Monthly Archive: November 2008

Save money – be smelly like Zhirinovsky

Save money – be smelly like Zhirinovsky

Russian loony Far Right leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky has been setting working hard to save his roubles in the current financial crisis. Clearly no fan of personal hygeine, he explains his money saving regime: “I...

Russia Blog Roundup – 16 November

Russia Blog Roundup – 16 November

Before I kick of this week’s best posts, I wanted to point you in the direction of Misha’s Russia Blog.  Scroll down to the Gorbachev Obama post for the coolest picture of the week....

Does Ukraine hold the key to Russia’s future?

Does Ukraine hold the key to Russia’s future?

The MIT World Policy Journal is celebrating its 25th anniversary by making access to its Fall 2008 journal for free until the end of November. The 25th anniversary issue looks ahead to the next...

What if the Romanovs had been restored?

What if the Romanovs had been restored?

Martin Gilbert, writing in the Times, imagines an entirely different end to the First World War: Imagine: in October 1918, Lloyd George’s Cabinet is planning for a prolonged struggle in 1919. Haig’s solution promises...

Russia Blog Roundup – 10 November

Russia Blog Roundup – 10 November

Before I kick off this week’s (or, rather, last week’s – sorry, running a bit behind!) roundup of the best blog posts about Russia, I just wanted to remind you that I launched a...

Medvedev’s speech – world misses point

Medvedev’s speech – world misses point

Dmitry Medvedev gives his first annual state of the nation speech, and announces that he’d like to extend the Russian Presidential term from 4 to 6 years. So what does the world’s press write...

Russia Blog Roundup – 1 November

Russia Blog Roundup – 1 November

Welcome to this week’s roundup. Without further ado, here’s my pick of this week’s blog posts about Russia: This week saw Komsomol’s 90th anniversary and everyone’s been writing about it.  Sean’s Russia Blog has...