Monthly Archive: March 2009

Tiger Lillies Russia Concert

Tiger Lillies Russia Concert

If you’re in Russia and looking for an unusual night out, you might want to check out British band the Tiger Lillies (here’s the Russian Tiger Lillies site), who are playing at the Cisterna...

Did Putin meet Reagan?

Speculation is whizzing around the internet that a photo from the 1980s shows a KGB-era Vladimir Putin standing next to US President Ronald Reagan in Red Square, pretending to be a tourist. Here’s the...

Siberian Light through the years

I was looking back the archives earlier today, and realized that Siberian Light is now more than five years old. (Yes, I forgot my own blog’s fifth birthday). If you’ll indulge me, I thought...

Kasparov: In the Holy Fire of Revolution

Kasparov: In the Holy Fire of Revolution

Garry Kasparov – from the world’s greatest chess player to a minor Russian politician with lousy choice in friends. And now, film star. In the Holy Fire of Revolution, directed by Masha Novikova, follows...

Russian Eurovision – Mamo song creates controversy

Russian Eurovision – Mamo song creates controversy

In a move sure to delight conspiracy theorists and bloggers everywhere, Mamu by Anastasia Prikhodko was picked to represent Russia at this year’s Eurovision. The controversy?  Well, Prikhodko is Ukrainian, and Mamo is sung...