Monthly Archive: March 2011

General Paulus

General Paulus

General Friedrich Paulus was a German military leader who led German forces during the Battle of Stalingrad. This article contains a brief biography of Paulus. Early career of Friedrich Paulus Born on 23 September...

Britain under spell of viral Russian TV ads

Britain under spell of viral Russian TV ads

It amuses me that, despite all the anti-Russian rhetoric in the British press, two of the most effective and popular viral advertising campaigns at the moment draw heavily on Russian culture – to the...

Battle of Stalingrad Summary

Battle of Stalingrad Summary

This article provides a brief summary of the battle of Stalingrad, which was a bitter six month struggle between the armies of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. The battle of Stalingrad was fought...

Anastasia Romanov

Anastasia Romanov

The Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova was the youngest and most famous of Tsar Nicholas II’s four daughters. Born on 18 June 1901, she was executed along with her family by Bolsheviks on 17...

What Time is it in Russia?

What Time is it in Russia?

Because of its vast size, there is no single Russia Time Zone. Instead, time in Russia is spread across nine time zones, ranging from two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in the...

Olga Romanov

Olga Romanov

There were two Russian Grand Duchesses of the Romanov Dynasty called Olga. The first was the daughter of Alexander III, the second was her niece, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and sister of Anastasia...

Astana Airlines

Astana Airlines

Air Astana is the national carrier for the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, having taken over from Air Kazakhstan after it was closed by the Kazakh government in 2004. The company is majority owned...

Russian Economy 2011

Russian Economy 2011

Following a rough year in 2009, where the Russian economy dropped by 7.9%, GDP in Russia grew by 4% in 2010, and is expected to continue growing through 2011. Russian Economy by the numbers...

Medvedev Rebukes Putin Over Libya

After Putin’s comments that the UN Security Council resolution was “deficient and flawed… reminiscent of a medieval call for a crusade” I was all set to come back to my desk and write an angry post about how two-faced and cowardly the Russian Government’s response to the crisis in Libya has been.