Monthly Archive: February 2012

Russia capitulate while Georgia rally in latest European Nations Cup games

Russia capitulate while Georgia rally in latest European Nations Cup games

While Russia would have been buoyed by their performance against Portugal in the last round of European matches, coach Kingsley Jones will have been bitterly disappointed with the manner in which they surrendered to...

Moscow gearing up for more rallies

Moscow is gearing itself up for more protests and rallies on 23 February. Approval has already been given for two large rallies – one pro-Putin and one pro-Communist – and decisions are due shortly...

Turkmenistan President re-elected with 97% of vote

If you’ve been grumbling about Russia’s elections, spare a thought for those poor unfortunate souls in the democractic wasteland that is Turkmenistan. For they have apparently re-elected Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov as their President with a...

Narrow win for Russia while Georgia slump to defeat in European Nations Cup

Narrow win for Russia while Georgia slump to defeat in European Nations Cup

Portugal 32-33 Russia Coach Kingsley Jones was indebted to the kicking qualities of Anton Ryabov and Yuri Kushnarev whose collective boots saw Russia scrape home by a single point in their European Nations Cup...

This week in Russia blogs #4

After an overlong hiatus, it’s time to get back to publishing my weekly roundup of the best posts of the week from around the Russia blogs. No need for long introductions – click through to discover the best of the past seven days.

Russians drill into Antarctic Lake Vostok

After 20 years of hard work, Russian scientists this week announced that they had drilled through 2.2 miles of Antarctic ice and finally reached the subglacial Lake Vostok. A breathlessly excited Alexander Yelagin, head...

Duelling Rallies in Moscow

Saturday saw Muscovites take to the streets in a duelling pair of rallies expressing both support and opposition for Vladimir Putin and his campaign to return to the Russian Presidency. The rallies attracted between...