Now that Eurovision mania is all over and done with (Russia’s Peter Nalitch didn’t win, but did markedly better than my own country’s dismal last place!), it’s time for another roundup of posts from the Russia blogs.
- Two great interviews of two great True / Slant bloggers – Julia Ioffe is interviewed by the New Yorker and Mark Adamantis is interviewed by La Russophobe.
- Fareed Zakaria spends an hour talking about Russia, including interviews with William Browder, Mikheil Saakashvili, Bret Stephens, and Stephen Cohen (via Robert Amsterdam)
- Dmitry Medvedev does standup comedy.
- Poemless asks – Why is Misha Khodorkovsky a dissident?
- Ed Lucas of the Economist has been promoted. And got a new blog, called Eastern Approaches.
- Grigory Pasko on the Pollution of Lake Baikal
- Russian Literature is Better than Sex, says Josefina. Good news, because I’ve got a long list of books to get through…
- Nick Wilsdon has been exploring the new Yandex Index.
- Is Russia going to reconstitute its rail mobile ICBM force? Probably not, says Russian Navy blog.
- The story of a soldier who served in the American and Soviet armies during the second world war, from Windows to Russia.
- Why is there so much hatred in the Russia blogosphere? Probably the same reason as in the global blogosphere – stupid idiots given access to anonymity.
- Pavel Klushantsev – Russian Godfather of Star Wars
And finally, moving slightly outside of the Russia blogs, a great intro from Blogging Pro on How to Blog in a Hostile Country.