Tagged: General

New Russian Visa Regulations

New Russian Visa Regulations

Just a quick heads up to let you know that there have been a few changes to Russian Visa regulations recently. Firstly, and probably most significantly, Russian visa applications can usually only be made...

Where is Mosnews?

Where is Mosnews?

Update, April 2009: After almost two years, Mosnews has returned from the dead! Anyone know what’s up with Mosnews recently? As far as I can tell, they’ve only posted one news story since the...

Maria Sharapova’s top 10 partners

Maria Sharapova’s top ten mixed doubles partners, that is: 10. Orlando Bloom 9. Bono 8. Yao Ming 7. Lebron James 6. Adam Scott 5. Christiano Ronaldo 4. Prince William 3. President Putin 2. James...

The best books about Russia… on the radio

The best books about Russia… on the radio

All through this week, BBC Radio 4 are reading a series of excerpts from the latest and best books on Russia. You can either listen live, or the shows will be archived on the...

Tracking the Russia blogosphere

Ever wondered what the top English language Russia blogs are, by the numbers? Well, wait no more, for La Russophobe has broken the stats down, ranking blogs by: The number of blogs linking to...

A new cold war? Don’t believe the hype

If you believe the hype, Vladimir Putin’s speech in Munich this weekend was little more than a declaration of a new Cold War.  If you look more closely, though, it’s little more than a...

Quick links

Quick links

I was off work sick yesterday, so spent some time catching up on my blog reading.  Here is my idiosyncratic pick of the past few days’ blog posts: Glowing Georgians and Radioactive Russians wins...

Yabloko barred from St Petersburg election

Yabloko, one of the few anti-establishment parties in Russia with a national profile, have been barred from participating in the upcoming election for the St Petersburg city legislature.  The St Petersburg Times reports: The...