Tagged: General

Russia’s 2006 report card

Russia’s 2006 report card

La Russophobe has compiled a report card for Russia, based on its ranking in various surveys over the past year. Her choices are, of course, subjective, but they don’t make good reading, and should...

Gaidar poisoned by enemies of Russia

In a report that will surprise many, former Russian Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar has concluded that he was poisoned by enemies of Russia: Most likely […] some obvious or hidden adversaries of the Russian...

Norwegians hunt fugitive Russian trawler

Norwegians hunt fugitive Russian trawler

Mosnews reports that an exciting low speed sea chase is underway in the Barents Sea, where the Norwegian Coast Guard is trying to reel in a fugitive Russian trawler. The trawler, accused of fishing...

Kasparov hit over head with chessboard

Kasparov hit over head with chessboard

Yes, you read the title right.  Kasparov was busy signing chessboards for fans – like you do when you’re a former world chess chamption – when one of them turned around and bashed him...

Ukraine election rumbles on

Ukraine election rumbles on

Viktor Yanukovich has just been given leave to appeal the Ukrainian Supreme Court’s verdict that he had lost last year’s Presidential Election.  The voluminous appeal lodged on Friday – and delivered in a minivan...

‘Russians in Iraq’ guy fired

‘Russians in Iraq’ guy fired

Remember John A Shaw?  He was the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense from the Pentagon who, back in October, claimed that the reason there were no WMDs left in Iraq was because Russian special forces...

Aiport security in Russia still lax

Aiport security in Russia still lax

The Black Widows who killed 90 people when they blew up two Russian airliners in August this year got onto the planes by buying last minute tickets from ticket scalpers. The Russian government, not...

Russian men hijack bus in Athens?

Russian men hijack bus in Athens?

A bus was hijacked in Athens this morning and its 26 passengers held at gunpoint.  The identity of the hijackers is uncertain at the moment – the bus driver thinks they are Albanian, but...

Blog of the week – 52 North 16

Blog of the week – 52 North 16

Irkutsk is easily the most excellent city in the whole wide world.  It’s commonly known as the Paris of Siberia, because all the Decembrist’s exiled by Tsar Alexander II brought ‘culture’ with them.  (French...

Yushchenko poisoned.  Russia blamed.

Yushchenko poisoned. Russia blamed.

It seems pretty clear now that Victor Yushchenko was poisoned.  Doctors in Vienna have confirmed that his blood contained over 1,000 times the normal amount of dioxin. Yushchenko himself has laid the blame on...