Tagged: Weekly News

Weekly News #20

Weekly News #20

Russia spent this weekend celebrating Orthodox Easter, and will be spending the rest of this week on the buildup to the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of VE Day.  Despite that, 1.2 million people...

Weekly News #19

Weekly News #19

In the last seven days: President Putin gave a rambling and largely pointless speech to the nation, ex-Yukos boss Mikhail Khodorkovsky was told he must wait until after George Bush has visited before his...

Weekly News #18

Weekly News #18

Hogging the news this week are Condoleezza Rice’s visit to Moscow and Donald Rumsfeld’s visit to the Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan.  Someone whacked Garry Kasparov over the head with a chessboard, too. Domestic A new...

Weekly News #17

Weekly News #17

As another week draws to a close – on a Wednesday, of all days – it is time to investigate what’s been happening since the last week ended – also, co-incidentally, on a Wedesday. ...

Weekly News #16

Weekly News #16

No revolutions this week, but plenty of news nonetheless.  Russia may finally be ready to take AIDS seriously, Moldova has finally elected its President, while Kyrgyzstan’s President has finally resigned.  An American congressman is...

Weekly News #15

Weekly News #15

Protests, protests, protests, is the story of the week in Russia and its near abroad, with Kyrgyzstan’s Tulip revolution overshadowing the demonstrations in Belarus, Ingushetia and Bashkortostan.  Details of these, plus the latest about...

Weekly News #14

Weekly News #14

This week in Russia brought an assassination attempt, plus claims that Russia is on the brink of revolution. In the CIS, Putin met with Ukrainian President Yushchenko, while protests rocked Kyrgyzstan.  Further afield, Putin...

Weekly News #13a

Weekly News #13a

Top headlines this week include: Russia harboring Bosnian war criminals, opposition lose heavily in Kyrgyz elections and details of a new Chamber, appointed by Putin of course, to oversee the Duma.  (This week’s roundup,...

Weekly News #12

Weekly News #12

A ‘President’ is killed in Chechnya, Communists win elections in Moldova, anti-government protests are held in both Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan, and two Baltic Presidents thumb their noses at Russia.  Plus all the latest about...

Weekly News #11

Weekly News #11

Wouldn’t you know it?  I spend hours slaving over a hot computer to bring you the very latest news from Russia and its near abroad, and what happens?  Instead of publishing it to the...