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Archive - May 2004

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Congratulations

Terek Grozny have become the first football team from outside the top division to win the Russian Cup. Their shock 1-0 victory over Krylya Sovietov Samara means that they will represent Russia in next season’s...

Russia meddles in US elections

Carlos Watson, over at CNN, reckons that Russia may be about to give George W Bush a helping hand in both Iraq, and the upcoming Presidential elections. Putin, whose powers seem almost dictatorial, could probably push...

Human rights – how to do it right

Robert Kaplan has an article in the July/August 2003 issue of Atlantic Monthly where he discusses how the American military builds relations around the world at a tactical level. Its all worth reading, but one section...

Amnesty Report – Russia

Amnesty International published its annual report today. The Russia Summary makes depressing reading. I’ve posted them both below for comparison, but the only real changes I could pick out were negative. The...

Who will succeed Kadyrov?

As the dust settles, and the initial shock of Akhmad Kadyrov’s assassination seems to be wearing off, thoughts in the Kremlin are turning to who should replace him as President. According to Interfax, an election...

Chechnya Chaos

No real news or updates on yesterday’s bombing in Chechnya, which killed President Kadyrov. There has, however, been a slew of articles suggesting that the assasination leaves Putin’s plans for Chechnya in...

Chechen President killed

Akhmad Kadyrov, the pro-Russian President of Chechnya, was killed today. A massive explosion ripped through the VIP section of the Dynamo stadium in Grozny, where he and a number of other top officials were watching the...

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