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Archive - February 2005

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War crimes on Russian tv

Lyndon at Scraps of Moscow describes the following broadcast on Russian tv: I was just watching the 10pm news on NTV, and they showed a segment from Chechnya, where a group of Chechen fighters had been apparently...

Central Asia votes

Sunday is the big day for elections in Central Asia where voters will be going to the polls in both Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.  Nathan at The Argus is posting daily news roundups – here’s the latest...

Weekly News #10

Today is a day of anniversaries.  Firstly it’s Defender of the Fatherland Day, a public holiday more commonly known as Army Day or Men’s Day, when Russia traditionally celebrates the glory of its...

How would YOU promote democracy in Belarus?

Daniel Drezner discusses a Peter Savodnik article which compares the different approaches of the EU and the US to aid and democracy promotion in Belarus.  The US directed much of its funding to groups opposed to...

Weekly News #9

All quiet on the work front today, so sit back and enjoy a bumper roundup of this week’s Russia news. Foreign Policy The Kyoto Protocol comes into effect today amid concerns in Russia that its inefficient energy...

Russia and the Kyoto credits market

The Kyoto Protocol  comes into force today, 90 days after Russia’s ratification meant that countries making up 55% of global energy are now signed up. A major part of the protocol involves the creation of a...

Today even Communists wear orange

Lyndon at Scraps of Moscow reflects on the role of the Communist Party in Russia today.  It has been the organising force behind many of the recent anti-Putin protests that have swept across the length and breadth of...

Practical Russo-Japanese co-operation

While there is much hype about the increasingly close relationship between Russia and China, media coverage of Russo-Japanese relations tend to focus almost exclusively on the lack of a post-WW2 peace treaty between the...

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