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Archive - July 2005

2005 > July

Yeltsin’s political comeback

CXW posts some amusing speculation about who might become Russia’s next President at registan.net and comes up with a surprising candidate – Boris Yeltsin. WTF?  Well, quoting Sergei Markov in RIA...

More bombs in London

Two weeks after the first bombing, four more terrorist bombs have exploded in London, three on the tube, one on a bus.  Only, this time, the explosions seem to have been only detonators, with no actual explosive...

Ukraine abolishes traffic police

Ukraine’s President Yushchenko has entirely abolished the country’s traffic police.  Yes, that’s right, there are no traffic police on the roads of Kiev today.  Konstantin reports: For what I...

Property investment in Moscow

Buy to let is a craze that has swept the United Kingdom over the last few years, as the economy has boomed.  Buy a house or flat (apartment), let it out at enough to cover the interest only mortgage, then after a...

HIV in the Russian army

No sooner do I finish posting the last entry (HIV abuses in Russia’s Medical System) than I come across this Moscow Times article about Russian Army concerns about the high level of draftees that are being...

Ukrainian economy slumps

Despite making the reform of corrupt business and attracting foreign investment central to his public policy pronouncements, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko must be more than a little worried by the...

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