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Archive - August 2005

2005 > August

More on Kalmyk-Chechen conflicts

On Friday I wrote briefly about a brewing conflict between Chechens and Kalmyks in the Buddhist Russian Republic of Kalmykia, promising to update when I got back from my weekend away.  Well, judging by the lack of...

Bad Moscow experiences

A couple of bloggers write about their negative experiences – mostly with scams – in Moscow: Aaron, at 110 Lines of Longitude encountered the "wad of bills" scam first hand: Then the really bad...

Vladimir ‘Boom-Boom’ Putin

President Putin has been playing at being a fly-boy: President Vladimir Putin, sitting in the pilot’s seat, broke the sound barrier Tuesday as he flew in a long-range bomber to a Northern Fleet outpost to attend a...

Russian – Chinese Wargames

A joint Chinese-Russian military exercise is underway in the Russian Far East, the first between the two countries.  10,000 personnel are involved in an operation that is said to be one of humanitarian assistance:...

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