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Chechen elections

I’ve held back from commenting on yesterday’s Chechen parliamentary elections, mainly because I’m pretty sure they’ll be… how can I put this?… unrepresentative. For anyone who...

FSB tanks fired on Beslan school

The Jamestown Foundation notes that Defense Ministry tanks, under the command of the FSB, fired on Beslan School number one, as the school was being stormed. The revelation was made during the trial of Nurpashi Kulaev...

Russia to buy Alaska?

Laurence Jarvik links to a couple of reports that Russia should buy Alaska to solve America’s finacial difficulties. I read the original Washington Post column by Steven Pealstein that proposed selling Alaska as a...

Is Nagorno Karabagh a state?

Over at Blogrel, Katy has sparked a debate about whether Nagorno Karabagh is really a state or not: Why do I ask? Well, if NK doesn’t become part of Armenia and ends up being independent, it will act as a solo state...

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