Category: Foreign Relations

North Korean farms in Russia

According to media reports, North Korea are in serious talks to rent a massive area of abandoned farmland in the Russian Far East. Sounds a bit dull on the face of it, but actually...

Royal Wedding Kate’s Russian Tiara

Oh yes, proof positive that, if you look hard enough, you can find a Russian connection to any story… As Royal Wedding mania grips the United Kingdom, British newspapers have exclusively revealed that Kate...

Britain under spell of viral Russian TV ads

Britain under spell of viral Russian TV ads

It amuses me that, despite all the anti-Russian rhetoric in the British press, two of the most effective and popular viral advertising campaigns at the moment draw heavily on Russian culture – to the...

Medvedev Rebukes Putin Over Libya

After Putin’s comments that the UN Security Council resolution was “deficient and flawed… reminiscent of a medieval call for a crusade” I was all set to come back to my desk and write an angry post about how two-faced and cowardly the Russian Government’s response to the crisis in Libya has been.

South African Farmers to Move to Georgia

South African Farmers to Move to Georgia

If you’re Georgia, a poor post-Soviet state with an old-fashioned and inefficient farming industry, what do you do to perk things up a little bit? Why, you invite a bunch of South African farmers to move north and set up shop in the Caucasus.