There are so many high quality posts out there at the moment, that I think I might just manage to get through a whole roundup without mentioning the election…
- First up are the first two posts from new blog Soviet Russia. An excellent look at the Cold War rivalry betwen US and Russian pilots, and then a post called Stalins Golden Cage, remembering the residential complex that became a symbol of Stalinist repression. By the way – did you know that Stalin died 55 years ago this week?
- Also well worth a read, if you’re into doom and gloom, is Executed Today’s latest Russian executionee – Georgy Nikolayevich Kosenko. Dmitry Minaev (of De Rebus Antiqus Et Novis) writes “a history of life and death of a typical spy from the early Soviet years.”
- Moving on to multimedia, Seesaw has also posted a video of Lenin giving a speech over at Russia Past and Present – complete with translation.
- One last history post before I move on. Head over to Coming Anarchy and learn about how Russia’s borders have expanded and contracted over the past millenium. Complete with some rather snazzy maps.
- In sports news, Timothy Post takes a look at the rise of Russia’s Ice Hockey league and asks – is it time for the NHL to merge with the Russian Superliga?Russia these days is all about business. And, if you’re a businessman in Russia today, you’d do well to take heed of these sage pieces of advice:
- The newly redesigned Nosemonkey’s EUtopia writes about the forced closure of St Petersburg’s European University.
- Neeka reviews an episode of Vesti Nedeli – “It’s a gorgeous show, a great example of how perverted journalism has become here.”
- Ever wondered what ???????????? & ??????? actually mean? Find out at Russian Language and Culture.
- Lydon at Scraps of Moscow writes: “The New York Times appears to have established a Russian-language community on LiveJournal where they are going to post some of their coverage of Russia and solicit responses… part of me thinks it could just be a really interesting hoax.” Sadly for the conspiracy theorists, he’s proved wrong.
- Did you know that Vladimir Gushchin, the Director of Internal Communications at RIA Novosti has a blog? Here, he writes about why India will buy a beat up old Russian aircraft carrier rather than a beat up old American aircraft carrier.
- Sad to say, con-artists abound in Russia – like everywhere else. Svet tells how someone tried to con her uncle – and failed.
- Want to see a Russia blogger on the tv? Russia Blog’s Yuri Mamchur is fast becoming a regular pundit over at Russia Today.
Election? What election?
- Ok I couldn’t resist. This election post is from English Russia, though, so it’s not too heavy. A quick look at propoaganda posters from past Russian elections. Didn’t they all look young and innocent?
- And, seeing as I’ve failed, here’s one more elections post. Sean has just launched his very own Russian elections awards show – the Vybor awards.
Right, that’s enough for this roundup. Til next time.
> Dmitry has also posted a video of Lenin giving a speech over at De Rebus
I didn’t :). It was Seesaw at Russia Past and Present. The link is correct.
Wow Andy, thanks for mentioning Soviet Russia once again… I’m afraid I’ll have to bring some caviar next time I fly back to Europe 😉
By the way, just yesterday a former crewmember of the aircraft-carrier USS Essex who witnessed the crash of the Tu-16 left a great comment, really worth to be read.
Regarding the other posts in your roundup, I specially enjoyed Minaev’s ones and Nekka’s view of nowadays journalism in Russia.
Andy, I used this roundup to extract the history-related articles for my own one. With proper references, of course 🙂 Thanks!
Xavi, the start of Soviet Russia is amazing. Wait for the next articles impatiently jumping on my chair! 🙂
Dimitri, thanks for your kind words. I can say the same about your blog… as soon as I read about Kosenko and Captain Sedov’s stories I added ‘De Rebus’ to my blogroll. Keep up the good work 😉
Oops – sorry Dmitry (and Seesaw).
I had a lot of browser windows open when compiling this post, and something in my brain must’ve melted.
I’m away for the weekend, but will give the correct credits when I get back.
It’s good to be mentioned by you, even when you do it so, confusing Dmitry and Seesaw! Thanks.
Thanks for the kind plug for Upgradeski, but the link seems to go to Ruminations – but delighted you read and liked the post
Congratulations for your blog.
You are hilarious and a good blog-writer. Keep those blog entries going.
Greetings from Granada -España-!