The South Ossetia crisis really is kicking off – is this going to become another Chechnya? Russia’s now apparently launching airstrikes on targets inside Georgia itself (the photo to the left being of Gori, the town where Stalin was born, … Continue reading →
I was going to write about this yesterday, because in these days of vastly diminished foreign news staff on national newspapers, the fact that a story about the breakaway Georgian wannabe state made the notoriously understaffed Independent yesterday should indicate … Continue reading →
Well, now that the EU has lent its collective support to the UK’s efforts, and with Gordon Brown heading off to meet Nicholas Sarkozy tomorrow (where the Russia dispute will almost certainly be raised), it’s no doubt past time to … Continue reading →
April 27, 2007
by Nosemonkey Comments Off on Chechnya – a(nother) crisis brewing?
Helicopter crash, 17 dead – all military. “Involved in a major military operation against separatist rebels at the time, Russian military sources are quoted as saying.” May have been “shot down” – no confirmation yet. If it was, expect a … Continue reading →
Bit of breaking news – a bomb’s gone off in a MacDonalds in St. Petersburg about an hour or so ago. Now I’m not much of a one for conspiracy theories, but this all sounds rather familiar… 1994 – Russian … Continue reading →
September 7, 2004
by Nosemonkey Comments Off on Russia: land of the free!
There’s the vague coverage, claiming it all to be rumour and that it was a resignation: “An editor of a Russian newspaper has resigned… Some journalists say Russian authorities prevented them from going to southern Russia to cover the crisis.” … Continue reading →