Tag Archives: Red Square

Politically-correct tigers and more “electioneering”

It’s been a great week for Russian politics, or for what passes for politics in Russia. The “election” season has started, which means lots of meaningless bullshit from all parties involved. Here’s a round-up: First, we had President Medvedev convening … Continue reading

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The Kremlin's Back-to-the-Futuremobile

On May 9, when Russia celebrated the 65th anniversary of its victory over Nazi Germany, Russian and foreign troops marched past an open, Soviet-era ZiL limousine parked on Red Square. Inside stood Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, reviewing the passing brass. … Continue reading

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On gays and other perverts

As Moscow gears up for once again banning the gay pride parade later this month, Russia Today, the Kremlin’s wonderful cable propaganda channel, has been doing some tough reporting — as well as some important self-discovery. On May 6, RT … Continue reading

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Obama, Biden, Putin and the snub that never was

On Sunday, Russia celebrated its 65th Victory Day. For only the third time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was a full-scale military parade with Iskander missiles and helicopter gunships and tanks, tanks, and more tanks. (In case … Continue reading

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Relief from the news: Phillips' Parallel Lines brings a bit of beautiful sci-fi to Moscow

It’s been a nutty couple of weeks in Moscow, with foreign reporters starting to joke that the August news cycle — responsible for everything from the 1991 putsch, the 1998 financial meltdown, and the 2008 war in Georgia — has … Continue reading

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In wake of hockey loss, for once, Russia doesn't hide its shame

This morning the Russians who didn’t stay up to see their hockey team get trounced by the Canadians 7:3, woke up to find that their hockey team had been trounced by the Canadians 7:3. It was the first time in … Continue reading

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