Notes

 

ECONOMY

 

Ruble news:

More moaning and groaning from another of Putin’s bankers:

Cheese!

Even as Russia’s “liberals” laud sanctions:

Who doesn’t want cheap Russian sausages?

The Sistema affair continues:

This is one way to keep people home this holiday season:

 

INSIDE RUSSIA

 

Navalny is still giving out interviews like candy at Halloween:

Great resource:

The 2010 census keeps giving:

Still looks like this is just a rumor:

And naturally Peskov denies (but we know what his word is worth):

More corruption allegations from Navalny:

At least these people still have a home?

 

NORTH CAUCASUS

 

Russia is driving Daghestan into a ditch:

Ramzan Kadyrov is getting a new airport:

Here’s his excuse:

 

UKRAINE

 

More propaganda from Russia about Nazi Ukrainians:

The next invasion of Ukraine has begun:

We have a deal!

But it faces skepticism:

 

 

COLD WAR 2

 

Off again on the Mistral delivery:

Like this Facebook page:

Map of Russian air activity over the past few days:

Finland gets annoyed:

As more Russian citizens flee Putin’s Russia, are they really safe living abroad?

This is sad, but probably true:

 

CRIMEA

 

Says it will only cost ¼ of what the bridge will cost:

 

GEORGIA

 

Georgia’s Minister of Defense visits troops in Germany:

But things are not looking good for him at home:

Georgian food!

 

ODDS & ENDS

 

40 minute lecture, but worth taking a peak:

Prague for tourists:

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