Notes

 

ECONOMY

 

More bad news for the ruble:

But many still arguing for 50 to the dollar as a “natural” rate:

Happily (unhappily?) it closed out here:

Of course, it’s always somebody else’s fault:

Worth looking at:

But Putin doesn’t say the S word:

On the Timchenko investigation in New York:

And it is not time for Swan Lake yet:

 

INSIDE RUSSIA

 

Botox?

No ring, though:

Bummer:

No:

This:

The beginning of the end for Ekho Moskvy?

About, of course, our favorite person:

 

NORTH CAUCASUS

 

Or it is already happening, and just not being reported on (which many say is the case):

Tragic:

 

COLD WAR 2

 

Meanwhile, they’re stripping it for parts and technology:

Sadly, he’s only saying what everybody else is thinking:

Don’t actually read the comments, but do read the article:

Conflict of interest?

 

UKRAINE

 

Of course it is the weekend (and a long one at that):

Yes:

Okay then:

Figure this one out:

I trolled Brzezinski:

 

CRIMEA

 

Not what I would have chosen to “invest” in:

Sick:

 

GEORGIA

 

Is Misha planning a comeback?

Georgia is a mess politically, and the dust still has not settled:

The fog of war?

Not good:

More about Pankisi:

Make it stop!

 

ODDS & ENDS

 

This made our day:

 

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