Wednesday, 29 October 2008

A Tribute to the Byzantine Legacy



A video showing the heritage of the Byzantine empire in several European flags. Set to some beautiful Byzantine chanting.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

ARKONA





Superb female-fronted folk/ black metal from Russia.

Russia Today: Gas exporters agree deal for OPEC-style alliance

Russia Today: Gas exporters agree deal for OPEC-style alliance

'Russia, Iran and Qatar have agreed to form a powerful OPEC-style group for exporting gas. The consortium would control over 60% of the global natural gas reserves - and spark fears in the West that it could lead to higher prices.'

Monday, 20 October 2008

Russia Today: Immigrants the scapegoats of economic woe

Russia Today: Immigrants the scapegoats of economic woe

'With the financial crisis raging, and the threat of recession looming, the British government says it can’t support immigration at its current level. Political analyst John Bourke looks into the implications of the move.'


A Russia Today feature on the United Kingdom- and one which I agree with.

Russia Today: Icelanders hope for Russian cash

Russia Today: Icelanders hope for Russian cash

'The past week has been a tough one for Iceland. The island of 300,000 people has so far been the most serious state victim of the global credit crunch. Its economy has nosedived after years of prosperity, with its banks virtually collapsed and currency devalued.'

Russia Today: Russia and India to strike nuclear deal

Russia Today: Russia and India to strike nuclear deal

'Top Russian and Indian diplomats are meeting in Delhi to discuss military ties and the construction of four nuclear reactors. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is heading the Moscow delegation. The talks will pave the way for President Dmitry Medvedev’s first visit to India as head of state in early December.'

Russia Today: Election would be ‘end of Ukraine’ - Timoshenko

Russia Today: Election would be ‘end of Ukraine’ - Timoshenko

'Ukraine's Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko says her political bloc is pulling out of what she is calling the country's “political struggle for power”. In a TV address, the premier said a snap parliamentary election set by the president for December 7 would not take place, as it would be the “the end of Ukraine”.'

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Guardian: Moscow's plan for a common future

Guardian: Moscow's plan for a common future

'Russia has come up with an idea that could resolve conflicts in the Caucasus and across Europe. So why won't the west listen?'

Article by Adrian Pabst

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Russia Today: Russian peacekeepers to leave Georgia in 72 hours

Russian peacekeepers to leave Georgia in 72 hours

All Russian peacekeepers are set to dismantle their checkpoints in the security zone around South Ossetia before October 10. They will be replaced with EU monitors, who are watching the Russian pullout.

Russia Today: Russian Government pumps $36 Billion more into banking system

Russia Today: Russian Government pumps $36 Billion more into banking system

Finance Minister Aleksey Kudrin has announced that the Russian Government will inject 950 Billion Rubles, $36 Billion, into the banking system in a bid to restart corporate lending.