Friday, 21 November 2008

ABKHAZIA, Land of the beauties

A lovely video celebrating the Republic of Abkhazia that recently declared her independence from Georgia.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Russia Today: Russia’s Buddhist republic sees the light

Russia Today: Russia’s Buddhist republic sees the light

Russia's republic of Kalmykia is the only region in Europe where Buddhism is the dominant religion. Temples were destroyed there during the Soviet era and Buddhism went into decline. But in a new age of tolerance, the steppe region is enjoying a religious renaissance.

Russia Today: Memorial erected to Hungarian invaders

Russia Today: Memorial erected to Hungarian invaders

During World War Two, central Russia was the scene of fierce battles between home troops and Nazi-led invaders. Among Germany’s allies were around 200,000 Hungarian soldiers - more than half of whom died in the fighting. In 2003, federal authorities in the Voronezh region decided to bury remains found over a 60-year period at one memorial.

Russia Today: Kremlin didn’t order murder – Politkovskaya’s son

Russia Today: Kremlin didn’t order murder – Politkovskaya’s son

A Moscow court has ruled the trial of three people charged over the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya will be open to the public. The decision will be welcomed by the murdered journalist's family –who say there is great interest in the case both at home and abroad.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Guardian: Breaking the cold war paradigm

Guardian: Breaking the cold war paradigm
If relations between Russia and the US are to improve, both sides must act on the president-elect's message of change

by James Marson