Tag Archives: Russia

The protesters who went out in the cold

Vladimir Putin now knows this much: freezing temperatures are not enough to halt the protests in Russia calling for fair elections, an end to corruption and – not least – his own departure. At the latest Moscow rally this weekend … Continue reading

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Summertime all year round

Stop! Don’t change that clock! Good news, comrades: Russia is enjoying “permanent summertime”. Yeah right, I hear you say, and tractor production is up by 318 per cent, two years ahead of schedule? Mock not: time really has stood still … Continue reading

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Lenin – the pretendy man

It was half term here in Moscow, so, of course, we went to see Lenin. He is, after all, indoors, and it was a bit drizzly. Also, I have felt oddly guilty – I’ve been here over a year, been … Continue reading

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