(1) Another Original LR Translation: The Oborona Files
(2) Annals of "Pacified" Chechnya
(3) Annals of the Neo-Soviet Crackdown on Journalism
(4) Putin's Posturing Can't Hide his Fundamental Weakness
(5) Annals of Russian Tennis
(6) The Economist on the KGB-ificiation of Russia
NOTE: We take this opportunity to again remind readers that this coming October 7th is the one-year anniversary of the political murder of Russian hero journalist Anna Politikovskaya. On that date we will devote our virtual pages exclusively to posts in her memory and we welcome submissions of material from readers in the form of overlooked material that has already been published, photographs and artwork, and especially personal observations from those who admired her. These should be forwarded to us by email at our address shown in the sidebar.
This coming Thursday, October 30th, would have been Anna's 39th birthday. You can't read our story today about the KGB-ification of Russia without realizing how essential Anna's reporting was or how breathakingly brave she was to write it.