(1) Putin, Part II
(2) Annals of Sochi
(3) Boldyrev Blasts Putin
(4) Another Bird Flu Outbreak in Russia
NOTE: If you are in Italy, there will be a vigil for Anna Politkovskaya on October 6th. Click here and here to read more about it. Don't forget, we will devote all our content on October 7th -- this coming Sunday -- to Anna's memory, and we welcome submissions from readers for publication (prose, poetry, photographs, drawings, audio files are all welcome).
NOTE: Check out La Russophobe's latest on Publius Pundit, where she cheers the decisive victory of the pro-West forces in Ukraine's parliamentary elections. Feel free to leave your comments regarding this encouraging development.