(1) The Brilliant Robert Coalson on the KGB "Mind"
(2) Annals of Novaya Gazeta: Trouble in Samara
(3) Streetwise Professor on the Putin Price-Fixing Scam
(4) The Barbaric Neo-Soviet Crackdown on Information
(5) Annals of Russian Tennis disgrace
NOTE: Extremely interesting developments are unfolding on the legal front in Europe. Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his besieged team of executives from Yukos are finally starting to score major victories in the European Courts, pushing back the front lines on the battle for Russia's soul, handing Vladimir Putin's stormtroopers two major defeats in preliminary skirmishes. The big battles are yet to be fought, but the signs are very promising and present what must be a terrifying prospect to Putin's dictatorship: total international illegitimacy. Kim Zigfeld explores the events in her most recent installment on Pajamas Media. Check it out!