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The clickable Russia


Sam Roggeveen


3 March 2010 08:55

Anna Solar-Bassett writes:

I write as an avid reader of the Interpreter.

May I make a small request/suggestion that you post a call out for English-translated/written Russia media/blogs from workers on the ground, as you did with the Middle East a few months ago?

I have some interesting media suggestions: The Moscow Times (foreign written), Novaya Gazeta, obviously, and an independent radio station financed by Gazprom (name: Eho Moskvi). 

I would be greatly interested in analysis 'from the ground' from Westerners/critics. Obviously independent bloggers will, most likely, have been limited following Ana Politkovska but I have been looking for about two months and have not been able to find anything! (This is both interesting and suggestive - although, perhaps, simply of my research skills!)

The Iraq & Persian Gulf list we came up with was excellent — many of the blogs recommended by readers remain on my list of favourites today. So I hope we can all help Anna out with this Russia query.

Let me kick things off: Russia blog is quite good for following political and social issues; they have a lot of links to other sites on their page too. English Russia stays away from politics — it tends to focus on unusual aspects of Russian life, and carries some impressive photo collections.

On military matters, I recommend Russian Military Reform and Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces.

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