South Ossetia and Abkhazia Recognized

As we all well know, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev did the deed and recognized the independence South Ossetia and Abkhazia.  A chorus of condemnation, disappointment, and warning immediately followed. US Secretary Rice: “I want to be very clear, since the United States is a permanent member of the [UN] Security Council, this simply will be […]

Limonov’s Phone, Books, Chairs, and Heater Seized

While everyone is focused on Medvedev’s recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, life goes on as usual in Russia .  Perhaps, all too usual.  Yesterday, court agents seized National Bolshevik leader Eduard Limonov’s property and forbade him from leaving the country. The move was to figure out how much the writer owns so he can […]