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 The execution of the Romanovs The execution of the Romanovs by The Ovi Team
July 16th 1918 In Yekaterinburg, Russia, Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed by the Bolsheviks, bringing an end to the three-century-old Romanov dynasty. Crowned in 1896, Nicholas was neither trained nor inclined to rule, which did not
 Russian GrandmothersRussian Grandmothers by Valerie Sartor
 Hyper-Normalising Lavrov: The Russian Foreign Minister in the White House by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
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 Tsipras in Moscow by Thanos Kalamidas
 Hail the Czar who will reunite the Soviets! by Thanos Kalamidas
The last few weeks the increasing tense in Europe has kept us away from what is going on in the EU boarders and with the only European country that can compete Europe’s Union as equal.  And of course it is Russia and of course it’
 The Russian full house by Thanos Kalamidas
Dmitry Medvedev is going to meet the Europeans soon in a NATO and EU summit feeling the shadow of Vladimir Putin, or at least everybody else feeling the shadow of former spy and for one more time everybody wandering what’s the Russian agenda
 Anton Chekhov's "The Head of the Family" by The Ovi Team
January 29th. To celebrate Anton Chekhov birthday (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904), here is \"The Head of the Family\", one of his short stories published in \"THE TALES OF CHEKHOV: VOLUME 3\" and translated into English by Constance Garnett.
 Emperor Vladimir's clothes! by Thanos Kalamidas
The emperor is definitely not naked, he’s wearing the white judo uniform and finally he …hinted at the next strike we all suspected! Gently …very judo style! For the ones who might not know this, Judo in Japanese means “
 Natalia Estemirova: in the middle of a dirty war by Thanos Kalamidas
Her name was Natalia Estemirova. She was shot dead, causing a lot of trouble from the Kremlin to the Chechen capital. But what we fail to see, despite all the sorrow her death brings to her friends, colleagues and most of all to her young daughter
 Obama in Moscow for nuclear talks by Thanos Kalamidas
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 Russia's oligarchy by Thanos Kalamidas
Russia is a huge country, and equally huge are the differences and the particularities of the different aspects of Russian life. Perhaps the 80s marked the nation’s history with the changes that brought democracy, changes that meant the e
 Chechnya blood story by Thanos Kalamidas
Is Russia’s Vietnam just finished or a new chapter just started? That was the first thing that came to mind when reading that Russia had ended the “counter-terrorism operation” against the Chechen separatists. Somehow this could
 US and Russian Presidents Meet: A Challenge to Cut the Number of Nuclear Weapons by Rene Wadlow
The meeting in London on 2 April of Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev is placed under the sign of needed cooperation to deal with the world-wide financial and economic crisis. There is also a need to deal with a number of on-going tensio
 Two birds with one hit by Thanos Kalamidas
Today’s Russia has nothing to do with the Russia of Leonid Brezhnev or even with the Russia of Mikkail Gorbachev and this is a fact. However, at the same time, today’s Russia is not quite there yet… and by 'there' I mean
 A gas issue by Thanos Kalamidas
So what really happens with the new Russia-Ukraine dispute over the gas pipes? I think the easiet answer is that Russia pays in a very weird way the cost of being the centre of the USSR and worst Russia pays the cost of not accepting the fact that
 A Quoi Sert Le Regard Subversif Russe au Regard de la Reconnaissance de l'Independance De L'ossetie-Du-Sud et De l'Abkhasie? by Europe & Us
La position de la Russie, en reconnaissant l'indépendance de l'Ossétie du Sud et de l'Abkhazie est explicite, même si elle tient compte toujours de la même variable, celle du «droit universel international pour
 A Chavez labyrinth with a little EU by Thanos Kalamidas
So this is it, the Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez wants to develop a civilian nuclear power and he asked for Russia’s help, and naturally Russia was more than keen to provide the help. So, the games started again and the Russian bear is re
 Coming in From the Cold: UN Membership Needed for the Phantom Republics by Rene Wadlow
"The Phantom Republics" has been the name given to the states demanding the status of independence after the break up of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union: Abkhazia, Chechenya, Kosovo, Nagrono-Karabakh, South Ossetia and Transnistra. The c
 The West must stop bullying Russia by Newropeans-Magazine
I was part of a TFF fact-finding mission to Georgia, South Ossetia and Abkhasia in 1993. That the 7 August war would happen was predictable, albeit not the exact time. One can see this easily
 Caption This! September 2008 by The Ovi Team
It is simple. Look at this photo of the former KGB/former President of Russia, now Prime Minister of Russia and write a caption/speech bubble/thought bubble or anything else that captures your imagination.
 Analyse... this Russia by Thanos Kalamidas
While the Russian troops have left Georgia on schedule, while the American administration is leading its relationship with Russia into a …cooler era with Condoleezza Rice, Ms. Frosty of the American foreign policy putting her cool touches, a
 South Ossetia: The Guns of August by Rene Wadlow
Deep quiet holds the breath of nightMy mother-land in silence lies, Yet oft is heard an anguished moanAs Georgia in her slumber sighs- Ilia Chavhavadze
 Who's scared of Russia? by Thanos Kalamidas
While I'm writing this there are still bombs falling in Georgia and South Ossetia while there are suspicions that armies and bombs are gathering to another side of Georgia, Abkhazia and the obvious conclusion is that the big Russian bear hasn
 American Politics, Terrorism and Islam: Part 5 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Allegations of Russian State Terrorism
 Pray for them by Thanos Kalamidas
What happened at the last NATO summit in Romania is known and hundreds of pages have been written from experts and analysts. All of them agree on one thing, George W. Bush has failed in many senses, but most of all he has failed with his ten year
 The future: An answer to Eva's comment by Thanos Kalamidas
A few weeks ago in an article I wrote about Russia, my friend Eva commented what we really expect from Russia or even the USA for the future. Apparently Eva was right, most of us judging what Putin did or we are full of opinion about what Obama sh
 Ave, Putin, democracy te salutant by Thanos Kalamidas
Should we call it, the Putin phenomenon? He is here but he’s not here, he is everywhere! If we lived during the times of the Roman Empire Putin would have adopted Dmitry Medvedev and the new emperor would be called Dmitry Medvedev Putin, jus
 What have they done? by Thanos Kalamidas
The moral of the Russian elections is that to have elections doesn’t mean that you have democracy! Putin got exactly what he wanted and Putin’s opposition got exactly what …he wanted, in the meantime, Russians try to find their l
 A scary dude by Thanos Kalamidas
I often think that my life in Finland has made me always look at Russia’s side with concern. Finns are like this, they never trusted their gigantic neighbour, always suspicious, always mistrusting them; so after living here for as long I hav
 Who said it! by Thanos Kalamidas
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her Russian visit showed concern about Russia’s situation, especially over human rights issues, and was worried about too much power concentrated within the Kremlin. Before we get to the Kremlin
 Russian poker with a marked deck by Thanos Kalamidas
Is the end of the last emperor who came in from the cold getting closer and is he going to give up power easily or is he going to become a puppeteer in the long Russian tradition that not even the Soviet regime stopped? The Russian Prime Minister,
 Putin on the Ritz by Jack Wellman
Russian President Vladimir Putin could soon be shaking the world’s balance of power. He has claimed a vast chunk of the Arctic which he claims is rightfully Russia’s. His scientists have said that the enormous
 Politkovskaya's dead Russia by Thanos Kalamidas
What's really is going in Russia over the last few years is a big mystery. Not that anybody knew what was going on before, but at least we had an idea. It seems that glasnost, Gorbachev's transparency, has some
 Remember Babi Yar: Remember Nitesh Kumar Singh by Thanos Kalamidas
The death of the 27-year-old Indian student in Saint Petersburg, Nitesh Kumar Singh, was not the first and, according to what they believe in Russia, won't be the last racially-motivated incident. Bu
 What Russia's doing right by David J. Cord
Oppressed minorities? Corrupt officials? Authoritarian leaders? Perhaps, but what Russia is doing right may surprise you.At the demise of the Soviet Union, the Russian economy collapsed, contracting up to 50% by some measur
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