Apr 20, 2007
Soviet Union comeback tour
In light of the recent developments of a move towards Kosovan independence and Russia's own interest in these proceedings (namely as justification for the recognition of South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Transdniester, should it go ahead), I felt these stories from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty might be of interest.
Independence votes and post-USSR bloc ambitions
Yes, of course Radio Free Europe/Liberty is a CIA front and the current Eastern European and American antipathy towards Moscow are at their highest since the Cold War, but with elections coming up, and the uncertainty that surrounds the Presidency and what will happen when (or if) Putin leaves, this may become a very important issue.