Thursday, March 31, 2005

Russian revolts - March madness?

It's all going a bit mental in the former Soviet Union, in case you hadn't noticed. Siberian Light's weekly news roundup has some concerning and potentially important stories which the western media certainly doesn't seem to have picked up on much. Some highlights:

After the surprise events in Kyrgyzstan, which not a single "expert" on the region managed to predict the outcome of, any of these could turn out to be something major...

However, the one from Siberian Light's excellent roundup that is most likely to make the news: Moscow has invited North Korean maniac Kim Jong Il to celebrate the 60th anniversary of VE Day in Moscow. US President George W Bush has already confirmed he will be attending. This could turn out to be a nice diplomatic incident...

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