Archive for January 20th, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Russian Gas Flows again…

… says Interfax, quoted by the billboard at the train station. It will probably take a day or longer before it actually arrives in Slovakia. It’s a bit like the first telegram from Kolkata (Calcutta) to London – I read somewhere that it took hours, probably in the 1860s or 1870s.

The world is only small when we don’t need to walk it.

In Moscow, even a short walk in the street can still take too long. Stanislav Markelov, a Russian human rights lawyer renowned for his work on abuses in Chechnya was shot to death Monday by a masked gunman who followed him from a news conference, officials said. Anastasia Baburova, a young journalist who tried to intervene also was gunned down. Here is an incomplete and disputed list of journalists who reported on Chechnya and were killed.

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