Judo Diplomacy

The fact that Putin is adept at judo is well known and admired. I got a taste of this admiration a few years ago when I stopped into a Moscow photo shop across from INION to get picture for my library card. Hanging on the wall were two pictures of Putin. One looking all stately […]

WWII Soviet Archives Declassified

Here is an important announcement for researchers. Kommersant reports: Russia’s Defense Ministry has declassified archive documents of Red Army and Navy for 1941 to 1945, RIA Novosti reported referring to Colonel Sergey Ilienkov, who heads the Archive Service at Defense Ministry. The secrecy labels were removed from documents stored in Defense Ministry’s Central Archive in […]