FRIDAY JULY 31 CONTENTS
NOTE: Is Russia on the verge of collapse (again)? We lay out the compelling evidence in our special issue today. The Caucasus is in flames, and Russians are arming themselves. The Kremlin’s own people are turning against the regime. The nuclear strike force is held together with duct tape. In Georgia, Saaskashvili still roars like a lion. And Russia is exposed as the black sheep of BRIC. How much longer can this version of Russia last?
NOTE: Kim Zigfeld’s latest installment of her Russia column on Pajamas Media is up and running, exposing the Kremlin’s effort to create a holy Russian empire in collusion with the Orthodox Church. Makes your skin crawl.