Russia's smoldering south

Second of two parts MAKHACHKALA, Russia - Along the beaches in this restive port city on the Caspian Sea, mansard-roofed vacation cottages have sprung up alongside swaths of wooden shacks, rusted trailers and ... Read more
Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#1 Aug 21, 2008
I lived in Makhachkala For some time while "doing" the Caucasus. I highly recommend it as a place from which to learn and explore this extremely culturally diverse area
Red

Sudbury, Canada

#2 Aug 21, 2008
The article is a good representation of Russian colonialism today in the occupied nations, zones and territories --and as it was experienced in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other colonies in the 1970's and 1980's.

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#3 Aug 21, 2008
Red wrote:
The article is a good representation of Russian colonialism today in the occupied nations, zones and territories --and as it was experienced in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other colonies in the 1970's and 1980's.
The attraction of residence, in the way of a modern land grab for oil exploration makes modern Russia dangerous. Centralized authority and management usually does not work for the people, as much as at does for the bank accounts of despots.
How and where they hide the money will be the next big shake up.

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