This is a blog for use in both of my HIS 241 and HIS 242 Russian history survey courses at Northern Virginia Community College.

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09 January 2012

What Happens Next in Russia?

See Jeff Tayler's article in The Atlantic, Russia's Protest Movement: Big, Angry, and Preparing for the Worst. Not sure what to make of this or the earlier demonstrations in December, but given the previous prevention of such outbursts by the Putin-Medvedev governments, one can only wonder what is up.  The elections this spring will certainly be interesting, but don't expect the unexpected.

Having just celebrated, in our own modest way, Russian Christmas, I found this article very interesting, Over 2 million Russians visit churches on Christmas.