Day: November 12, 2006

The Power of Memory

“An attempt to take stock of the 15 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union can fill a committed democrat with frustration if he looks at Russia, but with restrained optimism if he turns his gaze to Ukraine,” writes Ivan Ampilogov, at Maidan.

Read his analysis, with its saddened but clear-eyed appraisal of the “post-Soviet space”, here.

Larijani in Moscow


November 11, 2006 — Iran’s top nuclear negotiator is holding a second day of talks with Russian officials in Moscow today.

Russian agencies are reporting that Ali Larijani met today with President Vladimir Putin at Putin’s country residence outside of Moscow. There were no details.

Larijani also met for six hours on November 10 with Igor Ivanov, the head of Russia’s Security Council.

More here.