Articles by Ana Uzelac



More Than Just a Rock Idol

The rumors proved true. Ilya Lagutenko, the leader of the band Mummy Troll and one of Russia's most well-known rock stars, is a remarkably pleasant, quiet, calm person.

More Than Just a Rock Idol

The rumors proved true. Ilya Lagutenko, the leader of the band Mummy Troll and one of Russia's most well-known rock stars, is a remarkably pleasant, quiet, calm person.

The Big One of Rock and Roll

Some 100,000 people last weekend raided the small town of Ramenskoye some 50 kilometers southeast of Moscow for Russia's largest annual rock-festival, Nashestviye.

Masyanya's Rise -- Shiftless Cyberpunk Rules the Web

Your parents would surely disapprove of this girl. She's a foul-mouthed, dope-smoking idler with a skirt that's much too short and far too few teeth in her mouth. She has no job, no respect for authority and sports a cackle so piercing that it's painful to the unaccustomed ear.

Masyanya's Rise -- Shiftless Cyberpunk Rules the Web

Your parents would surely disapprove of this girl. She's a foul-mouthed, dope-smoking idler with a skirt that's much too short and far too few teeth in her mouth. She has no job, no respect for authority and sports a cackle so piercing that it's painful to the unaccustomed ear.

Finding a Vibe That's Nashe

In the three years since Nashe Radio arrived on the airwaves, it has carved a niche for itself as the promoter of Russian contemporary rock. Mikhail Kozyrev, the man behind the music, speaks about his station and its mission.

Finding a Vibe That's Nashe

In the three years since Nashe Radio arrived on the airwaves, it has carved a niche for itself as the promoter of Russian contemporary rock. Mikhail Kozyrev, the man behind the music, speaks about his station and its mission.

Village Boys Not Dodging The Draft

For many young men in rural Russia the army is a ticket to a new life where anything is possible.

Migrants Neglected In Ministry Shuffle

President Putin's Cabinet reshuffle has led to disruptions in dealing with Russia's migrant population.

Parliament Strips SPS's Golovlyov of His Immunity

The State Duma has partially stripped liberal lawmaker Vladimir Golovlyov of his legislative immunity.

Feisty Deputy Could Lose Immunity

The General Prosecutor's Office has asked the State Duma to strip a feisty deputy of his immunity.

Amnesty Of 24,000 Prisoners In Offing

The State Duma gave preliminary approval on Wednesday to an amnesty that would free around 24,000 people.

Cracks Emerge in Terror Coalition

  • 23 October 01
  • Staff Writers
President Putin is opposed to the inclusion of Taliban representatives in any future Afghan government.

New Bill Toughens Citizenship Rules

The State Duma has given preliminary approval to a problematic new presidential bill on citizenship.

Abkhazia Looks to Be Part Of Russia

The Georgian province of Abkhazia is now preparing to apply to become a part of the Russian Federation.

Ministry Abolished In Cabinet Reshuffle

Political analysts said Putin's cabinet reshuffle confirms the state of affairs within the government.

Moscow Juggles The Abkhazia Ball

Russia has found itself increasingly drawn into the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict.

NGOs Split On Kremlin Civil Society Congress

Some NGOs in Russia are divided on the issue of participation in a Kremlin-backed conference next month.

Moscow Fortifies Georgia Border

The military sent troops Wednesday to fortify the border with the volatile Georgian region of Abkhazia.

Relatives Lay Flowers at Sibir Crash Site

As relatives of Tu-154 crash victims arrived in Sochi, a Russian military delegation looking into the tragedy met for the first time Monday with their Ukrainian counterparts.

Kremlin Looks to Kiev for Crash Clues

Investigators on Sunday combed through the piles of debris looking for clues as to why a Sibir Tu-154 airliner flying from Tel Aviv to Novosibirsk exploded over the Black Sea.

Putin Offers Support for U.S. Strikes

Russia will support U.S. operations in Afghanistan by supplying the Afghan opposition with weapons and military equipment and by opening airspace to deliver humanitarian aid.

Chechen Rebels Get 72-Hour Deadline

President Vladimir Putin has unexpectedly opened the door to possible peace talks with Chechen rebels.

Central Asia Is Crux of Dilemma

Russia faces two major risks in the region: losing influence there and extremism on its southern flank.

Kremlin Convinces NGOs to Play Ball

Many Russian NGOs have agreed to participate in preparations for a Kremlin-sponsored NGO conference.

Terror May Be Tie That Binds

The U.S. ambassador called for better cooperation with Russia in fighting terrorism.

It's Lonely At the Top In Belarus

Lukashenko, who has few people he can trust, needed a big first-round victory to keep officials loyal.

Lukashenko's Rival Had No Chance

It's election time in Belarus, though it may be hard to notice at first.

If Lukashenko Wins, They Will Leave

Armies of well-educated young people are leaving Belarus.

Kremlin Caught in Lukashenko's Trap

Wanting to keep Belarus as its ally, Russia has little alternative to Lukashenko.