Thursday, August 23, 2012

Russian heat


Today's FT points out that August can be quite a dramatic month in Russia:

1991 Attempted coup
1998 Debt default
2004 Terrorism
2008 War
2012 Jailing of Pussy Riot and joining the World Trade Organisation.

Meanwhile in a letter, Mike Post points out that when protestors against homophobia disrupted the Easter service at Canterbury Cathedral in 1998, their leader, Peter Tatchell, was fined £18.60.

3 Comments:

Anonymous kinglear said...

Wars/revolutions etc etc always start August/September because the harvest is in by then...

11:41 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

An army lives on its stomach?

7:54 am  
Anonymous kinglear said...

.. or crawls on it...

5:26 pm  

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