Monthly Archives: May 2014

Ivan’s Ambitions

Earlier this week the main story in the news was that of a $400bn gas supply deal made between Russia and China.  Most of the media was seemingly awestruck by the magnitude and the much-vaunted (by those making it) significance of the deal, and social media went wild with Russians congratulating each other and making derogatory remarks against the US and Europe. The western media are not the best at intepretting what goes on in Russia to put it mildly, […]