Jun 24 2007

This week’s required reading: June 17-24, 2007

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I read a lot of news and blogs, most of it about Russia or energy. Here’s what you should read, too:

World’s most expensive cities? Two of my favorite, of course. Moscow takes the #1 spot while London comes in second.

Berlin hotel recreates East Germany Honecker portraits on the wall? Yeah, count me in!
Go Trabi Go! A Rattletrap East German Icon Has Its Day Again

Awesome color photos from the Russian Empire, taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii

Russian president says no one should seek to make Russia feel guilty about Stalin-era purge
Speaking with the teachers, Putin suggested the United States’ use of atomic weapons against Japan at the end of World War II was worse than the abuses of Stalin.

Surprise, surprise, Gazprom wrestles control of the Kovykta gas field from BP. Related: Gazprom woes could hurt Putin’s drive for energy dominance, Investing in Russia: A BP perspective

Retired Gen. George Washington Criticizes Bush’s Handling Of Iraq War (The Onion)

Touring North Korea. Yes, I still really want to do this. Maybe in ’08.

Pyongyang rollercoaster: I’ve been on some pretty scary roller coasters (hello, Cedar Point amusement park) but I don’t know if you could drag me onto this one in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Creed Bratton’s blog, www.creedthoughts.gov.www\creedthoughts, lives! (Video)

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