It’s the last of the five days off in these eleven time zones. The weather on New Year’s eve was wet and ugly, but it’s been snowing, on and off, since Jan. 1; the first thing I saw in the window this late morning was unadulterated bluish snow.
Blogo Slovo is a mostly politics and culture blog that pays much attention to Eastern Europe.
PF is a mysterious, erudite Westerner sending bottled messages from a Buryat enclave in the Chita region — that’s by lake Baikal, East Siberia.
The Ventilator is my favorite when it comes to Asian politics and economics; in general, a high-quality econ/pol blog.