An astute commentator on events in Russia and the former Soviet Union, Carl Thomson, is killing off his Moscow Tory blog. It's a great pity. The site always offered thoughtful, detailed analysis and made an interesting and stimulating read.
Reassuringly Carl promises that he will be back with something bigger and better in the new year. In the meantime Moscow Tory will be online until the end of the year. Fill your boots and enjoy a genuine conservative view which advocates respect for a different culture with its own approach to politics.
A refreshing change from the unreflective, condescending writing about the region which tends to predominate.