Update. According to several comments here, some of the Russians cannot read http://www.michaeltotten.com at all: "access forbidden". If you reside in Russia, could you confirm if you can or cannot read it? Thanks.
Update. You can always read it like this: michaeltotten.
Update. A useful discussion here (with further links), in Russian; and here, in Russian.
I tried to get to the other side of the front line, so to speak, and was thrown back by the Russian military. I'll write about that in my next piece.-[August 28, 2008 8:57 AM]
The Russians were actually pretty friendly about the whole thing, and they let me through a lot more checkpoints than I expected.-[August 28, 2008 10:48 AM]
I would have interviewed those on the other side of the line, but the Russian military requires an unattainable Russian visa to visit even the parts of Georgia they control.-[August 30, 2008 9:18 AM]
Well, I am looking forward to his next article.