Russian daily news and commentary in English:

http://polit.ru/story/int.html

http://www.themoscowtimes.com

http://en.rian.ru/

http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/

http://www.russiaprofile.org/

Russian daily news and commentary in Russian only:

http://www.kommersant.ru/

http://www.lenta.ru/

Presidential Administration web site, with complete archive of Putin speeches:
 

http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/

Johnsonís Russian List, a daily bulletin which is a must-read for Russia-watchers:

http://www.cdi.org/russia/johnson/

Daily news (/Newsline/) and background reports from the US-funded Radio Liberty:
 

http://www.rferl.org

Jamestown Foundationís /Eurasia// Daily Monitor:

/http://www.jamestown.org

/Transitions Online/. Current articles on the region and archives going back to 1995:

http://www.tol.cz

For data on election results and public opinion polls on major issues:


http://www.russiavotes.org

For stories on the other former Soviet republics, Central Asia and the Caucasus:

http://www.eurasianet.org

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

Kremlin sponsored TV in English:

http://www1.russiatoday.ru/

Leading independent poll center:

http://www.levada.ru/

Official poll center:

http://www.wciom.ru

Official statistics:

http://www.gks.ru/eng/

World Bank reports on the Russian economy:

http://www.worldbank.org/ru

OECD reports on the Russian economy:

http://www.oecd.org/russia

BBC news index of stories and timelines for each country:

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm

Best site for maps of the Former Soviet Union:

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/commonwealth.html

Good photo collection, especially these scenes from the highway to Yakutsk:

 

http://www.englishrussia.com/

 

Source: Peter Rutland's website http://prutland.web.wesleyan.edu/Links.htm