Between reading those two, curiosity got the better of me and I checked my stats. Same thing. These are my stats for the last week.
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Since it's for four weeks, take off the 9623 visits last week and it says that in the 3 prior weeks there were ~4100 visits, or 1370-ish a week. Last week had 7 times more visits from Russia than that average.
We swapped emails and Donald Sensing says he has other blogs, and they show the same pattern. I run a specialty page on blogger that has very low readership - 8 or 10 a day. I looked there and it had 90 visits from Russia last week.
I wonder what they're searching for? While McThag, Sense of Events and I may have some things in common, throw in the other blogs and the similarity goes away. It looks like they're visiting everybody.
So go check your stats page. Are the Russians really checking all of us? I've got to assume it's automated (bots), but it's still a terrible waste of resources to look at everyone on blogspot.com.