FRIDAY DECEMBER 19 CONTENTS
(1) EDITORIAL: On the Trail of Lira Tskhovrebova
(2) The Putin Recession Begins to Bite
(4) Annals of the Gontmakher Saga
NOTE: It’s hard to imagine how any Russophobe could ask for more satisfying validation than they receive in our issue today. A KGB spy is caught red-handed in the act of anti-Georgian propaganda (#1), Litvinenko’s killer has an embarrassing OJ moment (#3), and a Russian scholar valiantly condemns the Putin economy, flouting the Kremlin’s terror tactics (#4). We are winning ! The Putin fraud is being laid bare. The Neo-Soviet Emperor has no clothes! It feels good, does it not?