January 25, 2009 — Contents


(1)  EDITORIAL:  A Neo-Soviet Anschluss?

(2)  EDITORIAL:  Publish and Perish in Putin’s Russia?

(3)  Russia Must Face Reality

(4)  Ryzhkov on Belykh

(5)  Luzhkov Defends Lenin

NOTE:  The second installment of LR publisher Kim Zigfeld’s Russia column on the prestigious American Thinker blog is running now. It deals with the Markelov assassination, reciting the horrifying litany of political killings that began when Vladimir Putin arrived in Moscow.

NOTE: We say a fond farewell to the blogger at Ruminations on Russia, who announces his retirement effective January 21st.

4 responses to “January 25, 2009 — Contents

  1. Pingback: Posts about Putin as of 23/01/2009

  2. the commenters on the American Thinker are so rabidly anti-Obama… makes LR seem cuddly and warm towards Russia! And for most of them all of Kim’s hard work boils down to how bad Obama is. Not how horrible the killings in Russia are, no mention of how to fix things, but hate-mongering at Obama.

    now that’s weird. I mean, everyone is entitled to their opinion but a whole community who ignores the brutal murders of human rights activists and journalists with the bloody fingerprints of KGB all over the place in favour of dissing the president and accusing him of trying the same in america that Putin has done (=retain power etc) in Russia. C’m on, if anyone can be accused of that, it would be the Clintons, the Kennedys and the Bushes (so far).


    We ARE cuddly! At last somebody noticed! Have you hugged an LR staffer today?

  3. I would if I could. it’s an important work you do!

  4. You might be interested to see that the RTS has finally slipped below the 500 mark (as of closing Friday), its lowest level since 2003.

    Interesting, an article in Saturday’s Kommersant cites market watchers as saying that state-owned Vneshekonombank has already spent all the funds it was allocated to prop up the market last year. Instead, one analyst argues, the state has decided to prioritize spending in the real sector instead of sending its cash to buy securities.
    More than $5 billion was allocated to VEB back in the Fall, but all that money was spent in vain.

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