March 18, 2009 — Contents


(1)  EDITORIAL:  Listening to Ariel Cohen

(2)  EDITORIAL:  Neo-Soviet Winter, Descending

(3)  EDITORIAL:  All Hail the Yevraz

(4)  Kremlin Inc. Just keeps on Killing

(5)  Another Conviction for State-Sponsored Murder

(6)  More on Russia’s AIDS Apocalypse

3 responses to “March 18, 2009 — Contents

  1. After losing two mayor elections this week to non-United Russia candidates Putin is now asking the Duma for permission to have regional governors fire mayors:

    “In a meeting with regional legislators in Tula last week, Medvedev said the bill would allow deputies to “create a normal, effective vertical of power,” according to comments posted on the Kremlin’s web site.”

  2. Paul Goble has two pieces at his site that are very interesting.

    The lack of a “critical mass” of intellectuals in Russia to create a civil society:


    Russia’s coming disintegration because of demographics:

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