March 27, 2009 — Contents


(1)  Another original LR Translation:  Novodvorskaya on Putler

(2)  EDITORIAL:  Putin’s Russia in Black and White

(3)  EDITORIAL:  Squirting Nemtsov

(4)  Putin’s Internet Goon Squads Exposed

(5)  The Russian Military is Collapsing

NOTE: If you’re in Virginia, you can hear Andrei Illarionov speak on “Russian resurgence” at U Va on Friday.

2 responses to “March 27, 2009 — Contents

  1. yesterday was the 60th anniversary of the March deportations. wiki article:

    Hence also the Nashi stakeout in Finland that you reported a few days back – they were presenting some materials linked to these events.

  2. Well, it looks like the repatriation plan was a bust, not a lot of interest in returning to Putin’s paradise.

    The government plans to slash spending on a program aimed at attracting Russians home from abroad due to a disappointing response since the first people started to return in 2007, the Federal Migration Service said Thursday.
    Officials at the time expressed hope that the program would entice 300,000 workers to come to Russia by 2009, thanks in part to a fast-track naturalization process.

    The lower-than-expected return rate is behind the decision to reduce the program’s funding, not the financial crisis, Poltoranin said.

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