May 31, 2009 — Contents


(1)  EDITORIAL:  Putin’s Final Purge  Begins

(2)  EDITORIAL:  Putin’s Lost Weekend

(3)  Medvedev Poisons the Russian Soul

(4)  The US and Russia have no Shared Interests

(5)  Russia’s Oligarchy Runs Amok

3 responses to “May 31, 2009 — Contents

  1. Hey LR, you often write in my opinion really silly updates about Russian sports “bloodbaths”.

    Well, a Russian sports bloodbath is something like that:

    Special operation over in Nalchik: Russia’s sambo champion among casualties

    Today by 5:00 p.m., the special operation in Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, aimed to liquidate a group of militants, was over; there were two of them, not four, as supposed earlier. There is no official information about the liquidated bandits, however, Zaur Krymukov, head of the division for fighting extremism, said that there was no militants leader Anzor Astemirov among the casualties, but there was Murat Ristov, Russia’s champion in sambo (art of self-defence, Russian style of wrestling) in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
    In March this year, Murat Ristov, a master of sports and champion of Russia in sambo, was mentioned in militia reports in the context of detention of three militants in a complex special operation in Tyrnyauz. Then, residents of Karachaevo-Circassia Shamil Mambetov and Rustam Gogov were detained, but Ristov managed to escape after detention. Later, Mambetov wrote in his letters addressed to Yuri Chaika, General Public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation, Human Rights Centre (HRC) “Memorial”, Russian Ombudsman and Public Prosecutor of Kabardino-Balkaria that he was beaten during detention and later tortured. Torture was also stated by Ristov, who was in hiding, and because of fear for his life he addressed Oleg Zharikov, Public Prosecutor of Kabardino-Balkaria.


    Is Stalin dressing like a woman your idea of avoiding sillyness? A life without sillyness is a sad and worthless one. And, by the way, we don’t think they’re silly at all, just perhaps beyond your ken.

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