Daily Archives: June 16, 2009

June 19, 2009 — Contents


(1)  EDITORIAL:  Putin in a Proper Pikalyovo

(2)  EDITORIAL:  Bloody Russia and the 2014 Games

(3)  EDITORIAL:  Ron Paul, American Idiot

(4)  Annals of Russian Corruption, Part I (education)

(5)  Annals of Russian Corruption, Part II (repatriation)

(6)  Putin is a Girly Man

EDITORIAL: Putin in a Proper Pikalyovo


Putin in a Proper Pikalyovo

Vladimir Putin is nervous. Very nervous. Not only can’t he manage to call his counterpart from Ukraine by her correct name, or even by her Russianized name, or even by a female name, he called her by his name.  Ouch. Shades of George W. Bush.

Why so nervous, Mr. Putin? Are you in a Pikalyovo?

He is indeed. The events two weeks ago in the “montown” of Pikalyovo outside of St. Petersburg betray the fundamental weakness of the Russian economy under dictator Putin, and the mismanagement by ham-handed proud KGB spies that created that weakness.

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EDITORIAL: Russia Bloody Russia and the 2014 Games


Russia Bloody Russia and the 2014 Games

Former Vice Premier Bashir Aushev. 
RIP Ingushetia, June 13, 2009.

Supreme Court judge Aza Gazgireyeva. 
RIP Ingushetia, June 10, 2009.

Interior Mininster Adilgerei Magomedtagirov. 
RIP Dagestan, June 5, 2009.

In just the first two weeks of June, not just one or two but three high-ranking Caucasus government officials have been brutally shot and killed.  It could not be more clear that, if he ever had it, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has lost control of the region where it proposes to hold the 2014 Olympic games, that the separatist activity that began in Chechnya has not only not been silenced, but is spreading like wildfire throughout the region, emboldened by Putin’s crazed decision to support separatism in Ossetia and Abkhazia.

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EDITORIAL: Ron Paul, American Idiot


Ron Paul, American Idiot

After Sacha Baron Cohen’s film “Borat” swept the country in 2006, it’s hard to imagine how any cave-dwelling cretin could remain unaware of his aggressive efforts to dupe moronic American political officials into sham interviews designed to make them look even more helplessly stupid than they actually are.

And yet, two years later, Cohen was able to arrange an interview with U.S. congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul, in the guise of his latest vulgar character “Bruno.” 

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Annals of Russian Corruption, Part I

Paul Goble reports on the true horror of an “education” in neo-Soviet Russia:

A sociologist who for seven years had taught professional ethics to future interior ministry officers in Tyumen has been denounced by a court in that Siberian city for research he conducted concerning the extent to which students at his MVD academy used bribes to get into that institution or to receive higher grades.

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Annals of Russian Corruption, Part II

Paul Goble reports on yet another spectacular, humiliating failure for the Putin regime:

After three years of effort, Moscow has succeeded in attracting the return of only 8800 of the more than 300,000 “compatriots” abroad whose resettlement in Russia it had counted on, an outcome that should not have surprised anyone familiar with Russian conditions or with poll results showing that many Russians would like to live abroad.

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SPECIAL EXTRA: Putin is a Girly Man!

Vladimir Putin, Girly Man

Vladimir Putin, Girly Man

Once again, LR publisher and founder Kim Zigfeld has proven her prescience. No sooner did she expose Vladimir Putin’s neo-Soviet crackdown on artists than the situation became even worse. 

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