August 2, 2009 — Contents


(1)  Putin and Beslan

(2)  EDITORIAL:  Putin the Man, the Myth, the Monster

(3)  Spawn of Stalin sues Novaya Gazeta 

(4)  “Fortunately, China is not a Russia!”

(5)  Russia’s Double-Digit Recession

(6)  Essel on Russian Crisis Metrics

NOTE:  Grigory Pasko interviews Boris Nemtsov on Robert Amsterdam’s blog.

NOTE:  For those who speak Russian, this YouTube video mocking Vladimir Putin’s performance in Pikalyovo, prepared by Live Journal blogger Oleg Kozyrev, may be amusing.

2 responses to “August 2, 2009 — Contents

  1. Robert Amsterdam’s site today has an interview between Grigory Pasko and Boris Nemtsov worth reading:

    “It’s not about the oil. It’s about anti-Americanism. Contemporary Putinite Russia is friends with everyone who is against America. This is a kind of complex of Putin’s in a geopolitical format. The complex of a secret agent spy, the complex of a homo sovieticus, a person who is experiencing a whole gamut of feelings in relation to America: he is jealous of it, he despises it, he imitates it, he covets it, and he fears it. All at once. “

  2. Ooops, I wasn’t paying attention and just noticed that you had linked to it, LR.

    It has upgraded my opinion of Nemtsov.

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