Putin, Bugged


Courtsey of Amnesty International.

4 responses to “Putin, Bugged

  1. One policeman killed, seven wounded in Russia south

    MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — A policeman and a civilian have been killed and seven police officers have been wounded in two separate attacks in a volatile province in southern Russia, officials said Friday.

    Officials said that about 50 police officers have been killed in Dagestan alone this year.


  2. Wonderful photo!!! LOL!

  3. Black Sea Fleet halts counterintelligence operations in Crimea because Ukraine had enough! After the August 2008 war in Georgia, Valentyn Nalivaichenko, the head of the Ukrainian Security Service, said the FSB presence was unnecessary.

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko pledged last Monday to force Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to leave the Crimea before 2017.

    Russia’s Black Sea Fleet uses a range of naval facilities in the Crimea, including the Sevastopol base, as part of a 10-year lease agreement signed in 1997.

    Yushchenko has led calls for Russia to pack up and pull out of Ukraine when the lease expires in 2017, although Russia hopes to extend it.


    • Good news:

      Sevastopol official:
      Black Sea Fleet risks to lose combat capability by 2017

      In the Soviet era the Black Sea Fleet had more than a thousand combat units, including over 60 submarines, he said.

      “The Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Ukrainian navy taken together have not more than 50 combat units – one submarine for two fleets, and it has just had an accident off Abkhazia,” Kazarin said.

      If the Black Sea Fleet remains in its current form, only the large amphibious ship Azov will be able to leave Sevastopol Harbor on its own in 2017, Kazarin said, citing Russian sources.

      “It will be the only ship with the service life of the engine, hull and other parts exceeded just twice. The others have their service life exceeded three and even four times and they will simply not be able to leave the harbor, because they must not be allowed to sail at sea,” Kazarin said.


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