February 22, 2010 — Contents


(1)  EDITORIAL:  That Special Hell called Russia

(2)  Another Original LR Translation:  Fatal Garlic

(3)  EDITORIAL:  Greedy, Heartless Russians

(4)  Politkovskaya, Immortal

(5)  Estemirova, Immortal


NOTE:  Today we present a special issue devoted to Russian human rights atrocities in Chechnya.

NOTE:  On Thursday February 18th, Russian opposition leader Oleg Kozlovsky, along with other attendees of the 2010 Human Rights Summit, met with President Barack Obama at the White House.  Take that, Mr. Putin!

2 responses to “February 22, 2010 — Contents

  1. Yes, but will B.O. listen to him AND more importantly take notice of what he says and than take appropriate action to isolate this KGB thug by the name of Putin and his merciless company.

  2. Russia Struggles to Establish a Viable Military Base in Abkhazia


    The Russian forces in Abkhazia have been designated as “the 7th military base.” The backbone of the garrison is the 131st separate motorized rifle brigade from Maikop – the capital of the Adigey republic. In 2009, the brigade’s tank battalion was rearmed with 41 newly-built T-90 tanks, apparently outfitted with French company Thales night-vision equipment to be on a par with Georgian Israeli-modernized T-72SIM1 tanks. The 131st brigade is reinforced with heavy guns, multiple missile launchers, Tochka-U ballistic missiles, antiaircraft weapons and has some 150 armored personnel carriers (APC’s). A regiment (division) of S-300PS antiaircraft missiles has been moved to Abkhazia. Attack and transport helicopters are stationed in the old Soviet airbase Bombora, near Gudauta, together with the 7th military base headquarters. In 2009, troops were reinforced by some 1,500 Federal Security Service (FSB) Border Guards, based directly on the ceasefire line that Russia and Abkhazia claim to be the new border.

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