February 24, 2010 — Contents

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24 CONTENTS

(1)  EDITORIAL:  The Sinking Russian Economy

(2)  EDITORIAL:  The Writing on the Russian Wall

(3)  EDITORIAL:  Russia plumbs Hilarious new Depths

(4)  Alekseeva on Putin’s Powerless Power

(5)  Russia on Thin Ice

NOTE:  A website has been created to protest the incarceration of police officer Alexei Dymovsky for daring to stand up to Russian corruption.  It is now reporting that Dymovsky is being screened for alleged psychiatric illness, a common Soviet tactic still being practiced in neo-Soviet Russia for dealing with dissidents. Many Russians believe that anyone who criticizes or even disagress with Vladimir Putin must be insane, and had the same view regarding Stalin.  It also reports that a human rights activist who had been crusading for Dymovsky’s release has been arrested.

NOTE:  Russian speakers may be interested in this video of Putin critic Valeria Novodvorskaya.

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