EDITORIAL: Putin Throttles another Newspaper

EDITORIAL

Putin Throttles another Newspaper

Other Russia points to a chart, displayed after the jump (click it to see it full size), which was prepared by the Russian newspaper New Times and shows the shameless cronyism being practiced by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in regard to the Gazprom energy monopoly.  Putin has filled the company’s management strata with his political and personal cohorts, and possibilities for corruption, exploitation and mismanagement are obvious.

Just days ago, Other Russia reported how Putin’s gestapo had raided the offices of New Times seeking to intimidate and silence the mighty little paper run by firebrand hero journalist Yevgenia Albats, and this story gives a clear indication of just what the Kremlin is afraid of.

Vladimir Putin is systematically taking personal control of every aspect of Russian society, and just as systematically eradicating every media outlet that might report on or criticize his doing so.  The people of Russia are turning a blind eye to his misdeeds, which include mounting a new cold war confrontation with the West while ignoring every social problem faced by Russian society, such as for instance the chronic issue of orphan children on which we report in today’s issue.  And to make matters even worse, the so-called “leader” of the United States, Barack Obama, stands mute and watches it all unfold, ignoring the threat to American security and values presented by neo-Soviet Russia.

We are appalled by the craven cowardice of the Russian people and the American president.  The systems being imposed by Putin upon Russia must bring the nation to ruin, just as they did the USSR, but before that happens, and afterwards, there will be untold suffering and danger to both the people of Russia and the world. Though Putin is the perpetrator, blaming him would be like blaming the fox if it eats chickens after the farmer places it in the hen house.  The real atrocity is being committed by the people of Russia and the benighted “leadership” of the United States.

9 responses to “EDITORIAL: Putin Throttles another Newspaper

  1. What a shameless country indeed.

    BTW, what do you think: is A.I. Medvedev a Dmitry Medvedev’s father?

    That would be really hillarious – a father pushing his son into presidency, disgusting Russkies!

  2. Actually, “New Times” is a weekly magazine, not a newspaper. And I must say it is an excellent magazine.

  3. Yes, USA is very stupid on this, indeed. I can only explain it by no better alternatives. But on the other hand, who pushed Bush to say his beautiful “I looked into Putins’s eyes…” who? why?

    US rightfuly afraid that Iran will get nuke. But it forgets that there are thousands of them in another beautiful country. Is it ok that one of the most corrupt countries on Earth has most nuclear weapons? Is it ok that the very elite which helped the spread of this corruption internally in Russia and externally to some european countries can enjoy overseas bank accounts, property all over the world, yachts and big planes registered in developed democtratic countries?

    Is it smart?

    • To them (the corrupt) it is. But to the long suffering Russian pleb it certainly isn’t, and they will continue to suffer until the old communist cadre dies out of natural causes and it then is replaced by a freer and younger generation not tainted by the lying, stealing and murdering ‘banda’ of its predecessors – the soviet communists.

      • 95% of the population of Ukraine are also this “bydlo” (“plebs”) for not wishing to reelect your beloved all-Ykrainian fuhrer Yuschenko?

    • “Is it ok that the very elite which helped the spread of this corruption internally in Russia and externally to some european countries can enjoy overseas bank accounts, property all over the world, yachts and big planes registered in developed democtratic countries?” – you mean Russian elite from the 90ies, or US elite supporting them in the 90ies?

      Anyway, it’s smarter than, say, Chinese making Pakistan get nukes. Much smarter. Einstein-worthy deed compared to Chinese allowing nukes to Pakistan to “contain” India.

  4. Bohdan is right. When people from Stalin’s era are still breathing and spreading their venom it’s impossible to create new values and healthy society.

    Russians really need a new Stalin to help them understand how stupid they are.

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