August 11, 2010 — Contents

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11 CONTENTS

(1)  EDITORIAL:  America versus Russia — No Contest

(2)  EDITORIAL:  Arresting Nemtsov

(3)  While Russia burned, Putin Sang

(4)  The Further Adventures of Putin’s Gestapo

(5)  Russian Patriots Morari and Timurziev

(6)  Russia, Melting

(7) CARTOON:  Putvedev to the Rescue!

A postcard from Vladimir Putin's Russia

4 responses to “August 11, 2010 — Contents

  1. The kremlin shills are so inactive lately. They used to respond with endless lies, but recently nothing. Apparently they have been beaten down by Putin ineptitude.

    • Over 4th of July weekend, kremlinoids hacked, spammed and turned this site into their russian language playground chat room with obscenities. I think LR banned most, and is monitoring more. Some of my longer comments are pending for a while or not posting.

      • Greetings LES ,

        Always enjoy your factual comments thoroughly. Keep up the excellent work! so unlike the crap vomited out by the sick in the brain Russophiles.

        Must say a ‘BIG YES’ to your above comments. I first twigged unto the fact how badly these foul mouthed ‘kremlinoids’ had hacked this site was several months ago when when LR supposedly replied rather rudely to one of my posts.

        The trouble was that the replie’s ‘monoker’ belonged to none other then that idiot Dima (alias Dmitry – who crudely used to call LR “duffer” i.e. Oxford dictionary – inefficient or stupid person). And proved beyond doubt to me that he had hacked this site but as yet (i.e. at that time) not managed to hack the individual emblem sign.

        How welcome it is now to read this site and not have to endure idiotic comments by the brain dead and sick russophiles, that LR managed to ban.

        Truth at last triumphed over Putin’s evil and its myriads of lies!!!

  2. So much for Russia recognising the “Independence” of the criminal regimes in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as everyone knows it was a war of Russian imperial agression, as evidenced by the fact that Russians are appointed to the most important positions in the South Ossetian and Abkhazian administrations:

    Moscow Calling The Shots

    Yakhnovets previously headed the Military Reconnaissance Division of the Russian Airborne Forces. In that capacity, he participated in the operation, led by Airborne Forces commander Lieutenant General Vladimir Shamanov, in August 2008 to dislodge the Georgian forces that had occupied the upper reaches of the Kodori Gorge two years earlier.

    According to a chronology compiled by “Kommersant,” Yakhnovets is the eighth man to serve as defense minister since Kokoity was first elected South Ossetian president in 2001. He is also the fifth consecutive career Russian military officer to be named to that post.

    That substantiates the widely held view that despite formally recognizing South Ossetia as an independent state in the wake of the Russian-Georgian war two years ago, Moscow still treats the republic almost as a Russian Federation subject, imposing its own candidates in key positions in return for (and to monitor the use of) the financial subsidies it provides. In addition, it seems clear that Moscow does not trust Kokoity.

    One year ago, Russian businessman Vadim Brovtsev was named South Ossetia’s prime minister, apparently to keep track of how funds Moscow provided for post-conflict reconstruction were spent. In April, South Ossetian official media launched an intensive campaign of vilification, accusing Brovtsev and government personnel he brought with him of inefficiency and embezzlement of budget funds.

    Those accusations stopped abruptly after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin summoned both men to Moscow in late May and reportedly warned Kokoity to abandon his campaign to discredit Brovtsev.

    Yakhnovets told “Kommersant” that Kokoity personally had selected him for his new post one month ago, and he accepted that offer. Asked whether there is “mutual understanding” between them, Yakhnovets hedged, saying, “we have met several times…mutual understanding can arise only after we have worked together.”

    Yakhnovets also denied having criticized Kokoity’s edict on downsizing the armed forces. He said that at the time of his appointment, manpower stood at 1,250 men, and that further cuts were inadvisable. Yakhnovets further suggested that the up to 1,000 military personnel who have already been demobilized could either enlist at the Russian military base in South Ossetia, or find employment in the construction sector.

    http://www.rferl.org/archive/Caucasus_Report/latest/963/963.html

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