August 16, 2010 — Contents


(1)  EDITORIAL:  Like Putin, like Party

(2)  EDITORIAL:  Once again, Russia rapes Poland

(3)  OP-ED:  Does Russia Today have a Tomorrow?

(4)  Russia Burns and Boils

(5)  Putin, Man on Fire

NOTE:  Ramzan Kadyrov of Chechnya has decided to change his job title. Soon, he will be “imam.”

NOTE:  La Russophobe is quoted in the popular German publication Zeit Online.

NOTE:  Time magazine road-trips through Russia, and you can go along for the virtual ride.

8 responses to “August 16, 2010 — Contents

  1. Historically speaking, Ramzan K.’s idea makes more sense than this of Doku & company: there were always Caucasian imamates (including the most famous one of Shamil), not emirates. Now of course, imam is a religious leader, and until few years ago Ramzan didn’t even know he’s actually not supposed to fire guns while taking part in zikhr, Sufi ritual dance (he was filmed shooting a handgun in the air repeatedly). His dad was an imam though (an anti-Russian jihad-declaring kind of imam).

    Btw Chechen Uday and other “regional heads”:

    Kadyrov Elected Head of North Caucasus Chess Federation

    Kadyrov follows in the footsteps of another regional head, Kalmykia’s Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who is the incumbent leader of the World Chess Federation. He faces tough competition to hold on to the post from former chess master Anatoly Karpov in upcoming September elections.

    Kadyrov, a skilled ex-boxer, heads Chechnya’s boxing federation and is president of Grozny’s Terek football club. He also is an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

  2. Could you please look at this terrible issue. KPMG, PwC and Siemens supported Seliger pro-Kremlin fascist gathering.

    I think we should press them not to do such disgraceful things. I think what KPMG, PwC and Siemens do in Russia should be made much more public in UK and USA. They suport “Nazhi” which are prototype of Nazi. This is terrible.

    This is from KPMG Russia website:

    “KPMG: Official partner of the Seliger 2010 International Youth Forum
    The Seliger 2010 International Youth Forum is the biggest of its kind in the world, bringing together more than 1000 Russian and 2000 foreign young leaders from all over the globe.

    KPMG has a significant presence at the Forum. On July 2, Anton Oussov took part in a panel discussion on “Working in large corporations: prospects and opportunities. Careers for global managers”. This discussion was a key event in the Forum’s opening ceremony. In addition, Anton gave an interesting presentation on working at KPMG where he told the students his experience working with KPMG.

    The KPMG Career Days at the Seliger 2010 International Youth Forum went well: hundreds of students, not only from different regions of Russia, but also from Armenia, China and other countries, visited our stand. Many of them said they would be happy to work at any of KPMG’s CIS offices and they have been invited to pursue internships to learn about KPMG’s business, people and clients and obtain further knowledge of international standards.”


    Thanks for the link!

  3. Veteran dissident in hospital after Moscow crackdown

    A veteran Russian human rights activist has been taken to hospital after a protest against the mayor of Moscow that was broken up by police.

    Lev Ponomarev, who leads the For Human Rights movement, fell ill with high blood pressure after being detained by police, his lawyer Yelena Liptser said.

    The rally calling for mayor Yury Luzhkov’s resignation had been banned by the city authorities.

    Protesters say Mr Luzhkov has failed to show leadership during the smog crisis.

    The rally on Thursday was part of a so-called “Day of Wrath” against the Moscow authorities’ policies.

    Mr Ponomarev, 68, is a former member of the Russian parliament and a long-time critic of the government.

    He is expected to stay in hospital for a few days.



    Western Information Agency: Three Ukraine TV channels go on strike
    Today at 09:35

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  5. This Ukrainian actually videoed a KGB agent bragging how he completed the highest KGB school , and threatening him, with vulgar language, and his family and children were threatened also (and posted on YouTube).

    Update: Warring Donetsk businessmen bring their conflict to Kyiv
    Aug 9 at 06:13 | Staff reports

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    Here is a partial translation of the you tube clip:

    Donetsk-style tactics shown on YouTube

    3 days ago at 22:33 | Peter Byrne

    A Donetsk businessman is caught on tape flaunting his ties with President Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions in an attempt to forcibly shut down a rival’s business.

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  6. WOW!!! This is great stuff. I hope it spreads to Russia itself.

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