September 6, 2010 — Contents


(1)  EDITORIAL:  The Craven Cowards in Washington DC

(2)  EDITORIAL:  A Russian Tail, and Dog

(3)  Russia’s Pathetic Education Fraud

(4)  Russia’s Outrageous Assault on Journalism

(5)  Putin’s Destructive Foreign Policy Failure

11 responses to “September 6, 2010 — Contents

  1. Could you please ban this little creep “Dmitry”? Name ban, ip ban, posts removed, this kind of stuff. I know I would, if it was mine blog.

  2. Uh, the first couple of links in this table of contents entry are broken; they refer to 2010/09/01 instead of 2010/09/02.

  3. Apparently, this is not from “The Onion” or some other parody-news site…

    “Russians urged to drink and smoke more to help the economy”

    Alexei Kudrin, Russia’s finance minister, has rather bizarrely urged Russians to drink and smoke more – to help the government’s cash flow.
    Politicians usually urge citizens to adopt healthier lifestyles, but Mr Kudrin has called for increased consumption of tobacco and alcohol in a bid to lift the state’s revenues.
    It’s a position that’s sure to spark debate in the country.
    “If you smoke a pack of cigarettes, that means you are giving more to help solve social problems,” commented Kudrin.
    “People should understand: Those who drink, those who smoke are doing more to help the state,” Kudrin continued.
    Russia, noted for its high consumptions of both cigarettes and alcohol, have among the lowest duties on cigarettes in Europe.
    In June, plans to double the excise duty on cigarettes from 250 roubles, roughly £5 per 1,000 cigarettes, to 590 roubles (£12.49) by 2013 were outlined.
    The finance ministry’s plans are sure to be met with distain by the Russian population, who are famously fond of their tobacco. Not so long ago a cigarette shortage led to protests in the country.
    The comments by the minister seem to contradict recent government moves to control Russia’s excessive nature and improve its abysmal life expectancy rates.
    Night-time sales of alcohol are now prohibited and the country has adopted a zero-tolerance ban on drink-driving.

    • Russians are getting a little to lively these days to suit the Kremlin, it would prefer they’d calm down a bit. Way down.

  4. Raid on Kadyrov’s village filmed (you may remember the official Russian version from few days ago about how “the bandits” were supposedly ambushed at dawn at the outskirts while trying to enter, quickly surrounded and wiped out – in reality at dawn it was all over, they fought their way through 2 checkpoints and spent the night burning houses of Kadyrov’s henchmen and even busted open one of his private prisons):

  5. Bobby, do you look for AK videos when you check how Chezh army performs in Afghanistan?

  6. A suicide car bombing at a military base in the southern Russian region of Dagestan has killed five soldiers and wounded about 40 others.

    A senior official in the province of Dagestan in Caucasus region was wounded on Saturday and his driver killed by a bomb planted in their car

  7. BTW, you may find this source worth attention, as you’re so interested in casualties.

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