September 15, 2010 — Contents


(1)  EDITORIAL:  Russia is not Sustainable

(2)  EDITORIAL:  The Eternal Russian Mystery

(3)  EDITORIAL:  What Russians mean by “Democracy”

(4)  Russians in Ukraine reject Russia

(5)  Microsoft Condemns the Kremlin!

8 responses to “September 15, 2010 — Contents

  1. Chechen leader to be extradited at Russia’s request?

    Since 2002, Zakayev has visited several countries, including Germany, France and Poland, without being arrested.

    On Tuesday, Russian ambassador to Poland Aleksander Alekseyev said that the congress is “a very dangerous matter” and “Russia feels pain and has an extremely negative attitude towards such events.” Alekseyev suggested that Russia will demand Zakayev’s extradition if he arrives in Poland.

    The World Chechen Congress will take place on 16-18 September in Pultusk, 60 km from Warsaw. Many Chechen opposition activists and human rights defenders will participate.

    • Zakayev has been twice detained in the UK and Denmark, but neither country found him guilty of terrorism and thus refused to hand him over to Russia. In 2003, the Chechen leader was granted political asylum in the UK.

    • Also spin by Russia Today:

      “We warn our European partners that representatives of the so-called Republic of Ichkeria are making attempts to organising the events, which will not facilitate the normalisation of the situation in the North Caucasus. Their events are aimed at causing a stir to the situation in this region,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday, writes Itar-Tass agency. The official stated that Moscow has information that persons who are on the Interpol’s wanted list were going to take part in the meeting.

      Maybe he’s talking about Adam Delimkhanov? It should be also, for example, Lugovoy, but for “some reason” he isn’t actively wanted:

      And RT’s “John Laughland from the Institute of Democracy and Cooperation” is a super creepy fellow who is dedicated to defense of all kinds of tyrants, from Putin to Milosevic to Saddam, and attacking western nations and the democracy.

      • Get your own house in order first, before you start spinning your lying propaganda comrade Sergey Lavrov.

        Or better still tell us about your installed thug “vozd” in Chechnya, that sadistic murderer Ramzan Kadyrov.

    • And so he has reportedly arrived:

      On Wednesday, Polish police said the Prosecutor General’s Office had issued an arrest warrant for Zakayev.

      Later that day the Chechen congress’ spokeswoman, Anna Kyun, said Poland had not issued an arrest warrant since there was no case against Zakayev in Poland. She also said he had been in Poland three weeks ago.

      But police would still detain him if he arrived in Warsaw, Kyun said.

      Earlier Zakayev in an interview with the Ekho Moskvy radio station said that he was unaware of Poland’s plans to detain him.

      In 2002, British authorities granted political asylum to Zakayev and he currently lives in London.

  2. Chechen exile leader freed in Poland

    Pro-Moscow Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov had earlier Friday urged Poland to extradite Zakayev.

    “I am sure that the Polish leadership will make the right decision, considering relations between Russia and Poland, and Zakayev will finally get his just desserts,” he said.


  3. Not so long ago a new architectural masterpice appeared in Perm, Russia, right near Permian Legislative Assembly building where local authorities reside:

    photo copyright

    What does that stone writing say? Maybe it’s “Welcome” or some “Dura lex sed lex” kind of message considering it’s placement?

    No, the massive stone letters assembled in a word say:

    “P O W E R”

    Originally thought as a metaphore and intended to erase barriers between authorities and ordinary people, by allowing everyone to “sit on power”, the new architectural oddity, however, didn’t become popular among locals. Probably because there isn’t much irony in it for them.

    The massive structure is likely to end up as a monument incarnating severe reality of Russian authority: outright lawlessness and impunity.

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