FRIDAY MAY 13 CONTENTS
NOTE: A special issue this week, entirely devoted to documenting the tsunami of evidence showing that Russia is the most corrupt major civilization on this planet under the leadership of proud KGB spy Vladimir Putin.
NOTE: Julia Ioffe is back as a blogger, now with the Forbes network. Welcome back Julia! Check out her post on personal corruption by Russia’s rulers, which is a perfect accompaniment to today’s special issue. She writes: “Medvedev’s salary has barely fluctuated in three years but his savings have nearly doubled, from 2.8 to 5 million rubles. His property holdings, have grown, too. This is interesting, since he quit business — he was once the chairman of Gazprom — quite a while ago. Either his savings accounts have really wonderful interest rates, or there’s something missing.” Something’s missing, alright.