FRIDAY AUGUST 19 CONTENTS
(1) EDITORIAL: Sacrilege at Seliger
(3) EDITORIAL: Putin Spits on Russia
(5) Ostrich Putin
(6) One Picture is Worth a Thousand Screams
NOTE: LR founder and publisher Kim Zigfeld’s latest piece on the powerful and influential American Thinker blog examines the latest love fest between the American-hating dictator of Cuba and the equally America-loathing dictator of Russia.
NOTE: Leading opposition activist Vladimir Milov has married a hottie.
Russians are by far the least happiest people in Europe:
Well done Vladimir Vladimirovich!
Look at this brilliant project by BBC. It shows that Russian GDP now is actually just slightly less than in 1990. It also shows how dramatically if fell after 1990 and what Putin’s economic “success” means.
And there is also other for Soviet republics and you can compare all of them.
1 hour 16 min ago – Libya
Russian energy firms are likely to be barred from resuming work in Libya if NATO-backed rebels succeed in overthrowing Muammar Gaddafi, a Russia-Libya business group said on Monday.
“We have lost Libya completely,” Aram Shegunts, director general of the Russia-Libya Business Council, told Reuters.
“Our companies won’t be given the green light to work there. If anyone thinks otherwise they are wrong. Our companies will lose everything there because NATO will prevent them from doing their business in Libya.”
Gazprom, Gazprom Neft and Tatneft have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in oil and gas exploration in Libya, but suspended operations after an uprising broke out earlier this year against Gaddafi’s rule.
Once again, Russia bets on evil and loses, big time.
Well said LR. Your comment just cements home that under Putin Russia is a big time loser. Period!!!
One only has to look at his past teachers, the KGB and Stasi. Let us be honest as all they taught their brainwashed stooges (Putun etc) was how to suppress the truth about their evil empires and how to forcibly oppress the populace into utter submission so that they followed the official party line. Be it though one huge lie in itself.
Putin obviously has not heard that old saying “You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time!”
Just proves how dumb he really is to believe in that old failed USSR. And like his beloved USSR, he is a gross lie himself.
Oops, the word Putun in the second paragraph should read “Putin”.
Retired officer arrested in Politkovskaya killing
Investigators have arrested a retired police officer on suspicion of organizing the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the Investigative Committee said Wednesday.
Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov, then a senior Moscow police investigator, received money from an unknown source to hire the Makhmudov brothers and others, supply them with weapons and develop a plan, the committee said in a statement on its web site.
The statement also said that investigators have information about who might have ordered the killing, but did not give details.
The suspected gunman in the killing, Rustam Makhmudov, was arrested in his native Chechnya in May. Two of his brothers were acquitted of being accomplices in 2009 along with a Moscow police officer whom prosecutors say supplied the murder weapon, but the ruling was later overruled by the Supreme Court. A retrial has yet to start.
Politkovskaya won acclaim for her investigative reports on violence and corruption among government-backed forces in the North Caucasus, a region gripped by a separatist insurgency with increasingly Islamic overtones. Her murder drew international attention to the dangers faced by journalists in Russia and sparked widespread suspicions of a government conspiracy.