The Putin Holocaust
“All the vices of our bureaucracy were exposed by this tragedy. Its incompetence, corruption and links to businesses. We need legal changes strengthening criminal punishment for bureaucrats for violations in control and supervision area. They simply signed fake documents. Did they not know about it? Of course they knew. Where did the municipal authorities look? Why did they close their eyes?”
That was dictator Vladimir Putin’s response to the holocaust in Perm that, by last Friday, had killed over 140 Russians. He did not acknowledge that his country has one of the worst fire fatality rates on the planet. He did not accept blame for having done nothing in ten years in power to alter that rate. He did not acknowledge what his own remarks clearly prove, that the survey results of transparency International, so often attacked as “russophobic” by Russian nationalists, are in fact deadly accurate in declaring that Russia is one of the most corrupt societies on the planet. He did not accept blame for having done nothing in ten years of power to alter that reality either.