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There is something rotten in the state of Russia. It gets more rotten by the day. There is something rotten in the state of Russia and its name is Vladimir Putin. Putrid Putin, I was tempted to write, and I just have! A former KGB operative, he is now the shady president of a country descending into the worst forms of political gangsterism. Actually, it's just descending into gangsterism, period.
So, what brought this on? It was my first angry reaction when I read on Friday about the vindictive jail sentences passed against three members of Pussy Riot, a female punk band that mounted... (more)
Vladimir Putin, Russia’s authoritarian president, does not like Pussy. In fact he dislikes Pussy so much that she’s in prison on a charge of hooliganism, held for months on remand and, if convicted, facing a seven year jail sentence. What has poor Pussy done? Why, just this: she meowed her disapproval of the big dog in the Kremlin.
The Pussy in question is actually three members of Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist punk rock band. Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Ekaterina Samutsevich, all in their twenties, have been in custody since March, arrested for their part in protests... (more)
...core. I suppose I should be generous and say that some honesty has entered the system, that the illusion has been partially lifted. Dmitry Medvedev has been exposed for what he always was – a Potemkin President. He’s been there, sitting in the Kremlin, keeping the seat warm for Vladimir Putin, the once and future king.
Like the mummy, Putin, the present prime minister, is set to return, in a deal worked out with his manqué some years ago; set to return, incidentally, after a ‘free and fair’ election to be held in March of next year. Yes, that’s the way they do... (more)
Putin stated that Russia would not redirect any missile aims of its own toward Europe if the U.S. locates its interceptor missiles there. President Bush termed the suggestion an "interesting proposal", according to White House adviser Steven Hadley. The United States has planned to locate a missile defense system in Poland and Czechoslovokia, which drew threats by the Russian president to aim missiles at Europe. President Putin considers American missiles in those former Communist nations as a threat to Russia; President Bush has dismissed those concerns as baseless and assures that their... (more)
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