Monday, January 26, 2009
Those Russians Keep Doing It
The "new" Russians seem to have reverted back to their old Stalinist selves; the new FSB seems to be recycled KGB with a little more polish and chutzpa. They seem to have not learned the lesson that murder and skulduggery will not squash the truth. The recent murder of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova, is yet another brazen move by Putin in an attempt to cover up the truth and frighten the public into their old submissive Soviet selves. The world press and legal eagles must stand up and defend the rights of freedom of information and a well-educated public, inorder that tyranny cannot prevail anywhere. For a chilling reminder of the bad old days, reread The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov and Mikhail Zoshchenko's Nervous People.