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Russian Mayor Irks Security Agency, and Suffers


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Jun 1, 2006
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Quote(LISTVYANKA, Russia — On the edge of this Siberian village is a resort with a veiled guest list and armed guards at the front gate. When local officials have expressed unease about what goes on inside, the reply has always been the same: do not interfere.)

Now why would I be interested in reading about what happened in this place half a planet away from me?

Quote(Two and half years ago, the village’s mayor, Tatyana Kazakova, had enough. A major construction project at the resort had exposed a hot water main, threatening the heating supply for the entire village as temperatures plunged to 30 degrees below zero.

Ms. Kazakova was not a typical bureaucrat. She was one of the most successful businesswomen in this vast region, a real-estate magnate with a blond ponytail who represented a new breed of Russian entrepreneur.

She filed a lawsuit against the resort, and asked the regional prosecutor to open a criminal inquiry.

A criminal inquiry was indeed opened — against Ms. Kazakova.

The resort belongs to the F.S.B., the main successor to the Soviet-era K.G.B., and the F.S.B. arrested her and had her prosecuted.)

You see folks Russia was supposed to have reformed itself into a Democratic rrespectful of it's laws under it's constitution.

But under Putin (who in effect stills rules all Russia) & who was raised and educated by the KGB whatever he says on behalf of Russia which is intended to lull the West into believing that Democracy has set in, nothing is further from the truth.

Putin will eventually turn out to be something similar to Stalin.

As such it would be extremely foolish for the West to believe anything he says, or to believe he will live up to whatever promises he makes.
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