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Remembering Politkovskaya

Today’s date, October 7, has double significance in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

First, it’s Putin’s birthday, and this year is a big one. He turns sixty today.

Second, it’s the date on which Putin had Anna Politkovskaya murdered for reporting his outrageous violation of basic human rights in Chechnya.  The date was chosen by the assassin he employed so that her killing would be a birthday present for Putin, the kind he likes best:  bloody.

The U.S. State Department has issued a memorial statement which demands that “all involved in her murder” be “identified and prosecuted.”  Presumably, this includes Putin.

Putin’s murderous campaign against opposition figures began the moment he took office in the Kremlin, with Galina Starovoitova. It continued after Politkovskaya to reach Alexander Litvinenko, Stanislav Markelov and Natalia Estemirova. And not once — not once — has so much as a trigger man been brought to justice. In the wake of her killing, Putin branded Politkovskaya a threat to the nation.  Before she was gunned down, she had written: “I have wondered a great deal why I have so got it in for Putin. What is it that makes me dislike him so much as to feel moved to write a book about him? I am not one of his political opponents or rivals, just a woman living in Russia. Quite simply, I am a 45-year-old Muscovite who observed the Soviet Union at its most disgraceful in the 1970s and ’80s. I really don’t want to find myself back there again.”

If the U.S. Statement Department is really serious when it says “journalists across the globe who speak out against abuses and work to secure fundamental freedoms for their fellow citizens must be protected” then it’s time for actions, not mere words.  Sanctions should be imposed on the malignant neo-Soviet regime led by Putin, and public efforts should be made to reach out to and assist those few remaining figures who dare to continue Politkovskaya’s work.  Among them are Yevgenia Albats, Lida Yusupova, Yulia Latynina, Maria Litvinovich and Svetlana Gannushkina.  They should all get invitations to come to the White House and munch burgers with Obama, just like Medvedev got.

Most recently, another one of Polikovskaya’s heirs came in for the treatment.  Tatyana Lokshina, a specialist for Human Rights Watch, received a barrage of threatening text messages that included menacing her unborn child and knowledge of her personal movements, indicating she was being watched and followed by a shadowy organization that seems very much like the KGB beloved by Vladimir Putin. And one thing we know for sure is that the KGB and other Russian law enforcement agencies have done absolutely nothing since Lokshina received the messages, despite a specific demand for action by the American ambassador, to investigate and apprehend the culprit.

Russians learned nothing from the demise of Politkovskaya. Instead of rising to demand Putin leave office, they handed him unlimited power for life and now watch him to all he can to recreate the USSR.  And President Barack Obama has pursued a policy of appeasement that can only make Putin sure he’ll be able to get away with murder.

36 responses to “Remembering Politkovskaya

  1. Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

    Hearty congratulations, Vladimir Putin — rot in hell, Politkovskaya. Western lackeys should be rounded up and dealt with accordingly.

    • larussophobe ⋅

      Isn’t that the same policy pursued by Stalin? Didn’t the USSR collapse onto the trash heap of history? Why would you want to see Russia meet the same fate? What did Russians do to you, to make you hate them so much?

      • Bogdan from Australia ⋅

        Manfi Scheissgrube displays a typical mentality of a PARASITE.

        A parasite is like a drug addict or an alcoholic; “he” hates everyone who refuses to share with him the results of his or her honest work.

        He also hates himself, however he is too cowardly to admit it to himself.

        Hence his masochistic infatuation with the Putin because he as instinctively as subconsciously believs that Putin will reward him for his slavish devotion and provide him with all necessities to sustain his parasitic life.

        All totatalitarian regimes always value cowardly political loyalty more than professionalism.

      • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

        Wrong, Bogdan. Here is the correct version:

        Manfred displays a typical mentality of a STEIFSCHWANZ.

        A Steifschwanz is basically a highly affable person, who likes anyone that’s got something sensible to contribute, broadly speaking.

        He feels OK with himself in accordance with his social life. He might, however, be too humble to admit the importance of his professional/educational achievements to his self-confidence.

        A Steifschwanz holds Vladimir Putin in the highest respect because a Steifschwanz correctly perceives that Putin is good for the Russian people and the world at large and also a very intelligent person.

        All Western Supremacist regimes always value parasitism more than intelligence.

        • MCC ⋅

          Kleine Schwaine/obosranye russkiye barakhlo; putin is ‘respected’ by the russians for very simple reason -he keeps the whole rotting sh#$t hole aka ‘russian empire’ intact for a time being – he avoided, again, the repeat of 90s- almost total collapse of russia in its present shape thanks to American and European help – Putin is deffering inevitable. When pro-russian muftis of Tatarstan and North Caucasus were recently killed, putin stated that nothing will destroy the russian nation?? Do the Tatars, Dagestanis, Ingush, Bashkirs and the rest of nations with their proper territory, history, languages and tradition, under temporary russian control, know that they are russians….

        • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

          Respected not only by the Russians, silly Pshek. Being the best and brightest Pshek on the planet STILL leaves an awful lot to be desired in terms of ambition, intelligence, common sense, and — last but not least — education. It’s interesting that Psheks don’t even give a shit about the Catholic world at large. The prevalent opinion in Latin America is strongly pro-Putin/pro-Russian whereas, in Europe, the Irish Republic and the south-western parts of the continent are highly divided. The Psheks, however, apparently live in some deranged, Anglocentric Earth-is-Flat cocoon consisting of white, Christian imbeciles that resolutely stand up for Pshekistan against the Untermenschen of the world.

          mccusa: Isn’t it, shall we say, “fascinating” how easy it was for allegedly stupid, incompetent Russia to cram all the Polish Blockheads-of-State into one single aircraft that glorious day back in April 2010? A Polish joke come true and with an unbelievably happy ending too!

          • MCC ⋅

            kleine schwaine/obosranye russkiye barakhlo, the world is still waiting for unbelievably happy endings to putin’s numerous crash-landings e.g., one in Poland and a recent one in Kazakhstan – the last one truly shows russia’s cosmic stupidity, utter lack of respect for basic logic or common sense.. Picture this – volodia crashed, walked away from the crash and board another iliushin plane aka another flying coffin. So that poor pathetic bastard travels ALWAYS WITH TWO FLYING COFFINS. What a magnificent security precautions indeed.. It resambles that stupid statement of mr Pierdiukov, or is it sperdiukov, stating that Russia is going to nuke Poland. That pathetic russian baboon forgot that half of russia could be evaporated in the process..he must have been on that contaminated russian samogon again…

          • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

            Sorry, mccusa: Your hollow, nonsensical psychobabble about Russia’s airline traffic makes my point stronger; not weaker. Again: How was it possible for stupid, incompetent Russia to cram the entire upper political crust of your oh-so-smart, civilized, Russophobic Pshekistan into a single — guess what — airliner? By putting up a poster of JP II in the cockpit? Please do tell — whatever the trick was, it might come in handy some day!

  2. Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

    Ho-hoo, ladies and gentlemen Russophobes! Did I offend you all the way to absolute speechlessness? Come on, you ain’t heard nothing yet.

    • Bohdan ⋅

      Manturd! what? your comment “you ain’t heard nothing yet.” is so accurate as to be unbelievable for a man of your limited knowledge. I mean you never say anything intelligent, ever.

      So what’s new, comrade? Nothing.

  3. Sorry for the Russian journalists…the few honest and courageous ones.

    However, the majority of them in the rest of the world are slimy toadies (like Monfred here) employed as the Tyrants’ courtiers…

    Their main occupation is covering up the Stalinoviches’ malfeasance…polishing the turds, so to speak…

  4. Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

    Ming is too dense and too much of a coward to enlist in the dissident business. Psychobabble is for free.

    • Bogdan from Australia ⋅

      What a subhuman like you can tell about courage and resistance against totalianism?

      As a supposed STASI agent (of lower rank, of course) you have ALWAYS been a bottom-feder on the money stolen from the hard working East Germans.

      Now, apparently, you feed your bottom on the money being stolen from the hard working Swedes.

      And your entire quasi-intellectual and a quasi-spiritual life of a permanent bottom-feeder is restricted to exchanging your mental vomit with the Soviet permanent low ranking bottom-feeders from the former KGB and spewing your insane vomit on the noble pages of Kim’s blog.

    • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

      What do you know about Sweden, silly Pshek — ever set foot there?

      • MCC ⋅

        Hey, sh#$%ty katsap, you should be ‘repatriated’ back to russia, destination; Kolyma gulag, or any other of hundreds of thousands of ‘vacation places for russian/mongolian hordes. You will feel right at home there. Believe me dearie, sweden is not for you…too civilized, too sophisticated, too clean – there are no places for russian excrements like you there…

      • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

        What do you know about Sweden, silly Pshek — ever set foot there?

        • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

          On second thought, you could actually be onto something here for a change, mccusa. Admittedly, I haven’t set foot in Pshekistan and therefore it’s tempting to interpret your reverence for Sweden’s virtues as a damnation of all the vileness that surrounds you. Psheks = Worthless nation, worthless people, worthless faith.

          • MCC ⋅

            obosranyi ruskiy riab manfred, Pathetic, sh#$ty, barbarian russia – whorthless nation, worthless people, worthless faith. guospodin pomilyu forehead, foreskin, right arm, left arm +++

      • Bogdan from Australia ⋅

        Visited Norway two times. LOVE that country! Can read in Norwegian. Read The Lord Of The Rings in Norwegian. Plan visit Norway and Sweden next year.

        Both are comparable countries, wealthy, very beautiful, inhabited by very polite, nice, friendly, hard working folks (with some nasty exceptions like Schweinscheiss), however slowly succumbing to the desease of ISLAMISATION, becoming confused, insecure, unsure of their future, suffering form the childish desease of LEFTOISM that causes brain FUCKESTATION (like in the case of Herr Scheissgrube).

        DEGENERATE Steinschwanz, I NEVER denigrate Swedes, Russians (perhaps with the exception of those who voted PUTVEDEV), Germans, Czechs, Ukrainians or whoever.

        I only hold in the highest possible contempt those members of the above mentioned nations who are dumb enough to vote the DEGENERATE COMMUNISTS (including my own EUNUCHALIA) as their leaders and thus showing the collapsed intsinct of self-preservation.

        In such a case you have no invitaion to denigrate my nationhood either. The fact that you are doing that repeteadly only confirms the otherwise obvious that you are a DEGENERATE MORON of some MURKY ORIGIN.

        Idiot Germans have also regarded Hitler as good for Germany in 1933. Then in 1945 the commander of the Soviet occupation zone in Germany (don’t remember his name though) said that no German he spoke to, admitted to voting or supporting Hitler. As it suddenly came out, all Germans he spoke to, were memebers of anti-Nazi underground movement (powerful laughter can bee heard in the distance).

        • Beetlejuice ⋅

          “however slowly succumbing to the desease of ISLAMISATION”

          Let me get this straight, little Bogdan. You want every country in Europe to resort vigilanty violence against Muslim immigrants, except Russia? Because when Russia does it you call it racism, and elsewhere in Europe its protecting western christian civilization? You really are an ignoramus.

          How do you confuse a Polish guy?
          Put him in a round room and tell him to piss in the corner.

      • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

        Hahaha, now THIS is really a most vivid manifestation of the proverbial “discreet charm of the bourgeoisie” :

        >> DEGENERATE Steinschwanz, I NEVER denigrate Swedes, Russians (perhaps with the exception of those who voted PUTVEDEV), Germans, Czechs, Ukrainians or whoever. >>

        Well put, sweetheart. Ergo: Other countries, cultures, and peoples are swell as long as they don’t elect governments inclined towards anti-Western trouble-making. Then, in the final paragraph, as fitting for a “True Western Believer”, you spout the worthless, clueless, compulsory tripe learned by rote about Nazi Germany. Indeed, it becomes even more laughable as you somehow try to be clever, making a point about the hypocrisy prevailing among the Germans right in the wake of resounding defeat. In my view, Hitler was just another braindead Westerner following in the bloody footsteps of Anglo-American imperialism, trying to emulate the US Settler Reich at the expense of the Russians. Needless to say, in a Western country such as Germany, this overt gangsterism became immensely popular among the citizenry. You see, to a Westerner the outside world owes him or her a living.

        • Bogdan from Australia ⋅

          Cannot discuss with a brain-dead zombie. It’s simply a waste of time. We have to wait until Romney’s win in November and see how this fool will govern America. If he is brave enough to sweep aside the Soviet Fifth Collumn – the American Left and Greens and direct America onto the road of energy independence then the days of Putler and his sidekick Skunsayev (formerly known as Medvedev) are numbered.

          See ya later…

  5. siber_troll ⋅

    in reality Stalin was weak leader, result of support of his companions. when he tried surpress jews in 1953 this nation easily killed him. reason in the weakness of russians, not in the strength of bolsheviks. red retards still count looser Jugashvili as mighty hero

  6. siber_troll ⋅

    long memory to Anna Politkovskaya, a legendary brave person and skillful journalist

    • Bohdan ⋅

      Agree totally with you on this point that “Anna Politkovskaya, (was) a legendary brave person and skillful journalist”

      She was a real thorn in rasPutin’s side for disclosing the truth about this KaGeBist/Chekist and sadly paid for it with her life. Proving beyond doubt that the pen is mightier then the sword, but then what is one person’s life in the annals of a Chekist’s long list of assassinations, whilst on his road to becoming the richest in Russia’s history and tsar for life.

  7. Rare_F5_Twister ⋅

    Could someone be so kind and point me directly to a speech video record or transcript where Putin “branded Politkovskaya a threat to the nation” or called her the enemy of Russia or something like that, please.

    Also, La Russophobe, you should rectify this: “If the U.S. Statement Department is really serious when it says “journalists across the globe…” It’s the U.S. Department of State.

    • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

      Hahaha, that’s indeed one of the most beautiful Freudian slips I’ve ever seen! La Russophobe = “The U.S. Statement Department” 😀

      PS. The clanger escaped me since I didn’t bother to read past the opening sentences. Thank you, Rare_F5_Twister /DS.

    • Beetlejuice ⋅

      Truthfully Anna Politkovskaya’s death shows that Russia has really embraced American values. Look at American history: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr, John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Bobby Kennedy; what do they all have in common? 2 things: They tried to do something good for American society, and they all got killed because of it. That clearly explains why George Wallace and Ronald Reagan were just wounded.

  8. “all Germans he spoke to, were members of the anti-Nazi underground movement (powerful laughter can bee heard in the distance).”

    St Loup(Marc Augier) An SS Charlemagne trooper and famous writer said that when he was in Germany, ALL Germans where Nazis, no exception…dissidents where either dead or in exile…
    And all Scandinavians, Sveedes, Danes or Norwegians where rabid Qislings, just like Mon Freddie Fred Pissette Molle here!
    Exception, of course for the Finns, who still had to be careful…

    You really think we read past your first line, Freddie?

    • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

      Were where you, Ming? Tending to intimate hygiene? Congratulations!

    • Bohdan ⋅

      Too right Ming, who’d be stupid enough to read anything this communist untermensch – ManTurd – vomits out. What a vivid and irrelevant imagination he possesses. If he is an example of an average communist, then this shows just what screwed up imbeciles they really are.

      It’s obvious that his darling mother did not realize just how much brain damage she caused to Manturd, when she dropped him head down first as a baby. About his father I’ll say nothing as I believe not even ‘darling mummy’ knew which of the numerous paying customers he was.

      The Aussies have a classic way of describing his case – “shit happens.”

    • Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

      Bohdan, sweetheart: Have you changed your mind about that Chief Execrable Offal appointment? Have you talked to your fabulous wife about the PR part (or maybe even about trigonometry 🙂 ) ?

      Love,

      /Manfred

      • Bohdan ⋅

        Anything you say I treat with utter contempt and disdain, comrade commissar baboon.

        You’d be better of talking to your Moscali boyfriend! as you’d be both on the same “Execrable Offal” wave length. Whatever that means? He,he,he.

        Have you talked to yourself in the mirror lately, you know about those two murdering pieces of communist scum, your beloved Stalin and rasPutin? I bet you get some ‘deussy ‘ of warped and crazy answers. Hey comrade Turdbrain? I bet I’m right!

        My contempt, baboon.

        PS Turdbrain I talk to my beautiful wife everyday, as she is very intelligent. So unlike dumb you, where trash and vomit is the menu every time. So continue to froth at the mouth with impotency and eat your heart our too.

        /Bohdan

  9. Beetlejuice ⋅

    I know how Anna Politkovskaya died. Just a few hours before her murder on October 7 2006 she was at a cafe with some of her friends of the opposition where they held a meeting. At some point a man entered the cafe dressed in cowboy attire and carrying a guitar in its case. According to her friends Politkovskaya mentioned out out of place he was and guessed him to be American. To her shock and that of her friends, this American, whose name turned out to be Harry Heck from Memphis, Tennessee, he pulled up a chair on the opposite side of the cafe and faced Politkovskaya directly. He opened his guitar case ad pulled out a guitar and sang this song to Anna

    He then left and later followed Politkovskaya home where he proceeded to shoot her 4 times, killing her.

  10. mingthemerciless ⋅

    Along with cockroaches,
    COMMUNIST IS SYNONYM WITH SEWER RAT,
    AN ANIMAL TO BE FOUND IN ALL LOW PLACES…

  11. Manfred Steifschwanz ⋅

    Q: Where does Ming truly belong?

    A: Most poignant question. God and Satan are at each others’ throats to be spared the specimen.

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