Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Care for some 'Russian Whine'?
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has described the collapse of the Soviet Union as "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe" of the 20th century.
"We should enable citizens to have access to objective information. This is a crucial political issue, directly linked to action within our state policy on the principles of freedom and justice... We should establish guarantees that state television and radio are as objective as possible, free from the influence of any individual groups, and reflect the entire spectrum of social and political forces."
This coming from a guy who controls the media.
And the last of the Whoppers?
"Russia is a country that, at the will of its own people, chose democracy for itself. It set out on this course itself and, observing all generally accepted political norms, will decide for itself how it will ensure that the principles of freedom and democracy are implemented, taking into account its historical, geopolitical and other characteristics..."
posted by El Capitan at 12:08 AM