(1) Putin's Russia Leads the World . . . in Toxic Waste
(2) Annals of Russian Efficiency
(3) Russian Orphanages are Criminal Prep Schools
(4) Socor Slashes Schroeder to Bits
(5) You Can't Fool all of the Faithful all of the Time
NOTE: Robert Amsterdam and his "Politechnologist" offer fascinating insights into the recent governmental shakeup within the Kremlin. The upshot? Russia has a perverse, mutant government that just keeps right on doing neo-Soviet things that can only end up destroying the country utterly.