La Russophobe's original translator has uncovered evidence in the Russian blogosphere of an attempt by United Russia to extort political campaign contributions under threat of force. Here's a copy of a document posted by the Russian blogger:
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Letterhead: All-Russian Political Party “United
Addressed to: A.K. Loginov, Executive Director, OAO “Sibirskaya Ugol’naya Energeticheskaya Kompaniya” (Siberian Coal Energy Company)
I am taking your refusal to provide financial support to the regional branch of the “United
I consider it my obligation to relay this to the Presidential Administration and the Governor of the Kemerov Oblast.
Signed: G.T. Dudyaev
Secretary of the Regional Political Council
Kemerov Regional Branch
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I don’t know whether V.V. Putin would be pleased to have his name used as part of a racketeering/”ironing” enterprise. Perhaps he would not be pleased - judging from his comments about “impostors” (prokhodimtsi). This is, however, an unavoidable consequence of his cult of personality - this is the identity the impostors will use for their fraudulent ends. And it is for this purpose that a cult is established.