(1) EDITORIAL: Dollars and No Sense
(2) Another Original LR Translation: The Persecution of Reznick
(3) Pasko Interviews Kozlovsky, Part II
(4) Annals of Russian "Healthcare"
(5) Annals of Russian "Education"
NOTE: No sooner did he free himself from illegal military confinement than Oleg Kozlovsky found himself facing a concerted effort by the Kremlin to oust him from his headquarters in Moscow, similar to what has gone on with other dissident leaders. Publius Pundit has the details. Comments showing support for Oleg are encouraged.
NOTE: We've been saying all along that new Russian "president" Dimitri Medvedev is the perfect cover (and fall guy) for a massive crackdown on human rights. It'll be harder for the West to sink its teeth into him since he's not KGB like Putin, and Putin can stay all nice and "clean" while Medvedev does the dirty work of finally wiping out the last traces of civil society in Russia, the ones that won't go down without a fight. Now, heroic Russian journalist Grigori Pasko reports the horrifying details, on Robert Amsterdam's blog. Check it out!