(1) EDITORIAL: Russia, the Worst of All Possible Worlds
(2) Opposition Demands Release of Political Prisoners
(3) KBG Will Listen in on your Cell Phone Calls
(4) The National Assembly Declaration
(5) Annals of Litvinenko
NOTE: Russia "won" the Eurovision song contest over the weekend using a song written and produced by Americans and sung in American English. Not long ago Russia won a European basketball title with crucial American help as well. If Russia goes on "winning" like this, America will soon dominate Europe and Russia will become the 51st state! Writing on Robert Amsterdam's blog, Grigori Pasko states: A joke: "The Russians have a saying -- Какая держава - такие и победы. Which translates roughly as 'What kind of country you have tells you what kind of victories you can expect from it.' In the past, we felt proud because Gagarin had flown into outer space. Nowadays -- it’s because Dima Bilan has taken first place in Eurovision."