Tag: Vladimir Putin

Chechen Uprising Was Provoked by CIA

Yavuz Odabasi (Turkey) “Magnitsky was a 37-year-old lawyer working for the Moscow firm Firestone Duncan where he represented the investment fund Hermitage Capital Management. Hermitage had been Russia’s largest foreign investor during the early Putin years — until, that is, its head, William Browder, ran afoul of certain Russian officials […]

The “Evil Guys List”? “Free Journalism” in the Service of US Foreign Policy

F. William Engdahl (Germany) An organization calling itself Reporters Without Borders (RWB; French: Reporters sans frontières, or RSF) has just named Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, China’s President Hu Jintao, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Kazakhstan’s Nursultan Nazarbayev and Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko to their list of Forty Worst Predators of Press […]

Putin Blamed for ‘Pumping-up National Pride’

On May 3, the World Press Freedom Day, the international human rights organization ‘Reporters without Borders’ has compiled a list of 40 ‘predators of press freedom’. Along with unnamed Colombian guerrillas, Mexican narcocartels, ETA separatists, Italian Mafiosos, and a galaxy of traditional ‘villains’ from Mullah Muhammad Omar to Zimbabwean Robert […]