Comments on: A new twist in a Russian scandal Now raising intellectual capital Sun, 08 Nov 2015 08:31:30 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anon Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:59:54 +0000 Why doesn’t Russia just do what it always does?

The old political trick known as “Police arrest the dissenter followed by him somehow getting accidently shot by a police handgun in the car, and then accidently falling out of the car and then somehow falling from a second story building onto pavement”.

Seriously. The Soviet Union may have collapsed. But the same people are in charge. They have no issue with cronyism or corruption, because these are the things the Russian government use to control the nation.

By: annabelle Mon, 12 Oct 2009 18:57:54 +0000 “The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” – Plato attributed….
Mr Browder is a good , honest, decent man, who is brave enough to speak out, and to those who say ” vulture capitalist cannot steal anymore from Russian people”, should know, Mr Browder made his money from investors, and felt he had a legal and moral duty towards them. We should be proud to know that their are men like him, standing up for justice.

By: The Bell Sat, 10 Oct 2009 21:24:20 +0000 Somebody financially rapes and pillages Russia’s hinterlands, turning eleven time zones into a cross between Gary Indiana and Hiroshima, then the culprits all start blaming each other until nobody knows who did what?

Sorry, I must have missed the bit about there being something new in this.

By: Koutstaal Fri, 09 Oct 2009 16:33:18 +0000 When at last will the Russians get their legislation on economic and business issues in proper order? This cannot last forever!
Russia did spend hundreds of millions of dollars on consultants form USA and the West – a.o. from Harvard. Unfortunately thes boys and girls produces a set of laws that would fit very well in the USA (and UK)anglo-saxon, but not in the Russian continental law system. It did not work for a centimeter. It all had to be redrafted. As far as I know Dutch civil servants – legislators are now working on it. I’d like to emphasise to VVP: please, please, please, speed it up! and sue the bastards!

By: krishnamurthi ramachandran Thu, 08 Oct 2009 22:09:13 +0000 Very thought oriented article from this writer.
Due to open,some reliable sources, we are able to get some semi-real news of corruptions are widely spread across Russia in recent years.
This is because of getting more wealth from indirect means to live very comfortable ways.Then, it leads to spread these bad methods of getting more and more wealth generation from corrupted elements for what?
For only luxurious ways.
Still, total freedom of expressions ,and freedom of writing and freedom of speech are longer way to go ,that practiced in America and other western countries.
Once so called ex-communists started to get silken ways of living, these sorts are happening.
Better to find real law breaker and amassing of ill wealth and brought to trial at the earliest for Russians.

By: Ian Thu, 08 Oct 2009 18:23:07 +0000 Sounds to me like, Putin’s government is just as corrupt as it was 20 years ago..

This reminds me of the same rethoric Iran is taking, anti West,accuse west in everything, trying to gin up his profile right?

By: Katie Fisher Thu, 08 Oct 2009 16:51:18 +0000 Rw

Today, October 8, 2009, investigators from the Russian Interior Ministry announced charges against Hermitage Capital Management’s legal adviser, Sergey Magnitskiy, and allegations against Hermitage’s CEO, William Browder.
These charges and allegations have been fabricated and brought directly in response to Hermitage and Magnitskiy implicating certain Interior Ministry officials in the theft of $230 million from the Russian budget.

Due to the high level of corruption in the Russian Interior Ministry, along with the arbitrary powers they posses, many Russian newspapers have been afraid to write about the Interior Ministry’s role in this fraud. In an environment like this, where the freedom of the press is compromised, it is necessary to use new channels of communication to fight corruption in Russia. In order to avoid putting Russian journalists at risk, we are, therefore, releasing the following YouTube video to lay out story in full.