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October 7th will be the fifth anniversary of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya.

Oh, and Putin's 59th birthday.
1 posted on 10/06/2011 5:14:08 PM PDT by struwwelpeter
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Russia’s law enforcement is being shorn of its Soviet roots but the courts still remain in shambles. “Telephone law” is still a common practice in Russia despite constitutional guarantees of judicial independence, especially in politically sensitive cases.


2 posted on 10/06/2011 5:39:49 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: struwwelpeter

Thank you for this thread.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 10:52:40 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2299939/posts?page=5555)
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