27 Apr 2005 Putin’s Note on the Door
Speaking of Putin, it appears that he is continuing to micromanage “justice” in Russia.
Reports the UK Guardian, April 28 edition:
The verdict in Russia’s most controversial post-Soviet trial of billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been delayed by three weeks, a move announced yesterday in a simple unsigned note pinned to the door of a Moscow courthouse.
The abrupt postponement until May 16 of a verdict on the Kremlin critic saves Vladimir Putin from considerable embarrassment during events on May 9 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of VE day.
The president has invited dozens of world leaders to Moscow for the occasion, including President George Bush and other vocal critics of the treatment of Mr. Khodorkovsky and his oil firm, Yukos…
On the first VE Day, Western Europeans were liberated, while the Soviet bloc remained enslaved.
Does Putin see the irony?
Read the entire article here.