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(Russia) The more things change...

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Robert Harris, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    ...the more they stay the same.

    WEBSITE SAYS WARLORD'S DEATH WAS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED. The sudden death in prison from "internal bleeding" of Chechen field commander
    Salman Raduev on 14 December (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 16 December
    2002) was politically motivated, strana.ru asserted on 17 December.
    The website connected Raduev's death with the equally unexpected and mysterious death in prison of former Chechen Deputy Prime Minister
    and National Security Minister Turpal-Ali Atgeriev on 18 August (see
    "RFE/RL Newsline," 23 August 2002) from "internal bleeding" that was
    attributed to leukemia. Both Raduev and Atgeriev were involved in the
    same criminal case concerning the 1996 raid on the town of Kyzlyar.
    Moreover, Atgeriev twice told journalists that he had warned then-FSB Director Putin in 1999 of an imminent incursion by Chechen fighters
    into Daghestan. Strana.ru speculated that both men might have
    possessed information that influential people in Russia and Chechnya
    would like to conceal. As for "internal bleeding," it is often caused
    by severe beatings, the website added. VY

    RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 6, No. 235, Part I, 17 December 2002
  2. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Yep, the KGB changed its name but not much else.

  3. Jedi Writer

    Jedi Writer Guest

    Ah the folks from the First Directorate were good guys. I can't comment on the internal security lot.
  4. Perry Stroika

    Perry Stroika Member

    Unlike the weak tactics of Americans, Russians tend to get what they want out of their prisoners. Hate us all you want, but I want to be hated than to be weak.

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