December 15, 2006

Dec. 15, 2006: Russia

Russia accused of intimidating British interests. , by Richard Beeston, Diplomatic Editor, and Tony Halpin in Moscow, The Times December 09, 2006 -- posted by starboardside who wrote "In Russia, the more things change, the more they remain the same."

Ambassador suffers months of harassment and BBC service in Moscow mysteriously goes off the air after the Litvinenko murder

The Yukos connections

In Russia, the more things change, the more they remain the same.

[.... Tony Brenton, the British Ambassador in Moscow] ... target of intimidation for the past four months by Nashi, a right-wing youth movement connected to the Kremlin.

A member of the Russian Service said that staff suspected that the broadcasts were taken off air to stop Muscovites hearing allegations that Russian security services were linked to the Litvinenko killing. [....]

Search: accused four British diplomats , a secret transmitter disguised as a stone in a Moscow park , the British Council in St Petersburg , find a link between the killing and Russian agents , Andrei Lugovoy had been due to answer questions , radiation contamination , Dmitri Kovtun , seriously ill with radiation poisoning , radioactive nuclides , Russian businessman, Vyacheslav Sokolenko , seen Litvinenko’s symptoms among people in Chechnya

Related: Dec. 12, 2006: Russia Updated


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