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(Guardian)   Home of exiled Russian oligarch and vocal Putin critic swept, and found clean of poisons, nuke material, other toxins after owner is found dead of apparent suicide. Vladimir heard chuckling, "Vhat do you think vhe are zese days - moose and squirrel?"   ( guardian.co.uk) divider line
    More: Followup, Vladimir Putin, Boris Berezovsky, Russian oligarchs, british law, Boris Yeltsin, Berkshire, Dmitry Peskov, Russian politics  
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2013-03-24 12:31:16 PM  
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Umm...the headline doesn't really make sense.  Boris and Natasha weren't ever really people you'd mistake for a moose and squirrel.  It's basically just saying 'Moose and squirrel' with a Russian accent and then claiming that's the joke.  Just saying there had to be a better way to do it.  'You think is impressive?  Vait till you see vhat happens to moose and squirrel now.'  Something.  I'm just spit-balling here.
2013-03-24 01:58:25 PM  
2 votes:
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When a plot against the Emperor failed, the plotters were always given a chance to let their families keep their fortunes. Right?
2013-03-24 12:33:55 PM  
2 votes:

Leighton: Let's say the Kremlin killed the guy. Who cares?  He was a perfect example of the corruption of Russia. An Oligarch. Basically someone who hoarded wealth that really belonged to the citizens of Russia and used the wealth to buy political power that allowed them to get wealthier on the backs of the Russians.

Im so sad.

In the rest of the world they're called CEOs.
2013-03-24 03:25:00 PM  
1 vote:
Short history
Yeltsin becomes President, crawls into a bottle, invites Siloviki back to Kremlin to suppress rebellious parliament. Unpopular Yeltsin comes form behind to defeat communist leader in Presidential elections, mainly due to support of Berezovsky and other New Russians.
Berezovsky looses battle for Kremlin to other Oligarchs who "help" Putin to becomre President. Berezovsky leaves Russia after prosecutors start suspecting that Oligarchs who hate Putin/Russia may have become rich through unlawful means, unlike Oligarchs who love Putin/Russia
2013-03-24 03:22:19 PM  
1 vote:
Moose and Squirrel were the good guys.
2013-03-24 01:08:57 PM  
1 vote:

LowbrowDeluxe: Umm...the headline doesn't really make sense.  Boris and Natasha weren't blah blah blah.

The guy's NAME is Boris Berezovsky (very similar to Boris Badenov), thus the joke.

Oldiron_79: Seems legit

Honestly?  Yeah, it does.  Putin's Russia has been leaving signatures to make sure everyone knows they did it for quite a while.  Also TFA builds a pretty compelling picture of the guy's depression.  My bet is he got a reply from Putin saying, "no, we will not be letting you back in the country because you don't have any money to bribe us, also you smell like a butt and like to kiss your own butt," and that was the final straw.
2013-03-24 12:28:19 PM  
1 vote:
I would not cast aspersions on the British legal system but what are the chances that the judge in his dispute with Abramovich was influenced in some nefarious way?   That judgement seems to be the impetus for the rest of his misfortune.  While I don't doubt the integrity of the judge in the case, I don't doubt that Mrs. Justice Gloster has self-preservation instincts and there is no level to which Putin would not stoop to get his way.
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