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Russian journalist says attacker was intent on killing her by Hugh Clebberchen - Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:23:30 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.163263 Report Quick Reply
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MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian radio journalist who narrowly survived a stabbing attack last month said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that the attacker was intent on killing her and had planned it.

The Oct. 23 assault on Tatyana Felgenhauer, a top host and deputy editor-in-chief at Ekho Moskvy, brought into the spotlight a growing wave of violence against Russian journalists. In most cases, the incidents were not investigated.

Felgenhauer spent days in intensive care and hours in a medically induced coma after she was stabbed in the throat by an attacker who walked into at the station’s offices in central Moscow last month.

While Ekho Moskvy is majority-owned by the media arm of the state-controlled Gazprom natural gas giant, its programs have often been critical of the government, angering many in Russian political and business circles. Its hosts and journalists have previously reported receiving death threats which were largely played down as mere pranks.

The London-based Index on Censorship, which monitors freedom of expression, has documented 35 incidents of physical assault and injury and three journalists killed this year in Russia, up from 34 attacks and two deaths in the same period last year.

The impunity for the attackers is creating a toxic environment for journalists in Russia, Ekho Moskvy’s editor-in-chief Alexei Venediktov told the AP.

“In Russia in the past 17 years if we talk about (President Vladimir) Putin’s Russia, so many people have been killed, maimed, attacked and threated,” he says. “But that’s not the main problem: the problem is these attacks go uninvestigated. The problem is that the justice system is sloppy about treating attacks on journalists.”
Nathaniel Fuckingshit - Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:27:19 EST ID:9JeARMnq No.163264 Ignore Report Quick Reply
do you guys think over the next 10-20 years the state of journalism in russia will improve or continue to deteriorate? how long do you think putin will retain power? he is 65 now. he was PM for 5 years, has been prez for 5 years. do you think this cloak and dagger shit regarding journalism/activist is much to blame on him? or the soviet-flavored systems and procedures still entrenched in russian gov?
Isabella Baffingfodge - Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:40:29 EST ID:zSz5Yjn1 No.163267 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think that when Putin is eventually replaced, somebody just like him is planned to fill the void he leaves.
Fanny Pocklepare - Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:48:56 EST ID:zK/apcKz No.163269 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Likely not to the talent of Putin, given his entire system is built around him, not the party.

It seems like in Russia, the most dangerous men are the pencil pushers. Both Stalin and Putin were desk jockies before they took power.
Lydia Mettingdick - Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:39:42 EST ID:tlilhxRg No.163272 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thing is, Putin uses a lot of cunts to run secret operations and shit that would get you a prison sentence in a civilized country.

If Russia ever becomes a proper democratic country where justice and freedom of press means something, all those cunts will have to do time. They don't want that. So they will do whatever they can to keep Russia a shitpile.
William Fabbleridge - Fri, 10 Nov 2017 04:34:47 EST ID:lWlEy1EO No.163274 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The people who maintain his sytem will likely put some charismatic puppet in his place to keep the status quo.
There might be some infighting and grabs for power, but I think Putin has gathered enough intelligent people who are smart enough not to let everything collapse for a extra handful of rubles.
Eugene Gundleridge - Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:50:24 EST ID:N0JCk5qJ No.163275 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Maybe, but there are probably several charismatic yes men who see themselves as filling that void when Putin goes to play Judo with Orthodox Jesus. Hopefully that doesn't end well and Russia can become less of a plutocratic shit hole as a result.
Nell Dacklehot - Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:26:29 EST ID:1fIHantD No.163276 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Thing is whether Russia is fated to become a democracy at all when Putin dies or whatever. Between the risk of getting some ultranationalist nutjob in charge or the realpolitiks of Putin, I'd take Putin any day.
Eugene Gundleridge - Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:14:30 EST ID:N0JCk5qJ No.163278 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't understand what you are getting at, Putin is an ultrantionalist nutjob. Or do megalomania and violently annexing regions of neighboring countries based on a feeling of entitlement brought on by beliefs about the greatness of a bygone era not qualify him for the title? Do you mean you want someone who will maintain the current status quo and stay the current course?
Nell Dacklehot - Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:40:22 EST ID:1fIHantD No.163279 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>Putin an ultrantionalist nutjob

Lol no. Don't get me wrong, he's pro-Russian and an enemy of the West and he's playing that part admirably, but he's no fucking ultranationalist.
Maybe you should get to know Russia a bit before posting about the country?

There's a difference between playing on national sentiments and actually believing your own dribble.
Priscilla Brammerwill - Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:44:45 EST ID:zK/apcKz No.163287 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dude, you have no clue how far gone Russian Ultra-nationalists are. They are full on apocalyptic cult. They are basically ISIS but with Russia rather then Islam. Putin is no where near that.
Emma Crambleridge - Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:32:32 EST ID:9JeARMnq No.163288 Ignore Report Quick Reply

i view putin as more of an amoral geopolitical chess grandmaster than a nutjob
Wesley Bardstock - Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:11:02 EST ID:dDl3LEZR No.163303 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Maybe read his post first? He said if he had to choose between an ultranationalist nut job OR Putin, he'd choose Putin. Ya dingus.
Lillian Billingshit - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:31:41 EST ID:ojjwPRrO No.163317 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i dono, that kind of irredentist ideation seems pretty far right nationalist to me. his whole schtick is reclaiming russiam world powerhood, and further if possible. walks and talks like a duck.

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