According to sources from Russia and the Western press: WikiLeaks has partnered with Novaya Gazeta, a Russian newspaper that has sharply criticized the government over the years and became a Kremlin target in the process.
WikiLeaks is providing the newspaper — which is controlled by former leader Mikhail Gorbachev and billionaire Alexander Lebedev — with Russia-specific documents. (Lebedev, along with his son, owns several British newspapers.) Read More >>>
I will be looking forward to these leaks. The rumors have floated strongly for the last few days and I posted an article that this was on its way awhile back. (Link) I think it is interesting that Gorby has something to do with them. I could also tell they were coming because Medvedev has been talking about the Wikileaks in India:
The Russian president was responding to a question by a student at IIT-Bombay during an interaction program.Claiming that the cables released by WikiLeaks would cause no harm to Russia, he said, “We do not care about it, but sometimes people use rough words and others get emotional about it.”
Describing diplomacy as a “quiet activity”, Medvedev said sometimes unpopular and dramatic decisions have to be taken.
“Each person should realize that in inter-state relations, sooner or later, information would be made public,” he said.
Plus some other things have been said by him as to the effect that the leaks are no big deal…
[pullquote]Heck, half the world still thinks that Russia attacked Georgia, the “Russkaya Mafiya” is sitting in your kitchen threatening you everyday and Russia’s evilness is lead by a procession of lap-dancers and sexy tennis players…[/pullquote]
I do truly believe that the leaks will have much less effect on Russia because no one in Russia has a trillion misconceptions embedded in their brain that Russia is “”not” saying bad things about the rest of the world. We all know that they are. The downfall comes from these kind of leaks and you have been spouting for years to the world that you are all “that and perfect” and “some more perfect” on top of it…
Heck, half the world still thinks that Russia attacked Georgia, the “Russkaya Mafiya” is sitting in your kitchen threatening you everyday and Russia’s evilness is lead by a procession of lap-dancers and sexy tennis players…
If that gives you an idea of what everyone thinks of Russia…
Windows to Russia!
- Russia and WikiLeaks… (windowstorussia.com)
- Coffee and Nobel Prize and Visa and MasterCard… (Priceless) (windowstorussia.com)
- Coffee and Pondering in Russia… (windowstorussia.com)
- Riots and Teenagers in Russia… (windowstorussia.com)
- What is a Doctor Paid in Russia… (windowstorussia.com)
- In USA, Freedoms Belong to the State! (windowstorussia.com)
- Russian News Bits… (12/13/2010) (windowstorussia.com)