vrijdag, september 10, 2004

Steele on Russian anti-terror rallies

Interesting point by the Guardian's Jonathan Steele today:

'Large though Tuesday's anti-terror rally was, at least as many people took part in this summer's marches and protests in Moscow and many other cities against Putin's shift in welfare benefits. Instead of getting free transport and medicine, people on benefits - from pensioners and war veterans to those living in the Arctic - will be given cash. Thousands fear it will not keep up with inflation.'

Haven't posted on Beslan yet. Been mulling over its significance. Will do so tonight. I mean, hey, it's Friday night and what could be better than spending Friday night in, contemplating Caucasian irredentist terrorism with only a bottle of rough Spanish red wine for company?