Friday, February 18, 2011

Russia has a new hero

Combing Russian language media sources, JOTMAN.COM contributor Sanjuro reports:
One of the most discussed topics of the last 1-2 days (655 comments and growing on - usually over 100 is considered popular) is an interview with a Russian court official, an aide to the Judge Viktor Danilkin who recently announced the latest verdicts for Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev. The interviewed official who now fears being fired (and more) says there was tremendous pressure on Mr Danilkin from his superiors at the Moscow City Court (Mosgorsud) who literally controlled his every move to ensure the right verdict for Messrs Khodorkovsky and Mr Lebedev.

Looks like Natalya Vasilyeva, the interviewed official, has become an overnight celebrity in the Russian internet. Most readers praise her courage in coming out and speaking to the media. Many also suspect it's part of some scheme e.g. Medvedev faction vs Putin faction, or whatever one may imagine.

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