Friday, September 04, 2009
Do you remember the 1999 Russian apartment bombings, bombings that helped to bring Vladimir Puting to power and for which theories of Russian government involvement have abounded for a decade now? Journalist Scott Anderson has a piece in this month's GQ that casts even further suspicion on the Russian government's claim of Islamic terrorist's involvement, but GQ's owner Conde Nast is determined to bury the story, presumably for fear of offending the Russian government and risking retaliation against their publishing operations in Russia. The story isn't even available online, but for their part, Gawker is attempting to translate the story into Russian, and has posted scans of the magazine article. I haven't had a chance to read it yet but I most certainly will make the time.