The Putin regime’s total disdain for the victims of the MH17 crash is encapsulated in this laughable graphic which currently appears on the Russia Today web site.
Fancy us imagining it was brought down by a ground to air missile. Those dastardy democrats from Kiev did it.

In the tradition of the old Soviet Politburo the regime endeavours to shift the blame onto the Ukrainian air force. One would laugh at the Russia Defense Ministry’s artwork  if the matter wasn’t so serious.

This blog being interested in writers and their work, it is a good moment to remember the heroic resistance to Putin by Russian journalist,  Anna Politkovskaya who was shot dead outside her apartment in Moscow on 7 October 2006. To be sure of the hit,  it took 5 armed men to kill one woman. They were caught and imprisoned – another very long story – but the contractors have not been found or should I say revealed.

In sharp contrast to Politkovskaya, today On BBC News 24, I heard an odious Putin apparatchick representing Russia Today deliver a daft appraisal of the situation at the crash site in East Ukraine where in his words the ground and the evidence is being compromised by Ukrainian military.

The Russian people deserve better than the dimunitive dangerous buffoon who struts his stuff in the manner of Mussolini.

I take this opportunity to direct you to Anna Politkovskya’s book Putin’s Russia – I am not in the pay of Amazon and I am sure it is available from all good bookshops! However I have cut and pasted this quote from Amazon by the recently deceased author, Nadine Gordimer.

“Anna Politkovskaya refused to lie, in her work; her murder is a ghastly act, and an attack on world literature”.

The killers of 289 people in eastern Ukraine are being protected by liars.

May Russia return to democracy soon.