A leading critic of Russia’s president was recently gunned down two days before his anti-Putin rally. This is not the first time an anti-Putin critic has been murdered. So who are Putin’s top enemies, and what happens to them?
The Wrath of Putin
“Mikhail Khodorkovsky was the richest man in Russia when he dared confront then president Vladimir Putin, criticizing state corruption at a meeting with Putin in February 2003. ”
WikiLeaks cables: Alexander Litvinenko murder ‘probably had Putin’s OK’
“Vladimir Putin was likely to have known about the operation in London to murder the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, Washington’s top diplomat in Europe alleged in secret conversations in Paris.”
House Passes Smith’s Resolution Calling on Russia to Accept Outside Aid to Investigate Murders of Journalists
“A resolution authored by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) that calls on Russian President Vladimir Putin to step-up efforts to investigate a decade-long string of mysterious murders of journalists in Russia was overwhelmingly approved by the U.S. House of Representatives today.”
How Powerful Is Russia
Why Is Russia Sneaking Into Other Countries
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