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Chechnya: Russia closes paper after journalists laugh at Vladimir Putin

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The Independent

A Chechen newspaper has been closed down just hours after its editor-in-chief embarrassed the region’s Kremlin-backed leader while questioning Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Belkis Dudayeva, the editor-in-chief of Kadyrov’s Path, provoked laughter when she asked Mr Putin a question which began: “Thank God that Chechnya has now become a region of peace and prosperity…”

The resulting laughter from other journalists seems to have stung Ramzan Kadyrov, inset, the head of the Chechen Republic, who announced later that the newspaper would be closed down

 

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  1. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 23rd, 2012

    Awww poor Pooti Poot. Hims feelings got hurted?
    0bama learned from the best, eh?

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  2. RANDO

    December 23rd, 2012

    There is no First Amendment there.

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  3. grayscape

    December 23rd, 2012

    Within 4 years that will be happening here as as well.

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  4. Menderman

    December 23rd, 2012

    If Bush had that kind of power (and desire) he would have needed a new department!

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  5. thelittlebrother

    December 23rd, 2012

    Does anyone remember Y2K?
    After ‘nothing ‘ happened, there was this tiny inch by inch article in the Boston Globe sequestered in the outposts of the back pages, a small article that said; actually, something did happen…rather big actually…the pentagon surveillance satellites went down for three days & when they came back up….Putin was SUDDENLY in charge.
    I cut it out, & lost it.

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  6. Jorel Lives!

    December 23rd, 2012

    Oh, Mother Russia, you haven’t changed a bit.

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  7. Kairn

    December 23rd, 2012

    Why do people think that communism fell in Russia?

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