Pavel (ppl) wrote,
Pavel
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некролог

Кто-то жаловался, что Масхадову некролог никто не напишет. Совершенно напрасно жаловался:

Aslan Maskhadov, leader of the Chechen rebels, died on March 8th, aged 53

If they had met 20 years ago, Aslan Maskhadov and Vladimir Putin would have found it easy to communicate, even though soldiers do not always like spies. Both men were loyal, promising but anonymous figures in the middle ranks of the vast armed apparatus that held the Soviet empire together. Both reached the rank of colonel before their careers took unexpected turns. [...] In the end, Mr Putin had Mr Maskhadov killed. [...]
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