Aug 21, 2009

Russia Goes After Another Blogger

According to the NYT, Russian blogger Mikhail Afanasyev has been using his blog to suggest (very strongly, maybe makes wild accusations) that official reports on the recent hydroelectric plant disaster in Siberia have been watered down (bad pun, sorry). Anyway, Afanasyev claims there are more workers missing than has been reported. Whether he has evidence of this or perhaps he simply is a conspiracy theorist, I cannot be sure, but the authorities aren't taking any risks. Yesterday, local authorities charged Afanasyev with libel of the Sayano-Shushenskaya plant’s owners.

It's good to know rule of law does exist in Russia when it's convenient.


Ani said...

So many rules for Russian bloggers these days...Are you guys going to discuss that extremist, "Winnie the Pooh"?

Ern said...

Ani, thanks for the tip!