Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Why the Wikileaks about Russia are hot air.

The recent revelations released by Wikileaks about diplomatic wisecracks and a contigency plan to defend the Baltic states shouldn't surprise anyone.

What is interesting is a study that was done on Russian organized crime and the higher echelons of government, showing a relationship far greater than one may have previously believed. Bribes to upper level officials are believed to exceed 10% of the entire country's economy. What was believed to a loose and undisciplined mob in Russia is apparently strongly connected to the government on all levels, and is protected against prosecution.

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