I'm opening a thread on Russia, because it's a country that is of huge concern to world stability, including the Middle East.
As I posted before, there is every indication Russia is regressing into the police state it most often has been.
Now a critic of Putin has been murdered, likely assassinated in Moscow. Putin, as you know, is a former KGB man.
There have been lots of articles about Russia supplying Iraq with weapons, Iran with nuclear capability, etc.Putin critic murdered in moscow
Russian MP Sergei Yushenkov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, has been murdered in Moscow.
His colleagues are calling his death an assassination.
Mr Yushenkov, a leader of the Liberal Russia party, was shot three times in the back near his home. . . .
Any ideas as to how to get Russia out of the bad track it has been on for, oh a thousand years or more?