Sunday, April 20, 2008

You can take out a Soviet,

But you can't take the Soviet out of the man:

A newspaper that defied the Kremlin by reporting that President Vladimir Putin was planning to marry an Olympic gold medal-winning rhythmic gymnast half his age was shut down Saturday.

The closure of Moskovski Korrespondent, whose editor Grigori Nekhoroshev was forced to resign, was a sharp reminder of the perils of invoking Kremlin displeasure.

Entire story here.

Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II dealt a near-mortal blow the Communist power structure in the Former Soviet Union, but by the looks of things, not mortal enough.

The evil that begat communism continues to exist, and will continue to present a struggle for free men for many years to come.