Lebedev will not get justice - but Russians don't care

In an opinion editorial in The Times former British Ambassador to Moscow Sir Tony Brenton says that Alexander Lebedev will not get justice - but Russians don't care. The Russian people are only too happy to see their aristocrats go to the scaffold. However, among politically aware Russians the elation of the demonstrations has been replaced by a growing sense of hopelessness. More and more are asking if their country can ever be made modern and successful when its institutions are increasingly those of a banana republic.

Friday, September 28, 2012