- Gleb Pavlovsky,
- Sergei Markov and
- Vyacheslav Nikonov
- Ukraine's Pora that formed the backbone of the revolutions that hit
- Serbia in 2000,
- Georgia in 2003 and
- Ukraine a year later.
The BBC crackdown is linked because Pavlovsky, Markov and Nikonov understand that anti-government media - namely
- B-92 radio in Serbia, the
- Rustavi-2 television station in Georgia and
- Ukraine's Fifth Channel -
While I'm quite cynical about the kind of "reporting" Fifth Channel did during the Orange Revolution - it wasn't so much as covering political events as inciting them -
W. Shedd said...
There is no doubt that NGO's funded by Western governments have fueled political dissent, this has been documented endlessly. We wouldn't accept such actions within our own country; in fact, our laws specifically prohibit foreign governments from taking such actions, via NGOs or lobbyists. So, we, the US and Western nations, took advantage of the former openness of Russian and CIS laws and regulations. Russia has had to change laws in the face of this and attempted to control dialogue and news and insert young people on the street.
In a sense, these are war-time measures for Russia. The West has been assaulting Russia for years now, in a soft campaign, attempting to dismantle the country in order to profit and disarm that nation further. Neo-con's click their heels in glee at the prospect of Russia being divided into a dozen smaller, less powerful nations.
Nashi (the word means "Ours") are the creation of
- Vladislav Surkov, Putin's deputy chief of staff and
- powerful Kremlin spin doctor Gleb Pavlovsky.
- "grape revolution" in Molvova
- Saffron Revolution in Myanmar
- Sksela in Armenia
- Optor in Serbia (Resistance)
- Kmara in Georgia, (Enough!)
- Pora in Ukraine and now (It is Time)
- Oborona in Russia.
Anatomy of a Revolution