>There are strong groups which have joined together to constantly attack the president’s line and him personally. None of these murders are in our interests.
— Igor Shuvalov, Kremlin spokesentity, January 18, 2007
So who, if not solely Comrade Czar Putin, is interested in bumping off Russian dissidents? In one sense Comrade(?) Igor is absolutely right. The murder of Russian dissidents reflects very poorly indeed on the Kremlin and Russia’s putative leadership must realize that fact. We must look elsewhere for the perps. A resolution of the Fifth Congress of the Red Youth Vanguard (AKM), held on April 17, 2004, offers a clue:
[AKM] together with the Communist Party of the Soviet Union [is committed] to attaining the creation of a revolutionary front of oppositional forces in the territory of the USSR, the purpose of which is the removal from authority of the police regime of Putin in Russia and the pro-Western regimes in the republics of the USSR, the restoration of the Soviet regime, socialism, and step-by-step revival of the Soviet Union on the basis of the results of the All-Union referendum on March 17, 1991 (“On the Tactical Missions of AKM”).
With respect to understanding “post”-communist Russian politics, therefore, the fundamental error of most Kremlinologists today is to ignore the machinations of the continuing/restored CPSU, which operates under the leadership of Oleg Shenin (pictured above), in collusion with Gennady Zyuganov’s potemkin Communist Party of the Russian Federation. AKM is the youth section of the CPSU.
It has been our contention for months that the crypto-communist Putinist-Chekist-Surkovist-Gryzlovist regime is purposely comitting suicide to smooth the entrance for a Soviet communist coup d’etat later this year or in 2008. This procedure has entailed simultaneously discrediting Putin in the sight of both Russia and the West, as well as re-Stalinizing Russia’s political and economic system. In the process, Comrade Czar Putin is eliminating potential enemies–namely, counter-revolutionaries such as bankers, businessman, and talkative ex-agents of the security and intelligence apparatus–of the planned Shenin regime. He is also neutralizing energy-dependent, “post”-communist European states that would nevertheless squirm at the prospect of implementing Vladimir Lenin’s dream, a restored Soviet Union merging with an expanded European Union.
Note that the Kremlin’s reaction is to frame Russian Jewish oligarchs Boris Berezovsky and Leonid Nevzlin, a typical communist ploy. “Zionism now is a force of a class character,” CPSU chairman Shenin, a key August 1991 coup plotter, insisted during a 2000 interview with the Moscow weekly The Patriot, “it is the vanguard of world imperialism. It did played in the past, plays now and wants to play in future considerable part in enslavement of peoples, in building up the ‘new world order’ – the regime of superexploitation and genocide of the working people of all nationalities. It’s a fact. Karl Marx characterised class essence of Zionism as mercantilised one, as financial oligarchy and now we see this more and more.”
Shenin is simply following in the footsteps of his predecessor Joseph Stalin. In a lead-up to the infamous communist-concocted “Doctors’ Plot,” Stalin, speaking at a December 1, 1952 session of the Politburo, announced: “Every Jewish nationalist is the agent of the American intelligence service. Jewish nationalists think that their nation was saved by the USA (there you can become rich, bourgeois, etc.). They think they’re indebted to the Americans. Among doctors, there are many Jewish nationalists.” Moscow’s phoney “Doctors’ Plot” followed hard on the heels of Prague’s “Slansky Trials,” in which certain elements of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (which still exists) were executed for alleged Zionist-Titoist-Trotskyist sympathies.
In the article below Yuri Chaika (“ex”-CPSU), Russia’s Prosecutor-General since June 2006, insinuates that Nevzlin, a business partner of jailed communist-turned-capitalist-turned-repentant-leftist Mikhail Khodorkovsky could have ordered Litvinenko’s murder.
Putin’s Aide Says Recent Murders of Dissidents Are Plot Against Russia
A senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the murders of journalist Anna Politkovskaya and former spy Alexander Litvinenko are part of an attack by powerful groups against the head of state, the Reuters news agency reported on Thursday.
Litvinenko’s death in London on November 23 from polonium poisoning followed the murder in Moscow of prominent journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Both were critics of Putin.
“Polonium-Litvinenko-Politkovskaya are all linked together,” RIA news agency on Thursday quoted Putin aide Igor Shuvalov as saying in Berlin.
“There are strong groups which have joined together to constantly attack the president’s line and him personally,” Shuvalov said. “None of these murders are in our interests.”
The murders of Litvinenko and Politkovskaya raised concerns inside Russia about the political stability Putin has been credited with enforcing after the chaos of the 1990s and the fall of the Soviet Union.
The Kremlin has said Litvinenko’s lucid deathbed statement accusing Putin of his death was nonsense.
But the murders scuffed Putin’s image abroad and strained Moscow’s relations with the European Union and the United States.
Some pro-Kremlin politicians have suggested Putin’s opponents abroad might be seeking to use the murders to muddy the Kremlin’s image. Shuvalov did not name the people who could be seeking to undermine Putin.
Key Putin opponents include tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who lives in London, and Leonid Nevzlin, a former top manager of the YUKOS business empire, who lives in Israel.
Both fled Russia after what they called Kremlin-backed persecution. Russian prosecutors have said they want to question Berezovsky in the Litvinenko case.
The Prosecutor-General said last month that Nevzlin, a business partner of jailed oil baron Mikhail Khodorkovsky, could have ordered Litvinenko’s murder. Nevzlin’s spokesman called the accusations ridiculous.
Politkovskaya, a 48-year-old mother of two, was shot dead outside her apartment in central Moscow on October 7. Politkovskaya had won prizes for her coverage of Russia’s war with rebels in the southern province of Chechnya.
“We take the murder of Politkovskaya as a provocative act,” Shuvalov said. “The president has given the orders to solve this crime. It is stupid to link this murder to the leadership of the country.”