Monday, December 03, 2007

All yur data are belong to Rus

KGB buys LiveJournal. So the KGB (via their front company SUP) gains control over the biggest bloghost for Russian-language blogs.

Unknown, yet, is the fate of Russian bloggers who previously used the American-based LiveJournal to criticize their Dear Leader, Vlad the Impaler Putin. But I'm sure nothing will happen to them. Russia is a bastion of freedom and liberty, after all, George W. Bush looked into Putin's eyes and said he saw Putin's soul. Or maybe that was just the coke speaking, Whatever.

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  1. Nothing to worry about, Russkies! Blog away!


  2. Horrid. It's not like OUR government would ever troll blogs and e-mail to see what you're writing.

    Oh ... wait.

  3. Chavez is the real dictator.

  4. can you cite any evidence that RUS is anything like a front company for the FSB? it's owned by a russian and an american, and according to wikipedia the russian is known as one of those 'new oligarchs.' i suppose for one of those guys to not be serving a long term in siberia, he probably has to have some sort of cozy relationship with the kremlin, which is probably hard to distinguish from the fsb at times, and russia does now seem to be one of those countries where the military/security services have a lot of control over govt. functions and are heavily invested (lots of capital in lots of different foundational sectors) in the economy, pakistan style.. but all that circumstantial gloom doesn't mean the FSB owns livejournal now.


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