Dec 4, 2006

Everybody Has a Conspiracy Theory

The number of conspiracy theories about the death of Alexander Litvinenko increases by the day. They come from a variety of sources and each party uses them to drive their own political agenda. The state media are blaming the London émigrés, the dissidents are blaming President Putin, the Western media are blaming the FSB, Zhirinovski is blaming foreign intervention. However, as The New York Times writes, conspiracy theories are easy to come about in Russia where the press freedom is severely restricted and the authorities have not been able (or willing? – another conspiracy theory) to shed light on a number of controversial cases plaguing the reputation of Russia and if the current Kremlin establishment.

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