September 19, 2013
PUTIN VS THE PEOPLE:
McCain tells Russia Putin 'doesn't believe in you' (AFP, September 19, 2013)
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 19, 2013 4:40 AMUS Senator John McCain penned a blistering column for a Russian news website on Thursday, telling the Russian people that their President Vladimir Putin is a dissent-quashing tyrant who "doesn't believe in you."The senior US lawmaker and the 2008 Republican presidential nominee accosted Putin and his associates for rigging elections, imprisoning and murdering opponents, fostering corruption and "destroying" Russia's reputation on the world stage."I am not anti-Russian," McCain wrote in the piece for Pravda.ru website. "I am pro-Russian, more pro-Russian than the regime that misrules you today."