Sunday, April 01, 2007

Hoid Hurshuur sonin yutay?

Michael Specter of The New Yorker writes a 14-page thorough analysis of the Russia's current freedom of press as well as the political situation. Uneheer uursud deeree tusgaj avah zuils ene niitleld olon baina. Yalanguya ter Enkhbayar-iig tolgoi deeree zalah sonirholtoy humuus bolon ter hevleliin erh chuluug yuman chinee toolguy setguulchdiig shoron ruu nudee aniad ilgeej orhidog alban tushaaltnuud uuniig unshij negiig bodoosoy bilee.

"Here we have this question of freedom or wealth," Aleksei Venediktov, who runs the radio station Echo of Moscow, told me. It's the one remaining station in the capital that broadcasts truthful, and even combative, news reports and live call-in shows—a genre that has disappeared from Russian television. "People chose wealth. They do not understand that freedom is a necessary condition for preserving that wealth and the security that they have come to value. To be engaged in honest reporting about delicate subjects like corruption or to travel to Chechnya is too dangerous. People don't want it, they don't ask for it, and they really don't understand that they need it."

Letter From Moscow : Kremlin, Inc.: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
Full Text on Michael Specter's homepage
PDF can be found here