From Volume 37, Issue 20 of EIR Online, Published May 21, 2010
Russia and the CIS News Digest

LaRouche on 'British School of Treason' in Russia Featured

May 12 (EIRNS)—Lyndon LaRouche's exposé of "the British school of treason" in Russia, during his March 13, 2010 "Ides of March" webcast, is featured in the latest issue of the prominent Russian weekly Zavtra. The newspaper today published the first part of a Russian translation of Rachel Douglas's article "London's 'Our Men' Continue To Poison Russian Policy," from EIR of March 26, together with its accompanying documentary interviews. The article appears on the main page of Zavtra's website and page 2 of the print edition.

Headlined by Zavtra, "The Party of Treason: Poison for Russia," the article leads with this quotation from LaRouche, which is also featured on the website: "[From] the middle of the 1980s on, the leading forces in Russia, today, were trained and directed by British intelligence circles, largely inside London, itself.... These characters, like Chubais—not only Gorbachov, but Chubais and others, who are part of the British school of treason, from a Russian patriotic standpoint, ... are behind the major problems we have today."

Concerning the documentation, interviews in which the late Lord Harris of High Cross referred to Russian officials Yegor Gaidar and Anatoli Chubais as "our men," the editors of Zavtra added their own note: "These transcripts from 14 years ago clearly demonstrate not only the well-known fact that a significant part of the Soviet 'elite' was prepared to betray their country, converting power into property, but also the far less known fact that they did this on direct instructions from their immediate superiors." Zavtra promises publication of the conclusion of the article (in which more is said about the roles of Soviet General Secretaries Yuri Andropov and Mikhail Gorbachov), next week.

The conclusion of the first installment is especially timely, in the context of the current circulation in Russia of LaRouche Political Action Committee releases on the fight in the United States for restoration of the Glass-Steagall law. The Russian version reads: "Russia urgently requires, as much as any nation does, LaRouche's proposed bankruptcy reorganization (under the principles of the American Glass-Steagall law of 1933), of the entire London-centered international system of speculative monetary flows, on whose behalf Russia has been looted."

Russia, Turkey Agree on Nuclear Power Plant

May 11 (EIRNS)—Russia and Turkey have reached agreement on building Turkey's first nuclear power station. Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko, in an interview with the Turkish Cihan news agency, confirmed the deal, which includes the price of the electricity to be generated by the plant. It will have four 1.2 GW reactors in a cluster near the Mediterranean port of Mersin in the Akkuyu area.

In June 2009, an international consortium consisting of Russia's nuclear power equipment and service export monopoly Atomstroyexport, electricity export company Inter RAO UES, and Turkish Park Teknik won a tender for the construction of the first nuclear plant in Turkey, but that deal was scrapped by Ankara authorities on grounds that the price for electricity generated from the plant was extremely high. Resolution of that issue allowed the final signing of the new deal to go ahead during Russian President Dmitri Medvedev's May 11-12 official visit to Turkey.

Russia will also be responsible for financing the project. Russia is Turkey's biggest trading partner.

Turkey's electric power situation is desperate—in 2015, it will have a deficiency of 5 GW before these reactors come on line.

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