Tag: Igor Bitkov

Putin’s Destruction of Entrepreneurs Hurting Russia More than Stalin’s Destruction of Peasants Did, Bitkov Says

October 26, 2015

Staunton, October 25 – Igor Bitkov, a Russian businessman the Kremlin stripped of his company, drove into exile and continues to persecute even though he is imprisoned in Guatemala, says that Vladimir Putin’s destruction of entrepreneurs and genuine entrepreneurial culture hurts Russia even more than Stalin’s destruction of peasant in the 1930s did. Bitkov, who […]

Putin Rebuilding the Iron Curtain in His Typical ‘Hybrid’ Fashion

June 21, 2015

Staunton, June 20 – Many people continue to carry with them an image of the iron curtain as consisting of barbed wire, concrete blocks, raked earth, and KGB guards. That was certainly part of the institution of isolation that the Soviet government imposed on its own people and its empire in Eastern Europe. But it […]