Murdered opposition figure Boris Nemtsov apparently liked to accuse Putin of things he himself was busy with.
“Russia is rapidly becoming a colony of China. Russia is losing sovereignty. This is the main point of modern foreign policy of the Kremlin” Nemtsov ranted about Putin’s stance towards China.
He had clearly forgotten that back in 1997 as Deputy Prime Minister he personally initiated a peculiar diplomacy towards Beijing, arriving a day ahead of President Yeltsin to finalize the hushed agreement on the gas pipeline from the Kovyktinskij gas field in Irkutsk and from Western Siberia to China.
His signature is actually on the agreement between the governments of Russia and China for the transportation of crude oil from Eastern Siberia to China. Nemtsov even participated in the negotiations on the demarcation of the Russian-Chinese border, which ended with the signing of a disadvantageous treaty for Russia.
After Nemtsov’s direct meddling, many Russians, to their astonishment, ended up on Chinese territory.
And what about the agreement with Japan “about some cooperation in the field of harvesting live marine resources”?
Business publications briefly reported that the Japanese were allowed by Nemtsov to fish in Russian waters without having to worry about strict Russian legislation. After only seven years the damage to Russia was then estimated at $10 billion.
The Deputy Prime Minister also aided the Chechen terrorists. He personally signed an agreement on the transit of oil through Chechnya, through which the militants received about $10 million in excess fees for oil transit from the federal budget.
This instrument of financial support for terrorism from the state worked swimmingly before Putin put an abrupt end to it. The Antlanticist press predictably only howled about human rights violations in Chechnya and remained mum on state sponsored terror.
In one interview Nemtsov admitted that he had agreed to become first Deputy Prime Minister under pressure from Boris Berezovsky’s allies. Nemtsov later denied this, but the jury from the High Court of England came to a different conclusion.
Boris and Boris admittedly had quarreled about a stake in Svyazinvest. Berezovsky wanted to buy it, but Nemtsov sold it to Soros!
In 1998 Nemtsov founded “The National Fund for Regional Policy” for the transfer of money from offshore companies, including TNK and YUKOS of the criminal Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Part of the funds went to Nemtsov.
The loss to the state was estimated at 370 billion rubles. But everything remained on the fringes of the law, since after October 1993, the laws were written by scoundrels for scoundrels, and approved by the cohort of senators whom Nemtsov had joined in December of the same year.
His election to the Council of Federation [Russian Senate] was financed by a businessman with a criminal background, Andrey Klimentyev.
Translated from Russian