Russian WikiLeaks comes under attack over photos allegedly showing Putin’s ‘palace.’
by Raw Story:
A Russian-language version of WikiLeaks came under cyber attack and was inaccessible to Russian visitors Wednesday after the site published leaked photographs allegedly depicting Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s lavish, sprawling estate.
The images appeared to have been taken by one or more individuals connected to workers building the still-under-construction mansion, and showed what appeared to be two different people whose identifying features were blacked out posing on and around expensive pieces of furniture.
Russian media had in recent days been discussing the alleged value of Puntin’s so-called “pleasure complex,” with one estimate suggesting the cost exceeded $1 billion.
Much of the funding came in the form of gifts from Russia’s business elite, according to Russian whistleblower Sergey Kolesnikov, whose tale was told by The Washington Post in late December. RuLeaks.net, which was not actually operated by Assange or his team, opened earlier this month and asked Russians to begin sending information on public corruption.
In US diplomatic cables published by Assange’s WikiLeaks, Russia was branded a “mafia state,” and media estimates put annual profits by government officials from bribery alone at nearly $300 billion. In one leaked cable, a Spanish prosecutor was quoted saying that in Russia, “one cannot differentiate between the activities of the Government and organised crime groups.”
WikiLeaks has promised further revelations that detail not just US activities, but Russian corruption as well.
Russia is filled with corruption, like Tunisia was.
Will Russia meet the same fate? Only time will tell my fellow martians.