Monday, September 01, 2008

Oh Those Crazy Russians

Well the hangover seems to be abating somewhat. Fortunately Barrymore was a no show, so it was only Elton's Bentley that ended up floating face down in the pool.

In fact I had a bit of a rude awakening this morning when I peered into my inbox. An email from a regular nark with the one liner: 'Watch out, Sandy Ezekielavich might be inspired by reading this, if of course he could read', followed by a link to a story on the BBC website:

The owner of an internet site critical of the Russian authorities in the volatile region of Ingushetia has been shot dead in police custody.

Magomed Yevloyev, owner of the ingushetiya.ru site, was a vocal critic of the region's administration. The Russian prosecutor's office said an investigation into the death had been launched, Russia media report. A post on Yevloyev's site says he was detained by police after landing at the airport of the main town, Nazran. The website owner was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.


Yikes! I'd better get my security adviser, Fat Kev, to look out the old kevlar vest toute de suite!

Click here to read more about shot Russian blogger on BBC website

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

It could be worse, if you recall "Yes Prime Minister" and how the City of London works ?

"Well if that sort of behaviour by a fellow were to continue one would pretty sharpishly nip round and invite a fellow to lunch"

Sandy: "Eat all your mushrooms dere Eastcliff brought em in from China special"

Peter Checksfield said...

I think several of us Thanet bloggers need to be on our guard (personally I'm keeping away from The Nayland Rock Hotel area!).

Matt B said...

Just as well local councils do not control the police at all... oh wait, hang on...

There is a saying that there is safety in numbers.It is also true of blogging. The more of us there are the harder it is to bully us.

Anonymous said...

As naughty as the TDC chaps are, i can't quite see them blowing you away!

Anonymous said...

I am not looking to perpetuate any consiracy theory, but I have been trying all day to access the comments under your "Tory Story" without success. I can open all the other comment threads bar that one. Is it just me?

Eastcliff Richard said...

Seems to be working at my end.

Anonymous said...

"I can't quite see them blowing you away!"

It takes a certain degree of cunning and the ability to plan in detail to get away with murder (at least it does on the television). I think manslaughter ("I didn't mean to do it guv'nor")is more TDC's style.

Anonymous said...

But ECR could be just a missing person report.

I have suspected for some time that the real ECR is no longer with us.

They have done for him and brought in a 29 year old ringer.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Good point. Am I really the same person who started this blog all those years ago? Or did the original owner sell it on to someone in desperate need of a popular blog and ID change? Discuss!

Anonymous said...

You might all jest but B Biggles seems to have been making himself scarce recently. I wonder why?

Anonymous said...

I only had a cup of tea and chat with Bertie and that other chap L Lucan the other day.

I can only say that he looked well and clearly the holiday and rest is doing wonders for him.

tony flaig bignews said...

I can see why you keep your identity secret.

You'll be the last blogger left alive!

Damn

tony flaig bignews said...

And whilst were on Russkies

Do you think it likely, that Putin really shot a tiger to save a group of journalist however sycophantic

Anonymous said...

Don't let them admit you to a care home ECR look what happened to the widow of the Head of MI5

Anonymous said...

Thanet District Council threw its bureaucratic shroud over Richard Eastcliff .......

Anonymous said...

The Council shroud was sold some time ago as a fund raising measure by the tories ,and is now keeping a pony warm on the ilse de Sheppy.

Just thought you ought to know