January 30th, 2007




Dmitri Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, acknowledged that Litvinenko’s image “was really used for shooting exercise”, but said that the centre had no links to Russian special forces.
[Sergei Lysiuk] said that he did not even know that it was Litvinenko’s image on the firing range, saying that it had been one of several targets he had bought at a sales exhibition four years ago.
The latest twist in the saga emerged as Moscow and London were locked in an increasingly angry feud over the murder inquiry. Sources at Scotland Yard told The Times that they were interested in the pictures and would seek an explanation from Moscow.

Брин сожалеет о том, что Google позволил китайским властям ввести цензуру их сервиса

Asked whether he regretted the decision, Mr Brin admitted yesterday: "On a business level, that decision to censor... was a net negative."
The company has only once expressed any regret and never in as strong terms as yesterday. Mr Brin said the company had suffered because of the damage to its reputation in the US and Europe.

Last year in a speech in Washington Mr Brin admitted the company had been forced to compromise its principles to operate in China. At the time, he also hinted at a potential reversal of its stance in the country, saying "perhaps now the principled approach makes more sense".