14 September 2012

RUSSIA: Gudkov...Is Gone; Former Kremlin Loyalist Expelled From Duma.


     As widely predicted...former KGB officer Gennady Gudkov turned protester...was expelled from the state Duma by an overwhelming vote of 293-150.
     He broke with Putin's party 5 years ago.
     Gudkov, 56...also loses his immunity from prosecution...and could face arrest for his anti-Putin activities.
     He was charged with illegal commercial activities.
     Gudkov's expulsion will no doubt chill the anti-Putin fervor of other legislators.
     He may appear at an approved major opposition rally in Moscow is scheduled for Saturday.