23 January 2013

LATVIA / RUSSIA : Jurmala Called Moscow's Playground...For Putin Pals And Criminals.

       LONG READ

   Latvia gets rough treatment from The (UK) Guardian's Luke Harding.
   Harding writes about growing Russian interests there...that may include massive money-laundering.
   "Latvia - a small Baltic nation of 2 million people on the doorstep of Russia - has become a playground for Russian interests: business, political and, above all, criminal."
   The who's who of Putin's Russia...and its mafiosos...are said to especially favor the Latvian resort...Jurmala.