Thug life in Russia

Putin has created a budding bunch of little stormtroopers, a youth brigade. “The idea was to create an ideology based on a total devotion to the president and his course”and indeed they been warmed up to their new thuggish roles by terrorizing the Estonian ambassador to the point that he fled the country.

Gazprom and Transneft, the major gas and pipeline companies in Russia, were just granted the power by lawmakers to create their own private armies, ostensibly to protect oil installations, but I’m guessing this could get way thuggish way fast and forget about accountability.