Saturday, 21 May 2011

Whistleblowers in Russia and the EU share same fate

A Russian officer has been dismissed after blowing the whistle on the Interior Ministry for serving Russian troops with dog food and other alleged wrongdoings:

In a 10-minute video posted on the internet earlier this month, former Major Igor Matveyev alleged that officers in the eastern city of Vladivostok were involved in the widespread corruption, including serving dog food to soldiers to skim money, Reuters reported.

"It's embarrassing to say but soldiers here were fed dog food. It was fed to them as stew," Matveyev told Reuters. He added that dog food labels were replaced with labels reading “premium quality beef.”

He also said illegal migrants were housed at a military base and used for construction jobs. "They were Koreans or Chinese, I don't know because they did not have any documents," he said.

Further, he accused the officers of illegally selling properties from the base for a profit.

Read the entire article here

There are quite a few similarities between the successor state to the USSR and the EU - also known as  EUSSR. One of them is that whistleblowers share the same fate.

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