Edmonton Sun | 11Jun2009 | Orest Slepokura
Letters  to the Editor

Double-O standard dooms Russian dad

Re: "Double-O standard dooms Russian dad," Lyn Cockburn, June 10, 2009.

When President George W. Bush first met the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, in 2001 he says he looked into his eyes and got a "sense of his soul". That done, the U.S. president was able to give the onetime KGB station chief for East Germany a clean bill of moral and political health. Is there, I wonder, a way to arrive at such metaphysical certainty in Mikhail Lennikov's case?

Orest Slepokura

(Ah, the certainty of being utterly self-serving. How familiar.)