Source Pravda.Ru

Russian PM on Sunday violence in Moscow

Russian Premier Mikhail Kasyanov thinks the Sunday violence in the center of Moscow was prearranged. Answering RIA Novosti's question on Monday, Kasyanov said the city authorities and the federal authorities, as well as football fans and the rest of the country's citizens, had something to think about. "Should this happen again, Russia may lose its right to hold football events, the 2008 European Championship for instance," he said. He recalled that Russia had recently sent in an application, asking to host the championship.

Hopefully, the authorities will do everything possible to find out what caused the incident, to track down the guilty, and to prevent the same thing from happening in the future, noted Kasyanov, emphasizing that extra security measures must always be taken during mass events of this scale.

In his opinion, the fact that violence erupted before the end of the match proves that the action had been planned in advance.

"Naturally, it dampens our spirits, this sort of thing should not happen," said the premier.

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases