Thursday, 22 January 2009

Alexander Lebedev to give firearms to journalists

Anyone who thinks the new Evening Standard owner will be a softer touch than Paul Dacre should think again:
MOSCOW, January 22 (RIA Novosti) - The Novaya Gazeta newspaper will ask Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) to issue arms licenses to its staff after one of its journalists was shot in broad daylight in downtown Moscow, a co-owner of the daily said on Thursday...

We will address an unusual request to the Federal Security Service: If you are unable to ensure our security, let our journalists have firearms," Alexander Lebedev said.

Oo er. Let's hope the offer doesn't extend to this man or things could start to get real messy.

2 comments:

Chris said...

Unleash the Gilliguns!

Anonymous said...

Do you think that if they gave him a gun he could deploy it within 45 minutes?