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Dear Vladimir...

Dec. 4th, 2007 | 01:25 pm

I am fairly sure I don't want Vladimir Putin as my journal censor, but I know I don't want him to have access to any thoughts or writings of mine that are not already absolutely public.

What 'sup?

LiveJournal announced Sunday that it is being acquired by SUP,
SUP is an international online media company with established partnerships with businesses across the globe. It was founded in the summer of 2006 by an international management team with Russian seed capital.
SUP is owned by a Russian investor, and has had a license to run the Russian-language section of LJ since October, 2006. Their LJ headquarters is in Moscow, and now they're going to own the whole of LJ.

The acquisition came as Russian President Vladimir Putin's allies won a parliamentary election which observers said was fraught with unfairness, including the Kremlin's blatant manipulation of the media.  The opposition was shut out of public exposure, and the list of abuses gets worse from there.
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