Although the racistic attacks in Russia currently are not supported by government, but the trend of neo-nazism is rising (look also to voting results - lots of radicals in Duma (e.g. "liberaldemocrats" - Zhirinovski's party), Zhirinovski himself getting reletively not low percentages in president elections (while in Lithuania no radical even candidated for presidential position. Ones who tried didn't got enough signatures). There are other radical political organisations too (e.g. Nationalbolsheviks) and many "skinhead" type of worse organised groups). Lithuanian interests are also getting attacked way more frequently than in the past (e.g. ambassador, embassy), although Lithuanian policy to Russia didn't changed and, unlike for example Latvian, was never since independence directed to Russia as an enemy. Also, Russian government oppresses minorities and their right to self determination (just like under USSR
, this is degraded to such small things as national clothes or song festivals). You know the blocked Tatarstan constitution, you know the occupation of Chechnya. And this is, as polls says, very supported by people of Russia. I know several people who were attacked in Russia just because they are non-Russians too, for purely nationalistic reasons (not e.g. robbing). Also I know a person who was attacked by traffic policeman because he refused to pay bribe. This just shows the principles of Russian police and is a good way to start talking about Chechnya, since this is exacly what is happening there. E.g. soldiers requesting bribes from civilians for not to kill them or to kill them in more humane ways. Now, this is probably not directly an order from higher above, but it is still a problem of Russia and it's demoralized army (you know the increasing trend of refusing drafts by paying bribes, also of people running from the army due to abuse of higher officials). Things like that aren't happening in, for example, Palestine. In Palestine also journalists are allowed, not so for Chechnya. You say you do not support human rights abuses there, but you mentioned very many restrictions to that declaration. Also, to your claim that supposedly occupation of Chechnya is justifable because of 'terror acts', I have to ask you plain and simple: what started the first: occupation or 'terror acts'? Unfortunately, most of Russian people here are thinking the same way as you do. They have the imperial ambitions, which are mostly supported by nazi manner ("Federation must live" - this is very common pharse to support occupation of Chechnya which I hear of Russians. Like Russia would die otherwise). "Terror acts", especially ones in Chechen territory (not Moscow) against soldiers, are a mean of fighting. If a helicopter is shot down it's not a terror act, it's war. Russians are also shooting real bullets, you know. Now as for "terror acts" in Moscow - as you have said yourself and you know it Russian army kills and harms innocent Chechens too and in much larger numbers. Thus, it's probably not fair according to you to reply with innocent blood to innocent blood, but Chechens aren't any worse than Russians here. Remember, just like for human rights abuses and Russian government, Maskhadov too isn't directly controling all the operations in Moscow.
Now as for oligarchs - yes, I know who they are. But it is the fact that not all oligarchs who done their machinations are falling - just ones who are against Putin and has democratic views. As for other rich people I meant Berezovski, Gusinski, Abramovich, but you mentioned two of them anyway. In privatisation everybody could have won. It wasn't a fair game probably, but actually it couldn't have been one. Believe me, I know this - the same happened in Lithuania. Unfortunately, shares must have been somehow privatised after fall of communism, and there wasn't and isn't a better way. This was a failure of how everything was done, not fault of these people.
I called them "Russian terrorists" because I know you would call people "Chechen terrorists" if they would, for example, shoot a Russian general somewhere in e.g. USA. You actually didn't answered your question. Regardless of what you think about the person who was killed, do you support Russian actions overseas? Killing people just for political motivation or out of pure revenge? You know, Russia actually defends many people who were responsible for killing many Lithuanian civilians in Medininkai attack, 1991. Russia is not giving them up for Lithuania nor is trying them on itself. According to your logic, Lithuania would have a perfect right to just use special services and shoot them, without trial, anything? I doubt Russia would like it and I have no doubts you would be quick to attack such an action probably even in these forums. And other question: do you think that it's OK
for Russia to act as terrorists and litterally take hostages two sportsmen, who has nothing to do with the event except having Qatari nationality? This suspection of terrorist ties is BS
and I believe even you should recognise it, as it happened exacly "in response" of that incident in Qatar. If they really would be terrorists, they would be arrested way before that. Unfortunatelly, this is how Russia deals these days - after Lithuania deported Russian spy, who was caught with evidence, Russia "in response" "deported" "Lithuanian spy", who, as it turned out, was a low-life who even wasn't in Russia at a time. Later (maybe after a year) he became more famous after he was arrested for stealing credit cards. Now, would such person really spy for a country?
As for Russian actions I do support - you told only one you don't support and even that with certain reservations. Thus I will tell one too - I support Russian stance against Iraqi war.