Письмо Антона Петушкова
сенатору Мак Кейну -
Dear Mr. Petushkov:
Thank you for contacting me regarding my recent editorial in the Russian news website, Pravda.ru.
I appreciated hearing your views.
Russian President Vladimir Putin operates a corrupt, repressive regime. Instances in Russia of rigged elections, punished dissenters, government control of the media, and banishment of opposition voices are so frequent as to be endemic. Recent accounts of journalists being assassinated, human rights activists dying in prison, and the passage of laws codifying bigotry are only a few of the distasteful actions occurring either at the direction, or with the implicit approval, of Mr. Putin. His disingenuous editorial in the New York Times was enough to garner my rebuke.
Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. Please feel free to contact me on this or any other matter in the future.
United States Senator