| David Satter |
|Born||August 1, 1947|
|Alma mater||University of Chicago, Balliol College (Oxford)|
|Member of||Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation|
|Interests|| • Russia|
• Russian apartment bombings
David Satter is a US journalist.
"I believe that Vladimir Putin came to power as the result of an act of terror committed against his own people. The evidence is overwhelming that the apartment-house bombings in 1999 in Moscow, Buinaksk, and Volgodonsk, which provided a pretext for the second Chechen war and catapulted Putin into the presidency, were carried out by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). Yet, to this day, an indifferent world has made little attempt to grasp the significance of what was the greatest political provocation since the burning of the Reichstag."