The authorities always try to lie and deceive, and when they succeed they pat themselves on the back, whether in the United States or in France which I love so much. There is nothing surprising about this. But it's a good thing that the authorities have to use legal and other democratic means to fight their opponents. But what happened to TV6 is another matter. In my view, it was utter stupidity. It hurt Putin's reputation and the country as a whole. Russia, just as it did many years ago, seems a strange country making lunders, "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma" as Sir Winston Churchill once characterized it. It's difficult to understand what is does and why. Of course, you and I remember quite well what we had several decades ago…
Yours Truly, Mel-in-Tex "If we are overcome by the imagined risk of an unlikely death, we may miss the elusive chance to live fully." - Rev. William J. Keene
Yes, I found a slightly different version...I think:
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest ---Sir Winston S Churchill's thoughts about Russia http://www.davidmrowell.com/russthtchurchill.htm
I'm sorry I haven't had time to find out exactly who he is, but this was found on many websites.
"Give me a firm point to stand on, and I will move the earth" - Archimedes (287 BC - 212 BC) ----- "For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity" - Jean Dubuffet