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Russia’s Medvedev Stalked in Mystery YouTube Hit Piece

Anna Smolchenko

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks during a meeting with senior officers of Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry at Krasnogorsk, outside Moscow Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexander Astafyev, Government Press Service)A slick documentary film has mysteriously emerged on the Russian Internet where former ambassadors, an ex-general and even an ex-prime minister line up to accuse Dmitry Medvedev of betraying Russia’s interests while he served as president.

It is unclear who could be behind the anonymous but professionally-shot film accusing Medvedev of treason over the NATO-led air campaign in Libya, or if the movie has high-level backing.

But its aim is clear — to damage the public standing of a man who served four years as president and now works as prime minister under his mentor President Vladimir Putin.

The film is the second such bid to tarnish Medvedev’s reputation in recent months. In the summer, an equally mysterious documentary accused him of procrastinating over using force against Georgia in the 2008 war…

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