SIGN IN to access Harper’s Magazine
1. Sign in to Customer Care using your account number or postal address.
2. Select Email/Password Information.
3. Enter your new information and click on Save My Changes.
Subscribers can find additional help here. Not a subscriber? Subscribe today!
I’ve been writing about Vladimir Petrosyan, an important but little known figure involved in the ex-Congressman Curt Weldon scandal, since late-2006. Today, the Wall Street Journal ran a story which provides new information about this curious Russian businessman.
For years, sources have told me, Petrosyan was a fixture at the bar of the Caucus Room. (I can personally attest to the fact that he was there so frequently that bar staff looked upon him as an old friend, though they were discreet in what they had to say about him.) Petrosyan suddenly left the U.S. in 2006, and his current whereabouts are unknown, but I have heard he’s back in Russia.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Weeks after the peso collapsed that former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari joined the board of Dow Jones:
A Disney behavioral ecologist announced that elephants’ long-range low-frequency vocal rumblings draw elephant friends together and drive elephant enemies apart.
A robot known as Random Darknet Shopper that was confiscated by Swiss police for purchasing ten ecstasy pills online was cleared of charges.
Subscribe to the Weekly Review newsletter. Don’t worry, we won’t sell your email address!
“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”