A Russian politician has been recently assassinated in Moscow. Two attempts have been made to begin a thread on this assassination. One of these threads got locked, straight away. The other was moved into the Civil War in the Ukraine thread. To me, while the Ukraine would be an important topic in Russian domestic politics, moving a thread about the murder of a Russian politician into a thread on the Ukraine is ridiculous. That Ukraine thread is full of extremely worth while and well made posts and absorbs a wide range of subject which, and while this is just my subjective objection, would be better served by having their own individual thread. Although, it must be said a large number (the majority?) of posts in that thread are trolling/ links to youtube. The thread is extremely busy (11,000+ posts) and I know, speaking from my own perspective, that it's in fact so busy I don't really bother reading all the new posts. Am sure there's many great posts in that thread that I have missed as that 1 great post has been buried in sea of trolling/ youtube vids. In addition to that, greats post I have read in the past on that thread are basically "lost" and if I want to reply to an old post that I remember reading before, I'll never be able to find it. Am concerned that discusssion of the assassination will, likewise, get buried which is particularly unfortunate as while Russian political assassinations and the Ukrainian Civil War are related topics, they are clearly different. Well, unless you're of the opinion that the Anti- Putin politician was murdered by Ukrainians, which is judgement call I don't think moderators should be taking.