There are different gangs pretty anywhere money is involved with but it'd be interesting to learn of that 100% number you gave -- whom did you refer to? :)
Re translation, I am a professional interpreter (think a bit more so than google translate) and stand by my words. I should have cited the whole phrase, ack; still it was pretty late in the night already, sorry.
The bit that I offered to you personally was a public statement that DEW's heads "lot of talk and write in English" in spite of you complaining of them taking the discussions away into Russian-speaking places: my point is that this particular "a lot" obviously doesn't sit well enough with the existing team while being touted as an achievement.
For the record, I criticized (and to some extent derailed having somewhat higher level of English knowledge) attempts by a few folks to push English in devel@altlinux *exactly* for "cultural space" reasons: language isn't the thing to fool around with, in short.
And I still wish luck to Mandriva, but obviously not to the raiders.