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(The New York Times)   Today's headline: "Anti-Putin Demonstrators Gather in Moscow". Tomorrow's headline: "Families of missing Anti-Putin demonstrators gather in Moscow"   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Putin Demonstrators, Putin, Moscow, Leader of the Opposition, hacking attacks, Kremlins, white flags, Interfax  
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2012-06-12 10:09:19 AM  
Under new legislation, unauthorized rallies first receive a fine. A second offense is a beating. A third offense is another beating since you obviously weren't listening the first two times
2012-06-12 10:09:46 AM  
But Russia has democracy, right?
2012-06-12 10:13:09 AM  
It's tragic to see Russia's long tradition of democracy and the rule of law being usurped in this way.

Oh, wait...
2012-06-12 10:16:37 AM  
It's lulzy because it's true.
2012-06-12 10:19:54 AM  
Can't wait to see the dashcam videos.
2012-06-12 10:19:55 AM  
I, for one, welcome our new energy-weapon-wielding Russian overlords.
2012-06-12 10:21:32 AM

2012-06-12 10:23:31 AM  
Heard about this on the BBC this morning. Apparently they pre-arrested a few dozen protesters and the fines for violating any parade/protest ordinance, which can be changed at any time including after the approved protest/march starts, can range up to $20k a year.
2012-06-12 10:26:20 AM  
There's no disputin' putin.
2012-06-12 10:28:08 AM  
More likely tomorrow's headline: Anti-Putin demonstrators return home to find families missing.
2012-06-12 10:29:40 AM  
anyone 'critical' of dear leader gather at the bottom of lake Baikal.

/what is and is not deemed to be 'critical' is left to the subjective judgement of our benevolent benefactor, Putin.
2012-06-12 10:30:47 AM  
You mess with the bull, you get the balls
2012-06-12 10:34:53 AM  
perhaps it's time to start a fund to help those slapped with 'protesting fine' to pay it off. But with this being Russia, expect 75% of this fund to be stolen.
2012-06-12 10:35:34 AM
2012-06-12 10:39:05 AM  

MAYORBOB: But Russia has democracy, right?

This is what democracy looks like.
2012-06-12 10:48:45 AM  

MAYORBOB: But Russia has democracy, right?



/my favorite Russian Daily Show piece
//apropos of nothing
2012-06-12 10:48:54 AM  
golf clap for you subby......all my co workers are now looking at me funny...
2012-06-12 10:51:23 AM  

danielscissorhands: There's no disputin' putin.

These people should quit Stalin and instead be Putin their Lenin away. The police are making Marx of everyone who attends to levy fines.
2012-06-12 11:19:50 AM
2012-06-12 11:38:27 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: [ image 400x300]

You have the perfect screen name for this thread
2012-06-12 11:41:52 AM  
Misses the Cold War
2012-06-12 11:55:54 AM  
Uncle Vladimir knows best!
2012-06-12 12:59:54 PM  

chaddsfarkprefect: MAYORBOB: But Russia has democracy, right?

This is what democracy looks like.

Not what a republic looks like.

Democracies do not care much for minority viewpoints.
2012-06-12 02:36:21 PM  

hasty ambush: Misses the Cold War

[ image 300x300]

She was on Gram Norton Show this morning.
2012-06-13 06:35:51 PM  
So much time, so little polonium
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