The Rat Bastard Named Vladislav Surkov
That’s Vladislav Surkov you see standing at the lectern in the photograph at the left, the bright red lectern emblazoned with the word “NASHI.” Nashi, meaning “us Slavic Russians,” is the Putin youth cult founded by Surkov several years ago to emulate the Hiterjugend created in Nazi Germany. He fondly refers to his creation as the “combat detachment of our political system.”
From the lectern Surkov told the Nashi cultists to “train their muscles” in preparation for the upcoming presidential elections in Russia which in his words “must be won by [Dmitri] Medvedev, [Vladimir] Putin and United Russia.”
As blogger Vladimir Kara-Murza points out, Surkov’s utterance is boldly illegal and treacherous. It “stands in violation of Russia’s commitments under the OSCE Copenhagen Document, which calls for ‘a clear separation between the State and political parties’ and requires ‘political campaigning to be conducted in a fair and free atmosphere in which neither administrative action, violence nor intimidation bars the parties and the candidates from freely presenting their views.’”
In other words, Surkov is, illegally, using the power of the Kremlin to directly support a single political party to the detriment of all the others, and that unquestionably violates both Russian and international law.
Kara-Murza reports that Surkov flew into Washington DC last week to lobby the Obama administration against passage of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2011 (S.1039), which proposes to revoke US visa privileges from Russian officials “responsible for … gross violations of human rights committed against individuals seeking … to obtain, exercise, defend, or promote internationally recognized human rights and freedoms, such as the freedoms of religion, expression, association, and assembly and the rights to a fair trial and democratic elections.”
The mere fact that Surkov believes the Obama administration will meet with him, much less that it might let itself be influenced by him into opposing this legislation in defense of basic human rights, speaks volumes about how loathsome and repugnant the Obama regime truly is. It is time for the Republican Party to put up or shut up: If they do not begin to denounce Obama’s cowardice, they are equally to blame for the consequences of that cowardice.