Some people accuse us of hating Russians, but in fact all the people we most idolize are Russians. We simply hate those who try to destroy those Russians, and the Russians who try to do are the most reprehensible of the lot.
On May 31, 2009, the Oborona opposition organization led by Oleg Kozlovsky carried out a protest march on Tverskaya Street in Moscow. The march was a response to Moscow City Hall’s illegal refusal to certify a rally at the city’s Triumphal Square in response to a legal application for permission to do so by the Other Russia coalition led by Garry Kasparov, of which Oborona is a part.
Oborona activists lit flares and unfurled banners calling for Putin to resign; they sought to block traffic on Tverskaya just as unpaid workers recently did in Pikalyovo outside of St. Petersburg. They were immediately attacked by OMON storm troopers and 30 members were arrested, including Kozlovsky himself.
After the jump, view photographs of the Oborona activists, including a young woman of rare beauty, being manhandled by the OMON thugs. We ask you: Who are the patriots, and who the traitors to Russia?