Who are Russia’s real Criminals?

Source: Ellustrator. This drawing, without any caption, has drawn nearly 200 comments already on author Sergei Yelkin’s blog. The first commenter states:  “I think this is the best work you’ve ever done.” These are Russia’s true patriots, who dare speak out against the atrocities of the Putin regime regardless of the consequences.  How we admire them!

11 responses to “Who are Russia’s real Criminals?

  1. (Obvious) It’s Russia’s national colors.

  2. Oh, meawoo! Fun-tastic! Brilliant!

  3. Shouldn’t all those OMON thugs have bright red noses?

  4. Btw blood all over, what happened to the project of creating Russian version of Dignity Battalions out of the Nashi cadres?

  5. >> 1708 muscovy changes their name to russian empire.

    >> 1896 The flag of Russia is a tricolour of three equal horizontal fields, white on the top, blue in the middle and red on the bottom. The flag was first used as an ensign for merchant and war ships and only became official in 1896.

    It took about 188 years for the moskali to realize that they do not even have a flag?

    • Well, considering the Russian navy’s long history of defeats and surrenders, I suppose having white at the top would be appropriate.

  6. He should be arrested for this disgraceful calumny against Russia’s respected law-enforcement officers immediately.

  7. Russia: Dymovsky effect “against corruption of Putin’s police”

    Violence against innocents, abuses of power, killing of civilians: policemen denounce security forces using the Internet and YouTube and call into question Putin and Medvedev.

    Thursday, November 19, 2009
    By Asia News

    Moscow – They call it the “Dymovsky effect” after the first officer who had the courage to speak out. Russian newspapers speak of a “virus” that is affecting the police force pushing the police to report, for the first time publicly, the system. The “insurgents” use YouTube to spread their criticism of the unfair treatment of innocent people and the management of the police: low wages, no sick leave. The authorities react by firing policemen, accusing them of being “agents on the payroll of Western intelligence. ” But President Medvedev has made fighting corruption one of the pillars of his presidency and does not want to lose face, many argue that he will soon have to act. Maybe pushing for the “resignation” of the Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev, a loyalist of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

    The “Dymovsky virus” began on 9 November, when the young policeman Alexey Dimovsky was fired after he appealed to Putin in an online post pointing his finger at the corruption of his superiors. The police agent in Novorossiisk, a port city on the Black Sea, posted a video of seven minutes on YouTube in which he accused his superiors of forcing him to work weekends and solve inexistent crimes, in addition to blocking his claim for compensation from an accident at work. After the video was seen by at least 200 thousand people and the media took up the story, the Minister Nurgaliyev opened an investigation completed at a record time of two hours with no response to the allegations but only with the dismissal of Dymovsky “for slander and actions that stain the honour “of the police.

    The policeman said he feared for his life and that of his family after being followed by an unmarked car for a whole day. In a press conference on 11 November in Moscow, the police official said he had evidence of abuses committed by police chiefs and urged his colleagues to emerge from silence. Since then, eight other videos have been posted on YouTube by officers and magistrates, addressed mainly to Medvedev and Putin. All of them have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

    A public prosecutor in Komi, Grigory Chekalin in his YouTube post denounced the “fabricated charges” against two citizens convicted to life imprisonment, the initiative, however, cost him a forced relocation as well as the threat of a criminal investigation for “abuse of power” being opened against him. Chekalin decided to talk after a policeman from Komi, Mikhail Yevseyev, had reported the same case online. Their video reports were followed by others, including a former traffic policeman in Moscow, fired for demanding that his employment rights be respected, Tatyana Domracheva a policewoman in the Sverdlovsk region (she had spoken out about bribes within her district) and the agent Alexei Mumolin from Togliatti.

    2009 has been a bad year for the Russian police force, hit by a series of scandals and incidents, the most famous example is the case of Major Denis Yevsyukov, who in April opened fire on a crowd killing at least three people. The incident led to the dismissal of the police chief of Moscow, sacrificed as a scapegoat, but no concrete measures followed.

    Now exacerbated by rampant corruption in both the police force and the courts, it seems that Russian citizens are left with no other hope than relying on “cyber-justice” through tools like LiveJournal and the Russian version of Facebook “Vkontakte.” Only one third of the population has regular access to the internet, but the number of users is growing rapidly. The Kremlin is aware of this and many now wonder (and fear), how it intends to react.

  8. Elections, what elections? says Putin in poll slip
    Today at 15:39 | Reuters MOSCOW, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made a political slip of the tongue on Dec. 3, saying that Russia had “no elections”.


    When asked during his annual Q&A session if the real reason he’d appeared at a televised rap music award show was to reverse a decline in opinion poll ratings, Putin replied: “Ratings have nothing to do with it since we have no elections.”

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