He-Man Putin shows Snegurochka Who’s Boss
Well, it’s another horrifying new low in the annals of Russian barbarism.
Dressed as Snegurochka, the Russian version of Mrs. Claus, 82-year-old human rights activist Lyudmila Alekseyeva appeared on New Year’s Eve (which Russians celebrate in lieu of Christmas) on Tverskaya Street, Moscow’s Fifth Avenue. She waved happily to the assembled crowd. She posed for pictures and signed autographs. A throng of her supporters and admirers gathered to congratulate her on her recent major award from the EU.
Care to guess what happened next?
That’s right: Hundreds of Vladimir Putin’s thug-like stormtroopers descended on the helpless old lady, grabbed her and threw her in prison. Santa Claus was also arrested. Other Russia has more shocking photographs.
These Russians were attempting to assert their right to peaceably assemble as guaranteed by Article 31 of the Russian Constitution. The U.S. government condemned the Kremlin’s barbaric assault on this year’s winner of the EU’s Sakharov human rights medal, stating: “The United States expresses dismay at reports that authorities in Moscow prevented Russian citizens from exercising their right to assemble peacefully.”
Coming from the cowardly Obama regime, that’s pretty strong stuff. When you rough up a little old lady, you’re sinking about as low into the mire of totalitarian obscenity as you can get. Jerzy Buzek, the President of the European Parliament, was also stunned by this naked Russian barbarism: “I am profoundly and personally touched when I think that this very respectful 82-year-old woman spent the night of New Year’s Eve under Russian arrest. I call on the Russian authorities to release her immediately.” The people of Russia ought to be utterly ashamed of this subhuman behavior, and they ought to demand that it cease.
But they won’t. Just as they did in the times of Stalin, they’ll turn a blind eye on the torture of helpless old ladies and they’ll thereby encourage the Kremlin to keep right on doing it. Only when they hear these stormtroopers knocking on their own door will they think otherwise, and by then it will be too late.