FRIDAY JULY 16 CONTENTS
(1) EDITORIAL: Once Again, Russia comes in Dead Last
(2) EDITORIAL: Russia is a Nation of Drunken Murderers
(3) A Country ruled by Amoebas
(4) Kozlovsky, Under Siege
(5) The Road to Russia is Paved with Good Intentions
NOTE: Part One and Part Two of a Hermitage Capital documentary on the Kremlin goons who murdered Sergei Magnitsky and continue their reign of terror in the service of Vladimir Putin have been posted online. Required viewing! Also available in Russian, whose Part One already has nearly a quarter million views.
Russia, Nation of Drunken Murderers
Last week on the Sea of Azov (Russian-language source), six young campers drowned after being allowed to swim in a prohibited area and being sucked under by dangerous riptides, while three drunken teachers were supposed to be supervising scratched themselves like apes on the beach. Three other children were hospitalized, one in critical condition.
It is no stereotype, no prejudice, just simple undeniable fact: Russia is a land of drunken murderers. Russians pay no more attention to the election of their leaders than they do to the care of their children; instead, they pay attention to the best way of laying hands on vodka.
Russian opposition leader Oleg Kozlovsky
Opposition leader Oleg Kozlovsky, writing on the Huffington Post:
The building of autocracy in Russia is done in small steps. One brick was added to the wall this Friday by the State Duma. An act that further restricts public gatherings and protests in the country passed in its first hearing.
The most widely discussed “innovation” of the new act is that it obliges organizers of all actions involving cars or any other means of transportation (including trains, bycicles etc.) to de facto receive approval from the authorities. It is an apparent response to recent protests of car owners (the so-called “blue buckets”) and opposition actions in Moscow trains. The government and police found it difficult to stop or persecute participants of those protests, so now they’ll have a pretext.
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