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    Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

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    Havent seen anything on here about this so I thought I would put up a thread. Pretty disgraceful verdict which has Putin and his old KGB cronies written all over it, I personally find this and other recent developments pretty alarming. In a year where we saw Putin hijack an election with bullying, routine arrests on the oppoisition and intimidation of journalists I have to wonder if Russia will slide back 30 years? Maybe im being a little dramatic but with the recent events you cant help but wonder where exactly Russia is headed?
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    re: Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'


    Havent seen anything on here about this so I thought I would put up a thread. Pretty disgraceful verdict which has Putin and his old KGB cronies written all over it, I personally find this and other recent developments pretty alarming. In a year where we saw Putin hijack an election with bullying, routine arrests on the oppoisition and intimidation of journalists I have to wonder if Russia will slide back 30 years? Maybe im being a little dramatic but with the recent events you cant help but wonder where exactly Russia is headed?
    Any nation that would squelch a pussy riot has obviously been usurped by a reactionary cabal of commie homosexuals.
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    re: Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    re: Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

    These ''Pussycat's'' message at their concerts is to incite violence. And i do think your being a tad dramatic.

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    re: Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

    Havent seen anything on here about this so I thought I would put up a thread. Pretty disgraceful verdict which has Putin and his old KGB cronies written all over it, I personally find this and other recent developments pretty alarming. In a year where we saw Putin hijack an election with bullying, routine arrests on the oppoisition and intimidation of journalists I have to wonder if Russia will slide back 30 years? Maybe im being a little dramatic but with the recent events you cant help but wonder where exactly Russia is headed?
    Russia never left the old days.

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    re: Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    These ''Pussycat's'' message at their concerts is to incite violence. And i do think your being a tad dramatic.
    Can you provide a source? And it appears they were not arrested for inciting violence but rather for protesting Putin and charged with "hooliganism."
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    re: Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Russia never left the old days.
    I agree on some levels but Boris Teltsin had them moving in the right direction but slowly they have gone back to the days of old. From what I have seen and heard though there are millions of Russians that wont go quielty into the night
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    re: Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

    Boris Teltsin had them moving in the right direction
    LOL the same Boris Yeltsin that dissolved and shelled parliament with tanks effectively creating a dictatorship, whose resistance led directly to the deaths of thousands?
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    re: Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

    To be frank, returning to the old days wouldn't be worse than the present situation (I mean for the Russians, not for the rest of the world)
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    re: Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'


    Havent seen anything on here about this so I thought I would put up a thread. Pretty disgraceful verdict which has Putin and his old KGB cronies written all over it, I personally find this and other recent developments pretty alarming. In a year where we saw Putin hijack an election with bullying, routine arrests on the oppoisition and intimidation of journalists I have to wonder if Russia will slide back 30 years? Maybe im being a little dramatic but with the recent events you cant help but wonder where exactly Russia is headed?


    Putin is definitely from the old Soviet mind set.

    Thought control is exactly what the Soviets were trying to accomplish.

    Thought control. Hmmm... Who else is trying to enforce thought control. I wonder...

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