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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:08 AM

russia's cossacks start patrolling moscow streets

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MOSCOW (AP) -- Renowned for their sword-fighting prowess and notorious for their anti-Semitism in czarist Russia, the Cossacks are taking on new foes: beggars, drunks and improperly parked cars.

With the approval of city authorities, eight Cossacks clad in traditional fur hats and uniforms patrolled a Moscow train station on Tuesday looking for signs of minor public disturbances.

The Kremlin is seeking to use the once-feared paramilitary squads in its new drive to promote conservative values and appeal to nationalists.

The southern Krasnodar province - which includes Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics - launched Cossack patrols in September to crack down on Muslim migrants from the neighboring Caucasus. Now they've made it to the Russian capital.

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Reply russia's cossacks start patrolling moscow streets (Original post)
xchrom Nov 2012 OP
geek tragedy Nov 2012 #1
marmar Nov 2012 #2
xchrom Nov 2012 #3
pampango Nov 2012 #4
Brickbat Nov 2012 #8
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #5
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #6
Brickbat Nov 2012 #7
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #9

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:21 AM

1. "We're just like Chuck Norris."

Sadly, he's correct, except for the minor part that Chuck Norris doesn't have the real life authority to bust heads.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:24 AM

2. Cra-zee

nt

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Response to marmar (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:25 AM

3. what could possibly go wrong?...nt

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:37 AM

4. The Kremlin's "new drive to promote conservative values and appeal to nationalists."

Sheesh.

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Response to pampango (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:16 AM

8. "New drive" is what cracks me up there.

Nothing new about it.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:49 AM

5. Well, that's disturbing.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:07 AM

6. Get in line proles.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:15 AM

7. I studied in Krasnodar many years ago.

We did a lot of work regarding Cossack culture. There was a resurgence of Cossack pride that was just beginning when I was there. Why authorities feel the need to hand off beating drunks and terrorizing old ladies selling mushrooms to Cossacks is beyond me; there are plenty of uniformed thugs who are happy to do it. Maybe it's because the Cossacks will do it for a bus pass and nothing more.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:47 AM

9. Just one more thing I hold Gary Bettman responsible for...

and it's only going to snowball from here...

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