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Daily Beast: Is Putin Turning to Terrorism in Ukraine?

ODESSA, Ukraine — On Sunday night a powerful explosion shook the heart of Ukraine’s most elegant city. The bomb went off right on the porch of the local Euro-Maidan Coordination Council, where volunteers store humanitarian aid for Ukrainian soldiers fighting Russian-backed forces in the east of the country. Authorities categorized the incident as “an act of terrorism,” the seventh bombing targeting strategic points of Odessa in the past few weeks.

The explosion destroyed the Council’s porch, tearing the entrance door to pieces, breaking windows in apartments on upper floors, and terrifying pedestrians on Gimnazicheskaya Avenue. Fortunately nobody was hurt seriously. But such are the tensions here that last week the central government in Kiev deployed two units of National Guards to launch an anti-terror operation in Odessa.

“We are convinced that money for terrorism comes from Moscow,” says Vitaliy Kozhukhar, a commander of Odessa’s self-defense forces. The special services of Russian President Vladimir Putin “seem to be happily organizing explosions in order to destabilize life in our peaceful city, which to their frustration does not want to become a part of Russia.”

Terrorism is bad news anywhere, but especially rough on Odessa, where the city motto seems to be “make love, not war.” It is the only tourist center Ukraine has left on the Black Sea, since Russia annexed Crimea last spring. Its graceful hotels and beautiful restaurants are totally dependent on the tourist trade. But most visitors stopped coming after the tragic events of May 2, when over 40 pro-Russian activists from the separatist movement and Ukrainian soccer fans were killed in a fire and in the violent clashes that surrounded it.

Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/01/06/is-putin-turning-to-terrorism-in-ukraine.html

I propose a new name for the ISIS-controlled areas: Bushdiditstan

As I listen to the news about the nightmare in the Middle East, it occurs to me that the current situation is a good match for the warnings/predictions of the antiwar forces--that if Bush went on with his private war to pretty much destroy Iraq, the destabilization would have unforeseeable results and could yield power to all sorts of extremist forces. Well now an army of beheaders claim their own country larger in area than the UK and their own oil-producing region.

I can't believe that Bush along with Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove, Rice etc. aren't being tarred and feather daily

"Kill All N***ERS": Putin Youth organization "Nashi" a LOT like Hitler Youth


Incredible 20 minute report. Putin's patriotic youth organization "Nashi" is funded by the Kremlin and Big Business. Video from 2011--it's worse now.

Beginning: The police are afraid to stop these Nashi youths when they break the law
4:40: Nashi youth have the power to arrest and act as enforcers of shakedown/protection rackets
8:30 "N**GERS" Racism in Nashi
9:00 Nashi Putin cult of personality

PART 2:


0:30 Nashi death squad for dissidents?
1:00 Nashi harassing environmentalists protesting the clearcutting of old-growth forest for Putin crony business project
1:50 Nashi like "Hitler Youth" says environmentalist protester
6:00 Husband of dissident journalist sent to Siberia
9:00 police break up rally by small investors who lost money in government scam
10:00 positive signs: justice still possible

Article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/8852735/Unreported-World-Vlads-Army-Putins-brave-new-world.html
Unreported World: Vlad's Army - Putin's brave new world
Vladimir Putin's strongarm tactics are turning back Russia's clock to a time of corruption, intimidation and violence against dissenters, as seen in a new documentary

New Pussy Riot Video "Witches Clean Manezhka Square"!!! Turn up the volume to 11



Ведьмы из Pussy Riot чистят Манежку

Manezhka Square is on the edge of the Kremlin and is the site of recent protests against the Putin regime.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/30/pussy-riot-witches-of-pussy-riot-clean-manezhka_n_6395666.html

Pussy Riot has released a new video ahead of the Russian court's verdict against opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The video, "Witches of Pussy Riot Clean Manezhka," calls for people to demonstrate outside the Kremlin on Tuesday. The clip features group members Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova cleaning Moscow's Manezh Square in preparation for the protests. “This is above all a propaganda video,” Tolokonnikova told BuzzFeed News.

Maria Baronova, an opposition activist, and Elena Kostyuchenko, a journalist and LGBT activist, join the band for the song, which repeats the same four words over in Russian: "Clean. Honest. Word. Deed."

Pussy Riot activist arrested after pro-Alexei Navalny protests in Moscow

Source: Guardian UK

Twenty activists including Masha Alyokhina from Pussy Riot were arrested in Moscow on Wednesday yesterday, after staging an all-night protest against the conviction of the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg.

Several thousand anti-Putin demonstrators gathered in central Moscow on Tuesday after a court handed Navalny – Vladimir Putin’s most high-profile opponent – a suspended sentence, but jailed his brother for three-and-a-half years. Navalny broke a house arrest order to attend the rally and was swiftly detained. Riot police arrested more than 100 people.

A small group of activists including Alyokhina, and the anti-Putin blogger Arseny Bobrovsky, took refuge in a giant Christmas ball on Moscow’s Manezh Square, directly in front of the Kremlin. Despite freezing conditions they spent the night inside. They held up banners saying that they would “occupy the globe” until Oleg Navalny was freed.

At 8am Moscow time, the police moved in and arrested those inside. “They came from two directions, took everyone’s documents, and then literally used their arms to drag us out,” Alyokhina told the news portal Mediazona. She added: “I consider all those who came out and spent the night in the ball to be heroes. It was -20C.”

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/31/pussy-riot-activist-masha-alyokhina-arrested-alexei-navalny-protest



TYT: Russia's Online Troll Army Is Huge, Hilarious & Already Everywhere

and "everywhere" is right


Putin's Neo-Nazis Kidnap and Torture 1,500 Transsexual and Gay People



In an astounding claim, the Russian government yesterday defended a neo-Nazi group for orchestrating nearly 1,500 mostly-anti-gay kidnappings across Russia in the past 18 months.

By some estimates, 24 million Russians lost their lives to the Nazis in World War II.

The Russians, angered over a British television documentary exposing a nationwide anti-gay kidnapping ring, then denied that the neo-Nazi abductions had occurred at all, claiming that there is no proof of the crimes, even though the abductors filmed their crimes and posted them widely on Russian social media network VK.com and YouTube.

And the videos, at least on VK, but some on YouTube as well, can still be found online.


Read more: http://americablog.com/2014/02/russian-govt-defends-anti-gay-neo-nazi-group-says-kidnappings-never-happened.html

And who has been running Neo-Nazi death squads? The Kremlin: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1016108163

Putin's Russia defends anti-gay neo-Nazis, says 1,500 kidnappings never happened

Very disturbing info but a Good Read. Read it all. http://americablog.com/2014/02/russian-govt-defends-anti-gay-neo-nazi-group-says-kidnappings-never-happened.html
In an astounding claim, the Russian government yesterday defended a neo-Nazi group for orchestrating nearly 1,500 mostly-anti-gay kidnappings across Russia in the past 18 months.

By some estimates, 24 million Russians lost their lives to the Nazis in World War II.

The Russians, angered over a British television documentary exposing a nationwide anti-gay kidnapping ring, then denied that the neo-Nazi abductions had occurred at all, claiming that there is no proof of the crimes, even though the abductors filmed their crimes and posted them widely on Russian social media network VK.com and YouTube.

And the videos, at least on VK, but some on YouTube as well, can still be found online.


Read more: http://americablog.com/2014/02/russian-govt-defends-anti-gay-neo-nazi-group-says-kidnappings-never-happened.html

What RT won't mention in their fake outrage re Ferguson: Racism, blood and tear gas in Moscow



And PutinTV wants to talk about racism? Let's not forget this

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/06/russia-racist-laser-obama_n_5656732.html

more

First Black Elected Official Defies Racism In Russia
Because the police and justice system are riddled with corruption, there's a feeling that if something happens to you on the street, you have no place to turn.

I was especially worried about two gay friends who came to visit me in Moscow. The city has a history of harassment against openly gay men. And the same goes for blacks.

Even though for decades the Soviet Union recruited African students to come to universities and learn about communism, there are very few black faces in Russia today.

Skinheads are active in the capital and elsewhere, and blacks have been harassed on the street and beaten on trains and the subway.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130102777

Pussy Riot protesters cleared of religious hatred charge

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Two women from Russia's Pussy Riot protest group who were jailed for a song deriding President Vladimir Putin were cleared in a Moscow court on Friday of inciting religious hatred.

But the court knocked only one month off their two-year sentences, upholding a charge of hooliganism.

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova spent nearly two years in prison after performing a protest song against Putin in Moscow's main cathedral in 2012.

Many in the West criticized the harshness of the sentence, saying it was evidence of a clamp-down on dissent.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/04/us-russia-pussyriot-idUSBREA330O320140404



Love live Pussy Riot
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