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...yeah...just wondering if Putin bit off more than even HE can chew in the long-run with this one....guess time will tell - but at least they have galvanized the debate - up to a point
Don't know about Putin but the trial itself has already become a classic.
Some of the great quotes apart from the feminism is a mortal sin are "the hell is as real as Moscow metro" "the witness identified the defandant by her calves", "I watched the video and felt the terrible moral suffering, but I watced it again and again", "Good doggie" - the judge encouraging the god in the courtroom when she barked at the defence lawers. And this is only small part of this circus of the trial.
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...holy mother of god - if it wasn't so serious, the hilarious absurdity of these proceedings would be comedy GOLD...and some people might argue that the Moscow Metro IS "hell"......meaning I am more than likely to be spending eternity hovering around Mayakovskaya for my "sins"...

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Was reading through the latest issue of Private Eye, and this just made me LMAO.

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ASSANGE FEARS BEING HELD IN SWEDISH DETENTION CENTRE

by Our Swedish Correspondent Not Bjorn Yesterday



Friends of Julian Assange say the WikiLeaks founder fears being detained in one of Sweden's notorious IKEA detention centres.

"These brutal and desensitising IKEA facilities make Guantanamo Bay look like the Ritz", said one WikiLeaks supporter. "Once inside the labyrinth-like building you are deprived of natural light and forced to drudge round seemingly in circles for up to eighteen hours a day, looking for a set of drawers, a kitchen unit and a side table, while having an argument with your partner".

Swedish authorities insisted that, by handing himself over to a self-assembly tribunal within an IKEA facility, Julian Assange could be freed more quickly, as the cases they build are extremely flimsy and fall apart within minutes.
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Lol!

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Re: News & Articles Part 3 - The Return of the Yeti

Transcription of Marat's interview for the TV programme "Bez Galstuka" ("Without a Tie") during his visit to Nizhny Novgorod a fortnight ago. Via NTA Nizhny Novgorod.

Finally we hear his views about Pussy Riot: "They are worthless, stupid girls who want attention, and who got it, and more than they expected".

Which is pretty hypocritical ironic, considering the heading of the article.

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Duma deputy Marat Safin: "You can't think that there is only black and white, and the deputies are idiots".



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how incredibly, incredibly depressing....even though the translation turns some of his responses into impossible gobbledegook....I can no longer deny the reality...he really is an unreconstructed neanderthal and sadly - a 'real' politician' after all = talking talking and saying nothing - and reactionary to boot......R.I.P whatever respect I had left for him :-(

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inez, it's a shocker ...
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inez, it's a shocker ...
no shocker really. You can't be both ER MP and a decent man, so this transformation was expected.
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no shocker really. You can't be both ER MP and a decent man, so this transformation was expected.
To you, maybe not.
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To you, maybe not.
well, of course I hoped I was wrong but unfortunately Marat proved that this system can turn anyone into a scum.
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well, of course I hoped I was wrong but unfortunately Marat proved that this system can turn anyone into a scum.
You calling Marat a scum now Irochka? Just kidding and seriously, I agree with you.
I haven't read the whole interview yet but the whole Pussy Riot issue is very controversial IMO.
I sure am naive and stupid but I still hope Marat manages to do something good in the Duma.
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well, of course I hoped I was wrong but unfortunately Marat proved that this system can turn anyone into a scum.
I hoped I was wrong too, at least with regard to the power of politics to corrupt the morally weak, but I never thought he'd dismiss Pussy Riot in such an arrogant, shallow, facile manner. A man of his age, information, experience and responsibilities ought to respond with more maturity, integrity and dignity, and set the example of understanding and open communication.

And he preaches "educating" children to be more responsible! What an ironic fate it will be, then, when his future five children (daughters, one hopes ) all turn out to be feminists and political dissidents.
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You calling Marat a scum now Irochka?
I'll refrain from calling him anything out of respect to this place only

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I haven't read the whole interview yet but the whole Pussy Riot issue is very controversial IMO.
Their act was controversial indeed. But there is nothing controversial about their arrest, trial and sentence IMO.

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I sure am naive and stupid but I still hope Marat manages to do something good in the Duma.
I thougt this too last year when he decided to go for it. Now, however, i have no illusions. *sigh*
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Marat with 5 children, I need to see that!

Awww Irochka, your illusions crushed already! Yeah well probably, you cannot beat 'the system', 'the system' devours you.

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but I never thought he'd dismiss Pussy Riot in such an arrogant, shallow, facile manner. A man of his age, information, experience and responsibilities ought to respond with more maturity, integrity and dignity, and set the example of understanding and open communication.
This is a very sensitive issue I guess for all Putin/ER supporters. If you consider yourself a decent person you can't condone injustice and cruelty, so in order to keep clear concience you rather create your own reality where criminals become victims and vice versa.
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