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Democracy Putin (Fascist) Style
« on: August 01, 2007, 06:48:54 PM »
Holy Fuck and Jumpin Moses! Sex for the Motherland!

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Remember the mammoths, say the clean-cut organisers at the youth camp's mass wedding. "They became extinct because they did not have enough sex. That must not happen to Russia".

Obediently, couples move to a special section of dormitory tents arranged in a heart-shape and called the Love Oasis, where they can start procreating for the motherland.

With its relentlessly upbeat tone, bizarre ideas and tight control, it sounds like a weird indoctrination session for a phoney religious cult.

But this organisation - known as "Nashi", meaning "Ours" - is youth movement run by Vladimir Putin's Kremlin that has become a central part of Russian political life.

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Putin's kids

Sinister: Millions of young Russians at a youth camp discerningly similar to the Hitler Youth
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Nashi's annual camp, 200 miles outside Moscow, is attended by 10,000 uniformed youngsters and involves two weeks of lectures and physical fitness.

Attendance is monitored via compulsory electronic badges and anyone who misses three events is expelled. So are drinkers; alcohol is banned. But sex is encouraged, and condoms are nowhere on sale.

Bizarrely, young women are encouraged to hand in thongs and other skimpy underwear - supposedly a cause of sterility - and given more wholesome and substantial undergarments.

Twenty-five couples marry at the start of the camp's first week and ten more at the start of the second. These mass weddings, the ultimate expression of devotion to the motherland, are legal and conducted by a civil official.

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But the real aim of the youth camp - and the 100,000-strong movement behind it - is not to improve Russia's demographic profile, but to attack democracy.

Under Mr Putin, Russia is sliding into fascism, with state control of the economy, media, politics and society becoming increasingly heavy-handed. And Nashi, along with other similar youth movements, such as 'Young Guard', and 'Young Russia', is in the forefront of the charge.

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Even when Nashi flagrantly breaks the law, the authorities do not intervene. After Estonia enraged Russia by moving a Sovietera war memorial in April, Nashi led the blockade of Estonia's Moscow embassy. It daubed the building with graffiti, blasted it with Stalinera military music, ripped down the Estonian flag and attacked a visiting ambassador's car. The Moscow police, who normally stamp ruthlessly on public protest, stood by.

Nashi fits perfectly into the Kremlin's newly-minted ideology of "Sovereign democracy". This is not the mind-numbing jargon of Marxism-Leninism, but a lightweight collection of cliches and slogans promoting Russia's supposed unique political and spiritual culture.

It is strongly reminiscent of the Tsarist era slogan: "Autocracy, Orthodoxy and Nationality".

The similarities to both the Soviet and Tsarist eras are striking. Communist ideologues once spent much of their time explaining why their party deserved its monopoly of power, even though the promised utopia seemed indefinitely delayed.

Today, the Kremlin's ideology chief Vladislav Surkov is trying to explain why questioning the crooks and spooks who run Russia is not just mistaken, but treacherous.


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Democracy Putin (Fascist) Style
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2007, 04:07:35 PM »
Hard to tell who's telling the truth here: "US denies role in poll monitors' boycott of Russia vote"
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The United States on Monday denied it played a role in a decision by Europe's election watchdog not to monitor Russia's upcoming parliamentary elections.

US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns did speak with officials at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe but "there was no interference" in the OSCE's plans for poll monitoring, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said.

"This was their decision and their decision only," McCormack said.

The State Department's comments came after Putin earlier Monday alleged that the OSCE's November 16 decision to cancel its planned monitoring of Russia's December 2 vote was made "on the recommendation of the American State Department" and that the "aim is to discredit the elections."

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Re: Democracy Putin (Fascist) Style
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2010, 11:34:11 PM »
The Putin monopoly of power and spooks and crooks continues.
UK/USA condemns conviction of Khodorkovsky

There was never going to be any other result

So the guy puts money into other politicians campaigns and that is a crime. So then why is the UN totally silent on this travesty of so-called justice?

Of course they didn't say much about Viktor Yushchenko's poisoning either. Putin stole Yukos. Yushchenko is a political prisoner just as so many others are.

Yukos shareholders can sue Russia

Putin makes Stalin look like MIckey mouse, just more socially graceful.

ETA = I did not know he was thinking of running for the Presidency of Russia




 
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Re: Democracy Putin (Fascist) Style
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 01:14:10 PM »
The Pussy Riot hearings are Live:  http://rapsinews.ru/moscourts_mm/20120730/263983353.html


A woman in my bldg. was here and she speaks Russian, told me about it the link. Anybody know Russian?
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Re: Democracy Putin (Fascist) Style
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 01:21:35 PM »
I don't (beyond a few phrases), but I have a friend who speaks Russian fluently - he is a professor and travels there often for his work. I'll ask him - he may well be interested.

Yep, there are a few people here (him, Polar explorer and ecologist Jean Lemire...) who actually choose work that takes them to places COLDER than here.

Is your link in Russian?
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 01:25:18 PM »
I hit translate for the print.
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Re: Democracy Putin (Fascist) Style
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 01:32:38 PM »
NYT is there.  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/world/europe/musicians-on-trial-over-crude-anti-putin-song-in-moscow-cathedral.html


One of the girls is quite feisty  :applause


In response to the charges, the defendants said they were not guilty. “Yes, we violated the rules of the Orthodox Church; yes, I admit that,” Ms. Tolokonnikova said. She was interrupted by Judge Syrova, who reminded her that she was only supposed to give her plea in response to the charges. “Yes, I understand,” Ms. Tolokonnikova said, adding, “But it was not criminal.”
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