Anti-Putin Protests: Second Nationwide Rally

A screenshot from RusNews live stream.

KREMLIN CRACKS DOWN ON THE OPPOSITION THE WEEK PRIOR TO PROTESTS

On January 31, 2021, over 5,000 people were arrested in over 80 cities for protesting the injustice and corruption of the Russian government and demand freedom for Alexey Navalny, the opposition leader currently in prison and facing a sentence in a fraudulent court case. 200 children and 93 journalists were arrested nationwide. Protests were dispersed by the police and riot police. The security forces beat the protesters with batons and used electric shockers and gas. The most popular chant was “Putin is a thief!”…


Great Battle-field: Politics, Cyberwar, Art


On May 4, 2021, in Moscow, the prosecution requested a year and four months to two years of penal colony for teenage activists for attaching a banner and dousing the building of the Prosecutor General’s Office with pink paint.

Olga Misik, Ivan Vorobievsky, and Igor Basharimov will be sentenced on May 11, 2019. Olga is known for reading the Constitution to riot police and was the leader of a group of 45 teenagers protesting in August 2019. She wrote a remarkable last statement, translated below.

ABOUT FEAR

I was often asked if I was scared. More often they ask me about…


PROTESTS IN RUSSIA, 21 APRIL 2021

WHY PROTEST?

On April 17, several doctors expressed an opinion that the imprisoned Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny may die if not allowed medical help immediately. Navalny is serving a two-and-a-half-year term for failing to appear in person at a parole hearing. Navalny was in a coma in a German hospital after a poisoning attempt last year and thus allegedly violated the probation terms of his suspended sentence. He is in a penal colony 60 miles east of Moscow and currently on the 24th day of a hunger strike. His blood test results show…


3.5 Years in Penal Colony and Thousand Arrested, Detention Centers Full

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NAVALNY IS SENTENCED TO 3,5 YEARS IN PENAL COLONY

On Tuesday, February 2, Russian opposition leader Navalny has been sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment in a penal colony for violating the terms of bail. He will be imprisoned for 2 years and 8 months as 10 months of house arrest will count against that time. The official reason is Navalny’s failure to appear for probation check-ins with prison officials while in Germany recovering from a coma. Navalny was poisoned with the nerve agent in August 2020. In 2017, the…


2 FEBRUARY 2021

From Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty YouTube Channel, with English subtitles.

Aleksey Navalny’s Closing Statement, full text:

“I would like to start with a discussion of a legal issue, which seems to me to be the major issue here and a bit overlooked in the course of this discussion. Everything looks a bit uncanny. Two people are sitting here, and one of them says: let’s put Navalny in prison because he appeared [for his probation check-in] on Mondays, instead of Thursdays. …


A screenshot from Sanders’ exclusive interview with RT in 2016.

KREMLIN SUPPORT: SOCIAL MEDIA BACKING

On or about February 10, 2016, the day after both Sanders and Trump won their respective parties’ New Hampshire primary contest, a troll factory in Russia circulated a memo outlining themes to be posted to its social media accounts in the US. “Use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump — we support them),” said the memo.


Abridged translation/excerpts from “The Clockwork Mandarin” by Konstantin Salomatin and Shura Burtin, published in the Russian Reporter

Designer unknown (佚名) 2013, The Chinese dream, Zhongguo meng (中国梦), Publisher: Wang Xin (王鑫)
Source: https://chineseposters.net/themes/xijinping.php

The 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, celebrated with a pompous military parade and speeches of greatness, is the appropriate day to remind the world that since 2017 the Chinese government carries out the systematic genocide of the ethnic minorities by imprisoning, killing, torturing, and subjecting to chemical experiments millions of innocent people. According to some researchers, there are about one and a half million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other minorities in prison and concentration camps. In a monstrous twist, the Chinese…

Zarina Zabrisky

Zarina Zabrisky is the author of IRON and CUTE TOMBSTONE, EXPLOSION, a poetry book GREEN LIONS, and a novel WE, MONSTERS. More at www.zarinazabrisky.com.

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