Lots of useful idiots in the west. Good thing the guys just a meme in Russia.
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Igor Antunov wrote:I find it funny western bleeding hearts are deifying Navalny, the same guy that called Georgians and other non-ethnic russians subhumans in 2008. He's an acute nationalist that makes Putin seem liberal.
Lots of useful idiots in the west. Good thing the guys just a meme in Russia.
Igor Antunov wrote:That's just like, the western media portrayal man. You need to step off the reservation. Every little thing that goes on in Russia or in China that doesn't serve western interests is bad. That's how you know every little report about every little thing is a lie.
Igor Antunov wrote:You mean western neoliberal democracy? Tried and tested, 1992-1998. Utter disagrace to all systems everywhere. Worst period in Russian history outside of outright invasions. This particular brand of Democrazy isn't even working for its chief exporter, the US. Time to abandon this failure of an ideology. It also failed Greece spectacularly. The only Yugoslav country better off now than it was in 1980's is...tiny little Slovenia, which was always better off anyway. Admin edit: Rule 5 Violation
Putin is pure great leadership material that gets things done. I hope he has many years ahead of him.
The harder the west bleats and sanctions Russia, the better Russia is doing for itself and all Russians.
Beren wrote:I just googled Shoygu a bit, he's almost as old as Putin (Putin's three years older), so I wonder if how he'd succeed him. I also wonder if he'd cross his way if he meant to transfer his power to Medvedev.
Rancid wrote:Does he have a soul?
Beren wrote:So we have a soul because we need it?
Rancid wrote:I wonder what the market value for my soul is.
Potemkin wrote:If Putin is a 'stooge' of the West, then he's a stooge who has cut his own strings....
Moscow Times wrote:Russians nationwide are taking to the streets in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was jailed this week upon his defiant return to Russia.
Navalny, who had been recovering in Germany from what Western scientists determined to be poisoning by the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok, asked his supporters to protest against his jailing — and against Russia's ruling elite as a whole. Saturday's events are set to test the strength of his support at home after his poisoning sparked Western sanctions and condemnation against Moscow.
Russian authorities sent out strong warnings against attending the protests, which have not received required government authorization. Several of Navalny's allies were jailed or fined ahead of Saturday's events, while Russia's state media watchdog ordered social media posts promoting the rallies to be taken down.
So far, 1,090 people have been detained nationwide.
Here's a live look at the latest news as it happens:
4:54 p.m.: At least four journalists have been hurt during the Moscow protests, the Ekho Moskvy radio station reports.
4:45 p.m.: Small protests in Russia's western exclave of Kaliningrad have started.
4:37 p.m.: A Reuters estimate places the number of protesters in Moscow at 40,000. Confrontations continue to break out between protesters and police.
4:27 p.m.: Police have cleared Moscow's Pushkin Square, reports say. Protesters have spread out into nearby side streets in the city center.
4:21 p.m.: As many as 10,000 people have taken to the streets in Nizhny Novgorod, Novaya Gazeta reports.
4:10 p.m.: The number of detentions nationwide now stands at 1,090, according to OVD-Info.
А вот как силовики зачищали Пушкинскую площадь — в ход пошли дубинки pic.twitter.com/vFBfi3d7wD
— Дождь (@tvrain) January 23, 2021
4:03 p.m.: Scattered clashes between riot police and protesters are breaking out in Moscow, the VTimes news website and other outlets report.
3:55 p.m.: Protesters in St. Petersburg have broken through the police line as they march down Nevsky Prospekt, according to video footage published by local media.
3:31 p.m.: Some 863 people have been detained nationwide so far, independent police monitor OVD-Info says.
3:26 p.m.: Yulia Navalnaya says she has been detained, posting a photo of herself inside a police wagon.
А вот как люди прошли через первое заграждение на канале Грибоедова. Видео: Раньше всех pic.twitter.com/eqbNccXkSq
— «Бумага» (@paperpaper_ru) January 23, 2021
3:10 p.m.: Moscow protesters have begun marching from Pushkin Square to Manezh Square next to the Kremlin, according to The Moscow Times' correspondent at the scene. Protesters chant slogans including "Freedom," "Resign," "Putin is a thief," "Release him" and "One for all and all for one."
3:05 p.m.: Police in in Russia's second city of St. Petersburg have begun detaining protesters at the rally near St. Isaac's Cathedral, the local Fontanka.ru news website reported. Hundreds take to the streets in the city of Nizhny Novgorod some 420 kilometers east of Moscow.
3:00 p.m.: Navalny's wife, Yulia Navalnaya, has arrived at the Moscow protest.
2:55 p.m.: Several thousand protesters have arrived at Pushkin Square in Moscow, AFP reported. Some protesters are carrying toilet brushes — or signs depicting them — in reference to the 62,000 ruble ($823) toilet brush shown in Navalny's video investigation into President Vladimir Putin's alleged palace.
2:24 p.m.: Several thousand people attend the protest in the southern city of Krasnodar.
2:09 p.m.: Protesters continue to arrive at Moscow's Pushkin Square while a loudspeaker orders people to leave the unauthorized demonstration.
2:05 p.m.: Navalny ally Lyubov Sobol has been detained in Moscow.
1:48 p.m.: Blogger llya Varlamov was detained in Moscow, then released.
1:48 p.m.: In Yekaterinburg, clashes have broken out between protesters and police, with officers reportedly targeted with snowballs and smoke grenades.
1:42 p.m.: At least one child is among those detained in Moscow, according to video footage. On the eve of the protests, Russian authorities had cracked down on TikTok content where young people filmed themselves preparing for the rallies, while universities and schools threatened to expel or punish students for taking part in the events.
12:28 p.m.: Riot police in central Moscow have begun breaking up groups and detaining people on Pushkin Square, where the city's protest is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Hundreds of protesters are already in the square, according to reports. Mobile internet connectivity issues have been reported in the area.
На Пушкинской люди скандируют «Путин вор!»
Видео: Екатерина Гробман pic.twitter.com/yzCsOAiUAQ
— VTimes (@VTimesMedia) January 23, 2021
12:00 p.m.: Protests have started in Russia's fourth-largest city of Yekaterinburg — where the temperature is minus 30 degrees Celsius — as well as in Ufa, Chelyabinsk and other cities across central Russia. Estimates of the Yekaterinburg crowd range between 5,000 and 11,000.
Большое шествие в Екатеринбурге! pic.twitter.com/b4J0px2iXx
— Команда Навального (@teamnavalny) January 23, 2021
11:50 a.m.: Oleg Stepanov, the head of Team Navalny's Moscow headquarters, has been detained from his apartment, Stepanov wrote on his Telegram channel. Protests in Moscow are scheduled to start in around two hours.
11:30 a.m.: At least 15,000 people have attended protests in Russia’s Far East and Siberia so far, MBKh media reported, based on tallies gathered by their regional correspondents, while 174 people have been detained so far in 25 cities, according to police-monitoring website OVD-Info.
11:23 a.m.: Thousands of protesters filled the central square in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, video showed.
11:20 a.m.: Police in Moscow have been preparing for protests in the capital since Friday evening. Pushkin Square — the site of the rally — has been cordoned off. One person was detained there early Saturday morning while staging a one-person picket in support of Navalny. A number of large police vehicles have been spotted parked throughout central Moscow and barricades are being prepared along the central Tverskaya shopping street and other main roads, according to various independent reports. Extra police officers have also been deployed to Red Square, the Avtozak Telegram channel reported.
11:16 a.m.: More than 3,000 people are protesting in Russia’s third largest city Novosibirsk, Meduza reported. In Tomsk — the city where Alexei Navalny was visiting when he was poisoned — more than 2,000 people came out, local TV-2 reported. In Krasnoyarsk, turnout was around 1,500, Novaya Gazeta estimated.
The police seem to have been particularly rough against pro-Navalny protesters in Vladivostok today. A good indication of how they will be treated in Moscow, where arrests have already begun, hours before the rally startshttps://t.co/KosMpqZd1i
— max seddon (@maxseddon) January 23, 2021
11:04 a.m.: Protestors have started to be detained in Novosibirsk, with at least 12 people taken into custody.
11:00 a.m.: Security forces have largely cleared the streets in the Far East city of Vladivostok, where the local time is 18:00, according to the independent Novaya Gazeta news site. It reported “tough detentions,” and “at least one person taken to a police van unconscious.” Videos showed security forces charging towards crowds of protestors to disperse them.
Another video from Irkutsk.
“We will not leave!” they chant.
Will be tough for police to disperse this crowd without very ugly scenes. pic.twitter.com/pbWwuKNAoB
— Matthew Luxmoore (@mjluxmoore) January 23, 2021
10:30 a.m.: Rallies continue across Siberia, with protests reported in Novosibirsk — Russia’s third largest city — as well as Tomsk, Omsk, Ulan-Ude, Kemerovo and others.
10:00 a.m.: At least 48 protestors in 13 cities have been detained so far, according to the independent police-monitoring website OVD-Info.
9:30 a.m.: Some 300 people protested in the Siberian city of Chita. At least four people were detained, including one minor, OVD-Info reported.
9:29 a.m.: A small protest took place in the northern Siberian city of Yakutsk despite temperatures of minus 50 degrees Celsius.
9:10 a.m.: About 500 people have begun protesting in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, MBKh news reported.
8:20 a.m.: In the Far East city of Khabarovsk, about a dozen protesters have been detained and later lined up against a wall and beaten while in police custody, according to independent police-monitoring website OVD-Info.
8:19 a.m.: Up to 2,000 people protest in the Far East capital of Vladivostok, the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper reports. Police dispersed protesters with force, according to video footage.
Ganeshas Rat wrote:Oh no, thousands of people went to the streets! The regime crumbles! There's a million people manifesting every Sunday for six months in a neighboring country of ten millions and they achieved absolutely nothing, but this time it will be different.
noemon wrote:Putin's done. He broke the camel's back.
Russians are braving the cold but most importantly they are braving the KGB, the Russian security apparatus and Covid-19.
What does anyone have to say for Putin's legacy?
What does a Russian person calculate when they pause and think 'what has this man done for us'?
Is there a single positive something that they can think of?
How did the Crimea help the Russian condition? How did Syria?
If Europeans stop buying Russian gas, the shambles that is the economy, collapses.
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