Shame On Russia

Three of the members of Russian punk rock collective Pussy Riot have been found guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” and sentenced to two years of labor in a corrective institution, with credit for five months time already served. Judge Marina Syrova called their offence a “serious crime.” “It is simply idiocy,” said a Russian writer of the verdict, while E.U. and U.S. diplomats have offered a more restrained criticism of the sentence as being apparently disproportionate to the crime. In my opinion, that’s an understatement.

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  1. I thought the most interesting part of the verdict was this line: “The court does find a religious hatred motive in the actions of the defendants by way of them being feminists who consider men and women to be equal.” The argument after that was fascinating because it tried to reconcile that to the fact that the Russian constitution also considers men and women to be equal.

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  2. A Tweet from a Putin supporter:

    “”No normal Russian would support these c@nts. The only ones for Pussy Riot are emigrants, fags and kikes.” Eduard Bagirov, Putin Loyalist and Blogger”

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