Hi from Russia!
There has already slipped news about the protests in Russia, – Moscow and St. Petersburg, these protests are going and being supported and organized apart from usual bloggers and activits, by political opposition – all in protest to the latest event – the 2011 Elections, were the rules and laws were brutaly violated and completly ignored.
Though on the 6th of December there were not only activists and politicians on the squares there were also supporters of the political party of “theives and crooks” – as they are called in Russia, – United Russia, the political party that has been “owning” the country for almost 13 years now, 13 years of robbing the middle class, morally and psycholgicaly destroying people, taking the last from them. Most of these supporters were very well payed, some have no idea of the political picture in Russia and, more than that, they dont want to know, but some happend to be there accidently.
Facebook page from Moscow:
Here’s a letter from Vanya Panomarev, about how he got there…
6th of December, I had classes in my university. We were informed in the morning that we will have only the first 2 lessons. Then, after 14:00(2pm), we need to get to Pushkinskaya square, where there will be a NON-political assembly in honour of battle close by Moscow that happend during World War II…
We went there and we met other students from different colleges, cadets and “women” (probably from some sort of housing organizations) then they told us to line up like in school and after that we were lead to the square… We passed the metal detectors, showed our bags and stuff to the police and found ourselves… on a political assembly…
We were surprised to hear that the assembly was dedicated to “The victory of (United Russia)Edinaya Rossiya!!!”…no comments.. I’ll tell you 1 thing: in a couple of hours we heard this on the news: 10 thousand of Moscow youth gathered on Pushinskaya square to support and celebrate the victory of United Russia on the 2011 elections….”
San Petersburgo [07/12]