Thursday, August 23, 2012

Killer App-aratchiks

From his Fortress of Legal Solitude our own JJV informs us of the latest weapon deployed in the Russian state's campaign of Nationalism, Autocracy and Orthodoxy*: Angry Kremlins!

Quick recap: members of Russian all-girl protest/punk band Pussy Riot recently got sentenced to two years in prison for "religious hatred" and that hardy perennial "hooliganism" for staging a guerilla musical performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. On the other hand, it could have been worse (totally NSFW). I, too, am shocked - shocked! - to find authoritarianism alive and well in Russia. I'll bet Putin had a KGB office building full of compromising-even-for-Yeltsin** pictures.

*Grad school knowledge fading... heeellp meeeee!

**I mean, really:

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