1. Post #1
    GenPol's Avatar
    June 2012
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    Russia is mobilizing 70,000 police officers and more than 9,000 soldiers for the June 12 holiday when opposition groups plan rallies in central Moscow and around the country, according to the Interior Ministry.

    About 1.35 million people are expected to attend 1,550 “political, cultural and other mass” events around the country on the Russia Day holiday, the Interior Ministry said today in a statement on its website.

    Vladimir Putin, who returned to the presidency for a third term last month, on June 8 signed a bill that increases fines 150-fold for protesters who break the law. Putin has faced the biggest challenge to his authority since he came to power in 2000 as tens of thousands of Russians have taken part in demonstrations since parliamentary elections in December.

    “Participants in masks, for example, will be immediately detained by the police,” the Interior Ministry said, citing the new law, which took effect yesterday. “Organizers will be held liable for violations involving harm to civilians, illegally blocking traffic, damaging roads and property.”

    The maximum fine for protesters found to have broken the law was raised to 300,000 rubles ($9,280) from 2,000 rubles, and to as much as 600,000 rubles for organizers.

    The opposition, which received permission to hold its planned “march of millions” in Moscow the same day that Putin signed the law into effect, condemned the initiative as an attempt to stifle the constitutional right to free assembly.

    The holiday celebrates parliament’s declaration of Russian sovereignty on June 12, 1990, as the Soviet Union crumbled.

    “There is quite a bit of tension, maybe apprehension is a better word, ahead of Tuesday,” Chris Weafer, chief strategist at Troika Dialog in Moscow, wrote in an e-mailed note on June 8. “Many in what remains a core part of the protest movement are openly saying that peaceful protest has not worked so it is now time for a more forceful approach.”
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...-12-rally.html
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  2. Post #2
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    Dennab
    January 2012
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    Beef.
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    What is this
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  4. Post #4
    GenPol's Avatar
    June 2012
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    What is this
    Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev. The Russian president and the Russian prime minister. There's a 2 consecutive term limit in Russia, so Medvedev (Putin's old friend) helped Putin by becoming the president after Putin's 2 terms, so that Putin would be eligible for 2 more terms. Medvedev didn't even run for his 2nd term, to give his place to Putin.
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    January 2012
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    300,000 rubles ($9,280) from 2,000 rubles, and to as much as 600,000 rubles for organizers.
    Holy crap
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  6. Post #6
    Dennab
    April 2011
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    Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev. The Russian president and the Russian prime minister. There's a 2 consecutive term limit in Russia, so Medvedev (Putin's old friend) helped Putin by becoming the president after Putin's 2 terms, so that Putin would be eligible for 2 more terms. Medvedev didn't even run for his 2nd term, to give his place to Putin.
    All I see is two badly drawn old guys, one of them is also wearing a bee costume.
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    March 2012
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    I'm going to Russia on June 12th. Hope I can see some football instead of batons and teargas.

    Also on June of 12th, Russians are playing against the Polish.

  8. Post #8
    All I see is two badly drawn old guys, one of them is also wearing a bee costume.
    Your mind is shit at imagination.
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  9. Post #9
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    Dennab
    December 2008
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    Your mind is shit at imagination.
    What are you supposed to imagine from that shit picture?
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    May 2006
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    Putin isn't playing around.

  11. Post #11
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    All I see is two badly drawn old guys, one of them is also wearing a bee costume.
    If you can't see the resemblance, then you've either never seen Putin or Medvedev, or need glasses.
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  12. Post #12
    GenPol's Avatar
    June 2012
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    What are you supposed to imagine from that shit picture?
    Is this one better?



    Edited:

    All I see is two badly drawn old guys, one of them is also wearing a bee costume.
    The other one (Putin) is wearing a crab costume.
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    Over 9000 Soldiers?
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  14. Post #14
    Dennab
    September 2011
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    Looks like they have the good old fashioned Soviet style of handling dissenters going.

    Over 9000 Soldiers?
    Don't do it man
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    August 2006
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    Putin is a jackass and Medvedev is his lapdog.

    The maximum fine for protesters found to have broken the law was raised to 300,000 rubles ($9,280) from 2,000 rubles, and to as much as 600,000 rubles for organizers.
    Well, at least I know now that all those rubles I got in STALKER for finding huge caches of illegal weapons, anomalous rocks, and experimental military technology would only net me not even a fraction of what it was really worth.

    Over 9000 Soldiers?
    Oh god, let's hope this isn't one of those "Cordon" situations again. I barely survived getting past that machine gun.

    Don't do it man
    He's a grown man, let him do what he wants. Just imagine all the loot.
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    I make sexist and racist jokes all the time yet,i still support the feminist movement and the rights of blacks.
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    No worries another 10000 soldiers will come and crush them.
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  17. Post #17
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    January 2010
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    It would be great if those police and soldiers then turned on the government instead.

    But that's being optimistic.
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    JUST MAKE SURE THEYRE ALL MASSED TOGETHER SO ITS EASIER TO FRAG EM DOWN.

  19. Post #19
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    November 2007
    1,610 Posts
    The drawing of Putin looks more like Anderson Cooper.

  20. Post #20

    September 2011
    514 Posts
    When the entire population is protesting you have a responsibility to examine if you're doing anything wrong before you start beefing up security forces.

    I honestly hope somebody assassinates Putin, he's a terrible world leader, and he's had hands in enough of other people's deaths.

  21. Post #21
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    September 2007
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    When the entire population is protesting you have a responsibility to examine if you're doing anything wrong before you start beefing up security forces.
    im pretty sure putin knows hes doing bad things, he just doesnt ca-

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    im pretty sure putin knows hes doing bad things, he just doesnt ca-

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  23. Post #23
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    June 2009
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    When the entire population is protesting you have a responsibility to examine if you're doing anything wrong before you start beefing up security forces.

    I honestly hope somebody assassinates Putin, he's a terrible world leader, and he's had hands in enough of other people's deaths.
    He doesn't care about what people think
    He only cares about glorious dosh

  24. Post #24
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    May 2011
    393 Posts
    So when are some of the soldiers or police going to flip out and start a massacre. Can't imagine with tensions this high that that part is not far away.

  25. Post #25
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    September 2010
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    All I see is two badly drawn old guys, one of them is also wearing a bee costume.
    The thing is that one time Putin, during a press conference, was talking that he was working for the people as a slave.

    In Russian it was heard as "Ya rabotal na narod kak rab" while some internet folk interpreted as "Ya rabotal na narod kak krab", hence he was called a crab since then.

    As for Medvedev, the russian Internet folk tried to find for him also an appropriate name (well to be honest i dont really know the backstory behind bee), but for some time he was called "Shmel" which means "Bee" in Russian.

    And so Medvedev was Bee and Putin was Crab.
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