Hahahaha. Navalny is probably the most despised person in Russia. He is always followed now and getting himself in media frenzy because of always getting views with US embassy employees.
Pot calling the Kettle black.
Hole wrote:"mass protest"
Meduza news chief editor steps down amid sexual harassment accusations
Ivan Kolpakov, Editor-in-Chief of the Meduza Russian-language news website, has announced that he is leaving his post following accusations against him coming from a co-worker’s wife
MOSCOW, November 9. /TASS/. Ivan Kolpakov, Editor-in-Chief of the Meduza Russian-language news website, has announced that he is leaving his post following accusations against him coming from a co-worker’s wife.
"Meduza’s Editor-in-Chief Ivan Kolpakov has announced his resignation," the report said.
According to the news website, the reason behind his move was Kolpakov’s inappropriate behavior towards one of the guests at a staff party. He was dismissed for the period of the probe into the incident. On November 6, Meduza reported that a decision had been made to let Kolpakov stay in office.
"This is the only way to stop the crisis around the editorial board and minimize the reputational damage," Kolpakov was quoted as saying.
Former Managing Editor Tatiana Yershova has been named acting chief editor, Meduza reported. "I appointed Tatyana Yershova as Meduza’s Acting Editor-in-Chief. I will offer her candidacy to the Board of Directors, and I think that the board will endorse her appointment," Kolpakov later wrote on Facebook.
Kolpakov said that he categorically denied the sexual harassment accusations. "However, I found myself in a situation where it is impossible and pointless to defend myself," he added.
miketheterrible wrote:It's about the creation of the runet for if the US somehow blocks Russian domains from accessing internet.
[/b]But Peskov insisted that fears of the protestors that the legislation will put the web under strict state control were misplaced because “everybody stands for internet freedom – the authors of this law; the presidential administration; the government.”
“In this regard, the position of the participants of the rally should be supported. But there can be no support for their misunderstanding and misconception that the draft law is in some way aimed at limiting online liberties.”
What the authorities are doing is trying to “assure [the] viability of the Internet in case of potential aggressive actions in cyberspace against our country,” the press-secretary explained.
He recalled that one of the speakers at the rally claimed that the Kremlin “just wants to press a button and switch the Internet off,” and labeled that statement as “absolutely wrong.”
“Why aren’t they concerned that somebody on the other side of the Atlantic will press this button? Because this is what one should really worry about,” Peskov said.
Kimppis wrote:Yeah, they always are.
Though I'd like to add that I wasn't talking about that other law related to insulting government officials etc.
“The branch of the so-called“ Trade Union of Doctors ”, which is allegedly headed by Dmitry Sokolov, who has declared a strike, is not registered anywhere, it cannot represent the interests of all the doctors in the region, and D.Sokolov himself has no relation to the medical industry,” the regional government noted.
It is also noted that the payroll in the medical institutions of the region was not reduced.
On the eve, a number of media outlets reported on the strike of medical workers in the Novgorod region. The government of the region said that the Alliance of Doctors organization was not registered in the Novgorod region, which made a loud statement, and its representative Dmitry Sokolov had no relation to medicine. In fact, an Okulovsky activist who has taken the liberty to speak on behalf of the entire medical community is a former medical assistant who has been working as a stove for more than ten years.
miketheterrible wrote:Ah, speaking of liberals, it appears there was a mini maiden in Ekaterinburg. Not surprising since it is the city that holds the Yeltsin center.
Anyway, people are protesting the development of a church in a park that is never used. Yes, they have a music player (like Kievs piano bit this time a Girl playing the Chello) and even words of "Glory to the heros" we're heard.
23 people arrested of course. But I can't find number of people who partook in this crazyness.
miketheterrible wrote:I mean, I don't figure it would amount to much but what do you think cause Maiden to be successful in Ukraine vs than any event in Russia?
I think it was because Yanukovich ran.
kvs wrote:miketheterrible wrote:I mean, I don't figure it would amount to much but what do you think cause Maiden to be successful in Ukraine vs than any event in Russia?
I think it was because Yanukovich ran.
Either Yanukovich had not actual power to deploy the military to deal with the 10,000 militants who took over the Maidan by January of 2014, or he was a limp noodle moron who thought that "peaceful dialogue" with cut-throats was going to succeed. I think he did not
have enough actual power, and the Party of Regions did not either. So the Banderite minority rolled over them with little effort.
This must have been the work of Yuschenko who likely installed all sorts of Banderite elements throughout the government structure that
served to create paralysis at the critical moment. Coups are not localized in time to a few days, they take years to arrange. But
it was the Maidan theater that enabled the coup by essentially stripping the appearance of authority from the government. The opposition
was then able to capitalize on the moment and carry out their plan.
I think Putin faced similar issues in 2000 since there was a lot of rot under Yeltsin (e.g. Litvinenko was installed into the FSB by
gangster oligarch Berezovsky who was appointed to the Russian Security Council by comprador Yeltsin). Ukraine's situation was made worse
by the strong Banderite infestation and weak leaders who let Washington and gangster oligarchs pull the strings. Yanukovich may have
been in a much more difficult situation than Putin, but he was not up the job. Reminds me of Maduro, who coasted on Chavez's
accomplishments and let the country go to hell in a hand basket. Chavez, Putin, etc. are very rare leaders who manage to succeed
in the face of overwhelming odds. The vast majority of politicians are a waste of space that whore for special interests and sell
the voters down the river. That is why rotten NATO can dominate the world and leaders like Putin drive them insane.
But in the end some clowns engaged in street theater robbed the vast majority of Ukrainians of their freedom.