Sunday, November 05, 2006

While LJ was down yesterday, here is what was taking place in Moscow: photos from the Russian March 2006 and the antifascist rally, by LJ user 50x50.

It's the most popular blog entry right now, according to Yandex Blog Search (an awesome resource, by the way).

Politicians featured include Kuryanovich, Rogozin and Belov. Also, it does look like an event where the media and the police outnumbered the protesters. I mean, celebrators, if there is such a word and if it fits the context.

This elderly woman with a portrait of Politkovskaya adores going to rallies: LJ user nl has a collection of her pics from various events, including pro-Lebanon and pro-Israel ones, and a story (RUS), here.

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More photos here, at Sergelin.ru.

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Still more photos and a report (RUS) here, by LJ user smitrich.

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Photos from Vladivostok, by LJ user atrey.

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Two videos on YouTube: a short one of a few guys throwing their hands up in a Nazi way, and a long one, of Belov screaming his speech, looking and sounding like a complete idiot, the way Hitler did.

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The most comic thing about Russian nationalist politics now is how someone who changed his not-too-Russian last name Potkin for the totally acceptable Belov is attacking someone who used to be Aslambek Dudayev but is now quite conveniently Vladislav Surkov.

(I remember writing/translating about some of it last year, here.)

3 comments:

  1. There are some more pictures of the events here, while you can see the results of the attack on the photographer here.

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  2. That woman who is at all the rallies must be a police spy!She changes her clothes a good bit for each rally, like that's gonna fool anyone!

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