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  •  It is completely wrong to say that crackdowns (3+ / 0-)
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    on protesters didn't happen in Russia. If anything, it was probably worse than in US. Don't let a single photo fool you.

    •  You were a lot calmer about that than I was. (0+ / 0-)

      Some of these comment threads are making me sick to my stomach.

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 02:58:55 PM PST

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    •  Yeah, cellphones and cameras (1+ / 0-)
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      are still very expensive for the average Russian.  And the police and internal troops there would confiscate them in a second if they thought people were taking "bad" or unauthorized pictures.  They also don't have pepper spray (unless they've acquired it recently).  They just beat the crap out of you if you're a guy, or rape you if you're a woman.  Unless you have the money to pay them off that is.

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