Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, August 17, 2012
People everywhere cry for freedom.
Oppression of political speech?
Or something else?
Putin asked the courts to go easy on them.
And yet, cries of ‘six more years’ was not heard after the verdict was rendered.
Either way, Putin‘s gotta’ go.
Reckon Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is turning over in his grave?
Russia: Pussy Riot and the investor
Members of the all-girl punk rock band Pussy Riot have been recently convicted in Russian court of “hooliganism,” for performing an impromptu song in a Russian Orthodox Church which was critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On the face of it, there would appear to be little reason why foreign investors should worry much about Russia’s Pussy Riot court case.
So what if three young female punks have been jailed for two years, as they were on Friday, for hooliganism after a noisy performance in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral? After all, there are many western countries where such a provocative public display would also result in prosecution.
But that is to misunderstand Russia. In fact, the case should give even the most hard-headed international business people pause for thought.
First, it’s a reminder – not that we need one – of the heavy-handed arbitrariness of the Russian courts. The three women could have been Read the rest of this entry »
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