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Putin Increases Penalties For 'Illegal' Street Rallies, Outlaws secessionist internet posts.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed several laws on July 22, increasing liability for separatism and violation of regulations for holding rallies.

The Kremlin's website said on July 22 that the new penalty for separatist calls will be a fine of between 10,000 and 30,000 rubles ($285 and $855).

The maximum punishment for the felony will be imprisonment of up to four years.

Previous legislation had a penalty of three years in jail.

Publicly calling for separatism on the Internet, or by using online resources, will be punished by up to 480 hours of community service and a maximum of five years in jail.

There was previously no punishment for online calls for separatism.

The Kremlin's unrecognized annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March has sparked numerous critical articles that were published on the Internet.

Another law signed by Putin on July 22 increased the punishments for people who violate the rules for organizing and holding street protests.

The Kremlin's website says the minimum punishment for violating the laws on demonstrations more than twice during a six-month period will be a fine of between 600,000 rubles and 1 million rubles ($17,000 and $28,400).

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All aboard

All aboard the Snow Piercer train. Its becoming a dark winter while in the fourth turning. If you watched the movie. What section of the train would you want to be in? Either way were going off the rails on a crazy train. Must go for a walk outside on a cloudy day in middle Tenn. Temp 34 degrees.

Money talks and dogs bark

I'm guessing, this being

I'm guessing, this being about Russia, this came from that great bastion of free press, RT!
Oh, this didn't come from RT? But I thought they were all about freedom and all that stuff!
RT, you gotta get on this ASAP! Let us in on what's really happening!

Aside from the oppression and

Aside from the oppression and injustice suffered by both Russia and United States, the Russian people are very beautiful!


After the CIA funded the band Pussy Riot & certain protests

I'm not really surprised.

What would our own government's reaction have been if OWS was a violent protest funded by Russia?

It would have been 10x worse than Ferguson or Bundy ranch, and in every major city.

Syria... Snowden

Putin saved Snowden's life.
Otherwise he would be in a cage like Chelsea Manning.

He prevented a year ago an attack on Syria by getting Assad to get rid of his chemical weapons.
Saved perhaps a million lives of human beings doing this.
Perhaps many more if Russia and Iran got involved.

Let me show you what Paul Craig Roberts said today:

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US Sponsored “Color Revolution” in Russia? In St. Petersburg?

* Could it be because Putin is very aware of the tactics employed by the U.S. to infiltrate and co-opt protest in other countries in order to cause chaos and 'regime change' as was done in Libya and Syria? If a person is aware of the US interventions in this way and is against it..it does not necessarily follow they are therefore 'For Putin'. It was framed the same way in Syria to try to get support for bombing Assad remember? 'We must support the rebels who are for the people, Assad cut off the internet, if you disagree about bombing Syria you are 'for Assad' etc..etc... ' we have armed those same 'rebels' supposedly 'supporting the peoples protest' and they are now ISIS!

I would also like to point out this:
Police State: US Government-Funded Database Created to Track “Subversive Propaganda” Online
the abstract concludes that this open-source project “could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda, and assist in the preservation of open debate.”

US Sponsored “Color Revolution” in Russia? In St. Petersburg?

The announcement by Barack Obama on July 31st to appoint John F. Tefft as the new U.S. ambassador to Russia is a warning to the Russian government of the intensions of western foreign policy planners. Tefft, who has worked for the State Department and the National War College in Washington, is an expert at planning colour revolutions to overthrow regimes targeted by the western elite. He is the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine where he was a key architect in preparing the Washington orchestrated coup in Kiev.

Colour revolutions are based upon a fusion of the Rand Corporations “swarming” technique invented in the 1960’s and Professor Gene Sharp’s guide to nonviolent struggle in the 1990’s. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) act as an extension of western intelligence agencies to create artificial revolutionary movements in countries that oppose Anglo-American hegemony through the use of social networks and text messaging, resulting in the overthrow of unfavorable regimes. They always appear as organic demonstrations by a people against a corrupt ruling class, which is reinforced and sometimes manufactured by the mainstream corporate media, but in reality they are organised by foreign NGOs – like in the case of the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Actions and Strategies (CANVAS), a U.S supported Serbian based “revolution consultancy” group, which was operating in Ukraine during 2013-14. The 2000 coup in Serbia, the 2003 Rose Revolution in Georgia and the 2004 Orange Revolution in Ukraine are some of the most notorious coups where this technique has been used.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

Giving up liberty for

Giving up liberty for security, is a very old trick. The Russian people would be just exactly as foolish to accept it as we are. That's Patriot Act thinking. If Russia is free, the government would not need fear rebellion. You get the Government you tolerate. Mother Russia, love her or leave her. Gotta give up your liberty!

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True, but in the context of a' preemptive measure'

It is possible Putin may have placed these restrictions in order to mitigate US incitement/involvement in a legit peoples protest like they have done in Libya, Syria and Ukraine.

Americans should understand that they are being forced by their government to finance the military slaughter of civilians in Ukraine- just as they were in Syria, Libya and Gaza to name a few. Ron Paul has recently stated it is a battle of Liberty vs. Interventionism. We should NOT be involved but we most certainly ARE and people need to know what atrocities and injustices are being done with US support.

Pointing this out does not make one 'For Putin' or 'For Assad', 'For Hamas' etc.. it makes one against US Interventionism which is responsible for the slaughter of many innocent peoples.

see- Why Does Ukraine seem like Syria? also additional links within that comment.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

None of that is an excuse for

None of that is an excuse for tyranny. Yes, what is happening in Ukraine is important. But if Putin is given a pass for taking liberties away, why not Obama? Of course pointing out the situation does not make one for Putin, but lots of people on Alternative News sites are indeed for Putin.


could be
"Separatists" still have the freedom to leave the country.
When Russian leaders build a wall to keep malcontents from leaving the country, they'll have problems.

Of course, keeping people in was a Communist thing, similar to the way the Multicult continually chases down White flight in the West. Russia won't care if subversive groups LEAVE to live in the Communist WEST.

And, isn't that the point of "open borders" reallY? If you don't like a place, you can leave. It doesn't mean you just get to GO to any place upon which you want to impose your own Will, unless of course you are a Western internationalist globalist, bringing Democracy and Prosperity to the world.

You're trying to draw us into

You're trying to draw us into an argument about the merits of the Russian state, of which I have no stake because I am not Russian.

My interest is the American state, and my grave apprehension to it fighting Russia, or really any country that did not first fire upon it, is really irrespective of the Russian state.

I have no interest in defending Russia, and I hope you realize, sooner rather than too late, that America has no interest in fighting them.

No, this is news, I already

No, this is news, I already stated below that we should mind our own business. Putin is someone many in the liberty movement seem to like. I often see comments criticizing Putin voted down on DP. Putin is a thug like any other, I don't see how anyone can deny that. Our thugs should leave him alone. I don't see what 'argument' there is too be had. The US should stay out of all foreign conflicts. The fact that BOTH sides are almost always evil, makes a stronger case for non interventionism. Posting news on Palestine, Israel, Iraq, or other nations here is non controversial. Posting on Russian affairs from a liberty perspective should not be taboo.

All governments are ran by

All governments are ran by gangsters. The only reason people on here like him is because he is our government's foe.

Except he isn't...

Both governments are NWO owned and operated.

WE the PEOPLE are the NWOs' foes. Hence we support liberty everywhere, and oppose tyranny in every form.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

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Why Does Ukraine Seem So Much Like Syria?

Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity 2-19-2014

Reports of rebel reinforcements arriving, with "bulky backpacks near the scene of the latest protests," are suspiciously reminiscent of the "Internet in a Suitcase" project funded by the US government to provide tools for "activists" in regime-change candidate countries. The US has similarly trained and equipped the Syrian rebels.

US-backed rebels are photographed all over Ukraine with weapons, sometimes photographed shooting at police. In Syria, the US covertly provided the weapons and approved Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other "friends of Syria" to provide even more. A Russian official has accused the US of arming the Ukrainian opposition.

As in Syria, where US Ambassador Robert Ford adopted the rebels from the beginning of the insurrection, US officials have beat a steady path to the Ukrainian rebels to offer their support and assistance. Senator John McCain has even dined with Svoboda Party president Oleh Tyahnybok, shown here in a rather different pose. US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland was recorded plotting the overthrow and replacement of the Ukrainian government with the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt. "

In case you missed, these are a few interesting articles:
Neocons’ Ukraine-Syria-Iran Gambit

America's Coup Machine: Destroying Democracy Since 1953

Protests in Syria planned, funded, directed by the US State Dept.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

Russian libertarians

There are libertarians in Russia, too. They held massive protests against Putin's interventionism and tyrranical laws. Many were arrested, teargassed, or otherwise abused, but many American libertarians appologized for him. Naturally, Russian libertarians feel betrayed by many of the American libertarians.

If anyone is apologizing for

If anyone is apologizing for Putin, they are not a Libertarian.

Every one needs to stop worrying about Russia

if any thing we all should be more worried about these bankers do any one remember the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfdP_pzLjeY they let him go because there was not enough evidence, but we all know why he got off don't we ,we got our own problems with corruption here in the US lets not worry about Russia's until we fix our own

This is bad news

Russia is sounding more like the USSA each day.

Have the russian federal police released a report calling this group of people the number one terroist threat? (Like the recent FBI report here)

Illegal assemblies are beaten and tear gassed in the USSA.

Russia will probably stop allowing free speech zones next.

We still have those fre speech zones in teh USSA. That is freedom brother.

This is a distraction, Putin aint after our freedoms, yet, but if we keep pushing we will get some serious blowback.


Liberty = Responsibility

It is bad news

It is bad news however Russia's saving grace is the inefficiency and laziness of it's law enforcement so smart bloggers should have no trouble skirting these rules. Rule of law is still a relatively new idea there, but the argument could be made that they were slowly making progress. However, with NATO at it's doorstep supporting a hostile government whose members have described Russians as subhuman I would not expect Russia to turn into Switzerland anytime soon.

Man he is ugly

He would make a good vampire.

Ukraine taken by NATO means we are all dead


Russia WILL NEVER let NATO take over Ukraine.

Imagine Mexico under NATO the other way!

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15


This week’s cordial meeting between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin shows that diplomacy is all a lie. Even while spouting platitudes and promises of peace, Putin’s military orders were already being implemented—shades of Hitler’s “peace” diplomacy ruse with Neville Chamberlain, except that Poroshenko is secretly Putin’s man, not the West’s: http://worldaffairsbrief.com/brief2/Wab14aug29.html

“Russian Invasion” Of Ukraine, A Translation Error?

" “Russian Invasion” Of Ukraine, Turns Out to Have Been a Translation Error

After all major news-entities repeated the “invasion” claim and the public damage is done they simply take it back.

On #Ukraine there was a translation error by the agency Reuters: According to the correction Poroshenko did not talk of an invasion.

So there was an “invasion”, distributed by major news agencies, which then turns out to have been a translation error or an intentional Poroshenko ‘screw up’."


There was no "Russian Invasion"

There is a long border between the two countries and there is no way to keep people in or out. If Russian troops had really gone in there it would have been over a long time ago. The Ukrainians are losing because they are fighting the war with conscripts against the highly motivated volunteers.

Your post sounds like it could have come from anyone in the Obama administration.

history lesson

Soviet leader Nikita Ch. who was born in Ukraine added Crimea to the Ukrainian Soviet Republic in 1954!

How does it make it Ukraine territory?

People voted in Crimea and Donbass region for self-rule!
Libertarians should support them.

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

"Why don't we mind our own

"Why don't we mind our own business?"

~United States Congressman Ron Paul.

Goddamn right.


Minding our own business produces no spoils...

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo