Russia: PURE EVIL.

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Journalists in Russia seem very accident prone as well:
In March 2007, Ivan Safronov, who was investigating the sale of Russian arms to Iran and Syria, died after falling from a fifth-floor window. It was ruled a suicide.
In November 2009, independent broadcaster Olga Kotovskaya fell to her death from a 14th-floor window. She had been battling for control of her station with a member of the government. Her death was also ruled a suicide.
In February 2012, Victor Aphanasenko, editor of a newspaper that had been investigating paramilitary raids in southern Russia, died after slipping in his home.
In November 2015, Mikhail Lesin, who was often described as President Vladimir Putin's state media czar but who had fallen out of favor with him, was found dead after a fall in his hotel room in Washington, D.C. The FBI says he fell from extreme drinking and had "blunt force trauma to the head" and injuries to his neck, arms, legs and torso. That must have been some fall.
In March 2017, Nikolai Gorokhov, the lawyer for Sergei Magnitsky, who was the source of reporting on Russia's largest tax fraud, fell from a fourth-story window while trying to move a bathtub. Russian authorities made that explanation with a straight face.
These "accidents" remind me of the episode of Blackadder where he rigs a by-election in a rotten borough. The had the reporter on it who used to cover actual elections for the BBC at the time, and he reports that they've had to appoint a new returning officer since the incumbent "accidentally brutally cut his own head off while combing his hair" that morning.
 

DannyL

Wild Horses
There's a report somewhere that details 300 journalist deaths since IIRC the mid 90s. The figure shot up due to murders and killings of those reporting on the Chechnya conflict. The Committee to Protect Journalists described it as the most dangerous place in the world to be a journalist.

I was going to link to some Russia football hooligan videos if we're all about damning them as a nation of barbarians But killjoy Youtube now requires you to demonstrate your age.
 

WashYourHands

Well-known member
They battered St George in Marseilles

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3 Russians, 400 English on the run

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caught napping, "please dont batter us all to fuck and back, noble Russian fellows, we're on our holidays!"

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Fill the cunt in Seryosha

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Invoking the spirit of Dunkirk and The Little Ships

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In your manor wearing your Matalan shorts

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Too little too late

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WashYourHands

Well-known member
Man City and Spurs just standing back, filming, while their mates get monsooned. Typical


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"All i could hear was 'In Russia, Mother Russia fuck YOU' being screamed at me" said 61 year old eye-witness Trevor from Milton Keynes

"They made us all look like right mugs" added Steve from Ipswich, "i'll never ever forget the waves of sketchy shorts, it was like Moses on acid"


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DannyL

Wild Horses
There was a load of weird stuff around the Marseilles violence that showed a very different attitude to it by the Russians than you'd see from the English authorities. I think a high ranking official said "boys will be boys" or something similar. There was also a prominent nationalist with hooligan links I think n the official Russian football entourage.
 

DannyL

Wild Horses
A leading Russian football official has praised the fans involved in violent clashes that has marred the start of Euro 2016, and has encouraged them to “keep it up”.
Igor Lebedev, a member of the Russian Football Union [RFU] executive committee as well as an MP of the Liberal Democratic party in Russia and deputy chairman of Russian parliament, made the controversial comments on Twitter in which he claimed that the assault on English fans in the lead up to Saturday’s Group B encounter was vindicated.

Lebedev blamed the local authorities for failing to organise the event to the necessary level required to prevent such outbreaks of violence, and he also criticised England fans for provoking their opponents, claiming that they brought the trouble on themselves

Writing in a series of posts on Twitter, Lebedev said: “I don’t see anything wrong with the fans fighting. Quite the opposite, well done lads, keep it up!
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Interview on the radio just now with a guy who was friends with Sergie Magntisky, the Russian tax advisor who died after being tortured in prison for a year, after he exposed massive state corruption.

 

DannyL

Wild Horses
Oh cheers Ollie. I'll listen to that later. His lawyer was one of the guys listed above who "fell out the window".
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Interviewee was an American guy, didn't catch his name, but he later talked about how London is probably the world's biggest money laundry, and that much of the money that gets laundered is Russian.

So in any investigation of this sort, the UK in no way comes out looking like a "good, lawful" country, in contrast to a bad, lawless country like Russia.
 

DannyL

Wild Horses
This is funny/sad/weird/frightening/typical (delete as applicable):


Russian state media alleging that Eliot Higgins from Bellingcat doesn't actually exists. I say typical because if you follow something like MH-17 or coverage of Syrian atrocities, the blatant denial of reality becomes very familiar
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Seems pertinent:

How do Russians and Arabs feel when they watch Hollywood movies where they are depicted as evil?

Russian here.

I normally don't mind when Russians are depicted as evil. What I don't like is old-hat stereotypes. Like a bearded Russian with a Kalashnikov wearing an ushanka sitting on top of a nuclear reactor with a pet bear on a leash playing the balalaika. This is so stupid, it's borderline offensive.

 
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