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Follow us on Twitter a community for 6 years message the moderators MODERATORS qgyh2 maxwellhill BritishEnglishPolice anutensil AutoModerator kwangqengelele Pharnaces_II slapchopsuey SarahLee 3365 At least 10,000 people bearing Russian flags marched freely through Moscow on Su nday in a pro-invasion rally, while dozens of people demonstrating on Red Square against an invasion of Ukraine were quickly detained by Russian riot police. (m ercedsunstar.com) submitted 7 hours ago by ionised 870 comments share top 200 commentsshow 500 sorted by: best [ ]Pisabo 958 points 6 hours ago Additionally, about those pro-war rallies: It says at least 10,000 people bearing Russian flags marched through Moscow in support of an invasion of Ukraine. However, it appears some may have been the re under orders: Woman at pro-invasion protest: "My boss forced me to come. You think any one wants to be here?" Laura Mills (@lauraphylmills) March 2, 2014 Note that this is from The Guardian, publisher of Snowden's materials and many c ritiques of US policies, not some Russophobic rag... http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/02/ukraine-warns-russia-crimea-war-liv e permalink [ ]rosierose11 226 points 4 hours ago 75 mins after pro-war rally started in Moscow, literally everyone has gone h ome. Traffic running again: http://pic.twitter.com/zxXdTS3kVt https://twitter.com/howardamos/status/440128242620825600

permalink parent [ ]Pisabo 165 points 4 hours ago Haaaaaahahaha, I guess they got the video footage they needed. Or may it was actually just a flash mob, viral marketing for "300: Rise of an Em pire"! permalink parent [ ]ilofty 16 points 1 hour ago I'd imagine 10,000 people chanting "OOOSH" over and over would sound scary thoug h... permalink parent [ ]serenity_suppository 39 points 1 hour ago 10,000 people chanting lemony fresh would be scary permalink parent [ ]ilofty 11 points 1 hour ago Yeh, but they don't say that in 300... I would pay to see 10k people chant lemony fresh permalink parent [ ]lolthisismyname 8 points 58 minutes ago I kind of feel like that would be scarier. permalink parent [ ]TheForeverAloneOne 4 points 41 minutes ago It would seem like 10,000 people want to cleanse you. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (1 reply) [ ]hyperblaster 11 points 1 hour ago Sounds like a lot of people got paid holidays from work. Boss: Your job today is to go to the rally and support our motherland!

Employees: Sure. He didn't say we had to stick around the whole day. permalink parent load more comments (5 replies) [ ]HopefulWisdom 303 points 6 hours ago I think ible to this is ury and there are a lot of Russians that believe in Putin's message. It's imposs say otherwise. Then again, it's terrifying to think about the direction headed. This is starting to mirror events that happened in the last cent it's pretty unnerving.

permalink parent [ ]Pisabo 182 points 6 hours ago I think there are a lot of Russians that believe in Putin's message. It's im possible to say otherwise. Absolutely. I didn't mean to imply all 10,000 were forced there by their bosses. I mean, ???? alone could get pretty big numbers on the street for stuff like th is. But it's a little weird to have people dragged out to a pro-war rally cheeri ng on an invasion... permalink parent [ ]randomlex 25 points 1 hour ago It's also a little weird to get unanimous support from the parliament to start a n invasion... permalink parent [ ]silentbotanist 3 points 11 minutes ago The unanimous report may have been influenced by Russia's poor score on the Inte rnational Invasion Index, having come full two short of their American competito rs between 2000-2010. Some commentators think that this might just be Russia's d ecade to shine, though the black horse of Australians that want a non-dangerous place to live may come up from behind. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]HopefulWisdom 62 points 6 hours ago Yeah tell me about it. This whole thing is a cluster fuck. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply)

[ ]Mintykanesh 23 points 3 hours ago It's because the Kremlin and the Russian Mafia are the same thing. permalink parent load more comments (2 replies) [ ]blackraven36 42 points 4 hours ago* From what I understand the understanding of the conflict is that Russia is liber ating the Ukrainian and Russian people from a party that they think strongly sym pathies with Nazism. Russia suffered greatly when the Nazis walked into Russia i n WW2, and that hatred towards nazism is still fairly prevalent. If that were an ywhere remotely true about Ukraine's new government, then it would make some sen se, though I still will never support an open invasion. We have to understand th at the Russian propaganda machine is just as convincing as any, in any country. Edit: sorry on mobile and missed a few words. I meant to say that in Russia, bec ause of the propaganda machine, people think that Ukraine is being liberated fro m Nazi sympathizes. Which is more of a lie, but people believe it. permalink parent [ ]Aea 73 points 3 hours ago The 'nazis' are simply the boogeyman. permalink parent [ ]mrlowe98 65 points 3 hours ago They're like terrorists to Americans. permalink parent [ ]The_Hempest 20 points 2 hours ago Muslim terrorists* FTFY permalink parent [ ]Stellar_Duck 45 points 2 hours ago Implying there are any other. /s permalink parent load more comments (10 replies) load more comments (3 replies) [ ]somefreedomfries 6 points 1 hour ago

Or americans to terrorists permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (6 replies) [ ]varjag 34 points 2 hours ago By resorting to labeling all enemies of his as 'nazis', Putin pisses on the grav es of Soviet soldiers fallen in WW2. Next time any Russian draws a parallel with fascism sane people will only be rolling eyes. permalink parent [ ]cantbebothered67835 22 points 2 hours ago I doubt Putin cares whose grave he's pissing on... permalink parent [ ]varjag 11 points 2 hours ago I never said he cared. permalink parent load more comments (10 replies) load more comments (6 replies) [ ]well_golly 12 points 1 hour ago Funny thing about it is that just about every other nation that fought Nazis dis agrees and condemns Russia's contrived excuses to invade. I mean shit, man, why don't we all invade Greece while we're at it? Golden Dawn is said to be heavily connected to the police there, and gaining a ton of politi cal momentum. Might as well nip it in the bud, eh? I'm sure they've been mean to some immigrants from the rest of Europe and other allied nations. This whole thing is an extension of Putin's political philosophy into an interna tional policy: "If someone expresses views you don't like, even if those views are a bit popula r, stop them - stop them. Shut them down by force. Disagreement will not be tole rated. Furthermore, use dissent against you as an excuse to increase your forces and broaden your reach." permalink parent [ ]ajuc 59 points 3 hours ago*

Yes. We have 2 countries. One with autocratic government, pro-war demonstrations , arresting pacifists, and invading other country. And in the other country some people used some nazi symbols. Which one is the nazi there? Do we fear nazi for their symbols or their actions? permalink parent [ ]executex 16 points 58 minutes ago This is the problem. Putin is no different than a Nazi himself, as he censors speech, prosecutes poli tical opponents, and preaches superiority of his group of people over others, gl obally, and in the regional neighborhood with ambitions of recreating an empire and also opposing the West. Sure he hasn't committed a genocide, but that's like a neo-nazi learning the les son of Hitler's decline and not going as far. permalink parent [ ]tommymartinz 5 points 25 minutes ago Yea you can't really understand nazism without antisemitism. They are atomically bined so to speak. Nazism without the Holocaust would just be fascism. permalink parent load more comments (6 replies) [ ]turoman 3 points 53 minutes ago Well said! I'm fairly sure, that this nazi thing is just about demonizing their opponents. permalink parent [ ]methcamp 29 points 2 hours ago Thats weird because neo-nazis in Russia get away with all kinds of things and th e govt doesnt go after them like they do in Germany or the UK. People also forge t that the USSR is responsible for the Holodomor (3-7 million Ukrainians dead) a nd Russia current leader was an an active part of one of the more evil groups in the USSR. (KGB) permalink parent load more comments (6 replies) [ ]Swayze_Train 5 points 3 hours ago The deaths caused by Germans are considered more germain to this issue than the Holodomor?

permalink parent [ ]nateday2 3 points 44 minutes ago *germane permalink parent [ ]Swayze_Train 3 points 19 minutes ago ty permalink parent [ ]nateday2 3 points 17 minutes ago yw :) permalink parent load more comments (10 replies) load more comments (9 replies) [ ]GoogleNoAgenda 36 points 6 hours ago Of course there are a lot of Russians that believe in Putin's message. How do yo u think he got elected? snort permalink parent [ ]Wnofny 34 points 5 hours ago In most homes Putin's message is the only message (government media) permalink parent [ ]aquarain 14 points 1 hour ago So they have ComWarner already? permalink parent [ ]Tokyocheesesteak 3 points 1 hour ago Internet-using households are on a steady rise, though. Many more options for se lecting information sources. permalink parent

load more comments (2 replies) [ ]Heretakemybearslap 27 points 3 hours ago I'm russian, I'm just the 99%. And Putin, the 41% (don't trust polls or elections) permalink parent [ ]Townsend_Harris 18 points 1 hour ago Hey come on now, 134% of Chechens LOVE Putin. permalink parent [ ]williamfbuckwheat 2 points 26 minutes ago In Russia, polls take you!!! permalink parent [ ]abbbc 20 points 5 hours ago They really don't see any alternative. Any dissent is silences effectively. This is so terrifying to see all your fellow citizens, friends, colleagues and relat ives to support all this shit. You just feel helpless after arguing with them. permalink parent [ ]limbah 7 points 4 hours ago Really feel for you here. I think the Russian people could have so much to bring to the international community. But with such a regime, that won't happen anyti me soon. :( permalink parent load more comments (2 replies) [ ]d_r_benway 14 points 3 hours ago When events were similar last century there were no nuclear weapons. A failure of present day 'alliance' systems has the capacity to destroy most lif e forms on the planet - a full scale nuclear war (which is were intervention by NATO could easily lead) would destroy everybody (i.e nuclear winter, effects of radiation, etc) Doesn't matter where on earth you are - you would be fucked. permalink parent

[ ]laihipp 6 points 2 hours ago thank you, people keep posting shit like Russia can invade a first world power l ike the Germans when everyone now has nukes permalink parent [ ]Malkiot 13 points 1 hour ago Well... we Germans don't have nukes. But we have France, and the UK next-door wh o do. Also the Americans have some nukes stationed in Germany which are transfer red to Germany's ownership as soon as a war starts, as not to break any treaties . And we could probably manufacture some in a relatively short amount of time. permalink parent load more comments (6 replies) [ ]Youngwiseguy 11 points 3 hours ago Time is a flat circle permalink parent [ ]RocketMan63 9 points 1 hour ago As opposed to what? A non-flat circle? permalink parent [ ]Youngwiseguy 2 points 44 minutes ago As in it repeats its self. permalink parent load more comments (3 replies) [ ]ragnarlodbrokk 5 points 1 hour ago I watch true detective too. permalink parent load more comments (2 replies) load more comments (3 replies) [ ]Leopoldstrasse 19 points 2 hours ago Russians definitely know what they are getting with Putin. It just so happens th at they value a strong economy more than a good democracy.

Based on GDP growth, Putin has been delivering for the most part. permalink parent [ ]Sher101 13 points 1 hour ago And then you look at their per capita GDP and realize that the country is in qui te a bind. permalink parent [ ]helloitsmateo 31 points 1 hour ago And by "Putin has been delivering" you mean "the price of oil has been deliverin g" permalink parent [ ]executex 8 points 52 minutes ago Thanks to European countries that continue to buy from Russia instead of simply investing in nuclear energy and electric cars. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (2 replies) [ ]democracy4sale 16 points 1 hour ago actually the growth that happened under Putin occured early on during his rule, and this made him very popular initially (it is debatable how much he had to do with that growth). One of the problems facing Putin in the near-term is actually economic stagnation. The reason for the anti-gay policies and annexation of lan d is ultimately to boost the Russian population, which would be neccessary to cr eate growth (according to them). Also worth mentioning. The economy of California is bigger than that of Russia's . They are not more competetive economically, than any country in western europe , they just have massive resources and soviet era industrial facilities, basical ly they can pump out a hundred tanks quickly, but they can't take over economica lly like Germany can, they have to do it militarily. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]Tokyocheesesteak 6 points 1 hour ago As a Russian, thank you for posting this. For better or for worse (for worse IMO ), this sums up the national sentiment pretty well. On the positive side, this i ncludes the slow yet steady rise of interest in Democratic values that I've also noticed in personal conversations over the years.

permalink parent [ ]Townsend_Harris 2 points 1 hour ago Well no not really. The economy here is based on trickle down theory, so good lu ck getting any of that GDP growth for regular people. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]alflup 8 points 1 hour ago Putin has studied history intently. He sees himself as another Stalin or Czar, N apoleon, etc. He knows EXACTLY what he is doing. permalink parent load more comments (2 replies) [ ]bitchypat 16 points 3 hours ago You want to talk about mirroring, how about this. It's often said that the 19th century didn't start until 1814 with the Congress at Vienna. Similarly, the 20th century and 1914 with WWI. It is, if I'm not mistaken, 2014. permalink parent [ ]stormchaser 32 points 2 hours ago Really? Not 9/11? That set the stage for pretty much everything that's happened in this century so far permalink parent [ ]bitchypat 16 points 2 hours ago It's a tad early to say, but I agree with you so far. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]hjwoolwine 3 points 2 hours ago Is this really a thing? permalink parent

[ ]ForeverArsenal 23 points 1 hour ago Of course it's not a thing. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (2 replies) load more comments (4 replies) load more comments (27 replies) [ ]generalchaoz 32 points 2 hours ago I visited Moscow two years ago and spoke to a med-student there. He told me that for the pro-putin rallies the government workers, which make up a large portion of the workforce, are either required or coerced into attendance, I can't remem ber which. permalink parent [ ]Townsend_Harris 11 points 1 hour ago Its the funny Russian concept of "????????????!??????????????" aka voluntary-com pulsory. You don't HAVE to go, but someone will be keeping a list of who does. permalink parent [ ]Fuertisimo 4 points 40 minutes ago We have that in the US Military for things, we call it 'Voluntold' Ex, "I was voluntold to go to the christmas party, I'll be sour the whole time a nd leave as soon as possible." permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]shoyker 2 points 1 hour ago Probably both unfortunately. permalink parent [ ]Iron_Hand 13 points 4 hours ago One unverifiable tweet is hardly enough to say anything about the march. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply)

[ ]zikalify 3 points 1 hour ago A lot of British media is run by Russians who are pissed off at Putin, our news isn't reliable on this issue. permalink parent load more comments (27 replies) [ ]HopefulWisdom 73 points 6 hours ago I cannot believe what has been going on this past week. It's like there actually might be a war. Then again, it's very difficult to determine if this is just RU S dick-waiving. If I had to venture a guess, I'd say that Russia annexes Crimea, the military backs off, and Ukraine is left to pick up the pieces in their own state. permalink [ ]Frankly_Scarlet 45 points 6 hours ago Yep. There is really not much the West can do besides sanctions or all out war. Putin had to have predicted the sanctions, which means he is willing to accept t he consequences. He also knows the West won't go to war. Crimea is his it seems. permalink parent load more comments (23 replies) load more comments (8 replies) [ ]Htorgas 147 points 4 hours ago Apparently some of the workers of Moscow's public sector were forced to particip ate in the protests. permalink [ ]anothersyrian 54 points 54 minutes ago i was forced to march in one for the Syrian gov. the feeling you get when you ar e there, between staying silent and obeying them or doing something crazy that e ndangers your family life, is devastating permalink parent [ ]notyourhand 7 points 22 minutes ago They actually force people to march? Can you elaborate? permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (17 replies)

[ ]gray_crayon 89 points 5 hours ago* Interestingly, Russians have been protesting the war as well. BBC's Richard Galpin tweeted this photo of an anti-war protest of a couple hundr ed outside the Ministry of Defense in Moscow, earlier today: https://twitter.com/Richardgalpin/status/440068927323127808 Now there's a story you wont find on any Russia news outlet... I think it's important to realize that, although the Russian Federation is aggre ssively nationalistic, that doesn't mean it's peoples necessarily are. The coura ge necessary to take part in such a protest on behalf of another peoples is very humbling. Many of them were arrested after being aggressively dispersed by the police. permalink [ ]abbbc 64 points 5 hours ago You can get prison for several years just because police thought you were not "r espectful" to them or didn't complied to orders to stop protest. If you are a pr ominent opposition leader, expect all kinds of troubles in your life, like Naval ny. Small number of people who actually go to protest are heroes. permalink parent [ ]dioxholster 21 points 2 hours ago How do people find such courage? permalink parent [ ]nothingincommon 12 points 57 minutes ago Indeed! Reddit is often obsessed with the size of Putin's balls. But he is nothing but a bully with nuclear warheads. It's easy to be "brave" and fuck with those who ar e weaker like he does. Now, going alone, or in a small group, to protest against the government which i s guaranteed to get you locked for the protest - that takes some real courage an d real balls. Putin has nothing on these people. permalink parent [ ]J_C_A_ 9 points 1 hour ago Huge numbers of people commit suicide each year, and Russia is pretty high up th ere. It shouldn't be hard to understand that many people are willing to end thei r lives for ____ cause. permalink parent

[ ]Woolliam 2 points 20 minutes ago It's unnerving to think that this is a drive that can go towards love and peace or hate and destruction, even more so considering the overbearing propaganda. permalink parent load more comments (3 replies) load more comments (3 replies) load more comments (4 replies) [ ]headlightrabbit 61 points 1 hour ago As a Russian, living in Moscow, I can safely say that the majority of us do not want a war. Most people I know have some sort of relatives and/or ties in Ukrain e. The only TV stations that matter in Russia are blasting out ridiculous propag anda pieces non-stop. They even canceled the live Oscar broadcast because Hey, F uck America. I am ashamed that even though I am vehemently anti-war, I was scared to go the p rotest rally. I've been to a bunch of anti-Putin ones last year and mostly innoc ent people got long sentences for pretty much just being there. I can only hope that bloodshed in Ukraine will be avoided. The Ukrainians are li ke brothers to us. The US-Canada analogy is very close to the truth. permalink parent [ ]d4rch0n 9 points 50 minutes ago Don't be ashamed, just spread the word anonymously. I don't blame anyone for sta ying home when the police have as much power as they do over there. Your words can add up to a lot, even if you aren't out in the street holding a s ign and risking your health. permalink parent [ ]KILLER5196 10 points 1 hour ago Nooooooo not the Oscars. permalink parent [ ]headlightrabbit 10 points 1 hour ago I know, right? How are we gonna live? permalink parent load more comments (1 reply)

[ ]Stellar_Duck 16 points 2 hours ago Putin really is a massive dick bag, isn't he? A two bit authoritarian leader of what is more and more looking like a typical c orrupt banana republic. Deplorable despot douche. permalink parent load more comments (3 replies) [ ]sumthenews 56 points 6 hours ago Quick Summary: Thousands are marching in a pro-invasion rally in downtown Moscow one day af ter Russia's parliament gave President Vladimir Putin a green light to use milit ary force in Ukraine. At least 10,000 people bearing Russian flags marched freely through Moscow o n Sunday, while dozens of people demonstrating on Red Square against an invasion of Ukraine were quickly detained by Russian riot police. But Russia's state-controlled TV stations have ratcheted up that rhetoric af ter months of pro-democracy protests in Ukraine forced its Russia-leaning Presid ent Viktor Yanukovych to flee Ukraine. Many Russians believe the country should maintain strong ties with Ukraine's predominantly Russian-speaking eastern and southern regions. The Associated Press witnessed over 50 detentions and spotted at least five police vans, which carry between 15 and 20 protesters, driving away from the squ are. Disclaimer: this summary is not guaranteed to be accurate, correct or even news. permalink [ ]fabis 12 points 1 hour ago Note that this is pretty obvious propaganda by the Russian government. IIRC ther e were a couple of thousand people protesting against the war and about 200-300 detained not just "dozens". And about the 10,000 people marching, that is massively exaggareted too consider ing the fact that they already tried something similar today where they had put up these pictures of this march with people carrying a large Russian flag, while in reality there were about 30-40 people there and it was all staged. Also the other thing about "Ukrainians fleeing to Russia" that was also faked to day and transmitted on Russian TV channels. tl;dr; Don't believe any of this Russian propaganda permalink [ ]Silent-Scope 6 points 1 hour ago Here's a link for everyone, pro-russian protests in crimea.

https://twitter.com/TukvaSociopat/status/440266682834386944/photo/1/large Ukraine-Russia border https://twitter.com/EuromaidanPR/status/440167525909671936/photo/1/large https://twitter.com/EastOfBrussels/status/440227448613916672/photo/1/large permalink parent [ ]Terra_omega_3 67 points 6 hours ago "People rally for annexation! We have a right to the people to welcome back our Crimean brothers with open arms!" What about those who protest against the invasion? "Protests? What protests? I'm sorry journalist I can't hear you over the sound o f the people cheering me on!" permalink load more comments (6 replies) [ ]MuckingFagical 38 points 2 hours ago Something that needs to be known is that most Russians and the Russian Governmen t do not consider Ukriane as a completely independent country and separate natio n. They still believe that Ukraine is their territory and Ukrainians are just some sort of "province type of Russians, "Malorussians"... almost second-rate people. That the sovereignty of Ukraine is just temporary/artificially and that Ukraine once will return in time. They also believe that all who are trying to defend Ukrainian sovereignty are fa scists and political enemies of Russia. This is related to the fact that one pro minent Ukrainian nationalist, Stepan Bandera, cooperated with the Nazis, thinkin g that the Nazis would help him dissemble the Soviet Union. However what you need to know that not all Ukrainians support his views and deci sions. I would say that few Ukrainians supported his cooperation with the Nazis. This is used by the Russian Government to power propaganda on TV . Something lik e 20 main TV channels are all owned by the Russian Government. They create a negative image of The West, US and Europe which they like to call Gayrope (because of our "tolerance to gays"). Russians strongly disagree with Ukraine's choice to lean towards Europe and the EU. This is kind of like a betrayal to Russians. permalink [ ]FredV 2 points 14 minutes ago Ukrainians are just some sort of "province type of Russians, "Malorussians". .. almost second-rate people.

People who think that are misinformed in their racism, since the people The Rus, settled big in Kiev, Ukraine. And guess where the name "Russia" comes from? If anything, Ukrainians are prototype Russians. Also the Rus were Vikings, so techn ically Europeans :D permalink parent load more comments (4 replies) [ ]Doomdoomkittydoom 54 points 5 hours ago There is great irony in Russian accusations of western Ukrainian fascism. permalink [ ]GodOfAThousandForms[??] 13 points 1 hour ago There is great irony in Russian accusations of western Ukrainian fascism. I think that it is better described as freudian projection. permalink parent load more comments (5 replies) [ ]JonMlee 28 points 4 hours ago Can somebody please explain to me what China thinks of this whole situation? I m ean, I would expect them to have closer ties with Russia than Ukraine, but are t hey supporting Russia's movement at the moment? permalink [ ]Gurip 19 points 3 hours ago china already asked to setle it peacfully. permalink parent [ ]doom_bagel 28 points 3 hours ago China is much more reliant on the U.S. than they are on Russia. If something wer e to break out, China would probably try to remain neutral, but if it had to joi n, it would be on the American side permalink parent [ ]mobcat40 8 points 1 hour ago http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130401145334/althistory/images/6/63/NATO _vs_SCO.jpg FIGHT! permalink

parent [ ]Redman37 24 points 1 hour ago Pakistan and India fighting on the same side? Yeah, I believe that one. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]stevierar 18 points 1 hour ago The Browser Wars are getting more serious, permalink parent [ ]jkz0-19510 3 points 41 minutes ago Turkey fighting Turkey? permalink parent load more comments (11 replies) [ ]phatrice 9 points 3 hours ago As a Chinese, I know many peeps in China would be ecstatic if Russia goes to war with the West. China's trade won't be interrupted and China can even work with Japan to reclaim old land taken by Russia to which both countries still have cla ims (Russian Far-East and Sakhalin). Fuck the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, these are nothing by comparison. permalink parent [ ]BailysmmmCreamy 45 points 3 hours ago Why in the world would you think that their trade wouldn't be interrupted by the ir largest trading partner going to war? And if you include the EU and the US in "the west" than war would mean over 50% of the trade China does right now would be to countries at war. How the fuck wouldn't they care about that? permalink parent [ ]RikuKat 20 points 1 hour ago Countries at war generally require more supplies, not less. permalink parent load more comments (5 replies) load more comments (8 replies) load more comments (7 replies)

load more comments (5 replies) [ ]candywarpaint 46 points 4 hours ago Oh I'm sure it was just the cabal funded CIA homosexuals, right Putineers? permalink [ ]nothingincommon 2 points 52 minutes ago Nope, they are, of course, fascists. You see, by calling people "homosexuals" or "CIA agents", you won't get much und erstanding from the West. But if you call them "neo-nazis" or "fascists", regard less of whether there's any proof, the Western media and politicians will go nut s and will ultimately play into your hand. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]hipstergrandpa 7 points 41 minutes ago So why did Snowden go to Russia again permalink [ ]SharkMolester 18 points 6 hours ago Video of the protestshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frETjg70VrU&feature=youtu.be St. Petersburg toohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du47x-vfGac&feature=youtu.be&t=52s permalink [ ]trycatch1 23 points 3 hours ago In St. Petersburg there was Vitaly Milonov on anti-war protests, the author of t he gay propaganda laws. He called anti-war protesters "fascists" and told them t o go back to Maidan, while his supporters did stuff like throwing feces in antiwar protesters. permalink parent [ ]juandh 5 points 45 minutes ago It's amazing that people can look at somebody do that, and say, "I agree with th at person throwing shit over there, he represents my core values." permalink parent [ ]AintNoFortunateSon 6 points 1 hour ago

A kleptocratic oligarchy run by security services. That's what russia is today. permalink [ ]PeeCan 205 points 5 hours ago how is invading Ukraine justified? Fuck a bunch of Russians. I dont see why WAR is the answer. Did everyone just ge t bored of Syria and jumped into Ukraines problems? Again, fuck these Russians. permalink [ ]thinkpeoplethink 6 points 1 hour ago I think anti-government Ukranians got played like a piano by the KGB. permalink parent [ ]randomlex 15 points 1 hour ago It's FSB now. They've rebranded :-) permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]DBF07 31 points 3 hours ago They are defending ethic Russians in the Ukraine after receiving a request for h elp from the newly elected leader in Crimea. Whether you agree with that or not is on you but that's how its currently being justified permalink parent [ ]CrimeanLF 265 points 3 hours ago Defending from what? Nothing happened. permalink parent [ ]dioxholster 104 points 2 hours ago Thats the game. permalink parent [ ]Nerdwithnohope 11 points 54 minutes ago I don't like this game.

permalink parent [ ]jiggydan 2 points 19 minutes ago The way this is escalating, it doesn't look like there will be any winners... permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (1 reply) [ ]sydtron 21 points 1 hour ago Defending Russia from not having a warm weather port permalink parent [ ]gauzy_gossamer 18 points 1 hour ago The amount of propaganda on state channels is shameful. permalink parent load more comments (6 replies) [ ]Elided_Ego 31 points 1 hour ago It's a play right out of the Nazi playbook. permalink parent load more comments (14 replies) [ ]Ungreat 12 points 2 hours ago Russia has a military base in the area so best case they are securing the crimea n area to retain that base. I would still be shitting bricks if i was Ukrainian though. permalink parent load more comments (53 replies) [ ]Veltoss 65 points 3 hours ago They're not defending shit. There were tons of other ways they could have handle d "defending" ethnic Russians if they truly felt they were threatened. Invading without even a warning and breaking countless international laws/agreements is n ot the way. This "defense of ethnic Russians" excuse is absolute bullshit and ev eryone knows it.

permalink parent [ ]PeerPride 12 points 2 hours ago Just a day ago it was being reported that the 'newly elected leader' was put in power by way of gun via the Russian takeover. There's video of military operativ es seizing control of the Crimea parliament hours before the official was 'elect ed' and asked for Russian assistance. I'm on mobile, but I think the footage is in the sticky. permalink parent [ ]juandh 2 points 54 minutes ago And all the pro-Russians are attacking the new Ukrainian government for being "u n-elected," no shit, they just got into power by kicking out the autocratic crim inal that locked up his rivals. permalink parent [ ]steveotheguide 29 points 3 hours ago How it's being justified, and it being justified are two extremely different thi ngs. Russian interest in the Crimea region or no it is a part of Ukraine and has been for decades. If Crimea wanted to join Russia, which they very well may I wouldn 't know I'm not Crimean, they should be allowed to decide so through a fair elec tion. But invading a sovereign nation and annexing part if it doesn't seem justi fied to me under pretty much any pretense. permalink parent [ ]RikuKat 13 points 2 hours ago Yeah, I hear Russia does really well at hosting fair elections. I'm sure they wo uld be more than happy to allow the Crimeaians to vote permalink parent [ ]S133py 6 points 1 hour ago The election for this year: Putin wearing a black suit or Putin wearing a grey suit permalink parent load more comments (4 replies)

[ ]CrimeanLF 8 points 3 hours ago* It takes a national referendum for seccession though, according to the constitut ion. permalink parent [ ]steveotheguide 15 points 3 hours ago Then they should have held a national referendum. Step one should not be invade a country. Russia didn't even give the courtesy of pretending to let Ukraine dec ide democratically before running in with 5000 troops and surrounding a few airp orts. permalink parent [ ]Harry_P_Ness 9 points 2 hours ago You don't vote to secede and join Russia, Russia votes for you. permalink parent load more comments (2 replies) load more comments (2 replies) load more comments (1 reply) [ ]kalleluuja 3 points 2 hours ago In modern globalized world you can invade pretty much any country using this arg ument - defending ethnic whoever. permalink parent load more comments (4 replies) [ ]JarasM 15 points 3 hours ago Yeah, I'd say there were more ethnic Russians harmed on the Red Square than in C rimea in the past week... permalink parent [ ]Townsend_Harris 3 points 1 hour ago After making numerous statements that they were going to stay out of it. Also od dly, that request came after Russian speaking soldiers stormed the Crimean parli ament and had blockaded several airports as well... permalink parent [ ]Mrs_ThinkTank_Fairy 14 points 3 hours ago

More ethnic Russian in the US than in Crimea. Why doesn't Russia say anything ab out defending them from being forced to speak English? permalink parent load more comments (15 replies) [ ]FnordFinder 7 points 1 hour ago Sorry, I've seen it so much that it made me twitch, so I just had to say somethi ng. the Ukraine It's just Ukraine. You don't say "The Brazil," or "The China." permalink parent load more comments (3 replies) load more comments (4 replies) load more comments (21 replies) [ ]restlessforever 93 points 6 hours ago What do you expect of dictatorship? permalink load more comments (25 replies) [ ]putupyourdukes 118 points 6 hours ago Fascist Russia on the march! permalink [ ]Cranyx 32 points 2 hours ago It's Springtime for Putin, and Rossiya. permalink parent [ ]emperorstea 19 points 2 hours ago An agreement concluded after the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, when Ukra ine agreed to give up its nuclear weapons in return for guarantees of its intern ational borders by Russia, the U.S. and Great Britain. Now that Russia has broke n the agreement, the West is obliged to hold up its end of the deal. Why would I ran believe and give up its nuclear weapons if the West can't keep its previous similar promise? America needs to make its choice today. Either it's a great dem ocracy or a country that just uses democracy as a tool. permalink parent

[ ]InactiveUser 13 points 1 hour ago A country that just uses democracy as a tool. permalink parent [ ]stonedasawhoreiniran 4 points 1 hour ago So Russia and GB just gonna get a pass on the whole thing? permalink parent load more comments (5 replies) load more comments (2 replies) [ ]TheRhodan 39 points 5 hours ago Pro War rallies... Are people out of their minds? permalink load more comments (21 replies) [ ]Putimir-Vladin 11 points 2 hours ago They weren't protesting in their designated "Free speech" zones. permalink [ ]cossak_2 11 points 1 hour ago Love this bit: "But among many at the rally, active support seemed paper thin. M any were delivered to the square by buses marked as city government property, an d others confessed that they had been forced by their employers to attend." Yanukovych did the same thing in Ukraine before he was removed, he forced govern ment workers to act as his "supporters". permalink load more comments (1 reply) [ ]tanyalukyanova 5 points 1 hour ago Fuck you Putin, Ukraine is not ours! permalink [ ]Reviz 5 points 54 minutes ago As a russian, I'm disgusted beyond words. That's why this country is rolling to shit. It can't be saved. permalink

[ ]Erotic_Abe_Lincoln 6 points 51 minutes ago It makes sense Edward Snowden would seek refuge with these people who value free expression so highly. permalink [ ]kalleluuja 10 points 3 hours ago 1936 permalink [ ]druska 85 points 5 hours ago You meant 10 000 puppets brainwashed by the Russian TV propaganda. The shit they tell on the Russian news is unbelievable... Example permalink [ ]kwahoo2 107 points 5 hours ago One more pic http://bi.gazeta.pl/im/96/53/ed/z15553430AA.jpg permalink parent [ ]rtfactor 61 points 4 hours ago It would be interesting to start a subreddit for uncovered Russian propaganda. T here's so much to share there from the events in Ukraine. permalink parent [ ]Wnofny 37 points 4 hours ago This is the head of Putin's new unified state media agency https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1cLcyams1g permalink parent [ ]I_RAPE_ARMPITS 34 points 3 hours ago* Holy shit. He even got applause. What kind of backwards ass place. I mean god da mn the Olympics were hosted there for dicks sake. permalink parent [ ]rtfactor 25 points 3 hours ago So, anybody up for the challenge? Start a sub to expose Russian propaganda?

permalink parent [ ]nothingincommon 2 points 1 hour ago I'm ready to contribute. People have already started a site with the exact purpo se http://stopfake.org/, although it is mostly in Russian. (Probably because a f ew Russian-speaking people somehow survived the mass murders by Ukrainian neo-na zi-terrorist-reptilian beasts) permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]DionysosX 10 points 2 hours ago* It would be largely pointless, since most things that are published by the Russi an government about controversial issues could be classified as propaganda. If you talk about exposing "Russian shills" in the comments, that would only end badly. Lots of people don't want to hold nuanced opinions about these things. T he downvote brigades that would result from people downvoting every comment that doesn't portray Putin as a comic book bad guy would effectively censor lots of discussion in this place. In that sense I'd also be a bit worried about the recently reported on NSA progr am that apparently manipulates discussion in online forums and other astroturfin g programs. A sub that actively goes after anything that sounds somewhat pro-Rus sian would be a perfect place for them to influence public opinion. permalink parent [ ]MagicDr 9 points 1 hour ago Russian shills have been on reddit for a while. Who do you think convinced much of reddit that RT is unbiased? permalink parent load more comments (3 replies) load more comments (5 replies) load more comments (3 replies) load more comments (2 replies) [ ]Spo1ler 4 points 3 hours ago Kiselev is a know Putins TV ass-licker, that will say any shit in any form just so that people that watch TV believe things goverment wants them to believe. permalink parent [ ]dioxholster 2 points 2 hours ago

This makes me sick permalink parent load more comments (5 replies) load more comments (2 replies) [ ]invitroveritas8 9 points 2 hours ago That's some Fox News level disinformation. permalink parent [ ]dioxholster 8 points 2 hours ago Look at RT propaganda at its best. Cant believe redditors swear by it. permalink parent load more comments (8 replies) load more comments (8 replies) [ ]lechocco 4 points 4 hours ago Ahhh nationalist pro war rallies good things are in the offing. permalink [ ]JoJokerer 4 points 53 minutes ago Down comes the iron curtain. permalink [ ]N3v3rm1nda 25 points 1 hour ago You know what ? Just fuck Russia ... I want to live in peace and those retards j ust fucking things up ... I have family in Poland and i don't want things to esc alate ... They have so much land to fuck with, why dont they bury their own hole .. idiots permalink [ ]S133py 5 points 1 hour ago Well, they had to do something. North Korea has been quiet recently. permalink parent [ ]ApplicableSongLyric 6 points 39 minutes ago Spoke too soon, just had a short range missile test. permalink

parent [ ]pglynn646 2 points 10 minutes ago Yeah those wooden rockets are getting closer and closer to Japan. permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) [ ]LordMeowMeow 48 points 6 hours ago Crazy sick people everywhere. Who cheers a country to invade another and kill st rangers in the process? permalink [ ]BROTALITY 37 points 2 hours ago Check out these reactions to Osama Bin Laden's death. It all depends on your perspective. You cheer when your side wins, and you vilif y your perceived enemy. No one is right. People shouldn't cheer for the death of others no matter what side you're on permalink parent [ ]Excalibur32 4 points 57 minutes ago Well yeah except...Osama bin Laden was a terrorist. permalink parent [ ]OPDidntDeliver 13 points 1 hour ago perceived enemy Ukraine didn't attack Russia, kill 3000 of its people, and almost destroy its ma in military headquarters. permalink parent [ ]imoses44 12 points 1 hour ago Doesn't matter. When people categorize an enemy as subhuman, enough to warrant d eath without due process, and subsequently celebrate such an event, it may be wo rth reevaluating communal morality. permalink parent load more comments (4 replies) [ ]103020302 12 points 52 minutes ago Saddam Hussein didn't do that to the US either.

permalink parent load more comments (5 replies) load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (19 replies) [ ]Disconnekted 6 points 1 hour ago Someone should tell Russia that it is nearly impossible to hold Ukraine through the entirety of the game. It's position is clearly not cohesive with a stable oc cupation. Source : I have played hundreds of games of Risk permalink load more comments (2 replies) [ ]KankleSlap 7 points 1 hour ago woohoo, more CoD games, YEAH permalink [ ]BRBaraka 20 points 2 hours ago the thing is ukraine and russia are slavic brothers until recently most ukrainians would say they have no problem with russia, just putin now, by these neoimperialistic strong arm tactics, all russia and putin are doin g is severing centuries of fraternity they could have had a vote you stupid thugs! a vote! crimea could have voted, decided to secede. then, it secedes voila!: normal, acceptable under international law, no problems see how simple that is? but no: you act like knuckle dragging mouth breathing assholes, and what have yo u done? you've created seething hatred that will last generations, if not outright war, with a people who before this ignorant mafia like decision were your brothers an d sisters! dear putin, dear russia: fuck you you neoimperialist thuggish assholes you fucked up royally you showed your true colors

to the world, to your kin in the ukraine, who you now have severed centuries of common brotherhood! for what? your insecurity about your supposed glory? to think, less than 10 days ago we were having a peaceful olympics in sochi and you squandered that good will completely. 100% gone. in less than 10 days yo u clumsy insecure morons russia, showing it's true colors: ignorant thugs permalink [ ]fabricator01 4 points 53 minutes ago It always comes down to whipping the populace into a nationalistic fervor, So fu cking stupid, as far as I know the Ukrainians were not threatening to ethnically cleanse the ethnic Russians. permalink [ ]mrmanperson123 3 points 26 minutes ago Irony: When technical fascists use word fascist as an insult permalink [ ]Buck8407 3 points 5 minutes ago Russia has never had freedom of speech, or the right to protest. So of course th is happened. This isn't news. Obviously those who agree with Putin will be allow ed to stay, and those who disagree will be persecuted. And it's nothing new that people were forced to be there. I don't know why this is front page. This type of stuff has never stopped going on in Russia. permalink [ ]ModestCoat 12 points 4 hours ago Wow, the Soviet Union really wants to take ukraine. permalink load more comments (1 reply) [ ]Demonburnt 5 points 3 hours ago Can we have at least one bloody generation without a war between 1st world and 2 nd world countries? Then we could focus on the 3rd world countries. permalink load more comments (2 replies) [ ]Visovari 4 points 1 hour ago dozens Dozens

Get fucking rekt permalink [ ]redditopus 4 points 1 hour ago Russians sometimes make American conservatives look downright liberal. permalink [ ]Man_of_Many_Lips 1 point 40 minutes ago Talk to the Average American conservative and you get something like this: "I do n't hate gays, but I think gay marriage is unscriptural". They listen to their p astor too much. Meanwhile, Russians legitimately think gays are pedophiles. permalink parent [ ]arslet 3 points 2 hours ago Why is it that all the big ones are so fucked up? permalink load more comments (1 reply) [ ]boredomreigns 2 points 1 hour ago I do wonder how much of the support in both Russia and Ukraine for invasion is g enuine and how much is astroturfed. permalink load more comments (1 reply) [ ]cleverjohnbull 2 points 1 hour ago What are these "ethnic russians" that I keep hearing about? permalink [ ]Aperron 2 points 50 minutes ago People in the Eastern portion of Ukraine that speak Russian, identify as cultura lly Russian and generally aren't too keen on the nationalist streak the Western side of the country has been showing lately. Many parts of the Eastern part of t he country would prefer to operate their local governments/schools etc in Russia n and not Ukrainian. Some also hold dual citizenship and have Russian passports. It goes back to the days of the USSR when the borders were moved around and the Crimea was added into the bureaucracy of the Ukrainian SSR. permalink parent [ ]cleverjohnbull 2 points 34 minutes ago Is 'culturally russian' the equivalent of 'ethnically russian'?

Is seems to me that 'russian' is a descriptor of legal citizenship. How can a cu lture or ethnicity be russian? permalink parent [ ]anothersyrian 3 points 56 minutes ago what do you expect from a country that supports Syrian government. permalink [ ]christophermcne 3 points 48 minutes ago Standard Russia. permalink [ ]mdfox85 1 point 47 minutes ago Nationalism: not just for he United States, England, and Italy. "Look at the great Olympics we put on, you kind of owe us Crimea, don't you thin k?" "Hey Crimea, we were just on the television, wanna buy somebody famous a drink?" permalink load more comments (2 replies) [ ]tripler6 2 points 45 minutes ago Propaganda is a scary fucking thing. permalink [ ]laskosrandom 2 points 35 minutes ago it's putin's russia. what do you expect? i mean way more democratic countries su ppress violently peaceful demonstrations. putin? they're lucky he didn't set tan ks on them. permalink [ ]Riekopo 2 points 28 minutes ago People possibly getting ready to hurt other people. We still behave like animals . permalink [ ]TheUsher 2 points 27 minutes ago Because Putin is a piece of shit. permalink [ ]330ml 15 points 5 hours ago

I see Russia is already preparing its cannon fodder. I bet you won't see Putin a nywhere near the battlefield. "War is where the young and stupid are tricked by the old and bitter into killin g each other." permalink [ ]Iron_Hand 49 points 4 hours ago Why would the president of a country be anywhere near a battle field? It would b e a stupid thing to do. permalink parent load more comments (15 replies) [ ]Shoemann 5 points 3 hours ago War is where the young and stupid are tricked by the old and bitter into kil ling each other. A GTA quote? permalink parent load more comments (1 reply) load more comments (140 replies) about blog about team source code advertise jobs help wiki FAQ reddiquette rules contact us tools mobile firefox extension chrome extension buttons widget <3 reddit gold store redditgifts reddit.tv

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