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Today's sentance of the court show again that people in Russia have opposite attitude towards the Pussy Riot action, that there are two different points of view, two different perceptions of the world. Now we can see that authorities fight against their citizens, but I am afraid that early or later these two models of life will confrant in the streets. Unfortunately, the totalitarian regime is grounded on a huge number of supportes and those who don't care at all. Today's sitting of the court reminds me of the Stalin's times.
I completely agree with you Natasha - but not just about Russia. For most countries there is the official point of view and the peoples point of view. We can all see this in our own countries but we do not realise that it is the same elsewhere - and therefore we judge other people by the actions of their governments be it the USA, Iran, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Rwanda, etc.
People are mostly like us - and governments are mostly like them.
Yes, you might be right about other countries, Ralph. But Russia's history and recent events prove that the Russians have always been divided into two peoples, as if we are from different planets.
Natasha, seen today's sentence make me feel scared about Russia. The governament is showing its real face to the word.
Is there any coverage of victims of the Patriot Act on CNN, BBC and other mouthpieces of american hegemony? Whereas there is loads of propaganda regarding the "totalitarian" rule of Putin or Chinese communist party. It reeks of geopolitics again, isn't it?