@yaffaesque
Joshua Yaffa
14 days ago
Perhaps a banal observation, but when I moved to Moscow in 2012, things were certainly tense/fraught/etc, but idea that Navalny’s entire org would be banned as extremist and state could try to kill Dmitry Bykov with poison would have struck me as a bit too hard-core to imagine.
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@yaffaesque
Joshua Yaffa
14 days ago
To my point: такие были времена 😎 https://t.co/VU0NrMEYld
@PjotrSauer
Pjotr Sauer
14 days ago
Just to show what a decade can do… In 2011, the radical art collective Voina won a government sponsored award ($14k!) for a project that consisted of a 210-foot penis painted on a drawbridge in St. Petersburg which pointed at the FSB building! https://t.co/pAClWFeUSO https://t.co/ynlnufI82x
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@Arhivistka_LJ
Arhivistka
14 days ago
@yaffaesque In fact the first poison killing by the state arguably-presumably took place in the early 2000s - Yury Shchekochikhin (Юрий Щекочихин).
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@27khv
Bryan MacDonald
14 days ago
@yaffaesque @PjotrSauer Moscow was in the G8 then, and still technically part of the broader Western club. The biggest losers from the West's ostracisation of Russia, and the pivot towards China to fill the vacuum, have been the country's liberals & pro-Western forces.
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@FrueheNeuzeit
CrankyPhilosopher
14 days ago
@yaffaesque And you needed only 40 RUB to buy a Euro.
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@annaannell
anna annell
14 days ago
@yaffaesque @mjluxmoore Reality always beat the fantasy!
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@johnhhaskell
Tintin au Pays des Soviets
14 days ago
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@VanMeterNorth
VanMeterN
13 days ago
@yaffaesque Read Putin's history. When someone tells you who they are, believe them. Esp. as they become emboldened over time.
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