Tag Archives: Nashi

When failure is not an option

This Saturday, the scary but increasingly useless pro-Kremlin youth group “Nashi” had a rally in central Moscow. They bussed in thousands of kids. Many of them, a friend noted, were carrying shopping bags because the free trip to the capital … Continue reading

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Moscow, you should be ashamed of your racist, xenophobic self — but, of course, you're not

Crossing the underground transfer to the Paveletskaya stop on the circle line in the Moscow metro this morning, I found myself swallowed up by a bunch of singing, rowdy youths. Decked out in red-and-white scarves, they were on their way … Continue reading

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The wheels of justice turn in different directions

Today, a municipal Russian court rejected allegations that Nashi, the pro-Kremlin youth group picketing the house of Aleksandr Pordrabinek, who angered them with his anti-Soviet rhetoric, had not broken any laws. In the meantime, a Presidential council focused on the … Continue reading

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If you really love Russia, you don't have to know where things actually are

Aleksandr Podrabinek, the Russian journalist whose article on the Anti-Soviet Kabob House turned loose a horde of angry veterans, is still in hiding after receiving death threats and especially after someone tried to break into his apartment. One of Podrabinek’s … Continue reading

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Sheesh Kabob!

I’m linking to myself here but only because it’s a story that should get out there. It’s about yet another journalist in danger. This one, however, is in danger — in hiding, actually — for writing critically about a kabob … Continue reading

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