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Video: Pussy Riot whipped and beaten by Cossack militia for attempted Sochi performance

  • Eddy

    Great! Let the whole world see how FASCIST RUSSIA treats people who simply state a message in a public place!

  • BobInSD

    The video has already been removed?

    • Mike Dalgarno

      Don’t worry YouTube is full of videos showing the whole thing

      • Mike Dalgarno

        Just started to read the comments connected to the video I posted above…I’m shocked.

        It appears that people are supporting Russia!!!

        • Mark Y

          I’m always shocked to read the comments on youtube. It makes you realise either 1/ the majority of people that comment on youtube are complete imbeciles or 2/ the majority of the World are complete imbeciles.

          • Mike Dalgarno

            Maybe it’s a mixture of both ;)

          • http://www.bloketoys.co.uk/ BlokeToys.co.uk

            It’s just evidence that there are paid teams of people out there spreading propaganda and attempting to sway public opinion.

        • Jones

          “Putin is best thing that happened to Russia, and should remain in power unti he dies, or finds worthy heir.”

          I was very shocked at this comment.

          • Truth

            Why? Surely it was signed ‘Vladimir Putin’ ….?

        • That There Other David

          I’m not shocked at all. The Russian government most likely has a large group of paid commentators sat there ready for things like this during the Games, to flood out any criticism on social media with praise and positive comments. That $51bn certainly didn’t all go on the venues and hotels did it?

        • http://www.bloketoys.co.uk/ BlokeToys.co.uk

          All states have teams of people out there on the internet spreading propaganda and expressing support for their nation.

          Israel does this, the USA does this, the UK even ADVERTIZED for people to be employed for this very purpose.

          Does anyone really think they don’t do this, when Google regularly releases information showing which countries have filed requests to have “embarrassing” videos and news stories blocked?

          The UK, US, Russia, Israel, China, Australia… every country submits demands to Google to have media removed and information blocked from the Search Engines, at a rate of potentially thousands every year. They are DESPERATE to control their Global image and the sharing of information.

          Their intent is to change the story, spread disinformation, express opposing views to try to persuade public opinion.

          This is why every sane person has to fight every single attempt from every government to restrict the internet in any way. They have proven that they want to try to control the information that is out there, and we should never let them have an inch in this direction.

    • Joseph Patrick McCormick

      I have replaced the embed, so it should be working in here now.

  • Mattress

    the country is soo far behind…it thinks it’s first!
    http://www.getoffmydress.blogspot.com/2014/02/hail-mary-fer-defense.html

  • Tim Hanafin

    Appalling scenes! I hope the world takes note of these tactics used by Tsar Putin. Big Cossack thugs attacking women – they must be so proud of themselves. Can’t wait to hear that gay journalist Russian apologist who was on here last week telling us how wrong we all are and how wonderful Life in Russia is. Let’s hear him defend this.

  • Mark Y

    What a bunch of pathetic men. The one who is whipping is so pathetic he looks like a sacha baron cohen sketch.

  • Colin

    Appalled and saddened at this unnecessary violence. However I am delighted it was filmed and I saw this on the BBC news site.

    Legal thuggery…..Putin
    He is clearly not a fool by the economic success Russia is experiencing today but surely give human rights, stop violence and get on with growing Russia’s economy.

    No-one wants to criticise Russia but thankfully the world has eyes and refuses to see people abused in this way.

  • dave

    BBC News channel is minimising all the bad stuff about Russia – after all licence payers are paying for TV coverage and thereby helping to prop up the brutal Putin regime.

  • Helge Vladimir Tiller

    So it happened again. The fascist Regime doesn’t care about freedom of expression. Putin is a poisonous snake. “Oh, the Power, the power- I must rule, I must rule- no matter what others say. I’m in charge of BIG Russia !” Beating up these young girls, just saying what they want- is NAZI symptoms of the worst kind. F–k you, idiot !

  • Jones

    How cold hearted do you have to be to whip somebody when they are unaware of what is happening. Prime example of why Russia is hell.

  • JD

    Why is it nearly ALL of these atrocities are dealt out my pathetic heterosexual ‘men?’ – they really are pathetic and make me so proud to a healthy happy sane Gay man!

    • Truth

      Because they are all paid thugs. How ELSE do you think
      Putin has retained power for so long ….?

  • Rehan

    Call me old-fashioned, even call me sexist if you like, but I find the sight of men beating women utterly sickening.

    • http://www.bloketoys.co.uk/ BlokeToys.co.uk

      I understand your view, but I tend to find the sight of authority beating down anyone as sickening. I have a natural inclination to attack bullies and thugs, no matter the gender of those being attacked or those doing the attacking.

  • Truth

    This video says EVERYTHING the world needs to know about Putin’s Russia. It is a vile dictatorship that will silence ANY opposition – even totally peaceful – with violence and intimidation and which will target a defenceless minority for victimisation and marginalisation to distract attention from it’s failings.

  • lee

    And the IOC agreed to have the games held here – the IOC are a disgrace and should resign – from the programme I’ve seen they are treated like royal when visiting cities and no expense is spared in oder to win these people over. Who next to host Uganda?

  • doug

    Maybe ordinary Russians will rise up like the Ukrainians.

    • http://www.bloketoys.co.uk/ BlokeToys.co.uk

      I doubt it.
      The Russian state has far more influence over the idiot masses than the Ukrainian state did. Russia has even been actively hacking into the Ukrainian TV network to spread pro-Russian propaganda and block reporting of the Ukrainian protests, so if they can do that to a neighbor you know they have complete control within Russia itself.

      The Russian people are extremely constricted and controlled, through TV, Radio and Internet. Aside from that, the Russian public are extremely backward and religious, the educational standards in Russia are also a complete joke.

      A perfect example can be seen in this very story. If this had been reported in the USA or UK, there would be news debates, calls for arrest of those assaulting people, embarrassment and immense shame. Yet, in Russia, they actually think this is okay to do to people.

      When I see protests in Russia against assaults like this, then I’ll maybe think twice. When a public can see grown men beating young girls in the street and say nothing about it, you know the people there are fu*ked up.

  • Plagues’r'us

    The same thing would happen in Britain if you campaigned for consensual adult incest, which is legal in Russia, as is homosexuality. Just don’t promote it to minors please, if you don’t mind!

    • dtnorth

      What drivel.

      How does just existing as a gay person promote anything to minors.

      Besides, some of those “minors” will themselves grow up and find themselves to be gay, however you would rather they grew up ignorant and in fear.

      Now THAT is child abuse.

      Hateful idiot.

  • GeaVox

    Those cossacks… so much less, way, WAY beneath animals! V^^^V

  • Jesus_Mohammed

    Dear Plagues’r'us, try, try, try to get it into your head that amongst every
    group of children everywhere on this planet there are some who ARE
    homosexual, and those children have a HUMAN RIGHT to be FULLY respected.
    Putin’s legislation makes it impossible for those homosexual children
    in Russia to be supported and respected. Putin’s legislation makes the
    lives of those homosexual children, as well as the lives of all of the
    10 million homosexual citizens of Russia into a hell. That is the
    pathetic SICKNESS which is the government of Vladimir Monster Putin.
    Think about it. That is why the entire progressive world is currently
    DISGUSTED with Russia. The international reputation of Russia is at the
    bottom of the barrel.

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