Russia is Fucking Scary

 

2007 Time Magazine Man of the Year

2007 Time Magazine Man of the Year

Now, we all know for a fact that in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, opposition equals a bullet in the head. Here in little ‘ol America we could never imagine such things at least outright. Well, it turns out a couple of more people were assassinated in broad daylight by a man in a black ski-mask equipped with a silencer. I know what you’re thinking: sounds like a scene out of “Sum of All Fears” or something right? Just not entertaining….

 

Stanislov Markelov, 34 (a Chechen defense lawyer) and Anastasia Baburova, 25 were shot in the head less than a half a mile from the Kremlin. Dirrrrty. Baburova is the fifteenth journalist to be killed under Putin. I swear this guy gets off on killing those who oppose him. I mean, look at his picture. It’s about as scary as staring at a picture of Dick Cheney….

Stanislov Markelov had been a crusader for Chechnyan human rights. He recently was fighting the release of a Russian colonal who committed crimes against humanity against Chechnyan women. Upon being assassinated, Barburova tried to intervene and was killed shortly thereafter.

The Washington Post wrote that it is possible that none of the murders were carried out on the behalf of Putin. Which is crazy because if that were true, I would assume he would stop at nothing to bring justice in the memory of those slain.

But, I doubt anyone’s ever going to say anything. This man has a very high popularity rating in Russia, and for many is a breath of fresh air and a reminder of pre-1989 Russia. Ahhh, sweet memories.

On another note, I’m a little scared to even tag his name. I better remind myself not to go Russia anytime soon…

Check out the full article here.

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