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Medium.com: The Putin-Swift Doctrine

  Blogger Chase Johnson Compares Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” to Putin SEP 5, 2015 – Chase Johnson, an “Ex-Pat Living in Tbilisi, Georgia” that researches and writes about international and affairs and political economies, has an interesting piece up on Medium.com about the doctrines of Vladimir Putin and Taylor Swift and uses Swift’s song “Blank…

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Airlines Lufthansa and KLM Remove Music of Pro-Russian Pianist Valentina Lisitsa From Their Inflight Entertainment

Pro-Kiev activists pressure airlines to remove pro-Putin pianist’s music SEP 2, 2015 – Kiev-born Russian pianist Valentina Lisitsa has been removed from the inflight entertainment of both Lufthansa and KLM airlines by pressure from pro-Kiev activists for her pro-Russian and Pro-Putin stances and statements. Valentina has shown strong support for the invasion and annexation of Crimea,…

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Scorpions Won’t Play Occupied Sevastopol

Scorpions Protest Russian Annexation of Crimea and Putin Aggression AUG 21, 2015 – European mega-band Scorpions has pulled out of a show in Russian-occupied Sevastopol, a city within Crimea. The Scorpions avoided Crimea during their recent Jubilee tour, and this is a continuing protest against Putin and his aggression towards Ukraine. EuroMaidenPress.com states that Scorpions…

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Ukraine Elects Petro Poroshenko as President

PUTIN’S MILITIA DISRUPTS VOTING IN EASTERN UKRAINE May 27, 2014 – Ukrainians went to the polls yesterday in Kiev and western Ukraine in large numbers, some election observers say as high as 60%, and elected the “Chocolate King” Petro Poroshenko as President (pictured left), as Putin’s militia smashed ballot boxes and seriously suppressed the vote in…

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Finnish Soprano Karina Matilla Refuses to Sing for Russian Conductor

World famous Finnish soprano Karina Matilla refuses to sing under Russian conductor Vladimir Gergiev, because of what she says is Gregiev’s support for madman Vladimir Putin and his iron boot policies on arts, free speech and homosexuality. Oh…and of course not to mention Putin invades neighboring countries, slaughters civilians, murders journalists, arrests, jails and tortures dissidents…did…

Members of Pussy Riot Detained at Sochi – Anti-Putin Song Was Planned

FEB 1, 2014 – Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova from the activist-musical art band Pussy Riot that were recently freed from prison have been detained in Sochi, Russia and falsely accused of a crime, and are being detained and questioned without a lawyer. They had planned on an anti-Putin song free-speech action at the Sochi Olympics, and apparently Putin must have got wind of it because he shut it down. Read more on CNN.com here.

New Pussy Riot Documentary: Pussy Riot “A Punk Prayer”

June 5, 2013 – The punk rock, activist "art collective" Pussy Riot is the focus of a new film by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorvokin titled "Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer". The documentary explores what is really going on with the arrest and jailing of three women in Russia, who were merely exercising the right of free speech. The film has had great reviews and acceptance, and won a World Cinema Jury Prize from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film is a six-month journey into the lives of the three women, Nadya, Masha and Katia and their ordeal with the Russian justice system facing charges of "hooliganism" after performing a 40-second free speech action at the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow. The church lobbied heavily with the Putin government to come down hard on the girls, and they all 3 ended up with prison time. Their predicament has garnered worldwide attention, and has sent shock waves reverberating through Russia.

Nadya has been freed on appeal, but the other two remain jailed. In fact, there is a new law unofficially called the "Pussy Riot Law" that just passed, that will make the penalties even stiffer if someone else tries this in the future. The new "Pussy Riot Law" calls for one year in jail and a fine of $300,000 rubles ($9,400 US) for "public actions expressing clear disrespect for society and committed with intent to offend the religious feelings of the faithful." If one does it in a house of worship, the penalties get even worse.

Check out an interview with the filmmakers on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart the other night below (fast forward to end), the direct link is here. Also, check out the movie's website here to see the trailer and learn more about the film. Apparently Vladmir Putin likes Dire Straights, so we need to get Mark Knopfler to come out in support of the girls and say, "Free Pussy Riot!", and maybe Putin will pardon them. So Mark, please come out in support of freeing Pussy Riot!

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