Feb
19
2014

некултурны. #sochi #rsrh

“Nekulturny,” or “uncultured” in English. I learned it as “nyeh kulturny,” back when it was the nastiest thing that you could possibly call a Soviet Russian. Ah, the dubious joys of the Second World:

Beating women with whips for the cameras.  Russian regimes never change.

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12 Comments

  • acat says:

    Russia has often, to this cat, seemed most in need of small arms and training in their use for women.
    .
    Mew

  • Luke says:

    If only the Czar knew!

  • jetty says:

    1. The Cossack quirks the photographer, and the guy doesn’t even wince. I don’t think this is “whipping”.
    2. ‘Pussy Riot’ was jailed because they decided to turn a church service into their own personal concert, complete with filthy language and everything. They deserved to go to jail.
    3. I have no idea of the context above, but I would bet money that this is another one of their “publicity stunts” that that American media can’t help but to portray as “human rights violations”.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      The complexities of Russian political protest – and the general uselessness of pretty much everyone involved – are indeed profound, but:

      Real men do not hit women. You advance on an unarmed woman while carrying a strap or a whip, you deserve whatever happens to you afterward.

      • Moe_Lane says:

        Note that I know that I don’t have to tell anybody here that you shouldn’t hit women, of course. But apparently there’s a sh*thole or two in Russia that hasn’t gotten that particular memo yet.

        • jetty says:

          Would you prefer tazing when people cause a public disturbance (like the guy that yelled ‘Don’t taze me bro!’ at a Kerry event)? And how does this compare with how Muslim women are treated? Muslim women are treated much worse, but we NEVER, EVER see anything in the news about it.
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          So, yeah, I don’t advocate hitting women. But the crap that’s been reported about Russia these past few weeks has me a little agitated. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Cossack involved was actually getting paid by Pussy Riot.

          • Luke says:

            I invoke the Razor of Occam.
            Putin has had opponents beaten and/or assassinated on a regular basis.
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            That this is exactly what it appears to be is much more likely than a conspiracy theory about the Western media being manipulated by Pussy Riot.
            Especially when it’s quite clear that the Western media does not give a flying frack.

  • jetty says:

    Sorry, Luke, I lived there for several years, and was initially shocked, then ticked off, at how often the Western media misreported events there. Western media doesn’t give a frack, but they all (left and right) seem to be spoon fed from the same source at the State Dept. Don’t think that’s possible? Then explain this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44ojS4UNn8I

    • Luke says:

      I don’t believe the State Department was involved in a story about on-line dating sites.
      But I’m interested in hearing your theory to the contrary.
      .
      Uncontested Point: Putin has had opponents beaten and/or assassinated on a great many occasions.
      Uncontested Point: Pussy Riot members are opponents of the Putin regime.

      • jetty says:

        If local TV stations are coordinated on trivial puff pieces, then why is it a stretch to believe that they coordinate on serious foreign policy news?

  • Rusty S. says:

    “Pussy Riot attacked with whips by Cossack militia at Sochi Olympics.”

    I can stop reading now. I have now seen every possible combination of words.

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