My environmentally-concerned friends are telling me about possible/likely imprisonment of an ecologist activist Evgeni Vitishko. Vitishko spray-painted a fence constructed around Krasnodar governor Tkachev’s dacha build on public land and in a protected forest near Sochi. That got him cited under “causing significant property damage”.
First he was given a suspended sentence but didn’t get the hint, continued being vocal on environmental issues around the Sochi Olympics, so another court hearing is set for December 30(?) to turn these suspended three years into real Russian prison. Their request is that I post the story. Here it is. Let me see if it made it to world news… Yes it did: see
It’s been 3-4 weeks since I looked into the news, and the overall situation appears byzantinesque perverse. The dictionary says there is no such word as “byzantinesque”. Жопа есть, а слова нет. Also just a second, Sochi? That’s subtropics! There is no snow there in February, and temperatures are well above freezing. Doesn’t winter sports need snow? Either I or this world need to see a shrink.
DISCLAIMER: THE ABOVE IS POSTED FOR ITS INFORMATIONAL VALUE ONLY. IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT MY VIEWS AND OPINIONS. I HEREBY DECLARE MY LOYALTY TO THE REGIME AND READINESS TO KISS PU’S ASS RATHER THAN GOING TO PRISON. I’M NOT THE SORT OF HUMAN MATERIAL HEROS ARE MADE OF.