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September 13, 2014, 08:09:26 PM
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3 days remaining to parliamentary elections.
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September 15, 2014, 01:24:55 PM
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http://rtd.rt.com/films/crimea-unmasking-revolution/

CRIMEA: UNMASKING REVOLUTION

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September 15, 2014, 02:19:51 PM
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Results are out.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/russian/international/2014/09/140915_russia_local_elections_crimea.shtml

Eдинaя Poccия - 70.7%
ЛДПP - 8.38%
КПPФ - 4.34%
Poдинa - 3.05%

Quite disappointed by the performance of KPRF and Rodina. I was hoping that KPRF would win at least 10% of the vote.


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No wonder here, because the major figures of spring events have joined the UR and were used as faces of agitation campaign.

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Armed people in masks are searching Mejlis building in Simferopol, Crimea

6 people armed with assault rifles wearing military clothes and masks have surrounded the Mejlis building in Simferopol earlier on September 16. They are assisted by around 10 police officers. Armed men refused to give explanation of their actions.

The building is being searched; no one is let in or out. In particular, they have been searching the main office of Crimean Tatar newspaper "Avdet".

New wave of pressure on Crimean Tatar can be related with their call to boycott Crimean illegal elections that took place on September 14.

‪#‎Crimea‬ ‪#‎annexation‬ ‪#‎Tatars‬ ‪#‎RussiainvadedUkraine‬ ‪#‎euromaidanpr_en‬ ‪#‎EMPR‬

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September 16, 2014, 07:03:43 PM
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The life in Crimean peninsula, today. Chaotic. Kafka.



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Paywall or registration required to read the article.

And I'm not going to do it , so either post the full article in a pastebin or lose a reader.

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Here is a recap (NATO version) of the recent elections:

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-15/in-crimeas-local-elections-pro-russians-run-strong

Seems like the Bloomberg Businessweek doesn't know a bit about the Russian politics. Since when did United Russia became a pro-Russian party? They always get more votes from the minorities (such as Chechens and Tatars).


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September 16, 2014, 07:37:42 PM
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Here is a recap (NATO version) of the recent elections:

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-15/in-crimeas-local-elections-pro-russians-run-strong

Seems like the Bloomberg Businessweek doesn't know a bit about the Russian politics. Since when did United Russia became a pro-Russian party? They always get more votes from the minorities (such as Chechens and Tatars).

So you say Medvedev and Putin are not pro-russian ?

You have no clue what you're talking about , don't you?



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And I'm not going to do it , so either post the full article in a pastebin or lose a reader.
It seems that some fool tried to use old CPSU brand through registration of new party under this name.

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Crimea for Dummies
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Miguel Francis, a Los Angeles film school graduate, travels to Crimea to discover for himself how life there has changed since it was reunited with Russia. He explores the beautiful Peninsula’s history and cultural heritage and takes in some of Crimea’s tourist attractions while talking to local people about their attitudes to becoming Russian citizens.

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Crimea Is A Big Prison according to a self-exiled blogger
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A popular blogger who fled Crimea this week after local authorities raided her home says basic human rights are under threat in the peninsula.

Yelizaveta Bohutskaya has been a strident critic of Crimea's self-declared authorities since Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine in March.

Despite efforts to stifle dissent, Bohutskaya has used her Facebook account to tirelessly pan the new government and denounce what she says is a sweeping crackdown on fundamental freedoms in Crimea.

"Crimea is now a big prison, although few people understand this," she told RFE/RL from Odesa, in mainland Ukraine. "Many think we got freedom when Russia took over. They don't yet understand that this 'freedom' will backfire for all of us."

Amid the media clampdown, Bohutskaya's posts have emerged as a rare source of independent information from Crimea.

Almost 20,000 people follow her Facebook page, and she has been giving interviews for Ukrainian radio and television.

Photos of her car, adorned with traditional Ukrainian embroidery motifs, have also been widely circulated on the Internet.

She says the September 8 raid on her home and her subsequent detention were just a matter of time.

The day before, she had written a particularly acerbic post in which she accused Russia's secret services of manipulating Crimeans and warned that the violence in eastern Ukraine could well spill over into the peninsula.

"I felt something would happen," she wrote in a later post. "That night I couldn't sleep until 5 a.m. Every time a car stopped in my yard I though it had come for me."

Security forces launched their raid at 5.30 a.m. by releasing a round of gunfire outside her home.

Bogutskaya says the men searched her home for ammunition, narcotics, and extremist literature.

They told her she was a witness in the case surrounding Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev's attempt to re-enter Crimea on May 3.

Bohutskaya was at the scene when thousands of supporters broke through lines of Russian troops to reach Dzhemilev as he tried to cross back into Crimea from mainland Ukraine after being declared persona non grata by the new Crimean authorities.

Bogutskaya's computer, mobile phone, car navigation devices, and USB sticks were confiscated during the raid.

"Now I understand that they had no right to seize this equipment from me, as a witness," she says. "I'm not a suspect and I haven't been charged."

Bogutskaya was then taken to the new government's crime-fighting agency.

There, she was questioned for three hours and told she may be charged with extremist activities and inciting ethnic hatred. She was eventually released.

"Two hours later, I had already decided that I must leave," she says. "They let me go, but the following day they would have looked at the seized material and charged me with extremist activities, they would have fabricated terrorism charges against me. Then I would have been arrested as an extremist."

She quickly purchased a new computer, a new mobile phone, and hastily packed a few clothes. She left Crimea overnight.

Bohutskaya has already published her first posts from Odesa.

Other than that, she has no immediate plan for the future and doesn't know when she will be able to return to Crimea, where her husband and children remain for now.

Despite these uncertainties, Bohutskaya stands firmly by her decision to flee Crimea.

"I decided it was better to speak up in freedom than keep silent in prison," she says.

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Oh, Pagan. So how much do you get paid per post anyway?
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Wow. I figured, "Meh, Crimea used to be Russian, let Russia take it. No big deal."

But I didn't realize the place would go to shit so badly...

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Russia Shuts Crimean Tatars' Headquarters in New Crackdown

Police, Masked Thugs Bar Tatar, Other Ethnic Leaders From Attending UN Conference Today


Masked soldiers without insignia guard the entrance to the headquarters of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis after Russia’s Crimean authorities raided and sealed the building September 16. Russia has banned the most prominent Tatar leader, former Mejlis Chairman Mustafa Dzhemilev, from entering Crimea, and has searched Tatar homes and institutions for “prohibited literature.” (Oleg Kamushkin/krymr.org-RFE/RL)

Russian authorities in Crimea have moved since last week to silence and isolate the peninsula’s main ethnic Tatar community and political organization, the Mejlis. Russia’s government has shut down the group’s headquarters in Crimea and tried to prevent Tatar representatives from attending a United Nations conference in New York on indigenous peoples.

Crimea’s Tatars, who are Muslim and ethnically Turkic, form about 10 percent of Crimea’s two million-plus population. Russia started suppressing Tatars and other dissenters as soon as it seized the peninsula from Ukraine in March. It banned the Tatars’ most senior leader, former Mejlis chairman Mustafa Dzhemilev, from entering Crimea. Authorities shut down Tatar pro-Ukraine news organizations and TV channels; arrested and harassed independent journalists; and deported a Crimean filmmaker to Moscow for trial on terrorism charges.

Still, the Russian authorities held back during the summer campaign for local elections held last week. In the September 14 vote, the government of President Vladimir Putin was seeking to strengthen its hold on local and provincial assemblies nationwide, and in Crimea. On the peninsula, the Putin-allied United Russia party won control of the new provincial legislature.


Mejlis Offices Seized

Then, just hours after the polls closed, the new crackdown began – at 3:15 a.m. That was when security cameras at the Mejlis’s headquarters building showed three masked men, one with a gun, and one who climbed the building’s façade to rip down a Ukrainian flag that the Mejlis had flown for months alongside its own Tatar community flag.

Hours later, according to an account by human rights advocate and writer Halya Coynash of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, officers of Russia’s state security police, the FSB, arrived and with “armed men in military uniform blocked the Mejlis and carried out an eleven-hour search” of the building. The Central District Court of Simferopol ordered the building’s owner, a charity called the Crimea Fund, to vacate the structure within twenty-four hours. The order froze bank accounts and other assets of the fund over what the court said was an unspecified lawsuit by unnamed persons against the charity.

Mejlis officials tried to evacuate as much of their equipment and files as they could, but the building, which also houses the offices of the group’s newspaper and of the Crimea Fund, could not be emptied fully. Authorities sealed it and seized much of the groups’ property still inside.


Tatars, Other Ethnic Leaders Assaulted

Russia also has tried to block Crimea’s Tatars (as well as other indigenous Russian minority groups) from taking part in the United Nations’ first-ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, which is taking place today in New York. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin tweeted last week that “Russian Federation has submitted a written protest against participation of Mejlis” in the conference.

While the Russian protest was disallowed, a prominent Tatar minority rights advocate, Nadir Bekirov, was prevented from leaving Crimea when a vanload of thugs intercepted his car as he began his trip to New York. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reporters in Simferopol wrote that Bekirov told them that “Four masked men emerged, pulled him from his car, forced him to the ground, and took his Ukrainian passport and mobile phone. He said one of the attackers opened his passport and told the others: ‘Yes, that's him!’” Left without his passport, Bekirov was unable to leave Crimea for the conference.

(Russia blocked other indigenous minority leaders from attending the conference, according to the International Work Group on Indigenous Affairs, a network of researchers and human rights activists. Rodion Sulyandziga, and ethnic Udege from Siberia who was one of the organizers of the UN conference, was denied permission to fly out of Moscow after officials took his passport and returned it to him with a page removed – a condition they said disqualified him from traveling. Valentina Sovkina and another leader of the Saami ethnic group were delayed in leaving for the conference after her “car tires were cut, they were stopped by traffic police for several hours and an attempt was made to snatch Sovkina’s belongings,” the group reported.)


Police Searches for ‘Prohibited Literature’

The crackdown against Crimea’s Tatars has included a string of armed searches by police of the homes of Mejlis leaders and other Tatar activists, as well as at a Tatar school and a mosque. The officers told Tatars that they were in search of “weapons, drugs and prohibited literature,” according to an account last week by Andrei Kolokoltsev, a Simferopol correspondent of RFE-RL.

Many of Crimea’s Tatars describe Russia’s military seizure of Crimea in March as a third historic tragedy for their community, following the czarist Russian Empire’s annexation of their state in 1783, and former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin’s brutal deportation of all Tatars from Crimea to Central Asia in 1944, an ordeal in which nearly half of their quarter-million population died. Since the 1992 collapse of the Soviet Union, the Tatars have been moving back to Crimea to rebuild their community, a process that some ethnic Russians on the peninsula have resisted, for fear of losing power, land, and economic advantages.

James Rupert is an editor at the Atlantic Council.

http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/russia-moves-to-shut-down-isolate-crimeas-tatar-community


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Russia Shuts Crimean Tatars' Headquarters in New Crackdown

Police, Masked Thugs Bar Tatar, Other Ethnic Leaders From Attending UN Conference Today


Masked soldiers without insignia guard the entrance to the headquarters of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis after Russia’s Crimean authorities raided and sealed the building September 16. Russia has banned the most prominent Tatar leader, former Mejlis Chairman Mustafa Dzhemilev, from entering Crimea, and has searched Tatar homes and institutions for “prohibited literature.” (Oleg Kamushkin/krymr.org-RFE/RL)

Russian authorities in Crimea have moved since last week to silence and isolate the peninsula’s main ethnic Tatar community and political organization, the Mejlis. Russia’s government has shut down the group’s headquarters in Crimea and tried to prevent Tatar representatives from attending a United Nations conference in New York on indigenous peoples.

Crimea’s Tatars, who are Muslim and ethnically Turkic, form about 10 percent of Crimea’s two million-plus population. Russia started suppressing Tatars and other dissenters as soon as it seized the peninsula from Ukraine in March. It banned the Tatars’ most senior leader, former Mejlis chairman Mustafa Dzhemilev, from entering Crimea. Authorities shut down Tatar pro-Ukraine news organizations and TV channels; arrested and harassed independent journalists; and deported a Crimean filmmaker to Moscow for trial on terrorism charges.

Still, the Russian authorities held back during the summer campaign for local elections held last week. In the September 14 vote, the government of President Vladimir Putin was seeking to strengthen its hold on local and provincial assemblies nationwide, and in Crimea. On the peninsula, the Putin-allied United Russia party won control of the new provincial legislature.


Mejlis Offices Seized

Then, just hours after the polls closed, the new crackdown began – at 3:15 a.m. That was when security cameras at the Mejlis’s headquarters building showed three masked men, one with a gun, and one who climbed the building’s façade to rip down a Ukrainian flag that the Mejlis had flown for months alongside its own Tatar community flag.

Hours later, according to an account by human rights advocate and writer Halya Coynash of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, officers of Russia’s state security police, the FSB, arrived and with “armed men in military uniform blocked the Mejlis and carried out an eleven-hour search” of the building. The Central District Court of Simferopol ordered the building’s owner, a charity called the Crimea Fund, to vacate the structure within twenty-four hours. The order froze bank accounts and other assets of the fund over what the court said was an unspecified lawsuit by unnamed persons against the charity.

Mejlis officials tried to evacuate as much of their equipment and files as they could, but the building, which also houses the offices of the group’s newspaper and of the Crimea Fund, could not be emptied fully. Authorities sealed it and seized much of the groups’ property still inside.


Tatars, Other Ethnic Leaders Assaulted

Russia also has tried to block Crimea’s Tatars (as well as other indigenous Russian minority groups) from taking part in the United Nations’ first-ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, which is taking place today in New York. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin tweeted last week that “Russian Federation has submitted a written protest against participation of Mejlis” in the conference.

While the Russian protest was disallowed, a prominent Tatar minority rights advocate, Nadir Bekirov, was prevented from leaving Crimea when a vanload of thugs intercepted his car as he began his trip to New York. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reporters in Simferopol wrote that Bekirov told them that “Four masked men emerged, pulled him from his car, forced him to the ground, and took his Ukrainian passport and mobile phone. He said one of the attackers opened his passport and told the others: ‘Yes, that's him!’” Left without his passport, Bekirov was unable to leave Crimea for the conference.

(Russia blocked other indigenous minority leaders from attending the conference, according to the International Work Group on Indigenous Affairs, a network of researchers and human rights activists. Rodion Sulyandziga, and ethnic Udege from Siberia who was one of the organizers of the UN conference, was denied permission to fly out of Moscow after officials took his passport and returned it to him with a page removed – a condition they said disqualified him from traveling. Valentina Sovkina and another leader of the Saami ethnic group were delayed in leaving for the conference after her “car tires were cut, they were stopped by traffic police for several hours and an attempt was made to snatch Sovkina’s belongings,” the group reported.)


Police Searches for ‘Prohibited Literature’

The crackdown against Crimea’s Tatars has included a string of armed searches by police of the homes of Mejlis leaders and other Tatar activists, as well as at a Tatar school and a mosque. The officers told Tatars that they were in search of “weapons, drugs and prohibited literature,” according to an account last week by Andrei Kolokoltsev, a Simferopol correspondent of RFE-RL.

Many of Crimea’s Tatars describe Russia’s military seizure of Crimea in March as a third historic tragedy for their community, following the czarist Russian Empire’s annexation of their state in 1783, and former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin’s brutal deportation of all Tatars from Crimea to Central Asia in 1944, an ordeal in which nearly half of their quarter-million population died. Since the 1992 collapse of the Soviet Union, the Tatars have been moving back to Crimea to rebuild their community, a process that some ethnic Russians on the peninsula have resisted, for fear of losing power, land, and economic advantages.

James Rupert is an editor at the Atlantic Council.

http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/russia-moves-to-shut-down-isolate-crimeas-tatar-community



Pagan is such a wonderful name. Doesn't really mean idol worshiper, or what ever the modern dictionary says. Simply means a country or village person.

Kinda reminds one of S.W.A.T. in the U.S. (not "Pagan", rather the thugs in the picture above).  Smiley
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Pagan has infested the thread as well...  Grin

The derivative meanings in Russian with the root stemming from "Pagan" are
- Poganec (noun) - someone worthless, shitty, bastard.
- (Is-)poganit' (verb) - to spoil, to pour dirt onto, to fuck up.

Just some food for thought...

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Pagan has infested the thread as well...  Grin

The derivative meanings in Russian with the root stemming from "Pagan" are
- Poganec (noun) - someone worthless, shitty, bastard.
- (Is-)poganit' (verb) - to spoil, to pour dirt onto, to fuck up.

Just some food for thought...

Yes! This is exactly how some people treat a simple, humble, not-wise-to-the-ways-of-the-world, country person, who is usually a girl.

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