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Feb 22, 2022 16 tweets 3 min read Read on X
1/16 Yesterday I watched the “session of the Security Council”, this gathering of dotards and thieves (it seems to me that our Anti-Corruption Foundation has done investigations into the corruption of every single one of them).
2/16 And I thought about the same gathering of nomenklatura dotards from the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU, who, quite similarly, on their own whim , imagining themselves as geopoliticians at the “grand chessboard”, decided to send Soviet troops into Afghanistan.
3/16 The result was hundreds of thousands of victims, injuries to entire nations, the consequences of which both we and Afghanistan still cannot overcome, and the emergence of one of the key reasons for the collapse of the USSR.
4/16 Those morons from the Politburo covered themselves with a two-faced ideology. These Putin's dotards do not even have an ideology - only constant and undisguised lies. They don't even bother to give their casus belli the slightest credibility.
5/16 Both of them need one thing: to divert the attention of the people of Russia from real problems - the development of the economy, rising prices, reigning lawlessness - and switching it to the format of "imperial hysteria."
6/16 How long has it been since you last watched the news on federal channels? It's the only thing I watch now, and I can assure you, there is NO news about Russia there AT ALL. Literally. From the first to the last piece, it's Ukraine - USA - Europe.
7/16 Bare propaganda is no longer enough for the senile thieves. They want blood. They want to move around tank figurines on a map of hostilities.
8/16 And so, the head of the 21st century Politburo makes a truly insane speech. Twitter gave the most accurate metaphor for it: “It's just like my grandfather getting drunk at a family celebration and annoying everyone with his stories about how world politics actually works.”
9/16 It would be funny if the drunk grandfather was not a man of 69 who holds power in a country with nuclear weapons.
10/16 Replace "Ukraine" in his speech with "Kazakhstan", "Belarus", "Baltic countries", "Azerbaijan", "Uzbekistan" and so on, even including "Finland". And think about where the train of geopolitical thought of this senile grandfather may take him next.
11/16 All this ended very badly for everyone in 1979. And it will end just as badly now. Afghanistan was destroyed, but the USSR also received a mortal wound.
12/16 Thanks to Putin, hundreds of Ukrainians and Russian citizens may die now, and in the future, this number may reach tens of thousands. Yes, he will not allow Ukraine to develop, he will drag it into the swamp, but Russia will pay the same price.
13/16 We have everything for powerful development in the 21st century, from oil to educated citizens, but we will lose money again and squander the historical chance for a normal rich life for the sake of war, dirt, lies and the palace with golden eagles in Gelendzhik.
14/16 Putin and his senile thieves from the Security Council and United Russia are the enemies of Russia and its main threat, not Ukraine and not the West. Putin kills and wants to kill more.
15/16 The Kremlin is making you poorer, not Washington. It is not in London that economic policy is being conducted in such a way that a pensioner's "borscht set" has doubled in price, but in Moscow.
16/16 To fight for Russia, to save it, means to fight for the removal of Putin and his kleptocrats from power. But now it also means the banal “to fight for peace”.

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Feb 1
1/15 I like the idea of anti-Putin voters going to the polling stations together at 12 noon.

At noon against Putin.
2/15 That could be a strong demonstration of national sentiment. The real voters versus the fiction of e-voting. Real people standing in line to vote against Putin, versus fake and fraudulent "yes" votes.
3/15 Most importantly, this is a real nationwide protest action that will take place not only in every city but in every district of every city.

Political action in the real world, not on the Internet.
Read 15 tweets
Jan 22
1/6 The singer Shaman appeared on stage when I was already imprisoned, so I could neither see nor listen to his music. But I know that he is now Putin's main singer. And he has the most popular song: “I’m Russian".
2/6 Everyone knows it, parodies of it are recorded, and so on. Of course, I was certainly curious to listen, but where in the prison I could do it?

And then I was taken to Yamal.
3/6 And here, every day at 5 o’clock in the morning, we hear the command: «Wake up!», followed by the Russian national anthem. Immediately afterward, the country's second most important song is played - «I’m Russian» by Shaman.
Read 6 tweets
Jan 22
1/5 Певец Шаман появился, когда я уже сидел, поэтому я его не видел и не слышал, но знал, что есть сейчас такой главный путинский исполнитель — Шаман. И у него есть главная песня — «Я русский».
2/5 Её все знают, пародии на нее записывают и т.д. Мне, конечно, любопытно было послушать, но где на зоне послушаешь.

И тут меня привезли на Ямал.
3/5 А здесь каждый день в пять утра команда «Подъем», следом играет гимн России. Сразу после него — вторая по важности песня страны: всегда включают эту песню Шамана «Я русский».

Так что представьте себе картинку: Ямало-Ненецкий автономный округ. Полярная ночь.
Read 5 tweets
Jan 17
1/17 Exactly three years ago, I came back to Russia after treatment following my poisoning. I was arrested at the airport. And for three years, I've been in prison.

And for three years, I've been answering the same question.
2/17 Prisoners ask it simply and directly.

Prison officials inquire about it cautiously, with the recorders turned off.

"Why did you come back?"
3/17 Responding to this question, I experience frustration in two different ways. Firstly, there's a self-directed frustration for failing to find the right words that could make everyone comprehend and put an end to this incessant questioning.
Read 17 tweets
Jan 17
1/16 Ровно три года назад я вернулся в Россию, пройдя лечение после отравления. В аэропорту меня арестовали. И вот три года я сижу.

И три года отвечаю на один и тот же вопрос.
2/16 Зэки задают его просто и прямо.

Сотрудники тюремных администраций осторожно, при выключенных регистраторах.

«Ты зачем вернулся?»
3/16 Отвечая на этот вопрос, я уже даже испытываю легкую досаду двух видов. Первую — на себя, что не мог найти таких слов, чтобы всем стало понятно и перестали спрашивать.
Read 16 tweets
Jan 15
1/13 It's hard to shock any of us in 2024 with injustice and the cruelty of a sentence.

Yet, when I learned about the verdict for Ksenia Fadeeva @ksushaaatom, an MP of the Tomsk City Duma, I was genuinely shocked. 9 years of imprisonment. Image
2/13 I was sitting in silence and staring at one point for a couple of minutes.

Fadeeva's charges were so absurd that it seemed the authorities themselves were embarrassed.
3/13 Up until the verdict, Ksenia had been under house arrest rather than in pre-trial detention. Everyone expected a lenient sentence.

I mean, what could be more legal, right, and understandable than participating in elections and becoming an MP of your city?
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