Monday, September 13, 2010

Loyal Subjects Threaten to Hang Putin by the Balls

A bizarre form of civil society is emerging in Russia. Angered by the government's sheer incompetence and its failure to handle an unprecedented series of wildfires, residents of the Nizhny Novgorod Region are calling for hanging Putin and his ministers "by the balls" (literally) at a meeting with him originally intended to be a neat propaganda piece. Logically enough, the event was ignored by the state-controlled media. Meanwhile, the phrase was borrowed from the dictator himself (Putin promised to hang Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili by the balls some time ago).

1 comment:

Lemming Master said...

Amazing footage. It is interesting to watch Putin's demeanor when handling these upset people. In general, people need to confront politicians more and force them to acknowledge that they are incompetent and the only path to political stability is to develop self-government in the citizens through freedom.