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Putin Youth Brigade's inauguration infiltrated
Hundreds of youths, many belonging to the president's cultural society "Walking Together", held a meeting in a house owned by the Kremlin Property Department to launch the group at the weekend. The organisation, which leaders hope will attract 300,000 members, was christened "Nashi" [Ours], a word which in Russian has chilling nationalist overtones.
Ilya Yashin, youth leader of the opposition party Yabloko and one of the two liberals who gatecrashed the conference, said: "Our apprehensions about the Kremlin's intentions to form assault units to fight the opposition have been confirmed. Under the Nashi slogan the Kremlin is forming brigades of storm-troopers so that they can use force against the opposition.''
The setup used by provocateurs is pretty straightforward, according to activists who said they have witnessed it. At some point during a rally, planted officers wearing civilian clothes cause a disturbance - anything from starting a fight to goading protesters into breaking demonstration laws. This gives uniformed police an official reason to break up the gathering.
Originally posted by steggyD
I have nothing to add, but I'm surprised noone else has anything to say. Do we have any Russians on these boards? Some interesting stories here. I'd like to know if they are blown out of proportion or if there is something to fear here.
and yes, the story is not BS
Russian intelligence services can also more convincingly make their own cases for greater resources in light of the failure of their US counterparts to predict or prevent the attacks. As Aleksandr Zdanovich, the head of the Assistance Programs Directorate of the Federal Security Service, noted on September 13: "There is an old axiom [that] truly professional secret services prevent crimes, and all the others investigate them after the fact." The implicit argument is that intelligence is not something worth skimping on.
ExD, you're Russian are you not? Are you still living in Russia or are you living abroad? Can you shed some light on these articles in a manner more conducive to discussion? If the stories are "BS" then we'd be interested to hear your view as to why. Are the stories fabricated? Blown out of proportion? What?
anti-Putin demonstrations in Moscow and other large cities throughout Russia.
Originally posted by ExD
I don't think that ats members interested in it,