You will remember my post about Russian punk band – Pussy Riot who were arrested for singing anti-Putin songs in an Orthodox Church. A Russian court handed down a two year prison sentence to the female members of the band.
In a mark of protest, women grabbed balaclavas and took to the streets in protest around the world.
The sentences were called “disproportionate” by the US in a criticism echoed by Britain, France and the European Union, which all used the same word in condemning the punishment handed down for the band’s “punk prayer” against Russian strongman Vladimir Putin. Seeing as they were arrested and imprisoned in February, will they get time off for that already served?
Even the Orthodox Church called for “mercy” to be extended to the girls prior to sentencing.
The mark of a good politician is one that can accept criticism, and such is the way of democracy. Putin is neither a good politician or democratic. The term political oligarch comes to mind.
The former KGB polkovnik has demonstrated that he has not changed his ways