The fetishization of “opinion” and “free speech” is horrifying, people thinks it means they can saying anything anywhere
without ever being criticized or held accountable or disagreed with regardless of their education on a subject.
Ok this blog is not about politics, but somehow it’s about my life. So here I am, living in Russia, the country of beautiful people: talented musicians, artists, dancers, doctors, teachers and all other professionals who know how to be a good person and how to do things right.
But the rest of the world judge us just by onepolitician. Radical, homophobic, aggressive. The world says - that’s their leader as a representation of the nation. So let me show you what our nation is.
Today, on March 26, we had meeting protests against the government throughout the country in 99 (!) cities and towns. People were clamoring against the system and corruption with slogans ‘Russia shall be free’, ‘Russia without Putin’, ‘The criminal has to go to the prison’. In Brazil or South Korea that would end for the government in a fair law court… But what we got as a feedback? When thousands of unarmed russians went to the street to shout out for justice, thousands of policeman and soldiers started to arrest them. There was no exception for women, children or oldman. I was there, in the heart of Moscow, protesting with others.
And here I want to say that it literally hurts me when I see in social networks like tumblr all the hatred adressed to Russia. When you are afraid of russians, when you think of us as rude homophobic savages who barely know what civilization and human rights is. Please, try to look deeper on what happens here. We are people. And we need your support.
As a bonus, photos from another date in St. Petersburg
You’re an astronaut on the International Space Station, and you watch in horror as the US fires the last nuclear warhead and ends the last remains of human civilization. You’re left with just 3 other humans, with no hope of a supply restock.
The Women’s March on Washington galvanized women across the globe and gave voice to a rising political force on a history-making day. More than 2 million people took to the streets in Washington, D.C., and cities small and large on Jan. 21 to protest a new administration they fear will roll back civil, human and reproductive rights.
Will that voice thunder again?
On Wednesday, International Women’s Day, the organizers behind the January march are planning a showing of economic solidarity in walkouts, rallies and marches dubbed A Day Without a Woman.
Due to a near-apocalyptic event, human civilization has been reduced to living at the poles, while the rest of the world is a barren desert wasteland filled with crime. You and your team have just been given the task to build a railway between the two civilizations.