February 20, 2014

Sochi Under Siege

Maria Alyokhina, New York Times

The Associated Press

The face of these Olympics is deceptive, as is the entire authoritarian regime. At first, the authorities do not strike out at you directly. Rather, they systematically force you to adopt the only stance they deem proper, which is to move passively, apolitically, through the entire chain of post-Soviet institutions, from primary school to the grave.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Pussy Riot, Sochi, Sochi Olympics, Russia, Maria Alyokhina


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