Lying Media Bastards

March 2, 2005

Reverse Perestroika

I really wish this was a joke.

With President Putin’s popularity in sharp decline, the Kremlin has set up a new Russian youth movement to ensure its control of the streets in the event of mass anti-government protests.

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.

Are you fucking kidding me? Putin’s putting together his own Hitler Youth, and calls these kids “Nashi”?

Oh, it gets better.

When two outsiders – one from an opposition party, the other a journalist – sneaked into its founding conference, they were humiliated and one was beaten.

Okay, maybe they’re not Hitler Youth 2.0, maybe they’re neo-brownshirts. Or those jackbooted motherfuckers running around near the end of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”.

Posted by Jake on March 2, 2005 4:31 pm

4 Comments »

  1. kinda like the boy scouts eh?

    Comment by nobodycares — March 3, 2005 @ 12:35 am

  2. The Hammers, exactly! How chilling, and how perfectly appropriate.

    Comment by Jeff — March 3, 2005 @ 10:20 am

  3. After that wussy slap of the wrist Bush dealt him, he’s got to be feeling pretty confident.

    Comment by Andy — March 3, 2005 @ 3:20 pm

  4. of course, nashi, means “ours”, though it sure sounds quaint. still, it isn’t so grave as the plainclothes pigs you see all over the world. those are the shits.

    Comment by cuixplec — March 4, 2005 @ 7:36 pm

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