Luhansk separatist republic adopts law to legalize prosecution of press freedom

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2015/01/11 • War in the Donbas

Article by: Andriy Dikhtyarenko

A law was recently implemented in Ukraine’s Russian-backed separatist enclave, the “Luhansk People’s Republic” (LNR), which prescribes prosecution against journalists for “abusing their rights” and which regulates the distribution of erotic content.

Luhansk mercenaries have become concerned with information-related policies in the so-called ‘republic.’ On New Year’s Eve, the so-called ‘Law on Mass Media’ was published, wherein the local legislators included a point on “the unacceptability of abuse of the freedom of mass media” and developed a separate article regarding “exploitation of interest towards sex.”

In Luhansk, the capital of the terrorist group ‘LNR,’ there are still no criminal or customs ‘codes,’ as well as many other legal documents which would regulate the relations between the ‘citizens of the people’s republic.’ Almost all of the separatists’ orders act either outside of the boundaries of law, according to their own taste, or using Ukrainian legal acts.

Therefore, it is peculiar that the ‘LNR’ recently presented the ‘Law on Mass Media,’ which includes 81 entire articles.

Censure is unacceptable, however…

This document testifies to the extraordinary amount of attention the separatists pay to the sphere of information.

At the beginning of Russian-backed separatist rule in Ukraine’s Donbas region, its leaders did everything in their power to make the work of independent media outlets in Luhansk close to impossible. The journalists were beaten and their equipment was damaged on purpose. For example, at the beginning of May 2014, only two out of seven camera crews of Ukrainian TV channels were able to stay in the city, withstanding the danger, and they left in June. Many Luhansk journalists have been in basement-located prisons and experienced ‘freedom of speech in LNR’ first-hand.

Now the ‘republic’s’ self-proclaimed minister Igor Plotnitsky’s subordinates have created a ‘legal basis’ for the prosecution.

One of the main points of the ‘law’ is article 4, which declares the “unacceptability of abuse of the freedom of mass media”:

It is unacceptable to use media outlets with the goal of committing criminally punishable acts, to publicize information that constitute national or other kinds of secrets, which is especially protected by law, for the distribution of materials that contain public calls for terrorist activity or publicly justify terrorism, other extremist materials, as well as materials that propagate pornography, the cult of violence and cruelty, unhealthy lifestyles and materials that contain coarse language.

The previous ‘article of the Law’ declares the “unacceptability of censure.” Which is a double mockery of common sense: the present self-proclaimed authorities in Luhansk currently censure not only the contents of informational articles in the so-called ‘LNR media,’ but also hand out instructions on the time when the materials are to be published.

For example, the ideological workers of the ‘LNR’ frequently gather the editors of their controlled media to distribute detailed topic lists,. Lately, this happened on the eve of the ‘anti-blockade meeting’ in December [when city residents gathered to protest against the Ukrainian government suspending payments to separatist-controlled territories-ed]. Back then, Luhansk had protested the policies of the Kyiv government.

‘anti-blockade meeting’ in Luhansk

It is notable that the same specialists who had helped the Party of Regions [the party of the pro-Russian president Yanukovych ousted during the Euromaidan revolution-ed] maintain Luhansk oblast under their own control are currently conducting ideological work with the population and censoring media.

The head of ideology and public relations in the ‘LNR’ is member of the Luhansk Oblast Council Rodion Miroshnyk, former press secretary to former President Viktor Yanukovych, deputy head of the Oblast and long-time head of Luhansk Oblast TV. Miroshnyk is also close to Olexandr Yefremov – since the early 2000’s he had been head of Luhansk PR structures belonging to this well-known Party of Regions member.

The gathering and instruction of editors and media owners had been practiced before by Luhansk Party of Regions members, for example, before the elections. However, they had used their electoral funds to pay well for such cooperation. Now, there is no need: there are no more oppositional media in Luhansk, and the journalists work for meal packs under the constant threat of being imprisoned.

Erotica under control

The authors of the ‘Law’ did not forego the topic of erotica. Article 55 determines the process of distributing erotic content on the territory of the ‘republic.’ The Luhansk separatists decided not to waste words on wherein lies the line between acceptable erotica and pornography. Everything is simple: all thinks that “exploit interest towards sex” are subject to strict limitations:

Media outlets that specialize on erotic messages and materials, for the purpose of this Law, include periodical publications or programs which overall systematically exploit interest towards sex.

The distribution of specialized erotic radio and TV programs are not allowed without signal encoding.

Retail distribution of media products that specialize on messages and materials that are of erotic nature is only allowed in sealed non-transparent packaging and in specific outlets the locations of which will be determined by local administrations (accounting for age limitations for sale and rental).

We remind you that there have been several scandals in Luhansk that had to do with the morality of the ‘government.’ As such, former ‘LNR Minister of Culture’ Irina Filatova had posed topless with a bottle of beer earlier.

Head of the ‘apparatus of the head of the republic’ Olga Tarash was known as a ‘socialite’ before her appointment and became famous by means of her dubious photographs. However, Luhansk separatists declare complete adherence to Orthodox ethics.

It is interesting whether the ‘LNR’ government will adhere to the ‘law’ themselves.

The violation of the ‘Media Law,’ according to its authors, “leads to criminal, administrative, disciplinary responsibility in accordance with LNR legislation.” An entire range of punishments is prescribed by the ‘LNR’ to “journalists who abuse their rights.” Which, by the way, is that the 80 articles of this document constitute.

However, there are no exact terms of imprisonment or fine amounts listed in the ‘Law.’ It seems that the Luhansk terrorists are unable to develop and approve their own criminal and administrative legislation in their ideological fervor. Which is why it is possible that the punishment will remain as it had been before: with the help of cellars.

Translated by: Mariya Shcherbinina
Edited by: Alya Shandra
Source: Radio Liberty

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  • Mykola Banderachuk

    Donbass welcomes ISIS

    • Mykola Banderachuk

      hello nameless guest; you are so full of shit your eyes are brown.

    • Mykola Banderachuk

      fiction made up by SURPRISE!!!!! a ruSSian “journalist”

      • Milton Devonair

        Sssshhh! You’re interrupting a russian chimp-ette passing out his putin-ganda. Probably has putin pijamas too…..

        • Mykola Banderachuk

          good one

    • Milton Devonair

      lmao! “neo nazis”. Yup, that’s why they elected “jews” in Ukraine.
      Is there any humans left in russia or are ya’ll just ignorant apes? Seriously.

  • Michel Cloarec

    So does Kim Jong Un ! So have all the dictators done before and now. So nothing new in the sky !
    It is so stupid and pathetic ! Nothing better to do I suppose , but that is happening while they are waiting Vodka Humanitarian Convoy ! So they lay eggs !
    DIE SCHNAPSIDEE und AHNUNGSLOSIGKEIT

    • Jim

      As of 2010, the abortion rate in Russia was 37.4 abortions per 1000 women aged 15–44 years, the highest of any country reported in UN data.

      • Michel Cloarec

        One newborn communist everyday ! Use condom , thanks

      • Mykola Banderachuk

        wow, here is something the kasaps are number one in

      • Mykola Banderachuk

        kim was an abortion that survived, no wonder putler calls him his number pal

        • superspanic

          Oh Mylola… How right you are !! I have only just found your post after posting mine to Vadim 5 minutes ago !!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Milton Devonair

        Check out the vid below I listed.

    • Milton Devonair

      The russian michael jordan!

  • Jim

    They don’t create these laws because they care about right and wrong. I mean, it is ludicrous: violent criminals who have illegally mounted an insurrection, are pretending to care about the rule of law. It is only about control of the population. The more laws there are, the more likely they can find something you’ve broken if they want to break you.

    • Michel Cloarec

      When they receive vodka, no new laws passed. Only when they are waiting for delivery with humanitarian convoy ! Please ship vodka to them !

    • Michel Cloarec

      We should ask vadim: Why the ex-sovjet states, do not go back to russia ? Why Ukraine , Moldavia, Georgia want to joined EU ?
      As an european, I have never had fears that USA would attack Europa, but fears that URSS/sovjet/russia is threatening Europa!
      Any stupids reasons of my ignorance about the paradise ?
      Can I be enlighted and saved ?
      Where to turn for help ?
      Photo: russian or ukrainian ? (play ground in Donetsk)

      • Brent

        That’s a chilling photo. Shows the depths to which Russia’s terrorists will sink to.

        • Milton Devonair

          Look at every country that russia has invaded. Nothing but mass murder, rapes, kidnapping, looting. Humans are never safe around russia or russians.

      • Michel Cloarec

        Now you are not funny anymore !
        I had good laughs reading your posts and the answers you received !
        My small state as you say, in contributing with finances to IMF did save Russia from default not so a long ago !
        As a member of my small state , I will make sure that next time (soon enough) russia will need help it will have to be a YEN/IMF version !
        For infos: do not invest your money in OIL, because Saudi Arabia has a production cost around 6-8 $ . So count your russian budget based on oil prices at that rates ! And your appartment can get wallpapers made of rubbles !
        How many pictures of Wlad the magnific would that be ?
        You could be richer if you count in LIRES (italy)
        you are a billionaire ! happy ? Take care the russian mafia starts also to be poor ! They will have to get money somewhere and they are not so regarding where it comes from , defenders of russia or not , they will rob you !

        • Michel Cloarec

          But please don´t start to manufacture computers or smartphones ! First because the Japanese are good at it. Second because cyrillic version is a bit difficult to export.
          Not enough russian speaking people in the world !
          Cars making I do not recommend either , in West they can´t read dashboards in russian !
          Wheelbarrows , could be a good idea , toalett paper is a good investment ! Popular in west, cheap and useful !

          • Michel Cloarec

            Of course I am right !
            Only assassins use pollonium ! Expertise all around russia !
            I will tell my friend to be careful , to wallpaper the toa walls !

          • Michel Cloarec

            In a democracy you could be accused in a court of law to say that ! It is called apology of crimes ! Where in the russian law books would you find it ?

          • Michel Cloarec

            I am , specialist on crimes commited by russian leaders the last 100 years !

        • Michel Cloarec

          My middle name is CHARLIE !

        • Michel Cloarec

          I AM AN EUROPEAN from EUROPE
          EUROPE is 500 millions
          Europe did try 24 years ago to offer russia to be parts of it !
          But Yeltsin, with help from his bartender picoloputin was drunk all the time ! So russia missed the coach on the road to democracy !
          OK, I admit we had cheap oil and gas !
          Reagan forced urss to economical catastrophe with his star war ! And now russia is on default road again because a totalitarian regim took over the wheel !
          Are you not fed up in russia with all those up and down ?

          • Michel Cloarec

            I love America ! Macdo and Budweisser is a dream !

          • Michel Cloarec

            And all those nice american cars !
            Think of russian Zhiguli ! around 300 000 roubles !
            sorry tic, tic, now inflation is 9% so now 327000 R
            quick ! Buy Buy russia need help .
            quick Tic tic inflation tomorrow . You lucky if you get 4 wheels + driving wheel included in the price !
            You can always trade in the precedent model , goes on crude oil !

          • Michel Cloarec

            It is the part of a big democracy ! Democracy based on free elections ! I like to wake up in mornings knowing who is prime minister or president of my dwarf country ! Can you ?

  • Brent

    Yes, the laws that allow them to kidnap innocent citizens who don’t think the same as them, laws that allow torture and execution as they see fit, laws that allow them to take Russian ‘aid’ and resell it to the people they supposedly represent.

    Vadim, you’re a Russian. What makes you think the rest of the World, including Ukraine, wants to import your backward, lying, kleptocratic forms of laws and governance? You want that for yourself, that’s you choice. One day your children will hate you for giving up their rights and freedoms, but why should “Russian” morals of lying, cheating, stealing and murder have to be adopted by others that don’t want them?

    If we in the West, and those in Ukraine want to live a different lifestyle as we choose, why do you want to force your narrowminded backward ways on the rest of us? Do you want us to suffer along with you? No, we have the right to choose a different way of living. So does Ukraine. So do the citizens of Donbas. 70% of the residents of Donbas don’t want your Russian way of life, so let them make their own choice. 88% of Ukrainian citizens as a nation don’t want to be “Russified”.

    http://euromaidanpress.com/2014/10/01/over-70-of-donetsk-oblast-residents-dont-want-to-live-under-separatist-rule/

    http://www.unian.info/politics/1028682-poll-more-than-88-of-ukrainians-say-nyet-to-joining-russia.html

    Live with it, but don’t export your ways to those that don’t want them.

    • Brent

      Of course you don’t believe the article!!! You’re fed a daily diet of Kremlin propaganda pablum which glorifies Putin, yet your too engorged with Russian Nationalism that you can’t see how your country is crumbling around you. You decry about Ukraine or Western media, but outside of Russia we get to see the ridiculous lies you are fed daily by your media and they’re so outrageous that no one can believe you mindless sheep can’t think for yourselves and keep eating these lies.

      I don’t dispute a certain percentage of Donbas residents want to be part of Russia. But what you don’t understand is that it is not a large number, and at the highest support it was only around 30%. Now that many residents have seen what life is like under Russian rule, with no food, no jobs, and thugs and criminals being given guns to kidnap, extort and loot from them, more don’t want it. Want an example? What happened to “Batman”? The LPR turned on him and assassinated him. The terrorists are turning on each other because of their bloodlust and they can’t get along with anyone, even their own kind.

      If you don’t trust Ukrainian media, how about this article from Britain? I could send you many others from other nations, but the numbers and actual facts will likely blow your Kremlin controlled mind…the reality is there are over 1 million refugees that have fled Donbass, the majority of which have resettled in Free Ukraine. The youngest and brightest, and who is left behind? Those with less education, the elderly, the criminals, and the terrorists and now a bunch of Chechen fighters. Many have also left for Russia too, no one disputes that. But the sad part is many were forced to move to Siberia, or have returned to Ukraine because of the less than welcome reception they received in Russia.

      http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/22/ukraine-refugees-home-internally-displaced-people-war-east-russia

      http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/ukrainian-refugees-to-repopulate-siberia/506624.html

      What’s really sad is that none of those million residents would have had to flee their homes if not for the dreams of Putin of creating some fabled “Novorossiya”. I’m also attaching a photo for you showing his expectations and the reality of how much of Ukraine shared his dreams. Those are facts, Vadim. I will openly admit there are people in Donbas that do support secession to Russia. No one disputes that. But the reality is that it is a fraction of the population and not the millions most of you trolls brag about. 58% of the population of Donbas is ethnically Ukrainian. Why would they want to become part of Russia? A country that illegally invaded them? Even many ethnic Russians in Crimea and Donbas don’t want Russian rule. Read this article and you’ll start to understand.

      Your “rubble” today is worth 1.7 U.S PENNIES. Not even worth 2 U.S. PENNIES. Impressive!!! Most people here throw away their pennies. You should start throwing away your ‘rubble’ but I have a better suggestion for what you can use it for….

      • Brent

        And according to the survey I sent you in the first e-mail THAT YOU REFUSED TO READ, 88% OF UKRAINIAN CITIZENS DO NOT WANT TO BE PART OF RUSSIA. That’s 39.6 million people. Should their opinion be ignored? If Russia wants more people, why don’t they invite the ‘unhappy to Ukrainians’ to emigrate to Russia? Just think how many thousands of lives and billions less in property destruction that would have cost. How Russia would still be a respected country instead of a pariah state on par with North Korea.

        BTW, that 88% is a higher percentage than “Volya’s” latest approval rating.

      • Brent

        But many ‘resettled’ Ukrainians are being forced to move their by Russia. No choice given, just put them on a plane and ship them out.

        • halyna

          it’s called freedom my friend, and what do they have in Luhansk today, rapists, terrorists with weapons, discrimination of nationals or races or religion… what do you think will happen to your child if you tie it up to the bed, do you think it will stay still or rebel, or will it want to eat well, dress well like you. This is like Russian people and their government, just sit down and shut up, you have no right. I feely sorry for them and they are used to this kind of life on top of that, poor blind people. If you have never lived around Muslims or refugees, there are bad apples in every herd. Also, US allows only small guns ownership not bazzookas supplied by Russia. Yes, your state does issue laws as they see fit, and that is why the country people are tied up and poor.

          • Milton Devonair

            Actually, in the corrupt cesspool of russia, like mexico, the criminals and criminals in government can have guns. The serfs cannot. russians are just used to being pawns of their dictators. Weird culture, but they are a very primitive culture and people.

          • Milton Devonair

            Yes. I would never trust any government that doesn’t trusts their citizens to own firearms.
            That’s why russian always invades, rapes, and loots countries where their citizens are unarmed. You apes really died in Finland. Chechnya too and for the betterment of the human race, russians are still bleeding and dying in Chechnya. And Ukraine. Soon Crimea.

          • Milton Devonair

            I support any country whose people are protecting themselves from the apparatchik russians and their drunken bullet catchers.

          • superspanic

            Hey Milton !!!! You are a good man !!! Why would any ignoramous think you are a Finn? Keep the good work up wherever you may live!!

          • Milton Devonair

            Thanks. I live wherever there is a human being wanting to be free.

          • superspanic

            Kindred spirit!! Oh, and a free spirit….no manacles.

          • Milton Devonair

            …and a strong dislike for russians, communists, and other blood sucking parasites…. 😀

          • superspanic

            The Falkland Islands !!!!!!

      • Brent

        You don’t trust Ukrainian media, you don’t trust British media, who do you trust? Just Russia? I also read Russian media sites and the propaganda they spew is hilarious. Joseph Goebbels would be envious

        • halyna

          How do you know, some reports that I read from there are hilarious, you should also check their sources at the bottom of the articles, and sometimes they are traced back to either country even Russia. I read online reports and tv media with a “grain of salt” you have to use your common sense and partly history to see the difference between lies and truths.

      • Brent

        In 2012 and 2013, Putin was not that popular and there were many protests against him. His popularity now is only because of the ‘Nationalistic’ fervor he has Russians in. Once you all see how much it will cost you to subsidize Crimea, to build the bridge across the Kerch Strait and how much of your pension funds he is stealing from to pay for this.

        What about the $50 billion Russia has to pay for the theft of Yukos? That’s due next month. And all the billions for the new stadiums for World Cup 2018. How is he going to pay for all of this with the price of oil under $50 per barrel and all the subsidization of the stolen territories in Ukraine? Soon you’ll be marching in the streets protesting Putin. It’s inevitable.

        • halyna

          actually a lot of Russians did sell? there are lot of them here in Canada and the US, applying as refugees to gain residence, seeking political asylum.

        • Mykola Banderachuk

          in 1991 and afterwards the oligarchs in ruSSia robbed your country thus depriving the people of this better life, but I guess that was the americans fault

      • Brent

        There have also been claims of anywhere from 200,000 to 1 million fleeing to Russia. The United Nations, depending on the website. Most Western media do not have any reporters in Donbas because it is not safe as too many have been kidnapped and extorted from

        The United Nations has what are thought to be the most accurate numbers, with just over 1 million displaced, and 530,000 of those stayed in Ukraine. Some have also gone to Belarus, and some obtained Visas to Europe or elsewhere.

        BUT here’s what you don’t understand. 1 million people had to spend their Christmas away from their homes because of Putin’s war. Merry Christmas to them from Papa Putin….

        Talk to me in 6 months when your economy is crashing and your rubble is worthless. You think stealing territory and increasing population is ‘good luck’?!?!? How many more will die because of Putin’s war?

        • Michel Cloarec

          Total it is 840 000 displaced from Luhansk,Donetsk,Crimea.
          530 000 are in Ukraine .
          So if my calculator (not running on russian gas) works ok, it should give 310 000 poor souls victims of russification or voluntaries . Whatever !
          Can we all, agree on those figures , (to save battery)

      • Brent

        I think you’re going to get your wish “comrade”…..

        • Milton Devonair

          Hopefully. What will help crash the russian economy is the chimpanzee putin importing millions more cheap muslim labor. Them uppity drunken russians can then just die earlier and be done with it.
          Then putin will have his new generation to walk on as he forms his eurasian kingdom.

      • Brent

        Actually, the West wanted to see Russia prosper, because a prosperous Russia means it is less likely to start a war. Look at North Korea. Dirt poor and crazy because they think every is out to get them. If they were prosperous like South Korea, they would not be a threat because they are happy.

        And the Western media also calls the terrorists in Donbas simpler names like “rebels”, “separatists” and “insurgents.”. They are kidnapping and murdering people and putting bombs in cities like Kharkiv and Odessa. They are also terrorists like the scum that attacked Breslan.

        • Michel Cloarec

          Manipulate is the word !
          The russians are manipulated !
          The kremlin manipulate as much as they can !
          Girkin outspel for example !

      • Brent

        Then you may want to relive the “Soviet” glory years of meat and bread queues and waiting years for your new Lada

        Good luck Vadim. You seem like an intelligent guy, but not a realist. If you support the values of Putin like theft and murder, then I feel sorry for you.

        • Michel Cloarec

          market economy , russian version !
          4 or 5 years plans ?
          Russia manage very well to isolate itself !

      • Milton Devonair

        No one would care less about the cesspool called russia….if the apes of russia just stayed in their own country, not Dagestan, not Chechnya, Not Ingushetia, Not Georgia, Not Crimea, Not Ukraine, Not Maldova, etc.

        You russians are just like muslims–you think every other country is your property and you own the world, then get mad when humans resist and don’t like you.

        Stay home and learn to act like humans instead of a bunch of maurading baboons and we might start to think more kindly of your specie. Until then, anyone and everyone that is unfortunate enough to live next to russia or have russians eyeing them, better start gathering their weapons and ammo.

        • Michel Cloarec

          You forgot to mention !
          Ukraine, latvia,lithuania,poland,finlande,estonia.
          They love you !
          Maybe they are not neigbourgh

          • Michel Cloarec

            You seem to be a clever guy ! You are right , don´t care !
            Good luck ! Try to reconciliate with yourself !

          • halyna

            lol, then why are you on this website, if you didn’t care you would not be writing your bullshit.

        • halyna

          oh, I thought Kazakhstan was Russian already, or are they still “independent” according to Russian news, is that what you think?
          There are a lot of Russians in China by the way, do foresee Putin invading China, lol. I would like him to try. Everyone is a friend up to a certain point, and there reason they are friends because no one else wants to be their friend, that is why a lot of people fleeing as refugees from North Korea, China, Mongolia, etc. they are ok with many things but don’t want to raise their children there, interesting. Why I wonder people want their kids to grow up in North or even South America, or other western countries – maybe because of the freedoms, there is a better chance you will not get a knife in your neck for a cigarette on the street, or because you are not Russian, or because you are black, or Chinese.. and move simply for better living. People don’t want to have just the basics, they want to be as close to lush lifestyle Putin has without sacrificing their dignity.

        • Milton Devonair

          Clown, you do know that your criminal mobster putin controls those other countries, no? He controls the ‘dumas’ in the various republics and their leaders. I hope you’re getting some rubles for defending your criminal cesspool because, if not, you’re an embarassment.
          But then again, some russians loved stalin too.

          Mad at all the looting that yeltsin let his friends do to russia? Why do you think he appointed putin? You idiots have never known anything other than a dictator and now that the economy is worse, he’s breaking out the patriotic ferver….ya know, the mass murder and gang rape era, what you russians call the ‘great patriot war’?

          You’re too stupid to know you’re being used. So russian.

          • Michel Cloarec

            That you have copyied !

      • Michel Cloarec

        So now it is 800 thousand . Inflation also ?
        In France there are 3 millions musulmans , why ? they speak french ! Refugies in North of France want to England, Why ? they speak english !
        In Russia , there 800T (bluff) because they speak russian !
        Russia has too little people, Smolensk was nearly empty !
        Sibirian need to be populated !
        Start a war, mix little propaganda , Oups ! plenty people moving !
        Russification it is called !

        • halyna

          If these so called “Ukrainians” were skilled they wouldn’t run to Russia, the dollar is in North America, lol.

        • Michel Cloarec

          Total it is 840 000 displaced from Luhansk,Donetsk,Crimea.
          530 000 are in Ukraine .
          So if my calculator (not running on russian gas) works ok, it should give 310 000 poor souls victims of russification or voluntaries . Whatever !
          Can we all, agree on those figures , (to save battery)

      • Michel Cloarec

        And it is not finished !

        Save your rubbles ! Maybe some days they will be high priced !

        As rarities !

        “Coin dealer pays nearly $2.6 million for rare American penny”

      • Michel Cloarec

        GOOGLE ????
        Bravo ! ridiculous !
        Google at best can translate english into american !

      • Mykola Banderachuk

        vad buddy!! you really should go back to school and learn some history, your comment shows no knowledge. By the way I hear Wikiepedia is a British web site.

        • Milton Devonair

          The median income in russia is 871 bucks. The median income level in india is 1000. Russians should go to india and become day workers, cleaning their toilets and shining their shoes for a living.
          Scores below nigeria in ability to control its corruption.

          • Mykola Banderachuk

            that $1,000 must be the median income level for the untouchables of India-I would place the russians as the servants to these untouchables, I am sure that would work in India

          • Mykola Banderachuk

            nah, I do not clean toilets, I have a recent immigrant from russia who comes by and cleans my house for me, she is from some selo outside of moskva-a former fur trading post. In fairness to her she does do a good job.

          • Mykola Banderachuk

            nah, I am not rich nor do I have a mansion just a modest house typical for the area I live in. If you know what Ukrainians dream about you must be a closet Ukrainian forced to work in this troll center and those dreams in fact must be yours.

          • Milton Devonair

            russia is just like mexico–their biggest exports are gas and their youth.

          • Mykola Banderachuk

            when you say gas-what kind of gas? from their rear ends- that was my first thought

          • Milton Devonair

            they’re russians, so the foul air shoots out of both ends of their body. And there’s no difference….

          • Mykola Banderachuk

            that is exactly what I thought also, and if they are females this gas comes out of three spots.

          • superspanic

            I cannot believe anybody can be as ignorant as you ! Vadim

          • Milton Devonair

            He’s a typical russian–very ignorant and very arrogant.
            It’s why their culture/society is so retarded in its development.

          • superspanic

            Very important and valid point Vad.. So f…ing what I ask myself. The best Vodka does not come from Lening….oops sorry St Petersberg !
            It comes from Poland but I don’t expect you to agree any more than the best leaders come from Russia

          • superspanic

            You keep making mistakes Vad…. Just try and get it right or it will be the gulag for you!!

          • superspanic

            We have already discussed the huge incidence of HIV in Russia so don’t keep telling the Indians they have a problem in that department.

          • superspanic

            The last time I was in Moscow nobody cleaned the toilets ! Really.. but that seemed to be the norm?

          • Milton Devonair

            Russians have toilets? Indoor? Actually have water? Flush?

          • superspanic

            I have to admit there were a few !!

          • Milton Devonair

            Did you push the russian’s head to the side so you could use it? lol. 😀

          • superspanic

            Very droll!! Like it !!

          • superspanic

            Haha! Nice one!

          • Milton Devonair

            “Indians have a short life-span (45 years), 25% of Indians are HIV-infected”
            Sounds like it’d be a great step up for the male apes of russia…but they still make more money than you housebois of putin. So funny that you russians always ignorantly line up behind whatever silverback ape that lies and kills his way up to the top to run your cesspool.
            Then you cheer him as he and his friends keep stealing your money and the wealth of the country you primates say you love…..

            Such an ignorant people….over and over and over.

          • Milton Devonair

            The world is still suffering, being raped, being kidnapped, being murdered by your 1918 criminal coup.
            The disease that is russia needs to be eliminated as they keep spawning their little two legged viruses, like HIV….it’s russia and their disease, continually infecting innocent humans…and spread through willful ignorance.

          • Milton Devonair

            So you live in siberia? Good. That was part of the only place that is russia–novgorod. Everything outside of novgorod isn’t “historically russia” so russian should leave and go back to novgorod.

          • Milton Devonair

            And if it wouldn’t have been for the gulags, nothing would ever have been out there. If the real russians would just expand eastwards into their own country, they would move forward as a people. There are a lot of resources to their east, but as they are russians, they cannot do anything but steal what other people have made/built.

            Your russian optics was stolen from Germany, factory and all. Just like youapes are doing now in eastern Ukraine.

          • superspanic

            VADIM….you have made more than a mistake ! You have made dozens of them! So many that you are taking over from your henchman DaEd C…band who up until now has been the biggest kremlin boretroll.

          • Milton Devonair

            More lies of russians….such a lying, ignorant specie:

            “In a country of 143 million people, between 840,000 and 1.2 million are HIV-positive, according to a 2009 estimate by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
            That means Russia has one of the highest percentages of HIV-infected people in the world, outside sub-Saharan Africa;”

            Yet again, the northern apes of russia are right on the ‘development’ level of sub saharan africa…..

            http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/article/death-indifference-aids-and-heroin-addiction-russia

        • Mykola Banderachuk

          oh for sure, I also was very happy, in fact ecstatic when the cccp collapsed 46 years after the end of the ww2. Just a friendly reminder the cccp did not defeat Nazi Germany by itself, what the cccp did by itself was sign a non – aggression pact with Hitler in 1939 which effectively started ww2. This collaboration with the nazis by the cccp lasted from 1939 to 1941.

          • Mykola Banderachuk

            who is “we” that you referred to several times? to me whatever putler says is not what he means, he is actually saying the exact opposite.

        • Milton Devonair

          Truly neo-sovietica. Hope you’re getting paid for it instead of being one of their free, ill trained apes.

          • Milton Devonair

            Son of russian apparatchik,
            There were people of 20 countries fighting against you russian bolshevik apes in WWII. The greatest tragedy of the world was that after the nazis of germany were defeated, the russian plague was left standing and not destroyed. That historical error lead to tens of millions more people to be enslaved/murdered.

            russia is a disease upon mankind.
            russia is ebola.

          • Milton Devonair

            “My father was a mechanic; my mother was a civil engineer”
            …and you are an cheap, ignorant russian being used by your kgb criminal dictator. Classic russian, since 1918.

            I would have been in Ukraine a year ago, but had a surgery that took me over a year to recover from and still haven’t. russia is the same historical disease it has been since 1918…nothing has changed other than the looting of your country is now international, the money being stolen is leaving and those running it (putin and his kgb mobsters) are propping themselves up with neo-soviet propaganda that yet another generation of ignorant russians readily consume and promote.

            Just like your rape and looting spree, what you’ve been programmed to call your ‘great patriotic war’. You russians were raping and doing genocide to others–and even youselves–before, during and after your ‘great patriotic war’.
            You russians are a primitive people, a primitive culture, just like the muslims. So you russians never seem to learn. Just like the muslims. You russians are a disease….a parasitic disease since 1918.

          • Milton Devonair

            Will you russian primates make up your mind?!?! You apes said you were “saving Crimea from the muslims”. Now you’re not? Is it back to saving Crimea from the gays? Or the jews? Or the eu? Or the US? Or nato?

            He stupid, no one wants Crimea except Crimeans/Ukrainians. You russian apes just want to steal their stuff and rape their girls.

          • superspanic

            Oh, I love it Milton….well said but don’t stop!!

          • Milton Devonair

            I just repeat history….as history seems to repeat.
            Churchill’s “The Creeds of the Devil”.
            “[To the East of Poland] lay the huge mass of Russia—not a wounded Russia only, but a poisoned Russia, an infected Russia, a plague-bearing Russia, a Russia of armed hordes not only smiting with bayonet and with cannon, but accompanied and preceded by swarms of typhus-bearing vermin which slew the bodies of men, and political doctrines which destroyed the health and even the souls of nations.”

            After “the people’s revolution” had won…..what happened to trotsky….used, then tossed out. The form of government of russia has not changed since way back then…..

            “He [trotsky] had raised the poor against the rich. He had raised the penniless against the poor. He had raised the criminal against the
            penniless….Nothing lower than the Communist criminal class could be found. In vain he turned his gaze upon the wild beasts. The apes could not appreciate his eloquence. He could not mobilize the wolves, whose numbers had so notably increased during his administration. So the criminals he had installed stood together, and put him outside.”

            The apes, the wolves, the criminal mob….that has been russia since 1918….and it still is russia….and russians….

          • Milton Devonair

            “He hated russia”.
            Who likes russia? Or russians? The only people that like russia are russians and russians themselves are fleeing that cesspool at record rates.

            The rosenbergs are the only reason why the apes of russia got the a bomb….but proof yet again, everything russia has ever had was built by someone else, then stolen.

            The rosenbergs, husband and wife, were executed by electric chair in 1953. Now that is a good use for electricity.

          • superspanic

            You really should keep quiet Vadim. You are a creep but try not to act like one !!! Russians executed more innocent souls after the 2WW than any other country involved.

          • superspanic

            Oh, by the way my father was a brain surgeon and my God he could have helped you !!

          • superspanic

            Come back when you have learned English silly boy….. or stick to your rubbish Kremlin chat lines!

          • Mykola Banderachuk

            in fact the fsb invented ebola

          • Milton Devonair

            they were probably having sex with monkeys and it got outside of “the family”….

          • Mykola Banderachuk

            you mean like the cartoon below? I agree

          • Milton Devonair

            lol, yup, but can’t figure out how that thing looking like a humanoid got into the lineup of russians. Must have been during the ‘russian elightenment’ period where all energies were focused into discovering how to distill vodka so they can retrograde again comfortably numb…

          • Mykola Banderachuk

            what country are you talking about that had this camp in Karelia.

          • superspanic

            Mechanic + civil engineer makes a very sad result….

        • superspanic

          I really think he loves every British and Western but cannot reach out and grasp them !Must be miserable

          • Mykola Banderachuk

            living in cccp version 2.0 will make anyone crazy, how many people want to emigrate to that swamp and taiga paradise.

          • superspanic

            Your so right! And to live with a load of criminals running your sad country! I ask you , look at Russia with all it’s wealth of manpower, natural resources and so on……if it played it’s cards right it could one day be a very successful,happy nation. However, it has chosen otherwise right the way through history !

          • Mykola Banderachuk

            so true, you know the past and therefore you now know the future of that area called the ruSSia. the picture below sums up the future-lol

          • superspanic

            Where did you shop, Primark?

          • superspanic

            Never heard of John Smedley? Just looked him up on Google and he does a very nice line in pretty “boys” t shirt wear. How not to dress like a man ! Pretty and overpriced! Primark sell similar but for £5 each so buy 20 (still cheaper than Smedley) and they will last. Oh, but of course you are not able to buy goods from abroad anymore. Try north Korea….see if they have any good, high quality designer outlets. How about a Kim fatjong tunic dress?

      • halyna

        good point, only small %, that is why I like voting, and if you don’t like that the majority votes against your beliefs, get out. You don’t have to live in Ukraine if you don’t like it, go and live where your ideals are supported.

      • halyna

        you are welcome to live in Ukraine if you like the people, culture and EU :) it’s warmer with friendly people who want piece and freedom of speech and corruption. Hey, my father’s family of 10 was shipped off to Siberia back in the days, he was born there, the climate was overall good, but not the treatment. thank God the family returned and I was born in Ukraine :)

      • halyna

        no, lol, you are so confused, it’s because the parcels will never arrive at your door, lol. And, it’s not true by the way, there are a lot of western or even China do not ship to eastern Europe due to mishandling or the seller simply doesn’t have access to the shipping companies to some countries.

        • superspanic

          Oooooo Halyna, you are such a liar!! You must stop telling our little Russian a-rsetrolls such wicked fibs ! Go and wash your mouth out with anything but vodka !

      • halyna

        I agree with Brent, I hope you know that Putin was a KGB, a trained assassin.. do you also believe that people change? You can’t ignore this guy robbing people and let the people figure out on their own. Politicians do play a big role in how we live. I like you, you are like a newborn baby so innocent and naïve.

        • Mykola Banderachuk

          yupper, Putler is a good leader -a good for nothing leader

      • halyna

        true, but it’s not the only reason, what about the funds for war supplies, sunctions, Putin robbing your “kazna”, etc.. people are responsible too, but don’t take all the blame, you shouldn’t feel guilty :)

      • halyna

        Actually, the west was very interested in Russia, they saw good investments there, right up till the Sochi games, and then Putin’s ego stepped in..

    • Milton Devonair

      Why was russia only free for about 15 minutes?
      Why is russia such a failed society?
      Why is russia such a failed economy?
      Why does russia’s government and military s*ck so much? Are corrupt apes?

      And with russia being a cesspool, why do you care about another country finally breaking free of your cesspool and becoming truly strong, independent and prosperous?

      Stick to your own dictatorship worship. It’s what you russians always have done and is all you’ve ever been capable of. You were free for a moment, but chose to self-enslave…..

      • Milton Devonair

        and you drunken ants in putin’s empire have a median income lower than india. So you russians should go to india and clean their toilets, sweep their floors, do their laundry so you can actually improve your lives.

    • halyna

      or maybe paid to hold the flags considering they are surrounded/ cut off and have no food supply, and the only way out of the area is to Russia’s border, or maybe they were Russian citizen residing in Ukraine and spreading propaganda even after independence, or simply fools who still believe and like living a lie and corruption, lol.

    • Michel Cloarec

      Is not Russia forcing your way of life on Ukraine ?

    • superspanic

      Just read your post albeit 7 days late !! I applaud you Brent ….you have expressed it well. I love it when a Ruskie troll suggests you go to Donbass !
      Do you suppose ,he has ever been there and knows better than us ? They who sit in their little hole in Moscow are employed to try and smother anything intelligent that you, I, or anyone from the west has to offer. Have you tuned into Pravda and checked out the “filth” on their chat line…..not attractive. Hope we chat again !!

  • Michel Cloarec

    Take care, boss will not be happy ! bad english “I fully approve of their intentions” is not correct ! Google on strike again ?

  • Mykola Banderachuk

    blah blah blah blah blah

  • Milton Devonair

    Выродок, do you not have more complex notes to copy and paste here?
    You do know we are humans here, not russians, no?

  • Milton Devonair

    lmao! Gawd, you russian apes truly think people are as ignorant as you.

    So why didn’t you apes let Chechnya go? On the bright side though, every day russians are dying in that country, so that’s always good news.

    Will you apes let Siberia leave?
    Dagestan?
    Ingushetia?

    • Milton Devonair

      So why did the russians prevent Chechnya from leaving your criminal cesspool? You apes have murdered everyone else there and those left standing….

      How many journalists did putin finally have murdered before all reporting stopped about what russia did in Chechnya and the fake bombing putin ordered?

      • Michel Cloarec

        You see ! As a russian you became agressive very naturaly without effort !

        • Michel Cloarec

          Are you still on your crusade ! Give up ! You know that you are making comment on an article from Radio Free Europe !
          You are a traitor to your own belief !
          By the way, clock still ticking ! tic,tic,tac, Zhiguli Lada Granta
          costs today 330 000 roubles included 5 wheels.

        • superspanic

          Now boys!

      • Milton Devonair

        lol….are you some 12 year old in st. petersberg? Can you peek in putin’s windows?

  • superspanic

    I think, maybe he K J-U was a failed attempt at an abortion ……..

  • superspanic

    Why would you write in Cyrilic on an English chat? Is there something you only want the Ruskies to understand?

  • superspanic

    Guest ?????? Why guest?????? Very strange title! Please understand (as I am sure you really do) that the repulsive, greedy oligarchs /Nazi? thugs ( including Mr Sputin) are guilty of dragging poor , and I mean poor Russians down to the depths of despondency. The west has nothing to apologize for his and your appalling avarice and greed. Sadly Russia deserves much better and in time the ordinary man will agree and hopefully the Oligarchs(what an ugly word) will get their come ! Yes, including vulgar football club owners who have taken you all for a total ride!
    Oh, In the meantime be aware of the Musselman…..He will hit you harder than us in Europe !!!! Chechnya, Dagestan, etc, etc. All of you Kremtrolls are really very sad, simple little people….but there you go!

  • superspanic

    Bollocks!!!

  • superspanic

    Yes, and we all know what their laws and those of Sputin mean!! Prison for having a problem with ones gender, prison for being in competition with Vlad, prison and sometimes death for Russian journalists and lawyers, foreign journalists being beaten up, threatened and having all of their films and cameras smashed, Alexander Litvinenko being poisoned with Polinium,….etc,etc and soooooooo much more. What an evil empire you are endorsing Vadim

  • superspanic

    Vadim, Only you Russkie nitwits get paid for writing rubbish. We write rubbish (but CORRECT rubbish) for nothing….yes free of charge. After all, we write on an English chat page so why are you here ? Go away and stick to your rubbish propaganda …Pravda
    , RTI and all that other comic book stuff ! Shut up, stop reducing serious matters to your very low level……………………..and go away.

  • superspanic

    I have said this in past posts Vadim….I think you are not very well????

  • superspanic

    Chechnya, Dagestan etc,etc keep looking over your shoulder you smug git!!!! You are even suggesting foreigners, yes foreigners join the invincible army of all the mighty Russias WHY? Are you over committed with all your adventures into other peoples territories?

    • Milton Devonair

      “all your adventures into other peoples territories”
      Exactly. Even using the russian borders of peter ‘the great’, it is still a resource rich area. Yet due to the criminal corruption that is inherent to the bolshevik russian pigs, they can never fully utilize the wealth of where they are at. Thus the only way they can ever gain, is by theft, stealing what other people already have worked to get, to achieve.

      Thus, russia has always been a parasitic, terminal disease to humans….

  • superspanic

    Sorry Vadim! the lives of Ukrainians, will in time, improve with help from the free, democratic West unlike the poor (not oligarch or middle class nouveau riche ) Russians. Nobody could have been greedier than the rich Russian of today so don’t tell us that the Ukraine is avaricious.! Just look at at their last leader and then look at who is giving him sanctuary.Sooner or later you might have to take that cuddly little adolescent Kim jong whatsit under your sheets……you would make good bed fellows…..yuk

    • superspanic

      Here we go again Vadim you nincompoop ! In the year 2007/2008 the United Kingdom gave Africa £1,265 million yes £1,265,000,000. in aid to Africa. We and the western world have been at the forefront in the fight against Ebola. Would you like to tell me what your motherland has had to offer?
      I shall laugh at Vlad’s friend Kim fatun any time I like as they are both comedians and clowns …..you must be very naive to believe the story about capitalism !!

      • superspanic

        Is that why you don’t help with Ebola….you are scared? We have had two British medical personnel who have returned to to UK with Ebola. Is that really saving our skins…bringing the disease back to our shores? But then I suppose you are up to your ears trying to control HIV! When did you last look for iPhones in Africa. When I last went to the hospital there was a collection box for 2nd hand spectacles for Africa !!!!
        I am glad you are being so generous to poor little pariah North Korea. I think you will find Cuba who now gets no aid from Russia will soon be cuddling USA?

  • superspanic

    For anybody interested !!!! Don’t bother to read this man’s ? rubbish!
    It’s all cr-p ! Long winded and useless.

    • Milton Devonair

      The best thing to do with russians is to keep them talking. That way, humans can see what russia and russians actually are. Great way to educate humans on the dangers the drunken apes of russia pose upon free people.

  • superspanic

    I too would”FLATELY” refuse to deal with vadim….The Brits have got something right again!!

  • superspanic

    How much longer can this little troll keep ordering “luxeries” from abroad ? I think those days are nearly over?

  • superspanic

    Yet another piece of drivel from Mr Vadim….

  • superspanic

    Why do you keep accusing the delightful Mr Milton of being a Finn?
    Please remember Vadim that ussr (no capitals) and Germany teamed up together to take over Germany ….so what are you really on about?

  • superspanic

    What are you talking about you goon. Russia is full of HIV: related to drugs and sodomy.! which is probably why your looney “government”? is so very homophobic!

    • superspanic

      Perhaps you could answer Miltons post…..below???

  • Mykola Banderachuk

    If you are ruSSian, remember,ruSSia was on the side of Nazi Germany from August 1939 to June 22, 1941. ruSSia was the greatest nazi collaborator of all time. You should be ashamed of it. Remember the 1,000,000 ruSSians who served under Vlasov’s army in the Wehrmacht -you should be ashamed of it.

  • superspanic

    OK Vadim! You talk of lifespans….yes.25% of russians die before they are 55 whereas 7% of British and 10 % of USA men go then. That makes you marginally better than a third world country (not for long) It is thought that the very high incidence of death in “young ” men in Russia is largely due to imbibing rather too much vodka! Life expectancy in Russia is 64 years young placing it among the 50 countries with the lowest age group! If that wonderful drink kills so many of you what does it do to your brain before you succumb? How many men will be added to this dreadful list through being sent to fight in Ukraine?

  • Mykola Banderachuk

    you approve of anything that the kremlin says so long as you get the rubulls in pay

  • Milton Devonair

    See all the bribing russians have to do to get people to go to russia and live in that cesspool? America tries to slow down the number of people coming here, actually wanting to come here and our cities are getting full of a lot of russians. Yeah, they are far more ignorant than the Ukrainians and Poles, Finns and Germans I’ve met, but at least they are smart enough to flee the cesspool of russia.

    you can tell about a country by the amount of people leaving there vs. the amount of people that want to go there. So yeah, as usual, russia is only fit for pigs and monkeys.

  • Mykola Banderachuk

    firstly vladim, I do not live in ruSSia-never want to and never will. Secondly, I do not hate the ruSSia-get your terrorists out of Ukraine and we will be good neighbours-really quite simple. The fact that there maybe Ukrainians in Siberia is a good thing in that we will see the beginnings of a new country called NovoSiberia-we can teach the locals culture,, history and how to behave in a civilized manner.

  • superspanic

    Read it again Vadim. The NK business’s are NOT supported by the government who turn a blind eye. They may be owned by the government but the article states that the boss is making big money and no doubt feeding it into fatun’s private,secret account. This is very like Russia becoming a capitalist state with a few “allowed” to do business and amass fortunes and feed the accounts of certain leaders…. whilst the majority remain poor peasants.

  • superspanic

    Just you wait….the Cubans will love USA (they are beginning to already) and they will love the aid that is offered. Nice new cars, fridges etc, none of the rubbish that used to come from USSR/Russia along with nuclear missiles that were there for a week or so !!!

  • superspanic

    No, he doesn’t….

  • superspanic

    You missed the point Vad’. Primark is the crappiest and cheapest clothes store in the UK. It’s Irish as it happens and it would have been a great success in Russia as it would provide clothes to the 90% of the population who cannot afford nice clothes now that “The Motherland” is sunk!

    • superspanic

      I am amazed that the authorities have not taken you away for treatment. You really do need help . Your friends the Chinese ! Haha. It is the Western world that is making China so successful you nutcase. Without,their exports China would be nowhere…so don’t whine on silly man. I am now totally bored with wasting time with you so goodbye for the last time

  • Milton Devonair

    I don’t “hate” anyone. I do though strongly support Free People, so naturally that will put me at odds with russia and russians. And most muslims.
    But if both just stay in their areas and not go outside of it, to other places to rape, kidnap, and murder, no one would have any problems with either group.
    But historically neither group can not do what they do……

  • Milton Devonair

    that’s why you live in a neo-soviet, dictatorial state.
    And to be fair, russians never have been able to handle freedom and responsibility, so you’re just the normal russian. Probably 12 years old, but normal russian none the less…

    • Milton Devonair

      Forgive me then. To humans, middle aged russian males come off as little more than 12 year old boys in our advanced western societies. We normally view things like russian in cages at zoos, looking at them sitting in their feces, picking their noses.
      Sorry, my bad.

      • Milton Devonair

        Don’t know why people from one country have to travel all the way to another country to find a relationship. Ask them.

      • Milton Devonair

        A lot of europe is indeed like that. That’s why I prefer to support eastern european countries like Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Romania, etc.

        Western europe has been feeding off of the US for too long. They need to stand on their own hind legs and it looks like they might get the opportunity to do that. I’d also be in favor of removing our bases from italy, germany, spain, england, etc. and bring them back to the US while putting some in some free countries like the ones above that actually want us there.

        We’re Americans….not russian trash.

  • Mykola Potytorsky

    sorry tovarych, they are ruSSian terrorists who speak with forked tongues and the whole world knows you cannot talk with terrorists. In fact they are pro-russian russians terrorists. The solution you talk about in Chechnya was to completely destroy Grozny killing thousands of Chechens AND russians speakers. you know that so do not bullshit me. the russian solution to problems is to destroy, pillage, murder, rape, threaten, intimidate and commit war crimes. You know that, read your history

    • Mykola Potytorsky

      so if the pro-russian russians are not terrorists, then they must be tourists who entered Ukraine by mistake, little green men who are very polite-right?

  • Mykola Potytorsky

    who is this somebody you refer to?
    how do you explain the stalin non-agression pact with NAZI GERMANY, this should be interesting.