Anti-American protests in Russia.


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Sheslinger
April 14, 2003, 12:56 PM
My parents live in Baltimore where there is a pretty big size Russian community and they get a couple of Russian cable channels. I was talking to Mom last night and she was watching the news talking about many protests against Americans, Bush, etc. Anyway, they interviewed one of the protesters and the guy said that he was told at the factory he works at that if he did not show up to protest, he was not getting a paycheck that month.

Given how most of factories/plants etc in Russia are owned by the government, makes you think, especially watching the news here and them talking about Patin and Chirac expressing the will of the population. Looks like it's the other way around to me, those poor people who want to put some food on the table for theis kids, are forced to express the view of the government.

Sheslinger

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hksw
April 14, 2003, 01:07 PM
'Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.'

Henry Bowman
April 14, 2003, 02:00 PM
I just returned from Moscow a week ago. Whilr there i read in The Moscow Times (an English language newspaper) that virtually all of the anti-war or anti-American "protesters" were paid for their services.:rolleyes: I confirmed this with several locals. They are funded by the same organizations as are the protestes in the U.S. (It costs a lot to put on a big rally of any kind.) The organizations are thse who wish to return Russia to a communist state. There is a movement afoot in this direction over there. many locals are worried.:(

Sisco
April 14, 2003, 02:01 PM
Kinda like having Jury duty here?

dustind
April 14, 2003, 02:47 PM
how is jury duty like being forced to protest?:confused:

Sisco
April 14, 2003, 04:25 PM
Serving on jury duty is not like being forced to protest.
What I was getting at is it's almost like some governments consider it a civic duty to attend their planned protests.

CZ-75
April 14, 2003, 04:52 PM
Were any carrying large portraits of Stalin? :barf:

dustind
April 14, 2003, 06:00 PM
oh ok, I get it, good point.

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