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The Daily Vertical: Protecting Russia's Culture Of Terror

The Daily Vertical: Protecting Russia's Culture Of Terrori
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March 30, 2016
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By Brian Whitmore

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. 

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by: Anonymous
March 30, 2016 14:22
What do you know
Yankee
about what is history and the cultural heritage ?
the mere fact that you are here remembering it and showing all your knowledge about Lubyanka
is a strong evidence that Lubyanka has is place in the history and for this is a cultural heritage !

And what you don't understand is that this isn't for "Protecting Russia's Culture Of Terror"
for the simple fact that who mainly suffers from what was decided in Lubyanka were russians
who never rejected their history
.
I do a paradox ... isn't Auschwitz a cultural heritage?
yet even there was reigning the terror ...
.
Who our days more protect Aushwitz if not hebrew !
.
About Pavlensky ... he is a poor mentally ill
I think you know about its last ...."perfomance" when he cuts part of his body in pubblic
.
see here :
Naked Russian Activist Pyotr Pavlensky Cuts Off Earlobe With Kitchen Knife In Act Of Protest
.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/20/activist-cuts-off-earlobe-pyotr-pavlensky_n_6018728.html

by: Vakhtang from: Moscow
March 30, 2016 15:51
Very strange Mr. Whitmore, you're so surprised-))
Soon the russian cultural heritage will be
-сomrade Putin,
-bearded savage with a grenade and a dagger
-reindeer herder with a tambourine, whо is building a cabin the size of Manhattan
and those people who criticize this "excellent" company
in the best case will travel to Mordovia in Stolypin car
or as usual-polonium,necktie....

by: Ben from: Brussels
March 30, 2016 16:48
Brian, it's soo cheap! I know that you are now under the fictitious pseudonym going to write me that I was "a Kremlin Troll." It is also very cheap tactic of yours. I am wondering about another thing: do you really got journalistic education? Or is it all what you have learned inside the walls of the RFERL? But, it is really really cheap, Brian!
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by: Alan Black from: UK
March 30, 2016 18:50
I think that Brian really do got journalistic education and can speak England real good, but here is point. He don't make 'Kremlin Troll' yet, and you complain about it really. You can't wait, no? patience is good thing. It not so cheep, but expensive no really. How cheap is that?

by: Mark from: Germany
March 30, 2016 17:16
Brian Whitmore, if you go in front of the RFE/RL building and nail your private parts to the ground, shouting some slogans against the radio's executives, what do you think, what those executives would do to you? If you do not know, I'll tell you - they will take you to the madhouse... If you love interpreting the behavior of insane people, you can go to any madhouse, and interpret the patients' behavior there as much as you want.

by: Mark from: Germany
March 30, 2016 17:44
Brian Whitmore, you say that Pyotr Pavlensky once nailed his private parts to the ground in protest to the Kremlin... Let's imagine, if you go in front of the RFE/RL building and nail your private parts to the ground, shouting some slogans against the radio's executives, what do you think, what those executives would do to you? If you do not know, I'll tell you - they will take you to the madhouse... If you love interpreting the behavior of insane people, you can go to any madhouse, and interpret the patients' behavior there as much as you want.

by: RM JONES from: London
March 30, 2016 18:16
Brian, more anti-Russian speil. So unbalanced it makes the programme invalid!

by: Dirk from: USA
March 31, 2016 12:40
Muscovy is the cancer of humanity.

by: elmer
March 31, 2016 14:49
Brian, I want to congratulate you.

You hit the nail right on the head again - and brought out all the crazies who ignore that Russia and the Russian Federation has always been a terror state. All you have to do is find enough thugs to beat people and murder them and intimidate them.

Pootler - beeg, beeg hero of Moozer Rasha

He has enough thugs to do his bidding, just like Sralin did.

During the "paradise days" of the sovok union, the sovoks put people who protested or wanted to leave into - insane asylums.

After all, one had to be crazy not to love the gulags and the KGB/NKVD, right?

The worst crime one can commit in the Russian Federation is not murder - it is political protest.

And anyone who protests against a Russian "cultural heritage site" must be crazy - according to noone except Kremlinoid trolls.

Brian, I, along with you, am trying to understand how a brutal prison can be a "cultural heritage site."

Apparently, the Kremlinoid motto for Russia is: "beat me better"

Marquis de Custine said a long time ago "You can say of the Russians, both great and small, that they are intoxicated with slavery."

Thus a brutal prison becomes a "cultural heritage site."

PS for all the trolls who can't think straight - Auschwitz is a historical site, not a cultural heritage site.
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by: Anonymous
March 31, 2016 16:36
not that it would change the concept of my paradox
but any way
what is historical is automatically cultural
something that can't be said for the opposite
ps
troll is your sister
and remember that the greatest number of victims of Soviet period were among the same Russians
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by: elmer
March 31, 2016 20:29
For you and other Kremlinoids maybe a historical site automatically becomes a cultural heritage site.

Just so you understand - the term "cultural heritage site" implies something to be honored, respected and revered.

For people of normal mental capacity, Lubyanka is not a place to be honored, respected or revered.


It is very sad that Russians were victims during the sovok period.

It is even sadder that Russians appear to have learned nothing from being victims of brutal, repressive terror regimes.

Well, many Russians have learned - but the minute they speak out, Putler Khuylo and his thugs squish them or murder them, as with journalists, for example, and as with Boris Nemtsov, for example.

by: Domingo Barón from: Wellington, New Zealand
April 01, 2016 10:52
Excellent piece, Brian, as usual.

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