Monday, October 7, 2013

Vladamir Putin's Regime--a Timeline of Repression

Vladimir Putin was nominated for Prime Minister in 1999. Amnesty International has a timeline up about just how bad that's been for Russian civil liberties ever since. Although we tend to get caught up in the latest infringement-- the imprisonment of the members of Pussy Riot or  the erosion of LGBT rights as highlighted by the upcoming Olympics, sometimes its instructive to see the broader context. Check it out HERE