Remember Pussy Riot? The ugly posterchild of American meddling in Russian politics

Its name was a combination of slang & metaphor. Pussy Riot was an English name that would be meaningless to most Russians. Name recognition was not the prime objective of the group. All that the US State Department or whoever controlled them wanted was to get the group members arrested. They enacted one outrageous stunt after another. Realising that it was a trap, the Russian police ignored them, even when they indulged in a drug-fuelled naked orgy inside a museum, supposedly a protest against Putin’s call against declining birth rates. (One of them was pregnant at that time.) When they invaded the hallowed portals of a famous church, ordinary Russians called for their arrest. Russian police had no choice but to implement the laws of the state.

US State Department was waiting just for that. The evil Russian state arrested a group of artists engaged in a protest. Evil Putin. Same guy responsible for the incarceration of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. With clockwork precision, Western media exploded in outrage. Madonna and other celebrities expressed support.

Public memory is short. Nobody remembers that now. Now, the tables have turned. It is the US of A that is complaining of Russian meddling. How cute.

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