The tale of a post-modern martyr
As protestors fought riot police in Kiev yesterday, as the city center turned into a charred crater, volunteer medics skittered through the melee, attending to the hundreds wounded in the fight, pulling them into hotel lobbies and churches for treatement. One of them was 21-year-old Olesya Zhukovskaya.
The battle unfolding in the streets of Kiev today is proving to be yet another geopolitical blank slate.
Pussy Riot releases their new music video. It's a good thing the police helped them get all that repression footage.
After Russia lost to Finland 3–1 in hockey today in Sochi, Damien Cox, a columnist for the Toronto Star, tweeted "Russians haven't won a best-on-best in 30 years. They're no longer a hockey superpower."
While the protest group was filming a video, "Cossacks whipped them. Literally. Whipped them. With whips."
If it can happen in Ukraine, it can happen in Russia.
5 women, including 2 former members of the band, emerged singing from the police station.
Annals of Idiocy
Pussy Riot was arrested in Sochi today. Yes, you read that right.
A Response to Myself
This weekend, the American and Russian hockey teams squared off against each other at the Sochi Olympics and, even if, like me, you're not a fan of the sport, it was an undeniably gripping match, one that ended only after a white-knuckle shootout. Thank god it wasn't an elimination round game, though, because there was that moment with five minutes left in the game and the score tied that the Russians seemed to score a goal and an American referee disallowed it.
Even though yesterday he feared paralysis if he skated...