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Russian Whistleblower Cop On YouTube

kdawson posted more than 4 years ago | from the into-the-bear's-lair dept.

The Internet 176

AHuxley notes a series of YouTube videos that have gone viral in Russia, in which senior police officer Alexei Dymovsky — in full uniform — details police corruption and calls on Vladimir Putin to act. "[Dymovsky says:] 'Maybe you don't know about us, about simple cops, who live and work and love their work. I'm ready to tell you everything. I'm not scared of my own death. I will show you the life of cops in Russia, how it is lived, with all the corruption and all the rest – with ignorance, rudeness, recklessness, with honest officers killed because they have stupid bosses.' His series of three 2-to-7-minute long videos released over the past week have together garnered 1 million hits on YouTube, and have spread across Russia. Dymovsky was promptly fired after the clips spread across the Internet, and a local prosecutor has opened an investigation into libel. An interior ministry source accused him of working for foreign agents and hinted that the format of Dymovsky's complaint was a problem, using a medium that remains largely free of government control." It's best to visit the Global Post link with NoScript and Flashblock enabled. Here's a Google cache link in case it's needed.

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Noscript AND flashblock? (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100486)

Isn't Noscript sufficient?

Re:Noscript AND flashblock? (1)

mrmeval (662166) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100524)

I use NoScript and Adblock+ because they are actively maintained.

Suggestion (4, Informative)

2.7182 (819680) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100622)

He leaves Russia asap!

Re:Suggestion (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100848)

I like how I get the farts before I have to take a shit. Especially when theyre those really warm farts that feel hot when they come out your asshole - those are always extra stinky! Thats a real room-clearing fart for you. The farts that make lots of noise but dont really stink are no good.

Re:Noscript AND flashblock? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100540)


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It has cum to my attention that the entire Linux community is a hotbed of so called 'alternative sexuality,' which includes anything from hedonistic orgies to homosexuality to pedophilia.

What better way of demonstrating this than by looking at the hidden messages contained within the names of some of Linux's most outspoken advocates:

  • Linus Torvalds [] is an anagram of slit anus or VD 'L,' clearly referring to himself by the first initial.
  • Richard M. Stallman [] , spokespervert for the Gaysex's Not Unusual 'movement' is an anagram of mans cram thrill ad.
  • Alan Cox [] is barely an anagram of anal cox which is just so filthy and unchristian it unnerves me.

I'm sure that Eric S. Raymond, composer of the satanic homosexual [] propaganda diatribe The Cathedral and the Bizarre, is probably an anagram of something queer, but we don't need to look that far as we know he's always shoving a gun up some poor little boy's rectum. Update: Eric S. Raymond is actually an anagram for secondary rim and cord in my arse. It just goes to show you that he is indeed queer.

Update the Second: It is also documented that Evil Sicko Gaymond is responsible for a nauseating piece of code called Fetchmail [] , which is obviously sinister sodomite slang for 'Felch Male' -- a disgusting practise. For those not in the know, 'felching' is the act performed by two perverts wherein one sucks their own post-coital ejaculate out of the other's rectum. In fact, it appears that the dirty Linux faggots set out to undermine the good Republican institution of e-mail, turning it into 'e-male.'

As far as Richard 'Master' Stallman goes, that filthy fudge-packer was actually quoted [] on leftist commie propaganda site as saying the following: 'I've been resistant to the pressure to conform in any circumstance,' he says. 'It's about being able to question conventional wisdom,' he asserts. 'I believe in love, but not monogamy,' he says plainly.

And this isn't a made up troll bullshit either! He actually stated this tripe, which makes it obvious that he is trying to politely say that he's a flaming homo [] slut [] !

Speaking about 'flaming,' who better to point out as a filthy chutney ferret than Slashdot's very own self-confessed pederast Jon Katz. Although an obvious deviant anagram cannot be found from his name, he has already confessed, nay boasted of the homosexual [] perversion of corrupting the innocence of young children [] . To quote from the article linked:

'I've got a rare kidney disease,' I told her. 'I have to go to the bathroom a lot. You can come with me if you want, but it takes a while. Is that okay with you? Do you want a note from my doctor?'

Is this why you were touching your penis [] in the cinema, Jon? And letting the other boys touch it too?

We should also point out that Jon Katz refers to himself as 'Slashdot's resident Gasbag.' Is there any more doubt? For those fortunate few who aren't aware of the list of homosexual [] terminology found inside the Linux 'Sauce Code,' a 'Gasbag' is a pervert who gains sexual gratification from having a thin straw inserted into his urethra (or to use the common parlance, 'piss-pipe'), then his homosexual [] lover blows firmly down the straw to inflate his scrotum. This is, of course, when he's not busy violating the dignity and copyright of posters to Slashdot by gathering together their postings and publishing them en masse to further his twisted and manipulative journalistic agenda.

Sick, disgusting antichristian perverts, the lot of them.

In addition, many of the Linux distributions (a 'distribution' is the most common way to spread the faggots' wares) are run by faggot groups. The Slackware [] distro is named after the 'Slack-wear' fags wear to allow easy access to the anus for sexual purposes. Furthermore, Slackware is a close anagram of claw arse, a reference to the homosexual [] practise of anal fisting. The Mandrake [] product is run by a group of French faggot satanists, and is named after the faggot nickname for the vibrator. It was also chosen because it is an anagram for dark amen and ram naked, which is what they do.

Another 'distro,' (abbrieviated as such because it sounds a bit like 'Disco,' which is where homosexuals [] preyed on young boys in the 1970s), is Debian, [] an anagram of in a bed, which could be considered innocent enough (after all, a bed is both where we sleep and pray), until we realise what other names Debian uses to describe their foul wares. 'Woody' is obvious enough, being a term for the erect male penis [] , glistening with pre-cum. But far sicker is the phrase 'Frozen Potato' that they use. This filthy term, again found in the secret homosexual [] 'Sauce Code,' refers to the solo homosexual [] practice of defecating into a clear polythene bag, shaping the turd into a crude approximation of the male phallus, then leaving it in the freezer overnight until it becomes solid. The practitioner then proceeds to push the frozen 'potato' up his own rectum, squeezing it in and out until his tight young balls erupt in a screaming orgasm.

And Red Hat [] is secret homo [] slang for the tip of a penis [] that is soaked in blood from a freshly violated underage ringpiece.

The fags have even invented special tools to aid their faggotry! For example, the 'supermount' tool was devised to allow deeper penetration, which is good for fags because it gives more pressure on the prostate gland. 'Automount' is used, on the other hand, because Linux users are all fat and gay, and need to mount each other [] automatically.

The depths of their depravity can be seen in their use of 'mount points.' These are, plainly speaking, the different points of penetration. The main one is obviously/anus, but there are others. Militant fags even say 'there is no/opt mount point' because for these dirty perverts faggotry is not optional but a way of life.

More evidence is in the fact that Linux users say how much they love `man`, even going so far as to say that all new Linux users (who are in fact just innocent heterosexuals indoctrinated by the gay propaganda) should try out `man`. In no other system do users boast of their frequent recourse to a man.

Other areas of the system also show Linux's inherit gayness. For example, people are often told of the 'FAQ,' but how many innocent heterosexual Windows [] users know what this actually means. The answer is shocking: Faggot Anal Quest: the voyage of discovery for newly converted fags!

Even the title 'Slashdot [] ' originally referred to a homosexual [] practice. Slashdot [] of course refers to the popular gay practice of blood-letting. The Slashbots, of course are those super-zealous homosexuals [] who take this perversion to its extreme by ripping open their anuses, as seen on the site most popular with Slashdot users, the depraved work of Satan, [] .

The editors of Slashdot [] also have homosexual [] names: 'Hemos' is obvious in itself, being one vowel away from 'Homos.' But even more sickening is 'Commander Taco' which sounds a bit like 'Commode in Taco,' filthy gay slang for a pair of spreadeagled buttocks that are caked with excrement [] . (The best form of lubrication, they insist.) Sometimes, these 'Taco Commodes' have special 'Salsa Sauce' (blood from a ruptured rectum) and 'Cheese' (rancid flakes of penis [] discharge) toppings. And to make it even worse, Slashdot [] runs on Apache!

The Apache [] server, whose use among fags is as prevalent as AIDS, is named after homosexual [] activity -- as everyone knows, popular faggot band, the Village People, featured an Apache Indian, and it is for him that this gay program is named.

And that's not forgetting the use of patches in the Linux fag world -- patches are used to make the anus accessible for repeated anal sex even after its rupture by a session of fisting.

To summarise: Linux is gay. 'Slash -- Dot' is the graphical description of the space between a young boy's scrotum and anus. And BeOS [] is for hermaphrodites and disabled 'stumpers.'


What worries me is how much you know about what gay people do. I'm scared I actually read this whole thing. I think this post is a good example of the negative effects of Internet usage on people. This person obviously has no social life anymore and had to result to writing something as stupid as this. And actually take the time to do it too. Although... I think it was satire.. blah.. it's early. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well, the only reason I know all about this is because I had the misfortune to read the Linux 'Sauce code' once. Although publicised as the computer code needed to get Linux up and running on a computer (and haven't you always been worried about the phrase 'Monolithic Kernel'?), this foul document is actually a detailed and graphic description of every conceivable degrading perversion known to the human race, as well as a few of the major animal species. It has shocked and disturbed me, to the point of needing to shock and disturb the common man to warn them of the impending homo [] -calypse which threatens to engulf our planet.

You must work for the government. Trying to post the most obscene stuff in hopes that slashdot won't be able to continue or something, due to legal woes. If i ever see your ugly face, i'm going to stick my fireplace poker up your ass, after it's nice and hot, to weld shut that nasty gaping hole of yours. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Doesn't it give you a hard-on to imagine your thick strong poker ramming it's way up my most sacred of sphincters? You're beyond help, my friend, as the only thing you can imagine is the foul penetrative violation of another man. Are you sure you're not Eric Raymond? The government, being populated by limp-wristed liberals, could never stem the sickening tide of homosexual [] child molesting Linux advocacy. Hell, they've given NAMBLA free reign for years!

you really should post this logged in. i wish i could remember jebus's password, cuz i'd give it to you. -- mighty jebus [] , Slashdot

Thank you for your kind words of support. However, this document shall only ever be posted anonymously. This is because the 'Open Sauce' movement is a sham, proposing homoerotic cults of hero worshipping in the name of freedom. I speak for the common man. For any man who prefers the warm, enveloping velvet folds of a woman's vagina [] to the tight puckered ringpiece of a child. These men, being common, decent folk, don't have a say in the political hypocrisy that is Slashdot culture. I am the unknown liberator [] .

ROLF LAMO i hate linux FAGGOTS -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

We shouldn't hate them, we should pity them for the misguided fools they are... Fanatical Linux zeal-outs need to be herded into camps for re-education and subsequent rehabilitation into normal heterosexual society. This re-education shall be achieved by forcing them to watch repeats of Baywatch until the very mention of Pamela Anderson [] causes them to fill their pants with healthy heterosexual jism [] .

Actually, that's not at all how scrotal inflation works. I understand it involves injecting sterile saline solution into the scrotum. I've never tried this, but you can read how to do it safely in case you're interested. (Before you moderate this down, ask yourself honestly -- who are the real crazies -- people who do scrotal inflation, or people who pay $1000+ for a game console?) -- double_h [] , Slashdot

Well, it just goes to show that even the holy Linux 'sauce code' is riddled with bugs that need fixing. (The irony of Jon Katz not even being able to inflate his scrotum correctly has not been lost on me.) The Linux pervert elite already acknowledge this, with their queer slogan: 'Given enough arms, all rectums are shallow.' And anyway, the PS2 [] sucks major cock and isn't worth the money. Intellivision forever!

dude did u used to post on msnbc's nt bulletin board now that u are doing anti-gay posts u also need to start in with anti-black stuff too c u in church -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

For one thing, whilst Linux is a cavalcade of queer propaganda masquerading as the future of computing, NT [] is used by people who think nothing better of encasing their genitals in quick setting plaster then going to see a really dirty porno film, enjoying the restriction enforced onto them. Remember, a wasted arousal is a sin in the eyes of the Catholic church [] . Clearly, the only god-fearing Christian operating system in existence is CP/M -- The Christian Program Monitor. All computer users should immediately ask their local pastor to install this fine OS onto their systems. It is the only route to salvation.

Secondly, this message is for every man. Computers know no colour. Not only that, but one of the finest websites in the world is maintained by a Black Man [] . Now fuck off you racist donkey felcher.

And don't forget that slashdot was written in Perl, which is just too close to 'Pearl Necklace' for comfort.... oh wait; that's something all you heterosexuals do.... I can't help but wonder how much faster the trolls could do First-Posts on this site if it were redone in PHP... I could hand-type dynamic HTML pages faster than Perl can do them. -- phee [] , Slashdot

Although there is nothing unholy about the fine heterosexual act of ejaculating between a woman's breasts, squirting one's load up towards her neck and chin area, it should be noted that Perl [] (standing for Pansies Entering Rectums Locally) is also close to 'Pearl Monocle,' 'Pearl Nosering,' and the ubiquitous 'Pearl Enema.'

One scary thing about Perl [] is that it contains hidden homosexual [] messages. Take the following code: LWP::Simple -- It looks innocuous enough, doesn't it? But look at the line closely: There are two colons next to each other! As Larry 'Balls to the' Wall would openly admit in the Perl Documentation, Perl was designed from the ground up to indoctrinate it's programmers into performing unnatural sexual acts -- having two colons so closely together is clearly a reference to the perverse sickening act of 'colon kissing,' whereby two homosexual [] queers spread their buttocks wide, pressing their filthy torn sphincters together. They then share small round objects like marbles or golfballs by passing them from one rectum to another using muscle contraction alone. This is also referred to in programming 'circles' as 'Parameter Passing.'

And PHP [] stands for Perverted Homosexual Penetration. Didn't you know?

Thank you for your valuable input on this. I am sure you will be never forgotten. BTW: Did I mention that this could be useful in terraforming Mars? Mars rulaa. -- Eimernase [] , Slashdot

Well, I don't know about terraforming Mars, but I do know that homosexual [] Linux Advocates have been probing Uranus for years.

That's inspiring. Keep up the good work, AC. May God in his wisdom grant you the strength to bring the plain honest truth to this community, and make it pure again. Yours, Cerberus. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

*sniff* That brings a tear to my eye. Thank you once more for your kind support. I have taken faith in the knowledge that I am doing the Good Lord [] 's work, but it is encouraging to know that I am helping out the common man here.

However, I should be cautious about revealing your name 'Cerberus' on such a filthy den of depravity as Slashdot. It is a well known fact that the 'Kerberos' documentation from Microsoft is a detailed manual describing, in intimate, exacting detail, how to sexually penetrate a variety of unwilling canine animals; be they domesticated, wild, or mythical. Slashdot posters have taken great pleasure in illegally spreading this documentation far and wide, treating it as an 'extension' to the Linux 'Sauce Code,' for the sake of 'interoperability.' (The slang term they use for nonconsensual intercourse -- their favourite kind.)

In fact, sick twisted Linux deviants are known to have LAN parties, (Love of Anal Naughtiness, needless to say.), wherein they entice a stray dog, known as the 'Samba Mount,' into their homes. Up to four of these filth-sodden blasphemers against nature take turns to plunge their erect, throbbing, uncircumcised members, conkers-deep, into the rectum, mouth, and other fleshy orifices of the poor animal. Eventually, the 'Samba Mount' collapses due to 'overload,' and needs to be 'rebooted.' (i.e., kicked out into the street, and left to fend for itself.) Many Linux users boast about their 'uptime' in such situations.

Inspiring stuff! If only all trolls were this quality! -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

If only indeed. You can help our brave cause by moderating this message up as often as possible. I recommend '+1, Underrated,' as that will protect your precious Karma in Metamoderation [] . Only then can we break through the glass ceiling of Homosexual Slashdot Culture. Is it any wonder that the new version of Slashcode has been christened 'Bender'???

If we can get just one of these postings up to at least '+1,' then it will be archived forever! Others will learn of our struggle, and join with us in our battle for freedom!

It's pathetic you've spent so much time writing this. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I am compelled to document the foulness and carnal depravity [] that is Linux, in order that we may prepare ourselves for the great holy war that is to follow. It is my solemn duty to peel back the foreskin of ignorance and apply the wire brush of enlightenment.

As with any great open-source project, you need someone asking this question, so I'll do it. When the hell is version 2.0 going to be ready?!?! -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I could make an arrogant, childish comment along the lines of 'Every time someone asks for 2.0, I won't release it for another 24 hours,' but the truth of the matter is that I'm quite nervous of releasing a 'number two,' as I can guarantee some filthy shit-slurping Linux pervert would want to suck it straight out of my anus before I've even had chance to wipe.

I desperately want to suck your monolithic kernel, you sexy hunk, you. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I sincerely hope you're Natalie Portman [] .

Dude, nothing on slashdot larger than 3 paragraphs is worth reading. Try to distill the message, whatever it was, and maybe I'll read it. As it is, I have to much open source software to write to waste even 10 seconds of precious time. 10 seconds is all its gonna take M$ to whoop Linux's ass. Vigilence is the price of Free (as in libre -- from the fine, frou frou French language) Software. Hack on fellow geeks, and remember: Friday is Bouillabaisse day except for heathens who do not believe that Jesus died for their sins. Those godless, oil drench, bearded sexist clowns can pull grits from their pantaloons (another fine, fine French word) and eat that. Anyway, try to keep your message focused and concise. For concision is the soul of derision. Way. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

What the fuck?

I've read your gay conspiracy post version 1.3.0 and I must say I'm impressed. In particular, I appreciate how you have managed to squeeze in a healthy dose of the latent homosexuality you gay-bashing homos [] tend to be full of. Thank you again. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well bugger me!

ooooh honey. how insecure are you!!! wann a little massage from deare bruci. love you -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Fuck right off!

IMPORTANT: This message needs to be heard (Not HURD [] , which is an acronym for 'Huge Unclean Rectal Dilator') across the whole community, so it has been released into the Public Domain [] . You know, that licence that we all had before those homoerotic crypto-fascists came out with the GPL [] (Gay Penetration License) that is no more than an excuse to see who's got the biggest feces-encrusted [] cock. I would have put this up on Freshmeat [] , but that name is known to be a euphemism for the tight rump of a young boy.

Come to think of it, the whole concept of 'Source Control' unnerves me, because it sounds a bit like 'Sauce Control,' which is a description of the homosexual [] practice of holding the base of the cock shaft tightly upon the point of ejaculation, thus causing a build up of semenal fluid that is only released upon entry into an incision made into the base of the receiver's scrotum. And 'Open Sauce' is the act of ejaculating into another mans face or perhaps a biscuit to be shared later. Obviously, 'Closed Sauce' is the only Christian thing to do, as evidenced by the fact that it is what Cathedrals are all about.

Contributors: (although not to the eternal game of 'soggy biscuit' that open 'sauce' development has become) Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, phee, Anonymous Coward, mighty jebus, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, double_h, Anonymous Coward, Eimernase, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward. Further contributions are welcome.

Current changes: This version sent to FreeWIPO [] by 'Bring BackATV' as plain text. Reformatted everything, added all links back in (that we could match from the previous version), many new ones (Slashbot bait links). Even more spelling fixed. Who wrote this thing, CmdrTaco himself?

Previous changes: Yet more changes added. Spelling fixed. Feedback added. Explanation of 'distro' system. 'Mount Point' syntax described. More filth regarding `man` and Slashdot. Yet more fucking spelling fixed. 'Fetchmail' uncovered further. More Slashbot baiting. Apache exposed. Distribution licence at foot of document.

ANUX -- A full Linux distribution... Up your ass!

Re:Noscript AND flashblock? (3, Funny)

socsoc (1116769) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100632)

I dunno man, living on an entirely different continent, I am very concerned over my IP being logged by viewing a few damn YouTube videos from Russia. I better install Tor as well and go down to Starbucks with a brand new netbook, just in case.

Re:Noscript AND flashblock? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100660)

If the summary was referring to the ads on the site, yes, blocking advertisers from a site that will be overwhelmed from being linked do from /. is a great idea and will definitely ensure that online news continues to exist.

Noscript AND flashblock don't help (4, Informative)

SgtChaireBourne (457691) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100884)

I dunno man, living on an entirely different continent, I am very concerned over my IP being logged by viewing a few damn YouTube videos from Russia. I better install Tor as well and go down to Starbucks with a brand new netbook, just in case.

No Script and Flashblock don't help if you're running flash anyway.

It's potentially more than the video, watching that using flash puts for all practical purposes a backdoor on the computers of an interesting group, especially those within Russia. Idiots that use flash and javascript are almost as bad as the ones that set up sites to depend on them for operation. Again, this is a case where using open standards would not just help get the message out but help protect the identities, interests, and machine integrity of those receiving the message.

Basically there is a severe show-stopper every few weeks. Here's a 1 minute search, taking longer to post here than to find in Google:
2009: Flash Origin Policy Issues []
2009 also: New attacks exploit vuln in (fully-patched) Adobe Flash: Browse and get owned []
2008: Adobe Flash exploit raises concern []
2007: Serious Flash vulns menace at least 10,000 websites []
There's plenty more where that came from. Again, it was 1 minute of searching.

Re:Noscript AND flashblock? (2, Insightful)

igny (716218) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101394)

You 'd better make sure that you paid cash for your netbook. Did you wear a ski mask in the store?

Re:Noscript AND flashblock? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30101952)

Also, never use any website account that you use on your other computers.

Re:Noscript AND flashblock? (4, Funny)

Cyberax (705495) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102016)

And don't forget to check your coffee for the traces of Polonium.

Re:Noscript AND flashblock? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100942)

If the editors are going to advice us against visiting TFA, they might as well have provided some more detail in TFS as well as a direct link to YouTube:

Re:Noscript AND flashblock? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30101276)

Please mod parent up for the direct link to one of the relevant youtube videos.

Oh boy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100488)

In Soviet Russia, YouTube whistles YOU!

Dead man walking (1, Informative)

mrmeval (662166) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100492)

I doubt much will come of this. Putin is a putz.

Re:Dead man walking (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100572)

McGurk effect.

Re:Dead man walking (4, Informative)

Monkey-Man2000 (603495) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100598)

I doubt much will come of this. Putin is a putz.

Except, a ridiculous number of deaths and other shady activities have resulted from similar criticism under Putin (e.g., journalists: [] ) And of course, Ukrainian politicians ( and defectors ( This policeman's prosecution and/or death are imminent. . .

Re:Dead man walking (1) (1195047) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100674)

He would be well-advised to get out of the country by any means available. Unfortunately, this doesn't mean he can't be found, but at least they'll have to put in some extra effort.

Re:Dead man walking (1)

ubrgeek (679399) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100956)

Yup, 'cause they have no history in tracking down people who flee. Just ask Georgi Markov [] ...

Re:Dead man walking (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30101156)

If you want to go far back in time, Trostky is a more well known example.

Re:Dead man walking (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30101866)

If you want to go far back in time, Trostky is a more well known example.

How so? I am given to understand he was prone to piercing headaches and died as a result thereof.

Re:Dead man walking (2, Informative)

Monkey-Man2000 (603495) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101992)

If you want to go far back in time, Trostky is a more well known example.

How so? I am given to understand he was prone to piercing headaches and died as a result thereof.

You sir, are a fool or a very good troll given Trotsky's death and his experience with "piercing headaches": [] In either case, I salute you!

Re:Dead man walking (2, Informative)

Ergasiophobia (971409) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102368)

"On August 20, 1940, Trotsky was attacked in his home in Mexico by a NKVD agent, Ramón Mercader, who buried the pick of an ice axe into Trotsky's skull." That sounds like a piercing headache to me.

Re:Dead man walking (1)

archgoon (894518) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102518)

But Trotsky got killed by an icepick. Georgi Markov got killed by a poisoned umbrella wielding spy.

Re:Dead man walking (4, Insightful)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101766)

Come on, you're talking about ancient history. The 70s? That was the Soviet Union!

What about Alexander Litvienenko [] ? He fled Russia in 2000, was granted asylum in the UK in October 2006, and by November 2006 he was murdered. The killers used a radioactive isotope that would not have been available to the average crazy on the street -- clearly sending a message.

Re:Dead man walking (2, Interesting)

melikamp (631205) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102100)

He will probably do fine. He is enjoying media attention right now and has a strong populist appeal. He got offered a meeting with the Minister of the Internal Affairs, and refused: he wants an audience with Putin. And he is not a kind of a whistle-blower who exposes a particular case of corruption, he mostly talks about how militsia (police) sucks, how it's ineffecient, does not protect people, does not reward its own employees. What drove him to the edge, in his own words, is also telling:

He has a [6-yo] step-daughter Diana. She has a computer. And his own computer broke. He needed to do some urgent job -- something with narcotics. He asked to use his daughter's computer. She gave it to him, of course, and he brought the computer to work. For a few days it was used by the staff to work with documents. Then his daughter asked for her computer back, and they went to get it together. "Me and my daughter are walking down the hall. I have the monitor and she has the wires. We meet my boss, and he says: where are you taking the computer? I explained that it was my daughter's and I am taking it home. He nodded and we left the building and went to a bus stop. Then the inventory guy cought up with us and started yelling that we need to take the computer back. 'You don't have the right to take it out! Where are the documents about entry?' They took the computer and told me to get an official statement. All of this was very unpleasant, especially because the humiliation in front of the daughter."

It's a big drama about a clueless cop who got fed up by rules and regulations and went on to rant mostly about shitty working conditions and insufficient compensation. And drama is just what Russians like instead of actual politics, so I predict great things for this guy.

Re:Dead man walking (2, Insightful) (1195047) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102268)

You may indeed be right; it would be difficult to make him disappear as long as he's something of a celebrity. It would look bad, at the very least.

Re:Dead man walking (1)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101018)

Except, a ridiculous number of deaths and other shady activities have resulted from similar criticism under Putin

Could have said:
"Except, a ridiculous number of deaths and other shady activities have resulted from similar criticism under Putin and every other Russian leader."

Come you think this is 'new'?

Re:Dead man walking (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30101126)

>Except, a ridiculous number of deaths and other shady activities have resulted from similar criticism under Putin
But correlation is not causation. We need to get normal Russian citizens who don't care about politics and don't engage in it to sign blinded articles; after being assigned randomly to the test or control group, subjects will condemn Putin (test group) or praise Putin (control group). Neither the subjects nor the researchers who interact with the subjects will know which group the subjects are in, however the letters will be well-written and published in the name of the volunteer. At the end of the study, the death rate of the control and test groups will be compared.

Re:Dead man walking (5, Insightful)

ornil (33732) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102002)

I think you are forgetting that the man is appealing to Putin, not against him, and very respectfully, too. It's an old Russian tradition - to appeal to the czar against evil officials. Putin rather likes playing rescuer, swooping in and punishing the evildoers. So it may well turn out allright for him.

Re:Dead man walking (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30102466)

The U S now has 30 t0 40 czars maybe they will help him.

Re:Dead man walking (4, Insightful)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100654)

Putin may not do anything about it, but the first rule of dictators is you have to keep enough of the people happy. Stalin managed to do it: despite killing millions of his own people, the ones who survived did have their lives improved. Though granted it's not hard to have your life improved compared to life under the Tzars.

Everyone knows Putin fixed the election, but most didn't care because they were happy enough to have him in there. But the fact that this got a million views so quickly like that is a suggestion that there is some real dissatisfaction among the Russian people. If Putin doesn't manage to find some way to make sure enough people are happy, then his regime will end, as surely as the regimes of dictators around the world have ended, whether they have fixed the election or not.

Of course, making the people happy could be as simple as oil prices rising again and Putin using the money from the increased revenues to pay his policemen more and invest in social programs, which is what Chavez has managed to do.

Re:Dead man walking (4, Informative)

leereyno (32197) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102442)

Lives improved????

I don't know what kind of lies they're teaching you, but that is just flat out wrong in every way.

Repressions and famines occurring in the Soviet Union under the regimes of Lenin and Stalin described in the Black Book of Communism include:

        * the executions of tens of thousands of hostages and prisoners, and the murder of hundreds of thousands of rebellious workers and peasants from 1918 to 1922 (See also: Red Terror)
        * the Russian famine of 1921, which caused the death of 5 million people
        * the extermination and deportation of the Don Cossacks in 1920
        * the murder of tens of thousands in concentration camps in the period between 1918 and 1930
        * the Great Purge which killed almost 690,000 people
        * the deportation of 2 million so-called "kulaks" from 1930 to 1932
        * the deaths of 4 million Ukrainians (Holodomor) and 2 million others during the famine of 1932 and 1933
        * the deportations of Poles, Ukrainians, Moldavians and people from the Baltic Republics from 1939 to 1941 and from 1944 to 1945
        * the deportation of the Volga Germans in 1941
        * the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1943
        * the deportation of the Chechens in 1944
        * the deportation of the Ingush in 1944.(p. 9-10) (See also: Population transfer in the Soviet Union)

The Black Book of Communism []

Slashdot is getting slow (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100526)

Lately slashdot is getting really slow. I saw this even on tv a few days ago.

Re:Slashdot is getting slow (2, Funny)

jslater25 (1005503) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100886)

That's because you live in Russia.

I seriously hope this guy knows to call the A Team for protection, because he is going to need it.

Such a selfless act... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100542)

...I only hope that his courage is somehow rewarded.

Whether he accomplishes anything out of this or not, the guy is still a hero in my book. Someone do a wikipedia article on him quick :)

Re:Such a selfless act... (3, Informative)

klapaucjusz (1167407) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100834)

Someone do a wikipedia article on him quick []

Re:Such a selfless act... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30101406)

anyone feel like translating the russian version of the page?

Re:Such a selfless act... (1)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101792)

anyone feel like translating the russian version of the page?

Naturally, there isn't one. []

Now that's hilarious ... (5, Insightful)

ScrewMaster (602015) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100564)

and hinted that the format of Dymovsky's complaint was a problem, using a medium that remains largely free of government control.

This from the "people who completely miss the point" department. If government control was working so well, this officer would have had no reason not to stay within the (ahem!) "proper" channels.

Re:Now that's hilarious ... (1, Insightful)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100830)

If government control was working so well, this officer would have had no reason not to stay within the (ahem!) "proper" channels.

Not taking sides here, but this doesn't account for people who go outside the system because they want attention or to make a political statement. Having "proper" channels doesn't ensure their use.

Re:Now that's hilarious ... (0, Flamebait)

MindlessAutomata (1282944) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101024)

No, I think they completely get the point.

I'm scared the US is going to start looking like that, what with the omnipresent push for more government and "social oversight and responsibility" into our lives and the fact that those with an agenda always conflate "society" with "government."

Re:Now that's hilarious ... (1, Redundant)

Sycraft-fu (314770) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101128)

No they don't miss the point, they are just working hard on getting back to the bad old days. Russia has been on a steady trail back to the oppression and control of the USSR days. They will probably never get the same control on information, just too hard to do at this point, but they are working on it. The whole "free" thing is just a facade.

Re:Now that's hilarious ... (1, Informative)

AdmiralXyz (1378985) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101822)

Russia has been on a steady trail back to the oppression and control of the USSR days..

They never really left.

Re:Now that's hilarious ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30101832)

Cultures determine the government--not the other way around.
The Russian government has had a culture of centralizations and some form of internal security structure spying on its citizens since the Tzars.

It's a long slow slog to change a culture to suit a government 'style', that's something democritization pundits don't understand.

You have no clue what governments are, do you... (2, Interesting)

Colin Smith (2679) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102146)

Wow. Talk about swallowing the propaganda.

Go take a look at reality sometime. Visit your local council. Take a look at the nepotism, the corruption, the incompetence, the arse covering, the back scratching.

This is what government *is*, not what it's supposed to be or might theoretically be. National government is exactly the same, only *MUCH* bigger. How much exactly has the government enslaved future generations for? Who did they give it to?

The difference in Russia is there is less hypocrisy and more shooting. So I doubt they missed the point at all. They were just being clear what the point is.


missing something... (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100570)

So, I only watched the first half of the first video, but this sounded like a lot of bitching about nothing.

My schedule was rough and my wives left me. The pay sucks. My bosses are idiots. I had to work on weekends and nights and go no extra pay for it... I was in the Marine Corps, and it sounds like the same endless bitching that went on there too. It kind of goes with the territory with the types of jobs I would expect... Honestly if you don't like it quit (or don't re enlist in the case of the ones in the military); nobody said the job was full of awesome and would make you rich...

Re:missing something... (3, Insightful)

Max_W (812974) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100700)

The point is he does not want to quit. He want to improve things, and is doing something about it.

The Russian society (the FSU society) is sick. I speak from experience. But it is starting to heal. The Internet is a part of it.

And why he has to work on Saturdays without a pay? It is a present-ism.

Re:missing something... (3, Insightful)

jhol13 (1087781) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101674)

Starting to heal???

I'm a Finn. I've been waiting that for more than I've been living (small exaggeration is needed in this case), which makes half a century.

Let me tell you a story. I once went to Soviet Union and got out of Russia. The people in there, when I told the historic event I heard from radio, said "nothing is going to change".

And, boy, were they right!

Re:missing something... (1)

Cyberax (705495) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102108)

Yes, it's starting to change. Slowly.

Middle class is slowly being formed, and this is the prerequisite for a healthy society.

We'll see more changes when oil and gas reserves in Russia will be close to depletion.

I'm sure they care. (0, Flamebait)

alexx (28316) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100578)

> I'm not scared of my own death.

How appropriate. Bye bye then.

Problem - reaction - solution? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100616)

This blown way out of proportion by the media. Most cops in russia are corrupt and everyone in russia knows that. Where is the news here?
Problem -> reaction -> solution?..
Or just a media clusterf*k?
My guess, they still don't know how to apply this.

What's interesting is that the story originated from a closed digg-like community "Leprosorium". Then the russian MSM picked it up like its a fcking golden egg. Now slashdot? wtf?

Re:Problem - reaction - solution? (1)

harkabeeparolyn (711320) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102318)

The only Slashdot relevance seems to be the generally diffident, scrawny and otherwise nerdy look of this guy. It could be that he is simply malnourished. Or maybe the massive linebacker sized American cop is the anomaly?

Re:Problem - reaction - solution? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30102508)

Oh, well if corruption is rampant in the Russian police force, well then we should just ignore it! How boring!


Corruption or complacency... (5, Insightful)

Quantos (1327889) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100624)

Corruption may indeed be so common as to be considered the norm. It should never be viewed with complacency. Here is a man with morals and ethics who is speaking out. I for one would hope that his actions will bring about some kind of change for the better. The only given here is that it will be a long and hard fought battle on all fronts.

Re:Corruption or complacency... (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100718)

On the other hand, he might be a liar (I do apologize if you are living in Russia or have heard trustworthy first hand accounts).

Re:Corruption or complacency... (4, Insightful)

Cyberax (705495) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102130)

Probably, he's honest when he tells about corruption. Speaking from experience, there are almost no honest policemen in Russia.

For example, road police is _completely_ corrupted.

A very brave man (4, Insightful)

Cyko_01 (1092499) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100634)

...may he rest in peace

Re:A very brave man (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100720)

More likely in pieces

If cop does the same in US, does he keep his job? (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100656)

Just want to know what would happen if a NY cop were to do the exact same thing, if he would have a job the following day?

Seems like good intention that was doomed from the start. No police force would allow this officer to continue his job. Its unfortunate but true.

As for corruption, my family works work in the restaurant business and my uncle works in construction in the NYC area, they can tell you all you need to know about buying city inspectors and cops on the take.
And that's not even going into politics... oy!

Re:If cop does the same in US, does he keep his jo (4, Insightful)

Max_W (812974) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100756)

We learned from you, you learned from us. It is not a good thing.

The US economy is strong because there are a lot of good honest people in America. If the corruption in the US becomes rampant, like in the FSU, it will be a bad thing for every one.

Re:If cop does the same in US, does he keep his jo (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100826)

No corruption is allready rife in the US - we just promote the most corrupt to ceo's and those with lesser talent for corruption to Congress etc.

Re:If cop does the same in US, does he keep his jo (1)

darkwing_bmf (178021) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101010)

Thankfully our corruption is limited. Even though there are corrupt ties between congressmen and special interests, your basic local cop is usually not corrupt. This is the difference.

Re:If cop does the same in US, does he keep his jo (0)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101288)

The US economy is strong because there are a lot of good honest people in America.

The US economy is strong because of economic concessions from the wake of WWII. It's failing because we don't make anything.

Re:If cop does the same in US, does he keep his jo (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30101398)

Who conceded what?

Re:If cop does the same in US, does he keep his jo (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30101600)

We make technology, and we're good at it

We also make stocks and other intangible financial instruments... and sadly we're good at that too

Re:If cop does the same in US, does he keep his jo (1, Interesting)

value_added (719364) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101708)

The US economy is strong because there are a lot of good honest people in America. If the corruption in the US becomes rampant, like in the FSU, it will be a bad thing for every one.

So is it the economy, or everything?

I'd suggest a certain level of corruption is A Good Thing.

Years ago when I lived in Chicago, it was customary to offer a small donation when pulled over by the police for speeding. Existing tickets could be be handled similarly (but more discretely) in traffic court; it wasn't uncommon for the average person to have the glove compartment, or in my case, the trunk, filled with old and unpaid parking tickets. The police officers walking the sidewalks ate donuts, openly smoked cigars, and talked to everyone, including the friendly black girls hanging out on street corners. Life was fine.

When I arrived in LA, I discovered a very different world. The police department continues in the Parker [] tradition, which could be described as both professional and militaristic. Traffic violations are treated with the same seriousness as major felonies, and a routine stop for a minor infraction can involve additional patrol cars showing up, all with flashing lights. A "Get out and spread your arms and legs" isn't uncommon. And that's just for white guys with late model cars.

I suspect the problem with LA is that the police don't have friendly black girls to talk to. It wouldn't be possible, anyway. The police are required to shut down major thoroughfares and get everyone people off the sidewalks and roads when the bars close.

Then, there's the example of New York a few years ago when the mafia was forced out of the garbage business. Respectable corporations with proven track records for efficient waste disposal moved in, prices shot up, and services went down. Everyone complained (including major corporations), but corruption was gone.

Widespread corruption can be a problem, and it certainly is in certain countries or localities, but a certain level of it, to "grease the wheels" so to speak, makes life livable.

Re:If cop does the same in US, does he keep his jo (1)

nametaken (610866) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102554)

Wow man, back in nineteen-diggity-two? They'd put your ass in cuffs for suspicion of even THINKING about bribing a cop around here now.

Now you're really only allowed to bribe people in Chicagoland if you're a contractor friendly to a politician or a politician yourself.

Re:If cop does the same in US, does he keep his jo (5, Insightful)

pjpII (191291) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101812)

I think the point that people miss is that every country has some degree of corruption, but it is what levels it is active at and how they deal with that corruption that is important.

In the US, what we might term "corruption" in the sense of favoritism (or deviations from a US sense of "meritocracy") tend to occur at the very local level (small town nepotism, "networking", etc), or at the more rarefied levels of government and business (quod pro quos from both of the political parties, lobbying, the kind of no-bid blackwater/Halliburton sort of think, insider trading, etc). This isn't to say that corruption at the top is not a problem (in fact, it is much more influential in the long run than corruption at the bottom), but simply in the US it tends to be limited to the upper reaches of government and finance.

In many other countries, the striking contrast to this is corruption in the middle, in addition to the top and bottom. Getting a job is basically impossible in some countries without appropriate connections, bribery is rampant and expected for basic "government provided" services, public works are often mired in those same problems of bribery (not scratching enough backs, etc). Even worse is when the guardians of civil society, the police, are dangerous to approach and more often on the side of criminals, as in Russia.

The other major dividing line is the public reaction to exposure of corruption. In societies where corruption is most widespread, "revelations" are generally shrugged off (and have been probably more widely known prior to their revelation), whereas in less corrupt economies, there is at least some backlash against corruption, rather than simple apathy or active suppression. Being a whistleblower in the US can be bad for your job. Being a whistleblower in other countries (as shown by many of the posts pointing out other instances where political opponents have been assassinated, etc) can result in indefinite incarceration and torture, perhaps with an "accidental" death in prison.

The advent of youtube, on the other hand, gives a voice to those who would be otherwise suppressed. Take the story of Imad Kabir [] , an Egyptian taxi driver. He was arrested (without charges) for participating in a fight. He was subsequently sodomized with a broomstick, which was video taped by the perpetrators. They were so sure of their immunity that they showed it to his co-workers, perhaps as a warning. When Kabir initially complained, he was actually prosecuted and jailed for assaulting an officer (dating back to his original assault arrest), but as the youtube video spread on various blogs, the officers were finally arrested. Without the internet, the officers who tortured Kabir probably would still be doing that kind of shit. Even the people who did post it to their blogs were threatened by the authorities.

Yakov (2, Interesting)

esocid (946821) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100684)

An interior ministry source accused him of working for foreign agents and hinted that the format of Dymovsky's complaint was a problem, using a medium that remains largely free of government control.

Isn't it a running joke about how bad the Russian police force is? Seems like any interior or exterior complaint through the expected media doesn't do a damn thing.

Oh yeah, preface that with "In Soviet Russia."

Re:Yakov (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100742)

In Soviet Russia, whistle blows you? That sounds like it might be pleasant.

Downloadable videos? (1)

RAMMS+EIN (578166) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100728)

Could somebody be so kind as to post links to downloadable versions of the videos?

for future reference (1)

zogger (617870) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102506)

A most excellent firefox extension []

Corruption (5, Interesting)

blind biker (1066130) | more than 4 years ago | (#30100800)

Corruption didn't disappear with the advent of Putin. He only makes big, theatrical gestures, but has no interest in fighting corruption, because it is this corrupt system that is his lifeline. I've learned years ago, that journalists are the *only* true force opposed to corruption. I come from an ex-communist country where corruption is rampant (and I hate it there, because I can't stand that corruption, so I'll never go back), but the few bright lights of hope are the journalists who uncover schemes and collusions - and then bear the consequences.
  Well, in Russia these lights are all but quenched. Putin's regime has dealt with journalists so brutally, the few that aren't dead just fell into line.

Re:Corruption (1)

zippthorne (748122) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101022)

I've learned years ago, that journalists are the *only* true force opposed to corruption.

Communications major, I assume? There are plenty of corrupt journalists, too. And idiot sycophants who fawn over corrupt officials blindly.

Re:Corruption (0, Flamebait)

radtea (464814) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102114)

There are plenty of corrupt journalists, too.

Not a philosophy major, I assume?

"Some A are not X" in no way refutes "Only A are X".

An idiot or soviet shill might be too stupid to understand the OP's point that "Only journalists are a true force opposed to corruption", but no one else here is quite that stupid.

Re:Corruption (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30101362)

Only things someone doesn't want you to hear are news. Everything else is just press releases.

Re:Corruption (1)

HBoar (1642149) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101526)

I've learned years ago, that journalists are the *only* true force opposed to corruption.

Please inform me where I can find all these uncorrupted journalists. Certainly, in an ideal world, journalists would be a great group of people to expose corrupt behaviour, but I don't see much evidence of it working. There is the odd corruption story that gets milked for all the publicity they can get, but they seem to be mostly things of little consequence that will nonetheless invoke a sense of outrage in people. When it comes to the real issues, journalists seem to be horribly biased. The Palestine/Israel conflict is a good example of this.

I would think that the spread of the internet to the general population is a more powerful weapon against corruption, although it has the major problem of being filled with conspiracy theorists effectively 'crying wolf'...

Re:Corruption (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30101732)

Well, in my experience, sometimes they cannot do anything about it but self-censor or the newspaper/television network try to censor.
Sometimes for money (bribe) but i can tell, most of the time is fear.

In my town not so long a journalist was investigating about the drug dealer drugs, more like crime organized groups which are rampant in Mexico plus Police and Military corruption, what happened?

Offices of the newspaper being attacked as a "warning" []

What happens to the journalist?
He got kidnapped, tortured and killed. []

Re:Corruption (1)

radtea (464814) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102128)

Please inform me where I can find all these uncorrupted journalists

All over the place: just look for the ones exposing corruption. There are a lot of them. But you won't see them if you spend all your time playing a soviet shill on /.

Re:Corruption (1)

HBoar (1642149) | more than 4 years ago | (#30102380)

As I stated in my original message, most of the corruption stories that the media throws around are of little consequence. Real, high level corruption, still goes largely unreported, in part for the reasons that the above AC mentions.

As for me being a 'soviet shill'.... umm.. what? Really don't know how you got that from my post.

i was born in the soviet union (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30100882)

i had to cry watching this.

In soviet russia (1)

asasdlfgnjl (1678718) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101050)

cops blow you?

Re:In soviet russia (1)

type40 (310531) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101846)

and in some parts of northern California bay area. (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30101082)

This cop dude has a website: []

Please don't /. it (it's in Russia anyways), use Google translation to english instead [] .

I sympathize, but to an extent... (-1, Flamebait)

MindlessAutomata (1282944) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101192)

It's hard to sympathize with someone when their job description includes conducting laws made by an oppressive government regime. Maybe they need someone to help with real crimes, but I personally have difficulty sympathizing with anyone that takes a job that involves carrying out the unjust laws of a corrupt regime.

Re:I sympathize, but to an extent... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30101244)

I'm sure that's the rationalization used within the iraqi and afghan resistance movements too. Think about that the next time you watch the evening news.

Re:I sympathize, but to an extent... (1)

sega01 (937364) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101358)

He sounded like more of a reasonable, humanitarian cop than being involved in any corruption. Cop doesn't always mean you are part of murdering the controversialists or what not, it's often just the "stop the crimes" type.

Re:I sympathize, but to an extent... (1)

MindlessAutomata (1282944) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101450)

I'm not sure I'd want to be "stopping crime" under an oppressive regime that has a lot of innocuous stuff being criminal.

Re:I sympathize, but to an extent... (1)

TikiTDO (759782) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101614)

You most certainly would not, and should not; neither should many other people. This is simply not your calling in life. That does not tell us much though. Crime still exists under ANY government. Even if the government is the most corrupt entity in the universe, ignoring the crime will still leave many more to suffer than they would otherwise. The fact that some dedicated individuals will risk their own lives for next to no money, and practically no recognition or power, just to help defend those that otherwise would have no hope at all is very admirable. Suggesting otherwise is insulting to their sacrifice.

Yes, there are of course very corrupt cops in Russia, just like in any other nation with a police force. That does not mean that they are all such wastes of humanity. Likewise, there are corrupt politicians, again, as anywhere else. Yet, for some reason you do not talk quite as badly of the officers keeping your streets peaceful. So while Russia may be more corrupt (or at least more obviously corrupt), I ask us not to set a double standard where x amount of corruption is perfectly fine, but y is not.

I would take this video as what it is, a guy calling out for help, and trying to bring attention to the problems in his own country. The best thing to do, then, would be to get the message out, and hope something good comes from it.

Re:I sympathize, but to an extent... (1)

mahmud (254877) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101380)

It's hard to sympathize with someone when their job description includes conducting laws made by an oppressive government regime.

Are you in your right mind? The guy works in the narcotics squad, how the hell is that "conducting laws made by and oppressive government"? It's not like he is running around arresting journalists and dissidents!

Re:I sympathize, but to an extent... (0, Flamebait)

MindlessAutomata (1282944) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101434)

So he arrests guys smoking pot?

Not to mention, it's not like cops don't get transferred/promoted. Next you'll be sticking up for vice cops.

Re:I sympathize, but to an extent... (1)

mahmud (254877) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101584)

Pragmatically speaking, even under arguably unjust government someone needs to take care of the public law and order. Wouldn't you prefer those people taking care of the safety of the streets to be of high moral stance and have some integrity, even if the state power itself is unjust? And no matter what some rosy-eyed idealists think, living under over-controlling government beats living in anarchy any day.

I will not even go into the whole topic of Russia some of the oppressive government policies may be mirroring the sentiments of the population at large, many of whom are nostalgic for Soviet past.

Anyway, these are real people living there, with real needs, and this cop addresses the issues that normal, middle class people care about and therefore deserves massive respect and kudos, both for speaking up, as well as jeopardizing his safety and career for doing so.

Re:I sympathize, but to an extent... (1)

mahmud (254877) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101602)

In the second paragraph:
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Related to Medvede's state of the nation (4, Interesting)

obi1one (524241) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101198)

The Russian president just gave his state of the nation address [] , and suprised some with his calls to prosecute and end corruption, modernize and privatize industry, and strengthen democracy. This police officer may be speaking out, at least partly, because of what the president had to say.

Re:Related to Medvede's state of the nation (1)

Monkey-Man2000 (603495) | more than 4 years ago | (#30101900)

Wow, thanks for that link. It will be interesting to see what occurs because of Medvedev's bold assertitions toward the near future. The more he can separate himself from Putin the better for everyone.

"Foreign agents" (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30101852)

"An interior ministry source accused him of working for foreign agents"

Oh, yes. Because it's so unbelievable that police could become corrupt in any country, or that there might be police willing to speak out about it. Especially in Russia. It's so much more plausible that an agent of some foreign country put them up to it. That must be it. Corruption? What corruption. There's no corruption in Russia.

Instead of being in denial, or blaming everyone else for it, how about dealing with the problem?

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