In response to post #106958518. #106970583 is also a reply to the same post.F
SoN6of6TrediS wrote: Hello everyone, dear friends!
First of all, I would like to say that I am a Russian myself, born in Russia and who has lived on the territory of the Russian Federation all my life.
I have many relatives and friends in Ukraine. I have always considered Ukraine closer to me in spirit, but unfortunately I have not been able to go there to visit my relatives and friends.
I express my complete disagreement with the actions of our government, as well as the majority of sensible Russians. No one wants war except Putin and his f-king government. And I really want everything go back to normal, when all of us could live in peace.
What is happening in Russia now is an economic catastrophe and I don't think our country will be able to recover after so many foreign companies leave cooperation with Russia.
I understand that there are a lot of people in the world now, including our brothers Ukrainians, who believe that the Russian people are to blame for everything.
In part, I cannot disagree with this, because we really have a theoretical opportunity to go to the red square in front of the Kremlin and ALL OF US oppose the goverment. BUT here's an interesting thing that few people talk about from the foreign media.
The Russian Federation now has a LAW according to which the ongoing WAR can be called ONLY as a "Military operation to liberate Ukraine from the Nazi regime." Most of our independent media outlets are CLOSED as "Foreign Agents" or "Extremist Organizations".
At the same time, deputies say literally the following through government FEDERAL channels: "Those of you who are against the war are traitors to our country."
Next comes a text that justifies the inaction of the Russian people. Please take it seriously and don't think that I'm trying to get pity from you.
For spreading the TRUTH about the situation in Ukraine, for mentioning the WAR in Ukraine, for the slogan "NO TO WAR", ordinary citizens who have not previously expressed their opinion on this situation face a fine from 150'000 to 300'000 rubles. (On average, people in the Russian Federation earn from 25'000 to 70'000 rubles). Given the current dollar exchange rate, this is $1,345 - $2,691 (administrative fine), with a salary in Russia = $224-$627.
It follows from this that it is too much for many people to pay a fine for violating the new law.
Also, in accordance with this law, people who have already received this administrative fine will not receive it again. Instead, they will be sentenced to up to 3 years in prison. For large companies and legal entities, this term of imprisonment increases to 10 years. If a media person speaks out with anti-war and pacifist speeches and if this leads to new sanctions for the Russian Federation, then such a person gets up to 15 years in prison.
NO TO WAR!
RUSSIA WITHOUT PUTIN!
IProZacI wrote: You are heard my dude.
A lot of people don't understand that you're victims in this too. There are people over there getting arrested for protesting this war including a women who used to report Kremlin propaganda. It's clear that the people of Russia are against this act of terror but they're powerless to stop it. Yet despite that there are still people protesting. Sadly there's a road full of prejudice ahead for the people of Russia thanks to the actions of one man. Take care of yourself in these tough times. <3