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Elderly Russian woman fined for calling Zelensky ‘handsome’ (

Ms Sleginam...was reported to police by three other visitors at the cafe.

To me, that quote is the scariest aspect of this story. Sure, the censorship laws are horrible and the willingness of the system to apply them to an elderly woman commenting on Zelensky's attractiveness, a completely subjective topic, is ridiculous. But, the fact that people were willing to "report" the situation to police in the first place is scary as hell. It shows that the law and enforcement system have a foothold, regardless of how horrible and ridiculous it is.

That is scary.

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posted by matt in Thursday, April 20, 2023