The writer and translator Keith
Gessen wrote last year of how western coverage of his country of birth,
Russia, was refracted through the distorted prism of the west’s own obsessions
in the 2000s and 2010s. While
self-identifying ‘left-wing’ writers in the west like Seumas Milne fall into
the same trap as Living Marxism magazine and Harold Pinter did over Milosevic in the
1990s –an intellectually infantile apologising for an authoritarian leader just because
the leader in question is “a counter-weight to the west” – Gessen pinpointed a more
subtle cultural trend >>>
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(WOMENSENEWS)--One attention-grabbing women's group on the Russian political scene is Femen, a constellation of topless protesters founded in 2008. Based in Ukraine, many of Femen's activists are Russian speakers, and the group has held actions in Russia as well as in their home state.
Whether or not Femen should be characterized as a feminist group is an issue of some dispute. The group consciously chose to display their naked breasts and, occasionally, more; one Femen poster with a nationalist message portrayed >>>
It was an attack of unreasoning rage and unrelenting hatred on one of the world's greatest symbols of love and peace, life and hope.On Christmas Day in the heart of Catholic Christianity, St. Peter's Square in Rome, the leftist radical and militant feminist group, Femen, staged another of its outrageous "happenings" against its favourite target, the Catholic Church. On one of Christianity's holiest days, a Femen member, Iana Aleksandrovna Azhdanova, a Ukrainian citizen, invaded the square's famous nativity scene and seized the statuette of the Baby Jesus. The scandalous act occurred shortly after >>>
The year 2014 was marked by mass street demonstrations in several parts of the world. Ukraine, my native country, was awakened by powerful protests that grew into a revolution and a call for freedom that overthrew dictator Viktor Yanukovych.
In 2014, the world was observing Ukraine's brave protesters, its everyday heroes and heroines, demanding freedom and expressing their desire for European integration. We saw their fights, their sufferings and their victories.
Here we are at the beginning of 2015 and some Ukrainians are already back in the streets. Except this time, the protests are smaller >>>
It was an attack of unreasoning rage and unrelenting hatred on one of the world’s greatest symbols of love and peace, life and hope.
On Christmas Day in the heart of Catholic Christianity, St. Peter’s Square in Rome, the leftist radical and militant feminist group, Femen, staged another of its outrageous “happenings” against its favourite target, the Catholic Church. On one of Christianity’s holiest days, a Femen member, Iana Aleksandrovna Azhdanova, a Ukrainian citizen, invaded the square’s famous nativity scene and seized the statuette of the Baby Jesus. The scandalous act occurred >>>
A topless Ukrainian female activist was arrested at the Vatican Christmas Day, a Vatican spokesman says. Apparently, her bare breasts were only part of the problem -- she had grabbed the Nativity statue of the baby Jesus Christ as well.
The Guardian reported Dec. 27 that, according to spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi, the woman, Yana Zhdanova, met with the Vatican prosecutor on Saturday. He ordered her freed. She was told the conditions of her release were that she was to never return and set foot on Vatican property again.
Yana Zhdanova is a Femen protester. She shouted anti-Christian slogans >>>
Vatican protest on Christmas Day involved a Femen activist baring her chest to the public. Apart from taking off her clothes, she also snatched the Baby Jesus statue in the life-sized Nativity scene, which was placed right in the center of St. Peter's Square.
This particular Vatican protest ultimately insulted the faithful who were gathered around the area to celebrate Christmas.
The infamous Vatican protestor was actually a Ukrainian activist named Yana Zhdanova. She was already arrested and is now being held for questioning. She could possibly be charged with carrying out obscene acts >>>
The thousands of people who had come to St. Peter’s Square to get a glimpse of the Pope got more than they bargained for – a topless woman, an attempted theft, and an arrest. The topless woman was arrested by the Vatican police on Christmas Day reported Reuters on December 26, 2014.An hour after Pope Francis finished his Christmas greeting, a bare chested Iana Aleksandrovna Azhdanova, a Ukrainian citizen, rushed the nativity scene at St. Peter’s Square, snatched the baby Jesus statue from his manger, ran off shouting anti-religious rhetoric. Azhdanova’s chest was adorned with the message >>>
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