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“Stop feeding lazy people”: Venetians vote for separation from Italy

“Stop feeding lazy people”: Venetians vote for separation from Italy

In the Italian region of Veneto, a demonstration is taking place in support of Russia's position on the Crimea. It was organized by the public organization "Government of Veneto", which is seeking the status of a sovereign republic for the region. The rally is held in the administrative center of the Vicenza region. The place for the performances was not chosen by chance: there are two US military bases there. On the eve of the inhabitants of Veneto in an informal referendum expressed a desire to secede from Italy.

A public initiative, from the point of view of Rome, is illegal, but no one offers another: the founding fathers of Italy promised autonomy to the region back in the 1862 year, uniting the country. But never before, judging by the turnout, the inhabitants of Veneto did not want to speak as they did today.

The border between Veneto and Italy is not so invisible. In the north, cleaner, richer, and no one will leave for lunch for 4 hours. The pride of the region - 6 of thousands of enterprises - the most reliable source of income for the entire country. Taxes - 70 of billions - Rome receives regularly, but returns the money back in a greatly reduced form. All that produces the north eats the south. “Stop feeding the lazy people,” was the name of the voters at the polling station. Only this year, “tax slavery”, as they say here, forced hundreds of companies to close and the most famous restaurant in Veneto, where they invented “tiramisu”.

"What will we do with the results of the referendum? We will declare independence! And what does the state say about this? State? Yes, it does not matter, we will be guided by international law," said Gianluca Buzato, organizer of the referendum.

Serenissima - the brightest, the most glorious - the Republic was called so for eleven centuries. During the fall, its symbols were scraped off with a scalpel from all the walls, smashed, but these Venetian lions are still thousands throughout Veneto.

It has its own unique system of government: Senate, Grand Council, Doji. What was the Republic, here not only remember: 8 from 10 Veneto residents speak Venetian.

"What does it mean to feel like a Venetian? You need to be born here to understand! This is our identity, our language, historical memory, our republic was the first democracy. How can this be forgotten? ”Said Luke Zaya, Governor of the Veneto Region.

The governor of the region, Luka Zaya, also voted for independence, but his voice weighs as much as the rest - nothing. To hold an official referendum, you need a law. And in Italy it can take years.

The referendum results will be announced in three hours on the main square of Treviso. The majority will say yes, there can be no other result. The 150 years of Veneto are part of Italy, but the 5 of millions of people still feel special.
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  1. Ihrek
    Ihrek 22 March 2014 21: 55
    Russia is right that it does not support normal people.
    1. Arberes
      Arberes 22 March 2014 22: 47
      All right! We are reuniting - Europe is disconnecting!
      1. Login_Off
        Login_Off 23 March 2014 05: 46
        It was not for nothing that they said, DO NOT TOUCH RUSSIA, it suffers, suffers, and then little will not seem to anyone!
        Thought infinitely you can scoff at Russia, well, get it!
        Another would be to send 100 thousand emigrants to Alaska, let them prepare the "soil" lol
  2. Horde
    Horde 22 March 2014 21: 57
    In the Italian region of Veneto

    THIS IS ETRUSIAN i.e. Russian genetic memory does not fade!
  3. falcon
    falcon 22 March 2014 22: 00
    Well, the "Crimean Spring" has come to Italy! Scotland is next in line.
    1. Aleksey_K
      Aleksey_K 22 March 2014 22: 31
      And not only Scotland. Ireland, Falklands, Basques in Spain. Panama Canal. Germany also has lands that want to be free. And the main bastion of imperialism, the United States, is about to begin to separate the oil states and others too. Therefore, the whole Western World is FURIOUS of anger.
  4. mad
    mad 22 March 2014 22: 04
    Did you reach the pipe of the geyrop? You are a complete ass, and Washington joyfully rubs his hands!
  5. techmesh
    techmesh 22 March 2014 22: 04
    Well, let them fight for their independence. If it works out, welcome to the customs union, and there may also be a visa-free regime ...
  6. Egoza
    Egoza 22 March 2014 22: 08
    So not without reason all of Europe was against the referendum in Crimea! We felt what it could turn out for them! And now it starts! Let them deal with their problems !!! And all the Russians are to blame! fellow They showed an example, and now Europe will have to disentangle! laughing
  7. SV
    SV 22 March 2014 22: 11
    We have shown that this is possible, and that not everything is decided in Washington ........
  8. falcon
    falcon 22 March 2014 22: 11
    Here it is - our asymmetric response to the West!
    1. VeteranS
      VeteranS 23 March 2014 00: 14
      In the fall, a referendum should be held on the separation of Scotland from Great Britain, and imagine that after that Scotland will enter into the Customs Union with us, and there .... Can you imagine what kind of panic will begin in the USA and the European Union?
    2. housekeeper
      housekeeper 23 March 2014 00: 25
      Quote: falcon
      Here it is - our asymmetric response to the West!

      Rather, dipping face in and a reminder of Kosovo. But they were warned.
  9. Chifka
    Chifka 22 March 2014 22: 11
    Where is Yandex! We recognize the independence of Venice, come on, redraw your cards! Stroke Venice in red!
  10. cozy
    cozy 22 March 2014 22: 14
    A funny last name at the governor .. smile
    Surely something derived from the Hare. And this is from the Slavs!
  11. hz123
    hz123 22 March 2014 22: 18
    as they say, nothing personal, just business? no general idea. democracy in its current form does not count. in this situation, given that Venice had a state in when Italy was half fragmented and half conquered it is not surprising that economic issues came to the fore. Do not forget that the independent north will have a clean credit history.
  12. sv68
    sv68 22 March 2014 22: 19
    in Europe, from now on, even the intention, let alone the referendum on secession, should be considered legal by default. What happened in Kosovo should be repeated in any EU country
  13. sv68
    sv68 22 March 2014 22: 27
    in Europe, from now on, even the intention, let alone the referendum on secession, should be considered legal by default. What happened in Kosovo should be repeated in any EU country
  14. konvalval
    konvalval 22 March 2014 22: 46
    And maybe we have enough to feed them.
  15. TS3sta3
    TS3sta3 22 March 2014 22: 47
    world house of cards. era of change. where we are going.
  16. Mainbeam
    Mainbeam 22 March 2014 22: 52
    Of course, they will not be allowed to separate. But why not have an annual carnival called the Venice Referendum !? Both fun and nerves to tickle Rome.

    And the Russian flags in Italy - well, right, a balm for the soul ...
    1. Angry reader
      Angry reader 23 March 2014 01: 35
      There is a video ... It’s impossible to throw Camedy Clab RUSSIA the near future .... Til Schweiger asks for Russian citizenship
      Look you will not regret
    2. russsian
      russsian 23 March 2014 02: 19
      This is called - the export of democratic values ​​from Russia.
  17. VladimS
    VladimS 22 March 2014 23: 15
    Quote: TS3sta3
    world house of cards. era of change. where we are going.

    But Russia warned in the situation with Kosovo ... They did not listen, they sold their own, considering it profitable.
    Well, don't cry now. The EU will creep apart. And rightly so. "... Ahead of someone else's trouble do not laugh, dear!" I.A. Krylov.
  18. Saburo
    Saburo 22 March 2014 23: 47
    Garibaldi and Cavour probably in tombs turn over from this.
  19. Vadim12
    Vadim12 22 March 2014 23: 51
    As in Crimea, the situation was the same: taxes paid regularly to Kiev, but there was almost no return ...
  20. Fanat1984
    Fanat1984 23 March 2014 00: 17
    In pancake, moral support, where did not wait ... !!! bully
  21. Enot-poloskun
    Enot-poloskun 23 March 2014 00: 34
    Fortsa Venice!

    Geyropa dug a hole with Uncle Sam, where she fell.

    Uncle Sam looks perplexedly in search of a partner.

    On the horizon - feathers are visible on the headdresses of the North American Indians.

    The next ones will disconnect.
  22. Skifo
    Skifo 23 March 2014 02: 07
    Salute to the Gondoliers! Was with them 2 years ago ... it is difficult to assess their standard of living, because some tourists in the city ... I don’t think that they will cease to be g * yropoy ... but in any case, now there is any incident-case!
  23. demoniac1666
    demoniac1666 23 March 2014 02: 15
    Quote: Enot-poloskun
    Fortsa Venice!

    On the horizon - feathers are visible on the headdresses of the North American Indians.

    The next ones will disconnect.

    The motto begs itself: Proletarians of all countries, unite !!!!
  24. mainu
    mainu 23 March 2014 02: 32
    Yes, and the coat of arms of the Venetians is a suitable-winged lion, almost a griffin. Here a suitable prophecy was drawn. Galfrid of Monmouth, "The Prophecy of Merlin" -
    "... And the lion will be called to the scales ..." GDP we have Libra, correct if I am mistaken.
  25. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 23 March 2014 03: 24
    Not in one Ukraine freeloaders have bred!
    1. Enot-poloskun
      Enot-poloskun 23 March 2014 07: 39
      In Italy, not freeloaders.

      There are mafiosi.
  26. Zomanus
    Zomanus 23 March 2014 04: 39
    The campaign of the Russian flag promises to become a universal symbol of the struggle for freedom. By the way, what about the demarcation of borders in Crimea and the installation of border posts?
  27. Kuvabatake
    Kuvabatake 23 March 2014 08: 08
    Let's take Venice too. fellow I have long wanted to go there laughing
  28. mamont5
    mamont5 23 March 2014 08: 18
    Crimean precedent worked.
  29. Leshka
    Leshka 23 March 2014 16: 55
    give them to us
  30. ando_bor
    ando_bor 23 March 2014 17: 01
    Now, even in Venice, people know who to complain if the will is ignored.
    And the mountain shooters, entrances, exits in the Alps know:
  31. Arkan
    Arkan 23 March 2014 20: 47
    Patchwork € Europe (s) where it climbs? In the EU, centrifugal movement is gaining strength.