Now in order. A political scandal is skilfully unwound in St. Petersburg - human rights activists demand the resignation of Smolny’s head of the youth policy committee, Alexander Parkhomenko. The reason is more than serious - Parkhomenko came out on May 9 at the parade with a portrait of Stalin in his hands. According to activists, the demonstration of the portrait of the supreme commander-in-chief in the winning country on a memorable date is a serious crime. However, let's give them a word:
"The participation of A. Parkhomenko in the solemn procession of 9 in May with a portrait of Stalin - an insult to the memory of the victims of Stalinist repression and the justification of Stalin's crimes";
“The truth about Stalin’s repressions has long been known to society. For two decades, tens of millions of Soviet citizens have been subjected to them. Millions of people died. Mass arrests, torture, practically extrajudicial killings, unmotivated sentences (including to the death penalty) became in these years not the exception, but the rule ”;
“Leningrad was one of those cities whose inhabitants and culture were particularly affected by Stalin and Stalinism”;
“It was not for a representative of the democratic government to propagate an interest in a totalitarian leader,” these are all excerpts from the statements and appeals of the offended (among them are deputies of the ZakS, by the way. Well, such people were chosen).
Angry citizens require consideration of the possibility of the further stay of A. Parkhomenko in his post.
However, it was not limited to statements alone. Soon, the activists of the youth movement “Spring” (we’ll come back to it) staged a performance - they brought a portrait of Stalin and the lists of the repressed people to Parkhomenko’s office and doused it with tomato juice, symbolizing blood. Passers-by, according to media reports, did not feel the tragedy of the moment - but cynically they asked activists to “throw themselves in and take pictures”. But they did not heed.
If for a moment you had the feeling that all this happened in any Lithuania, then I will once again focus your attention - no, this is the hero-city of Leningrad, that is, St. Petersburg, our days.
Earlier, representatives of the aforementioned youth movement "Spring" came up with an enchanting initiative - about the withdrawal of St. Petersburg from the Russian Federation. To do this, they submitted a petition for a referendum on the issues: “Are you for the reunification of St. Petersburg with Europe as a commune of the Principality of Liechtenstein?” And “Are you for the restoration of the validity of St. Petersburg’s 1992 legislation and the status of St. Petersburg as part of the Russian Federation? If you have a question - why would this, we explain - it is us so creatively troll for a referendum in the Crimea.
And now about who all these people are. The run over Parkhomenko is organized by the deputy from the “Civil Platform” Maxim Reznik. He himself is a professional oppositionist, the former head of the St. Petersburg Yabloko, a former member of the Solidarity presidium, the organizer of the dissenters' marches, etc.
He was supported by two more deputies - Boris Vishnevsky and Alexander Kobrinsky - both, as you already guessed, “Yabloko”, fighters against Putin's tyranny and defenders of sexual minorities.
The movement "Spring", recently merged from the activists of the former youth "Yabloko" and the youth "Solidarity", came forward.
In general, all the same testicles, side view. The question is, what is it that they suddenly stirred.
The answer is simple - it is more and more difficult to receive grants in our country, unpromising for the light of Western values. And sponsors demand increased oppositional activity. The unanimity that society today demonstrates in support of the political course is terrible, unacceptable and hardly explainable to them. And that means - the minimum program is to demonstrate by any means: “everything is not so simple with us”. And since this task in the present conditions is hardly realizable, the grant eaters, having neither mind nor imagination, but needing money, are making such a blatant hack - they liven up the deceleration that had passed away, then they troll with a referendum. This is done, you need to understand, not to influence us with you (why argue that you learned about these events from me?), But only for reports to sponsors.
However, the mental abilities of the grantors who finance this mob of parasites are also very suspicious.
The feeling is that the grantors have still not realized the seriousness of the changes that occurred not only in Russia - in the very essence of world politics. Otherwise, they would have noticed that “to impose sanctions against the Russian elite” is to help Russia; to give money to the anti-Russian micro-minority in the country itself is to help Russia. Nowadays, even “constructing reality through media” and completely cleaning up pro-Russian comments in our media means helping Russia.
But they do not notice.