May 28, 2007

Turn the mirror on the Moscow police

If you need any further proof that something is severely rotten in the state of Russia today, what with all the political murders at home and abroad, the despicable situation in Chechnya, democracy-muzzling methods and now at the weekend the beating up of activists attending Moscow Pride 2007 by local fascists and Orthodox religious nutters, all aided and abetted by the local mayor and police. The footage was not pretty, especially Peter Thatchell's black eye.
There is a fun aspect though, one that was eloquently spotted by Brett Load at Lock & Load: if you mirror-flip the photographs of the Russian police force, called "OMOH" in Russian script, you can see what they can see in the mirror every morning before they strap on their armoury for a day's work beating up faggots:

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