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Russia: Bloggers Outraged by Putin's Interview

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Breaking News, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Politics, Protest, RuNet Echo

Recent interview [1] [RUS] of Vladimir Putin to Kommersant newspaper outraged many bloggers. They accuse Putin of a lie [2] [RUS], ignorance [3] [RUS], deliberate substitution [4] [RUS] of the terms “police state” and a “state governed by a rule of law.” Other bloggers condemn [5] [RUS] his attitude towards protesters: “You went out [on a street – GV] with no right to do that and get yourself beaten in your head by a police baton.”