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« Reply #50 on: March 19, 2022, 12:28 »
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Just found the story and tried Googling the young man who did it. He has no real hits apart from that story as fas as I can tell so I assume he is a not a well known journalist at all. I don't know anything about UKrainian TV so can't comment on how prominent a channel he was on, but I can find you people from any country saying the worst things possible. Without that context I am not sure what the significance is.

Also he had just had a friend murdered by an invading army and was having a rant mid breakdown to the effect of "if you call me a Nazi I will act like one". And by the way, Russia is currently actually doing the things he is only ranting about doing.

Far right/ N*zis get less than 3% of the vote in Ukraine, those are the facts.


« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2022, 20:12 »
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This from Reuters 11 days ago said about 700 people a day have been entering Finland from Russia via train since the war started, with hundreds more driving to Finland, Estonia & Latvia, so thousands so far. I figure Reuters is a well-respected and well-known news source worldwide.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russians-crowd-trains-helsinki-passage-eu-narrows-2022-03-08/

What's happening in Ukraine is horrible.

Economic sanctions seem like a very measured response by the west. 

Economic sanctions against Russia will obviously hurt its citizens, both those who are pro and those who are anti-war, but given Russia's nuclear arsenal, economic sanctions are far less onerous than any perceived military response that could lead to nuclear bombs flying. Then, everyone loses.

« Reply #52 on: March 20, 2022, 01:42 »
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I am coming round to that way of thinking. Sanctions will hurt innocent people in Russia but they are necessary to strangle the regime. At the end of the day the blame for the sanctions is with Putin. As bad it gets for Russians it is nothing compared to what the Ukrainians are having to bear.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2022, 05:11 by Justanotherphotographer »

« Reply #53 on: March 20, 2022, 05:11 »
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I've fallen down a rabbit hole after MrVector's "watch the official performance on the central Ukrainian TV. The journalist quoted the Nazi criminal Eichmann. All questions should disappear, with whom, who and why." post.

After looking into it and finding that, of course, this was nothing like an official performance from Ukraine it got me wondering about Russias TV channels.

Holy sh*t is it worse than I thought. Tsargrad TV, one Russias most popular TV channels, has Aleksandr Dugin as its Chief Editor. An actual honest to goodness fascist and Neo-Nazi. If you dont know who this person is and what he believes you need to read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Dugin It really is eye opening when it comes to parsing what Putin has been saying with regards to the invasion. His book Foundations of Geopolitics is, well, foundational to Putins foreign policy (Google Foundations of Geopolitics influence on Putin).

Anyone interested in the roots of Putin's (literal) fascism should also read up on Ivan Ilyin, reportedly Pyutins favourite philosopher and an inspiration for Dugin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Ilyin
He looked forward to a future in which Russia would liberate itself with the help of Christian fascism

« Last Edit: March 20, 2022, 11:20 by Justanotherphotographer »

« Reply #54 on: March 20, 2022, 07:17 »
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A clear example of the "cherry picking" propaganda technique.

This article is complementing well what Justanotherphotographer said about that unfortunate Eichmann incident.

https://www.thebulwark.com/digging-into-russias-latest-charge-of-ukrainian-*/

Its also worth noting that Sharafmal is ...a rather poor candidate for Ukrainian Nazi: he is a brown-skinned ethnic Afghan, i.e., the kind of person who would not fare well in a country dominated by neo-n*zis or extreme ethnonationalists
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"while the translation supplied in the propaganda version of the clip was accurate, the visual was creatively embellished with a black-and-white photo of Eichmann. Thats right: According to the Channel 24 website, the Eichmann photo which seems to clinch the Nazi propaganda labeland which implies that Sharafmals producers had signed off on his commentarywas not a part of the actual broadcast. Or, to put it plainly: the clip was doctored."
« Last Edit: March 20, 2022, 07:32 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #55 on: March 20, 2022, 07:27 »
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« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2022, 08:32 »
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« Reply #57 on: March 31, 2022, 19:08 »
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Just got the answer from Alamy:

Weve now added the geo-restriction to your account, so you wont see any direct sales to the territory of Russia.
Does that mean that they will sell it, but you don't see it and you will get no commission from it? Lol then :)

No, and you know it.
When I went in just after midnight BST to remove China from distribution, I went into Europe to remove Belorus, and discovered that Russia was still ticked as 'opted in' desipite me getting the same email as above, so who knows?

« Reply #58 on: April 01, 2022, 07:24 »
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Just got the answer from Alamy:

Weve now added the geo-restriction to your account, so you wont see any direct sales to the territory of Russia.
Does that mean that they will sell it, but you don't see it and you will get no commission from it? Lol then :)

No, and you know it.
When I went in just after midnight BST to remove China from distribution, I went into Europe to remove Belorus, and discovered that Russia was still ticked as 'opted in' desipite me getting the same email as above, so who knows?

Same here.
But these are good suggestions. I unchecked them too.


 

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