Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ruh Roh

The Russian annexation of the most Russified part of Ukraine isn't going as smoothly as Moscow would like:

Three years since annexation, many Crimeans find themselves disappointed by the results. Russian promises of higher living standards have not materialized. Few speak openly about their dissatisfaction, however; trials like Chiygoz’s have made it clear that dissent is not welcome. But even Lyubina, the human rights ombudsman, while denying there are any human rights violations post-annexation, complained about corruption and a lack of freedom.

I was astounded that Crimeans wanted to break into the prison three years ago.

I wonder how many people in Russian-occupied Donbas are truly happy with the life that Russia has given them?

But who would they tell? And what good would it do?