Moscow, the Voina group “Fuck for the heir Puppy Bear!” action on February 29
02 Mar 2008 05:39 GMT
On February 29 the Voina group has staged the "Fuck for the heir Puppy Bear!" action 2 days prior to the presidential elections in Russia on March 2.
banner with action motto
"Fuck for the heir Puppy Bear!"
The action took place in Moscow’s Biological museum underneath the banner with the motto.
The slogan for the collective fuck action first appeared beside the flags of the demonstrating pro-Kremlin youth at a political rally on February 23 ( http://ru.indymedia.org/newswire/display/20111/index.php). The demonstration was set to support the Kremlin candidate – Vice-premier Dmitry Medvedev, who is to become successor to President Putin after the expected overwhelming majority in Sunday’s vote. While some claim today’s elections a profanation of a just and democratic political process with complete media control and authoritarian oppression of opposition forces by Putin’s govenment, the Voina has decided to step out and show it's level of involvement in the political process by directing the group's energy towards the inexperienced “Puppy Bear” at the beginning of his long path - in a situation when the decided outcome demands no passionate voice from the voter. Neither the public, nor the police decided to intervene with the course of the group’s action.
The pet name "Puppy Bear" is derived from the etymology of Mr. Medvedev's surname meaning "bear".
FEBRUARY 29 ACTION COVERAGE: http://adolfych.livejournal.com/1154454.html; http://plucer.livejournal.com/55710.html (spectator's accounts)
FEBRUARY 23 RALLY VIDEO AND PHOTOS: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c0c_1204181133 (watch end of video for the slogan to appear); http://ru.indymedia.org/newswire/display/20111/index.php