It was a bad omen when in the year 2009 the Russian government succeeded in their effort to disqualify the Georgian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow. The song was called: “We don’t wanna put in” and “put in” sounded alike with Putin. It was performed by Stephane & 3G, composed by Stefane Mgebrishvili and written by Bibi Kvachadze. On 10 March 2009, the European Broadcasting Union ruled that the song lyrics “do not comply with Section 4 Rule 9 of the Rules of the 54th Eurovision Song Contest, and cannot take part in the competition as such”, which meant that Georgia would have had to rewrite the song or choose another entry.
Three years later the same Putin puts three members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot for two years in a prison colony.
The three women were arrested in March 2012 after performing an anti-Putin “punk prayer” inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
The case against them is seen as serving two functions: a warning to other dissidents, and an appeal to Putin’s conservative base.
Russia’s growing campaign against gay rights is seen as a part of that effort, and on Friday Moscow’s main court upheld a 100-year ban on gay pride rallies.
In St. Petersburg two men were arrested in April 2012 for holding up a sign reading “Homosexuality Is Normal”.
I cannot write prison colony enough in order to show how shocked I am.
In Russia artists are sent to a prison colony for performing! Maybe the majority in Russia supports Putin and his prison colony policy, therefor it is time to show Putin and his supporters what we think about them. Tapfer im Nirgendwo invites all readers to speak up against Putin. Send me your slogans! Time for straight talk! All languages are welcomed!
“We don’t wanna Putin!”
”What shall we do with a drunken Russian?
Putin in the longboat, ´til he´s sober!”
“Putin is a cock sucking pussy hating homophobiac!”
“Putin on the Ritz!”
“Ru Ru Russ-Putin…
… lass´ die Pussy Riot zieh´n!”
(Roland Geiger und Michael Schönen)
“Sans raison et sans honneur:
Ras-Poutine, j’ai mal au cœur!
La Russie, un camp prison:
Ras-Poutine, mais fous le camp!”