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Russian Soldier’s Satire met with Siberia Posting

Matthew Chance at CNN has an interesting news clip up about a Russian soldier who has appropriated agitprop pop culture methods of the West (a satire hip hop video spread via internet) to express his disenfranchisement in the military. While others outside of Russia can speak safely and freely about the fragility behind the Kremlin, this soldier’s creative yet caustic remarks are met with deportation to Siberia. It’s hard to believe they’re calling this one a “coincidence.”