Dammit. The things are getting scarier. Yesterday they fired the chief editor of one of the best online media in Russia - Lenta.ru, because Lenta published an interview with the leader of Right Sector. Some time ago they replaced the head of RIA Novosti, which is, basically, governmently sponsored, but the guys were allowing themselves too many "free thoughts". The new head of the agency is Dmitry Kiselev, who is well-known for distorting the facts to broadcast the pro-governmental position. Couple of hours ago the Great Russian Firewall began to block oppositional resources: Navalny's blog, some more media. There was some queit, even liberal period before the Olympics, but now, the regime strikes again, even harder. http://www.buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/russia-wipes-opposition-sites-from-the-internet On March, 16th there will be a referendum in Crimea. EU and US promised to apply sanctions towards Russia. And I'm afraid, the common people will be the first to suffer. There are already consequences: rouble's price is decreasing more and more. But the government doesn't seem to give a tiny fuck about it. The rouble's fall was expected after the Olympics, but this situation will just make it worse. The very thing I'm afraid of, is visa sanctions. I assume it will be good for Putin to shut Russia off the rest of the world, but holy fuck... I don't know, where all this shit is going to, but it surely doesn't look good at the moment.