Nov 20, 2009

3 is a Magical Number

The number three occurs frequently in Russian fairy tales, because of its symbolism and connection with the holy trinity (amongst other things). I mean, Russians even drink in three's right? But today, the government has made three another kind of magical number.

Observe in this RFE/RL Slideshow how not one but four (if only it was three it'd be so much more consistent for my tirade) one man protests magically transformed into three-man protests. A little slight of hand and one man holding a sign in protest of the detention of Eduard Limonov, a leader of the Other Russia coalition, becomes three men and, therefore, an unauthorized demonstration according to Russian law. Man those extra protesters start to look familiar... Do not look at the man behind the curtain...

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