St. Petersburg Officials Demand Vladimir Putin Be Tried for Treason in Letter

  

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Via:  revillug  •  3 weeks ago  •  10 comments

By:   Allison Quinn (The Daily Beast)

St. Petersburg Officials Demand Vladimir Putin Be Tried for Treason in Letter
The authorities in the Russian leader's hometown want him removed from power for his "special military operation" against Ukraine.


Several municipal lawmakers in St. Petersburg are calling on Russia’s State Duma to charge Vladimir Putin with treason, according to a local lawmaker. Dmitry Palyuga, a deputy with the Smolninskoye municipal council,  announced the news   on Twitter late Wednesday, sharing a copy of the letter he said had been prepared for Russian lawmakers. 

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Several municipal lawmakers in St. Petersburg are calling on Russia's State Duma to charge Vladimir Putin with treason, according to a local lawmaker. Dmitry Palyuga, a deputy with the Smolninskoye municipal council, announced the news on Twitter late Wednesday, sharing a copy of the letter he said had been prepared for Russian lawmakers. "The decision [to send the request to the State Duma] was supported by the majority of deputies present," he wrote, without specifying exactly how many lawmakers had voted in favor of the move. The letter notes that the lawmakers in Putin's hometown want him removed from power for his "special military operation" against Ukraine, which they said constitutes high treason. In addition to scores of Russian troops getting killed in the war, the letter notes, "Russia's economy is suffering" as a result of foreign companies leaving and a huge segment of the population fleeing. NATO is also "expanding" as a result of Putin's war, despite his declared goal being to stop the alliance from growing, the letter says, adding that the Russian leader's "demilitarization of Ukraine" has also backfired spectacularly as the West provides more weapons. "We believe that President Putin's decision to begin the [special military operation] is harming Russia's security and its citizens," the letter reads. Notably, the lawmakers made no mention of Putin's senseless motivations for the war, though they had previously sent him an open letter condemning his "historical fantasies" and demanding he stop the "bloodshed" in neighboring Ukraine.

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Revillug
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1  seeder  Revillug    3 weeks ago

It takes some set of balls to speak truth to power in Russia.

We are still pretty lucky here in America in that regard.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Revillug @1    3 weeks ago
It takes some set of balls to speak truth to power in Russia.

Later they just have to be careful not to rest those big balls in underwear laced with the deadly nerve agent novichok...

Navalny says Russian officer admits putting poison in underwear | Alexei Navalny | The Guardian

 
 
 
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1.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Revillug @1    3 weeks ago

Hope those folks don't go near any multiple story hospitals and fall out top floor windows!

 
 
 
Zombie Ice
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2  Zombie Ice    3 weeks ago

FSB is already on the way to inject them with radiation.

 
 
 
Revillug
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2.1  seeder  Revillug  replied to  Zombie Ice @2    3 weeks ago

Sounds about right.

 
 
 
JBB
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3  JBB    3 weeks ago

original

 
 
 
Revillug
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4  seeder  Revillug    3 weeks ago

I have an elderly Russian neighbor who was a child during the German siege of St. Petersburg (then called Leningrad) during WWII.

The news of the Ukrainian war has been very triggering for her. She is angry with Putin and Russia for subjecting Ukrainians to what she lived through as a child.

Siege of Leningrad :

The   siege of Leningrad   (Russian:   блокада Ленинграда ; German:   Leningrader Blockade ) was a prolonged military   blockade   undertaken by the   Axis powers   against the   Soviet   city of Leningrad (present-day   Saint Petersburg ) on the   Eastern Front   of   World War II .   Germany 's   Army Group North   advanced from the south, while the German-allied   Finnish army   invaded from the north and completed the ring around the city. The siege began on 8 September 1941, when the   Wehrmacht   severed the last road to the city. Although Soviet forces managed to open a narrow land corridor to the city on 18 January 1943, the   Red Army   did not lift the siege until 27 January 1944, 872 days after it began. The blockade became one of the   longest and most destructive sieges in history , and it was possibly the   costliest siege in history   due to the number of casualties which were suffered throughout its duration. While not classed as a war crime at the time, [10]   in the 21st century, some historians have classified it as a   genocide   due to the systematic starvation and intentional destruction of the city's civilian population.
 
 
 
Kavika
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5  Kavika     3 weeks ago

The way the war in Ukraine is going for Russia there may be more of this mind and voicing it.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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6  Tacos!    3 weeks ago

Does this gesture carry any weight, at all? Somehow, I doubt it.

And anyway, poll after poll seems to show that a majority of the Russian people support Putin and whatever the hell it is they think he is doing in Ukraine.

 
 
 
Revillug
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6.1  seeder  Revillug  replied to  Tacos! @6    3 weeks ago

There are two things to notice about St. Petersburg, Putin and Ukraine. The first thing is that Putin's political career started in St. Petersburg. The second thing to notice is that the people of St. Petersburg still have a vivid, if second or third generation at this point, memory of the siege of Leningrad in WWII, which is what the city was called back then.

Does it carry any weight? A revolt begins with the first stone being cast.  Russia is, on paper anyway, a nation of laws just like we are. 

 
 

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