For those who don’t know, Egor Zhukov is Moscow antigovernment activist of some internet fame. He was recently given a suspended three year sentence for inciting extremism…
Egor’s attorney, Ilya Novikov says he will donate the money collected for Egor’s defense to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
As always it isn’t worth my time to translate the entire drivel, so here comes the important stuff:
Everything that [Egor] says about the effectiveness of nonviolence is generally alright and there isn’t of course any extremism in that. And his words about love and responsibility are very sincere, and I like them very much. However, unlike Egor I believe in the effectiveness of violence. And I know, that for some to peacefully protest in 198 ways of Gene Sharp, and not end up in the van with broken ribs after each protest, it is good for some who are ready to shoot and be shot to be near by. And if they are not near, one pays with further broken ribs and heads of peaceful protesters, and even complete passerbys.
Therefore, the money I received for the defense of Egor I will transfer to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. And a further 99,999₽ from me personally because on the 6 December, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have a holiday. And you too can join, the line of defense is not just in court.
Anatoly Karlin: “Defending a liberal, you are killing a Russian.”