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  • Published on:  Thursday, September 27, 2018
  • These two Russian teens are facing up to 5 years in prison for “inciting extremism” simply by sharing memes online.
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    People can be arrested for liking or sharing posts that insult religious sensitivities, such as one meme that depicted Game of Thrones' Jon Snow (played by actor Kit Harington) as Jesus. In the past year, 604 people have been arrested, most of whom are under the age of 25.

    One major case involves a group called 'The New Greatness' which formed on the social media app Telegram, essentially Russia's equivalent to Facebook. 'The New Greatness' became a political opposition group that the Russian government called an extremist community. The extremism and organizing began when a man who called himself 'Ruslan D' joined the group. After protesting led to ten arrests, the only detail authorities could uncover about Ruslan D was his 'real' name: Alexander Konstantinov. But was that actually his real name at all? Here's what you need to know.

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  • Gints Polis

    Gints Polis

     1 months ago

    Video wrongly states that law was intended to fight just different believers. At the beginning it was meant to prison all who have different opinion that mainstream.

  • Nathaniel Bables

    Nathaniel Bables

     2 months ago

    Entrapment?

  • Sebastian Minney

    Sebastian Minney

     4 months ago

    You don't disrespectful the church !!!

  • Klis_teR

    Klis_teR

     6 months ago

    I hate your pudding.

  • Click Bait

    Click Bait

     6 months ago

    They use telegram not WhatsApp 🤣🤣

  • Vava Oliveira

    Vava Oliveira

     7 months ago

    In amerikkka people is arrested for political protests. LOL

  • Just Me

    Just Me

     8 months ago

    And here in Russia, it is legal to beat your wife. Nothing will happen to you for this, and if you call the police and say that your husband beats you, no one will come

  • Just Me

    Just Me

     8 months ago

    This is all true. And now, to us Russians, our government wants to chop off the Internet, that is, to make it autonomous (as in China, for example). This is terrible.

  • jing seng

    jing seng

     9 months ago

    I talked to guy from Russia through video-chat and he told me the same.

  • jing seng

    jing seng

     9 months ago

    as having watched this video I got ideas like "Russia" is actually Soviet Union v2 , Soviet Russian Federation , Neo-USSR etc.

  • Baki XB

    Baki XB

     9 months ago

    sounds like communist China

  • Abu Qurrah

    Abu Qurrah

     10 months ago

    Since when were "memes" relevant? How are roman catholic nuns smoking relevant to people in orthodox russia? This seems off.

  • leosha45

    leosha45

     10 months ago

    Я русский. И мне нравится смотреть аниме, и я смотрю аниме и я обожаю лайкать путинские мимс

  • Женя Генне

    Женя Генне

     10 months ago

    yeah I sometimes delete my messages and saved memes cause I am scared someone is gonna find them. But I can write comments in English cause no one speaks it in Russia lol.
    But, just wanna say, I live in Moscow. I love this city and I love my life. We are normal people like everybody else. I personally get offended when everyone hates Russians(for mostly no reason, but just because someone said on TV we are all evil!!).

  • tenant the other

    tenant the other

     10 months ago

    White America people hate successfully of Russian people's

  • divinitywithin_

    divinitywithin_

     11 months ago

    And the fact that Donald Trump is 'friends' with Putin is just beyond terrifying.

  • Lisa Nicholls

    Lisa Nicholls

     11 months ago

    Too many accounts hacked and falsely used, and cut, pasted, altered, rearranged, distorted, snap shot ,photo shopped, which is fraud, identity theft and fraud literally and far from fact just vile evil propaganda for unethical political, professional, financial gain.

    Some jokes are never funny, political left wing rubbish is not funny either and debasing someone is never funny either.

  • Lisa Nicholls

    Lisa Nicholls

     11 months ago

    Also original posts with people's likes and comments can be falsified from the original contents.
    Plus some devises only have the like button even though the person may not like the contents they may like people speaking up.

    Also some jokes are never funny, unnecessary and insulting, not standing up for rights.
    but jail time or death not right, but difference between atheist and Antichrists but God gave us free will and choice and Governments etc violating that free will are committing blasphemy and the right to one's peaceful faith is exactly ones God given right.
    God's Laws not Man's, God is Love.

  • Lisa Nicholls

    Lisa Nicholls

     11 months ago

    1 in 10 have their accounts hacked and fake accounts.
    Human Rights come first, only if people are showing signs of violent behavior.
    Human Rights Activists are terrorists.
    Also, young vuneral people and those with mental health issues are bring mental tormented and tortured by real extremists online and these unethical so-called social media sites, their so-called research which is not anonymous
    market research but serious dangerous Human Rights violations.
    GOD is a NOW God, not NWO.
    Have said that a interfaith World respecting each other nonviolent faiths of Love is good.
    Disrespectful posts of Faiths(seperate to races of people +)violent religious beliefs) are unnecessary, what do they achieved not activism, there is a difference between a atheist and a Antichrist, you cannot force a religion nor it's laws on others because that is ungodly and blasphemy because our loving God (every faith/culture/country has a different prospective, but it is the one God of Love, like water is water) gave us freewill and obviously it is a joy and privilege to have God, Love, peace

  • Lisa Nicholls

    Lisa Nicholls

     11 months ago

    1 in 10 have their accounts hacked and fake accounts.
    Human Rights come first, only if people are showing signs of violent behavior.
    Human Rights Activists are terrorists.
    Also, young vuneral people and those with mental health issues are bring mental tormented and tortured by real extremists online and these unethical so-called social media sites, their so-called research which is not anonymous
    market research but serious dangerous Human Rights violations.
    GOD is a NOW God, not NWO.
    Have said that a interfaith World respecting each other nonviolent faiths of Love is good.
    Disrespectful posts of Faiths(seperate to races of people +)violent religious beliefs) are unnecessary, what do they achieved not activism, there is a difference between a atheist and a Antichrist, you cannot force a religion nor it's laws on others because that is ungodly and blasphemy because our loving God (every faith/culture/country has a different prospective, but it is the one God of Love, like water is water) gave us freewill and obviously it is a joy and privilege to have God, Love, peace