Stop me if you heard this before. A ruthless mobster uses his connections to dispose of his competition through violence and intimidation, while the government is a willing participant in the crime.
No, I’m not talking about The Godfather; I’m talking about the leader of the most corrupt country on Earth: Russia.
Earlier this year, Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) had been included in the foreign agents’ list. In October, the Russian Investigative Committee carried out searches of the headquarters of the Anti-Corruption Foundation in 30 regions of Russia.
The Moscow office of the Anti-Corruption Foundation established by Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny is being searched, the organisation’s press-secretary, Kira Yarmysh wrote in a Twitter post.
Navalny’s lawyer posted a video in which the employees are seen barricaded inside the office while the police are attempting to saw the door open.
You can see some video of that by clicking here. It looks exactly like the beginning of the first Star Wars film, A New Hope. I’m just surprised stormtroopers didn’t funnel into the office immediately afterward.
The What Just Happened Caption Contest is now over.
Top Three Entries:
3. Ruskie Parks his butt in the back of the bus. – Sully
2. That look on your face when you realize you almost got Hillary elected. – TXNick
WINNER! – “Mr. Putin….I don’t feel so good….” – Jenn
What Just Happened? Caption Contest
Caption this photo in the comments section. The winners will be posted on Monday, September 3rd.
Original Caption: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was recently detained over his participation in an anti-government protest in January 2018, reacts while sitting in a police bus after a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
The Cuffs and Collared Caption Contest has now concluded.
Top Three Entries:
3. “Hit me! I’m open!!” – Mike aka Proof
2. Recently found picture of Wyatt & soon-to-be father in law, before he proposed to the future Mrs. Earp. – MelP
WINNER! – In Russia jazz-hands are illegal. – Cathy
Cuffed And Collared Caption Contest
Caption this photo in the comments section. The winners will be posted Monday, April 3rd.
Original Caption: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, right, poses for press in court in Moscow, Russia, March 30, 2017. Navalny attends a court hearing on his appeal. Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption was sentenced to 15 days in jail. (Photo: AP)