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Eastern Railroad Discussion > If you think railfanning gets you hassled here, try Russia...
Date: 03/15/23 14:28
If you think railfanning gets you hassled here, try Russia...
A Russian railfan photographed Putin's traiin. Now he lives in exile.
And here's a link to the photo of the train in question that got him in hot water. https://web.archive.org/web/20221207095954/http:/rutrain.com/details.php?image_id=8351&mode=search
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/15/23 14:32 by mab.
Date: 03/16/23 05:34
Re: If you think railfanning gets you hassled here, try Russia...
Its remarkable how our hobby translates on a worldwide basis. Also a frightening example of what state surveillance and gas lighting writ large looks like.
Putin is orchestrating the destruction of his own country, not only from the combat deaths and financial calamity he is causing but also and arguably more importantly via the loss of the vast intellectual wealth of young people fleeing in fear of his repressive regime. Cautionary tale we should all look to here in the US relative to any admiration for populist demagogues who flout the rule of law.
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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/16/23 05:44 by DJ-12.