In her interview with Le Monde the writer Liudmila Ulitskaya said that the Russian mass media are manipulating the Russians’ mass consciousness and have already beaten the world record in lying. In particular, the writer claims, TV channels broadcast footage from Syria and Venezuela under the guise of the events in Donetsk. The Russian intelligentsia cannot do anything as, according to her, freedom of speech in Russia is being oppressed.
Why the Crimean “Referendum” is a manipulation – 10 facts you should know!
March 13, 2014
Translated by Mykyta Mykytovych and Edited by Voices of Ukraine
Many people are talking about the referendum in Crimea: Some condemn it, some support it, and some boycott it. There is even an impression that some of the opponents really consider that this will be a referendum, i.e., that the residents of Crimea will take part in the decision-making concerning the future of the peninsula. However this is not the case. On March 16 there will not be any referendum.
I would like to stress: There will not be any referendum. There will be a farce organized by Russia to create the impression that the occupation of Crimea is by the “people’s will.”
There are at least 10 reasons not to consider manipulations of the Russian occupants as a referendum:
1. Breach of the Ukrainian Constitution. A secession of any part of Ukraine…
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