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Telecoms Offices Attacked in Chechnya Over Mosque Voting
RIA Novosti ^ | 8/31/13

Posted on 08/31/2013 6:40:44 AM PDT by marshmallow

MOSCOW, August 31 (RIA Novosti) – Mobs attacked offices of two leading Russian cell phone operators in Chechnya, pelting them with eggs in protest against alleged fraud at an online voting contest for best national landmark where a Chechen mosque was denied victory.

Attacks on Friday targeted the offices Megafon and Beeline, two of Russia’s “big three” of cell phone operators, in Grozny, the capital of the North Caucasus republic.

Footage of at least one attack was available on YouTube, the video showing dozens of young men energetically throwing eggs and other objects at a closed office building, while others film them on their own cellphones.

Beeline said Saturday it has temporarily closed all its offices in Chechnya over safety concerns.

The scandal broke out when Grozny’s Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque narrowly lost the second round of the Russia 10 contest, aimed to select Russia’s best unknown landmarks in order to give a boost to domestic tourism and “geopatriotism,” as the organizers attested it.

The mosque ended up some 400,000 votes short of the Kolomna kremlin, a medieval castle in heartland Russia, despite leading the vote most of the time thanks to a massive promotion campaign spearheaded by Chechen leadership.

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1 posted on 08/31/2013 6:40:44 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Putin ought to concentrate on wiping these SOBs out. They are insufferable. If it had been up to Muslims to invent the technology of the past two centuries, they wouldn’t exist today. They can only destroy stuff.


2 posted on 08/31/2013 6:54:45 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: marshmallow

Oh those frisky Chechen Muslims, they make such good neighbors, especially if you treat them well.


3 posted on 08/31/2013 6:54:56 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: marshmallow
It would be great to see the voting compromised on one of the talent shows. Mobs showing up at AT&T, Verizon, and going all "occupy wall street" on them.

Be fun to watch.

5.56mm

4 posted on 08/31/2013 7:00:42 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: marshmallow

The Grozny Marathon will be held Sept 11, 2013


5 posted on 08/31/2013 7:41:14 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: marshmallow

Fine.

Shut down cell phone service.

Cripple the beast so the muzzies can’t use their phones as terror instruments.


6 posted on 08/31/2013 3:42:40 PM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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