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Videos Rouse Russian Anger Toward Police – Story of Aleksei A. Dymovsky

Posted by Info on 29/07/2010

A nobody cop from a nowhere city asked on video: “How can a police officer accept bribes? Do you understand where our society is heading?
Aleksei A. Dymovsky recorded two video appeals to Vladimir V. Putin, 13 minutes in all. in Russian.

To Putin: …“You talk about reducing corruption. You say that it should not be just a crime, that it should be immoral. But it is not like that. I told my boss that the police are corrupt. And he told me that it cannot be done away with. I am not afraid of quitting. I will tell you my name. I am Dymovsky, Aleksei Aleksandrovich.”

The videos have been watched more than two million times, giving Mr. Dymovsky a kind of fame in Russia …But despite the attention, Mr. Putin, the prime minister, has spurned him. So has President Dmitri A. Medvedev, though Mr. Medvedev has conceded that police corruption has reached shameful levels. And local authorities quickly retaliated against the officer.
Mr. Dymovsky, 32, was immediately fired from his job here in Novorossiysk, a port on the Black Sea, 750 miles south of Moscow. The police interrogated him, his relatives and his close friends, and raided their homes.
Those who have helped Mr. Dymovsky or demanded a wholesale revamping of the police have also come under pressure.

Recently, he went to Novosibirsk to attend a protest. He said he was accosted by four plainclothes police officers, who told him that if he ever wanted to see his family again, he should leave and never return. – This is Putin’s and Medvedev’s democracy or fight against corruption.

If You don’t speak about Corruption – so it does not exists, Mr Putin?

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