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Evgeny Vitishko: Prison Porridge (from the prison notebooks)

posted 5 Nov 2014, 07:20 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 7 Nov 2014, 00:12 ]
  5 November 2014


  For the original Russian, see HRO.org and Amnesty International (Russia)


  • The old red brick water tower, like a monstrous magnet pulls towards it broken hearts, empty stomachs, greedy hands and people with uneasy consciences… 
  • After the seizure of the Crimea I came to the conclusion that the Russian people have not completely lost their sense of humour … 
  • The Kamaz truck driver, concentrating hard, was carrying people resembling old broken furniture from the dacha… 
  • Along the pathways people walk, as flat as shadows. They seem cut out of wrapping paper... 
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"Yevgeny Vitishko is a prisoner of conscience, punished for exposing environmental damage around the construction of the Sochi Winter Olympics," - Amnesty International, 'Yevgeny Vitishko sent to a penal colony', 24 March 2014

Translated by Simon Cosgrove
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