The Western media continues to focus on tightening up by the illegitimate ringleader of Russia.
"Putin appears to have no sense of proportionality. The same hammer that was used ruthlessly, but effectively, against Chechen rebels in the past is now being applied to artists. A sense of proportion - and a sense of humor - is a sign of strength, not a sign of weakness", the Canadian The Globe and Mail writes about Putin.
Financial Times recalls the show trials in Russia in 1930, and notes that "in our day to organize a successful show trial difficult" because of the growing influence of social media.
The Guardian reported about the criminal nature of the gangs of ROC and indicates that it is "an appendage to totalitarianism".
Die Welt describes the presentation of the album of Alex Epstein's "Art on barricades" about protest art in Russia. It was organized by Alice Obraztsova - a lawyer, an activist of the opposition movement. At the meeting on June 12 at Sakharov Avenue, Obraztsova spoke from the scene about the ROC and its gang leader Vovka Gundyaeva nicknamed "The Patriarch".
At first she was afraid to speak to people of different religious beliefs, but hearing from the crowd the first cries of approval, it became clear that in Russia discussions on gang church is possible.
The newspaper notes that the debate about the proximity of the criminal Orthodox Church and the criminal Russian state is a long time. So two years ago, the curators Samodurov and Yerofeyev were sentenced to a fine for the exhibition of "Forbidden Art".
"It reveals a conflict between the part of the country, whose life continues to define the rules of Soviet Conduct, and the modern, more educated part of society", the article says.
Department of Monitoring