Cops hunt down Russians who politely asked Putin to stop nationwide QR-tagging

Authorities apparently think it's illegal to oppose vax passes

When Duma Deputy Mikhail Delyagin recently warned the Russian government was “already talking to us in the same way they usually talk to animals” and Russians were being handled like an “occupied” people who for some reason “do not understand” that they are occupied—maybe some of you thought he was being a bit too dramatic?

Think again.

With Russia poised to implement a nationwide digital vax-tag system—which will be required for all aspects of normal life—citizens across the country have started to attend rallies and issue video appeals to the Kremlin.

These so-called people think they have the right to gather in small groups, in public, and issue polite appeals to Vladimir Putin? Fools:

Several residents of Chita, participating in the gathering of citizens against QR codes, were called to the police. Protocols are drawn up in relation to residents, according to the VKontakte group “Protest Transbaikalia”.

Recall that on November 21, the townspeople gathered in a forest in the Severny district and recorded a video message to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the regional governor Alexander Osipov. Residents demanded to cancel QR codes across the country.

Elsewhere in Russia, a mother-of-five who had the audacity to write a letter to Putin was declared Local Public Enemy #1. A cartel of friendly cops banged on her door all day:

Nizhny Tagil police officers came to the home of a local resident, mother of five children Tatiana because of the prepared appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin against the law on QR codes. As lawyer Nikita Sorokin wrote on his Instagram page, the woman is an activist of the Immune Response movement, and local law enforcement agencies “did not like that people want to appeal to the president.”

According to Sorokin, who specially came from St. Petersburg to the Urals, the security forces knocked on Tatiana's apartment for a long time and wanted to take her to the prosecutor's office without a summons.

People in uniform were banging on Tatyana's apartment all day long in order to take her to the prosecutor's office. They had no summons to the prosecutor's office. The officers threatened Tatyana with arrest. They intimidated the mother of five children so much that they had to call an ambulance. Today the police made another attempt to reach Tatyana and other activists. I met the police officers on the doorstep and ensured that the pressure and intimidation stopped,” Sorokin wrote.

[Thank you to Moscow Exile for the tip/translation]


The government of the Primorsky Territory reported that the organizer of the rally against vaccination against coronavirus and the introduction of QR codes, which took place in Nakhodka, was fined 20 thousand rubles. The action was held in the city on Sunday, November 7, and gathered several hundred people.

“An uncoordinated rally was held in Nakhodka on November 7 , at which about 300 residents of the city protested against vaccination against coronavirus and the introduction of QR codes. The action took place without notifying local authorities, which violates federal law. Police officers identified the organizer of the rally, who was found guilty of an administrative offense by the court and imposed a fine of 20,000 rubles,” the government’s press service said.

Don’t worry, just a few bad apples (we’re talking about the peaceful, normal people—moms, and other shady types—who don’t want to be QR-tagged, of course).

There are petitions, protests and video appeals popping up in all corners of Russia. Where is the coverage, protest-loving RT? Ha-ha. It is a joke. (We had an entire Word doc full of these videos but now we can’t find it so please excuse us, we’ll post them all later.)

Lots of other things are happening.

In the Duma, a Communist Party deputy straight-up accused the government of trying to abolish the constitution, and then asked if Putin and his cabinet have QR codes of their own.

Interesting question.