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Rachel Marsden: How Russian activists bamboozled the media
West should save its sympathy for those more deserving of it

If Justin Bieber or the Rolling Stones suddenly decided to stage an impromptu concert in a public place somewhere in America without a permit, would the authorities ignore it and shrug it off? Doubtful. Even buskers performing in the New York Citysubway system can't play without formal authorization from the city. What about taking such a musical performance into a church? If Jennifer Lopez or Madonna just showed up in a place of worship, stripped down to their skivvies and started dancing around the altar, would that fly in any Western democracy? Not likely. So why, then, are three young women in Russia getting so much sympathy from the mainstream media for doing precisely this...

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