Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Madonna Concerts (August 7, 2012)
U.S. Embassy Moscow and U.S. Consulate General St. Petersburg
SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS:
August 7, 2012
This is to alert U.S. citizens in Russia who are planning to attend the Madonna concerts in Moscow on Tuesday, August 7, or in St. Petersburg on Thursday, August 9, that the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg has received information regarding a threat of physical violence against spectators and performers at the St. Petersburg concert on August 9. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow and the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg have shared the information with appropriate Russian law enforcement authorities. Russian authorities have indicated to the Embassy that they are taking appropriate measures in light of this information. While we expect that enhanced security measures will be put in place at both concerts, U.S. citizens are reminded to remain vigilant regarding their personal security, and to be aware of their surroundings at all times, especially in crowded areas.
So we have been duly warned, but who is making threats?
Source: Delta World The people’s Congress and the Union of the citizens of Russia organizations have announced an action of protest against the concert the American singer Madonna will offer this Thursday in St. Petersburg.
In a joint statement, these organizations convened to St. Petersburg residents to form a human chain Tuesday in the Nevsky Avenue, the main artery of the city, to express their rejection of the singer.
“The people’s Congress and the Union of the citizens of Russia, as well as thousands of Russians morally healthy, consider inadmissible the holding of concerts in which proclaims the Vice and perversion, and becomes propaganda of violence”, emphasizes the call.
Its still pretty vague. Who is they? No website. No Press Release. Obscurity, the tool of oppressive regimes, but wait, who is really behind the violence? Christians, Orthodox Christians.
Source:Orange UK A spokesman for Russia’s Union of Orthodox Banner-Bearers — a support group for the Church that often wages fierce political campaigns — accused Madonna of interfering in Russia’s internal affairs and putting pressure on the courts.
“It is not in our power to ban her, but we call on the authorities — who position themselves as Orthodox believers — to do so,” the spokesman was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.
“This little singer is openly mocking our laws, our traditions and our culture,” he said.
Other religious figures vowed to stage loud protests outside Madonna’s concert later Tuesday in Moscow and another performance this week in Saint Petersburg.
“We will drop by to say ‘no’ to blasphemy… and to explain our position to those who plan to attend her concert,” said Kirill Frolov of the Orthodox Experts Association.
I'm sure the US Embassy has more concrete evidence of potential violence but given the past few years when the police haven't just turned a blind eye, they aided and abetted and these christ-criminals. No not just that, the police are the criminals as the statements indicate. So if you are planning to attend as I wish I was, be careful and forewarned:
Christians will be present and violence is expected.