It’s been said by George Santayana, the 1800’s Spaniard Philosopher, “Those who cannot remember history are doomed to repeat it.” Well, it would seem that that’s exactly what’s happening in Russia. The Russian Duma deputy Vitaly Milonov has targeted Russian Freemasons. A Duma is a Russian assembly with advisory or legislative functions. We wouldn’t get to surprised by the controversial accusations. Mr. Vitaly Milonov has a history of damning things he cannot wrap his mind around. Wither it be speaking out against Apple CEO, stating, “What could he bring us? The Ebola virus, AIDS, gonorrhea?” Making Anti-Semitic statements at the St. Petersburg legislative counsel or purposing to the Minister of Internal Affairs to introduce compulsory driving license for bicycle riders, since they behave improperly on the road. Found out why he believes we are the enemy below:
Milonov accused the Freemasons of violating a Russian law forbidding domestic political activity by foreign and transnational organizations.
In addition to mocking Milonov, the Freemasons cited several famous historical figures among its Russian members — including author Aleksandr Pushkin and Prince Mikhail Kutuzov, the 19th-century Russian military commander who repelled Napoleon’s invasion.
Milonov, who represents a St. Petersburg district in the lower house of parliament, gained notoriety as the author of the 2013 national law outlawing “gay propaganda.”
The Freemasons in Russia are led by Andrei Bogdanov, a veteran political operative who ran as a liberal candidate for president in 2008 against President Vladimir Putin’s handpicked successor — Dmitry Medvedev.
Bogdanov’s unassertive 2008 campaign was widely seen as being approved by the Kremlin to give the election a veneer of competition. –
These sort of fanatical accusation are nothing new but in an age where governmental organizations throw frivolous accusation of controversy and criminal intent. There must be a way to begin legal protecting members against deformation of character and purposely misleading alleged crimes.