10 April 2013

Femen strike again - but the honchos remain "unfazed"

My favorite political movement has... er... moved again. This time during a rally at the industrial fair in Hannover which was being visited by Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Unfortunately, I don't know what text the Femen activist presents to the dignitaries on the front side, but on the back it says something very loosely translated as "Putin, go fuck yourself". To my chagrin, the loss of impact and freshness in this translation is irreparable.

The facial expressions of the males in the picture are worth studying. Putin, being mostly obscured by the guy on the left (whose finger-pointing is worth an investigation), has a face that usually doesn't express anything. Ms Merkel, on the other hand...

Oh well. The Russian press found its own way to cover the same news, with a headline that says Putin, Merkel unfazed as topless Femen activists stage protest at Hannover industrial fair. The picture they are using is not the one above.

Although, come to think of it, Putin's face on that one does show some tiny signs of life... what do you think?

More visual data here:

Update: apparently I was wrong about Putin's lack of expression. There is another picture I didn't see:

So there.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

They've got the topless part down. Now they need to work on their slipping-through-security tactics.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, they got fairly close to the target. At least he has seen the texts ;-)