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Thu Jan 23, 2020, 10:47 PM

Russian Stand-Up Comedian Who Joked About Church, Putin Flees Country

Russian stand-up comedian Aleksandr Dolgopolov has fled Russia fearing for his safety after learning police had started investigating videos taken at his performances in different clubs.

Dolgopolovís lawyer Leonid Solovyov and his concert director Armen Gandilyan confirmed with Current Time on January 23 that the comedian had decided to leave his homeland, though they did not say where.

Police officials in Moscow said a day earlier that Dolgopolov's performances caught the eye of law enforcement after an unidentified resident of the city of Orekhovo-Zuyevo near Moscow had filed a complaint against the comedian, accusing him of "insulting the feelings of believers" in God. No details were given on what exactly in Dolgopolovís act offended the man.

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"If Putin issues a decree, ordering all Russians to jump into lava, they will say: 'Oh, God, where will we find lava, we don't have it in our yard. What shall we do, our wise chief?" Dolgopolov jokes in the performance in question.

https://www.rferl.org/a/russian-stand-up-comedian-who-joked-about-church-putin-flees-country/30393234.html

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Reply Russian Stand-Up Comedian Who Joked About Church, Putin Flees Country (Original post)
rpannier Jan 2020 OP
Karadeniz Jan 2020 #1
dchill Jan 2020 #4
scarletwoman Jan 2020 #2
Marie Marie Jan 2020 #3
SunSeeker Jan 2020 #5

Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 10:57 PM

1. I feel sorry for everyday Russians...wish we could help them revolt.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 11:19 PM

4. They probably reciprocate.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 11:00 PM

2. Glad to hear he got out alive. Hopefully, he can stay alive wherever he is. (nt)

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 11:13 PM

3. If Trump had his way...

you know the rest.

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Thu Jan 23, 2020, 11:23 PM

5. Trump will probably reveal Dolgopolov's location to Putin. nt

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