Who establishes the borders of what is tolerated?
Political News Agency, Nizhny Novgorod
Why is that that when all commit petty offences, one is taken and treated to the maximum, with all the rigour of the law? Actually, the legal framework of our country is identical, and the church is not separated from it in any way. And we have no formal "law of the place", which was mentioned here. It could happen in the Pokrovskaya Street, in a private club, or elsewhere. And what would happen then? I suppose, everyone can guess. They would've been arrested by the militia, and released the same day in the evening. It is normal. But somebody decided that these girls should be flogged. And this is not normal.
I think that the state behaved like a bad moderator. This is just one aspect. It had more rights and it lost its face doing what they did. Read more (in Russian)