From a Telegraph story [h/t Instapundit]:
The biggest display of public disaffection with Mr Putin prompted a violent response in Moscow. Pro Kremlin youth wingers brutally beat some protestors, while others were detained, including Eduard Limonov, a prominent Kremlin critic and leader of the outlawed National Bolshevik Party.[emp added]
What the hell are “youth wingers”? How does that even make sense? You have right and left wingers because they represents opposite sides of a spectrum. Does “youth wingers” imply a division between young and old?
More likely they just couldn’t figure out whether to call the bullies “left” or “right”.
3 thoughts on “Youth Wingers?”
Probably members of the youth wing of a political party.
Oh, Russia is a strange country, full of mysteries. Their right is our left, and vise versa. Who knows how many wings this beast has?
Possibly the journo couldn’t work out who they were. Probably the gang called “Nashi” – Ours. They are the youth wing of whatever party is supporting Putin at any given time. What’s your problem?
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