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Beware the Ides of March!
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar forebodes a betrayal on March 15th, historically known as the day the leader of the Roman Empire Julius Caesar was assassinated by his own people, including his friend Brutus.
So, of course, people are sending Russian president Vladimir Putin an Ides of March warning. Seemingly in the hopes that the Kremlin decide to uprise against the authoritarian leader.
Although uncensored Twitter is not available in Russia, it didn't stop people from offering a warning to Putin.
"On this eve of #IdesOfMarch - I humbly ask for history to be repeated in a poetic fashion. May tomorrow bring forth a turned tide, and allow for the buds of a new and hopefully better history to sprout. #Bewaretheidesofmarch Russia, you know what you have to do." A Twitter user said.
Just a reminder to #Russians close to #Putin, tomorrow is the #IdesofMarch. You know what to do.
#KyivDiary Day 20\nReasons to be cheerful: \nThe Ides of March not a good day for Caesar.\n\nThe Russian army advance has stopped.\n\nA Russian TV producer interrupted a live show to show a banner: "No War".\n\nVladimir Putin is in trouble.pic.twitter.com/frj0F1fjB3
Russia, if you're listening, tomorrow is the Ides of March. \n\nJust sayin'.
— \u0932\u092e\u094d\u091c\u0941\u0919\u0947 TJ Lee Williams. (@\u0932\u092e\u094d\u091c\u0941\u0919\u0947 TJ Lee Williams.)
The idea of Russian citizens overthrowing Putin via a revolution or assassination is just that - an idea. More reports from Russia are emerging that Russians attempting to peacefully protest the war in Ukraine are being sent to jail.
With increased restrictions on the freedom of citizens' expression and a campaign of anti-Ukraine propaganda, it's unlikely Russian citizens will revolt against Putin.
But the Ides of March is a nice thought.
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