Today we will open our presents here in Norway, while in Russia there will be protests against the fraudulent election earlier this month. I wish the protesters the best of luck. It would be nice if they could open up a democratic Russia when father Christmas comes this year.
I must admit I have my doubts, but this has been a year of surprises and a miracle might still be possible.
The miracle is only possible if the people of Russia takes it into their hands to make this Christmas a time of miracles. Aleksander Navalny, one of the most important people in the movement to make the Russian government responsible towards its people, writes on his blog (unofficial english version): Not coming is the same as giving national permission to the Party of Crooks and Thieves to continue cheating and stealing.
I hope many has the courage to attend.