The Russian Embassy in the US is outraged by the proposal to blow up the Crimean bridge

MOSCOW, May 17 - RIA Novosti. The Russian embassy in the United States was outraged by the publication of an American journalist who proposed to blow up the Crimean bridge. Diplomats stressed that freedom of speech can not serve as an excuse for calling for a terrorist attack and killing people.

On Tuesday, a column of commentator Tom Rogan appeared in Washington Examiner, where it was said that Ukraine "should blow up the Crimean bridge."

Diplomats are waiting for the publication of an explanation of how much this material reflects his editorial policy.

They recalled that Russian laws allow the prosecution of those who make public appeals to carry out terrorist activities, publicly justify terrorism and promote it.

Incitement to terrorist attack

The article caused a sharp reaction from Russian politicians.

Thus, Senator Franz Klintsevich called the call of the Washington Examiner journal to bomb the Crimean bridge extremist and suggested that the UK consider the initiation of a criminal case against the author of the article.

He also clarified that the publication will not become a direct guide to action for the Ukrainian authorities, but any provocations are possible.

In turn, State Duma Deputy Speaker Irina Yarovaya called the article incitement to commit a terrorist attack.

According to her, the transition of the American media to the stage of calling for terrorist acts is a "lethal stage of freedom in the American way."

According to Senator Igor Morozov, such a statement is a manifestation of terrorism. He called on the investigating authorities to initiate criminal proceedings

"We are once again convinced that the US comes up with rules and international law only for other countries to wreak havoc, which they believe can be controlled and cause moral, political, material damage, as we see it over the past 25 years," - he added.

Animal hatred of Russia

Russian political scientists also reacted negatively to the article by Tom Rohan.

According to Ivan Meziuho, such publications are not only an expression of the personal thoughts of certain journalists.

On air radio Sputnik, he noted that such articles are no longer surprising.

"If you want, you can always find" experts "who have animal hatred for the Russian Federation," Meziuho added.

The expert stressed that there are many similar articles and comments, and this flow will not stop in the foreseeable future.

In turn, the general director of the Institute of Regional Problems, candidate of political science Dmitry Zhuravlev noted that applying to the court can help change public opinion in the United States.

He believes that the American media do this to continue pressure on Russia and maintain a degree of hatred among its own population.

"Such publications - this is not a guide to action, namely the maintenance of public opinion at the necessary level," he said on Sputnik radio.

In his opinion, it is necessary to sue - "ordinary Americans should see the dirty hands of those who fight against Russia."

"Not heroes are struggling with the" terrible Russian bear, "and people calling for terrorism are struggling with a country that, by and large, did not do anything bad to them," concluded Zhuravlev.

The Crimean bridge

The bridge across the Kerch Strait is the longest in Russia, its length is 19 kilometers. Automobile traffic on the highway was launched half a year earlier than originally set.

Now the entrance to the bridge is allowed to cars and passenger buses. The truck traffic will open approximately in October 2018, the trains - at the end of 2019.

On the bridge, which has two lanes in each direction, it is allowed to drive at a speed of up to 90 kilometers per hour, it is forbidden to stop.

The grand opening ceremony was held on May 15. Vladimir Putin at the wheel of KamAZ overcame the path from the Krasnodar Territory to Kerch in little more than a quarter of an hour.

Note: Google translation