Why is photography now considered a terrorist act?

Started Oct 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
KariP
KariP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,610
USSSR revisited... ?

I visited Soviet union in 1975 for the first time - and with a new SLR camera.

All the bridges in Moscow and all tiny railway stations en route and all police stations and obscure official buildings were equipped with  signs that told "NO PHOTOS". The whole country was afraid of saboteurs and spies - 20 years after Stalin died.

I do not think anyone cared if i took photos or not - but it made me feel rather uneasy to point my camera - how could i know if some shabby building was something like KGB headquarters... and i would wake up in Siberia the next morning.

And now our  modern world is too much  like Soviet Union  was almost 40 years ago. Paranoid, hostile, totally mad and deeply  suspicious.... i just wonder who won the could war - i hope it was The Freedom ! and not the other guys.

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