A few inflatable boats delivering a handful of protesters to a massive Russian oil rig in the Arctic and, according to Vlad Putin, that's piracy for which they could be slammed up in some dingy Russian prison for up to 15-years.
In the non-totalitarian world, piracy has always had an element of robbery or violence at its core. But this is the totalitarian world, Vlad Putin's Russia, and he decides what's a crime and what's not.
Apparently handing out information pamphlets is also subterfuge, a crime against the Russian state.
Can someone remind me why we're taking part in their Olympic games? Isn't it time for the "free world" (if that's a concept that still exists) to tell Vlad Putin to screw himself?