[P]eople who grumble about "the Russians" taking over LJ should remember that in Russia, LiveJournal isn't just the top blogging platform, it's the blogging platform. It is Russia's free press. It is the tool being used to fight corruption and advance the cause of democracy. And, more practically to LJ users, the Russian-speaking sector of LJ is the reason LJ is still there at all.I don't want to send the message that thugs can encourage me to help screw LJ over for them.
(Fairestcat's DW post is here.)
ETA: Another good article linked by shyska!