Politics in Russia

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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby mrfish » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:11 am

Looks like the USA will have to deal with Russia at least until 2024. The chances of Putin not being re-elected are pretty slim. Putin has done a great job of serving the interests of the Russian people. If our leaders could do as good a job at serving our interests, the USA would once again be a great country instead of a lame bully terrorizing the rest of the world while failing to look after the welfare of its citizens.
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby sandman » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:44 pm

Putin Slams Arrogant ABC Presstitute on Trump - Russia Connection
Can we just get it over with already and elect Putin PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD? He seems to be the only politician I've seen for years who has a clear understanding of what's really going on!

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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby cactuspete » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:31 am

Socialist dreams made reality? Communists name farm mogul as 2018 presidential pick
The Communist Party has not been successful for decades in Russia. They hope to turn that around in 2018.
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby mrgreen » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:04 pm

‘I want to show Russians there’s another point of view’ – candidate Sobchak (Interview Promo)
Quick overview of upcoming elections in Russia. Putin has done such a phenomenally good job, that it's unlikely he will lose. Six more years of Putin will be good for Russia (although more than a little inconvenient for the USA).
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby desertrat » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:59 am

Putin's Presidential Address To The Nation: I Urge You To Go And Vote On Sunday's Elections
A great leader encouraging citizens in his country to get out and vote!
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby mrfish » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:32 am

Putin Declared Winner!
Reports are that he has received over 70% of the popular vote. Second place candidate is from the Communist Party and has about 16% of the vote. There are a bunch of others with smaller percentages of the vote.
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby ergot » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:13 am

Pavel Grudinin of the Communist Party wound up with about 12 percent and Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR Party) wound up with about 6 percent. A few other candidates were under one percent each. The big news is that Vladimir Putin received 76.6 percent of the vote. He ran as an independent, but was endorsed by several parties. Last time he ran as a member of United Russia.
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby cactuspete » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:27 am

Our beloved corporate news companies like to make a big deal over Alexei Navalny. This is a little bit of a joke. Anyone who can do a little basic arithmetic can figure out that at most he would have received 24 percent of the vote, but that's assuming that he could capture all the votes that weren't for Putin. Anyone voting for Putin would not have voted for Navalny and so theoretically that's how the numbers would go. In reality Navalny would have received somewhere around one or two percent of the vote at most. Nevertheless our beloved corporate news media still likes to pretend that Navalny in some way actually matters.
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby surfsteve » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:25 am

The reason Putin won was because the Russians influenced the election...
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby desertrat » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:38 am

Navalny seems to be more popular in the USA than in Russia. He embodies all things that the corporate news would like to see in a Russian leader. In other words Navalny would deliver a weak and compliant Russia which would enable the USA to run the world without any push back.
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