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Politics in Russia

Postby cactuspete » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:03 am

Russia: Patriarch Kirill delivers Divine Liturgy in candlelit Moscow Cathedral for 70th birthday
One thing that makes it so easy for the news media to manipulate American attitudes about Russia is the lack of knowledge Americans have about Russia. Most people have only heard of Putin and no one else. They have no idea that there are many other important figures in Russia who actively shape policy in Russia. This makes it easy for the news media to perpetuate the myth that Putin is a dictator. This false narrative can be easily refuted if people take a little time to learn something about the political landscape within Russia. Patriarch Krill has a huge influence on policies in Russia. No info in this video pertaining to policies, but it's not hard to imagine what policies would be supported by a conservative Russian Orthodox religious leader.
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby MojaveMike » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:36 am

Russian FM Lavrov Reacts to Obama Plead to Trump to stand up to Russia's Putin
Americans who actually follow international news will be familiar with Lavrov since as Minister of Foreign Affairs for Russia he appears in the news fairly often. Most often John Kerry (US Secretary of State) will also be in any news clip in which Lavrov appears.
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby desertrat » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:40 am

Duma Member: Vyacheslav Nikonov
Nevermind the sloppy and inaccurate translations, this video features Vyacheslav Nikonov (Russian State Duma Deputy). Nikonov says he is cautiously optimistic about future relations with the USA. The CNN translation of Nikonov's statement is that he congratulated other members of the Russian Duma for Trump's victory, whereas the truth is that he was congratulating Americans for electing a new president. Elsewhere we've heard that Putin never praised Trump as intelligent. The accurate translation of Putin's comments was that Trump has a colorful personality. It doesn't seem that accurately translating the words of foreign leaders would be difficult, which has lead many to question the intentions of media news outlets since it seems that these inaccurate translations are intentional.
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby wildrose » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:13 am

Burger time for Obama and Medvedev
This is from a few years ago, but it features Dmitry Medvedev who has served as both president and prime minister of Russia. Currently Medvedev is prime minister and Putin is president.
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby wildrose » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:25 am

Vyacheslav Volodin - Current chairman of the State Duma. Born in 1964 and member of United Russia (the same party which Medvedev and Putin belong to). He (along with other prominent Russian politicians and businessmen) was individually targeted by the sanctions imposed by the USA. He cannot enter European Union countries and any assets which he owns in those countries have been frozen.
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby MojaveMike » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:30 pm

Political Correctness is a Tool of Western Godless Elites to Persecute Christians –Russian Patriarch
Even people in Russia are sick and tired of political correctness.
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby ruskyed » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:55 am

Russian Geography 29: Politics in Russia
Although not exactly comprehensive, this quick lesson does provide some info about politics in Russia which most people probably don't know about.
Currently of the 450 seats in the State Duma, 238 are held by the United Russia party, 92 are held by the Communist Party, 64 are held by the A Just Russia party, and the remaining 56 seats belong to the LDPR party. This gives United Russia a strong majority and lots of influence when it comes to politics in Russia.

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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby pcslim » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:10 am

Zakharova on Obama's threats: If Washington takes new hostile steps, it will receive a tough answer!
The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova talks about the new threat of US sanctions against Russia.
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby cactuspete » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:48 am

Russian Trump Zhirinovsky slams Obama: Crybaby, Go Away to Hawaii and Play Golf!
Our leaders and our news media like to pretend that Putin runs everything in Russia. Part of the reason that people here in the USA take such a stupid assertion seriously is the utter and complete lack of familiarity we have with politicians in Russia. When you start to become familiar with who's who in Russian politics, you begin to realize how fundamentally similar our government is to the government in Russia or vice versa. Ignorance is the only reason that anyone takes seriously gross over-simplifications such as the common assertion that every decision made in Russia has to be approved by Putin, which is something that Obama more or less said just a couple weeks ago.
BTW, Putin is a moderate compared to this guy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Zhirinovsky
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby ergot » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:36 pm

Putin: "I am not your friend, I am the President of Russia"
Putin has a very straight forward way of expressing himself. I respect that.
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