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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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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby camel » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:51 am

By all accounts Navalny is an American shill. He receives financial support through various benefactors based in the USA. The Russian government should arrest him for treason and probably he should be jailed or kicked out of Russia and his citizenship revoked. If the situation were reversed there would be quite an uproar and people would be demanding action, which just goes to show that there is more political freedom in Russia than here in the USA.
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby MojaveMike » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:57 pm

President Trump defends congratulatory call to Putin
Putin deserved to be congratulated and the president did the right thing. Leaders who criticized the president are an obstacle to world peace and could take this country down the road to a major military conflict.
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Re: Politics in Russia

Postby dilbert » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:32 am

Putin and Trump are doing their best to avoid another Cold War, but it seems like most of the politicians in Washington D.C. are hellbent on Cold War. If this isn't McCarthysm 2.0 then I don't know what is. It's like the 1950s all over again, but instead of Communism it's all about Putin. Idiots in charge never seem to learn.
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