TR1 wrote:Flyingdutchman wrote:TR1 wrote:GarryB wrote:But i am pretty sure illegal and weird things aswell as criminal things happen way more in Russia.
Dont get me wrong i dont hate Russia.
I don't believe you hate Russia either... but sadly you are further evidence of how effective western propaganda is and how ingrained the western stereotype of Russia is.
You guys think there is more rule of law in Russia than in the US?
Ask any Russian how they feel about that .
Well how do you feel About it?
To say that there is effective rule of law in Russia is to tell a cruel cruel joke.
Our conviction rate alone is hilariously suspect.
Your justice system seems to be a mess of the 90's cause Treason only gets a person 12 years max in Russia, while a person in US gets life sentence (Just one of many examples). About as much as a murderer. Russian law system seems to be strange. Some cases do work in favour of the people and some work against them. Either the system is indeed free and judges are just morons, or it really depends on the judge. Judges in Russia have faced questionable deaths that revolve in some cases, so it is hard to say.
I think the major issue here is the lack of separation between the state and the law. Which is becoming a problem nearly everywhere (Many people in US wall street should be in jail, but are not as an example. Brother of JFK had his convertible found with a womans body in it in the lake, no proceedings happened as another example). I never heard of any small claims court in Russia, so I cannot comment. But seems to be a real mix bag and indeed a mess compared to many countries. I just think there are too many loopholes in your justice system, hence people can get away with a lot if they know them.
So that being said, Welcome to the forums Austin. Hope this thread alone didn't turn you off. We have some weird members here, but at the same time, this place is more open to talk than other forums. That is the benefit. Very rarely someone gets banned, even if they are blatant anti Russian or anything else. Just do not make mistakes of those who do get banned by outright spamming and like our Forum admin Vlad stated, just read the rules and have fun.