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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  Vladimir79 on Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:45 pm

    milky_candy_sugar wrote:*i'd like to somehow contribute to the demography xoxo russia *

    Oh... you're killing me. yxaxa bounce

    yeah i heard of it, but how many per cents?

    Goood...drink less and make babies....

    You can read about it here. The growth was only 1,000 in the month of August, but it shows the population is stabalising from record declines. Higher pensions reduce premature death and family growth payments and paid daycare increase births. The biggest problem was high abortions which have gone down drastically.

    http://www.russiadefence.net/russia-f8/russia-records-first-population-growth-in-15-years-t430.htm

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  milky_candy_sugar on Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:49 pm

    Yay finally, they adopted the conveniant natalist politic bounce
    Still more efforts are needed...i hope in the next 20 years russia would reach 150-160 million
    Oh... you're killing me. yxaxa
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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  Turk1 on Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:08 pm

    Russia is going down the tank. Don't you listen to your president?

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  milky_candy_sugar on Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:54 am

    Yeah but it's the most probable future superpower. China might reign for 10 years but....it has toooooo much internal problems, so according to me it would blow up
    India also, especially religious matters....
    America actually is in a BAD situation...so yeah, Russia, but i think that they should make some intern changes and restructure their administration a bit
    And make kids (i can help!!! lol! )

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    Main points of Medvedev's state of the nation address !

    Post  Russian Patriot on Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:52 am

    Main points of Medvedev's state of the nation address

    RIA Novosti

    12/11/200919:21

    MOSCOW, November 12 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev delivered his second state of the nation address to both houses of parliament in the Grand Kremlin Palace on Thursday.

    His speech to the Russian parliament was broadcast on state television and became the longest-ever presidential address, lasting 1 hour and 40 minutes.

    Members of the government and State Council, heads of the Supreme, Constitutional and Higher Arbitration Courts, chairmen of the Audit Chamber and Central Election Commission, and religious leaders attended.

    In line with the Russian Constitution, the president annually addresses the Federal Assembly, comprising the Federation Council and State Duma, to about the domestic situation and the key areas of Russia's foreign policy.

    The Russian president said in his address:

    - Economic modernization is a matter of vital importance for Russia and can no longer be delayed

    - Russian state corporations have no future and should be reorganized and later privatized

    - Russia's Armed Forces are to receive 30 new ground and sea-launched ballistic missiles, three nuclear submarines, and an assortment of other weapons

    - Corrupt government officials must be jailed

    - Modernization of Russia in the 21st century will be based on the values and institutions of democracy

    - Russian foreign policy should be pragmatic and aimed at the country's modernization

    - Russia must set up a research and technological development center similar to Silicon Valley in the United States

    - Russia will develop new generation nuclear reactors and fuel by 2014

    - The government should create an effective system of state orders for defense production, ensuring balanced deliveries of modern arms and armaments for domestic needs and abroad

    - The government's share in commercial companies, including strategic businesses, should be reviewed

    - State-run corporations and large companies should be subject to an independent audit

    - Political parties may be freed in the future from collecting signatures, which is currently a requirement for them to take part in parliamentary elections

    - A Russian constellation of communication satellites should be put into operation by 2015

    - The number of time zones in the country, currently 11, should be reduced

    - The government should prepare a new approval scheme for investment projects, with the term of consideration cut from one and a half or two years to three or four months

    - The level of corruption in the North Caucasus is "unprecedented"

    - The government will soon return to the issue of lowering taxes, which was delayed by the economic crisis

    - Programs to enhance energy efficiency will be primarily introduced in the public sector

    - More than 1 million Russians are in danger of losing their jobs

    - All WWII veterans will be provided with housing regardless of when they apply for it

    - Grants on health and sports support programs will be exempt from profit tax

    - Moneylending and housing require new support measures

    - The government will draft measures to enhance the quality of public services

    - Broadband Internet connection should be provided nationwide in five years

    - Modern satellite navigation and cartography systems should become operational in Russia by 2012

    - Employment in Russia should be made attractive for Russian scientists favorable conditions for attracting foreign specialists to the country should be created

    - Russia will develop 50 medicines for cardiovascular and oncological treatment

    - The government's share in commercial companies, including strategic businesses, should be reviewed

    - The equality of state and private schools will be fixed in legislation

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2009/russia-091112-rianovosti01.htm

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  milky_candy_sugar on Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:33 am

    Nice projects, hope that they will manage to do it


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    West in "medieval crusade" says Putin, Medvedev rebuts

    Post  AbsoluteZero on Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:51 pm

    Ok so here are two separate News articles. First one is coming from Reuters, apparently Putin is in disagreement with the current military actions being undertaken by western powers against Libya.

    West in "medieval crusade" on Gaddafi, Putin says

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Monday a U.N. resolution authorizing military action in Libya resembled "mediaeval calls for crusades" after Western forces launched a second wave of air strikes.

    As diplomatic tempers over the campaign flared, officials in Tripoli said a missile intended to kill Muammar Gaddafi had destroyed a building in his fortified compound, which was heavily bombed in 1986 by the Reagan administration.

    "It was a barbaric bombing," said government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim, showing pieces of shrapnel that he said came from the missile. "This contradicts American and Western (statements) ... that it is not their target to attack this place."

    There was no comment on the strike from attacking forces.

    In an appearance on Libyan television on Sunday, Gaddafi promised his enemies a "long war" after the U.N.-authorized intervention in the uprising against his 41-year rule of this oil producing north African desert state.

    "The resolution is defective and flawed," said Russia's Putin, whose country did not use its power to veto the resolution at the United Nations. "It allows everything. It resembles mediaeval calls for crusades," Putin added.

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    But on a separate News article from RIA Novosti, it seems like Medvedev isn't following Putin's side.

    Medvedev rebuts Putin over Libya

    In a rare faceoff with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday he stood by Moscow's decision not to veto the UN Security Council resolution on Libya.

    "Russia did not exercise [the veto power] for one reason: I do not consider this resolution to be wrong. Moreover, I believe that this resolution generally reflects our understanding of what is going on in Libya," Medvedev said.

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin earlier on Monday likened the UN Security Council resolution on Libya to a medieval crusade call.

    In response to Putin's comments, Medvedev said the comparison was "inadmissible."

    "It is absolutely inexcusable to use expressions that in effect lead to a clash of civilizations - such as 'crusades,' and so on - that is unacceptable," Medvedev said.

    Otherwise "everything could end up in far worse shape than it is now," he warned.

    "It is important to remember this."

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    So.. anyone's got any ideas what the hells going on? I mean this is the first time Medvedev had criticized one of Putin's remarks, could it be just a political show? or could it be that a rift is truly forming in the Russian leadership? which is if true, could have a very negative impact on Russia in the next following years.

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  nightcrawler on Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:49 pm

    It appears that Putin is sane while Mendvev is insane...Simple Conclusion

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  GarryB on Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:17 am

    Different positions lead to different perspectives.

    On paper the UN resolution is about saving innocent lives and of course makes a lot of sense.

    Medvedev is also thinking in terms of the fact that the US will not suddenly stop the regime change it is bent on just because Russia speaks out against it, and from a strategic perspective good relations with the west are of more benefit right now than sticking up for a dictator.

    From Putins perspective... he is not in Medvedevs role and can say what the rest of the world is thinking, that the UN has given permission to do one thing for one specific reason and the US has gone in there with its own agenda and has probably killed more unarmed civilians than it has saved.

    Claims that attacking Gadaffis army as it approached Benghazi saved innocent civilians is b0llocks the army wouldn't be needed if they were unarmed civilians. From the TV footage they seem to be very well equipped with regard to small arms and even light vehicles. I have seen the odd artillery piece and BM-21 Grad truck around the place.

    Funny thing is how is Fox News going to claim that Medvedev is Putins puppet and that it is all part of the master KGB chess players plan to retain power forever by having Medvedev as his chess piece.

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  Serbia Forever 2 on Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:01 pm

    This isn't the first time Medvedev had criticized one of Putin potions, but is the biggest issue I think he has criticized him on. Russian elections are coming up, so Medvedev is just stetting the stage for his possibility to run. Medvedev has always been more liberal than Putin, so I think theres always been a small rift in their relationships. Its in both of their interest to keep Russia political stable so I don't think either of them will allow their differences to let their disagreements start to pull the Kremlin in two.

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  GarryB on Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:06 pm

    They both belong to the same political party so it will likely go to a party vote as to which will run in the election for the party.

    The worst case scenario of them both running and splitting the vote and some dickhead like Zhirinovsky gets in is very unlikely because the two of them would get 90 percent of the vote with 10% for all the rest together.

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  Austin on Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:41 pm

    I think Putin mentioned that he was saying this in his personal capacity and it was his personal opinion and that he was not speaking as PM of Russia or in official capacity.

    I think Medvedev should be allowed to run for another 6 year term as President while Putin should remain as PM , the President in Russia looks after external affairs and PM the internal affairs of country.

    Russia today needs to strengthen internally and needs Putin there , he has mentioned many times that he was bored managing external affairs and international relations and was keen to look and develop russia.

    Its also high time that Russia develops into more vibrant democracy and people have many choices and different parties to choose from then just Putin and Medvedev

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  GarryB on Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:28 am

    Its also high time that Russia develops into more vibrant democracy and
    people have many choices and different parties to choose from then just
    Putin and Medvedev

    The real problem... if it is a problem at all... is that the alternatives are idiots, or western stooges... or both.
    Kasparov is an example of the calibre of the opposition... a darling of the west but when he gets arrested for holding an illegal march he shouts in English... it is clear who he is appealing to... his western paymasters... he is earning the money he gets from them by trying to make Russia look like a police state.

    To be honest if the choice here was as clear cut as it is there I would be a much happier person. Here we have two main political parties and a handful of tiny wannabe parties that join in coalitions with one of the big parties depending on how many votes everyone gets. One of the major parties (National and Labour) will most likely make concessions in their policy to get the support of smaller parties that actually get seat in parliament to cement a majority and become the government. Problem is that National and Labour are not really that much different and both tell lies to get into power and to stay in power. The last election Labour was voted out... not because they did anything wrong, but because most people felt like a change because Labour had been elected for the last 12 years or so and seemed to be getting too comfortable.

    Might as well just have one party to vote for... all the difference it would make.

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    Post  Austin on Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:41 pm

    The problem with one or two person is these people yeald too much power and there is always a problem of who will succeed them.

    I am sure a great country deserves a vibrant democracy and can always look beyond Putin and his hand picked successor.

    Once democracy takes shape that would bring in some good people who can take charge of leadership and enjoys people confidence.

    In my country too there is problem of too many parties blackmailing the government or extracting its pound of flesh for support , but then I would still prefer democracy then single ruler single party scenerio , infact before 90's we had almost the same single party democracy led by Congress , mother of all corruption.

    Any ways coming back to topic , I feel Medvedev should get a chance of atleast 6 more years to complete his agenda of economic reforms , he has admittedly done a good job and is a very pragmatic person which his own vision and expects accountability and is a doer.

    I just hope Putin does not push him out to get 2 full year term as president and let Medvedev continue one more term after end of current one , while Putin remains a PM and keeps an overall check on things like he is doing it now.

    Here is what Medvedev plans to implement in his economic vision for this decade.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medvedev_modernisation_programme

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  GarryB on Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:52 am

    In my country too there is problem of too many parties blackmailing the
    government or extracting its pound of flesh for support , but then I
    would still prefer democracy then single ruler single party scenerio ,
    infact before 90's we had almost the same single party democracy led by
    Congress , mother of all corruption.

    But that is the point isn't it? There are other parties to vote for, the fact that the vast majority of Russians vote for one particular party is their choice. They could vote for communism or nationalism or a foreign stooge that just wants to get his face on western tv to justify the money he is getting from western sources and has no real expectations of getting any power at all.
    They have a choice and can vote any way they please... isn't that democracy?
    To suggest any other country in the world is more democratic because they have two political parties that are pretty much the same... the same promises with different solutions to the problem that never seem to work anyway.

    The two party political system is wasteful and usually ends up doubling the government by having a governing party and an opposition party, with the governing party always making excuses and the opposition party always whining about how this isn't working or going on and on about this MP who should be sacked because they got caught drunk driving or doing drugs or whatever.

    Companies don't vote every three to seven years on who gets to be in management or in control of the company. Is communism in business OK but in politics and religion it is worth killing for?

    Personally I think Putin should leave it one term... Medvedev has shown he can do that job, but can only do it for two terms in a row just like Putin. Let each have two terms.

    To be honest the regular change in leader is generally bad for most countries as it leads to regular changes in focus and direction for no practical benefit.

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    Kudrin dismissed from government’s military and integration commissions

    Post  Russian Patriot on Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:17 am


    Kudrin dismissed from government’s military and integration commissions

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin dismissed former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Aleksei Kudrin from his posts in the government’s military-industrial and economic development and integration commissions on Monday.

    Kudrin, who headed Russia’s Finance Ministry since 2000, resigned on September 26 after a public conflict with President Dmitry Medvedev.

    Kudrin was also dismissed from the government commission on budget projects, regional development and high technologies and innovations and from working groups on modernization and development of the military-industrial complex.

    On September 25, Kudrin said that he would not serve in a new government that could be formed by Dmitry Medvedev after presidential elections in 2012. The Russian president suggested that Kudrin resign within a day if he did not agree with the presidential policy. Kudrin said that before taking a decision, he would consult Putin. Later, it was announced that the president had accepted his resignation.

    Last week, the prime minister said that despite “the emotional failure”, Kudrin would work in their team.

    Kudrin has kept his positions as chairman of the National Banking Council and the presidential council on financial markets, which tackles the formation of the International Financial Center in Moscow.

    http://www.en.ria.ru/news/20111010/167542143.html

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  Russian Patriot on Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:21 am

    Kudrin to lose all government posts - Kremlin aide

    RIA Novosti

    13:58 11/10/2011

    MOSCOW, October 11 (RIA Novosti) - Alexei Kudrin, former Russian deputy prime minister and finance minister, will lose all the seats on bodies and organizations he held in his capacity as a Russian government official, presidential aide Arkady Dvorkovich said on Tuesday.

    “Alexei Kudrin will leave the Council on Financial Markets and the National Banking Council, as well as other structures, including international structures, where he represented Russian interests,” Dvorkovich said.

    “These positions are to be filled by government officials currently in service.”

    Kudrin, who had headed Russia’s Finance Ministry since 2000, was dismissed on September 26 after a public standoff with President Dmitry Medvedev.

    Kudrin was also dismissed from the government commission on budget projects, regional development and high technologies and innovations, as well as working groups on modernization and development of the military-industrial complex.

    On September 25, Kudrin said that he would not serve in a new government under Medvedev, who is expected to be appointed prime minister after presidential elections in 2012. The Russian president told Kudrin he should resign if he did not agree with presidential policy.

    Kudrin said that before taking a decision, he would consult Putin. Later, it was announced that the president had issued a decree dismissing him as deputy prime minister and finance minister.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/russia/2011/russia-111011-rianovosti01.htm

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  Pervius on Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:20 pm

    I have a feeling Kudrin is not Jewish.

    For such a position you need a Jewish person. Someone able to scheme schemes on a higher level to generate revenue.


    Look at America. They kill their own to make money. They bring in foreign Engineers and workers to make things hyper cheap. They allowed foreign countries to buy things and run things to free up the real money to build things. Chaos economics....Advisors brought on...money made from nothing.


    Look at the plastic spine spacer debacle. They were making plastic blocks, came out with this "new" procedure to go through patients sides and yank out their spine discs, hammer in the plastic spacer and sew them up. Never bolted the vertebrae together. Everyone made FAST money...nobody cared it crippled or killed people.

    The "Greater Good" means....you gotta maim/kill your own. Then advertise it as a success as you hush hush the failures and run the procedure overseas to make profit. American Military Medical funded entire US military this way. Plus look, don't have to pay retirements to dead people...Woo Hoo! Federal money saved! Plus all hidden under "healthcare"....perception of care...but in reality you were making money off of anything but that.

    Russia cares for its people too much. Look at Obama, bringing in +1 million foreigners every year to bring in new suckers to replace the ones he's killed.

    Jewish Economics. See why Germans hated them so? """Gods Chosen""" have no qualms with murder and maiming if it makes money. Just what a military needs today to generate revenue..reduce liability.


    Look at the US putting Testosterone Cream on old retired military/veterans....Federal Military Clinical Trial found it killed most of the old men......(but they're still doing it!)

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  Russian Patriot on Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:00 am

    Pervius wrote:I have a feeling Kudrin is not Jewish.

    For such a position you need a Jewish person. Someone able to scheme schemes on a higher level to generate revenue.


    Look at America. They kill their own to make money. They bring in foreign Engineers and workers to make things hyper cheap. They allowed foreign countries to buy things and run things to free up the real money to build things. Chaos economics....Advisors brought on...money made from nothing.


    Look at the plastic spine spacer debacle. They were making plastic blocks, came out with this "new" procedure to go through patients sides and yank out their spine discs, hammer in the plastic spacer and sew them up. Never bolted the vertebrae together. Everyone made FAST money...nobody cared it crippled or killed people.

    The "Greater Good" means....you gotta maim/kill your own. Then advertise it as a success as you hush hush the failures and run the procedure overseas to make profit. American Military Medical funded entire US military this way. Plus look, don't have to pay retirements to dead people...Woo Hoo! Federal money saved! Plus all hidden under "healthcare"....perception of care...but in reality you were making money off of anything but that.

    Russia cares for its people too much. Look at Obama, bringing in +1 million foreigners every year to bring in new suckers to replace the ones he's killed.

    Jewish Economics. See why Germans hated them so? """Gods Chosen""" have no qualms with murder and maiming if it makes money. Just what a military needs today to generate revenue..reduce liability.


    Look at the US putting Testosterone Cream on old retired military/veterans....Federal Military Clinical Trial found it killed most of the old men......(but they're still doing it!)


    Pervius, can you stop your Jewish Hating! Consider this your first and final warning.

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  Cyberspec on Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:22 am

    Jewish or not, it doesn't retract from the fact that he was hostile towards the military (extreme penny pinching). I'm glad he was kicked out.

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    Oppostion protests elections

    Post  Russian Patriot on Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:09 pm

    Opposition protest elections results:


    Sorry in Russian but Алексея Навального calls Putin a thief and immediately police come and arrest him.



    the arrest itself:


    also more In Russian : http://cifidiol.livejournal.com/1600.html

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  GarryB on Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:49 am

    The amusing thing is that the Whitehouse has come out in support of the right to protest for all citizens... except perhaps their own...



    U.S. says will continue support for peaceful protests, including in Russia

    The United States will continue to support the rights of citizens for peaceful protests everywhere in the world, including Russia, a Department of State deputy spokesperson said.

    "And again, I think as we've said before, we would obviously support the rights of anyone to peaceful protest - emphasis on peaceful - anywhere in the world. And - well, Russia's no different," Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said.

    According to official reports at least 300 people were detained when a crowd of some 5,000 rallied in central Moscow on Monday against alleged poll violations at Sunday's parliamentary elections.

    "We have seen that hundreds were arrested, and there is apparently a prominent blogger who remains in detention," the deputy spokesperson said. "We've expressed our concerns about the treatment of all those being arrested who were exercising their rights to peaceful protest."

    Toner said that U.S. official, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have already delivered their remarks on the issue.

    "Secretary Clinton was very clear about raising some of the concerns with the conduct of the recent elections," the State Department deputy spokesperson said. "She said that Russian voters deserve, I think, a full investigation of electoral fraud and manipulation."

    He also called on Russia to follow recommendations of international observers, including an OSCE report which is to be finalized in the coming weeks.

    "We look to the Russian Government to address some of those recommendations, as we believe it's incumbent on any government to ensure a democratic, free, and transparent process for its people," the U.S. official said.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday comments by senior White House officials about Russian parliamentary elections were "unacceptable," including Clinton's statements that Sunday's polls in Russia were neither free nor fair.

    "Comments by the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the Russian parliamentary elections, as well as those of other representatives of the White House and the U.S. Department of State are unacceptable," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

    International observers from the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe noted that the election preparations were technically "well-administered across a vast territory," but marked by "flagrant procedural violations," including cases of ballot-stuffing, "a convergence of the state and the governing party," limited political competition and a lack of fairness.

    President Dmitry Medvedev declared Sunday's elections free and democratic but ordered an investigation into the alleged violations.

    http://en.rian.ru/world/20111208/169471934.html

    To be honest, in a country of over 100 million people having 5 thousand people protest is a joke and if you changed the way you did things based on their opinions you would no longer have a democracy.

    When it came time to decide to go to war the US and UK ignored the opinions of a majority of their people and went anyway, but here they demand Russia listen to a tiny rowdy mob mostly funded by foreign countries... clearly for the benefit of those countries.

    I suspect a few might be genuine protestors wanting Russia to get things right and not cut corners, but the organisers and main protagonists will be financially and materially supported by foreign governments via non government organisations... and that is what the FSB should be investigating.

    It is amusing to see the US talk about democracy with their rhetoric about your are either with us or you are with the terrorists... that is what democracy is about isn't it? Doing what you are told to do by the US straight away without thinking about it for yourself. That is why Iran is evil and Saudi Arabia is an ally.

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  lulldapull on Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:29 pm

    The evidence mounts that these bastards out in Moscow protesting Putin are bought and paid for shit heads.

    Friday, December 9, 2011
    Wall Street Vs. Russia
    Wall Street's poorly hidden, poorly coordinated agenda in Russia. Who is behind it?
    by Tony Cartalucci

    1. Wall Street-London's Defense Team for Jailed Russian Oligarch Khodorkovsky

    The background of jailed Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his "Open Russian Foundation" fashioned after George Soros' Open Society Institute and chaired by both Jacob Rothschild and Henry Kissinger, can be found in William Engdahl's, "The Real Crime of M. Khodorkovsky," as well as in the London Telegraph's humorously titled, "This man is now the people's billionaire," reflecting the paid-for rhetoric of Khodorkovsky's Wall Street-London-appointed lawyer Robert Amsterdam.

    In the latest round of attempted destabilization in Russia, it may be instructive to look at the "Khodorkovsky & Lebedev Communications Center," a website developed in part by Robert Amsterdam and what is called an "international legal team." Coincidentally, it fully embraces the narrative peddled by the West and its corporate media that the Russian elections were "rigged." However, this accusation tenuously hinges on the work of US-funded NGOs including Golos - fully funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

    Just as Robert Amsterdam is doing in Thailand, where he is using his "defense" of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra as a point of leverage to in fact induce regime change in the Southeast Asian country, his defense of Khodorkovsky also aims not at defending his client legally, but at using his case to undermine and ultimately overturn the leadership of Russia. It is done in a concerted effort with the US State Department, the corporate media, and a vast network of US and European subsidized NGOs sowing sedition within Russia itself.

    khodorkovskycenter.com

    2. Neo-Conservatives Attempting to Encircle Russia with NATO

    The Neo-Conservative Foreign Policy Initiative, whose membership has helped engineer and promote every war in at least the last 30 years of American history, clearly enumerates what it believes the next steps the US should take toward Russia should be. These include continuing the encirclement of Russia with NATO and its controversial "missile defense" efforts, continuing to build up the Republic of Georgia as a menacing proxy-threat lying on Russia's borders, and "supporting human rights" focusing on the "Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2011" which seeks yet again to sanction members of the Russian government based on disingenuous "human rights" concerns, just as the FPI and its collaborators did in Libya.

    Foreign Policy Initiative's Board of Directors
    FPI Analysis: Moving Beyond the U.S.-Russian “Reset”

    3. The Henry Jackson Foundation, NED, Alexey Navalny, & Ilya Yashin

    We'll keep hearing the name Alexey Navalny until the fact that he is fully subsidized by the US State Department through the National Endowment of Democracy is widely exposed, and like Egypt's Mohamed ElBaradei, cast aside as extra-baggage.

    The first clue comes to us from the London, Telegraph who afforded column space to a Mr. Michael Weiss of the Henry Jackson Society, providing a very robust defense for Navalny and his efforts to expose "corruption" during Russia's election. And while Weiss does his best to fend off accusations that Navalny is indeed a foreign agent, calling such accusations "adorably old-fashioned," he fails to point out that, again, the NGOs and poll monitors accusing Russia of rigging the elections, and whom "activists" like Navalny continuously cite as evidence, are all funded by the very US and European governments conducting the NATO military encirclement of Russia.

    The background of Weiss' Henry Jackson Foundation should surprise no one. It's corporate-sponsors include (page 18) Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, IBM, General Dynamics, State Farm, and Xerox, while "signatories" of its "statement of principles" include current and former members of the British Government, members of the corporate-financier sponsored Chatham House, and professors throughout British academia.

    International patrons include Neo-Con Max Boot - Michael Chertoff - Carl Gershman president of NED - Israeli Ambassador Dore Gold - FPI, Brookings Institution, and PNAC signatory Robert Kagan - Max Kampelman, also a PNAC signatory - Neo-Con William Kristol of the above mentioned FPI and also a PNAC signatory - Clifford May of the Neo-Con Foundations for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) - Neo-Con Richard Perle - former-NATO commander General Jack Sheehan - and Neo-Con warmonger James Woolsey, formally of the CIA and a leading proponent for war with Iran.

    One must be forgiven for doubting the genuine resolve of the Henry Jackson Foundation's commitment toward human rights and democracy, since those they associate with have single-handledly done more to exterminate such ideals from our collective human conscience than any other group of villains combined. Their association with Carl Gershman, president of NED who is on record funding NGOs like Golos in Russia, not only write off any legitimacy they portray themselves as having, but also begin to cast serious suspicion on Alexey Navalny whom they are so vigorously defending.

    And while Alexey Navalny is renowned for "exposing corruption," at least when profitable, those researching his background begin unraveling his own insidious, compromised agenda. Alexey Navalny was a Yale World Fellow, and in his profile it states:


    "Navalny spearheads legal challenges on behalf of minority shareholders in large Russian companies, including Gazprom, Bank VTB, Sberbank, Rosneft, Transneft, and Surgutneftegaz, through the Union of Minority Shareholders. He has successfully forced companies to disclose more information to their shareholders and has sued individual managers at several major corporations for allegedly corrupt practices. Navalny is also co-founder of the Democratic Alternative movement and was vice-chairman of the Moscow branch of the political party YABLOKO. In 2010, he launched RosPil, a public project funded by unprecedented fundraising in Russia. In 2011, Navalny started RosYama, which combats fraud in the road construction sector."

    The Democratic Alternative, also written DA!, is indeed a National Endowment for Democracy fund recipient, meaning that Alexey Navalny is an agent of US-funded sedition and willfully hiding it from his followers. The US State Department itself reveals this as they list "youth movements" operating in Russia:

    "DA!: Mariya Gaydar, daughter of former Prime Minister Yegor Gaydar, leads DA! (Democratic Alternative). She is ardent in her promotion of democracy, but realistic about the obstacles she faces. Gaydar said that DA! is focused on non-partisan activities designed to raise political awareness. She has received funding from the National Endowment for Democracy, a fact she does not publicize for fear of appearing compromised by an American connection."


    Alexey was involved directly in founding a movement funded by the US government and to this day has the very people who funded DA! defending him throughout Western media. The mention of co-founder Mariya Gaydar is also revealing, as she has long collaborated, and occasionally has been arrested with, Ilya Yashin, yet another leader of a NED-funded Russian "activist" opposition group.

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    Photo: Alexei Navalny, Yale World Fellow and co-founder of US National Endowment for Democracy Da! or "Democratic Alternative/Yes in Russian." It is yet another Otpor-esque organization courtesy of the United States government and willful traitors to their motherland.
    ....

    Ilya Yashin leads the Moscow branch of the People's Freedom Party and is a leading member of the "Strategy 31" campaign, which claims to be fighting for the freedom of assembly. Unfortunately, Strategy 31's ranks are filled with activists trained and coordinated by US NED-funded NGOs. From the official NED.org website we find:

    "Moscow Group of Assistance in the Implementation of the Helsinki Accords $50,000
    To draw greater attention to the issue of freedom of assembly in Russia and to the “Strategy 31” movement, which seeks to protect this fundamental right. The organization will train a network of regional activists and coordinate their activities through mini-seminars and field visits, and conduct an information cam­paign through press conferences, posters, and educational handouts pertaining to freedom of assembly, to be distributed to the general public by regional partners."

    This is also confirmed in NED's "Democracy Digest" where the "Moscow Helsinki Group" is explicitly stated as leading Strategy 31 marches and that the group is a "long-time grantee of the National Endowment of Democracy."

    Worst yet, Yashin's People's Freedom Party is lined not with aspiring youth seeking "freedom" for the Russian people, but rather lined with career politicians and businessmen collaborating with foreign-interests. Among them is Vladimir Ryzhkov, a member of the NED-funded, Washington-based World Movement for Democracy. There is also Boris Nemtsov whose adviser, Vladimir Kara-Murza (of Solidarnost) recently took part in a September 14, 2011 NED-sponsored event titled, "Elections in Russia: Polling and Perspectives" where they used a NED-funded polling organization, the "Levada Center," to project "winners" in upcoming elections and study the Manezh riots of 2010 - for now obvious reasons as the US attempts to fan the flames of unrest across Russia.

    World Movement for Democracy, About Us
    Vladimir Ryzhkov's World Movement for Democracy Profile


    4. Freedom House

    Rounding off the list is Freedom House, a US government-funded subsidiary of the National Endowment for Democracy. President of Freedom House, David Kramer, a minion under the Bush administration, recently wrote "Now Hear This, Moscow."

    In his piece he notes that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "unambiguously stood with those who protested against Vladimir Putin and his party of power, United Russia, both in the voting booth and on the streets of Moscow on Monday and Tuesday." Between Kramer's Freedom House, NED who clearly has funded and supported, if not entirely created the current Russian opposition, and indeed Clinton's "unambiguous" stand with the mobs in the streets, it is very easy to see why Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the US of interfering in Russia's sovereign internal affairs.

    Kramer would go on by citing the Organization for Security and Cooperation OSCE poll monitors - funded by various nations, UN funds, and strangely enough Soros' Open Society, Statoil, and USAID (page 125) - and his "concerns" over the alleged harassment of US NED-funded Golos. As usual, faux-human rights crusaders like Kramer who intentionally destabilize nations and foment unrest, then claim any measure taken by the targeted nation to defend itself is an abuse of "human rights" and "freedom," an all too familiar narrative that has played out from Tunisia to Thailand, from Syria to Myanmar.

    Another Freedom House statement, provided on their own website, again calls for the "Sergei Magnitsky Act" are made to leverage their false claims of human rights abuses to sanction and begin bringing down Russia's leadership. The statement is signed off not by noted humanitarians, but by notorious Neo-Cons Eric Edelman, Jamie Fly, Robert Kagan, Kramer himself, and Stephen Rademaker, a corporate lobbyist at the notorious Podesta Group and a "foreign policy adviser" for Mitt Romney.

    Conclusion

    It is quite clear that the National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House, the Foreign Policy Initiative, and even the US State Department whose new foreign affairs advisory board is full of think-tanks representing overt corporate-financier interests, are not interested in "democracy," "human rights," or "freedom" in Russia, but rather removing the Kremlin out of the way, and reestablishing the parasitic feeding on the Russian people and its economy they enjoyed after the fall of the Soviet Union.

    The Kremlin is definitely fighting fire with fire, however they are doing so on their own sovereign soil against foreign-interests disingenuously masquerading behind the ideals of Western civilization. The mobs polluting the streets of Russia, while consisting of well intentioned folks are being led by willful liars who are on record covering up their foreign-funding knowing full well their "legitimacy" will be compromised should it be made public. After what Wall Street and London have done in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and in nation after nation as it expands its vast empire, why should any organization taking funds from these people to destabilize and overthrow their own country retain any semblance of legitimacy?

    And while NED and other corporate-funded foundations execute this policy of meddling in Russia's affairs, it is Wall Street and London, the largest banking, oil, defense contracting, and industrial interests on earth that are producing the policy. They do so via a network of think-tanks they themselves fund. It is essential that we understand who these corporations are, boycott them out of business, and begin replacing them entirely as a society. If they can meddle and cause chaos in the streets of a large, nuclear armed super power, what threat do they pose to average people, their families, and communities?

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    Re: Politics of Russia Thread:

    Post  GarryB on Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:56 pm

    Well Putin has ordered an investigation into the situation... hopefully all this can be officially exposed and his first act as President can be to ban such NGOs from Russia and arrest a few key figures for treason, and put out international warrants for the western based ringleaders.

    If the US can put Bout on trial and in prison then why shouldn't Russian law reach around the world too.

    Lets not be naive... these are the sort of people who financially support the Chechen terrorists in Russia and Finland, this is more than just a protest group.

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    Post  TR1 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:50 am

    People are genuinely sick of Putin, no external influence needed.

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