calripson wrote:miketheterrible wrote:you guys are far from smart compared to Russia's intelligence agencies. Getting scared of these nobodies is pointless. They always get some kind of token position. In the 90's and early 2000's Navalny's people ended up with 10% of the votes and more positions. Now days, they get a token position. United Russia still stands firm.
Just read the damn articles rather than the click bait shit Bryan MacDonald from RT always posts.
I'm sure people in the USSR in 1980 felt the same way.
No, because you are comparing apples to oranges.
You had a combination of shit infestation from the Baltic nations, then you had the issue of the central government infighting. There was no such thing as opposition before it was created. Now Russians are fully aware of the events that happened.
Seriously, one has to be mentally retarded to think that a seat or two in a city parliament = inevitable overthrow of the government and a liberal opposition.
Want to know the real secret? Apparently Communist party was barred from competing in some elections due to clerical errors on their end but still complained of not being able to partake in elections. Some believe is because they had a much bigger hand. Liberals on the other hand had no such issues. And all they got was some seats in two cities.
BTW, this is about same thing almost every year. Around 2011 is when Navalny and Co had far more support. More upwards to 8 - 10%. Did you know that one of their buddies was also Mayor of one of Russia's most influential city - Yaketerinburg? Yeah, Royzman. And guess what? He was ousted eventually cause he sucked bad.