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    Post  GarryB on Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:11 am

    They don't even need jail time... I would suggest public exposure of what they did and also the funding they received specifically from each and every western source... that way the censored themselves will be exposed but also the people funding and supporting and goading these people to do such things will also be exposed... western organisations exposed in such a way should be banned from any and all trade with all Russian government, military, and civilian entities directly or indirectly... Have a good clean out...
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    Post  PhSt on Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:12 pm

    GarryB wrote:I would suggest public exposure of what they did and also the funding they received specifically from each and every western source... that way the censored  themselves will be exposed but also the people funding and supporting and goading these people to do such things will also be exposed...

    Problem is Exposing them isn't enough, they will just bitch about being persecuted by the Putin "Regime" and continue to spew their filth across the country and STILL manage to brainwash a handful of useful idiots that will be fooled into protesting in the streets and demand Russia's dissolution. Russia will need to take more aggressive actions to eliminate these 5th columnist rodents and at the same time supporting the formation of 5th columnist groups inside America. Russia has no other choice but to play the game with a dirtier hand.
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    Post  kvs on Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:14 pm

    PhSt wrote:
    GarryB wrote:I would suggest public exposure of what they did and also the funding they received specifically from each and every western source... that way the censored  themselves will be exposed but also the people funding and supporting and goading these people to do such things will also be exposed...

    Problem is Exposing them isn't enough, they will just bitch about being persecuted by the Putin "Regime" and continue to spew their filth across the country and STILL manage to brainwash a handful of useful idiots that will be fooled into protesting in the streets and demand Russia's dissolution. Russia will need to take more aggressive actions to eliminate these 5th columnist rodents and at the same time supporting the formation of 5th columnist groups inside America. Russia has no other choice but to play the game with a dirtier hand.  

    Unfortunately, you are right. Only Bloshevist USSR had the hard core suppression initiative. Before 1917 Russia was super-soft on terrorists.
    They were not even shot but exiled to Siberia, and not to any camp but into civilian life. To anyone with a clue, Siberia is not a "Hell hole" but
    a natural paradise. Preparing for winter is not any sort of punishment for the crime of terrorism. We see the same soft-headed, kid glove
    treatment of terrorists in Russia today. But there is a glimmer of hope that the recent imprisonment of the "Set" gang sets a harsher tone.

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    Post  GarryB on Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:02 am


    Problem is Exposing them isn't enough, they will just bitch about being persecuted by the Putin "Regime" and continue to spew their filth across the country and STILL manage to brainwash a handful of useful idiots that will be fooled into protesting in the streets and demand Russia's dissolution.

    Yeah, this is not about western opinions or views of Russia and the Russian government... this is about law and order in Russia and the Russian legal system.

    Filling the Russian prison system with these losers wont help Russia or the Russian people and as long as they keep getting money from these foreign sources they will continue to behave the way the do because that is how they earn their money.

    Exposing these Russians for the traitors they are and exposing the western sources of money publicly and then seizing that money and using it to fund active anti western projects... the Russian computer game industry and the Russian movie industry to compete against western propaganda.

    Here in New Zealand we have a company called Weta Workshop which has done the special effects for a lot of major movies... here is a list from Wiki:



    The Wandering Earth (2019)
    Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
    I Am Mother (2019)
    2.0 (2018)
    Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
    Power Rangers (2017)
    The Great Wall (2017)
    Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
    Ghost In the Shell (2017)
    Remo (2016)
    Spectral (2016)
    Krampus (2015)
    Thunderbirds Are Go (2015–2020)
    Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
    I (2015)
    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
    Elysium (2013)[9]
    The ABCs of Death (2013)
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (2011)
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
    The Devil's Rock (2010)
    Daybreakers (2010)
    Avatar (2009)
    The Lovely Bones (2009)
    Under the Mountain (2009)
    District 9 (2009)
    The WotWots (2009–2011)
    Born of Hope (2009)[10]
    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
    Eel Girl (2008)
    Love Story 2050 (2008)
    30 Days of Night (2007)
    The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007)
    Black Sheep (2006)
    Jane and the Dragon (2005–2006)
    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
    King Kong (2005)
    Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
    The Legend of Zorro (2005)
    I, Robot (2004)
    Hellboy (2004)
    Van Helsing (2004)
    Peter Pan (2003)
    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    The Last Samurai (2003)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
    The Frighteners (1996)
    Jack Brown Genius (1995)
    Forgotten Silver (1995)
    Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2000)
    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–2001)
    Heavenly Creatures (1994)
    The Tommyknockers (1993)
    Braindead (1992)
    Meet the Feebles (1989)


    Which includes American movies but also Chinese and Indian movies too... WW does models and physical materials like swords and armour as well as computer generated material... there is no reason why a Russian company could not be funded to do the same thing for Russian movies... Weta Workshop and Peter Jackson might be interested in a big Eastern Front movie... there are plenty of stories worth telling that have been totally ignored in the west...

    It would be nothing to do with Putin, this would be the Russian judicial system and the funding would be managed presumably by a government body interested in promoting Russia to the world... perhaps Indian or Chinese language Russian movies educating them about Russian history from a Russian perspective instead of the usual slanted western view.

    If New Zealand can do it then Russia certainly could... for movies about WWII the Russian Army could provide the T-34s... perhaps some Tigers and Panzers rebuilt for the purpose and old WWII gear could be made... made for movies, but they could make extra and sell that on the international market... I am sure collectors and reinactment groups would love to buy brand new good quality gear marked as reproductions for the purposes of reinactments.

    Russia will need to take more aggressive actions to eliminate these 5th columnist rodents and at the same time supporting the formation of 5th columnist groups inside America. Russia has no other choice but to play the game with a dirtier hand.

    Russia wont be helping herself by stooping to her level... the critical error the west has made is stooping to the level of what they thought their enemies were doing.... it makes the west worse than their enemies because it is do as I say but not as I do. Truth and Justice used to be the American way, but now the American way is lies and revenge... they have lost their way... I would not like to see Russia follow them because we can clearly see where that is leading.


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    Post  kvs on Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:59 pm



    The Russian 5th column liberast "opposition" routinely parrots the laissez-faire theory of capitalism as being the ultimate economic
    system. So they want the government to privatize everything into the hands of unelected billionaires supposedly operating in
    a "free market" which will produce optimal results. The above video shows how the US government grossly violates this religion
    by bailing out Boeing and other military contractors. Washington does not allow the "market to decide".

    1) The free market is an idealized myth. In the real world most sectors of the economy have oligopolies for example automobile
    makers, aero-space, pharmaceuticals, agro-business. Even if there are family farms, big agro corporations dominate the food
    market.

    2) The 1990s taught Russia that most of the yapping about "free market capitalism" is BS. Chernomyrdin announced that the
    era of market romanticism is over in 1998 and Russia has been recovering and advancing ever since. The west does not
    practice what it preaches.

    3) The Russian liberasts are treasonous swine that need to be put behind bars.

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    Post  miketheterrible on Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:02 pm

    Lol.

    And this is why they will never get power.

    The privatization of even non productive enterprises and facilities that were defunct is still a massive popularity loss of the current government.

    Privatization is such a dirty word in Russia that most people are against it. Most feel private should be left to small and medium while large is publicly owned.

    That is why they are polling at 2%
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    Post  PhSt on Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:07 pm




    How Western media colludes with tiny Navalny-linked group of doctors to weaponize Russia’s Covid-19 battle

    If you know the country well, you will know this: There are two Russias – the one 146 million people live in, and the fantasy version Western media outlets describe.
    Both exist in parallel universes. This is why most English-speaking Russians usually react with a mixture of shock and horror when their language skills become proficient enough to read what the foreign press is writing about their homeland.

    Now, predictably, Russia’s response to Covid-19 is being weaponized as part of the mythical ‘information war’. This is because Western media coverage of the country generally isn’t about journalism; instead, it’s about activism. This means that only Russians who fit its narrative are given agency.

    For this reason, Alexei Navalny is presented as the “opposition leader,” despite the fact there is no united opposition in Russia, and other oppositionists have never selected him to lead them. To make it even more ridiculous, Navalny’s support lies at between one and two percent in Russian opinion polls – considerably behind Pavel Grudinin, for example, who basically doesn’t exist to consumers of the Western press. Grudinin is a former Communist Party presidential candidate, and when Russian outlets reported that he was blocked from entering parliament (the State Duma) last year, US and UK media essentially ignored his travails, presumably for fear of disrupting its narrative.

    To appreciate the strange symbiosis between Navalny and the Western media, we need to look at maneuvering around the Covid-19 pandemic. Eager to find a way to attack the official response, some hacks have attached themselves to the Doctors Alliance – a tiny, yet influential, motley crew ‘union’ of medical workers, closely linked to the man himself. So much so, in fact, that it’s led by Navalny’s former personal ophthalmologist Anastasia Vasilyeva.

    On the other hand, Russia’s biggest medical union – the Health Workers Union of the Russian Federation (HWURF) – is entirely anonymous in Western coverage, despite its membership totaling around three million.

    Breaking rules
    First, a disclaimer: A politically active workers union is nothing bad. In fact, it is undoubtedly a positive – as is any genuine desire to help out a medical system that is often critically understocked and has the potential to be entirely overwhelmed by the coronavirus.

    The fact is, after almost three decades of hyper-neoliberal economics – initially egged on by the West – working conditions for doctors in Russian state hospitals are generally poor. What’s more, nobody can deny that many hospitals in the country need a lot of help to get up to a reasonable, acceptable standard.

    Thus, this argument isn’t about unions as a concept, and does not assert that there are no problems with the Russian healthcare system. There are many. Instead, it’s about a group of activists masquerading as a ‘union’, who are not actively seeking to improve the life of doctors. Instead of actually helping out, Vasilyeva’s associates seem to be more interested in wooing the West.

    On April 3, Vasilyeva and eleven other colleagues set off for Russia’s Novgorod Region, about 400km away from Moscow, ostensibly to deliver much-needed personal protective equipment for overworked doctors. Vasilyeva’s group broke strict quarantine laws, designed to stop the spread of Covid-19, to bring boxes of material – masks, respirators, and suits – to two local hospitals. The funding was collected as part of a new project called the ‘All-Russian Medical Inspectorate,’ which says it aims to supply doctors with vital equipment.

    However, at the entrance to the town of Okulovka, just inside the state (oblast) border, the Doctors Alliance convoy of four cars, with three people in each (so much for ‘social distancing’), was escorted by local police to the station, where they were kept overnight.

    All because Vasilyeva is the most prominent critic of Russia’s response to the coronavirus?

    Well, that’s what you’d think if you relied on Western media to explain Russia.

    In reality, the story is quite different.

    Vasilyeva left her home in Moscow, a city now under strict quarantine with over 6,000 reported Covid-19 infections, on the pretext of providing medical care. As she has no registration in the Novgorod Region (which has 12 registered coronavirus cases), she knew she would be breaking the law before she had even crossed the regional frontier. It was publicly broadcast that Novgorod is presently locked down, due to fear of infection.

    Thus, it’s clear Vasilyeva was fully aware she would be arrested. Indeed, the makeup of her eleven comrades essentially betrays that fact: it included a lawyer, a foreign reporter, and three cameramen, rather than a full complement of working, unionized doctors.

    Aside from breaching coronavirus rules, she was also charged with disobeying the requests of a police officer – not getting out of her car and refusing an instruction to come to the police station to make a report. According to the Doctors Alliance, her arrest was “real fascism.”

    If the goal was just to send equipment to a hospital, she could quietly have done it without breaking the law and creating a scene. All she had to do was simply send money electronically to local volunteers or arrange a special delivery. But it’s clear this was about PR.

    Furthermore, on his personal online blog, Doctors Alliance cheerleader Alexei Navalny posted a document from the Ministry of Emergencies, listing the problems of medical institutions in each region. The PDF detailed issues in many different areas of the country – varying from mild to quite severe – and is an eye-opener to the difficulties Russia is facing in its battle against coronavirus. But the Novgorod Region, where Vasilyeva went? No shortages reported. Presumably, the likes of Tomsk, Arkhangelsk, and Astrakhan – which appear to urgently need help – are too far away to be worth the effort for these activists.

    Subsequently, the head physician of the Borovichi Hospital (one of the two hospitals Vasilyeva supplied), recorded a video explaining that he did not know the original source of the equipment.

    “Anastasia arrived from the city of Moscow, where there are mass quarantine measures regarding the infection of Covid-19, without any precautions. At the same time, she allegedly brought humanitarian aid in the form of medical masks. Again, it is not clear from which warehouses these masks are from. They had neither certificates nor registrations,” Vadim Ladyagin said.

    Another head physician in Novgorod Region, Natalya Usatova of the Valdai Central District Hospital, told regional website 53 News that the local doctors didn’t understand Vasilyeva’s actions.

    “If we actually did not have enough special protection, this could be done differently. This is a provocation – there is no other name for it. We, the doctors, did not understand this trick. Even we don’t allow ourselves to move around the region,” Usatova said. “After all, it is possible to clarify with the minister what we need and to involve volunteers in this work. The entire process in the region to combat coronavirus is controlled personally by the minister and the governor.”

    Una voce
    Despite these facts, Vasilyeva immediately used her arrest as a pretext to engage with foreign media outlets.

    Vasilyeva spoke with the Associated Press, who uncritically titled their piece “Russia detains activists trying to help hospital amid virus.” She told the news agency that the arrest “was about breaking [her].”

    https://www.rt.com/russia/485386-western-media-weaponized-russia-covid19/








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    Post  GarryB on Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:42 am

    Stupid bitch. Put her in quarantine for 4 weeks... in close proximity to the region she and her accomplices drove to with people with the virus... if she survives I am sure the antibodies from her blood will become useful...
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    Post  kvs on Sat May 09, 2020 3:08 am

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ny-times-accused-ripping-pulitzer-prize-winning-stories-russian-journalists-2nd-time

    The New York Times rips off the stories of the Russian 5th column "press" and gets Pulitzers for it. Rolling Eyes
    But that is what 5th columnists get for their services: a nice reaming and then disposal.

    Also, one has to admire the hypocrisy of these turds. Russia "meddling" abroad being some big news in the "foreign meddling central"
    is so thick and rich you can build a house on it.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat May 09, 2020 8:04 am

    kvs wrote:https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/ny-times-accused-ripping-pulitzer-prize-winning-stories-russian-journalists-2nd-time

    The New York Times rips off the stories of the Russian 5th column "press" and gets Pulitzers for it.  Rolling Eyes
    But that is what 5th columnists get for their services: a nice reaming and then disposal.

    Also, one has to admire the hypocrisy of these turds.   Russia "meddling" abroad being some big news in the "foreign meddling central"
    is so thick and rich you can build a house on it.


    These liberastholes never learn their lesson...Just like Nemtsov, when he outlived his usefulness he was liquidated just to make him in to martyr for HATO causes. Embarassed
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    Post  kvs on Wed May 13, 2020 5:05 pm



    The Russian 5th column, NATzO bootlicks are pissing their panties about the removal of two ridiculous "commemoration"
    plaques put up during Yeltsin's regime 30 years ago.    The liberasts are shrieking that this is historical revisionism when
    in actuality it is they who engage in agenda-driven historical revisionism.   They have no physical proof of the Katyn
    narrative but demand that Russians feel guilty and repent for their "crime".

    GTFO, vermin.

    One of the little talking points of anti-Russian, Nazi "equivalentists" western apologists is that thousands of the alleged Polish
    POWs and others were shot and buried in Mednoye in the Tver Oblast.   But recent forensic excavations have confirmed
    that the mass burial site actually includes Soviet soldiers KIA.  So these Soviet soldiers who died fighting Hitler's invaders
    were used to spread blood libel about USSR "terror".

    The so-called evidence given by Tokarev (an NKVD major in Tver in 1940) in an 1991 interview is not worth much.  He
    was never present during any stage of the alleged murder of the Polish POWs, from the initial stage of sentencing to death
    to the mass burial.   He was not present any time at Mednoye and was never present at the camp in Ostashkovo.
    He was not even aware of the number of Polish POWs.   Tokarev does give useful information that the Polish POWs
    delivered to Ostashkovo were filtered with military POWs sent to other camps and various police officers, prison
    guards and border guards.   This destroys the whole lie that Polish officers are buried in Mednoye even without
    the actual forensic dig.  

    Then we have further testimony that there were 30 NKVD exectutioners.   Supposedly these 30 shot 6000 POWs and
    others in the basement of the medical faculty building in Tver.   This is all BS.   Soviet archives documents show that
    Ostashkovo inmates were transferred to the Belomor Canal camp and later to other locations in smaller groups.   There
    is no evidence of any executions of these inmates in Tver and burial in Mednoye.


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    Post  Regular on Wed May 13, 2020 5:16 pm

    kvs wrote:
    PhSt wrote:
    GarryB wrote:I would suggest public exposure of what they did and also the funding they received specifically from each and every western source... that way the censored  themselves will be exposed but also the people funding and supporting and goading these people to do such things will also be exposed...

    Problem is Exposing them isn't enough, they will just bitch about being persecuted by the Putin "Regime" and continue to spew their filth across the country and STILL manage to brainwash a handful of useful idiots that will be fooled into protesting in the streets and demand Russia's dissolution. Russia will need to take more aggressive actions to eliminate these 5th columnist rodents and at the same time supporting the formation of 5th columnist groups inside America. Russia has no other choice but to play the game with a dirtier hand.  

    Unfortunately, you are right.   Only Bloshevist USSR had the hard core suppression initiative.   Before 1917 Russia was super-soft on terrorists.  
    They were not even shot but exiled to Siberia, and not to any camp but into civilian life.  To anyone with a clue, Siberia is not a "Hell hole" but
    a natural paradise.   Preparing for winter is not any sort of punishment for the crime of terrorism.    We see the same soft-headed, kid glove
    treatment of terrorists in Russia today.   But there is a glimmer of hope that the recent imprisonment of the "Set" gang sets a harsher tone.


    Plenty of murderous bolsheviks did few of the trips to Siberia and back. Tsarist and later transitional government were very soft this is why they had no chance.

    But today Russia is different, Russian nutjobs have 0 support.
    Say what ever about Russian liberals, they had decades to win majority of support, but somehow they are only supported by young people who later taste real life outside of uni dorms and loose interest. They are not a threat and they don't cause major disruptions. I would even say - it's quite handy to have them - they attract young people who are much better following liberals than let's say some radical Imams/nazis or revolutionary communists. Also, young people are universally are poor and they and don't have much political influence so liberalism stays in their circles. As soon as they start to build independent lives and save up money they turn to conservativism to preserve status quo.

    If you want to see crazy as fick opposition - go to Ukraine. Russia went very far and became civilised country compared to even pre-revolution Ukraine, Kazhastan and other post-Soviet countries.
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    Post  Regular on Wed May 13, 2020 5:31 pm

    kvs wrote:

    The Russian 5th column, NATzO bootlicks are pissing their panties about the removal of two ridiculous "commemoration"
    plaques put up during Yeltsin's regime 30 years ago.    The liberasts are shrieking that this is historical revisionism when
    in actuality it is they who engage in agenda-driven historical revisionism.   They have no physical proof of the Katyn
    narrative but demand that Russians feel guilty and repent for their "crime".


    So Katyn is basically a Polish version of a holocaust.

    I wonder if there are similiar laws to reinforce it and prohibit any questioning and label it as denialism.
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    Post  kvs on Wed May 13, 2020 5:46 pm

    I may sound like some 1930s USSR apologist. But I am not. We have a flood of anti-Soviet history which I do not need
    to repeat. So I focus on all the frauds such as Katyn and Holodomor.

    Holodomor is the epitome of a propaganda lie. Supposedly 14 million "Ukrainians" (yes, exclusively Ukrainians and not
    ethnic Russians, and other minorities even though there were collectivization famines spanning the whole USSR including
    on the Volga (where half my family comes from and I have family recollections as evidence) to Kazakhstan where
    I am talking about the Ukrainian and Russian farmers and not ethnic Kazakhs. If 14 million was a realistic figure then
    over 50% of Ukraine's population disappeared during the 1930s before WWII. At least 7 million Ukrainian SSR residents
    died during WWII. That would mean 21 million out of a population in 1930 of around 28-30 million died.

    Given the TFR dynamics in the USSR during WWII and after, it is physically impossible for Ukraine to have had a population
    of 52 million in 1990. The TFR fell to under 1.5 after WWII and for most the 1950 to 1990 period was around 1.0.
    With an initial population of 9 million in 1945 even 20+ million by 1990 would have been a stretch.

    If Ukraine was depopulated at the 2/3 level, even if it was not urbanized people would have noticed the population drop.
    But nobody remembers any such genocide level depopulation during the 1950s. Sure, they remember lost family members
    during the war and to some extent from the repressions of the 1930s. But empty streets and villages are not in any
    memory. They exist only in propaganda claims.

    What galls me more is that the Holodomor hoax advocates are concentrated in Polish occupied (from 1920 to 1939)
    western Ukraine. It is them and their diaspora in Canada and the USA spread this blood libel even though none of
    them and their grandparents ever lived through any forced collectivization famine. By contrast, there was famine
    in the Donbass which these vermin want to ethnically cleanse.

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    Post  dino00 on Wed May 13, 2020 8:21 pm

    KVS I don't know if you are Russian, but you have a good understanding of the Country, could you say for you who would you like to see as next President or Prime minister
    Obviously after Putin decided to retire ( if you're listen Mr President stay healthy russia ) get as far as possible from Peskov.
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    Post  kvs on Wed May 13, 2020 8:49 pm

    dino00 wrote:KVS I don't know if you are Russian, but you have a good understanding of the Country, could you say for you who would you like to see as next President or Prime minister
    Obviously after Putin decided to retire ( if you're listen Mr President stay healthy russia ) get as far as possible from Peskov.

    I am half "Russian" (including some Tatar blood) and Ukrainian (from western Ukraine but not from the rabid Russophobe
    parts such as Lviv and Ivano-Frankifsk. So I know from my Ukrainian family about life under Polish rule.) Ukrainians
    were treated as second class citizens and harassed with taxes and other discrimination. This does not justify the
    mass murder of Poles in western Ukraine by Ukr nazionalists since those Poles were basically indigenous and were
    not the source of the abuse.

    As for Putin's successor that is the biggest mystery to even Russian citizens. There is no clear successor and only
    candidates are to some extent identifiable. But I am more concerned with the "deep state" in Russia than some
    Putin successor. Putin has done a good job putting the right people into the right jobs and removing Yeltsin era
    traitors. But it is hard to judge how solid this foundation of the state is. It has to be able to control any
    moron Prime Minister or President who want to sell Russia down the river for a dime. The patriotism of technocrats
    and bureaucrats is partly linked to the patriotism of the population. Russia has come a long way from 1991 in
    this regard. The vast majority of Russians are no longer drinking the pro-west and anti-Russian propaganda koolaid.
    So they are aware that NATzO is a threat and not any sort of friend.

    Since the current system in Russia is pluralistic and not autocratic (NATzO hate propaganda is not worth used toilet
    paper) any successor "regime" to Putin will have to sing the pro-Russian tune. If some Yeltsin-like tool takes over
    then people will be marching in the streets for real.

    BTW, the current prime minister appears to be on the right page and I think he will be around for a while.

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    Post  dino00 on Wed May 13, 2020 9:41 pm

    Thanks thumbsup

    I obviously know almost nothing about People that can succeed Vladimir Putin, but I like Yuri Borisov, it's different from V.P. but looks a good manager...
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    Post  Regular on Thu May 14, 2020 2:27 am

    dino00 wrote:Thanks thumbsup

    I obviously know almost nothing about People that can succeed Vladimir Putin, but I like Yuri Borisov, it's different from V.P. but looks a good manager...

    Realistically speaking - there are plenty of people who can completely replace Putin these days and don't cause turmoil. How would they do in long run is totally different matter as Putin had stability.
    Now there are current propositions to limit presidential power so in the future you could technically elect some dummy populist or liberal and have him bogged down without him destroying the country. Better safeguards against rogue president than in USA.

    It's not s house of cards and it is probably more stable than during soviet era. Even pussy like Medvedev didn't run the country into the ground and did decent response in 08.08.2008.

    In near future Putin will probably join the counsel as he move away from presidency - then it will only strengthen the government. And this is good transition imho.
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    Post  kvs on Sun May 17, 2020 4:50 pm



    How Russia is smeared with selectively edited video posted on social media.

    You have a post showing some clown undergoing arrest where a whole bunch of supposed bystanders are screaming about
    the "innocence" of the "police abuse victim". When the video filmed by the police is shown we see the real truth a group
    of covidiots are sitting close to each other without any masks in a children's playground. They are not even trying
    to social distance. And they show contempt for the police who are trying to tell them to obey the law. The clown
    who got taken down by the cops turns out to be a drunken prat who refuses to obey them in a situation of breaking the
    law (try that in the NATzO west and see what happens ye "oppressed" liberasts). The so-called bystanders are all part
    of the group of law breakers and one of them, the large thug, was in the cops' face right from the get go. He should
    have been arrested for hindering police (yes that is a crime in every NATzO state).

    The Russian police in this incident are showing epic restraint. But I believe that this not the right approach. It gives
    the criminals too much confidence. Take out the truncheons and the tasers at the first hint of resistance. These
    are adults and not children and they are fully aware that obstruction and refusal to obey are crimes. No point treating
    these perps with kid gloves.



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    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:32 pm

    https://antimaidan.ru/news/18989

    Apparently Navalny had openly stated that the veterans of WWII are traitors and other nasty stuff.

    He is being investigated for promotion of Nazism.
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    Post  AlfaT8 on Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:42 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:https://antimaidan.ru/news/18989

    Apparently Navalny had openly stated that the veterans of WWII are traitors and other nasty stuff.

    He is being investigated for promotion of Nazism.

    He's desperately trying to stay relevant, is what he's trying to do.

    Looks like it was some Twitter post, so might be that he got hacked or something.
    Since i doubt even he is this stupid.
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    Post  GarryB on Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:26 am

    That will be the excuse anyway... he is that stupid to say it to get attention, but not man enough to admit that is what he really thinks... and to try to escape responsibility.
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    Post  calripson on Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:42 am

    “Putin is using the public vote to make ordinary people his accomplices in extending his rule and sanctioning the domination of an ultraconservative ideology,” wrote Andrei Kolesnikov, a senior fellow and the chairman of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.


    So, democratic voting expressing the will of the people is illegitimate. I guess they had to check with Soros and Khodorkovsky or their hired "technocrats" first.
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    Post  GarryB on Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:30 am

    If that was all Putin wanted he could easily have done it any number of a dozen different ways...

    What he has said is that the current Russian constitution was written by Americans... after 30 years of it these are the changes I think we should make... lets have a vote to see what you think about it.

    Western politicians could certainly do the same but they are afraid that all their rainbow crap might bite them in the ass and the shit they have been pushing down the throats of most people living in the west is not something they even like... I suspect that is the real reason the UK left the EU... nobody wants unelected liberal idiots dictating to them what they can or cannot do in their own country....

    The huge irony here in New Zealand is that Putins crime... and it is considered a crime here, is that he is changing the rules so he can be president until 2036.... which is totally hilarious because here in New Zealand there are no term limits or restrictions on the role of Prime Minister... they can get in as often as they can and stay for as long as they keep getting voted back in and not back stabbed by their own party...
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    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:24 am

    https://www.rt.com/russia/493482-russia-vote-constitution-preliminary-results/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

    Russians voted, majority in favor (over 70%). So it's good.

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