-what is it for u to defend Putin & his policies from NZ?
The man has transformed Russia from a place nobody really cared about, to some where where western politicians fear what Putins policies are doing to the average Russian citizen.
Unsubstantiated claims that he is a thief are amusing because he has probably had enormous opportunities to feather his own bed... the west would offer him billions if he would just let them access the thousands of trillions of dollars worth of assets he seems to prefer to deny them.
I think he has courage, and I am not surprised the west wants to demonise him because if the people of the west better understood him they might start wondering why EU leaders are such mealy mouthed
who immediately jump to Washingtons commands like a bunch of bitches, and why the leadership of the US for the past 30 years have not transformed the west the way putin has transformed Russia, but instead have actually done what the west now accuses Putin of doing.... rewarding the rich for stealing openly from everyone else.
The main problem for western propaganda is that the corruption and oligarchs in the west don't even bother hiding their manipulation of democracy... 750 billion in bailouts for rich western banks.... no problem... you want to pay working americans 500 bucks... you better work hard to convince me that that wont cause a tear in the fabric of the universe and destroy everything... You can't give money to the peasants!!!!
-no need for that: he can just declassify all relevant info. if he is clean & wants to stay clean!
He is clean. The mud the west throws does not stick because the west lives in mud, and does not understand the concept of bathing.
Someone who points out the emperor has no clothes like Snowden and Assange is all the proof you need... they release mercenaries convicted of cold blooded killing in Iraq but Assange and Snowden cannot be forgiven... because they reveal the corruption goes all the way to the top in the west.
-perhaps now he wouldn't go there, after all the negative publicity.
Well it is not his so I don't see why he would go there... publicity or not... but the publicity is western and really does not effect his ratings as president of Russia.
As much as the west likes to think it is influential... the Russian people haven't listened to them yet... hell if western media was to be believed Killary was going to beat Trump easily...
he didn't spend a single ruble from his pocket on it- a small portion came from the gov. budget but the rest from the oligarchs, i.e. all the Russians they robbed....
So why are you dribbling on about it being his palace then?
-don't change the subject. Other leaders dealt with Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, Hirohito, Brezhnev & Mao, but it's not a valid excuse to absolve them of their crimes.
Yeah, except establishing the crimes of those other leaders is a bit easier and much less politically motivated.
Putins crimes appear to be made up... and even if accurate don't really amount to very much at all.
-mostly thanks to high oil prices, which also allowed the USSR to stand that long.
No. If they really were criminals like the Ukraine for instance, then all the wealth they earned from oil and gas and other resources would be funneled away to private and secret bank accounts in Panama or in Switzerland, while the Russian people will be wonder where all taht money went because it can't be stolen AND be used to build up the economy and restore infrastructure and the military etc etc.
Russia is a significant power today because Putin is NOT a thief... if he was a thief Russia would look like the Ukraine does now which shows you the result of... what 6 years of abuse?
If he was a thief Russia would be four times worse off than the Ukraine is now.
-even if true, it's still not a valid excuse to absolve Putin's circle of their crimes.
What crimes. You haven't mentioned any yet. Nothing that is believable anyway.
-not true, I heard what she said on the video, I do understand Russian.
Was that the video when he first visited her and she accepted his apology, or the second video when Navalnys goons had had the chance to have a chat and she changed her tune?
- show me the evidence it was he or people under him that did it with his knowledge! I can also claim that it was made up by his enemies.
I don't have to show you anything... he was convicted in a Russian court of law... that is where his suspended sentence came from... the one whose parole conditions he flouted which is why he is back in custody and likely wont be let out till he has another court case regarding his violating his parole conditions.
-not to those who r tired of Putin & his lies!
Yeah, school kids mostly, and less than 1% of the adult voting population...
- they let him travel to other cities with killer agents who tried to kill him r bigger criminals, & they went outside the law; & then to Germany, so they violated it too; if his check-in was so needed, the VKS could send a plane to pick him up.
His check in was a requirement of his parole... he didn't check in... for several months before he got sick so being sick is no excuse.
Violating parole means they will probably impose the sentence that was suspended... 3.5 years jail... for the original offence and perhaps an extra year or two for the parole violations.
They were light on him last time... not likely to be as nice this time.
- they manipulated the figures; with new Constitution his earlier terms were annulled, allowing to rule longer & get "elected" again.
You sound like a Trump supporter... but you are a democrat voting for Creepy Joe, so you mean it was Russian Hackers...
The old Constitution was hogwash imposed during Yeltsens reign by Americans. This new Constitution is by Russians and makes rather more sense.
It allows him to stand again two more times but he still has to get the votes to win just like anyone else.
And if he loses the second team is the commies... you can imagine how that will go down in the west.
tell that to all the Ms of poor folks there that will stay poor under Putin.
According to Putins speech at Davos there are less people in the poor category in Russia than there are in the US... the number of people who are considered poor has dropped by a factor of 12.
Maybe that is why he gets voted in?
I wasn't comparing them; Putin is a lot bigger nut to crack.
Comparing two stones in your shoe with a flawless diamond the size of your fist...
I'm expressing my opinion in support of those in Russia who share it.
So am I... you with your 1% and me with my 70%.
MY MENTALITY IS SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE MOST RUSSIANS'
THE CRIMINAL BUSH WHO WENT AWOL IN THE TX ANG ALSO GOT ELECTED BY FRAUD, SO THEY R EVEN NOW. EVEN IF TRUE, THE WHITE RACISTS R THE MINORITY NOW,& DEMOCRACY IS THE RULE OF MAJORITY.
America is all racist... half are anti white and the other half anti everything else...
Links without descriptions breaks this forums rules.
Please stop doing that.
Here's Bill Browder assaulting a woman and running across the street to avoid being served a subpoena regarding the lies he told about Magnitski. Bill deserves his own thread.
Just shoot him.
Perhaps if Putin didn't rule that long, most, if not all, of those sanctions & other measures to weaken RF economy wouldn't have been/be imposed at all.
They want Putin gone so they can steal resources from the next schmuk in the presidents chair.
Perhaps Russia should forget about the west and think about its future without them... they are in a better position to do that than any other country on the planet.... they already make most of everything they need... thanks to Putin.
Posting links to videos without a description is not allowed on this forum.
The fact that the top link is a Ukrainian site tells me I should start deleting your posts now.
It is up to you.