.-I didn't vote in years, & but Trump, that disgusting scum, deserved to be voted out.
I don't blame you for that, in trying to undo everything Trump did Biden might actually do some good, but fundamentally your problem remains that the democrats and the Republicans are putting out shit options for the American public to vote for and they are not even hiding it any more...
Your system is clearly broken and as more and more people want another choice the chances are America is going to have to make the choice... do they want a civil war to give people more choice, or can the two political golems make room for someone else?
then read this
The title is ridiculous... Putin has nothing to do with what is happening to Navalny... that is just what automatically happens to anyone who violates their parole.... it is normal in any western country. If you want to find cases where governments get involved in the judicial system and perhaps need to be held accountable for that then you need to look up stories on people like Assange or Snowden or Manning.
-and Putin grew from small to big criminal once he got power.
You say that without any evidence of criminality... certainly if he was CEO of a company and it had developed and progressed the way Russia has progressed they would probably be looking at ways to name the damn company after him.
.- the Hebrews in Egypt had a good life too before, & compared to spending 40 years in the desert, but it was worth it to be free & be able to lead their own lives.
Did they tell you that? Write a book about me 1,000 years after my death and I would tell you you should probably not believe everything you read.
After 40 years in the desert I rather suspect everyone under 40 probably had nothing to compare with their life in the desert...
Just because Putin does things ona different scale, it doesn't mean that he should be kept in power to continue his reign of corruption, intimidation & terror.
Every election the people of Russia have the opportunity to vote him out. It is called democracy. Reign of corruption intimidation and terror describes exactly the wests relations with the world, yet you seem to hate Putin more than the
who rule the west... why is that exactly?
Give a small man a lot of power & he looses his head flaunting it while developing a mania of greatness.
He is more of a man than leaders of the world of much greater physical stature... I understand you want to paint him as some sort of monster, but you are failing terribly. Any other posts from Ukrainian websites or Fox News articles... maybe Jamestown has a new article describing all the children he murdered as a teenager.
.-right, Navalny also made $ in legit. business & his FBK reports all of its income & spending; only now he got accused of embezzling.
He is a criminal... he can't even abide by his parole rules, and he is a grifter by nature. You find child molesters as teachers and boy scout leaders... it is a pretty obvious career choice for them until they are caught. Navalny is an anti corruption "investigator"... you do the math.
.- he's in a damage control mode after his FSB failed to kill him & got caught with its pants down.
What damage... the western media continues with unsubstantiated claims that makes them look silly and rather out of their depth to Russian people who understand the situation better. Western people believe but it is part of the BS dream that makes them think their lives matter.
.-no, from FBK investigations that u refuse to accept!
I think you will find "fabricated butt crap" would be FBC...
-the house I live in belongs to my landlord, but if I or some1 else pay rent, it's mine,
If the payments are made on time by whomever you have rights, but that rental agreement can be terminated at any time by the land lord with the limits of the agreement. Rent payments secure your access to the property but if the land lord sells the property to someone else then that someone can demand changes to the agreement.
Putin said the building is not his and I have no reason not to believe him. Saying convicted criminal and fraudster A Navalny said something different... well I don't care.
Others paid & still pay for that palace building, furnishings, repairs, maintenance, & security.
But you live in your rented place... Putin has not been living in this so called palace. You might as well say it is my palace because I haven't been there either...
If u can't see the truth staring in ur face & comprehend it, perhaps it's better that u stop repeating the same shallow mantra above like a stuck recording.
The truth is pretty clear to me.
-how do u know that? all the facts says the opposite; he thinks he must persecute him-see the above clip. who else would benefit from keeping him behind bars? certainly not those ordinary Russians that Putin rules on behalf of & with help by his propagandists tries to look like is concerned about their well being above all else.
Navalny violated the terms of his parole of course he had to go to jail to serve out his remaining jail term. If it was Putin interfering then why not give him an additional 10 years for making a fool of the courts by ignoring their decisions and trying to discredit the entire country by going abroad and pretending to be sick and pretending he had the tiniest clue of what actually happened...
-he does, & tries to cover his ass to look 100% clean.
His ass is likely the cleanest of any who has previously held his position or any American or European leader in a similar position...
- u have a very idealistic view of the RF realities. keep ur rosy glasses on, but stop lecturing me.
But you don't even understand the basics of a suspended sentence... and the ramifications of violating your parole conditions... pretty standard around the world... but you seem to think they don't apply.
Perhaps a product of living in the west and the messed up way the west behaves with its perceived friends and its perceived enemies.
-w/o the local opposition, they won't make any difference.
And they didn't.
Navalny is a lot smarter than Putin & his kill teams; the elites will soon make their own pivot towards him before turning their backs on a fresh political corpse.
You mean in 3 years when he is out of prison?
.- either way, the writing is on the wall; he has many enemies all over the Globe & good luck to him with his judo skills.
The same writing has been on that wall for thousand of years for Russia and Russians... the Europeans wrote it up there before America even existed... it is probably what helps him remain focussed.
- wrong, the German colonists in Russia all got Russified & many of their descendants who left the USSR came back. the Germans have no stomach to swallow Russia.
Stolypin was a monarchist... if he had lived and stopped Lenin then in WWII the Germans might have made an alliance with Tsarist Russia and crushed the British and the French and the US would have stayed out of it.
-Nemtsov was a big threat to his throne & had to be eliminated, regardless of consequences.
He was already practically forgotten when he was shot. A brutal public execution makes no sense for Putin... a car accident or plane crash... or a suicide like the Clintons prefer when they get rid of dangerous people...
Yes... public relations. Talking to and listening to the public. Something western politicians pay lip service to and pretend to do but don't actually.
No US presidential candidate would turn up to a debate without a complete list of all the questions to be asked a couple of weeks in advance so they can prepare answers by committee and vet it with their lawyers first. Once in office they would never even consider it... they are already in the job they don't need to risk everything by doing that... what if there is a difficult question and it makes you look silly... not a chance.
But Putin does it.
In the old days, folks would go to the capital to present their grievances in person. talk is cheap, esp. when the lower officials ignore his decrees; if the system was efficient, there would be no need for that kind of troubleshooting. r u calling it normal?
I am calling it open and transparent... the only other leader who did anything like that is Trump on Twitter, but I never looked at that so I can't say whether he just spoke or if he answered questions and talked to people.
- like the kind & benevolent Tsar that "didn't know" what his boyars were doing to the people. I remember the same thing when Andropov policies failed & were scaled back/stopped, many blamed the local party bosses, not him.
He does not have to do this... he could remain locked up in his ivory tower like all previous Russian leaders have, and all western leaders do too.
- if u think that Navalny doesn't know all that, it's ur other deep mistake.
Which makes him an opportunist traitor.
-Navalny could give lectures in W. Europe/US/Canada Aus/NZ & earn more $ than in Russia
If he is not in Russia agitating them he is of no use... why would anyone in the west listen to that pussy.
Being a convicted criminal he would not be allowed entry to New Zealand or Australia... (hahaha criminals can't get into Australia now... how times have changed).
even as its president,
But if Putin is grafting billions, surely he could graft thousands of dollars...
but still came back as he's a liberal politician now.
Have you actually listened to him... he is a racist bastard... liberal my ass... if he was liberal he could have stayed in the EU for life but they kicked him out for talking libellous shit about German politicians...
- FYI, that sentence since elapsed.
Not even close.
-thanks to being poisoned by FSB who then illegally tempered with evidence they got from cops twice.
He was convicted in a Russian court. No Appeals to european courts for him now... boo hoo.
-I can say u r giving more credit to Putin than he deserves!
The place Russia is in today is because of him and his choices and decisions.
-why not staying as an independent candidate? a party may still form around him or his successor.
Because as an independent candidate he can only be voted into one seat and you can't be president with one seat.
-if was brain dead, he wouldn't be in power.
He is not in power... he is in prison.
-& Putin got burned on it; hence the need for new constitution with old presidential terms annuled.
Even if Luka said that was a brilliant idea lets join countries such things can't happen in a few weeks or months... that sort of shit would take years to iron out...
-wrong: they wanted to save Ms of german lives by making peace with UK & US to better negotiate with, & defend against the USSR.
And they were assuming that after they killed Hitler that Hitler supporters wouldn't just kill them and ruin their attempts to surrender to the western allies.
Moot point anyway, they couldn't even kill adolph so the rest of the plan didn't really matter much.
the association is Putin=Hitler & Kaput in German is "finished, worn out, dead". A Russian in Vladivostok was holding it. These attitudes r not new there.
Obviously a Russian patriot in sync with the feelings of the Russian people... equating an Austrian who essentially murdered 30 million soviet citizens with a Russian who led Russia from economic collapse and poverty, to a country the west is clearly very afraid of... and not just military, but production wise they have all the potential of the west but with none of her debt and all those natural resources and land. Yeah... might work on stupid western audiences, but I don't buy it.
-for it to really work, Putin must go!
But it is already working.
-he tried it & that train is gone; good riddance!
But the election in the US rigged by the Democrats proves they don't have democracy and that serious institutional changes have to be made if you ever want to see democracy again. It is Institutional fundamental problems with your system that can't be patched or tinkered with.... smash it down and make it all brand new.
- if given a chance, he would kill Ms to stay in power.
So you say...
- I never implied that. Oh, I forgot, u r from down under & can't be blamed for having different logical in/abilities!
So why mention the USSR imploding and killing people if it has nothing at all to do with Putin?
-Putin's rule will add more stagnation & degradation.
But the economic situation is no worse than in the EU so he is doing as well as civilised and educated Europe is...
- the US $ has an amazing ability to recover, unlike other currencies. if there's a political will, there is a way. there r professional stimulators of the economy here that earn their keep.
You mean America is going to invade someone...
- no, it's up to them what to do, I'm just presenting my take & commenting on the situation.
But no one else can give their opinion?
.-no, Trump would make it a Nazi state. As I said, I'm not going to discuss internal US issues here.
He got elected because it is a Nazi state...
-only so far, recall those in Belarus!
None so far compared with hundreds in Spain and France and the US... but only Putin needs to go?
Sounds like you just want Putin to go and you are grasping at straws.
This is a good time to ban social media that is not good for Russia(like they are doing it in Murica.)
Good idea, even though the west will say it is oppressing the freedom and rights of the people despite doing the same themselves all the time...
46 trillion rubles, or 609 billion dollars - this is exactly how much Putin's geopolitical failures cost the Russians, which brought nothing but the illusion of opposition to the West for Russia itself.
Without reading that bullshit I suspect this figure is a roundup of all the western sanctions imposed on Russia over Putins decisions taken in the interests of the Russian people. Most of those damages will not be real damages because the response to sanctions by the west is increased diversity away from energy exports... it has led to domestic investments in food production to the point Russia now earns billions of dollars in food exports, and of course machine tooling and farm machinery etc etc etc... all of which makes Russia stronger and better able to trade with other countries with products they own and produce themselves.
America can afford more costly mistakes & wasteful spending than Russia.
It is OK for America to fuck up because they are rich and can afford it. The thing is that western sanctions are making Russia stronger and more independent... America is going to find its easy run will be coming to an end... the way it uses its dollar as a weapon means countries are trying to get off that crack just to protect themselves from American attacks. As more and more get off the US dollar will lose value and countries might even stop accepting it... then where will America be?
But it has been so nice to its close team of allies... they will help them right?
She can also afford to print a lot more $ than Russia.
Actually she can't because that is her problem not her solution... continuing to just print money will lead to some countries and companies to wonder if it is worth anything... what is backing it up?
Lastly, she recently evicted a moronic woud-be dictator from the White House & the new immigrants will be admitted to help "make her great again" for sure.
Yeah, rich people not having cheap illegal labour they can underpay because they are illegal is what was stopping America being great again... who is the racist again?
The Levada Centre, an independent pollster labelled as a foreign agent by Russia’s Ministry of Justice for its receipt of funding from overseas, conducted the research. In another survey late last year, the same group also found that only one in five Russians said they “approve” of the anti-corruption campaigner’s actions across all of activism and journalism. A full 50 percent said they disapproved, and 18 percent claimed they’d never even heard of him.
Ahhh that is gold... the Levada Centre that is funded by foreign countries and in a poll 18 percent of Russians had never heard of Navalny.... priceless.
Better compare how many people emigrated to the US vs. to the RF
The people going to America are economic migrants mainly coming from third world poor countries to the south of the US.... which is poetic justice because the US has had a major hand in keeping central and south america poor and weak.
Certain oligarchs close to Putin will have their assets seized abroad. It's about time!
Excellent... those rich Russians might realise that investing in things in the west will just lose them that investment... perfect.
My two cents- somehow Russians were outplayed in this round.
Not sure how you work that out... Navalny is now in prison. Western media are squawking about it, but that is nothing new.
It was either that ot Putin´s adminsitration showing the whole country that Navalny is above the law.
Pretty sure Putin had no input at all... this is what would happen to any parole violator anywhere in the world.
So, the plan has been from the begining to get Navalny in jail and then show the world how Russia is oppressing this poor, beloved opposition leader.
He is not THE opposition leader... he is barely A opposition leader. Jill Stein of the green party in the US gets more vote than this moron.
It is beyond my comprehension why Russia didn´t just revoke Navalny´s passport and forbid him from enetering the country from the start.
He would have been forgoten by now. Now, they just dont have a useful move.
It is funny... the west portrays Putin as an omnipotent despot who runs the country and the justice system like some sort of mafia boss, but then complain when he doesn't.
What justification has Putin got to revoke his citizenship?
it proves the federal gov actually doesn't give a shit about him.
I am sure Putin goes in to interviews thinking... why are these idiots still talking about this noone... there are actually important things Russia and the west need to discuss and those
want to talk about Navalny... how about we talk about Assange instead eh? What.... the west does not want to discuss Assange... that is strange.