Politics Boris

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Wij, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

  2. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Did anyone think that in the first place? Russia has been a democracy for about five years in its entire history.
     
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  3. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

    i dont belive putin ordered it, as it could so clearly backfire on them , but its still a bit sad , could even have been his "friends" cos you can get plenty of milage out of martyring people
     
  4. caLLous

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  5. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

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  6. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    I'm not sure we live in a democracy, so the ruski's don't even come close...
     
  7. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    No but at the very least the environment has been created by him that makes such events more likely.
     
  8. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

    to be fair its an environment created by Stalin that has continued since then with only slight changes in appearance
     
  9. Exioce

    Exioce Part of the furniture FH Subscriber

    Russia and Soft Power

    The above is a fab radio program about how Russia appears on the surface to have a western style democracy...
     
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  10. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    It was an environment created long before Stalin, he was continuing a tradition that went back to the middle ages. Russia has always been the home of authoritarian rule and secret policemen
     
  11. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Indeed but Putin has certainly done quite a lot to excite the issue over his time in office.
     
  12. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

    ex KGB man in doing what he knows best shocker ?
     
  13. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Got about half way through on the way home. For those that didn't listen the big take-home is how much control Putin and his people have over the media and politics. The opposition parties that are allowed to take part in elections are actually controlled by Putin's machine and specifically set up to have very niche views which make Putin look reasonable in comparison. TV interviews have scripted stooges giving the opposing views. It looks like a debate or an interview but it isn't.
     
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