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News re Russia and corruption and protests about it

 
 
Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 05:21 pm
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/26/russian-youth-from-moscow-to-siberia-slam-putin-the-thief1.html

A matter to watch, at least for me.
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 05:28 pm
I bean watching some of this on TV news.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 08:26 pm
@edgarblythe,
Wonder when Putin will have his people start shooting them?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 09:25 pm
@RABEL222,
If they persist, I predict they will not remain healthy for long.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 27 Mar, 2017 12:51 pm
I see the Putin operatives have voted this one down. Russia is corrupt, and Putin is a tyrant.

Quote:
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders during mass protests on Sunday.

Mr Navalny was among several hundred people who were detained in connection with the rallies across the country.

The court in Moscow earlier fined him the minimum 20,000 roubles ($350) for organising the banned protests.

On Monday the Kremlin accused the opposition of encouraging lawbreaking and provoking violence.

Some young people were paid to attend, a presidential spokesman said.

Mr Navalny later repeated accusations of corruption against Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

The allegations were the main reason behind Sunday's protests, which drew thousands of demonstrators nationwide, including in St Petersburg, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Tomsk and several other cities, as well as Moscow.
While Moscow police reported earlier that 500 people had been detained, the OVD-Info human rights group said 1,030 people had been detained in Moscow and that at least 120 of them were still being held.


The highlighted bit could have been said by one of Trump's people.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39404985
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 27 Mar, 2017 12:56 pm
Good grauniad article on Putin.
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An autocrat with the consent of the governed, Putin has preserved the essential personal freedoms that the Russian people first earned with the demise of the Communist system. People can worship and travel freely; Facebook and Twitter are essentially unrestricted; there are even a few tolerated media outlets overtly in opposition to the Kremlin. Political freedoms, however, are more tightly circumscribed, so as to leave no chance to potential “colour revolutionaries” or politically ambitious exiled oligarchs. For the bulk of the population, this matters little; the relatively few activists have a choice of taking it – or leaving.


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/27/russia-house-vladimir-putin-built-never-abandon
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 28 Mar, 2017 06:38 am
@ossobucotemp,
Wondering how far Putin will go with clamping down on dissension before a sizable population of the country fights back?

Reopen the Gulags? Bring back the purges?
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