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Putin's Domestic Policy
« on: June 02, 2019, 02:35:02 AM »
Putin's Domestic Policy and
Prospects for the Emergence of a Real Opposition



As predicted, Putin’s popularity takes a nosedive.

This fact is not often discussed in the West, but the popularity of Vladimir Putin is in decline and has been so ever since, following his reelection, he kept more or less the same (already unpopular) government while that government very clumsily attempted to “sneak by” undetected a pension reform. Now the latest numbers are in, and they are not good: only 31.7% of Russians trust Vladimir Putin, that is his worst score in 13 years! His score last year was 47.4% (by the way, Shoigu got only 14.8%, Lavrov got 13%, and Medvedev got 7.6%. These are terrible scores by any measure!)

I have been warning about this for a while now (see here, here and we now can try to understand what happened.


First, it is obvious that millions of Russians (including yours truly) were deeply disappointed that Putin did not substantially reorganize the Russian government following his triumphant reelection last year. Putin himself is on record saying two things about that: first, that he is generally happy with the performance of the government and, second, that he needs an experienced team to implement his very ambitious reform program (more about that in a moment).

Second, it is equally obvious that the pension reform is profoundly unpopular and that Putin’s personal credibility has never recovered from this political fiasco.

READ the full article HERE:  Prospects for the Emergence of a Real Opposition in Russia

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Wiz' find another clueless article
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 05:55:33 AM »
Wiz,

VVP was unpopular BEFORE the elections and he was not elected with the numbers claimed... PERIOD

Democracy is DEAD in Russia and if your do not agree with govt policy - you are not a 'patriot' 

So much for the veracity of your article

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Re: Wiz' find another clueless article
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2019, 02:53:37 PM »
Wiz,

VVP was unpopular BEFORE the elections and he was not elected with the numbers claimed... PERIOD

Democracy is DEAD in Russia and if your do not agree with govt policy - you are not a 'patriot' 

So much for the veracity of your article

More Moby lies: https://www.levada.ru/en/ratings/

Putin has ratings western politicians could only dream of.


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Re: Wiz' find another clueless article
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2019, 04:47:34 PM »
Wiz,

VVP was unpopular BEFORE the elections and he was not elected with the numbers claimed... PERIOD

Democracy is DEAD in Russia and if your do not agree with govt policy - you are not a 'patriot' 

So much for the veracity of your article

I was not the writer of the article.......... have you lost your glasses?

You have been to Russia.... too many times.... so can you tell me when it was better, before Putin or today?

Russia never had a Democracy, for the past 100 years and today is a Capitalist country.... thanks to the American's.

When it's your next trip to Russia?

Still waiting a reply to my question about Teresa May demise.

 ;D

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Re: Putin's Domestic Policy
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 08:35:41 AM »
Manny can you please stop the ability to  change the"Subject Name" as this clown Mody does it deliberately all the time, to derail the original post and take it to another direction from the original post, and it very annoying!


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Re: Putin's Domestic Policy
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019, 08:55:02 AM »

Manny can you please stop the ability to  change the"Subject Name" as this clown Mody does it deliberately all the time, to derail the original post and take it to another direction from the original post, and it very annoying!

While I think we all changed a title it is indeed annoying. Maybe a bit of restraint could be used.
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Opinion for Vladimir Putin
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 01:51:42 AM »
Putin began by embracing the west.
Now, he wants revenge


There’s little hope of an improvement in relations so long
as the Russian president’s 20-year reign continues!



When Boris Yeltsin appointed Vladimir Putin prime minister on 9 August 1999, few Russians knew much about him. In early television appearances he came across as mousy, shy and awkward, a man unaccustomed to the limelight from which his previous career in the KGB had shielded him.

But within weeks he revealed a character trait that would become the defining feature of his rule – ruthlessness. His first memorable phrase was his threat to wipe out terrorists “even if they’re in the shithouse”, and within weeks he had launched a terrifying war against separatists in Chechnya that would leave tens of thousands of civilians dead.

Twenty years on, as Russia and the west teeter towards confrontation, it is hard to remember that Putin started out as an avowedly pro-western leader. George W Bush and Tony Blair rushed to glad-hand him, and Putin himself stood in the Bundestag proclaiming at length and in fluent German that Russia’s destiny was in Europe. But western leaders were appalled by his brutality in Chechnya, and by the first signs of his antidemocratic tendencies, which included his muzzling of critical television stations.

Putin’s fatal flaw, it seemed to me, was his utter inability to see that there was a contradiction between being a ruthless autocrat at home, and the values of the western civilisation to which he (at least at that time) paid lip service.

Some argue that he was never seriously pro-western, that the overtures masked ulterior motives and KGB-inspired schemes to dominate the world. But I think that is mistaken. When I worked as a consultant to the Kremlin in the earlier part of Putin’s rule, I had many meetings with senior officials and have no doubt that they regarded themselves as “western” and even as democrats.


Read More Putin began by embracing the west

NOTE: Angus Roxburgh is the author of the book "Moscow Calling: Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent!"


 

 

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