Where is the west involved here? Putin's empire will fall apart whether we do anything or not one day. That day is coming closer as it takes less money and effort to destabilize him every year. What no one is doing here is looking at the video and see why Putin is having a problem. Just want to blame the USA as always.
Wishful thinking again Tex?
I guess those sanctions imposed on Russia by the US 5 years ago and the continuing escalation of sanctions over the last 5 years has had no affect on the Russian economy, huh?
Russians are well aware of what's going on in their country. You, on the other hand, haven't a clue and rely on horseshit videos like the one you posted or articles written by MSM sources.
Why don't you come to Russia and ask people what they think of Navalny? I mean anyone over 21. Sure he has his followers, but they're mostly very young people who haven't a clue either as to why they're against Putin or what they're protesting.
You won't get the response you're looking for as most here think Navalny is a Western puppet and a useful idiot.
I heard a good analogy about Russia from an American source (can't remember exactly who it was) that went something like this: New Yorkers are always critical of Los Angeles and like to make jokes about about LA regarding its lifestyle, economy, etc. but no one in LA even thinks about New York.
Now change New York/LA with America and Russia and you'll get the picture. Nobody thinks about America here, but America, especially the government and media are obsessed with Russia.
We are having a problem in the USA. The system is not working as well as it did. The democrats and republicans have become too far apart for the government to function like it used to. Russia is also having a problem. The system is not working as well as it once did. The economy has stalled and there is no big bad west to blame everything on.
Actually, in many areas of the "system" it's functioning better than ever in Russia. Take agriculture for instance. Russia can now produce food for its citizens and profit from it like never before.
Why don't you come and see the packed shopping malls? Aviapark, the biggest mall in Europe, is a literal madhouse on the weekends.
There are more new products than ever before available to people since I started living here.
Why don't you check out the World Bank's prediction of 2-3% growth this year? Modest yes, but upward.
Europe is also (mostly) on the Russia side when it comes to the supply of natural gas to the region no matter how hard the US tries to impose more sanctions.
You can't even figure out that the US has become a corporate oligarchy which has been going on since the 80's. It's a one-party system that uses political theatre to divide the populous and steal their money under the guise of democrat and republican. The CARES Act was the latest theft of the American middle class that was voted on 96-0 in the Senate and transferred billions to corporations and financial institutions.
Hey, don't worry, you got your $1200.
. IOW, worry about your own country.
Tex, we get it, you have a hard on for Putin. Seems you need to relax a bit and let the blood flow back to your brain. Maybe then your posts will start to make sense.