I would like to addThanks for that. Seems very strange.
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I would like to addThanks for that. Seems very strange.
Alcoholism undoubtedly accounts for the large gap between male and female life expectancy.There are many causes but I would like to outline the main one - alcoholism.
A recent study blamed alcohol for more than half the deaths (52%) among Russians aged 15 to 54 from 1990 to 2001. In recent years this number is falling but I fancy still is very high.
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Male life expectancy in Russia is a catastrophe.
I don’t believe any leader could’ve made Russia any better until the economic reforms, oil prices rise etc.Putin's government during the first years of his rule had done one important thing - in fact huge sovereign debt was eliminated and sound hard currency-golden reserves were accumulated. Huge money were not spent on doubtful populist projects but in the right way.
‘99 to 2000, saw a large increase which undoubtedly would’ve helped whoever was in power. The oligarchs were already well embedded by then buying state commodities at dirt cheap prices.Fortunately for Russia and for mr.Putin high oil prices during the start of hus rule helped much to resolve many problems.
Massive protests are effective but liberal opposition in Moscow is able to gather no more than 20,000. For Moscow it is a drop in the ocean. Putin and his gang don't fear such protests as their forces (including riot police) are much more numerous.None of which addresses why you dismiss the protests as ineffective and that Putin is driving a coach and horses through your still young constitution. But then those questions can be uncomfortable.
I realise that, but then it's often that these protests are banned. The spontaneous ones would be much better if people thought they wouldn't be nicked again on some trumped up chargeMassive protests are effective but liberal opposition in Moscow is able to gather no more than 20,000. For Moscow it is a drop in the ocean. Putin and his gang don't fear such protests as their forces (including riot police) are much more numerous.
I'll take your word for that as a Russian citizenThe liberal opposition if they are serious has to unite, to form viable political party and register their candidates not as independent ones but as candidates from the political party.
A combination of both would be even more effective I believe.It is effective way in comparation with such protest actions.
Of course Putin's agitprop outlet RT has to cover the protest actionsDoubt that they're pulling these strings, damned counter revolutionaries, is there no end to them?
Vasilyeva who has treated him in the past but only managed to glimpse him in the cell and speak briefly says she couldn’t rule out Navalny being poisoned. She’s also concerned that she can’t treat him:His spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said Navalny had signs of an acute allergy with “severe swelling of the face and skin redness.”
A doctor at the hospital treating him told the Interfax news agency that Navalny had been diagnosed with hives and that he was feeling better.
But one doctor who has treated him in the past and was able to speak briefly with him and look at him through the crack of a door on Sunday said she could not rule out that he had been poisoned.
“We cannot rule out that toxic damage to the skin and mucous membranes by an unknown chemical substance was inflicted with the help of a ‘third party’,” Anastasia Vasilyeva, the doctor, wrote on Facebook.
Yes, it is possible that mr.Navalny was poisoned. Opposition activist doctor was not allowed to see him and examine his health. Though she managed to get his clothes and hairs to be tested (likely in Europe). So, let's wait for the results of the tests.Russian opposition leader Navalny may have been poisoned: doctor - Reuters
Navalny may have been poisoned. Despite (according to his press), having no known allergies, he’s had ‘severe swelling of the face and skin redness’. The state doctor puts it down to ‘hives’. He’s imprisoned over the latest protests:
Vasilyeva who has treated him in the past but only managed to glimpse him in the cell and speak briefly says she couldn’t rule out Navalny being poisoned. She’s also concerned that she can’t treat him:
Kremlin critic Navalny returned to jail despite poisoning fears - ReutersYes, it is possible that mr.Navalny was poisoned. Opposition activist doctor was not allowed to see him and examine his health. Though she managed to get his clothes and hairs to be tested (likely in Europe). So, let's wait for the results of the tests.
One of the hospital doctor’s says a chemical substance has not been proven and he’s not in danger:“He was really poisoned by some unknown chemical substance,” Olga Mikhailova, his lawyer, told reporters. “But what the substance was has not been established.”
She’s trying to get his jail time reduced as well as the samples checked and cctv request:Elena Sibikina, one of the doctors who treated Navalny, told reporters that the idea that he had been poisoned with a chemical substance had “not been proven”. She said his life was not in danger.
Mikhailova, his lawyer, said she would file an appeal to try to get his jail time cut short due to his health problems.
His personal doctor, Anastasia Vasilyeva, said she had taken samples of his hair and a T-shirt to be tested at an independent laboratory for signs he had been poisoned.
She said she also wanted CCTV footage of his cell to be examined.
Moral The moral of the story is.......Morale - to be elected you must have a lot of devoted supporters.
For those at the gubernatorial and regional level, part of their registration involves collecting a certain amount of signatures from the lower-level municipal deputies, this is commonly known as the ‘municipal filter’. Potential candidates must collect 5-10% of their deputy’s signatures to show that they have a certain level of endorsement and approval.
For example, Alexander Solovyev is running for a regional office in Moscow. For his registration, he had to collect 7,000 hand-written signatures from various neighborhoods in his electoral district. Though the required number of signatures is only around 5,500, electoral commissioners pride themselves in finding reasons to reject signatures. Thus, Alexander felt it necessary to give himself a 10% margin
Agreed. However, even many policemen understand the real situation in Russia. But they need their (respectively big) salary. Many have families, children.The future of the Russias depends on people like this.
And just for clarity, I mean the young lady, not the goons.
Who else is there as an alternative that enough people would vote for?Agreed. However, even many policemen understand the real situation in Russia. But they need their (respectively big) salary. Many have families, children.
Btw, according to opinion poll agency Levada center
Президент: доверие и голосование
54% of the Russians wish to see mr.Putin as a president even after 2024 but
38% don't wish.
If presidential elections have to happen tomorrow then (only) 40% would vote for Putin.
Another opinion poll agency VTsIOM
reports that Putin's trust level is (only) 31%
Still Putin in popular in Russia but not super popular.
Sobyanin mentions the violent examples from Russia’s past, says order will be maintained and that there’s no other way:“How do I assess them? As mass disorder well planned in advance,” Sobyanin told the TV Centre television channel when asked to say what he thought of Saturday’s events.
The protesters “tried to block roads, block streets and assault police officers. They simply forced the police to use force”, he said.
“Anarchy, disorder and lawlessness make real problems worse and end in tragedy,” said Sobyanin.
“There are more than enough examples in our country’s history. Order will be maintained and it cannot be any other way.”
Basically saying that the Tsar has every right to send the Cossacks in to massacre the bothersome hoi polloi. Typical of the Muscovite Mindset.Putin ally warns opposition protesters: We won't allow anarchy - Reuters
Navalny’s supporters are looking at holding further protests next Saturday. One wonders how they view the protests in Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, one of Putin’s ‘crooks and thieves’ Sobyanin, the current Mayor of Moscow who has been in post since 2010 and has much to lose if opposition parties can be elected, has said that they won’t ‘allow anarchy’. He says nothing about opposition candidates being ineligible in local elections:
Sobyanin mentions the violent examples from Russia’s past, says order will be maintained and that there’s no other way:
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