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Putin clinging to power in Russia... your thoughts

#1
I was recently reading about this. It seems as though he is setting himself up as de facto leader of Russia for a time to come.

Political Indoctrination "camps" ie: Nashi, bid for Prime Minister, Consolidation of power, mysterious deaths of detractors, crackdown on dissidents and journalists.

Is Russia sliding headfirst towards a dictatorship?

What's your take on this?
 
#3
ghost_us said:
I was recently reading about this. It seems as though he is setting himself up as de facto leader of Russia for a time to come.

Political Indoctrination "camps" ie: Nashi, bid for Prime Minister, Consolidation of power, mysterious deaths of detractors, crackdown on dissidents and journalists.

Is Russia sliding headfirst towards a dictatorship?

What's your take on this?
Maybe, however,surely if you look at it in the wider context of Russian history,the 'strongman' style is nothing new, I think Russians almost expect it from their elected/unelected officials in high office.
 
#4
From what Sergei used to say (where'd the old dog go anyway?) it seems that many Russian people prefer strong leadership, and it's not surprising that a shift towards a more totalitarian method of government is happening. I'm not overly concerned, it seems to be the way Russia works - at least it's not communist red horror any more. It's far too capitalist! ;)
 
#5
ghost_us said:
I was recently reading about this. It seems as though he is setting himself up as de facto leader of Russia for a time to come.

Political Indoctrination "camps" ie: Nashi, bid for Prime Minister, Consolidation of power, mysterious deaths of detractors, crackdown on dissidents and journalists.

Is Russia sliding headfirst towards a dictatorship?

What's your take on this?
Putin to step down soon per Russian constitution. Putin becomes Prime Minister and will probably put of one his loyal underlings as president.

Hmmm...

Yes.
 
#6
Oh, almost certainly a dictatorship or a despotry at the very least. Is it a good thing? For Russia probably. Not sure about the rest of us, but it won't be anything we're not used to.

Hell, it might even put a bit of stability back in the world.
 

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