Discussion in 'Europe' started by ScreamingEagle, Jan 22, 2005.
An acknowledgement in the new Soviet Union that services cost money? A police state with cash stipends? Now that's progress.
Agreed. Don't know that it will save him however.
By severely limiting the media, destroying Yukos, and ending the popular election of governors, Putin is consolidating his grip on power and reconstituting the Soviet police state. He intends to weather Russian social storms by force.
On that we agree. I truly think he would like to put humpty dumpty back together. Just don't think it can be done, tg.
Russia is still in a far too shatered state to try and reclaim any previous glory...too bad they could be great they just lack the honest leadership.
Putin's grip on power will not be as strong as he thinks, especially if things like this continue to pop up on the radar screen.
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