Russia Saving Europe?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Annie, Nov 18, 2008.

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    Russia sounding a lot like the Soviets of old:

    Russia's crumbling economy provides stiffest test yet for autocratic leader - Telegraph

     
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    Russia Rodina Slanow! (Russia, homeland of the elephants!)

    That kind of stuff has a long and funny tradition, however, due to the fact that resources dont just disappear, russia may still be better of than a number of western countries.
     
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    That's funny - a journal for the Telegraph denigrating a tabloid in Russia.

    From the script of Yes Minister, a very funny British television show. "Jim" is Jim Hacker, the Minister; Sir Humphrey is a permanent head of department and Bernard is the Minister's press secretary.

    The Telegraph has a well-deserved reputation for idiocy.

    Having said that I wouldn't be surprised if ordinary Russians were being fed a line. But they do have access to the internet and can probably work out they're being fed bullshit. Not that it will help, Russia is labouring under an authoritarian government, Putin is still in charged, the president is his puppet.
     
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    Really? Thank God you cleared that up for everyone here.
     
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    Thanks Kathianne, that makes me feel quite humble. :cool:

    Feel free to cite me elsewhere, it will definitely strengthen the points you sought to make in your post.
     
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