Discussion in 'General Global Topics' started by Annie, Jan 9, 2007.
Putin is a person of ill repute, no one should trust him. How he was able to obtain the position of power he has, AND retain it, is AMAZING.
The United States doesn't even consider him an allie anymore, and for good cause.
Personally, I think he's a member of the Russian mafia.
Rigged elections, man.
Russia is no democracy, it will not be, and its people does not want it either.
By western do-gooder mentality in reliance to Russia, "We just want to free you from your dictator alike government" Russia was tricked one time in 90s.
What then happened was sellout of Russia.
Putin now reverses this, as you could see by Chodorkowski or actually quasi-disappropriation of Shell from Sachalin Ressources field in the Pacifik.
The West, especially the media, gets its informations about Russian population from Russian citizens which are critics and fled Russia to emigrate into West. Such an emigration spot is London where many influential Russian magnates likve, such as Beresowski.
In same Logic Non US-citicens must get their view about USA from Michael Moore. But by M.M. you see that he hates his country this is being overlooked by Western Media when they give room to these emigrated Russians. And MEdia regard them as only true Russians as if they would know more about Russia than the millions at home-remained.
When we look at Putins bilance in governing Russia, you can not say anything except his reign was a full access. Russia is even now able to pay back its debts to Parisian Club, and before schedule. Germany for example did not wanted this pre-schedule repaying, as German fiinance minister calculated interest rates into comeing budgets.
Under Putin, for a short period, Russian Oil production rocketed to about 9,2 million barrels a day, kicking Saudi Arabia by Barrel production from first place.
Gazprom, Transneft, LukOIL and others are Big-Players in Energy business.
Under Putin Gazprom Kicked even Microsoft from being 3rd biggest company:
Russian firms like Evraz, Novolipetsk, Severstal are one of the biggest Steel and Aluminium producers in this world.
Russia is monopolizing key sectors of Industry. Especially in ressource sector, as Russia has vast ressources be it Oil, gas, ore and and and and and and and.
Russia is very huge.
Magnates in Russia with their companies, which did not bow down to Kremlin where just breaked-up. Most prominent case was YUKOS Oil company (Chodorkoswky).
You can call Putin what you want, but he is definately the undisputed Energy Czar. Like Rasputin it is Gasputin, but in global dimensions.
I read from an Analyst, that every dollar over 27$ per Barrel goes direct into Kremlin budget. Now calculate yourself that Russia produces over 9 Mio Barrel a day, and companies like Gazprom, Tansneft etc. are owned by Kremlin direct minimum by a certain percent.
So Kremlin does not profit from Russian Companies being Energybig players by their taxes payed, but it owns companies like Gazprom of 51% shares direct.
By Natural Gas it is even more dramatic.
From those Russians i have met personally, and read from internet in other Non-English Forums i can say, that they are very happy with Putins guided democracy.
But Putin, like Bush is currently in its second ter, and he can not be president again.
Candidates are Medvedev (Vice-Premier), Iwanow (foreign minister) and female Moscow governor, whose name i do not remember.
Does this bloke Putin want a Cold War again?
The Mafia wouldn't trust him. He was a former KGB guy though.
Vladimir Putin ist ein scheiskopf.
Pardon my German Kagom but I don't understand what you are saying.
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