The Iron Fist In Russia Has Returned

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    I guess Russia is going going back to their good ol' days.

    I'm glad that once Obama wins the election that he can be more flexible with Putin.



    Russia Fine for Protesters May Surpass Nuke Crimes

    If, as expected, the bill becomes law, protesters whose rallies aren't officially sanctioned will face fines of up to 300,000 rubles ($9,000), up from the current 2,000 ($60).
    Prostitution: A fine of 2,500 rubles ($75).

    — Illegal use of an automobile: 120,000 rubles ($3,600).

    — Nuclear materials storage violations: 5,000 rubles ($150) for regular citizens, 40,000 ($1,200) for public officials.

    — Performing an abortion without medical qualification: 80,000 rubles ($2,400).

    — Violating safety precautions in designing, building and using nuclear energy facilities that could cause danger or radioactive contagion: 200,000 rubles ($6,000).

    — Organizing prostitution: 500,000 rubles ($15,000) or three years in prison.
    Russia Fine for Protesters May Surpass Nuke Crimes - ABC News
     
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    Right wingers trying to cover Romney's ass?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqE8L2XGGys]Romney's Latest Gaffe: Mitt Calls Russia 'Our Number 1 Geo-Political Foe' - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Only the fines are unusual high.
    In Germany you also have to register a demonstration first, and you aren't allowed to wear ski-masks (new Russian Law tackles that).
     
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    Russia doesn't want Opposition, and as long as Russia doesn't bombard the Opposition with Artillery (like in Syria) it falls under Russian sovereignity how Russia deals with its internal issues. Police bludgeons in a lot of countries, and there are societies who feel happy with their nation going an autocratic way.

    Flexible or not, the Mormon can't change this.
     
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    It never really left to be honest.
     
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    I've read the posted laws in Russia several times trying to find something draconian. It's just not there, in fact these laws are a bit on the mild side.

    A $6,000 fine for the negligent design of a nuclear facility... The Japanese would do worse than a little fine.
     
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    Granny says dem Russkies is sneaky - dey tryin' to win the Vietnam War behind our backs...
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    Russia Seeks Naval Bases in Cold War Allies Cuba, Vietnam
    July 27, 2012 - Russia is in talks to set up naval bases in former Cold War allies Cuba and Vietnam as President Vladimir Putin undertakes the country’s biggest military overhaul since the Soviet era.
     
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    Russia recovering its standing in the world will bring a much needed counter-balance to US rampage of the past 20 years.

    But to achieve that Russia will have to change its SYSTEM of internal structure of governance: it has to get rid of oligarchic clans created under the rule of US advisers during Yeltsun's regime.

    With Russia's elite dependent on US financial system and banking, and US "economic advisers", as Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski put it in a conversation with a Russian journo: "Is it your elite or ours?"

    Putin already made few steps in the right direction ordering all working in law enforcement and national security to move their money from foreign banks into Russia and to get rid of all their assets abroad; the same move is now discussed for all members of Russian Parliament...
    Yet, Putin and clans standing behind him are still part of the oligarchic system constructed by the US. Will Putin have what it takes to do what Stalin did in 1937: purge the governing structures off comprador elements, -- is a VERY big question.

    Without it all Russian military bases will come under the same remark: "are they Russian, or American?"
     

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