Sorry, but I don't see any thread about Russia, so I put this one here. Have you heard the news from Russia ? Poutine declared that now, the governors will be not elected, like before, but will be chosen by himself. So poutine will have the power to name the Russian Federation's provinces' governor.... What do you think about ? the White House said that they - the WH's people - are scared for democracy. (White House's people certainly know what the danger for democracy is ) I think that Poutine want to become a Tsar, like Pierre le Grand, Alexandre II and III, Nicolas II.....he has a lot of power for a Federation's President...like a dictator... So, and you, what do you think ?