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Russian Winter: Is the party over for Putin?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Stitch, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I don't see much chance for success for these rallies, since I believe United Russia is still more popular than opposition parties. While the UP's electoral win comes from controlling the media and stifling dissent, there won't be a massive groundswell of support to overthrow the government.

  2. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Well, United Russia's share of the vote fell below 50%, even with the copious, blatant vote-rigging. But it's not as though that 52% is all in the hands of one party. And any party that starts to accumulate more than its minimal share immediately gets banned, as does any credible opposition candidate to Putin.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The alternative to Putin is the resurgent Communist Party. Russia is fucked.
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