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Is Russia Returning To Dictatorship?  
User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 865 times:

Putin controls all the TV stations, and he is putting his political enemies in jail. Is this a non-nuclear Cold War that is starting?

Kiwi

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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 858 times:

Is this a non-nuclear Cold War that is starting?

Well, since Bush and Putin are fairly chummy I'm not sure how it could constitute a Cold War.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21877 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 846 times:

Possibly a return to the Soviet-style dictatorship? Whatever it is, it can't be a good thing.


7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 835 times:

I call it the process of 'Putinization.' We'll see what all that entails, and how much of it he can truly chalk up to national security. It's definately an interesting time.

User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 828 times:

I call it the process of 'Putinization.' We'll see what all that entails, and how much of it he can truly chalk up to national security. It's definately an interesting time.

Then again, it's not as if this is happening only in Russia. They might not control TV stations, but lots of nations have tried doing lots of draconian things in the name of national security. Not all have succeeded though. Some, like mine, persisted and got shown the door in the elections.

[Edited 2004-10-01 06:34:34]

User currently offlineAA7771stClass From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 296 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 825 times:

Definitely turning into a startling situation. He has effectively cut out the checks and balances of the Russian government on him and I would say that he has practically gained dictatorship. Let's just hope he doesn't join the tyrranical dictators...

A puzzling problem for the US/UN/World


User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5743 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 802 times:

Well, since Bush and Putin are fairly chummy
As long as "Vladimir" tows the line of Bush's style of war on terror and exploits it for attacks on liberties, everything is OK. His generals even pledged to attack the terrorist preemptively - I can just imagine the Russian way of preemptiveness: "Let's carpet bomb Chechnya and while we're warmed-up let's invade the Baltic republics as well! How about that comrade Vladimir?"
Russians will even buy copyright from Ridge's Ministry of Fear for those colored terror alerts.

Putin-Bush what an awesome Axis of Evil would that be!  Acting devilish  Acting devilish  Acting devilish


User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 797 times:

If Putin and Bush tie up with their evil plans, our days are counted...

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