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Russian police cracked down fiercely Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting 

And there are pro-Russian 'westerners' (and other non-'westerners') who want their respective states to ape Putin's regime and become even more authoritarian, especially if the 'opposition' might include people not from their demographic.

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Putin must go. Not a big fan of Navalny, either but Russia is oppressing its people. And to those who know their history of that nation - we know where that leads to.

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All Trump supporters should read this - this is where your President wants to take us - state control of the media, rigged elections,

2012-after the election “I’ll have more flexibility.” After you help me get re-elected...hmmm

2014 silent on Russian interference...yes, this is a warning where we don’t want to go. Fascism is something the Democrats should never tangle with.

all powerful oligarchs loyal to the President owning and controlling everything, free speech and respect for human rights abused, corruption rampant....

So basically the socialists should know they’ll never win.

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Freedom of speech, Russian style.

BYOB - Bring Your Own Baton.

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more than a hint of ex-KGB ruthlessness.

Ramping up after the 1999 bombing of apartments in Moscow. A former KGB member has really benefited from that. As have many of his former KGB pals.

But then there are lots of ways to understand what happened, aren't there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_apartment_bombings

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@bas4fSince when have liberals been ever interested in anything Russia does? When? You guys and your Trump, Russia fixation.

Not surprising that staunch GoTrumpers are not willing or able to criticize Russia nor its overpowering police actions. But given GoTrumper's unwillingness and inability to acknowledge Russians 'meddle' in US elections that's to be expected. Gotrumper's boy Mitch McConnell has joined their team. He's being called Moscow Mitch.

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So all is NOT well in Mother Russia. Contrary to what Putin and his Propaganda machine would try to have us believe. It looks like Putin’s worst fears are starting to materialize.

His last and only real option is what all Dictators like him inevitably do. Crack down on dissent and instill fear in their opponents not to Rock the Boat with threats and increased repression.

Putin fears that if he did introduce reforms things would spiral out of his control. He remembers how Gorbachev’s Glasnost and Perestroika culminated in the Collapse of Communist rule in Russia and he doesn’t intend for that to happen to him which is why he created a National Guard (Praetorian Guard) in 2016.

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Not surprising that staunch GoTrumpers are not willing or able to criticize Russia nor its overpowering police actions.

What’s even more baffling is that Democrats didn’t criticize Russia in 2014 for meddling in our elections then.

But given GoTrumper's unwillingness and inability to acknowledge Russians 'meddle' in US elections that's to be expected.

I feel the same about the lack of response and unwillingness to even address the public.

Gotrumper's boy Mitch McConnell has joined their team. He's being called Moscow Mitch.

Thats Funny....yeah.....

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@PTownsend

Ramping up after the 1999 bombing of apartments in Moscow. A former KGB member has really benefited from that

Usually conspiracy theorists have a more fertile ground: 9/11 attack, how the Bush-Cheney gang masterminded it to benefit from the attack, to have a free hand to attack Afghanistan and Iraq.

This article is a typical MSM stuff that deliberately omits very important aspects. From the article: "The decision by electoral authorities to bar some opposition candidates from running for having allegedly insufficient signatures on their nominating petitions". The fact is that they were barred not for "unsufficient" signatures, but for massive forgery of signatures. The truth the MSN does not want to admit is that the opposition (Navalny and his alikes) are not popular, they are considered Western puppets, people do not want to vote for them. So these guys resorted to desperate tactics: forgery. The plan is simple - if lucky, nobody notices, take part in the ballot. If got caught, then cry foul, get attention from friendly Western media and politicians who see Navalny as a useful tool to pressure Putin. Cynical politics.

One simplle question for all GoGoNavalners: what would happen in the U.S. to a guy who stages a not-authorized rally and resist the police? He will lay face down, hands behind his back, happy not to be shot on the spot. The Russian police are very magnanimous.

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