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Russia carries out mass raids on Kremlin critic's supporters

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Don Putin is losing control.

His biggest fear, apparently..

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Modern Russia is one of the best current examples of this political/economic system:

a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

Ironic that so many Russians fought against a similar political/economic system 80 years ago. But then they were living under their own totalitarian system, similar in many ways to the one they fought against.

The global spread of authoritarian, far right movements led by despots and their chosen oligarchs shows that many have not learnt from history.

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Putin knee jerk reaction to his massive loss?

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I know someone else that would love to be able to do this.

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R.I.P. Russia's short-lived democracy. Putin is an autocrat and capitalist crook. Welcome to modern Russian, the worst of both worlds: State autocracy and capitalist exploitation.

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Uh-oh, Donnie will no doubt try to copy his Master.....expect Biden, Bernie, Warren and the rest being led off in cuffs before the debate begins tomorrow.....

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Where are the Pro-Putin comments?

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Stalin his smiling in hell.

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The very personality of Navalny - a convicted con artist, now under investigation for money laundering, a confirmed CIA asset - speaks volumes about how desperate the U.S.Embassy is with local human resources. To portray such a lowlife crook as "democratic leader" is a very daunting task indeed.

@PTownsend

Russians fought against a similar political/economic system 80 years ago. But then they were living under their own totalitarian system, similar in many ways to the one they fought against

80 years ago Europe was very much more close to Hitler then present day Western leaders like to admit. Apart from Germany and Italy openly fascist/ultranationalist regimes were In Poland, Finland, Hungary, Rumania, Spain, Portugal, all three Baltic republics. And in May 1945 Nazi troops were desperate to surrender not to the Soviets, but to the Western allies. Birds of a feather.

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Russian car does 0 to 60 downhill.

Has heated rear window so when you have to push in cold weather.

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Russia and Israel spying and manipulating the US. Quelle surprise!

But not really.

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@PTownsend

"Modern Russia is one of the best current examples of this political/economic system:"

"a regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual"

It's an arguable statement.

Russia has a very atomized society no fascio as you're trying to allude to.

If someone wants to find the places where "nation (ethnicity) above the individual" look at Balt states or Ukraine.

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sdf_crew_memberToday  03:18 am JST

If someone wants to find the places where "nation (ethnicity) above the individual" look at Balt states or Ukraine.

Hardly. The Baltic states, Ukraine and Georgia were all "Russified" during the Soviet era in order to dilute their historic ethnicity and weaken their resistance to Moscow. This legacy has damaged the fabrics of their societies.

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MSM: Elections in Russia are rigged, only Putin is allowed to run.

MSM: Opposition makes huge gains in the election, Putin angry.

Right... Got it.

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Russia & the Assadists have attacked 40 hospitals in Syria in the last few months.

Do not trust the regime or its supporters.

That said, Navalny is no angel. He's been associated with some far right pals in the past.

He also supported Russia in its war against Georgia in August 2008, using a derogatory term for Georgians in some of his blog posts and calling for all Georgians to be expelled from Russia

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/07/is-aleksei-navalny-a-liberal-or-a-nationalist/278186/

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