posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 10:19 AM
I don't know if many of us truly understand the situation in Russia and the surrounding countries, as it is probably something you have to live in
and experience to grasp to the fullest extent. With that said, I am wondering why there seem to be so many younger people supporting Putin in the
first place. I understand that the region is rife with racial tensions and other problems, so maybe it has to do with the upbringing of the younger
generations, and depending on which side their parents supported...
I suppose I was wondering if the Russian government actually pays young people like this to go around intimidating the populace. It would make sense
from a strategical point of view, considering they are not government forces and thus could not be so easily tied to the government itself. But what
makes me doubt my idea is that I am not sure the government and Putin would care if their tactics were unearthed, as there is nothing anyone can do
about it. But for that to be the case, one must either have major support among the populace, or they must have a firm military/police grip on the
So I guess I am asking whether anyone truly knows and can explain why there are hoodlums running around supporting Putin, who has been proven to be a
relatively corrupt politician?