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So basically, you got your information not from cnn and others, but from a couple of facebook profiles, and a propaganda site that posts nothing but a "fake" Russian news. Seems legit.
Man, when i saw the length of your post i thought it would be something good, something that i can take serious, but i was wrong. I guess people will believe in anything they read, as long as it's okay with their belief.
originally posted by: stanislas
a reply to: john666
Unfortunately nothing is going to happen to traitor Putin(unless a miracle happens).
Please explain why in your point of view Putin is a traitor? Also what miracle are you talking about?
If the war in Ukraine is resolved with either the Kiev/Ukraine army defeating the Russian backed separatists, or with an agreed ceasefire, what will this do for Putin?
Also, are you saying that we don't get propaganda news from the western media about the situation in Ukraine also? It's nothing new, we've seen it many times before. I don't understand the big deal about it. US and NATO used false information to justify their military actions against many countries. Latest one is Syria.
Your hyperbole notwithstanding you completely ducked answering my question. The question to your statement that very few Russians know about the sanctions.
Why do you say stuff like this?
One reason why Russians support their country's invasion of Crimea is because Russia looks strong again. The Russian military appears well-equipped, disciplined and efficient. Gone are the undersized Soviet-era recruits, the cartoon Rambos of the Chechen campaigns and the officers in banana republic-style oversize hats of the 1990s. These guys look like real soldiers — like U.S. GIs.
This picture of strength obscures the fact that the Ukrainian misadventure stems not from strength but from weakness. The need to use force comes from Russia's failure to interest Ukraine in a voluntary alliance. Russia's economic and political system is so utterly unattractive that Ukraine, like former Soviet satellites in Eastern Europe and other former Soviet republics, wants to have nothing to do with it. This is the reason so much of Ukraine has opted to join the West.
For 20 years, Ukraine had a system that was very similar to Russia's — until its latest kleptocrat, the utterly shameless and supremely greedy former President Viktor Yanukovych, finally ran it into the ground. The choice to adopt a more open, competitive, rules-based Western-style system is natural for a democratic Ukraine. Putinism can only work in a country that, like Russia, earns $350 billion annually by exporting its oil and gas.
But even Russia's phenomenal natural wealth can't support indefinitely an economic system that produces little and instead efficiently breeds parasites. Even with high oil prices and output, the Russian economy is sputtering. Capital and brains are fleeing the country, investment is shrinking, and inflation is on the rise. The Central Bank has already been forced to devalue the currency to make petrodollars go farther in ruble terms.
Do you really think Putin and his cronies in the government are going to hurt is approval rating by telling the RUssian people the truth..
Still waiting for a link or source to validate your statement that very few Russians are aware of the sanctions.
Well can you show where they know about them
As for your question I provided a couple links and a graphic to prove my point that Russians are aware of the sanctions. I'd consider that proof the information is available to them.
Dollukka also provided a graphic showing their awareness to the issues. Point is the Russians are aware and Putin's stand against the west has only increased his popularity at home.
Financial analyst Pavel Netupski gave an insight about the survey. People in Russia do not understand that sanctions will have effect in their lives, They do not understand that when there is more demand for the products the prices will get higher.
And I asked if you have anything that doesn't come from the Russian run media and you have yet to provide that, so can you provide that?
Do you honestly think that Russians have no idea what those sanctions means to them? Yes, those sanctions might be bad, but will it be the end of Russia or Putin? No, simply because there are a lot of other countries that don't care what EU and US is doing.
originally posted by: tsurfer2000h
Russians only know what he wants them to know. Unless it can be proven he ordered the shoot down of MH 17 he really doesn't have to worry about something such as war crimes.
a reply to: bjarneorn
Of course, Putin is wrong ... he's trying to play it safe, but he shouldn't.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
Ukraine can win the physical conflict it remains to be seen if they can survive the economic consequences.