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originally posted by: Codeinum
Ok, i'm reading ATS for 3 years now and finally i registered here. First of all, english is not my first language, so im sorry for mistakes. I'm from Russia and i'm currently working for FSB (it's like CIA in US i guess). I'm not an agent, or whatever you call it, i am just IT specialist.
I read through this thread and I've got a feeling that you just don't understand neaither Putin, or russians. Many of you saw Putin as strong leader and he sure is, but those who are saying they want leader like that in they own country is crazy. I mean, yeah, Putin is strong leader as far as foreign politic goes, but inside Russia... Damn. No, it's not that bad! I mean, c'mon, there is no poverty here, our streets are not dangerous as they were in 90's, but there is corruption. Corruption is everywhere! There is no opposition. ABSOLUTELY no opposition to Putin. We have many different parties, but they are just puppets of Putin, and they are not ashamed of this fact. Democracy is a myth here.
And you know why? Russian hates democracy! F'n hates it and proud of it. 85-90% of russians hates US and EU. Not people, but goverment. Why? Because of propaganda. You know, russians are very easy to manipulate. I guess same goes for other countries too. Our people despise you, guys. And there is one thing about russians, that you probably heard of... We are fast to mobilize! Oh, hell yeah, we are fast. Give us an enemy and whole nation will go crazy! It's something barbaric you know. So right now ratings of Putin i great not becaue of Putin himself, but because of hatred towards US and EU that "tries to destroy our motherland"! It's a fact. I hate it. I am ashamed that our nation is so easy to manipulate. Not all are like that, but if i would say that i have nothing against EU, or US and i don't approve our politics there would be !@#$ storm towards me!
I don't even know why i'm writing all this. Probably because i'm drink a little bit too much. Nah, i'm drunk not because all russians are alcoholics! My friend have his first child today, so we was celebrating... Anyway. Don't fool yourselfs about Putin, he is not a saver, neather he is a good man. And don't fool yourself about russians... Man, that sucks so much.
And yeah, working in FSB gives you insight on foul policies and f'd up things our goverment do.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: dragonridr
As far as I am concerned a dictatorship is the best form of government. It just requires the best people to make it work, and it attracts the worst people.