reply to post by WeRpeons
I will do my best. I never had my way with words anyways.
If Mr. Putin wins I believe the relationship to 'The West' will sour. He is portrayed as a hard-liner compared to Mr. Medvedev. While our people see
his 'Stability' through over twelve years of reign as a negative thing. Most of the population believe he is against the US and NATO blocks and that
he will increase military spending. On the other hand, not without his help has a NATO base been allowed to root itself down near Ulyanovsk. That is a
downright act of treason. He remedies it all as a 'simple intermodal goods transfer base from Afghanistan to Europe'. He did not participate in
pre-election debates, as opposed to everyone else listed below. He will probably win in first round, getting more then 50% of the votes.
Mr. Zyuganov actually won in elections in the 90'ies but it is rumored that he got a phone call from Mr. Putin's office (The FSB) and stepped down in
favor of Mr. Putin. He wishes to integrate socialism into capitalism and I do think he holds Norway (or perhaps China?) as an ideal. Most Scandinavian
countries run on a successful hybrid of State Regulation and Free Markets. He would re-nationalize factories, plants and other assets thought of as
unfairly sold for 1 ruble to the 'right men' in the chaos after the Soviet union fell. Including those owned by foreign companies. But I'm not sure he
won't back out like a coward if he wins, like he did in the past. And he is rather old. There is a slight chance he would try to restore the glory of
the Soviet Union.
If Mr. Zhirinovsky as unlikely as it is becomes our president he will go ultra-nationalist. Restore the glory of Russia (not the multi-ethnic Soviet
Union) and probably plunge us into another Cold War. Mr. Zhirinovsky openly gets drunk and tells that Russia have super-weapons unheard of to bring
down the USA. Most probably tectonic, since he mentioned something about 'tipping the Earth axis'
Mr. Prohorov seems like a liberal politic very eager to tighten bonds with the US and Europe. He owns many factories and
. I have little opinion and information on him sadly.
All in all no worthy candidates are present in my opinion, as Yabloko (Apple) and other candidates have been denied in running for elections by the
present Government. They seem to be the optimal choice for me, grown up in a democratic country. This is actually my first Presidential Election in
Russia? I look forward to it. And at the same time I hope there will be huge protest that will sweep our country clean of all kinds of lowlifes and
give The People the opportunity to realize our dreams.
edit on 3/3/2012 by RumET because: Added the Yo-Mobil link in Mr. Prohorov's
And at midnight Moscow time the first election booths opened in Kamchatka and Chukotka
. That is in the far
East Russia. And as such this Election Day is open. Lenta.ru
news article to confirm my words.
Oh I do hope the Russian People vote 'en masse', so nobody would be able to say that we are not interested in the future of our country. And I would
like to think that if Mr. Putin wins and there aren't any protests against it, then I should find myself a new country. Twelve more years of Mr.
Putin's rule would be absolutely devastating. But how can we protest when the army and police are strong in every town? Special Forces ready to crush
anything they get orders to crush?
edit on 3/3/2012 by RumET because: Added the first addendum.
The elected President will step into his new (or perhaps old) Office the seventh of May. And the election results should be known around fourteenth of
March Moscow time (GMT +4) I'm sitting here, feeling like a huge wave is washing over me. Mostly anticipation, a little sadness over the probably
rigged outcome and a huge drive to do something and it is over midnight here in Moscow, 00:22 to be exact (Damn those number 22's.)
3/3/2012 by RumET because: Added the second addendum. 00:22 and 22:22 everywhere!
edit on 3/3/2012 by RumET because: Added a web
camera for Chukotka.
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