posted on Apr, 14 2007 @ 11:54 AM
Originally posted by Terran Blue
Yet another opponent of Vlad Putin arrested, along with scores of supporters of the anti-Kremlin movement. These are certainly troubled times for
Russian politics and freedom of speech.
The question is, how far will Putin be able to push his agenda before there is a major backlash?
I see also that the Russians now have something similar, albeit much harsher, to what the UK has: no protesting outside parliment! Unless you are
'given permission' that is...
(visit the link for the full news article)
I don't really care to be honest. Look at it this way - yes he wasn't a supporter of putin, yes this is something he has in common with other
individuals who have been arrested or even killed (litvinenko), BUT what if there is something else behind that that we won't know about until later
if at all? All I have to say is in Russia atm, and throughout it's history people in high positions or with large sums of money and fame have often
caused problems in the country by doing something illegal or being related to something illegal.
Not even that but Russia also has to deal with ALOT of people migrating out of russia then running to the media and screaming how horrible it is there
and then making a living off the publicity
. These people start going on shows and writing books about how terrible and tyranic Russia and putin
are. Then we have the western media all over it going "OMG here we have russians telling this so it must be exactly so". What they don't realize is
that those who leave their country for good on their one initiative only do so for one reason: they hate it! They absolutely hate it and see no good
in it! Even if they were exiled then they hold a grudge and try to do what they can to hit back on the goverment that exiled them. Therefore all the
people spreading this outside of russia - that's why they do so. Now as for those who say the same and criticize Russian politics for being
undemocratic and such - if you're not living there or have never lived there you don't have a say so as far as I'm concerned. You have no chance to
see the real situation here. Na, I'll rephrase that - you have a say so but you have no right to try and change it.
Russia has improved moer than any country has ever from the state they were in after the collapse of their old regime. It's funny to see the western
media call it communistic and oppressing compared to what it used to be in the 90s. You guys will never see good in this country if you don't stop
focusing on it's problems inherited after the collapse of the USSR and take a look at the improvments made. You might just notice it's becoming
better after all.