Sorry but that's a very clueless statement to make, you're just regurgitating talking points from the loony, gaslighting MSM.HungJohnson69 said:It turned out that 47 lives were saved thanks to this "hilarious saga".AManLikePutin said:Anyone else following this hilarious saga of "Russian journalist murdered in Kiev"?
Russia is not a democracy. People have never elected anyone in that country, ever. Putin was elected by Boris Yeltsin and actually it's quite probable that Putin forced Yeltsin to retire. Perhaps Putin was elected by Putin. He is a sneaky guy, I'm sure he figured out a way to make Yeltsin go away.Rocha said:The big question remains. Why are always foreigners meddling in Russia's affairs?
The people voted (en masse), the leader was elected. End.
Deal with it. When Trump won everyone cherished with democratic tears. I also cherish with foreign tears regarding Putin, specially American, Jewish and Ukrainian.
Undoubtedly the man has done a lot for his country and people, and re established Russia as a major International player. All the rest is fait divers.
He might have some personal interests at stake, but you guys are so naive to think that other country leaders are any different? And yes, Western leaders.
Anyways, even according to official (=corrupt) data, only 52% of Russians actually voted for Putin in 2018, ie. walked to a booth and cast a ballot for Putin. In reality, according to independent estimates this figure is inflated by about 10 percentage points, which means that the majority of Russians didn't even vote for Putin, even though Russians have been thoroughly brainwashed and there is no real opposition.
Right now the popularity of Putin is in decline thanks to the new retirement age increase proposition. Of course it doesn't really matter what Russians think about Putin. They can't do shit. Hell, even Venezuelans can't do shit about their dictator even though the country is in ridiculous shape and people have absolutely nothing to lose. It's not easy to get rid of dictators. And Putin is probably the second most secure man in the world after Trump, ie. really really hard to kill. And even harder to bring to justice.
I miss the old days when a ruthless dictator had at least something to fear and his life was in constant jeopardy. Plenty of those have been killed in the past. But in modern times it's really difficult to kill someone with unlimited resources to protect himself.
1) 52% of Russia voted for him is the kind of democratic approval that very few countries can match. I'll put that number in perspective for you: only 26% of Americans voted for Trump, and about the same percentage in France voted for Macron. 52% of the total population is a remarkably high score!
2) Putin's popularity is in 70% range. It was closer to 80% recently, so the MSM can mislead you by qualifying his popularity as being "in decline", lulz. Don't fall for that crap, bro.
What the russophobic MSM won't tell you:
Young Russians are far better off today than their parents were. What western country could match that? In what western country are the kids better off, or even as well off, as their parents?!?
This should give you a clue about what's really going on. We've been getting raped by our oligarchs, so they always have to vilify some foreign enemy to keep us looking away from them. That's the basis for the constant Russia fearmongering. Same with Saddam or Isis, keep the population terrorized so they don't focus on the fundamental structural corruption in the West.
Take any western country, and those curves are reversed, purchasing power is down, quality of jobs is down, personal and national debt are through the roof. Compare the debt status of Russia with that of any western country:
Hope you enjoyed this dose of reality, and that it's going to help you get rid of that MSM barrage brainwashing.