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WORLD SUPERPOWER Vladimir Putin's Russia 2016
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Pride comes before a fall.

Insecure nations and leaders always find ways to insulate themselves from criticism while blaming others for their self-induced misfortune.

Russia stopped being a pluralistic society after Putin consolidated his power around 2004 when he smashed the oligarchs, took control of the media, and forbade criticism of his presidency. And non-pluralistic governments have always throughout history leaned toward being paranoid, conspiratorial minded, insular, and authoritarian. The longer Putin stays in office, the longer will his imprint and legacy remain upon the Russian political system. Chances are--and the trend shows--that Russia is reverting to dictatorial rule with police state functionaries fulfilling the roles of bureaucrats.

We already know that Putin has surrounded himself with intelligence agency apparatchiks who now fil

Added: Feb-4-2016 Occurred On: Feb-4-2016
By: USA1
Ukraine, Politics, Other Entertainment, History
Tags: Putin, PutinBots HQ, Thumbsdown, central, Moscow, Russia, corruption, murder, police, state
Location: Moscow, Moscow City, Russia (load item map)
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