Comments on: When will Russia break? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/14/when-will-russia-break/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Pastoralist http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/14/when-will-russia-break/#comment-1130149 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:40:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47546#comment-1130149 The article mixes two subjects: the economy and public (dis)content. In this mixed up thinking the economic problems should automatically lead to an uprising.

As for the economy, even the article admits that – given its bad cards in the form of low oil prices – Russia has done reasonably well.

Given that the government has done reasonably well there is no reason for the level of discontent that would lead to an uprising – although of course the opposition will try to frame thing as such anyway.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/14/when-will-russia-break/#comment-1130088 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:52:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47546#comment-1130088 It’s fun to speculate on Russia and their failings and we know what they are. It is more difficult to look at the power/wealth fascism that has overtaken the US since Reagan and his following cohorts including Bush, Bush, Clinton and Clinton. Making the wealthy more wealthy and creating an angry mob is not a capability that is solely an art of the Russians.

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By: elroz http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/14/when-will-russia-break/#comment-1130065 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:55:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47546#comment-1130065 This old, worn out story about Russia not being free, about critics being young and promising andby association right, or that the country is in decline is not convincing. Aircraft and shipbuilding industry expanded 13% in 2015, IT exports were up 16%. Forex was $350 billion in April 2015 but today is $388 billion, agricultural exports are now larger than defense exports.. Demographic decline has been reversed in 2012-2013 period and now there is population growth, suicide rates have declinex dramatically, and society and the 4 main political parties have consolidated in front of Western expansion and hostility. Oh, and under low oil prices the leading 3 companies have posted impressive profits, unlike US shale.

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By: DemandSider http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/14/when-will-russia-break/#comment-1130053 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 01:20:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47546#comment-1130053 “The post-Soviet ruling class, led by President Vladimir Putin, has shifted to the gilded palaces of Moscow’s Kremlin, and has made up for not having been born to wealth by thrusting great wealth upon each other..”

Ironic propaganda, considering that The CIA GINI Index shows inequality is worse in The U.S. than in Russia.

” A tempting target for a discontented people, you would think”

Yes, you would think. Yet, our TPP loving, whistle blower imprisoning, wedding party droning, banker coddling president is still in power. Go figure.

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By: SlavaRussia http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/14/when-will-russia-break/#comment-1130046 Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:51:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47546#comment-1130046 British islands will rather drown that Russia break! Do not dream in vain!

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By: Phobic http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/14/when-will-russia-break/#comment-1130042 Sun, 17 Apr 2016 00:39:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47546#comment-1130042 Post-Putin Russia is most likely going to become even more autocratic. All the people with influence, power and money, i.e. Putin’s cronies, will not be interested in moving towards some kind of liberal democracy since they have too much to lose. Instead we’ll see some “new Putin” take over. But whoever this person is, he is almost certainly not going to be as skillful a politician as Putin or gain the same level of popularity. Which means his position is always going to be more insecure and the only way to secure his power is to move Russia closer and closer to a full-blown dictatorship.

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By: HEREINUKRAINE http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/14/when-will-russia-break/#comment-1130041 Sat, 16 Apr 2016 23:11:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47546#comment-1130041 the article is not good overall….being no more than a collection of points….however the points themselves are mostly correct

principally that there is always a delayed reaction to change from the people of Russia who have never been able to shake off the power that their political leaders exerted over them through the use of very clever media manipulation and propaganda

sheep that know better but know that being herded is better than being slaughtered

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By: SVGuss http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/14/when-will-russia-break/#comment-1130039 Sat, 16 Apr 2016 12:40:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47546#comment-1130039 “When will Russia break?”

Russia will cry at your funeral mate.

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By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/14/when-will-russia-break/#comment-1130028 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 22:49:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47546#comment-1130028 @terrencegtrman wrote:

“You cannot run a country like a criminal Empire. Russia blames its problems on the West instead of recognizing world Economic Rules and Procedures for Banking and World Trade.”

thanks, I just choked on a cup of coffee.

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By: Moties001 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/04/14/when-will-russia-break/#comment-1130020 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:54:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=47546#comment-1130020 Pointless article, badly researched with ridiculous academic conclusions. As to the illiterate comments on here insulting the Russian people this smacks of xenophobia. I have met quite a view Russians in the last year and all so far find this tedious and western propaganda.

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