'History in the making for Russia': Defying Putin, thousands protest nationwide

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  1. Yusuf

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    Putin'll get it, in his next election............ dunno what'll happen after Putin.....
     
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    thousands !!! another BS propaganda if thousands were on the roads Putin would not be in power....of course many would prefer a democratic Russia a la Yeltsin
     
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    im afraid that it will have wrong effect on BRICS, thank god India is already cosying up with partners like SA and Brazil thru IBSA and BASIC but still brics is crucial too. domestic turbulence in russia may pull down entire brics which is against India's interest
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Let's see, Obama said he wanted to be president of China, so send him there, Putin can replace him as US president, and Russia gets Hu Jintao. Everybody happy.
     
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    musical chairs in international polity
     
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    Whats up with the people of this planet and their disposition against the incumbent governments?
    Tunisia ... Egypt ... Libya ... Syria ... I am Anna-s in India ... Xinjiang-Tibet protests in China ... Occupy Wall St. in US ... and now Russians.
    The churning reflects major currents underlying the societies all across. This has more than what meets the eye, in pieces one by one. Put it together and you'll see some very hot potato is cooking ! :p

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    "Jingle bells, Putin smells, Medvedev drunk as hell, voters lost, goverment sux, vodka all the way"
     
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    Sir let's not forget Oprah as well. She can run Afghanistan.
     
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    And MMS as UN Sec gen.

    We just want him out of India asap.
     
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    In pictures: Russian demonstrations

    See more at this link: BBC News - In pictures: Russian demonstrations


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    Communists joined nationalists and liberals to protest against what they say is evidence of widespread ballot-stuffing by Vladimir Putin's United Russia party in last Sunday's polls. They are calling for fresh elections - and in some cases the resignation of Mr Putin himself.


    Messiah, can you find yourself in the picture?










     
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    If that brings an era of development through peaceful co-operation, I might vote for it. How about if we send Hu Jintao to Pakistan?
     
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    In pictures: Russian demonstrations

    10 December 2011 Last updated at 16:51 ET

    In pictures: Russian demonstrations


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    Protesters have turned out in Moscow (pictured) and towns and cities around Russia denouncing alleged fraud in last weekend's elections to the Duma or parliament. It is the strongest public show of discontent for years.


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    Some of the first protests were in the far eastern port city of Vladivostok, and protests were also reported in towns in Siberia, the Urals, and as far west as Kaliningrad.

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    But the centrepiece of the day's protests was in Moscow, where protesters flooded out of metro stations and across two bridges to Bolotnaya Square - on an island just south of the Kremlin - where authorities have given the green light to a large protest.

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    Communists joined nationalists and liberals to protest against what they say is evidence of widespread ballot-stuffing by Vladimir Putin's United Russia party in last Sunday's polls. They are calling for fresh elections - and in some cases the resignation of Mr Putin himself.

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    There were scuffles in Russia's second city, St Petersburg - where police bundled several activists away. Hundreds of people have been arrested since protests first erupted at the beginning of the week.

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    Correspondents say these highly unusual public protests may be the biggest displays of discontent since the dying days of Communist rule.

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    The image of Mr Putin on this banner has been doctored to make him look older. "2050 - no!" it says. Mr Putin has decided to run for a third term as president in elections in March.


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    At least 50,000 police and riot troops were deployed in Moscow ahead of Saturday's protests. Here, interior ministry officers stand guard in the city centre.

    Source: BBC News - In pictures: Russian demonstrations
     
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    UPA is still in power through hook or crook despite running a minority government by votes when compared to normal circumstances.


    I just hope they don't start shooting and killing common Russian civilians like they used to during their Tzar's time and during USSR era. Russia is already having a dire population crisis. Another shootout would only expedite this.
     
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    Yes i can pmaitra.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Putin there or Putin gone?
     

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