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Just when you thought we'd eviscerated the Soviet Union and eliminated the scourge of Godless communism from the face of the earth once and for all, this motherfucker shows back up.

The link below is the main page for NPR's 5 part series on how Russia appears to be gearing up for a new Cold War. Guess who's in the reticule.

I wonder how France will view "American emperialism" when they're under the gun to join the Russkies and need a few hundred thousand good men.
"We have $100 billion in the stabilization fund, $300 billion in the central bank, and one great person in the Kremlin who decides how to distribute this unlimited amount of money among people," Nemtsov says. "Do you think such… a system needs democracy? No."

Nemtsov calls it "Putinism." He says the president has earned huge popularity by raising wages and appealing to many Russians' desire for a strong and stable leadership.

"[Putin] is like millions of Russians who have nostalgia for the crazy and bankrupt and corrupted Soviet Union, and who don't like freedom and democracy and don't understand the meaning of it," Nemtsov says.

The president has abolished the election of regional governors. Parliament is now dominated by a pro-Putin majority that speeds through Kremlin-issued legislation, often too quickly for deputies even to read new bills.


Korotich says many Russians now have become disillusioned by the complexities of life in a free society.

"People are tired," he says. "They simply want cheap food and a quiet life. And if I announce today that we have to choose between free press and free sausages, of course they'll choose free sausages."
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In retrospect it probably wasn’t such a good idea for Bush to refer to Putin as PuttiePoot in public.

Then again pointing out that the foreign policies of the past 6 years by our Best and Brightest might just have had something to do with the Russian buildup will just fall on deft ears.


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