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Thousands march on the fifth anniversary of Boris Nemtsov's death, to protest Putin's "constitutional coup"

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  1. ThatFanficGuy
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    I'm yet to find words more satisfying.

    At the rally, marchers chanted “Russia without Putin”

    I'm yet to find words more satisfying.

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    Kuromantis
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    Neat, and also good so putin can know he hasn't convinced everyone yet but can anything be done in practice? In the last elections you had putin got 75% of the vote because of plentiful electoral...

    Neat, and also good so putin can know he hasn't convinced everyone yet but can anything be done in practice? In the last elections you had putin got 75% of the vote because of plentiful electoral irregularities for a fourth term. Short of a civil war, can anything be done? To quote the article quoting the protesters:

    But among the crowd, there was also a sense of resignation.

    “I’m not exactly sure what these changes are, but I’m positive they’re so the authorities can stay in power,” said Filip Kazakov, a 34-year-old small business owner. “I don’t think there’s much we can do about it. What’s important is that we remind those in power that dissenting voices exist.”

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    1. ThatFanficGuy
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      That's an awfully nice way of saying "blatant cheating". That is a terrible way of looking at it: either a civil war or nothing. Putin is not that fucking strong. He's a charismatic leader with no...

      because of plentiful electoral irregularities

      That's an awfully nice way of saying "blatant cheating".

      Short of a civil war, can anything be done?

      That is a terrible way of looking at it: either a civil war or nothing. Putin is not that fucking strong. He's a charismatic leader with no real power beyond that which his loyal apparatus is giving him. This isn't steel: it bends.

      The Soviet Union fell under public pressure eventually. There was also this funny thing in August 1991.

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