Monday, December 12, 2011

What’s going on in Russia?

The little people in Russia are fed up – way up to here!
by Charlie Leck

Over the weekend, I read the stories coming out of Russia – accounts about tens of thousands of people gathering to protest the recent putrid and fixed election. Good! Hooray! Let ‘em have it you folks. Start your shouting: “We’re angry as hell and we’re not going to take this anymore!”

It’s a new world we live in – a Facebook, Twitter, texting and emailing world that allows us instant contact with hundreds and even thousands of people. Russia is no exception.

And… “How ya’ gonna keep ‘em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paris?”

Think the Russian protests have anything to do with Occupy Wall Street? You bet they do! And, this is only the beginning of a very changed and new world. We’ve looked carefully and the king is naked!

Maxim Trudolubov, an editor of a daily biz paper in Moscow, gives us an interesting and honest report.

“The reaction to last weekend’s fraud-tainted parliamentary elections has been like nothing I have seen since the early 1990s.”

The dominance of Putin over the Russian political system has begun to fade. His announcement that he plans to run again for President – and perhaps for a term of 12 years – has the people of the street and factories very frustrated.

It will be interesting to keep our eyes on Mother Russia.


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