If I was to take a guess, this is how Putin will react:[...]
As many, I hope Putin will react, and we can count on him to do it well, let's wait.
What I was thinking, or better say hoping, is that now that the army extended the definition of a war (let's summarize like this), we could also imagine that this "attack", because it's one, is seen as a national thread, and that the army takes the hand on it, meaning in practice that these ... let's say "corrupted politicians" (not only politicians but mainly) are already or will be strongly monitored and we may see a couple of arrestations in the incoming future. Of course the west will shout "au scandale", but who cares, blaming one more time Russia is not much more effective.
Please keep informed about the situation. I suppose we'll not hear about Putin until the date of 30 June, we'll see.
Right to the point.“Look, it is not my decision or for me to tell you whether this is the right decision to enforce, if state agencies have determined that this is the best course of action, sure we have to listen to their recommendation.”
This is a standard phrase from the playbook of plausible denial: I didn’t know that, I have nothing to do with it, I wasn't even there, we have an institution system - when in fact the entire system is a monolithic State authority with him at the top and all major decisions are run through him first .
Well I would try to "catch" Covid if they are accepting antibodies. Is there ANY testing for T-cells? The only ways I know are apparently expensive. And If they are using the PCR test would they run it at 40+ cycles that they use to push the number of cases up due to false positives, or would they use around 30 cycles to be more 'accurate'? It does seem to be a game, a distraction, did or did not Putin know? But it appears the pathocrats may have been in place for some time. The Sputnik 'vaccine' may be better, and I'd rather do it with our protocol, but I am unlikely to have the opportunity here in North America. Perhaps we could ask the Russians to fast the day before, during, and after the jab?Right now all restaurant businesses in Moscow have 5 days to install a QR code reading system, because only vaccinated and those with antibodies will be allowed in the business.
This has not been true of even the most powerful absolute monarchs throughout history. No man rules alone. There are powerful lobbies, factions, bureaus, etc in any country let alone one as huge as Russia.Without the knowledge (and direct instruction) of KingPu, nothing is done in Russia.
Ivan the Formidable was a stalwart defender of the Russian people and a staunch opponent of Oligarchy. He stamped out the Judeo-Oligarchs in Novgorod and his letters on the topic should be required reading for all blind defenders of Oligarchy in all its forms ie for blind middle-class Moscow liberals like yourself.In general, it is ridiculous to read about all sorts of "fifth columns" and some "liberals" who harm the tsar. The tsar is good, but the boyars are bad! 500 years have passed since the time of Tsar Ivan 4, but little has changed in Russia since then.
Sadly, this is not true. All the opposition media outlets are easily accessible and this can be verified with a quick google or yandex search. Many of the opposition have formed a government-in-exile (literally their words) in places like Riga, Vilnius and Tel Aviv. The Russian people have repeatedly voiced the opinion that they would like to see these outlets closed because they spread smut and gay propaganda to the youth, but they have powerful connections and are never touched. The CIA radio project recently decided to move to Kiev and continue operating as usual instead of paying a fine.All independent media outlets have long been closed in Russia, and all real opponents of the king are either in prison or have left the country. In terms of freedom of speech, Russia now occupies a place somewhere between Belarus and Gabon (forgive me the inhabitants of these countries).
Putin has always enjoyed a level of popularity that would make any western politician envious. Even the Levada and other "independent" (Judeo-Liberal) polling outfits have had to admit that returning Crimea, saving Assad in Syria and the social measures rolled out by Putin are wildly popular and give him a comfortable 60+% support baseline support rating.What does it take for ordinary people to "accept" these elections?
You hate the idea of rightful king occupying the Russian throne because you hate your father. Many such cases. Sad.and then KingPu will appear on a white horse and cancel this lockdown and this vaccination
You'd have to be very poorly informed to think that considering that Lukashenko literally went on record saying that Covid was bullshit and that all you need is exercise and a trip to the sauna to beat it. Oh, and that he was offered a bribe to lockdown his country, but he refused it.I wouldn’t be surprised if Belarus next is first to announce chip implants for its population, just to fight the new Covid variants.
All this is an absolute lie. As for Medvedev, he should have been hanged back in August 2008 for treason. Navalny, log out.KingPu is shown every day in Russian television media, so he is aware of everything that is happening in Russia. Without the knowledge (and direct instruction) of KingPu, nothing is done in Russia.
In general, it is ridiculous to read about all sorts of "fifth columns" and some "liberals" who harm the tsar. The tsar is good, but the boyars are bad! 500 years have passed since the time of Tsar Ivan 4, but little has changed in Russia since then.
Understand, in Russia there are no "liberals" / opposition / fifth column. All independent media outlets have long been closed in Russia, and all real opponents of the king are either in prison or have left the country. In terms of freedom of speech, Russia now occupies a place somewhere between Belarus and Gabon (forgive me the inhabitants of these countries).
Medvedev was president for 4 years, and the world did not collapse because of this.
In Russia in September 2021 there will be "elections" to the lower house of parliament. Even under the condition that they are completely falsified (and it cannot be otherwise), the legitimacy of this whole "performance" remains a big question. At best, the voter turnout will be at the level of 15-20% (taking into account doctors / teachers / military and other civil servants who will be FORCED to vote).
What does it take for ordinary people to "accept" these elections? That's right, you first need to introduce a hard lockdown (mandatory vaccination, etc.), and then KingPu will appear on a white horse and cancel this lockdown and this vaccination. And everyone is happy and everyone is happy! Machiavelli was pleased too.
Hello f1esk and to the forum! Since this is your first post, it would be great if you could introduce yourself in the Newbies area, as is customary here. We'd like to learn more about your journey towards our forum, which of Laura's books are you familiar with and which of the topics we deal with here are of the most interest to you. If you're not sure what to write please feel free to read other people's introductionsAll this is an absolute lie. As for Medvedev, he should have been hanged back in August 2008 for treason. Navalny, log out.
Putin wants stability above all else.But the real question, what is Putin planning to do ? Is he aware of the certain things that are going on right now ? If he is, will he act and try to change something or does he think that he does not have enough power ? Or maybe he knows so much but he does not care ? So many questions. Do you really want to fight lies with your own lies, hoping you will prevail ? We can remember what happened with Trump, he was pushing vaccines and than what happened to him, is history. He did not do many other things as well, like setting up a court for all those who implemented measures like mandatory masks, business closures and so on.
Putin could easily have more power than Trump, to organize military and people to arrest fascist and to write a constitution (in which you will not be able to force people to take anything against their will nor limit their freedom of movement) and set up a separate military to defend it.
But I think that has a small chance to happen.
Russia is slowly losing Russians and population is generally getting older. Also, I do not see people standing up and giving their life to change something. As long as stomachs are full ? In 1989 there were 119,865,469 Russians and in 2011 there were 111,016,896, in 2021 it could be about 105 000 000. Number would maybe be even lower if big migration did not happen from the ex Soviet Republics like Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus, Baltic republics and so on. For example Kazakhstan had 6.2 millions of Russians in 1989 and in 2009 it was around 3.7 millions. Ukraine in 1989, Russians 11.3 millions and in 2001 8.3 millions. Did some of them change their identity and became Ukrainians ? maybe but Ukraine generally lost a lot of population.
Total fertility rate was 2 in 1989 and 1.5 in 2021. Certainly better than in 1996 when it was 1.27 but generally decreasing.