Comments on: Duma Elections The Way Foreign News Agencies See It http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/ Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:08:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Papa Karlo http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-9655134 Tue, 10 May 2016 05:24:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-9655134 Teachers in schools are usually forced to vote as well. In Russian schools, principals have literally feudal power over the teachers. They routinely force teachers to do all kinds of tasks not related to their job description, for example when they do repairs in school buildings, it is not unusual to force teachers to clean up rooms, wash floors and windows, etc. This is even sometimes done after hours. (There are no laws about overtime in Russia, so employers do not have to pay workers for after hour work.) The principals use teachers as free slave labor, and pocket the money allocated for repairs.

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By: Papa Karlo http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-9655132 Tue, 10 May 2016 05:17:19 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-9655132 One of my relatives (a Russian citizen) was in a hospital in Russia. During elections, the patients were told to make sure they vote, and make sure to vote for Putin’s party (Yedinaya Rossiya). Any patient who would not vote as directed, was told, would stop receiving any treatment.
The ballot boxes were brought into the wards, and everybody voted. Of course, there was no direct way to control who they cast ballots for, but most people being uneducated voted as they were told, being afraid of repercussions. (The doctors could stop treating you and just let you die if they wanted, anyway, so most people just don’t want to risk).

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By: Corvin http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6560260 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 06:55:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6560260 http://demotywatory.pl/3596406/Nadmiar-cenzury

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By: ayaa http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6501508 Sun, 11 Dec 2011 13:21:14 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6501508 Exactly. Seeing the complete organisational mess that is the Communist Party, the results are not in any doubt.

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By: ayaa http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6501486 Sun, 11 Dec 2011 13:18:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6501486 Really? Having police out on the streets is heavy handed?

The reason why I like the new protests is because they are peaceful, as in they don’t provoke the police.

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By: Hirsh http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6495052 Sun, 11 Dec 2011 01:47:56 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6495052 I’ll bet i already know the outcome. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. His name is Putin. :)

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By: Hirsh http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6495012 Sun, 11 Dec 2011 01:45:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6495012 You’re right, not many protesters. What’s telling is the many thousands of police and other forces they felt the need to put on the street to deter it growing. Typical heavy handed Russian government response to political dissent.

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By: ayaa http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6488969 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 14:49:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6488969 Lol. Hmm. I’ve just been to Voronezh and seen the rally there (about 500 people). It was peaceful, only trouble was some drunkard who decided he was the speaker. So maybe there is hope for a new system. As opposed to a 91 style uprising.

So what remains to be seen, is whether the Communists can pull themselves together and give Putin a good fight in the presidential elections, as opposed to ranting on about vote-rigging when they lost.

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By: ayaa http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6486442 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 11:21:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6486442 Rigged vote, indeed. Just normal, sore losers.

Oh yes. The people are protesting, all right. Just how many protested against Putin? A few thousand? Maybe more?

Now, just how many took part in the pro-Putin rallies? I think the Nashi-organized one got something around 15,000 people.

We hear all sorts of things about Putin, hardly any of them have ever been true.

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By: Hirsh http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6480884 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 03:45:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6480884 So? I Guess Putin is Right? It’s a non-profit election watchdog agency that’s partly and transparently funded by the U.S. calling bullsh*t on the vote rigging, so it’s America’s fault that people are protesting the rigged vote? lol

Sorry it’s not America that rigged the vote… That’s why people are protesting. Even Gorby is upset. ;)

KGB/FSB alum Putin is setting himself up to be the longest running Russian leader since Stalin. How much is his personal wealth estimated to be these days? I hear it’s billions. How has he gotten to be one of the worlds richest men? Something stinks.

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By: ayaa http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6479169 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 02:08:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6479169 http://lifenews.ru/news/76604

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By: Hirsh http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6472753 Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:16:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6472753 Lol,Putin is blaming the continuing election rigging protests in Moscow on the U.S. and Hillary Clinton. Yeap!It has nothing to do with corrupt Russians officials stealing elections…

Even former Soviet leader and Mikhail Gorbachev calling for the election results to be annulled and a new vote held. But then he’s been critical of Putin’s regime for quite some time now.

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By: Hirsh http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6458239 Thu, 08 Dec 2011 23:21:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6458239 Welcome to the new boss, same as the old boss. Elections are held but nothing really changes.

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By: tommo http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6404559 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 08:11:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6404559 yes, but what sort of anarchist would vote in the first place? Not me.

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By: (r)evolutionist http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6398621 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 02:46:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6398621 Hmm, Russia is the home of philosophical anarchism, yet no one believes anymore?

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By: Sergei http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6398565 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 02:42:51 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6398565 In civilized countries there is some sort of choice, my dear friend.
What happened in Russia was extremely pathetic barefaced deception.

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By: Sergei http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6398268 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 02:03:23 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6398268 We had hope. But “russian democracy died after a long illness without regaining consciousness…”
(http://youtu.be/p6pRuAX8dNc)

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By: Michael Colbert http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6394884 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:14:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6394884 It has been publically acknowledged that the British won the propaganda war in 1939-45, ie they lie! With the BBC not a lot has changed and we have copies of articles and refuting evidence to prove it. The ‘cold war’ still is waged against Russia. I state this and I am a westerner and ashamed of it.

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By: Sean http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6386621 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 12:57:58 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6386621 BBC only goes to some abandoned places and small villages where the 10% of population lives and say – that’s entire Russia! I remember they visited Moscow. They wanted to film a documentary. They didn’t want to film at some average location, they were looking for slams. “Give us some slams and poor people, that’s what BBC wants to show about Russia!” – they kept saying. Hehe.

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By: ayaa http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6385200 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 11:43:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6385200 So? It’s not like anything’s changed. They still have majority, and still have undisputed control over most of the regional parliaments.

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By: (r)evolutionist http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6384924 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 11:25:47 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6384924 No Bakuninist/Makhnovist party, no reason to vote…

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By: BlowME http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6384421 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 11:09:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6384421 Democracy is a myth, anywhere in the world…

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By: too much vodka http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6384133 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 10:45:43 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6384133 United Russia lost a fait amount of seats.

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By: ayaa http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6383891 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 10:28:40 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6383891 United Russia: 238seats (~52%)

Communists: 92seats (~21%)

Fair Russia: 64seats (~14%)

Liberal Democrats: 56seats (~13%)

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By: ayaa http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6383625 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 10:11:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6383625 Lol. There was this reporter on BBC or something, that very confidently claimed that “this time the Russian people had enough, and the United Russia party’s iron grip on the Duma would be loosened.” :D

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By: Zonda http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6383491 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 10:02:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6383491 Tnx ER, it’s not necessarily to show us how the day of vote was. But as a representative picture, I give a “like” for the one with military waiting to vote in line in front of a simple table. (Recent theories are saying that in reality, the democracy didn’t exist) :D

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By: EngrishBob http://englishrussia.com/2011/12/04/duma-elections-the-way-foreign-news-agencies-see-it/#comment-6383460 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:40:31 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=81477#comment-6383460 The half naked people could do with an explanation.

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