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December 19, 2008

Russia, Like the Rest, Must Make Payroll

Filed under: Communist,Foreign News — SwittersB @ 12:10 PM
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Red Dawn
Red Dawn

Russians are taking to the streets as global energy prices decline and their country’s economy skids.  The causes of the protests are not related-an announced tariff increase on foreign cars and the ending of transport fare discounts, for instance-but the disturbances are unsettling Moscow.  ”They’re incredibly scared of this,” ….So far, the demonstrations, confined to outlying areas, do not threaten Prime Minister Putin’s rule.  Yet turbulence in the periphery foreshadows turbulence in the center. Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin were undone by low oil prices…..

From Comment to Above:

This means he (Putin) has broken the bargain he made with the three pillars that hold up his regime: the oligarchy, to whom he promised peace to enjoy their wealth (in return for staying out of politics); the military, to whom he promised a return to past glories; and the common people, to whom he promised peace and prosperity.



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