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Writer's Block: 'Arab Spring' in Russia?

What are your thoughts on the results of Russia's parliamentary election?
Two things:

1) Russia doesn't have to outright kill its citizens like Syria. The KGB is alive in everything but name. Those who participate in protests against these sham elections will be eliminated brutally and efficiently, and no one outside of Russia will do anything about it because Russia is important to the world's economy.

2) No one will do anything about it INSIDE Russia, either. They still remember the Yeltsin years, and the post-Glasnost era of bread lines. As long as they're not going through that again, they don't care. As long as the trains are on time...

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samuraiter
Dec. 7th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
And Putin will continue to generate laughs as an Internet meme.

We live in fucked-up times.
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