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Russian police battle anti-Putin protesters
Reuters ^

Posted on 05/06/2012 11:20:02 AM PDT by nuconvert

Russian riot police beat protesters about the head with batons and detained 250 on Sunday after clashes broke out at a Moscow rally by thousands of people against Vladimir Putin on the eve of his return to the presidency.

Opposition leaders Alexei Navalny, Boris Nemtsov and Sergei Udaltsov were among those detained during violence that showed the depth of divisions and tensions in Russia as the former KGB spy starts his six-year third term on Monday.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kgbputin; putin; russia

1 posted on 05/06/2012 11:20:05 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Six year third term, Obam can only dream about it.
Probably salivates at the thought.


2 posted on 05/06/2012 11:21:45 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: nuconvert

Interesting story. The commies at Reuters supporting the Soros street theater puppets.


3 posted on 05/06/2012 12:25:28 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: nuconvert

The KPRF is no where to be seen in this one...

If there is unrest in Russia, the Communists would exploit it, take over, and Putin would be allowed to retire to a nice dacha on the Black Sea. The opposition leaders would get a nice, all expenses paid trip to Siberia.


4 posted on 05/06/2012 12:36:48 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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To: Thunder90

Russian Spring. Is like winter, only warmer.


5 posted on 05/06/2012 2:08:11 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: sergeantdave

The commie scum are the ones who support the genocidal mass-murderer KGB Putin.


6 posted on 05/06/2012 2:19:24 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: nuconvert
"Democracy is the power of the majority. Russia is everything, the rest is nothing!" Alexander Dugin, a Kremlin-aligned nationalist, told the pro-Putin crowd

This is the fascist dhimmi scumbag who is the ideologue and theorist behind KGB Putin's anti-American anti-Christ alliance with all our jihadist terrorist enemies.

Dugin also compares what he believes are the inherently peaceful traditions in Sufi, Shiite and Orthodox Islam to Catholicism, Protestantism and Sunni Islamism, which he accuses of seeking conflict between civilizations. Creating such divisions has allowed him to propose the creation of a “strategic Russo-Muslim partnership” with traditional, non-politicized Islam and explains why he distinguishes Iran from the rest of the Muslim world. The presentation of Shiite Iran in his geopolitical theories is that of a model and an ally in the resistance against the United States, while the Sunni Muslim world is portrayed as having sold out to “Atlanticist” powers. He sees the so-called “clash of civilizations" as being no more than an invention of the West, one that is contrary to the dialogue of civilizations that would exist between Eurasian peoples. - Dugin: A “Eurasianist”

7 posted on 05/06/2012 2:30:59 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: nuconvert
As the sun sets, Vlad the Impaler rises again...
8 posted on 05/06/2012 11:14:07 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Indeed. It is downright pathetic how many desperate paleoconservatives have deluded themselves into thinking that Putin is standing up for Orthodox Christianity and Slavs against Muslims.


9 posted on 05/06/2012 11:37:23 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew
deluded themselves ...?

He publicly demonstrates his support of Christianity, encourages marriage and is pro life. He said he will support Christianity anywhere in the world. Putin is a huge plus for us.

Just heard Rush say, Putin is to the right of Obama.

10 posted on 05/07/2012 9:49:48 AM PDT by duckln
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To: duckln
Putin spit on Orthodox Christianity when he sent his islamic Chechen red army into Georgia to rape and massacre innocent Christian women and children. The only nation Putinist Russia has ever attacked is a Christian ally of the USA.

Satanic genocidal Putin will meet the same violent end as his mohammedan comrades Saddam and Kadaffy, and the world will rejoice!

11 posted on 05/07/2012 1:20:33 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Get your head checked. Where do you come up with that garbage?


13 posted on 05/07/2012 3:20:54 PM PDT by duckln
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To: duckln
DEVIL SENT DOWN TO GEORGIA RUSSIA UNLEASHES CHECHEN THUGS

Russia Deployed Chechen Units Into Georgia

Chechen Commander Fired After Ossetia Tour

Chechen dissident Yamadayev assassinated in Dubai - His status as a fugitive didn't stop Yamadayev from living openly in Moscow, his family members have said. Nor did it keep him out of the fray when war erupted last summer between Russia and Georgia. Despite the warrant for his arrest, Yamadayev led a Chechen battalion to fight alongside Russia in the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia.

Putin defends Christianity? How? By sending muslim Chechen terrorists to kill America's Christian allies? The evil genocidal Putin dropped cluster bombs on innocent Georgian civilians to punish them for helping the USA overthrow Putin's socialist comrade Saddam Hussein.

Putin encourages marriage? How? By slapping around his wife and cheating on her?

Putin is pro-life? How? He's taken away the Russians' right to choose their leaders, he's taken away their freedom of speech and freedom of press, he's taken control of all the nation's energy resources, but he hasn't taken away one person's "right" to an abortion. Why do you think that is?

14 posted on 05/07/2012 7:19:01 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: duckln

It looks like Tailgunner is a Georgian president and he has an agenda:)

Putin doesn’t look like an angel but he is not leftist for sure.

Russians had their reasons to screw Georgia at the time, justified or not, religion has nothing to do with it.


15 posted on 05/11/2012 11:46:23 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish
The reason Russia went after Georgia is because the Georgians prefer us and want to lean west.

The reason many Russians would not go to Georgia and fight and they had to send chechens is because Russia and Georgia have long been considered Orthodox Christian brothers.

16 posted on 05/11/2012 11:49:07 PM PDT by MarMema (freedom for Amir)
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To: duckln
Putin is to the right of Obama but not wishing us anything good. Read up on Alexander Dugin when you get time and his movement, which Putin supports. Putin is a geopolitic at heart and loves neo-eurasianism.

In turn the eurasianists hate the west (us) and wish destruction on us.

It's all out there, you have only to google and read...

17 posted on 05/11/2012 11:54:21 PM PDT by MarMema (freedom for Amir)
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To: MarMema

>>>>>>>>>
The reason Russia went after Georgia is because the Georgians prefer us and want to lean west.
The reason many Russians would not go to Georgia and fight and they had to send chechens is because Russia and Georgia have long been considered Orthodox Christian brothers.
>>>>>>>>
You are absolutely right on Georgian pro-Western lean as a political reason why Russians were eager to jump on Georgia, but you have to admit Georgian leadership did all they could to make excuse for them in doing that.
Chechen units were sent just because they were close to conflict zone, all this Muzzie-Christian allegations has nothing to do with reality.

In the past Georgians used Chechens against Russian “Orthodox brothers” as well.

Don’t get it wrong, Georgia is a nice place full of nice pro-American people, but their government is very different.


18 posted on 05/12/2012 12:02:05 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: MarMema

>>>>>>>>>>>
Putin is to the right of Obama but not wishing us anything good. Read up on Alexander Dugin when you get time and his movement, which Putin supports. Putin is a geopolitic at heart and loves neo-eurasianism.
In turn the eurasianists hate the west (us) and wish destruction on us.

It’s all out there, you have only to google and read...
>>>>>>>>>>
That is not monochrome. US and Russia proved to be a powerfull alliance in times of need. Russia has legitimate interests as well and it is not contradict (real) US interests most of the time. If US is playing a zero sum game so does Russians.


19 posted on 05/12/2012 12:07:38 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Have you been to either of these countries?


20 posted on 05/12/2012 5:34:31 PM PDT by MarMema (freedom for Amir)
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To: MarMema

I’ve been to both.


21 posted on 05/12/2012 6:36:57 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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