Apparently anti-Putin forces were getting off the ground in local and regional elections throughout Russia, threatening Moscow's foothold
“The regional governors now have direct control over their territories.”
posted on 02/07/2019 10:30:46 PM PST
("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
I see this kind of thing in our future if the far left solidifies its stranglehold over DC.
posted on 02/07/2019 10:31:23 PM PST
(The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
Unless you have more information than is in this article (I dont closely follow Siberian politics), that isnt the reason at all. The appointment of mayors has moved away from the locality (via elections) to the hands of the regional governors (who ARE elected). This is more than likely because of some discovery of massive corruption.
posted on 02/08/2019 7:17:27 AM PST
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