GreenDragon

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  1. I was talking about the Anti-Corruption Fund. Not really in the mood to dedicate the time to do that, but would appreciate an insight if you would. Still actually bigger than them. Again, they don't have the political potential Navalny has. Agree. If I went into politics, I would do it to help the country. Period. And I don't think I'm alone this way.
  2. Far-fetched conspiracy theories IMO. I don't think I have seen anything that only could be leaked by someone very powerful in any of his Youtube investigations, he has a good team, and there is nothing supernatural in people giving him interviews. He is a very popular figure supported by many. Putin is afraid of killing him just like Nemtsov because Navalny is way too popular, especially amongst young people, and we are seeing now that he was right to be afraid. The regime is going to crumble pretty soon. The whole Novichok thing was needed because it doesn't kill you immediately so that the death could be seen as a consequence of bad health. It's also important to not purposefully look for hidden conspiracies when there is a simpler and more probable explanation. I really don't believe in any "rival Kremlin towers". Think again. Yes, Putin could've killed him early on, but Navalny was already a respected lawyer before he got into politics and Putin very well could have just underestimated the threat. Putin is not some evil genius (as many outside Russia think I suspect), which we can clearly see from the stupid actions of the government right now. The regime is bringing closer its own demise by inciting people against itself. EDIT: and yeah, Navalny is a much bigger figure than Nemtsov. Nemtsov was just an old critic of Putin's regime with no real political potential, and Navalny is a young, ferocious leader who in a lot of people's minds will "set everything right" if he becomes president.
  3. @Lyubov Man, these stage Green people with their fascist-paranoia...
  4. @Blackhawk Lol, are you joking? All he has is different kinds of police, and when they see how many are up against them, they will eventually stop helping our bunker resident. How his money is going to help him, what he is gonna do, buy an army? He wasted his stolen money on his stupid palace and vineyards. Trust me, in a few years we are going to see Putin behind the bars. Watch and see. Although also many bad things may happen during the next few years due to the upcoming war.
  5. @K Ghoul And both of my parents think that I'm fucking crazy and say "What's the point of protesting against one thief in favor of another?". The only way we could be "doomed" is if Russia was literally nuked. So you either join the movement of history, however slow and difficult it is, or not. Choose wisely.
  6. What I really don't understand is the purpose of saying things like: "Nothing is gonna change. No one cares and everyone is a frightened idiot anyway." I think any person who says such things joins the very group he is judging by doing that.
  7. Exactly. So what course of action do you propose?
  8. My thoughts are that they are sending their children (their daughter, more specifically) to the best university they can. Unfortunately, Russia doesn't posess the best universities in the world as of yet. I, too, wanted to leave. But now I get that don't have any moral right to leave all these millions behind. Besides, 47% is still a lot, and people are gonna get really angry after what happened today. Of course it would be better if change happened peacefully, through political means (there are going to be Duma elections in 2021). But it's clear now that the government is not going to play this way. EDIT: @Leo Gura My thoughts exactly.
  9. @Leo Gura Well, there will need to be an intermediate stage of course...
  10. I don't think so. It'll probably be quick and small-scale. Think the bunker grandpa is going to bomb his country? I wouldn't expect that even from him.
  11. Also, having a very popular charismatic leader (Navalny) I think is extremely important. Many Russian people don't support Putin, but would still vote for him because they don't see an alternative, and now it's there. Someone who is ready to be imprisoned for a long time or even tortured and killed (God forbid) for the cause.
  12. @Hulia Yeah, exactly, the vibes are different. Subtle, but important. I don't think people in Russia are going to tolerate what Putin is going to do in the same way as how people in Belarus are peacefully tolerating what Lukashenko is doing. That's why up until now Putin has been playing games, still trying to keep up the pretense of a democratic leader. But that's just what I feel. In the end it's going to be a war, of course.
  13. @Hulia Again, the culture is different. It's not that "If someone else rather than Stalin came to power everything would be alright". No. Stalin is a product of his time. Even if someone like Stalin comes to power he will be kicked out soon enough. Just like Putin. I think that people are not just disappointed with Putin, they are also disappointed with this kind of "tsarism" in general, and young people especially (of course). I've watched the stream on Rain TV. I think there's a civil war coming. And I'm kinda glad, because it must happen sooner or later, and sooner is better. EDIT: About "respect for the tsar". I specifically inserted "a kind of" there to indicate that it's not only stage Blue worship, but also stage Orange/Green's "Yeah, it sucks, but whatever, it's really not that bad". I thought that way too. Now that is no more.
  14. Well, yeah, and all these events stacked on top of each other: Navalny's poisoning and its investigation (and Navalny calling his own poisoner is really something!), Navalny's unlawful arrest and the movie. Regarding the movie: it's not that the fact of Putin stealing 100 billion rubles caused such a reaction. It's how he spent it. It's all about the image. The image of Putin that many people had in their mind - a kind of classical, strong Russian tsar, a patriot and honest proponent of traditional values, which elicited a kind of respect. Now that very image is destroyed and Putin is seen by the people like a shallow mafia boss: personal casino, a hookah room with a pole for elite strippers, an underground hockey field, multiple "wives" etc. People react much more strongly to such things than to abstract stuff like "abolishing democracy".
  15. Less analyzing, more protesting!