Russian protests, Russian nuclear accidents. Russian shit is going down.
Putin is looking for a place he can hide in, with all his ripped off zillions.
He has five years and he knows it.
It is a ****ed up country.All the very rich Russians behave the same, they all look to get the majority of their cash assets out of Russia for 2 reasons 1) they have paid little or no tax on it and 2) the way they got their cash they know either the State or another up and coming oligarch will take it from them - usually by force.
So, given a choice between Russia and the USA, you would just toss a coin, and cheerfully go to live in Russia, knowing it was "just the same" as the USA?Always makes me smile when you get the odd poster here railing on about Putin and Russia as if they were still the cold war socialist enemy.
What Russia is now is the ultimate free market with low regulation, lots of corruption, bribery and organised crime. It is just about becoming an idealised system for free marketeers.
In fact I'd argue that Russia and the US have never been more alike. Corporate fronts controlled by organised crime.
Russian liberals are celebrating the relative success of the Communist Party and other Kremlin-friendly quasi-opposition parties in the elections to the Moscow city council on Sunday as an almost revolutionary breakthrough — but it takes some unpacking to explain why.
Candidates from these parties gained around 20 out of 45 seats in the council; meanwhile the ruling United Russia party, which supports Russian President Vladimir Putin, only just retained a majority, losing about 13 seats in the city council (from the current 38 down to just 25).
With opposition sidelined, Kremlin-friendly candidates are gliding to victory across Russia