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Vladimir Putin's 'Managed Democracy' Faces Key Test in Russia

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has trumpeted a system of 'managed democracy' that has virtually guaranteed his party's grip on Russian politics - until now.

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Susanne R (235)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 10:09 pm
He can call it whatever he wants to, but Vladimir is still pulling the strings. Why does he insult the intelligence of the Russian people by trying to convince them otherwise? And isn't "Managed Democracy" an oxymoron?

pam w (139)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 11:23 pm
He's an accomplished politician, that's for sure!

. (0)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 2:58 pm
Putin, Czar..same thing without the pogroms, and random mass killings.

Sarah G (109)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 4:22 pm
No pogroms and no random mass killings sounds like a good thing

KS Goh (0)
Friday December 2, 2011, 12:56 am
Thanks for the article.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 2, 2011, 6:57 am
I'm fairly certain that Putin could do just about anything at this point and still be backed by the Russian people, but I hope this does not make him believe that Russia is good the way it is and that nothing needs to be changed - much needs to, perhaps most importantly eliminating corruption.

Letitia N. (6)
Friday December 2, 2011, 8:24 am
Do we really want an ex KGB moron running Russia?

Elvina A (92)
Friday December 2, 2011, 9:37 am
I was happy to see in the news today that some russians demostrated to show their dislike for the way Russia is ruled. I don't think I would dare to protest, knowing they have many political prisoners and lots of political parties removed from the voting blankets (not very democratic, huh!). Thanks to all those fighting for REAL democracy!

Vicky P (476)
Friday December 2, 2011, 1:00 pm
Everyone knows there's no real democracy there..Putin controls everything and has for years, he is now trying to block the media in Russia to keep people from finding out information, so it's getting worse

Kari Knabe (14)
Friday December 2, 2011, 1:45 pm
Thanks for the article!

Carmen S (611)
Friday December 2, 2011, 2:17 pm
thanks for this article, Cal

Christopher Fowler (82)
Friday December 2, 2011, 3:59 pm
What he's doing sounds a lot like what our GOP is trying to establish through corporate control of elections.

I have to wonder if either know what a democracy really is.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 2, 2011, 4:24 pm
Thanks for the info.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday December 2, 2011, 8:20 pm
Thanks again Cal.

Gary L (138)
Friday December 2, 2011, 9:50 pm
can anyone tell me where to find a real democracy???

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 12:53 am

Brenda Towers (0)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 5:17 am
Same people, different"hats" . A recipe for failure.
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