History UsefulNotes / RussianPoliticalSystem

2nd May '16 2:39:40 PM Ihnatus
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* [[EnemyMine Another Russia]]: An outlawed party formed from a strange alliance of old-school liberals and CommieNazis ([[SincerityMode no, really]]), united by a common desire to overthrow the dictatorship of United Russia.

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* [[EnemyMine Another Russia]]: An outlawed party formed from a strange alliance of old-school liberals and CommieNazis ([[SincerityMode no, really]]), united by a common desire to overthrow the dictatorship of United Russia. Currently, only the latter remained in it, and it turned to support of the President.



There is also a weakly organized, but fairly numerous nationalist movement which is currently gaining momentum. Because of rise of Islamist extremism, ethnic criminal gangs(mostly consisted by immigrants from Caucasus and Central Asia), huge funding of Chechnya, with periphery areas being dirt-poor, racial riots with violence from both sides, popularity of nationalism is slowly growing. Nationalists occupy the entire spectrum of right-wing political views ranging from national democracy (which can be roughly compared to the Tea Party Movement in the US) to straightforward nazism, but they all share the slogan "Russia for the Russians" and oppose the government or even the state itself for being "anti-Russian". To visualize this opposition, they use the black-yellow-white flag (called ''imperka'') which dates back to Tsarist Russia. Their organizations are difficult to name since they are constantly being banned for racist, antisemitic and extremist hate-speech, and are as constantly recreated by the same people under different names. Most notable of them, and formerly most close to a political party, is the Movement Against [[FalseReassurance Illegal]] Immigration (DPNI) which was banned in 2011 but somehow exists until today. They have an annual venue called [[MillionMookMarch Russian March]] which takes place on November 4th and attracts several thousand people in Moscow and several hundred (at best) in other cities.

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There is also a weakly organized, but fairly numerous nationalist movement which is currently gaining momentum. Because of rise of Islamist extremism, ethnic criminal gangs(mostly gangs( mostly consisted by immigrants from Caucasus and Central Asia), huge funding of Chechnya, with periphery areas being dirt-poor, racial riots with violence from both sides, popularity of nationalism is slowly growing. Nationalists occupy the entire spectrum of right-wing political views ranging from national democracy (which can be roughly compared to the Tea Party Movement in the US) to straightforward nazism, but they all share the slogan "Russia for the Russians" and oppose the government or even the state itself for being "anti-Russian". To visualize this opposition, they use the black-yellow-white flag (called ''imperka'') which dates back to Tsarist Russia. Their organizations are difficult to name since they are constantly being banned for racist, antisemitic and extremist hate-speech, and are as constantly recreated by the same people under different names. Most notable of them, and formerly most close to a political party, is the Movement Against [[FalseReassurance Illegal]] Immigration (DPNI) which was banned in 2011 but somehow exists until today. They have an annual venue called [[MillionMookMarch Russian March]] which takes place on November 4th and attracts several thousand people in Moscow and several hundred (at best) in other cities.



Relatively new, but rather popular opposition leader and Yale-graduated lawyer, who started as a member of unpopular liberal party, later, he became a very popular Livejournal blogger, who used open sources of information to uncover corruption in Russian establishment(and there are TONS of it), and publically expressed his sympathies for Russian nationalism. During ongoing protests and slow decline of Putin's popularity, he is gradually becoming much more popular, and is one of the few nationalists who are recognised by Russian society. Many his opponents consider him to be a puppet of the USA, while other hink of him a FalseFlagOperation staged by Putin. Recently, he, like what he did to Kremlin bosses, was accused of corruption, put on a trial, and sentenced for five years(whether he was guilty or framed is a GIANT FlameBait, so let's leave this topic untouched), but then he was temporarily freed, permitted to take part as candidate in the election of Moscow mayor, came second, and was pardoned, which led many people to think that he is a Kremlin's puppet and ''agent provocateur.''

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Relatively new, but rather popular opposition leader and Yale-graduated lawyer, who started as a member of unpopular liberal party, later, he became a very popular Livejournal blogger, who used open sources of information to uncover corruption in Russian establishment(and establishment (and there are TONS of it), and publically expressed his sympathies for Russian nationalism. During ongoing protests and slow decline of Putin's popularity, he is was gradually becoming much more popular, and is one of the few nationalists who are recognised by Russian society. Many his opponents consider him to be a puppet of the USA, while other hink of him a FalseFlagOperation staged by Putin. Recently, he, like what he did to Kremlin bosses, was accused of corruption, put on a trial, and sentenced for five years(whether years(w hether he was guilty or framed is a GIANT FlameBait, so let's leave this topic untouched), but then he was temporarily freed, permitted to take part as candidate in the election of Moscow mayor, came second, and was pardoned, which led many people to think that he is a Kremlin's puppet and ''agent provocateur.'''' The fact that his brother and many of followers have got real punishment may or may not help this.
4th Dec '15 11:21:31 AM DDRMASTERM
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[[RussnGuySuffersMost Life in Russia]] was [[CrapsackWorld never nice]], and political life is not an exception. The Russian Federation started in what appeared to be a peaceful, bloodless resolution of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar (only three men perished during the 1991 coup attempt), but two years later, the Russian Constitution of 1993 was written in blood after President Yeltsin ordered tanks to shoot live shells at the unruly parliament (housed in the White House -- not that one -- for bonus irony). Since then, Russia managed to turn even democracy into a dystopia. Granted, Russia didn't arrive at "dystopia" without a considerable amount of [[NiceJobBreakingItHero help from the United States and Europe]], multiple international crises that Russia bore the brunt of but had no control over[[note]]Thailand devaluing the baht during the Asian financial crisis could not have happened at a worse possible time -- for Russia.[[/note]], complications from the laws of the International Monetary Fund, and then the infamous "less shock, more therapy" period.[[note]]The line in question was uttered by Strobe Talbott, who worked at the State Department under Clinton and was the face of US-Russian relations. Both he and Russia scholars regard that moment as a deserved "never live it down."[[/note]] Historically, Russia has always had an uneasy relationship with democracy, creating a SelfFulfillingProphecy that to be Russian is to suffer and that Russia is doomed to authoritarian rule. As always, [[TakeAThirdOption it's actually much more complicated]], but that's what doctoral programmes are for.

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[[RussnGuySuffersMost [[RussianGuySuffersMost Life in Russia]] was [[CrapsackWorld never nice]], and political life is not an exception. The Russian Federation started in what appeared to be a peaceful, bloodless resolution of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar (only three men perished during the 1991 coup attempt), but two years later, the Russian Constitution of 1993 was written in blood after President Yeltsin ordered tanks to shoot live shells at the unruly parliament (housed in the White House -- not that one -- for bonus irony). Since then, Russia managed to turn even democracy into a dystopia. Granted, Russia didn't arrive at "dystopia" without a considerable amount of [[NiceJobBreakingItHero help from the United States and Europe]], multiple international crises that Russia bore the brunt of but had no control over[[note]]Thailand devaluing the baht during the Asian financial crisis could not have happened at a worse possible time -- for Russia.[[/note]], complications from the laws of the International Monetary Fund, and then the infamous "less shock, more therapy" period.[[note]]The line in question was uttered by Strobe Talbott, who worked at the State Department under Clinton and was the face of US-Russian relations. Both he and Russia scholars regard that moment as a deserved "never live it down."[[/note]] Historically, Russia has always had an uneasy relationship with democracy, creating a SelfFulfillingProphecy that to be Russian is to suffer and that Russia is doomed to authoritarian rule. As always, [[TakeAThirdOption it's actually much more complicated]], but that's what doctoral programmes are for.
10th Aug '15 2:46:40 AM Unferth
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* [[NonIndicativeName Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia]]: Neither liberal nor democratic, it's, in fact, a pseudo-nationalist (mainly because Zhirinovsky is all bark and no bite) party centered around its leader, the famous political clown Vladimir Zhirinovsky, another eternal presidential candidate. This party owes its strange name to the fact it was created in the late 1980s, when "liberal" and "democratic" were buzzwords of instant success. The target of the same accusations as CPRF. The United States considered Zhirinovsky a legitimate threat to Yeltsin in the mid-90s. He's also done some xenophobic raps and bellicose sabre-rattling, including a live TV interview in 2014 where he threatened that Russia would nuke Poland and the Baltics if NATO interferes in the Ukraine mess.

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* [[NonIndicativeName [[ANazibyAnyOtherName Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia]]: Neither liberal nor democratic, it's, in fact, a pseudo-nationalist (mainly because Zhirinovsky is all bark and no bite) party centered around its leader, the famous political clown Vladimir Zhirinovsky, another eternal presidential candidate. This party owes its strange name to the fact it was created in the late 1980s, when "liberal" and "democratic" were buzzwords of instant success. The target of the same accusations as CPRF. The United States considered Zhirinovsky a legitimate threat to Yeltsin in the mid-90s. He's also done some xenophobic raps and bellicose sabre-rattling, including a live TV interview in 2014 where he threatened that Russia would nuke Poland and the Baltics if NATO interferes in the Ukraine mess.
3rd Aug '15 1:17:34 AM hagagaga
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Life in Russia was [[CrapsackWorld never nice]], and political life is not an exception. The Russian Federation started in what appeared to be a peaceful, bloodless resolution of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar (only three men perished during the 1991 coup attempt), but two years later, the Russian Constitution of 1993 was written in blood after President Yeltsin ordered tanks to shoot live shells at the unruly parliament (housed in the White House -- not that one -- for bonus irony). Since then, Russia managed to turn even democracy into a dystopia. Granted, Russia didn't arrive at "dystopia" without a considerable amount of [[NiceJobBreakingItHero help from the United States and Europe]], multiple international crises that Russia bore the brunt of but had no control over[[note]]Thailand devaluing the baht during the Asian financial crisis could not have happened at a worse possible time -- for Russia.[[/note]], complications from the laws of the International Monetary Fund, and then the infamous "less shock, more therapy" period.[[note]]The line in question was uttered by Strobe Talbott, who worked at the State Department under Clinton and was the face of US-Russian relations. Both he and Russia scholars regard that moment as a deserved "never live it down."[[/note]] Historically, Russia has always had an uneasy relationship with democracy, creating a SelfFulfillingProphecy that to be Russian is to suffer and that Russia is doomed to authoritarian rule. As always, [[TakeAThirdOption it's actually much more complicated]], but that's what doctoral programmes are for.

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[[RussnGuySuffersMost Life in Russia Russia]] was [[CrapsackWorld never nice]], and political life is not an exception. The Russian Federation started in what appeared to be a peaceful, bloodless resolution of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar (only three men perished during the 1991 coup attempt), but two years later, the Russian Constitution of 1993 was written in blood after President Yeltsin ordered tanks to shoot live shells at the unruly parliament (housed in the White House -- not that one -- for bonus irony). Since then, Russia managed to turn even democracy into a dystopia. Granted, Russia didn't arrive at "dystopia" without a considerable amount of [[NiceJobBreakingItHero help from the United States and Europe]], multiple international crises that Russia bore the brunt of but had no control over[[note]]Thailand devaluing the baht during the Asian financial crisis could not have happened at a worse possible time -- for Russia.[[/note]], complications from the laws of the International Monetary Fund, and then the infamous "less shock, more therapy" period.[[note]]The line in question was uttered by Strobe Talbott, who worked at the State Department under Clinton and was the face of US-Russian relations. Both he and Russia scholars regard that moment as a deserved "never live it down."[[/note]] Historically, Russia has always had an uneasy relationship with democracy, creating a SelfFulfillingProphecy that to be Russian is to suffer and that Russia is doomed to authoritarian rule. As always, [[TakeAThirdOption it's actually much more complicated]], but that's what doctoral programmes are for.
22nd Sep '14 2:54:12 PM permeakra
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* Apple Party (Yabloko): Another liberal party, offering more socialized liberalism akin to what the Democratic party of America believes in. Popular among the educated, cosmopolitan middle class of the big cities, but without support from other voters, the party's numbers are too low for it to maintain real influence. It constantly teeters on the representation barrier, sometimes making it, and sometimes not.

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* Apple Party (Yabloko): Another liberal party, offering more socialized liberalism akin to what the Democratic party of America believes in. Popular among the educated, cosmopolitan middle class of the big cities, but without support from other voters, the party's numbers are too low for it to maintain real influence. It constantly teeters on the representation barrier, sometimes making it, and sometimes not. The name for the party is somewhat lost in translation reference to surnames of its founders (Yavlinsky, Boldyrev, Lukin)
30th Aug '14 10:30:57 PM Scoutstr295
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* [[NonIndicativeName Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia]]: Neither liberal nor democratic, it's, in fact, a pseudo-nationalist (mainly because Zhirinovsky is all bark and no bite) party centered around its leader, the famous political clown Vladimir Zhirinovsky, another eternal presidential candidate. This party owes its strange name to the fact it was created in the late 1980s, when "liberal" and "democratic" were buzzwords of instant success. The target of the same accusations as CPRF. The United States considered Zhirinovsky a legitimate threat to Yeltsin in the mid-90s. He's also done some xenophobic raps.

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* [[NonIndicativeName Liberal-Democratic Party of Russia]]: Neither liberal nor democratic, it's, in fact, a pseudo-nationalist (mainly because Zhirinovsky is all bark and no bite) party centered around its leader, the famous political clown Vladimir Zhirinovsky, another eternal presidential candidate. This party owes its strange name to the fact it was created in the late 1980s, when "liberal" and "democratic" were buzzwords of instant success. The target of the same accusations as CPRF. The United States considered Zhirinovsky a legitimate threat to Yeltsin in the mid-90s. He's also done some xenophobic raps.raps and bellicose sabre-rattling, including a live TV interview in 2014 where he threatened that Russia would nuke Poland and the Baltics if NATO interferes in the Ukraine mess.
3rd Jul '14 4:02:56 PM Scoutstr295
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