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Fresh update on "vladimir" discussed on Curtis Sliwa
"More talk radio, More talk TV. I want more newspapers. I want more publications. I want more free thought. I'm not afraid of that. I follow probably more so called liberal media personalities than I do right wing because the more you know the better, for instance. This dish it in in Russia. Who is the bravest of brave right? That was poisoned by Putin. I mean, he came back from death, like twice. You see him upon his return Russia fighting who has the best coverage of that The New York Times I love that coverage of that, because they have intricate details that other newspapers and other publications if they don't have the resource for or they don't have the contacts for and that guy you talk about free speech. We talk about free. That guy. His life is on the line. His family's on all these supporters. Some of these young people who was 50 degrees below zero when they were protesting against Vladimir Putin. Did you see them? They strip them of their close 50 degrees below zero, because they believe in freedom free speech. They're willing to die for that. You know Putin will kill them. But what's scary to me is when you have other media outlets calling for the censoring of other media outlets shouldn't if anybody should be prioritizing and protecting the rights of free speech. Shouldn't it be a journalist? God, I see. I see. I'm disappointed, and I know you listening us. It's okay. I read you. You listen to us. It's a free form of communication like his work. I followed him before. He's very, very, very good. Good reporter. We're good sources. But this is in defense of our family here because if not for John Catsimatidis, there would be no W Abe, right? No, that it would be gone. You have the opinion? We have the radio station this He's talk radio 77 w A b. C, uh How many of you right?.
Vlad tidings: demonstrations across Russia
"On saturday tens of thousands of russians took to the streets in more than a hundred towns and cities across the country. In support of jailed kremlin critic. Alexey navalny protesters chanted. Putin is a thief as well as freedom to navalny chilling videos emerged police beating and kicking demonstrators. The response was not one about an out brutality. More than three thousand arrests were made at. Even mr navalny's wife was briefly. Detained the demonstrations were sparked mr navalny's arrest on spurious charges. Just as soon as he returned from germany last week but protesters were also fired up by to our video narrated by mr navalny and released a day later. Throw it saw my viceroy was thirty. Wrestling depicts a lavish palace. On the black sea. Allegedly built for president vladimir putin and funded with dodgy. Money allegations the kremlin dismissed as just rumor mr putin remains in a tough spot with disquiet spreading and his loudest critic making just as much trouble while in jail as he did out of it. This was not my first protest in moscow in quite a few the past few years are cody. Trotsky is russia editor in moscow. I would say that. Fear was one of caution pretty much on both sides the fact that people have braved the streets brave. The police cordons came out. Despite enormous intimidation campaign was waged. By the kremlin in the preceding days is in itself extraordinary russia's much more repressive state today than it was even a few years ago. The people who were out in the street was certainly not radicals as abba in moscow protests. That was scary. Moments police charging but on the whole the police behavior some restraint and its actions were nowhere on the level of violence and brutality which we saw a few months ago in neighboring belarus. There was no special measures with no tear. Gas rubber bullets so it was definitely tense. But i didn't see many of the accesses and when we spoke to protesters what were they saying. Why were they out. The protesters came from the social strata and had different possibly political beliefs. What brought them out onto the street. Were few things. There was a sense of injustice over the arrest of alexei novel name who was arrested at possible control on the rival at airport and is now facing three and a half years in jail for breaking parole rules on a previous suspended sentence and the reason he broke his parole rules. That didn't comfortable to the police was just happened to be recovering from novichok nerve agent poisoning in germany. So people obvious that as an injustice the other big catalyst for the protest was the release of alexander violence extraordinary two hour long documentary film about allegedly putin secret palace in the black sea coast which was bill deem volumes cronies at a cost of one point three billion dollars. It's your absolutely archetypal. James bond villains had with all the trimmings and the golden toilet brushes that made a big impact. It clocked over eighty million views on youtube. An underlying over that was just general sense of tidiness of putin's regime tiredness of course lack of economic growth it was a very broad protests. And that's what made say interesting. You know lots of people came out for the first time. And so do you think that. That broad dissent a across demographics. On a lot of first-time protesters will will make any difference to to. What the kremlin actually does. It's not going to make any difference. In the short term the kremlin has already said. It's not going to pay attention. Admittedly fiscal putin spokesman said well. We think it was a very small protests. Many more people vote for vladimir putin. That was ironic. Given that alexander was barred from the election in which people voted for vladimir putin the reason the numbers were kept down walls because of enormous intimidation campaigns parents schoolchildren were told to keep their kids at home. Students were threatened with expulsion employs. The employees they'd risk dismissal if they would join the protest et cetera et cetera. The kremlin is not going to release alexei navalny overnight but only himself and he's associates of said. This is not an immediate process. This is a long haul to re coined the famous phrase by me. He'll gorbachev in the late eighties. The process started so. Do you think that the detention of of mr navalny and the release of this video and all of those us have really changed things. Is this a turning point. They do and this change effects vladimir putin's legitimacy which is already being Waning and we. We've seen that in in the raising figures. But this film and alexander. Violence return to russia is a massive blow to putin's legitimacy and to the attitudes and perceptions of putin in the broad russian public as one commentator set to me you know two years ago people had to explain why they oppose putin today they have to justify why they support him. And how has the international community responded to to this protest mood and these protests i think so far west leaders have been watching very carefully. What's happening in russia. has been rhetorical outrage. At least both from angela merkel Sees this as a slap in her face because nobody was in germany under her protection also been marketed. Different reaction from washington. I think we will see a very different response. From biden's administration compared to trump's acquiescence to putin's action has been called for tax sanctions including from poland. A you member states the foreign ministers to discuss next steps. But i think there is also worry amongst western countries and particularly among russian neighbors and countries like the baltic states and poland that events in russia will have repercussions outside russian borders and this north unfounded fears because in two thousand fourteen two years after big protests swept russia features berg and other big cities the kremlin annexed crimea and stuff the war in ukraine in order to change the narrative and dominate political agenda so lot of russia neighbors worried that repression at home and protests against the kremlin will lead to aggression. Abreu arkady. thank you very much for joining us. Thank you jason
Fresh update on "vladimir" discussed on Wayne Cabot
"Three things to know We're hearing those two people having a hard time connecting with their trading accounts of several platforms. Are experiencing outages. We understand among them Vanguard, which apologizes and says it's working to correct it right now, the Dow is down 108 points the S and P is up 12. NASA has ahead 155 points. Moderna says it's vaccine does protect against the UK variant and the South African variant of covert 19 that is new this morning. And today, the CDC will make mandatory masks on all forms of mass transit, including planes and subways. You were there. Three weeks after the insurrection in Washington, the New Jersey State Senate is expected to vote on a civics education bill. Teaching kids Civics back in classrooms. WCBS reporter Peter Haskell with more We're facing the civics crisis. State Senator Shirley Turner thinks ignorance of our democracy led to the attack on our capital, the lack of trust in government. And lots of trust. In the electoral process is at an all time high. Turner is sponsoring a bill that would require a civics class in middle school long more than ever before. We've got to restore and strengthen civics education. The long would be named for Laura Wooden. She volunteered to support work for 79 years before dying in 98. You're ahead School. W CTS, NewsRadio 80 WCBS news time. 10 17 Allies of the jailed Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, are calling for new protest next weekend, demanding his release. Was a wave of demonstrations across the country over the weekend, a defiant challenge to President Vladimir Putin rallies and Saturday and 100 cities where the largest in years, according to observers, their human rights group says that more than 3700 people were detained. Of all these supporters urging protesters keep up the pressure. With rallies planned for next Sunday. The Vanni anti corruption campaigner Vladimir Putin's fiercest critic, faces years in prison. He was arrested just a couple of days ago as he returned To Russia from Germany, where he had spent about five months recuperating from nerve agent poisoning he blames on the Kremlin. WCBS news time. 10 18 are traffic and weather together. Update sponsored by Hint water. Here's Jim Feldman, then Wayne. We've got some trouble on the various Donald Bridget is both levels on the lower level. Rather, both directions on the lower level. It is Brooklyn bound with construction is also Staten Island bound. If that's also construction to outbound go onto some delays to if you're getting out of the Arizona bridging down, go on his passport Hamilton Parkway that Is also construction North bound B q. E in Brooklyn. There was a broken down vehicle by Morgan Avenue just got cleared but still slow starting it around Flushing Avenue slowdowns in Queens on the westbound side of the L I. E between the Clearview as you're getting through the fairgrounds westbound Cross Bronx, delays in the Bronx jammed up starting at Castle Hill Avenue to the apogee double to be with the construction and heavy delays on the eastbound side. Two of the cross Bronx. They're doing roving construction, so delays now between the Alexander Hamilton Bridge. And Third Avenue, also south bound side of the Henry Hudson Parkway just before the Henry Hudson Bridge. It is very slow there. That is, because of all that roadwork. That's they're moving into Jersey you're moving well in the Garden State Parkway to 87 has no issues. I 80 has issues westbound in the local lanes by exit 68 that's broken down tractor trailer in the.
Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19
"Mexico's president says he's tested positive for the coronavirus. Andres Manuel Lopez Oprah Door says his symptoms are mild. He is staying optimistic and plans to keep working. Even taking a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin. He says. It's possible Russia could see in the country. It's Sputnik five Corona
Fresh update on "vladimir" discussed on Off The Meatrack Chainz New York Podcast
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Navalny's supporters head to protests across Russia
"Yesterday's anti government protests across Russia as insignificant, saying President Vladimir Putin enjoys the support of most Russians. Activists say nearly 3600 people were arrested for turning out to support opposition leader Alexei Navalny. And authorities in
Fresh update on "vladimir" discussed on AM Tampa Bay
"The game for free. The concert is four hours before kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday, which is February 7th game time. 6 30 The investigation continues into the murders of six people in Indianapolis. What happened was a mass murder anger coming from Indianapolis Mayor Jo Hogg set as he and police chief Randall Taylor updated people about the deadly shooting. A child was also found shot at the scene in the overnight hours and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He's expected to survive what we saw this morning. Was a different kind of evil. What occurred this morning based on the evidence has been gathered so far. Was a mass murder chief, Taylor says. Among the dead are a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Investigators say This wasn't a random act. Rob Dawson Fox News president, Biden is set to repeal former President Trump's policy of transgender service in the military. As early as today. Biden plans to end trumps in Lisbon ban It was set in place in 2017. It allowed active transgender military to continue serving but new transgender recruits. Prevented from signing up. Tens of thousands hit the streets in Russia after the arrest of a popular opponent of Vladimir Putin. Protests erupted across Russia this weekend in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The numbers are stunning. In Moscow alone, an estimated 40,000 people gathered to participate in these demonstrations, many clashing with police across the country. At least 3000 were arrested, including of on his wife, Julia, A spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the United States of meddling in their internal affairs. Trey Yanks reporting from Moscow, A familiar face from the Trump era is running for governor in her home state. Sarah Huckabee. Sanders was the second White House press secretary of the Trump administration when she left Washington. The expectation was that she would run for political office herself Back home in Arkansas. Now, The Associated Press reports. She is about to announce a campaign for the job her father once held governor of Arkansas. Tom Foodie, CBS News Veteran news anchor Tom Brokaw is signing off. The 80 year old news man is retiring from NBC News after 55 years with the network broke off, first joined NBC in 1966 as an anchor at the network's Los Angeles TV station. He then went on to co anchor The Today show from 1976 to 1981 and then NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. It's 7 36 whether his net Free healthcare hundreds to more than $1000.
Protests erupt in Russia after arrest of opposition leader Alexey Navalny
"Of Russia demanding the release of Alexey Navalny. Russia's top opposition figure. Protests erupted across Russia this weekend in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The numbers are staggering. In Moscow alone, an estimated 40,000 people gathered to demonstrate as many clashed with police across the country. At least 3000 people were arrested, including Navalny's wife, Julia. Now. A spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that they are accusing the United States of meddling in their internal affairs on Saturday that you had a state Department did put out a statement calling for Navalny's release.
Fresh update on "vladimir" discussed on Hugh Hewitt
"Russia, accusing the U. S of interfering in his domestic affairs, a day after more than 3500 Russians were arrested during nationwide protests. Thanks person for Russian President Vladimir Putin said statements on Twitter from the U. S. Embassy encourage Russians to break the law. The tweet by U. S. Embassy spokesperson Rebecca Ross was made during protests throughout Russia, calling for the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in which thousands were arrested. Read the U. S. Supports the right of all people to peaceful protest. Freedom of expression. Steps being taken by Russian authorities are suppressing those rights. Theo Embassy also tweeted a State Department statement calling for Navalny's release. I'm Karen Sharma's closely watched German business survey finds that German business confidence has fallen more than expected this month as businesses grappled with coronavirus restrictions. And an uncertain outlook. News and analysis. Town hall dot com. The Air Force and Space Force relax their hair guidelines for women, but not for men. The new grooming regulations will allow females to grow their hair longer and where a single pony tail two braids or even bangs that touch the eyebrow. The change comes after senior officials say women were complaining wearing tight buns caused migraines and hair loss. But there's no change for the longstanding requirement that bans beards for men, except for religious or medical reasons, and a mustache still cannot extend beyond the corners of the mouth. Rhonda roster reporting President Biden planning to sign another executive order this one names to boost the government purchases from U. S manufacturers. You order would modify existing rules for the buy American program. Watching Wall Street this morning stock futures at the moment in positive territory right now, the Dow futures up nine points. NASDAQ futures 125 points higher more on these stories, a town hall dot com Everybody. We want to invite you to join Dennis Prager and Mike Gallagher for a travel opportunity. That may be the highlight of your year. We're headed back to Israel in October. 2021 for a 10 day stand with Israel. Tour of the key sites and best place is meant to give you an unprecedented view of the world you've likely only read or heard.
Kremlin: US comments on protests support law-breaking
"Russia is accusing the US of interfering in its domestic offense the day after more than three thousand five hundred Russians were arrested during nationwide protests the spokesperson for Russian president Vladimir Putin said statements on Twitter from the U. S. embassy encourage Russians to break the rule the tweet by USMC spokesperson Rebecca Ross was made during protests throughout Russia according to the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny in which thousands were arrested it read the US supports the rights of all people to peaceful protest freedom of expression steps being taken by Russian authorities also pressing those rights the embassy also tweeted a state department statement quoting from von these release I'm Karen Thomas
Protests Erupt Across Russia Demanding Release Of Alexei Navalny
"The Kremlin is dismissing yesterday's anti government protests across Russia as insignificant, saying President Vladimir Putin enjoys the support of most Russians. Activists say nearly 3600 people were arrested for turning out to support opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Protests erupt in Russia after arrest of opposition leader Alexey Navalny
"In Russia more than 3000 or arrested his nationwide protest demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The State Department strongly condemns harsh tactics used by Russian police. Protest leaders are calling for more demonstrations next weekend. Fox is Jackie Ibanez, Navalny and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin recently returned home following medical treatment in Germany for poisoning. He claims the Kremlin ordered it. Russian officials deny
Protests erupt in Russia after arrest of opposition leader Alexey Navalny
"More than 3000 or arrested his nationwide protest demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The State Department strongly condemns harsh tactics used by Russian police. Protest leaders are calling for more demonstrations next weekend. Fox is Jackie A Bunny is navalny and outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin recently returned home following medical treatment in Germany for poisoning. He claims the Kremlin ordered it. Russian officials deny Starting
Three thousand arrested at Navalny protests
"Russian. Police arrested more than three thousand people on saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of leader. Alexina valmy the kremlin's most prominent fo- according to a group that counts political detentions the protests in scores of cities in temperatures as low as minus fifty highlighted. How navalny has built influence far beyond the political and cultural centers of moscow and saint petersburg in moscow. An estimated fifteen thousand demonstrators gathered in and around pushkin square in the city centre where clashes with police broke out and demonstrators. Were roughly dragged off by helmeted riot officers to police buses detention trunks later someone to protest near the jail when val is held police made an undetermined number of arrests there. The protests stretched across russia's vast territory navalny and his anti-corruption campaign have built an extensive network of support despite official government repression and being routinely ignored by state media. Navalny was arrested on january seventeen when he returns to moscow from germany where he'd spent five months recovering from a severe nerve agent poisoning. That he blames on the kremlin in which russian authorities deny authorities. Say he stay in. Germany violated terms of a suspended sentence in a two thousand fourteen criminal conviction on the valley says the conviction was from made up charges. The forty four year old activists is well known nationally for his reports on the corruption that has flourished under president vladimir putin's government
Over 2,600 arrested at protests demanding release of Putin foe
"Protests have erupted in over 60 Russian cities, demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny's protest stretched across Russia's vast territory where some demonstrators took to the streets and temperatures as low as minus 58 F. The range shows how the Valley and his anti corruption campaign have built a network of support despite government repression. Found. His wife, Julia, was among those arrested. Navalny was arrested this week after returning to Moscow from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from a nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin, which Russian authorities denying the 44 year old activist is known for his reports on corruption within Russian President Vladimir Putin's
Protesters Across Russia Call For Release Of Alexei Navalny
"Has arrest has arrested thousands of protesters demanding the release of opposition politician Alexey Navalny, CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports from London across Russia. Alexei Navalny's supporters answered his call to protest and found themselves facing off against police determined to shut them down. Navalny himself had flown back to Moscow last week on a plane filled with admire. He'd been in Germany recovering from nerve agent poisoning, which he alleges was ordered by the Kremlin. But as soon as he landed in Moscow, he was arrested on charges that appear politically motivated you when there is no question Alexander Valley is a big thorn in Vladimir Putin side. He's a social media genius and his YouTube channel zeroes in on political corruption. Several of Navalny's AIDS had also been detained.
Thousands turn out across Russia to protest Navalny arrest
"Russia after Putin critic who was poisoned with a nerve agent was jailed upon his return. Tens of thousands of people have protested across Russia, calling for the release of Alexei Navalny. The protests are one of the largest displays of opposition the Kremlin has seen for some years, Protesters have marched on virtually every large city, they were confronted by riot police, who have detained close to 2000 people so far. Vladimir Putin's most troublesome opponent. Navalny remains in jail where he was imprisoned immediately after returning back to Russia last week. Patrick Revolt
In Russia, thousands of protesters supporting Putin critic Alexei Navalny were arrested
"With a nerve agent was jailed upon his return. Tens of thousands of people have protested across Russia, calling for the release of Alexei Navalny. The protests are one of the largest displays of opposition the Kremlin has seen for some years, Protesters have marched in virtually every large city, they were confronted by riot police, who have detained close to 2000 people so far. Vladimir Putin's most troublesome opponent. The Valentin remains in jail, where he was imprisoned immediately after returning back to Russia last week. Patrick Revolt, ABC News at the foreigners and
Protests across Russia demand Navalny's release; 850 arrests
"Protests have erupted in over sixty Russian cities demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny resulting in more than eight hundred and fifty arrests stretched across Russian territory with some demonstrators took to the streets in temperatures as low as minus fifty eight Fahrenheit the rain shows how in the valley and his anti corruption campaign built a network of support despite government repression it only's wife Julie was among those arrested not only was arrested this week after returning to Moscow from Germany where he it's been five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin which Russian authorities to nine the forty four year old activist is known for his reports on corruption within Russian president Vladimir Putin's government I'm Serra buses
Protests erupt in Russia after arrest of opposition leader Alexey Navalny
"A wave of protests rolling across Russia today, demonstrators demanding that opposition leader Lexie Navalny be released from jail. The bony was arrested last weekend after returning from Germany, where he was recovering from a poisoning he blames on the Kremlin. NPR's Lucy and Kim is in Moscow, where the main demonstration is being held. The first protests started in the Pacific port of Vladivostok, seven hours east of Moscow, despite warnings from authorities and a heavy police presence. People rallied in support of Alexei Navalny in provincial capitals such as Novosibirsk, Yakutsk and Ka Bar Aske, a city that has seen months of anti government protests since the summer. Activists are reporting arrests. Navalny is an anti corruption campaigner and protest leader who was barred from running against President Vladimir Putin in elections three years ago. After Navalny was jailed, his team released an investigation into a lavish palace allegedly built for Putin. It's been viewed more than 60 million times on YouTube since Tuesday. Lucian Kim. NPR NEWS
Russia welcomes US proposal to extend nuclear treaty
"Russia is welcoming a U. S. proposal to extend a nuclear treaty the firm has responded positively to president Joe Biden's plan to extend the last remaining nuclear arms control treaties between the two countries which is set to expire in less than two weeks Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia stands for extending the pact and is waiting to see the details of the US proposal the White House said Thursday the bike has proposed to Russia a five year extension of the new start treaty the treaty signed in twenty ten by president Barack Obama and Russian president Dmitry the death limits each country to no more than one thousand five hundred fifty deployed nuclear warheads it expires on Feb five I'm Charles this month
Navalny releases investigation into decadent billion-dollar 'Putin palace'
"An investigative documentary by Russian opposition leader election of only about a sprawling palace on the Black Sea. It's thought to belong to Russian President Putin has been getting one million YouTube views per our ports of a So called Putin Palace by the sea first emerged a decade ago and have popped up ever since. So what's Alexander finally does in this in this investigation, he provides more images. He says it from Inside the palace, hey provides a three d visualization and he provides documents, which he says proves that the whole thing was financed by companies run by people very close to Vladimir Putin, basically from within Vladimir Putin's in a
Poisoned opposition leader Navalny detained for 30 days after return to Russia
"On Monday ordered opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days after the leading Kremlin critic returned to Russia from Germany, where he was recovering from nerve agent poisoning. He blames on President Vladimir Putin's government. Britain's vaccines minister names Ah Holly says the British government is appalled by the arrest him poisoning of Navalny. We are very worried about the well being and safety of Alexi Navalny out, of course way have to make sure that the Russian government answers Why a a poison Was used against Alex in the Valley in Russia, the 44 year old Navalny, Putin's most well known critic campaign to challenge him in the 2018 presidential election. It was barred from running. He's issued scores of reports over the years about corruption in Russia under Putin's regime After recuperating for months in Berlin after his August 20th poisoning. He returned to Russia on Sunday evening despite the warrant for his arrest.
"vladimir" Discussed on This American President
"And i was assuming that that russia alone as opposed to the rest of the soviet union. Well it actually was. So that's why they collapsed is so severe first of all when the soviet collapse happened. Russia had about sixty percent of the national wealth of the soviet union but the other forty percent belong to the other fourteen republics and then from that much lower base because of the depression they experienced really from nineteen ninety until about nineteen ninety nine. They lost another fifty percent of their gdp. Now they're reasons to think that those numbers might exaggerate the extent of the collapse but it still obviously the case that russia along with most of the post-soviet space in much of the post-communist world went through a serious economic repression in the nineteen nineties. That's astonishing i mean. It's a greater decline than what america experienced during our great depression. And you're probably familiar. With stories of that. I had a friend actually over there at syracuse university and she had lived through She's russians lived through that and she told me literally. They had nothing to eat in the nineties. Maybe just bread. it's astonishing. Yeah and it wasn't because that there weren't goods available in the stores it was simply because people couldn't afford it because they weren't getting their salaries they might continue working in a factory but the factory had no money coming in so people will just keep working without getting paid. It was unimaginable kind of situation so once they opened up the economy. Good poor in but the question was who could afford them. Not everyone could afford them. So many people remember that time as a very difficult in bleak period for russia right now we talked a little bit about putin suspicion of the west. Was there anything. The west and the united states specifically could have done to not provoke suspicion during that time a huge question that is much debated among specialists many people. For example blame the poor relations on the nato decision to expand nato into the east and that certainly was something that many russians especially rushing the lead saw as a problem threatened russia other people point to the economic reforms that russia pursued in the nineteen nineties in said the reason the economy did so poorly was because in the west deliberately gave bad advice. I don't actually think that's true. I think the economic collapse was in some ways in inevitable consequence of moving from one economic system to a completely different model and if we look at russia compared to its neighbors. Its performance was kind of average in the nineties. Everyone did badly so wasn't like the. Us advice was in some sense causing a problem that in some ways was more systemic than about any particular policies and then there were things like the us decision to withdraw the abm treaty. The us war in iraq. A whole list of things in. If you were to talk to vladimir putin about this he has a very long list of things but it all amounts to in their minds. The us doing what wanted without taking into account the interests of other great powers including russia. So i guess one's opinion of of that the legitimacy of those actions. That's its own separate issue. So.
"vladimir" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Music of the Soviet national anthem as national anthem. Rushing. Again Russia's a country of symbols that if anybody was asking which direction Putin was going to take the country that was the answer and very quickly, he went from symbols to actions he began to shut down I'll take over independent television television networks as he began to go after the opposition and the supporters of the opposition when he jailed me. Was the richest man in Russia and who was was an active supporter of opposition parties. Opposition candidates also supported civil society groups and exposed government corruption who's put in prison in October two, thousand three as very out of vivid symbol of it message that if if you do what he does, you're gonNA end up like him. Then he began to rig elections and in two thousand three for the first time since the end of Soviet rule European observers has have assessed the Russian election as being not fair. I remember that in very well, it was a candidate for the Russian parliament two, thousand three. So all of these things were happening and all the while. Leaders in the West on both sides of the Atlantic both in Europe and and and here north. America. We're basically rolling out a red carpet for Vladimir Putin. I mean. I'll never forget in June of two thousand three. Literally, two days after Putin pulled the plug. On the last independent nationwide television network Russia literally today that's not a figure of speech two days. Two days after he did that he was treated. To a state visit to the United Kingdom with a lavish reception the city of London. London Guildhall with a royal reception of Buckingham Palace and I. Remember I was that was a job was working as a journalist of the time in London. I was I was asked this with my own eyes. It was absolutely boggling everybody. Toasting him, you know singing. Oh, he's a your goodfellow on what kind of message does dictate again when this happens and is the same things the same things were happening on this side of the Atlantic. George. W. Bush hosted Putin and his family retreat. Kennebunkport famously, or infamously looked into his eyes and got a sensitive soul. and and when President Obama came in instead of President Bush, she did the same thing. He declared a reset in relations. He praised Putin for the great work. He was doing a half of the Russian people and so on and so on. His Not, to be offensive in any way about this, but you know his relationship was primarily with Medvedev and I remember. I'm remember the the first conversation he had with Putin when we were in Russia was a pretty Contentious one.
"vladimir" Discussed on The Signal
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"vladimir" Discussed on First Person
"Legal last last term as president and in this context he is his putting in motion very very slow moving mechanism that That is designed to ensure that he will not even have to face the possibility of challenge right right and I'm talking about it in Chicago loop way because I think that normal language that we use to describe political processes is always based on assumptions. Is that don't apply to Russia right. Like people have tried to say. Maybe you know it's a cool well. It's a cool if if you can perpetrate a coup against yourself. Putin is the only person with power in Russia and he's staging a coup against You know it breaks down. It's constitutional reform reform even that is misleading because it suggests the Constitution has wait that. There's maybe judiciary that can make independent decisions or anything right so also people say consolidation of power which is like the most difficult one to sort of say no. That's wrong I mean you can't consolidate holiday power and you further it would be a miracle physics. It's already consolidated fully right. So what is what is happening. He he is he's parent. He sees the possibility of a challenge to his power. Where none exists this? This is not without precedent in the history of dictators and in fact. That's what makes dictators most stable dictators fall when they become overconfident when they think that they're truly so beloved by the population that they will for example call an election like Milosevic did and Bingo he falls. Putin is not like that. Putin has paranoid like for example stolen right so he kept sending people to jail or to death for what was in his imagination. The possibility of a challenge to his legitimacy when in fact there was not and Sullen stay in power Until he died in Russia ruled the Soviet Union for thirty years put that style of parent. What his protecting himself against doesn't actually exist and let me just explain? The process is so he has. He gave us very strange very muddy speech attention you know. Most of his speeches are very muddy because they can be interpreted in any way possible. That's part of the way that sort of reality makes is made mushy under Putin But he has created. Ah Commission seventy-five percent commission to propose reforms to the constitution which will then be brought to a popular vote but as a package hatch right. So it's going to be kind of a you know. Yes we're for Putin and his reforms or nowhere against Bush in his report so we know what the outcome of that vote is going to be. People are not actually is going to be able to vote on substantively but the seventy five percent commission consists in part of legislators and jurors which just what you would expect but it also includes theater directors film directors the heads of the two most important museums. Russia The heads of two medical clinics the heads of some charities so what these people have in common is that they're very well known and much loved and their work depends entirely on Putin's goodwill and presidential funding and so it falls to these people to say please we want want to change the constitution to allow you to stay in office for life and also to forever possible Masha. I WanNa thank you so much for joining us today thank you. That was Masha Gessen. She is a staff writer for the New Yorker and author of the man with a face. The Unlikely Rise of Ladimir Putin first person is produced by me. Sair Wiedeman along with help from Dan. Haggerty our editors Rob Sachs and our executive editor for news and PODCASTS. Is Dan Ephron. If you liked this episode hit subscribe on your podcast APP. Then come back next week. We'll have a new upset. Thanks for listening..
"vladimir" Discussed on First Person
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"vladimir" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"The bourgeois has two passions in life walking and meals so it just made sense to him at least to leave his life in France. Purchase three meals and hit the road. We reached a meal brush up on a farm about two hundred kilometers west of Saskatoon and and we have to know what makes a man wake up one day in France and decide. I'm going to walk across North America with St Mules Teenager Green when people know these can crease better You enjoy so much much landscape of wildlife to be held site those who might have gone and I like commit people but I mean you say that was a teenage dream. How old are you now? Sixty six took a while to to get your dream. Then okay so you can't. You came to the United States first and then you you got your meals. Where did you get the meals from? I got some news in northwest there on the news is a companion who vice vice and safe and Hayes Commute in Idaho so he went there and I both team us and they stopped also I the first of July and close. Hey the whole Montana. And it'll be of North Dakota to seize the buffaloes ooh and then went to northwest to Kinda and now you are insys Cacho on just at the L.. BERTA border border okay. So I'm looking at a picture of you and you are the road there and you have a lot of frost I on your whiskers and your Mules have a lot of frost on whiskers. So I have you know we have news Sir so are you. Are you still out there every day or if you are you finding someplace to keep warm now something amazing in because in Kinda people to not one. I stay yellow to bow tonight so Yet to be close to hunch unch to buy hey and hold so badly to feed them yours because outside there is nothing or not enough so when yum close to a hunch sleeping Zaboun they sleep in ben cows sometimes in the House and we share something people was hunch and as a Canadian battalion. Not really something important so I did the Canadians let you sleep in the house. Sometimes have you had any moments when you thought. I don't know why I did. This was a stupid idea not stupid. UPS Did you ever any moments when you when you regretted that you made this decision. Sometimes it is more difficult to them. Another but No I keep going and I try to enjoy the day every day. That he's something Nice Nice to enjoy food. Thinki- enjoy what is good and do not fair too much so the question is are the mules enjoying enjoying it I take care of them. They do so job and If I want to quit I renew my own. Both if they want to create they we'd have to ask him. They could kill them and the best way to take it can do do not rush then and to feed them wedding so they go from one in place but it will also place very expect to eat better and pay too but we know that mules are supposed to be very stubborn. He's not cool commute. Ever always their own opinion opinion about the job too so if you convince them job as the US then he's is good for them to go from one place to another place where we eat when they do it and we municipal. The problem is so relationship they like you they really do for you. If they do not like you I do not do they like you I mean do they like you do. I would presume Yom's boss but they tried I to be so high to both and these are we should make it clear. These these donkeys right meals immune of course between the mayor and don't and they're not asses not very not very cannot report. You Okay so anyways so you are going to stay where you are for now. When will you move on Sundays whether it'd be becoming a lot better and now you're just helping to feed cows and we enjoy relationship with the people? Were Yeah right right. Do you think that you're because you're the boss but do you think that your meals are going to want to move on. It sounds like they're getting pretty comfortable where they are not topping on the road if they want to move they are like children in a school yard. What he wants to get? Do you talk to them. Oh yes he told them he become the a big into understand French so you have bilingual mules us all right. I mean I understand. You have some cows defeat so we're going to let you go okay. Yeah and I give our Vestige Oh Jack and Sally Okay and good luck on your trip paint you really good evening. Thank okay you too bye we meet. It'll brush a on a farm about two hundred kilometers west of Saskatoon. He's six months into what he envisions as a two year journey walking around the US and Canada with three mules. Jack Joe and Sally.
"vladimir" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"If Iran doesn't step up soon with cash Canada might at a press conference today Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Parliamentary Secretary Omar Ghabra left open the possibility that Canada may a offer interim compensation to the families of those who died on Ukrainian Airlines flight. Seven five two. They also said Canada is still seeking official status in an investigation Gatien. That Iran is leading into how that plane was shot down that status would allow Canadian officials to analyze the flight. Recorders data. One reporter asked to Transport Minister Garneau. No if in the meantime they trusted Iran to lead a fair investigation so investigations are very complex undertakings it is very very important. Horton to methodically and systematically gather all of the information before you have a full and reliable picture. The situation there are things coming out all over the place these days and some of them are clearly less credible than others but the point he is. It's important not to jump to conclusions until you really have put all of the information that is available together to know what happened happened and we will not accept a situation where we feel that. We're not being given the information that we're looking for for Canada make no mistake about it is going to be going to the very bottom of this to get all of the answers that are needed to know exactly what happened. I'm wondering How hard Canada will push Iran to renew rate these families? If there's any sort of timeframe what you'd be asking for one of the requirements from Canada's point of view Along with justice is compensation compensation to be provided by those that That I stand guilty of being playing a role in in this tragic accident. But let's do the homework I and And then we'll get get to that. These concerns that. We're hearing from some dual national families that Iran won't help repatriate if they hold dual Canadian Iranian citizenship is. It's not the case from our point of view. Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian. As you've heard US say perhaps a thousand times and we believe very strongly in that so in our view view the fifty seven Canadians that lost their life. Tragically are Canadian citizens and they are entitled to all the rights. That Canadian citizens have and we will do our utmost make sure that those rights are according to them was transport minister. Marc Garneau answering questions from Global News. Reporter Abigail Beaman.
"vladimir" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"The rookie? Salaries are GONNA go up You know not super substantially I think the biggest jumps are going to be for or the mid level impacts contract players. Hardly almost double even triple what. They're making right now after taxes. They're still going to be taking home. Six figures which is amazing. At the end of the day you're GONNA have to work for those contracts just like you worked for any type of promotion in any job but you know now that we you know have a number like that's be working for this league is going to get even more competitive than it was before and I think it's GonNa be really fun for fans to be able to watch that. We should put some context into this comparing. This is to male basketball players Koi Leonard Salary last year was thirty. Two million dollars that still body. It doesn't bother me. Am It's apples and oranges. In my opinion I think the NBA is so much older than we are. And I think people forget that I mean I asked my dad about it all the time arm and he's like you guys are light years ahead of the NBA was at in their twenty second year Of being an organization. I think we can't compare salaries dollars to them and I think that we've stopped. You know there were some players you know who got themselves into a little bit of trouble by doing that. How meaning? Hopefully I don't know did. The million dollar contracts are going to be on the table but if we can get you know anywhere near you know seven figure salaries for any players. That would be a huge win in my eyes just for the people who don't know your your dad coached in the league. Didn't he the Maria yes. So he's seen this growth. He's been super excited to see how much the League has grown and one of the changes. Though there's I mean there are other things in this deal. As far as more comfort in travel being able to get a seat with with a bit more legroom really huge development is that there is full salary maternity. Leave what does that mean for for women players. Yeah I think it's amazing being on. I think you didn't see very many. WNBA players while they're playing having children. You know me personally I would have conversations with my own mom about you know when and I wanted to start a family and I've always been like I can't start a family until I get enough money. I think that I can you know survive line and then I wanNA have my place in the league. You know solidified. I mean you've got to think about things like that as woman because you know that's probably a year you know you probably GonNa take off in our bodies audy's our business so when you decide to have a failure you're making ultimately a business decision for yourself. I'm so for them to implement that. I think it's amazing on. I'm for US young women who who WanNa have families on that we don't even have. We don't have to pick basketball or having family now and I think that's really great on. I think a lot of us are super excited about that. Why do you think the WNBA owners agreed to this generous deal I think that they've just seen the growth in the last few years. You know there's been so much conversation about our league about players in our league that I had never seen growing up. I'm even college. I didn't see this much conversation about them back and I think that they've seen it. They bought into it. You know that this week is growing gaining interest from you know all ages. They put us in the two came to the game which it was huge. I still have grown men and you like young boys best Jimmy on instagram. Sending me pictures of them playing with the Minnesota Lynx on their playstations she's like I still think that's so cool. You couldn't tell me five years ago that you could get any men to play with the WNBA team on a video game that they they play all the time so this is just the first step set. A lot of amazing things happening for us. I think it will change the way the League plays the players actually play the Games. Do you think it'll have an effect on that for the big money. That's on the table. I think that the Games are going to be a lot more fun to watch a lot more competitive. You're able to get your players. Do you have a real off season. You know work on things be able to develop their skills. You know their own setting that they're comfortable with. I think that's going to impact the game in a positive way as for sure all right. We'll leave it there. I know you got to get some sleep. Because you're playing over there in Israel but thanks so much. Thank you Lexie Z.. Brown is a WNBA player for the Minnesota Lynx. We reached her in Herzliya Israel where she's currently playing for an overseas team..
"vladimir" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Where's my card? After shelling out sixty McKay a collector eagerly awaited the arrival of an extremely rare pokemon card. But it never arrived so you can't accuse him of dragging his ass because a European man is walking across North America with mules which are different. Plus there's three of them and the questions and the year era of living despondently. If you've been feeling glum recently you might WanNa check how old you're A. New Study has pinpointed the age when we're most miserable spoiler alert. It's forty-seven as it happens. The Wednesday edition radio guesses. There are forty seven shades of gray with what Putin says he's is doing and what he's actually doing are not often the same thing and today once again the question is what is Vladimir Putin doing today. The Russian president put forward a plan plan for sweeping changes to how his country is run on paper. The proposals look like reform. They would curtail the powers of the next president and beef up the powers of the prime minister. Her and the Government President Putin's announcement seemed to come out of nowhere and so did what followed the resignation of prime minister. Dmitry Medvedev and the entire Russian government and an M Sova is the Russia correspondent for the daily beast. We reached her at an airport on her way home to Moscow. And why is President Putin in proposing these changes to the Russian constitution will transition to grabbing more power and and he could not just swap into twenty four Prime Minister of Swap chairs again. They founded before and it could not. What do it once again? People who don't know how this works or doesn't work because you can't hold more than two terms right and but Mr Putin Putin has managed to get four terms. Just explain quickly. How in the past? He was able to hold onto the presidency so in the past he leads to presidential terms then he transferred the power to success at nature. Mitigates some forces loyal Substitute Institute for four years and then into into twelve presidents coots in came back to his chair and the Kremlin. He returns us. The president and some people said that it would be just on term but others pessimists would say that that would be forever because so much has happened so so many mistakes have been made that it would be unclear to see how puts uncooked led the Paula Cole. Where would you go? Where with here is the iron? But it's Today it's already clear to everybody so the second term this second term that President Putin is holding now he would be we conclude in twenty twenty four so what today President Putin schools into foster. Yes and so. So how does these changes. How would he manage to hold onto power power beyond twenty four with these changes so clearly president Putin is going to create a new position for himself? which would probably combine the brand ministers esters role and the head of state's role and the commander of chiefs role? Oldest roles will be less metropolitans. Roles is chest not clear now. This transition periods. What exactly that his position is going to be called will not yet and air four? A present presents today announced that the minister of Russia's going to be the former head of police of texts police. Somebody Miss Houston. Somebody's whose name with never heard much before and sources tell me that voice was needs this person some sort of politically weak personality who would hold this position of prime minister of Russia during the transition period until we find out we should position. President puzzle is going to hold a mentioned on the face of it. People are saying well this looks like a democratizing of or further democratizing of the system that it's giving the legislative branch more power it's diminishing the powers of the Office of President that on the face of it. This looked as though these progressive reforms. But when you look at it it with a critical eye how do you see this game playing out. Then I see. There is seamless spatial into what Happened recently in Kazakhstan when President Nazarbayev step down a sort of an all seeing that gives the chance to young people to roll entry but in fact Nazerbayev stayed in power and he continues to rule in Kazakhstan. And it's open to everybody so no matter what position President Putin is going. Take the future. And she's going to all that position he is remaining in power and there is no doubt that he's why is it so important to Vladimir Putin to hold office at that level well the seen so many blame slightly on Russia. We heard in the past six years. I Western countries blaming Russia or grime. Soap war for assassinations in western Europe. And they send your today we see that very important court. Decisions are About to be made at the highest international courts. The decision on Yukos mucus a major Russian oil company that before belong to fail three full ski Russian prisoner now lives in exile in London Dan and then that's a very important Portuguese. The decision on May seventeen that took place in Ukraine in Bas is about to be made so this important orange code decisions. We are expecting to come up in the coming few months and it's not surprising that today President Putin said that Russia in the future is not going to be named the national awards and facts that part of the constitutions going to be written and as far as the president said during his addressing. Today's that Russian public parks in voting for all this this Changes but later. Were sure that it's going to be vote. It's going to be a discussion so there will not be referendum. That was promised now there will be no restaurant. What did you think public reaction will be to this? Because from what you're describing what we can see it's fairly transparent what's going on. Does that bother people in Russia. Are they concerned with how Mr Putin is manipulating the system in his favor. Well a grandma has been preparing having the ground for this major changes months and we could see police. Crackdown on that position in summer on July. Twenty seven there was a major political protests docents and thousands hundreds of young people go to teams on their day. So rational position is under undented fresher. Russians have been living in this kind of environment of semi democratic semi authoritarian country. For many years and somebody told me today we've been grey zone for a long time and it does look like it's going to be. It's going to remain gray but we are not hoping for any democratic reforms that sounded very sad especially to hear something like that from somebody who is linked to five years old and we will follow these developments. I appreciate eight catching up with you today. Thank you Ma'am bye-bye. Anna Nemsakova is the Russia correspondent for the daily beast. She is based in Moscow..
"vladimir" Discussed on Post Reports
"For twenty seconds today how Vladimir Putin influence trump on Ukraine fifteen thousand mile odyssey to the US Aqel.
"vladimir" Discussed on Post Reports
"Democracy are gone now the Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the former White House chief of staff John Kelly and so so in the absence of those voices the ability of people like Putin or bond to influence trump have been heightened we have fewer people around him who were who are countervailing voices arguing against what the leaders of places like Russia are telling him and it's worth pointing out that this has been the case when it comes to other stuff tier rate that especially when it comes to Vladimir Putin that there have been other issues where president trump has basically I listened to Putin or heard from Putin on something and then acted in accordance with what Putin wanted well let's start with twenty sixteen right I mean so trump to this day review uses to acknowledge that Russia interfered in the election he won and he has repeatedly cited with Putin who has denied that Russia did this US intelligence has uh evidence on the table on top of evidence and trump dismisses it and sides with Putin there have been other cases to like Russia's attempted assassination of factors in the UK you're more go which you know all of Western Europe decided was a basically a Russian assassination attempt at didn't succeed trump was very skeptical of that again kind of sided with Putin's point of view you need to prove that he did this you need to prove Russia did this in a way that was astonishing to a lot of also sellers so has this impeachment inquiry continues is your sense that we're going to hear more about specifically how Putin n- or bond and other foreign leaders might have influenced the president when it comes to you what he did on these potentially impeachable offenses. Yeah I think we're GONNA learn continue to learn a lot about the environment around trump how this happens I think we're GONNA learn a lot more this week we have important new witnesses were appearing before the committee including today Bill Taylor who is the acting ambassador in Ukraine and he is super important because he is there in in Kiev and he is correspond wanding with other diplomats and it's his expressions of deep concern that we read about in the text exchanges with the EU ambassador. Gordon Sunland and a special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker so we've already seen glimpses of Bill Taylor's real concern about what what they were doing and whether trump was trying to make aid Ukraine contingent on cooperating and political affairs and then we have other State Department officials including Phil Reeker who Zeno closely involved in the removal of the ambassador there and of this this whole process it's important to remember the other thing we've learned through the impeachment inquiry so far is there were a lot of people working directly with and for Donald Trump who saw troubling developments on Ukraine way back in the spring there were people in the White House who were freaked out about this for a long time and we are we are still learning more about the extent of their concern and dismay Greg Miller is a national security correspondent for the post on Tuesday Acting Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor testified in that closed door here hang on Capitol Hill Taylor said that he was told the release of military aid to Ukraine had a stipulation it was contingent on Ukrainian officials publicly declaring that they would investigate the Biden's and the two thousand sixteen election that testimony directly contradicts the president who has insisted that there was no quid pro.
"vladimir" Discussed on Front Burner
"Kris. Hello Hello Jamie. It's such a pleasure to have you on the podcast. I've been wanting to spend some time with the story for weeks now particularly after the municipal elections but I keep getting distracted by the Canadian election election so I'm so glad that we have here today to dig into it well. Let's just put it this week. Canadian elections are a lot more competitive other lot freer and there are a lot more unpredictable predictable in terms of WHO's going to win here in Russia a little bit more open. I'm so so let's let's talk about these elections. That just happened in Russia these local elections and Vladimir on Mir Putin's party. They didn't do so well right. They didn't do so well. You know depending on which way you look at it. It's a glass half full half empty kind of analogy. What's significant about it is that the level of opposition going into these elections was higher than perhaps what the Kremlin expected and I think the outcome was worse than what they expected. pro-kremlin politicians have lost eight third of the seats in Russia's capital disappointing school for the ruling party and its allies who previously occupied thirty eight out the forty-five feet. Let's be clear these are not particularly powerful jobs that that people were running for but what really seemed to galvanized things and what motivated people and motivated the protesters was that they weren't fair obvious. It was rigged from the start. Yes mean fuck. Doc Me is furious together with thousands of others she signed her name in support of a social liberal candidate in Moscow's upcoming local elections but then the electoral commission decreed that the candidate was not allowed to stand DVD's. We weren't given an explanation. They just said that's not your signature that was it and and that gave opponents sort of a common cause to rally around it got people out in the streets and and it posed a whole bunch of problems in terms of how you deal with this kind of There's a word for it here. It's called non systemic opposition and I. It sounds sounds a bit heavy but it's significant because you have two kinds of opposition in Russia. You have the kind that sits in the Duma. That's effectively allowed by Crumlin. They have parameters that they can behave within. They can propose legislation. They can do some things but what they cannot do. They can't go right after the president. They can't criticize Putin Tin and they have to color within the line and then you have the folks out in the street. They're the non systemic opposition and they're the ones that that the government is quite worried about opposition fig. Alex Vanni encouraged tactical voting in the Moscow vote telling his supporters to pick anyone but Putin backed politician in general we can say that the tactical vote worked and it's worked much better than we had expected and you mentioned before that it became clear that these elections were rigged on this might seem like an obvious question but how so well just in terms of who could run I mean they set the bar very high. If you want to challenge for a seat there's is forty some odd seats in Moscow City Hall for example you had to go out and get thousands of signatures in order to mount a challenge if you weren't with one of the authorized parties days and you bring in your signatures and they get scrutinized and the chief electoral person says Sewri all of these signatures or at least hundreds news one thousand of them. We don't believe them think they're fake stalked by. Swin they say to the opposition was not allowed into the polls. This is not true about half of this group is allowed and will participate in the elections. We've asked for the rest. We carefully examined the documents. We wanted to register them but unfortunately there were a number of violations the law that did not allow us to do this is this is what happened not just in one or two or three or four cases but in dozens of cases and really only to so-called independent candidates notably people that were associated with Alexina Valmy who is an anti corruption crusader here. He's the best known foe of Ladimir Putin and the Kremlin hates him hates them so much. You can't even hear his name on state television. I want to talk about state television with you in a moment but this idea that the bar was so high hi to be able to run in the first place the fact that the outcome was worse than what the Kremlin wanted. Does that say something to you about what's happening there. I think it has been discernible for the last eighteen months at least that something has been brewing in Russian society. There's a tension in there and it's a tension between the people and the government and it's manifested itself in a number of ways after the World Cup came that was a great eight high moment for Russians. A few snapped invitations haven't stopped Putin from scoring points off the soccer pitches. Well countries like Italy and Austria have cozied up to it for now at least focuses on football not the international violations which formed much of this country's recent history and it Kinda camouflaged some of the angst that was going on on over a cut in pension as soon as the World Cup ended you just saw Putin's popularity ratings dropped Russia's widely unpopular pension reform bill would raise the retirement age for men from sixty to sixty five and from fifty five to sixty for women business people pensioners almost list of Russian society ten out for this protest and so this was seen as as a rebuke to the ruling class and that has been you know the Political Michael Tremor that has been rippling through this country and I think it very much worry the Kremlin they they look at St Revolutions Arab spring now what happened in my Don in Ukraine in two thousand fourteen triggered the break up of Ukraine days do not art like large crowds totake protests and they do everything they can to to stop them out and can you tell me what they've been doing to stop them because there there have been tens of thousands of people in the street throughout the summer well. I mean in some cases. Some people got horrific terrible jail sentences one guy who went up and you know confronted a cop and then as he was leaving he turned around and saw a tweet the guys visor he got thrown in jail for for three years wow yeah and then in another another case someone else who had gone to these a number of these protests got thrown in jail for four warriors again for breaking a law that says you can't go to multiple unauthorized protests because then you'd be so we saw people carted off by their arms and legs by the hundreds. Most of them were released in what what what they've decided to do since then is to make an example of just a few and I understand there have been further crackdowns even after these elections on the weekend yeah we we've just seen in the last forty eight hours. You know one of the largest police operations for years in Russia's when my daughter called me and said the police came to search the apartment. Actually they cheated their way into the apartment because she opened the door for a neighbor a thousand police officers according to opposition figures going to thirty six different cities either you know searching people's homes or going into their offices seizing laptops seizing notebook notebook seizing phones. Everyone connected to Alexina Valmy. What she seems little says the only this time he got really upset because of the technical voting eighteen as his offspring he's sweet child. I would say the United Russia party has been busted in Moscow and seriously beaten in the regions so this this has been sort of the post election crackdown that the security services have done. Do you think that Putin hold on power is actually being threatened here. If if you look at the response of the security services to the protests over the summer you look at the follow up response now that tells else me that there is concern okay but how deeply worried you know that's that's a very very tricky thing thing we know in the past that in terms of people who are rivals to Vladimir Putin there are very few in Russia. They've either all been driven coach of Russia or in some cases most notably Boris Nemtsov assassinated shot in the back four times just before midnight Moscow time tonight. President Putin condemned the killing but many will believe this was the work of assassins close to the government. I WanNa talk with you a little bit today about how it is is possible. The Vladimir Putin has managed to stay in power in one form or another for two decades. You know my my understanding is that when he took power in late nineteen nineteen ninety s he wasn't expected to stay on as president of Russia. He was kind of like a stopgap measure well. He certainly was unexpected. I mean he he had no He didn't really have much of a national profile. He had briefly headed the secret. Police had jobs in a senior jobs in Saint Petersburg but really the it kind of came out of the Blue Vladimir Putin the career spy talks about establishing what he calls a dictatorship of the law fight corrupt bureaucrats crats and strengthen the central government. I think you know when we talk about Vladimir Putin. He's he's such an interesting figure because there's diametrically opposed ways of seeing him. I'm in the West and in Russia here. There's a great many Russians who have a ton of respect for all that he's done and they see someone who came into an extremely difficult job in an extremely difficult situation and fixed a country that was essentially broken. Its economy wasn't working. Its institutions. Institutions weren't functioning the greatness that had sustained in the psyche of a lot of Russians throughout the Cold War that was gone and Putin came in and he he kind of fixed it and and that kind of continued to a point and then it stopped and I think this is this is sort of where we pick up the story now now and a lot of Russia's economy is built on on oil prices and in natural gas and when those prices kind of collapse Russia's economy really suffers and then you have the sanctions that the western nations put on as well and and so you sort of had a perfect storm that kind of began developing read around you know twenty fourteen two thousand fifteen and that's kind of what's led to a lot of his problems now but he has a great residual sense of almost almost goodwill from the modifications even people that don't really like respective.
"vladimir" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"The men and women in uniform and a dictator that's invaded two countries in the decade shut down a passenger airliner poisoned and killed a mother in england and has committed one atrocity after another atrocity over the past decade and yet donald trump continues to play straight out of flooding putin's pocket dan balz in the washington post wrote this morning that the president refused to stand for the country he was elected to represent and protect time and time again certainly was obvious for republicans and democrats alike for trump supporters and trump antagonists yesterday they who saw vladimir putin owned the american president heidi we did hear some criticism from republicans on capitol hill but the question is what is next do they continue criticizing him what about the republicans who seem to be doing putin's bidding who are desperate to stop robert muller and the justice department's investigation which is uncovering which russian spies which russian agents which russian agencies are still trying to subvert american democracy does yesterday shameful performance change any dynamics on capitol hill john brennan i think had the most compelling question for these same members of congress when he said republican patriots where are you and it was in within.
"vladimir" Discussed on The Good Fight
"Midnineties into thousands so we just have to push a little bit of respect and battle somehow help i'm twenty nine of those causes of action the right ones i mean is anything at all that western europe the united states can actually do to help the opposition in russia or you know is victoria ship so entrenched in his any attempt to help democratic forces in russia in itself going to undermine the legitimacy of opposition forces to such an extent as not as being so far as in so whatever that does reading the little we can do well first of all let me make it absolutely here we we meeting the russian opposition we never asked a whenever ask never will ask the west or western governments to support us that is of course a false narrative put out on the kremlin propaganda and any anytime any of us go to any other western capitals to journalists petition the members of parliament will take part in a poet concentrates this you know russian state tv trumpets out that we you know we're foreign agents we own engines afford influence enemies and traitors and all the rest of it you know they'll and is that any we come to western countries it is to us for money or for political support or to ask western governments to effect regime change in russia whatever other nonsense they come up with of course none of that needless to say true we never ask the west to support us the russian opposition the only thing we do us is that the west stops in effect supporting vladimir putin by festival treating him as a worthy and respectable partner on the world stage which is has been doing for years and secondly and that's maps even more important by allowing his cronies the putin regime cronies to use western countries as havens for their looted wealth because that is what these people have been doing for years i mean there's this absolutely phenomenal hypocrisy and double standard that is built right in the heart of the putin system of power whereby the people the officials on the oligarchs who make up the putin regime these people.
"vladimir" Discussed on The Good Fight
"One of the people who knows what it means to stand up to dictators better than most is blood amir qara motzer vladimir is a courageous influential and highly insightful position politician and organizer in russia a longtime associate of the murdered boris nemtsov vladimir has himself survived a number of assassination attempts and now serves as vice chairman of up in russia welcome to the podcast oh yes she's graduating orcas thank you for having so vladimir putin just let's say had himself reelected as the president of russia seemingly assuring his power for another five years he was judy congratulated on his quote unquote election by many world leaders i have to tell you if i win issues right now i'd be pretty depressed so i know that you're much more to mystic than i am if i'm happy an inveterate pessimist us certainly an inveterate optimist so how do you feel about the situation in russia and reprocessing democracy bear right now or of course the spectacle that we had two sundays ago on eighteenth of march just as every spectacle that's still by force of habit golden election in russia in the time that mr putin has been in power that's almost two decades now has much in common with a genuine democratic election as the brightly painted veneer facades of potemkin village had with real towns and settlements sin election in name only had no subsequent had no meaning and i think the best description of it actually was offered by surprisingly the official actual of emission from the always see the organization for security and cooperation europe and the reason i say surprising is because usually diplomats especially from intergovernmental organizations are usually cautious in well diplomatic in the way that describe things but this statement was absolutely scathing it was issued the morning after the socalled presidential election so on the morning of the nineteenth of march and the head of the short term i was see observer mission he's actually member the.
"vladimir" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Deduct those often very difficult and very unpopular reforms but they had a goal ahead of them that they worked whereas now all of these countries i'm nate on european union we never had that prosper russian had that prospect even theory there's no good reason for us not in russia's european country and the rule of european union the copenhagen criteria so that if you fulfill those of course they're very clear criteria that needs to be no question about it but it does say this document that the and the treaty of maastricht rated it reiterated that any european country that fulfils the copenhagen criteria should be eligible for membership in european union russia's european country off of the evening theory with nato already talked about this example from ninety one and it was this is just just one thing that's doubts stands out there were many of them and the kind of the astonishing thing is that the same western governments that refuse to fully embrace fully accept democratic russia in the nineties was suddenly really open and very willing to accept vladimir putin when he came to power we talked about this you know how putin began his rule with unveiling of the memorial plaque to android in the first year of his presidency he reinstated the stalinera musical the soviet national anthem national anthem russian again russia's the country of symbols if anybody was asking which direction putin was going to take the country that was the answer and very quickly he went from symbols to action since he began to shutdown or takeover independent television television networks as he began to go after the opposition and the supporters of the opposition when jailed held a cough sqi who was the richest men in russia who was who's next if support of position parties opposition candidates also supported civil society groups and exposed government corruption was put in prison in october two thousand three as very out of vivid symbol of it message that if you do what he does you're gonna end up like him then he began to regulations and inches and three for the first time since the end of soviet rule european observers have assess the russian election as being not fair i remember that.
"vladimir" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"And now from the university of chicago institute of politics and cnn the axe files with your host david axelrod told to remember amid are sometimes squalid in discordant politics at they're real heroes all over the world who are fighting valiantly for freedom and democracy and civil society one of those heroes vladimir karen murtza who has spent his entire life fighting for democracy and civil society in russia and his almost lost his life twice to poisoning presumably at the hands of putin's minions he was a protege an ally of boris nemtsov the great russian reform leader who was assassinated just steps from the kremlin in two thousand fifteen and he carries themselves work on today at great personal risk vladimir was a fellow at the institute of politics spring where i had a chance to sit down and talk to him about his life is work in putin's russia vladimir karen moore's so good to be with you so good to be with you this spring at the institute of politics you you continue to be despite the discouragement will call it that and people understand what we mean later in this a a huge force for change in russia but you kinda come by these instincts naturally it's not a new thing your family has been involved in journalism involved in activism involved in the movement for reform tell me about the the family and and how you came to be who you are thank you david and it's wonderful to be at the institute of politics is great to be on your podcast thank you thank you very much for.