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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Facing a wave of complaints about low salaries and poor living standards at his annual call-in show with the public, President Vladimir Putin insisted that life is getting better for ordinary Russians even if they don't yet feel it.




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remember when the usual "conservative" trope was "They hate us for our Freedoms"

well, in Russia that very true. Almost 90% of regular Russians hate Americans for their freedoms
That's double the amount you will find in Iran

no wonder the usual's no longer mention it, much like the deficit and reference to their pocket constitutions

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-06-20 01:13 PM | Reply

My son took the wrong flight which stopped in Moscow but not the airport usually used by tourists, security had to take him to a room they could control because there was a Russian gang that wanted to kick his ass just for being American. He was escorted by security to his plane and then flew to Miami with no further problems but it was an experience he wouldn't want to repeat.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-20 01:33 PM | Reply

With little doubt that the Russians were tracing every phone call, some of the complainers may be getting visits from Vlad's "people" soon.

#3 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-06-20 01:43 PM | Reply

When I was in St. Petersburg, the folks there were astounded that America would do anything the Russians told them to do. Russia isn't good at much.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-06-20 01:51 PM | Reply

Trump's fault!

-The Useful Idiots of the DR Left

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-20 02:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Putin's blaming America for every average Russian's ills, actively creating negative sentiment towards Americans.

A recent poll of Russians gave Putin a 30% rating for 'do you trust Putin.' He had the pollsters change their methodology. The next poll miraculously raised that figure to 70%.

#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-20 03:04 PM | Reply

"life is getting better for ordinary Russians even if they don't yet feel it."

And rest assured... everyone that called in to complain and ruin Pooty Poots day will feel "it" very soon.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-20 03:45 PM | Reply

Trump's fault!

-The Useful Idiots of the DR Left

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter

Bro, you need to turn down the voices in your head.

Generally the thread has to relate to humpy or we wait until someone posts something on the thread about Humpy before we pretend the lefties are blaming humpy.

Or were you thinking (LOL you were thinking! ha!) that maybe because Humpy has colluded, err, excuse me, NO COLLUSION!, humpy coordinated with pooty in the past so maybe he is colluding, oops, COORDINATING with Pooty to now screw the poor in Russia, too?

That is just plain weird no matter how you twist that there pretzel.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-20 03:56 PM | Reply

You wouldn't believe it's better I promise

#9 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-06-20 06:03 PM | Reply

I met a Russian who said that many Russians were starving, during the Yeltsin years, but they were OK because their Uncle was a farmer and gave them enough beets to live on for one year, which is what they had to do to survive. I doubt they care much for beets anymore. Yeltsin's unforgivable mistake was to trust the American Government. I spent childhood summers on an apple orchard whose caretaker survived the great depression by raising and eating rabbits and he hasn't touched one since.

#10 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-06-20 09:08 PM | Reply

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