US Media: What the Kremlin's Victory in Constitution Voting Shows


The American newspaper The Washington Post decided to find out what the victory of the Kremlin in the vote on amendments to the Constitution of Russia shows.


The publication notes that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been in power for two decades and is not even going to leave. A nationwide referendum on the Constitution, which lasted a week, enables Putin to lead Russia another 12 years after the current term of office. Thus, Putin can remain in power until 2036 and become the longest-running ruler, starting with Peter I, who led the country for 43 years.

We must elect Vladimir Putin as president for life. Today, who can replace him? There is no such political leader on a global scale

- said Ramzan Kadyrov on June 30, 2020, and many Russians agree with him.

The newspaper draws attention to the fact that Putin could not hold a popular vote at all, since back in March 2020, parliament approved the controversial amendments to the Basic Law. But the Kremlin is striving for maximum legitimacy, which would be confirmed by the approval of citizens and a high turnout in the referendum. Even the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia did not prevent the vote, and Putin came to the polling station without a protective mask with an emphatically open face.

Russian opposition believes that Putin, having changed the Constitution, "cemented his post-Crimean world." At the same time, dissatisfaction with the president is growing in Russia not only in the liberal and “progressively minded circles” of large cities, but also in the “depressed” regions and the “poor” outback.

The publication concludes that some countries are worried about what is happening in Russia. They are afraid of “aggressive” Russia under Putin, who wants to wreak havoc on the civilized West. At the same time, they acknowledge that thanks to a long stay in power, the Kremlin’s master managed to outplay many, including the United States.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 2 July 2020 16: 08
    +2
    Interestingly, in which country there is no political stagnation? Probably only where there is a civil war.
    1. In Ukraine, no-fight without end!
  2. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) 2 July 2020 16: 15
    +3
    And nobody is afraid of “aggressive” America ?! And what does the civilized West mean in the understanding of The Washington Post, I would like to know. Although I have some suspicions about this!
    1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 3 July 2020 16: 57
      0
      civilized west

      - this is the same nonsense as

      freedom and democracy in ancient Rome
  3. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) 2 July 2020 16: 34
    +1
    Let Putin go, go. Do not worry.
    Not today and not tomorrow. But it is unlikely that he will be elected again.
    If the situation in the world is not as wild as it is today and in the coming years.
    1. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
      Syoma_67 (Semyon) 2 July 2020 20: 24
      0
      Let Putin go, go.

      - here you are mistaken! Now the country will be led by another honored pensioner for another 10 years.
      1. King3214 Offline King3214
        King3214 (Sergius) 3 July 2020 00: 18
        0
        If the situation in the world is tense, then YES.
        If not, then NO.
      2. Cat Offline Cat
        Cat (Sergei) 3 July 2020 15: 27
        -6
        If you do not go into details, this "scam" will come out sideways for the whole country ... That is, each of us will not get better and the country too. All these allegedly exaggerated amendments are one fog to pass one amendment and usurp power. Of course, the voting did not take place, there was no 51% turnout. All these are thieves' registrations of the Electoral Commission. On July 1, our country crossed the Rubicon of lawlessness ... And we got Caesar - the dictator ... however, it is possible. together with Brutus .... 01.07.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX Putin made his most serious mistake since the Pension Reform. In vain he did so ... trampled his own voters ... He showed that for him the Russian people ...
        1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
          A.Lex (Secret information) 3 July 2020 17: 01
          +5
          Seryozhenka, no need to speak for all the people. You are not the whole nation.
          1. Cat Offline Cat
            Cat (Sergei) 4 July 2020 21: 48
            -1
            So you, like, too. And why do you like VVP so much? Did he specifically raise your pension? Or are you one of their paid "correspondents"? How much do you get for each word?
      3. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
        A.Lex (Secret information) 3 July 2020 16: 59
        +1
        Semyon, do you have a candidacy in mind?
    2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 3 July 2020 16: 58
      +3
      Sergey, GDP will leave when there is a candidate comparable to it. While there are no such on the horizon and is not expected.
      1. margo Offline margo
        margo (margo) 3 July 2020 17: 30
        -1
        As long as there is GDP, there will be no comparable candidates, is it really so hard to understand?
        1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
          A.Lex (Secret information) 3 July 2020 18: 27
          +2
          What are you saying? Well, at least ONE candidate name, COMPARABLE with GDP?
          1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
            Rashid116 (Rashid) 4 July 2020 10: 48
            0
            A.Lex jokes, it seems, do not get fooled))) And if not? After all, they’ll lick such GDP tightly, they won’t be able to.
            1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
              A.Lex (Secret information) 12 July 2020 22: 04
              0
              Rashid, can you answer my question (about a comparable candidate), or can you only get into a debate in a state, speaking of one of the third parties? Waiting for an answer ... Let's see what you answer ...
              1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
                Rashid116 (Rashid) 13 July 2020 06: 51
                0
                You have already been answered, why two times write the same thing? I am a little on the subject, and I know how officials steal, I also know that this is not a secret for Putin either. Where is the action? And he is the guarantor, you know. Well, to be objective, I admit - the first two terms seemed to be trying to do something, but then was blown away or that was enough for us to shut up for a while. But now, my grandfather specifically went into the peddling.
                1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
                  A.Lex (Secret information) 13 July 2020 10: 05
                  0
                  Expert, speak? Well, well ... So I never got an answer - about the successor ... Everything is clear with you.
                  1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
                    Rashid116 (Rashid) 13 July 2020 11: 04
                    +1
                    It’s good to pretend you’re not living in Russia, or what? Do you really think that out of more than 140 million, only one of us is all in white, and the rest are lackeys and foolish servants? And, yes, I confess - I don’t have a candidate. The reason is simple - there is nowhere to put stigmas on those whom we slip, the same hari from the 90s, they are simply shuffled like cards in a deck. About the elections, I am also slightly in the subject, so interest in such a divorce has long been lost))). Honestly, I don’t know what to do with it, and I won’t be able to do anything. People have a memory like fish, they no longer remember what he promised them in the last election. I do not blame anyone, it’s easier for them to live, probably. Well, personally, I’m again, as in the 90s, trying to build a scheme to go into the shadows, well, we hide some resources so that I don’t stay with my booty again, and fight back.
                    1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
                      A.Lex (Secret information) 23 July 2020 18: 37
                      0
                      Shadow, you say? wassat Come on, take another chance ... Let's see what happens with this ...
                      But about the successor - which was required to be proved! It is good to criticize without offering, without taking responsibility, etc. ... calm down and just live, but don't get into high politics - let them ...
                      Since ancient times it has become a custom in our country (very often this happened when the authorities think only of themselves) - the people are on their own, and the authorities are on their own ... But the shadow does not lead to good - the authorities are watching this TODAY especially ... ..
                      1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
                        Rashid116 (Rashid) 26 July 2020 13: 01
                        0
                        I will risk it without hesitation. I got out into the world about 7 years ago. I calculated everything, at that time it was more profitable to work in white. Now the situation has changed completely. The tax authorities went through me to quarantine until 2017 (so according to the law). Right before the quarantine, the account was unblocked, they said - that's it, handsome man, you're clean, keep working. But since July 1, they were again allowed to unleash, but the treasury is empty. Again, we picked out 15 pieces of claims and this is only for 2019, here's how to work with these kami? And, this is horror, you don't have to catch up on me, it's not scary at all))). And we (my environment) cross the law easily and naturally. Trust me - they do the same.
                      2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
                        A.Lex (Secret information) 26 July 2020 22: 24
                        0
                        Eh, Rashid, Rashid ... then do not say that you were not warned - you yourself are evil Pinocchio ...
                      3. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
                        Rashid116 (Rashid) 27 July 2020 05: 22
                        -1
                        Thank you for warning))). But I will do as I see fit. The decision has already been made, good luck.
                      4. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
                        A.Lex (Secret information) 30 July 2020 13: 48
                        0
                        And good luck to you! Be careful! Don't break the laws, please ... hi
  • Cat Offline Cat
    Cat (Sergei) 4 July 2020 21: 54
    -1
    How short-sighted you are .... Each party has several adequate candidates that you don’t want to notice. Wow, Mission, we just got Jesus Christ .... irreplaceable Putin! What did he do? Stealing the country. Robbing The Russian people, including you. For one Siberia it is necessary to judge him! And what do you know about the 208 constitutional amendments?
    1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 12 July 2020 22: 05
      0
      You, too, Sergey - name the candidate?
      1. Cat Offline Cat
        Cat (Sergei) 15 July 2020 19: 53
        0
        Grudinin! Just evaluate it by work, and only then "believe" the media.
        1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
          A.Lex (Secret information) 23 July 2020 18: 18
          0
          I see, Sergei. Ndaaaa. ... I personally don't need this insane citizen (and judging by the responses, the overwhelming majority - too) ... Carrying such a crap, hiding behind communism and socialism - we have seen this more than once ...
          There is also? Or is it already?
  • Piramidon Offline Piramidon
    Piramidon (Stepan) 2 July 2020 18: 22
    +3
    The publication notes that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been in power for two decades and is not even going to leave

    And it infuriates them. They cannot imagine that every 4 years a seedy actor should be replaced by a monkey, and a clown must change a monkey.
    1. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
      Syoma_67 (Semyon) 2 July 2020 20: 28
      -7
      Yes! There has been a clown for 20 years and no monkeys for you.
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      2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
        A.Lex (Secret information) 3 July 2020 17: 03
        +2
        Semyon, it’s good to name someone who cannot answer you — you don’t need much courage ...
        1. margo Offline margo
          margo (margo) 3 July 2020 17: 31
          0
          And Semyon is right!
          1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
            A.Lex (Secret information) 3 July 2020 18: 28
            0
            laughing So, you are the same as he - brave only behind his back, and not in the face. laughing
            1. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
              Syoma_67 (Semyon) 4 July 2020 16: 08
              -2
              Come out, let's talk.
              1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
                A.Lex (Secret information) 12 July 2020 22: 06
                0
                laughing What should I talk to you about? Why do I need you? Do you have any problems with self-realization?
          2. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
            Piramidon (Stepan) 4 July 2020 16: 48
            0
            Masha, what is he right about?
      3. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 4 July 2020 12: 00
        +1
        Clown only a year with a little.
  • steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 2 July 2020 19: 34
    -5
    I talked to a friend of the merchant. After paying everything she has left, plus one hundred thousand rubles. And she sells apples, and something like that. And where do we have that kind of money in production? And in production - the boss, deputy, master, foreman, and workers - two per day, one per shift. When someone needs a vacation, the brigadier or foreman replaces the hard worker. Workers have a salary of 20-30 thousand rubles, a team leader is a master 40-70, a head 80-120 thousand rubles. And this is metallurgical production! And guess who will vote for what? Plus threats and blackmail. The main drawback of socialism is that there was no layer ready to defend the existing system. All or most of the ideological perished in the Second World War. And so, everyone was equal !!! This power and system came in blood, and shift - you can remove it only with blood! Elections are useless, while in the regions those in power who are not profitable to change this system are in power. Elections in Primorye, how did the government panic when the elections went wrong? Therefore, Putin will rule at least until 2036. And Kadyrov will be so happy!
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 2 July 2020 19: 48
      +2
      In general, capitalism is in the yard and you need to fight for your rights. There is nothing to expect from the uncle of socialism and receive everything according to the order again from above ... To create trade unions and fight for their rights collectively, otherwise they will crush them one by one ... "Trade unions are the school of communism", the great-grandchildren have forgotten the basics of the struggle for their national cause ... Make demands, and recall strikes with occupation of workplaces, if necessary, contact French and other trade unions of the respective labor activity, they will learn, they have good experience ... And remember the lines: "We will achieve liberation with our own hand" ...
      1. Syoma_67 Offline Syoma_67
        Syoma_67 (Semyon) 2 July 2020 20: 31
        0
        ... capitalism in the yard

        - this is in whose yard? Not in Russia so accurately.
        1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 3 July 2020 19: 13
          0
          In Russia, capitalism, only wild and mafia, fused with the state, is worse than Honduras ... Its specificity, "there are no analogues in the world" ...
      2. Oleg Korniltsev Offline Oleg Korniltsev
        Oleg Korniltsev (Oleg Korniltsev) 3 July 2020 08: 21
        0
        In general - I agree.
      3. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 3 July 2020 15: 38
        -3
        Already achieved once ....
    2. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
      Michael1950 (Michael) 3 July 2020 13: 27
      +2
      - the steelworker, it turns out that you are for the bourgeoisie ?! lol For the exploitation of man by man ?!
      1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
        A.Lex (Secret information) 3 July 2020 17: 07
        +3
        No, Mikhail, he is for the same thing as the "non-brothers" - for the bloody bacchanalia.
    3. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 3 July 2020 15: 37
      +1
      Why don’t you go to trade apples? Probably nothing to do, just spit on the ceiling?
    4. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 3 July 2020 17: 05
      +1
      That is, a steelworker, do you call for the overthrow of the constitutional system in the country?
    5. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 3 July 2020 17: 10
      +3
      In general, I have a question for you:
      Why don't you and your colleagues give up everything and go (like that "trader") to bunch apples if you don't like everything, because there is "MORE" profit?
  • Oleg Korniltsev Offline Oleg Korniltsev
    Oleg Korniltsev (Oleg Korniltsev) 3 July 2020 08: 24
    +1
    All this will disappear like a bad dream. Russia would not perish.
  • Yuri Nemov Offline Yuri Nemov
    Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 3 July 2020 08: 29
    +3
    After the fake Taliban, The Washington Post read zapadlo. They are completely bogged down.
  • Ben latin Offline Ben latin
    Ben latin (Valentine Latin) 3 July 2020 08: 31
    +2
    .... when a person begins to believe and tell everyone that his wife, mother-in-law, the government or Putin is to blame for all his troubles, then this is a sign of impotence .... .... any doctor will confirm this and prescribe treatment ....
    1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
      Rashid116 (Rashid) 14 July 2020 07: 24
      0
      And when a man starts rubbing everyone in that all his troubles, problems and impending impotence will be solved by another man and only he, then this is a sign ... (he won't let the modernization pass) or he just "performs the number" for money.