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    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he could run for a fourth presidential term in 2018. If he does and wins, that would keep him in power for about a quarter century and make him the nation's longest-serving leader since Josef Stalin.

    http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/9...sidential-term

    I would guess that he will be the President until he dies...

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    Oh, I was sure he would step down after this term.
    No matter how good you're at your job, no one should remain in that kind of power for too long.

    On the other hand, the next elections are still far far away in future.

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    They should elect him "imperator for life" and be done with it.Why waste tax payers money with elections every 4 years,money who would be better spent on the armed forces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SP100 View Post
    Oh, I was sure he would step down after this term.
    No matter how good you're at your job, no one should remain in that kind of power for too long.

    On the other hand, the next elections are still far far away in future.
    It's not a democratic country..

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    It's every six years now. To save tax money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SP100 View Post
    It's every six years now. To save tax money.
    Oh,sry,well PAK FA doesn't come cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laker1 View Post
    It's not a democratic country..
    Yes, that's what I heard from FOX this morning.


    Seriously speaking, a potential candidate for the office would be needed.
    Patriotic, charismatic, someone hard enough to face the ugly games of international politics - that arena ain't for pussies and weaks are eaten alive as we saw with Yeltsin, someone enjoying support also outside the Moscow i-pad kids (Russia is much more than just them)...

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    Are there any viable or rather better alternatives?

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    what about that navalny dude? what do our russian members think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rey View Post
    Are there any viable or rather better alternatives?
    In a country of 100,000,000+ people I find it hard to believe that Putin alone has the talent to govern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wacaff View Post
    what about that navalny dude? what do our russian members think?
    Anti-Corruption Blogger=/=Proficient Statesmen.

    Also this:
    [*******#000000][FONT=Georgia] Among Russians who have actually heard of him (about 47% of the population) Navalny is viewed negatively by almost [/FONT][/COLOR]twice[*******#000000][FONT=Georgia] as many people (31%) as view him positively (16%). Think about that for a second. The hero of the opposition, the man who is supposedly going to displace Putin in the very near future, can, right now, count on the support of something like 20% of the population. Meanwhile Vladimir Putin, supposedly a political has-been, is viewed positively by more than 70% of Russians.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/markadom...ribly-popular/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattfink View Post
    In a country of 100,000,000+ people I find it hard to believe that Putin alone has the talent to govern.
    That's what I'm thinking, but they're not really showing themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wacaff View Post
    what about that navalny dude? what do our russian members think?
    I think he will be unable to play a role in politics,beeing busy serving jail time and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SP100 View Post
    Yes, that's what I heard from FOX this morning.


    Seriously speaking, a potential candidate for the office would be needed.
    Patriotic, charismatic, someone hard enough to face the ugly games of international politics - that arena ain't for pussies and weaks are eaten alive as we saw with Yeltsin, someone enjoying support also outside the Moscow i-pad kids (Russia is much more than just them)...
    Are you serious? I mean Putin is not weak...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laker1 View Post
    Are you serious? I mean Putin is not weak...
    I think that's exactly what he said...Yeltsin weak,Putin -strong,another candidate must be strong.

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