Добавлено: Пн Апр 30, 2018 09:27:14 Заголовок сообщения: When Putin won in 2012, Russians took to the streets. Why no
The Russian presidential election concluded on Sunday with the expected result – the victory of Vladimir Putin for his latest six-year term. Despite this, there are some notable aspects: Putin’s win with 76% share of the vote and a 70% turnout was particularly decisive, and few seem to be disputing these figures – that is, at least until the main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, presents a list of alleged electoral frauds.
In terms of what they voted for, a huge amount of Putin voters said “yes” to nothing. If a candidate doesn’t promise any future and remains popular, that means that their supporters have voted for “stabilnost” – something they have now and don’t want to lose. But what are the achievements of the current Putin period which Russians are seemingly afraid to lose?
The past six years have been terrible for the Russian economy, which has stagnated as prices on the oil market fell. Russia took part in the monstrous conflict with Ukraine, prompting sanctions from the European Union. Added to this were attempts to influence the US presidential election, and we are seeing what could be another cold war .