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Thread: Vladimir Putin's Russia: Soviet Union lite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    Well there was an ethnic majority of Georgians in Abkhazia before they were expelled by the separatists in the early 1990s with considerable Russian support. Also there was a one third Georgian minority in South Ossetia before they were expelled in the 2008 war. Under international law as refugees they are entitled to return but are not being allowed.
    The same happened in 1993 with Ossetians and Abkhazians in mainland Gergoia, who been expelled or killed by Georgians and nobody from Western liberals complained about them
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    Quote Originally Posted by bormotello View Post
    The same happened in 1993 with Ossetians and Abkhazians in mainland Gergoia, who been expelled or killed by Georgians and nobody from Western liberals complained about them
    And what about what Russia did to Chechnya in the 1990s? But you didnt have to give that up but you want other countries to give up their separatist regions.
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    The head of MI6 has warned the gangster Putin of serious consequences
    if he continues with criminal stunts like Salisbury.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    And what about what Russia did to Chechnya in the 1990s?
    It nearly gave independence until Chechen wahhabis decided to invaded Dagestan, so Putin allied with Kadyrov clan and helped him to win second Chechen war
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    Quote Originally Posted by bormotello View Post
    It nearly gave independence until Chechen wahhabis decided to invaded Dagestan, so Putin allied with Kadyrov clan and helped him to win second Chechen war
    The root cause of that conflict was the decision by Yeltsin to invade Chechnya in 1994. That also started the Jihadism which came out because of the radicalisation of the Chechen populace from seeing their homeland destroyed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    The root cause of that conflict was the decision by Yeltsin to invade Chechnya in 1994. That also started the Jihadism which came out because of the radicalisation of the Chechen populace from seeing their homeland destroyed.
    The root cause of that conflict was the decision by Gaidar and Netsov to arm Chechens in exchange for their support during 1993 anti-parliament coup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telstar 62 View Post
    The head of MI6 has warned the gangster Putin of serious consequences
    if he continues with criminal stunts like Salisbury.....
    I believe he wants to update the advice given by the Government to their people:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bormotello View Post
    The root cause of that conflict was the decision by Gaidar and Netsov to arm Chechens in exchange for their support during 1993 anti-parliament coup
    They should have been let go. They were part of the Russian empire for a shorter period of time than Georgia was.
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    Kremlin locking up Russian rap artists. Echoes of Soviet policies. They locked up a rap artist called "Husky" who has 6 million views on youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    Kremlin locking up Russian rap artists. Echoes of Soviet policies. They locked up a rap artist called "Husky" who has 6 million views on youtube.

    Rappers in Jail | Complete List of Rappers in Prison

    Seems US locks up rappers as well and they have more than 4 million youtube hits

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