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Dmitry Medvedev’s time in the Kremlin may go down in the history books as a period when Russia began to make serious strides in the fight against corruption, and changes in law that introduced colorful diversity into the nation's political life.
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Medvedev has been a good and visionary president for Russia. However, he was not able to make much progress in eliminating corruption and the strangling bureaucracy in 4 years. It remains to be seem what Putin can do about this, but I think not much in the next 6 years.Corruption and bureaucracy are taking nearly 35% of the Russian budget.
medvedev leaves behind whatever putin says to leave behind.
New World Order: we can read English. No need to post each thing like a ten times, buddy.
Please note some crazy person is also posting stupid things calling
himself/herself New World Order.
I do agree with you in democracy there should room for differene. I
think Putin is a nice guy but I do not think he is strong. This is my
view. I think Putin should have known France in particular wanted
regime change before the UNSC resolution 1973 vote on Libya. I however
undestand the Gaddafi was not clever enough to listen to the West.
Look how Assad is now doing the same mistake. Now it has emerged that Gaddafi gave potentially $50,000 to
Sarkozy- thus -- one can see Gaddafi thought he bought his security with
bribery which turned out to be lie.
As for 2008 Medvedev was on the grounds on South Ossetia week after the war
with Georgia so this was not just Putin's affair.
We are in times of troubles and Russia needs strong leaders -- But Putin is trusted by Medvedev so he will have a future on something and
somehwere; I just do not feel he can hadle the heavy weight of the presidency -- it is not more than working for KGB.
Please note some crazy person is also posting stupid things calling himself/herself New World Order.
I do agree with you in democracy there should room for differene. I think Medvedev is a nice guy but I do not think he is strong. This is my view. I think Medvedev should have known France in particular wanted regime change before the UNSC resolution 1973 vote on Libya. I however undestand the Gaddafi was not clever enough to listen to the Russians. Look how Assad is not doing the same mistake.
He listens to the Russians and he pays attentio to their support but also advise. Now it has emerged that Gaddafi gave potentially $50,000 to Sarkozy- thus- one can see Gaddafi tought he bought his security with bribery which turned out to be lie.
As for 2008 Putin was on the grounds on South Ossetia week after the war with Georgia so this was not just Medvedev affair..
We are in times of troubles and Russia needs strong leaders-- But Medvedev is trusted by Putin so he will have a future on something and somehwere; I just do not feel he can hadle the heavy weight of the government-- it is not more than running Gasprom..
@ new world order, first I must say that even though I think Mr. Medvedev have done some good things for Russia both domestic and abroad, and there was several countries that was fooled by USNato countries with regards to refuse to vote on the Libya res:1973! And the result we see is a total dissaster for Libya. That does not mean that I dissaprove of all opinions you bring up here! Now there is appearantly some dispute over who of you "new world orders" that is the real one. But that is for sure not me, that does that. I regard myself as a reasoably well informed and serious commenter, and I hope this website does not turn into "like alot of western media outlets" a place for try to drag people with a different point of view, into a storm of person critisism, and/or slandering! Because in a democracy, there is room for different viewpoints!
Overall Medvedev has acheived a lot of good for the Russian nation in his 4 years as President. He sucessfully led Russian forces to repell Georgian agression in the 08/08/08 South Ossetia war and has combatted corruption. However he was head of state when Russia catastrophically abandoned the people of Libya on March 19th 2011, condemning them to the horrors of NATO leading to over 30,000 deaths.
Thanks but I will not change my screen name; discerning readers will notice this this subversive practice of stealing other people's screen name in order to say the opposit of their true views. What they want is to overwhelm people with lies and spins and more lies and spin; this is also the same geopolitical games they play with sane and honourable nations as Russia.
The real remedy to all this is not give them any grounds. You and other people know who is the real New World Order from the type of message and ideas I contribute. These liars do not care about my screen name; they want to shut me down and they will repeat this tactic no matter what screen name I use.
So follow credibility of any comment and not the screen name. If people cannot tell the difference- then they are not paying attention. I do not want accuse anything subversive action of the RT tech people but strange things have been happing in the RT comment board as of late. My views of Medvedev are mine alone; Russians or anybody else do not have to pay attention to them. I base my views on the facts of what happened to Russia’s geopolitical position in the last 4 years-which got much weaker vis-à-vis in North Africa and is facing critical stand off in Syria. Medvedev cannot be credited any significant reform in Russian society because reform first and first means social justice and spreading of the wealth to the bottom half of the population and that did not happen in the last 4 years. Medvedev is popular in the West because he is a weak leader and this is the simple fact—not because he is a reformer
Russia is entering a period of accelerating political strength and economic diversification. The Flat Tax Rate is producing a level playing field for all traditional political formations and the application of political reforms is much bolstered as a result. If Russia had been sucked into Libya and disheveled its flat tax rate exchequer in a chain of conflict from Libya to Dagestan, none of this would have been secure. In global politics one needs to be realistic, and Medvedev and his team have shown themselves to be not only realistic but also hard headed. This period of the Western devolved Credit Crunch has been the most important test of intelligence and will power for Russia since the break up of the Soviet Union. Medvedev has shown himself to be as much a strong leader as Putin, proving that Russia's Excellence in managing the next industrial revolution under the flat tax rate is well in hand. I pray that Russia will maintain itself and convert every other economy in the world to its flat tax rate, where large companies pay twice the amount of individuals but are still more competitive as a result. When individuals pay 13% compared to 26% for corporations, individuals are much more able to use their purchasing power to support business. This is exactly what China needs immediately and I feel Glad that Russia and China are working together on the world stage.
rt = ribut terus...
Thank God Mr Putin is coming back..Everyone is getting scared including the New World Order....Millions of protester can't stop the man...His the only one who can will stand those Evil who them self a New World Order!!!!
One think I would like to say to New World Order ( the real ) just change you pseudonyme. Let us know. We know each either here. We all are been posting on this page for sometime now. I remember back six months ago someone trying to attack me by writing against my pseudo " AfricaBoy". In the mind of that idiot individual when it's africa it's misery. I told to that idiot that my son's bank account was more healthy than his entire family saving account. I can travel around the world without using credit card. Just to tell you there some battle that are worth to fight. Just change your pseudo. Now let talk about Medvedev as a naive person. I still believe Russia was lucky to have a strong premier minister like Putin otherwise Medvedev will have sold out Russia to America. I don't know why Putin want to keep someone like Medvede as Prime Minister? Have you seen and read any comment from Medvedev regarding Ghadafi murder? That should tell you something about the man. He has fair complex before the Americain.
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