Russia opposition leader freed on bail, protests rattle Kremlin

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I’m not exactly a fan of Putin but whoever earns $5 million a year in Russia is highly suspicious…

Jul 18, 2013 12:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
tbro wrote:

Any bets on an eventual mysterious death of this man? Putin’s no stranger to that kind of work.

Jul 19, 2013 8:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MKM23 wrote:

@renumeratedfrog

Yes because there are not millionaires in Russia……Seems pretty clear you have never been.

Jul 19, 2013 9:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

G20

Jul 19, 2013 10:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

KGB is playing its games…

Jul 19, 2013 10:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
chyron wrote:

2tbro
Any leader of liberals can die mysteriously ‘cos as “martyrs” they’re more useful to US StateDep than as convicted criminals.

Jul 19, 2013 11:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fedupasian wrote:

Knowing what the US is capable of, it should not be a surprise if this guy turns out to be working for the US propaganda machine. This guy may be telling the truth but so what, no government in this world is squeaky clean. Even the US government can be bought by big money. Lets not react when the pot calls the kettle black.

Jul 19, 2013 12:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

Putin has not figured out that by attacking these protesters he is making them more powerful then if he just ignored them. He is creating an image for people to rally around, better to just leave them alone to avoid the appearance of a David v. Goliath.

Jul 19, 2013 12:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
areddy831 wrote:

@Fedupasian

Seriously? That sounds like some garbage line from RT. Sure, money can influence governments including the US. But don’t you think Putin’s regime is SIGNIFICANTLY more flush with cash and therefore more capable of influencing those outcomes? If all the US cared about is money, wouldn’t they just roll with Putin?

Is it so impossible to think that the people in the streets can act on their own, with their own ideas?

“Knowing what the US is capable of” come on! Conspiracy theorists like you believe in a fundamentally more ordered world that doesn’t exist. Get a job and a real life and you’ll see.

Jul 19, 2013 12:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rc0213 wrote:

This is will like the USA if the Democrats/Socialists get their way.

Jul 19, 2013 1:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Russia… Love it, or leave it!!

Jul 19, 2013 3:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dencal26 wrote:

No worry. Soon the Russian tax authority will audit him.

Jul 19, 2013 3:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dencal26 wrote:

No worry. Soon the Russian tax authority will audit him.

Jul 19, 2013 3:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dencal26 wrote:

No worry. Soon the Russian tax authority will audit him.

Jul 19, 2013 3:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MikeyLikesIt wrote:

Ok people, the betting will start in 30 minutes. We have two pools here, the date of his “accidental” death and the substance that he dies from.

Currently exposure to radioactive material is at 2-1 odds….

Jul 19, 2013 3:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
steve0210 wrote:

The political prosecutions of Karl Rove.

Jul 19, 2013 8:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SKYDRIFTER wrote:

Putin should have at least faked a claim of millions of dollars stolen; the alleged theft was pocket change; even in Russia.

An interesting saga, none the less.

So, will Snowden get his asylum request, or not? Putin didn’t like Obama weighing in on this trial. Snowden might get the benefit of Putin’s resentment.

But, have the gals from “Pussy Riot” been forgotten? Putin would do well to let them go, early – conditioned upon their sworn silence.

Jul 19, 2013 9:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

@SKYDRIFTER

F*ck P*ssy Riot… They didn’t even make decent music….

Jul 19, 2013 10:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
1964 wrote:

The EU and the USA should look at their own human rights abuses before criticizing Russia. It really doesn’t matter what Russia does, it will be seen as wrong by the west. This guy Nvalny doesn’t look so orthodox that the fact that he fights corruption, just not his own, doesn’t seem so removed.

The EU, i.e. England should look at its own human rights abuse vis a vis Assange, who obtained asylum which normally means the freedom of movement, which is denied Assange.

The USA should look at its treatment of Manning and Snowden whom the world celebrates as heroes, just not the US. In the US everything and everyone that goes against the government is culpable under the espionage act. But of course China who didn’t think Chen (the blind activist who fights against one-child policy, how stupid is that anyway) was a freedom fighter, but considered him a criminal for whatever his offenses were, is infracting against human rights and the US gave their activist a free ride to the US. But when China and Russia didn’t think Snowden should be extradited – oh we the USA find that disappointing and it will have adverse consequences for those who help Snowden. The moment a Russian court sentences an activist for corruption – Russia should be mindful of human rights. The best conclusion that can be drawn is that Navalny was paid by the west for acting to disrupt Putin’s government.

What a slimery is the west.

Jul 19, 2013 12:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
kommy wrote:

Navalnyj is a crook, he is no clean by Western standards, and that’s undermine the whole opposition.

Jul 20, 2013 3:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
WilfTarkin wrote:

This is odd. Putin certainly doesn’t care about protests or international opinion, so why did he release Navalny?
There is clearly something going on here.

Jul 20, 2013 6:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ragu4u wrote:

This is one “John Galt” looking dude if ever I saw one!

Jul 20, 2013 11:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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