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Putin: New Boss Same as Old Boss, by Mark Compton

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Published on May 8, 2012

Homepage: http://www.CleanTV.com

Transcript of news commentary by Mark Compton:

20,000 people set out in protest against reelected president Putin in Russia. The protest that started peacefully ended in violence and arrests. After 6 months of peaceful protests within the capital, yesterday's event ended with stone throwing, riot gas, and swinging police batons.

The protests are based in the still unsettled social economic condition of this still newly "free" and "democratic" society. Both of those labels could be said to be in name only. There is great suspicion that Mr. Putin's election for a 3rd term was fixed. And in populous polls: trust in government, their legal system, and economy are vacant. These do not make for a free society.

It seems that the former KGB employed government still wants to run on deceit, force and general authoritarian rule. This is a sad thing for a country that has come so far towards freedom. I'm sure its day will come.

As an expansive and resource rich country with a comparable culture, America should care greatly whether Russia moves closer to democracy instead of despotism or back to socialist oblivion. ...and view more videos on our website at: http://Clean.TV

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