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Putin’s Star Fading

  • Category lifestyle
  • Definition HD
  • Resolution 1280 x 720
  • Duration 00:00:33
  • Year 2019
  • Language English

Putin’s Star Fading

For democracy activists in Russia, the real victory this week isn’t that Vladimir Putin’s party performed so poorly in Sunday’s Moscow city council election. That’s just a consequence of a far more important change in the country: the shattering of a feeling of helplessness in the face of the government’s authority. In Russia, conformism is the safest course for a vast majority of people. “Initiative shall be punished,” went a popular Soviet-era saying.

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