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1 posted on 03/30/2011 10:34:10 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: USSR Didnt Fall

Ping.


2 posted on 03/30/2011 10:35:27 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

Filed under “duh”


3 posted on 03/30/2011 10:40:53 PM PDT by Crim
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Gorbachev is an idiot.
He is an Obama of Soviet Union and not in a position to label anyone as communist.
He did his best to keep communism in power before Yeltsin thrown him away.
At the same time Putin maybe just a half inch to the left from Reagan.
The way he has established domestic affairs is more conservative than it is in most Western nations including America nowadays.
There is no NWO and Soros in Russia today, his beloved agents are imprisoned or exiled.


5 posted on 03/30/2011 10:47:40 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: americanophile

0bama is their laughingstock and it’s sickening we have the lowest of scum infecting our great country with his evil treachery.


6 posted on 03/30/2011 10:47:43 PM PDT by unkus
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To: americanophile

It did collapse. We failed to bring them into the fold before they could get a tyrant in power.


7 posted on 03/30/2011 10:58:24 PM PDT by Defiant (Hillary's vision is for global socialism led by her. Obama's is for global socialism led by Islam.)
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Putin still a commie? I hope you didnt post this in “Breaking News” ;*}


9 posted on 03/30/2011 11:48:10 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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Putin is as close to a dictator as he can get without actually being one. He's, at the least, a wanna be.
10 posted on 03/31/2011 1:26:14 AM PDT by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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To: americanophile

I suspect Putin feels the same way.


12 posted on 03/31/2011 3:16:38 AM PDT by rlmorel (The first casualty of Liberalism is The Truth...)
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To: americanophile

Its not entirely objective. Russians enjoy freedoms and prosperity unimaginable in the Soviet time. There is of course a great deal of work to be done to build a rule of law state, a civic society and bring an end to official impunity and corruption. This is a project that will last many lifetimes. The collapse of the Evil Empire brought about good changes and bad changes and on the whole it has been positive. After twenty years we can say the momentum towards more freedom in Russia is irreversible. There is no going back to the totalitarian past.


13 posted on 03/31/2011 3:24:01 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Gorby is having a Gorbasm over Putin. Gorby lost while Putin is a winner who made Russia an oil/gas super-power with little foreign debt that could go on the gold standard anytime it wants


14 posted on 03/31/2011 3:32:06 AM PDT by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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More of a strongman, sure. Maybe even more like Lenin or Stalin. But surely not more of a Communist.

Gorbachev has forgotten just how much of a true believer he was himself up until the last days of his rule.

17 posted on 04/04/2011 3:24:18 PM PDT by x
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