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‘We won!’ Teary-eyed Putin proclaims victory (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
http://rt.com/news/putin-win-supporters-speech-827/ ^

Posted on 03/04/2012 1:55:44 PM PST by kronos77

Vladimir Putin, set to win a third presidential term, declared his victory and thanked his voters for their support. Polling at over 64 percent with over half of the votes counted, victory seems assured.

"We have won in an open and fair struggle," Putin said addressing 110,000 people, who gathered on Manezhnaya Square outside the Kremlin walls.

He stressed that this victory signals a defeat for those who want to destroy Russia.

“This was more than just a presidential election this was a very important test for us – a test for political maturity of our people and independence. We have demonstrated that nobody can impose anything on us we have shown that our people are capable of telling the difference between the desire for novelty and progress from political provocations that pressure with only one goal – to destroy Russia. Today our people have proved that such scenarios are not going to work in our country,” Putin said.

"We will work honestly and intensely and we will achieve success we encourage you all to unite for the benefit of our or nation and out homeland."

Putin, who is likely to win the election with over 60 per cent of the vote, appeared on stage with outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev, who also thanked all of Putin’s supporters.

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: elections; pootypoot; putin; russia; sourcetitlenoturl
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To: Levante

Fair enough. You are wrong in your reflexive defense.


21 posted on 03/04/2012 2:43:43 PM PST by allmost
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To: kronos77
DEMOT - Putin Pictures, Images and Photos
22 posted on 03/04/2012 2:53:02 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
A remnant of the Mongol conquest!
23 posted on 03/04/2012 2:57:09 PM PST by Reily
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To: kronos77
in russia as in the US, elections are just a means to appease the masses

Political Hit-Job in the Windy City: Barack Obama and the New Year's Massacre Dear Fellow Conservative: Chicago, 1996. State Senator Alice Palmer (D-Ill.) never saw it coming...

The popular activist, running for re-election (she'd won the previous election with a landslide 82% of the vote), was a sure thing keep her seat. But on the day after New Year's 1996, a small army of lawyers filed into the hearing room of the Chicago Board of Elections. In a blink, Alice Palmer's name had been struck from the ballot. So, too, were the names of three other candidates on the Democratic primary ballot — all eliminated on the basis of minor "violations," most of them as picayune as not crossing a "t" or failure to dot an "i." When the dust settled only a single name remained on the ballot: Barack Hussein Obama. He "swept" to victory... unopposed.

24 posted on 03/04/2012 2:58:55 PM PST by drypowder
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To: kronos77

Completely unexpected!/s
(Do I really need to use a sarcasm tag for this thread?)


25 posted on 03/04/2012 3:16:10 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Levante

he may cry but, unlike boehner, he has a spine. even if it is attached to an evil man.


26 posted on 03/04/2012 3:55:46 PM PST by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
He owns the actual "Attila-the-Hun" chair....
27 posted on 03/04/2012 3:58:41 PM PST by mikrofon (Put out Medvyedev - Put in Putin)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Mongolian strain in his genes. Radioactivity exposure ,pollution bad food etc.
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28 posted on 03/04/2012 4:37:16 PM PST by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: mikrofon
He owns the actual "Attila-the-Hun" chair....


29 posted on 03/04/2012 5:46:29 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Levante

Winning is one thing—ruling wisely is another. Lets see what he does to build up his sorry land. He has a lot of work to do. Putin may well be a proto-tyrant but I do feel he’s a patriot to his nation.


30 posted on 03/04/2012 7:40:06 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Levante
Putin defends his nation's interests? How?

By robbing his people blind, nationalizing the oil and gas, the banks and media? By making enemies out of all of Russia neighbors and making an enemy out of the USA and supporting all of America's terrorist enemies? BY destroying the Russian people's freedom and throwing anyone who opposes his regime into jail or worse?

This is what you call defending a country's interests? I'm sorry but you are very wrong, and if you think that someone like Putin is what we should have here in the USA, then you are a very unwise person whose counsel should never be heeded on any important matter. If you think Putin defends his people interests then you are a total fool. Putin is a traitor to his people as he has been all his entire life. He enslaved his people to Communism when he loyally served the KGB and he has enslaved his people again to Putinist fascism. Fools who admire Putin's tyranny disgust me to no end.

31 posted on 03/12/2012 1:39:24 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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