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At home, this intervention [Ukraine] looks to be unpopular decisions Putin has ever made.
Time ^ | March 3, 2014 | Simon Shuster

Posted on 03/04/2014 8:22:25 AM PST by DManA

The Kremlin’s own pollster released a survey on Monday that showed 73% of Russians reject it. In phrasing its question posed in early February to 1,600 respondents across the country, the state-funded sociologists at WCIOM were clearly trying to get as much support for the intervention as possible: “Should Russia react to the overthrow of the legally elected authorities in Ukraine?” they asked. Only 15% said yes — hardly a national consensus.

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Obviously any "poll" released by the Kremlin is completely bogus.

But what is fascinating is that the Kremlin wants us to think the incursion is very unpopular.

Why would they want us to think this?

Suggestion: Vlad is preparing to move back. Want's to point to this as proof that he is a servant of the Russian people and not a Czar.

1 posted on 03/04/2014 8:22:25 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Sorry this is from time and is suspect as they are well to the left of Pravda...


2 posted on 03/04/2014 8:25:42 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: DManA

They still don’t get it. Russia is not governed by polls like America is.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 8:31:01 AM PST by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Defiant

in Russia, poll takes YOU


4 posted on 03/04/2014 8:32:29 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DManA

I don’t think Putin cares about any polls.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 8:32:54 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: 3Fingas

Obviously. The point is why do the Russian propagandists want US to THINK this is unpopular?


6 posted on 03/04/2014 8:35:13 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

gee, the Ukraine invasion is still more popular there than the US Congress is here

LOL- as if “Kremlin polls” are supposed to be believable and impress us?


7 posted on 03/04/2014 8:40:29 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: silverleaf

I’ll say this one more time: OBVIOUSLY the polls are bogus. They are propaganda.

But doesn’t anyone wonder why the propagandists WANT US TO BELIEVE this is unpopular?


8 posted on 03/04/2014 8:45:47 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Maybe Putin isn’t as secure as he thinks. Things can happen quickly in Russia.

“Following the attempted coup to oust Gorbachev in August 1991, Boris Yeltsin’s political standing greatly increased when he led the protesters who defeated the coup, and following the break-up of the Soviet Union in December 1991 he remained in power as president of the Russian Federation”


9 posted on 03/04/2014 8:45:49 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: DManA

The article is very biased and the author clearly opposes the Russian intervention. He wants to generate sympathy for newly appointed leadership of Ukraine. However, the poll is supposedly from a Russian source. I personally doubt the veracity of the poll but that doesn’t mean I agree with what the Russians are doing. Anyhow, the Ukrainians should decide their own future.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 8:50:23 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: DManA

it fits the administration’s spin that Putin has been a baaad man

nations that occupy territory to secure their national interests are so “19’th century”, not modern day rational actors

(like Iraq and Libya were “rational” because we got nothing for it)

Russia on “the wrong side of history”...
the white wine socialists are calling the vodka commies “nonprogressive”- boo freaking hoo

surely the Russian people want to disarm, let NATO and the EU surround them, watch Ukraine extreme right wing politicians (funded by Soros) give each other the nazi salute, be loved, elect a rainbow pony skittles thrower like obama


11 posted on 03/04/2014 8:57:27 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: silverleaf
Trying to save Obamas ass…..we have this fool for three more years…and then Hillary????
12 posted on 03/04/2014 9:02:31 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: silverleaf

I was assuming it came from Russian sources. You seem to think Time just made it up out of whole cloth.

You could be right.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 9:03:07 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

It probably isn’t wildly popular, although Russians in general probably understand the reasons for it were not mystical ideas about Mother Russia but a need to make it clear that Russia would protect the gas pipelines.

I think the point has been made, and Putin doesn’t have any need to stay there.

In addition, there will probably be some political changes in the future. I can see the Ukraine, which is an artificial construction anyway, splitting up, but unless the Ukrainian nationalists go bonkers, it will probably be peaceful. And whether the poll is truthful or not, it is meant to reinforce Putin’s position.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 9:11:28 AM PST by livius
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Ha! Have to share that one today.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 9:15:17 AM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

LOL.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 9:54:36 AM PST by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: DManA

Note that the poll was taken in early February, well before Yanukovich was forced out of Ukraine and well before Putin absconded with the Crimea. I don’t know why we are expected to give it much credence.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 10:00:26 AM PST by bagman
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To: DManA

bookmark


18 posted on 03/04/2014 10:14:35 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: DManA

A Time article about a Kremlin poll? Maybe when liars lie about lying liars, some truth will spill out ... but I doubt it ...


19 posted on 03/04/2014 10:45:35 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: DManA; All

Perhaps we ought to apply Occam’s Razor here....the simplest explanation is probably the correct one.

Maybe it IS unpopular.

Now, the question is, will Putin CONVINCE the populace action is needed, will Putin IGNORE the populace and do what he thinks is best, or will Putin OBEY the will of the populace?


20 posted on 03/04/2014 10:49:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: DManA

“Should Russia react to the overthrow of the legally elected authorities in Ukraine?” they asked. Only 15% said yes — hardly a national consensus.”

More like king obama everyday. He couldn’t give a rats’ butt what the people think.


21 posted on 03/04/2014 11:05:46 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: DManA
One million Russian citizens vacation every year in the Crimea peninsula. They do not want to lose it.
22 posted on 03/04/2014 11:19:29 AM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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