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Next President of the United Fates of America
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wook's link
http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/22/europe/russia-putin-poll/
Putin's popularity at record high, government-funded poll says
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The Russian Public Opinion Research Center Rofl
said Putin's high popularity trumped his previous record of 89.1% in June.


That is a Kremlin Whip funded popularity poll, ... noted as a "government funded" poll in the link.


Quote:The center said the poll of 1,600 people ...
Doh   Russian soccer fans given free vodka Smoke


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Russians are expected to have to spend half of their salaries just on food in 2015.
The International Monetary Fund forecasts that Russia's economy 
is set to contract by 3% this year and 1% in 2016 


he won't be too popular too long when the Kremlin can't afford to fix the toilets  Tp


Rampant inflation means Russians are spending half of their incomes on food this year


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Russian inflation is now back over 15% for the first time since 2008  
and self-imposed import sanctions on food from the EU are biting hard, 
driving up food prices in particular.

Most amazing about the surge in Russian food spending 
is that it is not confined to this year or last: 
The share has been steadily climbing each year since at least 2007, when it sat at just 25%.

Russians now spend more as a portion of their incomes on food 
than some much poorer countries: 
Kenyans spend less than 50%, 
while those in China and India, 
with per-capita incomes far lower than Russia's, spend less than 30%.  

Rofl

Compared with those of advanced economies, the figures are eye-watering:   
The latest numbers suggest UK households spent about 11% to 12% of their incomes on food in 2012.  
Those in the US spent just 6.4%.

The extent of Russia's economic turmoil is raising memories of the 1998 financial crisis, 
during which food prices also took off (inflation rose to nearly 100% the year afterward). 
That crisis helped to force Boris Yeltsin out of office, 
and Russia had to ask the international community for food aid. 
Food crises also helped to speed up the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.

The ease or difficulty in getting hold of enough food has been a major constant in Russian political history.


Putin's game is propaganda.
That is a big part of the Syrian war effort.


Putin doesn't have the big oil money in his back pocket anymore.
He has Russia hemorrhaging cold cash and now he is in a financial sinkhole in Syria.

Napoleon Putin has hard times coming for Russia,
and
he could be creating his own Russian winter that will defeat himself.
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RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - by Vianova - 01-02-2016, 03:32 AM

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