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(@dogbite)
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I watched the BBC news this morning. Russia is having a presidential election in a few weeks. Putin's designate or favorite was on the air being interviewed. he looks very young and has a few good ideas for his country. if I were a Russian I beleive I could vote for this man. why? he loves Deep Purple. he said as a teenager he listened to them all the time. then just this week Deep Purple came to Russia for a sponsored political event for him. he was in heaven. ' It was a surreal experience', my childhood dream appeared before me.

cool.

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(@rahul)
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Lets see what happens after there is smoke on the water (i.e. the elections)...

Cool, nonetheless.


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(@scrybe)
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its the Duma elections that are more interesting though, given the recent electoral system change. post-1993, you could generally predict the presidential race based on which party won the biggest bloc in the Duma elections (parties would align themselves with particular presidential candidates) - the Duma elections were pretty much just considered a primary for the presidential race. this led to parties being formed/unforming in quick succession - there are only 3 or so parties which have entered every post-1993 election (out of a total list of at least 30 parties). but the recent electoral reform should make for a more cohesive and stable party system, which will in turn have an effect upon the presidential race and the president-duma relationship. I'm just glad Putin didn't change the limit on prsidential terms and stand again - that would have been disastrous for the progress of the country.

not music-related I know, lol, I just studied this in uni. hope the politics of it doesn't transgress the forum rules as I have been totally neutral, imho.

Ra Er Ga.

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(@dogbite)
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Thanks. I happen to find that interesting.

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