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Posted: November 11th, 2008, 3:56 pm
by trackstar
Extending the Presidential Term - Reuters Nov 11"MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has submitted to parliament a draft law on extending the presidential term of office, a Kremlin spokeswoman said on Tuesday.Medvedev said last week he wanted to extend the presidential term from four to six years to give the head of state more time to push through reforms.Some political analysts have said the change could be part of a plan for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to return as president, a post he held for eight years until his second term ended this year....The Kremlin has said the proposed change would not apply to the term Medvedev is serving now.Medvedev also submitted a draft law to extend the term of the State Duma, or lower house of parliament, from four to five years, the Kremlin spokeswoman said."

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Posted: November 11th, 2008, 7:21 pm
by ppauper
I'm a big fan of term limits.

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Posted: November 11th, 2008, 7:26 pm
by trackstar
Yes, and what is your position on the Ruble?Russia Allows Ruble to Fall, Stokes Uncertainty - Reuters Nov 11If I recall correctly, you are also a fan of the Gold Standard.

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Posted: November 11th, 2008, 7:45 pm
by Errrb
Fuck the ruble, it's going to hell! Comrade Putin and his gang might be able to keep power for another 30 years. With Obama in office these guys might invade whoever the fuck they want.

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Posted: November 11th, 2008, 8:29 pm
by trackstar
Code 1 for you, Errrb:Take off low pass

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Posted: November 12th, 2008, 1:12 pm
by ppauper
QuoteOriginally posted by: mackbarYes, and what is your position on the Ruble?I'm not holding any, so I don't care much what happens to itRussia Allows Ruble to Fall, Stokes Uncertainty - Reuters Nov 11If I recall correctly, you are also a fan of the Gold Standard.Indeed, the ruble is a fiat currency.Because russia has a lot of oil, the ruble had been trading as though it were backed by that oil rather than by the printing presses at the kremlin.And then when oil falls, the ruble falls, because it has little intrinsic value.

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Posted: November 20th, 2008, 9:45 pm
by trackstar
"Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Russia's government will cut the corporate profit tax rate to help companies weather the worst financial crisis in a decade, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said. The rate will fall four percentage points in January from the current 24 percent, freeing up 400 billion rubles ($15 billion) for businesses, Putin said today during the ruling United Russia Party's annual congress in Moscow. ...Small businesses will see their profit-tax burden slashed to 5 percent from 15 percent, he said, while speeding up refunds of value-added taxes would also be a priority. Russian companies are struggling to access funds after credit markets seized up in the global slowdown even though the government has adopted a $200 billion liquidity-boosting bailout package. The World Bank said this week that it cut its growth forecast for Russia from 6.5 percent next year to 3 percent."Russia to Cut Corporate Tax Rate in January - Bloomberg Nov 20

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Posted: November 21st, 2008, 7:39 pm
by Cuchulainn
delilah

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Posted: November 21st, 2008, 9:27 pm
by trackstar

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Posted: November 25th, 2008, 2:02 pm
by trackstar
"Just 16 days after President Dmitri Medvedev proposed amending the Russian Constitution to extend the presidential term from four years to six, the lower house of parliament voted 392 to 57 in favor. Only the Communists voted against, saying the move signals an authoritarian trend in Russia. The upper house of Parliament, where the ruling United Russia also dominates, is expected to approve the amendment next week and so too are two-thirds of Russia's regional legislatures.When he made the proposal on November 5, President Medvedev did not elaborate on the rationale for extending not only the chief executive's term in office, but also that of parliamentarians who will do the voting."Russian Presidential Term Extension Sailing Through Approval Process - VOA Nov 21

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Posted: November 25th, 2008, 2:04 pm
by trackstar
"MOSCOW, November 25 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has approved a long-term development plan for Russia until 2020, the government press service said Tuesday. Putin said the federal agencies of the Russian Federation should be guided in their work by the provisions of the plan, entitled Concept-2020. The premier also instructed the Russian Economic Development Ministry to develop a long-term forecast for social and economic development until 2030, and submit it to the government by August 1, 2009."

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Posted: December 2nd, 2008, 11:58 pm
by trackstar
Anna Netrebko - Si mi chiamano Mimi - Puccini

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Posted: November 24th, 2011, 10:25 am
by daveangel
Russian woman gets worlds biggest lips

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Posted: November 24th, 2011, 11:17 am
by hayes
Quote"I have no health concerns about what I'm doing. Nothing has gone wrong so far. I haven't decided how big yet but they are definitely too small at the moment." Ok..... so far, so "normal"...... for these type of "woman gets biggest xyz surgery" articles I meanQuote"When I can afford it I want to enlarge my breasts from a C-cup to a DD, change the shape of my nose, ....." Well, actually from what we've read so far, that's not really all that surprising either......Quote" and I want to make my ears pointed like an elf. It's good to be different." Huh?.....

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Posted: November 24th, 2011, 12:24 pm
by ppauper
QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarwhat kind of dog is that for it to be in the Russia thread