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    What's russia's government?

    I've been looking all over the place, and every where I look it says somthing different. Can somone please tell me what kind of government russia has?

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    Re: What's russia's government?

    Quote Originally Posted by sexandcandy
    I've been looking all over the place, and every where I look it says somthing different. Can somone please tell me what kind of government russia has?

    According to the Article 1 of the Constitution of Russia:

    1. Российская Федерация - Россия есть демократическое федеративное правовое государство с республиканской формой правления.

    1. Russian Federation - Russia is a democratic federate law-governed state with a republican form of government.
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    Re: What's russia's government?

    Quote Originally Posted by sexandcandy
    I've been looking all over the place, and every where I look it says somthing different. Can somone please tell me what kind of government russia has?
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia#...t_and_politics
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Re: What's russia's government?

    Quote Originally Posted by sexandcandy
    Can somone please tell me what kind of government russia has?
    A kind one.
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    And generous. And peace-loving, and caring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    And generous. And peace-loving, and caring.
    Конечно! But it's a bit misunderstood outside it's own borders, sadly...

    No, but seriously - I think this this visitor to the forum wants the information for a school essay or project. I definitely had a project like that in school -- basically you learn how all the big/important countries in the world are governed.... I guess he wasn't in the mood to check on wiki...

    The kind of information he wants is probably:
    What is the "duma" and how does it work?
    How many members are there in the duma?
    How are decisions taken?
    How many political parties are represented in the duma, plus a quick summary of their ideologies.
    How often are there elections?
    How are elections organised and what is the lower threshold for getting represented in the duma?
    What role is the head of state and what other important government posts exist. What are their responsibilities?
    What power does the various roles and institutions have (or not have) to take immediate action in case of an emergency or external threat to the country?
    Is there a mechanism for forcing a re-election or dissolving the government other than through regular elections?


    In my case I learnt all this just before it changed in the 1990s.... If anybody feels inspired I'd be interested to hear the answers too.

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    Re: What's russia's government?

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    What is the "duma" and how does it work?
    How many members are there in the duma?
    How are decisions taken?
    How many political parties are represented in the duma, plus a quick summary of their ideologies.
    How often are there elections?
    How are elections organised and what is the lower threshold for getting represented in the duma?
    What role is the head of state and what other important government posts exist. What are their responsibilities?
    What power does the various roles and institutions have (or not have) to take immediate action in case of an emergency or external threat to the country?
    Is there a mechanism for forcing a re-election or dissolving the government other than through regular elections?
    I am Russian and live in Russia, but I hardly can answer any of these questions. Maybe only two or three of them, and only vaguely. Funny, right?
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: What's russia's government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    And generous. And peace-loving, and caring.
    Конечно! But it's a bit misunderstood outside it's own borders, sadly...
    No, but seriously - I think this this visitor to the forum wants the information for a school essay or project. I definitely had a project like that in school -- basically you learn how all the big/important countries in the world are governed.... I guess he wasn't in the mood to check on wiki...
    The kind of information he wants is probably:
    Q:What is the "duma" and how does it work?
    A:A bunch of thieves who parasyte on the people.

    Q:How many members are there in the duma?
    A:450 main members and also about 2000 of their henchmen

    Q:How are decisions taken?
    A:If they get paid they vote 'yea' if they don't get paid they vote 'nay'. In some cases they vote as they're told by the government who are even bigger thieves.

    Q:How many political parties are represented in the duma, plus a quick summary of their ideologies.
    A:The number of parties does not matter. The 'United Russia' always has an overwhelming majority.

    Q:How often are there elections?
    A:It doesn't matter also, the 'Uniter Russia' always wins.

    Q:How are elections organised and what is the lower threshold for getting represented in the duma?
    A:See previous answer. It's still the 'United Russia'.

    Q:What role is the head of state and what other important government posts exist. What are their responsibilities?
    A:There's only Vladimir Putin (it doesn't really matter what post he currently occupies, he tells everybody what to do).

    Q:What power does the various roles and institutions have (or not have) to take immediate action in case of an emergency or external threat to the country?
    A:See previous answer

    Q:Is there a mechanism for forcing a re-election or dissolving the government other than through regular elections?
    A:Everybody must do what Putin says.

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    Haha, where is your patriotism? You ought to do what the Americans do: Tell everybody that your country is the best, most democratic and fairest country in the world. Make 1000s of films to back up the statement and get super p-ssed off at any individual or country that doesn't agree. If some country is dissing yours, you should favour invading them (oops I meant liberating them) and taking their oil... (if they don't have oil or a geographically strategic position it's not worth the trouble)


    ...but seriously, isn't it the current Russian government at least a little bit preferable to the chaos in the 1990s or the decades of 100% socialism? Or?

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    Re: What's russia's government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    I am Russian and live in Russia, but I hardly can answer any of these questions. Maybe only two or three of them, and only vaguely. Funny, right?
    I guess, it only shows you aren't interested in politics. Say, you live in St.Peter's by Neva and the Baltic Sea. Off the top of your head try to name five dominant marine life forms in each of them.

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    Re: What's russia's government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crocodile
    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    I am Russian and live in Russia, but I hardly can answer any of these questions. Maybe only two or three of them, and only vaguely. Funny, right?
    I guess, it only shows you aren't interested in politics. Say, you live in St.Peter's by Neva and the Baltic Sea. Off the top of your head try to name five dominant marine life forms in each of them.
    I live in Moscow.
    I am interested in politics, more or less. But I don't think that knowing the exact quantity of parties or deputies in duma means 'to be interested in politics'.
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    Re: What's russia's government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    I live in Moscow.
    Sure. So, what are the five dominant marine life forms are there in Moscow river?

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    But I don't think that knowing the exact quantity of parties or deputies in duma means 'to be interested in politics'.
    Ok, I won't insist. Say, you have a person A (Russia United) debating a budget (usually the most important thing for them) with a person B (Russia Just). Would you know the difference between those parties? What do those parties basically want (without looking in the Internet)? If you can do that, in my opinion, you're way above the general political education level.

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    Well, if you want to really understand what's going on in politics at a national level, then you probably ought to know these things. Like issues to do with the constitution, what powers the president has etc... Also local politics -- how the mayor's office is supposed to work, and whether your local part of Moscow has an elected representative.

    That way it may be easier to spot "foul play" (=dishonest, crooked practices) or understand why certain decisions are taken.

    Plus people also ought to know what individual rights they have in society. For example; what could you do if somebody wanted to build a noisy nightclub right outside your flat? How can you and the others in the building challenge the decision and try to stop it? What can you do if a business cheats you and you want your money back? Have you got a local politician that represents your area... Somebody who you could contact if you have a political concern?

    Some people care only about specific issues (the environment, immigration, education or something like that). But in order to be able to make a political difference you've got to understand how local and national politics work, so that you can take advantage of your rights as a citizen.

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    Re: What's russia's government?

    Quote Originally Posted by it-ogo
    Quote Originally Posted by sexandcandy
    I've been looking all over the place, and every where I look it says somthing different. Can somone please tell me what kind of government russia has?
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia#...t_and_politics
    Also, here's a nice introductory article about the Russian political structure, centers of powers, and some essential history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Russia

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    Just an example, a typical UK petition to the government: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/dontdisconnectus/

    against forced disconnection from the internet, for filesharers.

    This will force the government to listen....

    just an example of how it can be helpful to know how the government works.

    The question in this case is whether copyright industry's interests or citizens interests will "win".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna
    Haha, where is your patriotism? You ought to do what the Americans do: Tell everybody that your country is the best, most democratic and fairest country in the world.
    In my opinion patriotism is not to love your goverment but to love your country. There is a wide-known saying in Russia: "I live in the best country in the world but in the one of the worst states." And I feel exactly like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basil77
    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna
    Haha, where is your patriotism? You ought to do what the Americans do: Tell everybody that your country is the best, most democratic and fairest country in the world.
    In my opinion patriotism is not to love your goverment but to love your country. There is a wide-known saying in Russia: "I live in the best country in the world but in the one of the worst states." And I feel exactly like that.
    Interesting! I have never thought of it that way.... But I think it's a good perspective. Had never thought to separate the state and the country itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crocodile
    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    I live in Moscow.
    Sure. So, what are the five dominant marine life forms are there in Moscow river?
    I'm afraid there isn't any left If there is still something alive there I wouldn't probably want to meet these species. There is the whole damn periodic table in the river and I've heard that mutants are hideous.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna
    Interesting! I have never thought of it that way.... But I think it's a good perspective. Had never thought to separate the state and the country itself.
    I think the first who did this were Englishmen - Sex Pistols. In my mind these two concepts separated in 1991. And some of our grandparents even remembered what it was like to live in Russian Empire.

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    Re: What's russia's government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna
    @Olya
    Well, if you want to really understand what's going on in politics at a national level, then you probably ought to know these things. Like issues to do with the constitution, what powers the president has etc... Also local politics -- how the mayor's office is supposed to work, and whether your local part of Moscow has an elected representative.

    That way it may be easier to spot "foul play" (=dishonest, crooked practices) or understand why certain decisions are taken.

    Plus people also ought to know what individual rights they have in society. For example; what could you do if somebody wanted to build a noisy nightclub right outside your flat? How can you and the others in the building challenge the decision and try to stop it? What can you do if a business cheats you and you want your money back? Have you got a local politician that represents your area... Somebody who you could contact if you have a political concern?

    Some people care only about specific issues (the environment, immigration, education or something like that). But in order to be able to make a political difference you've got to understand how local and national politics work, so that you can take advantage of your rights as a citizen.
    Johanna, if you only knew what a БАРДАК is in Russia... Not just now, but historically. All those words about 'rights', parties quantity in duma, and other things sound like bla-bla-bla here... If you only knew how many true fools, and uneducated and impolite people there are in Russia... The most strange thing is that such people always hold some post, have some, often very small, but - power. From a rude saleswoman in a shop to a clerk in a public utilities office. You come to an office, approach the clerk table and say 'Good day', and the woman who is to consider your application doesn't even turn her head as if you don't even exist. Not to mention she doesn't reply to your 'Good day'. And Russia is full of such people, alas. Whose fault is this? The government's? Putin's? Who is to blame for the fact that a bus conductor collects used tickets left by passengers and sell them again, for all to see? You can say, "poverty". NO!!! She is not that poor! It's just because "можно", so why not? No conscience, that's all. It's just БАРДАК, that's all. It's just that no one can check her, that's all. You know, about buses again, I noticed that in Petersburg, those bus drivers who are Russians, NEVER, just N-E-V-E-R open the front door for passengers. Never! (although they MUST). They hate passengers darting in and out near their cabin. But those drivers who are from ex-USSR (Central Asia, mostly) ALWAYS open that door and don't feel "hate" towards passengers. Can you explain why? I can't. You can call the bus fleet and complain about a driver who didn't open the front door for you. There is a special phone number for that, even. But in fact, people who receive those calls, DO NOTHING and get salary for NOTHING. Because they will always tell you, "Oh, that driver said the door was broken". ALWAYS. (In fact, they don't lie, they just repeat what drivers told them). You see? You DO have 'rights', but in reality it never matters.
    I know, examples I gave are very small and uninteresting. But these are trifles Russia consists of. They are everywhere.
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    Re: What's russia's government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna
    Quote Originally Posted by Basil77
    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna
    Haha, where is your patriotism? You ought to do what the Americans do: Tell everybody that your country is the best, most democratic and fairest country in the world.
    In my opinion patriotism is not to love your goverment but to love your country. There is a wide-known saying in Russia: "I live in the best country in the world but in the one of the worst states." And I feel exactly like that.
    Interesting! I have never thought of it that way.... But I think it's a good perspective. Had never thought to separate the state and the country itself.
    We do that all the time here in the States as well... you can "support" and "respect" the Office of the President, yet you do not have to respect the man himself. You can support and respect the troops, yet not approve one of their assignments/missions.
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