Posts Tagged ‘gudokov’

December 2011

Russians tire of corruption spectacle

BBC News

The most successful political slogan in Russia this year has been one coined by the opposition.

Say the phrase “the party of crooks and thieves”, and almost everyone knows who you are talking about – the ruling party, Vladimir Putin’s United Russia.

Although United Russia looks likely to win again in parliamentary elections on Sunday, there is growing dissatisfaction in the country.

Over the past few years, people have seen bureaucrats and politicians buying mansions and luxury cars, way beyond anything their official salaries could pay for.

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