Russia's blue-chip Micex index -1.2%, nearly erasing yesterday's post-election gain, as riot...

Russia's blue-chip Micex index -1.2%, nearly erasing yesterday's post-election gain, as riot police are called in to Moscow to break up protests by those contesting Putin's win. (previously)

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  • wb777
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    I doubt the price action has anything to do with the protests: they were largely expected and not that numerous.
    6 Mar 2012, 03:59 AM Reply Like
  • thechaser
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    absolutely; just more disinformation from our ruling betters who do not like Mr. Putin, who places his national interests ahead of the chosen's global plans; eg, telling the west that if they cross the line with military action in Iran, Russia would respond in kind; i love it, somebody telling GS and our global masters where to stick it; how about the controlled media showing pictures of Greek rioting and calling it "Russian election protests"?
    6 Mar 2012, 04:58 AM Reply Like
  • wb777
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    While I agree that Western media is usually far from objective (sometimes it's just wishful thinking, sometimes plain lies as in the report you mentioned), I would certainly not portray Putin as some kind of hero... The elections (both parliamentary and presidential) were rigged, the corruption is extremely widespread and his third term itself is against the spirit of the Constitution.
    As for telling GS to stick it, I seriously doubt that. After all, Glencore did lobby that grain export ban in 2010...
    6 Mar 2012, 06:08 AM Reply Like
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