Sounds like holiday back in Old Country

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by The Commissar, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. The Commissar

    The Commissar Vault Senior Citizen

    May 18, 2004

    Looks like Putin has declared what I guess we could call martial Law over all of Russia. No more popular elections of governors, they will instead be nominated by himself. Also changing how parliment is elected, basicly putting an end to the different political parties. What do you guys think? This is a step back for democracy, but will an even more strongly centralized Government help put an end to the terrorism that was plagued Russia? Will it help resolve the crisis with Chechnya? This is not a popular move by any means. Another leader could have pulled it off maybe, but the Russian people have very little confidence in Putin at this point.

    On a side note, my friends unit has been mobilized and is preparing to be deployed to Chechnya. I will not be hearing from her until... well... possibly ever again.
  2. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Mar 18, 2004
    Well, that's not very good news. In both cases.

    Lauren, sorry about your friend, I'm sure everyone at NMA's wishes for her safety and for the safety of her unit.

    Is there anymore news about your other friend who was taking care of the kids who were shot? Are they doing okay?
  3. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    I`ve been listening to his plans on Euronews all day, and they sound too insane to comment at this time.
  4. John Uskglass

    John Uskglass Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Aug 29, 2003
    It is just a matter of time before the Romanoves come back. Then the reconquest of Byzantium, then the world! :lalala:
  5. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    I realise this is the only way he can combat terrorism and organize the country, but also that a re-establishment of their past Totalitarian government could easily start this way.

    Considering Russia's glorious past and still vast array of nuclear weapons...this can only get worse...

    (digs his bunker a level deeper),
    The Vault Dweller
  6. Executioner

    Executioner It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 11, 2003
    Sounds like Putin is making the old grab for power. Get too far down that road and we'll have another variation of the SU.

    I hope your friend fares well, I have one in Iraq I haven't heard from in a while.
  7. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life

    Dec 2, 2003
    Looks like it will be even harder to get a hold of my friend over there as well. :cry:

    /edit. Damn... Kharn's there still, isn't he? I hope he's doing ok.
  8. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    yeah read about it in the newspaper this morning...

    definitely doesn't look good...

    the same friend with her brothers killed there?

    damn, hope she gets back alive and well (and preferably sane)

    had a mate who failed his studies, went back to his homeland, enlisted and went to fight in southern Morocco (they've got some rebels there sponsored by Algeria(sp?)).
    anyhow, going there almost assures you a quick promotion. only problem, he came back 'unharmed', but a cookie short of a full pack...

    only to point out there is more than just bodily harm...