Russia was effectively an oligarchy until 2003-2005

September 03, 2018 01:02AM
It is now more of a bureaucratic republic (whereas US to me seems more like a corporate republic, or corporatocracy), i.e. is governed by and in the (broad) interest of the statesmen, not businessmen.

Funnily, one of oligarchs who was put down by the state is the famous Khodorkovskiy, whom physics likes to refer to as "effective businessman who tried to oppose Putin" :) The Khodorkovskiy's case was in its time instrumental in transfer of power from oligarchs to the state.

This is by the way why all the "personal" sanctions U.S. imposes on Russia now has no effect. Because their targets either have no leverage over power or are appointed figures.

Like Deripaska - has no power (the 2003 power transfer), and Sechin is appointed a CEO of Rosneft, he doesn't own it.
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Okay Kstat. Name one company.

physics August 21, 2018 10:40AM

YASS QUEEN!1! SLAY!!! (n/t)

Rhyaldrin August 21, 2018 12:39PM

i knew you were an MLMer nt

The Forsaken(VIP) September 05, 2018 04:02PM

Marxist-Leninist-Maoist?

Rhyaldrin September 05, 2018 04:37PM

a makeup entrepreneur on social media. nt

The Forsaken(VIP) September 07, 2018 11:00AM

Lol

Kstatida August 21, 2018 11:19AM

On the other hand

daurwyn August 28, 2018 12:32PM

That judgment is wrong because of several factors

Kstatida August 28, 2018 01:07PM

Re: That judgment is wrong because of several factors

daurwyn August 31, 2018 11:38PM

Re: That judgment is wrong because of several factors

Kstatida September 03, 2018 01:26AM

What do you mean Ukraine‚Äôs only THINK they are at war with Russia? (n/t)

Quas September 03, 2018 10:25AM

What needs explaining? (n/t)

Kstatida September 03, 2018 10:15PM

That's really funny, because Russian companies, specially state-owned, don't break their contract duties because of political interference ever.

physics August 30, 2018 03:10PM

I see your gave a lot of links to examples of Russian companies breaking their contracted obligations

Kstatida August 31, 2018 03:10AM

My point is you are 100% wrong and it's obvious.

physics August 31, 2018 06:00AM

Re: My point is you are 100% wrong and it's obvious.

Kstatida August 31, 2018 06:17AM

Haha, this is where I exit conversation. You are bullshitting, my friend. -nt-

physics August 31, 2018 06:40AM

I posted evidence, you are obfuscating.

physics August 31, 2018 06:34AM

I actually agree with your perspective.

Java August 31, 2018 06:59AM

I don't mind using petrol or gas to further political goals

Kstatida August 31, 2018 07:14AM

Proof in the pudding

physics August 31, 2018 10:27AM

Under trump this is less true

daurwyn August 31, 2018 11:44PM

Re: Under trump this is less true

physics September 01, 2018 03:19AM

Literally all of what you say is wrong and can only be seen as "true" from inside the New York Times

Kstatida August 31, 2018 11:04AM

Just to be clear. You are stating that Russia has absolutely never in recent history violated treaties or agreements which they've signed? nt

Java August 31, 2018 08:07AM

Exactly, I have no information on such, and I'm monitoring shit very closely (n/t)

Kstatida August 31, 2018 10:53AM

Follow-up question: Do you believe state-sponsored media is the best source of unbiased news on the actions of the state?

Java August 31, 2018 07:59PM

Kstalida has referenced many international news sources in the past

Quas August 31, 2018 08:26PM

Russia was effectively an oligarchy until 2003-2005

Kstatida September 03, 2018 01:02AM

America was effectively a loligarchy until postmodernists ended the child beauty contests. nt

Flipside Oreo October 09, 2018 08:34AM

Way to put him on the spot, Java, you asshole.

MiyagiYojimbo August 31, 2018 03:42PM

Re: I posted evidence, you are obfuscating.

Kstatida August 31, 2018 06:51AM

I posted evidence, you are obfuscating.

physics August 31, 2018 06:34AM

I don't think revenue means what you think it means.

Jib August 30, 2018 11:46AM

Tell me how Exxon's revenue on Sakhalin-1 helps you as the U.S. citizen

Kstatida August 31, 2018 03:09AM

Ok, assuming you really meant "revenue" and not "profit".

Jib August 31, 2018 07:52AM

Yet again, several factors

Kstatida August 31, 2018 10:52AM

It's not a privilege, it's a right.

MiyagiYojimbo August 28, 2018 01:31PM

Russia isn't much of a world power.

physics August 21, 2018 12:29PM

So your point is "Russia is not a world power", right?

Kstatida August 22, 2018 01:57AM

He's hoping we all forget about the live meltdown we've been watching him have by changing subjects.

MiyagiYojimbo August 21, 2018 12:27PM



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