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By Patrick Van Roy On January 15th, 2020

Russian government resigns after President Putin’s state-of-the-nation address proposes changes to the constitution

 

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that the entire government is resigning in a surprise statement released shortly after President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual state-of-the-nation address.

Accepting the resignation, Putin thanked the ministers for their hard work and asked them to function as a caretaker government until a new one can be formed.

Medvedev and Putin had met for a work meeting to discuss the state-of-the-nation address earlier on Wednesday, the Kremlin said. Medvedev explained that the cabinet is resigning in accordance with Article 117 of the Russian Constitution, which states that the government can offer its resignation to the president, who can either accept or reject it.

Putin also proposed multiple amendments to Russia’s constitution. His proposals would entail “substantial changes” to the constitution as well as to the “entire balance of power, the power of the executive, the power of the legislature, the power of the judiciary,” Medvedev explained.

“In this context, it is obvious that, as the government, we must provide the president with a capability to make all decisions,” which are required to implement the proposed plan, Medvedev said announcing the en-masse resignation.

https://www.rt.com/russia/478340-government-resigns-russia-putin-medvedev/

25 Responses to “Interesting”

  1. Putin also proposed multiple amendments to Russia’s constitution. His proposals would entail “substantial changes” to the constitution as well as to the “entire balance of power, the power of the executive, the power of the legislature, the power of the judiciary,” Medvedev explained.

    “In this context, it is obvious that, as the government, we must provide the president with a capability to make all decisions,” which are required to implement the proposed plan, Medvedev said announcing the en-masse resignation.

    None of these proposals make Russia more democratic, what a shock.

    Putin just wants to formalise the coruptocrat oligarchy which will continue to rule in the interests of the oligarchs after he’s gone. And he clearly intends to hang around for long after 2024 when his formal role ends after 20 years. A bit like the guy in China but a tad more subtle. Russia has never been a democracy but it is way closer to it than China.

  2. The president must have the capacity to make all decisions

    Uncle Adolf had a system like that

  3. And we were just talking of the differences between republics and monarchies.

  4. With all its educated people, Russia should be way more advanced than it is

    You almost never see a Russian product in a store in America

    Even Stoly vodka here is made in the Baltic

  5. Presumably RT are going to have a detailed and balanced debate on the pros and cons of this move….

    Cough

  6. They’re too busy doing puff pieces about Putin’s agent in DC

    https://www.rt.com/usa/478450-us-senate-passes-usmca-trump/

  7. Phantom, on January 16th, 2020 at 12:48 AM Said:

    The president must have the capacity to make all decisions

    Uncle Adolf had a system like that

    Hey normies – Putin is the new Hitler.

    Putin’s good, but he’s not that good

    I prefer the Mencken definition of democracy…..

    Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. No one in this world, so far as I know and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.” – H.L. Mencken

    Meanwhile Britain’s police are getting their priorities

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7b87a8dd2050368447e07d627e97d7a5ac3415d98cf127c78cc452e1203738a6.png

  8. Mencken was a magnificent crank.

    He denounced puritanism, which he defined as “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” He hated religion for the same reason: it wanted to make him feel bad. Once, addressing the question of whether the state should intervene in cases where Christian Scientists refused medical help for their sick children, he said that we should probably let these youngsters die, since, with parents stupid enough to believe in Christian Science, their survival to reproductive age would lower the national I.Q.: “Being intelligent would become a criminal offense everywhere, as it already is in Mississippi and Tennessee.” To revile was Mencken’s delight, and when the reviled shot back he loved that, too. He saved every scrap of newsprint in which he was denounced as a public menace. In 1928, fearing that these materials would be lost to posterity, he got his publisher to bring out an anthology of them.

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2002/12/09/on-the-contrary

  9. You almost never see a Russian product in a store in America

    I don’t see any US products in the the UK’s marketplace, aside from pistachios, and that’s only because the Iranian pistachios were removed from sale for some reason. God only knows what agri-toxins were put into the US product: not even their ‘organic’ food is organic

  10. If you’ve ever been to the UK you’ve seen the most enormous number of US manufactured and/or designed tangible and intangible products

    Boeing airplanes

    Ford cars

    Apple watches, phones, Ipads, and Macs. Made in China, designed and controlled by a great company in California.

    Software and or web based companies like Microsoft, Netflix, Amazon, facebook, Google, etc.

    Enormous volume of agricultural exports, from grains to the bottles of Tennessee whiskey that British tourists take home from Florida or Las Vegas vacations.

    Exports of films, music, books.

    You don’t see US products or services in Britain because your eyes are glued shut. Everyone else there sees them and uses them every day.

  11. Trade between Britain of goods, culture, literature, music, tv, etc has always been a natural flow since we began. We are one people separated by a common language.

  12. Go to any US airport that has transatlantic flights

    You will see many more flights listed to London than to the next three transatlantic destinations combined

    The ties are incredible

  13. Loved British Airways working them or flying them good people.

  14. Yes

    Virgin Atlantic is good too

    Cheery, competent.

    For a time the. US cheapskate airlines were charging for beer or wine on transatlantic flights , Virgin never did that.

    One time, I asked for a beer and she gave me a big smile and said “ why don’t you take two “.

  15. british service 😉

  16. Mencken’s definition of democracy perfectly explains the Brexit result.

  17. Colm.

    You lost.

    Get over it.

  18. Colm.

    You do know you can make personal donations to the EU new Empire project don’t you?

    Please don’t hesitate to let us know how you get on.

    All hail the new Brussels empire.

    British empire = bad

    Brussels empire = good

    https://www.transnationalgiving.eu/donate

  19. Colm, on January 17th, 2020 at 2:58 AM Said:

    Mencken’s definition of democracy perfectly explains the Brexit result.

    That was a referendum where people had the tangible experience of what was in question, and they used their actual experience of the EU and voted accordingly. It’s why the Establishment does not like referendums, and why Hitler, who used them regularly to endorse his successful economic and social programs, used them continually.

    Boeing airplanes

    Ford cars

    Apple watches, phones, Ipads, and Macs. Made in China, designed and controlled by a great company in California.

    Here’s what’s happening with Boeing, Boeing, Gone……

    http://irishsavant.blogspot.com/2020/01/boeing-boeing-gone.html

    Boeing used to be one of the Great Companies. Legendary. For a century its technical excellence and innovation kept it at the summit of aircraft manufacturing. But now it faces the worst crisis in its history with its commercial business in particular facing a bleak future.

    https://www.flightglobal.com/analysis/why-boeing-faces-worst-crisis-in-its-history/135000.article

    The 737 Max scandal that has cost hundreds of lives and billions of dollars isn’t its only problem. The flagship 787 Dreamliner is deemed so unreliable that it seems even key Boeing staff won’t fly on it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvkEpstd9os

    MVE
    MVE
    6 months ago (edited)
    787 and now the 737 MAX…!!! If even the engineers who built them, won’t fly them..it says enough.

    And all the other stuff is American – but made in China?? Amazing 🙂

  20. Allan

    Do you want to work in an Ipad factory?

  21. Phantom

    Do you want to fly on a 737 Max?

  22. Phantom, on January 17th, 2020 at 5:09 PM Said:

    Allan

    Do you want to work in an Ipad factory?

    No – but there are many burger-flipping graduate engineers who would like to do so. Industry is needed, factories are needed: these are meaningful jobs

  23. Graduate engineers do not want to work on an assembly line

  24. Phantom.

    Do you want to fly on a 737 Max?

  25. Phantom, on January 17th, 2020 at 5:21 PM Said:

    Graduate engineers do not want to work on an assembly line

    How would you know? Industrial training, an essential component of an engineer’s development, is exactly what it says: industrial training, which means getting out of the classroom and the office, and into the fabrication yards and production lines in order to acquire understanding of the systems and the products. Without industry, there will be fewer and worse engineers, and then the skills are lost to the country.