August 29, 2018

DEMOCRACY IN ACTION:

Putin tells Russians he is softening unpopular pension reform (Reuters, 8/29/18) 

President Vladimir Putin told Russians on Wednesday he had decided to dilute unpopular draft legislation to reform the pension system which has hurt his popularity, but said serious demographic challenges meant some kind of reform was necessary.

There's a reason no sensible person sees Russia as a strategic threat: it's dying poor.

Posted by at August 29, 2018 4:12 AM

  

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