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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:30 AM

MILLIONS OF EDUCATED RUSSIANS FLEE PUTINS RUSSIA

http://www.newsweek.com/millions-educated-russians-flee-putin-russia-567930?rx=us

The rapidly climbing numbers of Russians fleeing the country in search of political freedom and economic opportunity in the West has become the greatest threat to the stability of the Russian Federation, said an Atlantic Council analyst.

According to Alina Polyakova, director of research for Europe and Eurasia at the Atlantic Council, “the fact that you have this outward migration is a significant national security threat to the Russian Federation.”

She said: “This is the No. 1 threat to a Russian Federation that seeks to gain its foothold in the world again.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s leadership ushered in an era where a revanchist Russia has clamped down on social freedoms at home in order to exert its aggression and influence on the global stage.

However, these efforts may be impacted by instability at home. Between 2000 and 2014, approximately 1.8 million Russians left the country “under watch,” said Polyakova, citing official numbers from the Russian Federation. “This trend has only intensified,” she added.

Harsh repression of civil society, sparse economic opportunity and the lack of an independent media have contributed to this exodus. “The very individuals who should be staying in Russia...to make it a great power in the economic sense, those are the individuals who are abandoning their country,” said Polyakova.

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Reply MILLIONS OF EDUCATED RUSSIANS FLEE PUTINS RUSSIA (Original post)
Cattledog Mar 20 OP
fun n serious Mar 20 #1
Cary Mar 20 #9
Blue_Warrior Mar 20 #2
shenmue Mar 20 #6
Martin Eden Mar 20 #3
NewJeffCT Mar 20 #11
Martin Eden Mar 20 #14
Cha Mar 20 #4
Cary Mar 20 #10
Vinca Mar 20 #5
nikibatts Mar 20 #7
Crunchy Frog Mar 20 #8
world wide wally Mar 20 #12
Initech Mar 20 #13

Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:49 AM

1. Putin can have the JPR nutzos

They seem to agree more with him than with the US.

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Response to fun n serious (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:47 AM

9. He can have Trumpsters too

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:20 AM

2. Things will get worse before they get better

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Response to Blue_Warrior (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:46 AM

6. It's a bad sign

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:36 AM

3. Trump is trying to replicate that here

If Trumpism isn't defeated, emigration of our best and brightest -- not immigration -- will be a real problem.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:59 AM

11. Yes - I was going to post similar

scientists, engineers, inventors will go to Europe, Canada, Australia and countries in Asia now. Top candidates for grad school and beyond will be leery of coming to an unfriendly United States. I already know one guy in my town that had a very high level job here in Connecticut and he just took a job in Shanghai for a start up company there. While he's of Chinese descent, he's lived most of his life here in the US and once the school year is over, his wife and 3 kids will be joining him in Shanghai.

We already lost some scientists when W banned fetal stem cell research at the start of his term in the early 2000s, but I think Trump could trigger a much bigger exodus, as well as fewer coming here.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:00 PM

14. I would consider moving to canada right now if it was practical for me to do so.

A big part of me doesn't want to be associated with a country that elected Donald Trump to the highest office in the land.

But I'm 6 years from retirement and my wife's grandchildren are here, so I'm staying put.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:41 AM

4. putin's gonna get his karma coming to him

somehow.

maybe the trump fans would like to go fill in in the gap? they like it so much..

Harsh repression of civil society, sparse economic opportunity and the lack of an independent media have contributed to this exodus. “The very individuals who should be staying in Russia...to make it a great power in the economic sense, those are the individuals who are abandoning their country,” said Polyakova.

It would be just desserts for these putin pushers in the USA to have to go live under his regime.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:48 AM

10. Fascism never works

Never.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:41 AM

5. Remember when they used to flee to the United States?

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:01 AM

7. Yeah, well this is dangerous for the rest of the world and places to which they flee. Too many

located in and around the Washington DC metro area. They and the Asians are taking over most rental development. I still wonder why Americas who claim to be patriotic don't have a problem with all the amount of the real estate that is owned and continues to be sold to foreign interests. Housing is jut too damn expensive and unaffordable to our middle and lower income families and this is a huge part of the reason why. Our small businesses are also hurt more by hight rent then taxes.

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:12 AM

8. Better toss up an iron curtain to keep them in. n/t

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:19 AM

12. This is what 25% of Americans want to become?

Maybe we can work out a huge exchange

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:35 AM

13. I'm 100% against war.

But I wouldn't mind seeing Putin bombed back to the stone age. Just saying.

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