Voices from Russia

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Putin Promotes New Movement with Old Values

00 28.09.12. KPRF on religion

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President Vladimir Putin spent Friday morning on live television, promoting a fledgling political movement and cataloguing prospective initiatives reminiscent of the USSR in their values, traditions, and emphasis on social benefits. Presiding over a two-and-half-hour question-and-answer session in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don, Putin breathed new life into his all-Russian People’s Front (Общероссийский народный фронт: ONF) movement, revived a Soviet-era decoration, the Hero of Socialist Labour, and, uncharacteristically, joked about his time as a KGB officer.

The president also pushed for a number of measures likely to find favour in Russia’s conservative, far-from-wealthy heartland, including free healthcare, protecting parents’ rights to raise their children as they see fit, and curbing generous “golden parachutes” for resigning executives. He likewise called for a standardised approach to schooling, particularly the teaching of history and the reintroduction of school uniforms… a proposal that won him a round of applause from the 500 or so ONF supporters in attendance. In June, the ONF is due to hold a founding congress meant to cement its legal status as a “public movement”.

29 March 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20130329/180333032/Russias-Putin-Promotes-New-ish-Movement-Old-ish-Values-.html

Editor’s Note:

It’s now clear why the Church has dragged its feet in re Paffhausen. Russia’s moving left… THANK GOD. It’s rejecting oligarch crapitalist excess and returning to Soviet communalist sobriety. After all, VVP revived an award created by Iosif Stalin… that means that those who favoured the American greedster assault on Russian civilisational values since 1991 aren’t welcome anymore. I wonder if that means that Fatso (who’s a confirmed Far Right nutter) is out for good (there’s no joy in Mudville for Potapov et al either… his attack on Stalin was premature and unfounded, wasn’t it)? If so, God IS good…

BMD

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