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Re: Political Discussion Thread

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Sobchak isn't that bad usually and she's intelligent woman but sometimes she looks like a complete fool. In this itw she tried to drag them down to her own old self level of a showbiz girl. She suddenly turned from a serious journalist into a tabloid reporter. I don't know if she really doesn't understand that they are like from different planet.

p.s. btw though Sobchak is in opposition now she's not exactly anti-Putin, considering her family history. She's even rumoured to be Putin's god-daughter
Yes, "anti-Putin" is probably the wrong word. Anyway, Sobchak has always struck me as reasonably intelligent, which is why I thought she must have pitched her questions at that level on purpose. If her agenda was to make herself look trivial, she succeeded.

In case anyone interested, here's a video and partial transcription of Alekhina's and Tolokonnikova's press conference in the TV Rain studio yesterday (Friday 27 Dec), via the Radio Liberty website. Alternative transcription via Slon.ru.

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