Again very crude assumptions to imply and suggest and insult that
elections in Russia are never true elections? I ask you: have you
participated in the elections in Russia. Any earth shaking experience that leads you to conclude thus?? Tell us then of your experince? Or, are you making a staement based on CNN or the BBC.
And do you persnally know that sports committes selection is riddled
with faults and bad practises? What is your concrete knowledge about this? Explain your comments pls
Listen, Maratmann, please don't feel offended about me joining your dialogue with Mer...but as a fellow Central&Eastern Europe citizen I can't help myself from adding a thing or two.
Fact is, dear, in this parts of the world, where I live, where Mer lives, corruption and co. are rather frequent. And thats no CNN stuff for us, this is every day reality that we have to deal with. You say you are Russian by blood and soul...although I do not know what that really means, I personally belive that (i) this doesn't really make you Russian and (ii) you should feel lucky about being so unaware about such things!
Summing up, of course it's nice to say that if Marat wins those elections it is due to his personal qualities (that I actually do not doubt at all), but truth is, if he wins, he'll most probably do it because he was backed up by whomever mattered (Shamil Tarpishev anyone?)
In the end, I hope you won't get upset about my post...you see, in my country we just had presidentials last weekend, so I'm bitter