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Chaos gives a dictatorship the chance to rise - #PutinCon
: "It's not Putin who is so strong, but we are too weak." About our willingness to ignore, tolerate or embrace Putin's aggressive agenda. #PutinCon
“‘Schröder’ is actually Russian for ‘the corruption of political elite in another country.’ ... And @DanaRohrabacher is a mini-Schröder.” -@reitschuster #PutinCon
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"Every dictator, when the economy finally betrays them, must create the image of a besieged fortress." - @Kasparov63 on why dictators create national enemies.

In America, consider how Trump uses this strategy. For Trump, the alleged #FakeNews media is the national enemy.

teaches #PutinCon about the '99 Russian apartment bombings, an episode where Putin's gov't bombed his own people & framed the Chechens.

It was Russia's reichstag event & Russia's autocratic history since can only be viewed with this context.…
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Senator @MarcoRubio: "Russia's election is a farce. I will stand with the Russian people in your fight for freedom." Watch first ever #PutinCon live stream here: (Beware the nose)
.@Kasparov63 #PutinCon: We thought about opening our conference with a moment of silence for the many victims of Putin. But they were not silent. We could spend the whole day saying 'We told you so.' But the world wasn't ready to listen. Putin was welcomed as a democratic leader
.@Kasparov63: When Putin saw he was not challenged by West, he didn't have to pretend to be a democratic leader. He cracked down, destroyed the opposition & entered the final stage of dictatorship. He no longer needed friends; he needed enemies–"invaders from outside." #PutinCon
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