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Dr Lizardo2/13/2020 12:07:15 am PST

re: #115 Chrysicat

That’s great! If enough of that confidence is within either the Red Army or his praetorian guards, anyway.

As long as no one assassinates him or carries out a successful military coup, he could have a zero-percent approval rating and still not lose a whit of power.

The real danger to Putin comes from an internal political coup more than anything else. If his cronies decide he’s outlived his usefulness and it’s time for him to go, then that’s that - they’d need to act before he could catch wind of a potential putsch. It’s why he’s seemingly so desperate to continue on in some capacity, even after his current presidency expires. For the time being, at least, Putin’s toadies are more or less content.

He knows the fate that often awaits tyrants once their time has run out - either in a prison cell for the rest of their lives…..or dangling at the end of a rope.