This is a generalized statement, but that is not to say that it is entirely untrue.
Here is a list of the 59 registered parties. Try to find one for which you can vote.
That is, vote without wincing in advance and having said, "Well, I guess there is nothing better."
From this whole list there is probably only one party that is not directly controlled by Kremlin-crooks; that being RPR-PARNAS, but it's a party, so to speak, from history.
The rest, unfortunately, are controlled (of course, the Communist Party and Yabloko do have a high degree of autonomy), or just fakes and frauds created and financed by the presidential administration, such as the "Green Alliance - People's Party" or "Democratic Party ".
Only complete idiots could vote for these parties (fakes and weathercocks): If you genuinely like Putin, just vote for "United Russia".
The list of organizing committees to create parties looks better: on it there are independent projects which decent people are working on, such as "The December 5th Party," "The National Democratic Party," and a couple of others.
Parties, of course, need to participate.
I would even say have to participate.
Read an interesting interview of Lev Gudkov, director of the analytical "Levada Center":
“On what is public trust in the government based?”
“In general, on the three things. First - alienation from politics. Second – the strongly ingrained through propaganda view that there is no alternative to the current system. Third - a complete monopoly over the main TV channel. Nothing is left to the people for analysis and interpretation, and two-thirds of the country basically just sits in front of the TV.”
So this is how it is. The people turn away from politics. They do not want to participate in anything. They do not believe in parties.
And this is when the vile United Russia members crawl out of their nasty holes, usurping power.
But who are the people? We are.
Until 500,000 decent people get involved in politics, it will be tough to change anything.
As I write all this, a decent party, one for which I will not be ashamed to vote, is being created - this is the "People’s Alliance".
This is the best way for people to enter into everyday politics and to find like-minded people for the sake of Russia's future and the future of our children.
Regional branches of the "People's Alliance" have already been created in 28 Russian Federation subjects.
The law requires at least 43 branches for the registration of a party, and this number (and even more) will be reached before the end of March.
For details on the building of the party click here: http://peoplesalliance.ru/press/news/
Before the end of March, meetings have already been planned in the following regions: Arkhangelsk, Bashkiria, Bryansk, Kaluga, Karelia, Komi, Kostroma, Krasnodar, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Ryazan, Saratov, Khabarovsk, Chelyabinsk, Tuva, Khakasia, Tomsk, Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district.
Accordingly, if you live in one of these areas, you still have a chance to participate in the Constituent Assembly of the regional branch of the "People's Alliance" and to put your candidacy forward for a seat in the governing body, etc.
To work at ground zero, so to say.
"People's Alliance" is genuinely being created from the bottom up, by really sincere and enthusiastic people, and there is absolutely no "guidance from Moscow". Everyone takes part in decision-making. Everyone may choose whatever direction they want to go, if there is support.
Fill out the forms for joining the party here: http://peoplesalliance.ru/support/member/, then print out the application for membership and contact the regional coordinators (their contacts are listed here: http://peoplesalliance.ru/regions/), and if for whatever reason they cannot be reached - write directly to the Central Executive Committee: email@example.com.
In some regions, a meeting still has not been scheduled; they will likely be held in April: Adygeya, the Amur region, Belgorod, Buryatia, Dagestan, the Evreiskaya autonomous region, Transbaikalia, Ivanovo, Kabardino-Balkaria, Kaliningrad, Kalmykia, Kamchatka, Karachayevo-Cherkessia, Kurgan, Kursk, Magadan, Mari El, Murmansk, Pskov, the Republic of Altai, Sakhalin, Smolensk, the North Osetia, Stavropol, Tambov, Tymen, Ulyanovsk region, Khanty-Mansiysk, Chukotka, Yakutia, Yaroslavl.
Here everything is in your hands completely.
There is an alternative, of course.
You can decide not to join. Not to take part in politics at all.
This United Russia goon in his Mercedes will be very happy with this decision:
He needs nothing else than for those who are unhappy with his behavior to stay out of politics.
Join the "People's Alliance" if after watching this movie you want to personally drag this goon out of his car and teach him how real state officials are supposed to conduct themselves.
The party's VKontakte page: http://vk.com/peoplesalliance
The party's Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/peoplesalliance.ru/
The party's Twitter: https://twitter.com/alliance_party
Translated by Contentious Politics Russia Blog
Originally posted by navalnyon Mar. 7th, 2013 at 1:24 PM