And, looks like they decided to retry second tour again. Central election committee said that "it was horrible" and sent recommendation to locals to cancel the results (some results from some voting stations already were cancelled but that didn't change anything). United Russia candidate (non-real winner) first said that it is a shame and he wouldn't take part in new elections, but then decided to change his mind and try again.
Ischenko (commie guy who won but lost) said the he is _against_ (!) that election cancellation (!). But looks like he will participate in next election.
Some sources say that all this shit happened not to make United Russia guy win, but to make election fail because he was losing, but at next try he may win because they will be prepared better.
>>19410 How alcoholism of Primorsky Krai compares to Russian average? They don't sound sober not a tiny bit. Now this thing feels liek someone just fucked up something and they're improvising and trying to make a serious and fair impression but only achieve it's contrary.
>>19434 There is no good info, different sources say different things. Looks like alcoholism is on level with other regions.
Region is depressing for years. It is populated but very remote, so federal center influence is weaker and local elites are stronger. In 90s almost half of cars had right steering wheel, because they were cheap old Japanese cars, region even tried to officially get right lane driving rules but it didn't happen. Region is so far and so it is cheaper to go to Europe than to Vladivostok from mainland. It also has pretty bad weather, strong winds, hurricanes and cold rainy winters. Economically it is weak too, fishing gives profit but it often goes into hands of local half-criminal structures (related to government as always in post-Yeltsin Russia). Sometimes it looks like neighboring China now richer than Russian Far East - something that can be considered as bad joke 30 years ago.
So, there is serious population loss because of migration to Siberia and European Russia. That is especially bad because China is nearby. Government even tries to stimulate local economics by giving literally free land there (everyone can get it if you provide business plan and do something in 5 years), but travel costs and bad infrastructure are problems. There is also oil in Sakhalin though.
But overall it isn't some remote unknown place like North Siberia, but populated "big" region that is considered as Russian core, not foreign land.
>just fucked up something and they're improvising and trying to make a serious and fair impression but only achieve it's contrary.
Looks like actually they didn't fail. Next elections happen in 3 months and local United Russia could prepare much better, with administrative resource and media in control. Commie guy corrected himself and said that he don't want reelections but recounting of these elections, because he knows that in 3 months is would be harder to win. So, they failed before but did only right thing to do, they got time while having power.
I've seen a lot of maps like these popping up recently. I'm guessing these come from people who learn European history through Paradox games. This hurts my eyes. >us wanting to unite with the Swedes, let alone the Dutch and Austrians >Balkans, let alone the ENTIRE SLAVIC WORLD wanting to unite >apparently, Istanbul and much of Asia Minor is Greek, yet Königsberg and the rest of Prussia is Slavic >the Flemish are part of pan Latinism >Cornwall being that big >Finns, Estonians, and Hungarians are apparently part of the Indo-European world, but Basques aren't represented in Spain and France >neither are Caucasians represented in the Caucasus >Ossetia isn't included as part of the Iranian world >Evropa, yet the guy who made this map is likely an American who speaks English
>>19432 Cyprus is closer to Syria than Europe. It's part of Asia, just culturally Greek. Same with many Greek islands. >>19433 Israel and Palestine are now part of Europe, along with Kazakhstan and Siberia???
This just in... After the restoration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire two great nation found each other, the Polish and the Brazilian. Unquestionable support of the True Faith and hot grills are just two of many values these countries share not to mention economic similarities between North Brazil and Eastern Poland. Don't forget to invest there, good people. Top level diplomats on both sides recognized the necessity of unification of the two countries. However Divine Signs imply the time isn't here yet the process has to be postponed until the alignment of the Statues of Christ is right.
Some conflict happened in Kabardino-Balkariya, caucasian (churka) national republic. Republic is populated mostly by Kabardins and Balkars and exists as example of Stalin ethnic politics style: mixing two non-friendly nations in one country to make them involved into internal struggle and weaken them (he was a real caucasian and knew how it works).
Kabardins in some remote village started a celebration of some old battle between Kabardins and Ottomans, where Kabardins won - it is a something like national holiday for them. Procession with horses moved to some mountain but on encountered problems in Balkar village - villagers forbid them to go through the road. Then conflict is emerged between Kabardins and Balkars, police (actually something like national guard) was dispatched, slightly beaten by locals (because these guys act bold only against Russian students and pensioners). Locals used guns but shot in air.
But in few hours conflict emerged in republic's capital - Nalchik. Now with heavy involvement of police conflict is calmed down but not completely.
Russian wiki says that this is one possible source of their ethnonym. Second one is about word Malkar, name of local gorge. In their own language they are called "малкъарлыла" (that usage of cyrillic is horrible), with M at beginning.
>>19400 >t. robbed and conned by his govt and their lackeys on daily basis Don't feel too bad about it, that happens no matter what country you live in. Life becomes easier if you stop caring about politics and begin to appreciate simpler things.