One Big Thing: Do you think Putin will ever give up power?

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    Susan
    Voted No
    06/29/2020

    Putin is intelligence, shrewd and a dictator. Why would he!!

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    Maija
    Voted Yes
    06/30/2020

    He cannot plan on being in office beyond supposedly fair elections lest he prove rigging to himself .

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    Roy
    Voted No
    07/03/2020

    Why should USA interfere with Russian politics? Drain the swamp creatures here.

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    Jess
    Voted No
    07/02/2020

    Putin is drunk with power...besides if he were to give up this power his successor would have him assassinated..... that's how things are done in Russia... Brutal!

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    Marek
    Voted Yes
    06/30/2020

    Vladimir Putin's body is mortal so it will eventually die, thus forcing Vladimir to give up ruling eventually.

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    Susan
    Voted No
    06/29/2020

    I think he will hold tight to his grip until he is incompetent due to dementia or something similar. The other time would be when he dies from old age or a dissedent within his circle. Just an opinion, not based on any facts.

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    Cristl
    Voted No
    06/30/2020

    Putin will never willingly give up power. It would not be in his nature to do so.

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    Les
    Voted Yes
    06/30/2020

    Because we want to see Russian politics truly democratized without Russian plutocrats covertly supporting the Conservative Party !

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    Emma
    Voted No
    06/30/2020

    Vladimir Putin is a horrible evil man who has his people imprisoned and murdered if they dare to speak up or go against his wishes. Trump has been taking lessons but luckily for us, he's too enamored with himself to be the dictator he has been fantasizing about since becoming the occupant of the White House but he takes orders very well from his Lord and Master Putin. Now that everyone knows Trump is a traitor isn't time to remove him and his administration? There must be a way, please find one.

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    Walter
    Voted No
    06/30/2020

    In my view Putin will never give up power. He is a recycled Russian autocrat brought up in the KGB. The Russian people have never experienced true democracy and they see Putin as just another in a long line of dictators.

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    Barry
    Voted No
    06/30/2020

    He will use the military to stay in power and will continue to try to interfere in and influence our elections and our democracy. And he's got the perfect puppet in America with Trump in charge. Apparently, he is now funding terrorist groups to kill American soldiers.

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    Ian
    Voted No
    06/30/2020

    The lack of responsible actions by the current US administration has worked in Putin's favor both domestically and internationally. It is shocking to see such childish behavior by the supposed "leader of the free world!"

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    Bonnie
    Voted No
    06/29/2020

    No, Putin will continue to control Russia even after 2036. It is up to the rest of the world lead by a decent US president to keep him in check; certainly a US president different the what we have now.

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    Nicola
    Voted No
    06/29/2020

    Voluntarily giving up power does not happen in dictatorships. That's why a smooth presidential transition is so important in our democracy. That's why some of us are worried about what will happen if Trump loses. What will he do in the months between November 3rd and the second week in January?

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    Jesse
    Voted No
    06/29/2020

    no