Bashkir President lambasts Putin’s regime

Vladimir Putin & Murtaza RakhimovRussia today is “a one-party system” with a level of centralisation “worse than in Soviet times,” according to Murtaza Rakhimov, the longtime and often outspoken president of Bashkortostan who, many Moscow observers say, may soon be sent into retirement by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Because of the criticism, Russia’s ruling United Russia party, led by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, is likely to exclude Rakhimov soon from the party.

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  1. Bashkir Congress Supports Rakhimov, 11.06.2009

    The Second Congress of the Assembly of the People’s of Bashkortostan has brought together more than 700 delegates in Ufa. The Congress expressed its total support to Murtaza Rakhimov, President of Bashkortostan, who is locked in a dispute with Moscow and Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party.

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