Human Rights Endangered In A Putin Led Russia

Human Rights Activists in Russia were shocked at President Putin’s announcement he was running for Parliament and would “consider” the position of being premier of Russia. It is now clear Putin will place a stooge in the office of president of Russia, someone he can control and desires being controlled. Russia will become a one party state in which Putin’s United Russia party controls all government positions. As human rights activist, Oleg Orlov put it: “Now, it appears that we are turning back to something that is strikingly reminiscent of our Communist Soviet past.”Putin and the cadre around him all belonged to the Communist KGB secret police. They were raised in a one party state and obviously believe that form of government best serves both their and the nation’s needs. Putin has failed to become a great leader by manipulating the system in his drive for power.