Tim Marshall, journalist | Russia and rights

Tim Marshall is a journalist and author of a best-selling book called Prisoners of Geography. He knows all about politics around the world.

Vladimir Putin has been in power for longer than he should’ve been and is ignoring the rights of Russia’s civilians. There are literally no women involved in the Russian government, this needs to be changed. If Vladimir Putin stays in power there is not going to be much change. He is also getting involved in things that really are not his business, for example, the American election.

From: Witch’scat17 | Crampton Primary School

Hi witch’scat.

It’s worth remembering that he has been elected but it’s also worth noting that he controls almost all of the Russian media to try and make sure he gets re-elected. The President has a view of the world which appears to only care about power. He understands social media and the internet really well and uses it to try and influence events in many parts of the world.

As a class we want to know why people would want to abuse human rights because we are all the same on the inside.

From: Bonniethinks | Michael Faraday Primary School

Hello Bonniethinks. 

Sadly the answer is because not everyone understands that we are all the same. They are prepared to hurt other people because they haven’t learned that yet. Some leaders use people’s suspicion of people they think are different to gain power. What we have to do is not believe or support anyone who tells you that one set of people are superior to another.

"Some leaders use people’s suspicion of people they think are different to gain power. What we have to do is not believe or support anyone who tells you that one set of people are superior to another. " 

Tim Marshall, journalist and author

It seems that Russia have forgotten their legal promise to the UN, as it appears they seem to be treating people poorly due to their gender, skin colour, religion and sexuality despite this being an open choice to the public.

From: loyalwolf | St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School

Hi loyalwolf.

Russian society remains less open and less liberal than most Western countries. Although there are many brave people in Russia fighting for equality, neither the leaders, nor the majority of the population support them. This is especially true once you move outside of the big cities.

We agree that everyone deserves to have rights and rights mean responsibility. How would you ensure that everyone understands their responsibility? It would be hard, but we think we need to promote our Freedom of Speech. What right do you think is most important in Russia?

From: Woodhill walrus, Woodhill flower, flame ninja, fire craken and fire furious | Woodhill Primary School

Hello Woodhill walrus, flower, flame ninja, fire craken, and fire furious.

I agree with you about free speech – because without that you can’t have democracy, and what Russia needs more than anything is to hold on to its democratic system which is under pressure.

26 Comments

  1. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    In your opinion do you think that the UK should start a war with Russia?

    LionessLion

    • Is it illegal for Vladimir Putin to be in power for more than 17 years or because he is the government and ruler of Russia it does not matter.

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      Queen211

      • Good point. I agree. Vladimir Putin is focusing more on other countries(ex: the American election) and not on his own country. it is supposed to be a communist country but it sounds like a dictatorship.
        Sparnosaur12

    • Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

      Why I think that UK and Russia shouldn`t have a war.

      I think we should not start a war because we haven`t done anything to them so that states that we should not start a war. Also if Russia had a war with us they might win because, they have more weapons and they have been in more wars. RonaldoRaven

    • Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

      Why I think that the UK and Russia shouldn’t have a war!
      My opinion
      UK and Russia aren’t allowed to have a war, well in fact that’s my opinion but were all humans and we all meant to have equality and also we should able to do what we want, and this isn’t part of war even if we can do what we want it doesn’t mean we have to have or we should have a war but in my opinion I don’t believe in wars nowhere days, except for the wars that happened in the past because know one can’t change it even me so that’s my opinion.
      NeymarRaven#11

    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      No we shouldn’t start a war world war one and two were bad enough imagine with the weaponry that we have now and we would be fighting the biggest country on the map.

      super fast cheetah

  2. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    why is Russia’s president and other powerful people so bad at their job?

    sillypenguins09

    • Hi BNC, It’s Tiff here.

      sillypenguins09 thinks Putin is bad at his job. Here is what I want to know:

      1. How do you think a good leader should act?
      2. What reasons might Putin’s supporters give for him being a good leader?

      • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

        A good leader should be kind to it’s peers and citisens.I don’t think they would give anything like this becuase don’t like him and that whats i would say!

        sillypenguins09

  3. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    Why has Russia disobeyed the law and treats their citizens with no human rights?

    LionessLion

  4. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    What can we do to put a stop to Russia? Is it really our business? Should we get involved? Are we hiding away to much? Why are some people so horrid? Why can’t we be equal? Why is life so complicated?

    • These are great questions! Why don’t you choose the one you think will start a great discussion and write a post about it? Then you can get other BNC members’ opinions!
      Don’t forget to always write your Hub Handle!

  5. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    The right i think is important in Russia is religous rights because Russia is a big country with lots of different religons and it is very possible for people to fall out with other religon.
    So i think people in Russia should make sure that they don’t fall out with other people.

    Enthusiastic Blogger!

  6. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    After reading With’scat question and Tim Marshall’s answer I think it is difficult to see the true side of Russia because social media is not showing every thing.

    Dindin

    • Hi BNC, It’s Tiff here.

      Dindin, thanks for reading Tim’s answers to some of our club member’s questions. Here is what I want to know:

      Is there anything we can do to make sure the information we are seeing and reading is true or false?

  7. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    I agree Russia has disobeyed the lore and that Russia has no human rights.

    super fast cheetah

  8. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    What can we do to put a stop to Russia? Is it really our business? Should we get involved? Are we hiding away to much? Why are some people so horrid? Why can’t we be equal? Why is life so complicated?
    Catmad

  9. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    Putin is manipulated his own country into a dictatorship. I think it is really unfair that Russian citizens haven’t to put up with him being in charge for seven years and him being a dictator. Also he really didn’t need to get involved in he American election at the end of the day he has problems in his country and he needs to sort his country problems
    out before he starts getting involved in other people’s business.

    Bunnylover176

    • Hi BNC,

      It’s Tiff here.

      Bunnylover176 says that Putin is a dictator (someone who has total power in a country). However, Putin might disagree and say that he is not a dictator because his country is a democracy and people are allowed to vote for a leader.

      What is a democracy?
      Can you find anything that Tim Marshall said that lets us know why Russia is not seen as a good democracy?

  10. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    why has Russia not obeyed the law? Because president Putin has done that why hasn’t he been stopped? He should be put in prison.
    by patheticblabby218910

  11. AllHallows Primary Academy AllHallows Primary Academy

    there are problems with Russia but is there anything we can do about this because it is obviously somthing important so can we help. Rights are important and some people dont get them should our country get involved
    crystaleclipse

  12. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    Putin is the worst president ever! He should be replaced by a new president who would be much more nicer and would not break the law like that,Russia has no rights to break the law. LittleStar466

  13. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    the reason I don’t think we shall interfere with Russia is because its there problem not are’s.
    But i think should as well because if people start moving into our country our parents could end up earning less
    and less money .

    by purplegymnasticspanda009

  14. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    If we have a war with Russia then we will not have a good life because wars like world war 1 and 2 you will die and not see anyone ever again From blood ravens

  15. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    The rights of Russia

    1. do not Gang up on someone

    2. do not have a war

    3. do not kill someone

    4. do not swear at someone

    5. if someone is poor help him or her

    6. be kind and nice to each other

    7.Remeber DONT DO BAD STUFF RUSSIA

    FROM BloodRaven

  16. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    Russian Rights (My opinion)

    Any gender can be a part the Russian Government it doesn’t matter what religion or gender you are. We all are same in the inside. Anyway, why would you vote for a person who has been a Government for 15 years? That’s just wrong (in my choice)! Vote for someone who’s hasn’t been a Government. Not some who has been in power for 15 years.

    By RavenTheDonut

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