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80% of Brits would be happy to quit UK for RUSSIA after Putin offers free land

ALMOST eight out of 10 citizens would seriously considering quitting Britain and emigrating to Russia, a poll by Express.co.uk has revealed.
Nearly 80% of people who responded for our poll said they were considering moving to Russia
Disillusioned by life in modern Britain, 78% of more than 22,000 respondents replied “Yes! Bargain” to the question “Would you move to Russia in exchange for free land?”
The revelation came after it was revealed that Russian president Vladimir Putin is offering 2.5 acres of land for free to people willing to move to the country’s Siberian wilderness in a bid to boost the area’s economy.
The scheme has captured the imagination of the British public, many of whom have been seduced by the area’s stunning natural beauty as well as Mr Putin’s no-nonsense leadership style.
Simon Sharp told Express.co.uk: "As soon as I read about it my wife and I discussed it.
"There's a certain amount of romanticism. The idea of going back to nature in such a remote area. It would be down to us to test our mettle.
"There's also definitely disillusionment with the UK, with British life. We're all subservient, we won't know what's going on."
He also cited "the change in demographics and seeing rural areas change with urbanisation" as reasons for considering the move."
Another respondant to the poll said: “I like Vladimir Putin even more now. Ah, to be 30 years younger. I would be on my way there now.”
Others pointed to the upcoming EU referendum and a possible vote against Brexit as motivation to make the move 500 miles east to ‘the land where ice meets fire.’
One person said: “It would be a lot better then living under Cameron's and Corbyn’s EU law.”
Another added: “Thank you for your kind offer Mr Putin, if we do not get out of the EU many may be taking up your offer in the future.”
A still from a promotional video produced by the Russian government about the land scheme
Mr Putin is also seen as an attractive president for British citizens to live under – and his approval ratings are soaring - a stark contrast to leaders in Britain.
While fewer than 35 percent of people support Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Putin commands an 82 percent approval rating in Russia - the highest it has ever been.
Despite Siberia's stunning natural beauty, some people were put off by having bears as neighbo
However, not everyone saw the proposal as an attractive prospect. Many blanched at the temperatures, which can drop to -47 degrees celsius, or found the dual threat of clouds of mosquitoes in summer or hungry bears in winter a little too much.
Regardless, the Russian Embassy has confirmed to Express.co.uk that “a number of British people have already expressed interest in the project.”

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/669935/80-per-cent-Brits-move-UK-to-RUSSIA-Putin-offers-free-land

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putin's offer is sort of tempting.

BUT you have nut jobs like zhirinovsky waiting in the wings in russia if things go a bit tits-up with one trick pony petro-economies.

we've generally been on reasonable terms with russia,even though we don't see eye to eye, we can usually find a bit of common ground.....like vs kaiser wilhem in ww1, and hitler in ww2....maybe erdogan this time around.

, sure, but they have not yet laid to rest to bogeyman of socialism.(putin's points about corporatism are valid,and should be heeded)

under putin they're making progress.

under medvedev, I think also likewise...he's a guy you can have a bit of cordial banter with.

trump v zhirinovsky is a truly frightening prospect.

neither will budge, and they both fancy themselves as the pub bruiser.

only way out of that without everything turning into charcoal briquettes is for them both to agree on a common pain in the @rse..like the mad mullahs in chechnya/pakistan/iran that they need to get rid of.

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This seems to be a poll of Daily Express readers.

So. Yes, please do feck off to Russia you HPI loving, Express reading kunts.

Bet the kunts will want the free land and to rent out their UK home, as well as keeping their BTLs. Bet they'll soon whine if Putin wants some of that tasty hard currency in the way of taxes, but hopefully Putin is decent about it and sends them off to the gulag for re-education instead of deporting them back here.

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Get given 2.5 acres of land, per person in your family, you, the missus, your brothers, the mother in law and her fella, I know a guy who can sort all the paperwork, they'll never suspect it they don't care they just want people out there.

Then get a job lot of 2.5acres together, say 25acres total, build a block of high density executive siberian studio apartments, and just rent em out innit.

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The British masses are so focussed on property that they can't see reality any more. It sounds tongue-in-cheek but the initial thoughts with so many people really will be 'great - sit on the asset for x years and I'll be able to retire on the proceedings'.

Funny article - 500 miles east! 5,000 miles more like.

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Did wonder whether this was an April Fool I'd missed before.

Yes, can just imagine a load of weather-moaning Brits really enjoying Siberian winters!

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I'm working in Russia. I asked some Russians what they thought about the idea. Free land for them. Never mind the Brits.

Well the response was laughter. I asked why...

The land on offer is in Sakhalin/Khabarovsk areas and a few others. There is nothing there. Bare scrub land. No roads to speak of, no services, jobs, etc etc. It's akin to being in US in the wild frontier way back when.

The land will/is poor quality and not good enough or big enough to farm...

Then throw in the climate, bears etc.

It's just a gimmick! If the Russians aren't interested, can you imagine how the Brits would cope!!??

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I would hazard a guess that the 80% mentioned have no idea what the social political situation is in Russia and have never visited the country or lived in *£@$&@ outskirts of Siberia.

Edited by Squeeky

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One person said: “It would be a lot better then living under Cameron's and Corbyn’s EU law.”

While it's a joke proposal, the future does look bleak living under the EU thumb. Seriously, where's the aspiration and true economic recovery in the present setup coming from? Never ever going to happen - just bloodless existence with people scraping by while every country piles up its debts putting off a toxic crash. Is this "the best case scenario"?

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Russia is quite big in fact it's bigger than Pluto. Surely there must be some good bits even in the deserts to which they are trying to tempt people to live.

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I would hazard a guess that the 80% mentioned have no idea what the social political situation is in Russia and have never visited the country or lived in *£@$&@ outskirts of Siberia.

Most of them probably haven't been out of surbiton and don't even know what is really going on in the UK.

Russia is quite big in fact it's bigger than Pluto. Surely there must be some good bits even in the deserts to which they are trying to tempt people to live.

Yes, the bits where people are already living or have been reserved for the mates of the (local) government.

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After the war, when borders were being redrawn across Europe, surveyors went out with maps to redraw the border between Poland and Russia. One such surveyor found his map put the border right through a remote house. Being a decent sort, he knocked on the door and offered the occupant the choice of being in Poland or Russia. The occupant thought for a moment and settled on Poland. The surveyor amended his maps accordingly and moved on.

Some distance further on, curiosity got the better of the surveyor and he went back to ask the householder why he had chosen Poland over Russia. Without hesitation the householder told him, "At my age I don't think I could handle those Russian winters".

Eighty percent my ****.

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I'm working in Russia. I asked some Russians what they thought about the idea. Free land for them. Never mind the Brits.

Well the response was laughter. I asked why...

The land on offer is in Sakhalin/Khabarovsk areas and a few others. There is nothing there. Bare scrub land. No roads to speak of, no services, jobs, etc etc. It's akin to being in US in the wild frontier way back when.

The land will/is poor quality and not good enough or big enough to farm...

Then throw in the climate, bears etc.

It's just a gimmick! If the Russians aren't interested, can you imagine how the Brits would cope!!??

sakhalin has got substantial oil+gas reserves, so might be worth a punt.

although the BP/TNK deal that went a bit pete-tong is a rather offputting.

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sakhalin has got substantial oil+gas reserves, so might be worth a punt.

although the BP/TNK deal that went a bit pete-tong is a rather offputting.

You're well over into Sam McGee territory now ...

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If 80% of Diana-obsessed, Britain-hating, rights-destroying anti European Express readers want to move to Siberia, I will happily help them fill in the forms. It's time to take our country back from them :)

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If 80% of Diana-obsessed, Britain-hating, rights-destroying anti European Express readers want to move to Siberia, I will happily help them fill in the forms. It's time to take our country back from them :)

If you do that I'll volunteer to drive them to the airport :D

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No NHS

No TV

No Internet

No Mobile Network

No winter fuel allowance

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Express readers won't last 5 minutes

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No NHS

No TV

No Internet

No Mobile Network

No winter fuel allowance

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Express readers won't last 5 minutes

No houses....for its value to soar. Edited by sPinwheel

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putin's offer is sort of tempting.

BUT you have nut jobs like zhirinovsky waiting in the wings in russia if things go a bit tits-up with one trick pony petro-economies.

we've generally been on reasonable terms with russia,even though we don't see eye to eye, we can usually find a bit of common ground.....like vs kaiser wilhem in ww1, and hitler in ww2....maybe erdogan this time around.

, sure, but they have not yet laid to rest to bogeyman of socialism.(putin's points about corporatism are valid,and should be heeded)

under putin they're making progress.

under medvedev, I think also likewise...he's a guy you can have a bit of cordial banter with.

trump v zhirinovsky is a truly frightening prospect.

neither will budge, and they both fancy themselves as the pub bruiser.

only way out of that without everything turning into charcoal briquettes is for them both to agree on a common pain in the @rse..like the mad mullahs in chechnya/pakistan/iran that they need to get rid of.

Supposedly Zhirinovsky is simply there as a plant of the Kremlin to sound extreme so putin is the voice of moderation.

It makes sense. No one I talk to has anything good to say about Cameron. But virtually everyone seems to have voted for him because he is portrayed as a centrist, a moderate.

A lot of people think Parties like UKIP or the greens split the right and left. In fact I think they are able to frame the more mainstream parties as 'moderate' and due to FPTP are actually beneficial.

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