Prokhanov anxiously writes: “It may seem that the new American sanctions are aimed at stifling entire sectors of the Russian economy, at clearing the world markets of criminal Russian money. But it is not. Sanctions are not directed against Russian corporations and banks, not against individual oligarchs and thieving officials. These sanctions are directed personally against Putin. The goal is to make the president hateful for his inner circle, for that part of the Russian economic elite, which, after returning Crimea to Russia, views Putin as the main culprit for its difficulties. Sanctions should hate the hearts of the Russian magnates who see Putin as their sworn enemy. ”
Therefore, Prokhanov concludes, “a conspiracy of oligarchs and large bureaucratic nobility against Putin is highly likely. The environment that feeds such a conspiracy is growing. And perhaps the sensitive ear hears the cautious steps of the conspirators already sound in the night corridors of the palaces, ”as always, the publicist emotionally sounds the alarm.
The conclusion that the main goal of continuous sanctions against Russia is a blow to Putin, the US’s attempt to change the current leadership of Russia, is not the first time.
Back in 2014, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with France-24 TV channel that this is being done in order to change the power in Russia. “I have very good reasons to believe that this is the case. Some politicians do not even hide it, ”said S. Lavrov, responding to a question.
Openly recognize it already in the United States. “The essence of the current renewed activity of Moscow is not to dictate certain conditions in certain parts of the world, but to undermine and destroy the US-led international order,” warns the Wall Street Journal, the newspaper of American moneybags, genuine owners of the United States. “Mr. Putin is betting on the fact that he can rewrite the rules of international politics in his favor. American leaders and strategists must show him that he is mistaken, ”the Wall Street Journal instructs them.
In other words, all the sanctions, all the pressure, all the current Russophobic policies of the West are aimed at striking Vladimir Putin and, ultimately, removing him from power, hoping that an obedient leader will appear at the helm of Russia. Because, just as they believe, the United States will be able to achieve its global super-task — to weaken or remove its main and most dangerous geopolitical rival, Russia, from the political map of the world.
“We are dealing with a very serious, terrible geopolitical game directed against Putin,” states the philosopher Alexander Dugin. - Supporters of the West, America and liberals in Russia themselves are participating in it. They were much stronger than many thought. It seemed that Putin had thinned them in recent years, shifted the fifth column, and they represent a minority in Russia's political establishment. Not here it was! They still keep their finger on the pulse, while maintaining control, they still control the main political processes ... Now we are dealing with a conspiracy of elites against Putin. Elites that are connected with CFR networks, with networks of direct political and strategic influence on Russia. ”
“We know,” he continues, “that the fifth column receives money and instructions from the American embassy. But is it not from there, perhaps, in a more veiled form, that the representatives of the sixth column receive instructions, that is, those liberals and Westerners whom Putin considers his own, who were loyal up to some point? Being a part of this global network, in a critical situation, and now it is a critical situation, they, of course, will serve the master who controls their money. And all the money of this oligarchic elite and major Russian bureaucrats have long been in the West. Accordingly, they have a government. ”
In other words, under the conditions of unprecedented anti-Russian sanctions, the West could easily press the Russian elite against its nail - freeze their accounts in Western banks, confiscate real estate, as impudently as they confiscated the cottages of the Russian embassy in the United States.
What then will the "elite" do? Will start urgently selling their estates in England, Spain and the United States? Transfer dollars to rubles and return them to Russia? Hardly. After all, the majority - this is wealth acquired by dishonest means. Therefore, one thing remains for them - to get rid of the one who became the cause of their adversity, i.e. from Putin. And the West openly hints to them that they should do this, realizing that he himself is unable to do this.
But is the pro-Western Russian elite capable of it? After all, her followers are cowards by nature and constantly bite themselves among themselves. But it is known that when a roasted rooster bites, and not so zapyesh! In addition, after all, they will not personally be “a snuff box in the temple”, as it has already happened in the Russian stories. To do this, hire the appropriate pros. And there is something to pay the oligarchs. Elite in the United States, for example, when the president became a threat to her interests, without any hesitation, she shot John Kennedy, putting the rifle in Oswald’s hands (or maybe someone else?).
And in the history of our country there are plenty of such examples. From the aforementioned snuffbox, which killed Emperor Paul I, to the bomb, which tore Alexander II, and the conspiracy of the generals, who passed Nicholas II without ceremony, forcing him to recant, to the revolutionaries who had shot him later with his family in Yekaterinburg. Do not forget about our Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, who was overthrown by his own associates, or the super-alert Comrade Stalin, who, according to historians, could simply poison their own.
The West, having initially relied on the “swamp opposition,” which, as they hoped there, could make a “color revolution” in Russia according to the Kiev scenario, soon realized that it had been miscalculated. But he didn’t give up his insidious plans, but only changed tactics.
The bet, apparently, was made now not on “Maidan” and street riots, but on discrediting and changing power by the hands of oligarchs and the corrupt elite, i.e. on the "palace coup".
It is for this purpose that an unprecedented campaign to demonize the Russian leader has been launched in the West. He is portrayed as a gloomy dictator, as some kind of embodiment of world evil. For this purpose, the most vile provocations are organized. To discredit the leadership of Russia, not only the events in the Donbas, the return of the Crimea, the war in Syria, but also outright provocations were used. For example, the murder of one of the opposition leaders Boris Nemtsov near the Kremlin. The investigation has not even begun, as the Washington Post newspaper immediately identified the perpetrators: “Here,” she said, “there are all signs of a political assassination provoked by an aggressive Kremlin campaign against the“ fifth column of national traitors ”, which opposed the annexation of Crimea, against the war with the West because of Ukraine and against further weakening political and civil liberties in the country. We may never know if the Kremlin is the murder customer. But since Nemtsov was one of the most consistent critics of not only the Russian regime, but also Putin personally, his dissident voice will never again disturb Putin and his entourage. ”
However, even in the USA there were those who did not believe in this. As one commentator noted in the Moon of Alabama blog, “Isn't this too rude a dead political opponent lying on a bridge going to the Kremlin? What is missing is a knife in the back with the inscription "If you find it, return to Putin." I see in this only a primitive attempt to show the involvement of the authorities in this murder. And it was carried out on the night before the opposition rally, which Nemtsov wanted to head. How can you believe it? ”
Demonization of Russia and its leader was used even as one of the tools in the domestic political struggle in the US, when our country was accused and continues to be hysterically accused of alleged interference in the American elections.
And the organizer of this “intervention”, who would doubt, is putting up the president of Russia.
In the West, they have engaged in direct incitement and specific methods are already being discussed, who and how exactly “to solve the problem of Putin”.
“20 years ago,” writes the most influential British newspaper, The Financial Times, “a small group of Russian businessmen saved the country” and today “oligarchs need to intervene again.” The British believe that "the oligarchs must take risks and organize a change of power in the Kremlin ... primarily from selfish interests, as in the 1996 year."
Even more frankly, the American edition of American Sinker writes: “Since delicacy with the Russians does not work, the president and his European colleagues should give these people an absolutely clear signal that we are not interested in exactly how they will solve the Putin problem. If they can convince good old Vladimir to leave the Kremlin with military honors and a solemn salute, that's fine. If Putin is too stubborn to realize that his career is over, and from the Kremlin he can only be carried forward with his feet with a hole in the back of his head, then this will also suit us. ”
The author adds that the West would have been quite satisfied with another option: after Putin’s next foreign visit, Putin’s plane is shot down by a ground-to-air missile. “We will not object,” the article openly incites.
No, they are not going to drop special forces to Moscow for this, or send saboteurs with bombs. The stake is made not only on the internal "fifth column" - the liberal opposition, but also on the oligarchs dissatisfied with the confrontation with the West and the corrupt elite - the "sixth column". This is already recognized by the Russian opposition itself. Thus, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former owner of Yukos, hiding abroad, in an interview with the Bloomberg news agency, said that a change of power in Russia could occur through a “palace coup”, and not through elections or street protests. “I think that the problem for (Russian President Vladimir) Putin will appear from within his own entourage. For my country, it would be better if it happened, than through street clashes, because during the palace coup less blood is spilled, ”Khodorkovsky said cynically.
Former State Duma deputy Dmitry Gudkov argues that the closest circle of President Vladimir Putin is increasingly dissatisfied with the policy of the Russian leader. Speaking about the scenarios of possible changes, the opposition member believes that only the top authorities can ensure them. In his opinion, this can be either “the relevant policy of the president, or it can end in some kind of palace coup”.
“The scenario of a change of power in Russia as a result of the local“ Maidan ”is unlikely. Most likely, as a result of the split of the elites in Russia, the agenda and the policy may change, ”Gudkov quotes the Press of Ukraine.
It must also be remembered that for puppeteers from the United States, the elimination of politicians who are undesirable to them by proxy is a common thing in which they are engaged in continuing their entire history.
Thus, physically annihilated Salvador Allende was dislodged in Chile, Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was captured and killed in prison, Saddam Hussein was hanged in Iraq, and Muammar Gaddafi was torn to pieces by terrorists in Libya. Miraculously died of his death, Fidel Castro, whom the CIA tried to arrange dozens of attempts.
The American liberal elite has now rebelled even against its own president, Trump, who threatened its interests. Can the Russian pro-Western elite do the same? Can it really organize a conspiracy to overthrow Putin? Yes, she is already starting to do! Take, for instance, Navalny, who was proclaimed a presidential candidate, portraying him as “an alternative to Putin.” His election headquarters are being created all over the country, although it is clear that due to his conviction, he cannot be any candidate. Nevertheless, Navalny and his supporters are financed, including some Russian oligarchs, the names of these people are called on the net, but they continue to calmly support the man who declared that his goal is to overthrow the current government in Russia.
And how to explain that the official mouthpiece of the liberal opposition "Echo of Moscow" continues to finance "Gazprom"? How to explain that the Skolkovo state corporation paid huge money to the ardent oppositionist Ilya Ponomarev for the “lectures” that he did not read?
And the same Khodorkovsky sitting abroad? He also leads and finances propaganda to overthrow the government elected by the people in Russia. This is already quite openly repeated by other opposition leaders at their gatherings in Vilnius and elsewhere. Radio Echo of Moscow, Dozhd TV channel, Novaya Gazeta and other information resources of the opposition are working hard in the same direction, but they are especially active in the network, now relying on immature youth.
So, the problem of a possible conspiracy of corrupt elite and pro-Western oligarchs is evident. And American sanctions are part of this global technology aimed at eliminating Putin.
But if it is clear who is to blame, then what to do? Turkish President Erdogan prevented the possibility of a coup d'état inspired by the United States, decisively defeating the conspiratorial nest of the Turkish army and among the Turkish pro-Western elite. Our situation is different - the army and special services are loyal to the president, Putin is supported by the people.
But how to weaken and thwart evil plans? Tea, not 37 year in the yard. It seems that you can start at least with the fact that you introduce a progressive income tax for millionaires, as in many "civilized countries." In France, for example, the tax for the richest is 75%, in Sweden - 56,6%, in Germany - 45%, in the USA - 35%. Why do billionaires pay the same percentage as the poorest citizens? Let their money work for Russia, and not for the construction abroad of palaces, purchases of football teams and the secret financing of conspirators. Will leave? Then piss off! Our hidden enemies will leave, and true patriots will remain, and will work for the prosperity of their country.