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Project "ZZ". Take your bribes back!

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In Russia, there is an active fight against corruption: this is even recognized by Transparency International. Putin is dispersing governors in the regions, who have shown themselves to be poor in management. As for foreign policy, the US allies are now looking in the direction of Russia. Is life getting better?


Russian news Do not leave the pages of Western newspapers. About Russia they write in Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, the USA and many other countries. Everyone seems to care about the future of Russia. Human rights activists also revived: having given a “warm” place in Russia in the next ranking, this time they didn’t forget to mention at Transparency International that the fight against corruption in the country is still on the right track. An amazing marvel!

The West is also worried about the unprecedented event of V. V. Putin on the personnel "purge": the president throws off the governors one after another. Positions are lost by those who have shown themselves poorly in management activities. Even those who have shown themselves to Putin "loyal" are flying. However, of course, one cannot say that these people fell into disgrace.


V. Putin and A. Turchak. A photo: kremlin.ru


On the eve of the 2018 election, President Putin is driving out “loyal governors,” writes Simon Kruse in a Danish newspaper. "Berlingske". The Russian president wants to show his “determination”.

41-year-old Andrei Turchak (Andrej Turtjak) is considered almost the most loyal associate of President Putin. This man stood at the head of the Pskov region with 2009. However, not a few days he said goodbye to the governor’s chair.

Mr. Turchak showed himself badly in managerial affairs: his quarrel with the local party top is known. Most importantly, this “loyal ally” is not ceased to be accused of involvement in the massacre of a journalist who was severely beaten. Such a bloody "past" could "cast a shadow" on Putin’s upcoming presidential campaign, Kruse said.

However, Mr. Turchak is not the only one who fell into disfavor. In recent weeks, Vladimir Putin has dismissed eleven governors, whose possessions stretched from the Pacific to the Baltic.

And this is not the first such initiative of the Kremlin: there were layoffs this spring. According to Kruse's calculations, about a quarter of the regional bosses were dismissed for 2017 in Russia.

The analyst links all the resignations with the March elections. Few doubt that Putin is being re-elected again. However, it is obvious that the ruling "United Russia" seeks to maximize the "purity" of victory. “Cleanliness” is important especially because the election campaign does not even have a “clear topic” that would lead Putin to the Kremlin for a new six years.

The political scientist Yekaterina Shulman speaks about the gubernatorial "purges" initiated by the Kremlin as a thoughtful political step of the authorities. “This [cleansing] gives the impression of a deliberate political step, and is an incentive for the elite; she must learn: he [Putin] cannot escape, ”Kruse quotes her interview to the Moscow Times publication.

Who in Russia is going to the place of those left behind?

This is a team of apparatchiks, the author believes. People in the regions are also appointed in the Kremlin. "Young technocrates" are sent to head the regions. These people are not at all connected with the areas that they will have to manage. Their “descent” into the regions from the Kremlin means the strengthening of the notorious vertical of power, which will ensure (as previously provided) V. Putin control over politics.

Putin's reforms have long contributed to reducing the independence of the Russian regions. Reduced cash flow management. The power of the governors was also weakening politically. Other governors even became scapegoats. In short, in the ruling party, the post of governor is apparently not considered an enviable post. Maybe this is why some “candidates” refused the proposed positions (S. Melikov is an example). As a result, "United Russia" exposes less experienced officials as "candidates".

In social networks, today they laugh at the physical similarity of newly-minted officials who have taken seats in Samara, Nizhny Novgorod and Omsk: all the Kremlin envoys are wearing glasses, all with hair combed into a side parting.

Both the competence and the benefits of such “candidates” in the election campaign remain in doubt.

By the way, one should not think that retired officials have suffered. Not at all: they got new “silent” posts. For example, the scandalous Turchak mentioned above headed the party committee in Moscow, the author points out.

While the “scandalous” people in the regions are losing their posts, the social struggle against corruption is gaining momentum in Russia.

Apparently, the cause of the struggle was a sharp decrease in bribes and offerings due to the crisis. This is the thought of the Moscow report of Per Anders Juhansen, a journalist for the newspaper "Aftenposten" (Norway).

The correspondent reports the fact: the parents handed the eighth grade teacher an envelope, and in the envelope that - money. The trouble is that the money was not enough, and the recipient of the envelope was outraged. “I was enraged,” the journalist describes her reaction. She even threatened to “test the knowledge” of the students in the class.

2000 rubles - that's how much was in the envelope.

Project "ZZ". Take your bribes back!

Teachers of the Krasnodar Territory on the Teacher's Day. A photo: Ministry of Culture of the region


Parents did not become silent. The chairwoman of the parental committee wrote in the Russian social network "VKontakte" that such a "gift" to the teacher seemed "humiliating and unworthy", and therefore she returned the envelope and a bouquet of flowers attached to it.

And the teacher was also crying.

Parents assumed the same two thousand rubles “to hand over” to the principal and class teacher.

Parents have decided: enough is enough! They are tired of bringing envelopes to teachers several times each year. And they went on the Internet, where they told history about their cash "gifts."

Result: a scandal in this Krasnodar school broke out into one of the most discussed topics in Russian social networks. Second result: the brawler teacher was dismissed. As the journalist notes, she was fired for extorting bribes.

However, in Russia, the envelope "practice" still flourishes.

Today’s Russia is ranked 131 in the 176 ranking of countries. In the new report, Transparency International still indicates that in the Russian Federation the fight against corruption is on the right track, especially in terms of the adoption of anti-corruption laws. Recently, Moscow even passed a law that will protect employees who report back on the facts of corruption.

Along with this, changes in attitudes in society are noticeable: an increasing number of people perceive corruption as an unacceptable phenomenon.

And nevertheless, in Russian kindergartens, schools, hospitals and institutions often expect "small bribes" from citizens. The reason that parents or patients give money is fear. For example, Russian citizens are afraid that their children will "learn worse." After all, pupils are “completely dependent” on the location of teachers (civil servants). And the flip side: Russian teachers, the correspondent indicates, receive pennies.

And corruption scandals do not stop.

Here is another example: a teacher at a Sochi school last spring got angry at her parents, who “gave” her little money.

She even spoke on the VKontakte social network, where she said a mocking “thank you so much” for the parental greeting on March 8, expressed in the amount of 5000 rubles. She added that she wants to return it: “So, you estimate my attitude towards your children!”

So, in the country there are big internal problems of corruption and big problems with the governors. But, apparently, on the outer "front" everything is fine. And even the US allies turn away from the USA and turn to Russia. At least that's how they see it in America.

Tom O'Connor in Newsweek expresses the following opinion: Trump "fights" with Iran, but the US allies in this "war" ... go over to the Russians and the Chinese!

The fact is that former US officials, who played a role in the agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue in 2015, criticized President Trump’s decision to cancel the agreement. These people believe that such an act would lead to "the isolation of the United States in the international arena." And no wonder: the White House did not care about the opinions of Iran itself, as well as of China, France, Germany, Russia and Great Britain, who made the relevant statements. On Friday, the thirteenth, Mr. Trump announced his refusal to support the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan, signed by the above-named states in the time of B.H. Obama.

“Trump is trying to lower other states to the level of his own politics, but other states have no reason to support this,” said Ben Rhodes. According to him, the US is moving away from its “closest allies.”

Wendy Sherman put it in the same vein: "We will weaken our positions and isolate ourselves."

* * *


Apparently, the “self-isolation” of the United States, about which people close to the historical agreement of the six mediating states with Iran speak of as a close event, means the realization of Putin’s cunning plan, which is performed by the Kremlin’s appointee Mr. Trump. Just think: Trump is pursuing his plan as if to spite the entire international community! Objections rush from everywhere, from the most diverse political camps - from “communist” China and “developing” Russia to advanced capitalist Germany and Great Britain. Trump pushes himself into a corner. Togo and look, Europe will lift the sanctions against Russia and impose sanctions against the United States.

As for the scandals with "offerings" to teachers and other officials, then victorious marches are far from here. The sadness here is this. The reason for publicity, which is written in the press, was not an attack on corrupt officials, but a decrease in “offerings”, probably due to the financial crisis in the country. The miserable sums in 2000 or 5000 rubles rouse the recipients, and those, apparently considering the gifts in envelopes as the norm, are outraged publicly. No shame, zero embarrassment. It comes to social networks. Publicity and became the cause of the “fight against corruption”: the scandals simply went beyond the school and through social networks became known throughout Russia and even in Western Europe. Is it possible to defeat corruption in a country where it has long become the norm, where other teaching people are openly outraged by insufficiently generous “offerings”?
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 16 October 2017 09: 49 New
    +1
    Putin is dispersing governors in the regions who have shown themselves poorly in managerial activities.

    ... there has never been such a governorate in the history of Russia! ... request slightly poor performance, and even with a relapse - be kind "of your own free will" ... to whom it does not reach, the appropriate authorities help it ... bully
    1. Basil50
      Basil50 16 October 2017 11: 38 New
      +5
      Totally agree with you. But it infuriates that a passage is required with a link to an import organization * for something there *. I had the opportunity to be convinced by the example of Germany that the whole business there is built on * kickbacks *. Percentage * rollback * is included in the price. In the US, the highest legislature officially takes bribes to push laws. There is no Minister of Culture in the USA, but there is a coordinator of mafia clans to prevent * mafia clashes *.
      In the world everyone knows this and this information is not secret, and in RUSSIA they know about it. And all the same, they refer to import organizations * for something there *.

      Disgrace
  2. Baloo
    Baloo 16 October 2017 09: 49 New
    +2
    All is correct. It seems that ... After all, right? I will not groan all indiscriminately. But our late Englishwoman, additionally studying English with a dvoeshnik, made him, if not an excellent student, then a solid good guy, though not for long. The grandson teaches English for the third year, before that in kindergarten, he still does not understand what transcription is. We were asked at home and the rules to teach, explaining in the lesson, and up to 10 words. I don’t understand what is happening with the teaching of English, or is it only in our country? Most of the scientific and professional foreign literature in Nagli. How can one be so irresponsible in teaching, this is our future. Knowledge is power, not show-offs and window dressing.
    1. turbris
      turbris 16 October 2017 11: 48 New
      0
      And in general, English is taught for a very long time and ineffectively, and at all levels. Why did tsarist Russia know foreign languages ​​so well? Because they did not speak for two hours, but much more in everyday activities. Why is grammar taught in the lower grades? Our little students only need a stock of foreign words and the ability to use them in everyday activities, first you need to try to speak English, memorize words and sentences, and then study grammar, this is my opinion. And indeed, there are many methods for studying foreign languages ​​that are not used at school, so one profanity. When leaving school, our graduates must at least fluently speak a foreign language.
    2. bk316
      bk316 18 October 2017 12: 40 New
      +2
      The grandson teaches English for the third year, before that in kindergarten, still does not understand what transcription is

      But what did you not explain to him? Your grandson
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 October 2017 10: 05 New
    +7
    The current situation in the regions is pushing for personnel purges. It is surprising why the Kremlin hands did not reach some governors before. But there was indignation of the people, and boorish behavior of bureaucrats, but they were waiting for something. Blood freshening is always good. The main thing here is that this "blood" does not stagnate.
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 16 October 2017 10: 23 New
      +1
      The main thing here is that this "blood" does not stagnate.

      But I’m afraid of the other ... young wolves, figuratively speaking ... hungry and determined ... it’s hard to predict what their management will pour out ... they can start rowing for themselves or they can fight for a power ... wait and see.
      1. Moore
        Moore 16 October 2017 10: 39 New
        +5
        Quote: The same Lech

        But I’m afraid of the other ... young wolves, figuratively speaking ... hungry and determined ... it’s hard to predict what their management will pour out ... they can start rowing for themselves or they can fight for a power ... wait and see.

        Here, after all, what else is the matter ... The newly-minted governor in itself is nothing compared to the clan of thieving bureaucrats of the second and lower ranks established in the region. Each "vice" and "minister of something there" make their little gesheft and just like that will not give it to anyone. And in their arsenal there are enough funds: from simple and quiet sabotage of pointers of a new broom to direct and indirect set-ups of the chief.
        IMHO, the second and third tier of provincial government after a good and independent audit is also subject to bailout.
        1. papas-57
          papas-57 16 October 2017 22: 10 New
          +3
          `` IMHO, the second and third tier of provincial government after a good and independent audit is also subject to bailout. '' Now the governors will be cleaned, then they will take lower bureaucrats. The second echelon will be cleared, then the third, fourth. , while they were being cleaned, it was time to take up the governors again. And all over again. CAROUSEL!!! Until there is a firing squad and confiscation, it is useless to fight.
    2. Mestny
      Mestny 16 October 2017 12: 32 New
      +1
      Former Governor Turchak will now take the post of head of the General Council of the United Russia party. This is of course in Moscow. Thus - there was an increase.
      What did Mr. Turchak deserve this promotion?
      Is it really this:
      The region has become one of the worst in industrial production in the field of production and distribution of electricity, gas and water. In the first half of 2016, the region “fell” by 18,1% compared to the same period of 2015

      RIA Rating named the Pskov region the poorest in Russia, and by the end of 2015 put it in 74th place in socio-economic development

      And so on.
      Taken from here: http://gubernia.pskovregion.org/economics/v-konce
      -pelotona /
  4. Gardamir
    Gardamir 16 October 2017 10: 15 New
    +1
    Cool! It turns out that they are fighting bribes, all these governors will remain in power only in other places. And what about democracy? When are people being filmed, appointed? Six months later, they must ensure victory, to the one who set them, and in the fall to gain a foothold in the chairs themselves.
    By the way, I took off and appointed, in parallel branches they say that the president is helpless, has no rights to anything. How is that?
  5. leonardo_1971
    leonardo_1971 16 October 2017 10: 18 New
    +5
    They ask for a daughter to go to school for non-residence registration from 70 thousand rubles of a bribe. But there is no good school in the village. Tatarstan, Kazan.
    1. turbris
      turbris 16 October 2017 11: 35 New
      +5
      Well, why do not you report this to the competent authorities? A point is playing? Everyone should participate in the fight against corruption, there is nothing to expect that someone else's uncle will come and protect.
      1. Mestny
        Mestny 16 October 2017 12: 52 New
        +7
        You may be surprised, but the "competent authorities" on the ground are very different from those in general, so to speak, in the spherical vacuum of the legal sciences.
        There is a reliable adhesion of local authorities, which is a group of citizens connected by a common way of implementing enrichment and permissiveness. And often they are still commonplace and relatives, these same employees of the competent authorities, local leaders, and local businesses.
        Turning to higher authorities of these same bodies requires serious legal support, a lot of time, money, nerves. And of course, you must be prepared to be literally thrown out of the familiar environment at this time.
        Here is an example.
        The teacher at the village school decided to oppose the pay system in the education system in this particular school. since no appeal at the local level brought any reaction.
        The result of a corresponding appeal to higher authorities was a criminal case regarding corruption of the applicant himself. They also added rude treatment of students using physical force and the like.
        The result of the court decision at the local level, as it is not difficult to guess, was the dismissal, the prohibition of work in the specialty. Well, and a few other minor points - for example, her unofficial exclusion from the queue for social housing as a mother with many children.
        Fortunately, this woman still had a relative who managed to make a good legal career, who did not refuse to help.
        As a result of the efforts of a whole Moscow law office, for 6 (six) years it was possible to prove in the courts that all the charges were unfounded. After all these years, she still managed to recover in the profession, by court order. But there was no question of any compensation for the lost years of unjust sentences and accusations. Thanks for stopping poisoning. It is clear that now she does not stutter about corruption.
        And all that and business - squeaked something to the local authorities.
        This is how the local "competent authorities" usually work, which you propose to contact.
        1. Sverdlov
          Sverdlov 16 October 2017 18: 58 New
          +4
          The largest organized criminal community in Russia is the Russian judicial system. I myself have a criminal record for “beating” the old man according to the testimonies of witnesses who heard “terpily” from his wife that he told her that I had beaten him. And according to the conclusion of the forensic expert, that when examining the signs of beatings, it was NOT found.
          SIX years of showdowns, appeals, cassations, complaints. Answers: you were correctly convicted on the basis of the testimony of witnesses and the conclusion of the forensic medical examination.
          1. Moore
            Moore 17 October 2017 04: 15 New
            0
            Quote: Sverdlov
            I myself have a criminal record for “beating” the old man according to the testimonies of witnesses who heard “terpily” from his wife that he told her that I had beaten him. And according to the conclusion of the forensic expert, that when examining the signs of beatings, it was NOT found.

            Similarly, in a recent case in the Novosibirsk division: there were no signs of beatings, witnesses said “did not beat,” but the prosecutors set up the “affected” little boys correctly, as a result, the captain received 4 conditionally with departure from the army and return of the apartment received on the mortgage.
      2. Mordvin 3
        Mordvin 3 16 October 2017 14: 23 New
        +3
        Quote: turbris
        Well, why do not you report this to the competent authorities?

        And what's the use? You cannot arrange a daughter for school with this, but only you will complicate her life. They will everywhere complain about it later. Here the whole system must be changed, and start from above. And to fight with the system is like a wall. Let him go to the place of registration, as it should be.
  6. turbris
    turbris 16 October 2017 11: 30 New
    +1
    The fight against corruption is at all levels - only the blind cannot see it. But both parties are to blame for giving a bribe: the one who takes and the one who gives. But with the latter, it’s very bad for us, and it is precisely those who give the most complaints about corruption. Who gives bribes? Miserable cowardly people who are not able to solve problems in another way. These people are afraid of everything: they will not teach; will not be treated; fired; they will not be promoted along the career ladder, etc. Therefore, they give and give on their own initiative, and even persuade them to take it, and then they are outraged. What happens on the roads, in most cases, drivers themselves impose a bribe to traffic police representatives why? They see if they are in a hurry, they don’t want to draw up a protocol, they don’t want to bear responsibility for drunken driving, for their own violations - that’s why they pay money, and then they are terribly indignant and sprinkle with allegations of corruption. It is necessary to punish bribe-givers in the same way as those who take bribes, while our legislation in this matter is not perfect. Got into giving a bribe - that one should at least be dismissed from his post, fined, and in the case of a large bribe, then planted.
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 16 October 2017 14: 29 New
      +2
      Quote: turbris
      Got into giving a bribe - that one should at least be dismissed from his post, fined, and in the case of a large bribe, then planted.

      And those who receive bribes will not do this. laughing Vicious circle. But in fact - a shadow economy. recourse
  7. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 16 October 2017 11: 30 New
    0
    now laugh at the physical resemblance of the new officials


    An unprecedented variety of political views of the Western Gauleiter: laughing

    1. Completely diverse views on sexual tolerance. laughing
    2. Unprecedented diversity in globalism.
    Trump does not count. He, as everyone knows, was appointed by Putin. laughing
    3. A multilateral approach to international problems. Russia intervened in the democratic election procedure only in the USA and the EU; Russia did not intervene in North Korea laughing
    4. Each leader has the right to choose a racially loyal Syrian terrorist. laughing
    5. Despite the Pokémon, Facebook ads and the intrigues of the KGB disguised as Rush Tudey, freedom of bowel movements under the guise of journalism triumphs literally around the world. laughing

    6. We are all different, nationally oriented, black liberal democratic sodomites. laughing
  8. 1536
    1536 16 October 2017 11: 44 New
    0
    A few years ago, someone from the government said that it is impossible to build the necessary highway or railway in Russia, because there are inter-regional, inter-republican barriers that must be overcome, but it always works. Simply put, one “prince” wants to ride with his breeze in the Russian expanses given to him for control, and the next prince doesn’t go to any one, because he loves to trail paths in muffled woods in deep woods to grouse currents. God forbid that today's leaders of the regions cease such feudal fragmentation once and for all and start working for a single country and its united people.
    Only one thing is bad: the feeling that the class teachers with school principals should also be appointed by the GDP does not let go. Otherwise, after thirty years it will not be possible to find worthy people as governors. And then what? Will we turn to the Germans again?
  9. win9090
    win9090 16 October 2017 12: 03 New
    +4
    Change for the same, to be at the well and not get drunk is simply not unrealistic. Again these little articles 33
    1. stivev
      stivev 16 October 2017 13: 11 New
      0
      Judge by yourself?
      1. win9090
        win9090 16 October 2017 17: 55 New
        +2
        I judge the country
  10. Fedya2017
    Fedya2017 16 October 2017 12: 32 New
    +4
    Aftir felts custom-made kremlebot, naive felts ... Replacing some feudal governors with others of the same kind is not a fight against corruption. This is a rotation ... The fight against corruption will begin when the liquidation of the system of cuts and kickbacks begins, so that it becomes unprofitable and dangerous. And now it’s more pre-election dust in the eyes and rotation of personnel, as the old “foremen” have already sat up and the discontent of “young framers” in the Rosspil cooperative is growing ...
  11. Mestny
    Mestny 16 October 2017 13: 06 New
    +1
    Quote: turbris
    The fight against corruption is at all levels - only the blind cannot see it. But both parties are to blame for giving a bribe: the one who takes and the one who gives. But with the latter, it’s very bad for us, and it is precisely those who give the most complaints about corruption. Who gives bribes? Miserable cowardly people who are not able to solve problems in another way. These people are afraid of everything: they will not teach; will not be treated; fired; will not be promoted through the ranks, etc.

    In the outback, "on the ground", such incapable 90%. And yes, they are afraid of all of the above. What are they? As a rule, adult family people working for a salary (very small in the outback). And they really can be fired, stop teaching and treating.
    The explanation is simple - in such places a few units teach, treat and give work. Let me give an analogy: compare the city in which you live with a house of one size or another. To get somewhere with this house, you must open at least the corresponding door. And at each such door its owner sits, and in his right to let you in or not.
    Well, they ate a big house and a lot of doors. It did not work out in one, shrugged and break into the other.
    And if small? If these doors are only a few? for example, is there only one pediatric doctor, and is he a relative or the best friend of your employer, of whom there are only five? Can he stop treating your child if you suddenly sent, even if fairly your employer, or even more so, tried (tried only) to infringe on his vital financial interests?
    And move to a new one. you can’t get a bigger house. Neither so much money you earn, nor your family will give you such an opportunity, but maybe age already.
    This is all perfectly understood and seen by older people, at least 30 years old, those who have already lived and knocked on these doors.
    But on the other hand, teenagers or very young people of about 18 do not know anything about this with their uncomplicated life, as pure as the first snow. By this, yes, it seems that all roads are open, and all life is ahead.
    Ага.
  12. Radikal
    Radikal 16 October 2017 22: 15 New
    +1
    Quote: Gardamir
    Cool! It turns out that they are fighting bribes, all these governors will remain in power only in other places. And what about democracy? When are people being filmed, appointed? Six months later, they must ensure victory, to the one who set them, and in the fall to gain a foothold in the chairs themselves.
    By the way, I took off and appointed, in parallel branches they say that the president is helpless, has no rights to anything. How is that?

    A fellow student from Murmansk came to visit me after leaving home and reported that Tarasenko, who had at one time bankrupted the Murmansk fishing port, had been appointed Governor of Primorye - apparently the turn of the coastal ports had come! How interesting are the adherents of the Guarantor from our site who could comment on such metamorphoses ?! wassat
  13. chernig
    chernig 17 October 2017 23: 51 New
    0
    It’s very sad, and it’s even getting scary (. Bribes have become normal at the DNA level. And the farther, the deeper we dig our grave (((. And we always blame others, they say, “why are they?”, You have to live like that).
  14. yehat
    yehat 18 October 2017 14: 41 New
    0
    the reason for bribes is not fear, but the fact that people have no leverage on the quality of services
    Here they are and give.