At the end of 1999, Vladimir Putin assumed obligations that guaranteed the Yeltsin-era officials and the family of the first president security and the status quo, creating a trend in politics called “continuity of power” and under the slogan “enough shocks”. Already, few people doubt that in the 2018 year, Putin will go to a new term, but more and more questions arise, will anyone do him a similar favor in the 2024 year?
The first term of Putin’s presidency had almost ended, as the promises of 1999 of the year were considered already fulfilled, and it seemed that Yeltsin’s successor began his own tough policy towards the 90’s oligarchs. However, on one large demonstrative landing the case ended.
Now the ruling elite understands that there are only six years left to prepare for the transit of power (provided that the year passes 2018 according to plan), the regime must be transformed now, without waiting for the end of year 2024. Perhaps Putin will occupy an honorable place in the new State Council, rumors of the creation of which have been running for more than half a year, preparing a successor for himself.
But what about the elite, or rather, the resources that this elite wants to save? It is believed that to this day, Putin keeps the "word of the officer" given to the Family, many oligarchs and former prominent 90 officials remain untouchable. But the new shoots of elitarians have already entered the “null” one.
Reliably, according to the financial media, many sons of current officials are arranged. So, the son of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin received a top position in aviation sphere - Rogozin Jr. approved by the General Director of OJSC "IL". Prior to that, he worked in the property relations department of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. Sergey Kiriyenko’s children are also well arranged: the eldest son is Rostelecom’s vice president, and his daughter leads one of the projects at the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.
The son of the former head of the Presidential Administration of Russia, Sergei Ivanov, is the head of the ALROSA diamond-mining company. The eldest son of Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Security Council and former head of the FSB, is chairman of the Rosselkhozbank, last year he became the banker of the year and received the Order of Honor from the hands of the president. The younger son of Patrushev is the chairman of the board of directors of CenterCaspneftegaz, a joint venture of Gazprom and LUKOIL.
More than ten years ago, Sergey Matvienko became the general director of VTB-Development, left his post at his own request, and is now co-owner of eight companies. Peter Fradkov, the son of the ex-director of the Foreign Intelligence Service and the former head of the Government, Mikhail Fradkov, ten years ago joined the board of directors of Aeroflot’s subsidiary company Terminal. The youngest son of Fradkov in 2015 year became the deputy manager of the president.
Denis Bortnikov, son of the head of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov - member of the board of VTB Bank. About the sons of Yuri Chaika because of the well-known public investigations known to a wider range, even there were jokes that the arrangement of the stars helps them to build a business ... on the father's shoulder straps.
The son of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak is the head of the Russian branch of Züblin Immobilien. The son of the head of the Rosgvardia, Viktor Zolotov, in 2017, was appointed deputy head of the sport and tourism department of the Moscow government.
Sergey Shoigu's daughter worked as a psychologist at the Center for Emergency Psychological Aid of the Medical Unit of the Russian Federation in 1999, two years later she became Deputy Director and then Director of the Center in 2002. However, many people know her as a true professional who is wholly and completely devoted to work. And, perhaps, this is an exception, only confirming the general rule.
The list of successful children of high-ranking officials is far from complete, moreover, it is constantly updated. On the one hand, one can blindly believe that representatives of the “golden youth” with “good genes” who have received an excellent education in Western business schools or the best universities of the country devote all their time to work and therefore show such phenomenal successes, making an enviably fast and successful career. And you might think that the title of official in Russia seems to be inherited?
“The transit of power is the key issue of a real non-public Russian policy. And the elites are in a rather difficult situation,” says political analyst, director of the Center for Political Studies of the Financial University, Pavel Salin, in an interview with Nakanune.RU. .
What is this exit strategy? This concept of elites was that officials tried to incorporate their children into Western society, send them abroad to study: children had to learn, then do business and take root, acquiring useful connections in the elites. The golden youth was supposed to be a "spare airfield" for their moms and dads - their task is to ensure a safe pension in the West, the political scientist explains. But now such a window of opportunity for officials has closed, and this has only “reached” the representatives of the ruling class. Looking for a place for a quiet old age is necessary here, in Russia, it is also important now to preserve property and push children into power to ensure their safety.
Isn’t it why the monarchical model with a strong ruler and well-established aristocratic dynasties is strongly promoted in Russia in order to justify such continuity in the eyes of the people of certain power groups? The elitist who enforce the cult of Nicholas II to the people are not averse to waking up in a golden palace, fenced off from their servants by a high fence. Yes, they will tell us, the transfer of power "inherited" in developed Western democracies has been practiced since time immemorial, because, despite the fact that the United States is "the freest country in the world", several families with sonorous names have been in power for a century now, presidents and top officials are always people from a certain family of "American aristocrats" and are completely dependent on this environment.
But is it possible in Russia? In the days of the Stalin era, such "protege" for their own children was considered a disgrace and, by the way, was not welcomed by the community since that time. And the nomenklatura of the times of perestroika gladly enjoyed the privileges and “attached” the children, wherever they could, and in 90, this practice was finally fixed. A flaw in the system is that each new janitor can sweep the predecessors from their homes. Will the era of “continuity” of power begin in Russia after 2024, what are the current elites hoping for?
“Within the framework of the new concept, incorporation of a generation of princes into the Russian ruling elite is being considered,” said political analyst Pavel Salin. “Before, this option was not considered — there was no need. But so far, Vladimir Putin has not voiced how the transit of power will take place. inertness of elites and relies on those who are called young technocrats - they do not belong to elite groups and are not children of the current members of the ruling class, but inheriting power in the broad sense in the order of things for Western democracy. There are institutions for preserving elites, closed clubs, expensive higher education and so on. But the fact is that Western regimes are not personalized, and we see this in the US when the elite successfully assimilate any president. And in Russia, the political regime is much more personalized, and it all depends on the individual who will be in power. If we had everything, like in the West, the Russian elites would be happy, but our system would tsya strong turbulence. "
Monarchism is precisely the ideology that is reinforced today not only through education, but also promoted in the cinema, in the church, from TV screens. Of course, "Matilda" and "white officers-heroes" are beneficial to the elite, who received state-owned corporations in private hands, for them the truth is that monarchy is ideal. After all, this is a tough vertical of power, and family continuity, and class division. It is respect for the monarchical idea that will not allow "cattle" to ask questions and be surprised at the well-established state of affairs. With the help of certain ideologues, the foundations are created - securing the property stratification, humility before the powers that be, faith in the king - it does not matter, officially the so-called or simply "strong and powerful" ruler. As a publicist and historian Alexander Kolpakidi says in an interview with Eve.RU, the “official” monarchy is not needed for all this. Enough "like monarchy."
"Now we have a property separation, as in 1905, the children of officials, oligarchs are well attached to the boards of directors of state corporations, they are provided, and so on. Nothing new - all this was already, then, by the way, they also scared the end of the world, they said from the departments the slogan “freedom, equality and fraternity” is flawed, and you don’t need any freedom, it's all from the evil one. But Russia didn’t see such Black Hundred lawlessness even 100 years ago. We went not 100 years ago, but 110. And further the more supporters find monarchists among the people perfect of illiterates. "
Indeed, as far as stratification in society is concerned, a study by Philip Novokmet and Thomas Piketty from the Paris School of Economics and Gabriel Zukman from California UC Berkley showed that inequality in Russia has reached the level of 1905 of the year. Scientists estimated this indicator as the ratio of assets of the richest 10% of households to GDP derivatives ("national income"). At the same time, offshore assets from the middle of 2000-x stabilized at about 75% of GDP.
It overshadows the idyllic picture of the future, copying the past, the existence and the "real heirs" of the imperial house, which, like sharks who have noticed a drop of blood, have been circling under our boat for a long time, and that they are not forgotten before the election year, they give a press conference in Moscow. There they also remind: only they have the right to the Russian throne and, if anything, they are “ready”. The church has long been talking about the return of the monarchy in Russia, representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church at the highest level have repeatedly recognized that it was the monarchy that was the ideal for them. Well, well, if there is a throne, then there are also applicants. The head of the "imperial house," the "Grand Duchess" Maria Vladimirovna Romanova, did not rule out the restoration of the monarchy in Russia and declared that her family was ready to "fulfill the duty." True, it is still too early for the revival of the monarchy, she acknowledged, but members of the "imperial house" can still accept a heavy burden in the form of Russia.
Resuscitation of the "heirs" is part of the general plan, said the doctor in an interview with Nakanune.RU historical Sciences Alexander Pyzhikov, - a plan to revive the ideology "Orthodoxy, autocracy, nationality." And "descendants of the Romanov dynasty" is an absolutely commercial project. Who are these "descendants"?
Grandmother of the heiress of the Russian throne Victoria Feodorovna with Adolf Hitler
Father Maria Vladimirovna during the years of World War II commanded the Corps of the Imperial Army and fleetto which the monarchists of the SS divisions Charlemagne and Wallonia, as well as the Danish SS corps, were subordinate. The husband of the aunt of the "new Empress" Ferdinand served in the Luftwaffe with the rank of lieutenant. Kirill Vladimirovich - the grandfather of the current "heirs" - with his wife in the 1920s. sponsored by German nationalists. As you can see, there is nothing surprising in the fact that the monarchist "trends" now imposed on society are sometimes overshadowed by the stories of Russian schoolchildren about the "innocent victims" of the Nazis near Stalingrad. Flaws in promonarchic (as anti-Soviet in the first place) upbringing - for some reason they are just like that, youth suddenly begins to sympathize with the fascist invaders a little.
“That economic system, which was under the monarchy, was influenced by internal and external factors and led the country to revolutions and civil war. Hardly“ Princess Romanova ”wants to restore social justice in Russia,” says Nakanune.RU, deputy director of the Institute for Strategic Studies and PFUR projections Nikita Danyuk. - It is unlikely that the Russian people will want to see at the head of the country a figure whose father was an accomplice of the Nazis and called on the Russian emigration to join the army of the Third Reich to destroy the Soviets s Union and later restore the monarchy. "
By the way, if you really take the matter seriously, then long before the emigration of Kirill Pseudo-first in the Russian Empire, Nikolai Alexandrovich deprived everyone of the right to inherit the throne. That is, besides the fact that they are descendants of outspoken fascists (how else can you call people who served with Hitler?), They still have no right to be called legitimate heirs. Then what, if not fraud, is that with the 1990's. "princess" handed out to the governors and other senior officials of the Order, which can only serve the Russian emperor (which is not)? And how does this characterize the very officials who accepted the orders, and now swear at the boy, who also wants to have honor and receive rewards from the children and grandchildren of the fascists?
While the self-proclaimed head of the imperial home, Princess Romanov, was trying on Monomakh’s hat, and a Russian schoolchild from the north was reporting in the Bundestag about the “innocent victims” of the Hitlerites near Stalingrad, the Forty Fortieth Movement made a creative proposal to remove the stars from the Kremlin and return the two-headed Eagles "thousand-year Russian empire." And this initiative was already a “cherry” on a monarchist cake, the country is struggling with Soviet names and monuments, then here and there initiatives on renaming are voiced - this was November in the centenary of the Great October Socialist Revolution not in neighboring Ukraine, but in the fighting with fascism and terrorism of Russia.
By the way, the Russian authorities are paying particular attention to the Crimea in their painstaking work on desovietisation. Recently, the “whitening” of the peninsula continued the opening of the monument to Alexander III in Yalta, in the Livadia Palace. It was from the Crimea that the prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya sailed out, "lit up" with the icon of Nicholas during the march of the Immortal regiment. She became the initiator of the unleashed struggle against the director Teacher, who shot the third-rate melodrama "Matilda", where the historical character Nicholas II appears before the viewer is not a saint. And it was in Livadia that Nikolai II, “retired”, with the pencil stroke, hoped to take a break from worldly concerns - he asked the head of the Provisional Government to leave with his family only this palace in the Crimea.
The publicist Maxim Shevchenko, for example, believes that the words imposed on society that the Romanovs brought some sacrifice for the people will lead to the fact that the royal family ... will give Livadia. And in this way, the new grandees (who came out, by the way, from Soviet worker-peasant families) “pay off” from these Romanov “heirs”?
In general, the return of the monarchy in Russia is a very sensitive issue. First of all, being emperor is dangerous. Nicholas II is just a "final chord" in the dance of death, because regicide is a child of this regime. By the way, the Romanovs even killed children who claimed the throne against their will (remember the son of Marina Mnishek). And the whole story with "repentance for our sovereign" is just a proof of the ancient saying - "what is supposed to Jupiter is not allowed to the bull." Killing their own kind - saints, not saints, children or women - is in the order of things, the succession in Russia often depended on the snuffbox hitting the temple, but if the people encroached on the tsar, then they should repent.
That is exactly a year ago, before the onset of the “conciliatory” 2017 of the year (as the authorities at least announced it), said a representative of the aristocratic family of the Stolypin-Sluchevskys in emigration, the director of the Stolypin regional development center in the Ogonek newspaper. The gray-haired gentleman acknowledged that the true bearers of Russia, which we lost, remain they - aristocrats in emigration, and not the "cattle" who today holds power in their hands and uses their methods, tested for centuries, and even flaunts her scepters. All the more true carriers of Russia cannot be these dirty children of peasants and proletarians who imagined themselves to be officers, generals and junkers. Dirt is dirt, and he - the prince is the prince. We would then guess what kind of “reconciliation” would be, but naive people, to the last, continued to believe that a century of revolution would not pass by a great and mighty country like plywood.
So today's lords claiming to be epaulettes and assemblies pale before emigrants - "bearers of true Russianness" - and turn into lackeys. Yes, and the revival of the monarchy is fraught with real danger to life - there can be a lot of "heirs". On the other hand, I do not want to miss such a profitable ideology.
"I am sure that there will not be any monarchy in our country. There is an option that a new party of support for power can simply appear — monarchical. When there is no development, obscurantism appears, it is logical. that a whole propaganda machine is working to create this cult. And now 20-25% of the population are quite ready to vote for any monarchist candidates. Why not take advantage of this? Recently, the creation of a certain society, “Double-Headed Eagle", headed l sure his resilient Malofeev, I am sure, Poklonskaya is also piling up there. In fact, the right-wing conservative party is in. In the political field, it will act against the centrist United Russia. This force will be controlled by the Russian "Orthodox oligarchs," suggests in a conversation with Yesterday. RU historian, publicist Alexander Kolpakidi.
But this is "eye catching." And the real "generation of princes" has already grown up and is marked on the political horizon. It is still unclear whether Vladimir Putin himself wants to leave behind not a successor, but an heir, how power transit will be provided after 2024, whether this post will already be mentioned in the State Council or another position that marks the role of the national leader? And will this successor, the heir, keep the “word of the officer” in the same way Putin does in relation to the Yeltsin family?
“Why do we need to directly impose monarchy? In the civilized world, this is called democracy with preservation of property stratification,” agrees political scientist Alexander Zhilin in an interview with Nakanune.RU. “We didn’t return to capitalism 30 years ago, we returned to feudalism. Feudalism demands tough verticals, restrictions on rights. And the new president will have to serve not the people, but those who hire him. "
And here is a misfortune - the property of our elitarians for the most part was taken abroad and safely stored there. So far, well. It remains only to find out how the West will behave in relation to the Russian Federation. Soon, Donald Trump will receive the so-called “Report on oligarchs and parastatal organizations of the Russian Federation”, which will tell about the presence of corruption accounts and funds of Russian officials, oligarchs in Western banks. And it is possible that during the next aggravation of relations, these assets will begin to be confiscated. Who knows, maybe the detention of Suleiman Kerimov in France is the "first swallow" of these processes?
The Russian elite, although it dreams of its glorious "honor, I have" the future, but it took shape in 90 as comprador and still remains that way. And it did not work out to integrate into the Western world, and the declared nationalization of the elites turned out to be a failure, and the road was closed to the Chinese - there the dynasties do not really appreciate their communist past, remembering the treachery of the Soviet Union by the Gorbachev-Yeltsin nomenklatura. However, what about the elite - the fork in which the Kremlin found itself - can it promise big shocks to the country and the people, it seems that the “kings” and “princes” no longer notice this, playing on the “Monarchy” project?
“Statements about the restoration of the monarchy are the result of the lack of state ideology after the collapse of the USSR,” expert Nikita Danyuk said in an interview with Nakanune. “Modern Russia, having abandoned the Soviet model of building society and socialist ideals, is trying to find its ideological foundation, on the basis of which build your own project. Only a project built on anti-Sovietism, slandering the great Soviet past, exalting Tsarist Russia and its attributes in the form of monarchs and a representative White Movement, will lead the country to an even greater split. "