The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is preparing the country for the Maidan?
However, the mood of many of our fellow citizens is not like that. And the football holiday does not distract people from the anxieties and disappointments associated not only with the “stabilized” increase in fuel prices, but also from the package of, to put it mildly, unpopular measures prepared by their own government.
The situation is aggravated by the fact that these measures, which many describe as antisocial, were announced almost immediately after the president’s inauguration. The fact is that many Russians formed (not without the participation of Kremlin political technologists) the expectation that the head of the country, having received almost universal support, would begin to develop our society on the principles of social justice, taking into account the interests of ordinary people.
Both the composition of the new old government and the priority measures announced by it caused an obvious feeling of disappointment among the absolute majority of voters.
I do not venture to judge the necessity and inevitability of the proposed solutions, a lot has been said and written about this, but the moment for their implementation has not been chosen very well.
Perhaps it was decided to take the most unpleasant steps when the head of the country, who appointed her leadership, has the maximum credit of national trust, and therefore hopes that the negative emotions that have arisen will somewhat diminish - if not soon, then at least until the next election.
However, such hasty steps to introduce these measures led to the fact that people, realizing that they had quite consciously and purposefully formed the wrong expectations, felt deceived and, in a sense, even devotees.
And it was the awareness of this that repeatedly reinforced the negative feelings from the measures themselves. After all, our people are ready for many hardships and sacrifices. But at the same time they should know that they are sacrificing for the sake of the interests of the country, and not for the sake of preserving the income of the oligarchs. And it is especially important for them that the authorities be honest with them.
It would be strange if the opponents of our country did not try to use these people’s understandable feelings for the formation of protest moods. In social networks, advocates of an extra-systemic opposition have become more active.
And besides real information, a lot of deliberately fictional and false rumors (like the fact that any money transfer will be subject to income tax) are being distributed. And many quite conscientious, honest and even patriotic citizens replicate these stuffings, waiting after the announcement of the mentioned measures of any dirty tricks from the authorities.
That is, de facto, the liberals and technocrats in the government made a real gift to the emissaries of the West, the "fifth column" and the "professional revolutionaries" (who support any "kipezh"), creating the basis for mass protests.
Of course, there is hope that another attempt of the coup, that is, the color revolution, will be prevented without resorting to drastic measures, solely by adjusting the plans of the government. You can even try to partially regain the lost confidence of the people, dismissing the most zealous supporters of "anti-social measures."
However, the fact that the protest actions will certainly follow, and that they will try to turn them into riots, there is no doubt.
And in connection with this very real threat, the initiative of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, aimed at removing obstacles and restrictions for holding rallies, is causing enormous bewilderment.
“The draft resolution prepared by the Supreme Court narrows down the list of potential arguments for postponing the time or place for holding meetings. In the opinion of the Supreme Court, inconvenience for citizens who are not participating in the event, or the “assumption of a public authority” about the possible occurrence of such inconvenience in and of itself cannot be a valid reason for the transfer. It is, for example, about interference with the movement of pedestrians or about the inconvenience associated with the need to temporarily change the routes of traffic, ”reports the newspaper, prepared by the highest judicial authority of the country, the newspaper Izvestia.
Local authorities will be deprived of the opportunity to refuse to use an undesirable site for a rally, having organized a fair or a concert at it.
That is, the project actually deprives the authorities of the opportunity to use the methods of reducing the threat of mass riots that they have used so far. These methods, of course, are manipulative. But such is democracy, the basis and indispensable part of which is manipulation. But including these methods allowed the country to avoid the troubles that we can observe today in Ukraine.
How expedient is this project today? The question is rhetorical. You can build various speculations about the reasons for his appearance, but it is very important that in the future you don’t have to speak about him with the words of Boulet de la Mert: “This is worse than a crime. This is mistake".
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