Rally in the dying city of pensioners
The article you are currently reading is not an analyst, not an opinion, not news. This is an article expressing feelings. You may ask, how can a story about a trade union rally evoke any feelings?
A meeting of local trade unions took place in the city of N. on such a date, at which questions of "blah blah blah" were raised ... Ivanov, Petrov and Sidorov spoke ... At the end of the rally, a resolution was passed approving (condemning) this very " blah blah blah"...
But I did not have the task to attend this meeting. Yes, and I did not know about him, to be honest. Just considered the next official of the local Duma. Considered a question. Made a decision. Allocated to ... Rutin. Except one message! Omsk Regional Duma refused to discuss the draft pension reform - as anti-people!
If you read like a human being, it turns out that Omsk Duma, for the most part United Russia party, spat on its own chairman and his reform project! This means that the Omsk Speaker should already pack suitcases and take out personal belongings from the office office. A and. about. the governor should urgently dismiss these rebels ...
Especially since at the July 1 rally, about the reform project, there were about 5000 people who also sent the Kremlin draft and its authors. And here ... Meeting of the Federation of Trade Unions! In 2 hours. 1500 participants scheduled. And how to sit still? How not to know the opinion of these same union members?
In general, I rushed to knock around among people. To listen. Understand the state of the very abstract people through the state of people, the state of each person. The people in Siberia is simple. Emotions expressed by these, Russian emotional words! What can you do, such a sensitive people ...
So, sports and concert complex named after Blinov. Omsk. 18 July 2018 of the year. Air temperature under 30. The sun burns grass and people. Future protesters pile in the nearest bushes in the shade. Several policemen toil near the frame.
Some women report to a middle-aged man for poorly sending information to enterprises about the rally. That languidly justifies. Nearby several men, judging by the jacket of one, airport workers, argue about the effectiveness of the impact of such a rally on the government in Moscow.
In the other handful of "podkustovikov" hand out black balls. 20%, 65% and 63% ... Selectable. It is clear that with subtext. Retirement age and VAT rate. And they say, they say, they say ... But, he gave the word - keep it up. I had to listen. Although so wanted to argue!
In general, it is strange. Accustomed to rallies of political parties and movements, one is struck by the degree of the trade unions. Probably, such self-confidence comes over the years. More precisely, with dozens of years of struggle. Next to me are men, obviously not from office plankton. Kilograms on 600 total weight for five ...
Calm as boas. And I’m drawing a picture in my mind, when in front of them activists from the pioneer organization would have started to kick the bucket. It’s somehow hard to imagine how they convince guys to act humanly for more than 5 seconds. As well as standing on the legs "kids" in 10 seconds ... Kindness, she is here with her fists ... Siberians.
Rally. The beginning was not impressed at all. Neither you the national anthem and the hands of the heart. Neither you contribute the national flag and the flag of the federation of trade unions. Scene. With a dozen men and women. Several flags. And just people act.
Do not even speak, no. Just talking to the crowd. Doctor about the problems of treating people. That the doctor cannot treat for 3 minutes. The fact that we have men even today do not live up to retirement, life expectancy 56 years. The fact that they can not be treated in rural areas. No one and nowhere.
Performs a rural teacher. Tells about 60 and more hours of stress on the teacher. On faulty buses. On the "type of manned" school. But most striking, he speaks simple truths. “I’m working for wear. I’m not likely to see my own pension certificate. But today I’m paying money to a retirement fund. Give me the money I’ve saved!
Actress Is this something missing? Pits do not dig. "Chemistry" do not breathe. We, psychos, in public transport do not carry. But it turns out there are problems there ... They also have “mines digging there”. Only others ...
Speaking, performing, speaking ... And you know, it turned out that it is difficult to be impartial. I clapped along with everyone. I was not around. I was with them. I stopped being a journalist and became a member of the rally.
You know, I looked at these people, those who stood close by and on stage, and understood that they were not just like that. Do not yell, do not wave posters, do not leave the room. They are really sick. They do not want anyone to decide their fate without their consent.
And the rally ended the same way it started. Without pathos and beautiful tinsel. The chairman of the trade unions came out and announced the end of the rally. Everything!
It is clear that Omsk, albeit a million-plus city, but not Moscow. One of the centers of the dying region. It is still a large city, from which young people run even faster than old people die. City is the opposite. City growing back. The city where the population is constantly aging.
The region, which is about 1 percent of the territory of Russia. The area where 1 900 000 live with over the people, of which 72% in the city. An area in which 450 000 is officially residing today. A city that is tired.
It became terrible after the rally. It is terrible when people walked in silence. You know, there is such silence. Not aggressive, not sinister. Just a terrible silence.
Summer. Heat. The sun is frying. Nature is smiling around. And walking people. Not serious, not gloomy, not aggressive. Just people. People who invisibly boil. It is terrible.
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