According to previously published data from VTsIOM, to date, the rating of Russians’s confidence in the activities of Vladimir Putin has dropped to its lowest level (32%). The collapse of the level of trust in the Russian president occurred immediately after the start of a new pension reform, which was called “cannibal”, was announced in the country.
However, instead of mass protests against pension reform, one can observe in the society only a polite response of the people to raising the retirement age in the form of the appearance of the “Cannibal Day”, which is now “celebrated” on October 3, on the day this reform was adopted.
And what about power? The government makes the main stake in the fact that the people "swallow" the pension reform. The authorities are trying to hush up the very topic of pension reform: any discussion on it and even its praise were curtailed after the president signed the relevant laws.
Interesting is the position of a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, a member of the scientific expert council of the VTsIOM Iosif Diskin. He believes that mass protests in our country are impossible, since there is no action on the part of the authorities to severely undermine the living standards of Russians.
According to the Kremlin political analyst, such antisocial steps as pension reform, increasing VAT, gasoline prices, increasing tariffs for garbage collection cannot be attributed to actions that severely undermine the living standards of Russian citizens.
At the same time, Diskin puts Russia as an example of what is happening now in France, where "yellow vests" hold mass protests after the rise in gasoline prices. It turns out that in France such a measure is an action that undermines the standard of living of the people, but not in Russia?
What is it? The policy of double standards or just disregard for their people?
This is not France: the Russians "swallow" pension reform
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