6 May 2013 of the year on the anniversary of a similar rally, the so-called non-systemic opposition again decided to show the Kremlin “fucking mother” and still on the same Bolotnaya Square to hold another gathering of people “fighting for the fate of Russia”, which this time did not match with multi-digit numerals . There was not a word rally or march of epithets "millionth", "billionth", "galactic" or "interplanetary". This time, obviously, in order not to make the people laugh, the opposition leaders decided to do without loud words in the names of the action they organized. Only the sizzling and, naturally, exclusively irreconcilable slogans on paper posters, which, however, later replenished the warehouses of waste paper collection points to raise funds for the following opposition rallies, flew above the Swamp.
Generally, it must be admitted, this time among the oppositionists - accusers of all without exception the plunderers of Russian capitalist property - the action blurred before it began. The incriminating mood of the opposition masses spoiled the news that 5-year-old Maxim Melkov died on the same square where they had gathered during the installation of the “opposition” scene after the fall of a huge column from about a 25-meter height. At first it was announced that this was a working company that undertook to serve the technical component of the rally, then news agencies spread the information that a relative of the worker was allegedly killed. Opposition Russian media were quick to declare that Maxim Melkov adhered to “swamp” views, and therefore the soul simply called him to help his “comrades” ... He adhered to these views or did not adhere to him, but the leaders of the opposition hurried to link the death at the Swamp with those hardships and hardships that today fall on their already hard share.
It is noteworthy that the rally in Bolotnaya Square began with a minute of silence in memory of the deceased, although during this minute there was no silence on the square. In the distance from those who announced this minute, people shouted, shouted and even laughed out loud ... It turned out that the overwhelming majority of the audience did not even hear the beginning of a minute of silence, and those who offered to honor the memory of Maxim Melkov were not at all seen, and about the very death of the 25-year-old youth did not know anything. On the issue of information awareness of the opposition masses ...
The death of a man at Bolotnaya led to the fact that he had to immediately abandon the fiery speeches from the scene, and the scene itself was not fully assembled. That is why the main ideological inspirers had to deliver their speeches losing in the May Moscow air from a certain improvised platform in the form of a car equipped with a minimum set of equipment.
As a result, even representatives of the most opposition media failed to convey to their regular viewers (listeners, readers) exact information about what the leaders of this said there were. The reason is that already approximately in 50 meters from the “scene” there was no way to hear what the speakers called for, and the speakers themselves are not visible (the case with the “unnoticed” minute of silence is an example).
In 70-80 meters from the "epicenter" people sat down on posters (handed to them by the "right oppositionists") posters and played ... who were in cards, who were playing the guitar, who was pouring beer, skillfully carried by, hidden and carried by in plastic bottles. From somewhere far away came deaf fragments of phrases, among which it was possible to make out the words “prisoners”, “freedom”, “Bulk”. The "familiar" word that was heard forced the crouching right on the square to distract from the affairs in which they were engaged, creating an epic mass character, but then the words of the deaf and the "periphery of the opposition" returned to their business.
By the way, about the mass character ... It was to her that the cherished and absolutely all reports of news media, TV companies and radio stations, which 6 of May 2013 of the year tried to broadcast live from Bolotnaya Square, were reduced. At the same time, the number of those who had gathered was counted, who in that much. The Dozhd TV channel, it seems, went the furthest and “launched” so many of its correspondents (part-time accountants) that would be enough to not only cover the events on Bolotnaya Square, but also to help the Moscow janitors clean up after the opposition rally.
The broadcasts were conducted from the square itself, from the streets that approached it, and even from improvised observation posts located on the upper floors of the high-rises adjacent to the square. As a result, every correspondent "from the scene", wanting to outdo his colleagues, presented all the big numbers. At first, it was about 12 thousands of people gathered, then about 15, then someone on Twitter published a number of 27 thousand people and it was precisely this number that many people jumped at. Further more. They counted the area, sorry for the tautology, the area and it turned out that the opposition "mastered" 14000 square meters of territory. No more, no less ... To find the number of people gathered, it was proposed to multiply these meters by 2, or even by 2,5. In the end, it was considered that there were few 27 thousands, and it was necessary to publish data on the 35 thousands of opposition members who came to the rally. It was the oppositionists! .. Only for some reason, the representatives of the “counting commission” did not take into account that the percentages of 10 from the number of participants were law enforcement officers and as many more (at least) were representatives of various media outlets, among which you could see the logos of not only the media Russian, let's say, jurisdiction. And after such “calculations” the oppositionists still make claims to Vladimir Churov and the CEC headed by him ...
What the leaders of the opposition broadcast from the improvised "armored car", the same opposition publications, as it turned out, were of little concern. It is not heard, it is not visible - and God is with them ... The main thing, they say, is gathered. Let the cards spread, let the video cameras hang over the heads and sadly monotonous posters, or listen to an English lesson for your own use with headphones in your ears. The main thing is the notorious mass effect ...
After vague speeches, the opposition leaders presented their vision of how many of their supporters gathered at the Swamp. Ilya Yashin (the representative of the so-called opposition’s so-called coordination council) went the furthest, saying that he had seen no less than 50 thousands of people in the square. The only thing that Mr. Yashin's words testified to is that he, at least, is threefold in his eyes ... If you compare his testimony with the testimony of the Moscow police department, then he doesn’t even triple, but at least sevens ... Apparently, the opposition struggle is all it seriously affects the health of a young man who calls himself a politician ...
If we talk about the leitmotif of the rally, then in the hands of those who gathered more than others, a banner with the inscription “Freedom to the prisoners of 6 May” flashed. But here, too, the irreconcilable opposition was waiting for an incident. Several opposition activists managed to post a black banner with the same inscription on one of the high-rises of New Arbat. The banner, not hanging in its place for half an hour, suddenly began to disappear in one of the windows of the upper floors. According to those who hung the banner, the fabric was sucked into the apartment by one of the tenants, against whom the real bullying began in the microblogging of the Bolotnaya activists. No, what else are these pseudo-activists like: they threw a piece of black rag over several windows, the white light to the residents was blocked. And if a person decided to let out a cigarette smoke in an open window - he looked, and here it is ... Well, naturally, and he vacuumed all this disgrace ...
In order to somehow cheer up the badly spoiled mood of the marsh oppositionists and sweeten their bitter pill, the analytical “Levada Center” decided to say a word before. 6 and 7 in May, that is, on the day of the “marshy” rally and one day later, the staff of this independent (as they call themselves) research center decided to show the Russians their version of the statistics - so to speak about the “pain of Russia”. The data was collected, as was reported in April, and here is the publication of the result exactly on the “swamp” day. Let us present the data of the “Levada Center” opinion poll with the most popular (unpopular), according to the same center, answers of the respondents.
1. Do you support the slogans “Russia without Putin?” And “Putin must leave?” (An interesting statement of the question for an independent research center, isn't it? Note the author of the article)
Rather, do not support - 36%
I do not support it at all - 26%
Rather, support - 16%
2. Than you are not satisfied with the policy of President Putin? Why would you like a person with other suggestions for solving problems in Russia?
Much more attention needs to be paid to issues of social justice and social protection of the population - 44%.
3. How would you like to characterize the current government?
Self-interest - 35%.
Fair - 2%.
4. Do you know who Alexey Navalny is? If so, are you following the case of “Kirovles”, in which he is one of the accused? (Do the authors of the question not be embarrassed that there are already obvious hints of the necessary answers in the question itself ... - comment by the author of the article).
True, in this case “leading” questions did not help “Levada-Center”. More than other people, judging by the result (33%), they still do not know who Navalny is. But, apparently, for Levada Center, the main thing is that he himself helped the "ignoramuses" learn about Alexey Navalny ...
There were other questions, however, these data are quite enough to conclude that the study was “independent”.
It is noteworthy that immediately after such publication from Levada-Center, materials appeared in the media that the center was allegedly a foreign agent, and in just 4 of a month (from December 2012 to March 2013) managed to get from abroad US, UK, Poland, South Korea) almost 4 million rubles. This information was launched to the masses by the newspaper Izvestia, but representatives of the Levada Center itself stated that they were not any foreign agents, and that they did not receive any notification from the prosecutor’s office. At the same time, LC director Lev Gudkov confirmed the information that the agency he heads receives foreign grants, but exclusively for scientific purposes not related to politics. Well, the fact that Levada Center is not connected with politics is not really disputed, especially on the basis of the above-mentioned sociological survey ...
In all likelihood, in our country certain structures, one way or another connected with political technologies, do not want to understand that if the funding comes from abroad, then the law obliges them to register with foreign agents. There is no question of any repressions - just register. But with this, as you can see, problems arise. The legal term “foreign agent” for some reason causes rejection of those who are these agents.
In general, the opposition saga 6 of May once again demonstrated that creativity in “our creative class” slowly but surely disappears, and all the “swamp” action is really aimed not at real political competition in the country, but at self-promotion, and with self-PR frankly low sample ...