Corruption? So it takes place for many years, as well as the oldest profession. She also has a residence permit not only in Russia. Of course, corruption must be plagued from our lives. But liberal laws cannot cope with this scourge. We are from the beginning of perestroika talking about the liberalization of everything. But life has shown that liberalization does not bring anything good to society.
There is a lot of talk about what was lost, plundered, destroyed in 90's. Now a lot of targeted programs aimed at restoring Russia. So again there are dissatisfied and opponents of these programs themselves. (How these programs are implemented, of course, a separate conversation).
So what's the deal then? It seems everyone should work on the development of the country. Instead, "stick to the wheels trying to shove." Or maybe it's not Putin, but in something else? Let's see who says what. Of former and current politicians, intellectuals, entrepreneurs.
Tatyana Tolstaya: “The country is not such as to conform to it! Right now, maybe the leadership is trying to match, to be as fucking as the people, as stupid as the people, as backward as the people. "
Alfred Koch: “Now Russia has appeared, but nobody needs it. There is no place for it in the world economy ... Russians cannot earn anything ... They admire themselves so much, they still admire with their ballet and their classic literature of the 19th century that they are no longer able to do anything. Raw material appendage. Unconditional emigration of all people who can think ... Next - the collapse, the transformation into a dozen small states ... I, frankly, do not understand why the chaos in Russia can become a threat to the whole world. Just because it has an atomic weapon? .. To take away her atomic weapon, enough parachute division. One day, land and pick up all these missiles to hell ... the army is not able to offer any resistance. ”
Valeria Novodvorskaya: “Russians cannot be allowed to enter European civilization with rights. They were laid at the bucket, and rightly so. Miserable, spiritually unfit, the cowardly sleep at the bucket and have no rights. If such rights are given, the overall level of humanity will go down. If Russia perishes at all, in principle, I personally will not grumble. ”
Anatoly Chubais: “What are you worried about these people? Well, thirty million will die out. They do not fit into the market. Don't think about it, new ones will grow. ”
“Imagine that a truly fully democratic election was organized in the country, based on the will of the workers with equal access to the media, to money ... The result of such elections would have been an order of magnitude worse, and perhaps just disastrous for the country.”
Egor Gaidar: “There is nothing wrong with the fact that some of the pensioners will die out, but the society will become more mobile. Russia as a state has no Russians historical prospects. " “At the beginning of the reforms, I said to Gaidar: You are looking for a middle class. But he does exist: these are teachers, doctors, technical and creative intelligentsia. And I heard in response: this is not the middle class, but dependents. " (Oleg Poptsov, “The Moment of Truth”, TVC, 23.06.2006/XNUMX/XNUMX).
“In Zelenograd, our medicine has documented 36 deaths due to hunger. To this, Gaidar answered simply: radical changes are taking place, it’s difficult with money, and the death of people unable to withstand these transformations is a natural thing. ”
Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “It’s a shame not to steal such a state. Corruption has begun with us, it must end with us. Our attitude to the authorities? Just a few months ago, we considered power, which would not hinder us, entrepreneurs, as a blessing. In this regard, the ideal ruler was Mikhail Gorbachev. At that stage of our development, this was enough. Now that the entrepreneurial class has gained momentum and this process is no longer impossible to stop, our attitude towards power is changing. Neutrality towards us is no longer enough. The implementation of the principle is necessary: the one who pays is the one who orders the music. ”
“Have we earned reproaches that we celebrate when the masses are in full? Isn’t our feast ultimately beneficial to the same people? ”
Lev Ponomarev, head of the human rights movement "For Human Rights": "People with democratic views and a high degree of civic activism will always find the strength and courage to support those who disagree, including supporters of the legalization of cannabis and gay parades."
Igor Yurgens, head of INSOR: “What kind of innovation is there, what kind of industry! The fate of Russia - to export oil and other raw materials! Forget the rest! Russians interfere with Russia: the majority of our compatriots live in the last century and do not want to develop ... Russians are still very archaic. In the Russian mentality, the community is higher than the personality ... Most of the (people) are in partial disqualification ... The other part is general degradation. ”
Evgeny Ikhlov, an expert of the “Movement for Human Rights”: “General Vlasov was right: the best fate for our country is to divide into ethnic states, the highest achievement of which will be integration into Western Europe with the rights of intractable younger brothers”.
“Anything is written in the Constitution” (in the context “It is not necessary to fulfill it”).
Boris Khazanov: “In this country, goats graze with plucked sides, along the fences timid residents make their way timidly. I used to be ashamed of this homeland, where every day is humiliation, every meeting is like a slap in the face, where everything — landscape and people — offends the eyes. But how nice it is to come to America and see the poured sea of smiles! ”
I did not include here more radical statements about Russians and Russia. They can be found on the Internet.
So "For fair elections" and for another - these are just beautiful slogans.