To begin with, on our pages in the comments, our president is very often criticized. And, at times, not without reason. Indeed, since the president of Russia is the guarantor of the constitution and order, he is in demand. Undoubtedly.
For smart people, it is obvious that Putin is not a spiderman from comic books that can save everyone and everything in every single case. For this there is a vertical of power. I mean a bunch of president - Council of Federations - governors.
I would like to say a few words about the governors to begin with. But first a small party retreat.
Do we have a party in power in Russia? A silly question, of course. Everyone knows her well. "United Russia". Probably not a lie if I say that 95% of high-ranking officials are in this party. Without being a "United Russia", it is unreal to break into power.
Who makes up the core of Edra is also understandable. Cases of bygone days, of course, but the backbone of the “United Russia” was “Fatherland” Luzhkov, “All Russia” Shaimiyev and “Unity” Shoigu. It is clear that where Shoigu, Putin is there. Actually, “Unity” was created under Putin, but no one expected that they would do everything so quickly in the elections.
And this very connection happened, as a result of which the "EP" turned out.
The most interesting thing happened in 2005, when the party leadership changed. In 2005, Gryzlov, Volodin and Vorobyev organized the adoption of the law on elections to the State Duma exclusively on party lists. Then the State Duma adopted amendments to federal legislation, allowing the party that won the elections to the regional parliament to propose to the President of Russia his candidacy for the governorship.
In the overwhelming majority of regions, this right belonged to United Russia. The overwhelming majority of governors are members of United Russia. In April 2006, Boris Gryzlov announced that the party’s members are already 66 from 88 leaders of the Russian regions. From 2005, the leaders of large industrial corporations began to join the party, for it really smelled of the party of power and the budget.
Did Putin have a direct connection to this? I think no. Unproven, of course, but I am sure that there was something for him to do, except for Duma jokes. Moreover, we should not forget that the Unity party in the triad was the smallest in terms of numbers. And, moreover, Luzhkov, the co-chairman of the "United Russia Party", had no less weight than anyone else. Until a certain point.
"ER" was not just a party of power, but a party that controls almost everything in Russia through governors.
Whether Putin was a real party leader, I think, is a rhetorical question. "ER" has become the party of "hosts on the ground." Governors, businessmen, business owners.
If you look at my land, then in principle, before 2009, in the Voronezh region, it was possible to observe the rotation of the same persons. A sort of cycle of governor, deputy mayor, and so on. The same person. Moreover, all Voronezh governors (Kovalev, Tsapin, Shabanov, Kulakov) were former members of the CPSU, and (except for Kovalev, the former director of a large plant), they had posts in regional committees and regional executive committees. Better, however, this cycle did not become. The area really rolled down.
But in 2009, there was a gift from Medvedev. Perhaps the only thing for which we are all grateful to Mr. Medvedev is his former Minister of Agriculture, Gordeyev. In 2008, he was the only minister who spoke out against Russia's accession to the WTO, and the minister immediately ceased to be. But he played an honorary exile by the governor of the Voronezh region.
However, there was a complete bad luck, and the process went. Gordeev was a really good business manager. And most of them are happy with it. 89% in the 2014 election is indicative. Real 89%.
Why am I so focused on this? Just because the Voronezh region is more the exception than the rule. The Governor Sent. In most of the regions of Russia, the local United Russia members were sitting, and they were sitting. Regardless. And they sit not just, but as foster princes.
Probably, it is not necessary to say that the prosecutor's office, the police, and the inspections in each city, too, as it were, are not in the Liberal Democratic Party. Plus another deputies from "their".
Is it easy to break such a system and make it work somehow differently? Triple-run governor dugout, two lines of defense ahead, reserves behind.
And naturally, one cannot help but desire to cling to the source.
Does Putin understand this? Naturally. In Moscow, “on the carpet”, everything “FOR” is not simple, but with arms and legs. And at home ... At home, as you, dear readers write, everyone is his own master. Hence, all the special effects of our life in many ways and grow.
Well, since Vladimir Vladimirovich is a clever and understanding person, the fact that the “United Russia” is no longer his ancestral domain is also understood. And she was never his ever since the "Unity" merged with Luzhkov.
And then it was created by someone's smart initiative ONF. It seems to be with an eye to the support of "ER", as many have noted. But it turned out quite the opposite, purely Russian. ONF has become a real counterweight, preventing people from living in peace, mostly representatives of the "ER".
And then the real war began.
The habit of controlling everything in the region and the fear that Moscow will receive an additional and objective (at least independent from the governor) source of information and an instrument of control for regional authorities, leads to the fact that in many regions the authorities do not stop trying to capture the headquarters of ONF and put my people there.
Only December 7, Putin reminded the governor of the Perm region Basargin about the need to build a normal work with the local activists of the Popular Front (and the “front-line soldiers” themselves told the president about the regional administration’s attempt to put the people in charge of the Perm branch) to “thunder” Ulyanovsk.
They expelled the former mayor of the city, Marina Bespalova, from United Russia. Excluded at a meeting of the local political council, unanimously, for "actions discrediting the party, damaging the political interests of the party" - immediately after it became known that the presidium of the highest council of the party recommended that Bespalov be appointed head of the regional public reception office of the UR leader Dmitry Medvedev.
Interestingly, Moscow recommends, and in Ulyanovsk in a panic expelled. Why would it suddenly.
Regional authorities do not want to get under the control of Moscow. What is this unanimity? Fear that independent sources of information will interfere with a quiet and peaceful life "on the ground." Examples? Yes please.
Ulan-Ude, where the investigation of Artem Cola ended in a brawl. Mayor Alexander Golkov asked the local deputies for his premium in 420 thousand rubles. This is despite the fact that the city’s budget deficit is about 120 million rubles. There are 16 million for the advertising activity of the mayor’s office, there is a bonus fund in 6 million (data from the ONF of Buryatia), but only 4 million were “found” for the preferential school meals. That is, 28 rubles per student per day.
Awards, speak? And the "PR campaign"? Oh well...
However, deputies voted for the adoption of such a budget. 23 - for, 2 - against. Understandable alignment?
For the sake of justice I will not pass by my outskirts. Our mayor, Voronezh, Alexander Gusev, also came to the attention of the ONF. According to the media, information has passed that selfish mayor is counting on retirement in 190 thousand rubles. The rustle was fair, the representatives of the mayor's office all assured everyone that a mistake had crept into the calculations, and no one talked about this amount. Although Gusev, as a man, 20 spent years in hazardous industries, may retire even now. Now, if he had fulfilled the required 25 years of municipal service, then yes, then with all the allowances he would have 81 400 rubles. But not 190.
So are liberals the true enemies of Putin and Russia? It seems to me, no. Liberals, they just whine in some means of mass misinformation, nothing more.
But the "United Russia" barrier, which sits quietly and zhiryat far from Moscow - this problem is more substantial than Ganapolsky, Sobchak and Makarevich. They do not need PR. They need to be quiet, calm and unanimous. At our expense. And there were enough examples, only Sakhalin and Komi were worth something.
And, by the way, with the beginning of active hostilities of the ONF and the above incidents, I think that further it is unlikely to be better. If only because none of these officials can be confident in a peaceful tomorrow.
Tomorrow the ruble will fall to 120 for a dollar, it will be necessary to distract the electorate with something. Bombing in Syria will not be so urgent soon, unless (God forbid, of course) there is no loss. So someone will need to expose and plant. As Sakhalin Khoroshavin. So, it’s necessary to take it now, so that later it would be good for health.
Our mentioned Gusev, at first, was Gordeev's vice-governor for economics. He inherited from the former governor. Former, Fists, with the first deputy Naumov under investigation, by the way. For theft from the budget. And Gusev with the UK also dragged, but it did not start. Although the vice-governor removed. Now here, mayor ...
"EP" does not throw its.
Long it happened. But, it seems to me, clearly. Yes, we have enough enemies, especially abroad. And friends are not enough. But the enemies that are among us, they will be more dangerous than the Americans. And we are voting for them and waiting for change ... But we get a guerrilla war. Something like this...