If it seems to someone that, for example, it is necessary to “give all power to the patriotic security officials,” then this someone is a very naive person. A country that functions as a Russian army from the period before Serdyukov may, of course, terrify others and accomplish great things, but living in it will be rather uncomfortable. In general, the main problem of our managerial elite is that all its segments (no matter how they compete with each other) perceive the people ("population") as a resource. One Putin is a humanist and is not ready to pay with human lives and destinies for progress and breakthroughs. And the elites no longer have the right to treat people as a resource. There are too few of us left, about which Putin speaks at every opportunity.
Patriotic liberals (under this umbrella term, I sign all those who believe that Crimea is ours, but they don’t carry a shoulder strap) would gladly turn Russia into an analogue of the Vietnamese 90's factory. For them, the people are a resource that can and should be exchanged for the growth of GDP, KPI, and the production of conditional "Russian iPads", even if the workers themselves cannot buy them. It would have been fierce GDP growth, but the project "Russia as a Foxconn Factory" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF6ivkWQqCc) is not the best Russia.
Patriotic security officials (by the way, many for some reason forget that we have the most evil Westernist groups or commercial structures densely populated by immigrants from the KGB and other "organs", so that not every security official is a patriot) would have turned Russia into an analogue of the barracks with pleasure. Soviet barracks. It would be almost the same as in the liberal version, only there will be “tanchiki” instead of gadgets. And of course, "dig from fence to sunset." People are a resource.
Putin (this is a real miracle) treats people as a value. Nobody appreciates him for that, and few people understand this Putin’s feature at all, and especially gifted turbo-patriots even fire him for not introducing a "mobilization economy", apparently counting on the fact that they themselves for the machine seven days on 20 hours will not stand.
Putin, despite the stories about the "dominance of St. Petersburg" and other nonsense, was still in a not very pleasant position, with the constant need to balance between different elite groups. Very slowly and very carefully, elements of an economic and power nature were created that would work specifically on Putin’s team. We will talk about the economic segment separately, but few people believed in the creation (and so fast!) Of the power Putin structure to the end. Here she appeared. This is wonderful, as it strongly unties the hands of the president. This is great newswhich dramatically increases the chances that the future of our country will be made not in the style of "barracks" and not in the style of "Vietnamese sweatshops", but will be comfortable, efficient and polite. From what I congratulate you.