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Executive Shuffle In Russia: Is A Top-Down Revolution On The Way?


Executive Shuffle In Russia: Is A Top-Down Revolution On The Way?

Anatoly Chubais (R)

On December 3rd, Sergei Kulikov was approved by the Russian Government as chairman of the board of Rusnano instead of Anatoly Chubais.

Chubais was removed from his post just a few days earlier. He is a notorious neo-liberal supporter, and he’s occupied a multitude of government positions over the years.

The Rosnano project under him was a financial black hole that produced scandals of corruption and misappropriation of funds.

Despite that, he almost immediately was appointed to another post by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Anatoly Chubais was appointed as the president’s special representative for relations with international organizations.

The corresponding decree was signed by Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin press service reported.

“To appoint Anatoly Borisovich Chubais as special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for relations with international organizations to achieve sustainable development goals,” read the document, which was published on the evening of December 4th.

At the time of publication, neither the presidential office nor the representative of Anatoly Chubais gave extended official comments on what exactly the ex-head of Rusnano will do in his new position.

Chubais has already engaged in negotiations with international organizations during his career. For example, in 1995-1996, he was the Russian Governor of the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

It is rather questionable that he still remains a part of the Russian government, and that the West views it as “nationalist”, “conservatist” and protective of the Russian population and its interests.

Regardless, looking into his appointment to the position can be seen as him being recognized as a representative and “manager” of the global neo-liberal elites that are present and pursuing their interests in Russia.

This, in itself, is a sort of arbitrary and veiled confirmation of the speculations that the Russian Federation lacks a uniform sovereignty and is, at least partially, controlled by Western-originating global forces.

Executive Shuffle In Russia: Is A Top-Down Revolution On The Way?


The Russian Federation, partially, is under the control of the so-called “New Oppression” and that’s been going on since the collapse of the USSR.

Several figures were in the limelight during that entire time, they were given a platform and they kept moving forward, securing leadership and government positions through the years. These are mainly Anatoly Chubais and Alexei Kudrin.

After a while of this agenda moving forward, it was even deemed not worth to conceal, and these movements began happening out in the open. And it was done in a very simple manner, these global forces were simply rebranded as “global systemic international investors”, which are neither that global, nor that systemic.

They are simply represented by several massive funds, and an exquisitely narrow circle of ultimate beneficiaries, most of them with either Jewish or Anglo-Saxon roots.

It was argued that the activities of “global investors” are aimed not so much at their personal enrichment and strengthening of power, but at promoting the ideas of democracy and liberal values. In recent years, and even more so, in recent months, statements as these have caused laughter in any person who would stop and consider the reality of the situation. This has become increasingly apparent in the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Russia, there was a general unspoken rule that everybody knew what was taking place, but they acted as if there was nothing there. And that is no secret, it is quite apparent.

It could be that, with this very public removal of Chubais from his Rosnano position, and his appointment at a rather advisership role. It could be a way to see that this, until recently, behind-the-scenes partial control has now only got consulting and communication capabilities, and no executive power now. It could be that Russia would like to make it seem like the global forces’ control is waning.

Regardless, in the next two months, quite a few things will come as revelations to whether this is true or not. If Kudrin, Elvira Nabiullina, Sergey Sobyanin are removed from their posts, or shuffled to posts that appear to rather be placeholders than actual executive seats. This could mark the beginning of a top-down revolution that’s beginning in Russia.

One thing is certain, 2021 will be an exquisitely difficult year for Russia – either a revolution will take place, as mentioned above, or the existence of a unified state could potentially move from the theoretical field into practice.




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