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How Contemporary Russia Is Governed And By Whom

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How Contemporary Russia Is Governed And By Whom

ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE: kremlin.ru

An indepth look at the recent coronavirus-related political and social developments in Russia by a regular SouthFront reader from Moscow. The previous article of this series: “Russia’s Covid Game Of Elites“.

The Corona crisis is continuing to develop in Russia, or, rather, in the capital Moscow. At summer’s start it became clear the Russian Corona phenomenon has nothing in common with the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and everything to do with the peculiarities of the Russian political system.

European countries and the rest of the world are removing restrictions and returning to normal life. The global scientific community has reached consensus on the danger of the virus, its actual lethality, effective methods of treatment. Only Moscow continues to increase restrictions, taking them to absurd levels.

How Contemporary Russia Is Governed And By Whom

An official infographic showing the rules of the ‘experiment’

For example, recently the Mayor of Moscow allowed Muscovites to run at night while wearing masks. It’s not a joke or exaggeration, but rather easily verifiable information. They are also allowed to leave homes for walks according to strict schedule, not more than 3 times a week and not further than 2km away from home. Gloves and masks must be worn everywhere, even when alone in a forest. The system of penalties has been expanded. Also, Moscow residents are forbidden to travel across the city by public and private transport without QR codes that look like concentration camp codes. All of this is openly, and cynically, called an “experiment”.

It’s worth reminding it’s been continuing in Russia for three months! In the public sphere, these new measures are called “relaxing self-isolation”. The previous sept in “relaxing” which took place over a week ago amounted to “allowing volunteers to visit 12 Moscow animal shelters”.

Further more, Sobyani said that until Moscow received the vaccine, it would still have to provide a special regime for self-isolation of citizens. He expects vaccines in the fall and intends to vaccinate all residents of Moscow under pain of administrative fines. The fact that vaccines will not be able to pass a reality check and all the necessary safety tests does not bother him. Otherwise, he perfectly understands possible results of unreliable vaccines exhibition and his actions are motivated by direct intentions.

A month ago, the so-called draft strategy “Moscow Smart City – 2030” was published on the official website of the Moscow administration. Things were called by their proper names. The document declares that “transhumanism” is employed as a concept for the development of the city. The “draft strategy” states, for example that “virtual presence is equivalent to physical presence due to digital technologies”.

With this document, Russian neoliberals declare their literal commitment to the ideas of philosopher transhumanist Harari from Israel, who, while continuing to develop the ideas of behaviorists, de-facto refuses modern man free will. In essence, he equates the models and algorithms of man and animal incentives in a big data world. As a human individual is considered a “consuming man”, a man of modern Western civilization, without faith in God or ideals, but only in his own needs and desires.  Ethics and values are derived internally within each individual, rather than from an external source. This, in turn, is achieved through the intellectual and spiritual development (read, degradation) of the individual and society, which should lead to the emergence of a “super-man” (human-god).

Thus, Moscow residents are offered the concept for the city development a model that many call neoliberal fascism. In this regard, the “Moscow team” is ahead of the rest of the world. By now, no other head of the world metropolis allowed to openly or even implicitly declare the desire to create a segregated digital caste society where the masses will serve as fuel for the new aristocracy of super-men.

No factual data or scientific opinion holds sway over mayor team. They are simply ignored, or rather used for cheap propaganda. For example, information that Russia’s mortality rate in was lower than last year is presented as Sobyanin’s personal victory. This is despite Moscow’s growing mortality from illnesses not related to pneumonia. This is due to the majority of hospitals not admitting patients for planned operations and reducing the volume of activity by a factor of two. Hospital wards are empty. Even those specifically designated for COVID-19 are only half-full.

At the same time Sobyanin is getting increased informational support. Almost all Russian liberal and official state media either praise him or keep quiet. The same could be said about foreign MSM. The only exception is probably a single timid publication in DW where the author rather hesitatingly but nevertheless slightly criticizes Moscow.

Mr. Sobyanin is not Russia’s president or prime minister. Therefore, what is happening? Is someone else directing Sobyanin, or is the mayor of Moscow running his own political game? One can assume with a high degree of certainty that Sobyanin is not an independent political player. He is being directed by those forces who direct a good part of the state apparatus in Russia. And that’s probably not Vladimir Putin.

Sobyanin is a man of the system that established itself after USSR. He’s a Yeltsin-era man, a member of the so-called “family”. He became the head of the city of Kogalyma in 1991. In November of 1993, the head of Khanty-Mansi region Aleksandr Filipenko appointed Sobyanin his first deputy. In January 1996 he became the governor of Tyumen region. His entire career consisted of strict adherence to the directives of the system which elevated him.

Let’s remember that when the pandemic began, recommendations on combating it came from a single center. At first that was done in all the countries, but with various degree of alacrity. But the mayor of Moscow demonstrated yet again he knows how to carry out instructions better than anyone. Without neglecting his own interests. It’s enough to say that among the Russian adherents to neo-liberalism, Sobyanin has not been the only one who realized and enthusiastically embraced the possibilities. The head of Rospotrebnadzor, the consumer rights agency, Ms. Popova, is not lagging far behind, either. Her professional specialization is hygiene and ecology.

But it’s difficult to imagine Sobyanin and Popova personally spend entire days thinking up decrees on coronavirus and self-isolation, or that it’s done by their deputies and their suitably competent teams. In order to do it truly effectively, one needs hundreds of specialists in the field, not officials, analyzing the huge volume of statistical and scientific data, making predictions and thinking through the details. One would require a well-oiled system, an institutional framework, which neither Sobyanin nor Popova has. There is no system, but there are detailed recommendations.

All of these recommendations, de-facto orders, are not developed by national Russian agencies but rather come from certain supra-national entities. With COVID-19, it’s WHO. Naturally at that level one can speak of only broad guidance. They are turned into details by foreign consulting. Sobyanin and Popova have McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group, both Anglo-American firms. They have those hundreds of specialists who work out the details of WHO, IMF guidance. Looking at their history and activities, it’s hard not to conclude they are tightly linked to US and UK intelligence. Moreover, they also earn massive salaries from unjustifiably huge government contracts from Moscow mayor’s office and several Russian federal entities. These include Russia’s Central Bank and Sberbank. On the lower national level, these firms’ activities are support by the research infrastructure of the Higher School of Economics.

This amounts to government from without. It affects the entire civil government hierarchy in Russia, from the Government of the Russian Federation, ending with governors and mayors. Only the national security wing remains independent, chiefly the MOD and partly the defense industry. They all understand what is happening, but not all are traitors to the national interest. One can also engage in sabotage by openly ignoring recommendations by arguing local conditions or laws make them impossible. Unlike the great majority of regional leaders, Sobyanin is still trying to do everything “right”, and is closely following his neo-liberal comrades.

Therefore it’s not surprising that Sobyanin’s media support is growing. One can, “and should” criticize Putin, not Sobyanin. Today he is once again predicted to be the next prime minister. Does President Putin need Prime Minister Sobyanin? Of course not, it will mean the end of direct leadership by Putin and the destruction of his power vertical which he’s been building for the last 20 years to counter the rule from without. One is left with the impression that the president understands all of that. But will he have the political force and will to engage the government from without in a decisive battle? That remains an open question.

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  • Lone Ranger

    By the people for the people.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Not as long as the Jew cunts infect most nations and their media and banksters destroy the planed and humanity. We saw what the Jew “training” of Americunt police has done for the brainwashed Americunt fuckwits who now face murder at the hands of their own Jew controlled police and military. Jew agenda is a global police state on the Palestine repression model. Russia is more vulnerable as the Jew cunts have the oligarchs controlling Putin. A real Russian nationalist would clear out the Jew bastards.

      • Trap Is Not Gay
        • Zionism = EVIL

          Well, comparing Americunt failed state shithole to even any half functioning state is not a valid comparison, and you missed the most destructive and evil Jew parasite like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jewtube who are manipulating fake news and ignoring real ones. Why do think independent news media like Southfront have become a pain in the arse for them. The Jews are literally destroying the planet and the dumbass Americunt patsies are yet to wake-up. BTW, historically any country that has Jew infestation is literally fucked, look at Germany and now the Americunt failed shithole. Jews are pure evil and their Zionist mutation is sheer poison for any host.

      • Rhodium 10

        Russia beside the Jews Oligarchy also has the Russian etnic Turquic Oligarchy of Tatarstan, Daguestan,Bashorkostan among others republic and oblast…both cancer allow Israel and Turkey attack and invade Syria and discredit the Russian deterrence and the Military-industrial complex!..Putin has failed as a strong leader vs the enemies of Russia..and now he seems like a business manager of the economic interests of the Oligarchy!

  • Raptar Driver

    Like I’ve been saying for 4 years, Putin is not really in charge, he is mostly a figurehead to appease the nationalists.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      You 100% correct. Jew Oligarchs controls the little midget, look at the mess in Syria.

      • Trap Is Not Gay

        Bullshit.

        Putin is not Trump.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Let’s hope not, but the Jew Oligarchs have a choke-hold over little Putin too. Why do think Nutter Yahoo has only gone to Washington DC twice in past 4 years and to Moscow 15 times. I just state FACTS and reality no matter how unpalatable.

          • Trap Is Not Gay

            Bullshit.

          • RichardD

            I’m not sure that it’s a choke hold, he’s gone after some of them. And has made more progress pushing back the JWO hegemony project worldwide than anyone else. But Russia has the same type of monied Jew problem that the US has. In Russia it’s a stay behind network after a 95% dejudification. In the US it’s a much more extensively engrained cabal.

            As far as Syria goes. The Jew world order has outspent the Syrian government coalition by 5 or 10 to 1, maybe more. The JWO has spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 billion+. The JWO portion of the global economy dwarfs Russia. Russia isn’t in a position to match the JWO Syria war spending. But the Russians are clearly getting a lot more accomplished in Syria per dollar spent then the opposition.

            He is an intel professional. Meeting with Netanyahu and Israeli delegations provides intel on what he’s dealing with. The bigger thing that I’m concerned about until it’s reversed is the progress of what looks like the JWO omnicide plan in Russia and other SCO countries.

            We’ve gone from the scamdemic in the US to what looks like organised insurrection. Given human history it would be foolish to think that this will be contained to the US. When it looks like it’s part of a larger plan that is already global with the scamdemic. Similar to the organised Arab spring, but this time on a global scale.

  • shylockracy

    It’s been quite obvious that Putin is so far way too tolerant, if not an outright supporter in some cases, of the socioeconomic and cultural phenomenon of liberal Ziocorporatism that spread like a disease the world over after old-school colonialism went obsolete. Fighting jihadis in Chechnya and Syria and banning Soros-backed NGOs and LGBT propaganda isn’t enough when Russian pro-Western oligarchs with power and money to influence life in Russia are freer than ever to machinate and social-engineer whatever scheme they want within the “acceptable” scope of operation in the political system.

    • Tommy Jensen

      Precisely. This mayor of Moscow should have been kicked out long time ago as a heavy internal security risk.

  • RichardD

    This is an excellent article that addresses many important issues. The 5% of Jews who remained in Russia after 95% were removed during the post WW2 dejudification process. Are a big part of the problem. Russia should finish the dejudification process and the US needs to start it.

  • RichardD

    The article describes the Jew world order extinction of humanity process that Alex Jones has documented and analyzed in depth. The transhumanism, scamdemic, contact tracing, vaccines, unjustified lockdowns, economic destruction, etc.. If Russia and the SCO proceed on this path they’re part of the problem, not part of the solution.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      You know Richard, Russia has potential to be a great power as it is great civilization like Persians. Look at the poets, writers, conductors etc Russia has produced, however, the same Jew cunts that are destroying the US and Europe have also infected the soul of Russia. Get rid of the Jew Oligarchs and the 5th column as Russia with its immense resources, patriotism and people would be at the top. It is still suffering less damage as the brainwashed Americunt morons who have been totally bamboozled by the Jew media and bankers.

      • RichardD

        Russia has had severe Jew problems for centuries that continue to this day. That have stunted their population growth and caused them enormous problems. They’re progressing with the Jew’s omnicide plan as outlined in the Jones’ and similar analysis.

        I’m a strong supporter of what the Putin government has accomplished to this point. With the exception of legalizing abortion for birth control and it’s Jew tolerance. But it looks like it may be turning bad and preparing to murder all Russians and help do the same to the rest of the planet.

        It’s one thing to err on the side of caution with bioterror counter measure preparations. It’s another to use these policies to move ahead with the omnicide of the Russian people and the human race.

  • RichardD

    – Moderna’s Guinea Pig … “Sickest in His Life” after Being Injected with Experimental Vaccine –

    https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/modernas-guinea-pig-sickest-in-his-life-after-being-injected-with-experimental-vaccine/

  • Tommy Jensen

    Sad to hear these liberal disgusting maniacs still have so much power in Russia.

  • Trap Is Not Gay
  • RichardD

    This is a screenshot from “Moscow Smart City – 2030” that can easily be used for omnicide sugar coated poison bait and switch: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a2cfcac74cef21c0dfd70e938a0e597d2cc8f6906e6b9e3697e8d19f0cb88876.png

    https://2030.mos.ru/netcat_files/userfiles/documents_2030/strategy_tezis_en.pdf

  • RichardD

    “Sobyanin warned that the restrictions imposed on combating COVID-19 were unlikely to be completely removed before an effective vaccine was created.”

    – Sobyanin called the basis for the effective fight against coronavirus –

    https://www.rbc.ru/society/02/06/2020/5ed676149a794707d13059c3

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3CvfrmHpt4
    Slavs and Vikings: Medieval Russia and the Origins of the Kievan Rus

  • Ashok Varma

    Russia has a severe Jew problem that it needs to address before it is too late.

    • Squeeth

      twat

    • Trap Is Not Gay

      Bullshit.

  • Comrade Brezhnev

    Seems an interesting read: https://bit.ly/2z8QHJF

  • Trap Is Not Gay