Can only Jesus help now? Meanwhile, pro-Kremlin authors use somewhat bizarre comparisons to keep hopes of military success alive. Tsargrad TV says it is “time to pray for victory”. In 1945, Russia finally triumphed during Easter week – Orthodox Easter fell on May 6th. Unfortunately, however, it is no “secret” that many government officials are neither particularly religious nor particularly patriotic.
Appropriately, columnist Dmitry Popov writes in “Moskovsky Komsomolets” (MK) that the apostles lost all courage after the crucifixion: “But Christ is risen.” It does not look like Russia is victorious now, and indeed the commentator asks his readers: “Can we really lose, is there really nothing that can change in the country and will those whom our president has called national traitors triumph? ? “
It will not be easy “
It is “irrational fears and cognitive distortions” that are currently happening, according to Popov, who blames Russia’s “great inertia”. Unfortunately, nothing happens right away at the push of a button. The insecure author is comforted by the fact that Switzerland and Bulgaria are reluctant to hand over weapons, which shows that Europe is not “closed” in its opposition to Russia. At the same time, however, Popov felt compelled to defend the highly hostile Russian central bank governor, Elvira Nabiullina, who announced “blood, sweat and tears” for the near future, which she herself described as an “adjustment”. structural “:” It will “It will not be easy, but then it will work really uphill,” says Popow.
Coincidentally, he called artists critical of the system, such as sculptor Oleg Kulik, 61, who sparked outrage a few days ago with a sculpture at the Moscow Art Fair, “residual phenomena and aftermath” that were quickly overcome: “At the moment, in the midst of fire and steel, in the midst of death and the triumph of life, a new Russian elite is emerging that will rule our lives.”
“We need victory”
However, this “elite” does not seem to be so sure of their survival. There is no other way to explain why Vladimir Kornilov is encouraging himself for the RIA Novosti news agency: “We need a victory. One for all. We do not care about the price.” This victory is “not only possible, but inevitable,” it says. On the other hand, Kornilov admits that Russia’s withdrawal from the Kiev gates has fueled hopes in the West for Putin’s “loss.” However, it was only a “gesture of goodwill”.
Observers farther from the Kremlin, such as Alexei Yurchak, 61, who teaches in California, are now confident that Russia will lose the war and that the regime will collapse: “How exactly and when will this happen? “It’s hard to say, but we know from our recent history that such changes happen quickly and unexpectedly.” “Most of Putin’s prominent supporters support him only ‘passively,'” Yurchak said in an interview with Medusa, a platform critical of the government. be quite transient “.
“Many people ready for change”
Yurchak compares the current stage with the late Soviet Union: “A large number of people took part in the ideological institutions and practices of the system: they went to demonstrations, voted in elections, did trade union or Komsomol work, etc. But as perestroika reform began, it came out that many people were ready to engage in this new political process that they had not foreseen and had not thought of before ”.
Putin himself has not repented of the Soviet Union: “The imperialism he preaches has nothing to do with the Soviet Union or communist ideology.” Instead, Putin only cares about the status of a “world power.” This is the only reason he avoids open criticism of the Soviet Union – which can then be perceived as a “mistake” by the West.
“Even groups close to the government surprised by the war”
“Part of the blame for the emergence of the Putin regime certainly falls on Western financial and political elites. Their greed contributed to the emergence of Putin’s state oligarchic class,” Yurchak said, looking at recent years. The war surprised “self-governing” groups. “It is difficult to imagine that in this system revolution can start from the bottom; I do not think that will happen. But when the reforms come from above, it will soon turn out that large masses are ready for them.”