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Fyodor Krasheninnikov: Putin must end shamefully, badly and forever...

08 Feb, 2023
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Fyodor Krasheninnikov: Putin must end shamefully, badly and forever...

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Fyodor Krasheninnikov, Russian opposition political analyst, publicist, and public figure, in his interview with Mark Feygin, spoke about his vision of the end of the Putin regime.

"Bad path if Putin dies a natural death. If so, he will die undefeated. That is, he fixes some situations and then dies. He will die and remain a banner that they say, "Under Putin we were great …" And always, in this case, there will be a temptation to become the successor of his work. And here a certain character may appear in the style of "Putin is dead, but his cause is alive," as Comrade Stalin said at the tomb of Comrade Lenin. This would be very undesirable."

Putin must end shamefully, badly and forever. And let it end already (die).

To Mark Feygin's question about a possible coup from the bottom (national coup), Fedor Krashennikov answered.

"There are certain studies showing that coups in totalitarian regimes in most cases, occur because of coups at the top. Intervention is second, and only 10% is devoted to population coups. Usually, these three factors are combined. But for a simple popular uprising to start, there is no such thing. In such a large country as Russia, it is impossible for a popular uprising to engulf the entire country, from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad. This is impossible. It's not even worth hoping for. Yes, there may be some unrest, but they are needed only so military or civilian conspirators can take advantage of them.

I do not see options for a national rebellion precisely because Putin has been preparing very well for 20 years to suppress uprisings from below. Putin is not Yanukovych, who was just beginning to be a dictator. Putin has been a sovereign dictator and tsar for 20 years. He has huge internal troops that do not die on the fronts of Ukraine. At first, the Russian Guard was there, and they were beaten. But in general, all these law enforcement officers, well-armed, sit in the barracks, and they have one task: to disperse, suppress and kill those who rebel. I would not hope for a riot from below.

In this case, I would hope that there is some kind of elite in Russia who will still squeeze out this pimple (Putin). And this is a fairly realistic scenario. Much more realistic than pathos popular uprisings, partisans or something else."


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