Monday, September 28, 2015

Why Putin is so afraid of "export" of democratic revolutions

Pro-Kremlin news agencies already headline Putin's UN address with titles like "Putin to UN: Export of so-called ‘democratic’ revolutions continues globally". In his speech Putin made every effort to turn democratic movements of last decade into puppets driven by US and its allies. So why is he so afraid of democratic revolutions?

Because he is the one who still lives the life of Kadafis, Mubaraks, Husseins of the world and he witnessed how they ended up during these years. His neighboring states like Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Ukraine are too constant reminders of the fate awaiting certain presidents of the former Soviet Union states.

If you still don't quite understand how Putin consolidated power inside Russia just look at the party representation across governors of Federal Subjects in Russian Federation. Then compare with similar governments of States in Germany (both are federations according to their constitutions). United Russia ("Единая Россия") is party Putin represents (even though he is formally nonpartisan), and nonpartisan governors are de facto proxies of "United Russia" in most (if not all) cases.

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