The patriotic majority in Russia has largely lost its trust in President Vladimir Putin after the pension reform and the quarantine, and this can prevent his re-election in 2024, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on July 7 in “The Meaning of the Game” broadcast published on the movement’s official channel.
“This majority was really enraged with both changing the retirement age and all the quarantine troubles. In judging these troubles, this majority will rely not on the Internet, where its preferred experts will offer their opinions, and even less on the TV,” the expert explained.
According to Kurginyan, the majority will rely, traditionally, “on so-called dinner table conversations, including conversations with their relatives as well as conversations in smoking rooms, at barbeques, phone calls etc.” This principle of forming an opinion is absolutely alien to the Russian expert community, the political scientist stressed.
Sergey Kurginyan noted that the patriotic majority will never try to destroy the state power ― “not out of cowardice, but because of a subconscious statist instinct.” However, if it falls away from the authorities and “starts grumbling a little louder than normally, then the authorities will be in trouble.”
The political scientist also stressed that the majority supported the amendments to the Constitution not because it supports the authorities, but because, as the voters believe, these amendments aimed at protecting the state will remain after the current authorities are gone.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency