If the imperfect and flawed Russian Federation ceases to be, its people will face genocide, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said in a new issue of “The Meaning of the Game” broadcast published on the movement’s channel on July 10.
“If the lethargy [which the society has fallen into ― Rossa Primavera News Agency] continues, the only important thing is to maintain statehood, however imperfect it is, which at least saves those staying in lethargy from genocide, which will come as soon as the imperfect, poor, dubious and at the same time saving entity that is called the Russian Federation ceases to be,” the expert explained.
According to Kurginyan, for this statehood to be preserved, stronger positions have to be secured by the part of the current elite that will, even if inconsistently, solve two problems. “The first one is defending the state, however wretched it is. The second one is to increase the distance between this state and the West,” the leader of Essence of Time explained.
According to the political scientist, this is actually a twin challenge, which must save the dormant population of the country, and which must become pivotal for the world order. “I firmly believe in my thesis that Russia today is an absolutely rotten and highly problematic log, that blocks the door that the forces of hell are trying to break in through,” Sergey Kurginyan added.
The inconsistent policy of the Russian authorities in the pandemic situation, derived form the dependence of even the most conservative groups of the current elite on the global trend, has escalated the annoyance that the majority of people experienced after the pension reform. Therefore, it would be counterproductive for the authorities to overestimate the results of the voting on the Constitutional amendments, the expert believes.
The first reports of the coronavirus infection in Russia took place in late January among Chinese nationals. Restrictions were imposed on the entrance of Chinese nationals, followed by a total ban on February 20.
In early March, the first patient with COVID-19 was identified in Moscow, who had returned from Italy. Partial quarantine measures were introduced in the city, and the air communication with the EU countries was limited.
In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin introduced a non-working period from March 28 to April 5, and later he extended it until April 30 and then until May 11. The Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin issued an order to temporarily restrict any movement across the Russian borders from March 30.
On March 29, the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin issued an order to introduce a self-isolation regime for the capital city population. Later, most of the regional governors issued similar orders.
By April 16, all the regions of the Russian Federation reported coronavirus patients.
At a conference with regions on April 28, Putin announced the extension of the non-working period through May 11.
On May 11, the President of Russia announced that the non-working period was over, and that the self-isolation regime would be gradually lifted staring from May 12, noting that regional governors would be responsible for final decisions to lift or relax the restrictions.
On June 9, the self-isolation regime was lifted in Moscow. Suppliers of non-food goods and services resumed operation. At the same time, medical masks and gloves still have to be worn in public places.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency