The New York Times: "Bored" Putin is not interested in the problems of poor Russians


Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is very active on the world stage, resembles a “bored king” when it comes to the needs and aspirations of his own country, says Andrew Higgins in an electronic version of The New York Times.


The celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany was supposed to be the personification of the revived power of Russia, but the epidemic of the coronavirus dealt a blow to these plans.

In other areas, too, not everything is smooth. On the background economic of problems, the ratings of the authorities and the popularity of the very first person go down, the author claims, referring to opinion polls conducted by the Levada Center. Citizens whose employment was not connected with the public sector suffer - they are forced to be in self-isolation without any substantial compensation. An economy dependent on oil and gas revenues is expected to contract 6%.

The pandemic only highlighted what has always been Putin’s greatest vulnerability: lack of interest or any success in resolving domestic problems; such as dilapidated hospitals, areas of hopeless poverty, and falling real incomes of the population for years

- noted in the article.

Having relied on his popularity in the halo of the revival of Russia's great power, Putin, as the author believes, has estranged himself from the public, which, in turn, is rapidly losing interest in its external policy and "the machinations of the West."
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  1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 3 May 2020 11: 17
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    The refrigerator will always beat the TV. However, the club of those who piously believed in the HSP, until their last tattered "socks", will sacredly believe in the "sun-face" and that everything is being done according to his "plan", "in the name of Russia and its people." Let's rally.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 3 May 2020 11: 28
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      The refrigerator will always defeat the TV.

      So go out in the refrigerator, do not go into the TV.

      However, the club of those who piously believed in the HSP, until their last tattered "socks", will sacredly believe in the "sun-face" and that everything is being done according to his "plan", "in the name of Russia and its people."

      Somehow we ourselves will figure it out without you.

      Rally together.

      With you? belay God forbid. Maybe you'd better rally with your "boar" or "clown"?
      1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 3 May 2020 17: 21
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        And you are happy.
      2. cmonman Offline cmonman
        cmonman (Garik Mokin) 3 May 2020 22: 12
        -3
        ... We somehow somehow ourselves, without you will figure it out.

        123, I’m not a psychologist, but in many of your last comments you turn to personality. This, I think, is because you have nothing to object to, and it’s a shame for the “power,” when they criticize it from abroad. I understand that you’ve been instilled with a “line of thought” and a different opinion all your life, it seems, at best, a “lie”, at worst a “blasphemy”. And you are not the only one, you are millions who call all the dissenters the Fifth Column.
        People should think with one thought, and “the diversity of thoughts / opinions” is the prerogative of the President. And it is not for nothing that the President so often turns to Ancient Rome ...
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 4 May 2020 13: 54
          +4
          123, I’m not a psychologist, but in many of your last comments you turn to personality. This, I think, is because you have nothing to object to, and it’s a shame for the “power,” when they criticize it from abroad.

          If you have noticed, these transitions are not observed everywhere. And their reasons are rather different. Usually there is such a "delivery" that there is no other way. One can object to a reasoned point of view, but these "slogans" do not deserve another answer. What is hello - this is the answer. As for "it is a shame for the power", when it is critically assessed from behind a hillock, then, firstly, this is typical for you, and this is a completely normal reaction. Secondly, instead of a critical assessment, there is often just a bucket of slops. yes

          I understand that your whole life has been instilled with a “direction of thought” and another opinion, it seems, at best, “a lie”, at worst a “blasphemy”.

          And you? Or did you learn Russian at a reconnaissance school? smile As for the "vaccinations" in the direction of thought, I think the claim is not the right place. I am not influenced by propaganda. I prefer to compare information from different sources and make my own conclusions. It has always been that way. During the Soviet era, "Voice of America" ​​and others on the radio did not consider it shameful to listen to it, it is useful to know another point of view. Yes, and now it is quite normal to draw information from sources of different directions. I take facts from there, and do not absorb what is being hung on my ears. If my findings do not match yours, what is the problem? Let's discuss. yes

          And you are not the only one, you are millions who call all the dissenters the Fifth Column.

          If these dissidents are intensively grown and fed from abroad, they are the fifth column. I am ready to discuss this topic in detail. yes

          People should think with one thought, and “the diversity of thoughts / opinions” is the prerogative of the President.

          Did you come up with this yourself? You have not been here for a long time. There will be an epidemic, come, wander the streets, see how people live.

          And it is not for nothing that the President so often turns to Ancient Rome ...

          The topic of ancient Rome is addressed not only by the president, it is a long tradition, remember Moscow the third Rome. Yes, and the senators on Capitol Hill, something reminds me .... Apparently, it annoys that the president addresses this topic, it causes terrible heartburn, because Rome is often associated with world domination, and now it is like an elbow. Hope the proverb remember. yes
          1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
            A.Lex (Secret information) 4 May 2020 20: 25
            +2
            If these dissidents are intensively grown and fed from abroad, they are the fifth column. I am ready to discuss this topic in detail.

            So after all, all these supposedly "Russians" - emigrants, "Ukrainians" and others, lovers of fried.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 4 May 2020 22: 07
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              So after all, all these supposedly "Russians" - emigrants, "Ukrainians" and others, lovers of fried.

              It happens, of course, and so. laughing I guess this is not the case. I think, in this particular case, the "king" is real. yes
              1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
                A.Lex (Secret information) 7 May 2020 23: 03
                +1
                ... hmm ..... war plans will show ....
                1. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) 8 May 2020 12: 57
                  +2
                  Naturally, one cannot be 100% sure of anything, but in this case I believe that the whole present is Baltimore, not Ternopil. yes In any case, I have no doubt about that.
    2. Nick Offline Nick
      Nick (Nikolai) 3 May 2020 20: 15
      +3
      Quote: Monster_Fat
      The refrigerator will always defeat the TV.

      I agree. Tryndets USA. Unemployment in recent months has increased to 30 million, reaching the level of the period of the Great Depression in the United States in the early 30s.
  2. You might think that if the CIA agent Navalny is the president, everything will be fine right away.
    1. Nick Offline Nick
      Nick (Nikolai) 3 May 2020 20: 17
      +2
      Quote: BoBot Robot - Free Thinking Machine
      You might think that if the CIA agent Navalny is the president, everything will be fine right away.

      In comparison with what is happening around Russia, everything is really fine with us.
    2. Ser sash Offline Ser sash
      Ser sash (Ser Sash) 4 May 2020 18: 46
      -3
      And worse than now, maybe?
      1. Do not hesitate! Wolf conquer!
  3. Digital error Offline Digital error
    Digital error (Eugene) 3 May 2020 15: 36
    +4
    There is an assumption that poverty is maintained consciously - firstly, the poor consume less, and secondly, they often cannot afford a quality education and therefore it is easier to manage:

    1. plabu Offline plabu
      plabu 3 May 2020 16: 00
      +2
      As for the content of your post, I will neither support nor deny, I practically did not look at the content, but the remark about the fact that this issue was taken off the air, does not correspond to reality - this issue was almost accidental to me, but I happened to see it on TV ...
      1. Digital error Offline Digital error
        Digital error (Eugene) 3 May 2020 16: 03
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        Quote: 321
        happened to watch it on TV

        Well, this is not my remark, Mikhalkov himself says that it was shown 4 times at an "inopportune" time.
        1. plabu Offline plabu
          plabu 3 May 2020 16: 05
          0
          I, like, did not say, or wrote that this is yours, but the main thing is in another - if the external signs do not quite correspond to reality, this may also distrust the basic information ...
          1. Digital error Offline Digital error
            Digital error (Eugene) 3 May 2020 16: 21
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            Quote: 321
            this may distrust the basic information

            I agree, manipulations do not cause trust. I do not like Mikhalkov with his mentoring, but this video was successful.
        2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
          A.Lex (Secret information) 4 May 2020 20: 42
          +2
          Россия 24

          Fri, May 1, 14:20. Besogon
    2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 3 May 2020 17: 25
      -4
      You wrote, it seems, intelligently, but I think it is not from this "copy" to listen to this.
  4. Tsarkov Andrey Gennadievich (Andrew) 4 May 2020 15: 01
    +2
    They wrote everything correctly !!!
  5. bobba94 Offline bobba94
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 4 May 2020 19: 53
    0
    The New York Times is a shame on journalism. They were dead when I entered politics, and they will remain dead when I leave .....

    Donald Trump, press conference, February 26, 2020
  6. Roman Soloviev Offline Roman Soloviev
    Roman Soloviev (Roman Soloviev) 4 May 2020 20: 21
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    So he is responsible only for foreign policy and has no relation to the authorities according to the constitution. We don’t know the President of Germany at all. This is not a king.
  7. Yuri 5347 Offline Yuri 5347
    Yuri 5347 (Yuri) 4 May 2020 20: 40
    +2
    ... and for what purpose is any New York nonsense published here?
  8. Yuri Mikhailovsky (Yuri Mikhailovsky) 5 May 2020 01: 11
    0
    Brekhalovka at work ...