Guardian: Putin undermined the image of a fearless leader by his actions


Just a few months ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin looked like an unwavering politician. Gardian experts believe that recent events with the rampant coronavirus epidemic in Russia have undermined his image of a fearless leader.


At the beginning of the development of the disease, all the talk in Russia was about constitutional “reforms” that would actually make Putin the life-long head of state. These plans are now delayed, perhaps forever. The decision of the President of the Russian Federation to protect himself, isolating himself from the problems of the residents of Moscow, greatly undermined his image of a leader without fear and reproach.

After several weeks of complacency, Russia was in second place in terms of the spread of the epidemic. Even Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov have become infected with the new virus. At video conferences discussing the crisis, Putin looks more bored than interested. Empathy has never been his forte, the British are sure.

This behavior of the president can have far-reaching political effects. Trying to avoid personal guilt for the health of Russians and for their financial problems, Putin, according to the Guardian, shifted responsibility for combating the crisis to regions that were virtually left to their own devices. The image of a determined leader of the country is weakening and melting before our eyes.
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  1. Misterfin Offline Misterfin
    Misterfin 18 May 2020 11: 58
    -5
    Not only Putin’s image was undermined, but also of Russia as a whole. Refusing to celebrate May 9th and dull sitting in cells in muzzles is the lot of Russians. Which of the neighbors needs such a helpless center of the allegedly Russian world?
  2. vera21061996 Offline vera21061996
    vera21061996 (faith faith) 18 May 2020 16: 39
    +2
    Yes, in terms of infection, but in terms of mortality? After all, this indicator is the most important!
    1. cmonman Offline cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 18 May 2020 23: 46
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      The fact is that Russia, the United States consider the dead differently.
      In the United States, it is believed that if a person is infected with a crown and dies of pneumonia, heart, kidney / liver, then the virus is to blame for the disease of all these parts of the body. He provoked, and they write off him. In Russia, they think differently. If you have the virus and die from the heart, lungs, kidney / liver, then the heart / lungs / kidneys / liver is to blame. If you look at Russian mortality statistics in general, you can see a leap. But whether they will let me see is a question.
      1. isofat Offline isofat
        isofat (isofat) 18 May 2020 23: 58
        +3
        Quote: cmonman
        The fact is that Russia, the United States consider the dead differently.

        Garik, the fact is that in the USA medicine is not for everyone, but for those who have money.
        Do you have statistics who died? I would not be surprised if the percentage of dead "blacks" is much higher.
        cmonmanis it difficult to advertise spoiled goods?
      2. isofat Offline isofat
        isofat (isofat) 19 May 2020 00: 49
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        https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/07/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/index.html

        ... In Chicago, 72% of people who die from coronavirus are black, 30% of the population. In Louisiana, where nearly 33% of the population are African-Americans, these residents account for 70% of coronavirus deaths ...
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  4. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 19 May 2020 06: 27
    +1
    Somehow the elephant is lit one-sidedly. Apparently, fearless experts are grouped unprofessionally, "beckoning, beckoning, beckoning carousel." By the way, flies too ...
    Let's finish the topic: fearless leaders, with their governments - these are only those who rule even in exile, however, from London ...
  5. Serge Tixiy Offline Serge Tixiy
    Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) 19 May 2020 08: 28
    +1
    Maybe he is fearless (which, for a statesman, for example, is not a brilliant characterization, not the most suitable one), but Putin is certainly not a stupid person.
  6. radiootdel4 Offline radiootdel4
    radiootdel4 (Vladimir) 19 May 2020 16: 34
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    An all-propaganda article, but only at the end for some reason I did not see the phrase "Well, that's ALL."
    But before these visionaries from the Guardians pleased me with their indomitable imagination and breathtaking conclusions about Petrov and Bashirov. Joan Rowling is resting. And now somehow without a spark, without enthusiasm ...
  7. Avtaev Dmitry Evgenievich (Dmitry Evgenievich) 20 May 2020 10: 22
    +1
    Vladimir Vladimirovich did not undermine anything. Rave. He, as an experienced fighter on the tatami, took a step back and grouped, forcing the enemy to step forward and lose balance. Our President is not afraid of anything, but as a healthy person, he is afraid. Whatever the experts say, we do not care about their "authoritative" opinion. Yes, it was possible to hold a parade on May 9 and in the long term get a sharp and large jump in the incidence of disease. For me personally, Victory Day is a holiday, but "with tears in my eyes," so I was not upset and proud of the action of Our President. By his decision, he saved a large number of people from illness, and perhaps from death. Thank you, Vladimir Vladimirovich. And we will definitely hold the Victory Parade when the situation allows.