Forbes: Why Putin Stays Afloat Even After Coronavirus


Russia is currently experiencing objective economic difficulties. Over the past few years, the standard of living of Russians has been declining. This is due to Western sanctions announced by the Russian Federation after the annexation of Crimea to Russia, as well as the oil war of the Russian Federation with Saudi Arabia. As a result, oil prices, an important source of revenue for the Russian treasury, have fallen dramatically in the world market. The situation was aggravated by the COVID-19 epidemic.


According to the Russian Ministry of Economics dated May 21, the incomes of Russian residents in 2020 will decrease by an average of almost 4%, and the Russian economy will decline by 5%.

It would seem that economic problems should hit the political image of President Putin inside the country. However, according to Forbes experts, Putin will stay afloat even after the coronavirus for a number of reasons.

Firstly, the term of Putin’s current presidency will expire only in 2024 - he has enough time for any maneuvers. Also in the inner policy he has no intelligible alternatives. The current political leader of the Russian Federation has been in power since 2000. He has so cleaned up the electoral field that despite the “ripening rage of the people” that Navalny is talking about, it is unlikely that anyone else will take his place in the near future.

Forbes also points to continued support for Putin from most Russian citizens. Some are dissatisfied, but in the situation with coronavirus and economic shocks in society there is no massive need for a change of actors at the top of power. Thus, nothing threatens Putin’s position.
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  1. Alf Offline Alf
    Alf (Vasiliy) 25 May 2020 19: 07
    +2
    This is due to Western sanctions announced by the Russian Federation after the annexation of Crimea to Russia, as well as the oil war of the Russian Federation with Saudi Arabia.

    This is due to the fact that in power there are hand-handed managers who do not know how to create, but who know how to destroy.

    Putin will stay afloat even after coronavirus for a number of reasons.

    Yes, yes ... does not sink.

    he has enough time for any maneuvers.

    Does he need it? He and his friends are so good.

    the continued support of Putin from the majority of Russian citizens.

    There are two troubles in Russia. You can deal with one, it would be in abundance of concrete and asphalt, but with the second ... The tale of a good king and bad boyars is still very relevant.
  2. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 25 May 2020 20: 38
    -1
    Yes, yes, lying like breathing.

    According to the Russian Ministry of Economics dated May 21, the incomes of Russian residents in 2020 will decrease by an average of almost 4%, and the Russian economy will decline by 5%.

    Other official "experts" predict 15%, oil, that. And prices in stores have already risen by 10%, though not all for now.
  3. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 25 May 2020 20: 38
    -1
    Really tired. How long can I sit?
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 26 May 2020 18: 46
      +1
      Quote: Oleg Rambover
      Really tired. How long can I sit?

      Oleg Rambover. As much as the voter decides.
    2. Dear sofa expert. 29 May 2020 16: 33
      0
      Really tired.

      Why do you need it? You are not a Russian, it seems?
      1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
        Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 29 May 2020 16: 45
        -1
        It seems to you.
        1. Dear sofa expert. 29 May 2020 17: 12
          +1
          ".. It seems to you.."

          - may be. just for some reason it seems to me for a reason) Rather, "Poland / Ukraine."
          1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
            Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 29 May 2020 17: 48
            -1
            It doesn't seem to you anyway.
            1. Dear sofa expert. 29 May 2020 18: 09
              +2
              It doesn't seem to you anyway.

              A couple more of these uncertain answers, and it will already begin to seem to everyone reading this) Write in your profile at least some country of residence, and the intrigue will come to naught, otherwise, by your civil position, you can only be defined as a “non-brother” .
              1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
                Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 29 May 2020 23: 32
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                Quote: Dear couch expert.
                A couple more of these uncertain answers, and it will already begin to seem to everyone reading this)

                First of all, these are your difficulties.
                Secondly, if you showed a little curiosity and typed Rambov in a search engine, you would have easily found my hometown.
                1. Dear sofa expert. 29 May 2020 23: 39
                  +3
                  ... if they typed Rambov in a search engine, then they would have easily found my hometown.

                  Good) it’s actually hard to guess, because there are such surnames. Well, see? You immediately rehabilitated in the eyes of the public) Oranienbaum - Peter loved Western names. Dutch apparently - Orange tree.
                  1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
                    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 30 May 2020 13: 34
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                    Quote: Dear couch expert.
                    Oranienbaum - Peter loved Western names. Dutch apparently - Orange tree.

                    I always thought it was German. Moreover, in Germany there is a town with that name.
                    1. Dear sofa expert. 30 May 2020 14: 32
                      +2
                      I always thought it was German. Moreover, in Germany there is a town with that name.

                      Yes, there is such a city.
                      Oranienbaum is a district of Oranienbaum-Wörlitz. Most likely, you are right, and it is with this name that the Russian city is named. I just assumed.
                      It’s just that it’s difficult to determine by Russian transcription how it was written in Latin: Orangenbaum or Oranienbaum. In Dutch, Orangenbaum also sounds like Oranienbaum. It occurred to me because of an association with the Dutch national football team.)
  4. Wanderer039 Offline Wanderer039
    Wanderer039 25 May 2020 21: 17
    +5
    Everyone’s personal business, of course, but I personally will not vote for Yavlinsky, nor for Navalny, nor for someone from the ruling party. I have these people cause more negative than positive, or only one negative.
    1. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 26 May 2020 04: 56
      +1
      Will you be for Zhirinovsky and Zyuganov?
  5. isofat Offline isofat
    isofat (isofat) 25 May 2020 23: 02
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    57% of Russians trust Vladimir Putin - POF survey

  6. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 26 May 2020 04: 54
    +1
    It is known why, because it ... does not sink.
  7. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 26 May 2020 07: 43
    +2
    Envy and learn! Silently.
  8. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 26 May 2020 12: 06
    +4
    Here, guys, the whole point is in the psychology of our person, or, as they say, in mentality. Yeltsin, the land to him is glassy, ​​made of the country and the people one continuous poverty, except for a handful of oligarch brothers. But Putin somehow, slowly and gradually, but began to rectify the situation in the country. Even though the people are not fattening now, although they have never fattened, they are not dying out, as under Yeltsin, under which more than 17 million Russian people left the world prematurely, and then the former "sister Ukraine" prosemaphorized us, "do as I". And then it went, it went, war, devastation, the economy to smithereens and complete unemployment, so it’s better as it is now under Putin, than as it happens in "nenka".