Tagesspiegel: In Russia, the whole city no longer believes Putin


Tens of thousands of Russians are demonstrating in Khabarovsk, the anger of the whole city is directed against the Kremlin, as people no longer trust Russian President Vladimir Putin, writes the German newspaper Tagesspiegel.


Large protests in Russian regions are rare, so what is happening in the 600-strong capital of the Khabarovsk Territory, located more than 6 thousand kilometers east of Moscow on the banks of the Amur River on the border with China, is impressive. On July 18, 2020, Khabarovsk residents once again took to the city streets. According to media estimates, between 15 and 50 people took part in the demonstration against the arrest of Governor Sergei Furgal. A week ago there was a similar protest action, which took place not only in Khabarovsk, but also in other cities of the region.

Sergei Furgal is a representative of the Liberal Democratic Party, who surprisingly defeated a candidate from the pro-Kremlin United Russia in regional elections several years ago. Now the authorities are accusing him of committing several murders of business people 15 years ago. Furgal is now arrested and is in custody in Moscow. He denies all charges.


The governor's supporters consider his arrest politically motivated. They call it an attempt by the Kremlin to eliminate an opponent of the ruling party because Furgal has become too popular for Moscow.

He is our governor! And we will protect him

The demonstrators chanted.

People demanded that the trial of Furgal be held in Khabarovsk, and not in Moscow. They do not exclude that the accusations against him can be confirmed. However, they are interested in why law enforcement officers have been inactive for so many years.

Moscow, go away!

- the protesters shouted.

People do not like Moscow's excessive influence on what is happening in their region. This could be a signal to the Kremlin of growing resistance to the Kremlin.

The Russian authorities have already begun to act. The mayor of Khabarovsk urged people to stay at home due to the high risk of COVID-19 infection. Units of the National Guard were transferred to Khabarovsk from other regions, and the FSB warned of the risk of terrorist attacks.
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  1. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 19 July 2020 13: 14
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    A ridiculous headline from which one can draw the opposite conclusion about all other cities.
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      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 19 July 2020 13: 22
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      For what we bought, for what we sell

      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 19 July 2020 15: 01
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        Clear. Well, this time they didn’t headline: "In Germany they think ...".
    2. 123 Offline
      123 (123) 19 July 2020 13: 38
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      A ridiculous headline from which one can draw the opposite conclusion about all other cities.

      You have an amazing ability to draw the most incredible conclusions. laughing
      Can you comment on this video?

      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 19 July 2020 15: 06
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        Why did you decide to find out from me at all? I can send you hundreds of one and a half different videos with a request to comment. Will you? And here, as far as I understand, they are grateful for something to the Khabarovsk police. What else would you like to hear from me? Do you think I have a finer hearing?
        1. 123 Offline
          123 (123) 19 July 2020 15: 11
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          Why did you decide to find out from me at all? I can send you hundreds and one and a half different videos with a request to comment. Will you? And here, as far as I understand, they are grateful for something to the Khabarovsk police. What else would you like to hear from me? Do you think I have a finer hearing?

          No, you have a flexible brain that allows you to draw incredible conclusions.
          1. Arkharov Offline
            Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 19 July 2020 16: 28
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            You just need to develop, read more, watch less TV, especially looking at night, spend more time in the fresh air. You look, and your worldview somehow by itself, if you're lucky, will get better.
            1. 123 Offline
              123 (123) 19 July 2020 16: 34
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              Thanks for the advice. hi In gratitude, I want to give you a couple of tips.
              Train your memory, I told you today - I do not have a TV. Failures?
              Before giving advice, try to think, I did not hide my place of residence, they promise to remove the quarantine in a week, so the walks are not very good yet. I prefer to stay at home.
              1. Arkharov Offline
                Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 19 July 2020 16: 55
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                Your place of residence (if you're not lying?): Russia. Bah, yes, it turns out, we live in the same country? !!! And I remember about the TV, but I don’t believe it, you must confess, without an evening "bucket of slops" from Solovyov, you practically cannot sleep? But what about "Besogon" from the former famous director? By the way, I would never use it as a monitor, eyes are more expensive. Have you tried somewhere in a closet, or do you look quietly on the Internet?
                1. 123 Offline
                  123 (123) 19 July 2020 17: 18
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                  Your place of residence (if you're not lying?): Russia. Bah, yes, it turns out, we live in the same country? !!! And I remember about the TV, but I don’t believe it, you must confess, without an evening "bucket of slops" from Solovyov, you practically cannot sleep? But what about "Besogon" from the former famous director? By the way, I would never use it as a monitor, eyes are more expensive. Have you tried somewhere in a closet, or do you look quietly on the Internet?

                  You are like an old joke. Doctor to patient - don't you smoke? It's a pity. Otherwise, I would advise you to quit.
                  Are you sure that everyone who thinks differently does not take their eyes off the TV. But when it turns out to be wrong, oops - belay and you just have nothing to say. There are practically no arguments. request
                  Do you like questions? Catch ...
                  Have you already stopped burning vodka with your armpit?
                  Forgive me if I took you away from Buzova's viewing. hi
                  1. Arkharov Offline
                    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 19 July 2020 18: 54
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                    No, it's still a classic: "You stopped drinking cognac in the morning"?
                    1. 123 Offline
                      123 (123) 19 July 2020 19: 11
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                      It makes no sense to ask about cognac, it doesn't sound like you at all. no
                2. Eduard Aplombov Offline
                  Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 19 July 2020 18: 33
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                  Arkharov, well, it's not yours, try to sarcastically and try to argue your opinion.
  2. bear040 Offline
    bear040 19 July 2020 13: 24
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    Well, here, in fact, everything is clear. And it's not even a matter of the governor, who is either a bandit, or not quite, or even a murderer. Khabarovsk was deprived of the status of the capital of the region, which means that the loot will now flow past local officials, and local residents will feel bad because living in the capital, or in the capital of the region, is always tastier and more pleasant than in any village or provincial town ... Deprive Moscow of its status as a capital now, as has been suggested more than once, and move the capital to Smolensk, for example, so in Moscow there are many dissatisfied people who are used to sitting on capital salaries and supplements to pensions, which the regions lack.
  3. Dmitry S. Offline
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 19 July 2020 14: 01
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    Why are young people protesting? And some people are not particularly conducive to intellectual conversations ... Not everything is so simple here. As my wife said: students should work hard in the summer, and not suffer from garbage. His wife is a university teacher with a quarter-century experience.
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 19 July 2020 15: 01
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      Quote: Dmitry S.
      And some faces, not particularly conducive to intellectual conversations ...

      Khabarovsk in the 90s was generally a gangster estate.
      You can recall the story of how 15-year-old boys threw bottles of gasoline at a cafe, 20 visitors were burned. After that, the "comrades" hanged the arsonists on the outskirts of the city. And they went to death voluntarily. So that the godfather does not light up.
    2. 321 Offline
      321 (321) 19 July 2020 19: 31
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      Quote: Dmitry S.
      ... As my wife said: students should work hard in the summer, and not suffer from garbage. His wife is a university teacher with a quarter-century experience.

      All, as usual, the teachers will have a rest, but the students have to work hard - why should this be so frightened? bully
      PS The experience of your spouse was not impressive - I have more. hi
  4. Furgalists are coming! And we are their water cannon, water cannon!
    1. Dmitry S. Offline
      Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 19 July 2020 15: 21
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      Napalm water cannon .... by accident.
      1. NAPALMA IS NOT NECESSARY. Water jet!
      2. 321 Offline
        321 (321) 19 July 2020 19: 34
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        Quote: Dmitry S.
        Napalm water cannon .... by accident.

        I’m just curious if a bomber will bomb your house purely by accident, what will you write here?
    2. 321 Offline
      321 (321) 19 July 2020 19: 33
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      Quote: BoBot Robot - Free Thinking Machine
      Furgalists are coming! And we are their water cannon, water cannon!

      And you all the same that you want others. hi
  5. Valentine Offline
    Valentine (Valentin) 19 July 2020 15: 27
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    Yes, something incomprehensible is happening in the country: a person with a bloody criminal past is endowed with governor's powers, and Nikolai Platoshkin, who did not stand next to the authorities, but only tried to create his own party with ideas of building our state understandable to the people, was silently pushed into the "jail ", and not a word about him in" 60 minutes ", not in V. Solovyov's, not in the news, and" Guarantor "is now thinking about what to do to reduce the political and economic tension and failure in the country and society, which farther and farther away from the influence of our incompetent top managers from Ed.Ra, who bring our people to confusion and vacillation, and this will not lead to anything good for our country, but by itself it will not work, which means "Guarantor" some ACTION is needed that will calm the people, but it must be something out of the ordinary, loud and destructive, otherwise he will lose the last confidence of the people.
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 19 July 2020 16: 57
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      How naive you are ....
      1. Valentine Offline
        Valentine (Valentin) 19 July 2020 17: 56
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        This, Grisha, is my opinion, otherwise Russia will crumble, and there will be a "rebellion, senseless and merciless", we do not know how in another way, like in Czechoslovakia, we will drown Russia, as in 1917, in blood, but this is not for " Bolotnaya "to stir up something there with bulk or Kasyanovs ... And in order to pacify our people without the help of force, you just need to do something like that, some kind of small conflict, for example, with Ukraine, especially since it itself is on the rampage, and there are already a million pretexts, because the governor cannot return Furgal back, and if they do, the authorities will simply pour themselves into the sewer, although everyone understands perfectly well that this is not the point here, it’s just an excuse to rebel against the overdue government, and in the end it will be -

        what we have we do not keep, but when we lose, we cry.
    2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 19 July 2020 17: 24
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      A poster flashed: "Furgal home, down with Putin." Improvisation: "Furgala on the bunk, Putin on the Canary Islands." As if it would be more correct, who deserved what, let the GDP in the Canaries rest forever, deserve it and it's time to rest ...
      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 19 July 2020 18: 57
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        Sorry, I promised not to comment on you anymore, but you wrote something reasonable for the first time, I couldn't help praising. Sorry again.
        1. Valentine Offline
          Valentine (Valentin) 19 July 2020 19: 09
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          You, Grisha, just made me happy with your praise, now I will suffocate for a month from such joy.
          1. Arkharov Offline
            Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 19 July 2020 19: 12
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            I actually didn’t write to you. As everyone wants to get my praise, they push each other as much as possible. But now I will be very worried about you, I heard somewhere that "God loves geniuses."
            1. Valentine Offline
              Valentine (Valentin) 19 July 2020 19: 32
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              So I also promised not to comment on you when I found a scythe on a stone, but now I had to answer you, out of my naivety.
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        Satellite (Satellite) 19 July 2020 23: 44
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        let the GDP in the Canaries rest forever, deserve it and time to relax ...

        Well, you send Putin to the Canaries. Rest assured, he won’t be ill. But then who will send Furgals to the bunks? Not afraid of the 90s returning to your home? Well, they’ll take it, and the soldering iron will suddenly stick in one place, or, “according to the situation” will they stick an iron on the hero’s chest?
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    Warrior 19 July 2020 17: 48
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    Khabarovsk boobies ...
    Killers must be in prison, don't they understand ...
    Or are they all murderers there?
    1. Eduard Aplombov Offline
      Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 19 July 2020 18: 30
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      The power in Moscow is also good, they kept it on the hook for many years, and now, when this character began to pump rights in an adult way, they got accusations and evidence, so we can assume they lead not only this hero, that is, while they are obedient (local authorities ), they will be in the cage, those who steal, kill, etc.
      That is, we are run by potential criminals who are beneficial to the Moscow authorities. Who will like it, especially since the Moscow authorities themselves, if they dig well, may be up to their elbows in mud (this is at best).
      And among this protest in Khabarovsk there will always be provocateurs, the laws of the crowd are the same everywhere.
      1. Aleks PV Offline
        Aleks PV (Aleks PV) 20 July 2020 06: 35
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        Yes, the Moscow authorities, unfortunately, are not fluffy. Do you want to take a sip of Ukrainian? Or are you not up to date on the 90s? So, we will have to rake this "ground" for a long time.
    2. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 19 July 2020 18: 58
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      Has there already been a trial?
    3. 321 Offline
      321 (321) 19 July 2020 19: 38
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      Quote: Warrior
      Khabarovsk boobies ...
      Killers must be in prison, don't they understand ...
      Or are they all murderers there?

      Decided to show off your intellect?
      It didn't work out for you - but for you and the same specialists - the trial was already ???
      So far, only a court in our country can be called a murderer, but you keep looking at the box, there they will tell you and not only else ...
      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 19 July 2020 19: 53
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        To be able and contrived to insult the whole city.
  7. King3214 Offline
    King3214 (Sergius) 19 July 2020 22: 17
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    Tell the Germans that there are 1100 cities in Russia.
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    Aleks PV (Aleks PV) 20 July 2020 06: 31
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    Rallies in Khabarovsk. People are just making money. I very much doubt that so many people simultaneously took to the streets to protest, with slogans prepared in advance. The organizer's hand is felt.
    Khabarovsk, wake up, look at Ukraine. Do you want that? Nobody needs you. Only your land is needed. An example of Donbass. Learn from the mistakes of others and don't make yours.
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      321 (321) 20 July 2020 12: 17
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      Quote: Aleks PV
      Rallies in Khabarovsk. People are just making money. I very much doubt that so many people simultaneously took to the streets to protest, with slogans prepared in advance. The organizer's hand is felt.
      Khabarovsk, wake up, look at Ukraine. Do you want that? You are to nobody Not needed. Only your land is needed. Example Donbass... Learn from the mistakes of others and do not make your own.

      You still forgot to write about the rocking of the boat, and there will be a full set - are you not tired of strictly stamps yet?
      And why the inhabitants came forward, you seem to have not understood ...
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    King3214 (Sergius) 20 July 2020 07: 01
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    If I understand correctly, then, apparently, they decided to supplant the mafia, which has been ruling the entire Far East for 30 years. And the mafia infantry and those who lose money, in case of successful restoring order and law, come to the demonstration.
    If they start planting, they will be planted there by the thousands, so the people sensed the "fifth point" that "the case smells of kerosene" and ran screaming through the streets.
    I want to believe that they will not retreat, they will squeeze and throw off the mafia.
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      Bitter (Gleb) 20 July 2020 09: 36
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      ... decided to squeeze the mafia, which is completely ...

      Why is the Moscow mafia better than the local one? Again a mess and redistribution of the spheres of "milking" budgets and revenues of large-scale industry. People’s helmsmen will not be brought; capitalism in the yard drives. It is clear that this does not add optimism to many.
      1. King3214 Offline
        King3214 (Sergius) 20 July 2020 15: 01
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        I dont know. Since the mafia in the Far East, "fish", "forest", "crab", etc. (these are all local personnel, if you don’t understand), has been reigning since 1991.
        I feel it every time I buy fish in the store at cosmic prices. I remember that in the USSR, animals were fed fish at fur farms, because it was profitable and the fish cost a penny. But now the difference between those pennies and current prices settles in the pockets of the Far Eastern Mafia.
        And I deeply do not care who is in power there. Make the fish cheap. Why does the whole of Russia pay for show-off of the Far Eastern Mafia, let their obedient and compassionate Khabarovsk herd milk, I have something to do with it?
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          Bitter (Gleb) 20 July 2020 21: 45
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          ... the mafia in the Far East, ....
          ... has ruled since 1991.

          Yes, she has been ruling in the whole country, with the blessing of Boris Nikolaich, the father of Russian democracy, since 91, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov, wherever you stick, everywhere.

          ... all the local staff ...

          The cadres of the executive branch are in the localities, all a little on self-financing.
          A "non-local" cadres will go to exile from Muscovy in order to earn less?

          ... don't care deeply who is in power there. Make the fish cheap.

          What impact does personnel shuffling have on prices? New people will come, reorganization and redirection of cash flows and the right people will begin, both in power and in big business too.
          This also takes money, resources, and time. The fish will definitely not become cheaper.

          Why does all of Russia pay for show-off ...

          Well it is clear. laughing Let them look for investors, best of all somewhere beyond the cordon. good
          1. King3214 Offline
            King3214 (Sergius) 20 July 2020 22: 26
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            Only in my memory three times did the federal authorities try to "crush" the fish mafia in the Far East. There were many corpses, but there was no success in this matter. The smuggling of hundreds of thousands of tons of fish to all the countries of the Pacific region continues.
            Thinks that Furgal did not have a "small share" of this "business"? But these are the resources of all of Russia.
            And for some reason in Khabarovsk no one is outraged by this state of affairs. Why don't you know?
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              Bitter (Gleb) 20 July 2020 23: 31
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              ... the federal authorities tried to "crush" ...

              If you really wanted to, you could "crush". Maybe the "underprivileged" bought off or the newly minted quickly got their bearings and everything went according to the knurled one. There are even enough technical capabilities, but there are no funds to really control the implementation of laws. Why?

              The smuggling went on ... and so it goes.

              This means that someone is protecting them locally, local executive authorities, and others, including the federal authorities. There is no real control, and no accounting, but there is money, its own people and confiscation does not threaten anyone.
              The region in the 90s was forgotten and abandoned and survived as best it could. If they had not smuggled in the 90s, probably today the population census could not have been done. Borisk the Tsar, by and large, didn't give a damn about them and the fish. We have learned to proactively seek reserves.
              Long-playing programs, working control, including customs and border control, and not "fleeting" raids with gutting and appointments have long been needed.
              The wagon looks like a scapegoat on the altar. I wonder who has been protecting him / tolerated from above for so many years and how he suddenly did not please someone? Selective discrimination against criminals in power. After all, people like him, a wagon and a small cart will be typed all over the country, and all this time they embody power.
              1. King3214 Offline
                King3214 (Sergius) 21 July 2020 14: 13
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                Go run over. How can you imagine when all local officials are tied. Shoot everyone, but where to get new ones for the whole region? Who will work?
                So after all, they are still all together sabotaging any measures to establish elementary economic order.
                And Furgal's income was in the billions a year. Do you want to groan "about pensioners, doctors, teachers"?
                This is what kind of nerds the citizens of Russia should be kept for, in order to tell them in all seriousness that the Far Eastern king of the Secondary Metallurgical Plant and his team led the citizens of Khabarovsk to fight for "Freedom and Justice". You talkers for a "just protest" want to insult me ​​and the citizens of Russia, considering us for sheep?
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                  Bitter (Gleb) 21 July 2020 23: 13
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                  when all local officials are tied.

                  All cannot be tied up, decent people are everywhere, they are simply often denied access by seekers, "necessary" and personally devoted people, and bosses.

                  where to get new ones for the whole region

                  Theoretically, all bureaucrats are servicemen; as an option, it is possible to make mandatory rotation.

                  because they are still sabotaging everything together

                  Separate them and all the cases, no need to shoot anyone.
                  Many will be able to show themselves from their best side, while others will not want to throw everything they have acquired "back-breaking labor", will go to their wives in business, and some, after "passing the post", may go to prison.

                  Furgal's revenues were in the billions a year.

                  Yes, his income is deeply indifferent to me. It is not clear why he is, why now? What about the rest, like him, "advanced, successful" bosses and "patrons" looking from various posters at their compatriots. Everyone knows everything and for some reason no one has done anything for decades - in general, the system is satisfied with this state of affairs. Alternatively, the Furgal billion-dollar business has taken a closer look at some of the more worthy and more respected people. So they pulled out the dusty skeletons from the archives.
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                    King3214 (Sergius) 22 July 2020 00: 29
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                    Khabarovsk is a demonstration of the strength of the Far Eastern mafia in front of Moscow, in response to the arrest of one of the mafiosi. The message is more than understandable - "if you poke your nose at us with your laws, codes and instructions, there will be a riot." It is sad that the people in Khabarovsk are like pure and undisturbed sheep. Conducted for any divorce.