Ex-adviser to Putin called the president's "main weakness"

According to the ex-adviser to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, and now a senior researcher at the Cato Institute (USA) and the head of the Russian NGO "Institute for Economic Analysis" Andrei Illarionov, the weaknesses of the current Russian Federation and the current head of state are similar. He told about this to the Ukrainian analytical Internet publication Glavred.

Illarionov said that the "main weakness" of the Russian leader is his worldview. At the same time, he called "Putin's authoritarian regime" the "main weakness" of modern Russia.

He (Putin - ed.) Believes that power can only be authoritarian. In fact, the most successful authorities are free democratic regimes, as the history of mankind shows, because freedom creates the best opportunities for the development of society. But Putin's worldview is fundamentally skewed

- said Illarionov.

The economist explained that the current president of Russia is focused not on the development of Russian society, but on ensuring personal power.

Tough authoritarian regimes make countries weak, economically backward, undeveloped, degrading, easy victims of conspiracies, coups, and interventions. On the example of the same Belarus, we see how Lukashenka surrenders his country to Putin

- the expert specified.

He has no doubts that as soon as Moscow "ends" with Minsk, it will take over Kiev. Illarionov is convinced that the "annexation" of Belarus by Russia is inevitable and Ukraine will be next in line. It's just that the Kremlin was forced to agree to a truce in the Donbass. He distracted from the "Ukrainian question" by the "Belarusian events". But this is a temporary phenomenon.

Vladimir Zelensky, with all due respect to him, is not only unable to resolve this issue, but he cannot even influence it in any way. He only has illusions that have arisen thanks to the misinformation supplied by his own environment.

- explained Illarionov.

He complained that there are still many people in the Ukrainian government who are very attentive to the wishes of the Kremlin. At the same time, it is much more interesting for Putin to get the whole of Ukraine, and not to be limited to a small piece of territory.

In addition, he predicted who will be Putin's successor. There are several candidates for this role, but Sergei Naryshkin has the greatest chances. But in any case, the current elite will try to preserve the "Putin system."
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 19 September 2020 11: 13
    called the president's "main weakness"

    Lack of education of the environment. Because it's easier to shine against such a background. Therefore, he removed Glazyev, Grudinin, Platoshkin. And Furgala too, Became more authoritative than the president. How many governors and generals have I filmed? They steal !! What else can the uneducated do?
    1. King3214 Offline King3214
      King3214 (Sergius) 19 September 2020 11: 36
      Surnames that you have listed, they "shone" in what? Not with anything.
      All their "merit" is the entry into the CPSU and that's it.
  2. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 19 September 2020 11: 23
    Another Judogebbelsukha "opened up" (passing off wishful thinking!) In line with the anti-Russian propaganda of its Washington masters! smile
    1. Valentine Offline Valentine
      Valentine (Valentin) 19 September 2020 12: 55
      This is how they, the "former", of Yeltsin's young reformers, and "love" Russia from across the hill, pouring mud and bile on it, only it is interesting that some of them live happily ever after in London and Washington, like the same Illarionov, or Kasyanov, and exactly the same thieves and crooks Chubais and Kudrins live and prosper in our Russia, which they robbed, apparently, have not yet been completely grabbed.
      1. Bitter Offline Bitter
        Bitter 19 September 2020 22: 48
        ... "former", from Yeltsin's young reformers, and "love" Russia from overseas ...

        These casually are the safest, as they "don't like" in the open. Everything is simple with them. And here's how to be the eltsynyats who dug in in the center, at the trough and drive out of the shade, while saying the correct phrases.
  3. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 19 September 2020 11: 42
    The creatures climbed out, smelled a cut
  4. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 19 September 2020 11: 46
    To my regret, I could not find in history an example of a "democratic regime" that would have lasted more than a hundred years. All "democracies" turned out to be either oligarchies or autocracies.
    1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
      g1washntwn (George Washington) 21 September 2020 07: 10
      By and large, democracy is the same dictatorship of the majority over the minority. If the monarchy and rigid models of government reflect the interests of the majority, then this is fundamentally the same thing, the only differences are in the mechanism for realizing the wishes of the majority and in the ways of subordinating the minority to the majority. If the minority refuses to obey the majority, any model uses forceful scenarios, the police will be with a water cannon, rape of the brain through propaganda or an ideological "carrot before a donkey", practically no difference.
      "Soft ways of controlling the mind" in democracies are even more terrible, since the individual does not even suspect that he is being beaten on the head in this way with a kind of ideological "rubber truncheon".
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 19 September 2020 11: 56
    Here are listed in detail the "regalia" of citizen Illarionov and the adviser and employee and the head, just the same well-deserved and wise. They missed a little detail, I guess on purpose.

    Andrey Illarionov Institute recognized as a foreign agent


    The unrespected anOnim didn't have the courage to say directly - the American lackey broadcasts the master's wishes.

    In fact, the most successful authorities are free democratic regimes, as the history of mankind shows, because freedom creates the best opportunities for the development of society.

    Liberal blah, blah, blah. Mantras and lies are persistently implanted in consciousness.
    The US is enjoying democracy right now.
  6. zz811 Offline zz811
    zz811 (Vlad Pervovich) 19 September 2020 12: 39
    contradicts itself ...

    Vladimir Zelensky, with all due respect to him, is not only unable to resolve this issue, but he cannot even influence it in any way. He only has illusions that have arisen thanks to the misinformation supplied by his own environment.

    ... and, after all, Ukraine is a deeply "democratic" state, free from authoritarianism request
  7. Cudgel Offline Cudgel
    Cudgel (Dubina) 19 September 2020 13: 02
    Yes, the tight-knit Putin cart of Russian statehood is barely crawling along the track. Bouncing on the smallest bumps of oil prices, it creaking with unlubricated wheels, is about to fall apart. Repeatedly driven into economic swamps by a brilliant charioteer, the cart still crawls, but the already beginning world crisis will not leave the decrepit cart a single chance. How much more time is left for the tight cart, a year or two? Many will die under the rubble of a rotten structure, the country will perish. There is still a chance, having replaced the main driver, to follow the path of progress and economic prosperity.
    The charioteer's entourage, I feel an impending catastrophe and seeing the helplessness and the already obvious inability to rule the country, in order to preserve their own lives, because the war of everyone against everyone will touch and they, somewhere in the cottages of Rublyovka near Moscow, make plans to rid the country of a random person in power.
  8. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 19 September 2020 13: 15
    Surnames that you have listed, they "shone" in what?

    I can list others: Chubais, Kudrin, Nabiulina, Miller. Will they continue? You are educated as Putin! Well, tell us what they were? Smart guy, show off your education!
    1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 20 September 2020 05: 34
      Why would he? He still will not overshadow your "educational" brilliance!) # The whole world knows that people like the salovar are the most educated, smart and beautiful!
      And the whole jungle should worship them ...
  9. Jozhik_2 Offline Jozhik_2
    Jozhik_2 (Jozhik) 19 September 2020 14: 47
    The swindler Illarionov really understands perfectly well that a country with a huge territory, many nationalities and religions needs a rigidly authoritarian government.
  10. Roman Soloviev Offline Roman Soloviev
    Roman Soloviev (Roman Soloviev) 20 September 2020 01: 05
    Do we ignore the fact that Russia is in occupation?
  11. kot711 Offline kot711
    kot711 (vov) 20 September 2020 10: 18
    Let him tell China. All these "democracies" are so authoritarian, they just hide behind a fig leaf.
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  14. Badger Offline Badger
    Badger (Dmitriy) 22 September 2020 16: 01
    Ilarionov is a dummy, because Putin dealt with him, he took offense and flew to the United States to offer the services of Judah.