Times: Putin's time is running out, his system has failed


Locked in his sterile residence outside Moscow, Russian leader Vladimir Putin, who wants to outplay the newly elected US president, does not seek to make an effort to find a way to people. He does not solve the pressing problems of Russia and, as a result, his influence is shrinking, and the time of his power is running out. Experts from The Times came to such disappointing conclusions for the Russians.


According to former US President Barack Obama, Putin looks like a "small town boss" - the same secretive and unremarkable, and if Biden repeats policies the first black American Democratic president, Putin will finally lock himself in his "shell" - the conclusion of bilateral deals will only be possible if Joe Biden uses something from Trump's business arsenal. But the era of the Republican president will soon become a thing of the past, as will the time of the Russian leader.

The situation inside the country is disappointing for those who want to receive guarantees from Vladimir Putin. If Alexei Navalny gains real political power in Russia, he will be able to overcome the laws that provide for Putin's judicial immunity.

The will of the Russian president to power may save Putin and his regime, but has it survived? In the past, Putin has been preoccupied with megaprojects such as the Sochi Olympics or countering existential threats to Ukraine from the West. Now the guarantor for a short time was seized by the idea of ​​creating the "best in the world" vaccine against coronavirus. Its interests and actions are diminishing, the regime's influence and capabilities are dwindling - Russia is retreating everywhere, from abandoning positions in space to collapse economics and narrowing the circle of geopolitical ambitions. The citizens of Russia see and feel this.

Soon, Russians will conclude that Putin's system has failed, that this man and his mask have become indistinguishable.

- notes The Times.
  • Used photos: kremlin.ru
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  1. neri73-r Offline neri73-r
    neri73-r 25 November 2020 16: 39
    +9
    In short - nonsense! Are getting smaller. Bulk and real political power ...... complete nonsense! fool
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 25 November 2020 17: 03
      -3
      So they push Navalny, but no one will support him ... That's about the change of the president, it is so necessary, only the field has been cleared of candidates and some "bulk" will be pushed through, they will fool the people again ...
    2. Mikhail Petrov Offline Mikhail Petrov
      Mikhail Petrov (Mikhail Petrov) 25 November 2020 19: 37
      -7
      The president's ethical image does not stand up to criticism, and in a country where there is a political reputation and fair elections, this would certainly complicate his stay in power for 20 years. All these years, a cover operation was carried out in the country with the involvement of thousands of civil servants and private individuals: fictitious positions for women of the president, secret residences and other illegally obtained property hidden from society by the state media, special services, the cadastral department and many other people who receive exactly for this is the salary.

      The president and his inner circle have been involved in dubious business deals since the 1990s that have made them billionaires. To put it simply, the Rossiya bank is Vladimir Putin's bank, and the assets recorded in his friends, relatives and denominations - Yuri Kovalchuk, Pyotr Kolbin, Sergei Roldugin, Mikhail Shelomov and others - are also Putin's.

      The connections of the current president of Russia and his entourage with the criminal world are much broader and richer than the general public knows about it. In the 90s, he and officials from his inner circle directly worked for people who committed murders and other crimes. In the 2000s, their ties persisted, although their character changed.

      This list is clearly incomplete - because now, under Putin, whole blocks of modern Russian history have been removed from public use. The story of his coming to power and the "Ryazan sugar", political murders and attempted murders that began in the XNUMXs and continued with the recent poisoning of Navalny.

      The cover operation continues. Rosreestr erases the names of officials and friends of the president from property data; banks registered with Yuri Kovalchuk or Arkady Rotenberg are being pumped up with budget money so that shareholders like Svetlana Krivonogikh can live comfortably; law enforcement agencies and courts persecute those who are trying to find out the truth, and individual truth seekers are killed by fighters of the Chechen battalion "Sever", which is funded by the state. Even the city archives of St. Petersburg withdrew from the fund part of the documents on the work of the city's External Relations Committee, when Putin was in charge of this institution.

      This 20-year cover operation cost the country billions of dollars and many lives. But it is clearly not finished: the mechanism works quite reliably, and the new version of the law on guarantees to former presidents makes it virtually indefinite.
      Double life, double morality, double-entry bookkeeping, double law, corrupting both power and society, will become Putin's main political legacy and testament.
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      2. isofat Offline isofat
        isofat (isofat) 25 November 2020 22: 13
        +3
        Human memory has one pattern - we remember the negative much better, and we rarely remember the good. One problem in Russia is people who do not remember how much Putin did for Russia:

        • Over 17 years, Putin increased Russia's budget by 22 times, military spending - 30 times, GDP - 12 times (Russia jumped from 36th place in the world in terms of GDP to 6th place),

        • Increased gold and currency reserves by 48 times!

        • returned 256 mineral deposits to the Russian jurisdiction (it remains to return 3!).

        • tore apart the most enslaving “liberal” in the history of the production sharing agreement. PSA (explanation below)

        • nationalized 65% of the oil industry and 95% of the gas and many other industries.

        • raised industry and agriculture (for 5 consecutive years Russia has been taking the 2nd-3rd place in the world in grain export, overtaking the United States, which is now in 4th place).

        • increased average salaries in the public sector by 18,5 times over 12 years, and average pensions by 14 times.

        • Well, just a trifle: Putin (he) reduced the extinction of Russia's population from 1,5 million people a year in 1999 to 21 thousand in 2011, i.e. 71,5 times.

        • In addition, Putin canceled the Khasavyurt agreement - by which he defended the integrity of Russia, made public the 5th column of NGOs and forbade deputies to have accounts abroad, defended Syria, and stopped the war in Chechnya.
        1. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
          Rashid116 (Rashid) 27 November 2020 00: 40
          0
          isofat, funny. Take an interest in the composition of shareholders of our leading brands, but at least the same "Gazprom", "Baltika" and even "Russia", well, which is a generous soul, but practically everyone, you will be very surprised. And this means the main profit goes abroad .Well, why should they poke around in the mud, if they have leaked the sweetest assets. That is why sell something that brings good profit to the state. They would get rid of unprofitable enterprises, and then let the merchants show themselves in all their glory.
      3. Galina Pigareva Offline Galina Pigareva
        Galina Pigareva (Galina Pigareva) 26 November 2020 03: 07
        0
        Mikhail Petrov, did anyone write or helped? Or maybe you are Ivan Sidorov?
        1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
          Alexndr p (Alexander) 26 November 2020 15: 52
          0
          Yes, this is a lop-eared fighter on the instructions of the SBU is fighting against Putin on the Internet Those with a red nose, looking for refuge in some forum in the RU zone - like dirt in Ukraine
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      5. Rashid116 Offline Rashid116
        Rashid116 (Rashid) 27 November 2020 00: 20
        -2
        I almost agree with everything. But do you really think that the bulk has at least some chances? Even the most stubborn, after he agreed to be used against his own homeland, will not spit in his face when they meet. there is nowhere to remove it. They will carry the same until they turn into a mummy. Then he will hand over the affairs to some Kirieshka, so they began to pump something so cheerfully lately. I remember him at one time for the elders loaded, goof))). Enough time has passed, people, like , forgot his cowardice. Maybe the older comrades will thank them, especially the same rag, a fairy tale for them, not the president.
      6. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
        A.Lex (Secret information) 27 November 2020 07: 17
        -1
        Mdyaaaa ... What are we smoking, Mishenka? wassat fool
    3. ASK.21.07 Offline ASK.21.07
      ASK.21.07 (Artyom Karagodin) 26 November 2020 18: 38
      +1
      Straight off the tongue. However, if they seriously think that Navalny has a chance of getting into power, we are better off. In this case, I would give him immunity by a special decree)))). Let it be the face of domestic liberalism. He will serve the Motherland in such a case that at least hand over the Hero of Russia. He will show everyone what our "warriors of light" are worth!
      1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
        A.Lex (Secret information) 27 November 2020 07: 22
        0
        So for this they were cared for and cherished - better a madman who drives game than a clever and cunning enemy.
        1. ASK.21.07 Offline ASK.21.07
          ASK.21.07 (Artyom Karagodin) 27 November 2020 19: 21
          -1
          It is not excluded. Although most likely they did not cherish on their own, but let others cherish. But it was Navalny, and not someone else.
  2. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 25 November 2020 17: 38
    +6
    Fox News: Obama said a 29-hour memoir - but never said anything.

    https://russian.rt.com/inotv/2020-11-22/Fox-News-Obama-nagovoril-memuarov

    Who cares about the opinion of this stupid monkey? And since the Times listens to his opinion, then the Times's level is not higher.
    Even about the torn to shreds economy of the country, gas stations let them quote.
    And then let them bring the structure of US exports to China.
    After all, Obama, among other things, brought the United States to such a life that they look at the Russian economy with envy (who has brains).
    1. Gennady1959 Offline Gennady1959
      Gennady1959 (Gennady) 25 November 2020 18: 07
      -7
      Today Obama is a monkey, and tomorrow it will turn out that Buryats, Kalmyks, Tatars, Bashkirs, Yakuts are also monkeys? Well done, flashed with intelligence.

      Quote: boriz
      brought the United States to life such that they look at the Russian economy with envy (who has brains).

      Whoever believes such propaganda has no brains.
      1. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 25 November 2020 18: 21
        +6
        Where is racism? If a person has primate brains, how can he be helped? What he wrote in his "memoirs" (for example, about Putin and Russia) clearly shows that two presidential terms were wasted for his mental development.
        As for the economy, even Sergei Marzhetsky 5 days ago condescended to note the low national debt of the Russian Federation, in contrast to the same USA. And in combination with low trade turnover with the United States, this instills a certain optimism. And if in time to get rid of the dollar dependence, the country will be quite beneficial to differ from the current leaders of the world economy.
        1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
          Marzhecki (Sergei) 26 November 2020 07: 38
          0
          Quote: boriz
          As for the economy, even Sergei Marzhetsky 5 days ago condescended to note the low national debt of the Russian Federation, in contrast to the same USA.

          Thank you, and they dragged me along smile
          1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
            A.Lex (Secret information) 27 November 2020 07: 24
            -1
            Nuuu, where can we go without you? You are our main critic here! lol wink
  3. gorby777 Offline gorby777
    gorby777 (Evgeny Gorbachev) 25 November 2020 18: 01
    +9
    Judging by all the hysteria in Western media, Putin's system is alive and well
    1. Gennady1959 Offline Gennady1959
      Gennady1959 (Gennady) 25 November 2020 18: 14
      -9
      And what is Putin's system? Together with his gang, he plundered the country and protects the Cypriot-Israeli thieves. Step by step it is losing ground to Russia everywhere. And propaganda will make gold out of any shit like a magic wand
      1. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 26 November 2020 00: 47
        +1
        Step by step it is losing ground to Russia everywhere.

        It seems so to you. But Merkel believes that there are three political heavyweights in the world: the United States, China and Russia. The phony, crookedly calculated economy will crumble, and the military-political weight will disappear.

        When asked how global challenges from China, Russia and the United States are affecting Europe, she said they are forcing the EU to find common ground. This is often difficult, she acknowledged, citing Ukraine and Africa policies as successful examples.

        Our political strength does not yet match our economic capabilities, she said. - They (China, Russia and the United States) again and again force us to find common positions. This is often difficult given the difference in our interests. But we manage to do it - take, for example, our policy regarding the conflict in Ukraine.

        https://www.golosameriki.com/a/merkel-calls-for-repositioning-europe-cites-differences-with-us/4919628.html

        That is, in order to withstand the challenges of any of these states, the weight of Germany alone is not enough, even the power of the EU is not always enough.
        And even the mind of Merkel, even Obama (so zealously defended by you) recognizes. Of course, he cannot understand Putin's actions and words. But Merkel understands perfectly.
        That is, Putin made the country a world leader. Made one of Thor 3.
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  4. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) 25 November 2020 18: 02
    +8
    If Alexey Navalny gets real political power in Russia

    - he will never get it ...
    1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 27 November 2020 07: 29
      -2
      Estessno will not receive! But - repeat Don't tell anyone, especially our liberalizing grant-eaters and their "gallery" from the zhovtoblakyt territories. and then SUCH HI WILL RISE !!! laughing
  5. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 25 November 2020 18: 08
    +4
    similar to the propaganda of the 80s about the "city on the hill", the beacon of democracy, the earthly paradise and opposite it (or, more precisely, "across the throat") "backward, unwashed" as then, Russia is standing again))) read the "lobos" propagandist from that " radio freedom "how is he a poor but proud dissident taxing from hopelessness (ugh you from" beautiful life ") in new york ..." yellow kings "is the title of the book
  6. Boa kaa Offline Boa kaa
    Boa kaa (Alexander) 25 November 2020 18: 34
    +4
    The Times ... seems to be a respected newspaper, but in the same place, in the yellowness, dips its readers headlong. It "hurts hotTs" so that "Putin's time" is over. And then he has exhausted all NPOs, now he has taken up foreign agents. Life has completely disappeared from the echoes with dual citizenship: neither you will be allowed to enter power, nor will you hide capital abroad. Well, absolutely no life! crying
    And about the "political power of the" piled up "- absolutely shiz! It is necessary to fly so far from reality ... I wonder what the author of the opus smokes? belay
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  7. But today Sechin reported to Putin about a colossal project in Taimyr - is this also rotting?
  8. Cucumbers Offline Cucumbers
    Cucumbers (Cucumbers) 25 November 2020 20: 17
    0
    What does Navalny have to do with it, who is he? The king is drawn by the retinue. Putin is a collective image, like Vasily Tyorkin for the people. Watch the NHL and everything will become clear to you ...
  9. Enoch Offline Enoch
    Enoch (Enoch) 25 November 2020 21: 35
    0
    Khazar Kaganate.
    1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
      Alexndr p (Alexander) 26 November 2020 15: 53
      +1
      galushkin kaganat negodue?
  10. Ivan Dovgy Offline Ivan Dovgy
    Ivan Dovgy 25 November 2020 22: 41
    +4
    The citizens of Russia have already understood everything: this is evidenced by the real rating of Putin.
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  12. ivan f.edorov Offline ivan f.edorov
    ivan f.edorov (ivan fedorov) 26 November 2020 07: 09
    -1
    Putin razgrabil i zasral velikuu stranu- uhodil bi uzh poskoree, navorovalsya ved '' uzhe!
    1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
      Alexndr p (Alexander) 26 November 2020 15: 54
      -1
      the main thing is that clowns tolerate my choice (and of the other 50 million Russians) and Putin for the third decade already.

      The main misfortune of clowns is that they cannot find in their pigsty a personality that would take away at least 15 million votes from Vladimir Vladimirovich.

      While clowns do not have such a character, we will listen to their whining on the forums, as we have been listening for decades
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  13. Bulanov Online Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 26 November 2020 10: 47
    +1
    and if Biden repeats the policy of the first black American Democratic president

    - Will it also bomb some unfortunate country like Libya in the Stone Age?