"Finally, Putin has an adversary who will test him for strength" - German press


The Russian authorities are suppressing all new speeches initiated by the supporter of the disgraced blogger Alexei Navalny. In his person, Putin has received an adversary that is not so easy to get rid of - this can be a real test of strength for the Russian president.


Popular unrest in Russia in the short term lead, as a rule, to arrests, and in the long term - to the tightening of domestic Russian legislation. Will the Putin regime be able to make concessions this time?

Putin's ossified system is heading for a test of strength

- says the German edition of the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Last Sunday, people took to the streets again to express their attitude towards the authorities in Russia. The power structures react with the usual methods, intensifying the repression and providing for a short period of peace to those in power. Putin will survive what is happening now and will not start changes, but this time he will ignore the aspirations of the protesters to his own detriment - Navalny's popularity is growing day by day.

The widespread support that Alexei Navalny enjoys has not been met by critics of the Kremlin for a long time. The oppositionist, who is testing the strength of the Russian president, seems to have a clear strategy of action. The protest on the streets of Russian cities can become permanent, as is happening now in Belarus, where the people express their collective will against what is happening in the country.

According to the German press, people in Russia are not so much for Navalny as against Putin, against the enriching government and corruption. The Kremlin can sit out the excitement this time too, but people's discontent will not stop there.
  • Used photos: kremlin.ru
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  1. Miffer Offline Miffer
    Miffer (Sam Miffers) 1 February 2021 13: 04
    +6
    In his person, Putin got an enemy that is not so easy to get rid of - it could be a real test of strength for the Russian president.

    Again the gentlemen begin to inflate the fly to the size of an elephant. Our guarantor is not afraid of such "waves in a basin". Friend Rygorych will share his experience. But the most important thing is to follow the wise precepts of the predecessor: to cover the fifth point as reliably as possible, and everything else is generally not so important.
    Therefore, the keywords in this phrase are "maybe". But I'm sure it won't.
  2. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 1 February 2021 13: 10
    -7
    Since when did the "German edition of the Süddeutsche Zeitung" become GERMAN?
    Can someone literate tell me in which class they teach the plural?
  3. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 1 February 2021 13: 12
    +3
    Recently, the Western press and media can only be studied for professional reasons. Otherwise, there is nothing to catch. At all. Maybe only information about sports or the weather, if anyone is interested.
    In Russia, as in the past in the USSR, there is also propaganda in the mass media. The difference is that the Russian and Soviet propaganda acts by manipulating facts, with real facts, presenting them from a certain angle of view. Here, many include the so-called "reading between the lines". This is when the "propaganda husk" is discarded, and one's own conclusions are drawn from the indicated facts.
    I don’t know if it happened that way, or if we took Soviet mistakes into account, but in the modern Western press it’s impossible to “read between the lines” - there is nothing, there are simply no facts, as a rule, just a lie from beginning to end + the same false pictures. Either processed, or not at all related to the material.
    So everything that some "Süd Deutsche Zeitung" writes there or shows the BBC, or any news portals in the West, we can simply ignore. And social networks and discussions on the Internet in the same Europe are being cleaned up in such a way that the Soviet censorship never dreamed of. I know this from myself. They are even banned for mild allusions to something that does not coincide with the "party line" ... so it is useless to rely on some reasonable "public opinion" in the West.
    And one more paradox: both the population and the leadership of the USSR did not particularly believe in their own propaganda. But the Westerners have already come to the point that they themselves have believed in all this own nonsense, including the highest levels. Moreover, they act accordingly. How all this will end is a big question. But one thing is for sure - if your navigation is broken, and you, after convincing yourself that it still works, continue to drive strictly following its instructions, or use the wrong map for orientation, maybe nothing terrible will happen, but where originally wanted, you are unlikely to get there ...
  4. Boragl Offline Boragl
    Boragl (Boragl) 1 February 2021 13: 25
    +6
    Why are they going to an unauthorized meeting? To snatch off the scoreboard, preferably from the defenders of order, after provoking, and then screaming at the top of their lungs, they say, they offend the true fighters for freedom and democracy ... but in fact, they sold out ..., letting themselves go ahead with an inflamed crowd of youngsters. And calling these youngsters to go to rallies and protest (get on the scoreboard and sit down instead of those who call them there). And then yelling, “They're children !!” But is it okay that half of them grow out of a grown man and are not deprived of a silushka? And if they also have a piece of brick in their hands? According to you, the law enforcement officer should lower the handles and humbly substitute his head under this brick ??? I hope your idols (comrades) will be jailed for good terms. No one is embarrassed by the fact that the disaster was kicked right before the onset of problems with the vaccine in Iurops? Not?
  5. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 1 February 2021 13: 44
    +1
    Yes, if our psychology inside the country differs exactly the opposite, then why talk about us, Russians, and Europeans with the same opposite mentality, and how long will all this hype around this Navalny, like Guaido in Venezuela, like Tikhanovskaya in Belarus, which have already been forgotten there.
    1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 1 February 2021 13: 54
      +2
      By the way, the mentality of Europeans is not very different from ours. And they have the same different regions - like St. Petersburg, Moscow and the Caucasus, for example, and Finland, Germany and Spain are different. The question is what is being poured into their heads. And it is depending on this that they react to everything. Therefore, in the light of the latest media opportunities, no more or less adequate "public opinion" in Europe cannot be counted on. In the former "socialist camp" there is still something glimmering - at least they have something to compare with. And in the west of the continent, full of kaput ...
  6. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 1 February 2021 13: 54
    +4
    Oh, these ghosts ... I saw yesterday how Merkel beat Jones on a broomstick, and Macron giggled from below ... There is no one in Russia who could be opposed to Putin. For some reason, no. Is it necessary? Why tear the country apart?
  7. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 1 February 2021 14: 59
    +2
    They show who work in the newspaper. BUT apparently the Germans are considered absolutely for what, don't let them be devoured.
  8. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
    ioan-e (Boris) 1 February 2021 14: 59
    +3
    Sucks suppressing our government! Napoleon once suppressed, so suppressed buckshot from cannons! The creatures are raging with fat, you can't see a single ragamuffin or a beggar on the streams! All the movement they lack! I think so there only traitors can be, who are either paid for, or are going to blame from here, or dream of being policemen under the "new democratic government"! Well, urban crazy is a separate category!
    1. Miffer Offline Miffer
      Miffer (Sam Miffers) 1 February 2021 18: 09
      0
      Napoleon once suppressed, so suppressed buckshot from cannons!

      Cannon buckshot is, of course, a strong argument, and in the modern history of Russia in October 1993 there was its own analogue buckshot in the form of tank guns. But the same Napoleon argued that the bayonet is good for everything, only that it is not comfortable to sit on it. Therefore, it is better to refrain from repeating the past. The strength is there, it would be wisely necessary.
      1. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
        ioan-e (Boris) 2 February 2021 18: 21
        +1
        Quote: Miffer
        Napoleon once suppressed, so suppressed buckshot from cannons!

        Cannon buckshot is, of course, a strong argument, and in the modern history of Russia in October 1993 there was its own analogue buckshot in the form of tank guns. But the same Napoleon argued that the bayonet is good for everything, only that it is not comfortable to sit on it. Therefore, it is better to refrain from repeating the past. The strength is there, it would be wisely necessary.

        Well, let him refrain from stupid and groundless protests! Energy has nowhere to go? Gyms around in bulk, including in the open air! If they want to return to the nineties or collapse, as in the neighboring non-state, they will get buckshot! And this will be correct, for a coup is always followed by a civil war, and then there will be millions of people killed, emigrated and unborn!
  9. Makar2412 Offline Makar2412
    Makar2412 (Alexander Makaryin) 1 February 2021 16: 02
    +2
    Navalny? The enemy? Is a cockroach with shifty eyes and antennae, where to profit, where does he get a salary? On what and on whose money he exists in his own world of his own, they treat him a lot. It's time to use power.
  10. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 1 February 2021 17: 08
    0
    Fool dumkoy grows richer ...
    PS Hostile West Fool.
  11. Restless Sagittarius (Vladimir) 2 February 2021 02: 47
    +3
    A clown with a Russophobia, of Polish-Jewish origin, is trying to pass off almost the president of the Russian Federation. With the same success, the surname Navalny in the text can be replaced by the surname Yavlinsky, or Makarevich ... You can make a lot of noise in the press, but such a press is suitable only for the needy.
  12. gore Offline gore
    gore (Alexander) 2 February 2021 11: 34
    0
    The author, there is no need to write about "popular unrest in Russia". A bunch of stupid, stupid minors jumped themselves without knowing why, and all over the world there is a hubbub about "popular unrest". Now these are sitting on cops and smearing snot on the face. It's good if they let you go. And if the three rubles are soldered for the attack? What I, by the way, sincerely wish them this - will immediately "wiser".
    And the opinion of the German press - "on the drum". Let them sit with their opinions and wipe themselves off. Silently, as in forty-five ...
  13. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 2 February 2021 21: 45
    0
    In his person, Putin has received an adversary that is not so easy to get rid of - this can be a real test of strength for the Russian president.

    I never cease to be amazed at European naivety.

    Khodorkovsky's experience of lemmings has taught nothing ..