Russia will not be able to ensure its long-term development without renewal of elites

Starting the current conversation, let's return to what was discussed in previous publication... And it was said in it that the main goal of globalism, the main conductors of which are transnational corporations acting through the "lured" politicians, is the destruction of the sovereign state as the main deterrent to the expansion of capital and influence. Therefore, the ideologists of the "brave new world" see China and Russia as their main threats today.

Both countries, as already mentioned, have their own problems, but the position of our eastern neighbor in "resisting this opposition" is much stronger. It is worth following the actions of the Celestial Empire, and you involuntarily conclude that in all the main directions of foreign and domestic policy they have a clearly formulated strategy that is being consistently implemented, albeit not without flaws. In short, the Chinese know in which direction to move.

And what about us?

As a matter of fact, the main problem of modern Russia is precisely the absence of a coherent development strategy for years and decades to come. No, you can, of course, recall the loudly advertised national projects, an even more ambitious single national plan, according to which it is planned to invest as much as 39 trillion rubles in the country's development, but there is one serious "but". And it's not even about the fact that in the context of external sanctions, unclear prospects for oil prices and the still pending Great Depression 2.0, all these plans look about the same as the desire to create 2020 million high-tech jobs by 25 (there was such a thing, remember ?).

And that all these projects do not answer the main question: "WHICH country do we want to get as a result?" They will answer, they say, who knows how to produce the most modern military and civilian machineryamong the top 5 (or even top 3) world economies, etc. etc. And, most importantly, it has a high standard of living.

That's right, but people go to die for their country not because they are afraid of losing a high standard of living. And the formulations in the style “otherwise we will lag behind, lose our sovereignty and eventually share the fate of Yugoslavia”, for all their fairness, are not exhaustive, but raise another question. Why do we need this sovereignty?

And here we come to the conclusion that in the same China they know the answer to this question. They know him (for now) and in the USA, they knew him (once) and in the USSR. It is this knowledge, shared by the overwhelming majority of the population, that is the key sign of a superpower or a candidate country for such. It is obvious that modern Russia has the answer to this very "why?" not. Accordingly, there is no long-term development strategy for the state. And if we want to regain the status of a superpower again, we must find an answer to this question, otherwise there can be no talk of any breakthrough in development.

What the communists were right about

Someone might say that the main obstacle on this path is Article 13 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, according to which "ideological diversity is recognized in the Russian Federation" and "no ideology can be established as a state or mandatory one." Let us venture to suggest that the point is not the absence of an official ideology. Everything is much deeper.

And to begin with, we note that ideology in our usual sense is a very short-lived phenomenon. Well, or at least dynamic, constantly evolving. Moreover, developing is sometimes so strong that if Marx and Engels looked at modern China, they would hardly call it communist. And all because any theoretical calculations, no matter how brilliant they may be, in practice are not always realized in the form in which the authors saw it. Or even they turn out to be unviable.

The answer to the question "Why do we need a strong Russia?" you need to look not in the ideological calculations of philosophers, but in what is rooted in the minds of the people. Although in order to formulate this answer, you need a person or a group of people who would openly voice this answer. So much so that 80 percent of the population exclaimed: "But he (they) are right (right)!"

Let's take an example from history. Many modern Russian historians say that the Bolsheviks, all those 70 years that they were in power, consciously or unconsciously emasculated the self-consciousness of the Russian people (as well as other peoples inhabiting our country). Yes, there are certain arguments in favor of such a point of view, but at the same time one indisputable fact cannot be denied: the idea of ​​social justice - one of the cornerstones of communist ideology - fully corresponded to the mentality of a Russian person with his eternal thirst for truth. This was the key to the victory of the Bolsheviks. Otherwise they would have ended their history in about the same way as the Cadets and the Octobrists.

Therefore, despite the fact that it is impossible to return to the past, it would not be superfluous to draw lessons from it. And it's not only about not repeating mistakes, but also about taking advantage of a truly successful experience. And who can say that the 8-hour working day, universal free medicine, education (from preschool to doctoral studies), and many other REAL steps towards building a just society are not a good experience?

One can argue, they say, all peoples strive for justice, why suddenly this striving has become a purely Russian trait? Of course not. But a Russian person will hardly find the social structure in the United States to be fair, although the average American (at least until recently it was like that) is sure that it is “United States” that is the fairest country in the world, and therefore is exceptional, the best in the world, etc. To many in America, their social and state structure seems fair, but the Bolsheviks were able to offer such a model of state and society that corresponded to the ideas of our people about justice.

"There are no real violent ones, so there are no leaders"?

We will not indulge in the argument “what is good for a Russian, death is for a German” further. And it is clearly not within the framework of this publication to determine the principles on which to build the “image of Russia of the future”. We have identified only one of them, perhaps the most important, but not the only one. It is important for us to understand that it is not so difficult to formulate these principles and build on their basis a development strategy for Russia as a world superpower. If only due to the fact that we already have such experience.

So what's the deal? Why hasn't this been done yet? Yes, in general, there is no secret here, and many readers (if not all) have already answered these questions themselves. Yes, yes, everything is trite like a rake: the current Russian elites do not need this in principle. Indeed, despite the fact that the 90s are over, but the people who then came to power (or became the owners of factories, factories, newspapers and ships) have not gone anywhere. And they still occupy the chairs (fortunately, not all) of the spacious offices in the Kremlin, on Okhotny Ryad and Krasnopresnenskaya embankment. And for the most part, they still see Russia not as their homeland, but as prey.

Someone habitually appoints the current president as guilty, but, despite the fact that no one relieves responsibility for what is happening, you need to understand that always and everywhere, in any state, the current political situation is determined not by the head of state, but by the ruling elite, then the very "deep state" with which Trump unsuccessfully tried to fight. Few succeed in going beyond the limits that this very elite sets for the president or even the absolute monarch. And only a few of them manage not to die as a result of another conspiracy.

Isn't this why Putin never tried to enter into a clinch with our "deep state"? And is it not because in one of the interviews he expressed his belief in the sincerity of Obama's intentions to close the Guantanamo Bay, which has not yet been closed, that he himself has repeatedly faced sabotage? So it's not just the absence of "real leaders", as in Vysotsky's song. The point is that in order to build a coherent development strategy for the country, Russia needs to renew the elites. Despite the complexity of the problem, it is not insoluble. We will try to talk about this next time.
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  1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 6 February 2021 09: 06
    all these projects do not answer the main question: "WHICH country do we want to get as a result?"

    There will be no answer to this question: the so-called "Russian elite" have long been "citizens of the world." For almost three decades, from the federal level to the regional; plus the business elite (real estate, offshore accounts, palaces in Britain) + children-grandchildren of the guard-servants (the grandson of the chief Russian guard at school and children of the chief press secretary for permanent residence).
    AND ALL OF THEY ONLY DO BUSINESS in this unfortunate country, so they are not interested in the "results" at all.
    And since they are already "citizens of the world", the imposed psychology of the "besieged fortress" only irritates them.
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 6 February 2021 09: 49
      Quote: Xuli (o) Tebenado
      the imposed psychology of the "besieged fortress" only annoys them

      they have immunity to this "psychology". and they need it to keep the business going.
      1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 6 February 2021 10: 19
        There is no immunity there. This is common duplicity. And tales about terrible sanctions and import substitution are thrown for the mob.
        1. Digital error Offline Digital error
          Digital error (Eugene) 6 February 2021 10: 22
          Quote: Xuli (o) Tebenado
          This is common duplicity

          Naturally. Like this:

          1. ASK.21.07 Offline ASK.21.07
            ASK.21.07 (Artyom Karagodin) 6 February 2021 12: 21
            You are in vain. What do you know about the activities of Metropolitan Tikhon to assert this?
            1. Digital error Offline Digital error
              Digital error (Eugene) 6 February 2021 14: 18
              Absolutely nothing, except what I saw in the video. And in the video, in some places he speaks inconsistently and his hands are shaking. I admit that this is due to age. And maybe from conscience. The Metropolitan told a lot of things in the video, except for one thing - revolutions arise when they do not share with the people.
              + 2% to personal income tax on income from 5 million rubles. a year - this is not a "left turn", but a reason for propaganda to assert that progressive taxation has been introduced in Russia and formally it is now true. Since propaganda attracts the church to its tasks, it means that they have "burned out" a lot. How is the classic there? "it is necessary to share" and there will be no revolutions.
              Do not take 5 years of pension payments away from people, if you are building palaces in Gelendzhik. hi
              1. ASK.21.07 Offline ASK.21.07
                ASK.21.07 (Artyom Karagodin) 6 February 2021 14: 40
                Oh, what are you talking about? I didn't get it. About the "left turn" I agree, but about the involvement of the Church in propaganda, where did they get it? Moreover, since you yourself claim that you do not know anything about whom you accuse of propaganda? So you can put any labels on just anyone.

                Well, about the palace in Gelendzhik, do you really believe? Firstly, the fact that the version comes from Navalny speaks volumes in itself. And secondly, one of my friends is an editor, and, by the way, a staunch critic and opponent of Putin. His words: "I couldn't stand it until the end of the film. I haven't seen such a mess, obviously rigged, for a long time."

                What is all this for. There are plenty of questions about GDP. But why artificially invent them, as in the case of this supposedly "palace"? It was just as convincingly said about the wife of Nicholas II that she had a direct line to the German General Staff, where she was pouring operational information. Do you see parallels?
                1. Digital error Offline Digital error
                  Digital error (Eugene) 6 February 2021 14: 57
                  when I spoke of duplicity, I meant propaganda. it doesn't matter whose palace it is. it is important that it exists (open the Yandex card) and they built it at the same time when they discussed raising the pension age.
                  1. ASK.21.07 Offline ASK.21.07
                    ASK.21.07 (Artyom Karagodin) 6 February 2021 15: 14
                    Well, in this regard, I agree about the palace. Moreover, we have similar palaces and so on. - a shaft throughout the country. We do not need money either for the development of the country or for decent salaries for people.

                    But I just didn’t understand why Metropolitan Tikhon’s opinion about the nature of the revolution (for which he blames the elite circles) suddenly turned into pro-government propaganda?
    2. Rusa Offline Rusa
      Rusa 9 February 2021 01: 31
      That's right, everything is clear and understandable with the rotten elite, rotation is needed.
      I will add that in addition to this, the social stratification of society into the poor and the rich has accelerated. That is, in the Russian Federation there is a blatant social injustice.
      This situation is fraught with a huge threat to the existing system, but the authorities do not offer any new solutions and new ideas within the country.
      The current model of Russia's development is in many ways flawed.
  2. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 6 February 2021 09: 20
    1. Elites themselves are not renewed, and so it is good;
    2. Affectionate to his accomplices, our evergreen is not capable of renewal;
    3. The revolution is difficult due to the division of the protest part of society.
    We will continue to rot ...
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 6 February 2021 09: 46
      Quote: Potapov
      Elites do not renew themselves - they are already good

      That's it. And taking into account the natural desire to "attach somewhere" and their "sons" (and even on the recent example of Fradkov) - this music will be eternal if we (the only source of power) do not change the battery.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 6 February 2021 09: 23
    Someone might say that the main obstacle on this path is Article 13 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, according to which "ideological diversity is recognized in the Russian Federation" and "no ideology can be established as a state or mandatory one."

    Well, if it isn't, why wasn't it changed? "A chicken by the grain ..." If the state takes a clear ideological and moral position, then double standards in this state are impossible. For example, Putin speaks about patriotism, about the Second World War correctly, but they immediately close the Mausoleum, immediately give the floor to all Russophobes on all channels, immediately give money for films where our history and our heroes are perverted. And heroes are no longer heroes, but "criminals" against their people? And this trash for it is nothing! And the dead heroes must be protected so that their names are remembered.
    The amendment of the Constitution did not touch upon this article, and did not touch upon the pension. JUSTICE. You correctly noticed, this is the key word. And if this is not in the laws, it will not be in life!
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 6 February 2021 09: 52
      Quote: steel maker
      why wasn't it changed?

      Because they didn't want to - it's dangerous for business.

      Quote: steel maker

      Too relative a concept to raise it on the flag.
      What is true for Ivanov is not true for Petrov and causes Sidorov to be dismayed. You can't agree with everyone.
      1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
        steelmaker 6 February 2021 14: 23
        This is not about Ivanov and Petrov, but about justice. What was the first thing the seceded republics did when the USSR collapsed? They established "justice" for their nation without giving a damn about others! And why, having driven the Russians out of their republics, they came to Russia without fear? Because they know that in Russia all nations are equal, and we have over 130 of them. Because we have an ideology and an article in the Constitution in this regard. I would like to hear an example from you, which is true for Ivanov and not fair for Petrov. And you will immediately see what you mean by justice. And so: "For example."
        1. Digital error Offline Digital error
          Digital error (Eugene) 6 February 2021 14: 33
          Quote: steel maker
          "For example."

          Fairness is subjective, no matter what examples you give. Let's say that Ivanov had been ill with covid and could no longer wear a mask. But not sick Petrov does not agree with this - the rights of citizens should be equal. And Sidorov is generally against covid passports because of his convictions, so even if Ivanov can walk without a mask, he will not be able to prove without a covid passport (certificate). Is this situation fair for Ivanov? Not. And for Petrov? Yes, he is so calmer - he will not have a vaccination certificate from the first person he meets without a mask ...
    2. Alexander Ra Offline Alexander Ra
      Alexander Ra (Alexander) 6 February 2021 10: 10
      The constitution of the Russian Federation itself is definitely the ideology of liberalism. And the monopoly of this ideology is protected by the words - "no ideology can be established as state or obligatory." ...
  4. Digital error Offline Digital error
    Digital error (Eugene) 6 February 2021 09: 58
    the Bolsheviks all those 70 years that were in power

    The current Bolsheviks (who won the majority in the elections) are also under 70. In 10 years they will be under 80 and perestroika will begin - 2.0, because people are tired, and there is no intelligible change - the political field has been cleaned up, and "above" is not the smartest, but the most loyal ... The good news is that there is a ghostly but chance not to give the Bolsheviks a majority in September.
  5. Xuli (o) Tebenado 6 February 2021 10: 24
    Quote: DigitalError
    but there is no clear change

    There is no change because different elite clans (Kremlin towers) cannot agree on a candidate that would suit everyone. In 1999, the figure of the current director suited everyone, and he was promoted.

    a chance not to give the Bolsheviks a majority in September ...

    They will calculate everything as it should. They will be modest, and there will be not 146% in favor, but only 117%. "Count correctly" since 1990. "Saw Churov" ...
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 6 February 2021 10: 28
      Quote: Xuli (o) Tebenado
      cannot agree on the candidacy

      They will inevitably agree. The same "capitalist" figure will suit everyone. But he will not have authority (he is a newbie in business), so Perestroika-2.0 will inevitably begin with all that it implies.
    2. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 6 February 2021 10: 32
      Quote: Xuli (o) Tebenado
      but only 117%

      This "Belarusian case" is expensive and dumb. 66% will be limited (two-thirds, so that it is convincing and does not seem like a greyhound) - there are no fools.
    3. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 6 February 2021 10: 44
      Quote: Xuli (o) Tebenado
      "Saw Churov"

      Its resource is limited - here, with reference to time:

  6. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 6 February 2021 10: 25
    Russia will not be able to ensure its long-term development without renewal of elites

    - The question is ... - why are these elites needed at all ???
    - These are new idols, idols, idols; which society is obliged to worship ...
    - But what about ... - "Who does not work ... - he does not eat?" - Or in Russia (or throughout the world) ... - "special elites" ... - "hard-working" ??? - Hahah ...
    - But elites are created only to be worshiped ...
    - Generally ... the topic proposed by the author ... is very interesting ... - The comments written to it ... - all correct and fairly objective; but ... but ... but - they are all already outdated and cannot really judge the current "state of affairs" ...
    - Today, the main elites are no longer ... - the elites are already yesterday ... - Well, where can these elites hide (or hide their families) today ??? - Yes, nowhere ... - they will be found everywhere on earth and ... and so on (yes, even from "COVID-19" today you can't hide anywhere)) ... - And all of their "faithful protection"; their "faithful guards"; their "all kinds of security services"; "their security" ... = all this "brotherhood" is the very first and will indicate the place ... - where this elite hid ... and herself will help all this elite "get" ... -Hahah ... - By the way ... - for me personally ... - I don't feel sorry for all this elite ...
    - Today it is not the elite who plays the main role; and young people begin to play the main role ... - who more and more begin to turn into cyborgs ...
    - And for cyborgs, emotions are very limited and limited (or none at all) ... - For a cyborg, there is no romance or sentimentality, or a desire to study philosophical works for a long time and tediously, etc. ... - For young cyborgs there is only ... - extreme , pragmatism, rationalism and the complete absence of humane ways to achieve this goal ...
    - To some extent, all these parameters correspond to radical Islam (ISIS and other nasty things) ... - Personally, I already wrote somewhere here that for this reason I do not consider Islam a religion as such ...
    - Well, as for the elites; then since none of these elites will ever renounce or renounce their entire "elite position"; then ... then ... then you shouldn't bother about these elites ...
    - But hatred against the elites ... will play a very, very cruel joke against them ... - It only seems to them that they are super human and they don't give a damn about ordinary people ... - But time will tell ...
    1. Alexander Ra Offline Alexander Ra
      Alexander Ra (Alexander) 6 February 2021 20: 08
      young people start to play the main role

      Exaggeration. Young people are capable of only one-step action, and, rather, only with external heating. There are significantly more boys in China, but even there it is not young people who play the main role. The older generation possesses a sufficient mass of information for serious social creativity, the experience of the Soviet period is especially valuable as the most constructive over the last hundred years. The unification of the experience of the elders and the energy of the youth would mean the organization of the people, which our "elite" cannot admit, further appropriate conclusions.
  7. Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 6 February 2021 11: 05
    First of all, you should define the terms. "Elite" in the current Russian Federation who is this? Having decided on this, it will become clear who this "'elite" is for the country - a torch or a parasite. And only after that it will be possible to look for the answer to the question: What to do?
  8. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 February 2021 11: 44
    Russia will not be able to ensure its long-term development without renewal of elites

    The name is correct. But whatever you say, the elites are not fools, they have children, grandchildren, business, stability of 0-1%.

    They will come up with something - zeroing, constitution, senatorial life, father of the nation, "Nashi", Russian Guard and so on.

    Power - it is so, so ... monetary ... that you can fail all national orders and live in chocolate ...
    1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 6 February 2021 15: 44
      But whatever you say, the elites are not fools, they have children, grandchildren, business, stability of 0-1%.
      They will come up with something - zeroing ...

      At the same time, I recalled the grandmother who voiced this idea in her ninth decade ... well, just a sparkling intellect: ((
  9. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 6 February 2021 21: 22
    The major's son asks - here I will graduate from the military school, I will go to serve ... will I rise to the rank of general? No sonny. -And why? Because the general has his own son.

    So don't make fun of the replacement of the old elite with new smart, honest and decent, successful people who have made themselves adequate people.
  10. Gennady Stroikov (Gennady Stroykov) 7 February 2021 05: 59
    The comprador bourgeoisie, by definition, is not an elite ...
  11. Peter rybak Offline Peter rybak
    Peter rybak (Patrol) 7 February 2021 06: 53
    So what to do, author? What conclusion from the article do you propose to draw us? In general, are you for the Reds or for the Whites?
  12. savage1976 Offline savage1976
    savage1976 7 February 2021 15: 24
    Yeah, for one more thing, and people need to change. laughing
  13. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 11 February 2021 10: 10
    Our elite will change according to the North Korean, at best, according to the Cuban version.