Swiss newspaper spoke about the "Russian tragedy" with Putin


Russia and the West are returning to oppressive confrontation, which is expressed in the Ukrainian events, in the Navalny case and in the cyber attacks carried out by the Kremlin. According to the experts of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung newspaper, the Russian government deliberately creates the illusion of confrontation with the West in order to keep in check the population united against a common "enemy".


The arrests of sympathizers for the disgraced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny suggest that life inside Putin's Russia is becoming increasingly unfree, and people can be sent to a terrible prison even for tweeting. At the same time, the Russian Federation is more and more living with false narratives about the ring of enemies in which Russia is allegedly imprisoned, as well as that the West is disrespectful to Moscow and rejects all of its initiatives.

However, the Kremlin's thesis about the evil will of its Western neighbors seeking to harm Russia is only suitable for domestic consumption - with its help, the Putin regime is trying to rally the population around power, turning it into political the value of a threat from outside and isolation of the Russian Federation from other countries.

Meanwhile, Russia during Putin's time does not really have reliable allies, and even China cannot be called such. Beijing views Russian territory only as a raw material base for its own development. Russia's smaller neighbors, on the other hand, do not cooperate so actively with it, and the country's “soft power” does not have the necessary attractiveness for this. The police and military structures and the state apparatus do not allow for constructive development and act to destroy.

In this regard, the Swiss edition draws analogies between modern Russia and the Soviet Union, the gloominess of which was described in his time by Joseph Brodsky in his poem "Don't leave the room!" The poet advised those who live in such a world to abandon it.

It would be the return of oppressive times. If this happens, it will be nothing less than the next Russian tragedy.

- believes the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.
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  1. Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 15 February 2021 13: 01
    -11%
    It is significant that the Swiss have better eyesight than some locals.
    1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 15 February 2021 13: 18
      +8
      (sympathetic)
      Is Putin interfering so much? Doesn't he give a panuat?
      Ay-yay-yay, what an ugly thing.
  2. Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 15 February 2021 13: 10
    -8
    Everything's under control :

    1. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
      ioan-e (Boris) 15 February 2021 15: 08
      +8
      Quote: Uneven
      Everything's under control :


      Vooooot, only a blind person or a propagandist can fail to see how reliably the National Guard fenced off the participants of the rally from external dangers from all sides, while strictly observing the social distance between themselves and the people! Glory to the defenders of the people! Bulk pick and mine!
      1. Uneven Offline Uneven
        Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 15 February 2021 16: 09
        -5
        The Russian government values ​​and protects its citizens, since this is their second oil ...
        1. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
          ioan-e (Boris) 15 February 2021 18: 27
          +6
          Quote: Uneven
          The Russian government values ​​and protects its citizens, since this is their second oil ...

          There is no need to envy, your power does not care about you, go decide on your gender (one of 56) and do not worry about us! We in Russia will somehow live without your "authoritative" opinion!
          1. cmonman Offline cmonman
            cmonman (Garik Mokin) 16 February 2021 04: 33
            -7
            We will somehow ... live in Russia

            Well, of course! You somehow (written with a hyphen!) Live the last 20 years, and nothing - you survive !!! It is we Americans who are dying like flies from covid! And you only have from improper metabolism, acute respiratory infections and flat feet !!!
            1. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
              ioan-e (Boris) 16 February 2021 14: 54
              +3
              Quote: cmonman
              We will somehow ... live in Russia

              Well, of course! You somehow (written with a hyphen!) Live the last 20 years, and nothing - you survive !!! It is we Americans who are dying like flies from covid! And you only have from improper metabolism, acute respiratory infections and flat feet !!!

              Voooooot, you say everything correctly mal ...., devo ... what gender are you, American something? And now go in close ranks and suck forgiveness for slavery among blacks, for genocide of 55 million from Indians, for atomic bombings from Japanese, for annexation of a third of the territory from Mexico, for ... and no shit to us with your advice and instructions to climb! And your "authoritative opinion" even more does not interest us. And take pity on your 35 million homeless people, they need it more, otherwise Putin does not give you peace of mind!
          2. Uneven Offline Uneven
            Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 16 February 2021 09: 31
            -7
            No need to envy

            Only masochists are now able to "envy" Russian citizens ... Someone gloats. The rest will express deep condolences ...
            1. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
              ioan-e (Boris) 16 February 2021 14: 46
              +1
              Quote: Uneven
              No need to envy

              Only masochists are now able to "envy" Russian citizens ... Someone gloats. The rest will express deep condolences ...

              So why is your seat so burning?
        2. cmonman Offline cmonman
          cmonman (Garik Mokin) 16 February 2021 04: 24
          -6
          The Russian government values ​​and protects its citizens, since this is their second oil ...

          Both categories are decreasing dramatically every year!
          And the population in 40-50 years can be entered into the Red Book!
        3. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
          Alexndr p (Alexander) 16 February 2021 11: 45
          +3
          Did Stolbov see the brothers in the same cauldron in which the animals from the Armed Forces of Ukraine were boiled?)

          What could be more beautiful than your groan?) I told you you will stand in the stall, that you will be piled up, that your pravosek will be stalled by Rossiyushka.

          All dirt will be located. So wait for target designation. Russia has a hobby - to put everything in its place

          1. Uneven Offline Uneven
            Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 16 February 2021 12: 43
            -2
            Dream! Dreams are perhaps the only thing that has not yet been taxed in Russia. Although they are already being prosecuted for "thought crimes" ... Citizens must be kept in check and milked dry!
            1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
              Alexndr p (Alexander) 16 February 2021 15: 48
              +2
              actor, you pay tax on a war that doesn't exist. that's what the Semites told you to do. Semite said - the slave fulfilled. Formula of Ukraine. You go, slave and pay. For more than 5 years the tax on a nonexistent war that your barn has not declared to anyone.

              Those. you pay a tax on the murder of Ukrainians in the east of the ruins (thinking that you pay a tax on the murder of mosques)

              How can you, actors of circus genres, broadcast something about taxes?

              You tell me more about housing and communal services, actor - slaves are raised prices for individual items 12 TIMES. Your universe is flowing. Manamirok will soon shrink to the size of Galicia, because Ukraine is guarded by people like you - men wanted to write, then I think, what kind of men you are. You are slaves for real.

              Slaves from which you can sculpt anything. Slaves whose president is a Jew and a clown do not even know Ridna Movu. He does not know the language of the Papuans whom he rules. Even I know your pathetic dialect better than your loser master. (more precisely, "nonsense")

              Wretched tribe) Logically, the next president of the slaves should be the Georgian Mishko or the Armenian Avakov. Because the local Papuans will not be allowed to manage the barn, because of the poor-quality material from which you are molded.
              1. Uneven Offline Uneven
                Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 16 February 2021 17: 27
                -4
                Your increased attention to the problems of the neighboring state is commendable. But the reasons for this interest are not clear.
                1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
                  Alexndr p (Alexander) 16 February 2021 17: 33
                  +1
                  But the reasons for this interest are not clear.

                  I burn off you and your ruler - Zelensky. I think this is the limit of your patience? Or bear with me, patient?)

                  How do you like it? I think he deserves to be the ruler of the great Ukrainian Aryan nationalists. Who if not this funny Semitic clown !?

                  By the way, have you already learned how to zig? A Ukrainian without a ridge is not a format, you understand. And the fact that you are not writing here on the Move is also some kind of zrada, are you a case of separatism? Not enough on this site from the Ukrainians of this rural dialect. Are you pretending to be Russians?

                  Do you know how to move? Or are you the same Ukrainian as the Zelensky ruler, that you do not know how to speak the farm?

                  What is the Ukrainian word for a verb?

                  1. Pivander Offline Pivander
                    Pivander (Alex) 16 February 2021 19: 45
                    -1
                    A dude with glasses could just hang a frying pan on his chest. The effect is even better.
                  2. Uneven Offline Uneven
                    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 16 February 2021 21: 00
                    -1
                    You did not answer my question. Why are you so interested in Ukraine? Are you from there?
    2. shadow Offline shadow
      shadow 17 February 2021 00: 09
      0
      Do you want it to be like this?

      Early morning FBI agents staged a mask show with the storming of a BLM activist's apartment in Florida
      They broke into him like a terrorist, breaking down the front door and throwing a stun grenade into the hallway. Only the reason for the arrest was not a real crime - but posts on Facebook.
      This is how a former soldier named Daniel Baker was detained in Tallahassee, the capital of Florida. Even in the army, he became disillusioned with American values ​​and became carried away by left-wing activism.
      Once in civilian life, Baker gradually became radicalized, believing everything that was broadcast by the liberal media. They say that Trump is a fascist and a Russian agent, is preparing the usurpation of power, and one should expect an imminent civil war with his supporters.
      By the way, the “liberal irradiator” worked in about the same way in the history of the attempted execution of Republican congressmen in 2017. The perpetrator, James Hodgkinson, took the press at their word, and thought that by shooting the Republicans, he was saving America from Russian influence.
      However, unlike Hodgkinson, Baker did not do anything illegal. He only went to rallies and called on to fight the authorities. And on the eve of the elections, when the liberals had another aggravation, Baker began to advise subscribers to buy weapons and prepare for war.
      For this he was covered by the FBI. This is very indicative in conditions when thousands of real pogromists from antifa and BLM continue to be at large. After all, in order to find them, you need to tinker, which is why scapegoats like Baker are arrested for posts on social networks.
      Moreover, the magistrate also refused to release Baker on bail - under the pretext of "radical views." This is definitely something new in the interpretation of the first amendment on freedom of speech. Another political prisoner has appeared in America, who is imprisoned for thought crimes.
      Baker has joined XNUMX right-wing activists who are trying to be portrayed as rebels bypassing the US constitution. Apparently, the practice of planting for “wrong views” is being tested on them, which with the adoption of anti-extremist laws may become widespread.
      1. Uneven Offline Uneven
        Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 17 February 2021 09: 26
        -1
        1)
        Do you want it to be like this?

        For what purpose do you give these examples?
        Do you think that the presence of certain problems abroad can justify the criminal activities of the Russian authorities?
        And why focus on the negative at all? Abroad, there are plenty of positive examples. I would not mind that in the Russian Federation there was a standard of living at least at the level of Sweden or Norway.
        But, unfortunately, under the current government in Russia, this is absolutely unattainable, since the Ozero cooperative is rapidly leading the country towards Somalia ...
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  3. Oder Offline Oder
    Oder (Wojciech) 15 February 2021 13: 29
    -7
    This was strange behavior. Central Europe will benefit from the isolation of Russia, we were against the arrival of an EU representative, we feared that you would again come to an agreement with Germany and France over our heads. But you rejected the agreement. We are very pleased.
    1. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) 15 February 2021 13: 40
      +6
      Wojciech, why do you seriously think that someone will consult with you?
    2. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 15 February 2021 13: 52
      +4
      Well, like this!
      On this occasion, it is necessary again, following the old Polish tradition, to unearth Kaczynski. And bury it back.
  4. Oder Offline Oder
    Oder (Wojciech) 15 February 2021 15: 07
    -7
    According to the old Polish tradition, we prepare 30 skirmishes.
    1. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) 15 February 2021 15: 12
      +6
      Thirty skirmishes? What's that? Dear Pan, you just haven't been flogged for a long time.
  5. Oder Offline Oder
    Oder (Wojciech) 15 February 2021 15: 37
    -5
    I see there is no one to talk to. Our Gennady has too low IQ
    1. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) 15 February 2021 16: 47
      +5
      And you talk to Vladest, Stolbov, there are intellectual Americans. There will be where you can show off your intellect. Tell them that soft horseradish is better than hard horseradish. They will believe you.
  6. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 15 February 2021 20: 45
    -6
    Russians are unhappy with Putin for many reasons:
    - the trench dug around Russia is not very deep - harmful infa crawls from there to Russia;
    - it is impossible (yet) to send the fifth column in the required quantity to the felling - you have to invite the Chinese and pay them in currency;
    - foreign passports are issued without a due diligence check;
    - prohibit the study of foreign languages ​​and thus reduce the pernicious influence of the West;
    - to wear / buy only Russian-made products - enough to feed the West with your ruble! The more money in the Stabilization Fund, the more chances for survivors to live well in 100 years;
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 16 February 2021 15: 10
      +3
      Quote: cmonman
      Russians are unhappy with Putin for many reasons:
      ...
      ...
      in 100 years...

      cmonman, would you go ... We choose our own presidents in Russia, and some suspect, that not only in Russia, but also ...!?! laughing