Bloomberg: Russia expects "Stalinist measures" in domestic and foreign policy

The Kremlin’s patience with frank calls for the implementation of “Stalinist” measures and an appropriate approach sows alarm among officials and politiciansclose to the highest echelons of power. There has been a widespread rise in the Kremlin of prominent hardliners in domestic and foreign policy, raising fear that Russian President Vladimir Putin will heed such calls, which could lead to more confrontation abroad and sweeping changes at home. Writes about this agency Bloomberg.

As the analytical publication explains, there is probably something to be afraid of: the Russians associate order and victory in the Great Patriotic War with Joseph Stalin, so tough measures among the population can find a positive response, which will become predetermining for the Russian leadership. Related to this are the fears of some Western-oriented elites. This directly depends on the growing influence on the Kremlin of such militant personalities known for menacing rhetoric as Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Wagner group, and Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic. There are calls for tough action against the media, publishing moguls, and other officials who are lukewarm about the CWO. It is these words (so far words) that frighten those with whom Bloomberg spoke.

As agency insiders noted, the growing anxiety about the prospects has not yet grown into something like internal resistance to the developing situation. Many in the leadership support what they see as an existential struggle for Russia's future and see no alternative but to continue to escalate pressure until Ukraine and its allies in the US and Europe back down. Moreover, several officials once considered relative liberals, such as Sergei Kiriyenko, the Kremlin's deputy chief of staff, have become active public supporters of the president's line and the ongoing special military operation.

That is why some liberal-minded politicians and officials, having invented a “fear of repression” for themselves (since they started talking about Stalin), quickly realized their dreams and left with their capital and children abroad, perhaps using rumors as a long-sought reason.
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  1. Vdars Offline Vdars
    Vdars (Victor) 9 November 2022 10: 47
    quickly realized their dreams and left with capital and children abroad, possibly using rumors as a long-sought reason.

    As they say tablecloth track. Although it is high time that the rumors turned into reality!
    1. Alexander Dutov Offline Alexander Dutov
      Alexander Dutov (Alexander Dutov) 13 November 2022 21: 56
      Yes, there is logic))) Chubais left and the energy sector of Ukraine ordered to live long, Lapin was removed and the retreat in the north stopped, Sobchak arrived and Kherson surrendered ...
  2. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 9 November 2022 11: 38
    To implement the "Stalinist" measures, the head of state should be Stalin, not Putin.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 9 November 2022 18: 39
      The state of the Russian Federation is serious and seems hopeless. The existing administration of the state during the fat years could hardly cope and was more aimed at plundering the national wealth of the state. After a long SVO, state institutions, starting with the highest ones, clearly cannot cope with the problems that have arisen, which leads to the expansion of discontent among the general population of the Russian Federation. The tops obviously can’t anymore, it remains a little to wait until the bottoms no longer want to endure. Classic face...
      1. Igor_E Offline Igor_E
        Igor_E (Igor) 10 November 2022 11: 10
        In October 1917, in addition to the desire of the people from below, the revolution was supported from above by the tsarist generals of the Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff, who saw that the country was being destroyed by proteges of the West after the February revolution, and the country could not withstand the future big war.
        Now the discontent of the people is not particularly observed (1% on the Internet has little effect on anything). From below, the authorities feed the people so that they do not rebel, especially in Moscow.
        And on top they put parquet generals, who are the army of us in the country, if only the salary was good.
      2. Alexander Dutov Offline Alexander Dutov
        Alexander Dutov (Alexander Dutov) 13 November 2022 21: 58
        Wow, what grades are walking around TsIPSO ...
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  4. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 10 November 2022 09: 38
    They will start with the massacre of the objectionable ....
    SolovievLife has already given a definition to everyone who criticizes the flight from Kherson.
    And this is just the beginning. All of their own are already declared enemies of the people and I will not write in what words.
    Apparently, Mordan will be the first to fly out of Komsomolskaya Pravda radio, who in his last interview with Stremousov called traitors everyone who dares to surrender Kherson.
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 10 November 2022 13: 09
    In any social system, war requires the mobilization of all resources, and what kind of mobilization can we talk about when the Russian Federation supplies enemies with raw materials and energy resources, enemy enterprises, as if nothing had happened, conduct economic and other activities on the territory of the Russian Federation, freely transfer income from the exploitation of Russian labor abroad and material resources.
    It is they, together with their Russian colleagues from the RSPP, that make up the political, economic, financial and ideological core of the so-called. "fifth column" and fear the mobilization of the economy, which threatens the nationalization of property in the event of sabotage and non-fulfillment of military and government orders.
    Stalin's measures included a state monopoly on foreign trade, a two-tier financial system independent of exchange speculation, state planning and priority development of Group A industries, price controls and the inevitable responsibility of each and every one for the task assigned, regardless of merit, and issues were resolved in essence and without constraining formalities. .
  6. Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) 10 November 2022 17: 01
    Bloomberg: Russia expects "Stalinist measures" in domestic and foreign policy

    Do not wait
  7. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 11 November 2022 19: 06
    Well, if Putin puts Medvedev in jail for embezzlement, then there will be Stalinist measures. But it won't.