Indeed the Russian liberal opposition is bad , but there is worse things than that , like governments
that don't know how to deal with them, and allow them to freely protest with impunity and with no real consequences behind foreign NATO agents like Navalny . Those who protested in washington DC ,got
15+ years in jail. and you bet people will be scared to even repeat anything like that. If Russia allows
them to return to their homes half an hour after arrest , they will learn that there is nothing to worry ,the government is weak , and soft and the consequences they can handle it. If they are foreigners ,they will know the worse could happen is they return to their countries , that sent them to russia to create problems. So this encourage for paid foreigners ,to cause troubles in russia ,to do the same ,
the consequences are not a big deal . the western embassies can recruit millions more , because they will be told , if they caught in the protest , worse will happen is they returned to their country and nothing will happen to them.
Another issue is the lack of influence of the government in their young population. Putin is old , and outdated president in every way ,in a literal way very outdated president and he don't understand the young people ,what they want . What influence them. And the young generations that Russia fails to influence ,will end being influenced by foreign nations ,superior and more modern culture and if they are paid money for expressing their real displeasure with their government even better.
Someone i had a discussion years ago , told me one of the most remarkable truths about Russia.
That the Russian culture ends at Russian borders. and i fully agree with that. and the american culture covers the entire planet. This means that the influence of Russian culture is very weak ,in comparison with the american one. So how is this happening ? that americans are more smarter than russians? , their ethnic group is superior than the russian one? their shit in the toilet doesn't smell bad ? and the russian shit is the only one that smell bad ? no.
the real issue is Russia is an outdated nation. outdated nation = a nation that live in the past.
And Russia is indeed very much a nation that live in the past glories and their entire television is all around the past glories of russia , whenever russia build an entertainment theme park is either based on soviet past with soviet tanks on display or theme parks ,that very much looks like american disney ,and full of american modern culture business.
United States strongest influences in the world comes from its future looking economy , future looking business , and those future looking business is what shapes the american culture. American business are future looking business and the american culture is one that is constantly evolving and never looking to the past ,but to the future instead. this is why the american culture is global ,while the russian culture is only a local one , that not even former soviet states follows.
Many in this forum will not believe this , but the lack of freedom of expression in Russia , which is promoted by the outdated religion of Russia , is what holds back the creativity of Russians ,and makes them to be outdated russia when it comes to their music and entertainment. you saw that in sochi olympics ,soviets singing choir ,(the most retarded thing i have seen ) that were hired , to sing in sochi american songs (outdated songs) from the 70's..
and for me it was clear the stunt was only to "proof" the west that Russia was "open" and "modern" but is not , it confirmed how backwards looking ( that looks to the past) is the russian culture. the entire sochi olympics was all focused on things for the soviet era and so little (next to nothing) about russia present or future.
Instead of a president that is constantly promoting the Old soviet or romanov past glorys , Russia needs a modern ,forward looking president , that looks to the future ,not to the past and promotes the reinvention of Russia in a new and unique way. and drop already all this population control religions , a real reinvention of russia ,that do not abandon their family and christian to be fair values .both can exist at same time. That to build a new United States but done right , not to divide society , and depopulate their country , but one that unite society behind their government and earn the trust of their society.
if you look at putin , he is contantly using media ,to tell the west , bragging about their unique hypersonic weapons.. he is all the time bragging about russian weapons.. but what is going on ,
here is a clear understanding that Russia is not being noticed by the world , not respected nation ,
and being called outdated country (which is what is) , and so putin attemting to convince the world
(with hypersonic missiles) that russia is not outdated. A true modern nation , is one that is constantly evolving and that leads in the world into the future looking business ,for society benefit. and none of those putin's weapons will benefit society in any way ,in the world that their countries are at peace. none of those gas discounts will influence europe
away of US leading modern business economy. The invention of computers , the invention of internet , their domination in entertainment , the western domination in electronics and software that makes life easier and more fun for society all this things do matters for young generations and adults too.
Putin offers gas discounts. America offers the world super cool modern electronics and applications ,that have become an extremely important for everyone daily lives for business and entertainment.
It is this outdated look of Russia future , a nation that is not progressing ,beyond pretty parks ,
and gas stations, that increase the repression of society ,by blocking their freedoms , what encourage society ,specially young generations ,to oppose Putin's extremely outdated government. And all this outdated business and competitiveness of Russia vs US modern business , is what creates poor investment opportunities in the country . and what damage the economy. Russia hostile liberal opposition versus the government ,this is the end result of the poor perception (a correct one) they have over their outdated government ,with poor opportunities for them. Russia face a leadership crisis , is lead by managers , that lack of the skills necessary to create a major movement in the nation ,to unite the population behind their government .and liberals can't be blamed for this , is the government ,failure to influence them , failure to lead their society ,the reason for this.
You need a different kind of government , to stop all this 5th column hostile liberals in the nation that can be easily influenced by NATO embassies ,and they exist because the government is mediocre , in attending their needs . I watch all the time their blogs and their complains most of them are legitimate . That putin cares more their oil and his and rich friends and their roads and schools and hospitals and neighborhoods are falling in pieces and no much job opportunities for them. Majorities of the liberals complains are fair and valid and the west only take advantage of all this weakness
that putin's government have. that do not develop their country in a more innovative way ,that truly answer the needs of all their society ,specially younger generations.
Even Russian media reports almost every week / month of how American modern business influence
the russian citizens. While the same can't be say about how russian business influence americans.it never happens. Russian cosplayers from Siberia build LIFE-SIZE replica of Razor Crest starship from ‘The Mandalorian’ (PHOTOS)
This is why the west do the things they do ,and wants to break russia . The Americans elites know their business and culture are infinite far more influential in the world than Russia and their future looking business (their entertainment industry) is loved by russians too and the entire world. Why the west is better? if you ask the liberals ,they will point you the superior western business for all society that exist there.
This is why the west don't need to start a nuclear war with Russia and never will do it , they can do a lot of damage to russia from the inside ,with their own population ,by influencing them with western superior business ,and convincing them of abandoning russia and move to the west , their young generations and they are doing pretty well in reducing the population as it is happening , russia population is leaving the nation in the millions every couple or so years.
American media will have a big party over news like this , have putin's outdated Russia is losing the
influence over their own citizens to the western business. This is why nobody takes seriously russia ,why russia interest not respected in the world. Why Russia seen as an outdated nation , and don't influence europe away of NATO ,because is not an alternative to american superior business. that's why. Americans tells europe , you have to choose , is either Russia business or US business and they naturally pick american business any day over russian ones , whenever is in their interest. which is vast majority of times. Only way Russia influence europe (not their society) but their government is with energy supply ,that europe is heavily dependent on it and americans can't compete here in price ,for geographical reasons , that US need to transport their energy from very far distances and is more expensive .