Arbeit Zukunft: Russian Federation – Growing protest on the streets of Russia

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Correspondence: After the parliamentary elections on 4th December took place in Russia, the largest rallies and demonstrations in 20 years. This was a reaction against the ruling party “United Russia”, which was confronted after the announcement of election results with massive allegations.

Unfair elections, rigged elections (“dirty election”) and the exclusion of opposition members have earned the Chairman and President Putin, Medvedev, who took a leading candidate, the election victory, according to the allegations. Of course no one knows about the extent of electoral fraud. A repeat of the elections has so far categorically excluded from the rulers. Officially, the official result, slipped from the ruling party a two-thirds to 49 percent. In addition, it should come in the upcoming presidential elections in April to a castling, Putin will replace Medvedev as president again. Not only is the straw man haggling over the deal but also a “new government team” from the old government team makes the whole world the impression of a sham democracy with fanciful moments, and has also fueled the protest movement. Has been since early last year with the establishment of an “All-Russian Popular Front” have tried to combat this development and to acquire new people for the party in decline.

Several times in December last year, tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest against electoral fraud and for more democracy. The power of the state initially responded with brutal force. As at present in many other parts of the world, the government first tried to crush the protest as soon as possible to stick ends special forces and water cannons. Only when the protest movement was expected to be more stable than the government, drew this one a bit.

You can listen to the protesters wanted to respect the protests and examine the allegations, the statements by Russian officials. The ruling party, United Russia, Putin could, after the collapse of the Soviet Union and after the Yeltsin era with stability and predictability to promote themselves. But stability and predictability can not be leased. More and more people in Russia feel betrayed.

“Nobody wants a mess,” was announced, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at the start of the protests. But most people in Russia live in a kind of chaos, because they lead a life of poverty every day that just enough times to life as has a layer of super-rich evolved very quickly and this wealth also shamelessly showing off. Here, the economy of the Russian Federation is still determined substantially by the sale of oil and natural gas. In addition to the remaining military-industrial complex, there are a number of investors, such as the automotive industry, are manufacturing in Russia. The national innovation and technological development in Russia, however, remains on track. Foreign banks and corporations are interested mainly in their own profit.

Still, there are primarily young people and students, the urban middle class and the bourgeois opposition which it floats on the streets and squares. Participating organizations such as the revisionist nationalists and Although KPRF suggest a wide range, but is the most important social force, the working class, far involved more reserved. This may have several reasons, which should be investigated. The absence of a Marxist-Leninist organization with mass effect but also shows in Russia as elsewhere, the deficits in organization, leadership and ideology of the working class.

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