The Kremlin canceled the victory parade in Moscow, explaining that by saying that we should pay tribute to the heroism of the participants in the war, but also not to endanger people’s health. Putin so stubbornly invited the leaders of the world powers to visit Moscow in advance and participate in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the victory on May 9, which he clearly infatuated.
The coronavirus quickly destroys all plans of the Russian dictator, and no matter how it tries to persuade the West to lift the sanctions it described as useful for the Russian Federation, it will not succeed without the liberation of the territories occupied from Ukraine.
What could be simpler: withdraw your troops from occupied Ukrainian Crimea, withdraw your military armada from Donbas in Russia, pay for reparations, repent of the Ukrainians, and already start talking about the possibility of lifting the sanctions.
But no. In Moscow, they decided to soften the western world, saying that we are so unhappy, we have an epidemic of viruses on our noses, so let’s just remove the sanctions that we hate. But that does not work, either you refuse the claims to world hegemony and tries to fold the whole world, or you will go to the end.
Obviously, Russia was on the brink, and if Putin does not give in the near future, he will push him away. There is simply no other option.
Regardless of the level of Kremlin disease in Russia caused by the COVID-19 virus, this “bomb” has already exploded. But if the virus spreads quickly in Moscow, Putin and his accomplices have the opportunity to escape to his many datchas and get the best treatment there. And what about ordinary Muscovites? Of course, no one will think about it.
Russia is at the beginning of a disaster with a very large number of victims. Consequently, there can be no parade in Moscow in May, with the exception of the “parade of hearses” in the streets of the Russian capital.
And there is no doubt that official reports of virus cases in Russia will be as “reliable” as the results of the presidential and parliamentary elections.
Russia has a long border with neighboring China, border traffic and trade between the two countries have been very intense, and social contacts have not stopped long, even after the Chinese reported COVID-19. Now Moscow will have to reap the sad consequences of such frivolity.
It is becoming clear that the billions of oil that was supposed to be used to modernize the Russian health care system have been spent for other purposes. Those who welcomed the annexation of Ukrainian Crimea will now be able to visually see the tragic consequences of the seizure of foreign territory and the conduct of war with neighboring Ukraine.
Soon, the Russian healthcare system could be overwhelmed by tens of thousands of new cases of coronavirus disease, and no prescription to curb the spread of information here will help Putin.
In the “coronavirus era”, Putin began to “deflate”. The disinformation flowing from television can no longer explain to the population that the “strong coxswain” has left his country completely unprepared for such tectonic shocks.
The COVID-19 virus is already in Russia and is beginning to travel across its vast territories. And here the Russians will begin to realize that outside of Moscow, St. Petersburg and some other major cities, hospitals are equipped with desperately outdated equipment and medical care in the state is provided at a very high level. low.
In winter, and in the remote regions of the north of the Russian Federation, winter will still not give up its positions in March and April, medical assistance is only possible by delivering doctors and medicines by air .
And it is only after the ice melts on the large rivers in the north that the possibility of delivering medicines by boat will open up. Therefore, although due to the size of the country and often limited transport links, the spread of infection will take much longer than in Western Europe, but the possibilities of helping patients will be much more expensive. .
In addition, dictatorial regimes, during these difficult trials, pay little attention to the elderly, the weak and the sick. In fact, first of all, the regime will save the members of the Putin team, the bureaucratic nomenclature and its service personnel, and ordinary people will be treated, as always, by the residual principle.
The sad truth for the Russians is that during the growing economic crisis, Putin begins to lose influence and ceases to control the situation in the country. Therefore, so little is done to contain the COVID-19 virus and treat citizens. A little more and the government will simply not be able, because of an outdated budget, to pay public servants pensions and salaries. And then popular dissatisfaction with the rapidly deteriorating situation could lead to demonstrations, demonstrations and pogroms in supermarkets and stores.
So far, there is no panic in Russia because of the coronavirus, because some Russians, thanks to Putin’s television, are convinced that they know that COVID-19 is even less dangerous than the seasonal flu. But when they realize that it is not at all, it may already be too late.
There are several reasons for this attitude towards their health: Russians often avoid hospitals and rely on traditional medicine, shamanism or magic.
In particular, men often neglect their own health. Many go to the inhospitable northeast to earn money and die early, so they retire ten years earlier than others.
For many years, Putin has managed to hide in the shadows a huge amount of suffering, misfortune, unhappiness, neglect and despair in Russian society, but now this can all at the same time as the eruption of a “social volcano” spreads on the surface.
A potential danger is the fact that the Russian Federation borders on China and North Korea, where the black market is flourishing. From there it is also possible to “export” the viral infection to the Russians.
An underfunded healthcare system in Russia will quickly be felt. By entering quarantine, it will only be possible to locate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. But the mechanism of the global pandemic is such that if you slow the spread of the virus for a while, it can “ignite” again when public life picks up speed. And this does not only apply to Russia.
The coronavirus pandemic, unfortunately, cannot be “quickly put out” quickly. And the only solution is to control the speed of its spread and new medical measures. After all, closing the borders will not be able to help constantly.
It seemed that with the suspension of public life, the wars waged by Putin should also end. But Moscow is not capable, even in such a difficult period, of abandoning a self-destructive expansionist policy.
As the catastrophic economic crisis approaches due to a sharp drop in oil prices, what should Putin do? Acknowledge the mistakes made and quickly withdraw their troops from the occupied parts of Ukraine. And then ask the West to lift the sanctions. But he is very afraid to show his “weakness”, fearing that uprisings will start in the Russian regions.
It would be in the interest of Ukraine for Moscow to hand over its imperial principles as soon as possible.
However, we can expect another from the Kremlin. Putin could try to persuade current Ukrainian leaders, on behalf of the old so-called “brotherly friendship” and “common history”, to withdraw Ukrainian sanctions from Russia and act as a lawyer for Moscow in the West , asking him to also lift the sanctions and reduce the pressure on the Russian Federation. Like, the Kremlin and I already agree on everything, and then it’s already our internal affairs.
And here it is very important that Kiev does not succumb to such provocations in Moscow. After all, no lifting of sanctions can even be discussed before Russia withdraws its troops from the annexed Crimea and the occupied part of the Donbass.