Strange scenes played out in the weekend in Vladimir Putin's Russia. While Putin slept in Moscow demonstrated up to 50 000 people in Khabarovsk, in the Russian far East. Khabarovsk, located seven time zones east of the capital, and in the city with just 600 000 inhabitants demonstrated more than every tenth adult man against power in Moscow. They shouted "Freedom now", and "Moscow, listen to us", the police stood only, and so on, and no one was beaten up. What had happened? How could it be?
It is 11. July was the governor of the Khabarovsk county, Sergey Furgal, arrested. He was arrested and taken to Moscow, to have been involved in a murder 15 years ago, when he was junkyards in there that completely understand was called "Russia's wild East". But people in Khabarovsk do not believe any of the accusations that their governor is a murderer. They believe, however, that the indictment is based on false and politically motivated charges, as it now seems to be more and more of in Russia, and that an upcoming trial is a staged farce to get rid of a popular and held the governor.Gambling that the form of government Debate
They think that Furgals "crime" was to be popular, for he did not really anything "wrong", he was not, for example, an opponent of Putin. They believe that Furgals case is a bit like kafka's Joseph Ks, who was arrested without he knew why, and that his "crime" was to have popular legitimacy for a certain amount of independence from Moscow. And if it is correct that Furgals "crime" was to be popular, then it is the in reality the people that are taken in the arrest. It is clear that it is outrageous. And worth demonstrating for.
For the political the context is this: Sergey Furgal was elected governor in 2018, in what really was a krisevalg for the ruling party United Russia, Putin's party. Furgal is a member of The liberal democratic party LDP, which belongs to the loyal opposition, which is a cosmetic opposition, but that really supports Putin and the power. However, without having to engage in any campaigning, then won Furgal clear of regjeringspartiets candidate. More than that the election was a victory for the Furgal, then there was a very visible defeat for Putin. So in reality, there was after all to judge people in Khabarovsk – by his true representative – who was taken in the arrest of the 11. July. And it is so outrageous that one can be rebellious of it.Blessed by god and hvermann Opinions You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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