The Russian Dream

Since the December 2011 elections  the russians awake from a deep sleep. The fact Putin mentioned his new presidential term in 2012 did not alarm the common people for a possible fraud. It are again the young ones making the nation aware of the possible danger in the biggest country of the world. A modern dictatorship without room for criticism.

In 1985 it was Mikhail Gorbachev taking over power in the Soviet Union. Whether the swift changes after Andropov and Chernenko were a set up  or not, it was time for change. The Party knew this and the best candidate was Gorbachev. A leader from the old system but with a new view on the future of Russia. The hierarchy system of the USSR did not allow Gorbachev to follow-up Leonid Brezhnev before Andropov and Chernenko. The last two names were either too old or simply eliminated to make place for change. Both of them were leader for a very short moment.

Mikhail Gorbachev came with new democratic definitions: Glasnost (freedom of information and freedom of speech) and Perestroijka (Restructuring). This made him more popular but he came from a conservative camp and wanted to introduce the modernisation step by step. Some other leader disagreed and searched a way to introduce reforms faster. Boris Yeltsin took over power when Gorbachev was on holidays at the Black Sea in 1987 by writing Gorbachev’s letter of resignation. In the end of 1999 Yeltsin surprisingly resigned himself and introduced Vladimir Putin as the new leader.

Vladimir Putin was popular with the nation because he showed a human face. He knew how to manipulate the media and the new dictator was a fact. He is not planning to leave anymore. Even if he has to trade places for president and prime minister for the rest of his life. Since 1999 the elections or fraudulent, fake and just a masquerade for the outside world.

The last weeks elections are a turning point. The young people of Russia, communicating via the internet because TV and Radio are in total control of the government. They mobilized since the 4th of December on the Red Square in Moscow. They demand change, fair elections, the resignation of the dictator, freedom and a future. Where did we hear this before?

Everyday the protests are growing and more people from Moscow and outside are coming to the capital to show their discontent. Putin ordered the young ones to go home and ordered security forces to arrest the young ones not willing to leave. Already 800 people are in custody. It is now a matter of time before the workers decide to join the young people in the streets and the revolution is a fact.

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