Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin's assistant Vladislav Surkov wrote the long-standing empire of Putin and proposed that the Putinist political model will be an effective means for the Russian nation to survive and develop in the next 100 years.
In the article, Sulkov expressed a strong confidence and belief. He elaborated on the new national doctrine developed in Russia, the Putin model, which is believed to be sublimated in the coming decades. The so-called Western democracy is only an illusion of choice, so Russia's new model will not only apply to Russia, but also export potential.
The Russian Independent newspaper published this article on February 11th. The mainstream Russian media such as Tass, RIA, Interfax, and Kommersant also summarized the article. Sulkov's long article also sparked heated discussions on social media.
The new country we established in the new century will have a long and glorious history, and it will act in its own way, concluding alliances in the geopolitical struggle and retaining the fruits of victory. Sooner or later, all those who ask Russia to 'change their behavior' must accept it. After all, they have no other options. Sulkov wrote at the end of the article.
Feng Shaolei, Dean of the Institute of International Relations and Regional Development of East China Normal University and Director of the Russian Research Center, wrote in the news (www.thepaper.cn) that Surkov's article chose to publish at this time has an important background, 2018 The year may be the year in which the income of residents has fallen the most in the past 15 years. Although Putin recently announced a series of 'national programs' on economic and social development, not only do hundreds of billions of dollars of huge funds need to be raised, but public opinion needs to be condensed.
For the sharp criticism of Western ideology and democracy in Sulkov's article, Feng Shaolei believes that in the context of Western politics facing a profound crisis, Sulkov's criticism cannot but be considered a hit. The key.
Professor Feng Yujun, deputy dean of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University and director of the Central Asian Studies Center in Russia, said in an interview that Surkov's article once again shows that after nearly 30 years of social transformation, Russia still I have not found my own positioning and development direction from the historical experience and the tide of world development.
Putin's national model is original and feasible
Surkov was the first deputy director of the Russian President's Office from 1999 to 2011. For more than a decade, Mr. Putin has been the most important think tank of President Putin and is widely regarded as the main designer of Russia's current political system. After 12 years in the position of the first deputy director of the President's Office, he was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister of the government at the end of 2011. He was dismissed unexpectedly in 2013, but was quickly recalled to the core circle only four months later. , was appointed assistant to the president.
In the latest article, Surkov proposed that Russia is a country that has been given a modest role in world history, and Russia will not give up this role. Russia is currently operating in an unprecedented state and has established a complete political organization model from zero.
Surkov believes that the new model of Russia is original and feasible. It is formed not in accordance with the imported fantasy, but in the logic of the historical process. He further believes that the four major national models in Russian history can be named after their founders: Ivan III (15th-17th century), Peter the Great (18th-19th century), Lenin (20th century) and Putin country (21st century). These huge political machines were created by their long-term will, one replaced the other, and they were constantly repaired and transformed in operation, providing Russia with a stubborn upward movement.
'The Putin Country' has passed and is undergoing various stress tests, which indicates that it is this kind of autonomous political structure model that is an effective means of survival and development of the Russian nation, not only in the next few years but also in decades. It is very likely that this will be the case throughout the century. Sulkov said in the text.
He wrote that being able to listen to and understand the people, to fully and thoroughly look at them and act accordingly is the main advantage of Putin's national model.
Surkov said that in essence, Russian society only trusts national leaders. It is hard to say that perhaps this is the pride of a nation that has never been subdued.
This article is another heavy article after Sulkov published another article that caused widespread concern a year after Russia's centuries-old loneliness.
Sergei Dorenko, editor-in-chief of the Voice of Moscow Radio Station, believes that the background of the publication of Surkov is more important than the article itself.
In Dorenko's view, the information that the Putin think tank wants to convey is consistent with the trend in Russia in recent months: almost all senior Russian officials talk about the need to maintain the existing regime.
Re-approve Western Democracy: But the Illusion of Choice
In Putin's long-term imperial text, Sulkov compared Russian-style democracy with Western-style democracy. The conclusion is that the so-called Western-style democracy is merely an illusion of choice. The Russian system and the country as a whole seem less elegant. But more honest.
Surkov said that the American people were not particularly surprised when they discovered an unpleasant state of deep state within the United States because they had long realized it existed. The powers in the dark have prepared bright, democratic mirages for the public—the illusion of choice, the sense of freedom, and the sense of superiority.
The mistrust and embarrassment caused by the use of democracy as the primary source of social energy inevitably led to the absoluteization of public opinion criticism and the increase in public anxiety. Haters, trolls, and bots have become the majority, replacing the dominance of the middle class, which once set a completely different tone.
Sulkov sneered in the article and mocked the Western siege of Russia. In response to external condemnation of Russia's interference in elections and referendums around the world, Surkov writes that Russia is more than interfering with Western elections and referendums. In fact, things are going to be more serious: Russia's every move is being smashed into people's In the brain consciousness, while the West is facing the change of its own ideology itself, it is helpless.
Sulfkov further believes that because the Putin national model is original, superior and feasible, it is in fact not only applicable to the future of Russia, but also has significant export potential - many countries have been in power or opposition Studying and adopting Russian experience.
Surkov also stressed that Putin himself is not necessarily a Putinist, just as Marx is not necessarily a de facto Marxist. This has created the possibility of spreading Putin's ideas and methodology, and is very important for those who want to become Putinists.
Introduction to Surkov
born in Chechnya in 1964 with a strong Caucasian accent. In the early years, Sulkov, who had dreamed of becoming a director of drama, entered the banking industry in the 1990s after trying various careers in different fields. He established close ties with many rich people including Khodorkovsky and gradually I found the political public relations field that can best use my talents.
After the strong recommendation of Regal Friedman, Sulkov entered Yeltsin's line of sight and became the first deputy director of the President's Office and began his career as a think tank. Since then, Surkov has gradually become the most important ideology creator within the Russian presidential circle, especially the Putin team.
Like many contemporary Russian political elites, Surkov likes to fantasize about himself as an intellectual. In his spare time, he writes novels, scripts, and rock music lyrics. His desk and Putin photos are alongside American rapper Tu Paike Shakur, Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara and Russian poet Brow. Photo of Tiki.