“I believe that the elite are going to make an attempt to compromise Putin's popularity rating rather than share out the monies from the National Wealth Fund,” believes Russian publicist Artemy Troitsky. “That is exactly what they are trying to do – to talk Vladimir Putin by all means out of providing the residents with financial aid.”
At present, in order to keep his own popularity rating, Russian President needs to take economic support measures for people more than people themselves need them. At the same time, the issue of additional financial assistance for the Russians is likely to face serious resistance from the political elite of the country. Russian writer and reporter Artemy Troitsky said this in an interview with the Echo of Moscow radio.
According to him, there might be serious discussions in the Kremlin about the introduction of new financial support measures for the residents.
“The thing is that today, Vladimir Putin needs to provide people with financial aid more than the people themselves need it,” said Troitsky. “Meanwhile, the so-called elites are opposed by all means to giving out money from the National Welfare Fund.”
“I believe that the elite are going to make an attempt to compromise Putin's popularity rating rather than share out the monies from the National Wealth Fund. That is exactly what they are trying to do – to talk Vladimir Putin out of providing the residents with financial aid in every possible way.”
“History has witnessed a lot of examples when the elite sacrificed the popularity ratings of the head of state. It happened with Nikita Khrushchev and Mikhail Gorbachev. Today, the elite are sacrificing Putin’s rating in order to follow their interests. I believe that Vladimir Putin has distributed the necessary minimal subsistence expenses to people, but the issue of additional distribution of money to the Russians will face serious resistance from the elites.”