On the one hand, there is Russian President who is trying to calm people down in the conditions of a pandemic, and on the other, there is Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin who proposes to spread his “anxiety-producing methods” throughout Russia.
Mikhail Delyagin, a well-known Russian economist, publicist and politician, told Tsargrad TV that recently, there has been a marked confrontation between two political stances in Russia.
On the one hand, there is Russian President who is trying to calm people in the conditions of a pandemic, and on the other, there is Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin who proposes to spread his “anxiety-producing methods” throughout Russia.
“On the one hand, there is Vladimir Putin who seeks to calm people down in his every statement,” said Delyagin. “He drops hints that the situation is expected to get normal and stable soon and calls for solutions aiming at improvement of people’s lives and at allowing them to survive this crisis smoothly.
On the other hand, there is Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin who allows himself the statements that infuse people with anxiety. There is a feeling that his actions are aimed at increasing the incidence of the disease. Recall, for example, the crowds that were gathered in the subway. Because of his actions, we will get a spike in morbidity by the end of April.”
Along with it, Delyagin stressed the absence of a practical chance for individuals and businesses today to get the assistance they have been promised. To put it simply, in the current situation people are deliberately and factitiously deprived of the opportunity to live normal lives and are being pushed to take non-legal actions. According to Delyagin, Sobyanin is playing against Putin under the quarantine and is trying to spread the same extreme anxiety, which currently prevails in Moscow, throughout the country.