Anti-Georgian hysteria, the fight against windmills called "Casino", the murder of the "petty" journalist Anna Politkovskaya ... It all reminds of another autumn aggravation of the psyche of power. At the same time, after shaking the air, everything continues to be in place. The problems with Georgia are not settled, the casinos ... well, the casinos ... The authorities got excited, promising to immediately expel them to the "ghetto". Too much money is involved in this business and too many good (read, bureaucratic) people feed off of them. It is not so cool, “such questions are not solved with the kondachka, it is necessary to consult with comrades. Come on week. ” As for Politkovskaya, it is even more interesting and, more importantly, more frank. So, Vladimir Putin literally had to determine his attitude towards this murder in Germany. But even in this case, before promising to “find and punish” the murderers, he more than clearly stated that Politkovskaya, as well as the rest of the country's political journalism (as Politkovskaya can be called one of its best representatives), influenced politics least degree. It was a cynical statement that political journalism, as such, no longer exists in Russia. Nor does it exist in the Central Asian satellites of Moscow, which now, after the “elder brother”, can not conceal this, as they did before.
Yes, there is also a “Russian march”. Of course, it’s not worthwhile to clutter up the race with Georgians there, and then, perhaps, Azerbaijanis, Tajiks, Uzbeks. They came and didn’t give the Russian people a meal. But the trouble is that the authorities have never lived in the national republics and have not experienced this in their own skin. They cannot put themselves in the shoes of other people, those against whom they are launching a campaign. Of course, let the representatives of all the above nationalities leave the country. Only here is the question. Who will trade, build and clean the streets? You?