MOSCOW, February 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Konstantin Zavinovsky: ''Russia could risks losing its sovereignty and identity in result of protests.'’
Russia could face losing a hard earned identity, destabilization and come out a weakened country if 'outside supported' protests should continue says 'Geopolitics' editor Zavinovsky.
Last December, as the first protests of the Russian opposition were taking place, U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain challenged Prime Minister Vladimir Putin by predicting a wave of the so-called "Arab Spring" in Russia.
In fact, despite being a phenomenon caused by socio-political situations in the particular countries concerned, the so-called "Arab Spring" has not evolved without outside interference. It obviously comprises of some elements resembling what are known as the "color revolutions" that have deprived a number of countries of their national sovereignty and historic identity.
These revolutions take their name after a particular variety of brand names, usually referring to a color or a flower and easily identifiable by the public, which reveals the involvement of highly skilled public relations experts.
The most notorious among these "color revolutions" have occurred in Georgia, Ukraine and Yugoslavia, with less successful attempts in other countries as well, such as Belarus. The countries involved are almost always ex-Soviet republics, or other states ruled by governments that are on friendly terms with Russia.
The aim seems to be to replace these governments with new ones that would be hostile to Moscow and allied to Washington as
it is from there that the funding as well as technical support - "stage direction" - comes from.
There are currently 5 candidates running in the presidential elections in Russia, and the one who is to become the head of state will be responsible not only for the destiny of Russia itself, but also for the stability of its international relations.
''Prokhorov's potential victory in the March elections; a US-style liberal, would mean the success of the "snow revolution" - or perhaps "frost" which, in turn, could lead to bringing Russia into the hands of the United States'’ claims Zavinovsky.
''Prokhorov, a successful manager, would run the country as an enterprise or a business according to the logic of the market, but not as a state that needs well-defined social policies.
In the case of a win by Communist party member Zyuganov, the threat to national sovereignty would be eliminated, but likewise would be the prospect for economic growth of Russia, as Zyuganov is nothing but the residue of the communist past that made the Russian economy
militarized and backward.
With Zyuganov as president, the international equilibrium would be broken, since he is not disposed for a constructive dialogue with the U.S.
Mironov is a supporter of the protest and, as he stated yesterday, he is prepared to include Alexei Navalny, one of the main architects of the opposition in the streets, into his government.
So, if the former Chairman of the Federation Council of Russia becomes President of the Russian Federation, his government would comprise of a man whose activity has been funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the NGO linked to the CIA and the U.S Congress.
Zhyrinovsky is a nationalist and a bitter enemy of the United States, so in case of his victory, he would do away with all the opposition funded by the U.S., but his nationalism would make it impossible to hold a dialogue at the international level on the basis of equality.
As a result, Putin seems to be the only Russian politician capable of ensuring the sovereignty and independence of his country in the face of external threats and at the same time he is ready for a constructive dialogue with other international players.
Which is confirmed by the words of the U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul in his interview to the Russian daily "Kommersant ", in which he declares his readiness to proceed with the "reset" of US-Russian relations, if Putin is elected president in the elections the 4th
Konstantin Zavinovsky is editor, the journal "Geopolitics", and a researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies of Geopolitical Sciences (ISAG)
SOURCE Russia Insights