There is no split of elites in Russia, no revolution “from above” and overthrow of Putin, because there is no elite in Russia.
The elite are the best people. Opinion leaders who enjoy support for their personal qualities and deeds for the good of society, therefore, can win elections and speak on behalf of supporters. Outstanding entrepreneurs and managers, extraordinary companies with a breakthrough product, a unique economic model.
Russia is a looking glass of a broken crooked mirror. Putin’s elite are the disgusting scum that can be found in the country. The main and only quality is loyalty, the ability to kiss the ring of the boss.
All their activities under Putin’s rule are aimed at equipping “alternate airfields”, “safe havens” in the West. “Businessman”, “politician” or “artist” – there is no difference. They hate Russia and perceive it as a source of money and resources, nothing more. Do you need to destroy the ecology of an entire region for personal enrichment? To tear down a sacred mountain for the locals? To destroy the unique architecture, the cultural heritage with which several generations have grown up? Kill people? Arrange genocide in a neighboring country? Sure, not a problem.
What you won’t do for a villa on Lake Como.
With regional elites, the situation is even worse. This is not an elite and not a regional one. These are random plugs in Putin’s vertical of power and money, which are in their places against their will. These are the people who came second in the arsehole contest, literally.
The only dream of any regional oligarch or any governor is to start genuflecting to the top bosses in Moscow. This opens up access to theft and export of money at the federal level, then it will be possible to buy not an apartment in Greece, but a mansion in London.
The sanctions and the culture of repeal have sent Putin’s elite into a stupor. The safe harbors where the stolen goods were kept became inaccessible. It was impossible to leave Russia, and they did not plan to stay. Outside of Putin’s pyramid of bosses, they are nobody, an empty place without money and political weight. It’s pointless to negotiate with them. That is why the “collective West” does not offer any strategy for getting out of the sanctions, even for those who “condemned the war, suffered from the regime and received only 3% for their business.”Western partners” are well aware of what these people are worth.
This rubbish pile just needs to be cleared away, and we, the citizens of the former empire, will have to do it. You can eliminate them as legitimate targets of the partisans, using the mechanism of lustrations or denazification courts, it doesn’t matter. For the “old elite,” the history book was closed, leaving only notes, footnotes, and references at the end.
The political elite of the near future can be found among the “ordinary people” in the regions who create simple Telegram channels. Not everyone succeeds, but it is from such initiatives that a real elite can grow. Below is a partial list. Additions are welcome.
Argadu Chuvash decolonialism https://t.me/argadu
Circassian News https://t.me/aheku
From Karelia with freedom https://t.me/fromkareliawithfreedom
Karjalan Tašavalta https://t.me/karjalaonolevavapaa
Learn useless mokshan https://t.me/LearnUselessMokshan
Toraman Terdemas https://t.me/toramanj_terdema
Adyge haeku https://t.me/aheku
Belgorod People’s Republic https://t.me/BelNarRepublic
Vadim Shtepa https://t.me/vadimshtepa
Free ulus https://t.me/freeulus
Voronezh Republic https://t.me/freevoronezh
Ilya Lazarenko’s hyperboloid https://t.me/lazar_hyperboloid
Deep Karelia https://t.me/Deep_Karelia
Highlander’s Notes https://t.me/zapiski_gortsa
Ingrian partisan https://t.me/freeingria
Cossack group https://t.me/cossackia
KushTau on-line https://t.me/kushtay
League of Free Buryats https://t.me/free_buryat
Novgorod Republic https://t.me/novrepublic
Department of Awareness Addel Panavednїi https://t.me/awareness_departament
Pskov Republic https://t.me/pskrep
Rostov land https://t.me/zalesje
Free Kuban https://t.me/gordostgero
Free Sloboda https://t.me/free_sloboda
Free Idel-Ural https://t.me/FreeIdelUral
Free Caucasus https://t.me/FreeKavkaz
Northern Eurasia https://t.me/north_eurasia
Angry Chuvashia https://t.me/ChuvashiaDream
Siberian speaking https://t.me/sibgovor
Siberian Liberation Movement https://t.me/RepublicofSiberia
The same one from Bashkort https://t.me/ruslan_gabbasov
Traditional culture of Sakha https://t.me/traditionalculturesakha
Prison of Nations https://t.me/tyurma_narodov
Free Buryatia Foundation https://t.me/freeburyatiafoundation
Forum of Free Nations of Post-Russia https://t.me/freenationsrussia
Chechen opposition channel 1Adat https://t.me/IADAT
Erzyan note https://t.me/ErzyanTeshkstavks
Erzian Kor https://t.me/erziankor
Yzikovy Ѣrtaul https://t.me/ertaul_1483
To add to the list write to @NEurasiaBot
If you are reading this, you may be the new elite. The window of opportunity is open. There are no ready recipes. It is possible, for example, to create an independent resistance cell.