The removal of the government and the announced changes to the Basic Law have caught many in Russia with their pants down, the political scientists and journalists have long puzzled over what is actually going on up there.
There is now a consensus on this issue, and the much feared process of transferring power has begun. Power is the holy grail in Russia, filled to the top with the magic potion of almighty.
The handover is said to take place very carefully and only in 2024, from Putin to Putin, without spilling a drop from the grail.
What Russian politics is showing today is a master class in cone playing. It doesn’t matter where the ball is and what it’s called by name, the important thing is that the player’s hand remains the same.
Blast grenades are fired, new unknown names are shaken from the sleeve, the new prime minister has worked for the tax office. Maybe he’s the new successor? The old prime minister will not be thrown away either, a new post will be created for him, as deputy to the Security Council he will remain a possible number two in the state, maybe he will be the successor? But no matter what the successor might be called, power remains in the hands of the former Soviet Stasi.
They are the last of their kind, such people are no longer produced, the factories for the production of KGB officers have been since long broken, but the people with straight backs, narrow eyes and gray suits still hold the reins of power firmly in their hands.
They know exactly that Russia is surrounded by enemies and populated by thieves, one should always be vigilant. Once, 30 years ago, they went around the corner for to smoke, and their state was gone, stolen, torn apart, betrayed and sold. It won’t happen again, the officers think. But their time is running out.