Ex-Kremlin Aide Abbas Gallyamov Predicts Military Сoup Against Putin
One problem first Kremlin aides are warning that when Moscow blindly pursues bloody conquest in UkraineThe situation in the country is quietly moving towards a military coup.
Abbas Gallyamov, Putinhis former speechwriter, said that the conditions were ready for a full-blown uprising.
“The longer the war drags on, the more meaningless it becomes,” Gallyamov writes in a new column for the opposition media outlet. Mozhem Obyasnit.
The Russian public has largely begun to realize that the Kremlin’s dream of overthrowing the Kyiv “regime” won’t happen, Gallyamov noted, and the consolation prize for “Russia’s new territories” hasn’t won any. Who.
He argues that discord is also growing in the military, where “[Wagner boss Yevgeny] Prigozhin completely discredited the regime in the eyes of the military with his eloquence, and the anger at the government allowing a criminal to dominate them grew stronger.”
Putin’s cunning “masculine” image has also faded, Gallyamov writes: “As problems pile up in the country and military that the authorities cannot solve, Putin is slowly transforming in the eyes of people from a great strategist into an ordinary person, second. – Ratio dictator.
After months of reports of Russian troops rebelling against their commanders, openly complaining about top military commanders, or dropping out of the war altogether, Gallyamov notes that all it takes What is needed to spark a full-blown military coup is a little more organizing.
“It must be understood that the vast majority of commanders in the military of an authoritarian state are not staunch supporters of the government, but mediocre opportunists,” he argues. .
So once an uprising begins and “yesterday’s loyalty” wears off, military commanders will fight for whoever seems most likely to win, according to Gallyamov. “If the complaints against the government seem convincing [a commander]then he will most likely decide that [regime] will not stand up to the wave of public anger. And if that’s the case, there’s no reason not to participate.”
In addition to the numerous reports that have been made of troops rebelling against and in some cases even attacking their commanders, thousands of Russian soldiers have voluntarily surrendered to Ukrainian authorities to avoid participating in the fighting.
Representative of the Ukraine hotline named “I Want to Live” told guard on Thursday that a total of 6,543 Russian troops had convened seeking to surrender to the Ukrainian government over a period of about four months.
“During the liberation of Kherson, we received calls from the Russians and they said to us: ‘Save our souls because we are stuck somewhere in the mud, your battalion. we’re completely crushed, we’re only 10 soldiers, get us out of this mess. Vitali Matvienko was quoted as saying.
He did not say how many phone calls resulted in a total surrender.
While the Russian military once bragged about what they were sure would be a lightning-fast invasion of Ukraine, ordinary Russian citizens are now witnessing a trickle of death instead. at home, with billboards Funeral service ads for “Cargo 200,” a military term for those killed in combat.
Incidentally, the Russian funeral service industry may have been one of the only sectors of the economy to hit the jackpot during the war, even if other industries were subject to international sanctions.
Insiders reports that the industry is booming at a record rate and that crematoriums are “growing exponentially”.
The owner of a crematorium in Novosibirsk told the outlet that there was so much demand that he planned to open a brand new military complex in the spring.
“Everything will be in a military style, we will even install a cannon,” he said, adding that manufacturers have also started offering camouflaged coffins and “very many military equipment”.
Although they may not prove that popular. “Clearly for relatives, it has bad associations,” he said.