Two years later, the film “Kill the dragon” will be thirty years. It was removed in 1988. The middle of the adjustment — have banned the punitive psychiatry, the city of Brezhnev, renamed back to Naberezhnye Chelny, from Afghanistan begin to withdraw the Soviet army.
The play by Eugene Schwartz, written during the Second world war, sounded prophetic. The Soviet dragon remains live for two years, but that now we know only two, and then the future was exactly as vague as the past. Zakharov in the tape exaggerating — Lancelot in the final didn’t come to the aid of his friends, and his beloved Elsa turns away from him. The Director might think that he takes about his own time and took off about tomorrow. From 2017, his band sounds tighter than ever could hope Zakharov himself.
The dragon really died. To replace him, and really came chaos and the mayor. And the people, tired and the second one very soon again wanted a dragon. Yes, and mark A. eventually joined the bulls, saying in September 2016 to support the annexation of Crimea and “archiearinae Vladimir Putin.”
However, he is not alone. Lancelot lost the battle for the hearts of the children. The burghers did not defeat the Dragon. Schwartz might think that writing a play about the Weimar Republic and the third Reich, and wrote about the Soviet Union and Russia. Those who in 90-e denounced the Empire today put stones in its ramparts. In five years Russia can change everything, and a hundred — nothing. The circle is closed.
And you can argue long about the fact that all empires are experiencing phantom pain. The relapse in the hearts of the citizens was inevitable. Only a leap in oil prices in the beginning of “zero” allowed to revive the system. That the Russian elite is motivated only windfall and overprivileged. All this is true and absolutely not true.
Because any historical regularity can be described as a set of coincidences. To dissect, distill, represented as the sum of coincidences. But the point is that the logic of Russia’s existence is in the thrall of a very simple pattern.
Russian Federation — even after all what happened to her in the twentieth century usushek and utrusok — still remains a country doomed to live under supranational laws. She didn’t become a national state — and cannot in its current form to become one. Too great a difference between its margins, too large differences between the inhabitants of Buryatia Republic of Dagestan, the Nenets and Chechens. It is doomed to be inclusive — to convince residents of the once conquered territories that exist in a common state for them to benefit.
As a result any of the elite, found themselves at its helm, is doomed over and over again to talk about “spiritual scrapie”. The task of which is to link the country’s Imperial fittings. Hence all the talk about the multinational nature of the country and appeals to the events of the Second world as the main denominator of kinship and unity.
Anyone in Russia who defeats the dragon, finds himself face to face with a dilemma: the country is like a patchwork quilt. It is doomed to be held hostage to the contradictions between the national republics and Russian provinces, between the regions of donor and subsidized areas, between those who feed and those who feed Moscow. In addition, the situation is compounded by the fact that, unlike 1991, the boundaries of the potential splits are not spelled out on contour maps and centrifugal can be chaotic in its geography and consequences.
And that’s the reality that is doomed to encounter any Russian politician, the fates and revolutions were on the top of the food chain. His liberal past will be helpless before a simple plug options: either he becomes the second Gorbachev, or Putin second.
Any reforms will lead to the emergence of non-systemic players. Any economic thaw — to the political demands of the business. Any decentralization will lay the Foundation for the centrifugal. Castration of the power unit will reduce its loyalty. The rejection of the propaganda might lead to awkward questions. The reduction of corruption Windows — destruction of intra-elite consensus.
The peculiarity of the Russian system is that it is fundamentally unreformable. Any changes will necessarily lead the system to move and there is no guarantee that these changes will retain the state status quo. And at the other extreme choice is preservation of the existing. Socio-political formalin. Concrete monumental unity and unanimity.
In this sense, “vladimirputin” is not the architect of the system and its function. Anyone who will replace him, will have to face the same choice. The problem is not that Lancelot could not defeat the Dragon. The problem is that after this he will have to become his reincarnation.
Or to dissolve the country home.