The restoration of the autocracy. Isn’t this a great idea for Russia?

The Russian State Duma knows how to surprise. Especially when Sun spots appear, the MPs is a seasonal aggravation, and they lost control of themselves, or begin to fight or argue in one fell swoop is extremely strange laws. The world has seen many things, and these things have generally not paying attention. The shrill cries of some of Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of the Russian liberals, no journalist is not interested in, although they play a role. Recently went into a rage, Zhirinovsky promised his colleagues in the Duma: “In March next year will enter the Kremlin, you will be shot and hanged!” And since no one took this seriously, he left the hall with his large faction. Yeah, he’s a buffoon, but among other things for 25 years, Zhirinovsky holds the position of Deputy Chairman of the Supreme legislative Assembly of Russia.


The state Duma of the brand does not feel the authority that appoints and controls the Executive power. Rather, members only accidentally allow “Freudian slip”. When recently think “worked out” Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev, declared that he “reported on the behavior of the deputies to the bodies of state power.” What the Chairman of the Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has reminded that the meeting of deputies — the same “public authority” and, moreover, the legislature. But the Minister did not understand, about what speech, and flushed left with the feeling that witnessed a small rebellion against the authorities.


Something essentially human was a member of the government, not the leader of the deputies, almost immediately proved another people’s representative — the head of the occupied Crimea Sergey Aksenov. He rightly believes that his success in life (from a simple a two-time felon, he became a leader of the Crimean Peninsula), shall directly, Putin and does not know how to properly thank you. Recently, Feldman proposed the original idea — to restore the monarchy in Russia. Those in the West, sometimes witty use of the phrase “Russian Tsar” or flirting with the image of Putin as a monarch with more powers than the kings, should know that all this is no longer just a metaphor. This year, when Russia celebrates the one hundredth anniversary of the revolution and the overthrow of the last Romanov to the throne, a fawning “court” declare the need to restore autocratic device that they don’t seems to be a relic. Nobody sees the paradox is that to think about the revival of Royal power began exactly one hundred years after she for some reason collapsed. They do not want to understand that there is no device that would guarantee one man power in perpetuity.

It is appropriate to ponder what’s missing from the Russian “elite”, if she thinks about hereditary power? In the era of the TV channel “First Crimean” mentioned Sergey Aksenov commented on his thoughts as follows: “where power is not vested in one leader, there will be a collective irresponsibility and devastation. Today, Russia needs a ruler, as in salt. The Russian President needs to obtain unrestricted powers, including the right to establish the dictatorship. In such a system, Vladimir Putin is to hold the presidency for life, and I just — honestly — the other does not see.”


There is not only an attempt to amuse benefactor, although in Russia this tradition has deep roots. At the time there were calls to make lifelong President Gorbachev, and Yeltsin, and it is often these calls came from the same people today calling for the monarchy. In Russia it is generally accepted that the public never discussed the idea, which can cause the leader of outrage or extreme disapproval. And this time, by the mouth of his press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, Putin gave to understand that while I’m not sure of the correctness of such ideas and “treats them without optimism.”


That can’t happen today, could happen tomorrow: if the voice of the people is louder, then the President will have to heed the will of the workers. And the idea that for the full revival of Russia is extremely necessary to autocracy, becomes popular. It expressed not only the “new Russians” from Crimea and prominent cultural figures, such as Nikita Mikhalkov, and other authoritative persons — for example, the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church. What is the temptation of this idea?


The most primitive and cynical bureaucrats see in the tsarist regime a lifetime guarantee of their own status. And even better — if the post was not only permanent, but hereditary from father to son. Then will not have to answer tricky questions of journalists why the Chadian high-ranking officials, having no education or experience holding high public office. No curiosity did not dare to ask, how is it possible that the officer manages to save his modest salary to buy luxurious mansions, expensive cars and luxury yachts all year anchored in foreign ports. Officials won’t have to worry about the upcoming elections when everything can happen unpleasant surprises, despite all the “arrangements”. So will the Empire of absolute stability and eternal peace of mind.


Today, the Russian bureaucratic class is covered by a kind of social anxiety, which leads to the subconscious cognitive dissonance. On the one hand, officials would serve the people, and thus owe him an answer. On the other hand, officials receive orders from above, and only there is a threat of losing the place. Many “court” this situation makes literally split in two and to experience stress. It would be easier and more moral to officially serve only one master. In terms of dynastic rule clear who should be listened to and to whom to report, who obediently and slavishly support to bring petitions. The Russian Orthodox Church, which today became the vanguard of the reactionary nature of everything, through their bishops argues that the monarchical structure not only materially enriched the people, but returned to his moral compass. Today the government is theoretically responsible, it is the people, because “all power emanates from the people”. But the reality is that the views of the citizens absolutely nothing depends. Recognized and constitutional obedience subjects would be the end of social schizophrenia. The Church refers to the famous saying from the letter of the Apostle Paul: “All power is from God.” Supposedly it compensates for the Orthodox meal choices without the ability to really choose.


In the development of Russian society is only another link in the logical chain: after the empty admiration for the Soviet past is coming a nostalgic sadness for the lost dynastic Empire. Upcoming celebrations in honor of the hundredth anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution awaken in the minds of citizens a sense that it was “with the king” was better, because Russia was the largest and most feared country in the world. They can’t understand that the greatness of a country does not affect the form of government or specific leaders — the role of turning ideas, moving life forward, and the ability of society to implement them. The idea of restoration of the tsarist government, after which Russia will once again bring order and prosperity, are not for turning. Rather, it seems unflattering medical diagnosis to a society that cannot find a place in the present. So it is with the hope of peering into the past and dreams of returning to the order, rotten and rejected a hundred years ago.