Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin — are different and so similar

Emergency surprise for almost all purpose was in August 1999, Prime Minister anybody famous bureaucrat Vladimir Putin.
But after a few months, to a large extent thanks to a tough stand against the war in Chechnya, a grayish official Russian policy became popular — despite the fact that he was appointed acting president is very unpopular. Later, it was the royal care Yeltsin last night of 1999 and the triumphant victory of Putin’s presidential election in March 2000.
To "save Russia," — the last that said Yeltsin’s successor, forever leaving the Kremlin. What Putin did indeed saved from the inheritance of Yeltsin and that lost or destroyed?
They are different even from the outside: Yeltsin — the highest, high, real Russian bear, the Russian latitude and classic Russian weakness. And low, outside the cool, sporty Putin — "Teuton in the Kremlin," as referred to him once Alexander Rahr.
The greatest differences in their policies — in relation to freedom. Yeltsin not only raznyavoliv Russian media, he never never touched them, that they would not write about it. Putin small steps, but alternately and inexorably squeezed field of freedom.
Says the head of the Russian branch of the research center "Heritage Foundation" Yevgeny Volk.
Wolf: "Yeltsin made a certain breakthrough. Obviously, he almost everything remained a man of his era, with all the contradictions. Yet, he was sincere in his own quest for freedom, the rejection of the totalitarian regime. Putin, by the nature of his previous work, not Yeltsin would like the rights to the media oligarchs public organizations . "
Despite the fact that Putin himself from time to time, characterizes the Yeltsin years as a time of chaos and decline, it is not only a formal successor to Yeltsin. Policy of strengthening Russian control over adjacent countries former Soviet republics, was founded specifically the first president of the Russian Federation. If we talk about the desire to oppose Putin’s Russia to the West, it is worth to recall a raid Russian paratroopers Pryshtynu in 1999, which nearly led to a direct clash of armies of Russia and NATO.
Yet, Many politicians and professionals believe that inter with 2 minions were more different than common. Says Vladimir Lysenko, past Deputy Minister of State policy under Yeltsin.
Lysenko: "I believe it was the saddest page in our history and in the history of Boris Yeltsin, when he, together with Boris Berezovsky picked successor. Boris made a colossal mistake, brought to power the head of the country today."
After self-care in 1999, Yeltsin only twice made a direct successor to the criticism: in 2000, when Putin returned a modified Russian anthem, and 2004, when Putin after the Beslan abolished gubernatorial elections. Centripetal Putin’s approach is very much in contrast to the Yeltsin "take as much sovereignty as you can."
Yeltsin says last assistant Georgi Satarov.
Satarov: "He realized what’s happening. We discussed it with him. He was very upset and rate this bad. Even more he experienced Beslan and those configurations that occurred after Beslan — the abolition of gubernatorial elections and so on. He was aware of all this and rated poorly — it’s me I can tell for sure. "
Differences and similarities of Yeltsin and Putin clearly illustrate the line of movement of many revolutions, the revolutionary successor terminator removes chaos exaggeration revolution. From time to time, these misses exaggeration and freedom itself, but secures the successor makes irreversible the main achievements of the revolution.

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