Despite all its external differences, Prigogine’s revolt is in many ways reminiscent of the 1905 Russian revolution. Blogger Sergei Ivanov-Malyavin finds nine parallels between these two events.
I thought of the historical analogy of yesterday’s Saturday and Sunday, Bloody, January 9, 1905.
I’ll mutter to myself and compare.
1. Against the background of war and because of war.
There is a losing war (there with Japan, here with Ukraine).
A big gap between state propaganda and reality.
2. Reach out and open your eyes.
The idea of the action is to ensure justice, the direct intervention of the Chief (Tsar, President).
Both campaigns are placed in this gap between lies and disaster.
Then: they asked for a general amnesty and the Zemsky Sobor.
Yesterday: abolition of the highest military command.
Then: they went to the capital, to the royal palace,
Yesterday: we were driving to the capital from the front line.
3. Leader – agent.
The campaign is led by a pair of sellers, a representative of the authorities (Gapon from the police department, Prigozhin closely connected with the Kremlin and the FSB).
4. In peace.
The campaign was declared a peaceful, law-abiding act in both cases (it is clear that the campaign of Prigozhin’s detachments with armed and heavily armored vehicles could not be such by definition).
5. Power panic.
The activities of the special services are poorly coordinated with the actions of the central government, which was as frightened as possible and reacted extremely harshly.
Later. On Bloody Sunday, the regiment approached the opposing troops. The attack was launched somewhere by the crowd, and somewhere by the army. Hundreds of victims.
Yesterday. Prigozhin stops the campaign 200 km from Moscow. By this time, several air targets have been hit. At checkpoints, government troops (in isolated cases) opened fire on civilians.
During actions, society is more likely to sympathize with the regiments than with the tsar (president). The then St. Petersburg, in yesterday’s Rostov.
8. Leaders get away with it.
After the failure of the action, the leaders (both Gapon and Prigozhin) go unpunished.
Later. If before Bloody Sunday the society as a whole is loyal to the authorities, after that it quickly radicalizes, the protest becomes massive. politicization. The beginning of the revolution and reforms from above as a reaction to the revolution.
Today. The fate of yesterday’s “somewhat bloody” Saturday has yet to be seen.
By the way, about the naming. The definition of “Day of Shit” flashed on the Russian public pages. warn.
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