Journalist, founder of the Internet edition “GORDON” Dmitry Gordon believes that the mass protests in the Russian Khabarovsk made possible because Central government do not control regions that are located far from Moscow. This opinion was expressed on air of TV channel “Ukraine 24” July 14.
Protests in Khabarovsk broke out last week after the arrest of Governor Sergey Furgala. He is suspected of organizing the attempted murder and murder.
“Look at the geography. Khabarovsk is located on the edge of the Russian Empire. Managed whether the border regions of Russia such as Khabarovsk, Magadan, and Chita oblast, Sakhalin, the Kuril Islands? I think not. They have their management there, they have there own Governor. They say, “Yes, maybe a killer, but his.” They were indignant that Moscow is not enough that robs the region of constant (and there is the rich region), interferes with their autonomy, so it is also arresting those whom they chose. “Yes, he may be so-so, but we chose it and you don’t touch”. Here the origins of the conflict,” said Gordon.
The distance from Moscow to Khabarovsk more than 8200 km, and therein lies the reason that the police dispersed the protesters, says the journalist.
“If this conflict broke out in Ivanovo region (Ivanovo is located 300 km from Moscow. – “GORDON”), it would be quickly repaid. And here in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia suburbs. Cops do not touch their own, because everyone knows each other. This is a very interesting phenomenon, I’m watching him. Will there be arrests? Some small were, but how to organize large? It is necessary from Moscow to throw people in Khabarovsk. And how to do it? And as they met there? But do not go if the police are on the side of the people? The devil knows,” said Gordon.
He drew attention to the number of protesters in Khabarovsk and slogans used by the protesters.
“The festival came out with interesting banners. There were anti-Putin, anti-Kremlin slogans, was the inscription “Putin – the thief”… What 30-40 thousand that came out in Khabarovsk? That is one million, which would come out in Moscow. If you compare the number of channel and the number of Muscovites, it will be about one million (the population of Khabarovsk is about 600 thousand people, Moscow is about 12 million. – “GORDON”). Please note: the police did nothing. They say that in Russia increased the number of employees of Regardie, police, pay them large so they all choked… Yeah, they can choke if a bit exposed, but if it comes down to tipping the police off. That is, the police will not intervene if there is a lot of people,” – said the journalist.
However, he admitted that Furgal may be involved in the crimes which he is accused.
“Did he anything related to the murders, I do not know. I admit that could. Allow. It’s Russia. But then the questions. And why, if it was in the early 2000s, it still is not planted? Why only now?” – Gordon said.