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“...And Most Importantly, There Will Be No Destitute People in Russia”.“Capitalism for the Few” – a Key Problem of National Security

Ilyin V.A., Morev M.V.

Volume 11, Issue 2, 2018

Ilyin V.A., Morev M.V. “...And Most Importantly, There Will Be No Destitute People in Russia”.“Capitalism for the Few” – a Key Problem of National Security. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2018, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 9-23. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2018.2.56.1

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2018.2.56.1

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The article deals with the problem of poverty and other consequences of the inefficient current system of public administration. The current state of affairs concerning the implementation of the May 2012 decrees, the long-term dynamics of official statistics and sociological surveys, concrete facts, and assessments of many experts suggest that the orientation of the ruling elites toward obtaining personal benefits is the main threat to the implementation of the tasks set out by the President (overcoming the lag; finding breakthrough solutions to the country’s internal problems) and to the achievement of specific development indicators that he pointed out in the Address to the Federal Assembly on March 1, 2018. The article provides information on major results of the 2012 and 2018 presidential elections indicating a significantly increasing support for Vladimir Putin in Russian society (especially in large cities) and at the same time the people’s rising hopes for his showing the political will and making decisive action on the nationalization of the elites that hinder the implementation of national interests in the dynamic development of the standard of living and quality of life. Vladimir Putin’s fourth presidential term, as well as the previous one, begins in an unstable and extremely tense international political situation that, obviously, will require additional attention from him, thus bringing to the fore the problem of responsibility and professionalism of the ruling elites that are first of all responsible for the implementation of national security priorities in domestic socio-economic development. According to many experts and a significant part of the population, it is possible to achieve the targets for the coming years and specific indicators set out in the May 2012 decrees of Vladimir Putin after his Address to the Federal Assembly only if there is a cohesive team focused on national interests and working in unison with the President who has assumed personal responsibility for resolving key problems of the country, as reflected in the 2016 national security strategy

Keywords

national security; public administration efficiency; “capitalism for the few”; Address to the Federal Assembly; President’s orders

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