JohnRawls wrote:Quite a lot actually, had a relative in those regions and the people are not really anti-Russian rule of sorts in Siberian and Far East regions. Most beef people have with Putin and CO in those regions is that they send Moscow idiots to govern there instead of allowing local ones to govern themselves, hence the self-government slogan. Khabarovsk is a very good prime example.
Some regions are very pro-Russian oligarchy even which is super weird. Kamchatka and Chukotka basically worship Abramovich for the stuff he did there while being in charge.
The Kremlin continues to make mistakes, failing to recognize the most important aspect of regionalism in Siberia and the Russian Far East. It is not ethnically limited but rather encompasses various ethnic and religious groups, economic interests, and almost all political parties—as has been the case in Khabarovsk (Windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com, March 15, 2019, August 24, 2019, December 20, 2019).
Moscow is not alone in failing to recognize the power of regionalism. Like the Russian authorities, most Western analysts have overlearned the events of 1991 and continue to assume that nationalism, not regionalism, is the only real threat worth tracking. To be sure, nationalism does remain strong in the North Caucasus, Middle Volga and among the peoples of the High North, but regionalism is already more intense and, thus, will likely play a key role in the future of the Russian Federation (Svobodnaya Pressa, June 10, 2010; Rusplt.ru, June 4, 2016; Windowoneurasia.blogspot.com, September 25, 2007, June 11, 2010, June 11, 2016). As the demonstrations in the streets of Khabarovsk show, regionalism may replace the role of nationalism in the next Russian revolution (Region.expert, December 28, 2016).https://jamestown.org/program/siberian- ... to-moscow/
"WHO rules EAST EUROPE commands the Heartland Who rules the heartland commands the World Island Who rule the world island commands the WORLD" - John Halford Mackinder