Staunton, April 19 – Even as the government talks about the temporary or partial nationalization of Rusal (kasparov.ru/material.php?id=5AD858D2DBA7E
As a result, the analysts at SepomPo say, “in the 21st century, Russia de facto has turned back to socialism with the state dominating the economy. It may even be time to think about a new ‘voucher privatization’ given how much belongs to the state” and how the government acknowledges that scheduled privatization efforts have been put on hold.
In the last year alone, they say, there hasn’t been a program of privatization but rather one of re-nationalization whatever the government says. The government has taken over three major private banks, the Magnit retail trade network, Peresvet Bank, two oil companies as well as other firms.
Consequently, Pristankov’s words, undoubtedly uttered to please those above him, can be ignored as completely false. Russia is experiencing “a powerful process of the nationalism of everything.” Saying anything else is like calling black white or white black, and that is just what officials are now doing.