Khodorkovsky responded to Putin’s decision to run for another term
The former head of Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky believes that Vladimir Putin’s decision to once again participate in the presidential elections is expected. While Khodorkovsky is sure that in case of Putin’s victory in the elections, “the country will lose another six years.”
This is stated in the statement Khodorkovsky, published in his Facebook.
“Six years is a lot or a little? It seems that not so much. But this is only at first glance. Time is the only thing that a man can have. Six years is one-tenth of your adult life, if you are lucky to live to 80. Six years will lose all 145 million citizens. It is 870 million years on us all” — calculated Khodorkovsky.
According to him, those six years will bring “marking time” and “permanent backwardness of the country in the rankings, indexes and other important but abstract ways of measuring the quality of life.”
According to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, during his first term Putin was engaged in “fiscal and administrative reform, looked for support from various political groups, built coalitions and was concerned with the development of the country.” “Now he exposes foreign intelligence agencies, subtly take possession of biological material of the Russians” — wrote Khodorkovsky.
December 6, Putin announced his decision to take part in the presidential elections in Russia scheduled for March 2018, during communication with employees of the GAZ plant in Nizhny Novgorod. “I’m going to nominate his candidacy for the office of President of the Russian Federation”, — Putin said in response to a question.