Renowned Scholar Valery Solovei: ‚Our Elite Was Lucky With Obama. He Was A Rather Weak President… Trump Could Apply Very Strong Pressure… And Within A Very Short Time‘ | MEMRI
The Russian media outlet Fotanka.ru published a long interview by Irina Tumakova on events Russian lawmakers should anticipate in 2017 with one of the most influential and highly quoted intellectuals, Professor Valery Solovei.In the interview, Solovei stated that Russia will witness „the start“ of a „very serious political crisis in 2017,“ which will last for about three years. He further explained that the political crisis will be characterized by the „growing incapacity of the state power to make decisions“, and implement them. „And at the same time it’s the increase of mass discontent; the society refuses to trust this power. And the refusal gathers strength. I think this process will take two or three years. But it will start in 2017. And the presidential election of 2018 will be an important, maybe even critical, stage of this crisis,“ Solovei stated.