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Yushchenko: “Vodka Maidan”, “Bread Maidan”, “Pension Maidan”, but not political one possible in Russia

“Russians do not like independence and freedom”, - the third ex-president of Ukraine believes
15:42, 22 February 2019

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The third president of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko told about possible types of protests that could take place in the Russian Federation, as “Radio Svoboda” reports.  According to him, the Russian people can protest due to many reasons, although never due to political ones.

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“I think that the “Russian peace” project is rather an ambitious one. Russians do not like independence and freedom. So the political “Maidan” can never occur in Russia. “vodka demonstration”, “bread demonstration”, and “pension demonstration” or another primitive protest can happen, but the Revolution of Dignity can never happen in Russia. A common Russian citizen just likes tsar, so he or she is ready to suffer from everything else”, - the third ex-president believes.

Yushchenko also spoke about the actions that the Russian authorities undertake in order to maintain the loyal attitude among the society to them. For example, Crimean Bridge, Crimean annexation or occupation of Donbas. “In order to maintain the right attitude to those events, they have to create a story about Crimean Bridge. This story will please their people for several months as if Russia returned something that belonged to them. Or the same is with Crimean annexation or Donbas occupation”.

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