Kymácející se modernizátoři Ruska

MOSKVA – Rozhodnutí ruského prezidenta Dmitrije Medveděva sesadit z funkce dlouholetého moskevského starostu Jurije Lužkova je nejráznější krok, jaký prezident během svého funkčního období udělal. Opravdu jde o součást jeho snahy o modernizaci Ruska, anebo spíše o součást rýsující se mocenské hry se skutečným vládcem Moskvy, premiérem Vladimirem Putinem?

Anatolij Čubajs, otec ruské privatizace v 90. letech a současný šéf ruského nanotechnologického konglomerátu RosNano, nedávno připustil, že vyhlídky politické modernizace v Rusku jsou chmurné. „Dnes pro ni neexistuje poptávka,“ uvedl. „Taková poptávka vyžaduje existenci společenské skupiny, která ji bude prosazovat.“ V rozhovoru se zahraničními investory zašel Čubajs ještě dál, když naznačil, že hrozba fašismu v Rusku vzroste do té míry, že „diskuse o Medveděvovi a Putinovi nebo Putinovi a Medveděvovi budou proti tomu nicotné“.

Touto neveselou vyhlídkou by se možná dal vysvětlit Čubajsův zájem, aby Západ přestal zpochybňovat ruské vládce kvůli porušování lidských práv a oklesťování svobody. Chtějí-li se Spojené státy a Evropa vyhnout ještě horší alternativě, měly by podle něj podpořit tandem Putin-Medveděv v naději, že tito dva představitelé zajistí stabilní a bezpečné prostředí pro investice. Někdejší reformátor Čubajs je dnes plně zaangažovaný do politiky režimu. Nicméně říká pravdu.

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