Êóäà èäåò ðåæèì Ïóòèíà?

Âñÿêèé ðàç, êîãäà ÿ ïðèåçæàþ â Ìîñêâó, íà ìåíÿ ïðîèçâîäÿò âïå÷àòëåíèå åå íîâûå ìàãàçèíû è çäàíèÿ. Íî äðóãîé êëþ÷åâîé àñïåêò ýïîõè Åëüöèíà - åå øóìíûå äåáàòû - óæå çàòèõëè. ×àñòè÷íî ýòî îáúÿñíÿåòñÿ óñèëèâøèìñÿ êîíòðîëåì ñî ñòîðîíû ãîñóäàðñòâåííûõ ÷èíîâíèêîâ, ÷àñòè÷íî ñíèæåíèåì îáùåñòâåííîãî èíòåðåñà è ÷àñòè÷íî òåì, ÷òî â íàñòîÿùåå âðåìÿ ðîññèéñêèå ïðîáëåìû óæå íå òðåáóþò áåçîòëàãàòåëüíîãî ðåøåíèÿ.

Ïîñëå òîãî êàê ïðàâèòåëüñòâî óñòàíîâèëî âëèÿíèå íàä íåçàâèñèìûìè òåëåêîìïàíèÿìè ÍÒ è ÒÂ6, ðîññèéñêèå ñðåäñòâà ìàññîâîé èíôîðìàöèè (ÑÌÈ) ñòàëè çíà÷èòåëüíî ñêó÷íåå. Ïîñëåäíèé êîíåê ðîññèéñêèõ ÷èíîâíèêîâ - ýòî ïîäà÷à â ñóä íà ãàçåòû çà êëåâåòó ñ òðåáîâàíèåì êîìïåíñàöèè óùåðáà â ðàçìåðå, ïðåâûøàþùåì 1 ìèëëèîí äîëëàðîâ ÑØÀ. Ðîññèéñêèå æóðíàëèñòû ÷àñòî êîððóìïèðîâàíû è ïîëó÷àþò äåñÿòêè òûñÿ÷ äîëëàðîâ çà åäèíñòâåííóþ ïîðî÷àùóþ êîãî-ëèáî òåëåâèçèîííóþ ïðîãðàììó èëè ãàçåòíóþ ñòàòüþ. Îäíàêî òàêîå ñèñòåìàòè÷åñêîå «ãëóøåíèå» ðîññèéñêèõ ÑÌÈ èçëèøíå.

Ïðè÷èíà, ïî êîòîðîé ýòîãî íå ñëåäóåò äåëàòü, ïðîñòà: æèçíü íàðîäà óëó÷øàåòñÿ, è ïîýòîìó îí îõîòíî ïîääåðæèâàåò Ïóòèíà. Îñíîâíàÿ çàáîòà ñåé÷àñ - ýòî ïàäåíèå òåìïîâ ýêîíîìè÷åñêîãî ðîñòà - ñ 9% â 2000 ãîäó äî 3,5-4% â ýòîì ãîäó - õîòÿ ñîãëàñíî ñòàòèñòè÷åñêèì äàííûì îáúåìû ïðîèçâîäñòâà ïðîäîëæàþò ðàñòè.  äåéñòâèòåëüíîñòè, ñàìàÿ áîëüøàÿ äèñêóññèÿ ñåé÷àñ ðàçâîðà÷èâàåòñÿ îòíîñèòåëüíî ïîëèòèêè îáìåííîãî êóðñà ðîññèéñêîãî ðóáëÿ, â êîòîðîé ñîâåòíèê ïðåçèäåíòà Àíäðåé Èëëàðèîíîâ óòâåðæäàåò, ÷òî ðåàëüíûé êóðñ îáìåíà ðóáëÿ ñëèøêîì çàâûøåí - è â ñàìîì äåëå, îí ñåé÷àñ íà òàêîì æå óðîâíå êàê â 1998 ãîäó.

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