Friday, January 20, 2017

An exclusive hospital? Really? Wow, someone is paranoid.

The Russian Class Structure Wedding Cake

January 19, 2017
By Svetlana Reiter and Pavel Miledin

The Kremlin (click here) is planning to build an exclusive health clinic for President Vladimir Putin and senior officials, according to documents seen by Reuters and to medical sources familiar with the project.

The proposed three-storey building, in the grounds of the Kremlin-run Central Clinical Hospital in a Moscow suburb, will have space for 10 inpatients at a time and communications systems that under Russian law are reserved for the president, prime minister and other senior figures, according to design and planning documents.

The clinic, estimated in the documents to cost 2.9 billion roubles ($48.11 million) to build, will be fitted with VIP suites, a swimming pool, rooms where patients can hold meetings, and posts for aides, the plans show....

I am sure the hospital will be a polonium (click here) free environment.

This exclusive hospital is more of the isolation being enforced by Russian President Putin. The leadership will be receiving better health care than the people. Does Putin actually believe he hasn't become the very 'class' of citizen that was overthrown by the peasants in the early 1900s.

By Dr. Jonathan Smele

Russia signalled her withdrawal from World War One soon after the October Revolution of 1917, and the country turned in on itself with a bloody civil war between the Bolsheviks and the conservative White Guard. Jonathan Smele charts this turbulent episode in the forging of post-tsarist Russia.

...Food riots, (click here) demonstrations and a mutiny at the Petrograd Garrison in February 1917 forced Nicholas II to abdicate as war still continued. A Provisional Government led by liberals and moderate socialists was proclaimed, and its leaders hoped now to pursue the war more effectively.

Real power in Russia after the February Revolution, however, lay with the socialist leaders of the Petrograd (later All-Russian) Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies, who were elected by popular mandate (unlike the ministers of the Provisional Government)....


...Anti-Bolshevik militias and military units (click here) were formed in piecemeal fashion in mid 1918, prompted by the uprising of the Czech Legion. There was no planning or coordination: units simply formed in response to local conditions, events or Bolshevik policy. Together they became known as the Whites, an umbrella term that described anyone opposed to Lenin and his government. Because the colour white was traditionally associated with the Romanov monarchy, the implication was that the White armies were monarchist, however this was not always true. Large numbers of republicans, liberals, democrats and non-Bolshevik socialists fought with or alongside White counter-revolutionary forces. The Whites were not just volunteers either. Like the Red Army, several White armies filled their ranks by conscripting peasants in areas they controlled....

Interesting. The former and disgraced President Yanukovych enjoyed militias throughout Ukraine while disarming the national military. The Russians have a real 'thing' about militias, huh?

November 14, 2014

...Until now Russian gun enthusiasts (click here) were only permitted to carry firearms for hunting or target shooting after obtaining a license through the Interior Ministry. Russian gun licenses are to be renewed every five years, and applicants face strict background checks and are required to take gun safety courses.

The addendum to the law now lists self-defense as a legally acceptable reason for carrying a weapon.

However, a 2011 Levada poll found that 81 percent of Russians opposed easing the existing gun regulations.

In spite of its restrictive gun laws, Russia has seen its share gun violence. In 2012, a 30 year old lawyer opened fire on his colleagues at a pharmaceutical company, killing six. Just last year, 15-year-old straight A student, Sergey Gordeyev, killed a teacher and a police officer after taking 29 students hostage....

I don't know how accurate the article is or if it is based in reality at all, but, for the most part oligarch or no oligarch the Russia people are not able to be a part of any local militias. But, I suppose there is no Western influence to fight in the first place as in Ukraine.

I recommend President Putin read inspiring books to help his failing political popularity.

"Absolutism and Ruling Class" (click here)

It is a bit dated, but, available to anyone wishing to read it on Google. I think Google is in Russia.

President Putin needs to realize isolating the privileged in Russia is not the answer for national security. The beauty of Russia has always been how it's people were primarily of one mind. They were a collective if you will. 

Now, the people in power are taking advantage of their power over and above the needs of the people. This is the new Russia? Isolation in fear of the West?

President Putin needs to return to being an international leader and remove troops from Ukraine including Crimea. Crimea was a hostage to Russia politics. Those politics locked President Putin into the current circumstances that have brought Russia misfortune and not prosperity.

Russians need to realize they are not on Earth alone. They are part of a larger part of humanity. It is very depressing to realize Russia was leading in climate and potential to peaceful solutions, including non-proliferation. The treaty with Ukraine that allowed the removal of nuclear weapons after the Soviet Union dissolved was a part of the way Russia was changing the world. Now, because of dysfunctional politics Russia is returning to the old Cold War in encouraging the building of nuclear weapons that would put the Cold War to shame. 

Today Putin's Russia is a country scared for itself to the point of self-destruction with increasing nuclear numbers of warheads while the people are becoming sick in a way the country can't afford to treat them, but, their leadership is exempt from that possibility. 

Every Russian loves their children, however, today the possibility of the longevity of the Russian children is reversing. 

Moscow  – At a televised debate (click here) about Russia's healthcare system last year, a young doctor asked President Vladimir Putin why so many senior officials sought medical treatment abroad - and if the president was one of them. Putin replied he was not.

That is not true of President Putin's family, however. His youngest child (click here) was born in recent years out of Russia.

He said he used the Central Clinical Hospital, a vast complex on the outskirts of the Russian capital where for decades the top echelons of the Soviet and Russian leaderships have sought treatment. But he acknowledged there was a problem with healthcare at home: Russian state hospitals and clinics, even the best of them, were not up to the job.

"Doctors who work at the TSKB (Central Clinical Hospital) believe that the level of professional training, the financing, the equipment, don't meet modern standards. A lot needs to be reformed there," Putin told the audience.

The Kremlin administration now has a solution: Putin's staff have commissioned plans for a new unit at the Central Clinical Hospital, specially designed to treat the country's most senior officials, according to technical plans seen by Reuters and to medical sources familiar with the project....

The Russian people need and deserve to have the best health care today, but, unfortunately the foolish politics of "Strong man and brinkmanship with the USA" is still lingering on into the 21st Century. Such politics are hurting the Russia people and this new exclusive hospital is more proof of it.