Posted 28 декабря 2022, 10:57

Published 28 декабря 2022, 10:57

Modified 28 декабря 2022, 12:30

Updated 28 декабря 2022, 12:30

"Scums on the neck": the State Duma is deciding how to restrict the rights of people leaving abroad

28 декабря 2022, 10:57
The Russian authorities cannot in any way stop the flow of citizens seeking to leave their homeland, and therefore come up with various, and of course, repressive measures in order to force those who have already left to return and slow down those who are going to do it.

Ivan Zubov

For example, on Tuesday, December 27, United Russia deputy Nikolai Brykin was noted in this field, who was going to submit to the State Duma a bill recognizing all Russians who left the country after their stay in Ukraine as "foreign agents":

 

 

"Cowards-defectors have appeared, they are also traitors to the Motherland. Literally every inhabitant of Russia is asking the question: what will happen to these disgraceful people next? How will their conscience allow them to live peacefully in other countries, and do they even have a conscience? I have made a clear decision for myself – I will initiate a law on the recognition of these parasites as foreign agents! Stop putting up with such scum on your neck".

It's worth reminding that in October 2022, about the same proposal was made by the head of the Federation Council Commission for the protection of State sovereignty, Andreiy Klimov, according to whom, Russians who left the country after the start of their war in Ukraine cannot be trusted with any work in the public sphere, since they are "under foreign influence":

 

"A person who went abroad, didn't he find himself under foreign influence? It turned out. And if he personally wrote a statement that he condemns everyone here or something like that, it means that he was under foreign influence and committed a political act. Can he be a person involved in this law? Easily".

Almost about the same things told another senator, Andrey Klishas, who reported that a bill was already being prepared prohibiting employees of "sensitive sectors of the economy", such as the public sector and transport security, for example, from working from abroad.

 

By the way, on Tuesday it became known that just a similar bill is already being prepared. This was stated by another United Russia deputy Oleg Golikov, who proposed to limit the civil service for those who were drafted into the army after the announcement of partial mobilization on September 21, but preferred to leave Russia.

Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin also distinguished himself in this field, proposing to raise taxes and cancel benefits for citizens who left Russia, who, in his opinion, "should understand: the overwhelming part of society does not support their act — believes that they have betrayed their country, relatives and friends."The initiative of the chief was supported by the deputy head of the United Russia faction in the State Duma, Andrei Isaev, who said that deputies were already discussing the abolition of tax regimes for the self-employed and individual entrepreneurs who had left.

 

They are not able to understand that they devalue the title of the enemy of the people

Of course, all these very ambiguous statements and intentions are actively commented on on social networks.

 

For example, journalist Igor Shulika notes an extremely unpleasant trend:

"Look how the degree of the Unicorns is growing. A law was introduced to prohibit some from working from abroad, it will be accepted, then they offered to fill up all those who left with taxes, there is already a run ahead of the locomotive, listen to the finance minister, and now the proposal is to make all foreign agents. Then they will raise the degree again..."

Lawyer Alexey Fedyarov warns of the consequences of such steps:

"Kolya Brykin and the arrangement of Russia. How to make sure that active taxpayers who have left definitely do not want to return? How to defraud the state budget and domestic consumption? Kolya knows, Kolya is persistent, Kolya does".

And network analyst Anatoly Nesmian never tires of being surprised by the eternal stupidity of Russian officials:

"The title of enemy of the people makes sense if it is relatively exclusive. When a significant part of the country's population becomes enemies, the educational effect is lost. By the way, this also applies to awards. If you hand out the Heroes of Russia from left to right, then the status of the award after it is literally scattered in handfuls into the crowd is sharply devalued.

But something has to be done. And nothing but stupid direct solutions can come to a single gyrus. RAM is like an ancient HT. You can't write down much".

It remains only to ask Russian officials: why not solve the problem simply by banning Russian citizens from traveling abroad, as it was in the USSR?