Hello, I came across a very interesting article written by Surkov. Since 2013, he has held the post of Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation. In its zone of influence are political issues related to the CIS countries, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladislav_Surkov
An article titled "Where has the chaos gone? Unpacking Stability" was released on November 20 and may give some insight into Putin's policy.https://actualcomment.ru/kuda-delsya-khaos-raspakovka-stabilnosti-2111201336.html
So, what is it about in the article, in short. Here we have a state as such – in particular, Russia. By its very existence, it is aimed at maintaining stability, at extinguishing all uncontrollable outbursts and impulses that can lead to an imbalance of the system and its subsequent collapse. Can this go on forever?
No, Surkov answers. Because in this kind of system, the alienation of many individuals from the state inevitably accumulates.
"People don't want to be against it. People want to be in parallel, without intersecting with the system unless absolutely necessary. The mass depoliticization of the population makes up the establishment alone with itself. For parallel people, going to the polls or carrying the right poster is nothing more than a way to quickly give Caesar what is Caesarean, so that they can then return back to their personal underuniverse, where they live in complete inconsistency with the spirit and letter of this poster."
He explains quite cynically how the state fights instability: Post too long. Click here to view the full text.