As soon as Girkin fell out of favor with the king, the imperial propaganda began to actively blame him for the shooting down the Malaysian Boeing, and all his services to the empire in seizing Crimea, starting the war in Donbas and taking over Slavyansk were immediately reduced and nullified by propaganda. Social networks are full of spam about this from Kremlin bots.
Undoubtedly, Girkin is guilty and involved in the shooting down of the Boeing even more than many participants, but he is not the main culprit. We all know that the main culprit sits on the Kremlin throne and judges Girkin. The spectacle staged by propaganda will not bargain anything for Russia in the West. No matter how much Russia tries to “get rid of” the worked out characters, no one will believe this, except for the Russians themselves. Although they also will not believe it, they will just be comfortable with this.
When Minnikhanov, Zdunov, Brechalov, Khabirov, Zaitsev and Nikolaev are no longer needed by the system, then they will be blamed for a lot of problems, among which there will be also the following:
- oppression of national languages. No one will fix this problem, they will simply point a finger at the supposedly main and only culprit, and then they will condemn him in front of everyone, but nothing will change for the better in the situation with the language. There will just be a whipping boy;
- the decline of the economy of the republics and the reduction of their population. No one will remember how many of the republics Moscow takes. They will simply announce the same thing as now – stealing of local bureaucrats;
- selectivity for the army in order to recruit more representatives of indigenous peoples. No one will remember that it was the Russian Nazis who wanted to reduce the number of indigenous peoples in this way. It will be stated that the gauleiter of a republic conspired with the military commissars so that they recruit more people from the indigenous peoples – in order to elevate the indigenous peoples over the Russians in this way due to the supposedly high social security for the mobilized and contract soldiers and their families.
Girkin has served the system faithfully for decades, but he is shut down in prison simply for speaking out against it. While Prigozhin, the man from the Main Intelligence Directorate, shot down imperial planes, helicopters and shot its soldiers, seized an entire regional center with the help of an entire army – and he got nothing for that. Because the empire respects only strength.
Those allegedly “national” battalions that the gauleiters of the republics created near themselves are their only defense against the fate of Girkin in case something happens. Sooner or later, everyone fell out of favor with the king. If these battalions are destroyed in Ukraine, then who will protect the gauleiters not even from national liberation movements, but from Moscow?