The Council of Deputies of the Moscow municipal district Lomonosovsky appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a demand to resign. The deputies noted that, starting from Putin’s second term, “everything has gone awry”: there has been no doubling of GDP, the minimum wage has not increased to the declared figures, smart and hard-working people are leaving Russia en masse, and there is no promised stability.
“Elections are approaching, and in a few days the composition of our Council will change. We have held our positions for five years and the time has come to give them up to fresh people, with new ideas and forces. Studies show that in countries with regular turnover of power, people, on average, live better and longer than in those in which the leader leaves office feet first. You had good reforms in the first and partly in the second term, but after that everything went wrong somehow. (...)
The rhetoric that you and your subordinates are using has been riddled with intolerance and aggression for a long time, which in the end effectively threw our country back into the Cold War era. Russia has again begun to be feared and hated, we again threaten the whole world with nuclear weapons.
In connection with the foregoing, we ask you to relieve yourself of your post due to the fact that your views, your management model are hopelessly outdated and hinder the development of Russia and its human potential.”
Earlier, such an appeal was reported by municipal deputies from St. Petersburg, the Smolninskoye district. They plan to send an appeal to the State Duma in the coming days with a proposal to accuse Vladimir Putin of high treason because of the war in Ukraine.