The End of the Comprador Bourgeoisie?

NEW – May 29, 2022

In Russia, a revolution has again taken place, and many have not noticed

A well-known film director, director of the “Mosfilm” film studio Karen Shakhnazarov, who recently often acts as a brilliant political publicist and deep analyst, suddenly said during the program of the “Rossiya 1” TV channel “Evening with Vladimir Solovyov”: “Did you notice that there was a revolution in Russia? Has anyone noticed this?”

“In my understanding,” he said, “in 1991, as Marxists have repeatedly said, a bourgeois–liberal revolution took place in Russia, as a result of which comprador capitalism, the comprador bourgeoisie, came to power. For the part of the audience that has not studied Marxism, let me remind you that comprador means focused on foreign capital and associated with foreign capital. Now look, where is comprador capitalism? It’s already gone!”

Indeed, as a result of the unprecedented sanctions imposed on our country by the West, the economic ties of Russian entrepreneurs with Western Europe and the United States were effectively blocked. Their monetary assets in Western banks were frozen, and the property of some abroad was confiscated altogether.

It has already reached the point where some Russian oligarchs living in London have started complaining that they don’t have the money “even to hire a maid or a chauffeur”.

“We would like to have such concerns” – the reader will say to this and will, of course, be right, but we are not talking about this now, but about the fact that the changes that have taken place and are still taking place, which Shakhnazarov began to talk about, are really grandiose. But of such a nature that many people do not notice them yet. Just like in 1991, we did not immediately notice that a bourgeois counter-revolution had taken place in the country, which brought the comprador elite to power.

Everything was somehow nullified

Under comprador capitalism, Shakhnazarov believes, there was a comprador culture, a comprador education focused on this, a comprador language. “Trend”, “creative producer”, it’s all from there, it’s all connected. And now it’s somehow nullified. It is clear that the people who are them and served them, they still remain. Although many left suddenly, and we call them traitors. Although they are traitors, they are simply from another system, their business trip is just over. “In my opinion,” says Shakhnazarov, “everything has closed! There are no offshore companies. And our housing and utilities companies transferred money to offshore companies. Many housing and utilities companies had their accounts in Cyprus, and 70% of our economy worked there. It’s not possible to do that now, because all ties with foreign banks have been cut off. They stopped transferring money there. We have a strong ruble, and no one can do anything about it. Our Central Bank is already starting to support the dollar. And why is this happening? Yes, first of all, because huge amounts of money used to leave the country, now it has stopped leaving!” said the public figure, clearly not hiding his satisfaction with what is happening.

In his opinion, this is a de facto revolution, albeit an inconspicuous one. The most important thing is that without this whole situation, which we have been talking about all the time, referring to the special military operation in Ukraine, nothing could have been changed.

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It was impossible to change this in any other way, except for such a total nullification. It’s all been zeroed! But we don’t understand it yet, our elite doesn’t understand it, but it will certainly lead to serious changes. In everything! In the political life of the country, in the economic one. It already has.

And what is surprising, the director-publicist noted, is that it all seemed to happen by itself. As if by itself everything disappeared, dissolved like smoke! And de facto, this is the same revolution as the 1991 revolution, when Soviet property also disappeared like smoke, and everything else became different. This is the same thing.

Last year, speaking at the plenary session of the Valdai Discussion club, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that the era of changes has come in the world, and they are becoming deeper and more fundamental.

“For the last decade,” he said, “many people have been remembering a Chinese proverb … ‘God forbid that we live in an era of change’. But we already live in it, whether we want to or not. And these changes are getting deeper and more fundamental,” Putin said.

Publicist Vladimir Mozhegov, who analysed in detail what happened in the world with the beginning of the special operation of Russia, believes that it generally put an end to the end of history.

In his book “COVID-19: The Great Reset”, renowned economist Klaus Schwab, founder and president of the World Economic Forum in Davos, drew the following reality of the future: the abolition of private property (a new capitalism, where multinational corporations become an actor, when the average person will have nothing left but a digital account linked to social rating), the transition to digital money, total robotisation and the introduction of an unconditional basic income. Finally, the proclamation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which, in his opinion, should lead to “the merging of a person’s physical identity with their digital and biological identity”. And the COVID-19 pandemic was billed as the perfect time to make the transition to a new reality.

The end of globalisation

By the way, Mozhegov notes, today there are more and more serious works in serious journals proving the involvement of American scientific and military structures in the development of the COVID-19 virus. And it is becoming increasingly clear that the virus appearing in the year of the presidential election in America is not a coincidence. It was COVID, which zeroed out all of Trump’s achievements, and “voting by mail” that brought victory to Biden and the Democratic Party, which today remains the main ideologue of the COVID reality.

And the world was amicably moving in the direction of Schwab’s “Great Reset”. Exactly until the moment when the Russian special operation decisively crossed out this movement. And it put an end to globalisation.

In other words, if it weren’t for February 24, 2022, the “tomorrow” of the vast majority of people on Earth would very soon appear as the following reality: endless house arrest, total digital control, basic income (with basic food and a basic bed) plus virtual points for lifelong habitation of Metaverses…

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In his book, Schwab, for example, writes: “Up to 86% of restaurant jobs, 75% of retail jobs and 59% of entertainment jobs can be automated by 2035.” But this is just the beginning. A similar future awaits most professions. Naturally, not a single social system or state in the world is ready for this. This is probably one of the reasons that in 2020-2021, all states so eagerly clung (despite all the risks associated with this) to experiments with lockdowns. Apparently, the only way to avoid a social explosion today is recognised as the transition to “remote” and basic income: to seat the maximum possible number of citizens of the world “condominium” under home surveillance, providing them with a minimum of means of subsistence and virtual glasses.

But February 2022 put an end to this scenario: globalisation is over, post-modernism is over, time has passed again, history has begun again. We can also say this: on February 24, 2022, Russia began to fight for its future, for its place in the 21st century and for its vision of the future of the 21st century, the same Mozhegov concludes.

But what does all this mean for Russia today? And what Shakhnazarov said during the TV program – the revolution, the “nullification”, as he put it, of the comprador bourgeoisie. But the most important thing is that he pointed out in this regard the need for those fundamental changes that our country now needs.

“The political elite,” Shakhnazarov said, “should understand that they must comply with this. Because it carries with it many changes in everything. We talk about education all the time. A different education, a different culture should appear. Everything else should be different! A different language should appear. It’s already starting to appear. Another economic model should appear. It must orientate towards the national bourgeoisie. By the way, there are many useful things in the national bourgeoisie. In general, it can do a lot of useful things if it is in the right direction, if it is really national.”

By the way, it should be recalled here that such a nationally-oriented entrepreneurial elite existed in tsarist Russia, which cared not only about profits, but also about the public good.

It is enough to recall at least the name of the founder of the Tretyakov Gallery Pavel Tretyakov. By 1900, more donations were being made in Moscow alone than in Paris, Berlin, and Vienna. Fyodor Chaliapin wrote with admiration about this: “Having traveled almost all over the world, having visited the homes of the richest Europeans and Americans, I must say that I have never seen such a scale anywhere. I don’t think the Europeans can even imagine this scale.”

In 1910, 4,762 charitable societies and 6,278 charitable institutions of various types were registered in Russia. 25% of their total budget alone was financed from the treasury and local authorities, the rest-from private donations, mostly from merchants. In Moscow alone, they ranged from 1 to 4 million rubles annually. Approximately one-third of this amount was allocated to help disabled people, widows and the elderly; another third-to children and students, and another third – to medical care.

During the First World War, Russia’s economic power grew even more.

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In Soviet times, when talking about the war of 1914, they wrote that then the capitalists profited from it, and as if total theft reigned. Yes, there were also such negative phenomena.

But in fact, from the second half of 1915 to February 1917, the Russian Empire made a powerful industrial breakthrough, was able to equip its army with everything necessary, achieve a number of brilliant victories at the front, and at the same time avoid many of the socio-economic problems that almost all warring countries faced.

So. GDP increased by 21.5% between 1913 and 1916. The production capacity grew by 40% from 1914 to the beginning of 1917. The production of mechanical engineering products increased 3 times. The production of chemical products increased by 2 times. The output of artillery pieces increased 10-fold, while the output of artillery shells increased 20-fold.

Russia, the only warring country, did not experience any problems with food. In 1916, large grain harvests were collected – 3.8 billion poods. In all other countries participating in the war, coupons for bread, meat and other food products were introduced long ago (in Germany, for example, since 1915). More than 3,000 new plants and factories were built. More than 5,000 km of railway lines were laid. There was an increase in mineral extraction. In particular, oil production increased by 1-2-fold from 1913 to the beginning of 1917. Isn’t all this due to the national-oriented bourgeoisie of that time as well?

Shakhnazarov noted in his speech that if it were not for the special military operation, then it would have been impossible to fight with the former world, when the comprador bourgeoisie triumphed in Russia. “It,” the director-publicist noted, “penetrated so much into all the pores, and no matter what is done with it, no matter what programs one talks about, nothing could be changed. In principle, the country was losing more and more and, to a certain extent, was already a semi-colonial economy. Now, please note, even the fact that we stopped exporting gas and oil in the same amount, with terrible force, is also good. After all, there are only enough oil reserves for decades. But now we will have to build everything differently. This point is very important…”

The confusion about how the future for Russia and the whole world, as it was programmed by globalists, may have disappeared, but very specific liberals still continue to sit in many important posts here. Some escaped, but there aren’t many of them. So the Augean stables that we inherited from the 90s will have to be cleaned for a long time and thoroughly.

After all, most of the national wealth of Russia is still in the hands of the very comprador bourgeoisie, which seems to have been “zeroed”. So according to Credit Suisse, 35% of the national wealth of the Russian Federation belongs to 110 oligarchs. Globally, billionaires own 1-2% of the national wealth, while in Russia today 110 billionaires own 35% of all wealth. Is that really going to change? But, you see, the special military operation in Ukraine is not over yet…

Vladimir Malyshev

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