In early 2020, there was an attempted coup d’etat in Russia that was thwarted by President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. The details of the backstabbing have been collected by experts.
In Russia, the year 2020 began with the sudden resignation of the government, which came as a surprise to many political analysts and experts. According to a number of them, there was an attempted coup d’etat in Russia.
Vitaly Averyanov, a prominent Russian conservative philosopher and writer, was one of the first to voice this version. Averianov notes that the events at the beginning of the year were completely out of character for Russian president Vladimir Putin. Averianov notes that the Russian leader is an “evolutionary politician” who takes an incremental approach and is not inclined to make drastic changes to the balance of power.
Averyanov concludes that circumstances forced Putin to act decisively and in a revolutionary manner. In Averyanov’s view, a coup attempt is the only scenario under which this is possible.
In my view, in December Putin received the final evidence of a conspiracy against him which was being hatched by the heads of certain oligarchic clans and high-ranking functionaries, including members of Medvedev’s government,
– Averianov told Business Online.
The expert also suggested that the coup d’etat was already underway and was expressed in the failure to fulfill the president’s orders as well as actions aimed at undermining the president’s credibility. Averyanov attributed the latter to the unpopular pension reform.
Economist Mikhail Khazin has also noted the indications of a coup d’etat. He pointed to some very peculiar events that will take place in the spring of 2020. First of all, foreign media began to discuss Putin’s “illness” as if on cue. Secondly, Sergei Shoigu, head of the Defense Ministry, was suddenly awarded a prize. Khazin is certain that these are links in the same chain.
I believe that in April and May there was an attempted coup d’etat. I will not name those who participated in the anti-Putin scheme, but I will note that Sergei Shoigu received an award afterward – it was connected with the birthday of the minister,
– said the expert on the air of Tsargrad.
Khazin says that Putin is trying to get rid of the so-called liberal economic bloc. As you know, this bloc includes Central Bank head Elvira Nabiullina and Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. Besides, this same liberal bloc, together with other experts, traditionally includes the head of Sberbank, German Gref, or, for instance, the head of Rusnano, Anatoly Chubais.
For his part, political analyst Sergei Mikheyev believes that “coup d’etat” is too strong a word for the processes that took place in early 2020. According to the expert, these processes are connected with 2024 which was considered by certain forces in and outside Russia as a year in which it is necessary to take revenge “in terms of returning Russia to the stall”.
Political analyst Konstantin Dvinsky also pointed to a dramatic shift in the balance of power in the Russian government. According to his observations, in 2020, the so-called liberal clan suffered a series of defeats and gave way to the “statists,” who are now systematically getting rid of Russia’s “liberal legacy” and defining state policy.