MOSCOW, January 30 (Itar-Tass) — The “orange revolution” scenario is impossible in Russia, State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin said.
“I’m convinced that the ‘orange revolution’ scenario has no prospects in Russia. The climate is quite different in the Russian society, even if compared with the 1991 Soviet Union,” Naryshkin told parliamentary journalists on Monday.
In his view, since 1991 “the society became freer and more responsible. People understand that the political system should be changed in compliance with law”. “People who seek political changes do not want these changes to threaten the existence of the state,” the Duma speaker added.
Naryshkin believes, “Most citizens have a negative attitude towards any attempts to weaken the country.” Moreover, “the history of Russia proves that in cases of external interferences society consolidates and stands up.” He cited as an example the Great Patriotic War, the Patriotic War of 1812, the Time of Troubles and the expulsion of invaders from Moscow.
“The drive for defending the county is in the conscience of everyone,” the State Duma speaker said in commenting on the former finance minister Alexei Kudrin’s wording that the “orange revolution” was impossible in Russia.
Speaking at a lunch within the 42nd session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Kudrin said: “I believe that such scenario will not happen.” “I think that it is necessary to rely on the existing institutions. But these institutions should perform,” he added.