Could Putin Riots Break Out Next?

( National security blog reports that Vladimir Putin may be experiencing sleepless nights.

In 2020-2021, Belarusians first took to the streets to demand freedom. The Iranians followed suit in 2022, and despite a brutal crackdown, they have not yielded.

Now it’s China’s turn. But not the Hong Kongers, who are notoriously disruptive, but this time, the Chinese on the mainland are protesting in the thousands, calling into question the wisdom of the Communist Party and its leader, Xi Jinping.

Who is next? Northern Koreans? Russians?

According to the report, Putin’s authoritarian allies face an extraordinary degree of insecurity. This was not intended to occur. Russia’s supreme leader is aware that authoritarian rule always trumps democracy.

So, why do protests exist?  The 2004 and 2014 Ukrainian revolutions were the work of the vile West and its leader, the United States. It is entirely possible for the Central Intelligence Agency to deceive the Ukrainians, who lack the intelligence to realize their country does not exist.

Can the CIA’s reach extend to Iran and China, bastions of people’s democracy?

The report states that Putin is most concerned about the possibility that a Russian uprising is now as probable as those in Iran and China. In contrast to Russia’s elites, the Chinese Communists have provided a high standard of living for a significant portion of their population. They have also played the nationalist card exceptionally well, convincing a large amount of the populace that democracy is neither essential nor desirable. Now, the Chinese people are not only protesting the COVID-19 policy of the Party, but they are also demanding their freedom.

So, why wouldn’t the Russians be dissatisfied enough to risk their lives by challenging their leader?

China’s rebellion could be quelled, or it could lead to change. That, along with the Belarusian and Iranian uprisings, demonstrates that authoritarian regimes worldwide are in danger.

In all three cases, random events that outraged people sparked the demonstrations.

The article’s author suggests that when the Russian army’s gradual defeat in Ukraine ignites a conflagration, it will be Russia’s turn to rebel.

We shall see. The only ‘war’ should be between the people and its leaders.
How bloody it gets is up to the officials.