Putin's Plan

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Putin's Plan (Russian: план Путина) is an informal reference for a political and economic program of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Neither Putin nor his team officially released any comprehensive program.[1]

Slogans supporting "Putin's Plan" were a staple of the election campaign of the United Russia in the 2007 parliamentary election and the 2008 presidential election.

Putin himself stated that the term is nothing but a pre-election slogan based on the excerpts from 7 years of his State of the Nation address to the Federal Assembly related to the long-term development of various spheres in the life of the country.[2]

Origin[edit]

The term "Putin's Plan" was introduced by the chairman of the Supreme Council of United Russia Boris Gryzlov. Conceptual framework of "Putin's Plan" was first revealed by Director General of APEC D. Orlov in May 2007.[1] In accordance with the concept of DI Orlov in Putin's plan includes the development of a national model of democracy, one and a half system, a just society, the economy of innovation, the rate for large corporations, the consolidation of the "Russian World" and institutional continuity. May 22, 2007 at the enlarged session of the Supreme Council and the General Council of United Russia Boris Gryzlov made a policy paper entitled "Implementation of the Plan of Putin's party" United Russia.

United Russia[edit]

In the electoral program of the party "United Russia" in the parliamentary elections in 2007, "Putin's Plan" is stated as follows:[3]

  • further development of Russia as a unique civilization, protection of common cultural space, the Russian language, our historical traditions;
  • improving the competitiveness of the economy through access to innovative development, support of science, infrastructure development, increasing investment primarily in high technology, the industry - the engines of economic growth;
  • provide a new quality of life by continuing the implementation of priority national projects, and further substantial increase in wages, pensions and scholarships to help citizens in solving the housing problem;
  • support of civil society, promote social mobility and activity, promotion of community initiatives;
  • strengthening the sovereignty of Russia, the country's defense, the provision for her proper place in a multipolar world.

Pre-election brochure[edit]

In addition to the references in the slogans, there is also an illustrated brochure Putin's Plan which began to spread as a free electoral advertising before the State Duma elections of 2007.

The Putin's Plan - Russia's victory. Victory over poverty and corruption on economic and technological backwardness. The victory in the competition leading world powers. The result of this victory, Russia will become a worthy place in the international division of labor and income distribution. Russia's victory - a new architecture of the world in which our country will be able to influence global policies for the safety and welfare of its citizens.

The booklet has three sections, devoted to the three stages "Putin's Plan": "get", "The concentration of resources", "The development of the country". Each section opens with a quote from the expanded Putin also contains statements of the leader of "United Russia" Boris Gryzlov, but most of the text are anonymous abstracts.

The booklet has five sections:

  • 1. Preservation of people. Wealth preservation of language, traditions and cultural space, the development of education and culture;
  • 2. Building competitive economy. Innovative development. Support industries - locomotive of the economy. Infrastructure development. Support for small businesses;
  • 3. New quality of life of citizens. Continuation of the national projects. Higher salaries and pensions. Housing solutions;
  • 4. Civic society: implementation of interests of each;
  • 5. Sovereign state. Power vertical. Modernization of power. Countering terrorism.

In popular culture[edit]

Almost immediately the expression was reinterpreted based on the Russian slang meaning of the term "план" for "marijuana", i.e., reading it as "Putin's Weed". A little-known band "Корейские LЁDчики" from Vladivostok gained in its popularity with the songs Putin and Putin's "Plan" [ru]).[4] the Moscow section of the Union of Right Forces sent a written request to Federal Drug Control Service of Russia to check whether "Putin's Plan" is a narcotic or psychotropic substance and carried out a rally against legalisation of controlled substances during which they gave out badges with various pun texts, such as "Putin's High Rating is Due to Putin's Plan/[weed] Consumption".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "План Путина | РИА Новости". Rian.ru. 2007-05-21. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ "Встреча с участниками международного дискуссионного клуба "Валдай" at Sochi on September 14, 2007.
  3. ^ "Предвыборная Программа Всероссийской политической партии "Единая Россия" "План Путина – достойное будущее великой страны"". Archived from the original on April 2, 2008. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  4. ^ ""Корейские LЁDчики" предлагают "Единой России" купить песню "План Путина"", October 3, 2007
  5. ^ "МГО СПС просит Госнаркоконтроль взять на экспертизу "План Путина", kasparov.ru, November 20, 2007