Social movement “Troops Putin” a couple of years ago rocked the entire country. His elderly activists break into the headquarters of opposition leader Navalny, looking for the gene of a traitor in Pavel Durov and burn an effigy of trump. From the outside it looks like a clean and uncomplicated madness. In a rare serious articles about “Putin’s Troops” of their founder Marat Dineva trying to expose and find its relationship with the Federal authorities. But special correspondent “the Tape.ru” went to Krasnodar for a different purpose: to find out what is really going on in the minds of Dineva and his grandparents.
Provincial city differ little from each other. Take, for example, Voronezh and Rostov-on-don — the same streets, shops and the private sector. Krasnodar, at first glance, exactly the same city. What related associations arise first of all? South of the city, the Cossacks, the “breadbasket of Russia”… But not everyone knows that there is a staff who had become famous in the whole of Russia the Patriotic movement with a somewhat daunting title of “the Troops of Putin.”
Led by entrepreneur Marat Tinaevym and his daughter Fatima, the movement is punctually conducts provocative actions, and they look so mad that attract attention of Internet users. To break, along with dozens of older activists in the Krasnodar Navalny’s campaign staff, breaking it in the door and shouting slogans in support of the President? It is. To condemn and Durov Telegram? Too. Even the ride to Moscow and tried to hold an unsanctioned rally in support of Putin, and was arrested and fined.
I’m the only person in Russia who has been arrested for an unauthorized rally for Putin! — indignantly says Fatima. — There is a shooting, where I shout “Putin! For Putin!”, and I was put in a police car. Imputed to me that I held a meeting for Putin, without notifying the authorities. Fined me for that — you think about it: according to the Protocol, which is not worth printing! — 10 thousand rubles.
the headquarters of the “Troops Putin” is located in a residential building near the railway tracks. Inside a small room on the ground floor — semi-darkness. The overhaul was not here, probably, if not from the Soviet era, since the beginning of the 2000s for sure. The furniture and decor matched the walls plastered with old Wallpaper.
mainly it is here that colleagues Dineva carry out their actions. Then last year sat old Lydia Arkadevna in a red beret, proigravshie focused the camera on her a stern look and told tremendous heresy about Navalny and other opposition members, about Putin, about the geopolitical situation and even contemporary music. Now she’s gone — she died last summer. But the cause of its lives.
Those residents who are aware of Deneve, talking about it a lot and willingly. For example, Vyacheslav Oskina, founder of the charity Fund “Social justice” on the basis of which and raised “Units,” two convictions for fraud. That Dinev took the brother’s apartment, leaving him on the street. That runs into competitors, promising, if they do not pay certain amount of money, to incite them fighting grandmothers. In the end, that it gives older activists “Troops Putin” late buckwheat!
We navalnisty do constantly accused buckwheat of this — emotionally broadcasts Dinev, cheerful balding man over 50. — We answer them too in buckwheat accused! Why not?
I Saw them, I suspect, nodding her head and stammer a little bit, the young man Vlad Bobok (one of the coordinators of the “Units”). — We do not deny that this is the case. We’re not going to lie — we saw it as issued products it yalnizcam after the fifth of may.
— Now let’s gather the evidence. That’s how they saw it, and we have seen, muttered Danaev.
— So they really saw you buckwheat expired to give the grandparents? — asks the correspondent of”.ru” such frankness.
They didn’t see. And we saw that they had given his friends for fifth. Everyone who was on the fifth day, commonly issued by soldering. It is stated. Howl! — happily reported Danaev.
Who advertised? — entangled, asks the reporter.
— Us announced!
as evidence of Dinev shows recently filmed the video. In it, one of the ladies asked him: “And is it true that Bulk his followers pays buckwheat?” “Well, it seems that buckwheat becomes the political currency of protest!” — with a deep sense of satisfaction from their own notions, with a sly twinkle in his eyes is Dineev. “Here it spread — the horror begins now!” — he is triumphant, stopping video playback.
Dineva definitely want to declare a complete victory over Krasnodar’s main opponents — the headquarters of Alexei Navalny. According to him, senior activists “Troops Putin” 26 times went to rally to him, and it produced results: the government was actively fighting with Krasnodar navalhistory. Dinev argues that the headquarters of the opposition is always the police on duty to protect its activists from the “Troops of Putin.” Why? “Everyone wants to Bulk as slowly bent, somehow exhausted. But I must note that Bulk — Yes, the figure! And everyone thought that it gives out, and the guy’s toast, and he must be stopped”, — says the chief grandmothers putinistas.
— And here we are! Honestly, despite the laughter everywhere, their local staff has raised a real howl: “We are defeated!” Such was the panic replica, I still remember. “The headquarters of the defeated “Putin’s Troops”!” Before that we were known, but in narrow circles. And their psychosis brought us on a Federal level, ‘ said Dinev.
Why the Bulk of the beyond the youth? “The bulk of young people will do nothing. Well, what he can give to young people? It is a job they want or something? Or a place in the institutions?” says Vlad Bobka. He is confident that opposition supporters — those young people who just spend all my time sitting at computers, “climb in YouTube, anime love videos”.
Dinev nods and says that Navalny “infected with the disease of the great big man”. “And you have such delusions?” — asks the correspondent of”.ru”. “Mania? Of course. We have all sorts of delusions. Of course, we know what we’re doing. It’s not quite as it looks — that, say, gathered a group of crazy,” answers Danaev.
He claims that thinks of itself as the vanguard of those 86 percent support Putin, but not advocating for it actively. Said that Navalny — the threat is real, he wants is power and, ultimately, civil war. What should I do? To raise the passive Pro-Putin majority in the fight against “liberals”.
Putin also calls himself the only liberal in Russia, — said the correspondent of”.ru”.
— I mean that first liberalism — the pre-Putin — explains Danaev.
— And Putin-the — liberal, in your opinion?
I think so. Liberal not in the abusive sense of the word.
— What is liberal not in the abusive sense of the word?
— the Economic development path, of course is capitalism… I think of freedom, of inner freedom… And I think that if certain lines don’t go… And Putin — Putin? I just think too much around the wrong people.
Grandmother sit sedately in the hallway and talk. “All the Trumps and discussed, and Bulk are discussed, and Durova!” — joyfully declares one of them the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
— We now have goat Kozlova say, says the other. Because by having this site, it denies FSB to control it, and that means there may be terrorists to organize the attack, and all sorts of nastiness. So if he does not make it transparent — it should be removed from Russia.
— So trying to close the Telegram — does not work! — said the reporter.
— No word “no” is “can’t.” We want those people who are against our security, our children, grandchildren, is to avoid such people.
— how to get rid of them?
Is the professionals. We Express our position is that we strongly opposed. Must be respected, our safety, our country, our cities, that was not our attacks. And it had something stirs.
Navalny is doing! — adds another.
— What attacks does Bulk? — does not understand the reporter.
— Not Bulk, but the goats! — said second grandmother first.
For Kozlov, I know nothing but guarded comments that.
— Yes, some goats! — shouted one activist. — Durov! [rising uproar, all shouting excitedly: “Duras! Durov!”] Goat Durov, whose name she responds to who he is: a fool just natural. A disgrace to the country where he was born and where she grew up, which now denigrates. Just a provocateur.
grandparents have an opinion and the President of the United States Donald trump. He “harms Russia and hates our people”, and “Putin’s Troops” I hate trump, “the terrorists who destroyed the monuments of culture in Syria.”
— tramp is America, she is always against Russia! They need to fight to get rich, but they did not succeed. Our country with our Putin will revive and win the world, will be the most dominant! — says one of the grandmothers.
Putin already 18 years old resurgent Russia, when? — questioned the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
Yes let even 20 years revives! — rising from his seat chubby old man. — You want all at once, and what he had taken? What country did he? Destroyed — after Yeltsin after Gorbachev!
Dmitry Medvedev the activists of “Putin’s Troops” attitude is simple: he is the team President. Going to cancel the parent capital, to raise taxes and the retirement age? So Putin will not allow, intercede, and “for all make”: “support the stability and revival of our country.”
However, we are all mortal. Who will replace the current President?
Who? Two people ready! Shoigu, President and Rogozin. Two people today are standing at the barrier! — emotionally exclaims one of the grandmothers.
Opinion about Bulk at all clear: “to Drive his filthy broom, pest!” The youth on his side, he draws for money, and this the elderly the activists reported the Bulk.
— We go to their headquarters and say, open the door for us, we want to talk with you, — angrily says another grandmother. — Why are you sitting in the center? You are against Putin, against countries, against the people, but sitting in the center of the Kuban. And closed, and we are not allowed. Beyond the youth from them and says: and we paid for it!
Right you say? — asks the reporter.
Yes! Yes! — rushing from all sides.
— And what do they get the money and immediately tell about it? Then the same will not be obtained.
— Well, maybe, maybe…
— There are probably all sorts. What there smart? That you do not pay, will be new, and this will go in our direction is a little confusing meets one of the activists.
Ksenia Sobchak all too clear: her and the Bulk relied on the West, but nothing came of it. How did it happen that Putin was working for her father, Anatoly Sobchak, in 90-e years, St. Petersburg? “Well, maybe now they have different opinions, perhaps, Putin himself is surprised: how could I do such a thing!” — tries to resolve the contradiction one of the activists of the “Troops”.
Okay, with the opposition and external enemies figured out. But as to us to equip Russia? The word takes a redheaded woman, will present “worker of the Russian justice”.
One of the scientists said, wait young plant, let to the helm of sixty years — and they razrulit situation in the country for a week! There is a practice, have experience, there is ideology, there is morality is all we have today. — heartfelt she exclaims. — And you look who now Ministers sitting? Dvorkovich asked: how much is bread in Moscow? And he even forgot what bread he had never bought — and supervises agriculture!
— So we have in the government and sitting in the main sixty, said the reporter.
— Let it sit sixty years from the plow, tractor, combine harvester, from the earth! This Minister of agriculture should stand, and not one that computer science was once engaged, and is now headed by agriculture. “What is the tractor?” — ask him. “I don’t know!” he says.
the Situation goes on shaky ground. What are people doing in the government under the leadership of a faithful companion Vladimir Putin? It sooner or later, all parasites will understand, confident older activists. “Retire them, a real pension, and not for her!” — they indignantly clamoring. And generally, about the government they don’t really want to talk. “Putin — an honorable man. With Medvedev and Putin, if anything, will understand — I’m sure one of the grandmothers. — Putin is a very good policy, and Medvedev, and others under his control. And we for Putin — the man is an amazing, smart and a patriot.”
by the Way, and to live it in the last term of President was better? No doubt: “Calm came, we believe that we have their own country. Yes, we have a total peace of mind!” And that’s not been calm until 2012? “It was not. Well, it was not! Then Putin was not prepared! Now he picked up the experience,” says one old woman. According to the activists, all is well: kindergartens, stadiums are built, retirement pay, “the food is excellent”. Maybe grandma felt the impact of Western sanctions and counter-sanctions?
— For us, the crisis — science. We will be patient and we will work. They are pushing us. As they say, war makes progress! — optimistic claims one of them.
So war is good, or what? — asks a cautious question.
— No war! Putin will not allow our! He is a peaceful man, he wants on the planet was the world!
— And what if the missiles show?
— And to prove we are us! May 9, and we showed it! Tears flowed! This is the achievement of Russia. Soldiers, officers, what pride for our country! We are proud of our power. Putin will bring Russia to the greatest avant-garde. It will be the first country in the world. And then all countries of the world can feel it — everything will fall to his knees in front of Russia! — repeated the old woman with the red hair.
the last question is: on Mars we’ll fly first? It opens the abyss of hell madness. Redheaded grandma grabs the correspondent “Tapes.ru” in hand and claims on Mars, the Russians have been, more than once. “Then there were song: and Mars will be Apple blossom!” — picks up the stout man.
— So why not bloom? — asks the reporter.
— Be! Said — so, will — smiling grandfather.
— my husband is a pilot, he was a military pilot and civilian — do not let go the hand of the red-haired activist. — Anything that falls there — a plane, for example — he is lying all the time, he is so worried, he calls in Moscow… Friends everywhere, friends everywhere!.. It is the pilot’s fault! You don’t know what it is we are peer this thing when this thing… so, Mars… every day He is watching a UFO above us, he believes this is the most…
Marat Dinev standing near, more and more frowns. Finally, saying “So! All this will not benefit us!”, trying to pull grandma from a reporter, grabbing her other arm. But that does not give up and, looking him straight in the eye, sings in a thin voice:
Play Russia! Play nice!all in wonderAnd the envy of… To envyTo the wonderAnd we, Russia, are always with you!
the Correspondent of”.ru” barely manages to say goodbye to old people, as Marat Dinev in a hurry to captivate him behind to his office. “Well, grandmother good? — he asks. Not such a beastly people, no! You thought we were zombies run?” And then clearly suggests that such “had to choose”.
In the cockpit Dineva sits his daughter Fatima. It at the time, was the first to crawl through a broken door to the headquarters of the Bulk. Why did she do it? It was an emotional outburst, says Fatima.
— There was just conflict: they painted swastikas our office, she says. — When we got to headquarters, I saw Miroslav walkowicz’s, the coordinator of the Krasnodar Navalny’s campaign staff, directly through the door, and he said that I won’t be able to do. He did not recognize that painted swastikas our headquarters, I just started to smile and APE through the glass. I told him, of course: “Open the door, cowardly bad man!”
According to her, during the “assault” she suffered serious injuries, including a concussion. “I four men were beaten, I’m not lying!” said Fatima. From submitted documents, a medical examination should really, the girl was diagnosed with a closed craniocerebral injury, multiple bruises and hematomas.
the Blame for a she does not recognize: according to her, she was going to not enter into private premises, and “a public venue”. Kicked the door? So, the damages assessed by the court. And everything else in the course of pre-trial proceedings the investigation has not acknowledged a violation of the law.
to sue activists Navalny, who used her, Fatima is not going to. “Because I believe that it is a struggle, she explains. — I like a man defending his position, he was reprimanded and received. From a moral point of view no one forced me to climb. How they against me did I tell you. I’m much nicer to be a woman who was beating the shit out of these four men, and they are poor and miserable…”
Fatima and her father say that to sue and to complain to the police — not their methods. In the end, “we the people, why would you call the police that you hate?”
— All accept my position so that I was supposedly mad woman. And I’m conservative — trying to explain Fatima Dineva. They are quite conservative to me could be called a dense woman. I want to explain to the people on the other side of the barricades (yet, these barricades exist only in our minds, perhaps they will someday be on the streets)… you know, enough to burn correctly. And if we are such people to identify who can do it, and block them, then everything will be fine.
Marat Dinev talks about the meaning of the name movement. According to him, it is divided into three units. The first is, of course, “Granny”, and the second middle-aged people, businessmen, professionals who have no time to engage in the movement and participate in promotions on a daily basis. The third youth, “in case the Ukrainian version of the” Maidan. “He usually is not a shock, otherwise if there’s a collision between the young people, it will end with riots no matter who wins,” explains Danaev.
However, when the correspondent “Tapes.ru” asks what would happen if navalnisty do not go to the police, and wanted to resolve the dispute “informally”, Dineva eyes light up. “It would be a good fight!” happily he says.
You would have more respect for them then? — asked the reporter.
“of Course,” replies the leader of the “Troops of Putin.” — They are afraid of us and respect that. Should be a good fight, and then would have sat down and got drunk together. And they ran to complain, thereby razgladiv a coordinate system. The whole of Russia showed weakness against a handful of grandparents, and this effect is always negative for all traffic.
Why? “Because Russia respects strength — sure, Fatima. — If you are a strong man — you are respected and valued. Political views have little interest in the people of Russia. A leader must be strong, it should all obey.”
says Fatima, the system in which it is necessary to support the President, we all clear: are there specific organizations that you can contact and quiet to do it. “For example, in one known place I said, “why do you collect your organization? Just vote for Putin and everything,” she says. And this place the administration of President.
Fatima and her father are sure that the fight against Navalny was significantly revived the political life of the country. When there was a Bulk that was interesting. When did the opponents of Navalny, it became even more interesting. When it became clear that it was “Putin’s Troops” — even more interesting. “In fact we make a quiet revolution,” admits Fatima.
Revolution? But isn’t that sense of stability that we do not need revolution? “We’re more like rivals of the authorities, says Dineva. Here are polished Putin’s supporters will tell you, you guys, it’s a provocation! Why do you support Putin, when we do it well supported — quietly, peacefully?” But, according to her, the actions of “Troops Putin” has shown that the request for such activity is: “the Fact is, we have proved all the PR technologists of the Kremlin, Yes grandmother, Yes a provocation, but we operate in a framework in which there are. And we exist in the Internet, broadcasting on the enemy target”.
And Fatima, and her father assure that their activities, they do not get a penny. “All the weapons that we have — the weapon of our provocations and approach from the point of view of public relations. Navalnisty do write to us: “You fools, what mushrooms you eat there?” Yes we do, that you wrote these comments, all really made for this!” — proves Dineva.
Her father calls himself an enthusiast, that this HYIP “high”. However, according to him, such actions are “not high officials”. “They would have took such a budget, that Mama do not cry, and for five or six years, so all the palaces stood, — said Dunaev. We just show Vladimir Putin how much he must actually pay. Officials at those wages, which they have, have to run and free to agitate the population.”
he didn’t finish and continues to fire officials who should “not try to please Putin, and people.” But maybe the authorities don’t feel responsible simply because the people they can’t control?
— Gets the hand of Putin and until them gets to all — vigorously shaking the index finger of Dinev. — Unfortunately, the plant will have a lot. I do not advocate this, but there are in fact for that, and Putin will go this way. He will plant, plant and plant until…
— So you’ll get up to! — worried by the correspondent of”.ru”.
And us for what? We didn’t sign no papers, nothing. We — the people — says Fatima.
— If there is something we plant — we are citizens like everyone else. As they say in Russia would be a man, and the case will be. But I mean in the first case corruption, explains Danaev.
— Extremism too.
— This will tell you that you are the extremists.
Okay, so we’re going to meet by law. What do you think, we’re not responsible? says Dinev.
In this sedition ends. It turns out that state Duma did not affect any political issues in the country, being the “sump for former deputies and mayors,” and one of the friends of Fatima does not want to mandate. Positions in government are busy “Golden youth”. And the income from natural resources should be divided among all citizens of the country. “Everybody is afraid of something, reinsured, green trees, — burn Dinev, mention officials, do not recognize their mistakes. — Here it is… And the fear is there… we’re not Stalinist regime — you fired!”
— I Want to clarify the most important thing: we are supporters of Putin, and not all that established, we love a particular person, sums it up the interview. — We are exactly the same as the supporters of liberal values, if in our apartment something happens will be no end to call in all instances, to curse everything. Yes, all of these commands, but this state is much better than under Yeltsin, when to call was useless. You can, in the end, curse everything in the world, but to achieve something.
But, it turns out, all these outrages are complaining about Fatima and her father, happen under Putin? “Under Putin, it will change”, — assured Dinev, saying that Russia is on the path of evolution, not revolution. How many time to all was well? “Now how old are you? — asks the head of “Units” correspondent”.ru”. — 37? I am a young generation say 30 years. You will be 67, and I probably will not.”
— What do you expect from a new period of Vladimir Vladimirovich? — asks the correspondent of”.ru” Dineva last.
I’m waiting for a fundamental change in the economy — he is responsible.
— So how long you been waiting already?
the Crisis which — because of the sanctions. The world of the crisis there.
you Know, I always think, and don’t punch us [unprintable word], piperaceae on those glossy American birth. And then think: no, we are peace-loving people.
— Then we’re all doomed.
— Then not only to us but to them and to all.
— And you wanna live.
— so I say, just sometimes a stray thought in my mind: and not to equate any chance?
Dinevi go on to discuss what would have to campaign the next day. Apparently, the imagination fails them and they turn to the correspondent “Tapes.ru”. “Well, maybe trump something to do? Grandmother about it, talked a lot,” — he answers. Like the idea Marat Dineva, and he begins to think: here’s a doll of President of the United States, which is wrapped in a tattered American flag, and then burn, accusing him of fomenting war.
— do you think we elected they trump through Facebook? — asks the reporter Dineva.
I Think, if we are great, then I’m for that got elected. Moreover, I am in favour of Vladimir Putin finally admitted it directly. To hell with it! We intervene in the Affairs of America, can! Than to fight them, better to acknowledge it and let them impeach him satisfied. Come Hillary, her mother, Clinton… Hillary Clinton, her party, has been stable against us, but more stable. And these assholes came, and suddenly became politics in General.
— So this time we did, so it’s we’re a problem large made?
Yeah that’s always the same. Yes, it was our mistake. Half of Russia waltzed about, they say, came the tramp!
Yeah, partying in Moscow rolled.
— If we drink, then drink alone for Putin and trump is a liberal democratic party in Moscow. And that was a big mistake. We somehow thought it was funny curly-haired guy with a young third wife. It seemed to our Board! And this bitch was worse than all combined! With a boring Hillary Clinton they would not come to this, long thought, what to do with us, and then the time it would come out. And this idiot has time! Itself on the verge of impeachment. It’s all sandwiched, acting erratically.
— This mess we made, Congress sanctions imposed on us. Themselves in evil, it turns out?
And the next time you need to be smarter! To choose the right President for America of the Russian citizens.
the BMW Car rides in the evening Krasnodar. Fatima in the back seat, the correspondent of”.ru” on the front, driving the Marat Dinev. All the way to the hotel, he excitedly talking about what a wonderful thing invented called “Putin’s Troops”, his movement can do whatever they want and nobody’s gonna do anything until you receive a command from the Kremlin. It amused discouragement of the local authorities, regularly causing him to her and gently hinting: that may already be enough?
— And if you have the money offer to be closed down? — asks the reporter Dineva.
Well, it depends on how much. For example, I six years spent out of pocket six million roubles million a year. These six million be enough only to cover my costs — he is responsible.
— And if Putin will ask?
Is another matter. Let them invite me…
— the Kremlin
— Why the Kremlin? In Sochi, near here, in the car you can drive. Meet me, shake hands and say: thank you, Marat Salikhovich you for everything, but most don’t. It was then — Yes. And yet — what is good?
Car rides, Dinev continues to rejoice, as he’s made it up. At the end of the conversation the correspondent “Tapes.ru” it begins to seem that the leader of the “Troops Putin” for the most part, Putin does not care. But this, of course, he never admits directly.
the next day the staff hard at work. Fatima casts Scarecrow trump wig made from oakum. Where your face flaunts printed on a color printer the physiognomy of the President of the United States. Scarecrow stand in the yard and set on fire. Trump is well-lit, and grandmothers why-that are silent. We have to intervene himself Dineva. Hears a chorus of uproar, and soon the cries of “Exterminate! Destroy!” After a couple of minutes Vlad Bobka fills with water the remains of the wig of oakum. “Oh, brains last burnt out,” says one of the activists.