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Russia’s Revolutions (3/3)
To make matters worse, any attempt to distract the people from their revolutionary history has been undermined by contemporary economic and political problems within the country. In regards to the former, Russia continues to suffer from the effects of recession. Although now recovering from an oil crisis, in which Brent dropped from a lucrative $125 in February 2012 to a damaging $27 in 2016, Russia’s currency has fallen almost 50% relative to the dollar, which has forced real wages and consumption to fall. The real sector has been severely damaged, with Russia suffering from a decline in growth comparable to the United States post financial crisis. In addition to this, poverty is at its extreme, inequality is on the rise, sanctions on trade prevail and Russia’s involvement abroad has had an impact on its budgetary position. Those familiar with Russian history will recall how similar macroeconomic conditions ignited the deposition of both Tsar Nicholas II; an outcome Putin wishes to take no chances with. Hence, it would seem that little has changed in this regard (in light of recurring economic crises) despite Russia’s political transition over time.
However, it is clear that the failure is not with the ruler in charge per se but with the ideas that bind people together. In fact, it is the lack of ideology that has caused Russia’s division and it is there where failure lies. The only real solution for Russia is to adopt an ideology that is able to convince its people of its truth, so that they may unify and rally in support of the ideas it proposes; one not born from the meagre mind of man, but from his originator. Islam’s track record in uniting people over vast lands and different cultures is well known. As an ideology that grants citizenship to its people and does not discriminate against them upon superficialities such as race, ethnicity, wealth nor culture. It is only Islam that can truly bring together the Russian people upon a set of ideas and beliefs that resonate with each individual, creating stability and unity therein. (Wang)