Senior Russian official: The West thinks Russia will "fall apart", but the result is the opposite


2022-05-20: [Article Link According to the Russian Satellite News Agency, on 20 May, Sergei Kiryenko, First Deputy Director of the Office of the President of Russia, stated that the West had been convinced that Russia would “break apart” within a period of “one to two months” after being pressured and that the Russian leadership would not be able to defend geopolitical interests, but to the contrary. Kirienko said at the New Horizon education marathon, "What are they convinced of? We know it now. I read the document, and they had the assumption that, when the West put more pressure on Russia, after a month, a month and a half or at most two months, massive protests would take place inside Russia, and most Russians would oppose the President and the leadership of the country, leading to social disintegration. Since then, the country's leadership has been busy dealing with internal protests and will not be able to protect its own people in Donbas, nor will it be able to protect the geopolitical interests of the country. According to Kirienko, the West had predicted that 5 million, 10 million, or even 15 million Russians would go to the streets to protest. “They have no doubt about it.” Kirienko said, “The opposite is true.”


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Senior Russian official: The West thinks Russia will "fall apart", but the result is the opposite


2022-05-20: [Article Link According to the Russian Satellite News Agency, on 20 May, Sergei Kiryenko, First Deputy Director of the Office of the President of Russia, stated that the West had been convinced that Russia would “break apart” within a period of “one to two months” after being pressured and that the Russian leadership would not be able to defend geopolitical interests, but to the contrary. Kirienko said at the New Horizon education marathon, "What are they convinced of? We know it now. I read the document, and they had the assumption that, when the West put more pressure on Russia, after a month, a month and a half or at most two months, massive protests would take place inside Russia, and most Russians would oppose the President and the leadership of the country, leading to social disintegration. Since then, the country's leadership has been busy dealing with internal protests and will not be able to protect its own people in Donbas, nor will it be able to protect the geopolitical interests of the country. According to Kirienko, the West had predicted that 5 million, 10 million, or even 15 million Russians would go to the streets to protest. “They have no doubt about it.” Kirienko said, “The opposite is true.”

Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.

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