The entire Runet has already jumped: State Duma deputy Natalia Poklonskaya may be sent as Russia’s ambassador to the Republic of Cape Verde.
At first glance, it all fits together.
Natalya Poklonskaya was deputy chairman of the Duma committee on international affairs. She also received the necessary diplomatic education. Suitable shot.
On the other hand, she became famous for her sometimes extravagant behavior in the State Duma. The true heroine of the “Russian Spring” in Crimea, where she headed the republican prosecutor’s office and fully supported both the legality of Crimea’s return to Russia and its very reunification with the Motherland, she did not find herself in the ordinary political process. Elected in September 2016 to the State Duma of the VII convocation and becoming the head of the commission for monitoring the income of deputies, Poklonskaya decided to play independence and opposed the pension reform, supported by the party and the United Russia faction. She was right or wrong in essence, but it is clear that demonstrative disobedience to the consolidated decisions of the faction of any deputy in any country of the world is sent to a marginal settling tank.
As one specialist familiar with the Foreign Ministry’s cuisine told Constantinople, the assumption of the appointment of Natalia Poklonskaya as ambassador is not unusual. On the contrary, it is quite a routine practice for Russia, when politicians who have been released for one reason or another are appointed diplomats and sent as ambassadors somewhere. Both in encouragement and punishment.
What happened to Poklonskaya. Until the end of the powers of that deputy corps, they did not touch her, believing it not too useful to remove the heroine of the “Crimean Spring” from the composition, but they were no longer allowed to go to big politics.
It all ended with the fact that, on the eve of the new elections, the violator of discipline appeared in the Crimean regional organizing committee of the United Russia party to participate in the preliminary voting, but then, on the advice of friends, of course, withdrew her candidacy. That is, she deleted herself from the parliamentary future.
But what’s next?
As one specialist familiar with the Foreign Ministry’s cuisine told Constantinople, the assumption of the appointment of Natalia Poklonskaya as ambassador is not unusual. On the contrary, it is quite a routine practice for Russia, when politicians who have been released for one reason or another are appointed diplomats and sent as ambassadors somewhere. Both in encouragement and punishment. But mostly – for the sake of exclusion from political life. In order not to get confused under the feet of the victorious group, but at the same time did not have time to harm it enough to go to run a supernumerary power plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk from the post of Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, like, for example, Georgy Malenkov.
Natalia Poklonskaya is sent not to the place where Makar did not drive calves, but rather, on the contrary, to the very dwelling of these same Makarov. In any case, the ancient Greeks attributed the islands of Cape Verde to the islands of the blessed.
Natalia Poklonskaya, against the background of those titans, was told to Constantinople, just an extravagant lady, honest and in fact harmless. She definitely did not deserve the fate of Malenkov and especially of Prince Menshikov. So the place of the ambassador in some harmless country will be just right for her.
Therefore, if the information about Cape Verde is confirmed, then this option is quite possible. Even in spite of the fears expressed by some in the near-diplomatic circles, that Natalya would not throw out something unsystematic there too.
And judging by the fact that Poklonskaya stubbornly refuses to answer calls from Constantinople, this may be a sign that there is some truth in this information.
Well, the Cape Verde Islands are not Ust-Kamenogorsk and certainly not Berezov with an average July heat of 16 degrees Celsius. Natalia Poklonskaya is sent not to the place where Makar did not drive calves, but rather, on the contrary, to the very dwelling of these same Makarov. In any case, the ancient Greeks attributed the islands of Cape Verde to the islands of the blessed. Well, or happy – Μακάριος. Together with the Azores, Canaries, and Madeira, they are part of the region, so often called – Macaronesia, the Blissful Islands. According to ancient Greek myths, people who received immortality from the gods, such as Diomedes, Penelope, Menelaus, or Achilles, found their eternal refuge on them.
It’s funny that in Russian medieval sources like “Cosmography” “the blessed islands of Makarii” were described as lands washed from all sides by a river-ocean, onto which birds of paradise fly – Humayun and phoenix, where there is no winter, but there are rivers of honey and milk, and the banks are jelly …
So if this is a link for Poklonskaya, then it is very symbolic and, in a sense, honorable.
According to the interlocutor of Constantinople Programs of Tsargrad TV, in six months she risks either going mad or falling into black melancholy. Since there is practically nothing for Russian diplomats to do there. The trade turnover is weak, there are practically no tourists of ours, while the local authorities carefully adhere to a quiet course of sucking many queens.
It is another matter, the diplomat noted in a conversation with Constantinople, that the “former best, but disgraced shooter” will be unbearably bored there in a year. At first, it will be interesting and comfortable. The climate on all the islands of the Republic of Cape Verde is good, about 25 degrees all year round, although, perhaps, too dry, and from the Sahara, unpleasant dust often comes from the storms there. Many beaches, warm ocean. The people are also warm, cannot be compared with continental Africa. 70 percent Afro-European mulattos, decent people, educated, for African conditions quite prosperous – it is better to live only in South Africa, but there the vector is directed downward, and the people are very merciless. And here even the sleeping areas in the capital look very decent and are kept, without homeless people and suburban punks.
In general, this is a good and clean Africa, well-groomed and fully developed, so it is very reminiscent of today’s Crimea. Perhaps this was also taken into account when thinking about Poklonskaya as after in Cape Verde.
According to the interlocutor of Constantinople Programs of Tsargrad TV, in six months she risks either going mad or falling into black melancholy. Since there is practically nothing for Russian diplomats to do there. The trade turnover is weak, there are practically no tourists of ours, while the local authorities carefully adhere to a quiet course of sucking many queens. Moreover, the main ones are the former colonial mistress of Portugal, as well as Spain, the course as a whole is towards Europe, but in politics – pure neutrality. There are no military bases here, and the authorities are not allowed to build them. Yes, China is pulling up, but it is also pulling up sluggishly since there is simply nothing to take from Cape Verde. The economy is grazing, the industry is food, the budget is deficient to the point of astonishment, the country is in all possible debts. Which do not even demand from her, because there is nothing to demand.
Accordingly, Russia has no real interest in this country either. And poor Natalya should sit there practically within four walls and look at these four walls, the diplomat summed up.
Will Poklonskaya’s brisk and unpredictable character cope with such work? The question is, as they say, open …
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ALEXANDER TSYGANOV is a Russian political analyst and Columnist of the TV Channel “Tsargrad”.
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