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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Article Ulyukayev about the economic growth made fun of a flash mob on Twitter

Article of Russian Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev in the “Gazette” under the title “What to do? The version of the Ministry of economic development” caused a wave of parodies to Twitter. Users have suggested, what other classic works of Russian literature could write modern Russian officials.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Alexei Ulyukayev

Recall that in the article the speaker talked about the measures that can contribute to economic growth in Russia. According to the Minister, now the whole world and our country come to a situation of “new normality”, when low economic growth in developed countries is equated with first of high economic growth developing.

However, thought the Minister, in Russia the GDP growth rate can be increased as a purely financial measures, and social policy: in particular, raising the retirement age to preserve the workplaces of experienced personnel, relief of the rules of termination of labor contracts with employees to improve their mobility, additional measures to facilitate labour migration.

Twitter users, however, drew attention not so much on the content of the article as on its title, referring to the novel Chernyshevsky.

Similarly, they staged a flash mob, which opened the tweet editor-in-chief of the website “the Media” Sergey Smirnov: “Alexei Ulyukayev “What to do”? Actually such an article in the “Gazette”. The name of the next beyond doubt. Of course, At the bottom.

He also “attributed” to the Minister for open government Mikhail Abyzov “the Diary of a superfluous man” by Turgenev, Deputy Chairman of the RF government on social issues Olga Golodets “Dead souls” by Gogol, and the head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin “Who is guilty?” Herzen. “Wrote” Bastrykin “Day oprichnika” Vladimir Sorokin.

However, for “Dead souls” users have decided to fight also the head of the CEC — Vladimir Churov and Ella Pamfilova. Were just a few of the authors of the “Demons” Dostoevsky: the Senator Elena Mizulina, St. Petersburg Deputy Vitaly Milonov and Orthodox activist Dmitry “Enteo” Larionov.

Continued flashmob “Notes from the dead house of the head of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, “a Man in a case” the ex-speaker of the state Duma Boris Gryzlov, “1984” Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov, “Idiot”, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his “Little Prince” and “a Midsummer night’s Dream”.

Remembered users about the first Vice-premiere Igor Shuvalov, associate with him the poem Nekrasov “Who lives well in Russia”.

Gradually the mob went beyond the classical Russian literature. So, a year ago travlemate in Antarctica, the state Duma Deputy Alexander Sidyakina suggested “mountains of madness” by H. p. Lovecraft (the action of the novel occurs at the pole, where the ancient God Cthulhu). Businessmen Arkady and Boris Rotenberg was awarded the” write “doomed city” by Strugatsky brothers, and ex-Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin — “Les Miserables” Hugo.

The main economic opponent of Kudrin — presidential adviser Sergei Glazyev, would, in the opinion of the users, to write a novel of Dreiser’s “the Financier”.

At the moment, users continue to offer versions of the texts to local officials.

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