About “Political old-timers” and its allies
Politics is a very delicate field of public relations. There is no place here for those, who have no thorough knowledge of its subject, professionalism and personal integrity. And it seems that everybody knows and understands. Not without reason, during Soviet times, only highly trusted, experienced and adequate reporters were trusted to cover policy of power, its ideology, relationship of people in politics. But now everyone rushes to the policy. Some of them - unconsciously, in order to keep up with the fashion of time, others - consciously, being aware of what they are doing, some of them - under compulsion. Such “multi-vector” qualities of local journalists like on a litmus paper, appear each time when conflict situations occur and during important political events in the country. And they clearly displayed during President Almazbek Atambaev’s last visit to Russia.
It was clear from the outset that Atambaev did nothing wrong regarding our main friend – Russia and he did what any adequate politician of his level would do. Probably, “sedition”, which want to see Russian media and journalists, who are servile to Great Russian, not Putin’s and not Medvedev’s policy, as well as unlucky Kyrgyz politicians, is that the President of Kyrgyzstan for the first time after gaining sovereignty dared to put the thick-skinned northern political establishment to its place, pointing out their lameness, clumsiness and slowpoke. I emphasize, not the Russian leadership, but people who are around it and those who create their own policy, harmful to true interests of policy of the Russian Federation. In response the Russian political "old timers" launched unbridled anti-Kyrgyz and anti-Atambaev black pr campaign. One can verify this by reading the Russian media, both electronic and printed. It will be OK, if only "Kommersant" and so forth. But the position of some of official media usually pragmatic and moderate is surprising. It turns out that the author of the weekly "Zaman-Kyrgyzstan" is right, who writes that journalists adopt long-standing stereotypes of people in relation to others, which were inherited with mother's milk from generation to generation. Although the journalists have to be above all ethnic conventions and circumstances. It may sound banally, but a journalist should not be with ethnical hung-ups. This is one of its main differences from all other professions.
This, unfortunately, is not true of many Russian electronic media and their journalists swarming the walls of the Kremlin and on Krasnopresnenskaya hoping to be heard and appreciated by inhabitants of this heaven. Well, right like as in Kyrgyzstan. But if in Kyrgyzstan electors have identified the media and divided them in order of rank, based on their yellow color and the degree of reckless servility to the inhabitants of the White House a long time ago, then in Russia, it turns out, many still continue to serve the boyars and the wild geese of Great Russian policy in spite of everything, with the tenacity of the doomed . As if they drive up to the last station of their journalistic career. And strangely, many think themselves smarter than everyone else and the only who is right. The present inadequate behavior of many popular media in Moscow, who cannot relax after Atambaev’s speech concerning those who hamper constructive processes in Kyrgyz-Russian bilateral relations, leads to such thoughts. Although it is clear that they are used by those forces in Russia who were get near the bone by truthful words of the Kyrgyz President about the glorious Russian bureaucracy.
Well, how did local media , except for the few, which publishes in Russian, behave in this situation? By summing, one can answer in such a way: as citizens of another country, representatives of one nation or like wreckage cosmopolitans without family and tribe. If some of them have ethnic hung-ups, others are infuriated by any other adequate step of Kyrgyz leaders. However, judging by the publications of some of our Russian-speaking media, we can conclude that they do not care even about Russia. Otherwise, how one can understand their anti-Putin materials, at that time when the healthy part of Russian society associate their hopes on genuine reforms, the revival of a truly strong and friendly power with Vladimir Putin, recently elected head of the Russian state.
Sadyrbek Cherikov, Kabar News Agency.