The image of the future for Russia is not “strong power” and “firm hand”, but consent, agreement and consideration of the interests of the whole society. Russia needs a parliamentary republic, and only it will stop the endless cycle of self-reviving imperial authoritarianism.
Of course, even a parliamentary republic does not give 100% guarantees. Perhaps right now we are witnessing a transition to authoritarianism in parliamentary India. After the usurpation of power, parliamentary Turkey was turned into a presidential one. The core of Putin’s European fan club is paradoxically located in parliamentary Hungary.
And the very concept of “parliamentary republic” is too broad.
However, I propose to see the main thing in this medicine: a radical reduction in power in the hands of one person, the formation of a government by a parliamentary majority, an independent judiciary, a significant increase in the powers of local authorities. This has never happened in Russia in all of history, and we desperately need it.