But the real question, what is Putin planning to do ? Is he aware of the certain things that are going on right now ? If he is, will he act and try to change something or does he think that he does not have enough power ? Or maybe he knows so much but he does not care ? So many questions. Do you really want to fight lies with your own lies, hoping you will prevail ? We can remember what happened with Trump, he was pushing vaccines and than what happened to him, is history. He did not do many other things as well, like setting up a court for all those who implemented measures like mandatory masks, business closures and so on.
Putin could easily have more power than Trump, to organize military and people to arrest fascist and to write a constitution (in which you will not be able to force people to take anything against their will nor limit their freedom of movement) and set up a separate military to defend it.
But I think that has a small chance to happen.
Russia is slowly losing Russians and population is generally getting older. Also, I do not see people standing up and giving their life to change something. As long as stomachs are full ? In 1989 there were 119,865,469 Russians and in 2011 there were 111,016,896, in 2021 it could be about 105 000 000. Number would maybe be even lower if big migration did not happen from the ex Soviet Republics like Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus, Baltic republics and so on. For example Kazakhstan had 6.2 millions of Russians in 1989 and in 2009 it was around 3.7 millions. Ukraine in 1989, Russians 11.3 millions and in 2001 8.3 millions. Did some of them change their identity and became Ukrainians ? maybe but Ukraine generally lost a lot of population.
Total fertility rate was 2 in 1989 and 1.5 in 2021. Certainly better than in 1996 when it was 1.27 but generally decreasing.
Putin wants stability above all else.
If enough people get riled up and he senses that there is serious opposition to the forced vax regime, he has nothing to lose and everything to gain by acting as a counterweight to Sobyanin and friends' sick plot. Russian social media is ablaze so, fingers crossed. There are petitions to arrest Sobyanin, Strelkov the leader of the Donbass rebellion has come out against it, etc. I don't see any reason for Putin to not act as a counterweight - he's done it before many times on popular issues like pension reform, etc.
Russia has promoted its Sputnik vax as an alternative to Bill Gates' mRNA gene therapy, its true (Putin went on record saying he would NOT get it though) but the population was promised that this would be as voluntary as the flu shot. Putin loses nothing by pointing to the Constitution that he fought so hard to get ratified and saying that it is a violation of the citizen's rights to be forced to take the vax especially for ppl who have underlying conditions and so on.
The real problem is not Sputnik. It seems to be just a regular vax and although all vaxxes are bullshit and do more harm than good, it can't be compared to the mRNA gene therapy being rolled out in the USSA and its occupied territories. The real
problem is the QR codes, restrictions that the Sobyanin team is trying to roll out and the fear porn put out by the Oligarch media. This will mean that ppl have to get vaxed multiple times a year or suffer social consequences. Eventually Sobyanin and the Opposition (tm) will demand an mRNA style vax as well. In fact, the Opposition (tm) has already started calling for that. Remember: the Opposition is simply the attack dog of the Judeo-Liberal World Order and is attacking Putin because he hasn't locked down hard enough!
As for demographic situation: the last 100+ years has shown us that atheistic societies do not reproduce. The Orthodox Church, with all its problems, and President Putin, with all his
problems, are the only forces in society consistently encouraging people to start large families. The abortion scourge has been greatly reduced at the very least.
Lending rates for first time home buyers are still too high, even though Putin has intervened multiple times to get it lowered and improve on the maternity capital program, which is quite good. And there is a degenerate pop culture that isn't helping. Also, the Soviet legacy of looking down on large families is... well... its not doing anyone any favors.
But there is not a single White country with a positive reproductive rate, so this is not a problem specific to Russia. I suppose Whites don't breed well in captivity...