Support for a petition demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister, leader of the ruling "United Russia," Dmitry Medvedev has accumulated more than 150,000 signatures in less than a day.
"The man lives in his own world, and, according to his statements, he does not care a straw about the people". That comment from Omsk’s Roman Glebov is leading in popularity among Change.org members, gaining more than 8,000 "likes."
"Dmitry Anatolyevich completely undermines the people's faith in the government. There is no place for such people in the leadership of the country,” points out Denis Martynov from Tomsk.
"I subscribe to it because it is scary to live in a country run by bureaucrats with brains puffy from money and idleness, with infinite megalomania added in," says Elena Yepifanova from Smolensk.
"I, an associate professor with 30 years of experience, will remind my "colleague" that the half-life of knowledge in the information revolution lasts from 6 to 10 years. 75% of the increase in national income worldwide is produced thanks to achievements in science and technology, and not because of the police,” notes Vladimir Pitirimov from Vladimir city.
Alexander Alabin from Novocherkassk complained that due to government policies, his wife, “a teacher with higher education and extensive experience” is forced to work in McDonald’s. "Is this the solution that Medvedev has found for the teachers?” he asks.
The wrath of the Russians was incited by Medvedev’s advice to teachers dissatisfied with their salaries to change professions or go into business. Medvedev’s statements in Crimea are also being rehashed, where in response to a question on small pensions he said "There's no money. You hold on, wish you all the best, good mood and health."
The Kremlin has not responded to the petition.