The movement "Intimidad" is planning to write to the rector of the Russian presidential Academy of national economy and public administration (Ranepa) when President Vladimir Mau and in the organs of state security with the requirement to examine the activities in Russia of the American political scientist and sociologist Jack Goldstone, engaged in the study of the nature of the revolution.
in 2015, the publishing house of the Gaidar Institute has released a Russian-language book Jack Goldstone " Revolution. A very short introduction ". It is devoted to the description of the structure, causes and results of revolutions as the key stages in the development of society during the transition from monarchies, empires and dictatorships, personalist regimes to democratic rule. However, instead of the theory of revolution Goldstone offers to its readers a set of factors leading to its occurrence: financial instability, crisis and division of the elite revolutionary mobilization of the masses, angered by the injustice, revolutionary ideology, a favorable International environment.
Co-Chairman of the movement " Intimidad ", member of the Federation Council Dmitry Sablin finds it strange that the " financing works and gets the money of Russian taxpayers persons, whose activities are aimed at ideological justification of coups in States that homeland Goldstone deems insufficiently democratic ", write " Izvestia "." citizens are mobilizing to overthrow their governments in the name of social justice, " says Goldstone., for example, the long-suffering Ukraine we are well aware of who is helping people to "mobilize" and what "social justice" they get in the end. It is clear that he (Goldstone) available to him in the forms of serving his country, said Sablin.- It is not clear why, in the dashing 90's, he receives from the Russian Federation money for the work against our state?" The democratizers " trying to make our country their bloody experiments, and we still paid? Or his fruitful activity in the Russian Federation is the embodiment of one of the elements of design to them the revolution - when part of the elite hides its opposition, until not have the opportunity to speak against the government?". Questions of commissioners "Antimaydan" causes and work history Goldstone. Completed at the end of 70-ies of the previous century, Harvard University, later rising to Professor Goldstone for some time worked as an adviser to the government of America, speaking as an expert in the evaluation of programs to support democracy, the U.S. Agency for international development (USAID). It is worth mentioning that the activities of USAID was prohibited in the Russian Federation in September 2012, and the foreign Ministry stressed that the U.S. government Agency was trying to influence political processes in the Russian Federation through the allocation of grants. Despite all the criticisms addressed to Goldstone, a number of specialists familiar with its activity, emphasize that his book brought more good than harm, as it may seem. For example, political scientist and member of the Public chamber Sergei Markov, by the way, for the phrase became a banned person to Ukraine recently, thinks that the Goldstone deals in Russia only science. To receive an explanation of the Goldstone at the time of publication of the material failed.