Yes. But the police could control the process. However, during the period of economic degradation, the degradation of political institutions is inevitable. As we know, history develops in a spiral, and what is happening now has already happened. slightly different, but it was. There is an interesting article by Vladimir Lenin "State and Revolution", Lenin in his article long ago described what was happening. Reading Lenin's works, you get the impression that his works were written yesterday. Everything is so accurately described.