Will there be bread queues in Russia?
In the old British edition "The Daily Squib" (“Daily Pamphlet”) a note by Frederic Constance recently appeared. She made a lot of noise on the Internet and overwhelmed with dozens of comments. Some readers approved the theses of the author, others were indignant with the material.
The author calls Russia an "impoverished" country. In his opinion, the bear is now "in despair."
Putin is leading Russia back, “into Soviet poverty,” Constance is convinced. And for good reason he picked up a photograph entitled “Russians in line for a loaf of bread, 1987 year” to his material.
Does Putin have any way out? It’s probably not too late to “make the right decision” and save the Russian people, the publicist thinks.
However, economic statistics provide a bleak picture. It would seem that powerful Putin towers over his opponents. And at the same time, the Russian economy looks like a "bunch of smoldering rubles."
Sanctions and low oil prices have seriously weakened Russia and its economy, the journalist said. According to the World Bank, the Russian economy has shrunk by more than 40% compared to 2015 year. (The author does not indicate the period for comparison, although the 2016 year has not yet ended.)
According to Constance, the Russians, "cut off from the world economy, starve themselves." This is because they persist, despite the global restrictions imposed against them.
As in most other “half-totalitarian states,” the journalist continues, in Russia the military is in the first place. Therefore, Putin is putting forward the financing of his war. However, if such a strategy fails, the recession will intensify.
Keeping airplanes in the sky is not cheap. A rocket can cost as much as a Russian citizen earns in his entire life.
Unfortunately for Putin, writes Constance, this is the price of individualism in a globalized world. Globalism is so arranged that everything is closely intertwined in it.
Since the Ukrainian incident, Putin has shown himself to be a “bad boy,” but he still has the opportunity to lead the people out of the desert.
Actually, the author of the note finds two variants of behavior for the “bad boy”: continue to stand on his own, as it is supposed to be “good Russian”, and wait for the war, or rejoin the globalists.
In the second case, Putin would have to take a spot at the tail of the line: the West would have offered him a “probationary period for some time.” And not only that: it is likely that Putin would be forced to abandon Syria and Ukraine. But at least the Russian economy would recover again, says Constance.
"The choice is yours, Vlad: death or life."
These words end the note of Mr. Constance in a British newspaper.
The following is a long tape reader reviews. We give some.
Someone Alexey who wrote “Squid” (squid) instead of “Squib” suspects that “The Daily Squib” serves the CIA or MI-6. However, in his opinion, such propaganda does not deceive anyone. “Russia is the most beautiful country in the world,” he believes.
The user under the nickname Tata Li believes that this text is “journalistic shit”, outraged by “its own lies”. “And now I want to know: the UK intends to attack my homeland?” - asks the reader. - If yes, then do not be hard. Russians don't give up. Never".
Mister under the pseudonym Trapster believes that in the end the Russians will collapse with their imperial manners. Why? When it comes to war, the West will oppose them with modern weapon. The Russians have no analogues, I'm sure Trapster. Those “murder machines” that are being developed in the West have already overtaken Russian technologies by 75 years. If the West has not announced such a weapon, then this does not mean that it does not exist, the reader ironically.
Someone Matt assures that if the “bastards commies” unleash a war, then NATO will “crush Russia like a piece of cake.”
The man hiding behind the nickname Russki baby killers, requires that the "Russian trolls", brainwashing polonium, "piss off". “Why don't you help the Putiners kill more children in Aleppo?” Crowd of Russian child-killers! ”This author swears. “Or how about shooting at passenger liners flying in the sky and killing innocent women and children?” “Go to hell,” the user concludes.
Further, Mr. Bonzer assures the public that Stalin "killed 62 a million people."
He is answered by Tata Li: “Personally killed, you forgot to add. And then he raped and ate. No, I first raped, then killed, and then I ate. No, I first ate it, then I raped it, then I killed it. ” Further, the reader requires either evidence about 62 millions, or recognition by the reader of her own stupidity or deceit.
Lestat Stella believes that other commentators obviously ignore something. After all, Russian reviews are "whole propaganda sections," she notes. The reader admits that for such propagandists there is neither poverty, nor problems, and everything is like in Disneyland. “They close their eyes,” she sums up.
As for the statements of Mr. Constance about the "impoverished" Russia, economists predict not a recession, but the growth of the domestic economy.
Recently, the head of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina saidthat in 2018-2019. Russian economy growth rates stabilize at 1,5-2%. However, at the same time, she notes that due to the heterogeneous dynamics of the indicators of Russia's economic development, it is too early to talk about the transition to sustainable growth rates.
The forecast of the International Monetary Fund is also known. Its representatives said that in the near future, the Russian economy could be out of recession and return to growth. "Fracture" is expected "as early as next year." This forecast was voiced in the IMF's semi-annual report on Central, Eastern and Southern Europe.
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