2 August, the new US law on anti-Russian sanctions was commented by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. According to him, he puts an end to the hope of improving relations between Moscow and Washington and indicates the beginning of a full-fledged trade war against Russia. According to him, “the hope of improving our relations with the new American administration is the end”.
“The Trump administration has shown complete impotence, in the most humiliating manner, transferring executive authority to Congress. - Russian prime minister wrote in his Facebook.
The Prime Minister is confident that relations between the Russian Federation and the United States will be extremely tense, regardless of the composition of the Congress or the president’s personality, and the sanctions regime will be maintained for decades, unless “some kind of miracle happens”.
It is a pity that Mr. Medvedev, obviously, did not read the works on the basics of geopolitics, although he was not only the prime minister, but even the president, did not listen to the opinion of geopolitical and geo-economics experts who talked about the eternal enmity on the part of the United States and the Anglo-Saxon world to Russia . This relationship is inherent in the law derived by Halford Mackinder, Alfred Mahan and others, which is based on the eternal opposition of the centers of maritime and continental civilizations. This is the law of fundamental dualism - the main law of geopolitics. The essence here lies not in the fact that some are good, the second are bad, but the fact that continental peoples live as a product of their labor, and the sea peoples, Anglo-Saxon above all, have emerged as a civilization living in a way of extraction. Her representative goes to extract first clams and fish, then islands, then colonies. And the view of the Anglo-Saxons on Russia-it is a look like the prey. Admiral Mahan’s “Continental Anaconda Strategy” formulates that whoever controls Russia controls Eurasia, who controls Eurasia, controls the fate of the whole world. That is, the center of world domination is laid precisely in Russia. Our country is interesting to opponents both as the territorial basis of the planet, and as a different meaning of life, and as an object of extraction for the Anglo-Saxon world. This is the root cause of what is happening, and not in the ideology, economic model, and so on. Such ideas were implemented by the United States and Britain history our relationship, starting in the second half of the XIX century. The Americans recognize Russia and speak on equal terms (without canceling their mean secret strategies) only when Russia is equivalent to the United States. There can be no other. When we are weak, we are the object of their prey. And the phrase by Brzezinski: “Russia is the prize for the winner in the Cold War” confirms that the United States has long viewed us as property.
Why are Americans now tightening rhetoric and sanctions? Because Russia is coming out of submission. Until the last years, we obediently submitted - in personnel matters, in the economy, and in ideology. Although there is no ideology of it, the state ideology is not stipulated or even prohibited by the Constitution, but the liberal ideology has actually been implanted, it is present everywhere, permeating all branches of government. As long as all of this meekly endured, they even slapped our presidents with encouragement. Today in the West they see that Russia, firstly, is turning towards the East, as the era of the East and the era of decay of the West are approaching. Secondly, trying to portray something independent in foreign policy. That is why today what is happening is happening.
Now Medvedev, a fan of the "reset", has received his sight and exclaimed: "The hope of improving our relations with the new American administration is the end ... Russia has been declared a full-fledged trade war ... The sanction regime is codified and will continue for decades if some miracle does not happen." But Medvedev and not only he were obliged to know all this and accordingly plan for preemptive actions of the Russian authorities. It is the fault of the rulers that, on the one hand, they seem to condemn the Americans, solve their maneuvers, but, on the other hand, follow the usual liberal course, and not the course of planning and strategic development of the country. I would like the words, these conclusions (which smart people wrote to Medvedev, or he himself came to this), followed by concrete actions, and not running with a hat in a circle behind handouts in the form of investments.
What measures does Medvedev himself talk about? Quote from Dmitry Anatolyevich: “What does this mean for us? We will calmly continue work on the development of the economy and the social sphere, will deal with import substitution, solve the most important state tasks, relying, first of all, on ourselves. We have learned to do this in recent years. ” And in the summary, the crown Medvedev's phrase in the style of “There is no money, but you hold on” still sounded: “Sanctions are meaningless. We can handle. The question arises: have we really learned to do something in recent years, or is Medvedev giving what he wants to be true and in fact we just have to learn everything he said if we want to survive?
I will refer to the speech of the Prime Minister of the Government of Russia Mikhail Fradkov from 2005. He also said about the same thing that Medvedev says today, calls for development, concludes that if we do not learn new models of the economy, do not switch to new technologies, we will pump oil and gas for foreign companies in a torn sweatshirt and we’ll leave behind forever. And now let's take a look at the December 2016 message from the president to the Federal Assembly. He says the same thing, adds only the word "digital" to "economy", again the calls "we need to move." That is, for 11 years from the moment of Fradkov’s speech and before the president’s message, practically nothing was done in the economy. Even gas processing complexes have not been built, the most powerful complexes that Iran created during the period of sanctions and now not only sells gas abroad, but sells it in the form of polymer materials. We did not learn to do this. We did not build new oil refining complexes in order not to drive crude oil abroad, but high-tech oils and other liquids. Here, if a breakthrough is indicated somewhere (as in aviation industry), then this is not a systemic breakthrough. They declared Superjet 100, collected 85% of the components and assemblies of Airbus and Boeing, we pass them off as our aircraft, we are proud to sign contracts, but the aircraft industry as a system dies. Today, almost all sectors of the economy are degrading. We do not switch to high technology.
Therefore, Mr. Medvedev should resign with repentance and leave. To give an opportunity to promote our industry on already modern models to those who are able to do it. Medvedev and his government are not capable. They have completely proved their helplessness, they are successful only in filling their own pockets and in ruining the people. To fill the budget, the government does not develop cost-effective production models, but increasingly shifts fiscal programs and any programs onto the shoulders of the common man. Take any area of life support - and a communal, and water, and gas - everything becomes more expensive. This is what Medvedev learned with his government - to put pressure on the country's population, to transfer money from people's pockets to their own. Medvedev has neither a strategic program for the development of the country, nor even the technology for the development of individual industries.
It is clear that Americans are not afraid of Medvedev, Siluanov and Nabiullina - this is their employees, so to speak. Subjectively, maybe it is not so, but objectively - undoubtedly so. I do not think that they are afraid of Putin either, because all seventeen years of the presidency and premiership of Vladimir Vladimirovich as a whole also corresponded to the provisions of the Washington Consensus. But they fear the Russian spirit, where, as in an egg, the future development and grandeur of Russia is laid. Now I am in Crimea, in Partenit. This is a place with ancient legends and archaeological discoveries of the first centuries of Christianity. But in ancient times there were Tauroskifs there, beating warriors of the then West. Here they are afraid of - our ancient Christian ascetics and pre-Christian warriors. If you go up from Partenit and move a little to the west, there will be Gaspra, where Leo Tolstoy and Maxim Gorky lived. Their Russophobes are also afraid. If you move east, you will get to Koktebel, where Maximilian Voloshin lived, one of the creators of the greatest literature of the 20th century - Russian. Nearby, in the Old Crimea and in Feodosia, lived Alexander Green, dangerous for the “civilizers” by chanting dreams and a workshop making fun of the rich. In Koktebel on Mount Klementieva, the father of our cosmonautics Sergey Korolev began his great work. In Crimea, one can clearly see the greatness of the Russian genius, as it is concentrated in a small area. This is the genius and fear. And all further efforts of the same United States, as the avant-garde of the West, will be aimed at suppressing our scientific, artistic, and other genius. They are afraid of Russian cosmism, Russian aspiration, a powerful leap, which is accomplished when such an idea of development is advanced, for which it is worth developing. We need to know why to live - to rebuild the world, as it was during the years of socialism, the first to reach cosmic heights. To do something that is interesting, important and useful for all mankind. Indicate even the direction of human development. This Russian dimension of ours, of course, is alarming in the West.
I remember 1999 for a year and a meeting with William Perry, who just left the post of US Secretary of Defense. I reproached him: “You are not rationalists, although they call you that. Russia today is weak. And you are driving NATO to our borders, launching a high-precision program weapons. What does this mean? After all, you understand that Russia is not a rival to you now. ” And he suddenly said the following phrase: “I don’t consider myself to be the best expert on Soviet history, I’m just doing all my scientific life, but I also have black holes in your history. I do not understand the period from 1921-th to 1941 year. Your country has made such a breakthrough, like no other people in the history of mankind ”. This is what they fear.
And, of course, today at the tactical level in the medium term, Washington and especially in New York are very afraid that Mr. Medvedev will be overthrown from his post. That Putin is also moved, and people will really come with Russian cosmism in their hearts. Therefore, I do not exclude that the article by Medvedev was written or initiated precisely from the United States, so that he would remain for a long time chairman of the government, ruin the country and serve the interests of the United States with his chums.
To sum up, in the article Medvedev has a message for internal use: “America called us an enemy, we see all this, we understand everything, we don’t close our eyes, we will act”. And for external use, the key phrase: “We will calmly continue the work on the development (read: degradation - L. I.) of the economy and social sphere”. These words betray the fear of Medvedev and his ilk before any real changes. Be gentlemen overseas, be calm. We will say harsh words, but we will act as you wish, as you please.