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Russia as the main ally of the United States: this is the turn!

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Moscow could become Washington’s main ally in the fight against the buildup of nuclear weapons by North Korea. There is every reason for such a geopolitical turn: only recently has Russia voted twice at the UN for sanctions against the DPRK.




In the influential newspaper Financial Times An article by Fedor Lukyanov (Fyodor Lukyanov), the editor of Russia in Global Affairs magazine, was published. The author believes that Moscow can benefit from the DPRK missile tests.

Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the Bolsheviks, hated the German Social Democrat E. Bernstein, who proclaimed that "the ultimate goal of socialism is nothing, and movement is everything." Lenin considered Bernstein to be a “revisionist.” The Leninist concept was the opposite: to achieve the goal as quickly as possible, regardless of its price, recalls Lukyanov.

Russia has long abandoned Leninism and adopted the Bershtein approach: the process is more important than the result. And this is fully confirmed by the approach of Moscow to North Korea.

Strange as it may seem, Pyongyang still officially follows Lenin's teaching: the end justifies the means. Although the North Korean missile crisis does not have an easy solution, but managing it is both possible and necessary, the expert believes. And if Russia "does it skillfully," it will strengthen its position in the Asia-Pacific region and even slightly push back in international affairs the American hegemon. Moscow sees this situation, and this "explains some of the controversial statements of the country's officials."

Russia supported the UN Security Council resolution to tighten sanctions against North Korea. At the same time, Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, warned that “there will be no new sanctions”, since they will not be able to prevent the threat.

Mikhail Ulyanov, director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control at the Russian Foreign Ministry, unequivocally condemned Pyongyang’s behavior, but stressed: “In the absence of truly reliable international legal guarantees for its national security, North Korea relies on nuclear missile weapon, considering it primarily as a deterrent. "

Finally, in early September, President Putin condemned rocket tests as “provocative”, but called the sanctions “useless and ineffective.”

The Kremlin understands North Korean psychology, Lukyanov believes, since Russia itself in its stories I also felt themselves besieged more than once. For North Korea, this is not about bargaining, but about survival: Kim Jong Un knows the fate of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi. Nuclear missiles for him are a bit of life insurance.

For many years, recalls the analyst, the DPRK was not a priority for Moscow. Now the situation has changed - both domestically and internationally. A recent study by the Rand think-tank of the Russian strategy in the Middle East showed: “The most notable elements of the Russian strategy — its multifaceted diplomatic relations or its recent interventionist tendency — are likely to be replaced by longer-term economic, energy and arms deals.”

Russia has a unique position in East Asia. It has functioning relationships with all countries involved, with the possible exception of the United States. China is an important partner, relations with South Korea are also quite close, the “echo of special relations” with North Korea still remains, and ties with Japan are being strengthened. Resolving the North Korean problem would give new opportunities to the Russian economy, since promising energy and transport projects (gas pipeline to South Korea and expansion of the Trans-Siberian route) are blocked by the isolation of North Korea and are fraught with the risk of an escalation of regional conflict.

Decades of the six-party talks failed to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions and develop new approaches, the author recalls. Russia and China could probably offer a more ambitious agenda: for example, North Korea freezes missile tests, and the United States and South Korea impose a moratorium on large-scale military exercises. One of the possibilities to implement this is a joint initiative of Russia and China, offering security guarantees for North Korea and including the DPRK in major regional economic projects in exchange for stopping provocations and checking the freezing of a nuclear missile program.

According to the expert, such an initiative would place the burden of serious responsibility on the shoulders of Moscow and Beijing. In particular, the expert points to the obligation to "punish" North Korea for non-compliance with the agreement.

In addition, in Russia and China it is widely believed that North Korea’s provocations are playing into the hands of the United States, giving an excuse for the US military buildup in East Asia (where China is the main target).

Against the background of the existing UN sanctions, Russia and China could increase the pressure on Pyongyang without pushing it into a corner and leaving the possibility of dialogue. The longer this state of affairs lasts, the more obvious is the inability of the United States to resolve the crisis.

The topic of Russia's active participation in resolving the North Korean crisis is developed in an article by Dmitri Trenin, the director of the Carnegie Moscow Center and a member of the Council on International Affairs of Russia. The material of the author was published in the newspaper. "New York Times". In his opinion, with regard to the de-escalation of the North Korean crisis, Moscow "is in a unique position."

Despite the growing tension in relations with Washington, Moscow has twice voted in the UN for the introduction of sanctions against North Korea twice in recent weeks, the expert reminds. Russia has every reason to help North Korea. Like China, Russia is a nuclear power, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and a neighbor of North Korea. Moscow also has established ties with Pyongyang. President Vladimir Putin visited Pyongyang in 2000. Despite the fact that he was unable to agree on limiting the North Korean missile program, his visit helped restore ties with Pyongyang, which was neglected in Moscow after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

At the same time, the author recalls, Russia is not among the countries directly or indirectly affected by North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, such as the United States, South Korea or China.

But Russia has a direct interest in de-escalating the current crisis. Vladivostok is just a few hundred miles from several North Korean nuclear and missile facilities. Any malfunction or failure in North Korea’s nuclear tests, as well as a missile launch error, can mean problems for Russia.

Finally, the Russian government seeks to limit the further deployment of US missile defense systems in South Korea and Japan (both countries seek to protect themselves from North Korea).

North Korea will not "denuclearize": for this it is too late, the expert believes. And it is not recognized as “officially” a nuclear power. However, in the end, she will get nuclear weapons that reach the territory of the United States.

Sanctions, no matter how tough they are, will not stop Pyongyang, because the North Koreans consider their nuclear program a way to survive; as Putin recently put it, the North Koreans are ready to eat grass.

This does not mean that sanctions are a mistake. They remain a valuable expression of collective condemnation and affirm the goal of nuclear non-proliferation in the world. But they will not stop North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.

The complete blockade of the country is something risky, even in the attempt itself. This could push North Korea to the start of the war.

Therefore, the only viable strategy, Trenin believes, is the conviction of the North Korean leadership that it already has “the necessary deterrent”; going beyond this by creating even more nuclear weapons and long-range missiles will be counterproductive. It is here that Russia appears on the scene: it helps push Pyongyang to strategic restraint and thereby helps the world defuse tensions.

Pyongyang can be interested in the economy. One of the projects that has already been discussed in the past is connected with the construction of gas pipelines from Russia to South Korea through North Korea. Another project - the restoration of the old railway line, which was used to connect South Korea to the Trans-Siberian Railway. The projects will give Pyongyang a transit fee. As another expression of goodwill, the Russian government could allow more North Koreans to work in their eastern regions.

By the way, the economy of North Korea works better than is usually assumed. North Korea's gross domestic product grew by 3,9 percent between 2016 and 2017. Market forces are emerging in the country (in the food and real estate trade). This means not only that North Korea today can better resist sanctions, but also that economic proposals can accelerate its reform. It is possible that in the future the DPRK’s position may be softened at the international level.

Ultimately, Washington and Pyongyang will have to resume direct negotiations.

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Russia pursues a policy of maneuvering: it recognizes the policy of sanctions against the DPRK as useless and ineffectual, and at the same time approves sanctions together with the United States.

It can be assumed that the openness of the international community towards North Korea, proposed instead of the traditional pressure of the United States, could really push the DPRK to change. If Mr. Trump, with his unpredictability, can only break the wood, then Moscow could, against this background, pursue a rational policy of economic rapprochement - where it does not contradict the sanctions of the UN Security Council. And if Washington were to "inherit" such a policy of Moscow towards Pyongyang, the Kremlin would indeed get a point in international politics.

However, we must not forget that for the success of such a policy, Pyongyang must freeze the nuclear program and "open up" to external experts. Such openness of the “Leninists” still looks fantastic.

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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 27 September 2017 06: 43
    +15
    This does not mean that sanctions are a mistake. They remain a valuable expression of collective condemnation and reaffirm the goal of nuclear non-proliferation in the world.

    I do not agree ... the Americans imposed sanctions against us and, following this logic, we are on the same board with NORTH KOREA.
    Let the Americans get bogged down in the confrontation against NORTH KOREA, IRAN, CUBA, VENEZUELA, etc. against the other half of humanity, which does not support the US hegemony policy, this is only at hand for us.
    The US is scattering its resources to nowhere ... this is a dead end and it will inevitably lead this country to collapse.
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 27 September 2017 07: 00
      +5
      Let the Americans get bogged down in the confrontation against NORTH KOREA, IRAN, CUBA, VENEZUELA, etc.

      I’ll support you and add to this that besides this, the huge expenses of the Americans in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria (they still fly). Let them pull this strap and crack their wallet.
      1. Orel
        Orel 27 September 2017 08: 56
        +1
        However, we must not forget that for the success of such a policy, Pyongyang must freeze the nuclear program and "open up" to external experts. Such openness of the “Leninists” still looks fantastic.


        A key phrase that confirms that no peaceful settlement is unfortunately foreseen ...
        1. iConst
          iConst 27 September 2017 11: 00
          +6
          Quote: Orel
          A key phrase that confirms that no peaceful settlement is unfortunately foreseen ...

          There was no need to write such an article for this conclusion.

          In general, the phrase “Moscow could become Washington’s main ally” now sounds absurd to us.
          The SGA, as representatives of the Anglo-Saxon (plus Freemasonry) world, is preaching the ideology expressed by Palmerston that there are no permanent allies, there are only eternal own interests.
          But Russia, with its completely understandable tacking position, may, as they say, not catch it.

          Those. new "friends" are not expected, but, now, new enemies can be made.
          As Churchill said, a country that chooses dishonor between dishonor and war will still receive both.
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 27 September 2017 12: 40
            +1
            Quote: iConst
            But Russia, with its completely understandable tacking position, may, as they say, not catch it. Those. new "friends" are not expected, but, now, new enemies can be made.

            On the contrary. The graters of the United States and Eun ultimately bring China and Russia closer together, and also provide more points of contact with South Korea and Japan. The fact that China and the Russian Federation at the UN supported the imposition of sanctions against S. Korea does not mean that we fully share the US position. Just the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China, making this decision, advanced amendments mitigating sanctions against S. Korea prohibiting the United States from inspecting the ships following “from” and “to” S. Korea and did not allow blocking the supply of oil and oil products. In the end, we were able to put pressure on Pyongyang in the area of ​​nuclear weapons, which also corresponds to our interests, and at the same time strengthened our negotiating positions with the main players in the region, for which the United States created a good reason. However, only the United States in the region is considered as a nut with a grenade.
  2. corporal
    corporal 27 September 2017 07: 06
    +3
    Explanatory article.
    There is only one caveat:
    And if Washington had to "inherit" such a policy of Moscow in relation to Pyongyang, the Kremlin would really get a "point" in international politics.

    Washington to "inherit" and give Moscow a "point" ???
    Do not tell my sneakers.
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 27 September 2017 10: 53
      +3
      Explanatory article. I agree for people of limited understanding and horizons. They do not care where to hit the counter arms. And if he passed the USE, then after reading the article you can give an academician of political sciences.
      1. r4space
        r4space 4 October 2017 13: 17
        0
        Russia pursues a policy of maneuvering: it recognizes the policy of sanctions against the DPRK as useless and ineffectual, and at the same time approves sanctions together with the United States.
        The article distorts the choice of alternatives to Russia:
        Either we recognize the sanctions and lose relations with the DPRK, or we do not recognize and become the "Scarecrow distributing nuclear weapons to everyone."

        I consider the best move after such a statement to deliver essential goods to North Korea on a "far-fetched occasion such as starvation or natural disaster." And it’s like a sanction and trade is going on. And the FSP poked shit.
  3. antivirus
    antivirus 27 September 2017 07: 35
    +5
    WITH KOREA - A FALSE OBJECTIVE FOR THE USA. REDUCTION OF ATTENTION FROM CHINA AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION. each president of the USA must bring 1 defeated country to the den (bankers) on a silver platter. Trump picks a target. where there is more broth, we (and China) are pushing it towards small-scale mining.
  4. parusnik
    parusnik 27 September 2017 07: 43
    +3
    "Evil Kingdom" -Livia, Iraq .. destroyed .. with Syria did not grow together .. USA wants to recoup on the DPRK .. and Russia, in the situation with North Korea there is nothing left but to maneuver .. and ours and yours .. Kim came out of obedience .. And you can’t give the DPRK ... the border is near ..
  5. ogi
    ogi 27 September 2017 07: 43
    +1
    Quote: Oleg Chuvakin
    Moscow could become Washington’s main ally in the struggle against the buildup of nuclear weapons by North Korea.

    The fact of the matter is that, actually, unfortunately, it can. And not only in the fight against buildup. But while holding on. Maybe it will hold on.
    Quote: Oleg Chuvakin
    only recently, Russia has twice voted in the UN for sanctions against the DPRK.

    Voting is what. Nonsense.
  6. Altona
    Altona 27 September 2017 08: 48
    +10
    Why write such long articles when there are already two truths regarding the DPRK? The first is Una's missiles and nuclear warheads, this is a harsh reality given to us and most of all by the United States in a very specific sense. Missiles are rapidly being developed and become more sophisticated. The second truth is that DPRK has never provided tangible security guarantees against external threats. And since there are no guarantees, you have to seriously arm yourself. That's all.
    1. 34 region
      34 region 27 September 2017 16: 14
      0
      08.48. Altona! Warranty!? Gorbachev was already given guarantees. bully
      1. r4space
        r4space 4 October 2017 13: 20
        +1
        A guarantee is the withdrawal of bases from South Korea and Japan in exchange for freezing the Una nuclear program
  7. Belyash
    Belyash 27 September 2017 08: 52
    +2
    Utter nonsense.
  8. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 27 September 2017 10: 49
    +4
    In addition, in Russia and China it is widely believed that North Korea’s provocations are playing into the hands of the United States, giving an excuse for the US military buildup in East Asia (where China is the main target).
    Brad.
    It’s your fault that I want to eat.
    What is the difference with what sauce you will be served for dinner?
    1. Pancir026
      Pancir026 27 September 2017 11: 04
      +3
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      In addition, in Russia and China it is widely believed that North Korea’s provocations are playing into the hands of the United States, giving an excuse for the US military buildup in East Asia (where China is the main target).

      This so-called nonsense is broadcast by forces absolutely hostile to both Russia and China, those forces which would be beneficial to push Russia and China together among themselves to the joy of the United States.
      The article, in my opinion, calls for a kind of suicide for Russia, if it is once again bought by Amer’s promises ... we clearly do not need the Trojan horse performed by Amers.
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 27 September 2017 19: 50
        0
        In addition, in Russia and China, it is widely believed that North Korean provocations play into the hands of the United States, providing an excuse for US military buildup in East Asia.
        And it seems to me that it is “in very narrow competent circles” whom the United States has pinched the door for Coca. And don’t need to hang this crap on me! In Russia, it is indeed widely believed that US provocations have lifted everyone.
        And if no one crashes them on the hill, then we will do it! (writer, do not chew a washcloth)
        1. Pancir026
          Pancir026 28 September 2017 08: 15
          0
          Quote: Mavrikiy
          writer, do not chew a washcloth)

          Are you about yourself?
          Together with the templechikhin in this case.
          Into the account to embed on a hill, are you capable of this? Alas, these are your fantasies.
          Quote: iouris
          Quote: "Russia has long abandoned Leninism and adopted the Bershtein approach: the process is more important than the result." The end of the quote.
          Well, he finally clearly explained why there would be no result: "Russia has adopted the Bernstein approach."

          Here they explained to you why you are wrong.
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        3. Soho
          Soho 29 September 2017 07: 32
          0
          Mavrikiy September 27, 2017 19:50 p.m. ↑
          But it seems to me ....

          if it seems, then use the sign of the cross. They say it helps hi
    2. r4space
      r4space 4 October 2017 13: 26
      0
      In addition, in Russia and China, it is widely believed that North Korean provocations play into the hands of the United States, providing an excuse for US military buildup in East Asia.

      Who is Eun provoking there? The initiators of the communist genocide in South Korea? Eun stated that his nuclear baton is the guarantor of North Korean sovereignty. That is, he admits the possibility of being used in the event of a threat to the sovereignty of the DPRK. I think the FSP, led by the UN, needs to cross itself, and that seems a lot to them.
  9. iouris
    iouris 27 September 2017 12: 24
    +2
    Quote: "Russia has long abandoned Leninism and adopted the Bershtein approach: the process is more important than the result." The end of the quote.
    Well, he finally clearly explained why there would be no result: "Russia has adopted the Bernstein approach."
  10. iouris
    iouris 27 September 2017 12: 28
    0
    The consequence of the author’s ingenious guess that the Russian Federation is the main ally of the United States is only one thing: a threat to the existence of the Russian Federation. For friends of the United States are in greater danger than their enemies.
  11. vlad007
    vlad007 27 September 2017 13: 24
    0
    Russia does not “catch”, as the author writes. In the article, the author did not indicate that Russia has achieved a serious mitigation of UN Security Council sanctions - initially they wanted to completely ban the supply of petroleum products to the DPRK, while Russia and China achieved a supply constraint at the level of the previous year. This is a serious victory for Russian diplomacy. Therefore, Russia and China voted for sanctions - these sanctions are the minimum evil that could be done by the DPRK
  12. Leonid Dymov
    Leonid Dymov 27 September 2017 13: 44
    +4
    In my opinion, Koreans are the most complimentary to the Russian ethnic group in the terminology of Lev Gumilyov. They get along better with Russians, unlike many peoples of the USSR and even Russia. Politically correct Europeans invite Arabs and Africans to their permanent residence. We must open the green light to the Koreans. They easily adapt to our values. They cannot make up the fifth column of an aggressive state (Japan, China, countries of the Middle East, North Africa).
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    2. r4space
      r4space 4 October 2017 13: 34
      0
      I completely agree. My grandfather, a Korean, was a participant in the Korean war, he talked a lot about their southern "brothers" and their owners. We guys were very interested. Many of his neighbors considered him a native of our city. I remember my grandmother was surprised that he was from the DPRK when he told one of his stories. For us he was his own.
  13. ver_
    ver_ 27 September 2017 14: 41
    0
    Quote: iConst
    Quote: Orel
    A key phrase that confirms that no peaceful settlement is unfortunately foreseen ...

    There was no need to write such an article for this conclusion.

    In general, the phrase “Moscow could become Washington’s main ally” now sounds absurd to us.
    The SGA, as representatives of the Anglo-Saxon (plus Freemasonry) world, is preaching the ideology expressed by Palmerston that there are no permanent allies, there are only eternal own interests.
    But Russia, with its completely understandable tacking position, may, as they say, not catch it.

    Those. new "friends" are not expected, but, now, new enemies can be made.
    As Churchill said, a country that chooses dishonor between dishonor and war will still receive both.

    Moscow acts pragmatically and correctly .. Let the Great Dragon harness ... Now it’s our turn to sit on the mountain and watch * two tigers fight in the valley * ..
  14. asavchenko59
    asavchenko59 27 September 2017 14: 42
    +2
    And will be once again betrayed!
    You can’t believe it, is it really still not clear to someone?
    But to help Comrade Kim adjust the guidance system of his missiles, this is necessary.
  15. Sanyok
    Sanyok 27 September 2017 14: 45
    0
    Hungry and well-fed will never be equal. Well, the principle: "keep the enemy closer to yourself ..." he also must not be forgotten.
  16. ver_
    ver_ 27 September 2017 14: 58
    0
    Quote: SanyOK
    Hungry and well-fed will never be equal. Well, the principle: "keep the enemy closer to yourself ..." he also must not be forgotten.

    ... Putin remembers this very well, so they are in the Duma and in the government ..
  17. petyaivolk
    petyaivolk 27 September 2017 14: 59
    +2
    Hey Dude, where have you been with “Lenin’s teachings: the end justifies the means.”?
    Russia has long abandoned Leninism and adopted the Bershtein approach: the process is more important than the result. And this is fully confirmed by the approach of Moscow to North Korea.

    When we receive it, the Russian government has nothing to say specifically to North Korea. This "tusnyak" and "mover" in the bottom line will not give anything, as well as the main alliance with the United States.
    So, that trolling Lenin is all that is left to runners on the spot.
    1. nikvic46
      nikvic46 27 September 2017 17: 42
      +2
      YOU attribute the expression “the end justifies the means” to V.I. Lenin, although it still lies in the treatise
      Vishna.
      1. petyaivolk
        petyaivolk 28 September 2017 13: 48
        0
        Quote: nikvic46
        YOU attribute the expression "the end justifies the means" to V.I. Lenin,

        Chuvakov ascribes the expression "the end justifies the means" to V.I. Lenin, "the donkey kicking a dead lion."
  18. renics
    renics 27 September 2017 15: 11
    +4
    What nonsense is a collection of scattered statements that do not create a picture of something whole, and which also need to be checked, since their source is not known.
  19. Alexey Zubasty
    Alexey Zubasty 27 September 2017 15: 33
    0
    SOI program on the contrary, they had to start building a nuclear weapons plant, the Russian Federation closed the nuclear cycle, google BN 800, the USA cannot produce plutonium that is used in space (power plant) There is a large nuclear charge on the Russian satellite and they can maneuver and go from orbit to the right place, electronic warfare, Cho, then I think if you don’t negotiate, they will tear their pants ...
  20. Altona
    Altona 27 September 2017 16: 15
    0
    Quote: Region 34
    08.48. Altona! Warranty!? Gorbachev was already given guarantees.

    ----------------------------
    I had in mind our guarantees and those of China, and preferably in the form of a military garrison.
  21. Andrey Dalbakheev
    Andrey Dalbakheev 27 September 2017 16: 56
    +1
    Yeah, you take away the rockets from Kim, and we kill him and another 10 million.
  22. nikvic46
    nikvic46 27 September 2017 17: 33
    0
    Quote: Leonid Dymov
    In my opinion, Koreans are the most complimentary to the Russian ethnic group in the terminology of Lev Gumilyov. They get along better with Russians, unlike many peoples of the USSR and even Russia. Politically correct Europeans invite Arabs and Africans to their permanent residence. We must open the green light to the Koreans. They easily adapt to our values. They cannot make up the fifth column of an aggressive state (Japan, China, countries of the Middle East, North Africa).

    Gumilev knew what he was saying; those Koreans who settled in Russia show themselves only from the best side.
  23. nikvic46
    nikvic46 27 September 2017 17: 45
    0
    Quote: petyaivolk
    So, that trolling Lenin is all that is left to runners on the spot.

    And how far have you run?
    1. petyaivolk
      petyaivolk 28 September 2017 13: 51
      0
      Quote: nikvic46
      And how far have you run?

      Somehow China you do not eat on the curve, and do not push)))
  24. nikvic46
    nikvic46 27 September 2017 18: 27
    +1
    As for the alliance between Russia and the United States, this is all from the evil one. Between these countries would achieve trade relations. To the Koreans
    I have long had the best attitude. Why, during the Soviet era, even in the most crisis situations, everything ended in a peaceful outcome. In the United States, those who created the economy were replaced by their descendants who began to do
    business from the sale of acquired property. Industrial cities were empty. Then these lovers of easy money began to penetrate
    into politics. They operate on values ​​that they have not earned by either mind or character.
    about human rights, democracy and freedom of speech (even if stupid). They do not even know who Ford was, but they know that he
    became the head of an automobile concern. He was a burden of creative work. Russian businessmen went the same way.
  25. Msta
    Msta 27 September 2017 20: 33
    +1
    Well, Moscow merges not only North Korea, but also the Donbass and Stavropol Territory. You can’t expect anything else from the parishioners of the alcohol center. Https: //www.opentown.org/news/95557/
  26. Shurhen
    Shurhen 27 September 2017 23: 05
    +2
    When I read to the place “Lenin’s teaching: the end justifies the means” - I was not too lazy to register on the site, although I have been reading it for a long time. Thanks to the author of the article. But I want to say only one thing - without going into the quality of the analytics of the article as a whole, only one mentioned phrase speaks about the quality of the author's study of the material. In that case, a penny is the price to such an analytics. All that Lenin said was in the complete works. True, some wise men manage to rip out of context from there. All other "revelations" date back to the early 90s, the heyday of the anti-communist reaction.
    PS And finally. As before, references were made to citations by V.I. In all kinds of articles and textbooks, in order to be on the mainstream, for the same purpose, only the attitude to quotes was inverted .. Nothing has changed ... How great was the person, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
    1. petyaivolk
      petyaivolk 28 September 2017 13: 57
      0
      Quote: Shurhen
      How much, after all, was a great man, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

      And that is true. It is strange that they “missed” Chuvakov on topwar, I hadn’t noticed this before.
  27. Anton Valerevich
    Anton Valerevich 28 September 2017 02: 15
    +1
    As another expression of goodwill, the Russian government could allow more North Koreans to work in their eastern regions.

    This is definitely not necessary! It is better to offer them to build nuclear power plants instead of missiles, to place their heavy industry facilities on their territory, making advantageous of the cheap labor, but no migrant workers to the Far East.
  28. eklmn
    eklmn 1 October 2017 04: 18
    0
    “Despite the growing tension in relations with Washington, Moscow has twice in recent weeks voted at the UN to impose sanctions on North Korea, the expert recalls.”
        I don’t know how many times she voted “for”, but recently Russia voted “against” for a very interesting reason - she did not agree with the US assessment of the North Korean missile launched into the ocean. The USA, South Korea and Japan declared that it was ballistic, and then sanctions, and Russia declared that it was medium-range, and then without sanctions. The systems of the USA, South Korea and Japan showed that ballistic, because the rocket flew over 3,000 km, and Russia said that only 500 km with something, i.e. average. But 500km with something flew the first step, then the second worked. And here is an interesting point - either the funds of Russia didn’t notice / didn’t detect the launch of the second stage (which is embarrassing for her, Russia), or yes, she noticed, but pretended to be a hose and vetoed the Security Council.