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Weekend reading. A country without an army and a capital, but with a growing number of refugees

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In December of this year, the 30 anniversary of the beginning of the diplomatic relations of one of the smallest countries in the world with the largest state of the planet - Nauru with the Soviet Union is celebrated. On the tiny state of Nauru, located in the Pacific Ocean, and will be discussed in the next small publication from the series: "Weekend Pulp Fiction".


Weekend reading. A country without an army and a capital, but with a growing number of refugees


The state of Nauru in our country is well known, except for the fact of recognition of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Indeed, the leadership of Nauru decided to recognize the independence of these two republics - but not immediately after the proclamation of sovereignty by Sukhum and Tskhinval, but only two years later. One of the reasons for the interest in the fate of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by the state, located thousands of kilometers from them, was Russia's financial and economic assistance.

As you know, Russia is a generous soul, and at the peak of the global economic crisis, which reached Nauru too, Moscow allocated about $ 50 million to the state in Oceania. Officially - in the form of a low interest loan. If we consider that the population of the Republic of Nauru is about 10 thousand people, and GDP is 60 million dollars, it turns out that Russia financed this state at the level of 83 with more than a percent of its GDP.

The allocation of funds took place in 2009, and after a few months, the official authorities of Nauru decided to recognize the RSO and the Republic of Abkhazia as independent states.

Nauru is an unusual state. One of its features is that the state has no official capital. And there are no cities either, in the generally accepted sense of the word. The largest settlement of the country in which the authorities meet is Yaren - a semi-city semi-settlement with a population of about 750 people and an international airport with flights mainly to Australia.

If we talk about the military sites of Nauru, then there is actually no Nauru military facilities. On a tiny island of about 21 square. km from military facilities there are bunkers that appeared here during the Second World War. Their creators were Japanese soldiers who were able to get to this coral island, lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

In spite of the fact that in 10 the thousandth of Nauru, it would seem, all are relatives of each other, sometimes serious political passions are boiling in the country. In the 2014 year, several months after the election of Baron Divavesi Vaca as the new president of the country, the local parliament prepared a law on impeachment for him. However, an impeachment attempt for the president’s opponents failed.



Nauru, like President Baron Vaca, is positioning itself as an active participant in the international process. The largest number of meetings - with representatives of the Australian leadership.



However, the president often meets with leaders of countries in completely different regions. On the frame - the meeting of the leader of Nauru with the Israeli prime minister:


The reason for the frequent meetings of Baron Vac with the leadership of Australia is that the official Canberra financially supports Nauru by organizing a refugee maintenance center there. This is exactly историяwhen the United States demanded that Australia desist from refusing to accept refugees. On the 10-thousandth (by population) state of Nauru accounts for more than 400 refugees, which Australia "strongly recommends" not to send on its territory. It is known that in Nauru 29 million dollars were requested monthly from Australia for "working with refugees" - almost half of the annual GDP. Australia agreed ...

President Nauru:
Yes, in our country there is a certain discontent with the presence of refugees. But at the same time, we remember that our country has always been famous for its hospitality.



In the refugee camp


Due to the presence of refugees in the country, the first of which by hook or by crook managed to get to Nauru in 2013 year, the government of the republic thought about increasing the number of law enforcement agencies and militarized guards. The fact is that refugees (mainly from Papua New Guinea) are increasingly complaining that they are not sent to Australia, but are kept behind bars on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean. Against this background, Australia declares that it is responsible for the safety of Nauru. At present there is no official agreement on power assistance between the states. The number of officially registered refugees in Nauru, according to the latest data, in 2018 could reach 2% of the local population.
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  1. Nemesis
    Nemesis 3 December 2017 12: 32 New
    +5
    They gave 3 billion $ to Ukraine .... $ 750 million to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan ... now they donated helicopters to Uzbekistan and $ 50 million to Nauru ... I just want to say GDP with words from a Soviet film - What are you ..... state squander money ?! When will you begin to improve Russia ?!
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 3 December 2017 12: 42 New
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      What are you ..... squandering public money ?! When will you begin to improve Russia ?!
      Well, what without it. So when you become president, then you will decide who to give loans to whom to forgive. Strange, but for some reason you forgot to add that Russia has only friends like Nauru and the DPRK. These liberal groans in the guise of caring for the citizens of Russia have already snapped up.
      1. Nemesis
        Nemesis 3 December 2017 14: 52 New
        +7
        Judging by how many people come to the polls and how many of them vote for the party, the role of lawyer of which you have tried on yourself, your policy is not the majority policy for a long time ... But the monument to Yeltsin, which was installed by Medvedev and protects the people from GDP, is not a manifestation of patriotism ... A liberal groan is the condolences of GDP on the occasion of the death of Novodsvorskaya ...... If you are more interested in the well-being of foreign states than the well-being of Russia, apply for the citizenship of these states ... But Russia in power needs patriots of Russia, not foreign countries .... If people like Yeltsin understood in a timely manner that they would be better off working as janitors in Magadan, they would do Russia an invaluable service ...
        1. weksha50
          weksha50 3 December 2017 16: 21 New
          +1
          Quote: Nemesis
          Judging by how many people come to the polls and how many of them vote for the party, the role of the lawyer of which you have tried on yourself, your policy is not a majority policy for a long time ..


          Ahem ... It is a pity that after the innovations in VO, not only the minuses were canceled, but the data in the profile are not visible ... Where are you from?
          Here I tell you, from the district town of the Tula region I’ll tell you: turnout is enormous, and not only of the elderly, but also of youth ...
          And I can even predict what the turnout will be at polling stations in March next year ... 80% - it certainly will be ... Without any Levad I will predict ...
          1. Nemesis
            Nemesis 3 December 2017 19: 28 New
            +3
            And I’m from the regional center, in which Moscow prices and not Moscow salaries and people don’t go to the polls, and there are not many people who want to vote for GDP ... In Moscow, the five-story buildings are demolished, and we have two and three-story buildings, post-war buildings but the forests around the city are cut down for construction ... They appointed us such a governor from Moscow ...
            1. weksha50
              weksha50 4 December 2017 12: 52 New
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              Quote: Nemesis
              And I'm from the regional center, in which Moscow prices and not Moscow salaries and people don’t go to the polls, but there are not many who want to vote for GDP ...[i] [/ i] In Moscow, five-story buildings are demolished, and we have two and three-story buildings, post-war development


              Well, we have one-to-one ... Although the district center ... But as for the highlighted by me, the picture is different ... Although a little earlier (10 years ago) the bulk were for the Communist Party of the Russian Federation ... hi
              1. Nemesis
                Nemesis 4 December 2017 16: 14 New
                +1
                You may have a different one if Moscow is not far away and people go to Moscow to work ... But Moscow is far from us, and nobody will like living at Moscow prices for non-Moscow salaries ... Yes, and deforestation and construction, while the city is full of two and three-story post-war buildings, this is an environmental crime ...
    2. Non liberoid Russian
      Non liberoid Russian 3 December 2017 14: 18 New
      +4
      stop crying .. every post moans, tears, envy, and so on .. that the candy was taken?
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 3 December 2017 15: 37 New
        +3
        Calm, only calm! We will not hang "later". There will simply be "reforging".
    3. akribos
      akribos 3 December 2017 18: 22 New
      +2
      Nauru for our money, at least recognized the republic. This, in fact, is a very significant help. Our other fraternal friends just take the money, and then they teach to live.
    4. Razvedka_Boem
      Razvedka_Boem 5 December 2017 09: 31 New
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      750 million $ to Uzbekistan

      Uzbekistan withdrew its claims on the Diamond Fund of the USSR, this was the basis.
      now they presented helicopters to Uzbekistan

      We bought, Russia did not give anything, bought a dozen Mi-35.
      1. MOSKVITYANIN
        MOSKVITYANIN 5 December 2017 20: 06 New
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        Razvedka_Boem Uzbekistan withdrew its claims on the Diamond Fund of the USSR, this was the basis.

        And what does the former UzSSR have to do with
        Diamond Fund of the USSR
        in the absence of a desire to pay the Soviet debts of the former USSR?
        We bought, Russia did not give anything, bought a dozen Mi-35.

        That is true.
        “The contract for the supply of twelve attack helicopters has been signed; deliveries of military vehicles will begin in 2018”

        http://news24rus.ru/mezhdunarodnye-svyazi/rossiya
        -postavit-uzbekistanu-12-vertoletov-mi-35-smi
        However, the purchase conditions are unknown, in theory, they should be sold to Uzbekistan on a common basis, as Uzbekistan is not a member of the CSTO ....
        1. Razvedka_Boem
          Razvedka_Boem 6 December 2017 06: 08 New
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          However, the terms of the purchase are unknown.

          When you find out this trade secret, then speak.
          Diamond Fund of the USSR

          “It’s worth recalling the history of the issue. When a memorandum on the division of Soviet assets was signed in 1991, the Diamond Fund topic remained outside the scope of an agreement to postpone it. As explained by Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak, Russia has always defended one position:“ The Diamond Fund is a cultural heritage and how the box office has never been interpreted. Based on this circumstance, we have been proving for years that there is nothing to divide here. "
          The ratification of the new bilateral agreement of the claim on the Diamond Fund of the USSR has now been removed in the legal field. "Uzbekistan is the first swallow among the former Soviet republics, which agreed to legally consolidate this"
          "However, the" diamond dimension "is not the main thing in the new bilateral agreement between Russia and Uzbekistan. The head of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Konstantin Kosachev noted that, having settled mutual financial claims with Uzbekistan, we not only give, but also acquire." a ban on credit and financial cooperation due to unsettled relations in this field that took place in the past, "the senator explained. Now Russia has opened up new economic and related political opportunities in the Uzbek market. First of all, in the arms market, which, according to experts, very capacious. "
          At the moment, it is planned wide cooperation with Russia in various fields. At the same time, we are not limited only to Russia. Various treaties and agreements are concluded with many countries.
          For example, the president of Afghanistan is visiting Uzbekistan now, during the meeting contracts for half a billion dollars were concluded. In particular, Uzbekistan will build a railway.
          A strong Uzbekistan is beneficial to Russia, so this means that Russia can not worry about its southern borders.
          We completely control our stretch of the border with Afghanistan.
          1. MOSKVITYANIN
            MOSKVITYANIN 6 December 2017 07: 28 New
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            Razvedka_Boem We completely control our stretch of the border with Afghanistan.

            Hopefully. Moreover, it is small, gee ....
      2. Nemesis
        Nemesis 5 December 2017 21: 10 New
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        Uzbekistan already has no rights to the property of the USSR and the Russian Empire, since all the debts of the USSR and the Russian Empire are paid exclusively by Russia ...
  2. Jedi
    Jedi 3 December 2017 12: 38 New
    +5
    If we take into account that the population of the Republic of Nauru is about 10 thousand people and the GDP is $ 60 million, it turns out that Russia funded this state at the level of 83-plus percent of its GDP.

    It is known that in Nauru for "work with refugees" they asked Australia for $ 29 million a month - almost half of the annual GDP. Australia agreed ...

    Puppet country with childish appetites.
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 3 December 2017 15: 33 New
      +4
      Max! Take Nauru to the Russian Federation! Guide from Shoigu. What are the prospects in the Pacific? Bases, camp sites ... I think our 331 RAP will cope with this task.
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 3 December 2017 15: 36 New
        +5
        Glory, salute! hi Your idea will seem crazy to someone, but just such people have the right to life! good
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 3 December 2017 15: 42 New
          +5
          Maxim, I'm not a genius, but somewhere near him! Oh, our gang and power !!! By the way, I wrote in the Russian Federation, and not in the Union State .... Just ......... I can not divide Russia and Belarus!
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 3 December 2017 15: 46 New
            +5
            And I, like you, do not separate Belarus and Russia! We are one nation, and all attempts to drive a wedge between us are the machinations of the USA, who are sleeping and seeing the disappearance of the Slavs! drinks
            1. sabakina
              sabakina 3 December 2017 15: 48 New
              +4
              Max, fuck them on a thin stick! Russia, even Big, even White, has stood for 1000 years and will stand! drinks
              1. Jedi
                Jedi 3 December 2017 15: 54 New
                +4
                Quote: sabakina
                Russia, even Big, even White, has stood for 1000 years and will stand!

                We’ll stand and stand there, as Alexander Nevsky used to say! soldier
      2. Mordvin 3
        Mordvin 3 3 December 2017 16: 17 New
        +5
        Quote: sabakina
        Take Nauru to the Russian Federation!

        Islet is small, only 20 km. square, but I'm for.
      3. weksha50
        weksha50 3 December 2017 16: 23 New
        +2
        Quote: sabakina
        Take Nauru to the Russian Federation!


        And in FIG Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt ... Just give them an annual budget (and vacationers will take care of this) ... laughing
        1. Mordvin 3
          Mordvin 3 3 December 2017 16: 58 New
          +3
          It is almost half the size of your city. crying
          1. weksha50
            weksha50 3 December 2017 19: 08 New
            +1
            Quote: mordvin xnumx
            It is almost half the size of your city.


            Like it - like China, we’ll sprinkle nearby islands ... laughing
            You look, after that - the republics of the DPR and LPR recognize the first in the world, even ahead of Russia ... lol good drinks
  3. vit
    vit 3 December 2017 13: 05 New
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    I am also ready to accept 400 refugees for $ 29 million a month! tell me to whom to turn ?! Cottage is a strong fence!
    1. IL-18
      IL-18 3 December 2017 14: 42 New
      +2
      Try it here: - Department of Immigration

      http://www.immi.gov.au/
      For all questions, call: 131 881
      Note: This number is only for those already in Australia.

      Offices:

      Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

      Physical adress
      3 Lonsdale Street
      Braddon ACT 2612
      Reception hours
      0900-1600 Monday - Friday
      Mailing address
      GPO Box 717
      Canberra ACT 2601
      Primary Fax
      (02) 6248 0479
    2. zhekazs
      zhekazs 3 December 2017 15: 24 New
      +1
      Quote: Vit
      I am also ready to accept 400 refugees for $ 29 million a month! tell me to whom to turn ?! Cottage is a strong fence!

      Yes, you are a landowner! Slave owner! laughing
  4. sabakina
    sabakina 3 December 2017 15: 28 New
    +4
    It seems to me that Nauru should be urgently accepted into the Russian Federation. Bases, camp sites and more ...
  5. weksha50
    weksha50 3 December 2017 16: 16 New
    0
    It was interesting to read both about this state and about the diplomatic successes of the Russian Foreign Ministry ... laughing
    Also cheered up this; "Despite the fact that all seemingly relatives in 10th Nauru, serious political passions sometimes boil in the country. In 2014, a few months after the election of Baron Divavesi Vac, the local parliament prepared a law for him about impeachment. However, the attempt to impeach for the opponents of the president failed. "...
    Oh, people ... Such grace around you ... even the army and the police were not needed ... was ... before the arrival of migrants ... And you share all the power ... no
    Or - cut the budget? Then you - definitely - OUR ...
  6. MOSKVITYANIN
    MOSKVITYANIN 3 December 2017 19: 16 New
    0
    On a tiny island with an area of ​​about 21 square. km of military facilities there are bunkers that appeared here during the Second World War. Their creators were Japanese soldiers who were able to get to this coral island, lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

    The Japanese didn’t climb anywhere, apparently they needed not only a naval base on the island, but also minerals ....
    The situation changed after large deposits of phosphorites were discovered here. The main source of income to Nauru is the export of high-quality phosphorites. Thanks to this, the GDP per capita is 13 thousand dollars. Annually, approx. 2 million tons of phosphorites, and their reserves are rapidly depleted. Coconut palm trees are grown on the island. Developed fishing. The economy is largely dependent on an influx of labor from outside, mainly from neighboring island states - Kiribati and Tuvalu.

    https://www.smileplanet.ru/nauru/

    On December 10, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey V. Lavrov received a delegation of the Republic of Nauru led by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Finance K. Keke. During the conversation, the foreign ministers exchanged views on pressing issues of the bilateral and international agenda.
    Both sides noted an interest in the development of Russian-Nauruan relations, primarily in the trade, economic and investment fields. The readiness to deepen the interaction of the two countries in the framework of international organizations and forums was confirmed. In this regard, it is emphasized that Russia is pursuing a line on the development of relations with the Republic of Nauru in the context of enhancing relations with the Asia-Pacific countries, including the island states of the South Pacific.
    On the same day, the delegation members met in a number of Russian economic ministries and departments, which were held in a constructive and business atmosphere. The parties showed interest in establishing mutually beneficial cooperation in areas such as the development of mineral resources in Nauru, fishing, infrastructure construction. An agreement was reached to continue contacts on a regular basis.

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