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As in 1910. The relations of the Russian Federation and the United States reminded the Swedish journalist of the First World War.

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The situation in relations between Russia and the West is now the same as in the years that preceded the First World War, Swedish journalist Mats Larsson writes in his article for the newspaper Expressen.




Now it often seems to us that the cold war is back. If it were so good. In many ways, the situation in the world today is much more dangerous,
quoted by the author RIA News.

According to him, “the ideological conflict on which the Cold War was built was exhausted after the fall of the Berlin Wall.”

So now the big confrontation of ideologies no longer exist. What is happening now reminds the world not in 1960, but in 1910,
Larsson said.

From his point of view, "we returned to the times when the actions of countries depended primarily on their national interests and when they risked to enter into conflict for geopolitical reasons."

The author describes modern Russia as a state that has left “phantom pain from the collapse of the USSR” and which does not play by the rules of the West because it is interested in easing it.

"During the Cold War, too, there were critical moments, but then the parties to the conflict had certain rules, features were defined, for which it is impossible to cross," he notes.

Now the situation is more dangerous. This applies to relations between Russia and the West. “This concerns relations between China and the United States. The United States is still the most powerful nation, but China is coming into the game, other players also want to join, ”writes Larsson.

Under current conditions, “it is very useful to study history about the events that led to the First World War ", he argues.

None of those who kept something in memory of the conflict or how it began, was not alive. Let's hope that (countries) do not "fall asleep at the wheel" again,
summed total of the author.

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  1. Theodore
    Theodore April 8 2018 14: 48
    +3
    Pollithrologist?
    1. hrych
      hrych April 8 2018 14: 59
      +4
      Quote: Theodore
      Pollithrologist?

      We study them, we see through them.
    2. Grandfather
      Grandfather April 8 2018 15: 00
      +3
      Cho for .... what's the matter? Today is not an air defense day? and where: "we don’t fly ourselves and don’t give others" ??? and in ??? whathowever, Pvoshnikov- Happy Holiday !!! soldier
      1. NN52
        NN52 April 8 2018 15: 20
        +2
        Grandpa old

        In principle, in the subject of armament, we each other Pvoshniki in the morning congratulations ...
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather April 8 2018 15: 33
          0
          Quote: NN52
          Grandpa old

          In principle, in the subject of armament, we each other Pvoshniki in the morning congratulations ...

          sorry, I ask ... did not go where necessary ... hi
    3. ancestors from Don
      ancestors from Don April 8 2018 15: 00
      +4
      This Swede is not a political scientist, but a charlatan. Russia was dragged into the First World War by the money earned by Romanov from its Western "partners", hence allied obligations to protect the interests of world capital at the cost of the lives of Russian soldiers arose, by and large it was generally not necessary to get involved in this massacre was not her war.
    4. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis April 8 2018 15: 02
      +4
      Quote: Theodore
      Pollithrologist?

      Accountant:
      summed up the author
  2. Dezinto
    Dezinto April 8 2018 14: 51
    +2
    and which does not play according to the rules of the West, because it is interested in weakening it

    This is the only one where I agree and am very glad that this wooden waist-high belt at least voiced this thesis.
    I read the entire article. I can say one thing - I composed such nonsense in the ninth grade. But now in the west there is a demand for such articles. .... ehh where are my 20 years .... sad
    1. poquello
      poquello April 8 2018 14: 57
      0
      Quote: DEZINTO
      and which does not play according to the rules of the West, because it is interested in weakening it

      This is the only one where I agree and am very glad that this wooden waist-high belt at least voiced this thesis.
      I read the entire article. I can say one thing - I composed such nonsense in the ninth grade. But now in the west there is a demand for such articles. .... ehh where are my 20 years .... sad

      and what didn’t suit you in the article? the main problem now is there are no rules, and this is a very big problem
      1. Doliva63
        Doliva63 April 8 2018 15: 14
        +5
        Rules are the privilege of equals. America does not consider such a RF, it is not the USSR ..
  3. poquello
    poquello April 8 2018 14: 55
    +6
    the next war will affect the United States in the most direct way, I would even say it will affect it so
    1. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii April 8 2018 15: 00
      +10
      This is the best forecast I've ever heard. hi drinks
      1. poquello
        poquello April 8 2018 18: 46
        +1
        Quote: ul_vitalii
        This is the best forecast I've ever heard. hi drinks

        yes, it’s only good that they won’t bypass them, and philosophically - a nation that climbs everywhere, but never tasted all the bitterness of war, is obliged to get drunk this bitterness on the very tomatoes
  4. Masya masya
    Masya masya April 8 2018 15: 01
    +7
    it’s terribly driving ... the Swedes are so scared, so much more? dig that is, where to bump into? recourse
  5. Amateur
    Amateur April 8 2018 15: 12
    +1
    Russia wants one thing: to keep up with it. She already has everything!
  6. Egorovich
    Egorovich April 8 2018 15: 13
    +1
    And with what half of this should we play according to the rules of the West, written for our loved ones? At all times, Russia has been going its own way and will go without asking any of their wet advice.
  7. Sadko88
    Sadko88 April 8 2018 15: 17
    +2
    How can a mighty country be deeply in debt? And he continues to borrow, not intending to live within his means ... The USA is bankrupt. It’s like a person borrowing money from an apartment building, making a chic repair in his apartment, furnishing it with the latest technology, and showing off to those he borrowed from without being able to pay laughing
    1. Dezinto
      Dezinto April 8 2018 15: 27
      +2
      It’s like a person borrowing money from an apartment building, making a chic repair in his apartment, furnishing it with the latest technology, and showing off to those he borrowed from without being able to pay

      Well, you have definitely outlined the modern states of America. And they don’t blow into the mustache, and so they continue to live! ..... like that, Vota ..... and the day after tomorrow they will build a new super-grandiose aircraft carrier, or the destroyer, which is enough for fantasy, and they will continue to pump rights to everyone. Wat so so. request
    2. Doliva63
      Doliva63 April 8 2018 17: 37
      +4
      What a strange you are. States print bucks. Paper, it’s the beads for the Indians. Then they change it to raw materials. Then they take this paper, it is also beads for the Indians, from those who took raw materials in exchange. Since the trade is conducted on this paper, it is also a necklace for the Indians, the debtor again exchanges its raw materials (any real product) from the States for new paper, it is the necklace for the Indians ... And who really owes it to whom? laughing So you can borrow as much as you like - debtors stand in line for paper, it is also a necklace for the Indians. The Union, until it stood in this line, did not depend on anyone and developed in spite of everything.
    3. poquello
      poquello April 8 2018 18: 50
      +1
      Quote: Sadko88
      USA is bankrupt.

      so this is the whole problem of today
    4. Weyland
      Weyland April 8 2018 19: 21
      0
      Quote: Sadko88
      How can a mighty country be deeply in debt?

      If you owe a million rubles to the bank, that’s your problem.
      If you owe a billion rubles to a bank, these are bank problems!
  8. Dormidont
    Dormidont April 8 2018 15: 33
    0
    Rather than like in 1910, but like in 1920, when they began to actively kill the interventionists
  9. Wolka
    Wolka April 8 2018 16: 18
    +1
    all right, history, as is known according to the generally accepted theory, develops in a spiral, but in general, if you can’t find a way out, look where the entrance is ...
  10. bone1
    bone1 April 8 2018 17: 47
    0
    This Swedish journalist wouldn’t get into world politics, but would understand the behavior of his fucking Sweden-live and stink at Russia
  11. Jeremiah
    Jeremiah April 8 2018 18: 51
    0
    Not so long ago, a stupid American said: “America owes a great deal to Russia, it owes Russia a debt in many respects, and especially for its invariable friendship in the years of its great trials ... Only a madman can assume that America will ever violate fidelity this friendship with a deliberately unjust word or deed. ”

    If anyone does not know, America is indebted to Russia, America, history, Russia
    And just a hundred and fifty years have passed since then. If anyone does not know, these are the words of Mark Twain. Said, by the way, in Russian Sevastopol.
    And the reason for their utterance was compelling, very compelling. In fact, Russia then saved the United States from British occupation. Yes, in the early 1860s, the real threat to the government of President Abraham Lincoln was not only the rebellious South, but all the same London and Paris, who were looking for their interest in the American Civil War. Great Britain, traditionally intriguing, recognized the Confederation of the States of America as a belligerent, which helped to increase its international legitimacy.
    Then, in the summer of 1863, a squadron of 5 ships of the fleet of Her Majesty Queen Victoria arrived at the Canadian port of Exmolt, demonstrating her willingness to support the opponents of the federal authorities in Washington in the conflict. France played its geopolitical game, having plans for neighboring Mexico. In an effort to enlist the loyalty of the Confederates, Paris unofficially supplied them with weapons.
    If anyone does not know, America is indebted to Russia, America, history, Russia
    Under these conditions, only Russia unconditionally supported the North in the Civil War. And not only in word, but also in deed, sending two of his squadrons to America. Transportation took place in the strictest secrecy, and on September 24, 1863, the Russian squadron of Admiral Lesovsky became a raid in New York, and on September 27, the second squadron under the command of Admiral Popov anchored in the San Francisco raid.
    This thwarted English plans, saved American democracy, and averted a major war. Hence the completely sincere feelings of simple and not so simple Americans towards Russians.
    I wonder if those who now say that Russia and America will never become friends remember this story now.



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    1. Weyland
      Weyland April 8 2018 19: 23
      0
      Quote: Jeremiah
      I wonder if those who now say that Russia and America will never become friends remember this story now.

      Probably yes - what kind of friendship can be with a vile traitor? And who will believe in the friendship of the one who has already betrayed?