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The wars of tomorrow. War of Neodymium (Part Three)

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In the previous materials of this cycle, we told you about why and how humanity can fight in the future. But the designated part of the problems all the troubles of mankind are not exhausted. However, before turning to our topic once again, it makes sense to digress a bit from it, and in the interests of more complete coverage.


Oxides of rare earth elements. Clockwise from central first praseodymium, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, gadolinium.

To begin with, we note that the overwhelming majority of our citizens, alas, are in full ... "information slavery" from our journalists, who are at the mercy of almost all of their information, so that they "draw the information picture" of the present day, and 80 % of the population gladly consume it. We will also tell you about the technical aspects of how it is done, but today its content comes first. And, unfortunately, it is such that 80% of troika journalists prefer to write “in a trend,” that is, to replicate absurdities and outright nonsense. But, since the volumes of information flows of such content are very large, most people again consider that there is something here. Even in the conditions of a totalitarian society, it was possible to find grains of reliable information. For example, in one of the Soviet newspapers in 1975 a year you will not find reports that India conducted an atomic bomb test. But Academician Kapitsa said this in his Nobel lecture, the text of which was published in the USSR. That's just what kind of circulation and who really read it?

The same thing is repeated today. For example, the first article that we will run out of coal in 40-50 years was published in the Niva magazine in 1900! Since the mid-50s of the last century, there have been "scarecrows" that oil is about to run out. However, those who write such articles, for some reason, do not look at the magazines "Oil and Gas Vertical", "Oil Industry", "Oil & Gas Journal Russia", "Geology of Oil and Gas", "Oil and Capital", otherwise they knew that modern oil production is carried out mainly according to technology developed back in 1847, in which 80 to 60% of the fossil fuel remains underground. That is, even where production has stopped today, there is actually a lot of oil. Will its extraction become more expensive if new technologies are used? Yes, of course, and it will not be affordable for impoverished states with uncontrolled birth rates. But there is simply no question of any shortage of oil. “Why are we looking for all new deposits? - ask another citizen who trusts our media. - And then, to remove the "foam", and move all the problems for later! You know, a very traditional approach for people, modus vivendi, so to speak! " So the picture has changed, hasn't it?

And here is another interesting question. Why are their children and Putin, Medvedev, and Lavrov not afraid to let go to study and live abroad? For example, both daughters V.V. Putin's live abroad. True, this information is from the media, but it has not been refuted anywhere. The son of Medvedev - Ilya Dmitrievich - is still studying in his native Russia, but in an interview with journalists he has already stated that he will continue to study in one of the elite universities in the United States, in Massachusetts.

The irreconcilable fighter against the intrigues of the insidious West, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, also has a daughter. And in her interview to our media she said that she wanted to study in the USA, at one of the universities in New York. And upon completion of training will remain to live there ... forever. This is how much “land across the ocean” she liked.

Why it happens? Why do the children of our politicians leave to live abroad, if our country is sufficiently developed and seems to be the leading world power? And then the conclusion involuntarily suggests that if on TV we are told that “there are enemies” and the children of our leaders live “with the enemies”, then all the information that “everything is bad there” is just another “picture” to form the necessary public opinion, but people simply don’t know what is really going on.


Map of world producers of rare-earth metals.

Ask our people where the Chinese economy has risen, and you will hear “heartbreaking” stories about the leading role of the CCP and the hard work of the Chinese, but no one has ever said about the role of REM. And not everyone, generally speaking, knows what it is. In fact, everything is simple: these are “rare-earth metals”: ​​scandium, yttrium, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, and the like, of which there are only 17.

Prior to the 1990-s, the main supplier of rare-earth metals was the United States. In 1986, 36500 tons of rare earth metal oxides were produced worldwide. Of these, the USA accounted for 17000 tons, the USSR - 8500 tons, China produced 6000 tons. But in the 90-s in China there was a modernization of mining and production of rare-earth metals. Moreover, it turned out that nature itself made a unique gift to China, awarding it with 90% of world stocks of REM! All other 10% are owned by the USA, Russia, Brazil, South Africa, India and Australia. So it is not surprising that since the middle of 1990-s, China has become the largest producer of rare-earth metals in the world and receives huge profits for which it modernizes its economy and subsidizes the production of cowards and toothbrushes, that is, all Chinese consumer goods that are often sold to us are cheaper than the cost price exclusively for interventional purposes. In the 2007 – 2008 years, the world already mined 124 thousand tons of rare earth elements per year. At the same time, China accounted for 120 thousand tons. In India, 2700 tons were mined, Brazil was able to mine all 650 tons. Since 2010, China has been pursuing a policy of restricting the production and export of rare earth metals, which, as was to be expected, caused a rise in prices and increased production in other countries. That is, simply speaking, the modern market of rare-earth metals at 95% is controlled by China. Hence, all his super-profits, and all the possibilities of building his economy. And this situation will continue for a long time. At the end of 2008, the data on stocks of REM were as follows: China 89 million tons, CIS countries 21 million tons, USA 14 million tons, Australia 5,8 million tons, India 1,3 million tons, Brazil 84 thousand tons Now what do these numbers mean ...

Every computer has magnets, and Chinese neodymium in them. Without REMs today it is impossible to produce energy-saving lamps, hybrid cars, guidance systems and night vision devices, unmanned aerial vehicles. In addition, these metals are used in stealth technology. And this is not to mention the iPhones and iPads, and computers of all stripes.

The wars of tomorrow. War of Neodymium (Part Three)

World prices for rare earth metals.

Our journalists like to describe Europe’s energy dependence on Russian oil and gas. Well, of course - at least in something they depend on us. Indeed, about 33% "blue fuel" there are ours. But ... Europe’s dependence on our Russian REMs is much more serious - 50%, but for some reason they don’t write about it. I don’t know how much we sell them to Europeans, but ... you can imagine what will happen to their market and industry if we suddenly don’t. Of course, then China will come to the aid of Europe, but for now the court will let it happen ... an economic collapse will happen. The most expensive rare-earth metals are terbium, neodymium, europium and lutetium.

And it is not surprising that in the United States several years ago they developed a possible scenario for a future war called ... “War of Neodymium”. That is, if they don’t give us the resources, we take them by force! The reason for this force scenario is obvious and very simple. The USA, having its own rare-earth metals, do not have the necessary ones and receive from China 91% of the rare-earth metals it needs! And no one, by the way, talks about import substitution and the threat to national security. Everything is easier - they give - well, they won't give it - then we will show them!

Do you remember how at one time representatives of our “patriotic forces” shouted about the food security of Russia? And this is with huge land areas and pastures ... And then, in essence, the ALL MODERN INDUSTRY USA, an industry oriented for the future, works under the Damocles sword of raw material dependence on China and ... in general, nothing. Russia, by the way, also supplies US REMs, but only a little - just 1% of what they need. Well, yes, there is a scenario of war for neodymium, but after all, every normal country must have plans for the case of "emergency situations". It would be strange if they were not among the States. This is again about trusting the media. Those are perverted in writing headlines, one is more terrible than the other, and Russian titan, like the USA, was supplied, and it is supplied, and for them it’s important that each second leg of the chassis of their modern airliners is made of Russian titanium.

And, by the way, for some reason, none of our political leaders are afraid of some sort of unfriendly actions against their children. That they were kidnapped there, or something else ... Good security? Or maybe simply because everything has been paid for the years ahead and is undesirable for anyone to lose such income? “And what do they all say then? - exclaims again "someone." And the answer to this will be this - and the abuse on the collar does not hang, call at least a pot, just do not put it in the stove! New military threats - increases the value of shares of military companies. And among their shareholders, aren't there any of our firms, and isn’t our state itself the holder of American securities? This means that all people have only one benefit. Well, the realization of children's fears is also good - any psychologist will tell you that sometimes it is necessary to be a little afraid. This “burns” our subconscious fears, so leaks of information about the plans of the “war for neodymium” are very necessary in all respects ... As well as horror stories about the fall of a huge meteorite or about the end of the world. And, although this war in the named document of the Pentagon and is spoken in sufficient detail, and something there, of course, painted: Die erste Kolonne marschiert, die zweite Kolonne marschiert ..., this is clearly another "horror story" for "sheep and rams" . In fact, about what, about what, and you can always agree on supply quotas ...

To be continued ...
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  1. Vard
    Vard April 15 2018 06: 06
    +15
    Alas, the illiteracy of journalists in technical ... And not only questions have already become familiar ... And about the topic raised by the author ... In the dumps of the Ural deposits there is nothing ... And Siberia has not yet been practically explored ...
    1. evil partisan
      evil partisan April 15 2018 06: 39
      +13
      Quote: Vard
      In the dumps of the Ural deposits there is nothing.

      Not only in the dumps. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, quite extensive deposits of rare-earth metals were discovered in the Subpolar Urals. I know about this because The specialists of the institute in which I then worked took part in the description of these deposits. In particular, the economic justification for the development of these deposits was calculated. In our computer center.
    2. prosto_rgb
      prosto_rgb April 15 2018 14: 42
      +1
      Quote: Vard
      And Siberia has not yet been practically explored ...

      but already in parts leased to China for 49 years
    3. Sirocco
      Sirocco April 15 2018 14: 49
      +10
      Quote: Vard
      And about the topic raised by the author ...

      The author then raised the topic, only at the beginning of the article he threw a "mass" on the fan, namely, somehow attributed the children of our politicians to the REM, without giving any evidence or facts, only that the OBS was in the media)))) unlike of this related topic, the theme of REM is confirmed by at least some pictures, numbers, so the author himself with a mustache))))))
    4. NordUral
      NordUral April 15 2018 14: 57
      0
      It is somehow strange that the author describes everything about some parents and children, about the fact that everything is fine for everyone .... And journalism, like the rest of society, is degrading, not without the help of these same daddies.
  2. Molot1979
    Molot1979 April 15 2018 06: 30
    +32
    About the kids, why lie? Lavrov's daughter lived in the USA. But she has long returned to Russia and now works in St. Petersburg. Old Man, tea, not stupid, pulled out his daughter just when the new XB began. In a single interview, which was recognized as genuine, Medvedev's son did not say anything about plans to permanently escape from Russia. I read this interview, if that. The only place in Massachusetts that you can seriously talk about is the Massachusetts College of Technology. Studying at MTK is a good thing, of all American universities, this is perhaps the best. Well, you can read about Putin’s daughters at least on Wikipedia. This is a question about "not data". Yes, everything is there, if you are not lazy and do not set the goal of "proving" that they all fled to Europe. On December 20, 2012 both lived in Moscow. To find out about this, just open the "Family" section of the "Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich" page on the Wiki. I strongly doubt that in a period of acute conflict with the West, Vova would have let his daughters go somewhere where they could easily be used to create problems.
    It turns out that the author of the article, hitting journalists, carved himself. He proved himself to put it mildly, unscrupulous. And if you lied where everything is easily checked, then who can guarantee that he is not lying in other places?
    1. kalibr
      April 15 2018 07: 07
      +6
      And it never occurred to you that this is often done on purpose, so that people, well, how could you, for example, search for everything yourself and see the degree of certainty of a message? This, by the way, is very good when information is checked. Because when it is not enough, or it is in 2012, a variety of conjectures and interpretations appear.
      1. NordUral
        NordUral April 15 2018 14: 58
        +1
        Not everyone is capable of a competent search, and not everyone can be found on the network.
        1. your1970
          your1970 April 17 2018 19: 29
          0
          can be found on the net ALL- you have to be able to search and time ...
    2. NordUral
      NordUral April 15 2018 14: 57
      0
      Lavrov pulled, and the rest?
    3. NordUral
      NordUral April 15 2018 15: 00
      +1
      Today, if you have forgotten, the year 2018 is in the yard.
    4. forty-eighth
      forty-eighth April 20 2018 16: 17
      0
      Quote: Molot1979
      The only place in Massachusetts that you can seriously talk about is the Massachusetts College of Technology. Studying at MTK is a good thing, of all American universities, this is perhaps the best. Well, you can read about Putin’s daughters at least on Wikipedia.

      Are you kidding me? In Massachusetts, in addition to MIT, there is also Boston University and Harvard.
  3. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat April 15 2018 07: 17
    +21
    China did not raise rare-earth metals, namely: a planned economy, multiplied by the removal of restrictions on entrepreneurial activity, plus the most severe state control over citizens' incomes and foreign currency circulation.
    1. kalibr
      April 15 2018 07: 20
      +3
      Well, if you want it so contrary to evidence, then ... yes!
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets April 15 2018 09: 36
        +5
        Quote: kalibr
        Well, if you want it so contrary to evidence

        And what is the evidence? You showed in the article that China controls the lion's share of the global REM market, but how much is it in monetary terms?
      2. Mih1974
        Mih1974 April 15 2018 13: 57
        +6
        http://bintel.com.ua/uploads/images/rossia-china/
        duga5.jpg You yourself can evaluate and refute. tongue .
        Moreover, in addition to your balabolstv, I and many others will prefer to believe my eyes - wherever you stick "Made in China." Electronics, toys, household appliances, most of the computer, and of course, “our fse” of the current time - “minicomputers by which you can call” iPhones. negative Building materials, building tools (cheap), clothes, shoes, even products from China are brought to our St. Petersburg by some.
        And you rub everything about rare earths to us like a locomotive of the Chinese economy. negative Yes, China is almost a monopolist, but we remember how they “pinched the tail” to the Japanese with their embargo on the supply of rare earths, but we must be aware that even in an iPhone or computer where there are many rare earths - they are not the main cost! fool
        For some reason you perceive rare earths as salt in the "dark times" - it was very rare, expensive, and several states rose and flourished to extract or sell salt, but Salt is not the whole economy of mankind. Now is not a dark time, and China, with its embargoes and the game of "monopoly", has already "scared" the people and even in Russia it has begun to move towards the revival of the rare earths of the USSR. good And this is not to mention other countries.
        Of course, I’m not an expert at all, I can only assume that the “revolution in obtaining rare earths” in China did not happen at all because “China is the world's pantry”, but because this production is terribly harmful, toxic, dangerous belay negative , but the Chinese leadership allowed the World oligarchy to litter their land with this “crap” to get primary capital. In fact, the article interchanges the cart and horse. Not China "became" the world leader, but Allowed to make itself a world Garbage.
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa April 15 2018 16: 09
          +6
          Quote: Mih1974
          And you rub everything about rare earths to us like a locomotive of the Chinese economy. Yes, China is almost a monopolist, but we remember how they “pinched the tail” to the Japanese with their embargo on the supply of rare earths, but we must be aware that ...
          China is extremely vulnerable to the import of hydrocarbons ... They sighed more or less freely when they concluded an agreement on the construction of a product pipeline from Russia through the territory of the DPRK ... And before that, the States held Comrade SI tightly behind its Faberge, controlling the East China Sea straits by the fleet. That is why China is urgently building the Ocean Fleet, which is why it is "building" artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago in the South China Sea and provides a military presence there (maybe even contrary to law).
          Therefore, only Russia is provided with everything that is needed "for life and love"!
          IMHO
          1. Mih1974
            Mih1974 April 15 2018 20: 18
            0
            Well, don’t make it so narrow (not trousers lol ), in addition to this, in China itself all kinds of oil (+ gas) are intensely searched and found, American companies that are ruined by the oil companies in Alaska are buying up in the bud (Trump fool gives this as his achievement laughing laughing ), and, most importantly, they don’t even go by leaps and bounds, They’ll gravitate towards nuclear energy. bully At the same time, it must be understood that also the Tesla raster car mask (pah on him) is in fact a 90% Chinese electric car. That is, in addition to the almost rape of their country by solar energy, they are also electric vehicles. That is, China understands the vulnerability to oil (supplies) and does everything to “not feel” this even with a complete blockade from the Sea. good
            I even understand all the defectiveness of electric vehicles against the background of internal combustion engines (much worse than efficiency), for China this is the most right choice, I especially remember the ecology. Even somehow it’s dumb to imagine what air in China will turn into if their “saturation” of cars reaches developed countries belay negative , with their population of 2.5 mrd snout.
        2. KVIRTU
          KVIRTU April 16 2018 10: 40
          0
          I would add that the peak of production and prices for rare-earth metals occurred in the early and mid-2000s, coinciding with the maximum production of CD drives and hard drives (magnets in motors). The decline has begun since the 10th year; SSDs now produce 3 times more.
          As for the tabular data on world reserves, they are rather arbitrary: they are reduced to a certain level of production profitability, percent 10. Reduce profitability by a couple of percent and recount - the picture will be completely different.
    2. NordUral
      NordUral April 15 2018 15: 02
      +6
      That's it, the application of the principles of the damned Stalinist economy at a new stage. And for Stalin, the Chinese people faceled one not-so-smart Amerikos, who dared to tell them how he relates to Stalin.
    3. Mikado
      Mikado April 15 2018 19: 06
      +1
      China did not raise rare-earth metals, namely: a planned economy, multiplied by the removal of restrictions on entrepreneurial activity, plus the most severe state control over citizens' incomes and foreign currency circulation.

      something perfect way. hi And with us .. as always .. request
    4. Grim Reaper
      Grim Reaper April 15 2018 20: 08
      +2
      Quote: Monster_Fat
      China did not raise rare-earth metals, namely: a planned economy, multiplied by the removal of restrictions on entrepreneurial activity, plus the most severe state control over citizens' incomes and foreign currency circulation.

      A huge number of rare earths - China. And only because they refuse to sell them except in the finished product .... I hope to figure it out yourself? Naturally planned economy, control, etc. Also contribute. But not primary.
  4. Basil50
    Basil50 April 15 2018 08: 12
    +14
    The author just opened our eyes to us all. Wherever the root of all success is in anything.
    That's just all, as it were, softer, somewhere nearby and not quite about that. For the development of the economy, much and not only REE is needed. China has risen on a planned economy and on American money. How much the Chinese have managed to persuade to invest is another matter. In China, unlike RUSSIA, even outright bandits served the state. There * not by rank * even pickpockets do not steal. And even abroad, the Chinese are forced to serve without hesitation in taking their relatives hostage, to remind them of the * service of China * of everyone and everyone. The fact that both in the USA and China many economic problems are solved at the expense of social programs is not a secret for anyone.
    It is in RUSSIA that the population is spoiled, demanding either kindergartens or medicine, then pensions, then education, and then everything is free and always of high quality.
    In the * big * economies there are no such problems. As there is not much of what for us * goes without saying * and that costs a lot of money.
    1. Awaz
      Awaz April 15 2018 08: 54
      +6
      nowhere, at one time, when the USSR collapsed, the owners of world money could, like in China, enter Russia. it would be even easier for them, since the population was all literate and just as impoverished and would also agree to work hard for 100 bucks. However, this was not done in principle. And on the contrary, they tried to destroy or pull to themselves the most interesting productions and the most interesting people.
      Even now, all these plants (for example, car factories) built with Western money, after the collapse of the ruble and the fall in the purchasing power of the Russian population, began to close at the same time, however, with the fall of the ruble - they became highly competitive in the world market and could bring owners not weak grandmas if reoriented to sales abroad. However, this is systematically ignored.
      First of all, the whole problem with the economy in the Russian Federation is that the economic authorities are trying to work honestly according to the rules of Western business. And this is fundamentally wrong. I will say more - disastrous.
      1. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa April 15 2018 16: 53
        +4
        Quote: AwaZ
        the whole problem with the economy in the Russian Federation is that the economic authorities are trying to work honestly according to the rules of Western business.

        Oh oh Colleague, you try not to pay taxes in the States and ... sleep soundly! Or find loans at 20% per annum ... Maybe you think that in the West the tax scale is as flat for businessmen as we have? Well then you are an idealist!
        So, our power is lop-eared, like a spaniel, and does everything in the interests of the ruling class, sometimes forgetting about its own and popular interests ...
        In communist China, it’s a little different ... according to the NEP scheme. That’s all the slight difference!
  5. l7yzo
    l7yzo April 15 2018 08: 17
    +2
    Author respect and respect.
    Wisdom comes with experience. As well as the ability to read between the lines and see grains.
    The brain, like the whole body, must be kept in shape - otherwise its dystrophy develops, with its systemic non-use.
  6. Herculesic
    Herculesic April 15 2018 08: 22
    +13
    To the author’s note, one of my deceased geologist’s acquaintances, back in the days of the USSR, was faced with the fact of deliberately underestimating the mass of rare-earth metals in one deposit where he worked for a long time! He knew the valuation methodology, he recalculated it, but he was directly told that he had done it in vain. We have data on the presence in Russia of various rare earth elements that have been underestimated for a long time and intentionally. This is essentially a state policy dating back to the post-war period. So for China and other countries of the world, these are also numbers that the Chinese, on the contrary, deliberately overstate, believe it or not, but it is a fact.
    1. kalibr
      April 15 2018 08: 31
      +5
      You wrote an interesting thing, but ... "my late acquaintance" is not a source. Source - official, recognized by the "world" reports. So this is not a question of faith, why personally I don’t believe you personally, even if I personally don’t know you, but ... methods, preparation of material. For every figure or fact, you always need to be prepared to give a link - where does that come from. There are sources deserving more trust, there are less. But personal stories are sources only after their publication, and not even in the comments. This is not what I came up with ... But the fact that the USSR secreted the number of clamps and carts and data on mineral reserves is a well-known fact.
      1. Awaz
        Awaz April 15 2018 08: 59
        +8
        With advice, this was practiced quite often. There is an iron fact, many times expressed by different people that about some kind of super rare metal (or I may be mistaken - a mineral) mined mainly in the USSR, all information was issued to Western markets only after Stalin’s resolution personally, to influence its price.
      2. Herculesic
        Herculesic April 15 2018 09: 19
        +1
        Unfortunately, they didn’t acquaint me with the numbers, and they didn’t even let me read departmental documents.
        1. kalibr
          April 15 2018 11: 48
          +2
          That is just the point. And then your information would not be the price!
      3. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa April 15 2018 17: 35
        +4
        Quote: kalibr
        Source - official, recognized by the "world" reports.
        Vyacheslav, we are on the same lithospheric platform with the khinchiks, the rocks are under the same root, so I also know that the waste heaps are completely rare-earth metals! By the way, in Soviet times, the japanes asked them and us as inert materials, supposedly for their roads ... Well, we took a closer look at the dumps of the platinum group and ... said that we could not do this ... for political reasons, such as "We do not trade in our homeland!" laughing
  7. andrej-shironov
    andrej-shironov April 15 2018 09: 10
    +2
    And, by the way, for some reason none of our political activists is afraid of any unfriendly actions against their children. What will they kidnap there, or something else ... Good security? Or maybe just because everything has been paid for years to come and it is undesirable for anyone to lose such income? “And what do they all say then?” “Someone” will exclaim again. ” And the answer to this will be this - and the swearing on the collar does not hang, call at least a pot, just do not put it in the stove!

    Excellent author! Everything is just like that. Our elite is not ours! And even the sect of Putin’s witnesses is beginning to understand this. After all, they themselves voted for him, but actually for the United States.
  8. bk316
    bk316 April 15 2018 10: 30
    +11
    If it were not for lies about the GDP family, it would be interesting to read, and so (once there is no faith to the liar), most likely the rest is also a lie. This idea is also suggested by the fact that the article does not contain the total income of the PRC from the sale of rare earths, which means that the conclusion about their role in the national economy of the PRC is unfounded. You can of course read between the lines, but why does the author make us do this?
  9. iouris
    iouris April 15 2018 11: 06
    +1
    And do not read the Soviet newspapers ... Do not read at all. Learn to gain knowledge, not "information."
    1. gridasov
      gridasov April 16 2018 17: 00
      0
      Quote: iouris
      And do not read the Soviet newspapers ... Do not read at all. Learn to gain knowledge, not "information."

      That's it for sure! After reading the article and the comments it’s unlikely to work out, make a reasonable conclusion. You really need to work with the information as with the raw materials and the process.
  10. kalibr
    April 15 2018 11: 48
    +1
    Quote: bk316
    bk316 (Vladimir) Today, 10:30 New
    If not for lies about family GDP

    Is it a lie?
    1. bk316
      bk316 April 16 2018 11: 05
      +4
      Is it a lie?

      They wrote already above, I'm not going to mess up the forum with replays. This is the lot of trolls
  11. sib.ataman
    sib.ataman April 15 2018 11: 49
    +4
    Quote: Molot1979
    About the kids, why lie? Lavrov's daughter lived in the USA. But she has long returned to Russia and now works in St. Petersburg. Old Man, tea, not stupid, pulled out his daughter just when the new XB began. In a single interview, which was recognized as genuine, Medvedev's son did not say anything about plans to permanently escape from Russia. I read this interview, if that. The only place in Massachusetts that you can seriously talk about is the Massachusetts College of Technology. Studying at MTK is a good thing, of all American universities, this is perhaps the best. Well, you can read about Putin’s daughters at least on Wikipedia. This is a question about "not data". Yes, everything is there, if you are not lazy and do not set the goal of "proving" that they all fled to Europe. On December 20, 2012 both lived in Moscow. To find out about this, just open the "Family" section of the "Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich" page on the Wiki. I strongly doubt that in a period of acute conflict with the West, Vova would have let his daughters go somewhere where they could easily be used to create problems.
    It turns out that the author of the article, hitting journalists, carved himself. He proved himself to put it mildly, unscrupulous. And if you lied where everything is easily checked, then who can guarantee that he is not lying in other places?


    Do not judge strictly! Otherwise, where to get the intrigue? T.ne m., It’s no secret that many children from the “elite” classes teach their children there (by the way, the daughter managed to finish Oxford herself, but it was exclusively her own initiative, at her own expense, after the Russian university), they keep a lot of them different types of savings, have dual citizenship and are always ready to go skiing if something has happened more than once! So Vyacheslav did not deviate much from the truth.
    But with regard to GDP, Lavrov and Medvedev, everything is much simpler even than on a wiki. What GDP, what Lavrov is the people of special services (and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including!) Who worked behind the cordon. They absolutely absolutely know the forms and methods of work of these very services, therefore, it’s so cheap to substitute, occupying key positions of the state, they won’t even be at risk of execution! And Medvedev from their boat! Who will let him sail separately ?! And yet, you can live comfortably as in paradise in the Russian Federation, if everything is imprisoned with the authorities. Only those who have at least one foreign thread in the lining run and hide behind the hill. But they will run from despair — or they will throw their own at the bunks (at best) if that, or at least a little thanks until they take their development into development (not just Squeak).
  12. kalibr
    April 15 2018 11: 49
    +1
    This idea is also suggested by the fact that the article does not contain the total income of the PRC from the sale of rare earths [/ quote]
    If I knew this, I would not write here, but what do you think? Who can even know that haha?
  13. Grandfather Eugene
    Grandfather Eugene April 15 2018 12: 58
    +2
    Rhenium can also be attributed to the material of the article.
    1. prosto_rgb
      prosto_rgb April 15 2018 14: 43
      0
      Quote: Grandfather Eugene
      Rhenium can also be attributed to the material of the article.

      quite right
      but the need for it is not so great as in the above
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 April 15 2018 15: 31
      0
      Now also his manganese in Russia is the same deficit. Tin can also be added to scarce materials.
    3. kalibr
      April 15 2018 15: 44
      +1
      Yes, rhenium is a very valuable thing. 2000 bucks per gram!
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 April 15 2018 17: 36
        0
        From 1 to 10 dollars per gram. In the future, rare metals will be mined, where they are most - in space in asteroids and meteorites.
        1. gridasov
          gridasov April 16 2018 17: 06
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          Perhaps they will. However, technologies can be created in which the properties of various rare-earth metals will be reproduced by those principles that we are talking about now as the very initial stage.
  14. partizan86
    partizan86 April 15 2018 14: 24
    +2
    In Afghanistan, among other places, there are also huge reserves, but only somehow it did not work out with production.
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa April 15 2018 17: 46
      +3
      Quote: partizan86
      In Afghanistan, among other places, there are also huge reserves, but only somehow it did not work out with production.

      Dmitriy! You are well done! You removed my next post from the language. Now, do you understand why the Amy got in there? And whoever smokes them from there ... They are even ready to use the third degree of intimidation in order to stay. But most likely they will go the beaten path of bribery and corruption .. However! bully
  15. Curious
    Curious April 15 2018 15: 18
    +5
    “... 80% of triple journalists prefer to write“ in a trend ”, that is, to disseminate absurdities and outright nonsense. But, since the volume of information flows of such content is very large, most people again think that there is something here. "
    The fact that this is true is evidenced by the fact that the author of the article himself became a victim of “triplet journalists” and bought himself on publications on the Internet about the “Chinese neodymium miracle”.
    And this despite the fact that there are many serious professional studies of the Chinese economy, and in Britain the specialized journal Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies is published.
    The fact that 95% of world trade in rare-earth elements was given away to China for a long time is due to many, including historical, reasons. The fact is that their mining is associated with severe environmental pollution with toxic wastes, which the PRC, unlike other industrialized countries, did not pay too much attention and offered the rest of the world rare earth metals at very competitive prices.
    After the introduction of quotas, China's share began to decline and in 2015 they canceled it.
    So you won’t get bored with the "threesome journalists".
    1. kalibr
      April 15 2018 15: 50
      +1
      It is ridiculous to read statements based on the words "gave", "beginnings", while it is necessary to be based on the words "given", "done", "finished". That is, at a certain time, a certain result is important, not a process. And it happened so that a few years ago, as always in the fall, a group of my students returned from Europe and the USA. As gifts, they brought me a bunch of “National Interests” and “National Economy” (USA), “Medieval History”, the magazine you named (!) And several more. I started to “gut” them and wrote in this way the article “The Neodymium Test”, just about the Chinese economy and just on a very solid basis. It was published ... And went to be published. So articles about the neodymium miracle went with its submission! And this is her version, rewritten for the sake of novelty through the Advego system and "combed" under the theme of war ... Once again I am convinced that rewriting himself is sometimes more difficult to write than something or someone else. But this does not mean that the facts conveyed in the material are incorrect.
      1. Curious
        Curious April 15 2018 22: 18
        +4
        Vyacheslav Olegovich! It is ridiculous to read articles on the Chinese economy of a person who is completely unaware of the economy in general and the Chinese in particular. With all due respect to you. Especially for a person who has visited China at least twice a year from 1999 to 2015 and has been directly involved in the implementation of at least three serious joint projects during which time analytics was prepared at the CSIS level and marketing research cost six-digit numbers.
        Vyacheslav Olegovich! We value you as a historian. But the global economy in general, and the Chinese in particular, is not your path, believe me.
    2. mar4047083
      mar4047083 April 15 2018 22: 46
      +1
      Alas, some authors do not pull on the deuce. perhaps as historians they can define the term "prostitute". It’s very interesting for us stupid “earthworms” to hear this definition from the lips of a world scientist. You, V.N., through your channels, ask the world to explain to us, slaves, what this overseas word means. To be honest, after one substantive discussion, I myself am afraid to ask the "giant of thought", suddenly I’ll take away precious time.
  16. Dormidont
    Dormidont April 15 2018 16: 01
    +3
    All the power in the deposits of daikon and Beijing cabbage
  17. I do not care
    I do not care April 15 2018 17: 55
    +1
    Quote: NordUral
    the author describes some parents and children

    while Pyaskov’s daughter lives in Britain, Putin’s in Austria-Holland, etc. I can sleep peacefully.
    will be... wassat
  18. Grim Reaper
    Grim Reaper April 15 2018 20: 02
    +2
    I’ll add a little on rare earths. The numbers may be inaccurate, but plus or minus.
    Even 15 years ago, palladium was inexpensive. Well, let's say 200 rubles per gram. Five times cheaper than platinum. And now, palladium is almost more expensive than platinum, which lost primacy to gold.
    I did not look at the real value of one or another rare earth, compared to 15 years ago. Who is interested - he can.
    Thanks to the author.
    1. I do not care
      I do not care April 15 2018 20: 44
      0
      200 p per gram? You are confusing something.
      1. Grim Reaper
        Grim Reaper April 15 2018 21: 40
        0
        Quote: me by
        200 p per gram? You are confusing something.

        I remember exactly that in the early 2000s the price of palladium, something like that. Perhaps it used to be more expensive. That's not the point. Rare earths are growing rapidly in recent years, and are not going to change the trend.
  19. Alsur
    Alsur April 15 2018 21: 36
    +3
    Custom Article, IMHO. The message in the article is clear, Russia, your oil and gas is nothing. Further, everything was gone. Well, the children, Putin, simply could not resist sticking in. It’s a pity Medvedev fails, he still won’t send his child abroad. Well, okay, get out, let him dream about it. Processing public opinion is not new for a long time. Once upon a time, they came up with the scale of the problem of cholesterol, so that margarine from oil, which of course is much more useful than animal fat, would become an attractive product. In general, remove the noodles from the ears further.
  20. mar4047083
    mar4047083 April 15 2018 22: 25
    +2
    What a difficult thing life is. IN. devoted his precious time to us, "earthworms" already on the opinion page. But what about your principles, lack of time, scientific work? Where are the links to scientific papers? Q. Oh, how can you, as a historian, define the term prostitute? Yes, and about the illiteracy of journalists in more detail (many remember articles about Japanese blacksmiths).
  21. kalibr
    April 16 2018 06: 50
    +1
    Quote: Curious
    But the global economy in general, and the Chinese in particular, is not your path, believe me.

    I do not argue, but I fell into the hands of a good and interesting material, it was a sin not to use it. You yourself wrote - a serious magazine. So I took advantage of it. And then there’s National Interest, Medieval History, and Armor Modeling ...
  22. icant007
    icant007 April 16 2018 06: 55
    0
    Economic geography drives! In order to understand the nature of modern conflicts, just look at the map of minerals. And all the rest, supposedly national liberation movements, are from the evil one.