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The whole truth about sanctions: the history and modernity of economic constraints

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Official statements on foreign sanctions resemble a mental illness such as bipolar disorder. This is evidenced by economic expert Oleg Komolov in the next issue of the program "Primes".




According to him, the same people, the media, official institutions talk about how useful foreign sanctions are for our country, and that our economy, our national currency is experiencing difficulties due to the same sanctions. On the one hand, it is said that it is wonderful that sanctions allowed reaching a significant percentage of import substitution, and on the other, how painfully the sanctions hit the foreign investment segment.

Oleg Komolov recalls that sanctions for the global economy, as well as for our country, are far from a unique phenomenon. According to the expert, the Soviet Union lived under foreign economic sanctions for all the years of its existence - starting with the refusal to pay debts of the Russian Empire. We are talking about the sea and trade blockade of Soviet Russia by the Entente countries.

Oleg Komolov:

True, the blockade was soon lifted - immediately after the alignment on the fronts of the Civil War began to change in favor of the Red Army (RKKA).

In 1925, the West imposed the so-called “golden blockade” of the USSR in response to the decision of the Soviet authorities to monopolize foreign trade. Western banks refused to accept Soviet gold, which, probably, many bankers were very sorry at that time.

In the 20s, the West imposed a credit blockade against the USSR, refusing to lend to the Soviet economy, or by setting huge interest rates.

Sanctions details in stories and modernity - in the issue of "Prime numbers":

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  1. strannik1985
    strannik1985 5 November 2019 06: 08 New
    +3
    1. Sanctions against the USSR did not apply all the time the state existed; in fact, industrialization and collectivization were carried out with foreign assistance.
    2. In the USSR, the socialist economy and finance, and in the Russian market.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 5 November 2019 06: 22 New
      +7
      Quote: strannik1985
      1. Sanctions against the USSR did not apply all the time the state existed; in fact, industrialization and collectivization were carried out with foreign assistance.
      2. In the USSR, a socialist economy and finance, and in the Russian market.

      planned-I would like to add.
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 5 November 2019 07: 53 New
        +5
        First. Thanks to the author for interesting material! good
        Second. I want to note that the ardent opponents of socialism never take these factors and artificially created obstacles into account and prove to us the advantages of a market economy with its periodic crises over a planned one.
        The third. The state of the USSR economy was not in such a deplorable state as the economy of the feudal-oligarchic capitalism of Russia with a speculative banking system is in today. And the path from the last places in the ranking of the capitalist countries to the "planned" level of Portugal is long enough, if it does not lead to a dead end.
        Question: what needs to be done so that the sanctions of the global "six" are not so noticeable and how much more time is needed for this?
        1. Alien From
          Alien From 5 November 2019 08: 41 New
          -2
          Answer: you just need a desire to work, and for all layers of citizens. While we are observing the reverse process.
          1. Aerodrome
            Aerodrome 5 November 2019 09: 04 New
            +7
            Quote: Alien From
            Answer: you just need a desire to work, and for all layers of citizens. While we are observing the reverse process.

            by "ave" and "nick", I suppose you are from another planet ... do not know what is the problem with the work? Is everyone in Gazprom or in taxi drivers?
            1. Alien From
              Alien From 5 November 2019 09: 17 New
              -3
              You don't need to guess ...... the keyword in the post is "desire", without it, you can whine in the capital too ......
              1. Aerodrome
                Aerodrome 5 November 2019 09: 22 New
                +5
                Quote: Alien From
                You don't need to guess ...... the keyword in the post is "desire", without it, you can whine in the capital too ......

                come to us in the Sverdlovsk region, and you can "wish" anything ... then you will tell us about the "desires".
                1. Alien From
                  Alien From 5 November 2019 09: 25 New
                  -5
                  Thanks for the invitation) The desire to work, but not the desire to have everything just like that, that's where the salt is.
                  1. balunn
                    balunn 5 November 2019 15: 03 New
                    +1
                    Not from Moscow time? Here, beyond MKAD, life is a little different and desires often do not coincide with opportunities, since there is no alternative
                    1. Alien From
                      Alien From 5 November 2019 20: 06 New
                      -2
                      There is always an alternative, but no desire!
        2. AU Ivanov.
          AU Ivanov. 5 November 2019 08: 45 New
          -13
          Actually: a command and planned economy that could not provide the population with an elementary and uncompetitive world scale and brought the USSR to collapse.
          1. Ross xnumx
            Ross xnumx 5 November 2019 09: 19 New
            +7
            Quote: AS Ivanov.
            Actually: a command and planned economy that could not provide the population with an elementary and uncompetitive world scale and brought the USSR to collapse.

            The most important thing that was not produced in the USSR was water meters and the population used water without fear of washing and washing. We watched black-and-white television on domestic television sets, listened to songs from domestic tape recorders, ate products created in accordance with GOST, and loans to consumers were 4%. And the Soviet Union brought about the collapse of the Shobl’s shifters and traitors, who replaced the people's authorities with missions with mediocre party (majority) functionaries ...
            Whatever the economy was in the USSR, the share of the RSFSR in it was such that the "brothers" and "sisters" today "miss" without it.
            Quote: Alien From
            Answer: you just need a desire to work, and for all layers of citizens. While we are observing the reverse process.

            Today, no one misses the job, because it either doesn’t exist, or pennies pay for it ... And the political chatter and the legitimized process of speculation successfully replaced this work.
            1. AU Ivanov.
              AU Ivanov. 5 November 2019 10: 00 New
              +1
              Counters were just being produced - industrial enterprises paid for water by the meter. And the population is accustomed to pouring water where it is necessary and where it is not necessary - the concept of "saving water" (by the way, a valuable resource) was completely absent. Black and white television? We looked where to go, while the rest of the world looked in color. Domestic tape recorders? There was an opportunity to compare a good, by our standards, electronic cassette player with a Japanese. Ours weighed almost twice as much, and that says a lot. Plus, I also consumed batteries almost twice as fast. And who would buy this Electronics if imported equipment was available for sale? Yes - a mediocre leadership: produce any shit - people go to eat (and industry too), for the best.
              1. Ross xnumx
                Ross xnumx 5 November 2019 11: 37 New
                +3
                Quote: AS Ivanov.
                Counters were just made - industrial enterprises paid for water on the counter.

                How informative it is! Especially about enterprises ... Maybe you can tell how water consumption at hydroelectric power stations or state district power stations was taken into account? As for domestic water meters, it turned out that it is economically more efficient for the state to consider water consumption based on the consumption rate per person.
                ... water meters really entered our everyday life in 1994. It was then that the Council of Ministers adopted Decree No. 505, which forbade the acceptance of apartments after major repairs or construction without apartment water meters.

                What a "spiritual" state concern ...
                As for b / w television, yes, it was a new parallel with color films, most of which are more pleasant for the people of today's Russia than the new ultra-color and modern ones. Another important hassle. Free television did not spin ads, interrupting broadcasts, and explaining that it was necessary for sponsors and channel owners, but was silent about the fact that all the money for advertising comes from the pockets of those taxpayers who watch it.
                The country's leadership was not mediocre. It (for some time) became well-fed and lazy, living by inertia but still by remnants of conscience and did not scoff at pensioners and workers, but pursued thieves, parasites, alcoholics, embezzlers, profiteers and people who disclosed military and state secrets for personal gain.
                And all the mass mockery of the socialist system, which began after Stalin's death, continued after Brezhnev's death, when a certain caste of Soviet leaders decided not to live on promises and a bright "tomorrow" for everyone, but to be content with a well-fed "today" for the elite.
                For me, the Soviet time was more honest and decent.
                hi
                1. AU Ivanov.
                  AU Ivanov. 5 November 2019 11: 50 New
                  -1
                  I did not live under Stalin, I was born 10 years after his death. Therefore, I criticize what I saw with my own eyes. And yes - everything rested on one person - on Joseph Vissarionovich. He was gone - the country was gone.
              2. nikvic46
                nikvic46 5 November 2019 11: 37 New
                +3
                Andrei. The thing is that only our own was produced in the USSR. Now we are producing under licenses. No export right.
                1. AU Ivanov.
                  AU Ivanov. 5 November 2019 11: 40 New
                  -5
                  What we produced, with the exception of individual breakthrough products, did not fit into any gate. Own? This is the principle of his shit does not puzzle?
              3. Mordvin 3
                Mordvin 3 5 November 2019 12: 40 New
                +2
                Quote: AS Ivanov.
                We looked, where to go, while the rest of the world looked color

                The color TV that we have in the West appeared almost simultaneously, with the adoption of standards. In the USA - before everyone else, in 50.
                Quote: AS Ivanov.
                There was an opportunity to compare a good, by our standards, Electronics cassette with a Japanese. Our weighed almost twice as much, and this says a lot.

                Ours could be given to someone on the head, and there would have been nothing for him, and they were being repaired on his knee. And when the plastic gear on the LPM burst at Panasonic, I did not know what to do, I gave it back with matyugs (it wasn’t mine). By the way, he chewed the tape no worse than Electronics.
                Quote: AS Ivanov.
                Yes - mediocre leadership: produce any shit - people go

                Everything was produced in its price category, and now record players are selling both Chinese for 30 thousand, and Pioneers for one and a half million. Come on, hear, at least Deep Perple, at least The Beatles. And we and the Corvettes-Arcturus were not bad, although the latter was more likely to belong to the 1-th class than to the zero.
        3. Tibul
          Tibul 6 November 2019 22: 01 New
          -1
          The answer is for ROSS 42. We omit the comments from Alien From; he is from another planet and therefore does not know what he is saying. I completely agree with you, and I will answer the question “how long does it take”: Always! Yes Yes! This did not begin when the USSR was formed. In 1204, after the Crusaders took Constantinople, Pope Honorius III imposed an economic blockade on the schismatics of Russia (restrictions on the arms and food trade), followed by Pope Gregory IX, and then Clementius. But we had better weapons and enough food. This is an eternal war of the West with the Russian World. It turns out that at the sanctions of those times the West was the loser! As long as there is Russia, there will be a desire of the West to remove it.
      2. strannik1985
        strannik1985 5 November 2019 08: 08 New
        -1
        These are the details.
        1. Aerodrome
          Aerodrome 5 November 2019 08: 12 New
          +8
          in the USSR, the economy was just, and now, only the sale of hydrocarbons and the seizure of taxes.
          1. strannik1985
            strannik1985 5 November 2019 13: 35 New
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            Without money, at least planned, at least not, it doesn’t matter. The trick of the Bolsheviks is that most of the budget was not related to the money supply, i.e. did not create inflation.
  2. nikvic46
    nikvic46 5 November 2019 11: 41 New
    -2
    If the USSR treated the people as it is now, the country would have done another economic miracle. In Chile, they are so happy with the rise of the economy that they went out into protests.
    1. Livonetc
      Livonetc 5 November 2019 11: 57 New
      +2
      Apparently in the first sentence of sarcasm?