Why did Russia send troops to Syria? American answer


The reasons for the Russian military operation in Syria are still very interested in American military analysts. Indeed, for the first time after the war in Afghanistan, Russia took such a large-scale participation in hostilities outside the post-Soviet space. And this should have its own explanations.


A unique set of circumstances


On October 2, on October 2019, the American research center RAND Corporation, which, among other things, studies the political situation in other countries of the world, published an impressive report, “Understanding Russian Intervention in Syria.” Its authors are analysts Sam Charap, Elina Treiger and Edward Geist.

Russia decided to intervene in the civil war in Syria in the 2015 year. Moscow immediately identified a clear position - support for the current legitimate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose position at that time was threatened by the intensified actions of the anti-government opposition and terrorist groups (which is largely the same thing).

Naturally, the very fact of Russia's participation in the war far beyond the borders of the former Soviet Union caused a lot of questions and concerns in the West, especially in the USA. After all, Syria is not Transnistria and Abkhazia, not Donbass or Tajikistan. But Moscow decided to go to war in a distant state and has been participating in it for four years. Accordingly, a number of American experts believe that Russia may resort to a similar model of behavior in other military-political conflicts in Eurasia and even in Africa.

However, RAND Corporation experts in their analytical report argue that the introduction of troops into Syria in 2015 was made possible due to a unique combination of circumstances. Recall what the situation was like in the world in 2015. Crimea and Sevastopol have just reunited with the Russian Federation, an armed conflict has blazed in the Donbass, economic sanctions have been introduced against Russia. In the Middle East, shortly before this, a series of Arab revolutions took place, as a result of which the relatively friendly Moscow regime of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya fell, and civil wars began in Yemen and Syria itself.

The main political factor that played a major role in the decision to send troops was the belief in the near collapse of the Bashar al-Assad regime, if not to intervene. Moscow was convinced that without Russian intervention, Assad would inevitably suffer the fate of Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein.

But, unlike them, Assad really was and remains a true ally of Russia. The last Russian at that time Russian naval base in the Mediterranean operated in Syria, Syria had very good trade and military-technical relations with Russia. For Moscow, losing such an ally meant only one thing - the Middle East would be lost.


As the Russian leadership came to the conclusion that it was impossible to resolve the Syrian conflict by diplomatic methods, it began to lean toward the idea of ​​a military operation in Syria. In other words, it was decided to save Bashar al-Assad and the Russian-friendly regime. Indeed, in the event of the overthrow of Assad, Russia's position in the Middle East would finally weaken.

Secondly, Russia saw significant geopolitical risks in the Syrian conflict. There is no denying the terrorist threat, which has increased many times since the start of hostilities in Syria. A large number of fighters from the North Caucasus, from Central Asia fought on the side of the terrorist groups, so there was no doubt that if they were not eliminated on Syrian territory, they would penetrate into Russia and would pose a threat to national security right here and now.

Politically advantageous and convenient from a military point of view


For the military operation in Syria, Russia had the necessary conditions. So, in Syria, there was a Russian naval base (logistics point), consent was given to the use of a military air base. Armed forces concentrated in southern Russia, in principle, had the resources and capabilities to participate in hostilities in Syria.

An important role was played by the fact that the main burden of hostilities on earth was assumed by the allies - the Syrian government troops and Shiite formations controlled by Iran. It was they who became the "infantry" of the Syrian civil war, saving Russia from the need to send significant military contingents of the ground forces to Syria. That is, Russia has reserved aviation escort, missile attacks on the bases of militants, special operations and the activities of the military police.

American analysts are convinced that in any other country that was in a similar situation, for example, in Afghanistan or Yemen, as well as in Libya, conditions did not exist that would facilitate the entry of Russian troops. Therefore, Moscow did not begin to intervene in the Libyan or Yemeni conflicts. As for the conflict in Afghanistan, which is full of serious risks for Russia, including the same terrorist threat and the destabilization of the situation in the Central Asian republics of the former USSR, Moscow still prefers not to intervene in it.

Nevertheless, American experts believe that the absence of a Russian military presence in other warring countries of the East is due to the fact that, firstly, the situations in them did not reach the degree of tension that was in Syria, and secondly, political and military circumstances did not work out properly.

However, the Americans do not exclude the possibility that if the situation in Afghanistan is so aggravated that it directly threatens Russian interests in the region and the national security of the Russian state, Moscow will have no other way to influence it except to start a military operation according to the Syrian scenario.

As for interference in conflicts in Libya or Yemen, then, if it takes place, it will follow a more sparing scenario than in Syria. In Libya, there is still oil and Russia's geopolitical interests, since it is the southern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, "looking" at the south of Europe, but Yemen is of less interest.

Therefore, Russia also distances itself from the Yemeni conflict, in contrast to the same Iran, which, being a religious Shiite state, is forced to support fellow believers - Yemeni Shiites - against their opponents, supported, in turn, by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Why did Russia send troops to Syria? American answer

Nevertheless, American experts summarize their report with two main and very clear conclusions. First, the United States must understand that Russia will no longer refrain from protecting its national interests outside the post-Soviet space. And, as shown by the example of the Syrian war, Moscow, if necessary, is also ready for armed intervention, for the participation of its troops in hostilities in the territories of other states.

Secondly, the American army should be prepared for the fact that Russian troops will be present in all the "hot spots" in the Middle East, North Africa and other regions of the planet. Although their number will not be large, but the Russian military will unambiguously indicate its presence, especially in those countries for which Moscow has political or economic plans.

Consequences of the Syrian operation


We see what serious consequences for Russia led to participation in hostilities in Syria. Four years of the Russian military operation completely reversed the political alignment in the Middle East. Russia, which at that time did not possess even a fraction of the influence that it has now, quickly broke into Middle Eastern politics and made the whole world reckon with itself, turned into the most important arbiter, to which various parties are listening today: both Syria and the Kurds, and moderate opposition, and Iran, and Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, and even Israel.

Against this background, the former “aces” of world politics fade, especially the EU countries, whose participation in resolving the Syrian conflict has been minimized. But the United States, having withdrawn its troops from Syria and having achieved nothing in this country, also demonstrated its powerlessness, inability not only to reconcile the conflicting parties, but even to defend the interests of its own allies - the Syrian Kurds, whom the American army had been preparing and arming for years.

If we compare the positions of Russia in the Middle East before and after the Syrian operation, we can see how much the position of our country has strengthened and how serious it has become in the field of Middle Eastern politics. And now we are talking not only about political and military consequences, such as the emergence of new military facilities in the region strategically important for Russia, but also about direct economic benefits.


After all, the same C-400 sold to Turkey is money. Contracts with Saudi Arabia are money. Russia receives exceptional conditions for the reconstruction of the Syrian infrastructure destroyed during the war, and this is a huge field of activity for Russian investors, construction and transport companies.

It is no accident that worried critics of Donald Trump in the ranks of the US Democratic Party exclaim that mistakes in the foreign policy of the American state have led to the fact that Russia's positions have strengthened even compared to the period of the Cold War. Then, at least, there was a clear division - here are the allies of the United States, and here are "countries of a socialist orientation" collaborating with Moscow. Now Damascus, Tehran, Ankara, and Riyadh - all the strongest and most influential regional players are cooperating with Moscow.


That is, participation in the hostilities in Syria turned out to be numerous political victories for Russia. Turkey was almost divorced from the United States and defiantly acquired the Russian C-400, despite Washington's hysteria. The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, who previously were completely in the orbit of American influence, turned to face Russia.

After Washington’s betrayal, Russia remained the only guarantor of security and the Syrian Kurds, who were previously considered the most important allies of American troops in northern Syria. And this is another important victory for Russia, and even more image-building.

Therefore, one should not consider American fears about the growing influence of Russia in the Middle East and the tendency to intervene in armed conflicts outside the post-Soviet space to be groundless. Washington’s growing and very wary interest in Moscow’s actions just shows that Russia is doing everything right and is gaining more and more military and political weight on a global scale. Of course, the Americans cannot like this situation.
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  1. APES 18 November 2019 05: 34 New
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    Why introduced? Answer: so that there is no gas pipeline from Qatar, so that Gazprom is not thrown out of the European market. The reason for any war is loot.
    1. carstorm 11 18 November 2019 05: 51 New
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      what is the funniest thing you know? only we have someone talking about this reason. where is the indignation of Qatar and Europe? where is the indignation of the states over this gas pipeline? no. for that, we will definitely blurt someone about him. amazing
      1. polar fox 18 November 2019 06: 14 New
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        Quote: carstorm 11
        only we have someone talking about this reason. where is the indignation of Qatar and Europe? where is the indignation of the states over this gas pipeline? no.

        and you, as I understand it, are shoveling the whole press (and Internet resources) of Qatar, the states and Europe ... and when do you find it at the time?
        1. carstorm 11 18 November 2019 06: 43 New
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          no. but there are so-called viral topics. and miss such is impossible. people don’t really want to know about SP 2 but I think the units haven’t heard of him. and this pipeline would be more critical for Europe than SP 2.
      2. Eroma 18 November 2019 20: 53 New
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        And who openly declares that for the sake of dough they destroyed the country, fired a war in which hundreds of thousands died and millions fled! So they are silent in a rag, muttering under their breath about democracy, freedom of speech and all sorts of values! Only in their heads do they know exactly how many values ​​they have lost tongue
        1. Leonid Anatolevich 19 November 2019 03: 21 New
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          We must learn from the bald man, let him think
      3. Amin_vivec 19 November 2019 09: 19 New
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        Why is Qatar not outraged? What difference does Qatar have to sell gas to? The gas pipeline to Europe is profitable, but it has not grown together))) During the war in Syria, Qatar has increased its liquefaction capabilities and is driving LNG to China.
        Why is Europe not outraged? It is also outraged, because instead of the Qatari they “slipped” the totalitarian gas from SP-2, didn’t hear a screech about this?))))))))
        Where is the US resentment? Squealing about SP-2 is not enough for you? All the time there is talk about the need to "diversify" supplies, coming up with either the Caspian, the Turkmen, or the Israeli options, LNG from the USA began to be actively promoted.

        I see here, I don’t see ... Your selective vision ...
    2. Ross xnumx 18 November 2019 06: 10 New
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      Quote: APES
      The reason for any war is loot.

      He put down a plus for this conclusion, but here you have already objected (removed from the language):
      Quote: carstorm 11
      only we have someone talking about this reason. where is the indignation of Qatar and Europe? where is the indignation of the states over this gas pipeline?

      Have you tried to measure the distance from Qatar to Europe with a ruler? Here, Qatar has all the trump cards - LNG transportation, not transit risks ...
      hi
      1. APES 18 November 2019 06: 21 New
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        A ruler measure the distance
        and the cheapest form of transport? Do you know? So he pays all the risks. The distance from Yamal to Berlin, measure with a ruler :)
        1. protoss 18 November 2019 14: 12 New
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          and the cheapest form of transport? Do you know? So he pays all the risks. The distance from Yamal to Berlin, measure with a ruler :)

          But only from Yamal and the borders of the Russian Federation we do not pay anyone for transit, and from Qatar to Europe there are several transit countries. ask how much it costs to transit one thousand m3 per 100 km of pipe and figure out how much gas will cost at the outlet. Yes, and all this linden about the Qatari pipe is smashed against Saudi Arabia, which can not be circumvented, and this, by the way, is enemy No. 1 for Qatar. just Syria is not obligatory in such a project; there it is possible to go through Turkey to Turkey and further to the EU.
          1. APES 18 November 2019 14: 42 New
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            Estimate how much the gas will cost at the outlet. yes and all

            How much does it cost to convert gas to LNG and vice versa?
            1. protoss 18 November 2019 15: 23 New
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              How much does it cost to convert gas to LNG and vice versa?

              let even a third of the cost of gas.
              from Qatar to the EU border - 4 thousand km - this is plus 120-150 tanks per thousand cubic meters only for transit through the pipe and then not to the final consumer, but only to Greece / Bulgaria.
              1. Oyo Sarkazmi 21 November 2019 21: 29 New
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                Quote: protoss
                from Qatar to the EU border - 4 thousand km - this is plus 120-150 tanks per thousand cubic meters only for transit through the pipe and then not to the end consumer,

                Another question is who will pay for the pipe. Europe in principle does not invest in pipelines. Azerbaijan-Greece pipe paid by Azerbaijan. 8,5 billion ye With deliveries of 10 billion, this is about 5 years of “free” supplies to pay for European loans. Who remembers the gas-pipe deal? Germany gives us "free" pipes, we give them the cost of gas pipes. And you know what's interesting? From 1980 to 2004, Germany received gas for FREE, until Putin paid Germany the "balance" in money. And gas in price immediately jumped 5 times.
                4 thousand km of pipes is somewhere around 20 billion per thread. Qatar will work out gas loans for 20 years.
                Bending down Gazprom with OPAL (but not touching a similar NEL), Europe suddenly lost an infrastructure investor. Germany is pulling pipes for SP-2 for itself, and Bulgaria’s pulling 180 km to Turkey is a problem, Gazprom again got involved in financing the Bulgarians. Losses from UP are not enough for him ...
          2. Amin_vivec 19 November 2019 21: 22 New
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            Yes - yes - from Iraq to Turkey))) Through the mountainous Iraqi Kurdistan))))) You would write fairy tales)))))))
            1. protoss 19 November 2019 22: 03 New
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              well, so I will surprise you, several pipelines have been laid from Iraq to Turkey. on your clave campaign, the right bracket drops.
              1. Amin_vivec 19 November 2019 23: 22 New
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                It was laid. But is there anything that war is going on in Iraq? And in 2014, she also went ... The siege of Mosul, ISIS ... no, did not hear?
                1. protoss 20 November 2019 22: 04 New
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                  Nothing, the war was war, and the pumping of oil to the port of Ceyhan did not stop. loot defeated evil.
                  1. Amin_vivec 21 November 2019 08: 49 New
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                    Gas is not driven through pipelines))))) Yes, and those pipelines under the control of the Kurds and the United States - that those that other people are wild, will not pay dividends to shareholders))). But investors need to build a new gas pipeline (and then donate it to nobody knows), when investors are found to build on the territory on which the war is going on - then safely say that the loot won. And at the moment, not a dollar has been invested.
                    1. protoss 21 November 2019 18: 13 New
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                      Gas is not driven through oil pipelines
                      damn, you stubbornly deny the obvious. Syria nafig is not needed for the gas pipeline, because possible through Iraq. the presence of existing oil pipelines gives reason to talk about the possibility of laying a gas pipeline in the same direction and through the same territories, do not pretend to be a fool, they say you did not understand what I mean. The pipeline is partially under the control of the edge no worse than under the control of Assad, in my opinion, Barzani is even more suitable for Qatar.
                      once again, the gas pipeline from Qatar is a myth, so no investors have ever been, never will be. Read the thread carefully.
                      1. Amin_vivec 22 November 2019 10: 26 New
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                        You are also very stubborn, and for me - you also deny the obvious.
                        Is SP2 counteracting in Europe and the USA? yes it goes - to deny it is pointless.
                        How is the opposition going? - methods 2:
                        1) obstacle to the construction of SP2 (was it? Was it!);
                        2) support for alternative gas delivery routes:
                        2.1) support for the Caspian, Turkmen, Israeli, and Norwegian pipeline gas options. (also an obvious fact - it makes no sense to deny) Are they enough to replace SP2 ??? - NO NOT ENOUGH, NEED MORE GAS. Here the project of the Qatari gas pipeline is born - the Qatari gas is enough to replace with interest. There are only many questions for the gas pipeline - who will build, where, who will pay and ensure its safety. They decided for a long time. The war in Syria has begun ... The project is becoming expensive ...
                        And then Trump comes to all this, and begins to support the domestic manufacturer, and a new version is born ...
                        2.2) American oil shale - as if a replacement - but not entirely alternative.

                        And to Qatar itself - to give a damn where its gas goes - if only they bought and paid well, and therefore it drives LNG to China.
      2. Eroma 18 November 2019 20: 59 New
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        I suppose they are carrying LNG around Africa, the Sutsk channel of the supertanker does not seem to miss recourse
        1. Ross xnumx 19 November 2019 03: 56 New
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          Quote: Eroma
          I suppose they are carrying LNG around Africa, the Sutsk channel of the supertanker does not seem to miss recourse

          You will not be appeased, but forced to search by yourself - a hassle. Excerpts from the materials:
          Suez Canal:
          At the beginning of its operation, the length of the waterway was 164 km with a depth of 12 meters. Nowadays, after several extensions, the length has increased to 193 km with a depth of 24 meters. The length of the northern access is 22 km, the canal itself has a length of 163 km and the length of the southern access is 9 km. The width of the water mirror varies from 120 to 150 meters. To the bottom, the width narrows and reaches 45-60 meters.

          To the design of the supertanker:
          Despite the higher cargo capacity of up to 250 thousand m3, shipbuilders managed to maintain a draft of 12 meters for new tankers - gas carriers, as well as for tankers with a cargo capacity of 140 thousand m3.
          This is convenient when, for example, passing through the Suez Canal and when approaching most LNG terminals.
    3. Civil 18 November 2019 07: 56 New
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      If we compare the positions of Russia in the Middle East before and after the Syrian operation, we can see how much the position of our country has strengthened and how serious it has become in the field of Middle Eastern politics.

      But there is one caveat. Syria is a poor state, broken by a civil war, the restoration of which requires trillions of dollars that we do not have. And the Arabs will not give. This is Pyrrhic victory.
      1. APES 18 November 2019 08: 50 New
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        to restore which we need

        Do not worry, no one is going to restore it
      2. SOVIET UNION 2 18 November 2019 09: 10 New
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        Russia is also not a very rich country. And what Syria will pay is understandable with resources. Another question is what can we supply them from our products? I don’t know what we will supply them, but for Russia, the help of Syria is damn beneficial! If we supply products of our production, at least the factories will work with us! Their housing stock has been destroyed. Can excavators trample them and cranes with concrete mixers. And with them asphalt rollers with pavers and mobile asphalt plants. According to their heat, water filters, sewers and air conditioners with medicines are also needed. And we do not need Arab money. The extraction of our oil and gas is a rather expensive affair, and from the words of evil languages, these reserves in Russia are depleted. And so we will either dilute our Syrian oil, or sell it as Russian. hi
        1. APES 18 November 2019 09: 21 New
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          dilute Syrian or pro
          read somewhere, but forgot, please remind how much oil in Syria?
          You still forgot the mention of the construction in Syria of a new metropolis - New Vasyuki
          1. SOVIET UNION 2 18 November 2019 10: 31 New
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            Putin has already said how much oil is in Syria. Oil tankers from horizon to horizon! Have millions of rubles been spent on these pennies? And for what?
        2. 2 Level Advisor 18 November 2019 09: 40 New
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          and oil in Syria whose control is now, remember?
          1. SOVIET UNION 2 18 November 2019 10: 33 New
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            In Syria, the ports where the oil pipeline comes under the control of Russia. But the wells in the vinaigrette.
          2. Alexander I 18 November 2019 11: 38 New
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            it is worth blocking the export and the towers will be quickly disposed of, as well as the bases in Kurdish territory
        3. Sergey1987 18 November 2019 12: 18 New
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          Quote: SOVIET UNION 2
          though the factories will work with us!

          ))))) And what do they work for us?
        4. protoss 18 November 2019 14: 25 New
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          Syria is not very rich in oil, there before the war production was already declining due to the depletion of deposits.
          we have nothing to sell to Syria except weapons, and this is not an asset, but a liability for the Syrian economy. all these excavators and cranes are only in your imagination, we ourselves have everywhere Volvo, deer and jcb, our building materials are also not needed there, because and in quality and price they lose to the Turkish, with which the entire region is being built.
          so Syria is a purely political project, economically for us it is only a loss. of course, we can portray victory: we secretly give loans to Syria, our companies triumphantly receive tenders for construction and supposedly restore the country, while in real life everything is given to subcontractors who have equipment, workers, building materials and normal logistics (i.e. again to the Turks, as we have at the construction of Olympiads, Universiades, WSD, etc.)
          1. Amin_vivec 19 November 2019 09: 30 New
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            Whose contracts, that and building materials - Assad Turkey, do you think, will let him into the construction market? There will certainly be smuggling, and unscrupulous contractors will also be. The main thing is not to let the Chinese into the market.
            1. protoss 19 November 2019 11: 10 New
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              Whose contracts, that and building materials - Assad Turkey, do you think, will let him into the construction market?

              it’s like in a joke: if we had tin, we would flood Europe with canned food, but we don’t have meat.
              our industry does not have the ability to rebuild Syrian infrastructure for a reasonable price. Of course, if it will be possible to draw from our bottomless budget and pay all at exorbitant prices, then why not, we will try and do it.
              and even that, the loot will win - under the guise of Russian building materials, those that are cheaper will be imported - i.e. Turkish, and the difference in prices will remain on the offshore accounts of interested parties. the hard workers will not be lucky either through hmeimim, at the first stage they will try to hire locals, and then, when the marriage and the failure to meet the deadlines go, they spit on these hand-gunners and outsource everything to normal local offices with labor. in this region, it is again only Turks.
              1. Amin_vivec 19 November 2019 16: 24 New
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                Then let's think. Are there any structures in Russia that build anything abroad? Roads - no, we can’t build ourselves. Housing - we already do not build housing in our own country, Central Asia dominates our market. So what are we building ourselves? That's right - nuclear power plants, with the associated infrastructure))) The infrastructure for oil production / refining, gas liquefaction - have recently been mastered, but we can, chemical industry, food industry - similarly, military construction is completely ours.
                In Syria, you can open branches of our plants - for example, GAZ collects Gazelles in Egypt, the Syrian market Gazelles are also useful. Repair plants for military equipment.
                The options are darkness.
                1. protoss 19 November 2019 18: 45 New
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                  Quote: Amin_Vivec
                  Then let's think

                  no, whoever receives money for this, let him think.
                  but first, let him think about whether or not to do anything at all. it’s clear that he called himself a cargo ... but in principle it’s not too late to discard cards.
        5. astepanov 18 November 2019 17: 27 New
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          Russia receives exceptional conditions for the reconstruction of the Syrian infrastructure destroyed during the war, and this is a huge field of activity for Russian investors, construction and transport companies.
          Oh, there would be a war in Saratov - you look, they would restore the water supply, they made roads in the city. And it’s already impossible to live. Will the turn come after Syria?
        6. at84432384 18 November 2019 19: 43 New
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          Everything that you have listed will trample on them from anywhere, but not from Russia, so be sure. The Russian economic authorities lay bones to strangle any domestic production, well, except for oil and gas (what then will the yacht oligarchs build?). The example of the Crimea is very revealing — it took a turbine, so they re-glued the tag on Simenskaya ... Here’s some Alekperov who will work, but to Russia, which side?
        7. Eroma 18 November 2019 21: 04 New
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          We will invest money there, we will acquire assets, and I think Chinese and European concrete mixers and excavators will laughing if there are serious uncles with production, they will lobby their products for Syria, and so we have mainly investors bully
          1. SOVIET UNION 2 18 November 2019 21: 16 New
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            I agree with the comment. I would like to believe that in Russia there are still serious uncles working in the interests of Russia. hi
            1. tatarin1972 19 November 2019 10: 04 New
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              The interests of the country usually recede into the background when they run counter to personal gain.
        8. Ross xnumx 19 November 2019 04: 04 New
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          Quote: SOVIET UNION 2
          Russia is also not a very rich country.

          When I hear these words - I begin to itch in the most immodest places. Russia is a very rich country with both natural resources (forest, land, water, oxygen, etc.), and minerals (almost the entire periodic table (the north of Western Siberia and Eastern Siberia has been little studied at all). But Russia has a third misfortune - looters. It was they who made it so that recently all this good did not affect the well-being of the broad masses of the population, but was stupidly exported to satisfy the needs of a limited part of it.
          Therefore, with our own poverty and low prosperity, it begins to seem that
          Russia is also not a very rich country

          hi
      3. Siberia 75 18 November 2019 10: 32 New
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        Quote: Civil
        Syria is a poor, civil war-ravaged state that needs trillions of dollars to rebuild

        This is my friend how to count. If green cut paper, yes, from Moscow City, then yes trillions. And if the Civil Engineer is tasked with restoring the residential area, he will make a list of the necessary equipment, plus specialists. Raw materials for building materials and local hands. This is a different math, otherwise you are "Trillions" tongue
    4. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 18 November 2019 08: 30 New
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      Quote: APES
      Why introduced? Answer: so that there is no gas pipeline from Qatar, so that Gazprom is not thrown out of the European market. The reason for any war is loot.

      But what about the fight against terrorism, or have they already forgotten how they blew up the cities and took people hostage. It’s easy, probably, to take all this and write off for money, how do you do it now? And the main point, even no one takes into account.
      1. APES 18 November 2019 08: 43 New
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        But what about the fight against terrorism

        What naive you are :))) struggle - ha ha - this is a classic: create a problem - solve a problem - live the difference
        1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 18 November 2019 08: 49 New
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          Quote: APES
          But what about the fight against terrorism

          What naive you are :))) struggle - ha ha - this is a classic: create a problem - solve a problem - live the difference

          Forgot how they blew up cities and capture people? Then there was no naivete. And now you begin to invent something and hide behind some naivety and the rest of the rubbish there. First of all, they protect you and all other citizens so that they do not happen again, all those terrible events.
        2. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 18 November 2019 08: 59 New
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          But answer these words:
          Forgot how they blew up cities and capture people?
      2. at84432384 18 November 2019 19: 55 New
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        It is much easier for terrorists from Central Asia to get to Russia than to the Syria-the border is open and visa-free entry. This, excuse me, is a bike for young children. The Kyrgyz, who blew up the metro station in St. Petersburg, calmly arrived, for six months received citizenship and blew up the station. They didn’t find accomplices (did he bring explosives with him?). And no one knows how many millions of them are hanging around Russia, and the authorities are not going to sort this situation somehow. So it doesn’t roll about terrorists ...
        1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 19 November 2019 09: 24 New
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          It is much easier for terrorists from Central Asia to get to Russia than to the Syria-the border is open and visa-free entry.
          They are not there, there are only isolated cases, and in Syria there are a lot of them.
          And no one knows how many millions of them are hanging around Russia, and the authorities are not going to sort this situation somehow.
          It’s been sorted for a long time, browse the news at least once a week. Very often they are caught.
          1. at84432384 19 November 2019 17: 43 New
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            Do you believe the "news"? I sincerely envy you!
            1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 19 November 2019 17: 51 New
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              Here you do not need to envy, but you need to analyze the situation and then wake up to know, not envy.
              1. at84432384 19 November 2019 17: 53 New
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                "News", alas, does not stand up to analysis. And almost always.
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                  What news do you prefer?
    5. andrewkor 18 November 2019 08: 41 New
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      And there is also a version that Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict for the interests of cook Putin
    6. 1976AG 18 November 2019 09: 17 New
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      There are many reasons for entering and they have all been voiced for a long time, and if someone does not want to read, then this is his problem.
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        Entering paid off. In many aspects. And this is the main point.
        1. karabass 18 November 2019 19: 58 New
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          I don’t know - in my opinion, the entry of troops into Syria is a tit in the hands. And the victory of ISIS is a fat crane in the sky.
          Think about how much fish could be caught in troubled waters if the state of these cannibals blossomed in the Middle East - And the sanctions would be lifted and recognized, Crimea and Russia would be needed not only by some, but by the most important states on the planet. They would begin to need us, and therefore everyone has forgiven. Personally, I was disappointed in Putin as a politician, after the troops were sent to Syria. I think that the Jesuits would do the opposite in Putin’s place - they would give ISIS victory
    7. Kostyar 18 November 2019 10: 53 New
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      Russia is doing everything right and is gaining more and more military and political weight on a global scale.

      Still at home put things in order ....
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      1. 1976AG 18 November 2019 11: 19 New
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        Quote: Petr1971war
        complete nonsense.

        The Chekist is better off spending the loot on this Syrian butcher than on his people. He plays geopolitics, and we are just ordinary Bangladesh with nuclear weapons!

        This Chekist knows very well that terrorists must be destroyed at every opportunity and the experience of Chechnya confirms this. And if Assad is a butcher, then what should Western leaders be called?
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          1. 1976AG 18 November 2019 13: 57 New
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            Quote: Petr1971war
            less Kiselev and Soloviev look.

            And who is it ?
        2. protoss 18 November 2019 14: 33 New
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          This Chekist knows very well that terrorists must be destroyed at every opportunity and the experience of Chechnya confirms this.

          Well, from the igil (damn you on the territory of the russian federation!) we miscalculated here, our igiloids with women and children dumped from rf to syria and iraq to permanent residence - to build a caliphate, and instead of saying goodbye to them, we trampled upon them. as a result, by common efforts they broke off their black dream and now they are returning back - they need to spend the night and harbor somewhere.
          the ingenious move of our strategist-cunning planner.
          1. 1976AG 18 November 2019 14: 45 New
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            Quote: protoss
            Quote: 1976AG
            This Chekist knows very well that terrorists must be destroyed at every opportunity and the experience of Chechnya confirms this.

            Well, from the igil (damn you on the territory of the russian federation!) we miscalculated here, our igiloids with women and children dumped from rf to syria and iraq to permanent residence - to build a caliphate, and instead of saying goodbye to them, we trampled upon them. as a result, by common efforts they broke off their black dream and now they are returning back - they need to spend the night and harbor somewhere.
            the ingenious move of our strategist-cunning planner.

            At one time, we left the terrorists alone in Chechnya, so then they themselves pushed themselves against us. The more they have, the more they want. So to beat always and everywhere and no illusions!
            1. protoss 18 November 2019 15: 06 New
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              Chechnya is close by, and Syria and Iraq are in the hell on pies. let them dump there, but no, we are now returning them.
              1. 1976AG 18 November 2019 15: 18 New
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                And what distance can be considered safe? They get paid for the work - they do it! And the distance does not matter. Do you know how many mercenaries were in Chechnya of different stripes? Lots of. So the distance has nothing to do with it.
        3. Ross xnumx 19 November 2019 04: 20 New
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          This security officer knows perfectlythat terrorists should be destroyed at every opportunity and Chechnya’s experience confirms this.

          Why don’t you all smile? His personal experience? Or the experience of Lev Rokhlin, whose murderers cannot be found until now, as well as the customers?
          Putin’s experience - the head of the club ... Paint us an oil painting about a security officer on a secret front. He left the KGB, even thought to get a taxi driver, but the good people (Sobchak, Chubais, Borodin and the like) picked up and warmed up, and the EBN ordered him to be seen as a successor.
          You look at his activities before coming to great power. Yes, he was entering the Kremlin sideways, and you are painting here.
          They have arranged the genocide of the titular nation in the country under the zombie of television channels and are sitting in the Kremlin enjoying a successful life. And if that - do you want, as in Ukraine? Do you want like in Syria? Damn ... Yes, we have our own Chechnya in maintenance - just take away the subsidies and it will begin.
          Quote: 1976AG
          And if Assad is a butcher, then what should Western leaders be called?

          If Assad was a butcher, then the Russian patrol in Syria, located at his invitation, would not throw stones and bottles of gasoline.
      2. Invoce 18 November 2019 13: 44 New
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        and we are just ordinary Bangladesh with nuclear weapons!

        You are possible and Bangladesh! According to the level of desire, freebies! No need to speculate on the needs of the people! Well, you don’t think, if it weren’t for our troops but for Syria, it would have been richer and richer! Ukrainians have already been promised - European pensions, Bolivians - the growth of wealth and democracy .... Libyans, Egyptians, Syrians ..... you can list as much as you like! Those who do not know how to think simply catch information or all kinds of crap with their ears, do not analyze it and give each other all kinds of crap ... Now, if ... then hallucogenic mushrooms had grown ...
      3. Nagaibak 18 November 2019 15: 37 New
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        Petr1971war "and we are just ordinary Bangladesh with nuclear weapons!"
        Nah ... we are from Russia.)))) But you are from Honduras !!!)))))
    9. andj61 18 November 2019 11: 13 New
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      Why introduced? Answer: so that there is no gas pipeline from Qatar, so that Gazprom is not thrown out of the European market. The reason for any war is loot.

      And why is it necessary to pull the gas pipeline through Syria? Open a geographic map. If there is a desire, and through Israel to pull the pipeline for Muslims is not kosher (or not halal laughing), then you can build a gas pipeline through Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Turkey, or through Saudi Arabia and Egypt. In Syria, the light is not converging wedge! And Assad with great pleasure would seize on the possibility of laying a gas pipeline through Syria - money for transit will not hurt any country. hi
      1. APES 18 November 2019 11: 30 New
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        In Syria, the light is not converging wedge!

        In this case, he agreed. Read the revelations of Imad Fausi Shuazhbi - or about the Kara deposit. Assad, I think they just forgot to ask him ...
        1. andj61 18 November 2019 11: 54 New
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          Quote: APES
          In Syria, the light is not converging wedge!

          In this case, he agreed. Read the revelations of Imad Fausi Shuazhbi - or about the Kara deposit. Assad, I think they just forgot to ask him ...

          And who is this Imad Fausi Shuazhbi? Google only gives the revelations of Imad Fausi Shubi - and not at all about the gas pipeline from Qatar. And where are these Kara deposits? Also something that few people know about?
          Someone 6-7 years ago launched the Old, that Assad’s problems are that he refused to lay a gas pipeline from Qatar through Syria. True, no one has heard of this gas pipeline in the Middle East. But in Russia infa periodically pops up. If there was a need for a gas pipeline, then it would have been built long ago. And it is necessary to negotiate here not with Syria, but with Saudi Arabia - here without it, the construction of a gas pipeline to Europe is impossible. And, apparently, it will soon become meaningless. Especially if the information on the giant gas fields on the Israeli shelf turns out to be absolutely true.
          1. APES 18 November 2019 11: 59 New
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            Someone 6-7 years ago launched the Old, that Assad’s problems are that he refused to lay a gas pipeline from Qatar through Syria.

            I had such a dream .... :)))))
          2. protoss 18 November 2019 14: 38 New
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            True, no one has heard of this gas pipeline in the Middle East.

            Assad himself said in a recent interview that nothing like this had ever been discussed.
            this is a purely Russian myth that is needed as an economic justification for our Syrian campaign, they say, we don’t just suck on the loot there, if we didn’t intervene, then kirdyk to Gazprom is dash of Russia (the fact that there is an equal sign in the Kremlin between Gazprom and Russia not a secret).
            1. SOVIET UNION 2 18 November 2019 21: 21 New
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              If this is a myth, then why are so many sticks being inserted into our gas pipelines in Europe? Why are we so worried that Europe will buy expensive non-Russian gas? Do Americans worry that Russia will become a gas monopoly in Europe?
              1. protoss 18 November 2019 21: 58 New
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                and what is the northern stream? not all in one pile. Qatar pipe is a myth for the reasons I mentioned above. Our gas projects are a different story.
                1. SOVIET UNION 2 19 November 2019 08: 32 New
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                  I do not agree with the comment. There is a struggle for energy supplies to Europe. And the joint venture here is no longer sideways, but with the breast. Or is there no one besides Russia who wants to supply hydrocarbons?
    10. Far East 18 November 2019 12: 29 New
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      respected! Now the people will tell you! how great everything is in the Russian Federation. Oh, we are! if only (whining) you read some, and you think how all of them are hurt in life! without sarcasm! hi
    11. Invoce 18 November 2019 13: 39 New
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      Quote: APES
      Why introduced? Answer: so that there is no gas pipeline from Qatar, so that Gazprom is not thrown out of the European market. The reason for any war is loot.

      Perhaps it’s more true. They just wanted to deprive us of our incomes and change the existing system by strengthening protest moods in the country due to the lack of “dough” for retirement, salaries ...
      Russia defended itself against this and against the export of Islamic radicalism, so that it would be more understandable from the collapse of the country and religious wars!
      Do not confuse soft and warm .... it happens and smells bad!
      1. Essex62 18 November 2019 17: 17 New
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        And who wanted to change the system existing in Russia from the outside? For what purpose? So long have you achieved this, have achieved built capitalism, with all its "charms", and on you. They want to chop the branch on which they sit exactly, robbing a half-colony?
    12. NF68 18 November 2019 15: 37 New
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      Quote: APES
      Why introduced? Answer: so that there is no gas pipeline from Qatar, so that Gazprom is not thrown out of the European market. The reason for any war is loot.


      There were no other, more compelling reasons? Is it all about the gas pipeline alone?
    13. Ratmir_Ryazan 18 November 2019 20: 52 New
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      Give me one fact wherever the gas wire from Qatar to the EU was discussed?

      And in general, why would Qatar successfully selling LNG around the world build a gas pipeline worth ten billion dollars, or maybe judging by the distance ?!
    14. lev1759 20 November 2019 14: 28 New
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      so that there is no gas pipeline from Qatar, so that Gazprom is not thrown out of the European market.

      This is one side of the coin. The second is Ukraine, or rather its gas pipeline.
  2. Same lech 18 November 2019 05: 39 New
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    A large number of fighters from the North Caucasus, from Central Asia fought on the side of the terrorist groups, so there was no doubt that if they were not eliminated on Syrian territory, they would infiltrate Russia

    I remember this time when in the Caucasus ... crowds of ISIS supporters gathered ... volunteers were recruited into their structures in Syria ... everyone was amazed that this FSB was not stopping this business ... but it turned out that in this way radical local terrorists were removed from the Caucasus poshiba ... beautifully then they were disposed of in Syria.
    1. Ross xnumx 18 November 2019 06: 28 New
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      I remember this time when in the Caucasus ... crowds of ISIS supporters gathered

      With all due respect, give up, you look for some meaning in the actions of the organization, whose colonels keep valuables and valuables worth over 12 rubles in apartments ...
      I remember this time in Tulun ... when the water as a result of mass cutting of taiga and accelerated melting rose more than 13 meters ... when it arrived by helicopter fairy the president of Russia, looked, sighed, ennobled, got into his carriage and went to Peter I got into a helicopter and left everything to the officials ... But, as it turned out, in this way the task was carried out to convince the people that "the king sees everything and remembers everything."
      And as a result:
      Ten days later, according to weather forecasts, in the Tulun district of the Irkutsk region, which suffered from floods twice last summer, frosts will begin. In a month, winter will come here with frosts down to minus 40 degrees. But so far, far from all the victims have received their compensation and have been able to begin to search for new housing or to restore the existing one. Znak.com correspondents who visited the disaster site were convinced of this.

      https://www.znak.com/2019-09-19/kak_zhivet_tulun_posle_navodneniya_i_dvuh_vizitov_prezidenta_reportazh_znak_com
      Or here:

      At the same time, local officials did not forget to write themselves bonuses for participating in the elimination of consequences.

      Let's go back to Syria ... The advantages of the Russian presence on the territory of this country are undoubted for (???) the Assad’s office in the first place - he has no other "allies". As regards the settlement of Syrian problems, the Russian Foreign Ministry should work in this direction more rigidly and intensively.
      Brevity is the soul of wit. In our case, it is required to reduce the time of "persuasion and conviction", as well as the presence of foreign armed groups in the country, no matter what flag they hide behind. Otherwise, there is no need to blow bubbles in a shallow puddle.
      1. Same lech 18 November 2019 06: 33 New
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        Well, you turned down ... Tulun, 12000000000 with the colonels and the sighing president in a helicopter ... the feeling in your soul became painful. smile
        And in Syria, I can say this ... the number of terrorist acts carried out in Russia has sharply decreased compared to 2000 ... this is a big plus, including thanks to Syria ... where many of our home-grown terrorists were destroyed. hi
        1. Ross xnumx 18 November 2019 06: 39 New
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          Well, you bent ... Tulun

          I did not bend, and I was not the first to cite the example of Chechnya. The practical purpose of the war in Syria fit into the four words of the first post. Everything else is tinsel. However, like my demonstration performance.
        2. SOVIET UNION 2 18 November 2019 09: 30 New
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          The number has decreased! But another question arises. And why did the attacks appear at all? Whose jamb is this? Speaking of terrorists, they were and are in Afghanistan. And why did not the Afghan terrorists threaten in Chechnya, and the Syrian suddenly began to threaten? Yes, and not in the first year of the war! Why weren’t Iraqi terrorists and Libyan threatened? Doesn't it seem strange? Yes, our chief promised a long time ago to wet in the toilet. But why didn’t it soak until the 15th year? And if you started to wet, why only Syrian? Why did oil tankers in Syria bomb, and Afghanistan’s poppy fields are not touched by either the striped, or we? Ever oil tankers funded the attacks? Do drugs finance charity? Our analysts could not imagine what the withdrawal of the contingent from the DRA and the introduction of American ones would lead to. Did not imagine the consequences of the defeat of Hussein and Gaddafi? Well, what kind of analysts are they if they are not in the know? So in proportion? It turns out that some breed terrorists, while others perish while protecting from terrorists? And this is a stream of guests to work in Russia, what is reaching for us from our neighbors? Is it to our advantage or harm? Are we laughing about mosques in Europe, but we ourselves are no longer pulling ourselves towards them? I wrote this no offense to you. It's just that it's not so simple. And we have a purely superficial look at these questions. hi
        3. Far East 18 November 2019 12: 43 New
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          about the attacks! Oh yeah! high school!
        4. protoss 18 November 2019 14: 40 New
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          And in Syria, I can say this ... the number of terrorist attacks carried out in Russia has sharply decreased compared to 2000

          Stop. let's compare with 2014-15 years, i.e. immediately with the period before our intervention in the Syrian civilian.
      2. carstorm 11 18 November 2019 06: 49 New
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        you know ... not so long ago I was present at one event and the number of FSB officers who died in recent years was voiced there. 90 percent of the names did not even shine. let's not drive the whole office.
        1. Ross xnumx 18 November 2019 07: 07 New
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          you know ... not so long ago was present at one event and the number of FSB officers was voiced there

          You know ... a very long time ago I attended a meeting of management officers and the head of a special department urged everyone not to respond to changes at the state level. And familiar officers from other parts spoke of the same thing. As a result, the country of the USSR was divorced into national apartments by agreement of three nominees ...
          I do not want to question the decency of the officers, not only in the FSB, but also in other departments. But I do not see the prerequisites for the ordinary appearance in her ranks (just like that) of senior officers involved in unsightly business ... There is, after all, the principle one: one fly in the ointment ...
          1. carstorm 11 18 November 2019 07: 12 New
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            and they did it right. I would personally say the same thing. the army carries out orders and should not participate in the political life of the country from the word at all. we are not a banana republic where the army must be used to disassemble the tops.
            1. Ross xnumx 18 November 2019 07: 24 New
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              Quote: carstorm 11
              and they did it right. I would personally say the same thing. the army carries out orders and should not participate in the political life of the country

              You would say this not to me, but to those guys from the distant 1993:

              And to me both the tasks of the USSR Armed Forces and the principles of its acquisition have been known since the mid-60s ...
              1. carstorm 11 18 November 2019 08: 56 New
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                difficult time and difficult choice. I do not know what I would do at that time and at that very moment in their place. there are only two ways. or an order to execute or a report to execute. but I’ll tell myself for sure, politics wouldn’t play a role in my choice.
      3. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 18 November 2019 08: 45 New
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        Quote: The same Lech
        I remember this time when in the Caucasus ... crowds of ISIS supporters gathered

        With all due respect, give up, you look for some meaning in the actions of the organization, whose colonels keep valuables and valuables worth over 12 rubles in apartments ...
        I remember this time in Tulun ... when the water as a result of mass cutting of taiga and accelerated melting rose more than 13 meters ... when it arrived by helicopter fairy the president of Russia, looked, sighed, ennobled, got into his carriage and went to Peter I got into a helicopter and left everything to the officials ... But, as it turned out, in this way the task was carried out to convince the people that "the king sees everything and remembers everything."
        And as a result:
        Ten days later, according to weather forecasts, in the Tulun district of the Irkutsk region, which suffered from floods twice last summer, frosts will begin. In a month, winter will come here with frosts down to minus 40 degrees. But so far, far from all the victims have received their compensation and have been able to begin to search for new housing or to restore the existing one. Znak.com correspondents who visited the disaster site were convinced of this.

        https://www.znak.com/2019-09-19/kak_zhivet_tulun_posle_navodneniya_i_dvuh_vizitov_prezidenta_reportazh_znak_com
        Or here:

        At the same time, local officials did not forget to write themselves bonuses for participating in the elimination of consequences.

        Let's go back to Syria ... The advantages of the Russian presence on the territory of this country are undoubted for (???) the Assad’s office in the first place - he has no other "allies". As regards the settlement of Syrian problems, the Russian Foreign Ministry should work in this direction more rigidly and intensively.
        Brevity is the soul of wit. In our case, it is required to reduce the time of "persuasion and conviction", as well as the presence of foreign armed groups in the country, no matter what flag they hide behind. Otherwise, there is no need to blow bubbles in a shallow puddle.

        With all due respect, give up, you look for some meaning in the actions of the organization, whose colonels keep valuables and valuables worth over 12 rubles in apartments ...
        Where did such knowledge come from, personally checked, or again from the words of the comments?
        I remember this time in Tulun ... when the water as a result of mass cutting of taiga and accelerated melting rose more than 13 meters ... when the fabulous president of Russia flew by helicopter, looked, sighed, ennobled, got into his carriage and went to Peter sat into a helicopter and left everything to the officials ... But, as it turned out, in this way the task was carried out to convince the people that "the king sees everything and remembers everything."
        All this game comes from you, WHICH AGAIN DROPPED AND STARTED TO WRITE AGAIN IN THE MORNING. Water does not flood the territory from deforestation, but from heavy rainfall. And in those places, nobody saws the forests. You do not live there and do not know the whole situation. You made fun of these words laughing
        when the water as a result of mass deforestation of the taiga and accelerated melting rose by more than 13 meters.
        Water cannot begin to massively solder due to deforestation. But what about the places where there are no forests by nature, the snow doesn’t melt there in large quantities?
        Let's go back to Syria ... The advantages of the Russian presence on the territory of this country are undoubted for (???) the Assad’s office in the first place - he has no other "allies". As regards the settlement of Syrian problems, the Russian Foreign Ministry should work in this direction more rigidly and intensively.
        Let's discuss this topic. We are there because: - so that people like you can surf the Internet and write anything. First of all, they protect you and all others from terrorists. And not from your nonsense that you invent.
        1. Ross xnumx 18 November 2019 10: 22 New
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          Water cannot begin to massively solder due to deforestation.

          You, by chance, are not USS from the Krasnoyarsk Territory, what are you saying to me - a resident of Siberia, how and when does the water come off?
          On the Kola Peninsula (80-90s), snow in the lowlands and shaded places melted at the end of June. And if there are no forests, such as in Transbaikalia, then in February there may not be snow (in places) - it blows.
          We have two floods on the river: the first - the snow melts on the plains and in the open woods, the second - the snow melts in the taiga and in the mountains. When the lawns are already turning green in the city, and the onions are turning green among gardeners, the snow still lies in the taiga.
          Such is the strength of the weakening of the sun's rays by the branches of conifers. But, if massive deforestation is carried out, then the snow in these places will melt faster and the flood will be stronger.
          But, I then live in Kuzbass, and you apparently (???) from Krasnoyarsk?
          1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 18 November 2019 10: 39 New
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            You, by chance, are not USS from the Krasnoyarsk Territory, what are you saying to me - a resident of Siberia, how and when does the water come off?
            Only a little further is a little Far East. And once again I say, because of the felling of trees, the soil can erode, but it does not flood the river from this.
            On the Kola Peninsula (80-90s), snow in the lowlands and shaded places melted at the end of June.
            And what of this, there the North can only disappear in August or not at all. The summer lasts only 1-2 months.
            And if there are no forests, such as in Transbaikalia, then in February there may not be snow (in places) - it blows.
            Because of this, they have almost no spring and floods.
            We have two floods on the river: the first - the snow melts on the plains and in the open woods, the second - the snow melts in the taiga and in the mountains. When the lawns are already turning green in the city, and the onions are turning green among gardeners, the snow still lies in the taiga.
            This is the North and in the mountains it is always colder, only how it all relates to the forest, which is cut down, and then because of this you flood the territories with your words. This is a normal natural phenomenon.
            Such is the strength of the weakening of the sun's rays by the branches of conifers. But if you hold ma
            It cannot melt faster due to the climatic zone.
            But, I then live in Kuzbass, and you apparently (???) from Krasnoyarsk?
            A little farther in the Far East.
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            On the Kola Peninsula there are places where the snow lies year-round, Khibiny. And there are places where in July you can find, then the truth still melts.
  3. parusnik 18 November 2019 06: 06 New
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    Against the background of yesterday’s article Israeli business plastubsko sneaked into the oil fields of Syria this article does not sound convincing ...
  4. samarin1969 18 November 2019 06: 48 New
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    Syria is now a “megaafganistan” for several generations. The Russian Federation cannot be the eternal "ghouls" of the Asad family. Kurds, Turkamons and Sunni areas are hostile to the Syrian President.

    The author collected “geopolitical victories” in Syria ... What prevented, using the “stuffed” Yanukovych to win a geopolitical victory in Ukraine? Are Aleppo's children, former citizens of the Russian Federation, Maaluli nuns closer than the children of Gorlovka? Terrorists and extremists of Ukraine are on the same FSB lists as the people of Al-Baghdadi. Both their numbers and anti-Russian motivation are higher than that of the “black flags” in Syria.

    After Ukraine, the geopolitical “victories” in Syria convince few.
    1. SOVIET UNION 2 18 November 2019 09: 48 New
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      It is in Syria that there are no particular victories. And I think Russia will not completely release her. Just stupidly divide as a pie into pieces. Although it seems already divided between the players. The Turks really deprived of the business of selling cheap oil to a European refinery. In revenge, they shot down a plane for us. But we offered Erdogan a stake in the gas business and we are leading a pipe to it and it seems at our own expense (the residents of Russia who carry out personal gasification silently smoke aside.). According to Yanukovych, they could support their son! Not supported. So our sons were not there, and apparently no economic interests either.
  5. knn54 18 November 2019 06: 58 New
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    As a result of the war in Afghanistan, a two-volume (DSP) was published with recommendations. From Syria, where more than 300 types of weapons were tested, there are also many benefits ..
    And ONLY to give the initiative to the West (and the last ally in the Middle East) is simply impossible-behind Moscow.
    After all, politics and economics, especially today, are very closely connected.
  6. Mordvin 3 18 November 2019 07: 05 New
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    After all, the same C-400 sold to Turkey is money. Contracts with Saudi Arabia are money.

    Russia fought a good dozen times with the Turks and only once, as far as I remember, was an ally. And the Saudis also financed the creation of ISIS, with which we are now fighting. Muslim world.
    Ilya Polonsky, in search of momentary benefits, we lower ourselves below the plinth. Money doesn’t smell, say? After us, even a flood? Do you want to explain in more detail?
    1. Boris55 18 November 2019 08: 01 New
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      Quote: mordvin xnumx
      in search of momentary benefits, we lower ourselves below the plinth.

      In my opinion on the turnover. The name of Russia in the international arena, after a stunning success in Syria, sounds at its full potential. The World has an alternative, and with it the right to choose. Having the right to choose is always better than not having that right.

      ps
      The unipolar world has come to an end!
      The five made the seven on 12% and this is just the beginning.
      1. Mordvin 3 18 November 2019 08: 15 New
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        Quote: Boris55
        The name of Russia in the international arena, after a stunning success in Syria, sounds at its full potential.

        Union with the Turks? But does history not teach anything? The Turks simply deserted raising all the sails, and having washed off from Italy. Allies. These unions will come to us sideways, because our mentality is completely different. And the alliance with the Saudis and in a nightmare could not imagine. Is this such a Slavic world? I do not like all this. request
    2. SOVIET UNION 2 18 November 2019 10: 00 New
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      The Saudis are likely to conclude a contract. And most likely technology in exchange for oil. Although they do not mind technology and get it. The situation is interesting. They have oil and we are running out. But they have it cheaper. Ours want either their oil or their dough for their oil. The Saudis probably decided to leave the raw material model and switch to high-tech products. They and our money throat gnaw. Let's see what our monsters will come to!
      1. Mordvin 3 18 November 2019 10: 10 New
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        They and our money throat gnaw.

        For some reason, everyone forgets that the Saudis support ISIS.
        Despite the fact that in the last years of the war in Syria and Iraq, a huge number of documents have been received confirming the role of Saudi Arabia in financing global jihad, Professor Yaila's research provides yet another empirical evidence of the role of Saudi Arabia in supporting both ISIS and al-Qaeda. It is reported by Rambler. Next: https://news.rambler.ru/other/39534315/?utm_content=rnews&utm_medium=read_more&utm_source=copylink
  7. Boris55 18 November 2019 07: 56 New
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    ... the entry of troops into Syria in 2015 was made possible thanks to a unique set of circumstances ...

    And the defeat of the Nazis near Moscow, thanks to General Frost ...
    Do not mess with Russia gentlemen - dreams of God.
  8. Newven 18 November 2019 08: 50 New
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    Russia grew out of pants, which they dressed in in the 90s and zero! And she showed it, precisely in Syria, although, I would like such a reaction, in response to the events in the Donbass.
  9. Stas157 18 November 2019 10: 41 New
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    . But Yemen is of less interest.

    You can’t lay pipes through Yemen
  10. evgen1221 18 November 2019 10: 52 New
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    Why are we in Syria, yes (partners), pressed in exchange for concessions in 404, and then our agitprop already substantiated 100500 for us to get in there. Although the prize in the form of bases and contracts for building materials is also not bad, even without oil.
  11. ochakow703 18 November 2019 12: 38 New
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    "Of course, the Americans cannot like this situation."
    Like, don't like - bear with my beauty!
  12. Miron 18 November 2019 12: 41 New
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    For some reason the Russians are leaving the place where the American troops come, and claims about oppression, enslavement, genocide begin to come from the territory that used to be a friendship place, after which they start to explode at home, burn people alive and other different things begin to happen. What does this have to do with people who associate themselves with Russia with sympathies.
    Between our peoples smoldering conflict. And in the conflict there is a compression limit around the core, when you can just step back without a fight.
    Military vicissitudes are not the most reliable thing. In 1941 they retreated to the Volga. The main reason, after all the debates, was never found. No weapon, perhaps except for aircraft, has become radically better.
    You can try to compare how other countries behaved in the 1941 clash. Europe simply united in a fascist conglomerate. Totally calm and without a shadow of shame. England did not enter this "family" not out of dislike for fascism. Rather, the islanders ’traditional vector“ against all, ”plus hopes for a special relationship with the United States, played a role. Economically and financially, England was fully integrated into the fascist bloc until the landing of the British troops in Normandy, after which, with an economy of barely 1/10 of their neighbors, purely by the will of the English bayonet, rogue people began to drive the rest of Europe, even if it cuts their ears .
    But what is remarkable, Europe surrendered to the English bayonet again, without a fight. With a discount on thaw and cold, the rate of advance of England after landing in Normandy west is approximately equal to the speed of advancement of fascist hordes west in 1941. But (if we mean aviation), everything was very good for Germany with airplanes in 1944 - 1945.
    Are the conflicts of the past and the present comparable? Is it possible to remove tracing paper from the confrontation and impose it on the present. There are many questions that are not answered. Therefore, it makes sense to focus on the main thing. The reasons for the US conflict with Russia, their motivation, goals, and opportunities for this conflict to translate from the channel of mutual destruction into a constructive one. Unfortunately, there is much to say that the position of Russia is fair and moral, but I am concerned about the victims, the lives of people lost, albeit from the fascist motivations of the United States. Even if the United States is today a universal evil, carrying destruction to all life on Earth, the task of intelligent people is not to destroy and not become an instrument of destruction. We have other tasks. And while it is not clear how to solve them, nor even how to formulate them plainly.
    My grandmother, a very intelligent and insightful person, many times drew attention to the way with which Americans decorate their homes and how they generally try to decorate their lives. These are very creative people. Is it possible to light them with the same spark of a dream about beauty, about the future, which move Russian people. It will not work in one day, if at all.
    In the meantime, having shown character and volitional qualities in Syria, Russia has not lost anything. But given the vector of conflict and the dominant position of most Americans, who have hopes for solving their everyday problems by force, at the expense of both Syria and Russia, we are very far from the day when we can talk about peace. The worst is yet to come.
  13. New Year day 18 November 2019 14: 06 New
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    Especially about the Kurds I liked about Afghanistan laughing
  14. Hautibek Khuranov 18 November 2019 18: 38 New
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    Too long written in response to a specific question. Relations should be on a mutually beneficial economic basis, and regardless of the regime. And the rest is robbery, occupation, the use of a sovereign country as a testing ground.
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    "Comprehending" .... yes, dear author, is great in the mighty Russian languages.
  17. Flatter 19 November 2019 11: 12 New
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    It seems like trying to get political dividends from Europe for stopping the flow of refugees. Demonstrate the importance of Russia as not only a raw-material power and raise cheers-patriotic moods. Well, what is there, ISIS. Hence the completely compromising policy with the participants involved.
  18. Tektor 19 November 2019 17: 40 New
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    The author only for desa did not say anything about the main thing. And the main thing was what? And the fact that at the time after the events in Yugoslavia and Libya, where regimes favoring the USSR were destroyed, the line reached Syria. There was a situation when the only military base remained outside of Russia. And if Moscow had not reacted in any way to the likely terrorist demolition of the friendly regime, the guarantee of which was the very base, then Russia's political rating would have turned into nothing. This would mean that Russia would become a besieged fortress. In addition, and in the most important: the base was a strategic counterweight to the NATO Inzherlik !!! Those. the question of strategic stability was asked ... And it was this fact that made Moscow act the way it acted: Assad, the special envoy in 2013, seems to have been sent a proposal to ensure his safety. Which Assad accepted. Already after this event, the AUG of the States sailed to the shores of Syria, which our cruiser Moscow held on sight. And the states did not dare to repeat the scenario of Libya ... After 2 ballistic missiles flying in the direction of Damascus on August 29, 13, were "rejected" by unknown means ...
  19. certero 19 November 2019 22: 38 New
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    I look at the photo of our policeman and I think "just recently they were envious of how American soldiers look" And now ours is worse, and sometimes better. That's what money makes.
  20. gridasov 21 November 2019 21: 53 New
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    The tactics and strategy of peace enforcement is the greatest achievement of Russian leaders.