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In Denmark: Economists after the Cold War said stocks were not needed and everything could be bought

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In the European press, materials are published that describe how a pandemic checks the readiness of civil defense departments to confront crises. The Danish edition of Berlingske has an article that says the following:


After the end of the Cold War, Danish Civil Defense significantly reduced strategic reserves for all positions on the advice of economists.

The author notes that in the early 1990s, officials considered that maintaining strategic reserves, including those of a medical and food nature, was "a waste of effort and money." Reportedly, economists then convinced the government that storing something for a rainy day was pointless, as "if you need everything, you can always buy it."

Berlingske writes that today those statements by economists look irresponsible, and the situation in the world shows that in the event of a crisis, the most necessary can not always be bought, because with an acute shortage of goods, there is an avalanche-like demand around the world. As the most striking example, we can cite sanitary masks, mechanical ventilation apparatus, certain medications.

The author reports that, in the end, Denmark abandoned the bulk of its strategic reserves, and today it is forced to face problems that were not even thought of before.

This article in the Danish press is, in fact, defining not only for Denmark. If we talk about our country, then in recent years, it usually comes to gold and foreign exchange reserves. Solid gold reserves - this is certainly good. But here is how things stand with reserves for the same personal protective equipment, hardly anyone will dare to say for sure. Although you don’t have to say it, this is already understandable, for example, according to the ads “No Masks” even at the entrance to pharmacies in dozens of Russian regions.
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  1. Piramidon
    Piramidon April 13 2020 14: 11 New
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    What will say those who squealed here that in Russia they drank, ate, plundered all strategic reserves?
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee April 13 2020 14: 21 New
      +5
      “There are no masks”
      Not so they are needed, only for complacency. But for doctors, protective equipment is needed like air ...
      1. Mastodon
        Mastodon April 13 2020 14: 50 New
        -4
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        “There are no masks”
        Not so they are needed, only for complacency. But for doctors, protective equipment is needed like air ...

        I agree with you, these masks are only for reassuring .. But for the doctors you need something more serious and alas, these remedies are not available in the regions ..
      2. Piramidon
        Piramidon April 13 2020 15: 40 New
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        Quote: Uncle Lee
        “There are no masks”
        Not so they are needed, only for complacency. But for doctors, protective equipment is needed like air ...

        Did you answer whom? I did not say anything about masks.
        1. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee April 14 2020 02: 14 New
          -1
          I apologize, clicked automatically ..... hi
    2. Horst78
      Horst78 April 13 2020 14: 22 New
      +2
      Quote: Piramidon
      What will say those who squealed here that in Russia they drank, ate, plundered all strategic reserves?

      They are silent. Only minus and can. From me "+" hi
    3. Dikson
      Dikson April 13 2020 14: 25 New
      +7
      And please tell us what you know about Russian strategic reserves? Abandoned, destroyed elevators, liquidated federal oil storages .. Privatized warehouses of civil defense and other amenities .. How many imported goods? how many of their own? Talking about the coming very hungry future is not a horror story, but a completely objective thing .. - quarantine measures touched on interstate transportation and supplies .. And the decision on the State control of food prices is also a bell about it .. In my city there is such a base. Strategic reserve. All. Like in those damned Soviet times. But the city is not the easiest, I must admit ..
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov April 13 2020 15: 02 New
        +3
        Quote: Dikson
        And please tell us what you know about Russian strategic reserves?

        What do you know?
      2. Mik13
        Mik13 April 13 2020 16: 33 New
        +6
        Quote: Dikson
        And please tell us what you know about Russian strategic reserves?

        And who will give the correct answer - he will receive 10 years (s)

        And this, by the way, is not a joke at all. Already received. So the question is very interesting, but ...
      3. Piramidon
        Piramidon April 13 2020 16: 42 New
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        Quote: Dikson
        And please tell us what you know about Russian strategic reserves?

        As I understand it, you know everything about them. In all warehouses with revision walked? And who let you go there?
        Abandoned, destroyed elevators, liquidated federal oil storages .. Privatized warehouses of civil defense and other amenities.

        Overall
        1. Dikson
          Dikson April 13 2020 22: 41 New
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          You read inattentively .. I didn’t go to all the warehouses, of course .. I wrote about one, specific one. Which is definitely there. Surely similar to him exist in other cities and regions of the country .. I hope so. For it is really a reserve for the rainy day. Or on the day that will replace him ..
          1. Piramidon
            Piramidon April 13 2020 22: 53 New
            +1
            Quote: Dikson
            I did not go to all the warehouses, of course. I wrote about one

            But write about it in the plural, and conclude:
            Abandoned, destroyed elevators, liquidated federal oil storage facilities ...

            At the same time, do not assume that this was not a warehouse of the country's STRATEGIC stockpile and could simply be transferred to another place.
          2. Okolotochny
            Okolotochny April 14 2020 00: 45 New
            +4
            Does the name Rosrezerv tell you anything? I don’t know about the masks, and the food there is constantly updated. Well, and, weep further.
    4. den3080
      den3080 April 13 2020 15: 22 New
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      Quote: Piramidon
      What will say those who squealed here that in Russia they drank, ate, plundered all strategic reserves?

      Do you want to say that in Denmark they drank, ate, plundered? :))
      on the advice of economists :))
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon April 13 2020 16: 34 New
        +1
        Quote: den3080
        Do you want to say that in Denmark they drank, ate, plundered?

        Well, maybe they just ate it or took it to the bazaar. request laughing
    5. Doccor18
      Doccor18 April 13 2020 15: 24 New
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      There is life in the old dog yet...
      And we have reserves, food and military.
      Truly, a pocket doesn’t squeeze.
    6. unaha
      unaha April 13 2020 15: 34 New
      +3
      And what does the state of reserves in the Russian Federation have to do with the topic of the article? "Refused"! = "Loved". Well, in fact - healthy "hamster" has not harmed anyone yet. And the rejection of reserves of food, materials, etc. a rash and shortsighted step in principle. Especially for the Danes, who have a "refrigerator" in the size of Greenland)))
    7. Bshkaus
      Bshkaus April 13 2020 15: 47 New
      +1
      What will say those who squealed here that in Russia they drank, ate, plundered all strategic reserves?

      Well, stolen, then what? Do you want me to repent publicly? - REPENT!
      In the mid-90s, next to my grandmother's house in Kaluga, there were rear "telephones", we little ones (12-13 years old) climbed into the basement without any problems, and there they threw off the GO junk starting with fire extinguishers, ending with gas masks and even porcelain toilets (for some reason) ...
      So we - the boys from the nearest yard, took these gas masks to our homes, providing each member of the family with them up to the seventh water on jelly. As I remember now, a huge wooden box, and a friend pulls on himself "... this is for me, this is for my mother, this is for my uncle, and this is for my cousins, etc ..."
      And this is only a separate warehouse, but Russia is great ...
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon April 13 2020 16: 57 New
        +2
        Quote: Bshkaus
        Do you want me to repent publicly? - REPENT!

        Well, at least one honestly admitted. good laughing
    8. polar fox
      polar fox April 13 2020 16: 53 New
      +2
      Quote: Piramidon
      What will say those who squealed here that in Russia they drank, ate, plundered all strategic reserves?

      there were gas masks for all students in schools. now there is nothing. in the city of Tolyatti there were also warehouses as in Samara ... there are no such warehouses .... 20+ years already. but if you, dear, consider personal garages and apartments of officials and security officials repositories of the country's gold and paper-food stock, then ....
    9. Nadrub
      Nadrub April 13 2020 22: 42 New
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      Do you think not? Did not steal
      But in vain you will see everything soon ... in half a year
    10. iouris
      iouris April 13 2020 22: 46 New
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      And what is wrong? In addition, the epidemic of foot and mouth disease in our area has not yet ended. Ahead of new challenges.
  2. knn54
    knn54 April 13 2020 14: 20 New
    +2
    Well, they didn’t know, didn’t hear the Danes about "Roasted Rooster"
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 April 13 2020 14: 49 New
      +3
      Liberalism, tolerance, the principle of life - carpe diem "live for today".
      And then suddenly the cancer on the mountain whistled.
    2. unaha
      unaha April 13 2020 15: 46 New
      0
      Yes they knew, they just forgot it a long time ago.
  3. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 April 13 2020 14: 20 New
    +2
    This article in the Danish press is, in fact, defining not only for Denmark.

    Enduring universal truth: "If I had known the buy-in, I would have spread straws."
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee April 13 2020 14: 24 New
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      Quote: Vasyan1971
      I would spread straws. "

      Yeah! In the city of Sochi! winked
      1. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 April 13 2020 15: 23 New
        +2
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        Yeah! In the city of Sochi!

        As they say: I will accept everything - Link. Hard labor. To the prison. But it is desirable - in July, and it is desirable - in the Crimea. © wassat
  4. jovanni
    jovanni April 13 2020 14: 28 New
    +5
    ... today those statements by economists look irresponsible ...

    Yes, somehow it seems that more and more economists are starting to rely too much on them. We were lucky that not everything that was created in Soviet times by our fathers and grandfathers was economized by these newly-born economically savvy hands. Do not have time to optimize ...
  5. Pavel57
    Pavel57 April 13 2020 14: 59 New
    +6
    Mobilization reserves for cap. system extra costs. Therefore, they were easily cut.
  6. Andrea
    Andrea April 13 2020 15: 06 New
    +2
    You can’t save yourself for all occasions, but ... you always need to. The pocket does not pull, as they say. In Russia, if you joke, you can find something stored from the time of the Second World War, and the storage carts for conservation are even older.
  7. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
    Andrei from Chelyabinsk April 13 2020 16: 14 New
    +3
    An economist is a person who will very clearly explain tomorrow why what he planned yesterday did not come true today.
    I say this as an economist laughing
  8. HELIALEKS
    HELIALEKS April 13 2020 16: 28 New
    0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g0cW2a8-l4
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  10. rocket757
    rocket757 April 13 2020 16: 44 New
    +1
    Mob reserve, state reserve, this is confidence that at the right time there is a place where you can get what you need!
    I hope that we have not just confidence, but an indisputable fact!
  11. Caretaker
    Caretaker April 13 2020 17: 12 New
    0
    This article in the Danish press is, in fact, defining not only for Denmark. If we talk about our country, then in recent years, it usually comes to gold and foreign exchange reserves. Solid gold reserves - this is certainly good. But here is how things stand with reserves for the same personal protective equipment, hardly anyone will dare to say for sure. Although you don’t have to say it, this is already understandable, for example, according to the ads “No Masks” even at the entrance to pharmacies in dozens of Russian regions.

    Consoling information on the deployment of the production of the missing and specialized hospitals.
    Additional areas equipped with appropriate equipment are not superfluous.
  12. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov April 13 2020 17: 15 New
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    In the continuation of the article, one should write how the situation with such stocks is in the Russian Federation. Is everything well stocked up, in sufficient quantities, and that citizens should not be worried at all. Otherwise, a blank shot.

  13. Glory1974
    Glory1974 April 13 2020 18: 21 New
    -1
    I'm afraid the situation is the same in our country. In the 90s, food supplies were safely consumed. The army was meat with stamps 1955-56, canned potatoes, etc. Surely at this time, the stocks were not updated, but simply spent. Since then, agriculture has not improved; nothing has been heard about government procurement.
    Therefore, inventories may be there, but with groceries worse.
    1. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 April 13 2020 18: 38 New
      -2
      Agriculture has greatly improved, but stocks have not been replenished long ago, here you are right.
  14. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 April 13 2020 18: 37 New
    -1
    Good gold reserves are nothing. Nothing at all, dummy, zero. Cut paper, computer zeros and soft metal with good electrical conductivity. This is all rubbish. All these terribly wise advice was not given to Danes by economists. There are less than ten such people in the world, and no one listens to them. The rest, especially fashionable and in demand, simply serve the financiers, helping to rob people of their theories. So the advice was given by financiers. All financiers are scammers by definition, and besides arithmetic, they do not understand anything real. Listening to their advice is amazingly smart!
    From what can be put into REAL reserves from precious metals, there is only platinum. The availability of fertilizers, fuel, and the mass of everything urgently needed depends on its availability. And gold and paper are garbage. As everyone has just seen.
  15. APASUS
    APASUS April 13 2020 18: 49 New
    0
    I’m even afraid to imagine what will happen to us, come a serious tragedy in the country. The strategic reserve meant not only warehouses with food, but also the uninterrupted operation of life support systems, fuel, energy !!!
    God forbid we will have an abnormally cold winter, I’m not talking about earthquakes or tsunamis. All pumping stations with a resource of 12-15%, there isn’t enough water right now. Power outages are already normal. We sold it in our city and then cut it into metal the only terminal with fuel reserves.
    Now the patriots will begin to open bins
    1. Nadrub
      Nadrub April 13 2020 22: 46 New
      +1
      With fuel, everything is fine, Putin banned the import of cheap fuel at the request of many Russians :))) and the Russians very much asked to raise fines for everything :)
  16. iouris
    iouris April 13 2020 22: 49 New
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    I doubt that Denmark even had reserves for a rainy day before the war. And after the victory over Bolshevism, eeeh! such a life began that no one wanted to hear about any warehouses: from the assembly line - and straight into the mouth. Efficiency, however.
  17. Sarkazm
    Sarkazm April 14 2020 01: 48 New
    0
    Quote: Dikson
    And please tell us what you know about Russian strategic reserves? Abandoned, destroyed elevators, liquidated federal oil storages .. Privatized warehouses of civil defense and other amenities .. How many imported goods? how many of their own? Talking about the coming very hungry future is not a horror story, but a completely objective thing .. - quarantine measures touched on interstate transportation and supplies .. And the decision on the State control of food prices is also a bell about it .. In my city there is such a base. Strategic reserve. All. Like in those damned Soviet times. But the city is not the easiest, I must admit ..
    Sorry, but crap completely blamed about the destroyed and abandoned elevators or "federal" oil storage facilities. GO warehouses have nothing to do with Rosreserv at all (https://rosreserv.ru/Agentstvo).
    As for the destroyed elevators, only the unfinished ones are in ruin, and the one that was not bought back after the collapse of the USSR and during the period of privatization, everything that worked in the USSR continues to work successfully in the new Russia. Plus, TENS of mini and modular elevators and granaries were built by various companies for their own needs. How, how much, where and at what elevators Rosrezerv's grain is stored is a state secret.
    The same story with oil storages, as we kept oil and various types of fuel in our reserve, continues to be stored.
    Both grain and many oil products are not stored according to the principle - they packed, corked, placed in a warehouse. Both the first and second are always updated and stored for ease of understanding by "carry-over".
    In the warehouses of the Federal Reserve and the companies authorized by it, there is literally everything, from food, medicine, blankets and tents, which we see in the reports when humanitarian aid is sent to our Ministry of Emergency Situations anywhere, to automobile and heavy construction equipment.
    But in order for Rosrezerv to open its warehouses, a foundation is needed while it is not there.

    In Europe, an interesting situation has developed, little Finland has the largest strategic reserves in Europe. Only the Finns retained the structure, capacities and volumes at the level of the Cold War, which allows them now not to worry in the event of adverse events.
    1. iouris
      iouris April 14 2020 10: 51 New
      0
      The USSR also had a strategic reserve. And where is the USSR? You can’t even remember about the reserve. Although it’s interesting to know how many trillions of our dollars the States have received for no reason.
  18. Sarkazm
    Sarkazm April 14 2020 16: 08 New
    +1
    Quote: iouris
    The USSR also had a strategic reserve. And where is the USSR? You can’t even remember about the reserve. Although it’s interesting to know how many trillions of our dollars the States have received for no reason.
    And what about the physical reserves and the political fate of the USSR? ... Even in times of shortage on the shelves in the State Reserve, there were everything in the warehouses. I saw such a warehouse in the territory of the former Soviet republic literally immediately after the collapse of the Union.