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U.S. General considers Russia a declining country with a strategic arsenal

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China and Russia pose the main threats to the United States. In this case, the PRC should be put in the first place.


This opinion was expressed by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the American Armed Forces, General Mark Milli, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

Now China is significantly strengthening its Armed Forces. He intends to create an army equal to the capabilities of the US Army by 2030. And by the middle of the century, the PRC plans to gain such an advantage over the United States so that in the event of a military conflict it will be able to defeat the United States.

According to Milli, although China is a more serious threat than Russia, the danger posed by Moscow cannot be underestimated.

The Russian Federation is also capable of threatening the Americans and Europeans, but the nature of the threat posed to it is different from that of the PRC.

US General Mark Millie sees Russia as a declining country, but with a powerful strategic arsenal. He realizes that Moscow has a strong Armed Forces equipped with nuclear weapons and perfect means of delivery.

In addition, Russia is looking for an opportunity to become a great authoritative power again. And such intentions pose a significant threat to the United States.
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  1. Overlock
    Overlock 14 December 2020 14: 37
    +36
    Mark Milli sees Russia as a declining country, but with a powerful strategic arsenal.

    have not fallen yet, but we can hit.
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 14 December 2020 14: 39
      +4
      Quote: Overlock
      Mark Milli sees Russia as a declining country, but with a powerful strategic arsenal.

      have not fallen yet, but we can hit.

      Generally speaking, the general is right.
      1. Berber
        Berber 14 December 2020 15: 04
        +26
        (to the collective Svarog) What is he right about? A declining country is the United States. For all our problems, we do not have so many homeless and unemployed people. And there are no queues for "free" grocery sets. And medicine is much more affordable, even paid. So, this general needs to look in the "mirror" more often to see the real decline.
        1. RUSS
          RUSS 14 December 2020 15: 08
          -14%
          Quote: BerBer
          (to the collective Svarog) What is he right about? A declining country is the United States. For all our problems, we do not have so many homeless and unemployed people. And there are no queues for "free" grocery sets. And medicine is much more affordable, even paid. So, this general needs to look in the "mirror" more often to see the real decline.

          Is it trolling?
          1. Berber
            Berber 14 December 2020 15: 09
            +10
            What is trolling? smile
            1. Vladimir Mashkov
              Vladimir Mashkov 14 December 2020 15: 28
              +56
              It seems that the author of this article somehow interprets RT's message in a VERY peculiar way. And RT reported:

              "The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, General Mark Milli, noted the abilities and professionalism of the Russian military, and he called Russia a great power in view of its capabilities and ability to perform assigned tasks.

              “Their military is very skillful and very professional. There are not as many of them as there were in Soviet times, but they are very skillful. In fact, Russia is a great power. This is not in doubt because of their capabilities, ”Millie told The Wall Street Journal.

              The Chief of Staff also drew attention to the ability of the Russian Armed Forces to find unconventional solutions to the assigned tasks, the cyber capabilities of the Russian army and the combat readiness of the Aerospace Forces, the Navy and ground forces.

              At the same time, the general stressed that in the "strategic sense" the Russian state, despite the presence of strategic nuclear forces, is experiencing a "decline" due, among other things, to the consequences of the events of the 1990s. "
              A big difference!
              1. Berber
                Berber 14 December 2020 15: 34
                +16
                Yes, this is the sect of Navalny played here. He scribbles an article, and then adds himself. Fortunately, there are a lot of nicknames.
                1. Poganini
                  Poganini 14 December 2020 15: 49
                  +16
                  I don't know, I'm not sure. Most of them are mowed down as "patriots". Damn, with such "patriots" and enemies are not needed.
                  1. bk316
                    bk316 16 December 2020 14: 16
                    +2
                    I don't know, I'm not sure. Most of them are mowed down as "patriots".

                    So the oval mows like a patriot, well, at least for the guardian of the fatherland.
                    So to the point berber said.
                2. RUSS
                  RUSS 14 December 2020 16: 52
                  -8
                  Quote: BerBer
                  Yes, this is the sect of Navalny played here.

                  I'm afraid that Navalny's people from his Anti-Corruption Fund are not aware of the existence of this site and forum.
                  1. Nyrobsky
                    Nyrobsky 14 December 2020 22: 20
                    +7
                    Quote: RUSS
                    Quote: BerBer
                    Yes, this is the sect of Navalny played here.

                    I'm afraid that Navalny's people from his Anti-Corruption Fund are not aware of the existence of this site and forum.

                    But they know very well where at the airport to find a bubble with a "newbie" and get drunk to unconsciousness.
                    1. RUSS
                      RUSS 14 December 2020 22: 27
                      -6
                      Quote: Nyrobsky
                      But they know very well where at the airport to find a bubble with a "newbie" and get drunk to unconsciousness.

                      You know better
                      1. Nyrobsky
                        Nyrobsky 14 December 2020 22: 30
                        +5
                        Quote: RUSS
                        Quote: Nyrobsky
                        But they know very well where at the airport to find a bubble with a "newbie" and get drunk to unconsciousness.

                        You know better

                        What am I? In this cinema hall, half the world sits and watches how Germany is spinning with this under-poisoned baby, so that it would be more comfortable to plant him on that bottle with "poison".
              2. 210ox
                210ox 14 December 2020 15: 51
                +4
                What should I say to him? He's not an ex. Until.
              3. venik
                venik 14 December 2020 16: 39
                +7
                Quote: Vladimir Mashkov
                It seems that the author of this article somehow interprets RT's message in a VERY peculiar way. And RT reported:

                =========
                good Namesake Vladimir! Unfortunately, representatives of the LDS community (not to be confused with the LGBT community, although the difference is not very big): "LDS is a" liberal-shit community "! abused knowledge of the "English language" (or, as one Ukrainian friend of the "bourgeois language" says), allowing himself to interpret English ("bourgeois") texts quite freely! And in this way - the CORRECT translation, just is the MOST EFFECTIVE way to stick THEM (LDS-translators) with their physiognomy - yes in th ... (Sorry!) - in guano!!! drinks hi
              4. eklmn
                eklmn 14 December 2020 18: 40
                -10%
                “It seems that the author of this article is interpreting RT's message in a VERY peculiar way.”
                In fact, Vladimir, the primary source for the author of the article was the publication of the general's interview with The Wall Street Journal. If you believe that the RT processed text of the interview is the primary source, then this is your personal opinion. RT differs in that lies (i.e. fiction) and facts in the article have a ratio of 40/60, i.e. 40% lies 60% truth, i.e. follows the advice of the famous doctor ...
                1. Vladimir Mashkov
                  Vladimir Mashkov 14 December 2020 19: 18
                  +7
                  Quote: eklmn
                  In fact, Vladimir, the primary source for the author of the article was the publication of the general's interview with The Wall Street Journal. If you believe that the RT processed text of the interview is the primary source, then this is your personal opinion. RT differs in that lies (i.e. fiction) and facts in the article have a ratio of 40/60, i.e. 40% lies 60% truth, i.e. follows the advice of the famous doctor ...

                  Unfortunately, I do not speak English to read such articles in the original source. Only, for some reason, I think that the chief of the American General Staff Millie is NOT such a fool as he appears from the VO article. And the RT material seems to me more in line with the truth and mental abilities of the chief of the US staff committee. Interesting misreading of the same interview ...

                  You can also believe anything, this is your personal opinion.

                  I knew a lot of "skillful" translators whose translations I used to laugh a lot ... lol
                  1. eklmn
                    eklmn 14 December 2020 19: 43
                    -8
                    "You can also believe anything, that's your personal opinion."
                    Quite right! But this must be the Primary Source, which would be matched by the criterion "believe / not_believe".
                    As Kozma Prutkov used to say - “Look at the root!”. Otherwise, from the first articles / interpretations, they throw so much noodles that no ears can stand ...
                    In addition, possession of English language makes it possible to check several sources for info. And since sources are not state-owned (in the United States, state propaganda is prohibited), then there is much less propaganda in them or not at all.
                    1. Vladimir Mashkov
                      Vladimir Mashkov 14 December 2020 19: 50
                      +8
                      Quote: eklmn
                      And since sources are not state-owned (in the United States, state propaganda is prohibited), then there is much less propaganda in them or not at all.

                      I believe! Just don’t make me laugh anymore! laughing laughing laughing
                      I've seen enough of the American "truth" lately ... laughing
                      1. eklmn
                        eklmn 14 December 2020 22: 45
                        -4
                        "I believe! Just don’t make me laugh anymore! ”
                        I believe it's funny, especially in translation laughing ...! I laugh too, reading in Russian ...! laughing
              5. New Year day
                New Year day 14 December 2020 19: 20
                +1
                Quote: Vladimir Mashkov
                It seems that the author of this article somehow interprets RT's message in a VERY peculiar way. And RT reported:

                it's translation difficulties laughing
              6. seregatara1969
                seregatara1969 15 December 2020 08: 42
                +1
                It has long dreamed of tearing Russia to shreds and dividing it
          2. Pilot
            Pilot 14 December 2020 15: 14
            +15
            Quote: RUSS
            Quote: BerBer
            (to the collective Svarog) What is he right about? A declining country is the United States. For all our problems, we do not have so many homeless and unemployed people. And there are no queues for "free" grocery sets. And medicine is much more affordable, even paid. So, this general needs to look in the "mirror" more often to see the real decline.

            Is it trolling?

            This is a provocateur! And where did he see the free food sets with us? Maybe that's why there are no queues because there are no free sets?
            1. Berber
              Berber 14 December 2020 15: 23
              +7
              Svarog, pilot, Russ, Evgen - is this not one person?
              1. Poganini
                Poganini 14 December 2020 15: 52
                +6
                A person may not be alone, but they are paid a little money from one pocket. Well, a normal person cannot write such nonsense for free!
              2. tovarich-andrey.62goncharov
                tovarich-andrey.62goncharov 14 December 2020 16: 30
                -5
                Ha, you guessed it. So, let's write it down ...
          3. Fungus
            Fungus 14 December 2020 15: 22
            +15
            Doesn't troll. There are whole cities of homeless people in the USA. They live on the streets. Despite being the number one economy they are.
            1. Poganini
              Poganini 14 December 2020 15: 54
              +5
              Already number two - the Chinese have pushed them in for a couple of years. And then the gap will only grow - the growth rates are very different. Soon there will be the third - the Indians are also growing, be healthy.
            2. halpat
              halpat 14 December 2020 16: 00
              +12
              Quote: Fungus
              Doesn't troll. There are whole cities of homeless people in the USA. They live on the streets. Despite being the number one economy they are.

              It's true. Plus to you.
              The USA has a beautiful facade, although it is rapidly deteriorating.
              But there, even look a little behind this facade - travel by car along the famous road 66, for example. You will be greatly surprised, in Western Europe, such a rusty-dirty backwater, I don't even know where to see it.
              Any Bulgarians and other Romanians do not count :)) these have always been a backwater, for centuries. The only bright period for these latter is the CMEA and the Warsaw Pact.
              1. Poganini
                Poganini 14 December 2020 16: 14
                +8
                God, how nice it is to read a healthy comment from someone who has seen all this state shit with his own eyes! ) And then half of the site love to argue about the taste of oysters with the people who ate them.
              2. New Year day
                New Year day 14 December 2020 19: 22
                -8
                Quote: Halpat
                You will be very surprised

                from Nevsky Prospect you enter the courtyard ...
                Quote: Halpat
                such a rusty-dirty backwater, I don't even know where to see it.

                and you about Europe
              3. blackice
                blackice 15 December 2020 10: 04
                -5
                That is, we have chocolate like nowhere else?
                For some, Russia ends with the Moscow Ring Road. And by the fact that beyond the Moscow Ring Road it is gray-ruin. So everyone has a beautiful facade, but the backyards are the same, with the only difference who is called. Here in Tanya there are whole cities of homeless people, and in Russia there are whole cities of the middle class (according to the version of the Sun, based on the average salary in relation to the minimum wage).
          4. Poganini
            Poganini 14 December 2020 15: 47
            +7
            This is an objective reality given to us in sensations. And in the dynamics of the ongoing processes. But to verify these feelings, it is better to see with your own eyes both the modern USA and modern Russia.
            1. blackice
              blackice 15 December 2020 10: 07
              -4
              Iiiii?
              Has Russia suddenly become higher than the United States in terms of living standards and purchasing power?
              I understand that you are ready to talk about oysters, and I am not, but let's judge Russia in numbers, and not in fantasies.
        2. dauria
          dauria 14 December 2020 15: 19
          +1
          ... And there are no queues for "free" grocery sets.


          Free food sets are handed out in the Kremlin. And there is a queue. Angry, unhappy ... laughing
          Countries were previously estimated in terms of tons of steel, megawatts of electricity, machine tools, chemistry, cars, ships and airplanes, roads, science, and the number of people. Therefore, yes. USA and China. Russia is so, one of the countries of Europe. Not strong, not weak. Well, there is and is. And the task of the American general is to make the Russian government serve as cannon fodder in the struggle between the USA and China. In short, wait until we become weak and become an obedient vassal ..
          1. Berber
            Berber 14 December 2020 15: 29
            +1
            The indicators of the USSR are certainly great, but not for people. Everything related to everyday life is in short supply.
          2. poquello
            poquello 14 December 2020 15: 55
            +6
            Quote: dauria
            Countries were previously estimated in terms of tons of steel, megawatts of electricity, machine tools, chemistry, cars, ships and airplanes, roads, science, and the number of people.

            1. andrew42
              andrew42 14 December 2020 16: 04
              +6
              Nice chart. Interestingly, how not in%, but in absolute terms (at least in monetary terms): how many times are "Russian 42%" less than "20% of American" -? At least an order of magnitude.
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            2. Poganini
              Poganini 14 December 2020 16: 10
              +5
              Yes, such pictures svarogam like a sickle on the knee. )
              1. Svarog
                Svarog 14 December 2020 16: 17
                +4
                Quote: Poganini
                Yes, such pictures svarogam like a sickle on the knee. )

                Yes, I am violet to your pictures .. I have a picture outside my window .. the government does not know what to do with prices .. the population is impoverished, and prices are rising .. And you revel in hallucinations ..
                1. Poganini
                  Poganini 14 December 2020 16: 27
                  +2
                  That's right, if the facts contradict the Svarogov window - so much the worse for the facts! ps I do not like demagogues.
                  1. cmax
                    cmax 14 December 2020 18: 16
                    -1
                    Paganini, stop by at Yartsevo. Smolensk region. M1 road. Drive through the center of the town, the road is as if only the Germans were kicked out, all broken up. Abandoned production facilities. Western part of Russia. Horror. So who is the demagogue. You might think America needs to catch up with you in terms of living
                    1. Poganini
                      Poganini 14 December 2020 18: 28
                      +5
                      Well, you stop by the rusty belt NY or Detroit there. There will be not horror, but horror-horror-horror. Yes, what to say, when the roadside from the airport to NY is all in potholes (we have a road of norms from Tolmachevo to the city), and in the city itself a wheelbarrow jumps on potholes - there are many patches. Yes, the average American is ALREADY living no better than the average Russian. Especially if we take the integral quality of life: the number of psychos and homeless people on the street, the backwardness of the infrastructure (bad Internet, they still take your card somewhere, instead of coming with a card reader), but I have to roll a whole sheet, lazily.
                      1. blackice
                        blackice 15 December 2020 10: 14
                        -5
                        Yes Yes.
                        USA - 6th place in terms of living standards in the world
                        Russia-60th place in terms of living standards in the world
                        Of course they live the same way.
                        What about homeless people and psychos, do we have less?
                        Only there people are deprived, we have a drunk.
                        Not recognizing the obvious does not mean that there is no problem.
                      2. Poganini
                        Poganini 15 December 2020 15: 38
                        0
                        All these places are a very specific thing (depending on who places them in these places). For example, the states in the ranking of the World Economic Forum were in 1st place in terms of preparedness for epidemics, and in fact they were in 1st place in the number of covid snacks.
                        You just have no idea what you are talking about - we do not just have less, but simply practically none compared to the states. I think the difference is not even an order of magnitude, but two. There are whole camps of homeless people, huge, for example, in Santa Barbara or LA. There were as many as 2 psychos on the tram from Long Beach to LA, and another one wandered along the platform, but missed the car. In general, this is heaven and earth.
                      3. blackice
                        blackice 16 December 2020 06: 26
                        -1
                        I understand that you are writing now from Santa Barbara?
                        The fact that we underestimate the statistics on deaths from a certain disease does not mean that it does not exist. I myself was in the infectious diseases department, I saw the whole picture myself.
                        As for the psychos, it is not customary for us to notice them, and homeless people roll in the cold, but the ranks are constantly growing. In addition, a bum in tan has more rights than you in Russia. Their homeless person has every right to ride on public transport, with us he has every right to rake him to a coma.
                    2. Berber
                      Berber 16 December 2020 14: 40
                      0
                      The ratings are made by interested parties. Objectivity is not about ratings.
                    3. blackice
                      blackice 29 December 2020 04: 54
                      0
                      Objectivity I saw being on business trips all over RUSSIA, and not within the Moscow Ring Road.
            3. andrew42
              andrew42 15 December 2020 15: 38
              -2
              Do not understand. How can these pictures help Svarog with a sickle? This is bullshit and stickiness, which has nothing to do with the real state of affairs in a decadent economy "like the Russian" barchuk. Just a beautiful picture at the level of a beginner Excel user, nothing more, meaningless and merciless.
  2. Svarog
    Svarog 14 December 2020 15: 26
    0
    Quote: BerBer
    And there are no queues for "free" grocery sets

    Do we have free food sets? As soon as they appear (which I doubt with our state), the queues will be no less than in the USA.
    1. Berber
      Berber 14 December 2020 15: 36
      +8
      No need. Nobody goes hungry, not even homeless people.
      1. Svarog
        Svarog 14 December 2020 15: 50
        -5
        Quote: BerBer
        No need. Nobody goes hungry, not even homeless people.

        Where such confidence? Do you often cross paths with homeless people?
        1. poquello
          poquello 14 December 2020 16: 12
          +10
          Quote: Svarog
          Quote: BerBer
          No need. Nobody goes hungry, not even homeless people.

          Where such confidence? Do you often cross paths with homeless people?

          why such uncertainty? homeless people in Russia are fed in shelters
          1. tovarich-andrey.62goncharov
            tovarich-andrey.62goncharov 14 December 2020 16: 34
            +5
            Throw off this ... the address - tea, it will come in handy. I can give it in Tver. Oh, Svarog? From the bag and from the prison ... (if, of course, you are Russian) ...
          2. blackice
            blackice 15 December 2020 10: 18
            -4
            Find shelters for the homeless in Primorsky Krai. At least I will.
            PySY The stoned "patriot" is worse than the occupier.
            1. poquello
              poquello 15 December 2020 15: 36
              +2
              Quote: blackice
              Find shelters for the homeless in Primorsky Krai. At least I will.

              porches
              Christian Shelter "Rostock", Shelter-Hospice "Path to Freedom"
              1. blackice
                blackice 16 December 2020 06: 20
                -1
                Christian shelter?
                This is the state. institution?
                Is the path to freedom too?
                Don't confuse public policy with the compassion of individuals.
                Once again: a stubborn patriot is worse than an occupier.
                1. poquello
                  poquello 16 December 2020 12: 31
                  +1
                  Quote: blackice
                  Christian shelter?
                  This is the state. institution?
                  Is the path to freedom too?

                  well it starts))))))

                  state institution which works with these shelters is naturally called differently
                2. blackice
                  blackice 29 December 2020 04: 55
                  +1
                  Oh well. Since when is the church a state institution?
                  I live in Primorye, who are you trying to tell?
          3. Berber
            Berber 29 December 2020 12: 07
            0
            PySY The stoned "patriot" is worse than the occupier[i] [/ i]. My friend, what did you like about the occupation? Where do these phrases come from?
      2. Berber
        Berber 14 December 2020 16: 19
        +2
        I'm incredibly lucky. I communicate both with the very rich (I do not like this word "oligarch") and with the very poor.
  • Squelcher
    Squelcher 14 December 2020 15: 45
    +9
    Don't worry, this is the technique of the new "communists". Earlier, real communists fought, sparing neither themselves nor others. The current ones just whine and cry that they all owe them, well, mud with adoration is poured onto the history of Russia, that the past, that the present, with the exception of the period 17-90, is a taboo, any justified criticism of this time causes violent hysteria.
    1. Poganini
      Poganini 14 December 2020 16: 30
      +2
      Oh, and Ber-Ber took the new "communists" for bulk! Coincidence? I don’t think so. )
      1. Squelcher
        Squelcher 14 December 2020 19: 07
        +3
        And how do they differ from each other? For some, the bulk will bring order, for others, Stalin will reincarnate and will also bring order. Themselves without the Fuhrer in any way. At least put in the entrance or in the yard.
    2. blackice
      blackice 15 December 2020 10: 26
      0
      Aren't shitcrats pouring dirt on the history of Russia?
      And not on what the communists built you still live?
      And for the gifted I will write the following: "The Criminal Code of the Russian Federation" of 13.06.1996 N 63-FZ (ed. From ... Public calls for extremist activity · Article 280.1. ... of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Section X. Crimes against state authorities.
      Any of these articles can be applied to anyone, even for criticizing the authorities.
      And it doesn't matter to me where you get for your commas, from Navalny or on Lakhta 2
      1. Squelcher
        Squelcher 15 December 2020 15: 45
        +1
        Please, no hysteria ..
        Are the "communists" really shy about shedding dirt or lies on the history of Russia? Example:
        The "bloody" tsarist regime allowed Lenin to write letters with milk; I don’t remember the facts under the most "humane" Soviet regime, prisoners wrote letters with milk.
        Secondly:
        I live in Russia, not NA. By the way, the communists came to the desert? Didn't use the legacy of the "bloody" tsarist regime?
        You write from androyd or Windows and smart devices are clearly not from the USSR, the same damned "capitalists" invented how your fingers do not burn?
        By the way, "poking" is not good, weren't you taught this in Soviet times?
        1. blackice
          blackice 22 December 2020 07: 33
          -1
          And YOU are not living now on what the damned komunyaki built?
          What did the komunyaks get from the tsarist regime, not an agrarian country?
          Android or Windows were invented by the democrats of Russia?
          Aaaaa, for sure, the Democrat of All Russia Anatoly Chubais announced the invention of the black-and-white tablet, invented under his direct supervision! It's a pity he was transferred to another position, I think the announcement of a black-and-white tube TV was not far off.
          And what is Russia now? A raw material appendage of Europe. Country for whipping in the media over the hill for any reason, as well as unfounded accusations from the "highest" stands.
          But we will wash ourselves, because there are people who believe in the greatness of all magnitudes
          1. Squelcher
            Squelcher 22 December 2020 08: 48
            0
            Again hysteria, as Bulgakov was right in describing Sharikov and Shvonder, Under the "wise" rule of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, the country straining and straining forces and every five-year period trying to catch up and overtake the west, did not catch up with him - at this time while the west was going Without particularly straining, he even often helped with engineers and technologies, of course, for money, the USSR to build factories and ships.
            Once again I live in Russia! If you live ON it is sad.
            And my house, the school the child goes to, even the road and the plant where I work were not built by the communists.
            I did not share BC and RP in 1996 with you, so poke at your wife.
            1. blackice
              blackice 29 December 2020 04: 51
              0
              Tantrum in your fevered brain.
              Read the Dunning-Kruger Rule. So it suits you!
              With regards to the USSR, it was the second economy in the world, with the conquest of space, free education and medicine. The West lived without straining at the expense of other countries, which they robbed without straining, and those who resisted were bombed.
              And Russia is a raw material appendage of the world economy.
              Tell us about your plant that the communists did not build.
              Once again I live in Russia! If you live ON it is sad.

              Is this the type with clever?
              It’s sad that you still don’t understand the Dunning-Kruger rule.
  • Olgovich
    Olgovich 14 December 2020 15: 56
    +5
    Quote: BerBer
    For all our problems, we do not have so many homeless and unemployed people. And there are no queues for "free" grocery sets.

    Let us not forget that in this country innocent police officers kneel and wash the feet of the lumpen, and the lumpen burn plots, cars, shops with impunity and demolish historical monuments, rewriting it. The thugs are released and even ... justified!
    Society is clearly sick ...
  • tovarich-andrey.62goncharov
    tovarich-andrey.62goncharov 14 December 2020 16: 27
    +2
    We just have a different soul. And we came out of the 90s and know where to go. The only question is how. Svarogs did not live in the 90s and earlier. And p.i .. - do not move bags ...
    1. Berber
      Berber 16 December 2020 14: 47
      0
      I strongly agree with comrade Andrey. Let me paraphrase a little: "the well-fed will not understand the hungry." There is something to compare. The experience of the 90s is unforgettable.
  • nikolas 83
    nikolas 83 14 December 2020 18: 08
    +1
    The fate of the Roman Empire awaits the United States. Everything is heading towards this. And this is already noticeable.
    1. Berber
      Berber 16 December 2020 14: 52
      0
      Let them live. It is clear that this will not end for them just like that and there will be consequences. The scale can even be calculated. If they manage to rise, there will be something to learn from them.
      More than sure, analytical organizations have already calculated.
  • Kent0001
    Kent0001 14 December 2020 22: 41
    0
    YOU are an optimist, my friend.
  • Dkuznecov
    Dkuznecov 14 December 2020 23: 12
    -2
    You have an interesting world.
    Have not been abroad, have you?
    Everything is a little different from what you think
    in fact.
    Yes, we're moving towards comfort, but
    too passionate about production
    weapons instead of products for peaceful purposes.
    Hence the imbalance in the economy. And in someone's head.
    Thank you.
  • military_cat
    military_cat 15 December 2020 08: 47
    -2
    Quote: BerBer
    And there are no queues for "free" grocery sets.

    And Russians are so rich that they don't line up for free gold bars.
  • Trotil42
    Trotil42 16 December 2020 14: 27
    0
    Quote: BerBer
    (to the collective Svarog) What is he right about? A declining country is the United States. For all our problems, we do not have so many homeless and unemployed people. And there are no queues for "free" grocery sets. And medicine is much more affordable, even paid. So, this general needs to look in the "mirror" more often to see the real decline.

    Blah blah blah blah purely Putin's propaganda.. We do not have queues for free products ... We simply don’t have them .. Look at the statistics of the extinction of the country .. Statistics of people living on the minimum wage .. on which you cannot live ..
    1. Berber
      Berber 16 December 2020 14: 55
      0
      If you don’t want to live on the minimum wage, don’t live. Why what, but there are enough opportunities. Just open your eyes and lift the fifth point.
      1. Trotil42
        Trotil42 16 December 2020 19: 08
        0
        You tell it to pensioners .. who over 40 years of experience receives 12 thousand pensions .. for nurses .. for doctors .. for teachers ... I have a friend .. police lieutenant colonel in 51g. I went to retire ... I have no health ... I have been to Chechnya ... my pension is 17 thousand rubles. he doesn't have enough for pills .. And the doctor's salary after the institute .. 12500 rubles .. Don't live .. on the minimum wage ... fascist ideology ..
  • Vadim237
    Vadim237 14 December 2020 15: 05
    +3
    Well, yes, it's "right" it's 50 million unemployed and homeless in Russia, it's in Russia, riots and demonstrations of the population with weapons in cities for half a year now where the police are withdrawing themselves from solving problems the same in Russia they cannot choose the president even after the official results Russia has the largest public debt in the world, it is in Russia the highest crime rate in the world. General's just kukukha went - Obama syndrome mutates in that similar disease was with Russia's economy torn to shreds.
    1. Trotil42
      Trotil42 16 December 2020 19: 33
      -1
      Quote: Vadim237
      Well, yes, it's "right" it's 50 million unemployed and homeless in Russia, it's in Russia, riots and demonstrations of the population with weapons in cities for half a year now where the police are withdrawing themselves from solving problems the same in Russia they cannot choose the president even after the official results Russia has the largest public debt in the world, it is in Russia the highest crime rate in the world. General's just kukukha went - Obama syndrome mutates in that similar disease was with Russia's economy torn to shreds.

      First .. per capita crime is higher for us .. higher and the number of murders ... Second .. Khabarovsk how much raged? And our residents, for example, the Russian Guard piled up .. and the mayor's office of Novokuznetsk was taken by storm .. stop looking at the box for fools .. allowance unemployment is a minimum of 1.5 thousand rubles ... if you are looking for a job for the first time, they pay no more than 3 months ... so the number of unemployed per capita ... we just do not know. Third ... the largest economy has the largest debt ..China owes 115 percent. to GDP .. something like that ..
  • Lionnvrsk
    Lionnvrsk 14 December 2020 15: 29
    +8
    Quote: Svarog
    Generally speaking, the general is right.

    And three hundred thousand zhmurov in YUSE from covid confirmation of this! yes
  • Cron
    Cron 14 December 2020 15: 29
    0
    Quote: Svarog
    Quote: Overlock
    Mark Milli sees Russia as a declining country, but with a powerful strategic arsenal.

    have not fallen yet, but we can hit.

    Generally speaking, the general is right.

    The general will be right if the bio-waste from the streets is again allowed to establish their own rules.
  • Johann Klassen
    Johann Klassen 14 December 2020 15: 31
    -4
    Although the American general, "four times" star-struck "", but somewhat right.
    The only question is, will they cope with both?
    What if it doesn’t work out?
  • krops777
    krops777 14 December 2020 15: 32
    +8
    Mark Milli sees Russia as a declining country, but with a powerful strategic arsenal.


    We are still looking for our own way, but about the United States, you can really say that, any superpower sooner or later first degrades and then reborn into something else or dies out like a mammoth.
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 14 December 2020 15: 38
      -5
      Quote: krops777
      We are still looking for our way,

      We are not looking for anything, we have found everything from the Forbes list and their task is to multiply and keep them .. There is no task to find our way. And a vivid confirmation of this is the criminal cases against those who tried to find their way.
      1. 7,62x54
        7,62x54 14 December 2020 16: 27
        +4
        The poorer billionaires pay Forbes to get on the list, and the real rich pay to stay out of the list.
    2. Berber
      Berber 14 December 2020 16: 25
      +7
      Quote: krops777
      Mark Milli sees Russia as a declining country, but with a powerful strategic arsenal.


      We are still looking for our own way, but about the United States, you can really say that, any superpower sooner or later first degrades and then reborn into something else or dies out like a mammoth.

      Looking from the outside is a very entertaining process. And God forbid to pass by ourselves.
      I remember how we died, and they rejoiced at our "wild capitalism". And now they remember these times with rapture, for them it was the "wind of change", freedom. So let them also sip this "wind of change".
    3. Dkuznecov
      Dkuznecov 14 December 2020 23: 17
      +1
      I do not know how they degrade, but to raise 23 trillion in funds,
      (alive, I stress money)
      just showing a fist,
      it is still necessary to be able to.
  • Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 14 December 2020 15: 46
    +1
    Quote: Svarog
    Generally speaking, the general is right.

    And again, being in an oppa-stupor, he did not notice how he was burnt ... More carefully, more thoroughly. yes laughing
  • venik
    venik 14 December 2020 16: 14
    0
    Quote: Svarog
    Gen. generally right ..

    ======
    And in "particulars" ??? what
  • lucul
    lucul 14 December 2020 17: 01
    +1
    Generally speaking, the general is right.

    Laughter . Even the USSR did not have such sanctions from 1920 to 1930, as Russia now has. The communists bought technology in batches from the West - and now Russia has no, no, absolutely no technology. And nothing, Russia is developing slowly.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 14 December 2020 19: 35
      -1
      We freely buy equipment in Europe - I did not observe obstacles on the machines.
      1. Fizik M
        Fizik M 14 December 2020 19: 41
        +1
        Quote: Vadim237
        We freely buy equipment in Europe - I did not observe obstacles on the machines.

        Scoops will be sold to YOUR sandbox
        but factories have problems
      2. ultra
        ultra 14 December 2020 19: 58
        +4
        Yeah, try to buy modern lithographic equipment, and without it there can be no modern microelectronics.
        1. blackice
          blackice 15 December 2020 10: 36
          -1
          And what prevents you from creating your own?
          Beggarly salaries of scientists? Unified State Exam education?
          Or maybe the same America, Europe and China, which pay big salaries and provide modern jobs?
  • minomoto
    minomoto 14 December 2020 17: 35
    +1
    To be able to fall, you must first climb up. It is important here from what years he believes that Russia is falling into decay. I wouldn't be surprised if he considers the 90s to be the peak of development, and the flood is only a decline. Then his statements are exclusively political in nature and have nothing to do with reality.
  • Crimean partisan 1974
    Crimean partisan 1974 14 December 2020 23: 01
    +3
    Generally speaking, the general is right ..... having licked the blacks boots ... so interesting ... he wiped his lips from shoe polish with his handkerchief or with a damp disposable napkin
  • Cottodraton
    Cottodraton 15 December 2020 04: 25
    +2
    The same can be said about them. They have a sick, insane society that has gone insane against the background of permissiveness and "freedoms." Now they are trying to fix this, and the only way they know is to unleash a war ... At the same time, they do not understand that they can send civilization to the Middle Ages ...
  • iouris
    iouris 14 December 2020 14: 58
    0
    Quote: Overlock
    but we can hit

    Not sure.
    1. Overlock
      Overlock 14 December 2020 15: 02
      +42
      Quote: iouris
      Not sure.

      technically - we can, politically - no.
      1. iouris
        iouris 14 December 2020 18: 28
        -2
        Quote: Overlock
        technically - we can, politically - no.

        What are you ... Logically it means - "can not" or not "vdar". In the meantime, the USSR is being dismantled in parts - to whom that nravitstsa. So soon the sweetest parts will be tackled, and the rest - to the people.
  • RUSS
    RUSS 14 December 2020 15: 09
    -7
    Quote: Overlock
    have not fallen yet, but we can hit.

    For whom?
  • FIR FIR
    FIR FIR 14 December 2020 16: 57
    0
    U.S. General considers Russia a declining country with a strategic arsenal

    The same can be said for the United States.
    Another superpower rises.
  • w70
    w70 15 December 2020 07: 29
    -1
    Everyone has American shares, the same Sberbank sells. What do you want to zero these assets?
  • NI1
    NI1 15 December 2020 10: 31
    -3
    if only new tariffs for housing and communal services and for their population.))
  • carstorm 11
    carstorm 11 14 December 2020 14: 39
    +1
    Shaw, again?))) When the dude was late then) already a couple of centuries, if not more, someone says this)
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 14 December 2020 15: 06
      +1
      As usual, wishful thinking.
  • Prax1
    Prax1 14 December 2020 14: 42
    -6
    In economic terms, it is unfortunately!
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 14 December 2020 14: 49
      +8
      Yes, not only economically, in moral and ethical terms, too, decline. Nothing worthy of attention in terms of culture has not been created - isolated cases with cinema only confirm the rule. The population continues to disunite and there is no rallying idea of ​​why to live and what the state is striving for.
      1. carstorm 11
        carstorm 11 14 December 2020 15: 01
        +7
        Go to the theater. Ballet, opera. Go to exhibitions. There are a lot of them. Read books. There are a huge number of contemporary Russian excellent artists. To evaluate culture through cinema, well, such a thing ...
        1. Roman070280
          Roman070280 14 December 2020 15: 18
          +3
          Unlike TV, you need money for theaters and ballets ..))
          1. Cottodraton
            Cottodraton 15 December 2020 04: 27
            +1
            Theater is not expensive
            1. blackice
              blackice 15 December 2020 10: 40
              -1
              And in every city he is.
              I like lumpen living in big cities.
              Have you been anywhere besides your cities?
        2. Obliterator
          Obliterator 14 December 2020 15: 22
          +1
          Quote: carstorm 11
          Go to the theater. Ballet, opera. Go to exhibitions. There are a lot of them. Read books. There are a huge number of contemporary Russian excellent artists. To evaluate culture through cinema, well, such a thing ...

          Theaters, opera, ballet and art. exhibitions are not mass culture, unlike cinema. In the same way as sports of high achievements does not reflect the objective level of physical. culture of the population.
          1. carstorm 11
            carstorm 11 14 December 2020 15: 30
            +3
            Everything is now available online. There would be a desire. Of course, this is not at all something that personally, but you can join) my wife somehow saw the work of Alexei Chernigin and Nizhny and just fell in love with them.

            1. Berber
              Berber 14 December 2020 15: 48
              +2
              Solidarity endlessly. At the moment, there are unique opportunities for familiarizing with culture.
              1. carstorm 11
                carstorm 11 14 December 2020 15: 57
                +3
                Exactly. You just have to want. I recently read a book by Dan Brown, Origins. God, how he describes Spain ... at night I looked at all the places that he described on the internet. And I was just shocked how I just missed such beauty ... and the Guggenheim Museum in Balboa ... I didn't even know about its existence. You learn so many new things every day.
                1. evgen1221
                  evgen1221 14 December 2020 16: 09
                  0
                  And now can authors who would also praise the beauty of our country? So that they were also heard, and their works were breathtaking, so that they would like to move to us for permanent residence to enjoy life in the country with the same impulse as he is here about Spain and other notable attractions? But there is no need to cite examples from Soviet authors (something from the year of the 90th starting, and without nastalgia on the union) I'm afraid you will find a few of them, and the list will probably be short.
                  1. carstorm 11
                    carstorm 11 14 December 2020 16: 50
                    +2
                    Dan Brown describes both Paris in the Da Vinci Code and Washington in the Secret Symbol this way) this is a huge job and a huge talent) maybe there are some among ours too. I have not read everything in the world)
            2. Obliterator
              Obliterator 14 December 2020 15: 56
              +4
              Quote: carstorm 11
              Everything is now available online. There would be a desire. Of course, this is not at all something that personally, but you can join) my wife somehow saw the work of Alexei Chernigin and Nizhny and just fell in love with them.

              Of course it is available, only videos with cats and women will still be more popular. Such people. Yes, tickets to the opera and earlier obviously did not cost much more money than to the concert of Metallica or Lady Gaga.
              1. carstorm 11
                carstorm 11 14 December 2020 16: 00
                +6
                I don’t know) I’m a fan of Linkin Park))) but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying this and something more subtle)
                1. Obliterator
                  Obliterator 14 December 2020 16: 14
                  +1
                  Quote: carstorm 11
                  I don’t know) I’m a fan of Linkin Park))) but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying this and something more subtle)

                  Eh, Links, unfortunately, are unlikely to come, otherwise I would have gone.
                  1. 7,62x54
                    7,62x54 14 December 2020 16: 35
                    +1
                    They won't come. The vocalist committed suicide in 2017. They have the same period now as Russia - they live by the achievements of the past without definite plans for the future.
              2. Berber
                Berber 14 December 2020 16: 29
                +4
                Well, for example, I would have gone to Metallica. This is already a classic.
                1. poquello
                  poquello 14 December 2020 23: 48
                  0
                  Quote: BerBer
                  Well, for example, I would have gone to Metallica. This is already a classic.

                  "this is not a syncope, here is a syncope"
            3. Poganini
              Poganini 14 December 2020 16: 37
              +1
              Yes, indeed, a miracle as well.
            4. blackice
              blackice 15 December 2020 10: 40
              -3
              Tell the residents of Chukotka about the Internet.
        3. evgen1221
          evgen1221 14 December 2020 16: 03
          -1
          Carstorm 11-I support people who answered you. Popular and niche culture and sports are two different things. Horses are also different - there are herds that plow and there are only a few that give out records at the races and there will never be record holders, and they are always judged by the herds of hard workers and their work. I will not put a minus.
          1. carstorm 11
            carstorm 11 14 December 2020 16: 41
            +1
            Oh ... in our time, many facets have been erased. The classics have become available to everyone. There is a site called culture dot ru. There performances, operas you want. Both Soviet times and modern. Why limit yourself with some kind of framework, like a niche or mass? You just have to take and check it yourself))) The world is so big. And life is so short ...
            1. blackice
              blackice 15 December 2020 10: 46
              -1
              And there are villages and small towns where a person has no time for culture. His task is to survive as a family.
              The well-fed will not enlighten the hungry. This is folk wisdom. If you are full, it does not mean that everyone is full.
              1. carstorm 11
                carstorm 11 15 December 2020 12: 35
                +1
                These are all excuses. In the nineties we sat in this ... and my mother still sang every day and listened to the opera on records. And every morning she did a chant. The voice was trained. She graduated from the conservatory in vocal class. It all depends on the person. This is what we are talking about.
                1. blackice
                  blackice 16 December 2020 06: 16
                  0
                  Excuses?
                  So go to the outback, raise the village!
                  No? Then just balabol.
                  1. carstorm 11
                    carstorm 11 16 December 2020 06: 47
                    0
                    My tank school taught a different specialization
                    1. blackice
                      blackice 29 December 2020 04: 57
                      0
                      These are excuses.
                      Go raise the village. Feed everyone.
      2. Johann Klassen
        Johann Klassen 14 December 2020 15: 38
        +2
        And in the USA, too, not everyone is in harmony either with the head or with the soul.
        They also realize that the dream of the world "occupier" may remain a dream.
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 14 December 2020 15: 07
      +1
      "In economic terms, it is unfortunately!" Well, yes, the sixth in terms of PPP and eleventh in terms of nominal GDP - all 189 countries in the world would have such a "decline"
      1. Poganini
        Poganini 14 December 2020 15: 14
        +4
        We are not 6th, we are 4th. It is calculated trivially, in one step: an estimate of the share of the WB shadow economy is taken (emnip, 30% for us, 10% for the Germans, and about zero in Japan) and multiplied by GDP. And we take our rightful 4th place. Neither the Japanese nor the Germans can catch up with us already. But Indonesia-Brazil is yes, the enti can shove us off someday if we relax.
        1. evgen1221
          evgen1221 14 December 2020 16: 12
          -5
          Well, well, then, with such optimistic GDP, we live in a mass bad, very bad, and worse than very bad?
          1. Poganini
            Poganini 14 December 2020 16: 41
            +2
            What makes you think that we live badly !?
            1. evgen1221
              evgen1221 15 December 2020 04: 21
              -2
              Ok, you personally live very well. What are you proving then, that if Vasya eats caviar, then Fedya stuffed cabbage automatically? And I don’t need to turn on the mantra, I have to go to work, I work 16/6. It was only at 15 that I received 30 tons with a dollar of 30, and today 12 tons with a buck for 80 and higher prices, and all for the same work. How can you explain this miracle of stability?
              1. Salty
                Salty 15 December 2020 05: 19
                -3
                Quote: evgen1221
                I work 16/6

                belay Did I understand correctly - 16 hours 6 days a week? Who is this, where is it? At least hint ...

                Quote: evgen1221
                ... at 15 I received 30 tons ... and today 12 tons ...

                belay And changing the place of work is not destiny?

                I will say for myself: now I am looking for a job again, the salary is below 120 - I just do not consider it. This is for work from home, and that work is properly organized at work (one of the main requirements). At the same time, I have many years, much more than I would like request
          2. Vadim237
            Vadim237 14 December 2020 19: 38
            0
            I don’t know why you live poorly, maybe because you don’t strive to live well, you just wait for someone to come and build your best life for you.
          3. Crimean partisan 1974
            Crimean partisan 1974 14 December 2020 23: 13
            +1
            Well, well then, with such optimistic GDP, we live en masse badly, very badly, ...... but for all that may not need to scratch .... take specifics from yourself .... why do you live badly and very bad ... maybe you're just a parasite. maybe an alcoholic. and maybe a junkie who chases a goose by the neck and it seems that manna from heaven should fall from the sky, but it's still not there ... everyone is to blame ... and the striped general is right ... let the entot general, first of all, with blacks and his psychopaths ... then it bleats about decline
        2. Dkuznecov
          Dkuznecov 14 December 2020 23: 19
          0
          You also forgot to add the Afghan drug traffic.
      2. apro
        apro 14 December 2020 15: 15
        +1
        Quote: Vadim237
        "In economic terms, it is unfortunately!" Well, yes, the sixth in terms of PPP and eleventh in terms of nominal GDP - all 189 countries in the world would have such a "decline"

        And what about the level of real wages? The level of unemployment?
        1. Poganini
          Poganini 14 December 2020 15: 19
          +4
          Who do you want to compare with?
          1. apro
            apro 14 December 2020 15: 29
            -3
            Quote: Poganini
            Who do you want to compare with?

            Probably only with Africa ... with Europe it is simply not convenient ..
            1. Poganini
              Poganini 14 December 2020 15: 32
              +1
              Come on with Ukraine? )))
              1. apro
                apro 14 December 2020 16: 04
                -2
                Quote: Poganini
                Come on with Ukraine? )))

                And how is it different from Africa?
            2. Poganini
              Poganini 14 December 2020 16: 09
              +7
              And what, by the way, is inconvenient with Europe? Have you been to that Europe? She Europe is very different, the eye can see that the Greeks and the Portuguese live worse than us, the Germans with all sorts of Finns can be better, maybe as well. If you count everything carefully, then the average Russian is much more prosperous than the average European rogue. We own apartments, plus many have summer cottages, we open the windows in our apartments in winter and take hot water baths, and the rogues sleep in pajamas and hats, and plug the sink to wash the dishes.
              1. apro
                apro 14 December 2020 16: 13
                -3
                Quote: Poganini
                She Europe is very different, you can see

                Yes, I do not argue, but they want to emigrate to Germany, and not vice versa ...
                1. Poganini
                  Poganini 14 December 2020 16: 44
                  +3
                  Of course, I haven't looked at the numbers for a long time, but we had a positive migration balance with ALL countries, including Germany, and, scary to say, Israel. )
            3. Vadim237
              Vadim237 14 December 2020 19: 40
              +2
              When will you compare our incomes with African ones - give the price tags for everything there, otherwise the comparison will be empty.
        2. Vadim237
          Vadim237 14 December 2020 15: 23
          +1
          There are 5 million officially unemployed people in Russia - everyone's salaries are different depending on where you live, who you work and what third-party sources of income you have.
          1. Poganini
            Poganini 14 December 2020 15: 35
            +10
            Yes, I also have two personally acquaintances of the unemployed: one bought 3 years ago 2 plots adjacent to Lake Baikal in a bay where you can swim (the only one, as he said), and the second one is trying to find out - she rented one apartment in Prague, and the second one didn’t maybe so far, the Czechs have become impoverished.
          2. evgen1221
            evgen1221 14 December 2020 16: 15
            -1
            We will also take the self-employed, these people are 30% unemployed from casual earnings to casual earnings and note that by paying taxes they are officially deprived of the right to work experience and pension. So why not self-employment then?
            1. Poganini
              Poganini 14 December 2020 16: 46
              +2
              I don’t know that, I didn’t go into this problem so deeply. Well, probably people need it, since they use this self-employment.
            2. Vadim237
              Vadim237 14 December 2020 19: 42
              0
              We would issue an individual entrepreneur under a patent and work.
        3. Orange bigg
          Orange bigg 14 December 2020 15: 24
          0
          Here is the opinion of Western analysts.
          The US International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is convinced that it still needs a little patience with the Russians. Yes, after the collapse of the USSR, they are now stronger than ever, but ten to fifteen years will pass, and the Americans will again see a degrading army and country in front of them, according to the USA.


          Well-known in the military expert community, Michael Kofman is convinced that Moscow spends up to $ 180 billion per year on the army (2019 figures) in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Consequently, Russia remains in third place in the world (after the United States and China) in terms of military spending. Nevertheless, Kofman notes that the Russian Federation was not so long ago the first economy in Europe in terms of PPP, but today it has lost its leadership to Germany.

          https://svpressa.ru/war21/article/278389/
          1. Berber
            Berber 14 December 2020 15: 42
            +5
            And what, Western analysts, are they scratching the truth? "Not interested" well, just nothing.
        4. poquello
          poquello 14 December 2020 15: 46
          +1
          Quote: apro
          Quote: Vadim237
          "In economic terms, it is unfortunately!" Well, yes, the sixth in terms of PPP and eleventh in terms of nominal GDP - all 189 countries in the world would have such a "decline"

          And what about the level of real wages? The level of unemployment?

          1. evgen1221
            evgen1221 14 December 2020 16: 18
            -2
            And if this graph is corrected for a comparable number of population - 300 and 100 million different numbers and the graph will be different.
            1. poquello
              poquello 14 December 2020 16: 27
              0
              Quote: evgen1221
              And if this graph is corrected for a comparable number of population - 300 and 100 million different numbers and the graph will be different.

              in the USA it is still more
              1. evgen1221
                evgen1221 14 December 2020 16: 40
                -1
                The graph and method of calculating it in the studio pliz.
                1. poquello
                  poquello 14 December 2020 16: 58
                  +3
                  Quote: evgen1221
                  The graph and method of calculating it in the studio pliz.

                  pliz itself! You are going to correct, so correct for a start
      3. blackice
        blackice 15 December 2020 10: 51
        -1
        Yeah, PPP is 5 times less than that of ovs, having a lot of resources. Oh well.
        First, read what these, PPP and GDP, abbreviations mean.
        Do you want to compare the standard of living?
    3. frruc
      frruc 14 December 2020 15: 15
      +4
      And the USA, what soared above the roof. They have a lot of problems. And it is not yet clear what the final will be. angry
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  • evgen1221
    evgen1221 14 December 2020 14: 46
    +1
    Well, in general, this general said everything about the case, and there is nothing to argue with him about his words.
    1. Poganini
      Poganini 14 December 2020 15: 18
      -1
      Generals with schizophasia - they always say on business: "a country in decline" "is looking for an opportunity to become a great authoritative power again." - how can this fit in one head !? And, I guessed - there are two hemispheres! Although here it is rather necessary to talk about half-copies.
  • Roman070280
    Roman070280 14 December 2020 14: 49
    -6
    considers Russia a declining country, but at the same time possessing a powerful strategic arsenal.


    To rise, you must first fall ..
    So it would be quicker already ..
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 14 December 2020 14: 51
      -7
      Quote: Roman070280
      To rise, you must first fall ..
      So it would be quicker already ..

      Where is lower then?
      1. BIABIA
        BIABIA 14 December 2020 14: 56
        +2
        Unfortunately, there is always where. We reach the bottom, and then they knock from below. The king, over there, noticed that prices were rising. Wow, what a shrewd one. Freeze, grit, and that's it! Chapito ...
        1. RUSS
          RUSS 14 December 2020 15: 06
          -5
          Quote: BIABIA
          Freeze, grit,

          Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law extending the "freeze" of the funded part of the pension until the end of 2023.
          1. BIABIA
            BIABIA 14 December 2020 15: 12
            +13
            Exactly. And so as not to freeze themselves - fur coats ...
            1. Alex Justice
              Alex Justice 15 December 2020 07: 51
              +1
              Did you have to visit in a leaky quilted jacket? Would Grandma be nicer?
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 14 December 2020 15: 02
        -4
        Quote: RUSS
        Where is lower then?

        Back upstairs.
      3. Roman070280
        Roman070280 14 December 2020 15: 20
        0
        Well, just yesterday the president noticed that prices had gone up.
        And I think this is not the last time ..))
      4. Poganini
        Poganini 14 December 2020 15: 22
        -1
        Ask the Ukrainians. ) However, these are their problems, this does not concern Russia, so far everything is more or less normal with us.
        1. Roman070280
          Roman070280 14 December 2020 15: 56
          0
          So they have there - "more or less" ..
          Also, local patriots yell that parking lots are full, etc.
          The Great Power has sunk to the level of the Outskirts ..))
          1. Poganini
            Poganini 14 December 2020 16: 18
            +2
            Yes, I also feel a little sorry for America. ) Everything passes, the sage said, so it passed. And it was not necessary to contact the Ukrainians!
        2. Poganini
          Poganini 14 December 2020 15: 58
          +1
          Oh, the first 6 Ipsoshniks minus. Right now we will rewrite everyone on the sly. )
  • RUSS
    RUSS 14 December 2020 14: 56
    -5
    The Russian Federation is also capable of threatening the Americans and Europeans, but the nature of the threat posed to it is different from that of the PRC.
    China is a threat to us too, sooner or later we will face "Our Baikal".
  • tarabar
    tarabar 14 December 2020 14: 56
    +5
    In the Russia-China-USA triangle, mattresses are definitely an obtuse angle, since in the strategic confrontation with China they are still trying to spread rot on us. It should be understood that they can now defeat China only either with us as allies, or with our neutrality, all other options are losing. The ambition apparently has not yet disappeared, and when it disappears in 10-15 years it will be too late, they and the Chinese will not be able to pull it alone.
    1. Poganini
      Poganini 14 December 2020 15: 26
      -2
      I think the smartest of them already understand everything, but what can they do? They don't have the slightest chance: China has pushed them to second place in terms of economy, and in 2 years India will push them to third. And then China will surpass in the Navy. And that's all, one more empire will become the former.
    2. dauria
      dauria 14 December 2020 17: 57
      0
      because in the strategic confrontation with China, they are still trying to spread rot and us


      It used to be surprising. Then I realized that they were rightly spreading rot. A strong country will not be a real "ally". You can't drive her to the slaughter when you need to. She will get into someone else's war when she needs it. And not the fact that on your side. Only on their own ... In the meantime, the Americans' plan is simple and feasible - to strangle, wait for weakness and make our "powers that be" decent vassals. A sort of NATO from Lisbon to Vladik ... laughing And only then dictate to the Chinese, threatening including through Russia. But help now? Why do they need it now? We do not lay down under China yet; we are not harnessing the war on the side of China.
      1. tarabar
        tarabar 15 December 2020 07: 07
        +1
        Colleague, in general, I consider your reasoning to be correct, but they may not wait for the comprador elites in the Russian government, and why then actively oppose themselves as an open enemy to us, I don’t understand, they themselves internally rally us and push us to an alliance with the Chinese, and this is already the prototype of the continental union, the notorious Heartland, which is stable and self-sufficient in all respects, this fortress is definitely too tough for them.
  • A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 14 December 2020 14: 56
    +1
    What did he actually have to say? That Russia is a soft pink bunny? That we are her one left? In a word, the general has nothing to argue with.
    1. dzvero
      dzvero 14 December 2020 15: 50
      +4
      The general did not say the main thing - who is xy in a situation like "the third extra".
  • flicker
    flicker 14 December 2020 14: 59
    +3
    US General Mark Millie sees Russia as a declining country, but with a powerful strategic arsenal

    "US General Mark Milli sees the US as a declining country, but at the same time possessing a powerful strategic arsenal" bully
  • Thrifty
    Thrifty 14 December 2020 15: 00
    +2
    If the USA were led by their analogue of our "edrenorossi", the USA would have disintegrated into a bunch of microstates, and we were nothing. ..you are still alive. ...for now...
    1. HAM
      HAM 14 December 2020 15: 19
      +3
      And "United America" ​​has ALREADY been selected ..... waiting for the results ...
  • Tagan
    Tagan 14 December 2020 15: 09
    +4
    Quote: evgen1221
    Yes, not only economically, in moral and ethical terms, too, decline. Nothing worthy of attention in terms of culture has not been created - isolated cases ...

    Before writing whatever is horrible, it would be nice to be interested in it for a start.
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 14 December 2020 16: 23
      0
      There are herds of workhorses and there are a few race champions - where have you seen herds in the modern mass culture of the Russian Federation?
  • vargo
    vargo 14 December 2020 15: 14
    +6
    Something here is a lot of comments in the style of "nothing to argue", as if bots are hammering the same thing. It is very similar to the massive stuffing of comments, creating a sense of common opinion. But everything is not so, there is no such general opinion. Commentators like each other, and they will definitely minus me
    1. Roman070280
      Roman070280 14 December 2020 15: 27
      -1
      It's just that the general said that the grass is green .. that's why everyone threshes the same thing ..
      Although there is still no general opinion ..))
  • bar
    bar 14 December 2020 15: 14
    -1
    Anyone interested in the opinion of a US general with one convolution from a cap? laughing
  • Tagan
    Tagan 14 December 2020 15: 21
    0
    Quote: BerBer
    (to the collective Svarog) What is he right about? A declining country is the United States. For all our problems, we do not have so many homeless and unemployed people. And there are no queues for "free" grocery sets. And medicine is much more affordable, even paid. So, this general needs to look in the "mirror" more often to see the real decline.

    "Collective Svarog" are ordinary Christ-sellers. Therefore, calling them to justice is a futile business. The successes of Russia, which happen, are like a sickle in one place. Well, so ... (I repeat) their job is to sell their homeland.
    1. Poganini
      Poganini 14 December 2020 15: 39
      +4
      True, we do not always know where their homeland is. If they are ipsoshniki, then, from their point of view, they do not sell. But if they are Russians, then it just doesn't fit in my head.
      1. evgen1221
        evgen1221 14 December 2020 16: 28
        -1
        Everyone now has different bell towers, rations and forage lands, hence different opinions. If you and your comrades are involved in the oil industry and other cozy places from which the rest of the population only receives stupid instructions and taxes, then this is your bell tower. And for many, it is different.
        1. Poganini
          Poganini 14 December 2020 17: 01
          +5
          And where does the cozy place? I am an ordinary person, the same as 80% on this site. The point is not that a particular person is good or bad - it is about the country where she is going. And there are facts. The facts show that the country is moving in the right direction. All conceivable and inconceivable data say that the country has just made a giant leap from the 90s. Well, don't you really remember the annual salary delays, the $ 50 salary itself, how the ships were cut, the planes rotted, how the regions were "self-serving", Lord, but there is not enough space to list everything. It's impossible to forget. And where are we now. So our development dynamics is correct. I would like, of course, faster. But only cats are born quickly. And in a real, not fantasized world, you have to work quite long and hard to achieve a result.
          1. evgen1221
            evgen1221 14 December 2020 17: 42
            -4
            Yes, I remember those times, of course there are successes. But I also refuse to understand why at that time nothing was done with the management of the country as a system. Lack of responsibility and punishment. The absence of the slightest hint of education and instilling pride in the country and support by the state of outright libel and wash on this state? Today, any statements by the authorities, except for allergies and anger, do not cause, and this must be able to be brought to such an extent. Which speaks of a deep systemic crisis.
            1. Poganini
              Poganini 14 December 2020 17: 50
              +3
              Why lack of responsibility and punishment? The governors in batches fly out and sit down, as well as the heads of large companies. Compared to the United States, we have almost ideal here - there senators and ministers have been sawing the budget for decades and no one has ever sat down. The fact that ANY statements by the authorities cause allergies and anger is a very bad sign. But it is hardly possible to do something about it - age-related changes and degradation, alas, are irreversible at the current level of development of medicine.
              1. evgen1221
                evgen1221 14 December 2020 17: 58
                -3
                Yeah, how should one react to the appearance of a cleaning fee in the entrance to the payment in six months when it was not immediately there? Not to mention other obligatory payments for air from the state? To flare up with greater love for them? Will he rally and understand the next Koreiko in the part that he is a bit short of his personal billion, and my neighbor and I need to take off the last panties in a patriotic frenzy to help poor Koreiko?
                1. Poganini
                  Poganini 14 December 2020 18: 02
                  +1
                  Oh, bye, good luck. It is beyond my strength to talk further.
  • Operator
    Operator 14 December 2020 15: 23
    +2
    The US Supreme Court blatantly violated federal electoral law by refusing to consider a lawsuit by 17 states for massive violations in the presidential election (despite its direct responsibility under the Constitution and historical precedents). The state of Texas announced the beginning of a secession - secession from the Union. In the capital, pro-Trump and anti-Trump militants are raging. The number of deaths from the coronavirus has exceeded the level of American losses in WWII and is confidently approaching the level of the Civil War. The economy and unemployment are sliding towards the Great Depression of 1929-1939. China has become the world leader in GDP and is growing its lead. The Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, which Americans began to inject today, causes a terrible allergic reaction and atrophy of the facial nerve with protection for 4 months.

    And the elderly NKNSH of the US Armed Forces is babbling something about the declining Russia - with unparalleled hypersonic weapons, the completion of the construction of Nord Stream 2, military bases in the Caucasus and Sudan, large-scale safe vaccination (150 thousand people as of yesterday) with 2 years protection, etc. etc. laughing
    1. adler87
      adler87 14 December 2020 15: 37
      +4
      We have been hearing all this about America and the USSR (Russia) since the 70s of the last century.
      1. Operator
        Operator 14 December 2020 17: 00
        0
        The difference between the United States of the 1970s and the 2020s is also that the modern American gerantocracy will give one hundred points ahead of the Soviet gerantocracy of the 1980s. bully
        1. adler87
          adler87 14 December 2020 18: 04
          -2
          I won't say about America, but our elite, together with the president, will certainly give 100 points ahead of the USSR Politburo.
    2. Berber
      Berber 15 December 2020 11: 14
      +1
      Someone did not like your information. laughing These are just facts, though.
      1. Operator
        Operator 15 December 2020 12: 42
        0
        Unfazed herds of Russophobes of various stripes graze on VO.
  • Sergey Pedenko
    Sergey Pedenko 14 December 2020 15: 23
    +1
    we are falling - hit! and the Chinese have not yet grown up to hit // fellow
  • bars1
    bars1 14 December 2020 15: 28
    +2
    The US is definitely in decline, this is obvious to any thinking person.
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 14 December 2020 15: 38
      -3
      Quote: bars1
      The US is definitely in decline, this is obvious to any thinking person.

      I've heard it since the days of the USSR
  • adler87
    adler87 14 December 2020 15: 32
    -1
    The general is right. Until the gap is visible
  • APASUS
    APASUS 14 December 2020 15: 34
    +4
    US General Mark Millie sees Russia as a declining country, but with a powerful strategic arsenal.

    For me, the tendency towards regression is only looming, and in the United States, even with an unarmed glance, the decline is visible. You should take care of your country General !!
  • cniza
    cniza 14 December 2020 15: 35
    +6
    In addition, Russia is looking for an opportunity to become a great authoritative power again. And such intentions pose a significant threat to the United States.


    If they were better engaged in their own country and did not come to us, then there would be no threat ...
  • Tagan
    Tagan 14 December 2020 15: 43
    +1
    Quote: Poganini
    True, we do not always know where their homeland is. If they are ipsoshniki, then, from their point of view, they do not sell. But if they are Russians, then it just doesn't fit in my head.

    I agree. At the expense of state ownership, not everything is so simple.
  • Nikolay1987
    Nikolay1987 14 December 2020 15: 56
    -1
    US General Mark Millie sees Russia as a declining country, but with a powerful strategic arsenal. He realizes that Moscow has a strong Armed Forces, equipped with nuclear weapons and perfect means of their delivery.

    In addition, Russia is looking for an opportunity to become a great authoritative power again. And such intentions pose a significant threat to the United States.

  • zwlad
    zwlad 14 December 2020 15: 57
    +8
    Yes, perhaps China is becoming a greater threat to the United States than the Russian Federation.
    Although the general was clearly in a hurry to call the Russian Federation a declining country.
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 14 December 2020 16: 36
      -5
      Well, why did you overdo it? -With the current state of affairs and the system of work of the bureaucratic apparatus in the country, the tendencies of increasing taxes on the air and the absence of the slightest effective responsibility, it is likely that a year or two remains before the cards and demolition ala 1917, I'm leaving, well, another 2 years old, you can delay the collapse - It doesn't follow, well, if the aliens don't come and put things in order)))))
  • Max Lebedev
    Max Lebedev 14 December 2020 16: 05
    +19
    U.S. General considers Russia a declining country with a strategic arsenal

    What a coincidence! We say the same about the USA
    1. Looking for
      Looking for 14 December 2020 18: 21
      +1
      in Russia, fools hvatat.A perhaps not fools.a poorly disguised enemies .. underestimating the enemy is a crime.
  • Just Arkady
    Just Arkady 14 December 2020 16: 22
    -3
    The American general is right. Raw material appendage for developed countries. And something about weapons is plagued by vague doubts. It is one thing to show at parades and exercises, and another in combat conditions. And the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, I think, opened the eyes of many.
    1. frruc
      frruc 14 December 2020 19: 26
      +1
      I don’t understand what she opened for?
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 14 December 2020 19: 49
      0
      To which she opened her eyes - the fact that the stability of the troops is ensured primarily by the air defense as it was known since the Second World War. Only not everyone gets it. The Armenians turned out to be one of the most gifted in this regard, both in the training of personnel and the provision and organization of air defense, so they were defeated.
  • Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 14 December 2020 16: 28
    -1
    That's really who would say. A general from a gang that never became a country, although the sky has been smoking for almost three centuries.
  • Tagan
    Tagan 14 December 2020 16: 30
    0
    Quote: evgen1221
    There are herds of workhorses and there are a few race champions - where have you seen herds in the modern mass culture of the Russian Federation?

    First, decide what you mean by culture.
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 14 December 2020 18: 11
      0
      And then I understand what is written. The level and quality of domestic priests (cinema, music, theatrical performances) today and what pop music gave out during the union (what we remember and review, from which books we teach children under 5 years old) then and today.
  • Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 14 December 2020 17: 04
    -2
    In comparison with the USSR 70s, 80s it is.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 14 December 2020 19: 52
      +3
      In real decline, there will be a country that will put into service 30 percent or more of its GDP and put horseradish on the entire civil sector - this is just about the USSR in the 70s and 80s.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 14 December 2020 20: 20
        0
        It is unlikely that this was so ... ... a lot of money was spent on CMEA and Arabs with Africans ...
  • Looking for
    Looking for 14 December 2020 18: 18
    -1
    Sadly, but the American general is right !!!
    1. Yaro Polk
      Yaro Polk 14 December 2020 19: 07
      0
      Said the forelock?)
  • Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 14 December 2020 19: 06
    0
    Look at your country, you idiot, Texas is going to secede, and he worries about the Russian woman)
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  • Tagan
    Tagan 14 December 2020 19: 09
    +2
    Quote: evgen1221
    And then I understand what is written. The level and quality of domestic priests (cinema, music, theatrical performances) today and what pop music gave out during the union (what we remember and review, from which books we teach children under 5 years old) then and today.

    You probably know nothing except soap serials and music ala "singing cowards". But this is not a problem of Russian culture, but yours. Moreover, according to which books you personally teach your children up to 5 years old, it is also your trouble. Books for children of Russian (and not only Russian) and Soviet authors have generally not disappeared and are not banned.
  • Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 14 December 2020 19: 10
    -1
    China can now defeat the United States, where they take such stupid generics)
  • Yuriy71
    Yuriy71 14 December 2020 19: 11
    -1
    And I think this general is an aging senile, who is about to retire! )))
  • Berber
    Berber 15 December 2020 11: 10
    0
    Quote: eklmn
    (in the United States, state propaganda is prohibited), then there is much less propaganda in them or not at all.

    Well, please don’t tell me. Everything that works in the USA is all on a commercial basis. All media work for someone. There is no free media, there is a continuous order everywhere.
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  • Basarev
    Basarev 16 December 2020 14: 28
    -2
    The US could form an alliance with Russia to better contain China. To strengthen it, involve both Europe and Japan and South Korea there. A simple, obvious solution.
  • Berber
    Berber 16 December 2020 15: 21
    0
    Quote: poquello
    "this is not a syncope, here is a syncope"

    Mature music. Thank you. "gone".
  • Graduate student
    Graduate student 21 December 2020 15: 25
    +17
    U.S. General considers Russia a declining country with a strategic arsenal

    Judging by what happened this year in the states themselves, it is the USA with weapons of mass destruction that is in decline
  • Graduate student
    Graduate student 21 December 2020 15: 25
    +18
    China and Russia pose the main threats to the United States. In this case, the PRC should be put in the first place.

    Nothing new ... Old songs ...
  • Graduate student
    Graduate student 21 December 2020 15: 29
    +17
    Russia is looking for an opportunity to become a great authoritative power again

    Trying to become and to become are completely different things. We do not have economic power now. We cannot become an authoritative power without economy and industry. Plus the lack of a promoted ideology. We have nothing to offer potential allies.
  • Pardus
    Pardus 21 December 2020 16: 59
    +9
    The Russian Federation is also capable of threatening Americans and Europeans

    So far, the opposite is true. Europe and the United States threaten Russia.