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American press talks about containing "Putin's Russia"

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American press talks about containing "Putin's Russia"

After the inauguration of the new American president, the US policy towards Russia may change in some aspects. Washington needs to consider new steps to contain "Putin's Russia." Michael McFaul writes about this in an article for the American edition of Foreign Affairs.


New American President Joe Biden, unlike Donald Trump, does not intend to be friends with Vladimir Putin. He intends to criticize Putin's aggressive actions, to return liberal norms and democratic values ​​to US policy towards Russia, which will lead to support for human rights in this country.

However, for the complete containment of Russia, the United States needs to develop a new overarching strategy in which to determine the "right" balance between containing Moscow and interacting with it. This requires an analysis of Russia's actions and an assessment of what Putin's Russia actually represents and how the United States can effectively counter it.

First, the US needs to get rid of the stereotype that Russia is a gas station country with a weak economy and a declining military. This is fundamentally wrong, Russia is one of the most powerful countries in the world with armed forces that have gone through modernization, nuclear weapons, a robust economy and ideological power based on Putin's rule.

Containment of Russia must begin with the United States itself, introducing protection from Moscow's hacker attacks on American territory. The United States needs to allocate additional funds to level the Russian cyber threat against American critical infrastructure.

Another important component of restraining Russia is economic. Washington and its allies need to develop a strategy to limit Russia's economic power, especially in the United States, Europe and Asian countries. All Russian geopolitical projects, such as Nord Stream 2, must be stopped completely.

The US government should limit Russia's ideological influence on the Western world through social media, NGOs, foundations, and charities. More concrete measures must also be taken to prevent Russian interference in the American elections.

Containing Russia abroad must begin with a policy of intimidation. As part of this strategy, the United States needs to significantly increase its military presence near Russian borders, especially in the southern direction, and be ready to repel "Russian aggression." NATO must reaffirm its commitment to "democratic values".

In addition, the United States must counter the "Russian aggression" against the "prosperous and democratic" Ukraine through its all-round support, including military support, and also strengthen the anti-Russian sanctions regime.

In addition, it is proposed to bring "freedom and democracy" to Russian territory through NGOs, the media and social networks. For this, it is necessary to increase their funding, etc.

In conclusion, the author writes that Putin is not eternal, so the United States needs to "befriend" Russia with an eye to the future, waiting for that day to come and Russia will return to the path of democracy.
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  1. Cron
    Cron 20 January 2021 12: 15
    +15
    American press talks about containing "Putin's Russia"

    And we need to consider how to contain "Biden America"
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 20 January 2021 12: 34
      +15
      Quote: Cron
      And we need to consider how to contain "Biden America"

      It is not necessary to restrain them. Let them not limit themselves in anything. Just watch them from the sidelines. All the most interesting is happening now inside America itself.
      1. Nasrat
        Nasrat 20 January 2021 12: 49
        +6
        The second economy in the world, the first economy in the world ... And enemy number 1 is Russia ... Huawei will not let you lie ...
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 20 January 2021 14: 33
          +3
          The American press expresses everything within the framework of its ideological COLONIAL-PARASITARY paradigm of the American economist Milton Friedman, which dominates in the United States and the world.
          To put it mildly, American democrats, awaiting the end of Putin's rule in the Russian Federation, count on the continuation of the economic and political illiteracy of Russian liberals in the Russian government. Which either people have no idea, or deliberately only pretend that they do not understand what a monetarist "market" economy, as such, is in the West. Namely.

          Unfortunately, on this issue, Russian education in the country has long been "sour". Bourgeois ideology American economist M. Friedman is now is no longer called "bourgeois", but is called abstractly class "market" with elements of the so-called. "Monetarism" (i.e. bourgeois pursuit of financial profits).
          But you can not equalize the concept of real capitalism with all its flaws with the doctrinaire idea of ​​the American Milton Friedman in the form of a kind of speculative social project that is being implemented, to build a supposedly ideally fair capitalism on Earth around the world. By what means?
          At the expense supposedly the existence in the world of some anarchist absolutely "free" from everyone and every world market, which is supposedly absolutely "clean" from profanities and dishonesty both on the part of the participants in the capital market, goods (services) and labor, and from the pressure on them by the national the state. And at the same time, the author assumes that all market participants free from the state are initially at all times equal in their life start to each other and can always become rich if they just want it. This is pure utopia and bluff!
          Behind this attempt by Milton Friedman to whitewash capitalism lies a very definite goal taken by Washington's apologists. Namely.
          The purpose of this American bluff is to make the sovereign countries "indigenous" for the United States, uncontrollably and duty-free by their governments, mistakenly, free and defenseless from competition, open access for US multinational companies to their domestic markets for the sale of foreign goods and the purchase of "indigenous" wealth by foreigners , enterprises and natural resources.
          In this case, reduction of native state property in the maximum - to "0" - is promoted by the "market people" exclusively as a public good. For the state supposedly does not need to control anything, there is no need to punish anyone, and there is no need to regulate trade and production either. That at the same time all members of society will become such honest and law-abiding entrepreneurs that therefore it will no longer be necessary to protect the population from swindlers, thieves, robbers and murderers. And therefore, the alleged national state, as an anachronism, will disappear by itself as unnecessary, and there is no need to defend it at all. For the distribution of material goods "from above" at the state level is not required, because everything will be regulated by this "ideal" capitalist market. But those who did not fit into the market are already their problems. Let, they say, they survive on their own, as they can. These include in particular all the so-called. "superfluous" people: pensioners, disabled people, children, etc. - all those who "did not fit into the market." But they should be "happy" with their freedom from the centuries-old, fattening abstract-bureaucratic state, which has always been dreamed of by the anarchists for centuries.

          TOTAL All this Milton Friedman ideology about the alleged existence of the so-called. "free" and "clean" market is the anarchist propaganda of the American establishment to disintegrate the national security of sovereign states to their complete elimination and subjugation of their resources in favor of US multinational companies.
          Unfortunately, this ideology is UNOFICIALLY adopted by the Russian ruling elite, as a state ideology. It is implemented in practice by the government of the Russian Federation, the guarantor of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, in the State Duma and the Federation Council. And the HSE is the forge of bourgeois young cadres in this comprador economy and its apologists.

          REFERENCE
          Compradorism (Spanish comprador buyer) is a way of doing business in which profit is derived from activities that undermine its national economy and reduce its ability to grow and ...
          1. Keyser soze
            Keyser soze 20 January 2021 15: 58
            -2
            This whole ideology of Milton Friedman about the alleged existence of the so-called. "free" and "clean" market is anarchist propaganda ....


            And the poor anarchists, on what basis were they attached? Change to "liberals" and all the rubbish will be Feng Shui, otherwise people have not seen a living anarchist for a hundred years, probably ... laughing
            1. Vladimir Mashkov
              Vladimir Mashkov 21 January 2021 18: 41
              +1
              Biden's USA does not want to peacefully coexist with the world? Do they want to bend and intimidate everyone? So much the worse for them! bully

              And a thousand times Zadornov was right: "What are they stupid!" After all, it's not about Putin ... lol
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      3. Machito
        Machito 20 January 2021 13: 02
        +8
        Quote: Thrall
        Quote: Cron
        And we need to consider how to contain "Biden America"

        It is not necessary to restrain them. Let them not limit themselves in anything. Just watch them from the sidelines. All the most interesting is happening now inside America itself.

        We need to support the Trump US to bring it closer to the Civil War. In the last pseudo-democratic presidential election, the last democratic rags flew off the United States, revealing the dictatorial grin of the statue of Liberty. It is necessary to openly call Biden a dictator and a tyrant who came to power as a result of a coup. It is necessary to openly declare everywhere about the lack of freedom of speech, opinion, assembly and censorship in the United States. You have to constantly poke the US into their guano. We need to talk about mass repressions and political prisoners in the United States.
    2. faiver
      faiver 20 January 2021 12: 46
      +2
      but at least consider it, given the dependence of the Russian economy on the dollar, it's useless ... hi
      1. VORON538
        VORON538 20 January 2021 13: 43
        +6
        Are there states in the world that DO NOT DEPEND on the dollar? what As regrettable as this fact sounds, but all the DEVELOPED, and the overwhelming majority of developing countries DEPEND on the dollar. But if anyone wants to give up this very paper with the dead presidents of the United States, the United States is immediately put outside the law. In fact, after the collapse. USSR, food base of the states - the whole planet hi
        1. faiver
          faiver 20 January 2021 13: 46
          +2
          In fact, after the collapse of the USSR, the food supply of the states is the entire planet
          - absolutely agree hi
      2. bayard
        bayard 20 January 2021 15: 02
        0
        Quote: faiver
        given the dependence of the Russian economy on the dollar, this is useless ...

        It is not the economy of Russia that depends on the dollar, but its ruling and ruling class.
        And without this class, the addiction is not so great.
        You can trade with Europe (and trade) for the euro.
        With China - for yuan and rubles.
        With India - for rubles and rupees.
        But they are withdrawn to offshores and stored there in accounts, mainly in dollars ...
        Russia had an excellent experience of Autarky and building OWN financial and accounting system.
        It is not required to reinvent the wheel - everything has been invented and tested long ago.
        1. faiver
          faiver 20 January 2021 15: 06
          +2
          And without this class, the addiction is not so great
          - only the economy is in the hands of just this class ... hi
          1. bayard
            bayard 20 January 2021 16: 03
            +1
            The experience of three / four / five revolutions says that such a situation is rarely eternal.
            I would really not like the sixth revolution, the optimal one would be the "revolution from the top", which many had hoped for so recently.
            But ...
            Historical experience teaches only that it teaches nothing.
    3. figwam
      figwam 20 January 2021 12: 56
      +7
      Quote: Cron
      "Biden's America"

      Biden's gang is not legitimate, it was not an election, but a seizure of power, respectively, all their actions are criminal.
    4. The comment was deleted.
    5. Alex777
      Alex777 20 January 2021 17: 04
      +2
      And we need to consider how to contain "Biden America"

      Containment plan:
      1) do not interfere too much,
      2) do not laugh out loud.
      McFaul is a dilettante in everything. There is no point in commenting on his reasoning. Only now it dawned on him that:
      First, the US needs to get rid of the stereotype that Russia is a gas station country with a weak economy and a declining military. This is fundamentally wrong, Russia is one of the most powerful countries in the world with armed forces that have gone through modernization, nuclear weapons, a robust economy and ideological power based on Putin's rule.
    6. NI1
      NI1 21 January 2021 04: 49
      0
      And How? Are there any options and ways? At least in theory.
    7. yuriy55
      yuriy55 21 January 2021 15: 23
      0
      Quote: Cron
      And we need to consider how to contain "Biden America"

      Are you going to contain America? Is there something to hold back? Here are the arguments about "national treasure" and about "dreams come true":

      Try to keep “it” afloat and within the limits of profitability ... I think it’s giving up, the profit has already been sorted out, we are preparing to cover the losses ...
  2. Cron
    Cron 20 January 2021 12: 16
    +14
    In addition, the US must confront "Russian aggression" against a "prosperous and democratic" Ukraine.

    Yes, there is a pearl on a pearl, I don't even know where to start
    1. Evil543
      Evil543 20 January 2021 12: 20
      +8
      Didn't write anything new. He would replace this worn-out plastic. Waiting for something new, but no, everything is the same as before, hackers, threats
      1. WIKI
        WIKI 20 January 2021 12: 30
        -6
        Quote: Evil543
        Didn't write anything new

        I only read up to
        a robust economy and ideological power based on Putin's rule.
        The word ideology should be replaced with propaganda.
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 20 January 2021 13: 05
          +4
          The American press expresses everything within the framework of its ideological COLONIAL-PARASITARY paradigm of the American economist Milton Friedman, which dominates in the United States and the world.
          To put it mildly, American democrats, awaiting the end of Putin's rule in the Russian Federation, count on the continuation of the economic and political illiteracy of Russian liberals in the Russian government. Which either people have no idea, or deliberately only pretend that they do not understand what a monetarist "market" economy, as such, is in the West. Namely.

          Unfortunately, on this issue, Russian education in the country has long been "sour". Bourgeois ideology American economist M. Friedman is now is not called "bourgeois", but is called abstractly class "market" with elements of the so-called. "Monetarism" (i.e. bourgeois pursuit of financial profits).
          But you can not equalize the concept of real capitalism with all its flaws with the doctrinaire idea of ​​the American Milton Friedman in the form of a kind of speculative social project that is being implemented, to build a supposedly ideally fair capitalism on Earth around the world. By what means?
          Due to the alleged existence in the world a kind of anarchist absolutely "free" from everyone and every world market, which is supposedly absolutely "clean" from profanities and dishonesty both on the part of the participants in the capital market, goods (services) and labor, and from the pressure on them by the national state. And at the same time, the author assumes that all market participants free from the state are initially at all times equal in their life start to each other and can always become rich if they just want it. This is pure utopia and bluff!
          Behind this attempt by Milton Friedman to whitewash capitalism lies a very definite goal taken by Washington's apologists. Namely.
          The purpose of this American bluff is to make the sovereign countries "indigenous" for the United States, uncontrollably and duty-free by their governments, mistakenly, free and defenseless from competition, open access for US multinational companies to their domestic markets for the sale of foreign goods and the purchase of "indigenous" wealth by foreigners , enterprises and natural resources.
          At the same time, the reduction of native state property in a maximal way - to "0" - is promoted by the "market people" exclusively as a public good. For the state supposedly does not need to control anything, there is no need to punish anyone, and there is no need to regulate trade and production either. That at the same time all members of society will become such honest and law-abiding entrepreneurs that therefore it will no longer be necessary to protect the population from swindlers, thieves, robbers and murderers. And therefore, the alleged national state, as an anachronism, will disappear by itself as unnecessary, and there is no need to defend it at all. For the distribution of material goods "from above" at the state level is not required, because everything will be regulated by this "ideal" capitalist market. But those who did not fit into the market are already their problems. Let, they say, they survive on their own, as they can. These include in particular all the so-called. "superfluous" people: pensioners, disabled people, children, etc. - all those who "did not fit into the market." But they should be "happy" with their freedom from the centuries-old, fattening abstract-bureaucratic state, which has always been dreamed of by the anarchists for centuries.

          TOTAL All this Milton Friedman ideology about the alleged existence of the so-called. "free" and "clean" market is an anarchist propaganda of the American establishment to disintegrate the national security of sovereign states to their complete elimination and subjugation of their resources in favor of US multinational companies.
          Unfortunately, this ideology has been unofficially adopted by the Russian ruling elite as a state ideology. It is implemented in practice by the government of the Russian Federation, the guarantor of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, in the State Duma and the Federation Council. And the HSE is the forge of bourgeois young cadres in this comprador economy and its apologists.

          REFERENCE
          Compradorism (Spanish comprador buyer) is a way of doing business in which profit is derived from activities that undermine its national economy and reduce its ability to grow and ...
          1. WIKI
            WIKI 20 January 2021 13: 50
            -2
            If you answered this to me, toya did not find an answer to the question in your comment. Do we have a strong ideology or propaganda?
            1. Tatyana
              Tatyana 20 January 2021 14: 18
              +2
              Quote: WIKI
              If you answered this to me, toya did not find an answer to the question in your comment. Do we have a strong ideology or propaganda?

              I just commented on the article and I do not know how my comment got under you.
              Quote: WIKI
              Do we have a strong ideology or propaganda?

              REFERENCE
              Ideology (Greek ιδεολογία; from ιδέα "prototype, idea" + λογος "word, mind, teaching") - a system of conceptually formed ideas that expresses the interests, worldview and ideals of various subjects of politics - classes, nations, society, political parties, social movements - and inIt acts as a form of sanctioning the domination and power existing in society (conservative ideologies) or their radical transformation (ideology of the “left” and “right” movements).
              Ideology and form of social consciousness are an integral part of culture and spiritual production.

              Propaganda (Latin propaganda - subject to dissemination) - the spread of any ideas to attract supporters

              Always first comes the PROMOTION of ideology, and then the consolidation of its dominance in the country.

              The PROMOTION of liberalism in our country was strong under Gorbachev in the late 1980s and before the shooting of the House of Soviets in Moscow in 1993 under Yeltsin.
              And after 1993, liberal ideology became strong in the country - in fact, it became a state ideology in the Russian Federation, and its propaganda among the masses also reached the state level in Russia.
              Suffice it to recall the tricks of Chubais with Gaidar with those vouchers.

              I didn't give you a MINUS. He is not mine.
              1. WIKI
                WIKI 20 January 2021 21: 01
                +2
                Quote: Tatiana
                I didn't give you a MINUS.

                Thanks for that too. There are enough people without you.
        2. VORON538
          VORON538 20 January 2021 13: 44
          +2
          Ahem ... in the states, not propaganda ??? lol
          1. WIKI
            WIKI 20 January 2021 14: 06
            -3
            When you live in the states, you can think about this question at least 24 hours a day.
            1. VORON538
              VORON538 20 January 2021 14: 09
              -2
              That is, they do not have propaganda? Do you live in the states and that is why you say so? Or do you learn about the "city on the hill" and the most democratic democracy "in the whole world" only from the Lezhd? lol
              1. WIKI
                WIKI 20 January 2021 20: 58
                0
                You just do not choke on the feeling of indignation .. I live in Russia. and I am primarily interested in what is happening in my country.
            2. Antokha
              Antokha 20 January 2021 18: 37
              -1
              The hunt was to ponder. Unless it can compete with Hitler's Germany.
      2. mark2
        mark2 20 January 2021 13: 11
        +2
        Stability
    2. Crowe
      Crowe 20 January 2021 12: 26
      +13
      You can from this here:
      Biden (most recently) said in an interview with CBS:
      "I think the biggest threat to America right now, in terms of undermining our security and our alliances, is Russia."
      You can dig a lot of such gems, I have only one question - when will we stop calling them partners and look into clear eyes with the thought "but this one, their new president, will finally be friends with us?"
      It will not. Russia, as it was enemy number 1 for them, will remain, even if there is a president there, even Biden, or not Biden.
      1. Cron
        Cron 20 January 2021 12: 31
        +6
        You can dig a lot of such gems, I have only one question - when will we stop calling them partners and look into clear eyes with the thought "but this one, their new president, will finally be friends with us?"

        Well, "partners" are just a polite convention, dictated by a weaker position and excessive peacefulness.
        It will not. Russia, as it was enemy number 1 for them, will remain, even if there is a president there, even Biden, or not Biden.

        Whether it's Biden or not Biden. Whether Putin or not Putin. Here you are right
      2. Hagen
        Hagen 20 January 2021 12: 38
        +5
        Quote: Crowe
        when will we stop calling them partners and looking into clear eyes with the thought "but this one, their new president, will be friends with us at last?"

        I think those on whom it depends do not indulge themselves with ethereal illusions that an "entot" or another new president of theirs can make a decision about friendship or enmity between the United States and Russia. But in any case, they will have to interact with representatives of their administrations. I hope that it will not come to a primitive massacre ... So, we were "partners", "partners" and we will remain.
        1. NDR-791
          NDR-791 20 January 2021 12: 44
          +6
          So, we were "partners", "partners" and we will remain.
          Somehow I immediately remembered the famous buttonwassat
          1. Hagen
            Hagen 20 January 2021 13: 31
            +2
            Quote: NDR-791
            Somehow I immediately remembered the famous button

            The name that Putin gave them does not at all oblige him, in fact does not show his desire, to act in relation to these "partners" in the style of Bakatin. We will continue to smile at each other, putting our hand on the handle of the pistol under the hollow of our jacket.
      3. mark2
        mark2 20 January 2021 13: 18
        +4
        Russia, as it was enemy number 1 for them, will remain, at least who will be the president there, at least Biden, at least not Biden

        It can also be added that Russia will be any enemy, either under Putin or without him.
        It is not about the "correctness of behavior" of Russia. The fact is that society in the United States is like that. They should always have an enemy, albeit a designated one. It's money. This is the essence of capitalism.
    3. NDR-791
      NDR-791 20 January 2021 12: 30
      +5
      I don't even know where to start
      To begin with, you need to survive the inauguration, and then you look and other problems will surface. Or are the troops in Washington already forever ??? Democracy shrank to the size of a capital in just two weeks. Young people !!!
      1. Machito
        Machito 20 January 2021 13: 08
        +2
        Quote: NDR-791
        I don't even know where to start
        To begin with, you need to survive the inauguration, and then you look and other problems will surface. Or are the troops in Washington already forever ??? Democracy shrank to the size of a capital in just two weeks. Young people !!!

        Democracy has shrunk to the size of the Capitol. The president, senators and congressmen fenced off from the people by armed forces. I hope that today in the United States will be its Bloody Sunday, or rather Wednesday. am
        1. NDR-791
          NDR-791 20 January 2021 13: 13
          +1
          today in the United States will be its Bloody Sunday, or rather Wednesday.
          Today, of course, hardly. However, it is like in the army "the day of storm 8 March". Spirit can do EVERYTHING !!! But do not forget that there will be another 9th, 10th ...
          1. Machito
            Machito 20 January 2021 14: 06
            +1
            Let me at least dream of the Heavenly Hundred, or better the Thousand, in Fashington.
    4. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 20 January 2021 15: 20
      0
      Quote: Cron
      In addition, the US must confront "Russian aggression" against a "prosperous and democratic" Ukraine.

      Yes, there is a pearl on a pearl, I don't even know where to start


      You couldn't think of it more cynically.
      .The US authorities should limit Russia's ideological influence on the Western world through social networks, NGOs, foundations and charities. More concrete measures must also be taken to prevent Russian interference in the American elections.

      And on the other hand
      ... it is proposed to bring "freedom and democracy" to Russian territory through NGOs, mass media and social networks. For this, it is necessary to increase their funding, etc.
  3. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 20 January 2021 12: 17
    +3
    and what else to write to them ... about the fact that the Biden elections are crap ... about the restriction of freedoms ... about unfair trade ... about what if not about Putin and Russia the rest is too ugly ...
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 20 January 2021 12: 18
    -1
    So figure out whether to be friends or to restrain. Yes, Putin VV is not eternal, but the replacement will defend the interests of Russia by 202%, the variant of the types Zelensky, Tikhanovskaya, Navalny will not roll, the security forces will not give!
    1. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 20 January 2021 12: 41
      +2
      You left out a little: "Defend the interests of the Russian bourgeoisie."
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 20 January 2021 13: 13
        -3
        They just would not touch me and live without interfering with their reorganizations.
        1. akshor
          akshor 20 January 2021 14: 08
          +4
          And what will they live on if they won't touch you? Gasoline will rise in price, new taxes, fines. Appetites are growing. And you do not want to stop the growth of appetite. Vicious circle
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 20 January 2021 14: 52
            0
            I just don't need to interfere with working on two jobs and that's it. After 4 months, an ambush.
  5. Cron
    Cron 20 January 2021 12: 18
    +1
    The US government should limit Russia's ideological influence on the Western world through social media, NGOs, foundations, and charities.

    In addition, it is proposed to bring "freedom and democracy" to Russian territory through NGOs, the media and social networks.

    Well, there is no limit to arrogance))
  6. Silhouette
    Silhouette 20 January 2021 12: 19
    +1
    American press talks about containing "Putin's Russia"


    What the fuck is "containment" ?! This is the term of Washington propaganda and should be used in the same quotation marks as "Putin's Russia"! Is it really incomprehensible? It is aggression that can be contained, not development or recovery.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 January 2021 12: 23
      +2
      Quote: Silhouette
      What the fuck is "containment" ?!

      Yeah, we put a noose around your neck, "breathe deeper".
      1. apro
        apro 20 January 2021 12: 32
        -4
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Yeah, we put a noose around your neck, "breathe deeper".

        So who threw ??? really the Americans? Or the Russian government is doing everything to strangle its own population.
        1. Silhouette
          Silhouette 20 January 2021 14: 00
          -2
          Who is choking you son? What are they taking your life with? Al is nothing to wear? Or are the shelves in the stores empty and the pineapples gone? Or maybe you can't find a place for a car, because everyone is busy?
          1. apro
            apro 20 January 2021 14: 13
            +4
            Quote: Silhouette
            Who is choking you sonny?

            Yes, granddaughter ... consumer requests ... and from the Russian on the store shelves what is there? Or Russian cars? Or the standard of living and salary of Russians is comparable to that of sga? And the prospects for Russians are bright?
            1. Silhouette
              Silhouette 20 January 2021 15: 18
              -2
              Yes, everything is ours! Bread, butter, gingerbread, sweets, fish, meat .... vegetables, fruits all year round .... What are you missing? ... Cars? ... Locomotives? .... I have them!
              1. apro
                apro 20 January 2021 15: 28
                +2
                Quote: Silhouette
                Yes, everything is ours!

                Knock it out in stone and put it in a prominent place.
    2. apro
      apro 20 January 2021 12: 31
      -8
      Quote: Silhouette
      It is aggression that can be contained, not development or recovery.

      But from this place in more detail ... what a revelation. What a restoration.
      1. Silhouette
        Silhouette 20 January 2021 13: 54
        -2
        Armed Forces, industry, agriculture, energy supplies .... sports, finally! You didn't fall off the moon for an hour?
        1. apro
          apro 20 January 2021 14: 15
          +4
          Not from the Moon. I live in Russia and I sometimes see these wonderful examples on TV.
  7. Dym71
    Dym71 20 January 2021 12: 19
    +3
    Michael McFaul writes about this in an article for the American publication Foreign Affairs.

    Cheyt somehow writes sadly, without a spark! fellow
    I would like to say: "Boring, girls." We have already seen it all, observed (c)
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 20 January 2021 12: 20
    0
    American press talks about containing "Putin's Russia"

    Well, yes, well, yes, there are no other important things for striping ???
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 January 2021 12: 26
      +3
      Quote: rocket757
      Well, yes, well, yes, there are no other important things for striping ???

      And what business they can have, only China, Russia, Iran. The rest they do not see, because nothing else interferes with "American democracy."
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 20 January 2021 13: 58
        -2
        Without an enemy, the striped dermocracy grabs itself, along with allies.
    2. apro
      apro 20 January 2021 12: 33
      -5
      Quote: rocket757
      Well, yes, well, yes, there are no other important things for striping ???

      Yes, it's strange ... Russians can handle this much better. With knowledge of the matter.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 20 January 2021 13: 59
        -1
        We know that the inner enemy is the most dangerous .... we can handle it, not the first time.
        1. apro
          apro 20 January 2021 14: 49
          +2
          Quote: rocket757
          We know that the inner enemy is the most dangerous .... we can handle it, not the first time.

          internal enemy who is this?
          Quote: rocket757
          we'll handle it, not the first time
          as a tsarist government7 as a provisional government?
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 20 January 2021 14: 56
            -1
            Internal enemy .... you can make a list, and so quickly - those who interfere with the restoration of the power of the state and ensuring the normal life of the people.
            1. apro
              apro 20 January 2021 14: 59
              +1
              Quote: rocket757
              Internal enemy .... you can make a list, and so quickly - those who interfere with the restoration of the power of the state and ensuring the normal life of the people.

              yes ... vague. or it is the government ... or the effective owners. although there is no difference between them.
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 20 January 2021 15: 14
                -2
                It doesn't matter who and where they are sitting ... acts to the detriment of the country, the people, it means the ENEMY!
  9. Alien From
    Alien From 20 January 2021 12: 20
    +2
    With all the "respect" so to speak, this is Biden's breathing ...
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 January 2021 12: 34
      0
      Quote: Alien From
      With all the "respect" so to speak, this is Biden's breathing ...

      No, he's still an eagle.
  10. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 20 January 2021 12: 21
    -1
    "Putin and Biden met. Putin" I greet you Mr. President! "Biden answers him" I am Biden's wife, I am Biden's wife, I am Baidan's wife! "
    The meeting ended in a warm and friendly atmosphere. "
  11. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 20 January 2021 12: 21
    +4
    And as it should be. The Iron Curtain ... "Bolshevik Russia" no longer exists, but the Iron Curtain exists ... So maybe this is just a method to destroy competitors? Behind the "smokescreen" of the ideological struggle ...
    1. apro
      apro 20 January 2021 12: 35
      -3
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      The Iron Curtain ... "Bolshevik Russia" no longer exists, but the Iron Curtain exists ...

      The Iron Curtain ??? for whom ... the Russian bourgeoisie have a great feeling for themselves. And the curtain does not prevent them from robbing the population of the territory of the Russian Federation
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 20 January 2021 14: 19
        -2
        Quote: apro
        The Iron Curtain ??? for whom ... the Russian bourgeoisie have a great feeling for themselves. And the curtain does not prevent them from robbing the population of the territory of the Russian Federation

        Tell it to Deripaska ...
        1. apro
          apro 20 January 2021 14: 53
          +2
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          Quote: apro
          The Iron Curtain ??? for whom ... the Russian bourgeoisie have a great feeling for themselves. And the curtain does not prevent them from robbing the population of the territory of the Russian Federation

          Tell it to Deripaska ...

          and he must be greatly pitied? for the fact that he pocketed the people's property? brought him to the west and shod him?
          1. Mountain shooter
            Mountain shooter 20 January 2021 15: 13
            -3
            Quote: apro

            and he must be greatly pitied? for the fact that he pocketed the people's property? brought him to the west and shod him?

            And we can say that he saved. wassat It was simply handed out to anyone, people's property, through vouchers.
            And if you take a close look at Deripaska's subject, it turns out that RUSAL has been re-registered into Russian jurisdiction ... Here is such a camouflage ... laughing They scared everyone who tried to hide their capital over the hill ...
            1. apro
              apro 20 January 2021 15: 26
              +2
              Quote: Mountain Shooter
              And we can say that he saved.

              The savior of the Russian Federation ... a well-deserved and disinterested thief saves your money in his pocket ... bravo.
  12. Cron
    Cron 20 January 2021 12: 23
    0
    therefore, the United States needs to "befriend" Russia with an eye to the future, waiting for that day to come and Russia will return to the path of democracy.

  13. BAI
    BAI 20 January 2021 12: 23
    0
    1.
    which will lead to the support of human rights in this country

    Those. interference in the internal affairs of Russia will grow.
    2.
    In conclusion, the author writes that Putin is not eternal, so the United States needs to "befriend" Russia with an eye to the future, waiting for that day to come and Russia will return to the path of democracy.

    And this is a win-win strategy for the United States. In all post-Soviet republics, sooner or later, leaders come (or will come to Belarus) who, at least, will treat the United States better than the Russian Federation, and at the most, will become open enemies of the Russian Federation. The United States works for the future, while Russia does not.
    Putin has no successor. He cleared the clearing of competitors, there is no worthy candidate for the presidency.
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 20 January 2021 12: 44
      +2
      Quote: BAI

      Putin has no successor. He cleared the clearing of competitors, there is no worthy candidate for the presidency.

      Biden thinks the same with the team ...
    2. mark2
      mark2 20 January 2021 13: 30
      +1
      What do you mean cleared? Tell us here to everyone who was that sprout that could give new prospects for growth, but it was treated with a herbicide.
      I clearly remember how events developed from the very beginning of perestroika. Of all those who wanted to steer, there were only clowns. For the most part they still remain. Slightly diluted with younger ones, but the essence has not changed.
      Squealing that everyone was cleaned up, only weaklings. Only strong personalities come to power. Of the entire political circus, I personally do not see a single worthy one. Some kids who screech as soon as it gets harder than they thought.
      Maybe they or some of them should already grow up?
  14. Mouse
    Mouse 20 January 2021 12: 25
    +3
    the figures are changing ... the policy remains the same ... the main trump card of the states is the containment of Russia ...
  15. Cron
    Cron 20 January 2021 12: 26
    +1
    First, the US needs to get rid of the stereotype that Russia is a gas station country with a weak economy and an army.

    Yes, they do not have any stereotype, this stereotype is heavily hammered into the domestic consumption in Russia. They are quite pragmatic to beat with "sanctions"
  16. Cowbra
    Cowbra 20 January 2021 12: 29
    +1
    To the author, "I didn't even notice the elephant." There, the article must be disassembled in several aspects, and all of them will be very unpleasant for hamsters. For example, the article explicitly states that Putin has renationalized property in the country. which is cool to beat on the argument "Putin's gang stole the resources of Russia."
  17. Dimide
    Dimide 20 January 2021 12: 38
    0
    Michael McFaul (specialist in color revolutions), as I understand it, expressed the official
    the Biden administration's policy for the near future.
    Do you have elections to the State Duma this year?
  18. BIABIA
    BIABIA 20 January 2021 12: 43
    +2
    "bring" freedom and democracy "
    How many have already been brought in, still many cannot wake up from such "freedom / democracy" ...
  19. t-12
    t-12 20 January 2021 12: 50
    +3
    A sensible and fairly obvious strategy. The Americans will not (most likely) bomb Russia with vigorous loaves. But limiting the technological development of Russia, interrupting foreign economic ties (by means of sanctions), exhausting with unbearable military expenditures (by creating a military threat; for example, by placing the INF Treaty in Eastern Europe, including Ukraine) - it is quite possible.
  20. HAM
    HAM 20 January 2021 12: 52
    +2
    Somehow it is necessary to "accidentally" S.V. Lavrov say: "Biden is our boy!" --- let him wash himself, his own will trample, like Trump ...
  21. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 20 January 2021 13: 22
    -2
    ideological power based on the power of Putin.
    fool Read Putin. "We have no ideology, because ideology is bad." fool
  22. abrakadabre
    abrakadabre 20 January 2021 13: 24
    0
    it is necessary to get rid of the stereotype that Russia is a gas station country with a weak economy and a declining army. This is fundamentally wrong, Russia is one of the most powerful countries in the world with armed forces that have gone through modernization, nuclear weapons, a strong economy and ideological power.
    From this turn!
    True, ideological power should be deleted. The authorities on principle and diligently disown the acceptance of state ideology. But otherwise ... From this twist!
  23. Simon schempp
    Simon schempp 20 January 2021 13: 34
    -1
    Oh, what an interesting film was released on the channel of one little-known blogger.
    1. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 20 January 2021 13: 51
      -2
      your anal is not interesting to anyone
  24. Ros 56
    Ros 56 20 January 2021 13: 38
    -2
    Everyone knows that show-off pounding, not tossing bags. Let them lalyakat.
    They have already shown their stupid parody of democracy to the whole world, and why listen to these clowns?
  25. Naval
    Naval 20 January 2021 13: 50
    0
    You just need to do your job and not look back at the "preoccupied"
  26. Antokha
    Antokha 20 January 2021 14: 09
    -3
    My first comment? Probably because the others did not have censorship words about this McFaul's article. And I won't.
  27. bistrov.
    bistrov. 20 January 2021 14: 24
    0
    In the place of the leadership of Russia, I would not recognize "Bidon" as president at all, with the appropriate conclusions.
    I think that in 2014, it was also a big mistake to recognize the Bandera-Nazi authorities in "Ukraine", there would be no international howl now. It is necessary, at least, to do it retroactively and now break off all relations with them, incl. trade and economic, block the gas supply to them, refuse to supply fuel elements. Let them drown with dung, the cold cleans the upper part of the body well.
  28. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 20 January 2021 14: 29
    -2
    NATO must renew its commitment "democratic values"


    I have one phrase "democratic values" causes a persistent gag reflex?
  29. Wolf
    Wolf 20 January 2021 15: 12
    0
    .Nothing the USA can today, except that it will destroy its vasals and itself. The world has changed, China has overtaken them in all directions. Today they are already a second-rate state, and as time goes by, China is more and more detached from them. Economic sanctions against Russia will only bring them wasals in Europe and Japan that the Chinese will economically pay off their speed. For 10 years, the Germans will drive Chinese cars, not talking about the rest. The last clever and evil American was Zbigniew Bezhinski, and children today are not up to his knees. The USA today looks like a psycho with a weapon in his hands, and a psycho is dangerous in the first place for himself, and then for others.
    They live today in a vyrtuelny reality from 1980. , and today 2021. they can do nothing but commit suicide. It is already a pity to look at them and their dreams of size, gentlemen, American bureaucrats need to make peace with this that the world is moving into the future and you must come to terms with this or simply disappear from this world. The choice for today the United States will march into the future with the rest of the states as equal or will simply be destroyed.
  30. for
    for 20 January 2021 15: 24
    +1
    American press talks about containing "Putin's Russia"

    I do not know what the American press is discussing, but ours is only discussing America. About Russia only coronavirus.
  31. 501Legion
    501Legion 20 January 2021 15: 46
    0
    And if you could write in the same way but swap Russia and Matrasnya. ? how would the "partners" react
  32. IRS
    IRS 20 January 2021 17: 09
    0
    That one president, that the other - both from the same hospital, nothing more. And you never see real doctors.
    Navalny did not need to be persecuted, he needs to be given a new direction of activity, it can even be forced, he still does not know how to do anything else, except to mock freaks and hypocrisy ...
    Where is the United States and where is Russia and who really needs to be contained - that is the correct question! Or rather, who exactly. And then they learned the name of our country, and then the thought does not go from anyone.
    Blaming Russia for aggression at the US level is like declaring an ordinary person with an obvious underweight who was just going to buy bread to the store as a possible winner of international weightlifting competitions, and did not even hope to buy meat ...
    How can you impute aggression to a country that has a catastrophic decline in population? Not many people now understand one very terrible thing for all Russian people - we may not survive as a country before the war. Everyone sees the danger in the war, but few do not see the situation when there will be very few people, and what may happen next. The simplest calculations show that the Russian Federation will no longer be able to control its borders with a population of 70-75 million people. Then the irreversible loss of technologies will begin - there will simply be no one to inherit them. With a population of 45-50 million people, LOSS OF STATE SOVEREIGNTY IS INEVITABLE, i.e. the Russian flag can be removed from the Kremlin, because the borders will actually be open by that time, the RF Armed Forces will be drained of blood, and the heavy and medium industry, which determines the independence of any state, will simply cease to exist ... including from the American. It is beneficial for the Americans to see us aggressive, and they keep repeating this. But, if they were aware at the same time of all the absurdity of their clearly couch statements (or designed for a couch audience) ... then the likelihood of moving from confrontation to cooperation would be more likely.
    1. Antokha
      Antokha 20 January 2021 18: 25
      -1
      Everyone sees the danger in the war, but few do not see the situation when there will be very few people

      Seeing is not enough, you have to act. It is necessary to give birth to 3-4 children. Putin is helping this, I would say hurt. But if we don't, then yes - the country will perish.
  33. IRS
    IRS 20 January 2021 17: 24
    0
    I apologize for the spelling and grammar in the previous post - I didn't manage to edit it, time is up.
    1. Antokha
      Antokha 20 January 2021 18: 30
      -1
      the likelihood of going from confrontation to cooperation would be more <higher>

      That is so, but for them we are like wild natives. Dangerous, yes, but to cooperate with us ... well, this is how you will be offered to actively invest in cooperation with the Papuans on an equal footing. Laughter, but this is how Americans perceive us. This can hardly be reversed, because they are not at all interested in who we are and how we live, just as we are not interested in the Papuans, even though there is science and industry, etc. If a guy is not interested in a girl, he will not "cooperate" with her, no matter what she does. We should think about ourselves, not how to please them. We will not like it.
  34. IRS
    IRS 20 January 2021 19: 50
    0
    Quote: Anton
    That's how it is, but to them we are like wild natives

    Your opinion does not reflect reality, it reflects the "Aboriginal complex". Aborigines and those who "like the Papuans" do not need to fly into space and be the undisputed leaders in space propulsion engineering - examples of the sea, how can they be ignored without being complex? So, draw your conclusions. This is not an insult - this is a request to you in everyone who is like you, as soon as possible to engage in auto-correction of your intellectual apparatus ...
    Your economic metaphor about a guy and a girl is too imprecise, you summarized everything, this is a mistake. Without cooperation, not a single major power will be able to survive further - national ideas will not allow building empires beyond the ethnic boundaries of the "aboriginal" habitat, including the capitoline; it will not be possible to isolate oneself either - this path has already been passed, trade relations have long become transcontinental, and the efficiency of transport technologies will not allow isolated economic relations to dominate over transcontinental ones. The list of necessary technologies that determine the stability of any state today also indicates the need to have at its disposal natural resources distributed, namely, throughout the planet ... so, if you develop your metaphor, then it will not be about what to like, but about what what is necessary for life. And from your own words, something like the following will turn out ... to like it - not to like it, but a guy with a girl, and a guy with a guy, and a girl with a girl, and then all together - otherwise healthy children will not be born ... that's how much ugly and absurd in fact yours, seemingly quite poetic, metaphor ... it does not fit. Be careful with metaphors, their deceptive simplicity may one day play not in your favor ...)
  35. faterdom
    faterdom 20 January 2021 20: 30
    0
    and ideological power based on Putin's rule.

    Powerfully pushed in. In fact, the bidet is that we do not have ideological power, and if there is, it is contrary to the power of Putin who diligently shies away from ideology and escapes like soap in a bathroom.
    After retirement and "self-isolation", Putin's power is based on itself and on TV. Not even on the rating, and of course, not on the people's confidence. And that's bad.
    Putin has only one way to do something in this regard: to step on the throats of a host of "friends", and still turn to a welfare state with industry and science.
    To expel the Golikovs-Grefs-Siluanovs from the real power - otherwise I personally don’t believe! To start...
    And even more so to remove the mocking liberal tone in relation to the Soviet Union - you are not even close to its achievements, to allow yourself to be silly and clever
  36. IRS
    IRS 20 January 2021 20: 35
    +3
    Quote: Anton
    Putin helps this

    Yes, of course, Putin is an awesome assistant)). Yes, and some kind of wording "you need to give birth to children - Putin is already helping," oh, what a pity that Mikhail Zadornov died - he would have found an answer to you)) ..
    You are just some kind of comedian .... But I'm not. .... Remember one thing well - Putin does not need you, he does not even need the population, he helps ... to raise the livestock ... of cattle ... for the preparation of wool and meat .... The whole tragedy of our country today precisely the fact that Putin is NOT an ASSISTANT to us ... in any way, even in the ridiculous way you described him. After the USSR collapsed, no one ever helped us - WE ONLY USED ... and continue to do so.
    Only a pig in a pigsty can be guided by the wording "it is necessary to give birth to three or four children" can only be a pig in a pigsty - she does not need to think about the future, her life will end where it began - in a pigsty, her cubs will still be prepared for dinner or she herself will eat them, out of hunger - if "Putin" does not add compound feed on time ...
    A person always wants to live humanly, and not somehow else. The answer to non-birth is the answer to the question why the indigenous population of the country in their native homeland no longer has life. Its correct solution will completely unfold all social problems by 180 degrees. Without this there will be NOTHING except the pigsty.
    One day the pigsty will become too dirty and contagious, it will become unprofitable to clean and wash ... and it will simply be burned, and the pigs will be cut ... can't you see that?
  37. Jaromir
    Jaromir 21 January 2021 00: 20
    +19
    American press talks about containing "Putin's Russia"

    How did they get it ... There is Russia, Russia, Kievan Rus, Muscovite Rus, the Russian kingdom, the Russian Empire, the RSFSR, the Russian Federation ...
    There is a system, a Soviet system, hence the name Soviet Russia. There is a bourgeois system, bourgeois Russia. But there is no "Putin", "Brezhnev" or any other.
  38. Jaromir
    Jaromir 21 January 2021 00: 21
    +17
    New American President Joe Biden, unlike Donald Trump, does not intend to be friends with Vladimir Putin

    So Trump was not friends with Putin ... Nothing new.
  39. yuriy55
    yuriy55 21 January 2021 07: 31
    0
    Putin's economic model of the development of Russia suffered a fiasco because this development concerned a certain contingent, and this model was initially turned its back to the ordinary citizen, to the worker, to the person of creative labor ... To put it bluntly.
    1. japan-k
      japan-k 21 January 2021 13: 03
      0
      so as not to powder the brains of people, first take the data on the state of the country in the 2000s and compare with the 2020s. Maybe then you will wiser a little. And there are enough problems everywhere, in any, even the most "democratic" country in the world
      1. yuriy55
        yuriy55 21 January 2021 13: 33
        0
        Quote: japan-k
        first, take the data on the state of the country of the 2000s

        Take the data for a country from the 1970s and compare it with the data for 2020. For me, the current state policy can only be called effective based on the results of the population census. stop fool A country in which the population is falling, and in 30 years it has not even approached the indicators of 1991, cannot be called successful, despite the 100-fold increase in the number of billionaires, nor the level of average wages, nor the increased (exactly the adoption of the new pension law) the average life expectancy.
        1. shinobi
          shinobi 21 January 2021 13: 55
          0
          Do not put an owl on the globe. You are comparing the figures of the Union with the figures of Russia, which immediately lost a third of its population after the collapse of the USSR.
          1. yuriy55
            yuriy55 21 January 2021 14: 16
            0
            Quote: shinobi
            Do not pull the owl onto the globe.

            And you do not separate the power of the 90s from the power of Putin. He was always with her. Until 1996 - in the city hall of St. Petersburg, after 1996 - in the Kremlin (chief executive of the president).
            So, don't tell me the tale of who brought the country to the level of 2000, and who glorified it with achievements in 2021.
            If you are such a literalist, remind us what we had to achieve by 2020. And hide your feathery globe in ... a purse.
            1. NEOZ
              NEOZ 21 January 2021 14: 41
              0
              Quote: yuriy55
              And you do not separate the power of the 90s from the power of Putin.

              Yuri, who were you in the 90s?
            2. shinobi
              shinobi 25 January 2021 11: 29
              0
              Any power, in essence, is coercion, and the state is its repressive mechanism.-V. I. Lenin
              PS: Yes, yes, the Great and Terrible Putin personally bothers you to live. This I understood. Shoot yourself. Do not suffer, as you will be bad under any power. I hate whiners. And there is no need to give theoretical grounds for unwillingness to take responsibility for your own life. Oh yes, the easiest way is to blame someone.
        2. NEOZ
          NEOZ 21 January 2021 14: 45
          0
          Quote: yuriy55
          For me, the current state policy can only be called effective based on the results of the population census. A country in which the population is falling, and in 30 years it has not even approached the indicators of 1991, cannot be called successful,

          Rank Country Fertility rate (births per 1000 population)
          1 Democratic Republic of the Congo 49,6
          2 Guinea-Bissau 49,6
          3 Liberia 49,6
          4 Niger 49,0
          5 Afghanistan 48,2
          6 Mali 48,1
          7 Angola 47,3
          8 Burundi 47,1
          9 Uganda 46,6
          10 Sierra Leone 46,2
          11 Chad 45,5
          12 Rwanda 44,5
          13 Burkina Faso 44,0
          14 Somalia 42,9
          15 East Timor 42,1
          16 Malawi 40,7
          17 Benin 40,2
          18 Nigeria 39,9
          19 Guinea 39,8
          20 Mozambique 39,5
          21 Eritrea 39,3
          22 Zambia 39,3
          23 Kenya 39,2
          24 Tanzania 39,0
          25 Equatorial Guinea 38,5
          26 Yemen 38,3
          27 Ethiopia 38,2
          28 Togo 36,8
          29 Madagascar 36,4
          30 Central African Republic 36,1
          31 Palestinian National Authority 35,9
          32 Cote d'Ivoire 35,3
          33 Senegal 35,2
          34 Republic of the Congo 35,1
          35 Gambia 34,9
          36 Cameroon 34,5
          37 Comoros 33,4
          38 Guatemala 33,2
          39 Mauritania 32,5
          40 Sao Tome and Principe 32,4
          41 Iraq 31,7
          42 Sudan 31,5
          43 Solomon Islands 30,5
          44 Ghana 29,6
          45 Papua New Guinea 29,6
          46 Lesotho 29,0
          47 Cape Verde 28,9
          48 Vanuatu 28,8
          49 Djibouti 28,7
          50 Swaziland 28,5
          51 Nepal 28,1
          52 Haiti 27,9
          53 Honduras 27,9
          54 Zimbabwe 27,9
          55 Bolivia 27,3
          56 Tajikistan 27,3
  40. japan-k
    japan-k 21 January 2021 13: 01
    0
    In the light of recent events in the United States, as soon as the author turns his tongue, the author writes such phrases "waiting for that day to come and Russia will return to the path of democracy."
  41. shinobi
    shinobi 21 January 2021 13: 52
    0
    An old song. And the performers are already over 70.
    ps: "And for forty years Moses led them in the desert, so that the last one who remembered Egyptian slavery would die."
  42. Sevastopol
    Sevastopol 21 January 2021 18: 22
    0
    This requires an analysis of Russia's actions and an assessment of what Putin's Russia actually represents and how the United States can effectively counter it.

    Apparently, those people who can do this have been removed from any positions of power (or positions of interaction with the authorities) since the days of Obama. So, I think, there will be some kind of regular nonsense, such as the Navalny case, or some other more idiotic accusation, from which all adequate people around the planet will laugh at them.