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"Russia is not just a gas station country": the West recalculated the military spending of the Russian Federation

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Western hawks describe Russia as a predator armed to the teeth, constantly interfering in other people's affairs. In their opinion, she is part of a new axis of evil and needs to be tamed like a beast. At the same time, Moscow is laughed at as an economic dwarf on the world stage, viewing it as a weak state with a falling level of economic production or, as the late McCain once said, "a gas station disguised as a country."


Not just a gas station country


Writes about this a columnist for the Western edition of Defensionem, who tried to take a more objective look at Russia and recalculate its real military spending.

As he writes, 144 million people live in Russia, 73% of them are in cities. The population is well-educated: 94% of adults have completed upper secondary education (higher than the 78% average for the OECD - developed countries). Every year, the largest number of engineering graduates in the world graduates from educational institutions - almost half a million people. 41% of people working in the field of scientific research in the Russian Federation are women, while the world average is 29%.

23,8% of the population are skilled workers, while 15,3% are employed in sales and service and 13% are skilled workers. The Russian population is highly consolidated and oriented towards the outside world, with 118 million active Internet users (7th in the world).
PPP GDP per capita in Russia is equivalent to $ 29 (181th out of 57 countries). That's $ 185 below the OECD average of $ 4.

Thus, although Russia is not Qatar (1st place with PPP GDP - $ 128), it is ahead of many countries, including China (647th place / $ 79) and India (16nd place / $ 842)

- the author writes, pointing out that a significant part of the population's expenses (29%) falls on food outside the home, leisure and culture, alcohol and tobacco, as well as transport.

The defense industry of the Russian Federation produces a full range of products necessary for the army: from gloves and body armor to nuclear submarines and icebreakers.

All of the above data show Russia as a modern consumer society, far from a backward country, as it is sometimes caricatured. Of course, it looks like Russia is more than just a gas station country.

- the browser concludes.



Top three in military spending


At the end of 2020, the international reserves of the Russian Federation amounted to $ 595 billion, of which $ 457 were placed in currency and metal: in particular, $ 138 billion in gold (2 tons), $ 299 billion in euros.

Russia is one of the most successful countries in the world when it comes to the ratio of public debt to GDP: 12%. For comparison, the same indicator for the eurozone countries is 77%, Great Britain - 87%, USA - 107%, Japan - 237%!


Before Covid-19, Russia's nominal GDP was $ 1,630 trillion, making it the 11th (or 12th) largest economy in the world. At the same time, defense spending was $ 64,4 billion.

This is 3,9% of GDP. It would be great if Russia was part of NATO

- the author notes, pointing out that in terms of the defense budget, the Russian Federation is in 6th place in the world.

However, he considers nominal GDP calculations to be inadequate, since "[national] currencies are sometimes subject to wild fluctuations and manipulations, and their value when converted into dollars often distorts the picture." Therefore, the author proposes to use the purchasing power parity method.

If applied, then Russia's GDP at PPP will be $ 4,213 trillion, instantly making it the 6th largest economy in the world. At the same time, the military spending of the Russian Federation will be from $ 88 to $ 98 billion, which puts the country in third place in the world after China. The first line, naturally, is held by the USA.
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  1. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 19 March 2021 05: 27
    +18
    No, of course, she is a vaccine station, a tank station, an airplane station, everything is fine, only the capitalists take all the profits for themselves, yachts must be built, and the people on rations so as not to die of hunger and work for them.
    1. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 19 March 2021 05: 31
      +12
      Quote: Pessimist22
      only the capitalists take all the profits for themselves, yachts have to be built, and the people on rations so as not to die of hunger and work for them.

      We can not disagree. yes
      1. Profiler
        Profiler 19 March 2021 06: 16
        +6
        Quote: Stroporez
        We can not disagree.

        Your business (right) to agree or not, but to complete the picture, you should compare / supplement your perception of the level of development of the country (and your personal well-being), its place in the world, with the assessments of the most interesting CIA body - US National Intelligence Council , which is a common expert body for the entire US intelligence community.

        Very, very many interested parties would like at least out of the corner of their eye to look at the closed files of this analytics yes
      2. tikhonov66
        tikhonov66 19 March 2021 13: 42
        +21
        "... Of course not, she is a vaccine column, a tank column, an aircraft column
        ..."
        - uranium column, electric nuclear reactor column, isotope column, carbon column, titanium column, wheat column, etc.
        8-))

        "... only the capitalists take all the profits for themselves, yachts need to be built, and the people are soldered so as not to die of hunger and work for them
        ..."
        - so, grish, "yachts" ?!
        Well, let's count ...
        - let (rounding down - for simplicity of calculations) the population of Russia - 140 million people
        The price of the most expensive yacht
        162 meter Eclipse (Eclipse) by Roman Abramovich - 800 million dollars == in rubles: at the rate of 75 rubles / dollar = 60 rubles.
        - Do you agree?
        8-))
        - And now we "TAKE" this yacht from Mr. Abramovich and SELL (if not this price there is a buyer 8-). And the proceeds for it - the aforementioned 60 rubles - are DIVIDED by the population of Russia. And we consider the LITERAL "income on the nose":
        60 rubles - we divide by - 000 noses = 000 rubles per nose - and by no means MONTHLY (like the same pension) - but ONCE !!!!
        - well, that is, buy 10 kg of sugar - AND EVERYTHING !!!
        8-))

        - whereas only for the indexation of social pensions by 2,6% (2020 amounted to 9308 rubles, and in 2019 - 9002 rubles. That is, for an increase of 306 rubles for a pensioner's nose (9308-9002)) - from the federal budget there will be ANNUALLY (!!!) 12,8 billion rubles will be allocated - i.e. RUB 12
        A total of 3,9 million Russian pensioners will receive the increase.

        And if you start indexing "Abramovich's yacht" - then it will only be enough for 60/12 = 5 years of indexing (300 rubles per bow). Whereas monthly payments from the budget - only to pensioners (not counting maternity capital, material assistance to low-income families, etc. ...) amount to 9000 x 3.9 x 1000000 = 35 rubles. Those. if "take away and divide" Abramovich's yacht, then each retiree will have 100 x 000 = 000 rubles (double pension) AT THE SAME TIME - AND EVERYTHING !!!

        So, compared to the SOCIAL EXPENDITURE OF THE BUDGET of Russia (700 rubles - ANNUALLY !!!) - all these "yachts" are, one might say, "KOPEYKI" ...

        - LEARN TO READ, dear
        And first - count / think - and only then - write ...
        8-))

        "... and the people on rations so as not to die of hunger and work for them
        - It is impossible not to agree.
        ..."
        - And "disagreeing" is not only POSSIBLE, but also NECESSARY !!!

        Both the "people" and the "capitalists" (oddly enough!) - must WORK.
        It's just that the work of the "people" and the "capitalists" is DIFFERENT.
        And about "take away and divide" - this is Russia has already passed.
        And even the "capitalists" - successfully PASSED.
        But then there was "devastation" ...
        Street lighting disappeared, water pipes went out of order, banks and industrial production disappeared, money depreciated, mining stopped, food production fell, the army collapsed - foreign invaders began to plunder the country, the police disbanded - bandits came out on the street ... - and HUNGER came. and ANARCHY ...
        ...
        Well, "every cook" CANNOT - MANAGE and ORGANIZE the functioning of society and INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION ...

        - and this is MATCH !!!
        1. KERMET
          KERMET 19 March 2021 13: 59
          0
          You think well, you know how to distort history well, just stopped on yachts then?
          1. napalm
            napalm 20 March 2021 13: 31
            +1
            And what does one yacht give? Is this an indicator?
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        2. Sling cutter
          Sling cutter 19 March 2021 14: 01
          +9
          Quote: tikhonov66
          Well, "every cook" CANNOT - MANAGE and ORGANIZE the functioning of society and INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION ...

          - and this is MATCH !!!

          Well, if you are such a lover of materiel and arithmetic, then calculate the total fortune of all Russian dollar billionaires and millionaires, although officially indicated, and then carry out all your "research" again.
          and I propose to take away and divide everything stolen.
          1. andretry
            andretry 20 March 2021 11: 14
            +4
            And how to determine whether it was stolen or earned? How to divide from a businessman what he privatized according to Chubais's orders in the 90s (legally, moreover), what he has earned recently by competent management. and what did you steal?
          2. parathyron
            parathyron 20 March 2021 22: 08
            0
            Sharikov also suggested ... How long can you step on the same rake ?!
        3. Vasily Terkin_2
          Vasily Terkin_2 19 March 2021 19: 33
          -1
          20 yachts ... Russia won't even notice. And people will be helped enormously
        4. aiisakov
          aiisakov 19 March 2021 23: 16
          +4
          Basically I agree. But quotes need to be checked, not heard. Lenin wrote that every cook CANNOT run the state!
        5. Tarasios
          Tarasios 21 March 2021 04: 08
          0
          an unusually sound and reasoned opinion. After all, of course, it is much easier to "pump up popularity" with empty shouts "all thieves, all zaputins, take away and divide" and so on.
          Bravo!
        6. Non liberoid Russian
          Non liberoid Russian 5 June 2021 06: 18
          0
          do not prevent connoisseurs of the Soviet ice cream from dreaming. the zeros themselves, and they want to equate others with themselves
      3. KremlinCat
        KremlinCat 20 March 2021 21: 48
        0
        Are you on the ration? Are you dying of hunger?
    2. Profiler
      Profiler 19 March 2021 05: 35
      +9
      although Russia is not Qatar (1st place with PPP GDP - $ 128), it is ahead of many countries, including China (647th place / $ 79) and India (16nd place / $ 842)

      I would like to keep in line with China in terms of increasing production and growth rates, but India what ...

      We, Indian parameters, are categorically not suitable.
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra 19 March 2021 06: 33
        +11
        Quote: Profiler
        I would like to keep in line with China in terms of increasing production and growth rates

        There is the same thing that was in the USSR at the beginning of the last century - resettlement to rural cities. And in the Russian Federation, everything is already in the cities, the Chinese way does not suit us. By the way, in many ways, the Chinese way does not suit us - from the fact that they were given technologies as a gift, but we are not going to, and ending with the fact that China pays for growth with a very neglected social program. Pensions appeared a few years ago, for example ... Yes, and for rural residents, and half of the country - a pension of 5 thousand for our money ... Here's the price of a breakthrough
        1. Profiler
          Profiler 19 March 2021 06: 39
          -4
          Quote: Cowbra
          So much for the price of a jerk


          What prevents us from going our own way? (You don't have to answer - I KNOW THAT, the question is purely rhetorical).



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          2. tikhonov66
            tikhonov66 19 March 2021 13: 55
            +2
            "... What prevents us from going our own way? ..."

            - so NOTHING - and does not interfere ...
            Moreover - we "only go our own way" - and we walk!
            Since the times of the Varangians and Greeks.
            For otherwise - well, it just does not happen ...
            There is NO ONE who could walk "not his own" way.
            8-))
            - well, dddumat-Ms. Dada!
            8-)
            - Yes ... and here's another.
            And if - who decides to TEACH us ... - then himself from that "teaching" and perish!
            The Russian Land stands and will stand on that

            "... (You don't have to answer - I KNOW THAT, the question is purely rhetorical).
            ..."
            - if I knew, I didn't ask ...
            8-))
            - balobol ...
            8-)
          3. iouris
            iouris 19 March 2021 14: 26
            -1
            "Normal heroes always go around."
            I think I'll have to come back after all.
      2. sleeve
        sleeve 19 March 2021 08: 22
        +2
        And how do the Chinese suit us? Multiply our GDP by 10 (population difference) and we will not take into account the climatic and logistic coefficients. I like.
      3. lucul
        lucul 19 March 2021 10: 05
        +6
        I would like to keep in line with China in terms of increasing production and growth rates

        Do you think our growth lags far behind China? ))))
        Putin took over the country in 1999 with a GDP of $ 200 billion, in 2020 the GDP was $ 1.6 trillion
        6-fold GDP growth over 20 years)))
        1. DNS-a42
          DNS-a42 19 March 2021 12: 30
          0
          Quote: lucul
          Do you think our growth lags far behind China? ))))

          Something like that.
          China and RF (GDP PPP).
          1. Maikcg
            Maikcg 20 March 2021 17: 17
            -1
            China is quite successfully following in the footsteps of its Western partners in blowing bubbles, some of which are ghost towns, and they feed the GDP upward.
        2. Gregory Charnota
          Gregory Charnota 21 March 2021 13: 18
          -1
          strange! and why the salaries were rogue and remained? and goods have tripled in price !!!
    3. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 19 March 2021 05: 36
      +12
      Quote: Pessimist22
      Of course not, she's a vaccine column, a tank column, an airplane column

      The most shameful thing is that we are an atomic station column! I tear my hair out of grief! laughing laughing
      1. Profiler
        Profiler 19 March 2021 05: 59
        0
        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        The most shameful thing is that we are an atomic station column! I tear my hair out of grief!


        Leave your vegetation aloneyes Let it be pulled by those who have nothing to boast of.

        I would risk being totally betrayed by obstruction on the part of our Westernizers and "all-conspirators", but the same "developed" France and Great Britain, in many positions only nominally developed.

        We have a "bias", but even there, there are a lot of our own problems and shortcomings in the economy and production, no less egregious than ours.

        Analysis in the article , of course primitive, at the level - "Rabbits are not only ..."but this is THEIR VISION ...

    4. Profiler
      Profiler 19 March 2021 05: 41
      -1
      Quote: Pessimist22
      vaccine column


      The question is, will "enlightened Europe" and the rest of the "Western world" withstand the massive bombing by Sputnik?

      The sides of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Aerospace Forces with loaded ammunition are already at the ready, and are just waiting for an order to take off ...

      1. Profiler
        Profiler 19 March 2021 05: 48
        +1
        This is 3,9% of GDP. It would be great if Russia was part of NATO

        - the author notes, pointing out that in terms of the defense budget, the Russian Federation is in 6th place in the world.


        As one humorist said about this - "And they have a new member, and we are pleased"
        1. Maikcg
          Maikcg 20 March 2021 17: 21
          +1
          And it would be ridiculous to look at the Svidomo, Tribaltians and Gabunias, if instead of expanding a quarter of a century ago, Russia was invited to NATO.
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    5. oracul
      oracul 19 March 2021 07: 05
      +2
      What a manner of speaking for all the people! At least keep in mind that millions are on the budget. I have a negative attitude towards the nouveau riches who have made a profit in Russia, but they pay income tax, although they use schemes to reduce the tax base.
    6. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 19 March 2021 10: 10
      +6
      Quote: Pessimist22
      , and people on rations so as not to die of hunger

      laughing laughing laughing Poor ... my poor Nastasya Filippovna ...(C)
      Oil painting: an organism stands near the metro and shoots a trifle to pay for the Internet and squeeze another sketch here. fellow
    7. Styletto
      Styletto 19 March 2021 12: 15
      -1
      All fans of the USSR and "equality" have one thing in common: they never lived in the USSR or walked under the table, and did not see that "equality" when there were no capitalists, but they also gave the maximum for patents and rational proposals - a monthly premium.
      1. KERMET
        KERMET 19 March 2021 14: 03
        0
        Themselves have long worked in production, are you our innovator?
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      6. tikhonov66
        tikhonov66 19 March 2021 14: 50
        +6
        "... but also for patents and rats proposals the maximum that was given - a monthly premium.
        ..."
        - and for you, "not for USSR fans" - DO NOT UNDERSTAND
        - as the USSR in the 1960s - was able, scientifically, to OUTSTAND the USA.
        In 1961, the USSR was the first in the world to intercept a warhead (3 km / sec) on a ballistic trajectory - with a non-nuclear (!) Ammunition. In other words, I got hit by a "bullet in a bullet" ... For this, a digital control computer was created, more than 400 km of wired DIGITAL NETWORKS were laid between it and the target guidance and illumination radars. Three guidance radars were built, which took the target for tracking - immediately after its exit from the radio horizon (more than 3 km). A DIGITAL (!) RADIO (!!!) ANTI-missile control CHANNEL was executed, along which its trajectory was controlled from a ground computer and through which a command was sent to detonate the antimissile when it was optimally approaching the target. Naturally - that all tasks on the computer - were carried out IN REAL TIME. And that was 1000 (!) Year ... (1961 months after Gagarin's flight) And the technical task for this first missile defense system was issued already in 4 !!! ... - The United States repeated this phenomenal success of science and equipment of the USSR - exactly 1957 (twenty!) years later - in 20 and on Russian target missiles ...
        The USSR was the first in the world to build a nuclear power plant and an atomic icebreaker, a turbojet passenger aircraft (Tu-104), launched the first satellite, put a man into space, implemented a manned spacewalk (Leonov), DEVELOPED and BUILT a space shuttle "Buran", which for the first time in the world - performed an unmanned controlled descent in the stratosphere, automatically made decisions on maneuvering in the atmosphere and performed an ideal unmanned landing in the most difficult conditions (wind over 20 m / s). DEVELOPED and BUILT a unique oxygen-hydrogen carrier rocket "Energia", capable of placing a payload of 90 (ninety!) Tons into orbit. By the time Reagan had just begun to fumble about "Star Wars" - the USSR had already DEVELOPED, BUILT and TESTED an onboard space laser (RD0600) with a continuous beam power of 100 Kilowatts.

        - and as the people of the USSR - could sing such songs:

        Our care is simple,
        Our concern is this:
        If my native country lived
        And there are no other worries!

        And the snow and the wind
        And the stars of the night flight ..
        Me my heart
        Calls to the alarming distance.

        Let you and me both
        Trouble after trouble
        But my friendship is with you
        Only he will die with me.

        As long as I can walk
        While I can look,
        As long as I can breathe
        I will go ahead!

        And just like everyone in life,
        You will meet love one day, -
        With you, like you, bravely
        She will pass through the storms.

        Don't think that everyone sang
        That the storms all died down.
        Prepare for a great goal
        And glory will find you!

        And the snow and the wind
        And the stars of the night flight ..
        Me my heart
        Calls to the alarming distance
        --------------------------------------------------

        I returned to my homeland. Oncoming birches rustle.
        I served in a foreign land for many years without a vacation.
        And so I walk, as in my youth, I walk along the Zarechnaya street
        And I don't recognize our quiet street at all.
        ...
        I returned to my homeland, and by the pond under the willow
        You are waiting, as in the years of old, for my arrival.
        Our homeland would be rich and happy,
        And there is nothing higher than the happiness of the homeland in the world.
        --------------------------------------------------

        And in general - in short - then YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND ...
        1. ironic
          ironic 21 March 2021 21: 24
          -1
          Yes, yes, Popov invented the radio, Mozhaisky's plane, Yablochkov's light bulb, and Ivan the Terrible's X-ray, but the most important and bad thing was passed by Lefty. After the flea, the Russians clearly relaxed, believing that there was nowhere else to go ... lol
        2. your1970
          your1970 April 2 2021 07: 41
          0
          Quote: tikhonov66
          In 1961, the USSR was the first in the world to intercept a warhead (3 km / sec) on a ballistic trajectory - with a non-nuclear (!) Ammunition. In other words, I got hit by a "bullet in a bullet" ... For this, a digital control computer was created, more than 400 km of wired DIGITAL NETWORKS were laid between it and the target guidance and illumination radars.

          Great! Fantastic! Breakthrough! .... and ?? !!
          Where IT??? !!!
          Where are a couple of thousand such installations - to completely exclude the possibility of a US attack? Where are 100 km of wired digital networks and millions of supercomputers? Where are the digital radio channels in every yard ???
          Where is all this splendor - after all, even NOT Were there still Brezhnev times? Huh?
          I didn’t master the USSR, I didn’t pull ...
          Just because it was super expensive.
          The USSR could easily and naturally have made it an incredible cost, labor and resources - horseshoes for a flea Lefty.
          But to do it at the proper level and in a large series - problems have already arisen
          And to do it en masse .... - ink the sky !!!!!!

          We made a VAZ - 2101. Two years later the heating tap was ready - when we went massive complaints about him. Through 15 (in 1985) cooperators produced 20 different types of cranes - ceramic, semi-turn, maple, any ...
          Through 40 (!!!!!) years they removed from production everything with the same crane ala Fiat-124
          And wherever you touch - as soon as a little more massive - immediately fierce trash arose

          Well, about the songs. They are good, correct. The problem is that under this
          Quote: tikhonov66
          Our care is simple,
          Our concern is this:
          If my native country lived
          And there are no other worries!

          The collective farmer took a broken piece of iron and threw it into the bushes with the words "They will bring a new one !! Do not care ....."
          25 years (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) metalworkers in our area collect iron in the fields - and there is still a lot of it ... Some kind of metallurgical giant for decades worked so that Vasya could throw pieces of iron in the field with the slogan "Bullshit !!"
          And these are not tin cans ... Literally the other day, metalworkers found seeders in a ravine ... Whole ... From old age it was simply stupidly grown into the ground, but they could be seen ...
          Someone in the 70s uncoupled after sowing and went to the dance ... And no one asked him - where did the seeders go ???? !!!!!!!!!

          And so in everything throughout the country: "Everything around the people - everything around is nobody's!"
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    9. Non liberoid Russian
      Non liberoid Russian 19 March 2021 13: 32
      +1
      who prevents you from whining in social networks, but from starting your own business and / or starting to work? laziness or religion? who works or is busy with their own business, lives well, in contrast to the sofa-kitchen warriors
      1. KERMET
        KERMET 19 March 2021 14: 08
        -3
        But why are these hard workers dodging taxes like an eel in a frying pan? None of such successful people I know honestly pays taxes on their income
        1. Non liberoid Russian
          Non liberoid Russian 19 March 2021 20: 29
          -3
          Lord, from year to year the same thing ... if only they came up with something new
    10. Romeo
      Romeo 19 March 2021 19: 25
      0
      Become a capitalist yourself?
    11. bistrov.
      bistrov. 20 March 2021 07: 22
      +2
      Quote: Pessimist22
      only the capitalists take all the profits for themselves, yachts need to be built,

      You lived under developed socialism, then you were dissatisfied with the lack of sausages and jeans in stores, under capitalism jeans and sausages were at least heaped up, oh-again you are dissatisfied, now you only lack a yacht, and you probably don't really work either then or now worked ....
      This is such a category of people - they are always unhappy with everything and at the same time envy everyone ...
    12. Maikcg
      Maikcg 20 March 2021 17: 27
      0
      And the people on starvation rations grab new apartments like hot cakes, and the number of new cars cannot be passed, not driven, teeth on the shelf, and a new foreign car (albeit a Russian assembly) take out and put under the windows.
      1. ironic
        ironic 21 March 2021 21: 26
        0
        By the way, immigrants from the former USSR abroad have always suffered from this, and regardless of the countries of destination.
    13. KremlinCat
      KremlinCat 20 March 2021 21: 45
      0
      What are you talking about nonsense! What ration, what hunger are you talking about. They tell the truth, a tongue without bones.
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  2. Alien From
    Alien From 19 March 2021 05: 29
    +1
    While these guys are pounded we do it right wassat
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    2. yuliatreb
      yuliatreb 19 March 2021 05: 39
      0
      Who are you and what are you doing right, except as a type of patriotic love for your country in words, and not in deeds, of these or what? And the smiley is just like the symbol of such patriots.
      1. sleeve
        sleeve 19 March 2021 08: 24
        -1
        Hurrah! Finally, at least someone sane has appeared! We listen carefully. What are we doing wrong? How to do it? Well, how should one love the Motherland? And then, you know, values ​​have been devalued ...
        1. yuliatreb
          yuliatreb 19 March 2021 10: 44
          -3
          It’s not funny and stupid, continue to watch the state news channels, you will draw from them everything that you need for development, and I don’t need to explain something to you, I gave my thirty years to the service, so how to love my Motherland I know about the values ​​here I don’t need to cram in, my uncle draws and that's enough, sit on the priest exactly.
          1. sleeve
            sleeve 19 March 2021 11: 44
            0
            Is that all? Great answer. The main thing contains a "wish of health." Well, there is about posture at least. I forgot that you are the only one who gave your thirty years, well, or less, or more. I am simply no longer able to perceive the unreasonable "fog" of negativity that is periodically admitted here. State TV channels - yes, they evoke melancholy. You look at them, you consider cases for corruption, you "snatch" international news straight from the USSR, you look at the general disorder, at the announcements asking to help sick children really give up. Well, it’s only work that helps. You go and plow. But in general, I agree with you on one thing - you should not listen to someone else's "cramming" in any form. It is good that inquisitive brains now have a lot of space and they can and should live their own minds. This is probably what we will teach the kids. Do not listen to anyone and dig yourself.
    3. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 19 March 2021 05: 41
      +5
      94% of adults have higher secondary education
      I am offended by our abrasion! (The victim of the exam) .... fellow
      If anything, it's sarcasm! hi
      1. sleeve
        sleeve 19 March 2021 08: 25
        -5
        Hmm ... Why wouldn't he be proud of him? If the humanitarian husk is thrown away, then it is quite high quality, and most importantly affordable. Not like in the USSR.
        1. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 19 March 2021 09: 55
          +2
          If meat with a knife
          You didn’t eat a single piece,
          If hands are idle
          Watched down on me
          And did not enter the fight
          With a scoundrel, with an executioner, -
          So in life you were
          Nothing to do with anything!

          If the path is cut through with my father’s sword,
          You salty tears on the mustache wound,
          If in a hot fight I experienced how much, -
          Hence, You read the necessary books as a child!

          November 1975, XNUMX
          1. sleeve
            sleeve 19 March 2021 10: 22
            +2
            I fully support.
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  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 19 March 2021 06: 32
    +4
    The ending of the article ruined everything, at any cost to raise our rating from bad guys to demons, we were the sixth in defense spending and became the third. And mind you, all this action was carried out at the tip of the pen. As a result, the Russians became twice as rich, and I did not know.
    1. tikhonov66
      tikhonov66 19 March 2021 14: 53
      -3
      "... The Russians eventually became twice as rich, but I did not know.
      ..."
      - did not know?! - WELL YOU KNOW !!!
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 19 March 2021 14: 56
        0
        Wait, I'll look at the money in the nightstand, no one put the second pack of it, maybe they are lying!
        1. nemez
          nemez 20 March 2021 05: 59
          +1
          You also have a bedside table. Yes, you zagralis)
  5. TerraSandera
    TerraSandera 19 March 2021 06: 47
    +2
    How beautiful everything looks. Just like a presentation for joining some kind of club of powers. But alas, statistics are flexible. You can make the same selection, where exactly the opposite will be true. Well, the first comment already said everything
  6. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 19 March 2021 07: 07
    -2
    Still, the ruble would not be depreciated to $ and €, it would be very good
    1. tikhonov66
      tikhonov66 19 March 2021 14: 55
      -4
      "... Still, the ruble would not be depreciated to $ and €
      .... "
      As the saying goes: - But I don't see why the noble don shouldn't devalue it? ...
      (Strugatsky. It's hard to be a god)
      ;-))
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 19 March 2021 18: 38
        +1
        To hell with it Ruble ...... Create some kind of mechanism - to store and accumulate savings. What kind of oil bonds or coal or iron bonds ...
        1. boris epstein
          boris epstein 20 March 2021 17: 14
          +1
          The best storage and accumulation is investing in your own economy. No bank in the world keeps 100% of the invested funds in safes, but invests them in enterprises, roads, bridges, recreation, health and tourism, housing stock, education of the people.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 20 March 2021 18: 26
            0
            Suggest an investment option. Privateers of his funds in the economy ....
            1. boris epstein
              boris epstein 21 March 2021 13: 58
              0
              And Putin has already suggested (almost ordered) private traders to invest in the infrastructure of the cities where their enterprises operate, otherwise it turns out that the state is obliged to deal with the infrastructure, and the private trader will only count the income.
              1. Zaurbek
                Zaurbek 21 March 2021 15: 54
                0
                To each his own .... individuals and private traders pay taxes on the infrastructure of legal entities.
                1. boris epstein
                  boris epstein 21 March 2021 16: 01
                  0
                  And their employees do not use roads, sidewalks, housing, shops, stadiums, heating, gas, water, electricity, etc.?
                  In Soviet times, state-owned enterprises at their own expense built residential buildings, Palaces of Culture, stadiums, boiler houses, kindergartens, rest houses, sanatoriums, dispensaries for their employees ...
                  Do your legal entities and their employees live in space?
                  Putin posed billionaire Potanin for damaging the environment by his Norilsk Nickel enterprise and forced him to pay for the damage.
                  1. Zaurbek
                    Zaurbek 21 March 2021 16: 24
                    0
                    But the state invested money in their construction ... and they belonged to him ...

                    Now: buy land, plug in electricity, build a plant ..... find sales yourself, pay taxes ..... pay for the environment and waste.
                    What are the houses and palaces of culture?
                    1. boris epstein
                      boris epstein 21 March 2021 16: 49
                      0
                      Then go bankrupt and return to socialism if you are not able to support the state that was built for themselves, for their own profit, since 1991.
                      "What houses and palaces of culture?"
                      Here you are, bourgeois, and crawled out like worms after the rain. There is money for a vacation in the Canaries, Bogamy, Egypt, for the luxury of a house, but not for a worker. Well then, wait for the socialist revolution and do not forget that VV Putin is a lieutenant colonel of the KGB of the USSR. He will not suppress her.
                      And read the history of the crisis of the 20s in the USA. Then Franklin Roosevelt gathered his bourgeoisie and said something like this: share a little with the workers, otherwise you will lose everything, as in Russia.
  7. Bagatur
    Bagatur 19 March 2021 08: 41
    +1
    The amount is good ... But what is the structure of the Russian economy? Where are the analogues of Samsung, Microsoft ... etc.? Where is the auto industry? While exporting srya gives 75% to the treasury ... for a country with a claim for a world power, it is not serious. Here is China in front of your eyes, why can he and Russia not?
    1. VORON538
      VORON538 19 March 2021 14: 47
      -1
      I would accept your claims, but
      Something is not visible that your country is a leading manufacturer in the field of microelectronics, automobile industry, aircraft construction, weapons, nuclear power plant construction, shipbuilding, pharmaceutical industry, maybe into space, no, machine-tool industry, I don’t hear, export of agricultural products, what will be allowed to grow, is left to you, perhaps only to serve tourists and bow to them.What do you have to say against Russia, not having anything so outstanding behind your country? Yes, we lost many positions with the collapse of the USSR, but you also don’t need to try to convince me that Russia doesn’t produce anything Probably, we know better on the spot. And yet, yes, how many states in the world have a full production cycle of the same cars on their territory ??? I will not tell you how many states produce processors, you were not heard on that list.
      1. Bagatur
        Bagatur 19 March 2021 15: 20
        -3
        Have you come to a comparison with my country? Well done! Look where Japan and Germany are now ... yes, they were defeated somewhere 80 years ago. And now? They lost the war, won the world! With whom Russia should be compared today and think .. why they could, but my not? How did China become the workshop of the world? Why can't Russia? It should bother you ...
        1. nemez
          nemez 20 March 2021 06: 05
          +2
          Who sponsored the Japs and the Germans? And Russia, which destroyed a third of its infrastructure and 1/6 of its population?
    2. tikhonov66
      tikhonov66 19 March 2021 15: 15
      +1
      "...
      But what is the structure of the Russian economy?
      ..."
      - normal, such a structure!
      Structural.
      8-))

      "...
      Where are the analogues of Samsung, Microsoft ... etc.? Where is the auto industry?
      ..."
      - and in the same place, where at the "mattress": "Rosatom", "Mig", "Su", NiiPriborostroeniya, "Vector" ... where are their 5th generation fighters, where is the vaccine against covid ?!
      8-)

      "...
      While export is giving 75% to the treasury ...
      ..."
      - You are here, dear - you are UNCONSCIOUSLY lying !!!

      I quote.
      The share of oil and gas revenues of the Russian budget, which is the main indicator of the hydrocarbon dependence of the Russian economy, in the first half of 2020 amounted to less than a third (29,3%) of all revenues to the treasury, according to an operational report of the Accounts Chamber on the implementation of the federal budget.
      And the gross national product (GDP) of Russia - the share of income from proceeds from the sale of petroleum products - is only 2,3%.
      https://ria.ru/20200820/1576013144.html

      - So, in budget revenues - oil revenues - are by no means 75% - but LESS than 30% ...

      So you, dear, are a mean liar.
      Accept - and away.
      1. ironic
        ironic 21 March 2021 21: 08
        0
        Well, yes, it is normally effectively forfeited. You don't know how to manage projects.

        Well, before Lockheed Martin and Boeing and Migu and Su (who are now not Mig and Su), how the enterprises are still working and working. With instrumentation, I was especially neighing, if Faizer is a real international giant weighing 200 lard plunged into the element base. And for the fifth generation it will be possible to say when the level of rivets on the fuselage will be comparable.

        Export RF 2020 (January-February)

        Mineral products $ 140.8 billion 42.4%
        Hidden section $ 39 billion 11.7%
        Metals and metal products $ 35.2 billion 10.6%
        Jewelry $ 30.9 billion 9.3%
        Chemical industry products $ 16.1 billion 4.9%
        Vegetable products $ 12.7 billion 3.8%
        Machinery, equipment and apparatus $ 12.7 billion 3.8%
        Wood and wood products $ 8.22 billion 2.5%
        Plastics, rubber and rubber $ 6.47 billion 2%
        Food, beverages, tobacco $ 6.29 billion 1.9%

        Imports of the RF 2020 (January-February)

        Machinery, equipment and apparatus $ 73.5 billion 31.7%
        Chemical industry products $ 29.8 billion 12.8%
        Transport $ 21.7 billion 9.4%
        Metals and metal products $ 15.7 billion 6.8%
        Plastics, rubber and rubber $ 13 billion 5.6%
        Textiles $ 11.4 billion 4.9%
        Vegetable products $ 10.9 billion 4.7%
        Food, beverages, tobacco $ 10.3 billion 4.4%
        Hidden section $ 8.81 billion 3.8%
        Instruments and devices, watches $ 8.52 billion 3.7%
  8. LOCOMOTIVE VL60 LOCOMOTIVE VL82
    LOCOMOTIVE VL60 LOCOMOTIVE VL82 19 March 2021 09: 17
    -5
    The hegemon of the United States will soon end, this is for sure
    1. ironic
      ironic 21 March 2021 21: 30
      0
      "Shaw again ?!" (C)
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 19 March 2021 10: 26
    +2
    As he writes, 144 million people live in Russia, 73% of them are in cities. The population is well-educated: 94% of adults have completed upper secondary education (higher than the 78% average for the OECD - developed countries).
    But in merikatosia over 20% - illiterate! As they say, feel the difference! laughing
    1. ironic
      ironic 21 March 2021 20: 54
      0
      And how many literate Russians do repairs and work in similar sectors where low-skilled labor is required, that's for sure, except that Ukraine and Moldova are ahead in percentage terms.
  10. iouris
    iouris 19 March 2021 10: 54
    +1
    Scary. We are scared ourselves ...
    1. tikhonov66
      tikhonov66 19 March 2021 14: 59
      0
      "... Scary. We are scared of ourselves ...
      ..."
      - That's just NOT "We" - but YOU ...
      Please express yourself CORRECTLY ... -
      - because, for example, I am by no means "AMAZING"
      unlike, most likely - from you ...
      8-))
      - diapers - dress up? - Yes?
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  12. Basarev
    Basarev 19 March 2021 16: 20
    0
    If the West is so much afraid of Russia, then they could make the most mutually beneficial offer - to conclude an alliance with Russia. And immediately all this enormous power will cease to be a threat. A perfect win.
    1. ironic
      ironic 21 March 2021 20: 52
      +1
      Actually, any alliance is for the benefit of oneself. Therefore, the alliance with the Russian Federation in the West turned out to be short-lived.
  13. Growlers
    Growlers 19 March 2021 19: 01
    +4
    Russia was and will be the enemy of the so-called "enlightened" West, no matter how it is called the Russian Empire, the USSR or the Russian Federation. It is necessary to understand and draw conclusions.
  14. realist
    realist 20 March 2021 13: 49
    0
    amazing findings, not just a gas station! yes, the analyst, however.
  15. fa2998
    fa2998 20 March 2021 15: 12
    +1
    Quote: lucul
    Putin took over the country in 1999 with a GDP of $ 200 billion, in 2020 the GDP was $ 1.6 trillion
    6-fold GDP growth over 20 years)))

    Well, if you sell a million barrels for $ 8 (it was under Brezhnev), or the same million for $ 120-140 (it was like that, you look at the statistics), the value of GDP will be VERY HEALTHY tenfold and more. Only the role of the state leadership is not here. with it. hi
  16. boris epstein
    boris epstein 20 March 2021 17: 00
    0
    "At the same time, Russia's military spending will amount to $ 88 to $ 98 billion, which puts the country in third place in the world after China."
    It is not the amount of money invested that matters, but the efficiency of their investment.
  17. Miyamoto musasi
    Miyamoto musasi 21 March 2021 11: 11
    0
    Quote: tikhonov66
    8-))
    - And now we "TAKE" this yacht from Mr. Abramovich and SELL (if not this price there is a buyer 8-). And the proceeds for it - the aforementioned 60 rubles - are DIVIDED by the population of Russia. And we consider the LITERAL "income on the nose":
    60 rubles - we divide by - 000 noses = 000 rubles per nose - and by no means MONTHLY (like the same pension) - but ONCE !!!!
    - well, that is, buy 10 kg of sugar - AND EVERYTHING !!!
    8-))

    Sugar - the most popular mash among the people, consisting exclusively of sugar, water and yeast. Ideally, it gives 1100 ml of 40% moonshine from 1 kg of sugar.
    so that it is not only
  18. Gregory Charnota
    Gregory Charnota 21 March 2021 13: 17
    0
    the country is a gas station that the whole world can erase into dust!
    1. ironic
      ironic 21 March 2021 20: 50
      0
      Can not. As long as START III is in effect, no country has sufficient potential to wipe out the entire world, unless it is done with Cobalt-60.
  19. zwlad
    zwlad 21 March 2021 20: 11
    0
    Well, you give the author! The liberals are trumpeting that everything is bad with us.
  20. ironic
    ironic 21 March 2021 20: 49
    0
    All this is very interesting, but I always want to ask such authors such questions. Is it a lot or a little> half a trillion foreign exchange reserves for a country in 1/8 of the world and with a population of almost 150 lemons? As for me, this is not enough. If Russia has such a small debt, maybe it has enough domestic funding? Obviously not, then this is bad. Is GDP under 30K a lot or a little? We take a European country with such a GDP and compare the standard of living known to us. If it meets the average (and not only in the center of a couple of large cities), then everything is fine. And if not, then the whole difference is stolen. Now about the army, is the budget of 90 lard enough for such a country? Take for example and compare with one country the size of a point on the map - 19 lard, plus 3.8 lard of aid, is not enough. The answer suggests itself.
  21. Operator
    Operator 24 March 2021 13: 25
    -1
    Observer Defensionem - learn to count: if Russia's annual GDP at purchasing power parity is 4,2 trillion. dollars, then defense spending in the amount of 3,9% of GDP is $ 163 billion (and not $ 98 billion, as mistakenly stated in the article).

    Given the technical superiority of most types of weapons and the largest nuclear missile potential, Russia is militarily ranked not third, but first in the world.

    We need to liquidate our foreign exchange reserves and US Treasuries as soon as possible (before the dollar and euro collapse) in the amount of $ 360 billion by buying gold on the international market at current dumping prices in order to increase its stock from 2300 to 7000 tons.
  22. Thomas the Unbelieving
    Thomas the Unbelieving 25 March 2021 17: 28
    0
    Look at things soberly. According to the national accounts, in 2019, 6,8 trillion rubles were paid in “property income to the rest of the world”. In the same year, expenditures on national defense from the consolidated budget of the Russian Federation amounted to 3 trillion rubles.
    Further. According to the balance of payments of the Russian Federation for 1995-2019, foreign direct investment in the acquisition of Russian enterprises amounted to $ 645,1 billion, the payment of investment income on these shares was $ 620,2 billion (almost 100% - an unprecedented profitability in the world).
    There is no need to argue about the level of our economic development - there are a lot of crafty figures. Better think about who it all belongs to.
    It is no coincidence that after the president's reasonable appeal to big business to move on preferential terms to Russian jurisdiction, the chairman of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs rightly remarked: almost all are organized as PJSCs, on the boards of which there are many foreigners who are unlikely to agree.
    And about yachts. In England, half of the 10 largest taxpayers have Russian citizenship. Including the mentioned yacht owners.
  23. Harry_2
    Harry_2 25 March 2021 21: 09
    0
    Russia is the most popular, beloved country. Where to the west before it, they have already begun to crow
  24. Taranov Denis
    Taranov Denis April 5 2021 21: 25
    0
    The author correctly said: the value of a monetary unit - a speculative exchange rate - has nothing to do with its real value. Kursk in the bank 90 rubles. per euro, but in reality at best 40. But then Western cheap subsidized goods will pour into Russia. Therefore, the ruble exchange rate will never change in the real direction.
  25. Armen Sologyan
    Armen Sologyan April 6 2021 05: 28
    0
    Here is one thing I just can not understand, but what is wrong with the "country-gas station" ??????? After all, for the conveyor production of oil and gas, reliable technologies are needed, and Russia has them, and Russia also has more oil and gas than others, and Russia trades well in oil and gas. And in order to make modern weapons, reliable technologies are also needed, which Russia also has, and even more so they are necessary due to the fact that there is the United States and its NATO!