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Sweden calls Russia a "regional superpower"

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Geopolitical experts from the Swedish Institute for Defense Research believe that relations between Moscow and Kiev have reached an extreme point. They are trying to understand why this is happening right now.


This topic was brought up by the Aftonbladet newspaper.

A well-known Swedish expert on the Russian Federation, Carolina Vendil Pallin of the Institute for Defense Studies, called Russia a "regional superpower."

Russia still sees itself as a regional superpower, whose sphere of interest includes everything that happens in Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region.

- she said.

In her opinion, Putin fears a rapprochement between Kiev and the West for strategic reasons. He does not want Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus (in the event of the victory of the opposition and the overthrow of Lukashenko) not to become an example for the inhabitants of Russia, who may also want "democracy".

For Putin, this would be a disaster, because he does not want the country to have an alternative to him and his party, United Russia.

- notes Carolina Vendil Pallin.

But the Swedish expert for some reason does not understand that the citizens of the Russian Federation will not follow the example of Kiev, whose "achievements" after the Maidan in 2014 hardly make anyone envy. If you look up to anyone, then only not to Ukraine.

Her colleague at the scientific institution, Jacob Hedenskog, believes that Russia's policy towards Ukraine aims to test the new American administration for what it is capable of. It is for this, he believes, that Putin has now gone to aggravate relations with Kiev.
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  1. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st April 23 2021 14: 02
    +35
    A regional superpower is something new) I wonder which region is a superpower with a size of 1/7 of the land?
    1. hrych
      hrych April 23 2021 14: 06
      +18
      Quote: Trapp1st
      Regional superpower

      It's like a giant dwarf wassat
      1. VORON538
        VORON538 April 23 2021 14: 18
        +11
        Eurasian and Eurasia is the largest continent on Earth. hi Although, the west would be a mile away from several dozen "independent states" instead of Russia, and some adherents of the West still believe that the Naglo-Saxons and their six people care about pensioners and state employees of Russia and they want only good for Russia. All Albats, and they have already let slip on this topic (the territorial integrity of Russia). So I never cease to wonder why the contingent of the echo of matzo is not yet working for the Russian economy somewhere in the mines? And they also say that we do not have freedom of speech.
        1. For example
          For example April 23 2021 14: 55
          +15
          Russia still considers itself a regional superpower

          The Swede is delusional.

          Russia does not consider itself such.

          We are simply Russia - the largest country in the world.
          Power.
          1. Semyonich from the Urals
            Semyonich from the Urals April 23 2021 14: 59
            -30%
            The largest in terms of what parameters?
            1. unaha
              unaha April 23 2021 15: 12
              -14%
              On the territory and the exorbitant conceit of individual representatives.
              1. Vladimir Mashkov
                Vladimir Mashkov April 23 2021 15: 24
                +4
                Oh, those Western Xperds! Why do they not nixperd! But - I must admit - their imagination is exuberant! laughing
                And the term "regional superpower" is VERY funny! It’s necessary to try so hard to observe objectivity and kick it, to try to humiliate Russia harder! laughing
              2. hrych
                hrych April 23 2021 15: 48
                +5
                Quote: unaha
                and the exorbitant conceit of individual representatives.

                which is based on the total number of strategic nuclear forces and tactical nuclear weapons
              3. Semyonich from the Urals
                Semyonich from the Urals April 23 2021 18: 55
                -10%
                With conceit, some, and especially on this forum, are in trouble))
                1. SASHA OLD
                  SASHA OLD April 25 2021 00: 47
                  0
                  Quote: Semyonich from the Urals
                  With conceit, some, and especially on this forum, are in trouble))

                  I agree, especially with potheads like you
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      2. Kamarada
        Kamarada April 23 2021 15: 02
        -18%
        Bring back all our lands. !!! within the USSR. And without them, in nature, a dwarf, albeit a large one.
    2. credo
      credo April 23 2021 14: 11
      +7
      Quote: Trapp1st
      A regional superpower is something new) I wonder which region is a superpower with a size of 1/7 of the land?

      In the "civilized world" there is now a competition on the theme "Who will call Russia the fastest and nastiest". The Swedes are trying to keep up. Apparently the complex of the Poltava defeat still does not allow them to sleep well.
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx April 23 2021 14: 54
        -2
        In Sweden, they may take offense at the Russia of the times of Peter I, but it does not dare to call today's Russia directly, because it expresses only expert assumptions in the spirit of:
        Russia still sees itself as a regional superpower, whose sphere of interest includes everything that happens in Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region.

        It is more interesting, what power do the Russians themselves consider Russia to be? Does Russia exert influence on world processes outside the state border, where exactly and to what extent?
        As for the "kneeling" former Soviet republics. Then I could not remember that someone paid Russia by the decision of international courts. Or he let water through the SCC instead of the gas put into the pipe (whose pipe, why the hell did it fall to the Russian Federation with all its troubles) gas.
        There are a few simple nuances with regards to Sweden.
        Prestigious international awards in various fields of science are named not by the Russian scientist Lomonosov, but by the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel.
        The Swedish national team is not approved for the music by Franz Berwald or Otto Lindblad instead of the national anthem. And the groups: "ABBA", "Europe", "Roxette", "Ace of Base", "E-Type", "Secret Service" have a slightly different popularity than Russian performers.
        Last but not least, Caroline Vendil Pallin believes that the West has the potential to exert greater influence on “former siblings”:
        For Putin, this would be a disaster, because he does not want the country to have an alternative to him and his party, United Russia.

        Maybe this is the position of sane citizens of Russia that power should belong to the people, and not to a self-proclaimed group of pseudo-reformers? For those who want to accuse me of Russophobia, I will note:
        - You just hate everything Russian!
        - You simply call Russian all that thieves' and hypocritical abomination that I hate!

        Draw your own conclusions before claiming something.
        1. credo
          credo April 23 2021 15: 09
          +6
          Quote: ROSS 42
          In Sweden, they may take offense at Russia during the times of Peter I, but it does not dare to call today's Russia directly, because it expresses only expert assumptions

          So here we are expressing an expert opinion in relation to the Author of the article and its conclusions.

          As for the "kneeling" former Soviet republics. Then I could not remember that someone paid Russia by the decision of international courts. Or he let water through the SCC instead of the gas put into the pipe (whose pipe, why the hell did it fall to the Russian Federation with all its troubles) gas.
          There are a few simple nuances with regards to Sweden.
          Prestigious international awards in various fields of science are named after the non-Russian scientist Lomonosov. And the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel.
          The Swedish national team is not approved for the music by Franz Berwald or Otto Lindblad instead of the national anthem. And the groups: "ABBA", "Europe", "Roxette", "Ace of Base", "E-Type", "Secret Service" have a slightly different popularity than Russian performers.

          Why is this a senseless enumeration of unrelated "nuances"? If you decide to show off your erudition, then you need to try your luck in a well-known game on Russian TV, and not here.

          Maybe this is the position of sane citizens of Russia that power should belong to the people, and not to a self-proclaimed group of pseudo-reformers?

          Sane citizens of Russia, as well as Pallin (I hope), remember perfectly well how the power of alternative parties in Russia ended, but Pallin, as a good instigator, deliberately brings confusion into the fragile mind and memory of the heads of some citizens of Russia, and what you propose is left out of your brackets. answer.
        2. unaha
          unaha April 23 2021 15: 15
          -4
          "- You just hate everything Russian!
          - You just call Russian all that thieves' and hypocritical abomination that I hate! "- 100%
      2. VORON538
        VORON538 April 23 2021 15: 09
        +1
        Well, it has long been known: the smaller the mongrel, the louder and squeakier the barking. Especially squeaky, artificially bred mongrels. Roughly the same thing happens among the "civilized countries", de-democratized in one way or another by TNCs hi
      3. DymOk_v_dYmke
        DymOk_v_dYmke April 23 2021 23: 09
        -1
        Quote: credo
        Apparently the complex of the Poltava defeat still does not allow them to sleep well.

        Rather, they grieve that the Baltics were sold and made cheap.
    3. RealPilot
      RealPilot April 23 2021 14: 42
      +5
      I remember a comic phrase from the times of the USSR:
      "We really need peace! Preferably the whole ..."

      Regional and superpower are two extremely incompatible concepts, first let them decide on the region in which it is super!
      And we now have a Eurasian union, which hints, and our two-headed eagle on the coat of arms looks at the cardinal points ...

      And Barack Obama began about the regional power. So much water has flowed under the bridge, the situation has changed ... And the Swedish experts are just waking up.
      But they can be forgiven for this: Russia is strong, including in their region. And here she is just super!
    4. lis-ik
      lis-ik April 23 2021 14: 45
      -6
      Quote: Trapp1st
      A regional superpower is something new) I wonder which region is a superpower with a size of 1/7 of the land?

      It is not the territory that is important here, but the economy. influence, army. we have significantly omitted all these components since the collapse of the USSR. Whose fault is it. I think it is clear and without clarification. So, no matter how offensive it may be, we are a regional power.
      1. skif8013
        skif8013 April 23 2021 14: 52
        +1
        Quote: lis-ik
        Quote: Trapp1st
        A regional superpower is something new) I wonder which region is a superpower with a size of 1/7 of the land?

        It is not the territory that is important here, but the economy. influence, army. we have significantly omitted all these components since the collapse of the USSR. Whose fault is it. I think it is clear and without clarification. So, no matter how offensive it may be, we are a regional power.

        I totally disagree with you. Yes, we are not the USSR, but we can still do a lot. A regional power cannot single-handedly drive barmaley people across Syria, let alone mix up the US cards. And this is just one example.
        1. unaha
          unaha April 23 2021 15: 25
          -8
          "A regional power cannot single-handedly drive the barmaleev across Syria, let alone mix up the US cards" - Turkey is a regional power, but it successfully drives whoever is needed both in Syria and Libya and successfully mixes the cards of the Russian Federation.
          1. Semyonich from the Urals
            Semyonich from the Urals April 23 2021 18: 56
            -6
            Again, Russia alone did not drive.
            This is kind of hinted at by the territories of Syria under the amers ..
        2. lis-ik
          lis-ik April 23 2021 16: 10
          -7
          Quote: skif8013
          mix USA maps. And this is just one example.

          This is not an indicator. After the Second World War, the United States did not win a single war, and many countries have mixed plans with it more than once. They are only good at petty government overthrows and system replacements. As for the barmaleev, it is very controversial and also, as it were, not an indicator. Much can only be in the sale of resources and corruption, there is really no equal here.
          1. skif8013
            skif8013 April 23 2021 17: 20
            +1
            Quote: lis-ik
            Quote: skif8013
            mix USA maps. And this is just one example.

            This is not an indicator. After the Second World War, the United States did not win a single war, and many countries have mixed plans with it more than once. They are only good at petty government overthrows and system replacements. As for the barmaleev, it is very controversial and also, as it were, not an indicator. Much can only be in the sale of resources and corruption, there is really no equal here.

            Listen to you so only in Russia corruption, and the rest of the countries are just saints.
    5. Dmitry Potapov
      Dmitry Potapov April 23 2021 15: 23
      0
      In short, an oxymoron!
    6. Cananecat
      Cananecat April 23 2021 16: 05
      +1
      Quote: Trapp1st
      Regional superpower is something new)

      The costs of translating from Swedish, I think)))
    7. eklmn
      eklmn April 23 2021 16: 36
      -5
      A regional superpower is something new) I wonder which region the superpower is the size of 1/7 of the land

      You described the vulture vulture bird. The body is huge, huge, and the head is so small !!! The vulture does not need a keen_gaze / sharp_mind of an eagle, it needs an easy prey, without spending energy on hunting ...
      Body size matters in the animal kingdom, but land size does not matter in interstate relations. A country is regional when it cannot offer its neighbors the versatility of its economy, but it frightens neighboring countries with the size of the army and the size of the military-industrial complex.
      They will be afraid, they will respect them - no!
      1. Trapp1st
        Trapp1st April 23 2021 16: 48
        +3
        wassat
        Body size matters in the animal kingdom, but land size does not matter in interstate relations.
        That then the Japanese are rushing about with the Kuriles, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, India, China, Turkey and half of the world share the land, which determines their interstate relations ...
        A country is regional when it cannot offer its neighbors the versatility of its economy
        Among the countries of the former USSR, Russia is just one of the most economically developed and it has something to offer its neighbors and neighbors take advantage of this to the best of their mental abilities.
        but it scares the neighboring countries by the size of the army and the size of the military-industrial complex.
        We do not frighten anyone, and if someone is afraid of our size or strength, this is his problem.
    8. Fedorovich
      Fedorovich April 23 2021 17: 21
      0
      Quote: Trapp1st
      which region

      Eurasian.
    9. Vend
      Vend April 23 2021 17: 48
      0
      Well, how can we not remember Krylov and his fable "The Elephant and the Pug" laughing laughing laughing
  2. Dizel200
    Dizel200 April 23 2021 14: 06
    +2
    Homebrew experts
  3. Prax1
    Prax1 April 23 2021 14: 14
    -33%
    Well, in principle, it is so. I don't see anything offensive in this ...
    With Putin it will be regional, with Navalny it will be global. The choice is clear ...
    1. olegactor
      olegactor April 23 2021 14: 24
      +12
      With Putin it will be regional, with Navalny it will be global. The choice is clear ...

      your head is like ... brains are in place ... with this lackey-thief pin..dossky and there will be no country
      1. Trapp1st
        Trapp1st April 23 2021 14: 30
        +9
        your head is like ...
        Do not interfere with the person to work)
        1. VORON538
          VORON538 April 23 2021 15: 12
          +5
          Not to work, but to WORK out grants from American owners! hi
    2. skif8013
      skif8013 April 23 2021 14: 54
      +5
      Quote: Prax1
      Well, in principle, it is so. I don't see anything offensive in this ...
      With Putin it will be regional, with Navalny it will be global. The choice is clear ...

      With Navalny, we will be in the global Opera and nothing more.
      1. Andobor
        Andobor April 24 2021 10: 00
        0
        Quote: skif8013
        With Navalny, we will be in the global Opera and nothing more.

        We will not be with Navalny.
        1. skif8013
          skif8013 April 24 2021 14: 36
          0
          Quote: Andobor
          Quote: skif8013
          With Navalny, we will be in the global Opera and nothing more.

          We will not be with Navalny.

          That's for sure, personally I will lie down with my bones. But this ........ I am not close to the Kremlin.
  4. Roman070280
    Roman070280 April 23 2021 14: 15
    -10%
    For Putin, this would be a disaster, because he does not want the country to have an alternative to him and his party "United Russia"

    What's true is true ..
  5. Andrea
    Andrea April 23 2021 14: 15
    0
    Regional superpower? Is this an oxymoron?
  6. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine April 23 2021 14: 18
    0
    Russia still sees itself as a regional superpower, whose sphere of interest includes everything that happens in Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region.

    Pray to God that Sweden is not in the sphere of Russian interests. And it is desirable that they be silent, as they were silent for the last 100 years.
  7. tatarin1972
    tatarin1972 April 23 2021 14: 18
    +1
    "Everyone imagines himself to be a strategist, seeing the battle from the side."
  8. Antagonist
    Antagonist April 23 2021 14: 22
    +5
    Russia still considers itself a regional superpower

    Didn't guess. We are the world's superpower. Here is Sweden, not even a regional power. Sweden is nobody.
    1. Roman070280
      Roman070280 April 23 2021 14: 28
      0
      We are the world's superpower. Here is Sweden, not even a regional power. Sweden is nobody.


      The paradox is that Swedes live like people .. and Russians like no one ..))
      1. Irbiz123
        Irbiz123 April 23 2021 14: 53
        +1
        We are the world's superpower. Here is Sweden, not even a regional power. Sweden is nobody.
        The paradox is that Swedes live like people .. and Russians like no one ..))

        When did Sweden last fight? Who cares about their fjords?
        1. Roman070280
          Roman070280 April 23 2021 15: 04
          -13%
          When did Sweden last fight?


          I would prefer to be measured by the standard of living, rather than the number of wars ..
        2. unaha
          unaha April 23 2021 15: 28
          -8
          "When did Sweden last fight?" - is this already a disadvantage? Or a competent and successful policy, as a result of which the Swedes have one of the highest living standards?
      2. Sidor Amenpodestovich
        Sidor Amenpodestovich April 23 2021 15: 10
        0
        Quote: Roman070280
        The paradox is that Swedes live like people .. and Russians like no one ..))

        Do you think that Crimea should have been given up to be torn apart by Ukrainians? Then there would be no exchange rate correction in 2014, no sanctions. A ruble would still be thirty. Is that better for you?
        I once heard a similar opinion. They said that Leningrad had to be surrendered, then the blockade would not have happened and all the deaths associated with it.
        1. Roman070280
          Roman070280 April 23 2021 15: 22
          -11%
          Do you think that Crimea should have been given

          I had to hand over Leningrad


          I do not conduct politics in our country, so there is no need to ascribe someone's death to me ..
          There are people to whom we all pay very non-acidic money .. they must have a headache so that they do not tear any of us to pieces, and that they do not impose sanctions ..
          And so we have sanctions, and Donbass has been tormenting itself for how many years ... and no one cares ..

          Do you disagree with what I wrote ??

          The paradox is that Swedes live like people .. and Russians like no one ..))

          I just gave a fact !! (to the words of pride about how great we are, and the Swedes are nobody)

          And what should or should not be done TO LIVE BETTER (at least like the Swedes) - you can think about it and speculate about it.

          Shl .. here the problem is that some people are more important not just how they live, but the imaginary "greatness" itself ..
          Well, as long as these factors are measured, wars cannot be avoided.
          And then complain - we are poor, because we fight a lot ..
          And we are at war, because the great ..
          And so in a circle ..))
          1. Horon
            Horon April 23 2021 15: 44
            +1
            I do not conduct politics in our country, so there is no need to ascribe someone's death to me

            Balabol merged! negative
            1. Roman070280
              Roman070280 April 23 2021 15: 58
              -9
              Do you disagree with what I wrote ??

              The paradox is that Swedes live like people .. and Russians like no one ..))

              Yes, they merged even after these words .. and began to talk about Leningrad ..))
              1. Horon
                Horon April 23 2021 16: 13
                +1
                You have a question about Crimea, but you mean that you do not decide anything and there are specialists there. Decide whether there - specialists know better and your competence is not enough to fully understand the situation, or you yourself with a mustache and have real proposals for solving certain problems and problems at the state level. Now you just turned the arrows to the statements of other participants who have exactly the same status of competence as you, which does not at all give grounds for arguing your claims to the decisions made by the authorities. And it does not at all explain the difference in living standards in different countries as a measure of the political level of the state! In the USSR, the standard of living was also lower than in Sweden - in your opinion the USSR was also a regional power? Don't be puffed up, the question was purely rhetorical.
  9. Antagonist
    Antagonist April 23 2021 14: 23
    +8
    A well-known expert on the Russian Federation in Sweden, Carolina Vendil Pallin

    Is she really an expert on Russia? I doubt it.
  10. rocket757
    rocket757 April 23 2021 14: 24
    +1
    But the Swedish expert for some reason does not understand that the citizens of the Russian Federation do not
    They try to "think" for us that we are NOT and that we are YES !!! It's very cool!
    As they did not understand us, I will never understand ... they just do not want to, they mold everything according to their own patterns, and we are OTHER!
    1. cniza
      cniza April 23 2021 14: 28
      +4
      Let them live as their own family and not come to us ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 April 23 2021 14: 36
        0
        I doubt that the "Swedish family" would have taken root here ... I doubt it very well.
        1. cniza
          cniza April 23 2021 15: 16
          +2
          And not only their family, but also their morals, let them keep it with them ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 April 23 2021 15: 18
            -1
            Let's not argue about morals ... only they will want to argue, immediately slam into a tambourine from the heart ... this is the end of the dispute, as I imagine.
            1. cniza
              cniza April 23 2021 15: 20
              +1
              Not a bad option, because it doesn't suit us at all ...
    2. apro
      apro April 23 2021 14: 42
      -6
      Quote: rocket757
      They try to "think" for us

      Because we ourselves do not want to think, let alone rush.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 April 23 2021 14: 46
        0
        Opinions on this matter are different, BUT, what would someone else think for you ... we don’t need this, especially those like in GEYROPE.
        1. apro
          apro April 23 2021 15: 24
          -4
          Quote: rocket757
          Opinions on this matter are different,

          Of course. But I'm imported to Russia. And mainly from decaying Europe. And we dress as a rule in European fashion. And music is mainly fromuda. And cinema. And emigrate there. For some reason.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 April 23 2021 15: 37
            -1
            So why are you still here?
            By the way, do you really have everything, everything from there? Think, count.
            1. apro
              apro April 23 2021 15: 45
              -3
              Quote: rocket757
              So why are you still here?

              Learn to change your beliefs.
              Quote: rocket757
              By the way, do you really have everything, everything from there?

              And from where? What is domestic today in the Russian Federation?
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 April 23 2021 18: 09
                0
                You will be surprised a lot ...
                I am lying on the couch, looking around, counting ... a Chinese tablet, a vacuum cleaner, one of the refrigerators, small things, the rest to one degree or another, ours .... quite an adequate balance compared to any other country. Only CHINA can afford to have everything of its own!
                1. apro
                  apro April 24 2021 00: 43
                  -1
                  Quote: rocket757
                  Only CHINA can afford to have everything of its own!

                  Superpower ???
                  Quote: rocket757
                  You will be surprised a lot ...

                  Another thing is surprising, how from the country of the producer they turned into the importer of everything.
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 April 24 2021 10: 06
                    0
                    You don't need to lie ...
                    Quote: apro
                    have become an importer of everything.

                    The level of imports is decreasing, not higher than that of the rest ...
                    And in general, self-sufficient in general, now NOBODY is!
                    But self-sufficient in a crisis situation, we are much better than many others.
                    1. apro
                      apro April 24 2021 10: 32
                      0
                      Quote: rocket757
                      You don't need to lie ...

                      As well as it is not necessary to take wishful thinking.
                      Quote: rocket757
                      And in general, self-sufficient in general, now NOBODY is!

                      ???? just put the PRC as an example. and here on yourself. self-sufficiency today. this is to integrate into the world economic system in the first place. and who could not. that plays the role of dependent periphery. they simply will not be allowed to be self-sufficient. by various methods.
                      SGA today does not produce anything. But having critical shares in production management dictates its will. Through financial instruments. And direct influence on local governing structures. Russia cannot boast of this. There are no management tools that are completely independent. And financial management is built into the Anglo-Sacon system. subordinate principles are not capable of self-sufficiency.
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 April 24 2021 11: 50
                        0
                        Quote: apro

                        ???? just put the PRC as an example. and here on you

                        So they are the best example you can find !!!
                        But, they import the RESOURCES that they lack, and not what they can produce themselves.
                        But for this very reason, they cannot be called absolutely self-sufficient.
                        In a critical situation, they will survive, this is a fact ...
                        Further down the list ... there are countries that have assets, influence, somewhere out there ... in the global world, this is an argument and speaks about the ability to manage, the ability to impose one's will, etc., BUT, real production is located exactly where then there it is easily, at the click of a finger you cannot transfer them to yourself, and it is not always possible to stop them ...
                        But this is all okay, the question is complex, it requires a lot, a lot, explanations, proofs ...
                        The reality is that the presence of a specific production facility, the ability to manufacture products not depending on foreign supplies, is a big plus in any crisis situation. In our country, the share of such enterprises is increasing and this is already OURS, who would not sit there on the board of directors and shake a block of shares ...
                      2. apro
                        apro April 24 2021 12: 11
                        0
                        Quote: rocket757
                        So they are the best example you can find !!!

                        But for some reason this is not a Russian coincidence ... I don't think so.
                        Quote: rocket757
                        But for this very reason, they cannot be called absolutely self-sufficient.

                        Yes ??? given their resourcefulness with suppliers. In China, for some reason, they are interested more than in suppliers. In addition, the Chinese are very clever in voicing the assessment of their resources. And many people are created in their insufficiency.
                        Quote: rocket757
                        who would not sit there on the board of directors and shake a block of shares ...

                        But these people do not just shake shares, but also make decisions. The main thing is making a profit and taking them to a safe haven where they do not storm with financial crises and political complications ..
                  2. Ingvar 72
                    Ingvar 72 April 25 2021 13: 20
                    0
                    Quote: rocket757
                    The level of imports is declining, no higher than that of the rest.

                    The level of import is only growing Victor, all advertised import substitution is nothing more than the localization of production of foreign companies. China, next to the plant of foreign manufacturers, was building a similar one, with banally stolen technology. But there is nothing shameful about copying - the goal is above all. And they achieved their goals, unlike us.
                    And no matter how offensive it may sound, the Swedes are right in their assessment - we are considered very relatively, and only because of the presence of nuclear weapons. And this is all thanks to the "Great Groysmester" Putin, who continues the Yeltsin policy. hi
                    1. rocket757
                      rocket757 April 25 2021 13: 38
                      0
                      I just don’t want to argue, it’s just numbers, documents to be raised ...
                      Let's just say that ours is far from being as benign as the uraya-patriots shout, we have not lost everything, as they answer from the other side.
                      We have a bunch of problems that are being solved to one degree or another, or they are dull, do not understand until what time.
                      In general, we do not move very quickly, but we also do not lie dead.
  • Basarev
    Basarev April 23 2021 14: 27
    +1
    Regional and superpower are antonyms.
  • AB
    AB April 23 2021 14: 27
    0
    Geopolitical specialists from the Swedish Institute for Defense Research

    Did these specialists happen to skip classes with Greta Thunberg?
    1. VORON538
      VORON538 April 23 2021 15: 17
      -1
      At the same time driving to Amsterdam for a fresh portion of ganja lol
    2. sheet
      sheet April 24 2021 10: 33
      0
      Quote: AB

      Did these specialists happen to skip classes with Greta Thunberg?

      Do not offend the girl, she returned to school from the tarmac and learned a few new words such as "physics", "fossil fuels" lol
      And now she is declared a little saint. Few of them are lesbians and gays on icons in churches. laughing
  • Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin April 23 2021 14: 27
    -1
    Well, the other from the Swedes and Danes and all other super powers should not be expected.
    Probably because the Wishlist, with its peculiarity and singularity, does not allow you to do more. Here is the toad and has been strangling for centuries.
  • cniza
    cniza April 23 2021 14: 27
    +2
    He does not want Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus (in the event of the victory of the opposition and the overthrow of Lukashenko) not to become an example for the inhabitants of Russia, who may also want "democracy".


    God save us from such "democracy", keep it to yourself ...
  • tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 23 2021 14: 32
    -1
    So the Swedes are living on another planet, together with the Americans. And you guess who is in charge of them.
  • Prisoner
    Prisoner April 23 2021 14: 40
    -1
    What dur is not in the world ?!
  • Irbiz123
    Irbiz123 April 23 2021 14: 46
    0
    They forgot to close the door with the computer in the Swedish durk again!
  • Elena Akinfieva
    Elena Akinfieva April 23 2021 14: 54
    +1
    That in Europe, that in Scandinavia, one hemisphere works. They say the same thing, you don't even need to read the articles.
  • Skarpzd
    Skarpzd April 23 2021 15: 09
    0
    is being completed ... Petrov and Boshirov haven’t visited Sweden for a long time ????
  • businessv
    businessv April 23 2021 15: 26
    +2
    It is for this, he believes, that Putin has now gone to aggravate relations with Kiev.
    They definitely live in a parallel reality! Who went to aggravation with whom ?! Who started to exacerbate the conflict in Donbass? It is even a pity for them, illnesses! Seeing everything is not the way things are in reality - a brain disease? smile
  • lopuhan2006
    lopuhan2006 April 23 2021 15: 52
    0
    The bug is small, but it stinks. Just as the Swedes were creeping everywhere against us, so they will be. The Anglo-Saxons and all the Teutonic scum with the former imperial manners that we broke off with them, will shit until their degeneration. They will never become friends.
  • Nirvanko
    Nirvanko April 23 2021 16: 03
    -5
    Judging by the fact that even Turkey is ahead of Russia in the development of UAVs for a couple of years, they are not far from the truth.

    Ways himself outlined the role of Russia as a raw material appendage of the West, constantly referring to it as an "energy superpower". Well, 1% of GDP in science and stagnation in the space industry only confirm this. Yeltsin left and his friends continue his work.
    1. Trapp1st
      Trapp1st April 23 2021 17: 08
      0
      Judging by the fact that even Turkey is ahead of Russia in the development of UAVs for a couple of years, they are not far from the truth.
      Are you from a research institute, a design bureau or the Ministry of Defense?
      1. Nirvanko
        Nirvanko April 24 2021 00: 23
        -3
        Have you been banned from the Internet? So find out from what year Turkey sells its Bayraktars for export and if Russia can boast of the same.

        In 2014, the UAV was baptized by fire during an operation in eastern Turkey.

        When did Orion come out in the percussion version there?
  • eklmn
    eklmn April 23 2021 16: 06
    -4
    ... He (Putin) does not want Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus (in the event of the victory of the opposition and the overthrow of Lukashenko) not to become an example for the inhabitants of Russia, who may also want "democracy".

    The author (s) have put the word “democracy” in quotation marks. Interesting! On the same Topwar there were many articles that described Yanukovych as a snickering dictator! And now, on the Topwar website, reading reviews of Putin's speech, 95% of the opinions are the same as about Yanukovych - a gang of friends robbing Russia. Only in Ukraine the people could not stand it and took to the streets, but in Russia this will not happen - the wrong genome ...
    And the Swedish journalist is right - to inflate her chest with a wheel, to puff up, Russia can, but to offer something not aggressive-militaristic - no, it's weak !!
    As one diplomat put it:
    “Russia's influence in the modern world is objectively low and it is not clear how it can increase. Russia has not had so-called soft power, that is, the ability to persuade, for a long time. The ability to coerce is not as great as it might seem. Alas, Russia's international reputation is unimportant, and communication with it is considered toxic. The spirit-lifting new missiles, which are regularly shown on Russian television, do not strengthen Russia's military security: whether they are or not, no one will attack a nuclear power. She herself is unlikely to dare to use them first: the risk of being destroyed by the retaliatory strike of the "foe" is real. And in general, being the last means of deterring a hypothetical aggressor, nuclear weapons can hardly be considered an instrument of current politics. By the threat of its use, one can achieve neither the lifting of sanctions, nor any preferences, nor simply love and respect."
    Here in the last sentence the meaning of the article of the Swedish journalist is clear - there is neither love nor respect for Russia from other countries, i.e. she, regional Russia. But with nuclear weapons ...
    1. Trapp1st
      Trapp1st April 23 2021 16: 55
      -2
      The author (s) took the word "democracy" in kava ........

  • xorek
    xorek April 23 2021 16: 09
    -6
    That's right, Putin said about the West that they have a direct competition "Who will bark louder in the direction of Russia."
  • iouris
    iouris April 23 2021 16: 32
    -1
    In which region?
  • kozerog
    kozerog April 23 2021 17: 26
    -1
    "Where is a horse with hooves, there is a cancer with a claw" !? And these there too, imagined themselves to be "Karl the Great", phantom imperial pains tortured the descendants of the "beaten near Poltava"!
  • lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey April 23 2021 19: 50
    0
    the problem is much deeper: Catholics and Orthodox, 2 fingers or 3, etc.
    ps in ancient times there was no Islam in Russia.
  • syndicalist
    syndicalist April 23 2021 20: 12
    -1
    Brazil, which has long been ahead of Russia in terms of its share in world GDP, is considered a third world country. That is, we are already in the fourth world?
  • opuonmed
    opuonmed April 23 2021 22: 00
    0
    she does not see that the world is the Russian Federation!
  • tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 April 24 2021 02: 59
    -1
    The FSA has opened a flea competition in gayrope -who hurts to "bite" Russia !? What kind of share we have - we are constantly treating them for this infection.
  • prior
    prior April 24 2021 09: 37
    0
    Shit on the rug - that's all that small European members of .
    And these so-called "civilized" countries also call us barbarians and aggressors !?
    Do not be surprised, gentlemen, that you will have to pay exorbitantly. angry
    The time of the peace-loving Putin will end sooner or later.
    And we will not forget about the "rug". am
  • Growlers
    Growlers April 24 2021 10: 38
    0
    As they called it in Sweden, let it be on the conscience of the Swedes. And here I wonder how to call Sweden then? Neutral-aggressive void in the catch of the United States?
  • Ferdinant
    Ferdinant April 24 2021 18: 38
    0
    Scandinavians are not allowed to drink, and even more so for women. She hurts, she needs to go to narcology.