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Unexpected Cuba. Another restructuring

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Liberty Island appeared on the planet many years ago. The inhabitants of the island, located very close to the United States, during the revolution were able to expel the hated Yankees and assert their power, despite numerous American attempts to reclaim the island. Today we will speak about this island, on which about a week ago, unexpectedly for everyone, the unrest of the people began. But now it is against the people's government.

We, especially the Soviet generation, are used to seeing Cuba as a poor but proud state that has been opposing the United States for many decades. As a country whose people are a priori our ally. As a country to be helped, and she will always help us. And the poverty of the Cubans is explained simply again. The country has been living for many years in a state of economic blockade by the United States. Even diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba were restored only under President Obama.

The discontent of the people was caused by the government's policy to combat the pandemic. Cubans are dissatisfied with the rate of vaccinations, the number of vaccinations, and the state of medicine in general. That, you see, is rather strange for a country whose doctors took up the treatment of diseases that were not treated even in the USSR.

This material can be viewed as a kind of continuation of an article about another state - Haiti. Simply because, given the paucity of information reaching us from Havana, some readers may have a wrong opinion about the events taking place. Moreover, outwardly everything looks like another intrigue of the United States.

Reestructuración or revolution


I knowingly used the Spanish analogue of the Russian word restructuring in the title of this section. Perhaps this looks strange to some readers, but, in my opinion, in the events taking place in Cuba today, if there is an American trace, it is not strong enough to rouse the people to protests. Yes, and the Americans themselves today are clearly not up to the island.

Carefully studying the materials that can be found in the world press today, there is a feeling that something is wrong with the protests. They are quite different from what we see in other countries that were once socialist. These protests are, in fact, reminiscent of the protests in Western countries. A sort of "yellow vests" in Cuba.

Cubans are not protesting against the existing political system, they are not protesting against the government's economic and social policies, but against concrete actions to combat the pandemic. Agree, the absence of such demands in the protests is quite a strong argument in favor of the Americans' innocence in organizing the speeches. As, incidentally, and the fact that there are no anti-Russian or anti-American slogans.

What is the reason for the unexpected destabilization of the country? Maybe the Cubans went their own way again?

After all, the revolution that established the existing political system was not socialist. The usual national liberation war with the occupiers. It was later, because of the dull-lordly actions of the United States and the competent actions of the Soviet Union, Fidel Castro decided to build a socialist state.

And the reason, it seems to me, is in personalities. The Castro brothers.

About two months ago, in April of this year, the Castro era in Cuba ended. Brothers Fidel and Raul Castro ruled the country for 70 years! The authority of Fidel and then Raul in Cuba is so high that the mere appearance of these people in front of the protesters could radically change the situation.

As in the Russian revolution of 1917 - the appearance of Felix Dzerzhinsky in front of the rebellious sailors-anarchists ended the rebellion, so the appearance of Fidel Castro in front of the opposition rallies in 1994 turned the anti-Castro rally into a prokastrian one. Fidel Castro, then 68 years old, delivered a speech to the audience. And that was enough for people to follow him.

It was not in vain that I remembered the events of 1994. What happened then was the result of the collapse of the USSR, the consequence, if you will, of our betrayal of the Cuban people. Having collapsed the Union, we have stopped in many ways assistance to Cuba. That has become critical for a country in an economic blockade. The standard of living fell sharply, the deepest economic crisis began. And as a finale - a popular revolt.

Riot, again, with Cuban characteristics. A bit similar to what we saw in the United States after the election of President Biden. Pogroms, robberies, bonfires from cars and more. No coordinating body, no national leaders. And the end of the riot is about the same. They got robbed, banged up and went for a walk. The riot turned into folk festivities. Fidel didn't even judge the gorlopanov. He simply sent them out of the country, as he promised the people.

But the lessons of the riot were heeded. A quiet restructuring began in the country. NEP with a Cuban accent. Keeping power in their hands, the communists allowed small private business. Well-to-do people appeared in the country. The Internet appeared and much more. It is clear that there was no talk of any oligarchs, owners of factories, newspapers, ships. Private business was geared towards tourism.

Even the country's constitution has been changed. The new constitution was adopted following a constitutional referendum on 24 February 2019. For the first time, the communists recognized the existence of private property, approved the offices of president and prime minister, introduced the concept of the presumption of innocence, and banned discrimination against women, people with disabilities and people of different races and peoples. There is even a mention of protecting the rights of LGBT people.

The Castro era ended in April this year. It was in April that Raul Castro resigned as chairman of the Cuban Communist Party. Thus, all power in the country passed to President Miguel Diaz-Canel (the post was restored in 2019). Alas, the new leader of the country is much inferior not only to Fidel, but also to Raul Castro in authority.

It seems to me that what we see in Cuba today is the result of a somewhat lopsided economy of the country. These are really not political speeches. These are purely economic requirements. The confinement of the economy to tourism has led to the fact that the reduction in the flow of tourists has ruined quite a few private traders. This meant that it also hit many workers who worked in private firms.

Who will help the Cubans


Everyone understands that it will be difficult for the Cuban president and government to stabilize the country without external assistance. Today the situation is rather unstable. A new revolution, most likely, will not happen. The Communist Party is quite strong and monolithic, in contrast to the CPSU and "fraternal parties" in Europe at the end of the twentieth century.

EU?

It is doubtful that the Europeans will invest in Cuba. European politicians understand that this is a quiet battlefield between the United States and the Russian Federation. All investments will simply be lost in any case. Private firms will work with Cubans, but it is difficult to talk about states in this regard.

USA?

It would seem that it is a sin for the Americans not to take advantage of the weakness of the government and not to crush the president and prime minister of Cuba. It would be the perfect end to the many years of "war with the Castro regime." But not everything is so simple. Cubans are not going to give up the leading and guiding role of the Communist Party. This means that the political system will be preserved.

During the existence of the Republic of Cuba, many Cubans fled to the United States. Unlike the Mexicans, for example, the American government supported them in every possible way and helped in the "fight against the Fidel regime." Former Cubans are now actively promoting their ideas to the island.

A large diaspora of immigrants from Cuba now lives in Florida. And, as the past elections have shown, it is this diaspora that plays the leading role there. Trump won in Florida. He won precisely because he pursued a pronounced anti-Cuban policy. So, given the political alignment that exists in the United States today, President Biden is unlikely to risk the votes of an entire state.

Russia?

We have really strong feelings of brotherhood towards Cubans. And the feeling of guilt for the betrayal of this country remained. Even with all our spending on defense, on the Crimea, on the war in Syria, on social services and so on, we can find several billion. Ultimately, our private companies will be launched there. But ... Cubans also remember everything very well. Including the bad.

Simply put, it is doubtful that relations between our countries will be restored to the level of trust that was before. But it seems to me that we will make attempts. What happens? It is not clear yet.

China?

Here it is definitely - yes. The Chinese will definitely try to "become the main friend of the Cuban people." Moreover, the ruling parties in both countries are of the same political orientation. The economy of the PRC makes it possible to invest in other states without any damage to its own citizens. And, keeping in mind the Monroe doctrine, "stick a needle into the throne of the emperor" of another country is a sacred thing. East…

No withdrawal


Alas, it is difficult to formulate a forecast on the further development of the situation in Cuba. You can make assumptions, but for this there are simply not enough facts to rely on. The only conclusion, which, in my opinion, is indisputable, is that Cuba and the Cuban people face difficult times. For their president and government today, the main task is to stabilize the country's economy.

How this will be done is unclear ...
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  1. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 16 July 2021 04: 07
    +13
    ***
    Cuba is my love
    The Island of Dawn is Crimson.
    A song flies over a planet ringing -
    Cuba is my love!
    ---

    Do you hear the chased step -
    It goes Barbudos;
    The sky above them is like a fiery banner
    Hear the chased step!
    ---

    Courage knows the goal!
    Become a legend of Cuba
    Fidel speaks again with inspiration -
    Courage knows the goal!
    ---
    Homeland or Death! -
    These are fearless vows.
    The sun of freedom above Cuba burn!
    Homeland or Death!
    ---
    Cuba is my love
    The Island of Dawn is Crimson.
    A song flies over a planet ringing -
    Cuba is my love!
    ***
    1. SERGE ANT
      SERGE ANT 16 July 2021 05: 42
      +18
      Viva la Cuba! Actually, I don’t know how everything will be with them there, but I would not like to wish the Cubans a repetition of our nineties ...
      1. Mikle2000
        Mikle2000 16 July 2021 09: 33
        +7
        Oh, how hard it is for them all these years. Sanctions are of course useful in words, but in deeds. There, the government is really very contemptuous of the population.
      2. Pilat2009
        Pilat2009 16 July 2021 13: 21
        +5
        The meaning of living 70 years in isolation? Sooner or later it will shake so much that it will not seem a little. The author proposes to support Cuba with a dollar. Say not such a lot of money. Maybe he will remember the experience of Venezuela? How many dollars are buried there? They say, they left Cuba in the 90s , and the fact that the Soviet debt was written off for millions? Russia in 90, how many foreign exchange reserves did it have? There, like, Afghanistan had to be helped, and someone else.
        1. nerd.su
          nerd.su 16 July 2021 16: 03
          -5
          Quote: Pilat2009
          What is the point of living 70 years in isolation?
          Well this is from what to what year? And what, so directly and isolated? From the whole world?

          Quote: Pilat2009
          Maybe he will remember the experience of Venezuela, how many dollars are buried there?

          And how many dollars are buried there? And how, irretrievably buried?
      3. Hypertension
        Hypertension 16 July 2021 14: 30
        +5
        Quote: SERGE ant
        In general, I don’t know how everything will be with them there, but I would not like to wish the Cubans a repetition of our nineties ...

        Yeah ... Only our patriots, led by Meehan, gathered in Cuba to restore military bases, and here is another prank from the United States ...
        And the golden dome of the National Capitol in Havana, for the restoration of which Russia allocated some money, did not contribute to this stability.
        Now it is possible that China will gild the domes of the Cuban Capitol.
        "Golden domes
        They delight my soul
        And it’s not rain, or it’s not rain -
        Tears are falling from the sky
        ,"(from)
      4. Simfy
        Simfy 17 July 2021 18: 19
        +1
        Quote: SERGE ant
        but I would not like to wish the Cubans a repetition of our nineties ...

        They live 90 years in the 70s, under sanctions and in poverty ... I would like to wish them prosperity and normal life on the "paradise island"
    2. knn54
      knn54 16 July 2021 06: 09
      +9
      -Former Cubans today are actively promoting their ideas on the island.
      The formation in Florida of a "private" (from where the CIA's ears stick out) flotilla to help protesters can hardly be called innocence.
      China's Muyang Group intends to build five rice processing plants in Cuba.
      A rice waste incinerator will be installed, which will provide steam for the drying station, while the rice ash, rich in potassium, can be used in the fields as fertilizer.
      In turn, Cuba will help China in the fight against COVID.
      The process went ...
      1. Sergey Sfiedu
        Sergey Sfiedu 16 July 2021 21: 36
        +2
        .
        In turn, Cuba will help China in the fight against COVID

        They cannot help themselves with Covid.
        1. nerd.su
          nerd.su 17 July 2021 20: 25
          +1
          Quote: Sergey Sfyedu
          They cannot help themselves with Covid.

          Cuba has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. And they didn’t think so about themselves, these are the assessments of the BBC, the UN, the World Bank, the British, and so on. They will manage somehow.
          If we can handle it.
          1. Sergey Sfiedu
            Sergey Sfiedu 17 July 2021 20: 34
            +2
            one of the best healthcare systems in the world
            Was. And as far as I know, it was one of the best in terms of availability. Not on new technologies in medicine. Let me remind you that the cause of the unrest is the ineffectiveness of the authorities in the fight against Covid. While the fight against Covid in China is highly effective, it is not clear how Cuba can help China. The Chinese also have their own health care system, but its affordability for low-income citizens has suffered before, as it is now - not in the know ..
            1. nerd.su
              nerd.su 17 July 2021 21: 22
              +1
              Quote: Sergey Sfyedu
              Was.

              And where did you go?
              Quote: Sergey Sfyedu
              And as far as I know, it was one of the best in terms of availability. Not on new technologies in medicine

              Child mortality in Cuba is lower than in the United States. And not only. So don't underestimate the medical technology in Cuba. Although I will not argue that they are some kind of super mega advanced. However, their level is quite high, which, coupled with affordability, makes their healthcare system one of the best in the world, not in the past tense.

              Quote: Sergey Sfyedu
              While the fight against Covid in China is highly effective, it is not clear how Cuba can help China.

              I think it can. But above all, this is politics. Our healthcare also raises questions, but the Italians were helped.
              Quote: Sergey Sfyedu
              Let me remind you that the cause of the unrest is the ineffectiveness of the authorities in the fight against Covid.

              Come on! Do you yourself believe that? To effectively combat covid, it is enough to stop focusing on it. And he will be defeated immediately.
    3. Civil
      Civil 16 July 2021 07: 24
      -11%
      1. The people of Cuba, like Russia, have no special knowledge to rule their country.
      2. Any performance in the form of a public event against the government is a fascist putsch.
      3. United Russia will receive a constitutional majority in the State Duma in the fall.
      4. Dissent awaits Rosgvardia. And the guts of the especially stubborn, the tanks of the valiant Russian Army will wind on their tracks.
      5. Conclusion - all who are against the government in Cuba are American spies, hirelings, traitors of all stripes. As in Belarus last year.
      1. Maxim Shalak
        Maxim Shalak 16 July 2021 08: 40
        +11
        China, 1989, Tiananmen. Army, tanks, guts of especially stubborn ones on the tracks. Where is China now?
        1. Pilot
          Pilot 16 July 2021 10: 38
          +15
          Quote: Maxim Shalak
          China, 1989, Tiananmen. Army, tanks, guts of especially stubborn ones on the tracks. Where is China now?
          So after all, it all depends for the sake of what course the intestines are wound on the tracks. For the sake of neo-feudalism? - I think the majority of citizens will not support this, to put it mildly.
        2. Sergey Sfiedu
          Sergey Sfiedu 16 July 2021 21: 41
          +5
          Where is China now?

          Cuba is not China. Cubans are not Chinese. Yes, well-fed and rich children of the elite held rallies in China, and the very poor rose up in Cuba. It is possible to wind them on the tracks of tanks, only then the power will cease to be popular, and turn into a fascist one ..
          1. onstar9
            onstar9 18 July 2021 20: 35
            0
            Quote: Sergey Sfyedu
            in Cuba the poorest have risen. It is possible to wind them on the tracks of tanks, only then the power will cease to be popular, and turn into a fascist one ..

            So "people's" power in Cuba ... Do you want to live there under this "people's" government? Everyone dreams of leaving there ... from this "people's power" ... Let America be allowed, so there will be no one left except Castro ...
      2. akarfoxhound
        akarfoxhound 16 July 2021 10: 40
        -1
        Well done, there are no questions about the citizenship of a citizen, your cookie!
        And the tracks of the valiant Tiananmen PLA tanks will help you ...! Exclusively for memory laughing
      3. vavilon
        vavilon 16 July 2021 12: 38
        +2
        Protests are different, in the West they are purely economic in nature, but not political, pimplying to overthrow the constitutional order.
      4. mikh-korsakov
        mikh-korsakov 16 July 2021 16: 21
        +1
        Vadim! one."The people of Cuba, like Russia, do not have special knowledge to rule their country"Nonsense, the people are different - the plumber Potapov has no special knowledge. But the curators, on behalf of the plumber, know perfectly well what they want and how to make the people believe that the aspirations of the curators are exactly what the people want.
        2. 'Any performance in the form of a public event against the government is a fascist putsch"Nonsense - As Mao Zedong said," You can't do without a pilot in a stormy sea. "And he is a hundred times right. Therefore, the question is not in the speech, but in the pilot.
        3. Are you Wang?
        4. Those who disagree will be transformed into consonants. Especially stubborn ones will go to plant a forest in Siberia after the fires. At least in this they will be useful.
        5. Your hirelings are lousy, they don't really know how to do anything. Ukraine is an unfortunate exception.
      5. volodimer
        volodimer 16 July 2021 18: 46
        -2

        Only the third point is not objectionable.
    4. Van 16
      Van 16 16 July 2021 07: 53
      +9
      "Cuba is my love,
      Isle of the crimson dawn "

      I also remember the song of '78, when there was a festival of youth and students in Cuba - "The sky above me is like a sombrero, the coast of the golden Varadero, Cuba is far away, Cuba is nearby, we say this, we say this" " hi
      1. Aviator_
        Aviator_ 16 July 2021 08: 25
        +5
        Both songs are composed by A. Pakhmutov.
  2. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 16 July 2021 04: 18
    +3
    The news came from Brussels that the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament called on the European Union to be ready for non-recognition of the results of the September elections in Russia in case of "violations".

    There are still two months before the elections to the State Duma, and they have already decided everything for our citizens.

    The report of the European Parliament Committee also argues that it is necessary to intensify work with partners to strengthen "democratic impulses in Russia."
    All these "impulses" are also well known to us. They mean sponsoring foreign agents. Support of politicians loyal to them.

    For many years the West has been working according to the same pattern of open interference in our internal affairs.
    And now the document of the European Parliament Committee, prepared by the MEP from Lithuania, is nothing more than another plan to stop the development of Russia.

    European colleagues should pay attention to the elections in the United States - the "model" of democracy.
    Their electoral system is archaic, beyond the control of society. There is no institute of international election observers.
    How was the vote in the last US presidential election last year?
    The fan mailing of ballots to voters by mail was uncontrollable. It is impossible to verify who and when voted.
    Were there any demands from the European Parliament not to recognize these elections?

    Instead, for many years the European Parliament has been circulating resolutions on non-recognition of election results in countries that have chosen their own path of development.
    In 2019 - proclaimed Juan Guaido legal acting. President of Venezuela,
    in 2020 - did not recognize the victory of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus.

    We understand and have said more than once that they will interfere in the upcoming elections to the State Duma.
    But in order to speak like this, in a few months about their non-recognition, if they cannot promote into power those who are pleasing to themselves - those who will serve their interests - something new.
    A state of hysteria and double standards.

    From which we can conclude: the more successful we are, the more pressure. A strong and independent Russia is not liked and is not needed.
    And we need it!

    Therefore, Russia has only one answer to any attempts to interfere in the elections. It is important for us that they are held openly, competitively and legitimately, in strict accordance with our national legislation.
    Which parties and deputies will be elected to the next State Duma should be decided only by the citizens of our country, who have the right to elect and be elected.
    We must do everything to protect this right from encroachments by foreign states and their agents. Russian citizens will make their choice freely and without outside pressure.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 16 July 2021 05: 28
      -3
      Quote: Tank jacket
      There are still two months before the elections to the State Duma, and they have already decided everything for our citizens.

      This is what is called - "interference in the elections of Russia by foreign states, with the aim of overthrowing the government." Again, a new "White House" is being prepared.
      1. Tank jacket
        Tank jacket 16 July 2021 06: 16
        -3
        I suspect that August and September will be, as always, very "hot" in Russia.
    2. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 16 July 2021 05: 53
      +20
      Quote: Tank jacket
      There are still two months before the elections to the State Duma, and they have already decided everything for our citizens.

      It seems to me that "our" authorities have already decided for the citizens. laughing
      The EP's rating is below the floor, but I think they somehow manage to get the majority of the votes. The real attitude to the EP is easy to find out from colleagues, neighbors, friends and just bystanders.
      So is it worth nodding to the EU? wink
      1. Tank jacket
        Tank jacket 16 July 2021 06: 11
        -6
        "So is it worth nodding at the EU?"
        Are you suggesting to ignore it?
        Why are Europeans silent on the US elections?
        And "you do not understand this is different" (c)
        1. Ingvar 72
          Ingvar 72 16 July 2021 06: 21
          +18
          Quote: Tank jacket
          And "you do not understand this is different" (c)

          Basically, I’m on the sidelines, they are not my friends or comrades. I am not interested in their opinion. I am interested in fair elections with us, with results consistent with the opinion of the majority of people around me.
      2. depressant
        depressant 16 July 2021 10: 02
        +7
        The EP's rating is below the floor, but I think they somehow manage to get the majority of the votes.


        And I'll tell you how it will turn out.

        A lot of people will ignore the elections, justifying their laziness with the sacramental "They'll manipulate it anyway!" as well as the fear of contracting covid. At the same time, remaining convinced opponents of the United Russia and, if necessary, visiting stores where the crowd of buyers means the presence of possible carriers of the virus is much higher than at the polling station.
        As a result of the laziness and decadence of these people, the turnout will be 30% at best.
        But the supporters of United Russia are an extremely disciplined electorate, partly bribed, partly forced and controlled by their superiors. They will all come to the polling stations!
        I repeat, all supporters of the United Russia will come to the vote !!!
        Everyone will come, except that bedridden patients will not come. And those who come will vote "the right way."
        As a result, out of 30% of those who voted, the largest part of the votes will go to United Russia, and this will be a clear victory without any manipulation. Ella Panfilova will announce with a clear conscience. He will announce and cry out of resentment with pure, sincere tears when the opposition accuses her of rigging. And the Foreign Ministry with a clear conscience will repudiate the attacks of the "progressive world community."

        And now let's say that out of 30% of the electorate who voted, 29% are supporters of the United Russia. But since they all came to the vote - I repeat! - EVERYTHING, then if EVERYONE who has the right to vote, that is, 9% of them, came to the vote, then the United Russia would receive only 100% of the votes and would lose outright!
        Did I explain it clearly?
        I urge everyone to go to the polls on September 19!

        But there is a UNDERWATER STONE.
        An extremely important question is: for whom to vote? Some say, they say, yes for anyone, if only not for the EP. And this is wrong. I have not yet studied the question of which parties are allowed to vote. I suspect there will be many. And when they say that for anyone, if only not for the EP, we get the following.

        Let's say there are 5 parties in total, of which one is EP. Let's say that 100% of the electorate came to the vote, then count 29,9% of the ballots according to the above example - for the EP.
        Remaining 70,1% of ballots, which will be distributed among the other four parties. If you vote as it happens, then there is a high probability that 70,1% of the ballots among all these parties will be distributed evenly, and it will be like this:

        70,1%: 4 = 17,5 ...%

        These 17,5% of ballots cast for every other party other than the EP, in comparison with 29,1% of the EP ballots, is a clear victory for the EP! The majority in the State Duma!
        So what can you do to prevent EP from winning?
        Agree and vote on a consolidated basis for any one party other than United Russia. Thus, having organized this party a majority in the State Duma. If we can do this, then we will get off the ground. If we cannot, then we will continue to accept the internal policy imposed on us in the form of absurd and inhuman laws.

        Thus, the solution to the problem consists of two stages:
        1. Everyone eligible to vote must vote.
        2. Selection of the party for which at least the majority must vote.
        1. Ingvar 72
          Ingvar 72 16 July 2021 10: 52
          +2
          Hello Lyudmila Yakovlevna! hi
          I convince all friends, acquaintances, counter-transverse ones to come to the polls, and at least spoil the bill, because everyone who did not come to the polls voted for the EP.
          1. depressant
            depressant 16 July 2021 11: 29
            +3
            Hello dear!)))
            Yes, everyone should be agitated to go to the polls, but in no case should the ballots be spoiled. After all, such ballots are simply not counted! And this reduces the number of participants in the protest vote, which means that the chances of United Russia will increase.
            I believe that VOs should have topics dedicated to voting, but it is inexorably approaching, and we need to decide now which party to vote for in a consolidated manner. Given that they are now weak and all pro-government. And yet.
        2. ccsr
          ccsr 16 July 2021 11: 19
          -1
          Quote: depressant
          Agree and vote on a consolidated basis for any one party other than United Russia.

          Do not beat around the bush, but tell me honestly that you need to vote for the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Zyuganov, and I will support you in this choice, because there is nothing more sane in our political skyline.
          1. Andrey VOV
            Andrey VOV 16 July 2021 12: 00
            +2
            Don't you think that Zyuganov can repeat what he has already done in 1996 ?? The Communist Party of the Russian Federation is now, by and large, rests on Zyuganov, like the Liberal Democratic Party on Zhirinovsky, the only remaining charismatic political heavyweights, Zyuganov will leave and such discord will go to the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.
            1. ccsr
              ccsr 16 July 2021 13: 06
              +4
              Quote: Andrey VOV
              Don't you think that Zyuganov can repeat what he already did in 1996?

              I hope that he will be removed and made an honorary chairman, because he has led the party to a dead end and it is time to change him to a new leader.
              Quote: Andrey VOV
              and such discord in the Communist Party will go.

              There will be some turmoil, but there are now several people, in my opinion, quite mature. Naturally, everything will depend on the position of Zyuganov himself, but I think that he will not kick up, he is too weak.
          2. Ingvar 72
            Ingvar 72 16 July 2021 12: 02
            +2
            Quote: ccsr
            for the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Zyuganov

            Yes, because they are the only ones with a sane program. Despite the fact that I don't like siu.
            1. akarfoxhound
              akarfoxhound 16 July 2021 13: 20
              +7
              I think Zu kondraty will be enough if it is announced to him that he is the president, and his party is the majority in the State Duma. Because trying to "indignantly" at the public is one thing, making decisions and being responsible is exactly the opposite. This also applies to Zhirik. They have been in comfortable opposition for decades, when the opposition is not on fire.
              Do not consider, in any case, an adherent of the EP
              1. Ingvar 72
                Ingvar 72 16 July 2021 14: 49
                +3
                Quote: akarfoxhound
                This also applies to Zhirik.

                Zhirik is worse. The only one who now competes with the CPRF in opposition is the SR. But in my opinion they are controlled by the authorities. According to Zu - it seems to me that he has corrected himself, and I am ready to give him another chance. Regarding, I have corrected - I judge this because all federal media ignore the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, while Zhirik is on all talk shows. hi
          3. depressant
            depressant 16 July 2021 12: 55
            +4
            I don’t go around the bush.
            Yes, at all costs - the Communist Party.

            Costs: the party is not rejuvenated, it has become bourgeois, it votes "for" on many issues of principle, it means against the population, after the elections Zyuganov goes to the Senate, there is already an unsightly struggle for the leader's seat within the party, the party views the Duma as a feeding trough. And most importantly, there is no renewal of ideology in accordance with the new era in the development of civilization.
            But! The Communist Party, albeit somewhat outdated, has an ideology. The presence of ideology in any of its varieties determines the level of conscience when adopting laws. And when we, turning to the government and the Duma, say, they say, how ashamed you were to raise the retirement age in a situation where most men do not live up to the proposed 65 years, since it is impossible to live up to them in an unstable, uncertain, overwhelming era of change , we are answered, laughing in the face, they say, we are not ashamed, because we have no ideology at all, so there is no conscience at all.
            1. Andrey VOV
              Andrey VOV 16 July 2021 13: 57
              +1
              What the Communist Party calls ideology is very sluggish to it ... The Communist Party of the Russian Federation and Zyuganov often appeals to the experience of China and the Chinese Communist Party, but absolutely nothing from them ... I may not be right, but there is a crisis of parties all over the world , in the form in which they are, they have turned into such a get-together and solve problems acceptable for this narrow group of leaders of these parties
              1. Ingvar 72
                Ingvar 72 16 July 2021 14: 51
                +3
                Quote: Andrey VOV
                Oh, what the Communist Party calls ideology, is very sluggishly drawn to it.

                In vain. Quite an intelligible program, voiced by Grudinin. The EP's program is even more sluggish, and the affairs completely contradict the theses voiced.
                1. Andrey VOV
                  Andrey VOV 16 July 2021 15: 13
                  +2
                  Grudinin the scale of the Moscow region is no more and somehow does not fit well with the ownership of a million-dollar capital, the capitalist way of doing business and its ideas
                  1. Ingvar 72
                    Ingvar 72 16 July 2021 18: 22
                    +4
                    Quote: Andrey VOV
                    Grudinin the scale of the Moscow region is not more than

                    Is not a fact. What do you think about his program? She offers real steps.
                    Quote: Andrey VOV
                    Owning a million-dollar capital somehow does not fit well

                    How to say. Over there in China, too, is a symbiosis of capitalism and communists. And they push forward at an unprecedented pace. Over the past six months, 13% GDP growth. And we have?
                    Trading in resources is akin to prostitution - what we have is what we sell. And once they were the first in the world in many respects. Including the standard of living, social protection and the availability and quality of medicine.
        3. Tank jacket
          Tank jacket 17 July 2021 19: 22
          +1
          How to take revenge on those who burst into my childhood with the slogans "perestroika and democracy"? I will bathe your protest by the drop by voting for the EP. I like to watch as the meetings of the sect of Sicero and others are broken. I often catch myself thinking that I would love to break a pair of Leberast's jaws.
        4. al252ex
          al252ex 17 July 2021 20: 25
          +1
          You're wrong. This system works a little differently.
          1) All those who are satisfied with this power, let's say 30% will vote for the EP.
          2) For all the dissatisfied, there are three parties, I think they will create even more by the elections.
          70/3 = 23,333. Not happy in flight.
          There is only one way out here to vote only FOR (read the party program, suit it, vote for.) Or do not go to the polls. The EP will win (it will still win), but they will know that they are not legitimate (not supported by the people - no one else Under capitalism, there are no options, no vote, no vote, the bourgeois will win anyway, and will steal money out of your pockets.
    3. Mikle2000
      Mikle2000 16 July 2021 09: 35
      +8
      And what do you think now, two months before the elections, it still seems that the elections are fair? That candidates are registered, not hindered from holding election events, or at least not imprisoned?
      1. Andrey VOV
        Andrey VOV 16 July 2021 12: 01
        -2
        And who besides Platoshkin (and that conditional) was imprisoned?
      2. depressant
        depressant 16 July 2021 12: 07
        +3
        Colleague, this is the struggle of the state, good or bad, for its survival, and this is a natural struggle. The state, having the opportunity, will desperately defend itself, and we must understand this.
        The following types of struggle of our state against its own people are traced.

        1. Transformation of us into uncomplaining slaves, from which you can milk the juices of life endlessly until we disappear from the face of the earth, which, in fact, is happening.
        What can we oppose to it, the state? Only our friendly protest vote, while we still have it. Beautifully ignoring the process, or spoiling the ballots will do nothing, it will only aggravate our situation.

        2. As far as I understood, surfing the Internet, the "old-style" liberal opposition is being destroyed. That is, a corrupt one who is ready to serve any oligarchic clan, which will pay for its fight against the clan, in whose hands our state is now. Or one that is ready to serve Western interests even more than the clan that seized power serves. Is this not our fight? How to say...

        3. The struggle of the state with itself - yes, this is possible when the supports have rotted, and you can only change them for less rotted, but stale, long past the expiration date, and the old ones are not very easy to dig up and throw away - they resist! Is this our fight?

        Let's just do what we can. Let's agree on a solidarity vote and vote - EVERYTHING!
        Offer a batch.
    4. Pilat2009
      Pilat2009 16 July 2021 13: 25
      -1
      Quote: Tank jacket
      The news came from Brussels that the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament called on the European Union to be ready for non-recognition of the results of the September elections in Russia in case of "violations".

      There are still two months before the elections to the State Duma, and they have already decided everything for our citizens.

      The report of the European Parliament Committee also argues that it is necessary to intensify work with partners to strengthen "democratic impulses in Russia."
      All these "impulses" are also well known to us. They mean sponsoring foreign agents. Support of politicians loyal to them.

      For many years the West has been working according to the same pattern of open interference in our internal affairs.
      And now the document of the European Parliament Committee, prepared by the MEP from Lithuania, is nothing more than another plan to stop the development of Russia.

      European colleagues should pay attention to the elections in the United States - the "model" of democracy.
      Their electoral system is archaic, beyond the control of society. There is no institute of international election observers.
      How was the vote in the last US presidential election last year?
      The fan mailing of ballots to voters by mail was uncontrollable. It is impossible to verify who and when voted.
      Were there any demands from the European Parliament not to recognize these elections?

      Instead, for many years the European Parliament has been circulating resolutions on non-recognition of election results in countries that have chosen their own path of development.
      In 2019 - proclaimed Juan Guaido legal acting. President of Venezuela,
      in 2020 - did not recognize the victory of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus.

      We understand and have said more than once that they will interfere in the upcoming elections to the State Duma.
      But in order to speak like this, in a few months about their non-recognition, if they cannot promote into power those who are pleasing to themselves - those who will serve their interests - something new.
      A state of hysteria and double standards.

      From which we can conclude: the more successful we are, the more pressure. A strong and independent Russia is not liked and is not needed.
      And we need it!

      Therefore, Russia has only one answer to any attempts to interfere in the elections. It is important for us that they are held openly, competitively and legitimately, in strict accordance with our national legislation.
      Which parties and deputies will be elected to the next State Duma should be decided only by the citizens of our country, who have the right to elect and be elected.
      We must do everything to protect this right from encroachments by foreign states and their agents. Russian citizens will make their choice freely and without outside pressure.

      Well, 110 percent of the EP will pick up
  3. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 16 July 2021 04: 20
    -3

    Interim Audit Reports at the Arizona Senate Hearing:

    ✔️ Thousands of duplicate ballots without serial number in ballot boxes.

    ✔️ The public server was hacked, the fact of unauthorized access.

    ✔️ Entries in security logs were deleted, access to them was not granted.

    ✔️ Many ballots were not made of coated paper to protect them from destruction.

    ✔️ Huge discrepancies in the number of sent and received by mail bulletins (74)

    ✔️ 3 votes were recorded in violation of a pre-election ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court.

    ✔️ 11 voters were not included in the lists.

    ✔️ Based on systemic due diligence, Maricopa County, Arizona is in no way able to confirm the election results.
  4. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 16 July 2021 04: 59
    0
    A typical photo of a fake "mass character", the bottom view creates a "sea of ​​people" from a crowd of a couple of hundred people.
  5. Sahalinets
    Sahalinets 16 July 2021 05: 35
    +13
    Even with all our spending on defense, on the Crimea, on the war in Syria, on social services and so on, we can find several billion.

    Maybe that's enough already, huh? People in the districts often receive 8-10 pieces. I don't even know how they survive. Isn't it time to think about your own people? And all we do is write off the debts to the "brothers", and even give new loans, which of course they will not return either ...
    1. SIT
      SIT 16 July 2021 13: 52
      +2
      More money has been spent on the yachts of our oligarchs than on the entire Russian Navy in 10 years. Medvedev's modest yacht costs 30 million euros. Now, if these ... will return to the people everything that is arrogant, illegally (there was only a decree of the EBN, but there was no law), then the salaries will be different and Cuba will still remain.
      1. Sahalinets
        Sahalinets 17 July 2021 04: 39
        +1
        Your logic is strange. Like if your phone has been stolen, then let the hut be surrounded? winked
    2. Pilat2009
      Pilat2009 16 July 2021 14: 06
      -1
      Quote: Sahalinets
      Even with all our spending on defense, on the Crimea, on the war in Syria, on social services and so on, we can find several billion.

      Maybe that's enough already, huh? People in the districts often receive 8-10 pieces. I don't even know how they survive. Isn't it time to think about your own people? And all we do is write off the debts to the "brothers", and even give new loans, which of course they will not return either ...

      Let them build a market economy, privatize, sell land ... And then they wrote off their debts, and in return they could leave the center of radio-technical intelligence.
      1. nerd.su
        nerd.su 16 July 2021 16: 29
        +1
        Quote: Pilat2009
        Let them build a market economy, privatize, sell land ...

        You might think the Cubans have already asked for some money. Yes, with such teachings, they turned you around just like the United States.
        Quote: Pilat2009
        And then they wrote off their debts, and in return they could leave the center of radio-technical intelligence.

        So they weren't against it. We ourselves left, because we considered that we did not need Lourdes and Cam Ranh. Well, by the way, meeting the wishes of the United States.
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 16 July 2021 05: 45
    +3
    A holy place, it never happens empty, someone to help Cuba, and even come.
    1. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 16 July 2021 06: 07
      -2
      Don't go to see your grandmother, pendos of course!
      Their area of ​​influence is geographically. Having written off all debts, "our" authorities have lost their leverage.
      1. parusnik
        parusnik 16 July 2021 06: 20
        +3
        Don't go to see your grandmother, pendos of course!
        The Cuban army and state security are very ideological, it's not that simple in Nicaragua. there the same kind of pro-American forces came as a result of the elections, but the army and state security remained under the control of the Sandinistas. They did not particularly roam, stayed in power, the people rested from the Sandinistas and voted for them again, everything was learned in comparison. Do not follow the events in other countries. On an Internet. It was easier on the magazines. smile
        1. Sergej1972
          Sergej1972 16 July 2021 12: 01
          +2
          In Bolivia, it was the other way around. Unlike Chavez and Maduro in Venezuela, Evo Morales could not bring the army under his control, or maybe he did not want to. And in Brazil, neither Silva nor Rousseff were able to bring the army under control. However, apparently, the right-wing forces do not control the Brazilian army either.
          1. Pilat2009
            Pilat2009 16 July 2021 14: 08
            0
            Quote: Sergej1972
            In Bolivia, it was the other way around. Unlike Chavez and Maduro in Venezuela, Evo Morales could not bring the army under his control, or maybe he did not want to. And in Brazil, neither Silva nor Rousseff were able to bring the army under control. However, apparently, the right-wing forces do not control the Brazilian army either.

            Rousseff is not the one who was tried and imprisoned for corruption?
            1. Sergej1972
              Sergej1972 17 July 2021 00: 12
              0
              I do not know if she is sitting now. But in general, three presidents were tried and imprisoned in a row: Silva, Rousseff, Temara. The first two are left, the third is right. In Brazil, neither the right nor the left has a monopoly on participation in corruption.) But some of the charges against Lula da Silva have already been dropped. He has great chances to become president again.
          2. nerd.su
            nerd.su 16 July 2021 16: 36
            0
            Quote: Sergej1972
            In Bolivia, it was the other way around. Unlike Chavez and Maduro in Venezuela, Evo Morales could not bring the army under his control, and maybe even

            Everything is fine in Bolivia. And the current president is from the same party as Evo Morales and Morales himself is already at home.
            1. Sergej1972
              Sergej1972 17 July 2021 00: 14
              0
              However, after all, Morales and his supporters were deprived of power for some time, largely due to the position of the army elite.
              1. nerd.su
                nerd.su 17 July 2021 20: 09
                0
                Yes. But as I understand it, the army simply did not interfere in anything. This is not to say that the military removed Morales. Although, the alien Spanish-Indian soul is darkness.
    2. bober1982
      bober1982 16 July 2021 11: 24
      -1
      Quote: parusnik
      someone to help Cuba, and will come.

      Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton will respond, they have not yet appeared in circulation, they are very active in supervising Haiti.
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 16 July 2021 06: 02
    +2
    No withdrawal
    what happened, remember, you can't send it to the case .... it was a long time ago.
    What will happen is not very clear.
  8. Undecim
    Undecim 16 July 2021 06: 59
    +12
    It was not for nothing that I used the Spanish analogue of the Russian word perestroika in the title of this section. Perhaps this looks strange to some readers, but, in my opinion, in the events taking place in Cuba today, if there is an American trace, it is not strong enough to rouse the people to protests. Yes, and the Americans themselves today are clearly not up to the island.

    With the author, everything is as always stable - the maximum distance from reality.
    If we talk about the "American trace", then the Cuban leadership's opinions differ from the author diametrically.
    We are opening the official organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, the Granma newspaper.
    It reads: "Member of the Politburo of the Cuban Communist Party and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla accused the United States government of being directly involved and seriously responsible for the incidents that took place in our country on July 11th."
    "The riots were triggered by a campaign prepared for some time, to which multimillion-dollar resources were allocated: laboratories, technology platforms, supported by funds from the United States government."

    According to information provided by Rodríguez Parrilla, as of June 5, the media lab had launched the “Humanitarian Intervention in Cuba” campaign and the “Humanitarian Channel in Cuba” campaign on Twitter.
    Cubans are not protesting against the existing political system, they are not protesting against the government's economic and social policies, but against concrete actions to combat the pandemic.

    The fight against the pandemic is in the last place among the Cubans. And on the first - it is economic policy. Lack of food and medicine, rising prices, prolonged power outages are the main reasons for the massive protests. By the way, there were political demands too.
    And on Wednesday, speaking on Cuban television, Cuban President Diaz-Canel was forced to admit that a failed economic policy was the reason for the speeches.
    Well, the maxim that it is possible to help Cuba with the help of several billions is hard to comment on.
  9. Dimy4
    Dimy4 16 July 2021 07: 21
    +4
    Fidel Castro decided to build a socialist state.

    Viva la Cuba, viva la Fidel! Like so.
  10. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 16 July 2021 07: 39
    +7
    And the feeling of guilt for the betrayal of this country remained.

    What is the fault of the Russian Federation before Cuba, I still do not understand? It seems that they did not borrow the USSR / RF from Cuba ...
    Even with all our spending on defense, on the Crimea, on the war in Syria, on social services and so on, several billion we can find.

    I understood that at the expense of the Russian people again, the author of the "grateful son of the fatherland" did not even bother to write that the Russian Federation wrote off the debt of Cuba ...
    Russia wrote off $ 30 billion of debt to Cuba. The debt could not be settled for 20 years, but the State Duma managed to do this on the eve of the visit of Vladimir Putin to Havana. The debt was not forgiven selflessly, experts are sure. Russian oil companies are looking for oil on the shelf of Cuba, near American Florida.

    https://www.gazeta.ru/business/2014/07/04/6098109.shtml
    But it seems to me that we will make attempts.

    The author has no information about joint projects ...
    The Russian state oil and gas company Zarubezhneft has begun to extract oil from the Cuban Boca de Jaruco field using a new method, the company's press service told Lente.ru. Production is carried out by a joint venture between Zarubezhneft and the Cuban company Cupet, established in 2011. The applied technology of "upgrading" of oil was developed with the participation of the Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University (KFU). It allows you to halve the ratio of injected steam to produced oil.

    https://lenta.ru/news/2020/08/26/cub/
    1. ccsr
      ccsr 16 July 2021 11: 38
      -2
      Quote: Lara Croft
      What is the fault of the Russian Federation before Cuba, I still do not understand? It seems that they did not borrow the USSR / RF from Cuba ...

      I will not dwell on the economic ties that came to naught after the collapse of the Soviet Socialist Republic, but the fact that military cooperation was terminated through our fault is obvious to any professional. Let me just remind you that Putin, out of his naivety or ignorance, closed the intelligence center in Lourdes, which was the brightest diamond of Soviet and Russian military intelligence in the western hemisphere. We have lost service bases for warships and many other things from the military infrastructure, for which Russia had to hold on to the end. The fact that we wrote off their debt is all trifles, against the background of the loyalty that the Cubans felt for us, sending their troops to help our advisers in Africa.
      In general, a very convenient situation is now emerging for our return to Cuba, especially since we have the opportunity to pay for the location of our bases with both our products and the provision of certain quotas to Cubans for state training in Russia for specialists in various professions. And there will be nothing terrible if we partially finance geological prospecting for minerals and create joint ventures there for their extraction:
      Mining and chemical raw materials are pyrites and phosphorites, and nonmetallic raw materials are gypsum, magnesite, and kaolin. There are manifestations of lead, zinc, tungsten, strontium. In the north, in the western and central parts of the island, small oil fields are known. ....
      In the north-east of Cuba, large reserves of iron ore are known, amounting to 2-3 billion tons. Iron in the ore contains 40-45%. On the southern slopes of the Sierra Maestra ridge, there is a magnetite deposit with reserves of no more than 10 million tons. There are also deposits of manganese ores - Barrancos, Las Chivas. Chromium ores, about 350 deposits, are known in the eastern part of the country, with a chromium content of 30-45% and they are associated with fault zones occupying large areas. The copper ores of the Mataambre and Jukaro deposits occur in the Jurassic sand-shale strata in western Cuba. Experts believe that the western part of the island is a promising area for prospecting copper ore deposits.

      So we need to return to Cuba seriously and for a long time, and not repeat the mistakes of the past.
  11. nikvic46
    nikvic46 16 July 2021 07: 53
    +1
    Thanks to the author. I think Cuba cannot cope with American intervention without outside help. China should have created a "splinter" in this hemisphere as opposed to Taiwan. Build several factories on the Island. But these are the thoughts of a common man in the street. China knows better.
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    1. your1970
      your1970 16 July 2021 09: 28
      +2
      Quote: loaln
      Like China, Cuba hates TRAITORS.
      And the smart-ass sees right through.
      It's better for me to die than to contact traitors.
      Once betrayed, the second time they will SELL

      If we proceed from this logic, then 16 million communists, the KGB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the SA - who have betrayed the USSR, must apparently be expelled from the country ... Direct traitors, without exception - have sworn an oath that they will defend the USSR, and they themselves will go home ... ...
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 16 July 2021 12: 05
        -1
        Yes, the toothlessness of Soviet officers is amazing. and they blame everything on the fact that they did not have an order from their superiors.
  13. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 16 July 2021 08: 21
    +2
    banned discrimination against women,
    Interestingly, and when she was in Cuba at all, this discrimination? The author is not in the subject, but I want to write something.
  14. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 16 July 2021 08: 22
    0
    in my opinion, in the events taking place in Cuba today, if there is an American trace, it is not strong enough to rouse the people to protests
    .
    [quote] [/ quote] .. Well, yes, in other regions far from the United States, the Americans are still marking time, but at their side they can't really leave a trace, type, they walk on tiptoe. smile.. Cuba, no need to feed, but investing money, so that it would be mutually beneficial, another story.
    1. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter 16 July 2021 10: 05
      0
      Cuba, there is no need to feed, but to invest money, so that it would be mutually beneficial
      Promotion of Cuban crop products (from coffee to bananas) to the Russian market will be a very serious help for them. Potentially comparable to tourism source of income.
      1. Normal ok
        Normal ok 16 July 2021 18: 20
        +1
        There is an interesting fact about Cuba. From 1945 to the present day, Cuba has been closely cooperating with ... Canada! Canadian - Cuban economic and political relations developed even under Fidel. For example, Canada allows Cuba to fish in its exclusive economic zone. Moreover, since the 80s, Canadian military delegations have been visiting Cuba!
  15. ee2100
    ee2100 16 July 2021 08: 54
    -5
    The author has a very simplistic perception of what is happening in Cuba. Using as a pretext the situation with the incidence of the United States and their agents are again trying to organize another Orange revolution.
    "if there is an American trace, it is not strong enough to raise people to protest" (c) Sounds ridiculous! And all the work to destabilize the situation on the island for more than 60 years does it no longer count?
    The island's vaccination rate is one of the highest in the world.

    And this is done exclusively with our own vaccine.
    Direct regional competitor of the United States in the region.
    The Internet was turned off on the island and the USA decided to "help" turn on the satellite on the island!
    Here it is "help"! If you want to help the common people - lift the economic embargo!
    1. prior
      prior 16 July 2021 10: 32
      0
      Cuba has clearly shown that vaccination rates have no effect on their ability to withstand the color revolution.
      Flies separately, cutlets separately.
    2. Kisa
      Kisa 16 July 2021 11: 46
      0
      all evil from the internet. I guessed that for a long time this cannot last 20-30 bucks a month's salary. here the experience of sowing Korea is interesting - this is where they will not shake
  16. Terran ghost
    Terran ghost 16 July 2021 09: 36
    +2
    And the feeling of guilt for the betrayal of this country remained

    And what was the mythical "betrayal"?
    several billion we can find

    Maybe it’s better to find several billions for our own economy and raising the standard of living than for a galloping increase in military spending and "fraternal aid" purely according to the initially vicious principle "to spite Uncle Sam, I will get frostbite on my ears"?
    But not everything is so simple. Cubans are not going to give up the leading and guiding role of the Communist Party.

    As if this moment would fundamentally interfere with the American government. Especially when it comes to whether Cuba will go into the economic sphere of influence of the United States or China.
  17. Region-25.rus
    Region-25.rus 16 July 2021 09: 40
    -2
    For the first time, the communists recognized the existence of private property
    on private property as such (car, stove, davan ...) or all the same on means of production... After this, many begin to argue that there was no private property in the USSR. wassat
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 16 July 2021 12: 07
      +2
      In the USSR, there was a clear separation of personal property and private property. Private property was prohibited, personal property was recognized and protected by law. I remember that from my social studies lessons.)
      1. Region-25.rus
        Region-25.rus 16 July 2021 13: 37
        0
        right - private property (as a means of influencing the development and defense of the entire country) was inaccessible to ordinary people in possession. And of course it was personal. Carpets and refrigerators were not listed on the balance sheet of the state, but were in personal possession). This is me, as a person who found 18 years of the late period of the USSR, I declare))) But (I think deliberately) all sorts of "political enlighteners" like Maxim Katz and others like him mix both concepts to a heap, implying that in the USSR people did not have anything of their own. Something like this hi
        ps
        "And he is not my friend and not a relative. And he is mine's sworn enemy! A bespectacled private owner! In green-gray-blue Zhiguli cars!" VS Vysotsky wink
  18. Avior
    Avior 16 July 2021 12: 05
    +4
    ... used to regard Cuba as a poor but proud state

    Cubans don't want to be poor
    They just got tired of it
    As for medicine, there are three of them on the island.
    The first is to serve top management
    The second is a derivative of the first, commercial, to serve wealthy foreigners
    The third is for everyone else
    And the third is much inferior to the first two: (((
  19. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 16 July 2021 13: 02
    +4
    Few people today remember that after the attack of the Axis countries on the USSR, a campaign of aid to the USSR was launched in Cuba.
    On July 24, 1941, a 40-strong demonstration in support of the USSR was held in Havana and a conference was held that adopted a resolution on sending 40 bags of sugar, 1 million cigars and other possible assistance to the USSR. I have not seen photos and chronicles of those times with the soldiers of the Red Army smoking cigars, but I think that they were crushed into dust, they were perfectly sewn into goat legs and into other newspaper twists.
    Later, more than 100 committees of assistance to the USSR were created in the country. In June 1942, the democratic, workers' and trade union organizations of Cuba collected and sent 110 tons of goods (coffee, tobacco, cigarettes, soap, leather for boots, etc.) to the USSR.

    After all, the revolution that established the existing political system was not socialist. The usual national liberation war with the occupiers. It was later, because of the dull-lordly actions of the United States and the competent actions of the Soviet Union, Fidel Castro decided to build a socialist state.

    It is true that there was a military coup d'état, usual and customary for Latin America. But there was no national liberation war with the occupiers. In the absence of invaders.
    Yes, in Cuba, the Americans owned both enterprises and farmland and real estate, but these were ordinary entrepreneurs of various sizes. The state did not own property there, except, of course, on Guantanamo.
    As for the American occupation, it ended on January 1, 1902, when the first elected President of Cuba, Tomás Estrada Palma, took office. In 1933, as a result of a military coup, Fulgencio Batista came to power, who remained at the head of state until 1959, when he was overthrown as a result of the revolution. A generation of politicians headed by Fidel Castro came to power, who since 1961 have declared the country's socialist orientation. All businesses, farmland banks and housing stock were nationalized and their owners ousted.
    On May 17, 1959, a law on agrarian reform was adopted, as a result of which a redistribution of agricultural land was carried out: 60% went to peasants, 40% went to the state sector.
    The nationalization of banks, credit and financial organizations and industrial enterprises was carried out in several stages:
    On August 6, 1960, the telephone company "Kuban Telefon Company" (a subsidiary of the American ITT corporation), 3 oil refineries and 21 sugar factories were nationalized;
    On September 17, 1960, Cuban banks and 382 major industrial and commercial enterprises were nationalized, most of which belonged to supporters of Batista and foreign companies;
    On October 14, 1960, an urban reform was carried out - the housing stock was nationalized, the resettlement of Cubans into houses and apartments previously owned by foreigners began;
    On October 24, 1960, 166 more enterprises belonging to American companies were nationalized.
    In total, as a result of the reforms, the losses of 979 American companies and corporations amounted to about $ 1 billion in direct investment, up to 2 million hectares of agricultural land, 3 oil refineries and 36 sugar factories, a significant number of commercial and industrial facilities and other real estate.

    As they like to say now, big people have lost a lot of money.
    It was for this that the United States imposed an economic embargo on Cuba that continues to this day.

    When Cuba in the USSR began to be called "The Island of Freedom", to tell how it suffers under the American embargo, I went to the 1st grade ... In the early 60s, Cuba was on everyone's lips. Handsome Fidel was a frequent guest of the USSR, spoke from the high stands ...
    Actually, nothing new happened. Fidel, in the image and likeness of some Arab countries in the BV, announced the formation of Cuba on a socialist path.
    The Marxist-Leninist model of development was declared, reforms of a socialist nature were carried out, the economy was implanted under centralized control, measures were taken to develop education and health care, which, at the same time, were accompanied by the establishment of ideological control over the media and the suppression of dissent.
    And dividends in the form of billions of dollars in irrecoverable loans in foreign currency, weapons, thousands of military and civilian specialists were not long in coming. Everything that could be done in defiance of Uncle Sam, the USSR did. Soviet advisers in all branches of the national economy went to Cuba, and whole factories and factories were brought there disassembled and assembled to train local residents. Medical equipment, cx / equipment went on in an endless stream ...

    For the sake of fairness, it should be noted that the Cubans turned out to be more hardworking and serious workers than the Middle Eastern Arabs. I have already said once that I had a real pleasure to work side by side with them both in Soviet and post-Soviet times.

    By the beginning of the 70s, the excitement in the Soviet Union had somehow subsided. (In general, enthusiasm in relations between Cuba and the Soviet Union began to disappear soon after the Cuban missile crisis, since the decision to withdraw missiles from Cuba was made by Khrushchev alone without any consultation with Castro.)
    Fidel Castro did not care much about the welfare of his citizens, began to adhere to the ideas of aggressive export of revolution and supported left-wing revolutionary organizations abroad and governments of socialist orientation in Chile, Nicaragua and Grenada, sent Cuban expeditionary troops to the Ethiopo-Somali war and the civil war in Angola, even tried to take part in the Yom Kippur War on the Syrian side by sending about 3000 soldiers, including tank crews, but was late. By the time the Cubans reached the Middle East, the Syrians had no tanks left, and the Israelis were stationed near Damascus.

    The USSR did not approve of such actions very much. It looked like the Soviet Union was indulging in the export of revolutions, and then it was considered indecent business for decent States.

    Cuba paid for the aid of the Soviet Union, as a rule, with sugar. Cane sugar was initially more expensive than beet sugar, and the difficulties with the transportation of moisture-unstable cargo far away from the land made it generally golden.
  20. evgen1221
    evgen1221 16 July 2021 13: 14
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    And since when have the upcoming investments in a country (such a conveniently located) called hard times?
  21. Basarev
    Basarev 16 July 2021 13: 23
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    In general, to sum up, Cuba is a bankrupt state. All hopes are on generous handouts from the outside. Which is a rather alarming sign: the state cannot even support itself. We'll either have to revive the economy with a Stakhanov onslaught, or open up to the world capital as much as possible. The way of Singapore or early Soviet.
  22. Radikal
    Radikal 16 July 2021 14: 21
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    The author in his own style is a statement of well-known facts, vague judgments .... Why are we writing? Money, or is it a writer's itch? About nothing - the general conclusion of the article. And most importantly, the author persistently, verifiedly writes all sorts of garbage .... For whom? sad
    P.S. I am embarrassed to ask - how much does it cost? winked
  23. Radikal
    Radikal 16 July 2021 14: 48
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    But this outlook on life - how is it? sad https://publizist.ru/blogs/110167/40214/-
  24. Radikal
    Radikal 16 July 2021 15: 19
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    Not in the subject. but nonetheless
    https://publizist.ru/blogs/110167/40214/-
  25. Radikal
    Radikal 16 July 2021 15: 23
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    Quote: Philip Voorhees
    I am Philip Voorhees and I want to invest in your business in good faith. I have my own capital for a profitable investment or a loan. if you also need a loan, please contact me if you are interested.
    Mail: [email protected]
    WhatsApp: + 16572677149

    Yours faithfully,
    Philip Voorhees +16572677149

    Citizen, or citizen of which state are you? sad
    1. Dym71
      Dym71 16 July 2021 16: 23
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      Quote: Radikal
      Citizen, or citizen of which state are you?

      wink
      This "soup":

      Philip Falkerson Voorhees, an officer in the United States Navy, commanded the East India Squadron. fellow
  26. 1536
    1536 16 July 2021 17: 17
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    "None of the modern world problems can be solved by force, there is no global power, technological power, military power that could guarantee complete security." (Fidel Castro)
  27. RoTTor
    RoTTor 16 July 2021 17: 52
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    Return Russian bases in Cuba and other countries of the region, constantly and actively strain American enemies
  28. Radikal
    Radikal 17 July 2021 09: 54
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    Quote: Dym71
    Quote: Radikal
    Citizen, or citizen of which state are you?

    wink
    This "soup":

    Philip Falkerson Voorhees, an officer in the United States Navy, commanded the East India Squadron. fellow

    Well, just a philanthropist - Yodren loaf! lol