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Russia wants to impose a paw on the Belarusian "defense"

Russia wants to impose a paw on the Belarusian "defense"The leadership of Russia intends to bring under control the scientific, technical and production potential of the defense industrial complex (DIC) of Belarus.

The other day, during the election debates, Mitt Romney - Barack Obama’s rival in the presidential election - again called Russia a “geopolitical opponent” of the United States, repeating his comment made in March of this year on the basis of the presidential campaign in the Russian Federation.

Like last time, many analysts, including Russian analysts (including Fyodor Lukyanov, editor-in-chief of Russia in Global Affairs), found Romney's statements frivolous, inspired by the melancholy of the Cold War times.

However, there are those who disagreed with this interpretation. They see signs that Vladimir Putin takes the rhetoric of the Republican presidential candidate for the United States seriously.

So, in September, Putin, speaking to reporters, in an ironic tone expressed Romney gratitude for a clear and unambiguous statement of his position. For the fact that "he once again confirmed the correctness of our approach to the problems of missile defense."

The essence of this approach was 23 in November 2011 of the year expressed by then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in his televised address to the leadership of the United States and NATO. He announced his intention to take a complex of asymmetric measures of a military, military-technical and diplomatic nature in response to the deployment of elements of the American anti-missile defense in Europe (Euro missile defense).

In fact, Belarusian enterprises are already involved in the implementation of military-technical response measures to the European missile defense system, supplying Russian subcontractors with a number of important components for the production of the Topol-M and Yars strategic missile systems, as well as the Iskander operational-tactical systems.

In particular, we are talking about wheeled chassis manufactured by the Minsk plant of wheeled tractor for launchers, escort vehicles and transport-charging machines of these complexes. In the same row are special radio and optoelectronic equipment for space reconnaissance and target designation systems; electronic components, computing and software.

The proximity of the positions of Russia and Belarus in relation to the European missile defense system was once again emphasized on October 23 Moscow in Moscow at the meeting of the joint board of the defense ministries of the two countries, the head of the Russian military department Anatoly Serdyukov.

From his words, it follows that the current international situation has a decisive influence on the nature of the allies ’general defense policy, and to a large extent the deployment in Europe, despite Russian concerns, of the forward echelon of the US national missile defense.

But the interaction of Belarus and Russia, according to Anatoly Serdyukov, is not limited only to the military sphere, but is strategic in all areas of interstate relations. Including, it is necessary to understand, and in the field of cooperation of defense-industrial complexes.

It should be noted that simultaneously with the Moscow meeting of the joint board of ministries of defense in Minsk, a meeting of the high-level working group on cooperation between the defense and industrial complex enterprises of Belarus and Russia was held. This group was created in March of this year, almost immediately after the victory of Vladimir Putin in the presidential election.

The significance given in the Kremlin to cooperation with Belarus in the military-technical field is at least confirmed by the fact that Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government Dmitry Rogozin arrived in Belarus for participation in the meeting of the working group from the Russian capital. He is in charge of not only the defense order, but also the military, nuclear and space industry, as well as defense industry cooperation with foreign countries.

The Belarusian government at the meeting was represented by First Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko, who has almost similar powers. Opening the meeting, he noted that over the past years since the collapse of the Soviet Union 20 years, Belarusian manufacturers of military products and dual-use items made "a powerful leap forward, having mastered the development and production of high-tech and intelligent weapons and military equipment meeting the most modern standards."

At the same time, the majority of Belarusian factories in this sector are still focused on the Russian defense industry, as a result of which cooperation between the defense companies of both countries is the fastest in comparison with other industries. Mutual deliveries of dual-use products are carried out under a simplified scheme and at domestic prices.

Here it is appropriate to bring the information that 16 of May of this year was voiced in Minsk by the Deputy Chairman of the State Military-Industrial Committee of Belarus Igor Bykov at the Belarusian-Russian scientific-practical conference on military-technical cooperation.

From his report it follows that now the Belarusian defense industry holds leading positions in a number of areas. First of all, this is a series of high-tech innovative developments created on the basis of the latest information and telecommunication technologies. Including a set of automation tools, protection systems against high-precision weapons, fire control systems for armored vehicles.

In general, Igor Bykov stressed, high-tech products in the total export volume of research organizations of the State Committee of the Military Industry make up more than 25% today, and the leading position in this segment is firmly held by the enterprise "Peleng", which produces satellite equipment.

At the same time, a number of problems remain in the field of cooperation between the defense and defense industry of the two countries. As noted by Vladimir Semashko, among the main ones are the presence of restrictions on the provision of equal access conditions for Russian and Belarusian defense enterprises to access government procurement of goods (work, services) for defense and security needs, including within the framework of state defense orders.

Some analysts consider such restrictions, which create difficulties for Belarusian enterprises, as a kind of instrument for forcing the Belarusian leadership to transfer its defense plants to large Russian military-industrial companies.

The lack of a coherent policy in the field of technical regulation, standardization of defense products also hinders cooperation. In this regard, according to Vladimir Semashko, the task of the high-level working group is to prepare a set of measures to resolve problematic issues, to develop proposals for enhancing cooperation and integration links between defense and industrial enterprises of Belarus and Russia.

Continuing the theme, Dmitry Rogozin reminded that integration and industrial cooperation between Belarus and Russia are the subject of constant attention of the top political leadership of the two countries.

As Vladimir Semashko said after the completion of the Minsk meeting, the parties agreed to develop a new intergovernmental agreement on military-technical cooperation. The Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister also noted the importance of developing mechanisms to stimulate new, advanced developments. Coordinating these areas is also important: it is impossible for research and development to be duplicated.

In turn, his Russian counterpart paid special attention to the fact that an agreement in principle was reached on the need for horizontal and vertical cooperation between enterprises of the defense sectors of the economy of Belarus and Russia.

At the same time, Dmitry Rogozin considered it necessary to emphasize that “industrial cooperation between enterprises of the two countries is connected not only with the acquisition of assets, the repurchase of shares”. It can also exist between enterprises that retain their independence and have different forms of ownership.

At the same time, Rogozin noted that the Russian side is focused on the closest cooperation with enterprises of the Belarusian defense-industrial complex, in particular with machine-building enterprises and factories producing electronic components.

For the sake of justice, it should be said that such a development of events fully meets the aspirations of most of the leaders and personnel of these products of the Soviet era. For them, the Russian "defense industry" - the main, and in some cases the only market.

According to Dmitry Rogozin, now it is important for the leadership of Belarus and Russia to create a favorable climate so that “the enterprises themselves find the most comfortable form of connection”, the goal of which is to achieve an outstanding scientific, technical, industrial result.

The guest did not hide that “Russian manufacturers are currently interested in Belarusian Integral, MZKT, Peleng, MAZ ...”. From which it is logical to conclude that Russia will in one way or another try, if not to take full control of these giants, then at least to take maximum part in their management.

Even more definitely, the intentions of the Russian leadership regarding the use of the opportunities of the Belarusian defense-industrial complex are seen in the statements of Dmitry Rogozin at his meeting with Alexander Lukashenko, held during the visit of the deputy chairman of the Russian government to Minsk.

“Now, on the instructions of the Russian president, we have begun to implement a huge amount of work according to the state armament program, considering this case not only as strengthening the defense capability of Russia and its allies, but as a serious attempt at the new industrialization of the country. And in this direction large reserves of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus are visible, ”said Rogozin.

It is very likely that when modernizing their industrial potential, the Russian leadership is not going to restore the defense and civilian enterprises lost after the collapse of the USSR from scratch, and to minimize its own costs, it wants to use the industrial potential of Belarus (including by acquiring its most advanced factories).

This, in particular, explains the unprecedented surge of integration activity of the Russian authorities after Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency.

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  1. Ash
    Ash 8 November 2012 06: 15

    Author, where did you see the "paw" here?
    1. bask
      bask 8 November 2012 07: 23
      Not Russia and the Russians want to put a paw. on Bel .. the defense industry And a bunch of not Russian aligarchs ... These are two big differences. I’ve ruined everything myself, now let's shit with the neighbors ....... and Cooperation and only cooperation !!!
      1. hrych
        hrych 8 November 2012 09: 39
        At the moment, the military-industrial complex of the three Russian states is rivals, where the White and Little Russians have to dump at a loss, so that when uniting it will be beneficial for everyone. Cast aside the secessionist sentiments, this is commerce and according to the laws of its consolidation of corporations is a normal phenomenon. Well, "Antonov" will die out in the Ukraine, is it better for us and for them, and who will do Ruslana and Mriya. And the age of non-Russian oligarchs is not long, like Berezovsky, Gusinsky and Khodorok, how could the bowels of the earth, TV channels, etc. be taken away with them, so the stolen dough and then according to Forbes at Bereza the state after the escape was estimated at 200 million greens, God forbid, Peres hilton money more. If Deripiska and his ilk are now playing by the rules, investing money in production, infrastructure, etc. let them manage, sooner or later the people will get everything.
        1. escobar
          escobar 8 November 2012 19: 51
          You need something like this !!)))
      2. askort154
        askort154 8 November 2012 11: 42
        bask Russian oligarchs in the military-industrial complex, practically, are not present. And, God forbid, they are sent there, then the whole of Russia "diffuses" on yachts.
    FREGATENKAPITAN 8 November 2012 06: 39
    It would be reasonable to have Russia and Belarus a single military-industrial complex ........ And really, is there a paw?
    1. aksakal
      aksakal 8 November 2012 14: 57
      It would be reasonable to have Russia and Belarus a single military-industrial complex ........ And really, is there a paw?

      - Nevertheless, the Belarusians will not quite agree with this - I'm sorry, you are here under a beautiful slogan to clean up the only capable enterprises in Belarus? I have already written about the redneckness of Russian companies, since the only market is Russia, then give us, the Russians, all this! And about the fact that the Russian-non-Russian, do not worry, because all the Slavs! You can say the same thing!
      Yes Pimply and Professors have a rest here, guys, although by stereotype they are the ones who should steer in such matters, how to convince someone who owns something there, to give it to you just like that! They have a failure with the Turks, the Jews make mistakes, and the Russians get out!
      Not guys, there are a bunch of forms of cooperation, there are a bunch of forms of registration of mutual obligations and a bunch of forms of effective control over the implementation of these obligations! This is in addition to simply grabbing up a national treasure belonging to Belarus. It is enough to study them, choose the most optimal and suitable both sides and go!
      And so - something scares me. Although Kazakhstan does not have a powerful defense industry and never has, I don’t like this approach to nifig
    2. Cadet787
      Cadet787 8 November 2012 23: 23
      We are a single people and ultimately we will have one state together with the Ukrainians.
  3. Kyki57
    Kyki57 8 November 2012 06: 46
    It's time to put your paw on the Belarusian defense industry!
    Consult with Rogozin and everything will be okay! bully
    1. sq
      sq 8 November 2012 12: 39
      Put a paw on a profitable enterprise, steal everything that is possible, sell the rest on metal and leave offended. Such is the policy of the Russian under-oligarchs repeatedly tested in Russia.
        FREGATENKAPITAN 8 November 2012 12: 58
        Maybe there is such a thing ..... but here are the best air defense systems in the world, aviation and tanks all the same in Russia .......... and Belarus should think in the future ......
  4. koksalek
    koksalek 8 November 2012 06: 54
    Give me anti-nuclear refrigerators "Minsk" with vertical take-off!
  5. s.cot
    s.cot 8 November 2012 07: 02
    Those. article that some Russians want to take profits from some Belarusians? Or what?
  6. Tylerdurden
    Tylerdurden 8 November 2012 07: 19
    Belarusians are just as dear to me and I’m very happy with such news
    1. askort154
      askort154 8 November 2012 11: 58
      Belarusians are dear to me, but don't forget. It all depends on where Belarus will go. after Lukashenka ?! If the West introduces HIS OWN, then the military-industrial complex
      Belarus will become "alien" to Russia. All that remains of the USSR military-industrial complex on the territories of the "free" former republics now has to be reproduced or rented anew. So, you need to think well before approaching the "rake."
      1. sq
        sq 8 November 2012 12: 57
        Where will Belarus go? Yes, she will not go anywhere, she will stand, if Russia does not give her away again in pieces. Belarus has been and remains an ally of Russia, although it could have followed the path of the Baltic states or Ukraine. And about "cluck-tah-tah" Belarus will go after Lukashenka - see for yourself. When Lukashenka licked the tails of the Russian leadership, what did he get in return? It's not easy for him to wag between Russia and the West, but if Russia pushes him too hard, the consequences are unpredictable ...
        1. kopar
          kopar 8 November 2012 15: 56
          Sogasen.Rossiya its allies over the past 20 years, almost all "threw." they quickly forgot, which is a pity.
          1. Snow
            Snow 8 November 2012 21: 52
            sorry, what allies Russia threw? As far as I know, this is not Russia making a profit from renting military bases .. Or is Russia to blame for the fact that the Allies are asking more and more money for them? Or what do you mean?
        2. ded
          ded 8 November 2012 16: 52
          When Lukashenko licked the tails of the Russian leadership, what did he get in return? It is not easy for him to wag between Russia and the West

          He got more 65 billion US dollars and its sales market absolutely non-competitive products (the only Belarusian goods that are in demand in the West are potash fertilizers. Everything else goes to Russia, and quite a bit to Venezuela, a friend of Chavez). The main export items are potash fertilizers and petroleum products. Oil products are obtained from Russian oil, which Russia sells at a price specially reduced for Belarusians.

          And you ask:
          What did you get in return?
      2. SAVA555.IVANOV
        SAVA555.IVANOV 8 November 2012 23: 42
        Russia also needs to stop being passive and start promoting its protégés, for the benefit of at least 60% of the population of our countries are in favor of an alliance with Russia, and the demographic issue would have resolved by itself, or else crying like children of "Kurban-baramy" You don't like it and you don't even itch that would solve this problem.
        And the further, the fewer people are for the reunification of fraternal peoples, children who have grown up not on "Well, wait a minute" but on "Batman" come to power. And then "the parade of Russia's sovereignty is ensured along with the revelry of radical Muslims who have grown like mushrooms from nowhere.
  7. dmitrich
    dmitrich 8 November 2012 07: 25
    the headline is moronic, you need to think what you write.
    BARKAS 8 November 2012 07: 35
    In the light of recent events in our military-industrial complex, it is somehow fearfully becoming for the Belarusian defense industry, but integration is still necessary
    . perhaps there will be less such scandals with the new minister.
  9. Hammer
    Hammer 8 November 2012 07: 45
    Well, rightly so, if political elites do not find a common language in the heat of struggle, who is more important. That is to push integration processes from the bottom. Salt the defense of both countries into a single whole. let this monolith become a point of crystallization, which will grow into other ties reuniting two fraternal states and people into one whole.
    That Ukraine would be woven into this integration would ... well, the time will come for this reunion.
    Slavs forever !!!! drinks

    And the title of the article is moronic!
  10. kav8206
    kav8206 8 November 2012 07: 47
    Nothing for the article, first the author tells how we combine the military-industrial complex, the only time the Russians want to go to Bel.VPK for themselves ... Initially, the wrong idea.
    1. olegyurjewitch
      olegyurjewitch 8 November 2012 20: 15
      Quote: kav8206
      Nothing for the article, first the author tells how we combine the military-industrial complex, the only time the Russians want to go to Bel.VPK for themselves ... Initially, the wrong idea.

      The article is normal, but the ending seems to be written by someone else.
  11. afire
    afire 8 November 2012 09: 21
    Slavs forever together we are power or forever
    more than enough words to express your thoughts
  12. Averias
    Averias 8 November 2012 09: 28
    I just do not understand one thing, but why such a title is "flashy"? In the style of news on mail or tabloids. There are no complaints about the article itself, but the cap. Do not let not take, in the best traditions of the "yellow" press.
  13. grandfather
    grandfather 8 November 2012 11: 35
    together - we are force.
  14. Comrade1945
    Comrade1945 8 November 2012 11: 45
    I dare to suggest that the title of the article is nothing more than a sarcastic allusion to the statements of Mr. Romney. As if the name was dictated by an unbalanced potential American president =)
    Not everyone understood this subtlety, which is hinted at by the tie, which clearly stands out from the general stream.
    1. lelikas
      lelikas 8 November 2012 12: 44
      You must then use emoticons. Otherwise, misunderstandings may arise.
      1. Comrade1945
        Comrade1945 8 November 2012 13: 11
        Think of it like a tall calm trolling laughing
  15. serjant4
    serjant4 8 November 2012 13: 42
    Belarusians - we are brothers forever, people do not give a damn about "leaders"!
  16. Gorchakov
    Gorchakov 8 November 2012 14: 44
    A very incorrect and provocative title ... I am a realist and do not understand sarcasm ....
    1. Recon
      Recon 8 November 2012 17: 11
      +1, put a minus because of the header. Not serious.
      1. sprut
        sprut 8 November 2012 17: 26
        Yes. Although perhaps the author represented Russia as a bear ... wink
  17. sprut
    sprut 8 November 2012 17: 24
    The fact that Russia wants to take control of the Belarusian defense industry is an obvious fact, sooner or later it would have happened anyway. Soon Belarus will become part of Russia, this is also an obvious fact, it takes time ...
  18. Karabin
    Karabin 8 November 2012 18: 21
    If Russian businessmen, namely businessmen who control our defense industry, take over Belarusian enterprises, there will be nothing good either for Belarus or for Russia. Any of our enterprises are covered with intermediaries like shells, for example, the notorious state "Oboronservis" with affiliated firms and small firms. The old man does not allow such a big ... in Belarus, so people work, develop production, and do not come up with schemes for how to cut down the dough on muddy services. Our effective managers will come there, they will definitely bring Integral and Peleng to the state of Izhmash, and from MAZ they will make an assembly shop for foreign models.
    1. olegyurjewitch
      olegyurjewitch 8 November 2012 20: 36
      Quote: Karabin
      If Russian businessmen, namely businessmen control our defense industry,

      But what, cooperation in the military-industrial complex, is it no longer controlled by the state?
      And why the hell should we crush Belarus? It is about expanding cooperation, and not to benefit in one direction.
  19. wax
    wax 8 November 2012 22: 39
    Elements of secrecy (materials, technologies, etc.), which must be provided to both parties, require a closer interstate merger. The defense industry is a good training ground for practicing it. And mutually beneficial in every way.
  20. mazdie
    mazdie 8 November 2012 23: 52
    Collaboration should be MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL, and there it is not far from unification!
  21. Megatron
    Megatron 9 November 2012 02: 49
    Let's be realistic, the unification is no longer hampered by the authorities of Belarus, but by our "rulers".
    I will say more, while the Old Man is in power, there will be no unification. I think you yourself know the answer. At the next election, the Old Man is running for office
    Of the Federal Republic, and then goodbye to MedvePuty, no fraud will help, the party of thieves and crooks will be completely defeated.
    I would vote for Old Man, and you?

    We are not talking about Ukrainian criminal authorities. Everything is clear here.
    Yanuca turned out to be not much better than the "orange" ones.
  22. SAVA555.IVANOV
    SAVA555.IVANOV 9 November 2012 03: 10
    Yanyk before the election began to fuss, some meetings with Putin, Medvedev began to look like a worker, and before the election it was impossible to cooperate with Russia in one direction or another, he won’t win the next election, but he needs a candidate who sleeps and sees our republics together forever .