President Vladimir Putin, in his speech at an extended colleague of the FSB, among other issues raised the issue of integration in the post-Soviet space. More precisely, he touched not so much the integration process in the said territory, but the question that there are enough forces in the world today ready to do everything to insert as many sticks as possible into the wheels of the integration processes.
Vladimir Putin expressed the words that “integration and the post-Soviet space cannot be stopped by any shouting and withdrawal”. The President of the Russian Federation called the integration itself an objective and global process, and all the words about the negative economic and political association in which Russia and a number of CIS countries are participating are emotional rhetoric.
A number of "well-wishers" immediately dubbed the presidential promise complete non-possession of information. Like, what is Putin talking about? Perhaps, he had in mind that disintegration was observed in the post-Soviet space, but he made a reservation, and the journalists simply replicated the reservation. They say what kind of integration we can talk about when Russia in recent years managed to lose contacts or reduce these contacts to a minimum with a number of post-Soviet countries: Georgia, the Baltic states, Uzbekistan and even Ukraine. This, they say, Putin is trying with all his might to declare himself as a person who wants, but cannot reanimate, a large country that has for centuries been a threat to progressive and unconditionally democratic Western civilization.
However, this rhetoric of the "well-wishers" fits perfectly into the words expressed by Mrs. Clinton at the peak (or is it still exhausted) of her foreign policy career. The former US Secretary of State, as soon as the tendency towards integration among the CIS countries was indicated, said that she, she said, immediately saw through Moscow. In her opinion, Moscow is trying to create a second version of the Soviet Union, which it (Moscow) will cover with various names (the Customs Union, the Eurasian Union), but this will not change the essence of the totalitarian state for the suspicious Mrs. Clinton. At the same time, the secretary of state also added that we (that is, they) would try to find effective ways to slow down this process or to prevent it completely.
Hillary Clinton has already freed up the armchair of the Secretary of State for John Kerry, but hardly anything has changed in the plans of those whom she spoke of, mentioning the pronoun “we”. Obviously, the new leadership of the US State Secretariat (analogous to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) will continue to do everything that is in the power of this department in order to prevent neighboring countries from being able to move towards full-fledged integration in terms of spirit and spirit.
It was this continuation of the foreign policy of the United States that President Putin had in mind when he spoke at the board of the FSB. It is obvious that a sufficient number of people for that (and not only) side of the Atlantic will have many reasons to counter the unification processes within the CIS. Much more productive for our “partners” to promote is the idea that it is time for the CIS to put a big cross. One goal: to sow another grain of contention in the post-Soviet space, announcing attempts to restore the "prison of nations" and the "evil empire." After all, as you know, in order to separate, no extraordinary effort is needed. It is enough to use salt in our “productive work”, which at the right moment will abundantly fall in the wounds of citizens of Russia and other former Soviet republics. More - and not necessary. Wounds will be eroded, and the body will weaken. Here it is - a short way to achieve the goal from those who in no way wish to return to the era of full geopolitical competition, consoling themselves with the fact that they are the agents of a bright capitalist future.
No - no one is going to argue with the fact that the post-Soviet space is full of problems between countries, including problems of a bilateral nature. These are Russia and Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Moldova and Transnistria. However, any problems are actually solved. And they are solved exclusively without external "help". All of the above states can quite independently figure out the direction in which they will go further. The main thing is to step over our mania and phobias, to assess the prospects for economic cooperation with each other. But as soon as the “helper” equals distant from all the participants in the process of possible integration, the leaping scabbard begins: someone breaks into the clouds, someone backs away, and someone stubbornly pulls into the water ...
Of course, there will be an army of pessimists who will certainly declare that the train, they say, has left, and today none of the former Soviet republics intends to enter into close economic contacts with the same Russia. Like, it is not fashionable and not productive. Another thing is the European Union, another thing is yakshaniya with the United States and the rest of the “progressive fraternity”, which selects friends so that there is someone to serve the national debt ...
So, it turns out that listening to the nonsense about the restoration of the "totalitarian state that threatens the world" is more productive? Or is it more productive to live next to a neighbor and, holding a big gem of regional policy in the bosom, rejoice at the praises from the Big Overseas Brother: you do everything right, the small Central Asian (Caucasian, Chisinau, Kiev, and the list goes on) brother ...
Does anyone still have illusions about the fact that the delimitation under someone’s external tune will bring undoubtedly positive fruits. So for 22, it seems that it did not bring ... Or someone thinks that he began to live better only after his state declared its independence ... There are such people, however, and there are a lot of them ... And there are those who think that counterproductive is not only economic integration in the spaces of the former USSR, but even increased contacts between regions within Russia. Apparently, brainwashing in the style of the same suspicious Hillary Clinton continues to do his job ...
No matter how trite it sounds, but in matters of the same economic integration, everything is in our hands. Most sensible people, both in Russia and in neighboring states, understand that economic integration is a big step towards each other, a big step towards overcoming a whole range of problems, including bilateral ones. So what's the deal? Or does Hillary’s covenants and others seem more important to someone? ..
Vladimir Putin and Hillary Clinton's precepts
- Alexei Volodin