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On the issue of restarting Russian foreign policy in a situation of growing external threats

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On the issue of restarting Russian foreign policy in a situation of growing external threatsThe authors of this article have repeatedly spoken out about the inferiority of the concept of “soft power”, adopted recently by Russian diplomacy. We are sure: the policy of “soft power” - in the form in which it is recorded in official documents of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and in a situation when all sorts of bloody events are increasingly unfolding near Russian borders - not just nonsense, but a crime against Russia and its people. In particular, the recent events in Syria, as a result of which the world has once again approached the dangerous line, is another argument in favor of the need for a cardinal review by Russian diplomacy of all its foreign policy doctrine.


The adoption of the imitative and contentless-amorphous concept of “soft power” was due to Russia's lack of foreign policy strategy as such: Gorbachev's restructuring destroyed the system of foreign policy priorities of the Soviet leadership, while at the Kozyrev and subsequent “reforms” of the Russian Foreign Ministry an adequate understanding of the new priorities arising from national interests of Russia, and not only from the interests of its bureaucracy and oligarchic corporations, could not be achieved by definition.

The approval by the leadership of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation and the leadership of the country of the doctrine of “soft power” was the first attempt of Russian diplomacy to abandon foreign policy at least at the level of elaboration of specific strategies. But the named doctrine turned out to be an odd job and a fake - a fig leaf, which the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs some time ago shut up the inability of the new political class of Russia to determine the strategic vision of its foreign and any other policies ... But today it is time to build international arena, which would fully meet the national interests of the Russian Federation, and also corresponded with the strategies of defense, migration, national integration translational and other national policy of Russia, which, as you know, today is also not correspond to existing challenges and threats due to the dominance in these sorts of liberal and pro-Western ideas and clichés.

What should be, from our point of view, the main directions (contours) of the new foreign policy doctrine of the Russian Federation?

First, it is obvious that the basis of an effective Russian foreign policy strategy should be the abandonment of the liberal methodology (hiding behind the notion of “soft power”, in which all content comes down to the first word, meaning soft, toothless, passive, cowardly, and in general - no policy ) making decisions based on all sorts of flirting with supposedly democratic countries, unilateral concessions to their foreign partners and reducing the entire foreign policy to the pigeon-ostrich tactics of late and sluggish reagents iition to external stimuli. The rejection of Russia's liberal policy in the international arena should occur in favor of a pro-national content, pragmatic in methodology and consistently tough in form to a new foreign policy concept, which can (by analogy with the well-known evolution of American diplomacy) be called a "smart power" policy, but it's better to do without imitation and define it as a doctrine of "protecting Russian and Eurasian interests."

Secondly, the protection of Eurasian interests should become the prerogative of not only Russia, but groups of allied countries interested in the sovereignty of their development. In this sense, it is necessary to develop the formats of collective and parity responsibility of a group of Eurasian countries for ensuring security, at least in the Central Asian, small Asian and Caucasian areas.

Third, the harshness of foreign policy should be understood not as the use of violence towards its opponents, not the radical position and, especially, the harshness of rhetoric (so beloved by some irresponsible Russian politicians from among, above all, populist deputies - such Russian mini McCains), but the rigidity of the execution by diplomats, officials and other participants in foreign policy processes of the instructions of the head of state, the Security Council and the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation.

Fourth, Russia’s new foreign policy doctrine should pursue the achievement of fundamentally new goals: not stating all sorts of liberal nonsense in the post-Soviet space, such as promoting the “ideals of freedom and democracy” of the American-European model (and, in fact, the values ​​of consumerism, multiculturalism and globalism, tolerance to terrorists and religious radicals in case of intolerance to distinctive national cultures and political regimes, etc.), but effective and uncompromising protection of national interests of Russia and its allies in the CSTO, the Customs Union, the SCO, the CIS and other priority formats of integration and interaction.

Fifth, the position of the Russian side in any foreign policy process should be active, preventive, proactive, formative, consistent, in a word - strategic, which implies that the foreign policy and law enforcement agencies have the appropriate institutions for analysis, forecast and information influence, as well as a mechanism in the country making and making strategic decisions.

Russia is obliged to develop its own and long-term agenda for each region of the world and actively push its position on all imaginable and inconceivable international platforms - not only in the UN Security Council. Russia should take an active part and take an offensive position in key international organizations such as the IAEA and the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons) and international groups of experts involved in investigating war crimes and the proliferation of certain types of weapons - not only nuclear or chemical weapons, but also, for example, DRONs. This is all the more necessary in a situation where the American establishment officially proclaimed - through the mouth of Barack Obama - the exclusivity of the United States, and this position becomes a real threat for Russia, and for Eurasia, and for the world as a whole.

In the case of admission to the UN Security Council, the PACE, etc. Any draft resolution affecting Russian-Eurasian interests, our diplomats should have their own version of the draft resolution prepared ahead of time. Russian diplomacy should not stand on ceremony with politicians like Francois Hollande in the event that their actions are directed against Russia, and no politician or official who committed a crime against the Russian Federation (like Saakashvili) will escape responsibility for the crimes he has committed. Accordingly, none of the actions of foreign intelligence services (and even more so the intelligence services of countries such as, for example, Qatar) should not remain without an adequate response from the Russian security services.

Sixth, Russia should not lose sight of the long-standing problems like the advancement of the US missile defense or the militarization of Kosovo to the brakes. Acting on the principle of "Carthage must be destroyed," the Russian leadership must tirelessly hammer the world community with reminders and warnings about the aggressive nature of US military projects. By the way, given that the pretext for installing American missile defense systems in the Czech Republic and Poland was the “Iranian threat”, and just the other day the West began to reset relations with Iran, Russia is simply obliged to raise the issue of dismantling these systems.

Seventh, the Russian Federation is obliged to intensify its policy in promoting its economic projects abroad. And this applies not only to the sale of Russian arms on world markets without regard to the decisions of American courts or to knock out debts from the new anti-Russian governments of the debtor countries of Russia, but also the position of the Russian Federation on hydrocarbon markets. So, if Western players are “ordering” Gazprom to Greenpeace, protesting against the development of Arctic deposits, then Russia should take an extremely tough position with respect to supposed oil development by Western companies in various parts of the world. For example, with regard to Ukraine’s plans to start oil development (with Shell’s participation) on the Black Sea shelf, which can lead to even more disastrous consequences than drilling in the deserted northern seas.

Eighth, a serious reorganization of the Foreign Intelligence Service, the Federal Security Service, the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Defense of Russia and other structures is required for the new tasks related to achieving strategic goals and ensuring the protection of the Eurasian space from the penetration of subjects of hostile action.

Today, there is a danger that, under the pretext of “improving the efficiency” of power structures in anticipation of the escalation of military conflicts in the Middle East and their spread to the countries of the Caucasus region, the reorganization of the power unit will be limited to structural rearrangements (merging of SVR with the FSB, etc.), which will only weaken the power unit . The main direction of modernization of the power unit should be the formation of a long-term state order for the power departments to carry out specific tasks, as well as strengthening these structures, restoring the capacity of the GRU and some other special forces of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation ... Of course, increasing the efficiency of the power structures is impossible without their personnel cleaning - and you need to start with the adoption of specific and public punitive decisions against the former Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation V. Serdyukov and his co-workers.

The Middle East and the southern direction as a whole should become the key testing ground for a new foreign policy doctrine, since it is from here that terrorist and other infections are spreading in the direction of the Russian borders. It is precisely in the southern areas (Middle East, the Caucasus, Central and Small Asia) that Russia must move from a tactic of reacting to current events and processes to a strategy of actively promoting its geopolitical interests.

Accordingly, based on the example of the current situation in the Middle East (around Syria) and the corresponding actions of Russia in this region, all of the above implies:

the intensification of the foreign policy actions of the Russian Federation in this region in all areas - from diplomatic actions to intensification of intelligence, information and other operations in the countries of the Middle East region;

- strengthening the fight against the terrorist underground in the North Caucasus and changing the strategy for the socio-economic development of the region with the transition from pumping the North Caucasian republics with budget money to implement “development projects” in them under the control of federal state corporations; placing under the control of the special services the movements of Russian citizens along the Russia-Turkey routes — the third country and back with the corresponding investigations of such movements;

- implementation of joint “development projects” in the South Caucasus countries and, in particular, the “Big Investment Plan” of the Customs Union in the Republic of Armenia; connection to the implementation of this plan of Iran and other states of the region; - —- Formation of proposals for joining the Customs Union and / or the Free Trade Area of ​​the CIS also to Georgia and Azerbaijan;

- declaring the post-Soviet space a zone of “collective responsibility of Eurasian countries” and the creation of a security belt near the southern borders of Russia through bilateral agreements with neighboring countries and the formation of multi-profile closed territories in a number of Asian countries;

- support of various formats of the Asian countries independent of the US dictates of the dialogue and, above all, the format of the “Islamic Four” (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran) as a way to independently search for solutions to political and other problems in the region by the leading powers of the Islamic world;

- supporting the idea and practice of the Slavic-Turkic civilization unity, for example, in the format of expanding the composition of the Customs Union at the expense of the Turkic-speaking and Slavic countries and the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union with the participation of countries not only from the near but also from abroad; the establishment of the capital EurAsEC in conjunction Astana-Omsk (by analogy with the capital of the European Union in Brussels-Strasbourg) and, thus, the formation of a unified transport and logistics metropolitan area, a single Eurasian communication and educational system and the International Center for Eurasian Cooperation - a kind of "Eurasian UN";

- the inclusion of the countries of the Middle East and Asia Minor into the system of active bilateral relations with the Russian Federation and the intensification of Russia's interaction not only with real allies like Iran and Syria, but also with potential allies, partners and counterparties playing the role of leading regional players and, above all, with Turkey, Israel and Egypt (you need to understand that the elites of these countries are split - and this should be used to form and maintain anti-Western forces in these countries) - up to proposals for the conclusion these countries (such as Israel) all sorts of integration agreements;

- creation of a system of collective responsibility and interaction of the countries of the Central Asian region, Kazakhstan and Russia in the Afghan area;

- active actions of Russia in the Slavic and Orthodox areas - without regard to the position of the European "partners" and the Vatican, in particular - the promotion of the concept of the Slavic Cultural Union with the capital in Kiev developed by the Ukrainian branch of the EurAsEC Institute;

- supporting the proposal of the President of the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika Yevgeny Shevchuk regarding the accession of the PMR to the Customs Union, announcing the start of the procedure for the accession of the TMR to the CU and the CIS Free Trade Zone in the case of Ukraine and Moldova entering the EU;

- revision of Russia's foreign policy in the European direction - going beyond the crafty thesis about the formation of the “Greater Europe” from Lisbon to Vladivostok (considered by European politicians in a truncated form: as space from Lisbon to the Urals) and promoting a different formula - the formation of the Eurasian Union from Vladivostok to Belgrade;

- intensification of Russian diplomacy in the Pacific area, including through the intensification of Russia's work in the SCO, BRICS and APEC; development and implementation of “bundle projects” (Khabarovsk-Harbin and Vladivostok-Sapporo) in Chinese and Japanese directions;

- the beginning of training in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and in other security agencies of special forces capable of carrying out effective counter-terrorist actions, including those outside of the territory of Russia;

- Ensuring the coordination of actions from a single center of state-owned media with offices in Middle Eastern countries, an increase in the number of these offices and bureaus and their respective material and personnel support.

It is clear that these and some other directions of Russian foreign policy should be rebuilt as a single and consistent whole and be confined to the reorganized Russian Security Council and the group (or several groups) of strategic analysis and planning specially created for it.

It is also clear that the growth of the effectiveness of Russia's foreign policy is impossible without achieving dynamic economic growth and the implementation of qualitative changes in domestic policy. The leadership of Russia will not be able to enter the regime of effective protection of national interests in the international arena, if it does not change course from the liberal-comprador to the patriotic-modernizing one; although the adoption of a new foreign policy doctrine, in principle, can be a catalyst for a change in the domestic political course.

There is no doubt that the policy pursued by the Government of Dmitry Medvedev does not correspond to those new priorities in Russia's foreign and domestic policy, which are becoming a response to new and growing external and internal threats. The current composition of the Government is not adequate, not only because of the liberal decision-making methodology prevailing in it, but also because of elementary inefficiency and corruption, and therefore needs serious personnel modernization. From our point of view, the most important condition for launching a new Russian foreign policy strategy (and, as a result, aligning with the growing threats to the internal policy) and its first step should be the fundamental cleansing of the security forces and the Foreign Ministry from liberals and other "agents of influence" of foreign intelligence and transnational corporations. Otherwise, none of these areas will work, and Russia will be forced to continue to drag at the tail of events, losing one foreign policy height after another and persuading world gendarmes - from the positions of a forced "peacemaker" - from the use of force, first against Syria, then Iran, then some Central Asian or Caucasian countries, and then with respect to Russia itself, exchanging its strategic interests for the achievement of short-term and dubious benefits and respite.
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  1. Lech from our city
    Lech from our city 22 October 2013 15: 30
    +7
    The amorphous position of our diplomacy served as a powerful impetus for AGGRESSION against YUGOSLAVIA, then to LIBYA.
    It has always been like this — an attempt to pacify the AGGRESSOR ended in a new DRANG NAH OSTEN — it was, it is, and it will be so.
    1. Orik
      Orik 22 October 2013 15: 54
      -2
      This is a consequence of the loss of identity, it’s good even now we have learned to defend our selfish interests.
      1. ATATA
        ATATA 22 October 2013 16: 11
        +2
        Quote: Lech from our city
        The amorphous position of our diplomacy served as a powerful impetus for AGGRESSION against YUGOSLAVIA, then to LIBYA.

        You think yesterday's stamps, like the authors of the article.
        Soft power is when a coalition invades Syria without a war between the Russian Federation and the United States.
        What else is needed?
        1. Lech from our city
          Lech from our city 22 October 2013 16: 16
          +6
          Heh heh, you answer with the cliches of yesterday - that the United States has too much money to wage another war.
          And this bullshit about soft power is a fairy tale for naive people - a real force capable of stopping the USA it was a SOVIET UNION with its SOVIET ARMY.
          Always the USA stopped from war only real force as it was in VIETNAM.
          1. Bigriver
            Bigriver 22 October 2013 16: 42
            +6
            Quote: Lech from our city
            ... And this bullshit about soft power is a fairy tale for naive people - a real force capable of stopping the USA it was a SOVIET UNION with its SOVIET ARMY.
            Always the USA stopped from war only real force as it was in VIETNAM.

            I will support ATATA. You think in cliches, believing that they are eternal and universal.
            THEN there was a tough confrontation between the two systems. Moreover, the United States, for the Western world, was a completely legitimate military special forces, the vanguard, the main force, ets, in the fight against the "red contagion".
            Now EVERYTHING is different. Now we are playing on their field. On the field of the meanings proclaimed by them. And with this soft power of meanings and truth, proving that they are .., "wrong" laughing
            But soft power is the tip of a rigid and unchanging platform of national interests. In the 90s she was absent.
            1. Lech from our city
              Lech from our city 22 October 2013 17: 10
              +2
              BigRiver - for God's sake, VLADIMIR, you have the right to your own opinion as I have.
              As for the stamps, each person has his own vision of the world, that’s all.
              So far, RUSSIA is playing according to the rules of the BUILDER CLUB and soft power, as you put it, is a game of boys from kindergarten.
              In reality, RUSSIA just got out of the pit into which liberal reformers pushed and these attempts with the help of the United States will continue further.
              1. Bigriver
                Bigriver 22 October 2013 17: 20
                +1
                Quote: Lech from our city
                BigRiver - for God's sake VLADIMIR you have right to own opinion like mine.
                As for the stamps, each person has his own vision of the world, that’s all ...

                I try, by virtue of the possibilities, when speaking about the subject, to operate judgment.
                hi
                1. Lech from our city
                  Lech from our city 22 October 2013 17: 27
                  +2
                  And because of my modest abilities, I try to face facts. smile
                  1. Bigriver
                    Bigriver 22 October 2013 17: 32
                    +2
                    Quote: Lech from our city
                    And because of my modest abilities, I try to face facts. smile

                    Out of context facts can lead anywhere.
                2. Ingvar 72
                  Ingvar 72 22 October 2013 18: 54
                  +3
                  Quote: BigRiver
                  I try, by virtue of my possibilities, when speaking about the subject, to operate with judgment.

                  Judgment has always been and will be subjective. It all depends on the personal views of the subject. I agree with Lech about playing by the rules, we were allowed to get the upper hand in the situation with Syria, and I think, while we revel in our soft power, they are preparing something tougher for us.
              2. Ascetic
                Ascetic 22 October 2013 17: 42
                +8
                Quote: Lech from our city
                So far, RUSSIA is playing according to the rules of the BUILDER CLUB and soft power, as you put it, is a game of boys from kindergarten.
                р
                Russia is trying to play on the contradictions within the world elites themselves. For it does not have the ability in the current conditions to fully resist them. To send the forest as a great self-sufficient power of the times of the USSR (remember A.A. Gromyko -mister nofor the West) we can’t, but in the mouth, catching every word, with Kozyrev's awe and ecstasy we no longer look.
              3. vlad63
                vlad63 22 October 2013 18: 45
                +2
                They have pushed and continue to do this successfully with real power in the government and the Central Bank. The root of this.
            2. Egen
              Egen 23 October 2013 07: 16
              0
              Quote: BigRiver
              But soft power is the tip of a rigid and unchanging platform of national interests. In 90's she was absent

              Vladimir, to the point about the platform! hi
              - but why do you think that this platform is today? IMHO one talking room :(
              Because the "platform" is not only the foundation, the foundation of foreign policy. And here the authors of the article are great, I completely agree with them - but they made a mistake. Or - they didn't finish.
              In business, for example, there is the concept of "business polychain", showing how individual links, departments, workshops are interconnected and where there are problems in the interconnections. So it is in life.
              Foreign policy objectives should proceed from the external situation, but be based on the possibilities of the internal one. Otherwise, there will be a gap between desires and opportunities, which, of course, will not lead to anything good, as it was already seen in the "Caucasian Captive" :) Therefore, it will simply not work to separate foreign policy from internal social and economic development! And today we have here ... it is not clear what :(
          2. ATATA
            ATATA 22 October 2013 17: 00
            +4
            Quote: Lech from our city
            the real force capable of stopping the USA was the SOVIET UNION with its SOVIET ARMY.

            And where is this "real power"?
            This is me without "hehe".
            But in Syria, Russia was just shown strength when the desire and will of the United States to invade were broken diplomatically.
            1. Lech from our city
              Lech from our city 22 October 2013 17: 14
              +3
              It was the SYRIAN PEOPLE who showed the will - he fights with international bandits in desperate conditions when someone else would have already broken down long ago.
              And the KREMLIN GUIDE HELPS SYRIA because it understands that the repetition of the LIVIAN SCENARIO is disastrous for itself.
              1. Russ69
                Russ69 22 October 2013 17: 31
                +4
                Quote: Lech from our city
                It was the SYRIAN PEOPLE who showed the will - he fights with international bandits in desperate conditions when someone else would have already broken down long ago.

                If Russia had not supported politically and financially, they would have already broken it.
                Today it was reported that another 3 BDKs went to Syria.
            2. pahom54
              pahom54 22 October 2013 19: 09
              +1
              At this moment, Russia would not have a resurgent army, our diplomacy would have nothing to "softly" solve this problem ...
            3. dmitrich
              dmitrich 23 October 2013 04: 46
              0
              and not only diplomatic.
          3. yurii p
            yurii p 22 October 2013 18: 50
            +2
            Well, in Vietnam, our did not stop but won, that there is a big difference.
        2. silver_roman
          silver_roman 22 October 2013 16: 51
          -3
          Quote: ATATA
          Soft power is when a coalition invades Syria without a war between the Russian Federation and the United States.
          What else is needed?

          Are you joking? it turns out that you are happy that we almost lost. Do you even understand the meaning of your words? Hooray, thank God they didn’t drive the sharpening under the rib, hooray, there is nothing more to want !!!!
          Trace the last 60-80 years. First, the USSR, and now we are now and then, standing on the verge, we avoid collapse in one direction or another (and sometimes we don’t avoid), we constantly defend ourselves. But what about the attack? maybe you should at least somehow think about an adequate answer?
          1. smile
            smile 22 October 2013 17: 19
            +9
            silver_roman
            That's just the point that we only come to our senses, slowly. but true. We were nearly finished off in the nineties. And we have already radically changed our foreign policy. Follow how Stalin led foreign policy in the early thirties — we were inferior to everyone. even to the dictatorship of Sweden, when she sent a fleet to defend the actions of her fishermen who brazenly caught fish in our guards. The Japanese calmly landed under the protection of their fleet in our territory to process the fish caught in our cords. The Finns sent terrorist groups to us, staging arson and explosions in St. Petersburg — and we were silent, we conceded — we simply didn’t have the strength to fight the whole world ... we still do not have them, but we have a much more decisive foreign policy than then . So, referring to the story, it would be nice to get to know it yourself, and then already glow with righteous anger.
            1. silver_roman
              silver_roman 22 October 2013 18: 02
              +4
              Those. Do you think that only thanks to our diplomacy can we make ends meet? Why is the Russian Federation in drug traffic in the first places, and in alcoholism, smoking, mortality, and vice versa in the last places in demography, etc. ?? because our enemies very much want this to be so and do a lot for this. but they do so, because you can’t take us by force and don’t say that the strategic nuclear forces do not play anything .. at least today. They are afraid of us ... they reckon with the strength of our army and this is a fact. whoever says that. there are enough balobol.
              Why not use it then? Just then it may be too late.
              1. ATATA
                ATATA 22 October 2013 18: 13
                +3
                Quote: silver_roman
                Just then it may be too late.

                Worse than "Yesterday" will not be.
                Russia is "concentrating".
                After 30 years of revolution, the USSR did not even dream of warships of the class that the Russian Empire built before the revolution.
                So it’s not yet evening, quickly only cats will be born.
                1. silver_roman
                  silver_roman 22 October 2013 18: 38
                  +1
                  Worse than "Yesterday" will not be.

                  One can only hope that you are right!
                  ps I am not a supporter of drawing analogies, because after all, the patterns of development and collapse of states have changed too much. Previously, everything was somehow more natural. Now there are so many variables that it’s difficult to make forecasts at all!
              2. smile
                smile 22 October 2013 18: 57
                +1
                silver_roman
                Well, why did you draw such conclusions? I did not say that.

                Next, why are you writing lies? There is open evidence that alcoholism, tobacco smoking, mortality - we are not only far from the first - there are good dynamics to improve in these areas. Compared to that. what was the situation back has changed significantly for the better Are you too lazy to look for yourself or you can only perceive the apocalyptic universal howl of swamp populists eager for power? :))) Or do you believe in the most honest ratings created by Americans? :)))
                I do not argue with the second half of your comment; you wrote everything correctly.
                1. silver_roman
                  silver_roman 22 October 2013 19: 16
                  0
                  I won’t talk about dynamics right now. I really am not a sociologist and I am not building statistics, I just try to observe it from time to time. God grant that the dynamics be positive. And I did not say that we are in the first place. I pointed out that at one of the first (there is a difference).
                  The bottom line is that statistics are not particularly needed. You know how they have been joking lately: I eat meat, and you cabbage, together we eat cabbage rolls. in fact there are exaggerated statistics.
                  I draw conclusions when I go home from work in the evening and see a lot of drunks on the street, sometimes fighting, sleeping in various poses in various places. And it doesn’t get any better; with the books the kids no longer become. Why then do we need statistics? Hope I'm wrong.
                  1. smile
                    smile 22 October 2013 20: 49
                    0
                    silver_roman
                    Good answer.
                    It's like that. but everything is relative. Personally, I see obvious changes for the better compared to the late nineties and the beginning of the two thousandth. Very explicit. You are probably really mistaken, if you are talking about Russia. Except books. With this, just byala. tyrnet kills reading books and sets up children for short messages and reading information sources for 168 characters (tweets) ...
                    And once again - everything is relative, if you walk through the streets of Paris or London in the evening, you’ll just go nuts. We definitely don’t have this either. Take an interest in what is happening in Europe, which according to all ratings is supposedly more prosperous than us ...
                    1. silver_roman
                      silver_roman 22 October 2013 22: 45
                      +1
                      Yes, I live in Kiev today, but that does not make me part of Europe, pro-European, etc. Some retreat.
                      I am aware of what is happening in Europe, partly at least. There are the same problems: emigration and, as a result, organized crime, drugs, etc. They themselves are to blame! Yugoslavia has collapsed, and now it stumbles upon: Albanians, Serbs and other ethnic groups are trading in everything that is not prescribed in the constitution). And we have everything too, just fueled by Western funding.
                      But on the other hand: they have a clear contrast between conscientious citizens and such rabble. There even their own evil regions exist, as in the Brazilian Ghetto! We are becoming more blurry. Perhaps that’s why it all seems so. In general, to draw analogies is not a thankful task. What difference does it make to us, what matters are the problems strangling Europe !? We (Slavs) are too different with them, too ... different!
                      1. smile
                        smile 23 October 2013 01: 32
                        +1
                        silver_roman
                        You see, what a thing, I have not been to Brazil, but drunken ... written women who were lying at night next to piles of garbage in some European capitals that I was in, honestly, do not give the impression of the dregs of society, which, in your words, is clear divided into normal and abnormal ...
                        These are ordinary English women with white faces, not bad and not cheap (compared to the rest (because they are all there. Understand what they wear, most importantly, to be comfortable :)))) dressed ... yeah, conscientious ...: ))) but I didn’t even think about the homeless ..... I’m silent about the Arab quarters of Paris .... there’s generally tin ... even the walls of high-rise buildings are dirty there ... :))) that, in my opinion, you are mistaken here, there isn’t such a clear contrast ...
                        But in the main you are right, what do we care about our problems. And we really have them, what you have, what we have. But in this case, let's not recall Europe, where much, though not all, is much worse - they, unlike us, are not used to sprinkling ash on our heads ... but we have such a habit ... :)) )
              3. dmitrich
                dmitrich 23 October 2013 04: 44
                0
                don't know don't talk.
          2. ATATA
            ATATA 22 October 2013 18: 08
            -1
            Quote: silver_roman
            But what about the attack? maybe you should at least somehow think about an adequate answer?

            Two flags in the back of you and a ticket to the north.
            Here is my adequate answer.
            1. silver_roman
              silver_roman 22 October 2013 18: 14
              +1
              that you are just the adequacy!
              ps under the word attack, I didn’t mean that the whole army needed to attack the whole planet. I’m only talking about the need to put in place at least such pawns as Qatar and other crap. Nobody talks about the war, and playing military muscles until it’s a shame! I do not argue!
              1. ATATA
                ATATA 22 October 2013 19: 54
                +1
                Quote: silver_roman
                put in place at least such pawns as Qatar and other crap.

                And what is in your concept, Mr. adequacy, to put Qatar in its place.
                Give specific and ADEQUATE example?
                1. silver_roman
                  silver_roman 22 October 2013 20: 34
                  0
                  in order to annoy someone specifically, you need to know the purpose of your "target".
                  What are the goals of Qatar: increasing the influence of the state and a certain dominance in the region. On this site, the interests of Qatar specifically intersect with the interests of Saudi Arabia. It should be gently reminded by both parties and thereby try to spoil the relationship.
                  At the head of Qatar came a young ruler with his ambitions. You can try to establish a relationship with him on your terms in exchange for pseudo-cooperation in Syria, and then with all the consequences ... have it as you want. The states do that).
                  There are options: Qatar is actively trying to lobby its interests under the guise of an energy supplier. It is necessary to discredit him in this.
                  Take the same Israel. They are eternal sworn enemies with the monarchies of the gulf: why not work in this direction ???
                  Unfortunately, I am an ordinary person, I have no intelligence, I don’t have the resources and capabilities to provide you with a specific list of measures to "sink" Qatar. Otherwise, I would now work somewhere in the FSB, the Ministry of Defense, or another similar department.
                  But the field for the activities of special services is enough with the head.

                  If you have raised this topic, then please show off your intelligence and erudition. I do not want to offend, but the easiest way is to say: "
                  Give a concrete and adequate example?
                  "
                  1. novobranets
                    novobranets 22 October 2013 21: 09
                    0
                    Quote: silver_roman
                    Otherwise, I would now work somewhere in the FSB, the Ministry of Defense or another similar agency.

                    Although the method described by you has long been known as a policy, the departments you listed would benefit from having such employees.
                    1. silver_roman
                      silver_roman 22 October 2013 22: 46
                      0
                      flattering to hear if sincerely hi
                  2. ATATA
                    ATATA 22 October 2013 23: 56
                    0
                    Quote: silver_roman
                    in order to annoy someone specifically, you need to know the purpose of your "target".

                    Deep.
                    Quote: silver_roman
                    There are options: Qatar is actively trying to lobby its interests under the guise of an energy supplier. It is necessary to discredit him in this.

                    How?
                    Quote: silver_roman
                    Unfortunately, I am an ordinary person, I have no intelligence, I don’t have the resources and capabilities to provide you with a specific list of measures to "sink" Qatar. Otherwise, I would now work somewhere in the FSB, the Ministry of Defense, or another similar department.

                    First, finish school without triples.
                    1. silver_roman
                      silver_roman 23 October 2013 10: 02
                      +1
                      First, finish school without triples

                      yeah ... I did not expect more from you. at this point, I propose to close the dialogue, because, by God, he becomes not pleasant!
                      And at the expense of the school ... I’ll manage without your baseless, unreasonable, self-confident and meaningless advice.
                      Good luck to you!
                    2. novobranets
                      novobranets 23 October 2013 14: 51
                      +1
                      Quote: ATATA
                      first finish without triples.

                      A man has at least something proposed, and his proposal makes sense.
          3. ksan
            ksan 22 October 2013 20: 31
            +2
            silver_roman (2) UA Today, 16:51 ↑ New
            Are you joking? it turns out that you are happy that we almost lost. Do you even understand the meaning of your words? Hooray, thank God they didn’t drive the sharpening under the rib, hooray, there is nothing more to want !!!!
            In order to "be responsible for the words" strength is needed, and Russia, slowly gaining strength, also declares its I in the world. Agree, it would be much worse if WE were shouting "yes we will break", "yes we will not allow" and not be able to do this if aggression began, or get involved in an open war with the West and even with the East in part. I agree more with Ascetic - we are no longer Russia of the 90s, looking into the mouth of the West, but not the USSR, with its enormous influence and power in the world. But I also agree with the authors of the article that Russia needs to more actively defend its interests around the world, using the contradictions between the West and East.
            1. silver_roman
              silver_roman 22 October 2013 22: 56
              +1
              yes we will break "," yes we will not allow "

              These are extremes; in no case would I like to see Lavrov in the gene. the UN assembly hit the head of a Qatari sheikh with a cry for Kuzkin’s mother!)
              There are simply a number of issues that require the toughest deeds.
              I will try to list:
              1) drug trafficking and, as a consequence, demography.
              They kill us intentionally while also profiting from this. While there were no NATO troops in Afghanistan, drug trafficking was controlled by the Taliban, who, by the way, fought with us. So with the advent of the democratizers, the turnover grew by 1000% or more (!). You just think about this figure.
              The same applies to alcohol and tobacco. By itself, the oligarchs will not allow the price tag to be raised for all this muck, but at least keep the quality.
              2) Terrorism and terrorists sponsored almost openly. This is the height of arrogance.
              3) Corruption, corrupt media and pro-Western "ultraliberals" or whatever they call them.
              Pure traitors who work tirelessly every day to the misfortune of Russia and not only Russia.

              Now, if at least some order were put in at least in these three areas directly affecting our survival, all of Europe would run to us to the EAC! Believe me already!
      2. GSH-18
        GSH-18 22 October 2013 19: 27
        +1
        In order to pursue a different foreign policy course, it is necessary to have a military budget of at least 60-70 percent of Amer’s. Not to mention the presence of a military-political bloc, in contrast to that. If this does not happen, there will be NO OTHER foreign policy. Well, you understand, huh? One thing is directly related to the other. Therefore, the article seems to me simply the author’s desire to elevate the country to the next level of world significance, bypassing the factors I have listed.
    2. smile
      smile 22 October 2013 17: 07
      +1
      Lech from our city
      This is true. But since then, much has changed, and the authors of the article almost pretended not to notice this, and all the same, expose and expose ... Have you noticed?
  2. Silkway0026
    Silkway0026 22 October 2013 15: 30
    +9
    Soft power is an oxymoron. Or power, or soft ...
    1. Orik
      Orik 22 October 2013 16: 02
      +2
      To have "soft" power, you must have your own meaning, but we still live in Western meanings! The Russian Empire was a stronghold of Orthodoxy, the USSR was a stronghold of socialism, and the Russian Federation? Stronghold of crooks and thieves, oligarchs and bureaucrats, what? What else can we offer others? Nothing, and naturally they choose the western source!
      1. smile
        smile 22 October 2013 17: 23
        +1
        Orik
        In general, it is the crooks and thieves who shout loudest about the stronghold of crooks and thieves. I do not consider Russia to be a stronghold of crooks and thieves; I am not a crook and not a thief, and I consider Russia to be my “stronghold”. Who do you think you are? Or is Russia "this country" for you?
        1. Orik
          Orik 22 October 2013 18: 25
          -1
          You think so much that you could only squeeze out "I consider Russia my" stronghold "and everything ... is empty. laughing This is a loss of identity. That Muslims believe in Alah, Westerners in their mythical freedom, and most of Russia in what?

          As an Orthodox Christian, I believe in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Consubstantial and Inseparable Trinity. In Orthodoxy there are concepts such as "narrow path" or "golden mean", the above-mentioned parts of the idea are on the edges. This idea has been formulated for a long time. God created man in his own image and likeness, i.e. we are godlike. The evil one, having envied the human likeness of God, seduced man into violating the will of God. The first people Adam and Eve had the freedom to choose to do what was proposed or refuse, even after the wrong choice, it was possible to bring repentance, but this did not happen. Thus, original sin entered human nature, thus we ceased to be completely similar to God, the restoration of this similarity to God in its original form is the main IDEA, and earthly life is a trial period. St. Seraphim of Sarov, voiced it as the acquisition of the Holy Spirit. Here there is a place for personal struggle and social labor, for a person must show a personal will to salvation and at the same time love for his neighbors, and his neighbors are at the same time "instruments" of correction (we are like a pebble in the sea, God rubs us against each other and we become round and beautiful).
          The personal in general and the general in the personal can be seen in another example. The "fish" rots from the head both in personal and public occasions. In the personal, a crafty thought first comes, a person accepts it or not, a sinful thought begins, then a sinful act, a sinful act repeated many times turns into passion, which already rules the person. In society, through the personal fall of the higher, a gradual retreat from the truth also occurs, first of individual individuals, then groups are formed, for the sake of their egoistic aspirations they become conductors of destructive ideas for the majority. God openly says "son, give me your heart", does not manipulate and recognizes the freedom of choice for a person (without it, a person would be an animal), and the crafty one (it’s not for nothing that he’s called that way) first gives an outwardly visible “good” thought, even a “fair” one (for example, they pay me little, I am soon underpaid), then the person performs one, two, ..., a hundred and it becomes a passion that requires more and more.
          To protect against internal and external destructive elements, the state exists. "Keeping the world from evil" - "the moral fall of people, puts the world on the brink of destruction" - "brings the antichrist closer" - "keeping the world from the power of the antichrist" - "the main function of the state, saving the people from the final fall" - "symphony of powers" - " spiritual self-sufficiency from another world "-" the foundation of the state on Christian love for God, Church, power (authoritarian-catholic), people, country, family, man "
          ... the main task of power is to help a person save his soul, teach him to be better, and not to live better.
          To this end, a citizen should be granted freedoms “from sin”, but not “for sin”. A person’s desire for freedom “for sin” must suppress the full power of state and church authority, which, in order to achieve this goal, is forced to have a “formidable” character. Whereas freedom “from sin” must be based on love for God and the Church created by Him for this purpose. Love for power, because it was put by God to help all people of goodwill and to protect them. Love for your people and their land, as they were given to us from Above as a kind of inheritance, which God did not give sanction to change. Love for the family and the people around us.
        2. Orik
          Orik 22 October 2013 18: 26
          -1
          This value orientation, along with veche traditions, helped to suppress the spirit of individualism, self-love in people, encouraging the principle of community, collective collectivism, built on the principle of "one for all, all for one."
          The monarchy was seen as the most appropriate form of government pleasing to God, helping a person fight his passions, while democracy was presented as a source of passions and
          vices. Therefore, the culture of Muscovite Russia fought with those who tried in various ways to push the idea of ​​democracy and pluralism into the art, the spirit of individualism and social freedom.
          All this found a way out in the Uvarov triad "Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Narodnost."
          Individual "ideas" only divide people and the worldview of an individual into pieces. The general idea is voiced, and individual creative ideas of people within the general can be different, because both individual states and people are only parts of the whole. From each according to his talents, for someone it is enough conscientiously to sweep the streets, and for someone to climb the cross.
          1. smile
            smile 22 October 2013 18: 47
            +2
            Orik

            well, why did you write all this? ... :)))) and all for nothing, not a single thesis of your comment. to which I replied to you, you did not substantiate anything ... Not one. Nothing.

            And why then have you poured out your good reasoning, much of which is empty idle talk, and the rest is utopian good wishes? ... :)))
            It’s even strange, with such sweet reasoning, to cover the disgusting conclusion of the most worthless part of the Russian tiligentia, who sincerely tried about the inferiority of Russia since the 19th century. And in the same words as you. Or do you think. that the process of boltology itself is much more important than the conclusions that you made? Especially if you are trying to justify absolutely false conclusions with your chatter.
            Currently, your most honest and brilliant supporter is Baba Lera (Novodvorskaya). She defends the same conclusions. as you, only does without your verbiage and does not hide your position .... be proud of your colleague in the fight against the "regime" :)))
            and do not use the proverb about fish, which is jammed up to holes, don’t, just think. how quickly rotten fish will bounce back. if she changes the old head to a new one, as happened when changing the ebon to Pu? :)))
            1. Orik
              Orik 22 October 2013 19: 19
              -5
              Do you have a tantrum or grass on hee hee broke ?! Stop grimacing and be proud of your ur-patriotism, it looks like your ideal of Light from Ivanov.
              1. smile
                smile 22 October 2013 20: 12
                +1
                Orik
                Yeah. no argument is clear. to even try to justify your lies you did not find. Which, incidentally, is not surprising — when you were caught in abstract chatter, there were no concrete arguments ... :))) Just like this girl’s. what are you putting here. :))
                By the way, I am a very calm person and amusing enough — it is extremely difficult to get me crazy, and even more so for you it is unattainable. :))
                ) I noticed that it’s those unfortunate people who are talking about my hysteria who are not able to substantiate their words, like you, for example, and who are starting to get nervous about it .... Don’t worry, I understand that it’s always hard to pass off such obvious lies as the truth
                - you tried as best you could, fought like a lion, as much rubbish was written ... and that you didn’t succeed, there is no fault of yours. :))))
                Goodbye good Luck. :)))
                1. Ruslan67
                  Ruslan67 22 October 2013 20: 31
                  +2
                  Quote: smile
                  I am a very calm person and amusing enough, it is extremely difficult to get me crazy

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                  Quote: smile
                  ) I noticed that exactly those unfortunate people who are not able to substantiate their words speak about my hysteria

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                  Quote: smile
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                  1. smile
                    smile 22 October 2013 21: 07
                    +1
                    Ruslan67
                    Hi myself! :)))

                    You won’t get me out either, I’m running very fast. And if you scare me, then I run for a very long time. :))) Well, it’s up to the tantrums on the run? :)))

                    Of course, it doesn’t bind to the clawed ones, it’s afraid it’s scary ... :))) so we, the Syriy, have to puff off .... while you cool there. :)))
                    1. Ruslan67
                      Ruslan67 22 October 2013 23: 35
                      +2
                      Quote: smile
                      .. while you cool there. :)))

                      If you root for the Russian team in the Champions League is it cool then what in the understanding of toothy work? what laughing
                      1. smile
                        smile 23 October 2013 01: 44
                        +1
                        Ruslan67
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                        Ruslan67 23 October 2013 01: 51
                        +2
                        Quote: smile
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                        Alex 241 23 October 2013 02: 02
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                        Ruslan67 23 October 2013 02: 08
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                        Quote: Alex 241
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                        Ruslan67 23 October 2013 02: 21
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                        Alex 241 23 October 2013 02: 25
                        +1
                        Quote: Ruslan67
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                        Ruslan67 23 October 2013 02: 30
                        +1
                        Quote: Alex 241
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                        Ruslan67 23 October 2013 02: 35
                        +2
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                        Alex 241 23 October 2013 02: 37
                        +1
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                      12. Ruslan67
                        Ruslan67 23 October 2013 02: 43
                        +2
                        Quote: Alex 241
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                        Alex 241 23 October 2013 02: 48
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                        Ruslan67 23 October 2013 02: 57
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                        Quote: Alex 241
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                        Alex 241 23 October 2013 02: 59
                        +1
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                        Ruslan67 23 October 2013 03: 06
                        +2
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                        Alex 241 23 October 2013 03: 09
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  • dmitrich
    dmitrich 23 October 2013 04: 38
    0
    and your ideal to see Novodvorskaya.
  • velikoros-xnumx
    velikoros-xnumx 22 October 2013 16: 08
    +4
    Quote: Silkway0026
    Soft power is an oxymoron. Or power, or soft ...

    I do not quite agree. What about aiki-do?
  • Goodmen
    Goodmen 22 October 2013 16: 28
    +2
    Quote: Silkway0026
    Soft power is an oxymoron. Or power, or soft ...


    This is when "I will beat carefully, but hard")))))
    Not with an iron pipe, but with a boxing glove! )))))
    Something like that.
    smile
    1. Bigriver
      Bigriver 22 October 2013 16: 45
      +5
      Quote: Goodmen
      ... This is when "I will beat carefully, but hard")))))
      Not with an iron pipe, but with a boxing glove! )))))
      Something like that.
      smile

      Our decision on Syria with chemical weapons, quite a judo or aikido laughing
      Using the energy of the enemy to bring him out of balance.
  • kaktus
    kaktus 22 October 2013 16: 54
    0
    well, for example, a ton of cotton wool wassat
  • andrei332809
    andrei332809 22 October 2013 15: 38
    +4
    the article is interesting, but these are just general words, behind which there is no action. yes, you have to be tougher, and not only with outright enemies, but also with "friends" ... but who will do this? at the everyday level, you can push your opponent in the face, but on the world stage ... so far only through onishchenko
    1. smile
      smile 22 October 2013 17: 26
      0
      andrei332809
      Exactly! The article is a usual set of "terrible revelations", bearing a populist character, behind which not a single drop of constructiveness is hidden.
      1. andrei332809
        andrei332809 22 October 2013 17: 28
        +2
        Quote: smile
        wearing a populist character, behind which not a bit of a construct is hidden.

        hi
        1. Botanologist
          Botanologist 22 October 2013 18: 42
          +2
          The current composition of the Government is not adequate

          Gold words.
    2. ksan
      ksan 22 October 2013 21: 26
      0
      ... so far only through onishchenko
      So Onishchenko is one of the varieties of "soft power". After all, "bacteria" can be found in Belarusian milk and Kazakh stew if desired. until they find fellow
  • optimist
    optimist 22 October 2013 15: 39
    +6
    What kind of "power" can we talk about if the loot, real estate and families of our "elite" are there, against whom this very force should be directed? It turns out that our government should itself in ... fuck ??? laughing
    1. smile
      smile 22 October 2013 17: 30
      +4
      optimist
      Prala! Doloooo !!!! Urgently change leadership to oppositionErov! Oh, they will appreciate for Russia! And Russia will flourish and all of us will be happy! :)))
      Read the president? I listen to you very carefully. :)))
    2. ksan
      ksan 22 October 2013 21: 32
      +1
      optimist (5) RU Today, 15:39

      What kind of "power" can we talk about if the loot, real estate and families of our "elite" are there, against whom this very force should be directed? It turns out that our government should itself in ... fuck ??? laughing
      And you do not know that "our power" adopted a law prohibiting senior government officials from having accounts and real estate abroad? Do you think she is fucking herself?
  • ivshubarin
    ivshubarin 22 October 2013 15: 44
    +7
    It is not clear why Russia does not use the weapons of "partners", send saboteurs to destroy the desalination plants from the Saudis, arrange nat. pogroms in London, start campaigning for separation of states from the United States. Gotta play by their rules
    1. Orik
      Orik 22 October 2013 16: 05
      0
      Gotta play by their rules

      Here is our democracy and plays by their rules ... sad
  • My address
    My address 22 October 2013 15: 48
    0
    Citizens Lepekhin and Petrov!
    Do you think that DAM is hindered by GDP? And the GDP is tied hands and he is afraid of whom?
    Yes, GDP is only its policy! And only for OWN in power! It is just that in foreign policy these interests and the interests of the country largely coincide.
    Authors, wake up!
    1. Goodmen
      Goodmen 22 October 2013 16: 35
      +1
      Quote: My address
      It’s just that in foreign policy these interests and the interests of the country coincide in many respects.


      Clearly !!!!
      The proof is simple - in the foreign policy of LEO !!!
      In the inside there is a peace door!
      Does it really happen? It seems to me that no ...
  • Genur
    Genur 22 October 2013 15: 52
    +5
    Power is not only feared, but respected. Strength must be smart, but not toothless.
  • Fin
    Fin 22 October 2013 16: 06
    +7
    The Russian leadership must tirelessly beat the world public with reminders and warnings about the aggressive nature of American military projects.

    To begin with, our helmsmen need to call a spade a spade. And then "partners", "LGBT community", "Syrian rebels" are more understandable villains, homosexuals, bandits. And more often "cause concern" with hunger and lack of honey. helping the poor in the US ... etc. And Hollande and the Dutch in general with g .... m should be mixed.
    1. smile
      smile 22 October 2013 17: 36
      +3
      Fin
      :))) What do you think, if Lavrov calls homosexuals from the United Nations rostrum p ... doors, gives Hollande to the snout and barks into the face of the US Secretary of State, will this greatly improve our image? :))) Or is it great that will benefit our foreign policy? There is such a thing - a diplomatic protocol. which we always adhered to, even in the 20s.
      1. Fin
        Fin 22 October 2013 20: 02
        +1
        Quote: smile
        What do you think, if Lavrov calls homosexuals from the United Nations rostrum p ... doors, gives Hollande to the snout and barks into the face of the US Secretary of State, will this greatly improve our image? :

        Be careful: I wrote a bugger (medical term). They thought up the rest themselves. Do not go deep into everyday life. And how does the protocol fit: Putin's (Kremlin regime), Chechen rebels? Or can they?
        1. smile
          smile 22 October 2013 21: 23
          +1
          Fin
          Come on, you understand me. :)))
          And by and large, I agree with you. I just think that at present our Foreign Ministry and Pu are acting quite successfully on the international scene. And it is in this area that I personally have the least number of complaints.
          You’ll laugh, but I myself would be very scared to hear how Lavrov would answer with another usual stone expression on his face about homosexuals — we don’t get hurt, and we don’t even treat him, because the initiative to seek medical help is the prerogative of the patient. :)))
    2. novobranets
      novobranets 22 October 2013 19: 32
      +2
      Quote: Fin
      To begin with, our helmsmen need to call a spade a spade.

      There is an old proverb, "simplicity is worse than theft."
      1. Fin
        Fin 22 October 2013 20: 05
        +1
        Quote: novobranets
        There is an old proverb, "simplicity is worse than theft."

        SIMPLICITY BETTER THIEF. It is said disapprovingly about whose simplicity, credulity, naivety bring harm, trouble.
        Learn to apply proverbs to the place.
        1. novobranets
          novobranets 22 October 2013 20: 11
          +1
          Quote: Fin
          naivety brings harm, trouble.
          1. Fin
            Fin 22 October 2013 20: 17
            +1
            Quote: novobranets
            Quote: Fin
            naivety brings harm, trouble.

            Naive, th, th; Vienna. Simple-minded, revealing inexperience, ignorance. Naive girl. N. question. It is naive (adv.) To reason. II noun naivety, and
            1. novobranets
              novobranets 22 October 2013 20: 38
              +1
              You know Russian, I believe.
              clearer villains, buggers, bandits
              What then do you offer steering this slang punks?
              1. Fin
                Fin 22 October 2013 20: 48
                +1
                Quote: novobranets
                What then do you offer steering this slang punks?

                Offered drinks
                1. novobranets
                  novobranets 22 October 2013 20: 56
                  +2
                  It would be funny to see the edited GDPR speech. "- Brothers, I’ll be a bastard if these wolves And pimples, once again run into our sidekick in Syria, I, like, like Tuzik a hot water bottle ..." laughing
                  1. smile
                    smile 22 October 2013 21: 29
                    +1
                    novobranets
                    Fin
                    Guys, I read your polemics with pleasure and put advantages on both sides. With humor, everything is fine with us - why swear something - after all, we are all clear-minded people. :)))
                    1. novobranets
                      novobranets 22 October 2013 21: 46
                      +1
                      Yes, we don’t swear, we communicate. hi
  • vagabo
    vagabo 22 October 2013 16: 45
    +6
    The authors of the article do not even understand the very essence of the concept of "soft power" in diplomacy. As a famous creature of nature, he understands oranges. "Soft power" is something in which Westerners have always outplayed us, and we have underestimated for a long time. This is a resource of culture, the role of non-governmental organizations (Russian and correct, of course), mass media like "Russia Today", influence on public opinion abroad and much more. "Soft power" does not cancel, but only reinforces other forms of diplomacy that are familiar to us.
    I have already written here several times that "diplomacy is the art of the possible." The country as a whole and the Foreign Ministry in particular does not have a magic wand. This is from another opera. There will be a strong army and navy behind - there will be other results to contain the demoniac, who has lost the shores of Washington with a pack of henchmen.
    Do not understand the topic, do not grasp it! Separate thoughts are correct, albeit with a sore point. It’s necessary, it’s necessary. Most of what you wrote about is already done. You can do better - do it or at least show how to do it!
  • APES
    APES 22 October 2013 16: 51
    +2
    Eighth, a serious reorganization of the Foreign Intelligence Service, the FSB, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Russian Ministry of Defense and other structures is necessary for new tasks

    point 8 - very embarrassing, with the word reorganization - the reform does not arbitrarily start to shudder

    can come up with a new word, such as, for example: strengthening, strengthening, priority, increasing funding at worst.

    It's just that something with the reorganization-reforms in our country, according to "Chernomyrdinsky" somehow comes out
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  • kaktus
    kaktus 22 October 2013 16: 57
    0
    In general, Russia has two allies - the army and the navy soldier
    1. alekseyal
      alekseyal 22 October 2013 18: 33
      0
      Three, more special services
      1. novobranets
        novobranets 22 October 2013 19: 11
        0
        more special services
        There was one special service in the world, from the mention of which, in the West, very good coverage was covered with hoarfrost. The current services are a miserable likeness, a shadow. As well as the Ministry of Internal Affairs saturated with corruption.
  • razved
    razved 22 October 2013 17: 16
    +1
    the implementation of "soft power" is impossible without the support of powerful armed forces. In general, so. what SHOULD be one can agree. But the question is: do the authors have access to all the guidelines of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?
  • Bigriver
    Bigriver 22 October 2013 17: 16
    +4
    Finally, it is incomprehensible winked
    Why, the Zhentelmen are hooked on "soft / hard". The author, after all, not for hard power smile
    He is for a more thorough, wider, higher, wider !!! That is, not as soft, narrow and low as he sees laughing
    A little dumb article from Theoretical.
    Too lazy to disassemble the points.
  • MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 22 October 2013 18: 11
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    “soft power” policy - in the form in which it is recorded in official documents of the Russian Foreign Ministry and in a situation where bloody events of various kinds are increasingly unfolding near Russian borders - not just nonsense, but a crime against Russia and its people.
    For a long time not near the borders ... The thunder is thundering and the alarm is ringing "Do something or the people will fix everything by the methods known throughout our history .." ..
    about the inferiority of the concept of "soft power", adopted not so long ago by Russian diplomacy. They begin to kill us in our territory (peaceful again ..)
    The boiling point has already arrived! The Syrian people were saved when the Russian people wait in line ...? I’m a little emotionally just starting to boil blood .. already there is no tolerance .. Here such men are!
  • pahom54
    pahom54 22 October 2013 18: 36
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    Well, what can you say here: "There is no doubt that the policy pursued by the Government of Dmitry Medvedev does not correspond to the new priorities in the foreign and domestic policy of Russia, which are becoming a response to new and growing external and internal threats. The current composition of the Government is not adequate. not only by virtue of the liberal decision-making methodology prevailing in it, but also by virtue of elementary inefficiency and corruption, and therefore needs serious personnel modernization.In our opinion, the most important condition for launching a new Russian Foreign Policy Strategy (and, as a consequence, bringing into compliance with the growing threats of domestic politics) and its first step should be a fundamental cleansing of the security forces and the Foreign Ministry from liberals and other "agents of influence" of foreign intelligence services and transnational corporations. "...
    The article is to the point thought out ... Why does the person who writes it see the problems and show ways to solve them, and the government is blind and deaf at this moment?
    It’s time to stop looking at the opinions of all the jerks who displeased the strong Russia. Little North Koreans, who have two or three strategic missiles with a period of preparation for launch of almost two days, are not afraid to threaten the United States. I do not call on our leadership and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in particular to brandish a nuclear baton, but our army is already creeping out of the collapse into which it began to be driven under Gorbachev (yes, the EBN only developed its collapse), and can be a good leverage when carrying out a tough Russia's foreign policy to protect its interests.
    And then I remember an example of a "soft" policy: "Forcing the aggressor to peace" - and you don't know whether to cry or laugh ... It was only the Jesuits who were masters to call white black and vice versa.
    Note that the author speaks of the need to prepare special groups of power structures, including the Armed Forces, for action abroad. This already sounds more normal and warns "partners" who want to weaken Russia's position.
    That's right, you need to accept the doctrine of hard pursuing a policy of protecting your (Russian) interests anywhere in the world, and especially - near your borders.
    The forum often talks about the need to return to Stalin's politics, I would add - carried out with the help of an unyielding Mr. No.
    The article is a big plus, the government is a huge minus.
  • DPN
    DPN 22 October 2013 18: 46
    +1
    Quote: Lech from our city
    Just the Syrian people showed their will -

    It is unfortunate that the Soviet people did not manage to show this will. The president directs the work of the Foreign Ministry, remember Primakov, who turned the plane in the air. The people supported him, and the drunk Yeltsin immediately removed him from his post.
  • voliador
    voliador 22 October 2013 18: 47
    +1
    Until there is a powerful economy based on production, and not the pumping out of oil and gas, until there is a powerful army, while bureaucrats tremble for their mansions in London and villas in France - what kind of strong and tough diplomacy can we talk about? There is nothing to reinforce it.
  • Mr. Tyler
    Mr. Tyler 22 October 2013 18: 54
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    Foreign policy is a continuation of domestic policy. Foreign policy is based on the economic and military power of the state + support of allies.
    I agree with Orik, the absence of a clear foreign policy is a consequence of the loss of national identity in the state and, in general, state-forming thought. ... at 90 we did not know what we wanted and could not do anything.
    At the same time, we cannot carry out a revolutionary "seizure of spheres of influence" in foreign policy either globally or in the near abroad, there are no free niches left, moreover, we are being ousted from our traditional spheres of influence, because Apart from petrodollars and debt cancellation, we have little to offer - no technology, no idea.
    In many ways, the reflection of foreign policy is determined by the economic interests of the country itself and its bourgeoisie.
    We have 2 allies - the army and navy, well, m. Kazakhstan and in some part of Armenia.
    The army is at the stage of permanent and multidirectional reform.
    There is no national idea, there is no internal political unity, the political class is not thinking about the good of the state, but about its problems.
    Let's first decide what and to whom we will go.
    In these cases, our foreign policy reflects the real state of our state on the possibility of influencing world processes. Victory in Syria is a "smart" victory, we beat them tactically, but it is not known who the strategic victory will be.
  • DPN
    DPN 22 October 2013 19: 11
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    Quote: MIKHAN
    when will the Russian people wait in line ...?

    Never when will it wait, according to history: S. Razin, E. Pugachev, Lenin ,.
    Yeltsin dragged the country back into full service, so after 100 years.
    Our oligarchs do not have a strong, strong Russia, and they need everything beyond the border.
    And the Foreign Ministry can pursue a soft policy only if there are strong ARMY and Navy behind it.
  • MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 22 October 2013 19: 28
    +1
    Quote: DPN
    Quote: MIKHAN
    when will the Russian people wait in line ...?

    Never when will it wait, according to history: S. Razin, E. Pugachev, Lenin ,.
    Yeltsin dragged the country back into full service, so after 100 years.
    Our oligarchs do not have a strong, strong Russia, and they need everything beyond the border.
    And the Foreign Ministry can pursue a soft policy only if there are strong ARMY and Navy behind it.

    Well, you shouldn't have been so gloomy .. Russia was breaking the backs of both its own and others' right and left (I would not like this again) .. But obviously too many devils have to be divorced ..! They can fight in Russia and not remotely ... "The Russians are coming! " this terrifying schemer is still relevant! soldier
  • DPN
    DPN 22 October 2013 19: 34
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    Quote: optimist
    What kind of "power" can we talk about if the loot, real estate and families of our "elite" are there, against whom this very force should be directed? It turns out that our government should itself in ... fuck ??? laughing

    Very true noticed !!!
  • artist-mamluk
    artist-mamluk 22 October 2013 19: 47
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    Everything probably depends on us, that's when we go to bulk, bypassing the "government", stabbing a naked woman .. oh, we pass, a naked woman ... on the head of the bulk, and all the swamp jabot will go to build a garden city on Franz Josef Land. Maybe then we will start to respect, eh?
    1. novobranets
      novobranets 22 October 2013 20: 32
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      Quote: artist-mamluk
      that's when we bulk, bypassing the "government" pinned naked woman .. oh, we pass, naked serdyuk .. oh on the head of the bulk

      In the West, they will be made martyrs of these naked women ... Russia will once again be called a barbaric country. We will give trump cards in the hands of enemies. And what's next, who will benefit from this? The aforementioned gentlemen, dressed in trousers and sweatshirts, should ride a Stolypin carriage in the direction of Franz Joseph Land, and only by law, this needs to be achieved. As a separate issue, but the law should be. We are not savages, savages are not respected.
      1. artist-mamluk
        artist-mamluk 23 October 2013 06: 34
        +1
        I completely agree that it is necessary according to the law, well, it’s just given me everything, I want to end it once and for all. And on the back, let them beat everyone on the iconostasis, I do not mind, but only on the back and not ours.
        1. novobranets
          novobranets 23 October 2013 14: 58
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          What got it, that's right, I can’t. We need to fight this, but how, frankly, I don’t know, I only know that the riots never led to anything good. I don’t remember such a case in history.