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“Cynic Time”

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“Cynic Time”Russia has too often shown natural generosity in past centuries. The reward was an endless stream of accusations and claims from those whom Moscow had recently generously endowed.


It was incomprehensible to me all the time: why Russian government funds (the Gorchakov Fund, the Russkiy Mir Foundation) distribute grants to Ukrainian politicians who cynically and squeamishly respond to “Moscow boyars” who want to extort money from them without actually giving anything in return.

No country has distributed to its neighbors as many territories as Russia has done. And what do we see?

Western Ukraine, which today lives off subsidies from the eastern regions, donated by generous hands of Lenin and Khrushchev, demonstrates a boorish attitude to everything Russian.

Do the Kyiv residents remember that Russia gave them 40% of the country's territory, which was won back by the blood of Catherine II soldiers from the Turks and the Crimean Tatars? No, they consider Russia a “prison of nations” and the Tatars are friends.

Lithuania was presented with Memel (Klaipeda) and the Vilna region, is she grateful? Also no.

Are the Georgian people corny rescued from extermination by the Turks and Persians? A few years ago, the Russian peacekeepers in South Ossetia ironed with a smile.

In 1815, Alexander I achieved the preservation of Polish statehood and adopted the Principality of Warsaw under the protectorate of Russia, granted the Poles the Constitution, their own government and army. Austria and Prussia were against. And who was right?

Already in 1830, the Poles fully thanked Russia for the bounty of their souls, massacring sleeping Russian soldiers and officers in Warsaw. With the filing of Jozef Pilsudski, it was Germany and Austria-Hungary — whose rulers urged Alexander I to liquidate Polish statehood — that became Poland’s best friends.

In 1878, Russian troops defeated the Ottoman Empire, saving the Bulgarians from extermination. At the Berlin Congress, Germany and Austria-Hungary unitedly opposed the independence of Bulgaria and, as a result, reduced its territory as much as possible, which had been established earlier by Alexander II’s generous hand. They did not approve of the fact that the “prison of nations” Russia gave the Bulgarians constitutional rule and a parliamentary system.

Did the Bulgarians appreciate the efforts of Russia and the ingratitude of the Western countries? Already in the 1886 year, “bros” staged a real anti-Russian hysteria, during which Russian diplomats were beaten, Russian flags were burned in public, forced Tsar Alexander III to withdraw embassy staff for security purposes. Sophia proclaimed Russia, which did not shed blood, as its allies, and Austria-Hungary and Germany.

Do you know the reason? As in the situation with Poland, Georgia, Lithuania, Ukraine - Russia did not allow local elites to steal. The main Russian adviser, General Sobolev, demanded saving taxpayers' money, and a Russian protege, Bulgarian Finance Minister Petko Karavelov was the only Bulgarian official who did not steal a single penny and did not give to others.

But Europe has turned a blind eye to the fact that an anti-Russian Bulgaria has been established under an authoritarian regime, the opposition has been put into prison, and embezzlement has flourished. Western moralists have always remained principled only in those issues where it was not about money!

Russia has too often shown natural generosity in past centuries. The reward was an endless stream of accusations and claims from those whom Moscow had recently generously endowed.

That is why it is time to become more pragmatic, and sometimes, maybe, even (I am not afraid of this word) cynical in their strategic calculations!

According to the forecasts of the Asian Bank, in 2050, 51% of world production will be concentrated in East and South Asia. The economies of China and India, as rightly noted by Sergei Glazyev, turned out to be the most stable under the conditions of the crisis. Therefore, the vector of Russia's economic development should be directed to this dynamically developing region - away from the decrepit, narcissistic Europe.

Young Asian tigers are not interested in poor. And Russia will be accepted here as an equal partner if it continues to show growth. For the latter, new financial investments are needed.

Making the most of prices for a greedy Europe for hydrocarbons and other products, extorting new technologies and developments by hook or by crook from the EU, Moscow is making its way into the Asian future.

Situationally this requires an alliance with Berlin. After all, the voice of Germany is decisive in the EU. It is not about making friends with the Germans, as in the days of the GDR.

Friends in the modern world do not exist. The future of Germany is also uninteresting - that is their business. Just now Berlin must be used for its own good. Just as they had recently used us during Yeltsin’s time to raise the standard of living of their burghers.

Equally pragmatic should be the decision to include Turkey or Iran in the Customs Union or not. We must discard all sorts of ideologies and historical past.

It is important that, from an economic point of view, the eternal opponents of Russia in the wars of the 18th-19th centuries are more profitable acquisitions than the poor “brothers” and “sisters” - Ukraine and Moldova.

According to all forecasts, Ankara and Tehran will continue to develop dynamically, entering into the twenty of the largest economies in the world. Obviously, their financial resources are much more useful to Moscow for moving to the East than the groans of Kiev and Chisinau.

Whether we like it or not, the 21st century will continue to be an era of colossal cynicism, multiplied by the possibilities of new technologies! And the national idea of ​​Russia should be pragmatism, multiplied by the cold economic calculation and the maximum benefit.
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  1. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 31 October 2013 08: 01
    13
    Healthy cynicism is definitely useful, especially nowadays! hi
    1. Canep
      Canep 31 October 2013 08: 12
      +8
      Now Russia has saved Syria as a state, let's see what gratitude will be.
      1. Arberes
        Arberes 31 October 2013 10: 02
        +7
        Quote: Canep
        Now Russia has saved Syria as a state, let's see what gratitude will be.

        There are things to do. Syria is just that country with which our stability and prosperity in the Caucasus begin. So I would personally, after the troubled time has passed in this country, gently asked my Syrian partners to open a real large military base on its territory with the obligatory presence of our Air Force in it!
        And I’m finished with TV ads.
        RUSSIA - A Bountiful SOUL!
      2. true love
        true love 31 October 2013 10: 35
        +1
        It is too early to set a point in the Syrian war.
      3. JIaIIoTb
        JIaIIoTb 31 October 2013 14: 15
        +2
        Syria will be grateful or not, we are not interested. Our interest was that Syria existed. Well, thanks if it is, it is just a nice bonus.
      4. goldfinger
        goldfinger 31 October 2013 14: 58
        0
        Quote: Canep
        Now Russia has saved Syria as a state, let's see what gratitude will be.

        Neighbor is Belarusian. The same predictable. As before, they will not pay a cent for weapons, they will say that it is junk, they are not friends with the infidels, etc. All this has happened more than once, after the end of World War II. Billions taken from their people were thrown into the sands of the Middle East - the result is zero. Even minus zero, political. Will it really not come that Christians cannot be "friends" for them? And with the unbelievers, all means are good, up to and including perjury, i.e. violation of all agreements. No one has received as much outside help as the UAR (United Arab Republic - Syria + Egypt.) Draw your own conclusion.
    2. Deniska999
      Deniska999 31 October 2013 08: 48
      +6
      We save everyone, but in return one dirt.
      1. varov14
        varov14 31 October 2013 14: 52
        +1
        "Whether we like it or not, the XNUMXst century will continue to be an era of colossal cynicism, multiplied by the possibilities of new technologies! And Russia's national idea should be pragmatism, multiplied by cold economic calculation and maximum benefit."
    3. avt
      avt 31 October 2013 10: 14
      +6
      Quote: Valery Neonov
      Healthy cynicism is definitely useful, especially nowadays!

      Yes, the article is good, except for one, Turkey is not needed in the CU. Well, to hell with us, at least, the replacement of former Soviet migrant workers with the Turks. Yes, and to develop a neo-Ottoman empire we have no reason, I already wrote about this. At least we will have a headache in the form of illusions among some about the great Turan, and a surge of Islamism.
      Quote: Canep
      Now Russia has saved Syria as a state, let's see what gratitude will be.

      Russia saves itself, first of all, helping to destroy those who would have been in the Caucasus and the Volga region, as well as part of the elite felt like a real player of the Great Game, which is worth a lot against the background of claims that "rushka" is over. If you are interested in the material aspect - Assad announced the transfer of rights to gas production.
    4. APES
      APES 31 October 2013 11: 30
      +1
      Quote: Valery Neonov
      Healthy cynicism is uniquely beneficial


      Cynicism cannot be healthy.

      Cynicism cannot be useful, even for you - because what you reap is what you reap.
    5. Kolya
      Kolya 31 October 2013 20: 40
      0
      "Do you know what the reason is? As in the situation with Poland, Georgia, Lithuania, Ukraine - Russia did not allow local elites to steal." - this is the best explanation of relations with some neighboring countries of Russia that I have ever heard
  2. Humpty
    Humpty 31 October 2013 08: 08
    +8
    From whom to expect gratitude, from Georgians or Lithuanians? The dog knows whose meat was eaten.
    In Armenia, currently allied Russia, not long before the collapse of the union, anti-Soviet hysteria was whipped up on the basis of a "shortage" of dairy products. In the union, milk consumption was significantly higher than in developed caps. countries. In Armenia, it was consumed two times more than the average in the Union.
    Now it’s convenient to be friends with Russia.
    Debtors do not like lenders.
    "Russians always come for their money" (Bismarck).
  3. Same lech
    Same lech 31 October 2013 08: 08
    +2
    I agree with the author - in the pursuit of independence, some of our friends put in quotation marks on RUSSIA their manhood in an open way.
  4. makarov
    makarov 31 October 2013 08: 34
    +3
    "..Western Ukraine, which today lives on subsidies from the eastern regions, donated by the generous hands of Lenin and Khrushchev, demonstrates a boorish attitude towards everything Russian ..."

    The author of the article, for some unknown reason, "forgot" to add the word "Ukraine" after the phrase "from the eastern regions".
    And the rest, I will say this:
    When there was a war to liberate the USSR and Europe, the multinational blood of soldiers — ordinary workers, peasants, intelligentsia, who became WARRIORS — was of the same color, regardless of gender, nation, and religious beliefs. And they died while performing military duty ALL SAME HONESTY !!!
    1. leon-iv
      leon-iv 31 October 2013 09: 52
      +7
      Yeah, only the majority of our population perceives eastern and southern Ukraine as a temporarily occupied territory.
  5. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 31 October 2013 08: 42
    +4
    I think that the saying is truly correct: "Do not do good, you will not get evil." History has once again confirmed this. and were known as "civilizers" and "liberators"
    1. ele1285
      ele1285 31 October 2013 10: 07
      +3
      What do you want from accused? There is a joke about their psychology.
      An old Englishman sits in an armchair near the fireplace, covered with a blanket. His grandson walks nearby and asks: "Grandpa, did you fight?"
      Yes, my granddaughters fought. Here, at 44, our company was taken prisoner by the Germans, and they say: "Choose either we will make you women or we will shoot you."
      And what did you choose grandfather?
      Grandson shot me
  6. vickul
    vickul 31 October 2013 09: 23
    +4
    Absolutely agree with the author. Only in this way can and should live in the modern world.
  7. Peaceful military
    Peaceful military 31 October 2013 09: 35
    +5
    That is why it is time to become more pragmatic, and sometimes, maybe, even (I am not afraid of this word) cynical in their strategic calculations!

    It is high time, and starting with domestic politics, with the attitude towards Russians within Russia.
    1. creak
      creak 31 October 2013 10: 16
      +6
      The attraction of unprecedented generosity will continue to this day, debts to quite solvent countries have been written off and are being written off, but I don’t remember that at least once any debt was written off to my own citizens (not to mention adequate compensation for "burned out" Soviet deposits) ... At the same time paid compensation to the holders of Russian securities from the times of the Russian Empire in France ... It seems that our leaders act in relation to their own citizens according to the saying - they did not live well, there is nothing to start ...
  8. ed65b
    ed65b 31 October 2013 09: 43
    +2
    The author is right. one addition. Brothers Ukrainians need to prepare a revolution. Sweep the rotten regime and unite with Russia.
    1. leon-iv
      leon-iv 31 October 2013 09: 54
      +8
      Now I don’t believe in it and we don’t need Ukraine yet. Let the square eat up to the brim. And we'll see.
  9. Renat
    Renat 31 October 2013 10: 02
    +7
    Truly, help will be forgotten 100 times. 1 time refusals will be remembered forever.
  10. ele1285
    ele1285 31 October 2013 10: 10
    0
    The Anglo-Saxons are always like that, they cynically want to be good.
  11. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 31 October 2013 10: 13
    +6
    For decades, the USSR, professing the principles of socialist internationalism, to the detriment of their own interests, nurtured a socialist camp. In "gratitude" to us, these countries quickly joined NATO, became uncompromising enemies of Russia. In their hatred, they surpassed the eternal enemies of our country: England, France, Germany. Did the same former republics of the USSR. As part of the Union, they achieved outstanding results, turning from semi-feudal provinces into states with a modern economy. After the collapse of a great country. they began to pour streams of dirt on Russia, accusing it of all mortal sins. So people can do only foolish and ungrateful.
    1. Valery Neonov
      Valery Neonov 31 October 2013 10: 29
      +1
      +. One smart Chinese said:Noble people live in harmony with other people, but do not follow other people, low follow other people, but do not live in harmony with them.-said a long time ago, but you can’t say more precisely.
  12. takojnikuzheest
    takojnikuzheest 31 October 2013 10: 36
    +2
    Quote: makarov

    When there was a war to liberate the USSR and Europe, the multinational blood of soldiers — ordinary workers, peasants, intelligentsia, who became WARRIORS — was of the same color, regardless of gender, nation, and religious beliefs. And they died while performing military duty ALL SAME HONESTY !!!
    Of course, of course, the UPA "tried" especially hard in this regard.
    No dear, the author has not forgotten anything. And we have not forgotten.
  13. SPLV
    SPLV 31 October 2013 10: 46
    +3
    Probably the correct logic. But it is not clear for what reason modern Russia should turn back to its own lands? Can he give a damn about the Far East, since it is farther from Moscow than Iran? And why do we need the Khanty-Mansiysk and Yamalo-Nenets okrugs, Yakutia - there are no plants there? Down with Kaliningrad - he is far away, we will give it as Svalbard, only to the Germans.
    It is important that, from an economic point of view, the eternal opponents of Russia in the wars of the 18th-19th centuries are more profitable acquisitions than the poor “brothers” and “sisters” - Ukraine and Moldova.

    Beggars are just the authors who express such. Not in cash, but in poor spirit and mind. It becomes a shame for such analysts.
  14. alebor
    alebor 31 October 2013 10: 53
    +1
    In general, I agree with the author of the article, but here is the phrase at the end: "It is important that from an economic point of view, Russia's eternal adversaries in the wars of the XNUMXth-XNUMXth centuries are a more profitable asset than the poor" brothers "and" sisters "- Ukraine and Moldova." - If you think so, then the West Germans from the FRG should not have united with the eastern "beggar brothers" from the GDR? Not everything can be measured in money and the unity of the country and the people is dear. And so, arguing, it would be possible to buy off Hitler, giving him Ukraine and Belarus, the Germans, by and large, did not need another from us.
  15. polly
    polly 31 October 2013 11: 15
    +3
    It’s sad, of course, even in our wolf’s time, we can only consider pragmatism and cold calculation as a national idea. Yes, we cannot survive without it now, but it’s unnatural for a Russian-minded person ... They broke a Soviet man, but can modern cynics to break the Russian soul?
  16. Sunjar
    Sunjar 31 October 2013 11: 29
    +7
    Yes, dogs are ungrateful. I am not against those peoples who now live in the countries that have separated from the USSR, but against their rulers, who thought: "Now we will separate from Russia, and then we will live richly and happily." No former Soviet Republic is now living well or better than the USSR. Many go to work back to Russia, while they are ready to kiss the employer's ass and plow for a gift, so that their relatives do not die of hunger in their homeland, or to Europe, those who are closer to it, but on the same slave conditions.

    In addition to Russia, they are not needed in FIG. Is that as slaves. It was Russia and the Russian people who built factories, schools and universities for them. We made them learn. Now they do not have all this, or on the verge of extinction. It was we, the Russians, who spoiled them, tearing off a piece of bread from ourselves, paying even big money for their goods. Europe and America do not need their goods at all. Resources, if they are there, are needed by other "civilized" countries. A military base can be built there so that it is closer to Russia, thereby exposing the local population under attack.

    Many of the former Union Republics hope for the favor of Europe and the United States, wishing great troubles for Russia, and often its complete destruction. Only now, without Russia, they themselves will immediately die and they will cease to exist as a state and people.
  17. Petrik66
    Petrik66 31 October 2013 13: 41
    +4
    Russia has two allies: the army and the navy. Alexander saw the root. I lived in Moldova and I remember how money was pumped there at the expense of the Russians, and then - Suitcase, Station, Russia. And then the captured Moldovans in Bendery: They forced us, we are one people, Russian brothers - do not kill.
    They are corrupt, they understand only power, only when they are all lashed and despised, then they will obsequiously look into their eyes and sharpen a knife, but on the sly. Ukrainians, but what did they somehow surprise us with, that they once again spat in our direction ?! The strength and awareness of the inevitability of their own doom is what they all understand. No need to look for your own way of human relations with them, they will not understand, they will not appreciate, they will hold for idiots and they will betray you at the right time. They steal, steal and will steal. No need to throw beads in front of these pigs.
  18. ikrut
    ikrut 31 October 2013 14: 14
    +4
    Quote: leon-iv
    Yeah, only the majority of our population perceives eastern and southern Ukraine as a temporarily occupied territory.

    Quite right. At the time of Khmelnytsky it was a "wild field". The last civilized eastern outpost on the Dnieper is the Kodak fortress (now the village of Kodaki within the boundaries of Dnepropetrovsk), built by order of the Poles by the Frenchman Beauplan. Russia not only conquered, but also equipped all these "wild" territories. Cities, infrastructure, roads, ports were built. Well, and already much later, out of the kindness of soul, all this was transferred to the so-called. "Ukraine". Well, then it went. For example, Dnepropetrovsk was founded by the decree of Catherine. However, under the Soviets it was decided that this was not the case, that the cities were founded by the "people". They dug up some Cossack settler Globa, who lived in a farm style not far from the location of the city, and appointed him the founder of Yekaterinoslav. Well, the current "puppies" even came up with a new name for the city - "Sicheslav". And they really want to rename. Although Sich itself is neither ear nor snout to the city.
  19. Old skeptic
    Old skeptic 31 October 2013 14: 21
    +2
    In short. Let everyone who does not love us die. drinks And enough about that.

    Friends, friends, I myself am a good friend.
  20. Polovec
    Polovec 31 October 2013 14: 28
    +5
    Once, while serving in a distant garrison, I witnessed a quarrel between two women. One of them accused her ex-girlfriend of wanting to mess with her, on the basis that she lent her money when she asked. "She wants me to owe her!"
    Russia has similar relations with its neighbors. Where do not kiss them everywhere they fuck.
    Can I stop kissing?
  21. xcvxc73
    xcvxc73 31 October 2013 15: 26
    0
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  22. ekzorsist
    ekzorsist 31 October 2013 20: 22
    +2
    And something "Azat brothers" can not be seen in this topic?!?
    And what is it for? Probably because of their "exclusivity and greatness" !!!
    This is what Russia has ponadar !!! In full and much thanks to one freak, who said "... let everyone take their independence lope ...", blurted out drunk, as always, but half of the country the rabbit profiled.
    By the way, and the results of the All-Union referendum of 91 years, after all, no one has languished, and could not cancel! Isn’t it time to do it ???
    By the way, the same Chinese are in no way going to fully recognize the historical territories of almost Tselinograd, as Kazakhstan's "independence" ... and do not hide it. The only thing holding them back so far is the presence of a neighbor - Russia.
    So what really can be enough to always be kind?!?