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Russia is returning to big politics

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In the second decade of the 21st century, Russia is becoming a major geopolitical actor. The US military was already waiting for Barack Obama's order to strike "Tomahawks" on Syria, but the Kremlin’s peace initiative on the chemical disarmament of Damascus prevented a strike and possible intervention. Russia does not act alone in geopolitics: according to the Western press, the idea of ​​transferring Syrian chemical weapons under UN control was expressed earlier by officials of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland and then US Secretary of State John Kerry. At a joint September press conference with Libyan Foreign Minister Muhammad Abdel-Aziz, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: “It (the proposal) grows from contacts that we had with our American colleagues from yesterday’s statement by John Kerry, who allowed the possibility of avoiding blows if this problem is solved. ” Nevertheless, it was not the United States, but Russia, which convinced the Syrian authorities of the need for chemical disarmament.


In addition, Russia is promoting a peace conference in Geneva. For its part, the American administration in the person of the same John Kerry is also making some efforts to this. But the thugs who do not need peace in Syria and for whom war is both a means of livelihood and a habitual environment of existence are resisting the holding of a peaceful forum. The resistance of the militants to the negotiations once again proves that at present both the United States and Russia pursue one goal - to achieve peaceful progress in the Syrian conflict, which is objected to by Saudi hirelings. (Not for nothing Saudi Arabia "divorces" with America). One can doubt that in the resolution of the Syrian conflict Moscow plays a leading role, but one cannot doubt that it works with Washington as the primary player whose influence the White House takes into account. Today, there is a desire for some kind of geopolitical parity, which is already recognized internationally.

For example, well-known expert Nandan Unnikrishnan, senior researcher at the Observer Research Foundation, notesthat the Syrian conflict shows: Russia is returning to the camp of major international players. According to the analyst, Syria brought the West and Russia at the very moment when, as it seemed, "all hope of reconciliation between the parties was lost." (This is not about the war in Syria, but about the political opposition of Russia and the United States).

In addition, the author notes another fact. Western observers were surprised by the changes that had taken place in Russia: from a “brake” of international politics, this state turned into a constructive force. And this force wants to work with the West in the name of achieving one goal. The analyst concludes: Western surprise says that the Russians were greatly underestimated.

As an argument, the author of the material quotes the head of the Moscow Carnegie Center, Dmitri Trenin, that after the collapse of the USSR, the western elite expected that “Russia is reforming and will become the junior partner of the United States in matters of world politics.” However, instead, "the country was revived in the form of an authoritarian and categorically independent state."

West took advantage of the situation, trying to interpret it in their favor.

“The disappointment of the West has grown into a desire to make Russia a villain, absorbed in the idea of ​​restoring its influence in the world. Any attempt by Moscow to defend its interests in neighboring regions was perceived by the West as part of a "villainous plan to seize power in the world."


Russia's attempts to improve relations were met with a refusal. Then Putin and his team began to fear that the United States would not be content with a change of regime in small countries and sooner or later would deal with large ones, including Russia. And then there is the expansion of NATO to the east ... In response, Moscow thought about creating a multipolar world.

The author draws the following geopolitical result of all this. Today, Russia has become the only country on the planet that has decided to openly confront the United States in the international arena. Russia believes that curbing America’s hegemonic aspirations will benefit the world. Russia is playing into the hands of both the weakening of the United States, exhausted by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the global financial crisis.

As for the war in Syria, it was ideally suited for the implementation of the Kremlin’s plans. According to the said Trenin, whom the author quotes, Putin intends to use the resolution of the conflict in Syria to achieve equality in relations between Russia and the United States.

Victor Martynyuk (KM.ru) cites data from a sociological survey conducted by VTsIOM, according to which 46% of citizens expect a resumption of the Cold War between the United States and Russia. For comparison: in 2009, the total share of those who consider such a situation “very probable” or “quite probable” was 37%.

Meanwhile, a political scientist, director of the Center for Political Studies at the Financial University, Pavel Salin, justified the impossibility of a new cold war between Russia and the United States. According to him, the increase in the proportion of people who are confident in the return of the Cold War, due to anti-American rhetoric in the Russian media that are controlled by the authorities. In fact, a similar situation in relations between Russia and the United States is impossible, the analyst notes. The reason is simple: the coordinate system has changed in the world. One thing is a socialist camp led by the USSR against a capitalist led by the United States. And quite another - a multipolar world. Moreover, neither of the parties today has sufficient resources for asserting unipolarity or bipolarity.

As for the current relations between Russia and the United States, they, according to the political scientist, "remain at a fairly working level." True, “the situation is somewhat complicated by the fact that both from the Russian and the American side, the formation of foreign policy is significantly influenced by people who still remember the Cold War era well and, as a result, think in the category of confrontation between the two countries, believing that everything that happens in the world should be viewed precisely through the prism of the Russian-American confrontation. ”

And this is fundamentally wrong, the expert believes.

Russia's participation in big politics and the country's significant role in the modern multipolar world are perfectly illustrated by the latter the news. If Moscow has not played on an equal footing with Washington, it is making every effort to take it into account in the international arena. And not only to be considered, but also to exclude from the “agenda” the very idea of ​​a “cold war,” which the White House cannot forget about.

Last Friday, the head of the International Committee of the Federation Council, Mikhail Margelov, said RIA News"that Russia is concerned about the loss of inter-parliamentary ties with the United States:

“Over the past year, the Russian side has been persistently urging US lawmakers to restore the lost channel of interaction, which has successfully functioned between the Federation Council and the US Senate for the last ten years. For our part, we have made all possible steps. ”


According to Margelov, the speaker of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, in the midst of the Syrian crisis, sent an appeal to the US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid with a proposal to discuss at the parliamentary level the possibilities of overcoming the current situation. Margelov himself sent three letters to his American colleague Robert Menendez with a proposal to restore inter-committee contact. The result, however, is depressing: the letters remained unanswered. Margelov noticed:

"Meanwhile, the working group of the Council of the Federation of Russia - the US Senate successfully functioned under Menendez's predecessors: John Biden, Richard Lugar, John Kerry."


Margelov had previously talked with US Senator William Bradley. According to Margelov, Bradley agreed on the need to normalize ties both between the committees and between the Federation Council and the US Senate.

Joint preparations for the peace conference in Geneva, which is held at the Russia-US-UN level, also indicate Moscow’s desire to pursue a constructive policy in the world. If the November 23 conference takes place, it may be a turning point in stories protracted Syrian conflict. The international image of Russia largely depends on the success of this event today. The day when the war in Syria will end, will go down in world history.

Armed groups from among those who fight against the Syrian army and refuse to go to the conference should be “automatically” enrolled in the champions of permanent civil war, peace in Damascus not recognizing. It’s time for Washington to finally understand that bearded warriors do not fight for democracy at all, but for territorial sharia, which ideally should be extended to the entire planet.

However, as long as John McCain and other “hawks” in the US Congress faithfully serve their patrons from the military-industrial complex, it is not necessary to speak about the future world in Syria. It would be premature to talk about the warming of relations between the United States and Russia. Politicians who build their business in the armament of the state will always have in mind the formation of a clear image of external enemies. As the latter, both Russia, a historically familiar and convenient target, and those countries which, in the opinion of the aggressors, are far from democracy, can act. Democracy, human rights, all kinds of “freedoms” - this is the basis of the US doctrine of exclusivity, which does not fit into the broad framework of multi-polar good neighborliness and is suitable only for the world with clear hegemon that thinks double standards: for Saudi Arabia there is one pattern, for Syria or Libya - another .

Thus, the Syrian conflict (especially after the invasion of NATO in Libya, in which the Kremlin went on about the West) showed that Russia really returned to big politics, and the United States has no chance to ignore this return. However, America will not rush to resolve the Syrian crisis. To be a hegemon or not to be - this question still torments the White House and Congress. CIA still supplies weapon Syrian "oppositionists" who are separated from the Islamists are about like flies from cutlets. Russia will have to prove more than once in practice that it is worthy of treating itself as an equal partner in the international arena. In the meantime, the White House fancies itself a heavyweight fighter, against whom the boy in the “feather weight” ventured out ...

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  1. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 6 November 2013 08: 49
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    Thus, the Syrian conflict (especially after the NATO invasion of Libya, in which the Kremlin followed the West) showed that Russia has indeed returned to big politics, and the US has no chance to ignore this return.

    We have no other way if we want to be an independent country! No wonder Putin was recognized as the most influential person on the planet.
    1. Canep
      Canep 6 November 2013 08: 53
      12
      Quote: Kovrovsky
      We have no other way if we want to be an independent country!

      Now we can talk not about independence, but about world leadership.
      1. alone
        alone 6 November 2013 20: 13
        +5
        Quote: Canep
        Now we can talk not about independence, but about world leadership.


        with such problems in the economy, in the social sphere, with such reforms and reformers, talking about world domination is somehow not serious.
    2. APES
      APES 6 November 2013 09: 17
      14
      Quote: Kovrovsky
      We have no other way if we want to be an independent country!


      I would say differently:
      If Russia even wants to exist.
    3. Katsin1
      Katsin1 6 November 2013 21: 07
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      Given the fact that Obama is absolutely unsuitable for the presidency, it was not difficult ...
    4. Abracadabra
      Abracadabra 6 November 2013 22: 25
      -4
      Hitler, too, was once "the most influential", all of Putin's influence does not yet mean that the people of Russia will get something from this. All Putin's talents are that he got a nuclear power and minerals, so anyone would be "the most influential" in his place. As long as the Kremlin is being muddied by people who are completely unsuitable, selfish, with purchased diplomas and arranged for their positions by pull, until the people in Russia begin to control the state machine through elections, the judicial system and the media, until then the future of Russia is cloudy. The entire economy is built on dependence on resources, in the development of science, education, high-tech technologies are not invested, or they are somehow invested. Skolkovo, Roskosmos (theft of $ mdov, about which Ivanov knew for 2 years, but did not want to frighten off), Rosoboronservice, Olympics and Summit, etc. endless thieves' offices and "projects" are clear proof that what kind of foolishness and with what indifference lead areas that are important for the development and future of Russia. So far, all this is not so noticeable thanks to resources, the prices for which have been for 10 years, on average 10 times higher than in the 90s, while you can plug holes and sow the illusion of a developing economy. But does anyone think about what will happen if resource prices collapse? Especially for gas and oil, alternatives to which are now increasingly developing and being implemented? The world should not reckon with Putin, but with the Russian people and the strong industrial power Russia.
      1. Wolf 1
        Wolf 1 7 November 2013 09: 18
        +1
        I will dare to warn compatriots against excessive glee. So far, I see everything that is happening as a performance in which the colonial government of Putin is given political points at the expense of a really weak Obama. This is done to strengthen Putin's position in Russia, because he did nothing good: with stable prices for oil and gas, with their ever-increasing production - we ALREADY have a crisis, budget cuts, a constant rise in prices, and, to a heap, an uncontrolled inflow migrants. So that the throne under him does not completely collapse and give him a "small victorious war" in the diplomatic field. And the cries of "getting Russia off its knees" and "returning to superpower status" drown out the rumble of Israeli strikes on Syria, our ally, who is said to have been saved by Putin.
  2. Canep
    Canep 6 November 2013 08: 49
    +9
    Is this called a comeback? Russia simply finished off the full USA, the closest allies are now turning away from them: Israel and Great Britain, Germany and Saudi Arabia. Pakistan generally threatens to block troops in Afghanistan.
    1. Katsin1
      Katsin1 6 November 2013 21: 11
      0
      Wrong. In the US, the most unsuccessful president is in power, perhaps even in history. As a result, a strong president at the head of a weak country (Putin) uncleanly outplayed a weak president at the head of a strong country (Obama). But it’s too early to bury America, it’s such a strong country that it will even survive Obama’s 2 cadences and will blossom again if a president like Reagan comes to power
      1. Abracadabra
        Abracadabra 6 November 2013 21: 42
        +1
        A Bush Jr. was who then? So the United States under Bush's decay? And what did this flowering lead to? Obama is the best and most adequate president, after Kennedy, who has been in the US in recent decades. He even tries to raise the image of the United States in the world, and Bush Jr. spit on it. I have long noticed that Russians / Jews immigrating to the United States always become ardent neocons. Now this is confirmed by the granddaughter of Khrushchev.
        1. Katsin1
          Katsin1 6 November 2013 23: 57
          +1
          There is only one way to raise the image of the United States in the world (90% of the world is the countries of the third and fourth world): lower America below the plinth. America is loved only when misfortunes happen there and at the same time so that it never uses force. Only such a worthless president like Obamych could take this path, while losing all allies. Under Bush, the States had allies that America could rely on. As for the neocons, I am an Israeli, but you are right in saying that I speak English with a heavy republican accent ...
      2. bif
        bif 6 November 2013 22: 34
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        Quote: Katsin1
        if a president like Reagan comes to power

        Yes, one more ex-movie actor at the helm of the states we will survive, but whether America is lying. For half a century there have been no strong presidents in the states ... but they do not decide anything there.
        1. AVV
          AVV 6 November 2013 23: 24
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          The circus left for America, but the clowns remained! They should accept the budget at the beginning of the year, probably again, for three months they’ll agree! It’s better than never !!!
  3. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 6 November 2013 09: 00
    +8
    In the meantime, the White House imagines itself to be a heavyweight fighter, against which the boy in the “feather weight” ventured to go ... Appearance is deceiving, although the turbidity of America’s ideas is only in our hands.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 6 November 2013 09: 01
    +3
    If Moscow has not played on an equal footing with Washington, it is making every effort to reckon with it in the international arena.


    If they cease to reckon with us, they will trample, and then our foreign policy is worthless. And so that the mericatos do not discount us, do not give them a single chance for this.
    1. fisherman
      fisherman 6 November 2013 09: 17
      +2
      And jokers like Comrade Snowden are very useful.
      1. alone
        alone 6 November 2013 20: 14
        +2
        wassat I did not know that all the success of Russian foreign policy depended on such a joker as Snowden.
  5. os9165
    os9165 6 November 2013 09: 05
    +4
    Russia will return to big politics only when its neighbors listen. So far we are only at the beginning of the journey.
    1. nickname 1 and 2
      nickname 1 and 2 6 November 2013 13: 27
      +1
      Quote: os9165
      Russia will return to big politics only when its neighbors listen. So far we are only at the beginning of the journey.


      They are already listening to us! The loudest says the one who says quietly but confidently!

      They drove into football, and such an ironic remark was to some: Well, where? Uh! Who higher than that is more beautiful than the grace?
    2. Migari
      Migari 6 November 2013 20: 34
      0
      Russia has already returned, and the whole world has seen it, the ice has broken. And the neighbors are different, here the Baltic states are mongrels, and the business of mongrels is to bark at an elephant.
  6. Predator-74
    Predator-74 6 November 2013 09: 16
    +3
    Quote: os9165
    Russia will return to big politics only when its neighbors listen. So far we are only at the beginning of the journey.

    I agree, we are only at the very beginning of the journey. In my opinion, the time has come to put our internal affairs in order, and only then will other countries not only take into account, but also listen to us.
    Do not flatter yourself - we are only at the beginning of the path of big politics !!!
  7. makarov
    makarov 6 November 2013 09: 18
    +5
    Russia is returning to big politics. (?), - And she didn’t leave her!
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 6 November 2013 09: 57
      +3
      Quote: makarov
      And she didn’t leave her!

      Only recently, it was an object of politics, now it is a subject ... But with Ukraine everything will soon be the other way around ...
  8. pensioner
    pensioner 6 November 2013 09: 28
    +7
    Thanks Oleg!
    In the meantime, the White House imagines itself to be a heavyweight fighter, against which the boy in the "feather weight" ventured to go ...

    Something immediately came back from Jack London:
    “No one would call it a fight. It was a beating. ... The public's confidence in the outcome of the competition, as well as its addiction to the favorite, was boundless, she did not even notice that the Mexican was still on his feet. She forgot about Rivera. She barely saw him: so he was blocked from her by Danny's ferocious onslaught. A minute passed, then another. The moment the fighters parted, the audience managed to glance at the Mexican. His lip was cut, his nose was bleeding. When he turned and entered into a clinch, bloody stripes - traces of ropes - were clearly visible on his back.But the fact that his chest was not worried, and his eyes were burning with the usual cold fire - the public did not notice. Too many future contenders for the title of champion practiced such crushing blows. ...
    Then something amazing happened. A hurricane of combined blows suddenly died down. Rivera alone stood in the ring. Danny, the formidable Danny, was lying on his back! He did not stagger, did not fall to the floor slowly and gradually, but crashed immediately. Rivera's left side fist hit him suddenly, like death.
    It seems the first phase of the battle has already passed ...
  9. Peaceful military
    Peaceful military 6 November 2013 09: 30
    +6
    Yes, no matter how home-grown liberals rested, by the will of V. Putin, starting with his iconic speech in Munich, Russia is indeed returning to big politics.
    BUT!
    A battle won, a war not yet won. So I will not shout "Russia rules!", Like brainless urяpatriots. It's too early ... "they count chickens in the fall."
    1. Bigriver
      Bigriver 6 November 2013 12: 19
      +7
      Quote: Peaceful military
      ... A won battle, a war not yet won ... "chickens are counted in the fall."

      It looks like "Battle of Moscow". There is already a turning point, but there is still not enough strength in terms of weapons and ammunition.
      The evacuated industry is just beginning to expand production.
      1. Peaceful military
        Peaceful military 6 November 2013 13: 01
        +5
        Quote: BigRiver
        Quote: Peaceful military
        ... A won battle, a war not yet won ... "chickens are counted in the fall."

        It looks like "Battle of Moscow". There is already a turning point, but there is still not enough strength in terms of weapons and ammunition.
        The evacuated industry is just beginning to expand production.

        Good analogy. Thank!
        Give GOD something. soldier
    2. rolik
      rolik 6 November 2013 15: 02
      +1
      Quote: Peaceful military
      Battle won, war not yet won

      The battle is not won, the battle is won. Now we need to strengthen the rear. The only reliable method in strengthening the rear is the total cleaning of the cabinet, led by the prime minister.
      1. Peaceful military
        Peaceful military 6 November 2013 16: 43
        +1
        Quote: rolik
        Quote: Peaceful military
        Battle won, war not yet won

        The battle is not won, the battle is won. Now we need to strengthen the rear. The only reliable method in strengthening the rear is the total cleaning of the cabinet, led by the prime minister.

        Novel!
        Battle and battle are actually synonyms, especially in our context. So we are talking, nevertheless, about winning / winning the war, and not in individual battles / battles.
        And the fact that real cleansing is necessary for this victory is, as the Bible says: "YES AND AMEN".soldier
  10. nepopadun
    nepopadun 6 November 2013 09: 31
    0
    Rather, the African economy would collapse, Russia ahead!
    1. Hudo
      Hudo 6 November 2013 10: 24
      +5
      Quote: nepopadun
      Rather, the African economy would collapse, Russia ahead!


      It is better if the American economy is blown away quietly - no one will be caught by fragments.
    2. Peaceful military
      Peaceful military 6 November 2013 17: 38
      +1
      Quote: nepopadun
      Rather, the African economy would collapse, Russia ahead!

      Dear Ilya!
      Not for that, it was created in its current form, to take and collapse like this. As the saying goes, no fools did ...
      Unfortunately, if in its current state the US economy collapses, then only together with all of humanity ...
    3. alone
      alone 6 November 2013 20: 16
      +2
      Quote: nepopadun
      Rather, the African economy would collapse, Russia ahead!


      if the American economy collapses, there will be tryndets to the entire world economy.
    4. Katsin1
      Katsin1 6 November 2013 21: 17
      -1
      The youth’s hopes are nourished ... If America’s economy collapses, oil and gas prices collapse along with it, think what will become of the Russian economy? And I am treating Russian patients in Israel and it is very important for me that everything is fine with the Russian economy ...
    5. Mairos
      Mairos 7 November 2013 10: 00
      0
      Do not sharply! Otherwise, we will collapse with a "locomotive".
  11. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 6 November 2013 09: 56
    +6
    I think that Russia never left Big Politics, as well as the fact that the Cold War did not start in 1946 and did not end in 1991, as the Russian Empire was spreading rot, until 1917, when the liberoids seized power and Russia, having lost all the positions it had won for centuries, became " the best friend of the "West, then again, the power lying in the mud was picked up by the communists, and again it started:" The Evil Empire ", the" Iron Curtain "and other liberoid delirium, but in 1991, the liberoids, led by a pathological drunk, returned to power, again the USSR / Russia loses its positions, it starts again: friend Bill, friend Boris, Russia is a friend of the West, Russia is again trying to conduct an independent policy, again the old worn-out record turns on ... So it will be until the Earth hits the celestial axis.
  12. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 6 November 2013 09: 59
    +2
    All the main thing (both troubles and victories) in Russia is yet to come ..
  13. vvkroxa
    vvkroxa 6 November 2013 10: 57
    12
    Russia was, is and will be, no matter how someone likes it ..... "
    Even the most favorable outcome of the war will never lead to the decomposition of the main power of Russia, which is based on millions of Russians ... These latter, even if they are dismembered by international treatises, are just as quickly reconnected with each other as particles of a cut piece of mercury ...

    - Otto von Bismarck
  14. Luga
    Luga 6 November 2013 11: 00
    +3
    We were "at the beginning of a long journey" into world politics more than a thousand years ago.
    And they didn’t disappear anywhere, they just took a nap. smile But the fact that the work is ahead of the mongo is yes.
    The world is becoming multipolar again, it will only benefit him. The main thing is that there are not too many poles; two is enough. And given that China is on its way, and is unlikely to slow its tread, there is only one choice - you need to drain the states. Otherwise, they will merge us.
    1. Abracadabra
      Abracadabra 6 November 2013 22: 33
      -1
      In order for Russia to become a world power, or a pole, as you put it, in addition to the availability of resources, it is necessary to have a very developed industry, science and standard of living. In addition to China and the United States, there is India, and such a "trifle" as the EU. How and who will "merge" the States? Maybe take off your rose-colored glasses for a second and look at reality?
  15. Luga
    Luga 6 November 2013 11: 00
    +1
    We were "at the beginning of a long journey" into world politics more than a thousand years ago.
    And they didn’t disappear anywhere, they just took a nap. smile But the fact that the work is ahead of the mongo is yes.
    The world is becoming multipolar again, it will only benefit him. The main thing is that there are not too many poles; two is enough. And given that China is on its way, and is unlikely to slow its tread, there is only one choice - you need to drain the states. Otherwise, they will merge us.
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  18. Goldmitro
    Goldmitro 6 November 2013 11: 14
    +2
    <<< The Syrian conflict shows: Russia is returning to the camp of major international players ....... instead (of becoming a junior partner of the United States in international politics) "the country has revived in the form of an authoritarian and categorically independent state." >>>
    The world uniqueness of Russia, confirmed by the whole history of its existence, consists precisely in the fact that History itself is destined to be GREAT and this is the only condition for its survival and existence!
  19. spirit
    spirit 6 November 2013 15: 42
    0
    The main thing is that "the most influential man on the planet" does not leave us without trousers and does not pay taxes! From such flattery.
    1. kosopooz77
      kosopooz77 6 November 2013 17: 34
      -3
      Quote: spirit
      The main thing is that "the most influential man on the planet" does not leave us without trousers and does not pay taxes! From such flattery.

      Well noticed, for there are doubts that the masters of the world planted such a "present" for Putin as an advance, they should know why ...
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  21. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 6 November 2013 18: 07
    +4
    Quote: vvkroxa
    Russia was, is and will be, no matter how someone likes it ..... "
    Even the most favorable outcome of the war will never lead to the decomposition of the main power of Russia, which is based on millions of Russians ... These latter, even if they are dismembered by international treatises, are just as quickly reconnected with each other as particles of a cut piece of mercury ...

    - Otto von Bismarck

    And from Bismarck: RUSSIANS ALWAYS TAKE THEIR MONEY away.!
    Clever man this Bismarck .. If you analyze the history of Russia! They want to check the words of Bismarck once again .. yes easily .. drinks Prepare money gentlemen .. it's time to pay for everything!
  22. Stasi
    Stasi 6 November 2013 19: 25
    +3
    As Prince Gorchakov said to Western diplomats: "Russia is concentrating." Then it sounded very significant and frightening for the West. This statement is still relevant today.
  23. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 6 November 2013 20: 06
    +1
    Quote: Stasi
    As Prince Gorchakov said to Western diplomats: "Russia is concentrating." Then it sounded very significant and frightening for the West. This statement is still relevant today.

    Wrote great ..! and from myself, too, like this "Russia has almost harnessed three horses .. and they are ready to jerk with boldness, dispersing everyone and everything in their path .." .. God bless Russia!
  24. Grandson of Veteran
    Grandson of Veteran 6 November 2013 20: 25
    +1
    Quote: makarov
    Russia is returning to big politics. (?), - And she didn’t leave her!

    "Russia is being reformed and will become a junior partner of the United States in world politics"
    Let's be honest by ourselves- In the 90s, they tried to make Russia not even a junior partner, but a lackey. Thank God, EBN fell on time. The current reaction of the West is hysteria about the lost positions. We are still far from its former positions, but the process has begun. Then the tantrum will increase and the pressure will increase. Now the main thing is not to turn off the selected path.
    1. Abracadabra
      Abracadabra 6 November 2013 22: 41
      -4
      Which way? All this great-power rhetoric in the zombie box is intended for fools. Putin's only ideology is loot, equipping the "new elite". He may dream of a strong Russia, with a strong economy, science, standard of living, but this is not his primary concern .. All of his entourage, as well as, say, a couple of thousand family members sitting in key positions and cash flows in Russia, all They have long ago arranged life for themselves in the "decaying west" and do not associate their future with Russia. And they already know better than anyone the price of their "effective leadership" and the dependence of internal calm and stability on oil prices.
  25. Boot under the carpet
    Boot under the carpet 6 November 2013 21: 07
    +1
    That's when the last carriers of chemical weapons are destroyed ... how the new wave of the opposition rushes, how the British ambassador kills, how the Tomahawks rush without fear of chemistry, how the Jewish aviation takes off ... Now if all this does not happen, then this can be considered a small victory for Russia.
  26. I think so
    I think so 6 November 2013 22: 28
    0
    The article gives wishful thinking ... It’s even funny to read - "The US military was already waiting for an order from Barack Obama to strike with Tomahawks on Syria, but the Kremlin's peace initiative to chemically disarm Damascus prevented the strike and possible intervention."
    Two questions. The first.
    Who said that there will be no intervention after "chemical disarmament"? On the contrary! If the p.i.d.o.sov was somehow restrained by the threat of using these weapons against them, then after the "Kremlin's initiatives" this will not happen.
    Second question.
    And where is the "increase in Russia's weight in the international arena"? It's funny, Russia HELPS to destroy Syria (to its great harm) because its "weight" has grown ... right up to the proposal to award Putin a "peace prize", we know to whom and for what such prizes are awarded ...
  27. Director
    Director 6 November 2013 23: 50
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    The war in Syria was contrary to US interests and Obama's plans. She was unpopular among the American people. But Saudi Arabia in every possible way pulled the USA into this conflict using all means. Saudis specifically used in Syria chemical. weapons in order not to give Obama a solution other than military. From this situation, Obama helped get out the Russian president, who proposed to destroy the Syrian chemical. weapons. There will be no US strike on Syria. Henry Kissinger came to Moscow last week on a private visit. I think the agreements have been reached.
  28. ko88
    ko88 7 November 2013 00: 06
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    Well, what's the point? if in the country 1 million people die every year! in big cities, all young people are put on drugs! alcoholism 16-17 years old teenagers are already addicted to alcohol, while this decomposition will continue, there will be no future! because in children in youth our future is! and the imaginary influence in world geopolitics is all temporary! with this state of affairs within the country. negative
  29. Ols76
    Ols76 7 November 2013 06: 54
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    Russia is now only at the beginning of its return to big politics, and the war in Syria has greatly helped to realize its plans to enter big politics on equal terms with the United States.
  30. Alex toll
    Alex toll 7 November 2013 12: 55
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    The world should not reckon with Putin, but with the Russian people and the strong industrial power of Russia.

    Generally speaking strictly with this statement, it’s possible for yours, or maybe even need to agree, only partially (Besides Putin), and I can only add.
    1. All countries on the world stage have their own problems, the Russian Federation is no exception
    2. We began to live better than under Yeltsin’s rule, and this is certainly Putin’s merit
    3. Let's not forget which country had a hand in the collapse of our country ...........
    4. Yes, industry suffers and does not develop well, but why talk about it - if you worry so much, act in your hands. I manage to develop the chemical industry of Russia, and pi .... don’t turn over the bags.
    5. We are a nation that will survive any cataclysms and hardships and it is probably better to soar above the planet, and not crawl on its belly. If you have any suggestions for action, state it, but it’s so easy .... and then again .... don’t turn over the bags.

    Everything goes to the point that it is time to act - Wake up Russia - Work and develop - Glory to Russia !!!!!!

    And most of all, it infuriates me that Russia has forgotten what patriotism is - the new generation is growing on American films and Western culture - that’s what they like more than Burgers and silicone blondes and speak not the word Great, but just Hood. We are losing our centuries-old heritage and the distinctive features of the Slavic civilization.