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The analytical program "However," with Mikhail Leontyev 26 December 2013

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A few words for the year. Tankers loaded with Syrian chemical weapons under the protection of Russian ships, transport it to a US ship, where it will be destroyed in accordance with the agreements reached. A year ago, such a picture would be considered a product of violent imagination.

A year ago, the United States and its allies denounced Russia for supporting the "bloody Assad regime" in Syria and were almost openly preparing for a military operation. At the same time, the question of probable strikes against Iran was being discussed. Saudi Arabia offered Russia a bribe to 15 billion dollars for refusing to support Syria in the blue eye. Fraternal Ukraine selflessly made the European choice. And only the whims and claims of European diplomats prevented the final solution of the Ukrainian question. Against this negative background, the only exception was Georgia, which had entered the day before on a cure for "Saakashism".

A year ago, the stench of the Magnitsky Act, just adopted by the Americans, seemed to completely determine the atmosphere of Russian-American relations. When a year ago we talked about the possibility of radical changes in these relations, and indeed in politics and the worldview of a weakening superpower, authoritative analysts twisted their fingers at their heads. And they talked about the failure of Putin’s diplomacy in all vectors. You know, like in a joke: not lost, but won, and not in preference, but in chess ... These 15 billion, invested, in fact, in reintegration with Ukraine, against 15 billion failed Saudi bribe - a clear illustration of Russian foreign policy triumph Sample 2013 of the year.

The September agreement on the Syrian chemical weapons and the Geneva-2 conference scheduled for January radically changed the situation not only around Syria. November - a breakthrough in the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program. Today, military strikes on Syria and Iran, that is, the prospects for unleashing a global war in the region are out of the question. Saakashvili is a symbol of pathological Russophobia, not only forcedly employed in the United States, but also became banned from entering Ukraine. Ukraine itself hastily restores military-technical cooperation with Russia. The Vilnius Summit, called to become the triumph of the so-called "Eastern Partnership", turned into his funeral. Where instead of those who took the oath of Ukraine and Armenia, one unfortunate dilapidated Moldova swore oath.

Notice that everything that Putin was reproached, the idea of ​​Eurasian integration with a tough, consistent policy towards its opponents, a tough, consistent position on Syria, allegedly driving Russia into international isolation, opposition to a forceful solution to the Iranian nuclear problem - all this turned out to be a plus. It turned out to be a plus, it would seem inappropriate perseverance in upholding the principle of national sovereignty, confronting all sorts of humanitarian interventions, upholding the seemingly forever lost influence of the UN. Russia has made a long bet on a multi-polar world, where a superpower, overstrained in its greatness, will have to agree. And Russia won this bid.

And the taming of the obstinate is generally ours historical mission.
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  1. A.YARY
    A.YARY 27 December 2013 10: 13
    +44
    the taming of the obstinate is generally our historical mission.

    And neither add nor turn down!
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 27 December 2013 10: 18
      +15
      Quote: ...
      And taming of the obstinate is our historical mission in general.


      So it certainly is, but I like Chinese wisdom more - A clever monkey sits on a hill, and watches as a tiger and a dragon are fighting below, in a valley.
      1. A.YARY
        A.YARY 27 December 2013 10: 26
        +14
        Vadim good day
        I am more impressed with Russian:
        About a young bull and an old bull! laughing
        1. Vadivak
          Vadivak 27 December 2013 11: 20
          +3
          Quote: A.YARY
          Vadim good day
          I am more impressed with Russian:
          About a young bull and an old bull


          Good day. I am also for wise guidance smile
          1. sledgehammer102
            sledgehammer102 27 December 2013 16: 10
            +9
            Quote: Vadivak
            Good day. I am also for wise guidance

            There is still
            Strong is the one who brings down, stronger is the one who rises.
            Russian proverb

            That is our whole point.
      2. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 27 December 2013 10: 42
        +11
        Quote: Vadivak
        A smart monkey sits on a hill, and watches as a tiger and a dragon fight below, in a valley.

        Vadim, so in this case the USA and Europe are fighting by swelling loot and starting up soldiers, and so on the part of diplomacy and no more. Sometimes it is better to have brains than a gun hi
        1. Vadivak
          Vadivak 27 December 2013 11: 17
          +4
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          Sometimes it's better to have brains than a gun


          I had no doubt that you would understand me hi
          1. A.YARY
            A.YARY 27 December 2013 14: 41
            0
            "A kind word and Mauser-solve all problems"
        2. MVV
          MVV 27 December 2013 12: 17
          +1
          And best of all, a gun with brains.
        3. Very old
          Very old 27 December 2013 13: 02
          +1
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          Quote: Vadivak
          A smart monkey sits on a hill, and watches as a tiger and a dragon fight below, in a valley.

          Vadim, so in this case the USA and Europe are fighting by swelling loot and starting up soldiers, and so on the part of diplomacy and no more. Sometimes it is better to have brains than a gun hi


          And the best: brains in the head, and a gun behind his belt
        4. Tatarus
          Tatarus 27 December 2013 17: 55
          +2
          With Colt and a good word, much more can be achieved than with just a good word. If I am not mistaken, Al Capone
      3. Aryan
        Aryan 27 December 2013 11: 23
        +1
        Quote: Vadivak
        Quote: ...
        And taming of the obstinate is our historical mission in general.


        So it certainly is, but I like Chinese wisdom more - A clever monkey sits on a hill, and watches as a tiger and a dragon are fighting below, in a valley.


        and they will still remember that the 120th anniversary of the birth of the Great Helmsman Mao passed unnoticed sad
        1. vovan50
          vovan50 27 December 2013 13: 00
          +5
          Very characteristic of Chinese socialism, for the style of leadership of the party in the country, is a self-critical analysis. He is convincing both in the writings of Deng Xiaoping, and in the present political reality of the PRC. The merit of Deng Xiaoping is that, after returning from exile, he did not fight the past. On the contrary. He set the task of connecting what was good in the past, what should evolve, with innovations while at the same time abandoning dogmatism. In 1981, the CPC’s attitude toward Mao Zedong’s place in the history of the party and the country was officially revised. It was highlighted that it is an absolute value, and that which pulls back, which the party must give up.
          1. Sour
            Sour 27 December 2013 15: 14
            +3
            Quote: vovan50
            for chinese socialism

            There is not socialism, but capitalism with Chinese characteristics.
            These specifics are:
            1) One-party system.
            2) Portraits of leaders and red banners.
            3) The name of the party is "communist".
            And nothing more. The rest is ordinary capitalism, with weak social guarantees (only one out of four is entitled to retire), with a huge share of foreign capital (more than in Russia or Germany), with paid healthcare and paid higher education, with an ever-decreasing public sector (share the public sector in GDP below Russia), with huge social inequality, with legal billionaires, with unemployment and mass emigration.
            A capitalist country, slightly colored red. And painted with a thin-thin, thinner layer.
            1) National economy - capitalism, and more "wild" and exploitative than in Europe, the United States and even in Russia.
            2) State ideology and practice - Chinese nationalism, tinted with red paint.
            3) State phraseology - Maoism.
            This is what the PRC of the 21st century is.
            1. RusSever
              RusSever 27 December 2013 16: 49
              0
              Add also that the Chinese economy is the most dangerous economy in the world and for the world ...
              1. tanit
                tanit 27 December 2013 18: 06
                0
                Add that pensions in China are a guideline for everyone.
              2. Sour
                Sour 27 December 2013 18: 24
                +2
                Quote: RusSever
                Add also that the Chinese economy is the most dangerous economy in the world and for the world ...

                There is nothing dangerous in it.
                The Chinese economy is very vulnerable, highly dependent on external demand for its products and on the import of raw materials. Here we are crying about dependence on commodity exports, but dependence on commodity imports is a hundred times worse. We just didn’t come across this, and we don’t understand how good it is to have our own raw materials.
                Suppose Australia decides to supply iron ore to China and decides to remelt it itself (but it can, people live there more stupid than the Chinese). Then the whole economy of China will receive such a blow that it will not seem enough.
                In addition to ore, China is heavily dependent on the import of oil and gas, coking coal.
                Therefore, they do not claim world domination. Those who fear the "Chinese threat" are just as inadequate as the tales of "Chinese socialism."
                China is so integrated in the global economy that it will never start any major war.
                And China is such a market country that there has long been nothing left of socialism except slogans and phraseology. And only a not completely mentally healthy person will consider a really communist party, into which legal billionaires are accepted.
                To understand what "Chinese socialism" is, one must travel to Europe. There are a lot of tourists from China who rent expensive cars, boats, and generally do not deny themselves anything. And there are even more slaves who plow 12 hours a day without being protected by local laws. These are builders, drivers, waiters, maids, bartenders, janitors, plumbers. They, among other things, serve their rich countrymen, bend their backs in front of them too. That's the kind of "socialism" there. Yes, there is less of it than we have.
                It's just that the communists really want to believe that their ideas live somewhere and win. So they came up with a fairy tale about "Red China".
                1. Krokodilych
                  Krokodilych 27 December 2013 19: 34
                  0
                  As for people, they are no more stupid than the Chinese - you got excited, I can see better on the spot. By the way, guess whose children in schools occupy the top lines of academic performance ratings? That's right - the children of immigrants, mainly Chinese and those who came from the former USSR. As for the fact that Australia will melt the ore itself, such a desire is not yet visible, and most likely will not. International mining monsters rule the business, they smelting metal - to the bulb. At best, concentrate processing.
                  And yes, if the whale refuses Australian ore and hard coal, then in a few months the country will slide to the level of Kosovo, because there is practically no industry of its own.
                2. Krokodilych
                  Krokodilych 27 December 2013 19: 34
                  0
                  As for people, they are no more stupid than the Chinese - you got excited, I can see better on the spot. By the way, guess whose children in schools occupy the top lines of academic performance ratings? That's right - the children of immigrants, mainly Chinese and those who came from the former USSR. As for the fact that Australia will melt the ore itself, such a desire is not yet visible, and most likely will not. International mining monsters rule the business, they smelting metal - to the bulb. At best, concentrate processing.
                  And yes, if the whale refuses Australian ore and hard coal, then in a few months the country will slide to the level of Kosovo, because there is practically no industry of its own.
                  1. Sour
                    Sour 27 December 2013 20: 10
                    +1
                    Quote: Crocodilech
                    And yes, if Kitak refuses Australian ore and hard coal, then in a few months

                    Then in a few days (not months) they will have to purchase ore in another country. Only.
                    Quote: Crocodilech
                    As for people, no stupider than the Chinese - it’s you who got excited

                    Well, of course, they are the smartest people in the world. There is no one smarter. This is especially noticeable for cars of Chinese brands. If anything, I know this stuff. And I will never buy a Chinese car in my driving school. Yes, and you will admire their mental abilities, but you are unlikely to sit on "Lifan", "Cherry" or "Great Wall". I have never seen these cars on European roads.
                    1. aksakal
                      aksakal 27 December 2013 23: 38
                      0
                      Quote: Sour
                      Well, of course, they are the smartest people in the world. There is no one smarter. This is especially noticeable for cars of Chinese brands. If anything, I know this stuff. And I will never buy a Chinese car in my driving school. Yes, and you will admire their mental abilities, but you are unlikely to sit on "Lifan", "Cherry" or "Great Wall". I have never seen these cars on European roads.

                      - You shouldn't swear at Chinese goods. For example, we had a couple of terrible cases in Almaty with a mixer and a fuel tanker on a Chinese chassis. The brakes of the mixer in the mountains failed - as a result, 11 completely crushed people and the driver died! The fuel truck also failed in the center of the city, the driver heroically tried to save the state of affairs - as a result, he was burnt alive, but there were no more victims. Eternal memory to him. We started to raise the issue of Chinese trucks - it turned out that we ourselves are taking flat trucks from the Chinese! It is clearly written there - it is forbidden to exploit in mountain conditions! They didn't want to take it themselves - those trucks adapted to the mountains are one and a half times more expensive, even more expensive than KAMAZ. And if we take the lowland "Chinese" - then with the same consumption of diesel fuel, the Chinese are more powerful, take in cargo one and a half times more (15 tons versus 10 for KAMAZ) and are generally not inferior to KAMAZ in terms of operational reliability. And Almaty is a sloping city, almost all of it is located in the mountains! So on a deep test - as a rule, THEY GUILTY! The Chinese have different products for every taste. And they do not hide - want "good quality"? It will be expensive. Do you want "bad quality"? It will be cheap! Nothing original or new. And by the way, if anything, on a Chinese diesel truck, of course, they copied it from the Japanese, I bring two pallets of drywall from Kapchagai - that's THREE TONS! More precisely, my people. I spend only 150 liters of diesel fuel for 70 kilometers (15 km to Kapachgay). I hope you don’t need to tell about the Gazelle? I also have a gazelle, if that. She is bigger than this Chinese, but can I tell you why I don't send a gazelle to Kapchagai? Or have you already guessed? Again, you are not in the subject. And again I ask - eat less lemons -))))
                3. stalkerwalker
                  stalkerwalker 27 December 2013 19: 41
                  +3
                  Quote: Sour
                  It's just that the communists really want to believe that their ideas live somewhere and win. So they came up with a fairy tale about "Red China".

                  And not only...
                  "Red Dragon" is a wonderful information horror story for the Euro-American man in the street "When Mao comes, Mao will sue you ...".
            2. tanit
              tanit 27 December 2013 18: 10
              0
              I repeat - but about pensions, about pensions in China, you still forgot to remind. Such an ideal, such an ideal.
            3. aksakal
              aksakal 27 December 2013 23: 17
              +1
              Quote: Sour
              This is what the PRC of the 21st century is.
              - do not overuse lemons -)))). In general, I am wary of all these "Isms", because by and large the difference is minimal, but at the same time this difference is inflated to universal proportions. But with regard to China, I would rather agree with you, although I would like to note, despite all the shortcomings you have indicated, China is still a tougher and more effective fight against corruption and greater equality of citizens before the law. They certainly have corruption! And it is great. But their party leadership is practically NOT INFECTED with this filth, and who of the Chinese party bosses was caught - mercilessly shot. Regarding equality before the law, let us recall the recent case when a Chinese major, the son of a major Chinese general, abused a girl. But the bastard was sent to prison without any! So the picture is not as straightforward as you paint. Too many lemons distort the incoming information a little, so eat a little less of them.
          2. Cherdak
            Cherdak 27 December 2013 20: 41
            0
            Quote: vovan50
            for party leadership style


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      5. Scoun
        Scoun 27 December 2013 12: 09
        +3
        Quote: Vadivak
        more like Chinese wisdom - A clever monkey sits on a hill, and watches as a tiger and a dragon fight below, in a valley.

        So it is so ... but it will remain a "monkey" and when the beating "predators" disperse to the corners ... anyone can "turn" their eyes to the "monkey" IMHA it is better to be a "predator" yourself than every time crawling out of burrows to look around. so to speak, it's better to make history yourself than when they make you)))
        1. ars_pro
          ars_pro 27 December 2013 14: 20
          0
          Yes, the other day, the Pentagon’s plans skipped that they would now swirl candy wrappers in a ring over China
      6. densh
        densh 27 December 2013 12: 53
        +2
        historical mission. [/ quote]

        So it certainly is, but I like Chinese wisdom more - A clever monkey sits on a hill, and watches as a tiger and a dragon fight below, in a valley. [/ Quote]
        The most important thing is that the winner does not decide to restore strength by eating a smart monkey. hi
      7. vovan50
        vovan50 27 December 2013 12: 58
        +1
        And if this dragon and tiger fall on this monkey or on its flock?
        1. Skiff-2
          Skiff-2 27 December 2013 15: 45
          0
          Quote: vovan50
          And if this dragon and tiger fall on this monkey or on its flock?

          So a monkey with a grenade, and she is smart ... although it still seems that it is a BEAR with a grenade launcher ... sits on a hill, looks, eats honey and waits for the most convenient time to go down with the "old" bull (tour from the race "Tyr") and show who is the boss in the forest.
      8. RusSever
        RusSever 27 December 2013 16: 46
        0
        Then one of the winners of the fight regales on an oriental delicacy - the living brain of a monkey, I trepan her skull box ....
      9. SAG
        SAG 27 December 2013 21: 43
        +1
        smart monkey - the expression itself is not correct
      10. Botanologist
        Botanologist 27 December 2013 22: 34
        0
        Quote: Vadivak
        A smart monkey sits on a hill, and watches as a tiger and a dragon fight below, in a valley.


        A smart monkey doesn’t care who eats it?
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    3. Trailer
      Trailer 27 December 2013 10: 21
      +3
      As for Geneva-2, he certainly got excited. She has been promised since August. But, there will be none. For, it is not profitable for sponsors at all.
      1. alone
        alone 27 December 2013 22: 36
        0
        Quote: Karavan
        As for Geneva-2, he certainly got excited. She has been promised since August. But, there will be none. For, it is not profitable for sponsors at all.


        Yes, it’s not a profit! The Islamists refuse to sit at the negotiating table with Assad. But the SSA is ready for this. But, after the Islamists took the SSA headquarters and all the large arms depots, the SSA ceased to be a significant figure in the conflict. That's why Geneva-2 turned out to be utopia.
    4. matross
      matross 27 December 2013 10: 28
      +5
      Taming of the Shrew and the humiliation of the insolent!
    5. Civil
      Civil 27 December 2013 11: 18
      +3
      It wouldn’t be too bad, nor would any circumstances send our army to fight in foreign countries.
  2. Belogor
    Belogor 27 December 2013 10: 15
    +10
    A good year for the image of Russia. I hope that the next one will be no worse, but only reinforce the results achieved. Happy New Year to you!
    1. bomg.77
      bomg.77 27 December 2013 14: 39
      +2
      Quote: Belogor
      A good year for the image of Russia. Hope the next one is no worse
      Next year, we are waiting for the accession of Alaska)))
  3. Unisonic
    Unisonic 27 December 2013 10: 22
    +3
    In the economy, things are just not going very well, however hello.
  4. seller trucks
    seller trucks 27 December 2013 10: 23
    +15
    Ukraine itself is hastily restoring military-technical cooperation with Russia.


    I myself went nuts, from the beginning, to the beginning ... Rogozin's visit to Ukrainian enterprises, then immediately a message about cooperation with the Antonov Design Bureau to resume production and modernize Ruslan for the needs of the Russian Federation, then, lifting the ban on the import of railways vogons for the needs of Russian Railways, yesterday I deducted that gas carriers will be built together at the shipyards, I am silent about the discount on gas and loans. But you know what thoughts I constantly catch myself on, these are not some chaotic gestures, but a well-developed plan, and it seems to me that the second term of Yanukovych and support for the GDP in the elections are at stake.
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov 27 December 2013 10: 39
      +6
      Quote: seller trucks
      I’m constantly catching, these are not some chaotic movements, but a clearly developed plan, and it seems to me that Yanukovych’s second term and support for GDP in the elections are at stake.

      I think so too .. "It's time to understand Russia with the mind .." Enough already and shoot and walk up and cry ... It's time to start work to restore Mother Russia!
      1. stalkerwalker
        stalkerwalker 27 December 2013 14: 32
        +4
        Quote: MIKHAN
        Quote: seller trucks
        I’m constantly catching, these are not some chaotic movements, but a clearly developed plan, and it seems to me that Yanukovych’s second term and support for GDP in the elections are at stake.
        I think so too ..

        I think a little wrong ...
        Yanek will rest in the elections.
        Maybe the same Tsarev will receive both informational and financial support. Yes, and the corresponding name.
        1. seller trucks
          seller trucks 27 December 2013 14: 46
          +1
          probably options are possible, personnel rotation, other castling, but in any case, it turns out a bet on PR, and of no small importance, personal security. also an option (+)
    2. RusSever
      RusSever 27 December 2013 16: 51
      +1
      Yes, and don’t forget about them. Malysheva ...
      1. seller trucks
        seller trucks 27 December 2013 17: 07
        0
        Quote: RusSever
        Yes, and don’t forget about them. Malysheva ...


        with ZiM, everything is much worse, there Fedosov and Co. have already "modernized" everything, and our "Kurgan Machine Building Plant" needs to be supported - business is business
  5. Boris55
    Boris55 27 December 2013 10: 23
    +5
    15 billions from the Swedes and 15 billions to Ukraine ... A good answer to the Swedes.
    1. densh
      densh 27 December 2013 13: 22
      +4
      The best answer for the Saudis is “Iskander.” Do not forget that these generous people continue to provide money to their fellow Wachabites in Russia. am
      1. alone
        alone 27 December 2013 22: 38
        0
        Quote: densh
        The best answer for the Saudis is Iskander. Do not forget that these generous people continue to provide money to their fellow Wachabites in Russia.

        There are already a million Wahhabis in Russia. How much do you think the SA spends on supporting Wahhabis in Russia?
  6. Berserker
    Berserker 27 December 2013 10: 23
    +5
    And the mood immediately improved))) "I did not lose, I won, and not in preference, but in chess"
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  8. morpogr
    morpogr 27 December 2013 10: 27
    +6
    So we wish the success of our diplomacy in the new year!
  9. domokl
    domokl 27 December 2013 10: 30
    +5
    For the mood, it’s worth a look a couple of times. Briefly and accurately on the forehead ... Indeed, the political year Russia won ... That, in other things, against the background of the collapse of many of the foundations of the same EU, and the United States, was quite readable.
    The beginning of next year will pass in exactly the same way ..
  10. rugor
    rugor 27 December 2013 10: 36
    +11
    This is due not even to a strong power, but to a specific strong leader. And the impact of GDP on world politics will only increase.
    1. ytqnhfk
      ytqnhfk 27 December 2013 14: 46
      0
      Russia do not rest on our laurels !!! Everyone has a problem, but they are all decided so we need! The road will be overcome by a walking one !!
  11. maxcor1974
    maxcor1974 27 December 2013 10: 38
    +3
    Leontyev knows how to "lick". The year in foreign policy turned out to be really brilliant, and not the last role in this of Lavrov, who was not mentioned by Leontyev. But the "minuses" in the economy, unfortunately, neutralize foreign policy successes, which is confirmed by the VTsIOM poll. Putin's rating has dropped to 44%, and Medvedev will soon probably go into negative territory altogether. I would like to wish the government a new prime minister in the coming year and the same success in the economy as in foreign policy, and Tolik Serdyukov, a state-owned apartment for 15 years.
    1. Magadan
      Magadan 27 December 2013 10: 51
      +12
      I do not agree. Leontiev is not a sneak. I have been watching him since the early 2000s and he always stood on patriotic positions. Just now, his position coincided with the successes of the authorities. You read what he writes about the economy. then you can’t call him
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 27 December 2013 11: 00
        +3
        Quote: Magadan
        I have been watching him since the early 2000s and he always stood on patriotic positions.

        It seems that the doctor wrote a closed-type psychiatric clinic laughing
    2. Mairos
      Mairos 27 December 2013 13: 24
      0
      The downside is the "Medvedev" financial and economic liberal bloc of power. Where it is (this block), there and de..mo has a place to be.
  12. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 27 December 2013 10: 49
    0
    Tantrums like amers need to be dealt with as in the matter with Syria, that is. unexpected ... In this and SUCCESS.
    Next time for another hysterical PROPOSAL FOR A RETURN OF ALASKA wink I give only a few lines:. Having rummaged in a question it was succeeded to precisely determine a situation with Alaska. 1 - the contract was signed only in English and in Russian it does not exist as a legal document. 2 - the text of the contract looks like this: [American Historical Documents, 1000-1904.The Harvard Classics. 1909-14.] [Treaty with Russia (Alaska Purchase)] [(1867)] [Convention between the United States of America and His Majesty the Emperor of Russia, for the assignment of Russian possessions in North America to the United States, concluded in Washington March 30, 1867 Ratification Counseling Senate, April 9, 1867 Ratified by the President, May 28, 1867 Ratification exchanged in Washington on June 20, 1867. Proclaimed, June 20, 1867]
    см.http://wap.sovpl.forum24.ru/?1-1-320-00000105-000-0-0-1288930175 And benevolently .. present, benevolently. The Russians know how.
    1. Mature naturalist
      Mature naturalist 27 December 2013 12: 47
      0
      Quote: Valery Neonov
      Alaska Refund Proposal

      And this is the total from the post on the link:

      According to the agreement, Alaska is legally owned by Russia, but transferred to the US Physical Administration. This contract does not entail a sale. At the same time, the agreement itself provides for the transfer to the United States of rights to manage territories that are not private property territories. Also under the agreement all churches in Alaska belong to the Russian Orthodox Church.

      T.O. Alaska was not sold to the United States and was not leased to the United States, which everyone is arguing about. She was transferred under a contract of gray, i.e. under an agreement to transfer physical control over the territory without selling the territory to the United States of America.
      Since the term of transferring the territory to physical management was not specified in the gray agreement, Russia has every right at any time to demand Alaska back, because according to the agreement concluded with the USA, Alaska continues to belong to Russia, and only the right to physical management of the territory is transferred to the USA. In the conditions when the validity of the contract is not indicated, it shall be recognized as valid until the moment the claim is made by the owner to return the right to physical control. Those. until Russia declares its right to the physical management of the territory, which should be returned to it immediately by the United States of America upon the first statement of this from Russia.

      These are the pies that came out when sorting out the situation around Alaska.
      И those who say that Alaska was sold to the United States and those who say that Alaska was leased for 99 (100) years are wrong.
      The concluded agreement is neither a purchase and sale agreement, nor a lease agreement; it is a contract of graying or transfer of physical control without making a sale.
      1. Semen Semyonitch
        Semen Semyonitch 27 December 2013 13: 48
        +1
        It’s too early to tackle Alaska, here we’ll save a little strength, we will take reliable allies (Japan, for example winked ). Rights of the one who has more rights.
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      3. RusSever
        RusSever 27 December 2013 16: 59
        0
        From Naryan-Mar to Anadyr, let's restore order first ...
      4. Boris55
        Boris55 27 December 2013 17: 10
        -1
        Text
        Treaty on the Sale by Russia of the Alaska Peninsula to the United States of America
        dated 18 (30) March 1867


        Article I. His Majesty the Emperor of All Russia sim undertakes to cede to the United States the entire territory with the sovereign right to that, now owned by His Majesty on the American continent, as well as the islands adjacent to it. The said territory lies in the geographical boundaries indicated below, namely: the line of demarcation between the Russian and British possessions in North America serves as the eastern border, as such the line is regulated by the convention concluded between Russia and Great Britain on February 16 / 28 on February 1825 ...
        The western border passes through a point in the Bering Strait at 65 degrees and 30 minutes of north latitude at its intersection with the meridian, which separates Kruzenshtern Island at an equal distance ... from Ratmanova Island, and goes in a straight line without limits to the north, until it is completely lost in The Arctic Ocean ... The border ... includes in the ceded territory all the Aleutian Islands lying east of the ... meridian (193 degrees west longitude).

        Article II Ownership rights to all public buildings are transferred simultaneously with the territory. Churches erected by the Russian government remain the property of members of the Orthodox Church.

        Article III Residents of the assigned territory, according to their choice, can return to Russia within three years; but, if they prefer to remain in the ceded territory, then, with the exception of the wild tribes, they must be admitted to all the rights, advantages, and protection of citizens of the United States and must be supported and protected in ensuring their freedom, customs and religion.
        Wild tribes will be subject to laws and regulations that may be enacted by the United States in relation to the indigenous tribes of this territory.

        Article IV His Majesty the Emperor of All Russia should appoint, having sent, at a convenient time, a representative or representatives for the purpose of formal transfer to the same representative or representatives appointed on behalf of the United States, the territory and property, which are ceded as above, the authority to perform any other action that may be necessary for this. But, an assignment with the right of immediate ownership should, however, be considered complete and absolute after ratification without the need to expect such a formal transfer.

        Article V. Immediately after ratification of this treaty, any military fortifications or posts that may be in the ceded territory should be transferred to the representative of the United States, and any Russian troops that may be in the territory will be removed as soon as possible. reasonable terms.

        Article VI Subject to the aforementioned concession, the United States undertakes to pay to the treasury in Washington, within ten months after ratification of this treaty, to the diplomatic representative or another of His Majesty the Emperor of All Russia a duly authorized person seven million two hundred thousand dollars in gold coin.

        Article VII When this treaty is duly ratified by the President of the United States, with the notice and consent of the Senate, on the one hand, and on the other, by His Majesty the Emperor of All Russia, ratifications should be exchanged in Washington within three months from today or earlier, if it is possible.

        In confidence, the relevant representatives signed this agreement, and thereto they added their signatures.

        Done at Washington, on the thirtieth day of March, in 1867.
        [LS] WILLIAM H. SEWARD.
        [LS] EDOUARD STOECKL
  13. mountain
    mountain 27 December 2013 10: 54
    +2
    Russia does not just steer, but controls. Laughs the one who laughs last. And then there will be more.
  14. Denis fura
    Denis fura 27 December 2013 11: 03
    +5
    Everything is too well described, the war has not been won and, as it seems, the score is equal, until we all made the return move. On the chess board of the world, figures are so far lined up ... the game is just beginning !!!!!!!!
    1. REDBLUE
      REDBLUE 27 December 2013 11: 22
      +3
      even if it’s a draw, it’s already huge progress, compared with the huge Gorbachevo-Yeltsin minus
  15. ReifA
    ReifA 27 December 2013 11: 11
    +4
    So 10 years more, with similar results, and Russia will become a fair dominant in the world, replacing a well-fed and fat American gendarme
  16. REDBLUE
    REDBLUE 27 December 2013 11: 20
    +6
    I have read and to be honest, a little pride in our country bursts. All the same, no matter how they watered Putin, he laid the whole west and pursued his policy. And the results are visible now. No, I do not praise our president, but still he turned out to be right in many foreign policy issues. And finally, after so many years of pouring mud, our country began to reckon with our opinion. I hope that soon without our consent, nothing will happen in the world.
  17. major071
    major071 27 December 2013 11: 22
    +10
    I like "However". Short, informative, humorous and to the point. good And the year really ends in a positive way, keep it up! good However, with the upcoming! drinks
  18. wasilyek
    wasilyek 27 December 2013 11: 35
    -7
    Quote: mountain
    Ц

    Quote: rugor
    This is due not even to a strong power, but to a specific strong leader. And the impact of GDP on world politics will only increase.

    The president of a dying "superpower" whose population is declining by almost a million people a year cannot play an important role in foreign policy.
    1. aksakal
      aksakal 28 December 2013 17: 39
      0
      Quote: wasilyek
      The president of a dying "superpower" whose population is declining by almost a million people a year cannot play an important role in foreign policy.
      - but he plays. Because either he DOESN’T LOSE a million people a year, or he loses, but not a man, but cornflowers, flowers! Well, in the spring on the Russian fields of this good enough, not a pity. After all, even a girl can’t give a bouquet of this
  19. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 27 December 2013 11: 41
    +1
    Russia's successes in foreign policy should be backed up in internal affairs. And here there are not a few problems, especially in economics and finance. Wishes to our economists fellow , in the New Year to be able to get this important site out of the impasse and stagnation. Happy New Year! All health and good luck! drinks
    1. Sergh
      Sergh 27 December 2013 12: 25
      +1
      Quote: Ivanovich47
      must be backed up in internal affairs

      So here there is a clear distinction between the prime minister and the president, the president is engaged externally, and the prime minister inside. I remember when Medvedev was on the throne, Putin occasionally climbed into foreign affairs, cursed the Libyan military, etc., so Medvedev sprayed boiling water on him and asked him not to get involved in his garden. So, the prime minister’s hand is more naughty in the country, although of course under rare supervision. It’s time to transfer the bear to the teachers, even if with the preservation of seniority.
      1. Mature naturalist
        Mature naturalist 27 December 2013 12: 55
        0
        Quote: Sergh
        It's time to translate the bear into teachers

        Prophesies Artyom Dragunov:

        Putin decided on the prime minister
        He wants to strangle several rabbit rabbits at once.
        Most likely he will appoint Nabiullina, first as an IO, then constantly.
        But gives her time to keep up with things, etc.
        In our country, it became bad with the dough in the treasury ... Therefore, there will be a showdown ...

        So, congratulations to Elvira on almost appointment .....
        I think for the New Year voiced .....
        The bear will leave on his own, but I don’t know the reason, maybe he will get sick or he will become vice president ..


        http://artemdragunov.livejournal.com/2736513.html)
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  20. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 27 December 2013 11: 41
    +1
    Quote: Vadivak
    So it certainly is, but I like Chinese wisdom more - A clever monkey sits on a hill, and watches as a tiger and a dragon are fighting below, in a valley.

    Russian, afraid of a fight and responsibility? What is this Russian?
    1. densh
      densh 27 December 2013 13: 49
      +1
      Then we should talk not about a monkey, but about a smart bear that can pile on the survivor if silly thoughts start to arise. laughing
      1. Sid.74
        Sid.74 27 December 2013 15: 23
        +1
        And by that time they will arrive in time for a pig with a bear around the zoo ... they will tear the British flag laughing
        1. densh
          densh 27 December 2013 17: 20
          +1
          As in the song: "A bear and a pig are walking through the forest, they are talking about life and death ..."
          1. Sid.74
            Sid.74 27 December 2013 17: 40
            +1
            In the rhyme, everything turned out sadly, I hope that in history it will be different yes
            1. densh
              densh 27 December 2013 18: 29
              +1
              I'd like to believe in it.
              Well, last Friday this year! drinks
              1. Sid.74
                Sid.74 27 December 2013 18: 33
                +1
                So it will all be! good And you Denis with "tyapnitsa" drinks
  21. Grbear
    Grbear 27 December 2013 12: 07
    0
    I do not catch up with our Analyst, however, "either the skis do not go, or I ..."
    Yesterday, Russia is the litter of the Fed, today is not even the messiah, but a new builder
    "And the taming of the obstinate is generally our historical mission."


    However, from which he got up, he kicked from that one.
    1. vovan50
      vovan50 27 December 2013 13: 16
      0
      Dialectics, however.
  22. officer29
    officer29 27 December 2013 13: 47
    0
    Quote: seller trucks
    Yanukovych’s second term and election support are at stake.

    Yanukovych, most likely will lose the elections in the year 15! I hope that Russia will pull out the Joker from the vast arms of Ukraine, with whom it will be possible to cooperate fruitfully.
  23. Very old
    Very old 27 December 2013 14: 09
    0
    God, reason
  24. Ivan Pomidorov
    Ivan Pomidorov 27 December 2013 14: 46
    0
    The Government of Ukraine has developed a detailed schedule for reviewing the agreements of the Customs Union, according to which the Cabinet of Ministers may consider a single customs area agreement in February 2014, and the agreement on the Eurasian Economic Commission in March.

    This is stated in the Schedule for consideration of agreements of the Customs Union (CU), which LB.ua transferred sources in the Cabinet. Another source in the government confirmed the authenticity of the document, but noted that the government had not yet made any decisions on it.

    The schedule was developed on behalf of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov No. 39383/1 / 1-13 dated October 12, 2013. The Ministry of Economic Development was engaged in the development.

    In total, there are 81 agreements on customs policy, tariff and non-tariff regulation, tax policy, services, intellectual property, information exchange, technical regulation, labor migration and investment.

    The document was sent to all heads of central executive bodies. It was also received by the representative of the Cabinet of Ministers at the Eurasian Commission, Viktor Suslov and the government commissioner for cooperation with Russia, the CIS countries and the Eurasian Economic Community Valery Muntiyan.

    The ministries had to form their positions on the documents so that they could then consider them at government meetings from October 2013. However, this order of the Prime Minister is not mentioned on the agendas of government meetings. Theoretically, documents could be considered in a block of issues with limited access or put on the agenda by voice.


    President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych during meetings of the Council of Regions on Thursday demanded that Prime Minister Mykola Azarov bring to justice officials who prepared the text of an association agreement with the EU.

    “Those officials who have not carried out the appropriate procedures and agreed on an agreement with the associations of producers, have not held appropriate discussions and have not reached a level of understanding, should be held accountable for this. I am waiting for proposals from you, ”said Yanukovych, whose words are quoted by RIA Novosti.

    The Ukrainian president said that in the basis of interaction between Kiev and the European Union should be, first of all, national interests. “I am convinced that after a certain period of misunderstanding, our European partners will support us and will meet us,” he added.
    ...
    ...
    The President added that in the near future “radical decisions” will be made in the country, including staffing. “In the near future we will make radical decisions, including, as I said, personnel decisions,” Yanukovych said.
  25. moremansf
    moremansf 27 December 2013 14: 57
    +1
    THAT THE COMING YEAR??? There are plenty of external and internal problems ... productivity, agriculture, housing and communal services, etc. I would like to believe that common sense will win here ... Good luck and prosperity to all of us in the new 2014 year !!!
    1. RusSever
      RusSever 27 December 2013 16: 54
      0
      Will live. Glory to KSF !!!!
    2. tanit
      tanit 27 December 2013 18: 14
      0
      We survived in 1991-1993, in 1993-1999.And in 1999-2000, we will survive now. And others have already helped to survive.
  26. tanit
    tanit 27 December 2013 18: 35
    0
    The topic or not is up to the moderators. Today I argued with a person, in real life, Well, he used to boast that he had 3D-TV and FOCL to the Wi-Fi point, an apartment in the Russian Federation (which he rents, and hardly for a penny) ... So this is what he showed me - It was better for him in the USSR. I'll make a reservation right away - I lived in the USSR, and even took the USSR oath (which I did not change, like another question, but did not change) He was born in the USSR. And when the USSR "collapsed" he was 5 (five) years old. And how can you argue? About what? What words?
    1. alone
      alone 27 December 2013 22: 44
      0
      Quote: tanit
      ... I'll make a reservation right away - I lived in the USSR, and even took the USSR oath (which I did not change, like another question, but did not change) He was born in the USSR. And when the USSR "collapsed" he was 5 (five) years old. And how can you argue? About what? What words?

      laughing don't argue in any way! this person is sick. This is called schizophrenia. Otherwise, you will not be called.
  27. individual
    individual 27 December 2013 18: 42
    0
    Agony!
    You look at what kind of psychosis the West demonstrates in Ukraine.
    It seems that in Kiev the white light of the whole policy of Brussels and its leading Washington converged.
    Where and when in riots on the square of a foreign sovereign state a "landing" from:
    German Foreign Minister ** Dor Westerwele;
    EU High Hillock for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton;
    US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland;
    Friend of all the unfinished John McCain;
    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius handing out gloves on barricades;
    The head of the Pentagon, Chuck Hagel, threatens the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Pavel Lebedev, as his subordinate.

    I see that this is an attempt at revenge by the West over the failure of the 888 provocation in Georgia.
    This is a touchstone for how far Russia will go.
    But Russia, without noise and gamma, rendered all possible assistance to the fraternal people and allowed Ukraine to make an independent decision.
    So do friends and native peoples!
    And how do enemies read above.
    1. tanit
      tanit 27 December 2013 19: 24
      0
      Well. Watched from the inside. And now I’m watching. Where is the sensation? And the sensation is in Valentina Tereshkova. Today. Well, try it, cheer it up. Great by her. Come on, shave for yourself ?!
  28. tanit
    tanit 27 December 2013 19: 29
    0
    And now Tereshkova and her feat are on the first channel. And now tell me - (and most importantly, tell me, yourself) - in the name of what and how does she (Tereshkova) exist? S Well?
    Hello to you people of the planet Earth.
  29. tanit
    tanit 27 December 2013 19: 40
    0
    You know .... And the zombie creator too, look. The first woman in space ..... Guess?
    1. tanit
      tanit 27 December 2013 19: 56
      0
      Well? We all pissed off? Come on, justify. And justify your hangar which is MIC ... And decrypt MIC. Well (this is already a personal dislike - for a high-school air defense student, he’s been waiting for the apartment for 28 years)
  30. konvalval
    konvalval 28 December 2013 00: 00
    0
    That would be pursuing domestic policy; there would be no price for our supreme power.
  31. vikov
    vikov 28 December 2013 02: 05
    0
    What nonsense can this be really believed? the same Syria, an awesome victory, Putin is a terrible peacemaker, but Lavrov is rushing to Iran so that they wouldn’t throw 5 lemons of oil into the market and bring down oil prices, what’s the point?