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Yuri Kovalchuk: “Putin factor” helped society choose the right side

Yury Kovalchuk gave an exclusive interview to “News of the Week” - one of those who appeared on the sanctions lists of the West, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, laureate of the USSR State Prize, a man who is often quoted in absentia, but who rarely appears in public space.

Yuri Kovalchuk: “Putin factor” helped society choose the right side

- Yuri Valentinovich, how did these sanctions affect you?

- Thank you for the opportunity of this interview. I first want to make two remarks on sanctions in general. Pay attention, it was a question of point sanctions.

- personal?

- Yes. So far, only the United States of America has imposed sanctions on me. I do not know about you.

- I - only the European Union.

- So, together we are - banned everywhere. In fact, I do not have any dependence on any sanctions imposed there. What happens ultimately? Sanctions imposed on the bank "Russia", lead to ...

- Putin opened his account there, transferred his salary there?

- Exactly.

- And what happened to the bank after that?

- Imagine a situation that some bank has some problems. What happens to this bank the next day? Yes, it takes out everything. In the morning everyone was ready for the fact that half of the bank would simply be taken out. The bank had journalists on duty to take everything off. But they trampled forty minutes and left. And when in the afternoon they announced that Putin was opening a bank account, the bank was inundated with people. And they came completely different people - famous and simple.

- Why did they come there?

- They came to open an account in the bank "Russia". They told me that the bank was inundated with letters. For example, there is a letter from one military. This is very remarkable. He wants to transfer his monthly salary "to the fund of Russia". Russia is written as a country. But he turned to the bank. An elderly poor woman came in and collected all her savings to open a bank account.

- It costs a lot. This is the most important support.

- Yes. For a bank with 15 billions of dollars in assets, this elderly woman financially means nothing. But the fact is that it costs more than any financial investments. There is a "Putin factor". And he is unconditional. The fact is that people intuitively feel on which side of the barricade the business is located. In scientific language, this is called "nationally oriented elites." You have to decide for yourself where your family is, where your home is. No, I do not mind the fact that you can have an apartment abroad or a villa on the Cote d'Azur, for God's sake. The question is, where is the house? And a house is not only money, where your family is, where your children study, where they work and what sports team you sponsor. The fact is that business is different. One can hold a serious team, the club of the Higher League, and the other - a yard. It does not matter. The question is, where is this team located - here or outside your country? And in this sense, if you want to shape the attitude of society to business, then you must decide on this issue.

- What did happen in Ukraine? Business did not consider this country his?

- I am a small specialist to discuss the whole range of processes that are taking place in Ukraine, but as for business, I can say. Ukraine failed to create a nationally-oriented business, so for many businessmen Ukraine is a place for earning profits, it is not a home. If it was a house for them, I mean the big business of Ukraine, they would never have arranged what is happening there now, because no one would arrange such things in their home. This is not to be discussed. We need to understand our own priorities, which we put at the forefront in economic development. How will we develop? Which partners will we choose? How will we protect the interests of our own economy in these processes? This is a reason for serious understanding of the overall development strategy not only for the economy, but for the country as a whole. We must give ourselves the answer, to what degree are we ready to integrate into a different value structure, and to what extent does it suit us? You excuse me for maybe a bad example. But imagine that you decided to improve your living conditions and you picked up a great apartment in a new house. And you came to the cooperative, looked: European-quality repair, excellent toilet bowls - I like everything. But when you sign a contract, you were told that you, for example, cannot criticize the director of this cooperative, cannot be friends with your neighbor on the left. In this case, I think it is worth considering whether to sit on this expensive toilet and be afraid to criticize the director or not to be friends with a neighbor you like. But for this you need to understand. And in this sense, everything that is happening now provides a basis both for society, and for business, and for the state as a whole, to seriously take care of ourselves.
Dmitry Kiselyov
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  1. W1950
    W1950 24 March 2014 06: 14
    No matter what the states do, we wrap everything in our favor. The trouble in Ukraine is our Crimea, the people of Russia have sanctioned the bank Russia’s money there. It seems to Amers that we will never understand.
    1. Ruslan67
      Ruslan67 24 March 2014 06: 26
      Now our policy is following Vishnevsky: And I loved Ju and bully First, the branch bends request And then the one who bent it flies ahead of his squeal wassat Happy way tongue
      1. Sid.74
        Sid.74 24 March 2014 06: 37
        Quote: Ruslan67
        First, the branch bends request And then the one who bent it flies ahead of his squeal wassat Happy way tongue

        One bidder is already there !!! laughing
    2. Canep
      Canep 24 March 2014 06: 32
      Quote: W1950
      Whatever the states do
      They don’t understand Russia. They thought the bank would go bankrupt, and the people dragged money there. wassat for them this is a complete misunderstanding. These sanctions and the story with the Crimea rallied the Russians, and Putin's rating rose to the skies, in the west no one can even dream of such a rating. Hence the moral: "If you decided to fight with someone, study him thoroughly," and do not even think of fighting with the Russians, they were warned about this more than once or twice.
      If they declare economic war now, then they will not achieve Putin’s goals, they won’t be surprised if his rating doesn’t even suffer, but they will be able to ruin their own economies.
    3. VNP1958PVN
      VNP1958PVN 24 March 2014 06: 36
      This is how Bismarck still described it. "Do not fight the Russians, they will answer your every trick ...". laughing
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  2. Same lech
    Same lech 24 March 2014 06: 14
    The United States dropped to petty dirty tricks ... just to spoil.
    However, they will only achieve the opposite result.
    I believe that RUSSIA needs to think a few steps ahead of all subsequent US steps in this regard and develop a package of measures aimed at creating a security system both in the BANKING SPHERE and in the ECONOMY (however, probably such work is already underway ... hehe in the USA people divorced from life .. they still can’t understand that RUSSIA is not what it was 20 years ago and sanctions are useless and you can’t trample on us, there’s only one way out for the USA ... to negotiate with us and fulfill our promises without tricks)
    1. smel
      smel 24 March 2014 06: 28
      Quote: The same Lech
      The United States dropped to petty dirty tricks ... just to spoil.

      A dirty country cannot go down to dirty tricks. Mischief is its essence. Approximately like an old woman Shapoklyak. Only at the global level.
  3. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 24 March 2014 06: 34
    So the Ukrainian business is doing just that, under the guise of pulling away everything that remains and dumping it over a hill, away from banderlogs is the main task of today. They don’t even plan to feed the hungry and calm the nutty request
  4. mamont5
    mamont5 24 March 2014 06: 35
    Everything is correct. The "Putin factor" worked. Support in a country that hasn't been there for a long time. Lately, everyone has been looking for a "unifying idea", so I found one. It costs a lot. Article plus.

    Everything is true about Ukraine: "... for many businessmen, Ukraine is a place for making profit, it is not a home. If it were a home for them, I mean the big business of Ukraine, they would never arrange what is there is happening now, because no one will arrange this in their house. "
  5. ya.seliwerstov2013
    ya.seliwerstov2013 24 March 2014 06: 36
    To fight with Russia, that against the wind ..t. When only gentlemen understand in the cylinders.
  6. Dock
    Dock 24 March 2014 06: 43
    Ndaa ... it's time to get rid of green candy wrappers :)
    1. sv68
      sv68 24 March 2014 07: 12
      it’s time to get out not only from green candy wrappers but also from their creators and distributors.
  7. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 24 March 2014 07: 02
    W1950 SU
    No matter what the states do, we wrap everything in our favor. The trouble in Ukraine is our Crimea, the people of Russia have sanctioned the bank Russia’s money there. It seems to Amers that we will never understand.

    The peoples of the United States were brought up on the idea - MAN is an enemy to MAN, and - MONEY ABOVE ALL, so to speak: - "Nothing PERSONAL, only BUSINESS", and for people who came to foreign lands, barbarously, with special cruelty, who cleaned up these lands, patriotic, disinterested feelings towards their country can hardly arise. In Russia, the feeling of HOMELAND, at the genetic level!
  8. KOH
    KOH 24 March 2014 07: 04
    Something like that...hi
    1. KOH
      KOH 24 March 2014 07: 17
      or so ... soldier
  9. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 24 March 2014 07: 05
    from the Don.
    It’s immediately obvious that Obama is a Negro, not an Australian Aborigine, otherwise he would know the boomerang effect firsthand!
  10. afdjhbn67
    afdjhbn67 24 March 2014 07: 37
    "The mind cannot understand Russia .." Russia only needs a leader!
  11. Leopold
    Leopold 24 March 2014 08: 37
    The Americans will probably have a break in the template, urgently the news aired RT!
  12. The contemplative
    The contemplative 24 March 2014 10: 54