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Michael McFaul: Russians crept unnoticed

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According to the former US ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, the time has come to confront Putin's Russia. It turns out that America was stupid: she did not win the Cold War completely, but she celebrated the victory. Meanwhile, the Russians changed their minds and decided not to integrate into the Western world. Democracy and market economy, as it turned out, are not quite suitable for Russians. Why so? Maybe this bad economy is a market economy? No, McFaul believes that the introduction of democracy in Russia simply coincided with the economic depression.


Michael McFaul: Russians crept unnoticed


23 March under the heading "Opinion" newspaper "New York Times" An article by M. McFaul “Opposition of Putin's Russia” was published. The Crimean decision of V. Putin, the ex-ambassador in it, called the decision "to annex the Crimea." This very decision, Mr. McFaul is sure, ended the era that came after the end of the Cold War (under Gorbachev and Reagan). Those former times are known for the fact that between Russia and the West there were disputes and “zigzags” in cooperation, but the main vector was clear: Russia was gradually integrated into the international order. But this is no more, the author believes.

According to McFaul, the West did not seek confrontation. The new era has crept up on us imperceptibly, the former ambassador writes. The fact is that the United States did not fully win the cold war. Yes, communism has disappeared, the Soviet Union has disappeared, the power of the Russians in the world has decreased. But the collapse of the Soviet system, McFaul believes, did not lead either to a smooth transition to democracy and the market within Russia, nor to the integration of Russia into the West.

The trouble is that the introduction of democracy coexisted with the economic depression and longing of the Russian people for imperial times. The Russians were unhappy with the end of the cold war.

When Mr. Putin became president again in 2012, the ex-ambassador further notes, he was “especially angry” at those “young, educated and wealthy” protesters in Moscow who did not appreciate the fact that he (like himself believes) "made them rich." Thus, Putin turned back, deciding to impose restrictions, such as those practiced in Soviet times. He took up attacks on independent media and the arrest of demonstrators.

It took Putin, who wanted to strengthen his legitimacy, and an external enemy. On this role came the United States. Putin's propagandists are closely involved in "American imperialism", criticizing "immoral methods" and analyzing "alleged plans to overthrow the Putin government." McFaul himself, being an ambassador in Moscow, was often the main character in these “works of art”.

After the “annexation by Putin of Crimea”, anti-Americanism in Russia has already reached fanaticism. Putin made it clear, McFaul writes, that he favors a confrontation with the West. Putin no longer feels that he is being held back by international laws and norms, and is not afraid to apply Russian power with the goal of revising the international order.

Mr Putin made a "strategic turn". What should America do? She should draw conclusions from recent lessons from the conflict with Moscow. The United States must adhere to a policy of selective deterrence and cooperation.

According to the former ambassador, the new era was not started by Russia, but Putin himself began it - “autocratic revisionist leader.” It is not by chance that he significantly weakened Russia's democratic institutions during the last two years before the invasion of the Crimea, and then, just during the “Ukrainian seizure”, closed down independent media.

Along with this, just like in the last century, the ideological struggle between autocracy and democracy returned to Europe. According to the author, democratic institutions have never fully taken root in Russia. But now the democratic community must recognize that Putin is a real autocrat autocrat, and begin an intellectual and regulatory struggle against his system. McFaul further notes that the Kremlin has “both intentions and the ability to loosen governments and states ...” The Kremlin can use the army, money, the media, its secret police and the whole power of power to achieve these goals.

What to do with Ukraine? In this matter, Mr. McFaul advises to take "certain political steps." According to him, Ukraine should succeed as a democratic country with a market economy. At the same time, McFaul recommends that Moldova and Georgia be “urgently strengthened”. Ways to strengthen the following: a wider placement of military equipment there, more training, more integration of forces. In parallel, new efforts should be made to reduce the dependence of NATO countries on Russian energy resources.

And most importantly: "the current regime must be isolated." This is McFaul talking about Russia. There is no membership of Russia in G8, there is no negotiation on Euro missile defense. Instead of all this, sanctions, including against relevant individuals and organizations (propagandists, state-owned enterprises, the Kremlin and associated bankers). But citizens and companies not affiliated with the government should, on the contrary, be supported. Including should be supported and those who seek to take out capital from Russia or emigrate, writes Mr. McFaul.

As for cooperation with Putin, it is - just like during the Second World War and the Cold War - permissible when “our vital interests overlap”. It is about transactions, and not at all about the means to return Russia to international norms and values.

McFaul further states that in Russia “the brave leaders of civil society continue to challenge the autocracy, war, and nationalist fervor”; these people "managed to mobilize tens of thousands against Putin's intervention ..." Every day, McFaul, in his words, met "these silent skeptics" - among the state, business and society.

Putin’s nationalism, according to the ex-ambassador, is fueled mainly by oil and neo-Soviet anti-Americanism. However, Putin’s Russia has no real allies, McFaul says. And this state of affairs, in his opinion, should be preserved. In what way? And this is how: China should be kept at a distance from revisionist Russia, and at the same time contribute to the formation of independent states in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

At the same time, McFaul notes that Russia's military power is only a “shadow of Soviet power”. A new global conflict, he writes, is unlikely. But the Russian military can still threaten border states. Therefore, Europeans should strengthen their defenses, and Western governments and companies should stop promoting Russian military modernization.

McFaul found that today weakens the United States.

First, the United States does not have the moral authority as in the past century. “As an ambassador, it was difficult for me to defend our commitment to sovereignty and international law, responding to the Russians' question:“ What about Iraq? ”Some modern practices of American democracy, McFaul notes, also“ do not inspire observers abroad. ” To win this new conflict, we must restore the United States as a role model, advises McFaul.

Secondly, the US is retreating on the world stage, and Russia is moving forward. Leaders in Congress and the White House should work together. Their task is to “lead the free world in this new struggle.”

Well, a little futurology from McFaul. “The United States - along with the Russians, who want to live in a prosperous and democratic Russia - will win this new conflict in Europe. Over the past century, democracies consolidated at a remarkable pace, while autocracies continued to crumble. ” In an educated, rich urban society like Russian democracy will “eventually take root”. Then democratic Russia will become a more stable partner for other democracies.

Amazing this forecast McFaul, add on my own. After all, the current American democracy is no good for samples, and Congress does not find a common language with the president. And yet, on behalf of the United States, McFaul acts as a kind of ecumenical teacher who has the right (maybe even “international”) not only to reveal the truth and falsehood in Russians, but also to give strategic advice to his skinny government, according to which "In Russia and some neighboring states, democracy.

And this McFaul is still surprised at “anti-Americanism”! This kind Stanford uncle advises to fill Moldova and Georgia with military equipment and send instructors there. And in parallel to deal with Central Asia and promote the formation of independent states in the Caucasus! It's time for the Kremlin to declare Texas freedom or, say, Alaska.

"Regime" in Russia, according to McFaul, should be isolated. EuroPRO will be built without negotiations. And still it is necessary to enter sanctions against people of the Kremlin. To support, it is necessary to understand, McFaul advises the "marsh". In addition to them, America can become a true friend for those who seek to take out capital from Russia or emigrate.

This is an obvious strategy to destroy the country! Apparently, McFaul was angry with Russia after he worked in Moscow as ambassador. Everything was taken into account in his scenario: the “fifth column”, the financial component, the withdrawal of Russian capital abroad, and well-known elements of the Cold War such as Russia's isolation and the arms race.

Things are easy: the US Congress needs to get on with Obama (which will not happen), and the United States to earn a new “moral authority” in the world (which cannot happen in the near future). Until then, everything will go according to the McFaul formula: "The United States is retreating on the world stage, and Russia is moving ahead."

In conclusion, we will give very simple advice to Mr. Former Ambassador. Dear Michael! Read one of the reader's comments on your article. Its author is someone Uziel from Florianópolis.

Fellow Uziel calls Michael McFaul's essay "well thought out" and "academic." However, the main message of the essay (“we did not seek this confrontation”), the reader believes, is misleading and at least insincere. The movement of NATO forces closer to the borders of Russia certainly does not declare peace and love.

McFaul's call to arms in the face of the “new red threat”, the commentator writes, it goes well with the creation of military-industrial intelligence: it is always looking for new or old enemies.

The real political issues in the world are different. Western European allies, led by assertive Germany, have their own interests. Today, Berlin is more worried about solving the problems of the debt crisis in the eurozone, rather than thinking about the development of the Crimea by Putin, the reader writes. The financial sanctions of the West against Russia may hit the same Germany ...

Observed and translated by Oleg Chuvakin
- especially for topwar.ru
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  1. Tersky
    Tersky 27 March 2014 08: 28
    +77
    McFaul spent so much time in Russia but did not understand that along with the Russians a northern fur animal is also creeping up .. mobilize tens of thousands against Putin's interference ... "Every day McFaul, he said, met" these silent skeptics "- in the midst of the state, business and society." Are these these?
    ... brave and silent ... Clown, damn it ...
    1. dmitrich
      dmitrich 27 March 2014 08: 53
      +22
      that’s why McFaul is not an ambassador to Russia, with such talents for the Papuans.
      1. domokl
        domokl 27 March 2014 09: 16
        +42
        And I have a slightly different opinion ... After all, this ex- is still considered one of the best specialists in Russia ... But you listen, or read the nonsense written by him and understand why Abama constantly gets his finger in his own eye ...
        It’s good to join a suicide club with such advisers and specialists ... It’ll work out for sure ...
        1. Name
          Name 27 March 2014 09: 25
          +17
          Quote: domokl
          It’s good to join the suicide club with such advisers and specialists ... It’ll work out for sure ..

          They are already honorary members of this "club". repeat
          1. 120352
            120352 27 March 2014 09: 37
            +9
            Name
            Beautiful picture! I would like to see her in the same way as the enemy channels with Saddam Hussein showed, for which there were much fewer sins than Obama on TV!
            1. jjj
              jjj 27 March 2014 13: 32
              +10
              Obama and guards thump in black
        2. thrower
          thrower 27 March 2014 10: 21
          +5
          Hardly, either they will not take cartridges, or they will lose pistols))
        3. maximus235
          maximus235 27 March 2014 10: 25
          +6
          Yes, it’s not in the eye
        4. Anatoly39
          Anatoly39 27 March 2014 10: 27
          +5
          And you listen, or you read nonsense written by him and you understand why Abama constantly gets his finger in his own eye ...

          I would say in my own ass
        5. On the bayonet
          On the bayonet 27 March 2014 10: 57
          +2
          I thought the same way after reading the article! Well done. Not in the eyebrow, but in the eye)))
          1. infinite silence ...
            infinite silence ... 28 March 2014 00: 28
            +4
            The offender.
        6. asv96
          asv96 27 March 2014 13: 49
          +2
          Obama has a couple more of these and you can laugh all over the world
        7. Simple
          Simple 27 March 2014 15: 04
          +1
          Quote: domokl
          It’s good to join a suicide club with such advisers and specialists ... It’ll work out for sure ...


          And what else can the team of paranoid with manic syndrome get? They created an imaginary world for themselves, and they live in it.
        8. Tersky
          Tersky 27 March 2014 16: 41
          +2
          Quote: domokl
          And you listen, or you read nonsense written by him and you understand why Abama constantly gets his finger in his own eye ...

          Sasha, but in the eye? Something tells me that is much lower and from the back .. laughing, the sniper from him is clearly worthless ..
          1. PValery53
            PValery53 28 March 2014 06: 35
            0
            "I aimed at the heel, but hit the nose ..."
        9. mejik
          mejik 27 March 2014 17: 27
          +1
          Quote: domokl
          With such advisers and experts, joining a suicide club is good ...

          I would add, and with such "flexors" as Macaron
      2. AVV
        AVV 27 March 2014 10: 52
        +9
        Quote: Dmitry
        that’s why McFaul is not an ambassador to Russia, with such talents for the Papuans.

        He wants to rely on such ur.odov as Makarevich, Nemtsov, Khodarkovsky !!! They all crap in their homeland, and they want to receive money in the West !!! But wouldn’t they take them all to the place where they get these dollar bills? ?? The air would be cleaner in Russia !!!
        1. sled beach
          sled beach 27 March 2014 12: 43
          +2
          Only frank, well, or animals shit at ease, and that’s not all.
        2. sled beach
          sled beach 27 March 2014 12: 43
          +1
          Only frank, well, or animals shit at ease, and that’s not all.
      3. Lvovich
        Lvovich 27 March 2014 18: 11
        +3
        And here it is, McFaul ambassador, ambassador, ambassador to .....
      4. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 28 March 2014 06: 00
        0
        and what percentage, "tens of thousands" to one hundred and forty million ..?
      5. tilovaykrisa
        tilovaykrisa 28 March 2014 10: 27
        0
        This clown from Twitter dumped from the Russian Federation and now distributes his libel right and left, and the reason is simple, he just did not have the professionalism to work in such a serious country as the Russian Federation, his level somewhere at the level of Handuras is nothing more.
    2. W1950
      W1950 27 March 2014 08: 56
      +7
      McFaulk with his remarks resembles a dog’s tail, you will never understand which direction he will turn. For a week he gave out directly opposite opinions to the mountain. In one word Balabolka.
      1. 120352
        120352 27 March 2014 09: 43
        +3
        W1950
        Calling McFolk a dog's tail is a clear compliment. Rather, he is something that is just below. But where IT will turn, it is imperative to foresee, so as not to be in what IT can "throw out", spew. The last word can be understood in two ways: 1) take for the root "to spew"; 2) take "Fiend" for the root. Both options are correct. That is, it turns out a kind of brutal eruption of McFolk.
      2. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 28 March 2014 06: 11
        +1
        mccoll and analysis of the situation is a good sign - as they understand us .. then they blame the CIA, rumo, anb, etc. .. - in short, they didn’t understand anything ...
    3. 120352
      120352 27 March 2014 09: 33
      +3
      Tersky
      A wonderful portrait of Novodvorskaya! I’ll hang it on the wall in the office.
    4. Polevik
      Polevik 27 March 2014 09: 54
      +6
      “As an ambassador, it was difficult for me to defend our commitment to sovereignty and international law, answering the question of the Russians:“ What about Iraq? ”


      What about Afghanistan?

      current practices of American democracy, McFaul notes, also “do not inspire observers


      Inspired. And now the Crimea Fortress is ours! soldier
    5. GSH-18
      GSH-18 27 March 2014 10: 25
      +9
      All these statements of the former Pindos ambassador only say that he does not understand anything in Russia and Russian society and our national interests, as well as in democracy, hiding behind which promotes the selfish interests of the US imperialists and the military!
  2. Veter
    Veter 27 March 2014 08: 32
    +9
    They are like children, by God! Adult children.
    1. Mercenary
      Mercenary 27 March 2014 09: 00
      +6
      Only dirty like old macaques.
    2. avant-garde
      avant-garde 27 March 2014 09: 26
      +14
      Svezhak from the censor works the same intelligence laughing
      27.03.14/07/16 XNUMX:XNUMX Intelligence reported to Obama about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine: attacks are expected in Lugansk, Donetsk and Kharkov
      US military intelligence has notified Congress that the likelihood of Russia's military invasion of the territory of eastern Ukraine is higher than it has been thought so far.


      The US military intelligence came to this conclusion in connection with the "alarming symptoms that appeared in the last three to four days," CNN reports, informs the Censor NO with reference to UNIAN.
      American experts expect attacks in Lugansk, Donetsk and Kharkov, a throw in Transnistria - and do not exclude attempts to seize territories in the Baltic states. General Philip Breedlove, commander of NATO forces, told congressmen that Russian forces concentrated near the borders of the forces are enough for this.
      Look also at "Censor.NET": Snipers are on duty in the fields occupied by Russian militants in Crimea and "fortresses" are growing. VIDEO
      According to US intelligence, in the areas of Rostov-on-Don, Kursk and Belgorod, a group of more than 30,000 soldiers is concentrated, mainly as part of motorized units designed for quick throws.
      In addition, units located in the depths of Russian territory are in a state of mobilization readiness. Source: http://censor.net.ua/n277924
      1. 120352
        120352 27 March 2014 09: 58
        +18
        Avanhard
        It looks like these guys come to work either drunk or under anesthesia. As for the left bank of the Dnieper, which was transferred to Ukraine by Stalin, it must, of course, be returned. At the same time, it is necessary to collect rent from the "authorities" of Ukraine for the depreciation of the territory and require them to carry out a complete reclamation there at their own expense.
        As for Transnistria, it is more convenient to return it through Odessa. For the hostile attitude of Moldavian authorities towards our territory, take all of it in the form of reparation, indemnity, annexation and, in order to avoid a misunderstanding of our place in history (and geography), include Moldova in the Odessa region as one of the regions without any signs of autonomy.
        I also wrote nonsense here, but how is it worse than the American one?
        1. thrower
          thrower 27 March 2014 10: 24
          +4
          And in my opinion everything is correct, but let Albion Island be given to us as compensation.
        2. zeleznijdorojnik
          zeleznijdorojnik 27 March 2014 10: 42
          +1
          Please do not confuse-Stalin's annexation to Ukraine, on the right bank, the left bank is central Ukraine (Chernigov, Kiev, Poltava, Cherkasy), southeast and Novorossia.
          1. Flooding
            Flooding 27 March 2014 13: 47
            +1
            Quote: zeleznijdorojnik
            left bank-central Ukraine (Chernihiv, Kiev, Poltava, Cherkasy)

            Navigate along the river, not the map.
            Kiev and Cherkasy are the right, western bank of the Dnieper.
            1. zeleznijdorojnik
              zeleznijdorojnik 28 March 2014 17: 10
              0
              Navigate along the river, not the map.
              Kiev and Cherkasy - this is the right, western bank of the Dnieper
              Kiev is on the Dnieper, but it belongs to the left bank, however the Maidan is really on the right bank, which is still a moot point to Cherkasy - the city is also right on the Dnieper, the region is divided in half by the Dnieper.
      2. Veter
        Veter 27 March 2014 10: 03
        +6
        In general, censor.ua is the mouthpiece of Bandera. Their goal is to create tension among Ukrainians and scare them with "Russian aggressors", so I would not trust such publications.
      3. Vladimir73
        Vladimir73 27 March 2014 15: 07
        +1
        Thanks for the link, smiled from ear to ear laughing They have two divisions there, even something from artillery, and the RF Armed Forces gathered to storm all this with ten tanks. And I admire Ukrainian counterintelligence !! Right on the train to accurately figure out a professional spy !!! and distinguish from an amateur spy !!!! laughing
      4. Filon
        Filon 28 March 2014 05: 45
        +2
        Quote: avant-garde
        American experts expect attacks on Lugansk, Donetsk and Kharkov, a throw in Transnistria - and do not exclude attempts to seize territories in the Baltic

        laughing Sleep off! (Sorry my bad french)
        Looks like the scandal received by the "intelligence" for the profaned Crimea affects - in order not to be mistaken again, they increase the likelihood of an attack everywhere, in breadth, in depth, upward, downward ... 5D troops, epta!
    3. Tron
      Tron 27 March 2014 10: 01
      +11
      Quote: Veter
      They are like children, by God!

      Whose favorite toy was taken
      1. inkass_98
        inkass_98 27 March 2014 10: 40
        +10
        Quote: TroN
        Whose favorite toy was taken

        You know, if only they would not playful playpieces:
  3. Keeper
    Keeper 27 March 2014 08: 32
    +20
    They still do not understand that the Russians always had a reaction, but they did not always try to interfere in the Amer games!
    Apparently the moment has come when they stepped on the sore corn of Russia, which means - "wait for an answer" ...
    "... They sneaked up imperceptibly" - for that they tried for too long to take Russia by the butt ... Our girl is serious, should she finally give a slap in the face ?!
    1. Coffee_time
      Coffee_time 27 March 2014 08: 50
      +15
      Moreover, with a wet rag and from all magnitude
      1. 120352
        120352 27 March 2014 09: 59
        +6
        Coffee time
        A rag would be nice with chlorine!
        1. abrakadabre
          abrakadabre 27 March 2014 11: 49
          +4
          I like this option more:

          "Go away hateful so
          And husbands do not mind
          Won't you leave, so I can
          And help with a frying pan ... "

          (L.Filatov, The Tale of Fedot the Sagittarius, a daring young man)
    2. johnsnz
      johnsnz 27 March 2014 09: 54
      +4
      [quote = Guardian] They still do not understand that the Russians always had a reaction, but they did not always try to interfere in the Amer games!
      Yeah, the reaction ended in an erection ... and slapped them on the forehead)))
  4. svp67
    svp67 27 March 2014 08: 33
    +12
    Democracy and a market economy, as it turned out, are not quite suitable for the Russians. Why so? Maybe this economy is bad - the market? No, McFaul believes that the introduction of democracy in Russia simply coincided with the economic depression.
    Or maybe you just need to hear and respect other countries, not just the United States?
    1. The point
      The point 27 March 2014 13: 04
      +2
      Quote: svp67
      Or maybe you just need to hear and respect other countries, not just the United States?

      but this is undemocratic.
  5. Denis
    Denis 27 March 2014 08: 34
    +3
    A new era has crept up to us imperceptibly
    We will not talk about the era, but 100% someone sneaked up behind him, you can see
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    2. sscha
      sscha 27 March 2014 08: 47
      +2
      Yeah! So unnoticed that the pants did not have time to remove !!! laughing hi
  6. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 27 March 2014 08: 39
    +30
    As I understand the concept of "union" in the understanding of the United States, it is like a slave-planter relationship. But nothing will come and our time:
  7. Valentin17s
    Valentin17s 27 March 2014 08: 41
    +4
    The further the more it smells like schizophrenia: -D !!
  8. sscha
    sscha 27 March 2014 08: 43
    +17
    A bit of futurology from simple Russian:
    1. Russia, gaining momentum, will become a model for other states, how to behave in the international arena, how to behave with neighbors, friends and enemies.
    2. Russia will become a role model in social policy and interfaith relations.
    3. Russia.....
    4. Where and who will the United States be - I don’t know, and I don’t want to know yet 1 Russia has enough of its problems! Not to Amer !! laughing hi
  9. ronin
    ronin 27 March 2014 08: 45
    +7
    Already got these "experts". All of them know about us better than ourselves. If only one of the engaged could assess the problem from all sides, and not from one - paid.
    1. Rostovchanin
      Rostovchanin 27 March 2014 09: 38
      +3
      For me, so completely hypocrisy ... they have been hammered into them since childhood that everything can be bought for money ......... and with us everything is the other way around.
    2. oblako
      oblako 27 March 2014 10: 24
      +10
      Well, why be offended there, until recently we tried to build socialism in Afghanistan, in Mongolia ... So the Americans and the West are trying to build democracy where there is oil or new markets ... Everyone had their reasons ... " to all the bourgeoisie - let's fan the world fire !! " this is our recent past. Our president also learned from this. It's just that people should not be pushed into civil war and massacre ... And with this, at least in Crimea, and at least for now, it is doing better than the West with America in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yugoslavia, etc. But the fact that the "civilized" West does not fulfill its promises to move NATO to our borders casts doubt on the moral values ​​of its leaders, and even more so adherence to international laws. They are more guided by the necessary interpretations of these laws. And judging by the deeds, in relation to us and our interests, he behaves cunningly and treacherously. Like conquistadors with Indians. What we could see more than once. This should once and for all reject us from continuing such a dialogue with this interlocutor. Maybe someday we will become partners in some projects, but we must always remember about the essence of the Anglo-Saxon civilization. It is always an attempt to bargain and gain an advantage over a competitor by any means and never sacrifice anything for the sake of friendship or cooperation. It's always a conflict. This is their language. This is not a fault or a problem, it is neither good nor bad, they are just like that - they see the world this way. Therefore, when entering into a dialogue, one must remember what language the interlocutor speaks. But let him not be offended when they speak to him in his language. It is more profitable and easier to talk with a naive "Indian" who is exchanging missile technologies for beads ... And we will become equal interlocutors when we catch up with the West and our reliable allies in terms of military potential, this is the kind of dialogue we should strive for. The "new thinking for the whole world" from MS Gorbachev did not work ... How it was possible to be so naive in such a post - I can't imagine ... negative
      1. Vladimir73
        Vladimir73 27 March 2014 15: 12
        +1
        The labeled bear was not naive, he simply hated his country and brought the same to power.
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  10. Dezinto
    Dezinto 27 March 2014 08: 46
    +28
    I remember watching an interview with this talker when he first took up the post of ambassador to Russia, interview with Pozner at the first. How was he there, with that dibbled look of his, sincerely sincerely explained that - "nyet nyet, you understand nyet, this is a Russian man in the street who lives by the standards of the Cold War." We have come just to build kindergartens and hospitals for you. You are cardboard radish. And even then there was an act surprising by all standards, when he took up the post of ambassador, having flown to Moscow, his FIRST meeting was with the opposition !!! and only then he went to our Ministry of Foreign Affairs ... !!! Niet niet dear Russian my all your friends !!! yaya yaya dude let's goodbye!
    1. Not angry
      Not angry 27 March 2014 08: 57
      +11
      Russia in Crimea showed blood in Ukraine will not allow. And this, in their understanding, is not democratic. Now, in the southeast, they want to water the roofs, and the memories of 8.8.8 are terribly fresh. So they squeal like piglets stuck in the fence.
      1. Old skeptic
        Old skeptic 27 March 2014 18: 51
        +1
        I apologize in Ukraine.
  11. mountain
    mountain 27 March 2014 08: 49
    +11
    How did you start talking a lot, America, for more, not mind, not strength, not enough?
    1. Vyacheslav73
      Vyacheslav73 27 March 2014 10: 26
      +2
      But what a pleasant chatter ... it’s from impotence, from anger, from hopelessness !!! This representative of the Yankees has said a lot, but from all the only conclusion is that Russia is on the right track, be afraid, hell! Glory of the Great Russian Empire!!!
  12. AleksPol
    AleksPol 27 March 2014 08: 50
    +7
    What is integration with the west. And who is promoting NATO bases to Russia. Again, Putin is to blame. How sickened these hypocrites are.
  13. Fireman1980
    Fireman1980 27 March 2014 08: 51
    +7
    Tired of this "watchdog", "tyaf-da-tyaf" !!! "Phew McFaul, phew, quickly to the booth, otherwise the chain ..."
    he did not understand that his opinion in Russia is not authoritative ??? and not to pass the test for !!
    I am sure that in the NEW ERA there will be many different sneaky surprises for the "" "MOST DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY" "" the US and their "" "Dung comrades" "" from the EU !!!
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    2. sscha
      sscha 27 March 2014 09: 08
      +3
      You do not offend the dog !!! Change your nickname !!! laughing hi
  14. Flinky
    Flinky 27 March 2014 08: 53
    +1
    Halva, halva, halva - says McFaul ...
  15. Vladimir1960
    Vladimir1960 27 March 2014 08: 54
    +16
    What can I say the enemy is serious. We need a Program to fight on all fronts, and all our reserves must be used here. Relying only on generally accepted methods, military force, blackmail, bribery is not enough. And we must gradually move away from these methods. In contrast to the States, we must have basic other means and methods. We must have a different face in this world. The world yearned for justice and truth. Remember how many people around the world sympathized and supported us, especially in the early years of Soviet power. Turn on information warfare. Buy newspapers abroad, finance lobbies in governments and various international organizations cooperating with us. Actively involve literature, art, music. Spread the Russian language. Carry out various cultural programs. Here you can add both the Internet and television and much more. Where is our "Internet militia"? It is necessary to put him in service. To put the intelligentsia before a choice, with whom are they? Together with the people of their country, or they are "citizens of the world" who received everything in their time, but now they hate their Motherland. It ("intelligentsia") should be often put before a choice and asked such questions head-on. There is a war going on. And in the war it is not up to "I have my own opinion." With us or against us. And only so.
  16. Thompson
    Thompson 27 March 2014 08: 54
    +9
    No matter how much we appeal to the reason and justice of the Western world for Russia, this is all monkey labor!
    EVERYTHING they KNOW and UNDERSTAND perfectly, BUT IT SIMPLY DOESN'T NEED IT! They have one goal - DO NOT GIVE RUSSIA TO RISE NOR POLITICALLY, NOT ECONOMICALLY, NOR, MORE THAN, IN DEFENSE!
    Therefore, it is time to lay down on their opinion and do what is necessary for the good of our country and our people!
  17. 77bob1973
    77bob1973 27 March 2014 08: 55
    +5
    If this is a former ambassador to Russia, then I am for such ambassadors (he could not be objective because of his hawkish views).
  18. kmike
    kmike 27 March 2014 08: 59
    +3
    McFaul, I have nothing to tell you but take care of your asses. You really value them so much.
  19. tank64rus
    tank64rus 27 March 2014 08: 59
    +4
    They saw themselves as winners. The impudence and self-confidence of the Yankees is not to be missed. And then the breakdown of the GDP showed the class of the political game. Therefore, Madame squeals and sprinkles saliva at the UN. "You are the vanquished ..." They have not figured out SUCH SIMPLE THING. It is IMPOSSIBLE to defeat RUSSIA,
    1. Polevik
      Polevik 27 March 2014 10: 10
      +8
      Quote: tank64rus
      squeals and salivates madam at the UN. "You are the vanquished ..." They have not figured out SUCH SIMPLE THING.


      "When we retreat, we are going forward" (c)
      1. tronin.maxim
        tronin.maxim 27 March 2014 10: 43
        +6
        There is such an option:
        1. Weniamin
          Weniamin 27 March 2014 11: 25
          +2
          Gorgeous clip. I like.
  20. ZU-23
    ZU-23 27 March 2014 08: 59
    +11
    Damn, and such an opportunity was to pick up the mind of this woodpecker in Russia, but this is already a disease at the genetic level. In Russia, from all countries there are ambassadors more or less with brains, and the world power always gives us some kind of stupid deer.
  21. FC SKIF
    FC SKIF 27 March 2014 09: 02
    +1
    Democracy and economics. the recession somehow always goes together, which confirms the example of Ukraine. More would be an amer of democracy.
  22. ser fuz
    ser fuz 27 March 2014 09: 04
    +1
    A mentally ill person needs to be treated
  23. Hope
    Hope 27 March 2014 09: 04
    +1
    McFaul’s severe case, I'm afraid even a lobotomy will not help. well, you lag behind Russia, you do not live in peace without the introduction of democracy wherever you ask. scratch, send gifts, no Aegis will help.
  24. parusnik
    parusnik 27 March 2014 09: 05
    +8
    Meanwhile, the Russians changed their minds and decided not to integrate into the Western world.
    And with whom, if in the Western world there are only pedors ... sy, both natural and moral ..
  25. annodomene
    annodomene 27 March 2014 09: 06
    +4
    "A new era has crept up on us unnoticed," writes the former ambassador.
    Well, just like small children. Aha, "... a Georgian crept up unnoticed ..."
  26. Bigriver
    Bigriver 27 March 2014 09: 11
    +4
    He screwed up on the organization of the "Khivi Revolution" in Russia, now he has become a great thinker and analyst.
    The text, as if hinting: I know what to do, I still come in handy!
    Bg-g-d wassat
    But, I encourage McFaul's "analytics". With such intelligence and vision of the strategic situation, Omeriga will be where she belongs much faster.
  27. Dezinto
    Dezinto 27 March 2014 09: 12
    +3
    It seems to us sensible that they are insane, we, in the sense, are Russian to us here with an initially normal setting in our heads (elusive is something). And because of the Americans, all sorts of unhealthy societies can develop, and turn into a lobby in their parliament. In my opinion they don’t have a soul (in a whisper). They have all these neocons, Scientologists, FIG knows how many more all kinds of societies. Onizh headlong busy with self-determination. Golden star cap, everyone !! ))))
  28. Chemicalin23
    Chemicalin23 27 March 2014 09: 14
    +8
    Since the Americans are scolding Putin, it means he is acting correctly! And let them shout at all corners that he is a "dictator", let him - but the people support him. The problem is that after Putin hands over power to the next president, he, the next, will not be the same as before Putin.
    1. onega67
      onega67 27 March 2014 09: 36
      +6
      Very correct words! the more Americans yell that this is bad, the more we are on the right track
  29. Drzog
    Drzog 27 March 2014 09: 15
    +17
    "Yes, communism has disappeared, the Soviet Union has disappeared ..."
    Here is the trouble - and the Russians are left! smile
  30. Svetlana
    Svetlana 27 March 2014 09: 16
    +2
    They twitched, panicked, like cockroaches from a stream of dichlorvos.
  31. HollyGremlin
    HollyGremlin 27 March 2014 09: 22
    +3
    US not fully won the Cold War

    I will say more, you did not win it at all. You will also learn what the real, our victory means.
  32. Dezinto
    Dezinto 27 March 2014 09: 24
    +8
    Damn, this is such a dream - to take the whole Maidan with a super-giant teleport to resettle on the lawn near the white house. In a place with youngsters shouting UPA UYPALYUMP, so that they scattered around Washington, and showed the US population their choice in the direction of freedom and democracy! Beauty!
    1. elga5
      elga5 27 March 2014 11: 26
      +1
      Sometimes dreams come true smile Just a relish picture, and for Hollywood what plot ...
    2. 7even
      7even 27 March 2014 15: 52
      +2
      ))) together with their garden (parsley onions), + pigs for several pigs))))) the frame will be happy)))
  33. Gagarin
    Gagarin 27 March 2014 09: 24
    +5
    The feeling that McFaul has revised the films Superman and Captain America ...
    He still did not understand that the TRAIN was GONE.
  34. xbhxbr-777
    xbhxbr-777 27 March 2014 09: 25
    +3
    This goat, who lived so much in Russia and did not understand anything, needs to be shot !!!
  35. stayer
    stayer 27 March 2014 09: 26
    +2
    The truth is always the same. It cannot be hidden or veiled with beautiful slogans. If NATO is bombing cities and countries, then you disguise it beautifully as you want - it's still a bombing. And the states see it. And they understand that there is nothing good from this. The list of "democratized" countries is huge. And the main problem with mattress mats (we don't touch the economy yet) is that it is difficult to become white and fluffy when you are essentially kicking everyone. And this problem will not be removed within the next decades.
  36. Not angry
    Not angry 27 March 2014 09: 27
    +11
    Russian is not a nationality, but a state of mind. This is when all together, all together. And it doesn’t matter what nationality or faith. And this is strong in Russia. Over the past 20 years we have been trying to make us like them when we started to be divided into nations and faiths and we have had over 20 years. In the whole history of Russia, we won when nations were standing in the ranks of the squads, and the enemies called them Russians and were afraid.
  37. mitya24
    mitya24 27 March 2014 09: 29
    +8
    But, Mr. Ambassador, it would be nice to know the history of the country in which you worked. Russia is a state with a thousand-year history of absolutism in all its manifestations, starting from the great princes, kings, emperors and ending with the general secretaries. In Russian, it’s in the blood, probably even in the genotype. Therefore, declare yourself Putin at least as king, even as great prince, we Russians will begin to respect him even more and reach even greater heights. It was not the democrats who defeated the fascists; fascism was defeated by the Soviet Union, totalitarian to the ears, headed by Stalin, at the meeting with which your democrats (Roosevelt, Churchill) had kokoshki.
    1. Egevich
      Egevich 27 March 2014 15: 35
      +5
      there was a historical case when during one of the conferences (either Yalta, or Potsdam), delayed by the beginning of the meeting, Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt wanted to meet while sitting, not getting up, thereby showing who was the boss ... But when Stalin came in, then they both jumped up almost at attention ... hi
      1. DeOS78RU
        DeOS78RU 28 March 2014 19: 40
        0
        it is certainly nice ... but was Roosevelt like in a wheelchair? and so really - I.V.S. respected ... even perhaps a little afraid ...
  38. mamont5
    mamont5 27 March 2014 09: 29
    +1
    McFaul did not understand, it was an imperceptibly small furry animal that crept up to him. Pi-ts is called.
  39. Estet59
    Estet59 27 March 2014 09: 29
    +3
    Some kind of confession of a loser. Anger is mixed with a secret resentment against Russians, who in the overwhelming majority did not accept "help in the establishment of American-style democracy and freedom." A handful of "white tape workers" created under his leadership completely discredited themselves. Their squeak from under the plinth does not cause anything except the desire to kick. And the very word "democracy" through the efforts of McFaul and similar teachers from overseas has become a dirty word. And Russia is moving forward more and more confidently. And not to the wretched champions, but rather to the bankrupt violators of real human values, to tell us where to go and who to be friends with. Sorry, they didn't come out with a snout! And regarding the supply of concentration of military forces at our borders, it would be more correct to say in the words of Vasily Ivanovich Chapaev: "Psychic, you say? Well, to hell with her, let's go psychic."
  40. muhomor
    muhomor 27 March 2014 09: 41
    +4
    Well, I do not understand a fig! Listen to all these ex .., so everyone wants to see Russia democratic, prosperous, STRONG! Why is it that in the capitalist economic system they want to see their competitor prosperous and strong? Or does the shark of imperialism have a different understanding of the concept of prosperity and power? Like Yugoslavia, for example.
  41. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 27 March 2014 09: 44
    +4
    from the Don.
    In the 90s, Americans chickened their medals, tore three button accordions, how many rye moonshine they had drunk! Sober and sharks! Everything was in vain.
  42. polly
    polly 27 March 2014 09: 44
    +11
    Here we have such a mossy and strange Russia, which

    Mind McFaul doesn't understand
    Yard common not to measure
    Keep "Satan" in reserve,
    But to believe in an hatchet!

    (clickable)
  43. vasyliy1
    vasyliy1 27 March 2014 09: 50
    +4
    The "integration" of the West is well known to us - it is to leave 140 out of 40 million people to serve new masters, and send the rest to heaven, at the same time dismembering Russia into many components. Big and fat to you !!!
  44. Voenruk
    Voenruk 27 March 2014 09: 54
    +4
    American democracy in Russia is all that has been going on since the collapse of the USSR and is continuing now. Thank you Misha!) We understand your strategy for the collapse of Russia! You will calmly bring our neighbors into NATO, and will we quietly observe? Those days are over, and it’s time to get used to it.) Russia is self-sufficient, and we do not need you!
  45. tnship2
    tnship2 27 March 2014 09: 56
    +1
    McFaul will now moan to the grave, if only he would have landed in Moscow. They are always the most poisonous losers. One also wants to shout to him: -Lose the loser in the chill !.
  46. johnsnz
    johnsnz 27 March 2014 09: 59
    +5
    What can I say about such an ambassador: there are three types of ambassadors: 1) spicy ambassador, 2) spicy ambassador, 3) nakuy ambassador!
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 27 March 2014 13: 24
      +3
      Highly! Especially the first one. bully
    2. ussrex
      ussrex 27 March 2014 17: 29
      +1
      ... and this one just sat down.
  47. Mugs
    Mugs 27 March 2014 10: 01
    +4
    "... after the end of the cold war"
    It did not end, all the words about its end are sheer hypocrisy.
    "... the United States did not fully win the Cold War"
    The United States won one battle, but not a war, when will they understand this?
  48. flambert
    flambert 27 March 2014 10: 06
    +2
    I'm proud of you guys! Lord, we have so many real men in Russia and among our friends-neighbors! Relieved. And regarding this gentleman ... As machine gunner Karpushonok from the movie "Red Square" said: "Nishto, we bow down to our feet at once!" And took the rear sight one lower.
  49. lukich1958
    lukich1958 27 March 2014 10: 08
    +1
    More than "psychic" they lack the spirit! The point is playing !!!
    1. The point
      The point 27 March 2014 13: 16
      +1
      Quote: lukich1958
      A point is playing !!!

      in spite of the fact that at the moment of landing the paratrooper’s point is compressed with an effort to bite through standard steel scrap, it is not always possible to achieve complete tightness.
  50. 120352
    120352 27 March 2014 10: 16
    +12
    Actually, among the Americans are not only found. For example, Harvard University professor Semuel Huntington, who in the 90s wrote the work that has already become a classic "The Conflict of Civilizations". This is a reference book for any political scientist, futurologist, and in general, a literate person. There he says, in particular, that there are different civilizations. I will not list everything. It is important that he distinguishes between Christian (in fact, Catholic) and Orthodox-Slavic. So that's it. Ideas about democracy and the market (since we're talking about them). and about the accepted values ​​in these civilizations are different! To say that there is no democracy in Orthodox Slavic Russia is nonsense. It's just that our democracy, by definition, is different from their democracy, just as our market is different from their market. There are no identical, identical incarnations of these entities in different civilizations, as well as outside the solar system, perhaps there is a completely different physics, and therefore chemistry, etc.
    Our "Gaidars with Chubais" and their comrades tried to take something from them. The result is a complete collapse of the economy in Russia, the destruction of its market, the disintegration of society, which is based on different values ​​"At US" and "At THEM". The criteria of the Catholic concept of democracy, the market, and values ​​turned out to be genetically alien to us. This lesson must not be forgotten! Gaidar was lucky. He left naturally. And we have to judge Chubais and his team!
    1. go
      go 27 March 2014 19: 08
      +2
      Quote: 120352
      Actually, among the Americans are not only found. For example, Harvard University professor Semuel Huntington, who in the 90s wrote the work that has already become a classic "The Conflict of Civilizations". This is a reference book for any political scientist, futurologist, and in general, a literate person. There he says, in particular, that there are different civilizations. I will not list everything. It is important that he distinguishes between Christian (in fact, Catholic) and Orthodox-Slavic. So that's it. Ideas about democracy and the market (since we're talking about them). and about the accepted values ​​in these civilizations are different! To say that there is no democracy in Orthodox Slavic Russia is nonsense. It's just that our democracy, by definition, is different from their democracy, just as our market is different from their market. There are no identical, identical incarnations of these entities in different civilizations, as well as outside the solar system, perhaps there is a completely different physics, and therefore chemistry, etc.
      Our "Gaidars with Chubais" and their comrades tried to take something from them. The result is a complete collapse of the economy in Russia, the destruction of its market, the disintegration of society, which is based on different values ​​"At US" and "At THEM". The criteria of the Catholic concept of democracy, the market, and values ​​turned out to be genetically alien to us. This lesson must not be forgotten! Gaidar was lucky. He left naturally. And we have to judge Chubais and his team!


      I do not agree that the values ​​we have are very different. There is a rather superficial judgment about civilizations; in general, the opinions of many American specialists are rather limited, because The United States lives in its society and feel little in its own skin.

      It is enough to say that Christianity appeared on this planet quite recently, therefore, it is not entirely correct to judge the national parallels with the church. In addition, you are talking about generalized Catholic ideas about democracy, forgetting that the democracy that you mean was actually created by Protestants. Protestants are the democrats of Catholicism. And what about the fact that the ancient Orthodox were also democrats - the People’s Chamber, the Novgorod Republic, etc. The church has little to do with it, although of course the Protestants have quite free rituals, among the Orthodox and Catholics they are approximately equal in severity.

      I will say this because I communicate a lot with people from different countries - not so much our values ​​differ from, for example, northern Europe, if you dig deep. Russia, of course, is difficult to generalize, because many different ethnic groups, how to generalize and all Orthodox from Greece to Solovki. That is, we are from sowing. Europe differ much less than, for example. Spaniards who are Catholics and also Europeans. At the same time, the Greeks have a similar mentality with other residents of southern Europe. Politics is another matter.

      About the criteria that the market is alien to us, I recommend going to the normal (not tanned) collective farm market.

      About Gaidarov, etc. - What does democracy and the market have to do with it? At the top then were people who, in principle, weren’t capable of anything literate and practically useful. If you put a slobber and a doppelganger at the head of the board of directors of AO, which he will kill, does that not mean that the idea of ​​AO is bad? For comparison, China quietly and without dust transfers its planned economy to a market economy, and comes out on top in terms of GDP.