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Turn to the East. Why the US and EU sanctions do not paralyze the Russian economy

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Resting on Russia and not wanting to reckon with its interests in the post-Soviet space, Western countries, in fact, are pushing it towards the East. Throughout the Russian stories Asian foreign policy was secondary. Both the Russian Empire and even the Soviet Union have always acted with an eye to the "civilized" Europe. Now it seems the situation is changing.


Foreign policy revolution

Turning to the East - this is not an indicative statement, designed to raise the stakes in the game with the West. This is a well thought out, balanced, long overdue policy. The reorientation to the Asian markets has been discussed for a long time already. Vladimir Putin recently proclaimed this task the main Russian priority for the 21st century. And Western sanctions in this case could be an excellent catalyst. With time, we still thank the American and European "partners" for the fact that they forced Russia to mobilize and carry out a revolution in foreign policy.

It is already obvious that Russia will not reckon with costs and does not intend to sacrifice national interests in order to regain the disposition of the western establishment. “This is a serious turn in strategic thinking,” said Robert Kahn, an expert at the American Council on Foreign Relations. - Relations with the West have ceased to be a top priority for Moscow. And if someone thinks that economic sanctions will put the Kremlin on its knees, it is not. They will produce the opposite effect. The loss of the European market will only accelerate the process of reorientation towards the Asia-Pacific Region, which has so far been spoken of only as a long-term goal. ”

“Russia has long decided to minimize its dependence on the West (here we can recall the fight against offshore companies and the return of capital from Russian officials in Russia, A. T.),” writes leading expert at the London-based Institute for Strategic Studies Nicholas Redman. - In fact, we are talking about the choice of civilization. Moscow refuses its European identity for the sake of the Eurasian identity. ”

Until recently, the United States and Europe were skeptical about the possibilities of the Russian turn to the East: Moscow will not voluntarily go under Beijing, agreeing to the role of the "raw materials appendage" of the PRC. However, it should be understood that the East for Russia is not limited to China. These are Japan, India, and ASEAN countries. All these players are very interested in large-scale infrastructure and energy projects that Moscow plans to implement in Asia. And all of them, to one degree or another, are ready to take part in them. In fact, we are talking about the creation of an “economic ridge” of Eurasia: the construction of a network of pipelines, the modernization of the Trans-Siberian Railway and the BAM, the development of transcontinental trade routes (including the Northern Sea Route).

Perhaps, over the past decades, Russia has never come forward with such ambitious proposals. The Eastern project can only be compared with the plans of “alternative integration” with Western Europe, which were developed at the beginning of the 2000s. Then European, primarily German, businessmen seriously talked about forming an energy alliance with Moscow. By joining forces with such a powerful player as Gazprom, they hoped to challenge American competitors (there were even rumors that Russia was ready to give up the controlling stake in Gazprom, turning it into a transnational company).

However, to realize this idea failed. The United States put pressure on Germany, which was the main instigator of the project, and forced it to retreat (replacing Gerhard Schroeder, loyal to Moscow, to the atlantist Angela Merkel and thus preventing the creation of a continental geo-economic union that always was a nightmare for the Anglo-Saxons).

In the case of the Russian “Eastern” project, such a scheme will not work. If the Asian powers realize that by implementing the proposals of Moscow, they will receive enormous dividends, no one will convince them to reject these proposals. In addition, the Asia-Pacific region includes states with a different mentality, different political and economic cultures, and none of them have decisive influence here (despite the talk of synocentric Asia). Balancing between the Asian "tigers" and sometimes playing on the existing contradictions in the APR, Russia could very successfully promote its project, because China, for example, is unlikely to stand aside if they are interested in Japan and India.

In the arms of the dragon?

At the official level, China, as always, behaves very carefully. The only thing that the diplomats of the PRC did so far was abstaining from voting by the UN Security Council on the resolution condemning Russia for annexing the Crimea, said that Moscow’s actions had their own reasons, and, of course, categorically rejected the proposal to exclude the Russian Federation from the G20. However, unofficially, the Celestial is entirely on the side of the northern neighbor.

One has only to look at the materials published in the Chinese media. “The policy of the EU and the USA in Ukraine demonstrates a complete fiasco of the West,” writes the English-language newspaper Global Times, “and Beijing should become a reliable strategic partner of Moscow. We should not disappoint Russia at the moment when it had difficulties. After all, this is the only way to strengthen friendly relations between the two countries. ”

"Moscow has ignored the warnings of the West," the newspaper Huangqiu Shibao notes. “Putin’s geopolitical courage exceeded the expectations of all world foreign policy experts and deeply shook America and Europe.” And further: “Putin is keeping control over the European continental crisis. He says to the world that Russia is no longer the country that suffered a humiliating geopolitical defeat at the beginning of the 90's. ”

Another characteristic quote from an article published in the online publication Haiwainet: "Expressing gratitude to the Chinese people, Russia clearly speaks to the United States and other Western countries:" Moscow and Beijing are on the same side. " And if you are plotting something against China, then the Russian Federation will provide him with firm and resolute support. ”

Chinese experts are convinced that Putin’s “impudent policy” will help reduce the strategic pressure that the Western powers have on the PRC. And although the rise of Moscow, referred to as a fact, may lead, in their opinion, to friction over the presence of China in Central Asia, it must be admitted that a strong Russia fits into the Chinese model of a multipolar world,

Moreover, many political scientists in the Celestial Empire consider the emergence of the new Eurasian axis Moscow-Beijing quite real. China, they say, is interested in that by the 20 years, when the strategic rivalry with America reaches a climax, Russia would be on its side. Another challenge is to win support for Moscow in territorial disputes in the East China Sea. (We must pay tribute to them, as long as Russian diplomats remain neutral, because if they supported the PRC, the whole "Eastern Project" would be under threat.)

Now for the economy. “After the introduction of sanctions, Russia will finally turn its back on Europe, and, first of all, China will benefit from this,” said Eckhard Cordes, head of the Eastern Committee of the German economy. Indeed, the Chinese are ready to provide powerful economic support to the Russian Federation and will gladly finance those projects that will strategically tie our country to the Middle Kingdom. Including China plans to invest in the Crimea. (It should be noted that many large investments that were agreed upon during Yanukovych’s recent visit to Beijing were allocated specifically for the development of the Crimean peninsula: the deepening of the Sevastopol port, the construction of roads, the construction of gas storages.) Of course, all this will continue. In addition, China can become a major investor in infrastructure projects, to take part in the construction of tunnels.

Of course, the precedent for the return of the Crimea opens up several scenarios for Beijing. Both pleasant and not so. No, needless to say that Taiwan, according to the Chinese, is historically a territory artificially alienated from the PRC. And Beijing has recently also staked on arousing patriotic feelings among the inhabitants of the island: “one language, one nation, one story”.
On the other hand, the separation of Crimea from Ukraine could spur separatism in the Shinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and in Tibet. (But only in March, as a result of a massacre by Uighur Muslims in the city of Kunming, 33 people died, and more than 130 were hospitalized with knife wounds.)

At the head of the "eastern campaign" ...

Once again, Russia’s turn to the East is not a fiction. This is a strategic decision of the Russian authorities, fully supported by business representatives. Asian markets are increasingly being developed by Gazprom, the head of Norilsk Nickel, Vladimir Potanin, has recently promised to increase supplies of nickel and palladium to Japan and China. And the founder of USM Holdings, Alisher Usmanov, sold shares of American corporations Apple and Facebook and invested money in Chinese technology companies operating in the Internet market.

However, the key role in the preparation and implementation of the “Eastern” project, of course, belongs to NK Rosneft. It was not by chance that at the moment when Western countries threatened Russia with “paralyzing” economic sanctions, the company's president, Igor Sechin, went on a long Asian tour, during which he held talks with virtually all Rosneft’s key partners in the East. He visited China, Mongolia, Vietnam and India, and also took part in the VI Russian-Japanese Investment Forum.

Concluding last year long-term contracts with the largest oil companies in China, CNPC and Sinopek, Rosneft, in the opinion of most experts, made a breakthrough in the eastern direction. During 25 years, the company is committed to supplying the People's Republic of China about 360 million tons of oil. And as the Chinese online publication Haiwainet notes, “in this regard, Moscow can confidently state to Western countries: your sanctions do not make sense. If Russia will sell oil only to China, this is quite enough, because the PRC is the largest importer of energy resources in the world. ” In addition, the Celestial Empire itself is interested in maximizing the supply of Russian oil (this will reduce dependence on vulnerable sea routes that can easily be blocked by the United States). And it is not surprising that Beijing is ready to give Moscow huge loans on the security of future hydrocarbon supplies.

Nevertheless, and it is very important to understand, China is not the only strategic partner of Rosneft in the region. As already mentioned, the meaning of the “eastern” project is to involve all key players of the Asia-Pacific Region in its implementation and, first of all, of course, Japan - China’s main regional rival, who is able to balance its influence. Yes, now politicians in Tokyo were forced out of solidarity with other members of the G-7 to impose sanctions against Russia. However, the fate of Ukraine, in fact, worries them much less than the rapprochement that had begun a year ago with Moscow. And they are unlikely to turn away from the intended path: the prospect of forming a Russian-Chinese military-political alliance looks too frightening for them. In addition, after the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the Land of the Rising Sun ran into a real energy hunger, which can only be overcome by increasing the supply of LNG. Japanese gas importing companies (such as TEPKO and Tokyo Gas, for example) are well aware that Russia is the best supplier for them, if only because of the proximity of markets.

Rosneft, which made a strategic decision to develop its own gas business, invites Japanese investors to take part in the construction of the Far Eastern LNG plant with a design capacity of 5 mln tons per year, which the company intends to launch in the north of Sakhalin in 2018 – 2019. The offer is tempting, and the Japanese are unlikely to refuse it. No less interesting for Japanese companies are other projects in the field of extraction and processing of hydrocarbons in Eastern Siberia and the Far East. Moreover, such influential corporations as Inpex, Mitsui and Marubeni have a wealth of experience working with Rosneft in implementing the Sakhalin-1 project on the northeast shelf of Sakhalin Island.

"Integral approach" Sechin

But in attracting foreign partners to individual projects of the company is nothing new. Revolutionary was Sechin's proposal to form an "integral approach". “We are ready to consider joint investment work across the entire process chain - in mining, in infrastructure, processing and transporting hydrocarbons,” said the head of Rosneft in his speech at the Russian-Japanese investment forum. And this proposal applies not only to Japanese corporations, but also to other influential companies in East and South Asia, for example, the Indian ONGS or the Chinese CNPC.

In fact, it is about Asian countries not only buying hydrocarbons, but also, together with Rosneft, developing the hard-to-reach fields of Eastern Siberia and the continental shelf, investing in reorienting Russian infrastructure to the East, building oil and gas refineries and developing transport corridors first of all the Northern Sea Route.

And the main thing that will certainly interest Asian companies: Russia is ready to attract them to the development of the North. The Arctic offshore fields are completely cyclopean in scale (according to experts, they contain up to thirty percent of all the world's offshore hydrocarbon reserves and the extraction of even 1 / 10 of some resources promises about 2,5 trillion US dollars at current prices). However, their development requires unique technologies and colossal investments.

Until now, most of the investment came to Russia from the West. However, everything can change radically if the largest corporations in the Asia-Pacific region adopt the “integral approach” of Sechin, agree to sponsor the entire process chain from production to transportation of hydrocarbons and allocate funds for the development of Eastern Siberia and the Arctic. The West cannot afford such large-scale injections into the Russian economy, even if it wanted to. But Asian countries can, and it would be a sin not to use it.

Russian policy in the eastern direction has always been distinguished by a semi-intuitive-semi-conscious approach. Tsarist Prime Minister Sergei Witte, who managed to push the project of the CER (railway passing through the territory of China) at one time, noted that "Russia is tempted to use the Chinese card in a game against European rivals." However, now, for the first time in history, we are ready to turn to face the East. And no wonder. Indeed, as the columnist of the Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram recently noted, “a multipolar world with an Asian accent is forming before our eyes.”

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And in conclusion about why tough sanctions against Russia can boomerang the US and the EU. According to experts, as a result of Western geopolitical games, “the world without the West” will become an objective reality. The BRICS countries will sharply increase mutual trade and will finally switch to the calculation of their national currencies. Investment, technology, access to credit sources - all this can provide the Asian powers.

Of course, in the near future we will see how the NATO military bloc, for a long time unable to find the meaning of its existence, acquires a second life. However, European countries will have hard times. By introducing disastrous for their own economy sanctions and taking on the lion's share of the cost of saving Ukraine, they will be forced to finally say goodbye to foreign policy ambitions and accept the conditions of the United States in negotiations on the establishment of a Transatlantic trade and investment partnership.

True, America itself is unlikely to benefit from the conflict with Moscow. It will gain a powerful rival in the APR and the Middle East, where, after the Syrian epic, the Arab countries saw in Russia a serious counterbalance to the United States, which is gradually losing influence in the region. Some realistic-minded politicians in Washington are still hoping to play everything back and settle the conflict with Moscow (as long as NATO’s transit point remains in Ulyanovsk, they say, there is hope that the Russians will refuse to turn to the East and break with America). But to count on it does not make sense: the horses are already at the crossing.
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  1. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov April 8 2014 14: 10
    +24
    In time, we will also thank the American and European “partners” for forcing Russia to mobilize and carry out a revolution in foreign policy.
    Well, God forbid that it be so! Enough to look back to the West and dance to their "tune" They have become impudent with their "double standards" and hysteria.
    1. Ossetian.
      Ossetian. April 8 2014 14: 13
      +16
      It's time to dance the west to our balalaika))))))
      1. Siberian19
        Siberian19 April 8 2014 14: 50
        +14
        http://topwar.ru/uploads/images/2014/991/svwv451.jpg
        1. Keeper
          Keeper April 8 2014 16: 32
          +1
          I have a friend, bosom, old, but loyal.
          So he says: - when they try to offend me, I start counting to forty, and then hit me in the face! But the problem is that when the "counting and numbers" took place at school, I was sick! So now I think like this: one, two, five .. Forty !!!!
      2. nokki
        nokki April 8 2014 14: 57
        +4
        Quote: Ossetian.
        It's time to dance the west to our balalaika))))))



        I recently presented here (as delirium!) What would happen to Western politicians if China had, by chance, stated that it was considering joining the Customs Union and the CSTO. Probably neighing for about fifteen minutes! laughing
      3. raf
        raf April 8 2014 20: 17
        0
        Quote: Ossetian.
        It's time to dance the west to our balalaika))))))

        Yes, they need them, let them dance to their balalaika! Let them love each other, let them boil in their juice, spit on them and send them to hell!
    2. Coffee_time
      Coffee_time April 8 2014 14: 17
      +18
      Now, the time has come for truth and the beginning of oblivion civil ... language does not turn to say, Europe
      1. postman
        postman April 8 2014 14: 27
        +6
        Quote: Coffee_time
        .Language does not turn to say, Europe

        Vasya Ivanov laid out already:


        (I liked it) Putin and seven kids, and "kids" is a VERB belay
        A source:
        http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTW0F8eLw77xYlpfWBJIC4Q
      2. Anisim1977
        Anisim1977 April 8 2014 14: 54
        +2
        I agree. What is there in the USA or in the geyrop that you can’t buy in Japan, China, South Korea ??? Do not Asians buy from us what we sell in the USA or a geyropu (gas, oil, titanium, peaceful atom, etc.) ???
        They want to put themselves in puddles and raise the Asia-Pacific region - yes, please. am
    3. Rus2012
      Rus2012 April 8 2014 14: 21
      +8
      Quote: MIKHAN
      Well, God forbid that it be so!


      End of america -
      Moscow has decided who will be responsible for the actions with the "boomerang." Igor Sechin was promoted to the post of chairman of the board of directors of the St. Petersburg Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange. Speaking at the International Energy Congress in Korea last October, he called for the development of an international mechanism for trading in natural gas and proposed "creating an international exchange of member countries where they could register transactions using regional currencies."

      And now in the hands of one of the most influential leaders in world energy trade, a wonderful tool for implementing this plan has fallen. The Russian Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange, where prices for Russian oil and gas will be set in rubles rather than dollars, will cause a serious blow to petrodollar.

      Not so long ago, Rosneft signed a series of major contracts with China and is now close to concluding a “mega-deal” with India. In both agreements, the dollar is not involved. As reported, Russia is working with Iran on the barter, which will daily bring Rosneft 500 thousand barrels of Iranian oil for sale on the world market.

      The White House and Russophobes in the US Senate are furious. They try to prevent the deal, because it promises serious trouble petrodollar. If Sechin decides to sell Iranian oil on the Russian stock exchange for rubles, it will sharply strengthen the prospects of the oil ruble and weaken the oil dollar.

      We can say that the sanctions opened the Pandora's box, full of problems for the American currency. Washington will not be pleased with the Russian response, but what will happen if other oil producers decide to follow suit? Last month, China opened two renminbi settlement centers - in London and Frankfurt. Is China preparing for similar moves against the dollar? We will find out soon.

      Amen!!!

      Russia sets fire to the dollar
      1. sscha
        sscha April 8 2014 14: 34
        +8
        In short - "... the horses are already at the crossing!" Well, "Three crosses allure!"
        As Americans like to say: "It's nothing personal! Business is business!" laughing hi
    4. Canep
      Canep April 8 2014 14: 24
      +5
      Kazakhstan has long been "taxing" in the direction of China, in the fall a new computer was collecting, well, everything is Chinese, and the intel processor was written in KOSTI-RIKA wassat wassat , I checked on the map there is no such province in the PRC, actually bring it from Costa Rica, and the barcode matched. What I mean is that if something is sold here, it is in 80% of cases Chinese. at least spare parts for a car, at least panties, at least jeans, because some kind of Costa Rica is perceived as made on Mars. By the way, you can "steer" not only in the Asia-Pacific region but also in Latin America. A vivid example is the Embraer 190 airplane half of the Air Astana park - Embraer. Although planes can and should be riveted, investments in electronics are also needed.
      1. Kasym
        Kasym April 8 2014 14: 40
        +11
        "The Asian direction of foreign policy was secondary." I have always watched with amazement, since the time of Gorbachev, how the highest officials of Russia look into the mouth of Europe. Almost adjoin. How long to ? At first, Putin also tried to show them something (prove) that the Russian Federation is loyal to the West.
        In addition to colonizing resource-rich countries and vassals, they do not need anything. In the East, the attitude towards the Russian Federation has always been more friendly. Nobody is trying to "teach life" to Russia. Vietnam, China, India, Laos, Central Asia and the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.
        The Russian Federation has long since turned its back on Europe - the poor fellows themselves will come running, then they need to sort out something or what raw materials are needed. They quickly fall into place. Europe quickly realizes that it is Dwarf. And not otherwise. hi
        1. Canep
          Canep April 8 2014 14: 44
          +4
          Quote: Kasym
          that she is dwarf

          And inflated with nothing more than unsecured money. And Asia is real consumption and production. It’s bad to put oil or gas pipeline to India and build a railway.
        2. asar
          asar April 8 2014 20: 24
          0
          How many years we have been frightened by the "Asian" horror story! And the threat came from a completely different direction!
    5. Siberian19
      Siberian19 April 8 2014 14: 49
      +15
      http://topwar.ru/uploads/images/2014/335/pqol974.jpg
      1. Kasym
        Kasym April 8 2014 14: 58
        +4
        No no, Sibiryak 19. It is up to us to solve gas or firewood - and let them look into our mouths. They themselves destroyed our forests - so we have to decide what to give them or not. They ruined their nature - let them pay. hi
        1. asar
          asar April 8 2014 20: 25
          0
          Let go to the dung! tongue
      2. neri73-r
        neri73-r April 8 2014 15: 06
        +1
        And for her it makes no difference, both of them are ours! laughing
  2. Alex_Popovson
    Alex_Popovson April 8 2014 14: 11
    +9
    "Muscovy conceals considerable wealth. Do these wild dog-headed Muscovites pay attention to the rules approved by the civilized world? They have lost, but no, they again take up their own, with their existence, with their Asian savagery to interfere with the plans of the enlightened world."
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  3. svp67
    svp67 April 8 2014 14: 12
    +6
    Yes, if everything was that simple ... And so. So far we have talked a lot and as a result. As soon as we showed independence a little, as ONE PRESS of a button from outside disconnected several of our banks, from the world system, and would they want the entire system to be disconnected, and then what? And here's another question, who wondered - where are the main "nerve centers" of the Internet, and what will happen if someone wants to punish our country by disconnecting from the Internet for at least a day, how will our economy be doing? Stop listening to beautiful words - it's time to evaluate people and, first of all, government officials ON CASES that benefit the people and the state. It is necessary to turn the "streams" to the East - don’t scare the figs, we must turn, so as not to depend on the West ... and it will be easier to talk to the West.
    1. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker April 8 2014 14: 27
      +7
      Quote: svp67
      ..and it will be easier to talk with the West.

      Will be ... later ...
      Today the pressure is "off scale". The WTO has already been connected to the subject of refusal to purchase pork.
      1. svp67
        svp67 April 8 2014 14: 31
        +4
        Quote: stalkerwalker
        Will be ... later ...
        Today the pressure is "off scale". The WTO has already been connected to the subject of refusal to purchase pork.

        Well, well, they weren’t so scared ... Anyway, VICTORY WILL BE FOR US, since the TRUTH is with us.
      2. Burberry
        Burberry April 8 2014 14: 52
        +2
        Quote: stalkerwalker
        Already the WTO has been connected for the rejection of pork purchases.

        No WTO decree is issued to our Rospotrebnadzor. :)
      3. godun
        godun April 8 2014 15: 48
        0
        On the topic ... Infa flashed in the morning that the West had an idea to stop South Stream, so, don't you want to, but turn the shafts towards sunrise?
        1. asar
          asar April 8 2014 20: 26
          0
          We have a way out! But they have a big question!
        2. Wheel
          Wheel April 9 2014 00: 28
          0
          Quote: godun
          On the topic ... Infa flashed in the morning that the West had an idea to stop South Stream, so, don't you want to, but turn the shafts towards sunrise?

          He moved the idea, but these are words.
          SchA, our most faithful ally, Ukraine will turn off the crane and immediately forget all the words ... laughing
          After the last shut-off of the tap, the Nord Stream started, after the current one, the southern one.
          Everything is very simple.
      4. Yuri Sev Caucasus
        Yuri Sev Caucasus April 8 2014 16: 21
        +1
        that's the reason to leave the WTO
      5. Wheel
        Wheel April 9 2014 00: 29
        0
        Quote: stalkerwalker
        Today the pressure is "off scale". The WTO has already been connected to the subject of refusal to purchase pork.

        This is a good reason to abandon the WTO.
    2. chastener
      chastener April 8 2014 14: 27
      0
      Quote: svp67
      and what will happen if someone wants to punish our country by disconnecting from the Internet at least for a day, how will our economy do?


      God bless her with this economy! What will become of us? Just imagine how many people will lose the ability to communicate, share data. And pensioners with their classmates? The people will rebel and demand a referendum !!! wassat laughing
    3. Rus2012
      Rus2012 April 8 2014 14: 34
      +4
      Quote: svp67
      ONE PRESS of a button from outside disconnected several of our banks, from the world system, but would they want the entire system to be disconnected, and then what? And here's another question, who wondered - where are the main "nerve centers" of the Internet, and what will happen if someone wants to punish our country by disconnecting from the Internet for at least a day, how will our economy be doing?


      ... for the sake of such a Noble Cause, a couple of months without "plastic" and-neta we will live insane! During this time, a national accounting center and UEP and Nazinet will be created. The case is small - the national OS!
    4. W1950
      W1950 April 8 2014 14: 39
      +2
      Thanks to the liberal shit-democrats, but for that we, Russia, are learning fast and quickly getting out of seemingly hopeless situations.
  4. chastener
    chastener April 8 2014 14: 12
    +17
    Afraid of wolves - do not go to the forest!
    Everyone expected Western sanctions after the annexation of Crimea. Expected the fall of the ruble and the growth of the euro and the dollar.
    And in the end?
  5. AleksPol
    AleksPol April 8 2014 14: 14
    +4
    Everything is correct. The East is booming compared to the West. No wonder the Rothschilds settled in Hong Kong. And China set about creating the world gold exchange in Shanghai.
    1. starhina01
      starhina01 April 8 2014 14: 31
      0
      I apologize minus accidentally put hi
  6. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m April 8 2014 14: 15
    +7
    Indeed, the Chinese are ready to provide powerful economic support to the Russian Federation and will gladly finance those projects that strategically tie our country to the Middle Kingdom.

    They will gladly join the eastern territories to the Middle Kingdom. Wouldn't go overboard with "cooperation".
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    2. SS68SS
      SS68SS April 8 2014 14: 26
      0
      ... "I wouldn’t go overboard with" cooperation "....

      I’ve removed the phrase from the language, I’ll supplement it - there are one and a half billion of them.
      1. Anisim1977
        Anisim1977 April 8 2014 14: 58
        +2
        Yeah, and what will they fight in the taiga ???
        And, what do you think they don’t understand - a nickname will not be at war with them, there will be a piece of the Martian desert. But they also want to live. So, these are not serious scarecrows. hi
      2. Support
        Support April 8 2014 16: 00
        0
        And who counted them? They invented the bike themselves and believe ..
  7. KAPITANUS
    KAPITANUS April 8 2014 14: 18
    +4
    Europe is more dependent on Russia than vice versa. So let them think about it.
  8. Name
    Name April 8 2014 14: 19
    +5
    With the East, this is (China, India, Japan, and now also Iran) Russia has only recently increased the scale of cooperation, of course, primarily on energy resources, so that the EU, in the case of any economic sanctions, will only harm itself. The Yankees, as always, are aloof, and the price of Washington's promises is well known to everyone:
  9. Grenz
    Grenz April 8 2014 14: 20
    +4
    We have a "turn to the East" like a vanka-vstanka.
    At one time, Prime Minister Primakov wisely reasoned that it was in the East that our future and quite reliable relations were. So what. They played and turned away. Again threw themselves into the arms of the WTO.
    This time, thanks to the American "partners", the internal Russian pro-American lobby is unlikely to be able to interfere with the already serious building of economic (political) relations with the East, where we are understood and hopefully appreciated as a reliable partner (without quotes).
  10. svp67
    svp67 April 8 2014 14: 20
    +11
    This is not to reduce or add ...
  11. SS68SS
    SS68SS April 8 2014 14: 20
    +6
    Russians always rally and proudly raise their heads when they feel threatened by envious neighbors. And today more than ever, over the past 20 years, RUSSIA is ONE and is ready to seriously respond to external challenges. Come on, American rats! Russia rose from its knees and to hell you put it on your knees more ..... am
  12. siberalt
    siberalt April 8 2014 14: 22
    +4
    All of these US proposals to replace Russian gas with shale gas are a cry from hopelessness. Europe understood very well that it was really getting on our gas. However, making a profit prevailed over caution. This is capitalism, and in no other way. Yes, and this is at hand for us not to dump in Asia.
  13. AleksPol
    AleksPol April 8 2014 14: 24
    +5
    And on the subject of Rothschild and China.
    Rothschild joined the co-founder as chairman of the board of directors of the EON + group — which bought a stake in the exchange. The remaining seven to nine directors are Russians. At the head of the list is Deripaska.
  14. Stiletto
    Stiletto April 8 2014 14: 24
    +5
    According to experts, as a result of Western geopolitical games, “a world without the West” will become an objective reality. The BRICS countries will sharply increase mutual trade turnover and will finally switch to national currencies among themselves.

    Here it is, the death of Kashcheev. Trying to isolate Russia, the West itself will remain in complete isolation, on the periphery of a new union of civilizations. Sitting on a pile of dollars, which can only be wiped.
    1. Wheel
      Wheel April 9 2014 00: 34
      0
      Quote: Stiletto
      Sitting on a pile of dollars, which can only be wiped.

      Well, if you collect all the green candy wrappers, then some thermal power plant will have enough fuel for a couple of months ...
  15. Indifferent
    Indifferent April 8 2014 14: 26
    +3
    Apparently God helps Russia. There would be no sanctions, there would not be such a sharp turn to the East, which we had to do yesterday. We and China need to be friends with the Koreans and with Japan and Vietnam.
    Many competent economists predict the imminent collapse of the Breton-Woods world. If we manage to switch to the East, the consequences for us will be far less dire than for the US and for the EU.
  16. individual
    individual April 8 2014 14: 27
    +5
    Thinking Western ideologists clutch their heads.
    The sanctions declared by Russia will force the production and technical thought of Russia to turn to the east, where there is a boom in development.
    The consumer society of the West will remain in its glamor with hake culture, and there will be nothing to oppose them.
    Secondly, they are truly frightened by Russia's ability to develop its independent development program through sanctions based on domestic developments. A deep dream of Russia will come true to get off the oil needle and build its world without the patterns of their demshiza.
  17. Oleg Prophetic
    Oleg Prophetic April 8 2014 14: 27
    +6
    Russia China friendship forever. and in Ukraine, did you know that the junta passed a law that provides terms from 1 to 3 years, even for separatist (for Russia) correspondence on the Internet. And for the rallies of 10 years, these are comrades, damn it !!!!
    1. stalkerwalker
      stalkerwalker April 8 2014 14: 52
      +2
      Quote: Oleg the Prophetic
      in Ukraine, did you know that the junta passed a law that provides terms from 1 to 3 years, even for separatist (for Russia) correspondence on the Internet. And for the rallies of 10 years, these are comrades, damn it !!!!

      I noticed...
      Of the five classmates living in Ukraine, not one responds to my posts posted on Odnoklassniki.
      Badndero democracy, mother of them ...
    2. Saratoga833
      Saratoga833 April 8 2014 15: 15
      +2
      And who's stopping you from drowning your own junta in your own nearest swamp? Or the hope of a good uncle Putin, who will wipe your snot, change your pants, feed fat, and even protect from bad boys?
  18. awg75
    awg75 April 8 2014 14: 27
    0
    I'd love to believe it
  19. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad April 8 2014 14: 30
    +2
    Why US and EU sanctions do not paralyze the Russian economy
    Because Russia has much more opportunities than they think. And the United States does not want to come to terms with the fact that it is no longer the "navel of the earth."
  20. chastener
    chastener April 8 2014 14: 31
    +5
    To this topic!))))))))))
  21. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 April 8 2014 14: 35
    +2
    Cooperation in the military-economic field with China, Vietnam, India and other Asian countries will increase our power and greatly weaken the United States and NATO. It is necessary to turn away from the dogs of war that devour other nations and are essentially parasitic states. Yet no other people in the world I didn’t say thanks and only groans and cries are heard. If our government turns to Asia and still creates its own block, the USA and NATO will press their tail and where they don’t press, we will press them so that they howl and ask ... . am So let's drink for GREAT AND POWERFUL RUSSIA. drinks
  22. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN April 8 2014 14: 36
    0
    America with its aircraft carriers thoroughly under .... la the whole world. But go against, raise their heads only those who have the courage, strength and will! angry
  23. sinukvl
    sinukvl April 8 2014 14: 39
    +4
    It is difficult to paralyze the economy of 1/8 of the land, oh how difficult it is, and perhaps not possible, if only the peninsula overgrowing the vast continent of Eurasia called Geyropa and the USA are just one of several countries located on the mainland of North America that take an active part in this bloc.
  24. spec-80
    spec-80 April 8 2014 14: 44
    0
    sorry. not in the subject but smiled http://russian.rt.com/article/26889 get rid of the most expensive
  25. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 8 2014 15: 06
    0
    And you need to get rid of US debt securities as soon as possible, because soon these same USA will be gone, and all these papers will turn into nothing, you can't even go to the toilet with them - hard and colored paper. Western civilization has exhausted itself, and we are witnessing the historical process of the transition of the center of gravity of the world economy to the eastern part of the Earth, and our country will be the most active participant in this process. Figuratively speaking, we will be the very moth, from the landing of which the cups of weights, the weights of the world economy will move.
  26. jktu66
    jktu66 April 8 2014 15: 11
    +1
    For centuries, Western Europe has feared and hated Russia (see Russian history). And apart from the policy of containing and weakening Russia, nothing shines in Europe, no matter how we strive to be good neighbors and equal partners. Several years ago I witnessed how an Icelander captain, a good person by the way, seeing that a ship under the Lithuanian flag crossed the course of his ship a little risky, said: "Bloody Russia!" - bloody Russia. We will always be "bloody Russia" for them.
  27. mamont5
    mamont5 April 8 2014 15: 14
    +2
    "In fact, we are talking about a civilizational choice. Moscow is giving up its European identity for the sake of a Eurasian identity."
    Everything is correct, and it is necessary. As A. Blok wrote:
    "Scythians (1918)

    Panmongolism! Though the name is wild
    But it caresses my ears.
    Vladimir Solovyov

    Zillions - you. We - the darkness and darkness and darkness.
    Try, fight with us!
    Yes, we are Scythians! Yes, Asians - we,
    With slanted and greedy eyes!

    For you - centuries, for us - a single hour.
    We are like obedient slaves
    Holding a shield between two hostile races
    Mongols and Europe!

    Century, century your old horn forged
    And drowned out thunder, avalanches,
    And a wild fairy tale was a failure for you
    And Lisbon, and Messina!

    You looked east for hundreds of years
    Digging and melting our pearls
    And you, mocking, counted only the term,
    When to train cannon vents!

    Here - the time has come. Wings are beating trouble
    And every day resentment multiplies,
    And the day will come - there will be no trace
    From your Paestums, maybe!

    Oh, the old world! Until you perish,
    While you languish with sweet flour,
    Stop, wise as Oedipus,
    Before the Sphinx with an ancient mystery!

    Russia - Sphinx. Rejoicing and mourning
    And bleeding black blood,
    She looks, looks, looks at you.
    And with hatred, and with love! ...

    Yes, to love as much as our blood loves,
    None of you have loved for a long time!
    Forgot you, that in the world there is love,
    Which burns and kills!

    We love everything - and the heat of cold numbers,
    And the gift of divine visions,
    Everything is clear to us - and a sharp Gallic meaning,
    And the gloomy German genius ...

    We remember everything - hell streets of Paris,
    And the Venetian coolness,
    Lemon groves are a distant fragrance,
    And Cologne smoky bulks ...

    We love flesh - and its taste, and color,
    And the stuffy, mortal flesh smell ...
    Guilty if we crack your skeleton
    In the heavy, gentle paws?

    We used to get used to the bridle
    Playing horses zealous,
    Breaking horses with heavy sacra
    And pacify the slaves of the obstinate ...

    Come to us! From the horrors of war
    Come in peace hugs!
    Before it's too late - the old sword in the sheath,
    Comrades! We will become - brothers!

    And if not - we have nothing to lose,
    And we are not above treachery!
    Century, centuries you will be curse
    Sick later offspring!

    We are wide in the wilds and forests
    Before Europe, prigozhey
    Let's part! We will turn to you
    His Asian mug!

    Go all, go to the Urals!
    We clear the place of battle
    Steel machines, where the integral breathes,
    With the Mongolian wild horde!

    But we ourselves are no longer a shield to you,
    From now on, we will not enter the battle ourselves,
    We'll see how the mortal battle is boiling,
    With his narrow eyes.

    We will not move when the ferocious Hun
    In the pockets of corpses will fumble,
    Burn the city, and drive the herd into the church,
    And fry white brothers meat! ...

    For the last time - come to your senses, old world!
    On the fraternal feast of work and peace,
    The last time for a bright fraternal feast
    Cries the barbaric lyre!
    A. Blok "

    I wanted to make a quote, but re-read the verse, and realized that he was hitting the whole topic.
    1. Grbear
      Grbear April 8 2014 18: 25
      0
      Thank you good mamont5

      Refreshed in the memory of the Block. He is right, like many Russian Geniuses.

      Now this poem must be poisoned by Angela M. Americans do not understand. hi
  28. DMoroz
    DMoroz April 8 2014 15: 19
    0
    yes, a turn of the economic (and not only) east view can really push our industry forward. In the beginning, of course, mining and processing, well, in the future, the rest of the industry will catch up
  29. Val_y
    Val_y April 8 2014 15: 27
    +2
    In principle, you need to have pipelines to the west, east, south, as well as LNG terminals (enterprises for receiving and dispatching liquefied gas), then there is absolute freedom to maneuver both in relation to Geyrop, China and other countries. And the most important thing is the complete modernization of production facilities (especially machine-tool building and production of parts for microelectronics). Only after that complete "openwork" hi good drinks
    1. Wheel
      Wheel April 9 2014 00: 39
      0
      Quote: Val_Y
      In principle, you need to have pipelines to the west, east, south, as well as LNG terminals (enterprises for receiving and dispatching liquefied gas), then there is absolute freedom to maneuver both in relation to Geyrop, China and other countries. And the most important thing is the complete modernization of production facilities (especially machine-tool building and production of parts for microelectronics). Only after that complete "openwork"

      No, not complete.
      Full will be when Russia restores its agriculture.
  30. ed65b
    ed65b April 8 2014 15: 42
    +3
    Rubicon passed. Caesar's troops on the way to Rome, the Senate in a panic. laughing
  31. abrakadabre
    abrakadabre April 8 2014 15: 45
    +1
    Moscow renounces its European identity for the sake of Eurasian identity. ”
    Nothing of the kind. Why should we give up our identity? We have no problems with this. We have one identity - Russian. And neither European nor Asian do we need.
  32. INVESTOR
    INVESTOR April 8 2014 15: 52
    0
    Quote: Giant thought
    And you need to get rid of US debt securities as soon as possible, because soon these same USA will be gone, and all these papers will turn into nothing, you can't even go to the toilet with them - hard and colored paper. Western civilization has exhausted itself, and we are witnessing the historical process of the transition of the center of gravity of the world economy to the eastern part of the Earth, and our country will be the most active participant in this process. Figuratively speaking, we will be the very moth, from the landing of which the cups of weights, the weights of the world economy will move.


    I’m earning in dollars, but that doesn’t prevent me from loving my homeland and hating the empire of lies .. but can you share the dollars once they will soon turn into "nothing" ???
  33. andrey682006
    andrey682006 April 8 2014 16: 07
    0
    Quote: stalkerwalker
    Quote: svp67
    ..and it will be easier to talk with the West.

    Will be ... later ...
    Today the pressure is "off scale". The WTO has already been connected to the subject of refusal to purchase pork.

    Let there be judgment. Honest, fair and ... long. lol
  34. VeteranS
    VeteranS April 8 2014 16: 07
    0
    I will say briefly: “It is high time and God help us!”
    God save Russia and Holy Russia!
    1. andrewvlg
      andrewvlg April 8 2014 20: 09
      0
      Quote: VeteranS
      I will say briefly: “It is high time and God help us!”
      God save Russia and Holy Russia!

      Amen, brother!
  35. mabuta
    mabuta April 8 2014 16: 23
    +3
    We’ll break through!
    1. velikoros-xnumx
      velikoros-xnumx April 8 2014 20: 00
      0
      G1 new trend
      I must admit that a strong Russia fits into the Chinese model of a multipolar world,

      I must admit that a strong China also fits into the Russian model of a multipolar world yes
      Therefore, the trend of the decade - G2
  36. gorod24170
    gorod24170 April 8 2014 16: 45
    0
    Ukrainian Foreign Ministry announced readiness for negotiations with Moscow in any format
    Interfax
    1. asar
      asar April 8 2014 20: 31
      0
      What time! Matures!
  37. nomad74
    nomad74 April 8 2014 17: 11
    0
    So the Americans and the Europeans played out! Shale gas will not be all fiction. Our gas will not stop buying. We are entering into new energy projects in the east that will bring more dividends than cooperation with Europe! But America and Europe lose the wand which they conducted Russia, what now Russia will be the conductor of Europe!
  38. aud13
    aud13 April 8 2014 17: 52
    0
    How did McCain say: Russia is a big gas station ...?

    So that's it. If this big gas station turns its back on the EEC and America and starts selling its "gasoline" to Asia for rubles, then it will become very difficult for your printing press, and maybe in general kirdyk will come .....
    In general, calm down and amuse yourself with pleasant dreams about the future is too early yet.
    We must also learn to live and work efficiently in our country. And in order to sell resources to the East, we must first build pipelines.
    Well, it’s even better if you don’t supply simple raw materials anyway, but processed products with high added value.
  39. andrey_kz
    andrey_kz April 8 2014 18: 30
    0
    Quote: MIKHAN
    In time, we will also thank the American and European “partners” for forcing Russia to mobilize and carry out a revolution in foreign policy.

    So they also paid 5 billion for this?
  40. Grbear
    Grbear April 8 2014 18: 36
    0
    In this turn to the East, the most important thing prevent corruption from running the show. The East, with its mentality, does not believe that Russia can be treated as if it were its own. And their own, they easily lose their heads.

    The economic and historical situation, indeed, favors Russia, but it is a challenge to possible wealth, which is no less difficult than a challenge to poverty when there are no friends.
    Rich and strong "friends" are always in abundance. hi
  41. Sergey S.
    Sergey S. April 8 2014 19: 11
    +2
    ... tough sanctions against Russia could hit the US and the EU with a boomerang. According to experts, as a result of Western geopolitical games, “a world without the West” will become an objective reality. The BRICS countries will sharply increase mutual trade turnover and will finally switch to national currencies among themselves.

    Is that really the main question?
    Frank genocide is launched against us.
    Russians are ignored, pressed, humiliated, beaten, killed.
    Where to go?
    Lynch yourself? nationality replace? Blow up all the plants in Russia?
    What do they want?

    I sincerely regret that in 1991 I was a fool, and did not go to beat the democrats' face and defend a limp and drunken, but native GKChP.
    And then if NATO and the sashniks were to fall upon us in a war, the troubles of our people would not be as protracted as it happened because of the EBN and its oligarchs ...