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Stunning, triumphant, magnificent and incredibly cool year of Vladimir Putin ("Foreign Policy", USA)

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Just admit it. You would also like to be in Putin’s place now. His enemies are afraid of him, his allies are grateful to him, women are drawn to him, Jimmy Fallon is parodying him, even Edward Snowden is eager to talk to him. Paraphrasing the great geopolitics and political scientist Alicia Keys, we can say that this guy is a fire.




Of course, the economy of his country is rapidly going to the bottom, but what does it matter to a person whose personal fortune is estimated at billions of dollars? (Cool, after all, the KGB has a pension plan!)

Yes, Barack Obama believes that Putin’s actions harm Russia itself. However, the Russians - those same voters who would be responsible for electing Putin as president if at least someone really considered Russia a democratic country - approve of their leader’s actions: Obama would probably be ready to kill someone for such ratings. And the agreement on Ukraine, which 17 of April concluded between Russia and the West, is likely to ease international tensions, leaving Putin with most of what he wanted.

Of course, the annexation of the Crimea will cause many problems: this region is on the verge of economic collapse, and the construction of infrastructure that will connect it with Russia will cost billions of dollars. However, the act of annexation itself helped to cheer up the dejected Mother Russia and, in addition, to accomplish it, Putin only needed to raise his eyebrow, as a villain from the "Bondians." And the sanctions with which the West decided to answer this cannot even be called “surgical” - they are more like pinpricks. I offer the West a new advertising slogan: “Atlantic Alliance: masters of foreign acupuncture”.

Putin's triumphs can be listed for a long time. I suspect that this list would be even longer if we knew about all the money flowing to Putin’s secret bank accounts. (That is, “supposedly flocking”. Perhaps, flocking, if he, in fact, takes a fair amount of the wealth of his long-suffering country.) But even without that, he is impressive. And we have every reason to believe that by the end of this year of miracles he will have time to replenish more than once.

However, the bloodless annexation of the Crimea and the increase in popularity caused by it within the country is not limited to - Putin also managed to divorce and (according to rumors) contact the champion in rhythmic gymnastics. Then there was the Olympics in Sochi, which, if not to dwell on flocks of stray dogs and problems with plumbing, was extremely successful for Russia. And before that, Russia brilliantly played the foreign policy gambit, preventing America’s blow to its Syrian ally, and increased its international influence by taking an active part in the nuclear talks with Iran. And although Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov cannot always reach the Kremlin, and some in the US government call him a “slug” (which is unlikely to be considered a compliment even in Moscow), Russian diplomacy is now stronger than ever before. two decades. Of course, do not forget about stories with Snowden, whose unexpected landing in Moscow allowed Putin not only to hurt the West, but to deliver a double blow to him. Russia at the same time gave shelter to a man whom many consider to be a hero for exposing the abuses of the US special services, and almost certainly got access to the precious information stored on his hard drives.

Putin’s maneuvers are confusing and hypnotizing his critics. Of course, many in the West call them, at best, irrational, but, in fact, it would be better to call them "insanely successful." What is irrational about systematically promoting national and personal interests, using other people's weaknesses and your strengths? The Putin Kremlin is behaving just this way - and just like all successful world leaders have behaved and will conduct themselves. Moreover, the Russian president is clearly slowly bringing his American counterpart. He constantly teases Obama and tries his strength, keeping at the same time from key American interests at a sufficient distance so that a direct and tough response from the US would look inappropriate. It remains only to regret the unfortunate Angela Merkel, who has to communicate regularly with Putin - including because his relations with Obama, in the words of one high-ranking American official, remain “extremely complex. As a result, it has to simultaneously pursue a hard line and avoid confrontation that would destroy the fragile achievements of the recovering European economy.

It seems that everyone now only think about Vlad. Could we imagine it ten years ago?

Worse, ahead of Putin, apparently, are waiting for even better days. Considering how many soldiers are gathered on the Ukrainian border and how many spies and special forces muddy the water in the country, Russia will most likely be able to achieve its goals even without an invasion. The diplomatic deal, which has just been announced, may well help this, although, at first glance, it seems beneficial to all parties. Having begun to rewrite its constitution, Ukraine will most likely come to a more loose federalist system, which Putin sought from the very beginning. The eastern regions will get autonomy, which will allow them to move closer to Moscow and move away from Kiev.

However, a political victory in Ukraine may not be the main triumph achieved this year by Putin’s policy, which involves straightforward and rude actions in the face of unsure and divided allies. Undisguished aggression in the Crimea looks shocking, but it is nothing compared to the blow that the victory of Bashar al-Assad in Syria would be for the West. Assad is a mass murderer using chemical weapon against his own people (and this is the least of his crimes by the number of victims). He seemed doomed to go to the dustbin of history following Mubarak and Ben Ali. However, he is now winning the upper hand in continuing to devastate a civil war. Barack Obama has long urged Assad to step down. Now this is unlikely to happen. Putin, who calmly concluded that Assad could be the perfect bastion against Islamic extremism, organized international support for this war criminal. If something does not change the course of the war, the determination of Putin, Assad and the Iranian Syria supporting the regime will ultimately triumph over the fragmented forces of the moderate opposition, which America and the West have been lax and weak.

The fact that the United States will try to restore working relations with the Russians, without cooperation with which the Obama administration will find it difficult to solve the Iranian problem, helps Putin look even stronger.

Undoubtedly, nothing lasts forever. Sooner or later, Putin’s successes will also end. In the end, although Putin is proud of the victory won in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in 2008, he pushed the rest of Georgia straight into the arms of NATO. The western regions of Ukraine and the countries of Eastern Europe will now also ask for additional protection. As a result, they will almost certainly have new ties - not only with the European Union, but also with NATO, which, finally, will begin to rethink and update its tasks. Nothing invigorate such organizations like the presence of enemies. Europe will seriously concern itself with its dependence on Russian gas and start reducing it. For Russia, this will not be such a painful blow as it seems to many: there are many people in the world who want to buy something that Europeans will not buy. In particular, their number includes China. However, in the long run, as a result of Putin’s current actions, Russia's influence in Europe will decrease.

All this is not too favorable for the Russian economy. Putin’s antics also clearly will not help with the country's demographic problems. Moreover, Putin’s crude tactics may well increase the likelihood of rising tensions in the “near abroad,” especially among slowly boiling Muslim communities seeking autonomy. And the atmosphere at international meetings in the coming years is likely to be very cold. However, she has become such a long time ago? Putin, like Obama, has never harbored too long hugs in the spirit of Yeltsin and Clinton.

Maybe someday we will remember Putin’s best year as a regular and short-lived triumph. In essence, the direction in which events are moving does not promise anything good for Russia. However, Vlad will save his (estimated) billions in any case - and he will continue to enjoy personal rhythmic gymnastics lessons.
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  1. avant-garde
    avant-garde April 21 2014 05: 47
    +34
    While reading, my hand involuntarily tried to find the rope and soap laughing , how did they not get tired of these Russophobes to write all kinds of crap about how things are going to get worse and worse for us ?! request

    Undoubtedly, nothing lasts forever. Sooner or later, Putin’s success will also end. here wept at all crying
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 April 21 2014 05: 59
      +3
      In other words, sooner or later, someday, maybe something will work out for Syshya ...
      1. RND
        RND April 21 2014 14: 58
        +3
        Quote: Vasyan1971
        In other words, sooner or later, someday, maybe something will work out for Syshya ...

        Dying rattles and farts ...
      2. Max_Bauder
        Max_Bauder April 21 2014 15: 32
        +4
        Quote: Vasyan1971

        Vasyan1971


        Today, 05: 59

        ↑ ↓


        In other words, sooner or later, someday, maybe something will work out for Syshya ...


        Sooner or later, Yellowstone will erupt, and everyone in the World will read bedtime stories: once upon a time evil Americans lived on Earth, but then their God for homosexuality and undisguised aggression ... smile
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    3. smel
      smel April 21 2014 06: 05
      +10
      [quote = avant-garde] While reading, the hand involuntarily tried to find the rope and soap
      Don't worry like that. Let the author turn up. Personally, I was somewhat hooked by his thought about "dull Russia." Don't let it go. Everything will be fine. And the experiences of the Americans are the best evidence of this. As there Stalin said: "If our enemies hate us, then we are doing everything right !!!"
      1. Lantau
        Lantau April 21 2014 06: 10
        +19
        As there Stalin said: "If our enemies hate us, then we are doing everything right !!!"

        Not certainly in that way.

        "If the West scolds us with the last words, then we are doing everything right." Andrey Gromyko
        1. igor.borov775
          igor.borov775 April 21 2014 08: 58
          +7
          Quote: Lantau
          "If the West scolds us with the last words, then we are doing everything right." Andrey Gromy

          HELLO in vain to put a minus an article, I think you do not understand because it is an analysis of WHAT dig YANKESY, it is very interesting PEARL As Americans assess their progress, read again carefully, drop there any mention of money if they are not mentioned THIS STORY NEVER publishes this is followed by a rigorous, Putin's main not an artist praises NOBODY WILL A NEGATIVE SEARCH PLEASE let's objective articles SHINE, IT is very painful INDICATES blunders and clumsiness POLICY United States, when such was, in a short time, they many times VLYAPYVALIS into trouble Although themselves ready, and the most unpleasant that our unobtrusively aiding the Yankees do not lose face, but the American elites are unhappy with the developments in the world, 20 years old they would have privacy A indicates Especially, it is HERE emotional outbursts American representative at the UN, uNDERSTAND FINALLY WE BECAME EASY EVEN EVEN SUCH A BUREAU CRAFT MACHINE UNDER THE NAME OF THE UN, AND THE USA AT THE UN ARE NOT AFRAID ATTENDUALLY THEY STEADED TO LOSE THE VOICE AND WHERE THERE HAS SEEN EVERYTHING COMPLETED, THE ARTICLE IS VERY INTERESTING AND MAIN OBJECTIVE FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE AMERICAN RESIDENT, AND FORECASTS CASE SUCH AN UNRELIABLE THAT INE NEEDS TO TAKE EVERYTHING SERIOUSLY
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      3. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov April 21 2014 06: 40
        +8
        The topic for Kabaeva smiled. Less than a day later, Putin said that he needed to add his former one, as infa appeared yesterday that Lyudmila Alekseevna was going to marry. I knew that she would soon be seduced, but that would be so fast questions were resolved, I could not even imaginelaughing
        1. igor_m_p
          igor_m_p April 21 2014 06: 59
          +7
          A man said - a man did! laughing
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        3. Andrey from Tver
          Andrey from Tver April 21 2014 07: 50
          +6
          Better with the world champion in gymnastics than this:
        4. Duke
          Duke April 21 2014 08: 54
          +1
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          . I knew that she would soon be seduced, but that the issues would be solved so quickly, I could not even imagine

          The Crimean issue was also resolved promptly.
      4. Sunjar
        Sunjar April 21 2014 06: 43
        +4
        Quote: smel
        Don’t worry so much. Let the author pull up.


        I will supplement you. Moreover, the more articles there are that Russia is about to bend, that our economy is weak, that everyone hates Russia, etc. etc., the better for Russia. When the enemy considers his rival weak and helpless, then stumbling into reality, all his plans will collapse pretty quickly. Let them bathe in their illusions.
      5. Tersky
        Tersky April 21 2014 07: 15
        +8
        Quote: smel
        Personally, I was somewhat hooked by his thought about "dull Russia"

        This is not his thought, he just picked it up from the five-columnists. Let me remind you that in our country - thanks to the Soviet intelligentsia - the presumption of ass is valid. "Bad news about Russia does not require any proof - and it is so clear that it is known to be true. Good news about Russia is considered false until proven otherwise. However, reference to any source, including Rosstat data, is not proof." hi
    4. buzuke
      buzuke April 21 2014 06: 18
      +3
      poor author of the toad and gnawing!
      1. aagolovkov
        aagolovkov April 22 2014 21: 46
        0
        .... and the author believes that Vlad and Vladimir are the same names)))))))) the author is a poor toad obviously not knowing Russia, or pretending not to know
    5. shibi
      shibi April 21 2014 06: 25
      +30
    6. igor_m_p
      igor_m_p April 21 2014 06: 29
      +3
      So, three deep breaths, exhale, and I’ll try without mats: so to speak, an extremely politically engaged article. Moreover, the author so much wanted to believe in many very controversial theses that he himself believed in them.
      But such confidence is only at hand for us, isn’t it?
    7. platitsyn70
      platitsyn70 April 21 2014 06: 31
      +3
      let them write, but we know our enemies by sight.
    8. major071
      major071 April 21 2014 06: 48
      +13
      No one but us can scold Putin. We have such a mentality, yes, we ourselves can criticize it, but if some kind of TV from the outside starts, we’ll tear the heating pad like an ace. laughing
      Rothkopff one wish - go sniff the dung! negative
      1. Igor39
        Igor39 April 21 2014 06: 55
        0
        I am interested in the source of information for this h (m) attack.
    9. NIVH
      NIVH April 21 2014 07: 11
      0
      When the arguments end, idiots get personal!
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    11. Validator
      Validator April 21 2014 07: 42
      +8
      Putin is doing very well, but in itself this is bad for him, because it can’t last forever and someday he will feel bad, though in this case he probably has many billions that he possibly stole. What kind of analytics. Maidan of the brain
      1. ZU-23
        ZU-23 April 21 2014 08: 20
        0
        Another schizophrenic, at the beginning the speech generally looks like Hakamada on a straight line with Putin.
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    12. Kahlan amnell
      Kahlan amnell April 21 2014 10: 20
      +1
      I read the article and wander too, wander ... In short, I’ll voice the delirium: lol
      "Great things are seen at a distance. Especially when looking through inverted binoculars". laughing
    13. Ross
      Ross April 21 2014 10: 46
      +1
      American authors of Obama got bored with skating, they took up Putin. But still in virtual amer reality. How are they not bored yet?
    14. Thompson
      Thompson April 21 2014 14: 59
      0
      I had the same desire, right down to anger and rage, but at the end I smiled- MEAN ALL WE DO IT CORRECTLY! Let choke in their anger and envy! And we will gradually put the country in order, both outside and inside!
    15. vo.dum
      vo.dum April 21 2014 17: 50
      0
      Nothing unexpected ... This is an information war ... The principle is simple ... you take good facts and insert your thoughts that lead to a bad result (as planned) ... manipulation technology is nothing more ... nothing is dangerous for thinking people .. . hamsters in the head quickly the thought of the breeder comes ... so that the WAR on the information front so far ...
  2. SSR
    SSR April 21 2014 05: 49
    +3
    David, kill yourself an upstart damn whiner! What does the toad smother?
    Of course, the economy of his country is rapidly going to the bottom, but what does it matter to a person whose personal fortune is estimated at billions of dollars? (Cool, after all, the KGB has a pension plan!)

    Of course, I would have torn off our bells to our metallurgists, but David would have gone in a forest with your slyness.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov April 21 2014 06: 43
      +4
      Quote: SSR
      David, kill yourself an upstart damn whiner!

      It seems to me that the author’s name is Gary Kasparov, he has been saying for 14 years now that Russia is soon khan, and Putin is doomed.
  3. ambiorix
    ambiorix April 21 2014 05: 51
    +7
    Of course, his country's economy is rapidly sinking

    What the hell? Maybe they beguiled with Ukraine?
    1. avant-garde
      avant-garde April 21 2014 05: 54
      +10
      Quote: ambiorix
      Maybe they beguiled with Ukraine?

      Georgia (Georgia) - United States
      Czech Republic-Chechnya
      Austria Australia
      Russia Ukraine? But it may well be lol
      1. dmitriygorshkov
        dmitriygorshkov April 21 2014 07: 49
        +3
        Quote: avant-garde
        What the hell? Maybe they beguiled with Ukraine?

        Yes, it’s easy! They already showed that these geographers are looking for Ukraine either in Africa or in America!
        By the way, when they search in America, I understand them. So much noise, hysteria, threats of war because of what? Well, of course, because of something serious. Here they are looking for Ukraine between Connecticut and Nebraska. And when they are told where in fact Ukraine is located, they fall into a stupor, they can’t understand where somewhere, in blue fucking America, there are vital interests!
        By the way, I agree with them, where from? And you?
    2. AleksPol
      AleksPol April 21 2014 06: 04
      +1
      For Ukraine, this would be happiness. smile
      1. Strezhevchanin
        Strezhevchanin April 21 2014 06: 39
        +1
        Quote: AleksPol
        For Ukraine, this would be happiness.

        First of all, it would be salvation.
        1. AleksPol
          AleksPol April 21 2014 07: 32
          0
          It is almost impossible to save a suicide. Especially when the roof (Power) is riding.
  4. AleksPol
    AleksPol April 21 2014 05: 53
    +6
    Bullshit, the author measures everything from his bell tower. Americans sleep and see weak Russia and Putin. Do not wait
  5. Dezinto
    Dezinto April 21 2014 05: 54
    +8
    Scribble
  6. mamont5
    mamont5 April 21 2014 05: 55
    +8
    Basically, the authors of the article are trying to pass off wishful thinking. They diligently enumerate Putin's victories, not forgetting to poke an elbow in the back ("Of course, his country's economy is rapidly sinking, but who cares about a man whose personal fortune is estimated at billions of dollars?"), But in the end they make a strange conclusion that it all ends badly someday. Quite a strange and, practically, not based on anything conclusion.
    They talk about a successful year for Putin, I do not understand that this triumph was prepared by all previous years of hard work to get the country out of the 90's pit. And now, when Russia is getting stronger and getting richer every year, it is time to harvest the triumphs. And who told you, gentlemen, that this will end in one year? Russia will continue to develop, taking its rightful place in the world, while the world gendarme and banker - the USA have been constantly losing their positions lately and are steadily moving towards the collapse of their economy and politics.

    By the way, not everyone in the West and the USA thinks as the authors of the above article.
    "Is Barack Obama really unable to compete with Vladimir Putin?
    Fox News military analyst: Whatever we do, Putin has already won. You see, President Obama cannot compete with Vladimir Putin. Kerry cannot compete with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Putin has been thinking for decades. President Obama only thinks about how to overcome the current crisis. "
    http://interpolit.ru/blog/dejstvitelno_li_barak_obama_ne_mozhet_tjagatsja_s_vlad
    imirom_putinym / 2014-04-21-1113
  7. Tolibas
    Tolibas April 21 2014 05: 56
    +3
    Another vomit from the servants of Satan.
  8. ambiorix
    ambiorix April 21 2014 05: 56
    +21
    you read the article and it takes joy from the way the Americans smoothes in toothless malice smile
    1. Cormorants
      Cormorants April 21 2014 09: 43
      0
      I support, briefly and concisely, in the top ten.
    2. Cormorants
      Cormorants April 21 2014 09: 43
      0
      I support, briefly and concisely, in the top ten.
    3. Yon_Silent
      Yon_Silent April 21 2014 13: 52
      0
      so from w)))
  9. Kirzhak
    Kirzhak April 21 2014 05: 58
    +8
    Of course, I do not like Putin for domestic politics, but I have to admit that he is the AC in foreign policy.
    1. smart Fox
      smart Fox April 21 2014 09: 56
      0
      And for the internal work requires the prime minister and his cabinet. They should be engaged in the country's economy, this is their main activity. when Putin was at the farm everything in Russia was not bad. so you have to ask Medvedev for internal affairs
  10. visitor
    visitor April 21 2014 06: 00
    +4
    The enemy must know in person, informative article
  11. Arkan
    Arkan April 21 2014 06: 12
    +5
    and continue to enjoy personalized rhythmic gymnastics lessons


    The author is jealous.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov April 21 2014 06: 44
      +2
      Quote: Arkan
      The author is jealous.

      The fee fulfills.
  12. woron333444
    woron333444 April 21 2014 06: 17
    +1
    The article perfectly shows how the West and the United States are afraid of Russia. And in the world, support for Syria: "Assad could be the perfect bulwark against Islamic extremism," which the United States supports. They frightened them with the Crimea, and maybe the southeast will be ours.
    1. igor_m_p
      igor_m_p April 21 2014 06: 34
      0
      Yes, it seems they are afraid to the grinding of teeth, to the enamel crumbling into the sand ...
  13. stoker
    stoker April 21 2014 06: 19
    0
    "What a mess."
  14. mig31
    mig31 April 21 2014 06: 20
    0
    The redneck presses, there is nothing to cover, hence the toxicity, burping of imperialism, and our trump card - comrades are on the right path.
  15. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich April 21 2014 06: 23
    +3
    , Putin needed only to menacingly raise an eyebrow, like a villain from the "Bond" fool rather not a villain, but a wise director of MI6 laughing laughing laughing here they love to identify everything in the West with Hollywood and other characters! and their rangers are the most powerful, and their pilots are the most "top-gun" ... wassat
    1. Al_lexx
      Al_lexx April 21 2014 06: 30
      +2
      Yeah. And the tomahawks are the most democratic. About the liver and generally keep quiet. )))
  16. surovts.valery
    surovts.valery April 21 2014 06: 24
    +1
    Quote: mamont5
    They talk about a successful year for Putin, I do not understand that this triumph was prepared by all previous years of hard work to get the country out of the 90's pit. And now, when Russia is getting stronger and getting richer every year, it is time to harvest the triumphs. And who told you, gentlemen, that this will end in one year? Russia will continue to develop, taking its rightful place in the world, while the world gendarme and banker - the USA have been constantly losing their positions lately and are steadily moving towards the collapse of their economy and politics.

    So it will continue, it's time for the holiday to come on our street. As they say, God forbid you to live during a time of change, but since 1985 I have been living with these changes, and finally better times are coming. I am not worried about my own welfare and family, I have created a groundwork for a more or less tolerable life, and only during the "Putin rule", we will survive nothing. I just want to wish VVP to part with such associates as actively as possible, such as friends of friends (Tolyan Serdyukov and the like). "Cadres are everything." (I. Stalin) There are now a lot of active, competent, competent people, we need to give them the opportunity to realize themselves.
  17. Michael
    Michael April 21 2014 06: 26
    +6
    Yes, Putin does not have the money ascribed to him. Thieves and crooks measure themselves. Would be a thief - did not do what has been done. Christ is Risen!!!
  18. Al_lexx
    Al_lexx April 21 2014 06: 28
    +1
    Maybe someday we will remember Putin’s best year as a regular and short-lived triumph. In essence, the direction in which events are moving does not promise anything good for Russia. However, Vlad will save his (estimated) billions in any case - and he will continue to enjoy personal rhythmic gymnastics lessons.

    The author is a banal flatterer / complimenter, and besides, he desperately wants to pass off wishful thinking. A kind of songwriter for our neoliberal fifth column.
    I did not give an assessment, since it is also useful to listen to such an opinion in order to know the enemy in person.
    1. Bosk
      Bosk April 21 2014 10: 12
      +2
      Why is it a flatterer right away ?, it’s just that we Russians can sometimes praise a broken trough to heaven, and sometimes, according to our mood, a crystal vase will grunt on the floor, and with Putin as an example over the past twenty years ... this is the only president who has really done something for Russia , although there is still a sea of ​​other problems ... it is possible that Putin himself is in some ways not a saint ... We must not forget that he is only a man, with his pluses and minuses ...
      1. aagolovkov
        aagolovkov April 22 2014 22: 06
        0
        Say differently, thanks to Putin and schA this, otherwise we would have been sitting in a distant asshole. During these twenty years it was possible to roll back two hundred years. Putin has built up confidence in the entire state. Many state structures work like in the army - all according to the charter and without overpayment. I may be lucky lately, but the medical institutions and doctors cause great respect, their employees are largely patriotic, you feel even real care. I can continue to paint my positives. Another example is e-government ... Another example is construction in Sochi! After all, they can, when they want, and most importantly, the general mood of people can be traced in everything, which is powered by energy and the example of the chief leader. Maybe a little panick, but Putin's invisible hand is palpable not only in foreign policy, but also within the state. The president does not speak, but does - respect. And he, kpzhitsya, do not care whether they will praise him or not for good deeds - for this is a huge respect. Apparently, Putin felt the mission and significance of such a post as the PRESIDENT of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION! And it works to the fullest)))))
        Amerikosy, sit down with envy !!!!!!!
  19. nezabudka
    nezabudka April 21 2014 06: 30
    +4
    That the Russian economy is collapsing - nonsense
    And about a gymnast, oh, it's not good to envy.
    Compare Obama to Putin? This is a black night with a day)))
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov April 21 2014 06: 50
      +9
      Quote: nezabudka
      And about a gymnast, oh, it's not good to envy.

      Yes, what does Kabaeva have to do with it, the author of the pedril is finished. If he envies anyone, it’s Kabaeva herself laughing
  20. galser
    galser April 21 2014 06: 35
    +3
    To belittle the merits of the enemy, not to notice their soaked pants and here they are handsome. And what kind of way to use an abbreviated version of the name, do not know how to hook?
    1. aagolovkov
      aagolovkov April 22 2014 22: 09
      0
      I repeat, the shortened version of the name "Vladimir" is "Vova", and Vlad is Vladislav
  21. Known who
    Known who April 21 2014 06: 36
    0
    Nothing annoys the states like restoring Russia's power
  22. desant_doktor
    desant_doktor April 21 2014 06: 36
    +1
    After this article, you begin to believe Zadornov in terms of his assessments of the West and the states. Damn, where do such stubborn specimens come from? Where are they, [censored], taken? Maybe Harvard has already opened a faculty? By the way, they write the same thing. You can already write a certain guide to writing articles about Russia and Putin. 80% of articles in the foreign press are written that way. Exceptions are rare. The French, Poles and Balts are especially trying. Well, mattress covers, of course. Have you already come up with something new ...
  23. philip
    philip April 21 2014 06: 39
    0
    It seems that now everyone is only thinking about Vlad.

    I explain the GDP to one of us who will not be clearly explained by SN
  24. plotnikov561956
    plotnikov561956 April 21 2014 06: 42
    0
    Therefore ... let's go right ...!
  25. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 April 21 2014 06: 42
    +2
    PRO-Western and pro-US journalists slid to the banal gloomy-dense Russophobia in the style of the USSR-Evil Empire.
    How are their citizens, those who read and are interested in politics, not tired of reading this terry red-headed?
    So, if our newspapers wrote this about the United States or Esropa, I would not even read after "billions from the country". You really find a reason and a reason to throw dirt on us with evidence, and not using as such the eccentric and hysterical antics of third-rate State Department women: Rice, Nuland, Psaki and this one at the UN.
    Obama, as Putin said, "A man is certainly courageous," but hiding behind third secretaries - women - is this the main indicator of the weakness and mediocrity of his experience, will and professionalism. In short, each next US president as "In Ukraine" is worse than the previous one. There is a complete degradation of the governing elites of the EU and the USA. Citizens of Europe and the United States, think about it! It's time to take power into your own hands, drive these puppets away from the military-industrial complex tycoons.
  26. pink
    pink April 21 2014 06: 44
    +1
    ... Of course, his country's economy is rapidly sinking, ...

    On the way to the bottom, we became the fifth economy in the world. Now it is clear where their bottom is and where we are striving. God grant that we fall to "this bottom" as soon as possible good
  27. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch April 21 2014 06: 49
    +1
    And the article is very informative and characteristic, the author appears in it as "Checkered, depicted as if from the inside" ("The Adventures of Prince Florizel"). They have lost their common sense, which, fortunately, we have in abundance; here and remains in the bottom of the spiteful scolding. The President is not engaged in rhythmic gymnastics, but judo. So that

    "perhaps someday we will remember Putin's best year as another and short-lived triumph" -

    phrase from the evil one. You will not have any "someday", but you will have a complete "ippon". Eh, I would have lived ...
  28. ASSARU
    ASSARU April 21 2014 06: 49
    +1
    The economy is steadfastly sinking. This guy hurts Russia.
    After these lines it is better not to read.
    It’s better not to quote
  29. igorra
    igorra April 21 2014 06: 54
    +1
    People, what are you reacting so sharply, if you spend so many nerves on every ushlopka, then your health will not be enough. Take an example from Putin, less talk - more work.
    1. igor_m_p
      igor_m_p April 21 2014 07: 08
      0
      I beg you, what nerves? He laughed heartily. Laughter prolongs life and improves performance, so thanks to the author wassat
  30. MolGro
    MolGro April 21 2014 07: 04
    +1

    Everything is lost !!! Russia woke up, but we must still shit !!
    And to convince the liberal public of a bad corrupt Putin is the usual mantra of the West!
  31. ASSARU
    ASSARU April 21 2014 07: 08
    0
    Alicia Keys is a great geopolitician.
    What a nonsense.
  32. groin
    groin April 21 2014 07: 09
    0
    It's funny to watch how American brains want to understand the Russian soul.
  33. Timmir
    Timmir April 21 2014 07: 11
    0
    The article is about nothing, the anger and defamation of our president, flirting with the audience.
  34. family tree
    family tree April 21 2014 07: 16
    +2
    Does the author receive information about Russia from the Ukrainian media? what Not?
    1. pensioner
      pensioner April 21 2014 08: 47
      +1
      Quote: perepilka
      Does the author receive information about Russia from the Ukrainian media?

      And fuck him- fool general information ?? The most important thing is the position! Better gosdepovskaya, of course ... And the information to him replaces his own shit.
      At INOSMI such articles are full: do not re-read. I don’t speak about Americans at all, and among Europeans especially French people try Psheks. Even the British, and those not so rabid critics of Putin, like these ... am
      Good morning Vova! hi
      1. family tree
        family tree April 21 2014 17: 00
        +1
        Quote: retired
        Good morning Vova! hi

        Good evening, Yuri laughing returned from work.
        1. pensioner
          pensioner April 21 2014 17: 09
          0
          Quote: perepilka
          Good evening already

          Do not take care of yourself ... How is the high voltage buzzing? Or already sparkles ...
  35. tosh_
    tosh_ April 21 2014 07: 16
    +2
    Quote: igorra
    People, what are you reacting so sharply, if you spend so many nerves on every ushlopka, then your health will not be enough. Take an example from Putin, less talk - more work.

    I am calm, completely calm ...
    ... but would have nailed an asshole!
  36. Horst78
    Horst78 April 21 2014 07: 31
    0
    Not an article, but verbal diarrhea "-" 100500
  37. 1812 1945
    1812 1945 April 21 2014 07: 37
    +2
    Yes ah-ah ... Rothkopff spoke out. Struck down on the spot! But seriously - an excellent example of the concoction that is prepared for the entire Western audience and for Svidomo - of course. (That's why Svidomye.) He demonstrated the visibility of objectivity - he "praised" the enemy and his achievements. Well, and further - according to the text: he remembered about greed - accounts, billions; walked about a moral moral character - marriage to a gymnast; explained the futility and failure of all undertakings against the backdrop of an economic catastrophe ... Yes! And also about Bashar al-Assad - the duty officer pi ... well (completely got it, gn..yes!) Here, having devoured such he..ni, our little freaky liberals are screaming in the media. In one "Echo of Moscow", only, these Rothkopffs - a lot!
  38. Stinger
    Stinger April 21 2014 07: 39
    +1
    A typical set of stamps and gossip, tinted with defective mattress humor.
  39. Cossacks
    Cossacks April 21 2014 07: 41
    0
    The article is not entirely adequate, it seems like a setup. And the commentators got to the fullest, as required. Well, at least the mood was raised, and then up to 10 is still far away.
  40. Fedor
    Fedor April 21 2014 07: 46
    0
    Undoubtedly, nothing lasts forever. Sooner or later, Putin’s success will also end.


    Putin himself is not eternal as president. And for the future, it all depends on how responsibly and strategically correctly he will relate to the choice of heir. And then such failures as with Khrushchev and Gorbachev will turn out. Yes, and during the presidency of DAM, we saw obvious attempts to curtail the process of rebuilding Russia.
  41. Quantum
    Quantum April 21 2014 07: 51
    +2
    Typical nonsense of geypolitik! Putin-the leader of Russia, some billion, on his
    accounts, mean nothing to him. Glory, the trust of the people, for him is
    the meaning of life! And it costs a lot!
  42. awg75
    awg75 April 21 2014 07: 59
    +2
    site administrators - why was it necessary to insert this nonsense? send it to "Rain" - this gibberish is where it belongs
  43. TBM
    TBM April 21 2014 08: 02
    0
    Saliva ready to choke on envy.
  44. GRune
    GRune April 21 2014 08: 15
    +2
    It seems that this one will burst with envy or the toad will still suffocate him!
  45. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S April 21 2014 08: 19
    +2
    Calm down, calm down friends, well, one of the many jackals expressed his thoughts in the article, it's time to get used to this howl, powerless in his anger. The more the barking and the evil hysteria, the more correct the course chosen by Russia and we should thank them for such tips.
  46. Zomanus
    Zomanus April 21 2014 08: 23
    +1
    Well, well, it’s written normally. In the style of Russophobia, nothing new. When there is nothing to complain about, they begin to point out speech, crumpled trousers, old jambs and rumors ... Only they perfectly understand what they blew.
  47. Wellych
    Wellych April 21 2014 08: 26
    0
    another and short triumph

    short-lived, probably because it will be followed by another, next, triumph?
    All bourgeois journalists cannot break through the glass of the aquarium that they themselves have created.
  48. pensioner
    pensioner April 21 2014 08: 26
    +2
    Of course, his country's economy is rapidly sinking
    This is why suddenly the bathhouse fell ??
    Take a look at your public debt.
  49. pensioner
    pensioner April 21 2014 08: 35
    0
    I see that Putin has already firmly become an obsession for the West (psychiatrists have an idea fixa). And from idea fixa to schizophrenia is not far away ...
  50. demotivator
    demotivator April 21 2014 08: 38
    +1
    Life is a pendulum. And the pendulum always returns. Obama, in his impotence, speaks of "Russia's isolation" and sends us the refined anti-Russianist John Tefft as ambassador to Moscow.
    Obama says he has "lost interest in Putin" and will now simply "strangle him with economic sanctions."
    This is the powerlessness of one side (in this case, the United States) and the strength of the other (Russia). When was the "warming" in relations between Russia and the United States, and how was it achieved? And the warming took place under the capitulator Yeltsin and the "winner's cream-skimmer" Clinton. Then there was a "warming", ensured by the almost complete surrender of all the interests of Russia, both in military and in geopolitical terms. It was due to the almost disastrous reduction of the armed forces (and the appointment of a weakening US "control" over our Strategic Missile Forces, to which the alcoholic Yeltsin agreed to preserve his power) that "warming" and "mutual understanding" were achieved, the loss of which Obama now regrets.
    It was the "warming" and "mutual understanding" of the winner (the USA) and the defeated (Russia), where we were preparing a role similar to the role of Germany - where each new chancellor simply signs an enslaving "chancellor-act" in Washington and completely dances to the accordion being stretched in Washington ...
    Now the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction and is now somewhere in the position of the 60s ...
    Along with foreign affairs, Putin will have to suppress internal resistance to "giving up liberal sweets." Judging by the way Irina Khakamada and Irina Prokhorova calm down in a straight line with the president, the goal has already been "almost achieved." But there is also a group of people - these are billionaire oligarchs.
    What will happen to their discontent? We will see. But there are also billionaires in "closed communist China" ?! It seems to me that Putin has ALREADY found a solution to this issue.
    1. desant_doktor
      desant_doktor April 21 2014 08: 48
      0
      Yes, yes, the pendulum. In the 90s, the West had Russia, but now you can’t be offended that Russia is beginning to have a West. As they say, nothing personal. "You are unable to resist the world integration processes. This is unscientific!" © Goblin.
      All with the past, by the way.