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Russia's return to the big leagues. Replica of Fedor Lukyanov

A spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, has recently confirmed with journalists that the decision to join Crimea was made by Vladimir Putin alone. He himself was also the author of the March 18 speech, which even opponents rated as probably the strongest during the entire presidency.

The head of state has entered a new phase. The boundary is not that after a long strategic retreat, Russia began to dictate an agenda to powers that are objectively more powerful than she herself. Qualitative difference - the period ended when the country came to life after the collapse of the year 1991, restored potential. Putin enters a phase of creation, as he understands it.

The past 2013 year was a success for Russian foreign policy in the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, during the presidency of the G20. But at the same time many commentators had the impression that Moscow objectively reached the ceiling. Then there is nowhere to jump, it’s time to capitalize on the acquired status.

However, Vladimir Putin, obviously, came to a different conclusion. He considers this very "ceiling" not as a natural limit, but as an annoying barrier that must be overcome in order to reach the next level. And decisively pierce, despite the costs.

The world's leading publications are full of the same type of headlines - "Putin's World", "Putin's Brain", "Putin's Great Game". The created image acquires an almost mystical character. Why?

Wise Henry Kissinger wrote in The Washington Post that demonizing Putin in the West is not a policy, but an alibi for lack of it. Vladimir Putin confuses Western leaders because he began to intercept the initiative, to fill with his own content the forms that were previously offered to Russia, but with the opposite stuffing. And it is his figure that clearly demonstrates that the global political model, the outcome of the victory of the West in the cold war, is not just stalled, but can be turned against the winners.

Preventive force actions, humanitarian interventions, direct intervention in the affairs of other countries in the name of supporting the struggle of citizens for their rights, abandoning the principle of inviolability of borders as a dogma - all this was introduced step by step into international political practice from the beginning of 1990, but by default it was assumed that only a limited number of states have the right to use these tools. Those who, according to popular American expression, are "on the right side stories".

Strong feelings towards Putin, both negative (in the West) and positive (in the rest of the world), are connected with the fact that he casts doubt on the global hierarchy. Strange as it may seem, the Russian leader, whom Gerhard Schröder believes only as a “pure democrat”, defends the principle of the expansion of democracy in the world. Democracy is not as a specific socio-political model in individual countries, but as a principle of relations between the powers. What is permitted by one cannot be forbidden to others.

A world order cannot be based on the representation of one group of countries about how it should be, and how it should not. The rules are valid only when they are agreed with everyone, and not imposed by someone, even with a sincere belief in their justice.

In general, the Russian president recalled that there are causal relationships in big politics. Action inevitably gives rise to opposition. And a logical continuation follows from any decision, which cannot be canceled just because the forte believes it to be wrong.

Vladimir Putin has returned his country to the top league of world politics. He himself, no doubt, entrenched on the global Olympus, breaking through the "ceiling", which, as everyone expected, would stop him. But, being "above the floor", the president faces a new challenge. His personal reputation in the international ranking as a leader is higher than the place allotted to Russia as a country. She, as many people believe, is reaching up to the limit of her abilities. And Ukraine is almost a swan song before irreversible decline. Now Putin has to prove that this is not the case.
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  1. svetlomor
    svetlomor April 24 2014 05: 48
    Vladimir Putin returned his country to the major league of world politics
    1. Bort radist
      Bort radist April 24 2014 06: 52
      Those who are respected on the forehead do not write!
      1. Corsair
        Corsair April 24 2014 07: 39
        Quote: Bort Radist
        Those who are respected on the forehead do not write!
    2. Spin
      Spin April 24 2014 06: 53
      Or: "Putin is ahead of his time!"
  2. Al_lexx
    Al_lexx April 24 2014 05: 48
    The wise Henry Kissinger wrote in The Washington Post that the demonization of Putin in the West is not politics, but an alibi for the lack thereof.
    A world order cannot be based on the representation of one group of countries about how it should be, and how it should not. The rules are valid only when they are agreed with everyone, and not imposed by someone, even with a sincere belief in their justice.

    Well said!
    Article plus.
  3. Lunic
    Lunic April 24 2014 05: 54
    The article is a huge plus! And now post the same thing in English at the Washington Post and The Guardian
  4. domokl
    domokl April 24 2014 05: 55
    Delivered a plus article, but in some places doubts gnawed at me a little fellow All the time of Putin’s presidency, Russia has been growing ... Not physically (although Crimea ...) but morally and gosudarstvenno.My become what we were under the USSR. Strong, proud for our country.
    And, to be honest, I wouldn’t like to be Putin today. He really set the plan so that it’s not so much to jump, it’s difficult to jump. The receiver will have to strain so hard that the pants can burst lol
    1. afdjhbn67
      afdjhbn67 April 24 2014 06: 05
      the little bear to definitely not jump ...
      1. Tra-ta-ta
        Tra-ta-ta April 24 2014 07: 21
        Vova, we are ready to grow thin and pull up .. The bear will smoke .. !!!
      2. Semen Semyonitch
        Semen Semyonitch April 24 2014 07: 30
        Quote: afdjhbn67
        the little bear to definitely not jump ...

        Medvedev will be the master of time laughing
    2. igor_m_p
      igor_m_p April 24 2014 06: 35
      Around Putin, a very strong team has gathered at the moment. And this is not only Lavrov. The same Peskov looks several goals higher than many Western figures.
      So by the time it will be necessary to elect a new president, most likely a worthy change will be already prepared.
      1. Semen Semyonitch
        Semen Semyonitch April 24 2014 07: 34
        From the secretary to the presidency? Normal springboard laughing Although, really, the man is not stupid ... I am interested in how the new Crimean leaders will show themselves. Will power ruin them?
        1. igor_m_p
          igor_m_p April 24 2014 08: 51
          The Secretary to the Secretary of strife ... Given that this is a spokesman for the first person of the state. The position, as it were, according to the degree of influence on foreign and domestic policy, is in no way less than that of the same Lavrov. The spokesman often has to speak on behalf of the president and he does not always have the opportunity to pre-agree a point of view, but his words are perceived precisely as the point of view of the head of state.
          Somewhere somehow ...
          1. Semen Semyonitch
            Semen Semyonitch April 24 2014 11: 26
            Quote: igor_m_p
            The position, as it were, according to the degree of influence on foreign and domestic policy, is in no way less than that of the same Lavrov.

            Well, you already said that ... Lavrov and Peskov are different weight categories. The mere fact that Lavrov has to "fight", like Churkin, in an unequal battle, for many hours to conduct intense negotiations with clinical rams, including, cannot be compared with Peskov's hothouse conditions. That, if only to take the rap in front of the press sometimes ...
          2. SAG
            SAG April 27 2014 00: 21
            Dear, sometimes it’s better to keep silent! To claim that a spokesperson is a figure superior in influence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs can only be a person who does not understand politics at all. A spokesperson only reflects the president’s attitude to a particular problem (a figure at par is comparable to a protocol or a camera). I would venture to suggest that if Peskov at least somehow tries to influence politics taking into account his own opinions, he will be immediately dismissed.
      2. Nick
        Nick April 24 2014 07: 52
        Quote: igor_m_p
        So by the time it will be necessary to elect a new president, most likely a worthy change will be already prepared.

        Take your time, Putin has another ten years ...
        1. igor_m_p
          igor_m_p April 24 2014 08: 46
          Yes, we, as it were, are not in a hurry ... I’m talking about personnel selection trends smile
    3. Flinky
      Flinky April 24 2014 07: 07
      Can states burst? Nahai burst, we will help laughing
  5. afdjhbn67
    afdjhbn67 April 24 2014 06: 03
    Putin gave us the main thing - faith in his country, showed how we are united and strong by this unity, and the fact that he still has a lot of these half-lives ... the medical fact will surprise .. angry
  6. Humpty
    Humpty April 24 2014 06: 06
    Compared to Lavrov, Nuland, Estonians do not look like politicians, but hysterical bazaar women. This is not visible in the current SGA administration of people
    like Kissanger, who was never an angel, but certainly an intelligent person. It seems that the American masses were grinding.
    1. pensioner
      pensioner April 24 2014 07: 40
      Quote: Humpty
      Compared to Lavrov, Nuland, Estonians do not look like politicians, but hysterical bazaar women.

      L. Narochitskaya in one TV show said that when Putin spoke at the Federation Council on the Crimea, she was present in the hall with one respected MEP / European official. and so he whispered in her ear: "Compared to your Putin and Lavrov, all our politicians are just pygmies."
  7. Agat
    Agat April 24 2014 06: 08
    Well done Putin! wink A petition has been posted on the rewarding of Putin and Lavrov! Still correct! I think this is most likely an occasion to tell us kind words to our worthy ones!
    "We ask you to award: the President of the Russian Federation Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov - the highest award of the Russian Federation"
  8. mig31
    mig31 April 24 2014 06: 08
    Russia was and will itself be a major league, and let the ravens gather in packs, rummage through garbage cans ......
  9. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich April 24 2014 06: 10
    before Syria, was not a fan of GDP at all, after the immediate return of Crimea to its native land, the attitude, say, became more positive, but all the "shoals" still remain in memory, domestic policy leaves much to be desired, all laws within the country, to put it mildly, are unpleasant for the people, the level life, of course, cannot be compared with Ukraine, but nevertheless it becomes somehow harder with each new law, small enterprises spread rot, medicine, education ... but what's the use of listing everything? all vidyat.Radovogo resident communal apartment already holds by the throat, is about to crush. prices are going up for everything, and salaries are only raised for state employees and deputies. and half of the country is injecting into a private trader (privatization is her mother !!!) he is h.r..e. what will add! in our time, 12-15 thousand rubles is nothing but mockery, but there are places where they earn even less, this, against the background of deputy salaries, looks like a spit in the face of a workaholic. and I don’t believe that our GDP is not aware of all this! about clan showdowns at the top I just keep quiet ... so "love" may end, and very soon, if something does not move for the better. hi
    1. Vadim-Skeptic
      Vadim-Skeptic April 24 2014 07: 01
      Muddy he is a fellow of GDP. Like all illegal scouts.
  10. andj61
    andj61 April 24 2014 06: 11
    The return of Russia to the big leagues.

    If only a return to the big leagues! It looks as if the team, which once once challenged the championship in the Premier League, flew to the second echelon, and then, led by the captain, who is an order of magnitude superior to ALL the leading players of other teams, unconditionally took first place in the Premier League. Yes, the team’s finances are not all right, and the roster may not be the strongest in the league, but ordinary players seem to have suddenly shown themselves to be stars, and today they have no equal! Article plus!
  11. yulka2980
    yulka2980 April 24 2014 06: 14
    Indeed, recently there has been an unprecedented wave of patriotism throughout Russia, not only among the older generation, but also among young people! More and more often they have neglected entertainment programs in favor of political and analytical ones. It is very pleasant to look at our permanent representatives (Churkin, Peskov, Lavrov)! How advantageous they look against the background of such fools as Psaki, Power, etc.
    1. ya.seliwerstov2013
      ya.seliwerstov2013 April 24 2014 06: 36
      I was shod with pride
      when I was proud of my country
      and hatred burned inwardly
      in my soul there is no pity for the enemy ..
    2. Rostovchanin
      Rostovchanin April 24 2014 07: 06
      like psaki, power, etc.

      do not swear!
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  12. andrei332809
    andrei332809 April 24 2014 06: 22
    who said that Russia is at its limit? beguiled with you, Westerners? Russia has abundant strength, intelligence and courage, we can also share
    1. Bort radist
      Bort radist April 24 2014 06: 59
      Quote: andrei332809
      who said that Russia is at its limit?

      Igor Talkov - Enemies sigh in relief
      And friends say: Tired.
      Both are mistaken - this is a halt! ...
  13. Tatarus
    Tatarus April 24 2014 06: 44
    When Russia comes to the limit.
    She always goes beyond the limits.

    Recall the story. As soon as we were driven to the edge of the abyss, we always dumped the beaters themselves into the abyss.

    Putin is not sugar, of course, but let me be better off with victory than sugary slavery makes me happy.

    All with the spring of Russia. Happiness to all, patience and health. And by the way, adequate patriotism extends a great life.

    Special thanks to our ladies love for enduring so many anxious men. Men concerned about their homeland.

    And yes I fell in love. repeat
  14. fridge
    fridge April 24 2014 06: 45
    well done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1
  15. koshh
    koshh April 24 2014 07: 01
    Quote: "Vladimir Putin has brought his country back to the top league of world politics."

    But we all understand that this is not the limit for Russia. And this is understood, first of all, by Putin. His task is to head the major league, and now there is no bar for him that he, as president of Russia, will not overcome. There is no turning back.
  16. sledge
    sledge April 24 2014 07: 05
    Until recently, my personal relationship with Putin was mixed. But lately, my attitude has become clear, pronounced - GOOD FELLOW !!! I am proud that we have such a PRESIDENT! I am proud of Russia
  17. Spin
    Spin April 24 2014 07: 14
    Sworn friends begin to praise us - this is not a reason for euphoria, but a troubling moment.
    No, you should not fall into paranoia. But when such wise ones recognize the successes of a geopolitical opponent, they probably realize the urgent need to get rid of their own illusions.
    One should not miss the "flash".
    RS: Why did Kissinger suddenly come in October 2013?
  18. 1812 1945
    1812 1945 April 24 2014 07: 20
    For the first time in recent decades, Russia has not lost its territory, but has returned a very significant part of its history, its military glory and has restored its honor to a significant extent. Finally, we managed to dot the "i's" in relations with the "partners", which, I hope, will make it possible to figure out which of these "relations" are needed, and which are a humiliating burden ... At the moment, of course, "+" to Putin, and regarding the article - I will refrain, it causes a very premature delight among the readers. We must not forget that the fifth column in the country is marching through all the media, that in this column there are not only liberals, but also such fighters of the corruption front as Stouretkin, who is still changing his location in a Mercedes. And most importantly: if pi ... himself manages to take control of Ukraine, our sincere, well-founded joy about Crimea may also turn out to be premature ...
  19. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S April 24 2014 07: 22
    Now all the enemies, enemies, our fifth column are trying by all means and ways to belittle, denigrate Russia's successes in domestic and international affairs. Our fifth column no longer organizes marches of the world, meetings, probably attendance has fallen, hit into literary activity. The articles are written and laid out on sites, they write such fantastic crap that their ears fade. On Rambler, I looked through footnotes for news, stumbled upon Snob on an article by Ilya Klishin, in which he sings of the West, and what is his visionary policy, which smart leaders in the West, in general, licked from head to toe. I barely read to the end, it was nauseous ,
  20. shelva
    shelva April 24 2014 07: 31
    The state turned to face the army and immediately became stronger. But we must not forget about the people. We need a nationalization of the extraction of minerals and energy carriers. Eliminate oligarchs from power.
  21. sv68
    sv68 April 24 2014 07: 33
    they will start praying for Putin totally if we and in the internal polytechnic will have the same progress as in the external one, but for the Crimea, thanks to the president
  22. Tatarus
    Tatarus April 24 2014 07: 43
    Quote: A1L9E4K9S
    our fifth column is trying by all means and ways to belittle, denigrate the successes of Russia

    The fifth column is now like the fifth leg of a dog. And ugliness and not comfort
    1. mamont5
      mamont5 April 24 2014 08: 14
      Quote: Tatarus
      The fifth column is now like the fifth leg of a dog. And ugliness and not comfort

      So you need to amputate.
  23. Lyokha79
    Lyokha79 April 24 2014 08: 15
    In my opinion, the main thing for which one can and should say thanks to Vladimir Vladimirovich is a great sense of pride in Russia and an unprecedented growth of patriotism. What has happened recently is the aerobatics of foreign policy. When Syria was saved from American "humanitarian" bombing, it really seemed like it was a ceiling. But then there was the Olympics, held at the highest level. And of course the return of Crimea to the bosom of Russia became the apotheosis. As a supporter of Vladimir Vladimirovich, I see the problems that exist within the country and that need to be addressed.
  24. serge
    serge April 24 2014 09: 13
    Glory to Russia!
  25. dobrik10
    dobrik10 April 24 2014 09: 32
    Vladimir Putin does not confuse Western politicians with cancer.
    Perhaps at this very impasse.
  26. Siberian
    Siberian April 24 2014 11: 42
    Yes, it is true - now Putin has a good team and good support for the rear (while the debates, gossip, polls were going on, D. Medvedev is already "building" a bridge across the Kerch Strait). Well, and the support of the South-West-East, I think, is behind the scenes by the overwhelming majority, the main thing is that he should feel the support of his citizens of his country behind his back - this is the main thing, this is our undeclared referendum in support.