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Anglo-Saxons are afraid of "Russian weapons"

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Formerly, the main support of Russia was only the army and navy, but today economic power has been added to them. After all, Russia is a raw material superpower, which has practically no equal to itself in terms of the volume of natural resources. Moscow does not cost anything to crush Europe in two days, raising the price of gas, or even completely shut off the valve. That is why the European Union hesitates and does not want to impose restrictions against Russian businessmen and officials. If Russia, in its relations with the European Union, succeeds in further developing the “gas” topic, the West can completely abandon sanctions.

Total war of a new type

The current conflict between the West and Russia is a war of a new generation, which is being waged not only on the battlefield, but also in the media space, in the markets, in the offices of special services. In the growing confrontation, the opposing sides, in addition to conventional weapons, will use all sorts of political technologies and economic tricks to confuse the opponent and cause him the most powerful demoralizing blow from the rear. Moreover, as during the Cold War, the possibilities of the United States and Russia are absolutely equal here: both Washington and Moscow have the experience and resources to carry out such operations, so the fight promises to be hot, though relatively bloodless.

In the conflict that has unfolded between Russia and the countries of the West, so far the economy is of paramount importance. The situation is complicated by the fact that the sides of the confrontation are interdependent from each other: on the one hand, this allows you to strike at the enemy’s pain points, and on the other, you also have to endure the pain. That is why the countries of the European Union are so reluctant to be led by the United States, and they impose sanctions on Russia very slowly, with a screech, as if the process is about to stall, or even go backwards.

This is understandable: so far no one, except for European and American entrepreneurs, has suffered from the restrictions imposed. Western corporations lost access to the Russian market, and suffered losses. In order to avoid even greater losses, big business lobbies in every way its interests in the parliaments and cabinet ministers of the European Union states, and this is bearing fruit: many officials refuse ideas related to Russia's isolation, and instead of sabotage in favor of Barack Obama, they are addressing more pressing issues.

In any case, Russia has not lifted a finger so far - and the growth of Western economies amid negative forecasts has already begun to slow down. Many economists seriously say that the conflict between Moscow and Washington may prevent Europe from recovering from the recent economic crisis, driving the economies of the European Union countries into a state of stagnation, and even recession. It is impossible to imagine what would happen if Russia on the economic front takes some kind of active actions, for example, raises the price for gas or completely stops its supply.

Speaking of gas: it is the main weapons Moscow in the "war of nerves" with NATO and the European Union. Not secret: in the West, it has long been estimated losses from a shut off valve. And they were horrified.

Europe held hostage by the United States

Europe is urgently taking steps to diversify energy supplies. Strange as it may seem, this process is lobbying the United Kingdom - one of those EU countries that are least dependent on Russian gas. However, the British economy will also suffer if Russia wants to stop supplying blue fuel. Of course, England will not freeze in winter, but the cost of gas for enterprises and the population will increase.

As a member of the European Union, the most “protected” from gas wars, Great Britain, together with the United States, is developing plans to “save” continental Europe from Russian gas. London can afford to engage in demagoguery. But the pedantic plans of the British are broken, like waves on the shore, as soon as they are faced with the harsh reality: no one on the continent, except for the pro-American marginal, will not support the gas supply in London. Let the British talk about their good intentions to the Bulgarians, who, because of Ukraine, even managed to freeze, or to the Germans, who want to do business, and not nonsense.

What is the essence of the Anglo-American plan?

In the United States and Great Britain, they want to replace Russian gas with Middle Eastern gas and are going to build for this purpose several terminals on the coast of Europe capable of receiving liquefied blue fuel. True, this will take about ten years, and during this time the geopolitical situation in Eurasia can change radically - but apparently overseas believe that it is better late than never and with great enthusiasm prepare for the implementation of their belated plan.

Britain also wants Western Europe to supply Ukraine with gas, not Russia. The fact that the West European gas, in fact, is Russian, in London are silent.

Since it was difficult to find allies on the continent, the British decided to negotiate with other countries not through the supranational bodies of the European Union, but within the G7. This informal club includes the United States, Canada and Japan - countries far from European problems, and therefore, together with Great Britain, are ready to break the diplomatic resistance of Italy, France and Germany - other members of the "seven" who oppose the ingenious Anglo-Saxon plans.

The United States, in an agreement with the G-7, is going to lift restrictions on shale gas exports, and Japan announced its intention to reduce its dependence on blue fuel, and promised to start several nuclear power plants that were shut down after the Fukushima accident. The European Union itself will invest heavily in the construction of a gas transmission infrastructure that allows for the delivery of gas from North America.

In the short term, such actions do not pose a threat to Russia's national interests. With all their desire, Europe will not be able to refuse the services of Gazprom, and if something goes wrong, you can always put pressure on it by hinting at possible consequences for the European economy. If desired, Russia can plunge the European Union into the Stone Age without a single shot. And even if Moscow does nothing, the situation will not change in the next 10-15 years.

However, one should expect revitalization of Russian diplomacy, and then Europe’s dependence on Russian gas will continue even after the next decade.

The fate of Ukraine will decide "Gazprom"

As for Ukraine, which is accustomed to take someone else's, then, most likely, the West will not be able to help her in any way: he himself would not have been without fuel, and then the eastern neighbor impudently demands to feed him and warm him, otherwise he will commit an act of suicide and not enough will not seem. In theory, everyone should remain indifferent to such baseless demands, but the suicide of a neighbor will result in unpredictable consequences for the countries of the Balkan Peninsula and Central and Eastern Europe. For example, by complete freezing of gas supplies that cannot be delivered through the Ukrainian gas transport system during a civil war.

It turns out that the European Union is interested in the soonest stabilization of the situation in Ukraine, regardless of whether this country becomes a democratic federation or remains under the authoritarian control of the junta. If Russia returns the status quo in Ukraine, or insists on reforming the state system, Europe will not particularly resist, so they will express concern for the mind, and in two years they will completely “forget” about what happened.

Another thing is the United States, which actively intervenes in Ukrainian and European politics, pursuing its own goals and ready to play against the interests of Brussels, Paris, Berlin or Rome. The task of the White House is to upset relations between Russia and Europe to such an extent that Russian gas supplies become problematic. Washington, in principle, treats the fate of the European economy with indifference, but the potential union of European states with Moscow is unprofitable for it. Using Ukraine to block gas supplies to the West is ideal for America.

At the same time, Barack Obama is trying to force the Arab countries, and especially Saudi Arabia, to increase the volume of blue fuel production in order to bring down gas prices on the world market. For this, the President of the United States at the beginning of spring had already visited the Saudi king, kissed his hands and bowed before him — by God, as soon as he did not humiliate himself. He promised to provide the Islamists in Syria with man-portable air defense systems to fight the air force and probably made many more flattering proposals on cooperation between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Apparently, the humiliation of Obama gave the result: the Arab kingdom declared its readiness to increase gas production "in case of anything." However, how this gas will be delivered to the consumer remains a mystery: Europe does not have the necessary number of terminals for receiving liquefied fuel, and many Europeans will have to languish during the next Ukrainian-Russian gas war (and it is, no doubt, planned).

On the whole, Russia faces the challenge of convincing the European Union that if Brussels aggravates relations with Russia, Moscow will be able to respond adequately. Europe already knows how hard it is to live without gas - in the past decade, Ukraine presented a good lesson to Europeans. For Russia, it is enough just to remind the West about the gas wars, how it will back down and will try to resolve the situation with the world, regardless of the opinion of Washington. This will be the first step towards resolving the Ukrainian crisis and, on a more global scale, towards the true independence of the European Union from the United States.

Thus, with the help of the gas valve, Moscow is capable of shaking the largest military bloc of the Western Hemisphere, NATO, from within. Well, the United Kingdom and the United States are right when they are seriously afraid of the “Russian weapons”, and are doing everything possible to neutralize them - however, they are unlikely to succeed in achieving their goals.
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  1. Sakhalininsk
    Sakhalininsk 14 May 2014 08: 30
    +17
    Impudent Saxons lead the Geyropeans along the path of a non-commissioned officer widow, who, in the atonement, ruined herself with rods half to death.
    It’s funny to watch all these cheap attempts.
    1. sscha
      sscha 14 May 2014 09: 15
      +6
      The business of Germany, France and others will not allow governments to pursue a policy of the Yankees and Saxons.
      Political sanctions - let them be, but economic - it’s easier to go and shoot yourself! laughing hi
      1. Vitaly Anisimov
        Vitaly Anisimov 14 May 2014 09: 30
        +39
        How they got it all ... When will such a time come for Russia
        bully
        1. hyperboreia
          hyperboreia 14 May 2014 13: 54
          +4
          I recommend A. Dugin's good article "The Fifth Column in the Geopolitical Coordinate System"! http://nstarikov.ru/club/39787 The article is well written about 6 columns of liberals in power and the absence of Russian politics. Everything rests on the prevailing anti-national system and conceptual power.
        2. yushch
          yushch 15 May 2014 12: 04
          0
          I think you will be a little comforted by the fact that with the same words of Omerigi, such an effect does not occur in the countries of the world, although it did occur a couple of years ago)).
      2. Papakiko
        Papakiko 14 May 2014 09: 45
        +3
        Quote: sscha
        Political sanctions - let them be, but economic - it’s easier to go and shoot yourself!

        Not so simple-turn.
        In 1941.06.22. this hydra was already trying to solve its problems at someone else’s expense from nothing.
        In this thread: http://topwar.ru/47248-nas-hotyat-zamazat-v-krovi.html
        A similar "equation" about "to be or not to be" is being analyzed now-in-real.
        And as during the Nuremberg showdown, everyone babbled- I obeyed the order, I am a soldier.

        therefore whole this "zoo" will to blossom all in brighter colors.

        And oil-gas is an occasion-tool under the guise of ENERGY CARRIERS !!!
      3. soyuz-nik
        soyuz-nik 14 May 2014 19: 26
        +2
        I wish you good health! Allow me to object in part!
        In one of the branches there is information about how the "allies" are holding Germany by the "testicles", and one of the tasks of NATO is to contain Germany. In this regard, there are some doubts that the political "elite" of gay fans will be able to refrain from doing stupid things with the same sanctions, contrary to the opinion of their business ...
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    3. xenod55
      xenod55 14 May 2014 10: 15
      +10
      The gas dispute for Ukraine may end very badly. The average price of Russian gas supplied to Europe ranges from $ 350 to $ 400 (depending on the importing country). Ukraine hopes for reverse deliveries: it bought gas from Russia, for example, Slovakia and sent it back to Ukraine. Ukraine wants the price of this gas at the level of 380-400 dollars, that is, WITHOUT the seller's margin, in this case, Slovakia, and without taking into account transportation. Not taken into account, so is the opinion of Gazprom. And in general, where did Slovakia and others get extra gas from? The contracts with Gazprom set out the minimum and maximum volumes of supplies. Higher or lower - pay a fine. Therefore, it seems that the Ukrainians, as always, want to be more cunning than everyone: "where the h.h.h.o.l passed, the Jew has nothing to do." But there is another saying: "For a cunning well .. I always have something with a screw."
      In short, let your dreams be cherished until AUTUMN, and there winter is just around the corner. Then everything will be decided, and quickly enough. And we'll wait and have a drink while.
      1. Al_lexx
        Al_lexx 14 May 2014 14: 56
        +3
        Quote: xenod55
        In short, let your dreams be cherished until AUTUMN, and there winter is just around the corner. Then everything will be decided, and quickly enough. And we'll wait and have a drink while.

        They don’t have time until the fall.
    4. Little Muck
      Little Muck 14 May 2014 10: 36
      +5
      Quote: Sakhalininets
      It’s funny to watch all these cheap attempts.

      Yes. After the reunification of Crimea with Russia and the forced construction of the "South Stream" will completely kill this project.
      The first has already been done (Our Crimea)
      The second is practically performed.
      Now we need to set up a European business hostile to the United States, and then the coffin can be boarded up.
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      2. cumastra1
        cumastra1 14 May 2014 16: 58
        +2
        The country "Ukradina" will suck gas from underground gas storage facilities, from the gas pipeline. And Gazprom will be forced to "make up for Europe's losses." You just have to cut the gas pipeline and pass the gas through alternative gas pipelines. Maybe it will be more expensive, but, in my opinion, it will cost less in the end.
  2. Shadow1
    Shadow1 14 May 2014 08: 40
    +4
    It’s time to close the valve to prevent brain disease.
    1. subbtin.725
      subbtin.725 14 May 2014 09: 42
      +2
      Quote: Shadow1
      It’s time to close the valve to prevent brain disease.

      At the end of March it was necessary to pat the nerves of a gay rope. Russia, go ahead!
    2. Not angry
      Not angry 14 May 2014 10: 23
      +3
      Not even a warm winter, there were many in gas storages. Winter has to wait then it will come faster. As history shows, General Frost has not failed yet. Let them shout for now.
    3. vedross
      vedross 14 May 2014 11: 01
      +6
      It could and would help for the brain, but the trouble is that there is no brain. Their skull box is a container of stupid non-human hatred.
  3. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 14 May 2014 08: 48
    +4
    Do not simplify the topic to the gate ... a reliable thing, of course ... it will shut the pipe tight ...
    But all this works when you have the Army and Navy in your allies ... with the presence of Nuclear weapons and various means of global and local counteraction to pressure.
    The Anglo-Saxons, with their policy of restricting the interests of Russia, have been spoiling us for several centuries ...
  4. mamont5
    mamont5 14 May 2014 08: 52
    +4
    "The conflict between Moscow and Washington could impede the recovery of Europe after the recent economic crisis, driving the economies of the EU countries into a state of stagnation, if not recession."

    It seems that Putin does not want to crush Europe, apparently wants to save it for the future, perhaps in order to make it an ally against the United States.
    1. Little Muck
      Little Muck 14 May 2014 10: 40
      +3
      Quote: mamont5
      It seems that Putin does not want to crush Europe, apparently wants to save it for the future, perhaps in order to make it an ally against the United States.

      Restores the buffer zone from the western direction, but on other conditions (without feeding and sitting on our neck) hi
    2. Al_lexx
      Al_lexx 14 May 2014 15: 00
      +1
      Quote: mamont5
      "The conflict between Moscow and Washington could impede the recovery of Europe after the recent economic crisis, driving the economies of the EU countries into a state of stagnation, if not recession."

      It seems that Putin does not want to crush Europe, apparently wants to save it for the future, perhaps in order to make it an ally against the United States.

      It is obvious. The Kremlin demonstrates goodwill and pragmatism. And also the desire for a total Eurasian Union, from Lisbon to Vladivostok. In Europe, the main pragmatists are the Germans and the French after them. Without them, this entire European Union is simply not possible. So what ...
  5. Altona
    Altona 14 May 2014 08: 53
    +8
    In addition to the valve, there is a huge export to Russia of engineering products from Germany and other European countries, well, if Europe does not need this money, they will certainly be happy in China in general in Southeast Asia ...
    1. subbtin.725
      subbtin.725 14 May 2014 09: 48
      +4
      Quote: Altona
      In addition to the valve, there is a huge export to Russia of engineering products from Germany and other European countries, well, if Europe does not need this money, they will certainly be happy in China in general in Southeast Asia ...

      And this is in Germany alone 300000 jobs; German industrialists themselves will soon raise Merkel to their knives. Soon we will see a decline in hostile rhetoric towards Russia.
    2. godun
      godun 14 May 2014 21: 24
      0
      I agree that over the past two to three months, our cooperation with the Celestial Empire has grown more than in the past two or three years. Now the news has reported on the joint exercises of the fleets. That’s why China is not upset by such cooperation, and in all areas, ETK DO NOT GO TO THE BABY ...
  6. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 14 May 2014 09: 01
    +3
    The EU and the USA themselves advocated for energy security! Since June, they will be secured because gas is explosive!
  7. ZU-23
    ZU-23 14 May 2014 09: 04
    +6
    Now let them think while we will develop from their sanctions
  8. Sergg
    Sergg 14 May 2014 09: 10
    +10
    Ukraine needed to close gas yesterday.
    Let the Anglo-Saxons pay the bills. They will pay to turn on the gas. No - well, no and no trial.
    Stop giving free gas to Ukraine!
  9. Gomunkul
    Gomunkul 14 May 2014 09: 14
    +4
    After all, Russia is a raw material superpower, which has practically no equal in terms of natural resources.
    It is precisely that Russia is a raw material superpower and is capable of providing itself with everything necessary! It is time to throw off the yoke of the Western colony, we need to develop our production, we are able to do it. Then any Western sanctions will be like an elephant to Russia - a crumb. hi
  10. mig31
    mig31 14 May 2014 09: 14
    +3
    They don’t joke with gas, or the ice age for geyropa will come, with tires cover the whole universe ..
  11. blizart
    blizart 14 May 2014 09: 18
    +4
    I would like to touch upon the topic of the "shale revolution", leaving aside the process technology and profitability, what is vaguely explained by specialists, to us, the inhabitants (all these hydraulic fracturing) suggests that this is nothing more than "squeezing dry", using new technologies, former deposits with little-studied consequences for the environment. This is indirectly confirmed by the fact that the United States has long been without advertising the Buryats even in the National Reserves. The situation in the world is known to almost all visitors of our respected site, so without going into details, I assume that the United States is going for broke. But then they need to learn the words of one of the main apologists of the theory of the "burden of the white race" -Kipling
    Be able to put in a joyful hope,
    On the card, everything that I have accumulated with difficulty,
    To lose everything and to become a beggar, as before,
    And never regret it.
    The game involves at least two people and there is always an option to lose. Because we, like Petka, from an anecdote after "the word of a gentleman" can "KAAK cross the suit"!
  12. Wolland
    Wolland 14 May 2014 09: 30
    0
    Deer in one word, as usual rested by knocking his forehead .........
  13. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 14 May 2014 09: 37
    +1
    In addition to the gas pipe that runs through Ukraine, there is also the Nord Stream and the South Stream. As far as I understand, the country's leadership has no pronounced ideas about giving the Europeans a boost by limiting or cutting off gas. On the contrary, if this happens, Westerners will be forced to look for alternative sources, and this is not a gut for Russia, and this will not affect the country's authority in the best way. Yesterday D.A. instructed Gazprom to switch to an advance payment scheme - let's see how the West will react if the Urks start stealing their gas.
  14. DGZ
    DGZ 14 May 2014 09: 39
    +3
    And we also have a tectonic natural weapon - the Yellowstone Volcano, which in itself may not explode, but if provoked by two, three missiles ....
  15. Lyton
    Lyton 14 May 2014 09: 39
    +1
    Well, in order to achieve full independence of the European Union from the United States, we must first liquidate their military bases in this territory, this is a very weighty argument in the conversation.
  16. inkass_98
    inkass_98 14 May 2014 10: 01
    +8
    Our friends will have to bask, looking at the drawn hearth, like Papa Carlo ...
    1. Little Muck
      Little Muck 14 May 2014 10: 45
      +2
      Quote: inkass_98
      Our friends will have to bask, looking at the drawn hearth, like Papa Carlo ...

      And Buratino (Yanukovych) sits in Russia next to the Golden Key (GDP), to the evil of Karabas Barabas, and waits for the magic door to open. laughing
  17. SHOCK.
    SHOCK. 14 May 2014 10: 05
    +3
    Why not Europe to pay gas for dill bypassing Kiev directly. It’s time to shake them terribly, it’s time for them to get down to business and start feeding their brainchild. It’s called what they fought for and ran into.
  18. potap48a
    potap48a 14 May 2014 10: 12
    0
    Something painfully bold statement of the author and the given dispositions in favor of Russia are obviously exaggerated. If they put a lot of pressure, they will force the geyropu to give up gas. All the politicians are seized there, especially in Eastern Europe. Objective s: remove competitors in Europe, give orders to your military-industrial complex and equip Geyrop as much as possible. A plus base in Hohland. and really want to avenge all the humiliation from Russia.
  19. Yaran
    Yaran 14 May 2014 10: 36
    +1
    which, according to the bill, impose sanctions, and the ruble grows stronger.
  20. lewerlin53rus
    lewerlin53rus 14 May 2014 10: 54
    +2
    Barack Obama is trying to force the Arab countries, and especially Saudi Arabia, to increase the production of blue fuel in order to bring down gas prices on the world market.
    Well, the flag is in their hands. The Russian budget is calculated based on prices, much lower than existing. But shale gas production in America may be covered by a copper basin, since the cost of shale gas is several times higher than the cost of traditional production
  21. valentina-makanalina
    valentina-makanalina 14 May 2014 11: 13
    +3
    to the article on gas: it is the main weapon of Moscow in the “war of nerves” with NATO and the European Union. Not a secret: in the West, they have long calculated the losses from a shut-off valve. And horrified.


    It's only the beginning.
    The West does not need to rely on global warming. Freeze your asses anyway. Then run around your frozen houses. What about the Russian? There is a fur coat, boots, gas, oil, firewood. I sit, smoke and look at you fools.
    You can’t warm yourself with sanctions and don’t cook porridge.
  22. MolGro
    MolGro 14 May 2014 11: 16
    +17
    The main weapon of the Russians is not nuclear missiles, not gas and not the economy, this is TRUTH!
    The Anglo-Saxons and the West are most afraid. that people will see the true face of "civilized" countries!
    Not that glamorous picture in the cinema, namely, about a wounded and well-worn, illiterate as she always was !!
    1. zao74
      zao74 14 May 2014 14: 12
      +4
      Your division ... is it really happening there? Phew, how is it ... uncultured.
      1. Tartary
        Tartary 14 May 2014 19: 19
        +4
        Quote: zao74
        Your division ... is it really happening there? Phew, how is it ... uncultured.

        Why be surprised?

        Their glamorous artists have already got the knack to rivet "highly artistic" photographs of sphincters of various modifications from various representatives of the peoples ...
        Hang out in art galleries to the delight of "honest people" ... And those go to admire for money ...

        Soon they will begin to spoil a neighbor from the bottom on their head in two-story open booths ... And there, even before public cattle breeding.

        And you say: - Horse Chita Sausage.

        It's only the beginning...
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  23. abc_alex
    abc_alex 14 May 2014 11: 17
    +3
    I wonder how much the pipe will cost from the USA or Canada to Europe?
    The Nordstream has a marine part of 1128 km with a maximum depth of 210 meters and a declared price of 7,5 mrd. dollars (or 8,8).
    The average depth of the Atlantic Ocean is more than 3 kilometers. Moreover, the bottom relief there is such (https://www.orangesmile.com/en/foto/oceans/atlantic-ocean.jpg) that my mother is expensive. The difference in depths can be about 3 km. The Baltic is a table compared to the Atlantic Ocean. Even if you pull from Nfoundland to the UK - this is already 3000 km. It turns out somewhere around 22-26 billion only to the pipe to the UK.
  24. xbhxbr-777
    xbhxbr-777 14 May 2014 11: 28
    +4
    The gas issue for Europe is very relevant, and it is right to think that Russian gas is able to solve the urgent problem of disagreement in Europe and Ukraine, to help stabilize the situation, so Europe needs to quickly think about what to do before winter comes! transfer payment in rubles, then the states would not have enough, would!
  25. unsermann
    unsermann 14 May 2014 11: 40
    -1
    Once the main pillar of Russia was only the army and navy, but today they have added economic power.

    The army and navy are still in the ass (the military has only raised salaries so far). We are saved only by the presence of nuclear weapons. And what kind of economic power are we talking about? About the raw material? This is when we sell raw materials, purchasing imports? Author, get involved!
  26. Alex
    Alex 14 May 2014 11: 42
    0
    Of course, you can close the valve. But for some reason everyone forgets that our economy is essentially a raw material. Having lost revenues from selling gas to Europe, we will be in a very difficult situation. Even if Putin agrees with the Chinese, it will not be possible to reorient gas exports quickly. Building new gas pipelines will take more than one year. Moreover, the cunning Chinese, taking advantage of the situation, will surely bring down the price. Therefore and for us there is no alternative to gas supplies to Europe yet. There is only one way out. It is necessary to agree.
  27. Sigismund
    Sigismund 14 May 2014 11: 50
    0
    There is no alternative to Russian gas for Europe. Everything that the Americans "sculpt", "bullshit". Everybody knows how to count money. We only need to sensibly use our wealth and the situation. The main commodity of the staff is the dollar. And it is "bursting." problems around the world. Easier, their smokescreen. To live within our means, oh, how you don’t want to, gentlemen of the Anglo-Saxons.
  28. Hort
    Hort 14 May 2014 12: 06
    0
    After all, Russia is a raw material superpower, which has practically no equal in terms of natural resources.
    and laughter and sin damn it.
    Doubtful pride that we raw superpower.
  29. Calter
    Calter 14 May 2014 12: 09
    +1
    At the same time, Barack Obama is trying to force the Arab countries, and especially Saudi Arabia, to increase the production of blue fuel in order to bring down gas prices on the world market.

    In general, Saudi Arabia and where? The author confuses gas with oil. And in the Middle East, it produces gas ... Iran (by the way, the first place in the world in gas production, the second in reserves). And the fun is that sanctions have also been introduced against him.
    1. serg2.72
      serg2.72 14 May 2014 14: 56
      +1
      The price of gas is calculated from the price of oil, which was some time ago (I don’t remember which one), therefore, having brought oil prices down by increasing production, it (Arabia) will achieve a future reduction in gas prices.
  30. Giant thought
    Giant thought 14 May 2014 12: 15
    +1
    Soon we will switch to settlements for gas and oil for rubles. So gentlemen mattresses stock up on medicine for toothache.
  31. parus2nik
    parus2nik 14 May 2014 12: 24
    +2
    I remember various embargoes from the United States, when in the Soviet era this very Druzhba gas pipeline was being built, like the United States, they did not want it to be built ...
  32. Capitalist
    Capitalist 14 May 2014 12: 39
    -1
    Once the main pillar of Russia was only the army and navy, but today they have added economic power. After all, Russia is a raw material superpower, which practically has no equal in terms of natural resources. Moscow does not cost anything to crush Europe in two days, raising the price of gas, or even completely shutting off the valve.
    yeah, for some reason it is silent that in a few months Europe, though with losses and difficulty, will solve its problems, but in the event of a "closed valve", Russia will remain on the sidelines with a bare ass ... and then at least open your valves - no one will come for supplies will not return.

    Moreover, constantly flaunting a bogey "turn off the tap!" brought the situation to the point that Europe has been actively looking for alternatives for several years. and find them. In recent years, our gas exports have been falling by 6-8% per year (and the export of Norway, for example, is growing by 15% per year, and it still has room to increase its production and transportation capacity). This is an impressive figure, and in the future, even greater rates of decline in exports. Here you would scratch your turnips and think about how to fix the situation, but you just hear "turn off the gas! Turn off the gas!" ...

    You should not rely on China as an alternative buyer - with them if negotiations have been going on for almost 10 years .. And nothing sensible has been done in this field due to the fact that Chineses are very cunning. and the situation for them is completely transparent. Without export to Europe - Russia and Krant, exports are falling .. the longer you wait, the more accommodating the seller will be. not to mention the fact that for mass export to China, huge investments must be made in the gas transportation system, which the Chinese are not going to make and leave this to us completely.


    What kind of "economic power" can we talk about with a completely raw material export economy ???? prices for raw materials depend only in the last place on the seller, they are formed by the general situation in the world economic market, different current moods and trends, etc. What is our merit now that the raw materials are relatively expensive and the incomes are dripping less decent? YES NO! this is a will of chance. tomorrow oil will drop to $ 30 a barrel and what will we do?
    40% of Russia's GDP is formed by the export of raw materials.
    GDP per capita of about 15 thousand dollars. then the average Russian produces real goods and services on average by 9 thousand dollars

    let's compare with Germany
    The GDP per German snout is 41 thousand. And 99,9% are goods and services. export of raw materials is practically zero.

    What is the economic power of Russia in the forest? total external debt of Russian companies 740 billion dollars.
    1. kare
      kare 14 May 2014 19: 22
      +1
      Capitalist DE Today, 12: 39

      Once the main pillar of Russia was only the army and navy, but today they have added economic power. After all, Russia is a raw material superpower, which practically has no equal in terms of natural resources. Moscow does not cost anything to crush Europe in two days, raising the price of gas, or even completely shutting off the valve.
      yeah, for some reason it is silent that in a few months Europe, though with losses and difficulty, will solve its problems, but in the event of a "closed valve", Russia will remain on the sidelines with a bare ass ... and then at least open your valves - no one will come for supplies will not return.

      Please tell us about the methods of solving problems geyropoy
      In particular, what Makar will it solve the problems during the months you mentioned.
      I admit that you will not die in your life during this time.
      But I am eager to hear, about solution methods, you’re fabulous recourse
  33. nnz226
    nnz226 14 May 2014 12: 42
    0
    All NATO, and this is primarily the United States, can be put "in the pose of a drinking deer" with a simple hint about the possibility of closing the northern option for the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan! Only an estimate of what the withdrawal will result in by the southern route, through the Taliban zone and already unfriendly Pakistan, will make the United States and the gamerope run on their hind legs, wag their tail and look sweetly into the eyes of Russia, shoving all the statements about sanctions up their ass!
    1. Capitalist
      Capitalist 14 May 2014 13: 07
      -2
      do not carry blizzards. on the scale of world politics, any expenses of this kind are mere pennies, because of which no one will run "on their hind legs".
      and indeed, google to help:

      firstly, the withdrawal of troops has already been carried out by more than 40%
      secondly, there are actually several "northern routes", of which only one goes through the territory of Russia and it is far from the main one (about 5% of the traffic volume)
      thirdly, no more than 30% of cargoes are transported on all northern routes and personnel are not withdrawn at all
      fourth, the total withdrawal value of about $ 5 billion. count how much 5% of them are.
  34. pavel_SPB
    pavel_SPB 14 May 2014 13: 22
    0
    and yet much in the world depends on Russia)
  35. maximus235
    maximus235 14 May 2014 13: 29
    +1
    Strange they are these British. shouting for mattress shale gas, and they themselves want to stretch the northern stream directly to themselves.
    http://www.allrussia.ru/inworld/121126182304.html
  36. mackonya
    mackonya 14 May 2014 13: 56
    0
    It would be better if we cooperated in many sectors, all these political and, especially, military confrontations are already last century, it is necessary to go purely to economic and market relations.
  37. Arkan
    Arkan 14 May 2014 15: 47
    +1
    Continental Europe built the Curzon lines so zealously that it did not replace it as it itself became an integral part of it. The buffer should now take the first hit, but not the last. "Children of Rome" received a blow from the rear, however, they always rot from the inside, and the "barbarians" had them outside.
  38. Valter1364
    Valter1364 14 May 2014 17: 02
    +1
    Quote: zao74
    Your division ... is it really happening there? Phew, how is it ... uncultured.


    This is still cultural. In France, in the central square in Rouen, simply fenced urinals are attached to the walls of houses along narrow sidewalks.
  39. uzer 13
    uzer 13 14 May 2014 17: 31
    +2
    Our European partners combed themselves, even though they dragged Ukraine into a gas war. This time, no one will get away with it. Is Ukraine’s economy definitely doomed, and who will feed the parasites? In such cases, European and overseas friends immediately disappear somewhere.
  40. soyuz-nik
    soyuz-nik 14 May 2014 19: 16
    +3
    Hello, I wish dear Author and Members of the Forum!

    In general, I support the position of the Author and thank you for the article. However, I believe there are some aspects that should not be overlooked:

    1. Aware of their vulnerability to Russian gas supplies, geyropeytsy will push through the 3rd energy package (I would like to know your opinion on this matter), and take other dirty tricks of a shallow nature.

    2. The imperialists will swing the belt of instability around the "underbelly" of the Russian Federation - Syria, Afghanistan, Crimean Tatars ...

    3. The imperialists are a people who are wise by experience and know how to play "long": some 50 years - and the USSR collapsed, some 20 years - and Russia had a sworn friend - an unencumbered Ukraine. And if the imperialists have embarked on a long-term project, they will wait for its "exhaust", be it the construction of terminals for liquefied gas, etc.

    Therefore, no matter how effective the "gas button" may be, I think that Russia needs to pump up its muscles: develop its economy, conduct global political information, acquire new allies, and strengthen ties with old ones.

    May the Force be with us!
  41. wei
    wei 14 May 2014 19: 49
    0
    article is good BUT
    I would like Russia to not supply raw materials to the west, but to make goods from these raw materials. For this, there is all science (running west from lack of demand) 2000 unemployed, etc. ...
    there is no desire of the authorities (not everything is so sad [media = http: //lenta.ru/news/2014/05/14/oboronprom/])
    but somehow hesitantly
  42. sla7a
    sla7a 14 May 2014 22: 47
    0
    Strange article. Either the author is not completely on the topic, or he wants to raise a discussion with a specialist. (For a start, WHERE are the figures about how much our country has from selling gas and how much from oil (which by the way valve fennel can’t be blocked at all). After that, it can for some smart Germans, the mosque will rise from hibernation (and Germans in general - first take away your gold reserve, and then teach the whole world the drunks)
  43. Vorodis_vA
    Vorodis_vA 15 May 2014 00: 48
    0
    Russia can introduce many sanctions against IT companies, for example, Apple, Facebook, Google and others, which she did. Now they will have to pay taxes in Russia if they have profits in our market. It is possible to ban the import of telephones and other consumer goods. The most powerful sanctions are to give up everything that we can produce ourselves or buy in China for rubles-yuan.
  44. Vorodis_vA
    Vorodis_vA 15 May 2014 00: 51
    0
    a very competent move is being made to refuse state guarantees on a loan if the beneficiary is not a Russian or an offshore company. Now it will be very difficult for offshore companies to get a loan anywhere.
  45. Mestny
    Mestny 15 May 2014 01: 13
    0
    Quote: MIKHAN
    How they got it all ... When is the time for Ross

    And now is just such a time. As a matter of fact, it did not go anywhere.
    Do not forget. No matter who says it, Russia is really a big country. And it really has a key impact, at least in Europe and Asia.
    Even if (of course, defend the Creator), Russia suddenly decides to fall apart like Ukraine ... then the rest will suffer approximately as if the United States collapsed for the rest of the world.
    Regional superpower. Or better to say continental. Until.
  46. Pilot_Petrenko
    Pilot_Petrenko 15 May 2014 01: 14
    0
    Thus, with the help of a gas valve, Moscow can undermine the largest military block of the Western Hemisphere - NATO, from within.


    and a wish - to name our country as a side of international action, and not its capital. Warps, throughout the article.
  47. komel
    komel 15 May 2014 01: 52
    0
    Saudi sanctions vividly bring Russia to its knees
    America is preparing to deliver a crushing blow to the Russian economy with the help of Saudi Arabia. If the Arabs lower oil prices below one hundred dollars per barrel, Russia will lose its income and become much more accommodating, reports TVN24.

    Saudi Arabia is ready to increase oil supplies if the crisis in Ukraine provokes a shortage in the market. As Saudi Arabia will explain OPEC Quotas and increased oil production. In the summer, Moscow will host the XNUMXst World Petroleum Congress. Sechin will try to find allies there to attack the petrodollar, fortunately, he has great connections in the oil industry. Iranian oil is also an asset. Jim Sinclair, a trader in the global gold market, nicknamed the Golden Beetle: “Putin can completely destroy the American economy!” To do this, it is enough, Sinclair believes, to introduce payment for oil in rubles or gold.

    Could Russia have an analogue of OPEC with countries such as Venezuela, Iran, Ecuador and Angola?
    .