The cynical games of Americans and the anti-Russian tsunami in the West actually give Russia carte blanche for the implementation of those foreign policy projects that have long been ripe, but were postponed due to the ghostly hopes of creating a common security space "from Vancouver to Vladivostok"
The era of dual, controversial politics ends, when Western countries played the role of semi-partners-semi-opponents of Moscow. “Russia has moved its Rubicon,” writes the conservative magazine The American Thinker, “and a return to the atlantist course of the times of Medvedev would now be perceived as a national betrayal in the country.” Sovereignty did become real, although at one time this concept caused irony among some political scientists, pointing to too close, almost intimate connections between the Russian and Western elites.
Now Russia is finally ready to act without regard to the West. They have been waiting for this in the world for a long time. And when Putin declared in the fall in Valdai that Moscow is the center of power, which, in contrast to the United States, upholds traditional moral values, many started talking about the emergence of a new pole. Now the Russian project is acquiring very concrete outlines. As a result of Western geopolitical games, “a world without the West” can become an objective reality. Investments, technologies, access to credit sources - all this can be provided by Russia and the Asian powers. And if the BRICS countries dramatically increase their mutual trade and finally switch to national currencies in calculations among themselves, this will be a serious blow to the Bretton Woods financial system.
A few years ago, the promotion of the Russian image abroad seemed an impossible task. Really, what is there to catch on? How to reconcile diametrically opposed foreign policy vectors? Now, in fact, PR managers don't need to do anything. The country has a clear, understandable to all image. And although in the West it is perceived with hostility, in the East it is more than claimed. The Russian model is becoming a real alternative to the American concept of controlled chaos. And for the same Middle Eastern states that survived the horrors of the “Arab spring”, this is very important. It is no coincidence that some political scientists are now discussing the return of Moscow to the region, which for the past decade has been the main field of American experiments. According to them, a group of countries with a pro-Russian orientation may well form in the Middle East, which would include not only Syria and Iran, but also Egypt - a state that is “the key to the Arab world.”
But the main content of Russian foreign policy will certainly be the exit to the Asia-Pacific Region. Large investment projects for the development of energy and transport infrastructure will allow Moscow to claim a special place in the region, which, according to experts, will play a decisive role in the formation of a new world order system.
And another interesting point: the Ukrainian crisis has become a catalyst for a process that, under other conditions, would have lasted for many years. We are talking about the formation of a clearly structured pro-Russian lobby in the West. This is no longer an amorphous mass of experts sympathetic to Moscow; it is an effective institution of influence. The starting point in his development was an article by Henry Kissinger in The Washington Post, in which he called Western countries for pragmatism, saying that for Moscow the Ukrainian question is much more important than for Brussels and Washington, since “Russian history begins with Kievan Rus, and Ukraine for many centuries was part of Russia. " “For the West, denigrating Vladimir Putin is not politics. This is an excuse for her absence, ”noted the former US Secretary of State.
This position was supported by some American realist experts, but the key role in the formation of the western “fifth column” was played by German businessmen, who are closely associated with Russia. It became obvious that the position of Berlin could not go against the interests of such Moscow partners in the Nord Stream, as E.ON, Ruhrgas and BASF. "The sanctions in fact will affect the West to the same extent as the East," said the patriarch of German politics Helmut Schmidt, who served as chancellor of Germany from 1974 to 1982 year.
Relying on the pro-Russian lobby, Moscow is quite capable at this stage of organizing a counter-propaganda campaign in the West, engaging in it not marginal, but rather highly respected and respectable politicians. She also has information resources. The Russia Today TV channel, for example, is quite comparable in popularity with the leading Western channels (it’s no coincidence, for example, that the CNN legend Larry King recently moved to RT). In general, for the first time in a long time, Russia has a chance in the information war with the West not to feel like a loser in advance.