Russia and the United States of America. Comparison

Russia and the United States of America. ComparisonWhat are the similarities and differences between these two countries? For a long time it was believed that the USA is something great, monumental and ideal for human life. Therefore, everyone (or almost everyone) sought to obtain a residence permit in this country. Russia, in turn, was portrayed as a problem country, which for many years lags behind in development and, moreover, is gradually degrading.


However, these characteristics and ratings are already outdated. The first serious signal of problems that appeared in the United States of America was the beginning of the global financial crisis. In addition, to this was added the folding of the space program - the gradual reduction of flights of shuttles. This put Russia on the front line in the conquest of space. Another problem turned the war in Libya, which became a failure for the United States. And, everything else, there was a threat of default of the country's economy, which was considered the owner of the most powerful economic system in the world.

All these adverse events, as well as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have created a not very positive image for America. Of course, it is becoming increasingly difficult for this country to act "alone", to be for the whole world a model of a political and economic model of development.

More recently, when comparing Russia and the United States, many would exclaim: “There is nothing to compare! Russia, they say, is lagging behind by all indicators! ”But today people don’t think so. After all, logically speaking, if a country is in danger of financial collapse, then how can you call its economy strong? If in this country financial pyramids have become a source of enormous economic difficulties in the whole world, how can this model claim to be the potential model of development? Not. It is clear that the priorities here have long been the greed of phenomenal proportions and the pursuit of easy profits.

The United States of America is under the pressure of serious not only economic and financial, but also ideological difficulties. The country is asking a serious question: what to do in this situation? This rhetorical question is mostly familiar to Russia. Speaking of our country, now there are active debates about its further development. However, Russia, unlike America, does not suffer from such a financial crisis and has enormous opportunities for economic growth. Russia, by definition, does not need to be afraid of unemployment, because large areas of land need treatment, large areas require the constant development of their infrastructure. What is only Siberia worth - here it is necessary to exert so much force and engage so much labor, which Russia simply does not have enough. Our country needs scientists to develop new technologies and improve existing ones, we also need skilled workers and engineers to create new equipment. She also needs well-trained and well-educated officers to competently lead the army and ensure the defense of the country. But Russia, unlike the United States, does not need cruel wars of conquest or foreign territories.

Prospects for development in Russia are not just great, but are unlimited. The problem is only in the creation of proper conditions for the realization of the possibilities of the population of the country and, above all, its young part. But here is a paradox. Even with its great opportunities in government and the people, it is impossible to create such organizational forms that would ensure the full realization of human capabilities.

It is surprising that the Russian youth speaks about the complexity of self-realization and low mobility of personnel, when there is an urgent need for the development of all spheres of life, the modernization of the country as a whole, the development of science, education, agriculture and others. In simple terms, the problem of Russia is this: people want to work, grow both creatively and materially, but they have serious obstacles in the way. It is irresponsibility, lawlessness, corruption and, more often, stupidity. Those who are “taller” create their own circles, original clans, and, besides “theirs,” no one is allowed there anymore. It was these leaders who concentrated political and economic power in their hands. As a result, the development of Russia stopped. And in this, our country is very similar to the United States.

It is safe to say that Russia has done truly phenomenal things. In a very short period of time, it managed to go through the stages of development of capitalism, which were to last at least a hundred years, and entered into a crisis in exactly the same form as the United States of America. But here there is a big difference. If capitalism developed in the United States throughout the 20th century and was repeatedly interrupted by crises, in young Russia such a systemic crisis was the first time. Americans to overcome it have virtually no internal reserves, so an alternative solution for them is to deploy wars and external campaigns. And in Russia, without a doubt, there are plenty of opportunities to overcome such a deep crisis of capitalism.

How can this crisis be overcome? There is a unique way. This problem cannot be overcome “from below”, because the power is removed from the people. It cannot be solved even by the most corrupt elite and corrupt communities. It can be eradicated only with the help of the resource of power that Russia, fortunately, has today. And this is really true luck, that there is such a solid power - if it had not been, everything would have been over for a long time. But, despite everything, we still have it, and this is a tremendous value. So, Russia has every chance of a rebirth.

Imagine for a moment that there is no such unshakable power. What will happen in this case? Just a disaster! Chaos, where today's difficulties the country is experiencing, would have seemed like a real paradise. So, the presence of such a strengthened power is the only real opportunity today for the development of Russia in all directions. But at the same time she must rely on the people. There must be a popular democracy of direct action. What does that require? First, the creation of national self-government bodies, which will replace today's corrupt authorities. Residents on a competitive basis will choose committees or commissions on education, development of the economy, religion and culture, housing and communal services, construction, housing, etc. And only in this case will potential candidates compete with each other, offering specific and well-formed territorial development programs . However, now councils of deputies are elected, and then they create various kinds of commissions. But the opposite is necessary - first choose one or another commission on the basis of competitive programs, and then combine them, for example, into a single large council or committee of people's self-government. Residents of a certain territory, who were elected on a competitive basis, elect a leader from among their members. The head of the united people's committee must be the head of the district, represent the people and follow the implementation of their interests. The committees, in turn, must have greater powers, as well as material resources, to implement their plans. They designate executive bodies that perform the tasks assigned by the committees.

Today, the local government creates a complete mess. People, as a rule, do not always know where the head of the administration comes from. They do not take any part in the management, they do not discuss plans for the development of the district. The detachment of the people from power is not surprising, and the voids are filled with organized crime. And the latter is given a place in local government.

During Soviet times, the people of our country were actively involved in the management process through Komsomol, party, trade union organizations or other forms. At the moment, there are no such forms of realization of people's interests. If people are given the opportunity to participate in management, then you can find hidden opportunities not only for their career, but also creative, and material growth, and, as a result, for the successful development of the country in all directions.
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  1. Professor 22 July 2011 08: 22 New
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    then can its economy be called strong?

    It is possible, since only last year China became the manufacturer of the 1 number in the world ahead of the United States and this was mainly due to consumer goods and artificially low exchange rate of RMB.
    The article is one thesis and no specific information.
    1. His
      His 22 July 2011 17: 36 New
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      Professor, if you are a professor, you probably know that all empires are collapsing
      1. Professor 22 July 2011 18: 28 New
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        The United States is not an empire by definition. How can it fall apart? Will California Separate?
        1. His
          His 22 July 2011 18: 37 New
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          Do not want to admit to yourself the obvious.
        2. Stiffmaister
          Stiffmaister 22 July 2011 19: 09 New
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          The USA is just the same empire, only colonial, it has quite a lot of colonies in the Pacific Ocean and in the Atlantic.
          1. His
            His 22 July 2011 19: 14 New
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            Bases entangle the whole world. Global presence
            1. Ivan35
              Ivan35 22 July 2011 22: 39 New
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              - That's right - moreover, it’s an empire like Rome — the whole world their colony — they consume many times more than they produce due to several mechanisms — parasites (one of them printing the private Fed’s dollar) can easily “decay” if other poles gain strength and will go away from their currency.

              Their time is passing - it’s like Chekhov’s “Cherry Orchard” - they live and do not understand that their time is passing - that they are parasites who have no place in the future world order.
              But of course .... - The Masonic elite understands this and creates for itself "oil" and other "pillows" So far, New York is still the capital of the world
        3. roninas 30 July 2011 23: 10 New
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          Yes, it’s easy, I think. In principle, each state is independent, only the constitution unites. And yes, the USA is an empire. Otherwise, why are military bases everywhere ??? racial differences, again. We just know a little about them, but white hates black ones Latinos, everything is simply hiding behind artificial political correctness. Now, while they have everything, they have a lull, but if something happens, the massacre will be mama do not grieve. I think so
  2. dmb
    dmb 22 July 2011 10: 07 New
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    At the expense of the presence of strong power in the country, it is powerful7o pushed back. No worse than the Surkovian "God-givenness" of Kadyrov and Putin.
  3. mitrich
    mitrich 22 July 2011 17: 10 New
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    I read a lot on the forum, how sweet and good America is, people are friendly and always ready to help, there is no bureaucracy and everything else in the same vein.
    I myself have not been to the United States, but I know a lot of men who have been there. Will it be possible to visit someday - it will be interesting for the general development, but no - I will not pay. I certainly would not agree to live there.
    I will share the impressions of a friend, a former navigator, originally from Belarus, who decided to retrain at his own expense on the Boeing directly in the United States. Venue - USA, Florida.
    Firstly, the flight school where he studied elementarily threw him. Received 100% prepayment for training upon arrival, and after studying for a month, requested the same amount. The protests and shaking in the air of the contract - wide American smiles and zero reaction. Then they explained to him that it was not necessary to pay for all the training at once, since it is not a sin for an American to throw a non-American, if possible. And it’s useless to appeal to the humane court, since local loers are always on their side.
    It is necessary to go back, not saltyly slurping, for which again money is needed. He decided to earn some money for a ticket to his homeland at a local fast food. Dishwasher and room cleaner. The questionnaires were filled in the WHOLE day, each with 500 questions. For tax, for immigration, for police, for ... and so on. This is the issue of bureaucracy. But still they didn’t hire. So he poked around until he received a transfer from home, he ate from the fact that in the evenings they put up local bombs from stores (quite high-quality food, only not in demand).
    Crime. While there, a young man, naturally a black man, runs up to him one evening, pokes his trunk in the face and demands a mani. Is it for a Russian? That gun was taken from the Negro, kicked the raider into the police. The policemen have eyes at five rubles. It turns out that it’s not customary for them to let passersby repel robbers. After all, they can kill. Van Damme and Seagal they only have in the movies.
    As for goodwill, yes. All the time, "How are you?" yes. "How are you?" Only now, if in real life you share the problem, they will consider it crazy, because the Americans with a high heap shit on your "affairs". This is their ritual - ask, "How are you?"
    Russians are less smiling and can send, of course, when out of sorts, but more susceptible to other people's misfortune.
    Such is the American story.
    A friend of mine retrained. Only not in the USA. Flies now.
    1. His
      His 22 July 2011 17: 35 New
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      We can also add that they have more security agents than in our late USSR. Stukachetsvo is considered a good tradition. Different performances on the street must be clearly coordinated, otherwise local law enforcement officers will put you where you should. Control is much stricter and higher compared to us or to Europe. The USA is a dream that does not correspond to reality. Social is one of the worst. Everything rests on the poorly paid work of visitors. Training is expensive, so one of the worst ...
      1. Professor 22 July 2011 18: 34 New
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        "Education is expensive, so one of the worst ..." - Let me disagree with you. Education is actually very expensive (free of charge plus a scholarship for excellent students), but the quality is excellent. Most Nobel laureates from the United States, the first place in the world in the number and quality of published scientific articles. They have leading positions in the ranking of universities in the world, students from all over the world study there, MIT, for example, is one of the best universities in the world. Teachers naturally do not take bribes ...
        "Control is much stricter and taller than us or Europe." - What control? There is no registration there, not even passports. Driving license is the coolest document. Most illegal immigrants even have them. Paid taxes and sleep peacefully. You can’t quarrel with the tax there.
        1. His
          His 22 July 2011 18: 40 New
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          50% of American students do not know where on the map of the United States is located. I think that everyone does not know where Iraq and Iran are. And some respected leaders confuse Belarus and Lithuania. All your scientists are our school.
          1. Professor 22 July 2011 19: 01 New
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            "50% of American students don’t know where on the map of the United States it is." -
            where is the information from? There is no class at school without a map of the USA, they are such patriots ...;)
            "All your scientists is our school" - Do you have a list? I can post a list of Nobel laureates.
        2. East 22 July 2011 18: 47 New
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          Is the best education in the USA? And as an example, the number of Nobel laureates is given! Elementary juggling. And how many of these laureates studied in the USA? Or 95% of them still graduated from universities outside the United States, including in Russia, and came to the states to conduct research, the result of which was the Nobel Prize? Education and research are slightly different things.
          1. His
            His 22 July 2011 18: 55 New
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            This person is from Israel, and hanging out here for some reason
            1. Professor 22 July 2011 20: 30 New
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              agent of Mossad and world Zionism, imperialism and other isms
              where else can I be from?
          2. Professor 22 July 2011 18: 57 New
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            “Is this the best education in the USA?” - it is there. Their diplomas are quoted all over the world when applying for a job. This is where everyone studies the rod, including the Russians, and not vice versa.
            And the schools there are also different, do not cite the public school as an example.
            1. His
              His 22 July 2011 18: 59 New
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              Listed, a good word, but more political blackmail.
            2. His
              His 22 July 2011 19: 02 New
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              Uncle did not praise the West, it will not pass, we have already had it several times, we must and will go through it again - for those who don’t remember, let’s remind. Our strength is in our spirit and our spirit is stronger than yours. Pass it on to your
              1. Professor 22 July 2011 19: 10 New
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                I will give wink
                The West has something to learn is not a shame. So did Peter the Great and other smart people.
                Chinese students there quantitatively come first. Are they also political blackmailing the United States?
                I won’t argue about the spirit, not a specialist, but the number of churches per capita is over the top. You can look at google maps if you didn’t have to be there personally.
                1. His
                  His 22 July 2011 19: 14 New
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                  We are kind when we are kind. We need to speak with us as equals. We are on the rise now, have gone through the dashing 90s, damn them
                2. roninas 30 July 2011 23: 18 New
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                  And why do they go there? Simply, promising, for example, students, are offered good conditions and a future perspective in order to use their knowledge for the good of the United States. Everything is very, very simple, everything, everyone goes there because it is delicious to eat. That’s what makes them powerful, what’s wrong? You still say that the Nobel laureates are all descendants of those who arrived at Mayflower.
    2. Professor 22 July 2011 18: 26 New
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      In general, the way it is there, except for one nuance. Kinut, you immediately run to the lawyer and he will knock out without a problem everything that’s required, plus compensation for material costs.
      The bureaucracy is not breaking through there - it is not possible to agree, but there is total respect for private property.
      1. Joker
        Joker 22 July 2011 18: 32 New
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        The southern states of America have a very strong spirit of self-determination, besides these are united states, they may even become corrupted when there is nothing to eat, why will the richer states ask, will we feed the poorer?!.

      2. His
        His 22 July 2011 18: 43 New
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        I think that the global gendarme has been imposed on the American people from above. Ordinary people do not need this at all.
    3. APASUS 22 July 2011 19: 33 New
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      Here is a little more
      We’re off-mat, we don’t know how to trade and what business is, only we saw it in the cinema !! Here our boss is carrying a cool guide on organizing business from the USA (how much can I imagine this shit) We open and there on the first page a set of rules. And one of them immediately rushes: “The businessman should keep other people's money as long as possible (delaying the transfer of money to suppliers for good reasons) and get his money from the customer as soon as possible”
      I almost fell off a chair! There are still a couple of points that led me into a stupor ...
      1. DAGESTAN333 22 July 2011 21: 29 New
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        APASUS, rejoice that we are still able to "fall off the chairs" - that is our strength!
        A society that has mocked at absolute basic values ​​for a long time is doomed.
        1. APASUS 22 July 2011 22: 19 New
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          Our society is doomed for a long time! We forgot the graves of our ancestors do not respect old age, we do not help the sick and small. We have degraded to the level of a dumb consumer !!!
          We have at the forefront a dollar !!!
  4. DAGESTAN333 22 July 2011 18: 34 New
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    As His - it's time for the American empire to crumble. Pattern ...
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      One of many 22 July 2011 19: 40 New
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      it's time to crumble ... yes. Yes, it will collapse so that no one will seem a little.
      1. DAGESTAN333 22 July 2011 21: 10 New
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        ... yes ...
      2. roninas 30 July 2011 23: 22 New
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        they are already so much tied up. that they will bury everyone under their rubble, these devils .. And what will collapse is necessary .. it used to hold onto the empire for thousands of years, due to a weak information network. A messenger rode for five years)))
  5. Ivan35
    Ivan35 22 July 2011 22: 13 New
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    My and Dagestan 333, I support your point of view in this difficult debate. The liberals have already praised the West for us in the 90s - and we became like poor neighbors - we saw what a good house the rich have and said - let's destroy our own. I invite all "viewers" to read Andrei Parshev's "Why Russia is not America" ​​and "Why America is approaching," as well as Nikolai Starikov's "Crisis ......" and "Saving the Dollar War" - brilliant best-sellers that accurately and succinctly explain why they are richer than us and why we will not become richer if we try to copy them. Of course, with their wealth, they arranged a lot of things very well for themselves. But this wealth is unrighteous - they robbed the whole world and continue.

    And to take technology from them is of course a different matter - And Peter 1 and Stalin (Christie’s suspension for t 34) and other examples - of course we cannot invent everything ourselves - they have the whole world working for them all the same
  6. figwam 22 July 2011 23: 05 New
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    Quote: DAGESTANETS333
    As Svoy said - it’s time for the American Empire to crumble. Pattern


    We will send Pindos humanitarian aid lol
    1. Ivan35
      Ivan35 22 July 2011 23: 11 New
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      "humanitarian aid" - It would be nice in the form of a bombardment - when their air defense and strategic nuclear forces are destroyed. Maybe then they will think about the unarmed which they bombed all this time.
  7. datur 22 July 2011 23: 24 New
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    We will send humanitarian aid to Pindos - better in the form of SS-20
    1. DAGESTAN333 23 July 2011 00: 25 New
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      That's how Russian jokes ...

      In reality, just a little, she goes and lays flowers at the embassy of the "fire victims", even at the Japanese embassy, ​​can you imagine ...? This is called mercy of the highest order! Personally, I look at this with my head thrown back so high for me.
      1. Eric
        Eric 23 July 2011 00: 49 New
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        It remains to learn how to lay flowers at the doorstep of their victims and not strangers! In the first place, their own and only their own, and then already distant fire victims!
    2. PSih2097 26 July 2011 21: 59 New
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      We will send humanitarian aid to Pindos - better in the form of SS-20
      let them not be by that time (RS-36).
  8. 916-th
    916-th 23 July 2011 21: 26 New
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    Flowers - flowers, by the way, imported.

    But in order to change the prevailing unipolar world order (until others have changed it with a fatal outcome for everyone), we need our own original move, our original domestic political and economic decision, and not go in the wake of the world economy, and not live by the rules imposed by others ( WTO). To do this, you may need a certain degree of economic isolation, relying on domestic resources.

    Then we can answer not only with flowers, but with something more substantial.
  9. mitrich
    mitrich 23 July 2011 21: 39 New
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    916 th,
    where is the promised article? When do you mature?