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Reparation for colonialism

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In the twentieth century, indemnities, which were the tribute received by the winners from the vanquished, were replaced by reparations — compensation for any damages. In recent years, the governments of some states that have appeared on the site of the former USSR have begun to demand from the Russian Federation “compensation” for staying their territories within the Soviet Union, considering that period “Soviet occupation”. So, in September 2014, Riga officially announced its claims to the Russian Federation in the amount of 300 billion euros. “Reparation” demands of this kind, being a political demarche, have, of course, neither economic nor legal grounds, but really a new kind of reparations, the question of which should be more resolutely placed on the international agenda, is compensation for damages from colonialism.

Reparation for colonialism


An important step towards recognizing reparations for colonialism in international law was the Declaration on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order, adopted at the UN General Assembly 1 in May 1974.

The document was adopted under pressure from the Soviet Union and the “77 group” (Non-Aligned Movement), despite opposition from Western countries. The declaration states: “All states, territories and peoples under foreign occupation, foreign and colonial domination or under the yoke of apartheid, have the right to compensation and full compensation for exploitation and depletion and for damage caused to the natural and all other resources of these states, territories and peoples. "

After the end of the Cold War, the formation of a new economic order began, but not at all that which the UN Declaration of 1 declared on May 1974 of the year.

The economic order that exists today (it is sometimes called “globalization”) actually reanimated many forms of neo-colonialism and colonialism.

Today the theme of reparations for colonialism comes to life again.

Africa bids the West for the slave trade



The All-African Conference on Reparations, held in Nigeria in 1993, launched the new round of the struggle of the developing countries for the reparation of damages caused by colonialism. Then the Jamaican lawyer Anthony Gifford proclaimed that the slavery of the peoples of the Black Continent was a crime against humanity. He stated that, under international law, victims of violence are entitled to reparation for those who have encroached on their lives and liberties. Even earlier, in 1991, the Organization of African Unity (OAU) decided to establish an African Reparations Commission (AKP). By 1999, the commission estimated that European countries and the United States caused damage to the Black Continent at 777 trillions of dollars. This took into account only the damage from the slave trade. Historians believe that from the 15th century to the 19th century, about 11-12 million Africans were exported by European slave traders across the Atlantic.

In addition to the slave trade, Africans in the colonies also suffered other losses - from forced labor, from lost profits due to the fact that the development of the national economy was blocked in the colonial territories. All these damages are not included in the amount of 777 trillion. Of course, the amount is unreal (it is approximately 20 times the global GDP at the beginning of 1990's), but the goal of the international commission that called it was to draw public attention to the topic of reparations for colonialism, and if necessary to prepare lawsuits of former colonies and semi-colonies to the International Court of Justice in The Hague and the courts of individual countries.

Private reparations for the consequences of apartheid in South Africa



Lawsuits have already begun to come. Receipt of compensation through the court can be called private reparations, in contrast to government reparations. Particularly active in demanding private reparations for the colonialism of South Africa, whose government encourages the actions of human rights organizations specializing in such cases. (The most famous of these organizations is Coolomani).

The defendants in the lawsuits in such cases are not the state, but banks and companies. In the summer of 2002, well-known American lawyer Ed Fagan sued in Manhattan court for damages on behalf of a group of South Africans who were victims of the apartheid regime to the largest banks in Switzerland, UBS and Credit Suisse, in excess of $ 50 billion. Ed Fagan is known for being at the forefront of the preparation of claims of victims of Nazism. That operation ended with billions in damages to victims during the Second World War.

In 2002, human rights organizations in South Africa announced that claims on behalf of victims of apartheid would also be brought against German, French and British banking institutions. The initial lawsuits filed in 2002 and directed against a large number of firms were rejected, but in 2007, the US Court of Appeals decided to re-examine the appeals. In April, 2009, the district court in New York allowed the execution of trials for some lawsuits. The demands of the victims of the former apartheid regime were supported by South African President Jacob Zuma. His predecessor in this post, Thabo Mbeki, took a more restrained position and distanced himself from the plaintiffs, citing the fact that this problem may adversely affect the international relations of South Africa.

9 On April 2009, the federal judge in New York issued the following decision on the suit of the human rights organization “Culumani”: “Culumani” has the right to file claims to the American court for receiving compensation from those international companies that clearly helped the then South African government in repressing the black majority i.e. participated in the violation of human rights in the Black Continent. As a result, lawsuits were filed against which such giants of international business as General Motors, IBC, Ford, Barclays, British Petroleum, and Shell are listed as defendants. According to the lawyer of the plaintiffs Michael Hausfeld, the charges were also brought against the German Rhinemetall and the Swiss Oerlikon manufacturers. weapons, Japanese computer firm "Fujitsu". In all, in South Africa, millions of blacks seek reparations from Western firms for apartheid worth several billion dollars. More than five years have passed since the consent of the US federal court to file claims from the victims of apartheid, but so far none of the South African claimants has received any compensation.

The first success in the struggle for the payment of colonial reparations



Since 2001, in one of the American courts there has been a claim of the Herero Namibian people against Germany in the amount of 4 billion dollars demanding compensation for damages from the genocide. During the colonial expansion of Germany at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, German troops almost completely destroyed the people of Herero, seeking to seize his lands. High Chief Herero Quaima Riruaco stated: “We want reparations for the blood we shed and the land and cattle taken from us. I urge the German people and the church to put pressure on the German government to pay us reparations. ” 13 years have passed since then. Namibian plaintiffs did not receive anything from Germany.

And for comparison: the same Germany for decades regularly pays reparations to victims of the Holocaust, and without any court decisions, voluntarily. Several community organizations are engaged in making claims for compensation for the Holocaust, the most famous of which is the Association of Jewish Material Claims against Germany. Since 1951, the Association has received from the government of Germany 70 billion dollars. In 2014, the amount of payments through this organization’s channels (according to its own data) will be 185 million dollars, in 2015-m - 266 million, in 2016-m - 273 million, in 2017-m - 280 million.

Among the lawsuits for damages from colonialism, we highlight a special case of veterans of the anti-colonial uprising "Mau Mau" 1950-60-s in Kenya. Then the British military and intelligence agents, acting on orders from London, killed, maimed, imprisoned and tortured over 200 thousand people.

The lawsuit was sent to the London court in 2007 year. Kenyans demanded 59,75 compensation in the pound sterling from the British government for the atrocities committed by British forces during the suppression of the uprising. The veterans of the liberation movement were determined, stating that if they were turned down in London, they would appeal to the International Court of Justice in The Hague. The interests of the plaintiffs were defended in a London court by the British law firm Leigh Day. In June 2013 of the year, it managed to make payments to Kenyan 19,9 million pounds sterling (23,04 million euros). Although this is only one-third of the amount claimed, the decision of the London court can be considered as a victory.

This is a precedent that caused panic in the West, and inspired developing countries to continue the struggle for the payment of colonial reparations.
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  1. venzim
    venzim 15 November 2014 18: 27
    +9
    Latvia is a distorting mirror of humanity, "Chernobyl" of Europe and humanity
    1. herruvim
      herruvim 15 November 2014 18: 34
      +29
      Russia's answer to all who wish to receive reparation
      1. Sterlya
        Sterlya 15 November 2014 19: 26
        +8
        All these Nedostrany want a lot, no mind, consider crippled. Foolishness region, outskirts, Poland, Baltic states
        1. Basarev
          Basarev 15 November 2014 23: 09
          +10
          Incidentally, it is unfair that the Russian people, who suffered during the war are significantly stronger than the Jewish people, do not receive a penny from Germany. There are also claims to the USA - the losses of the USSR and Russia personally from the economic war unleashed against the Union by the States are simply colossal.
          1. Demetry
            Demetry 15 November 2014 23: 36
            +2
            Quote: Basarev (4)
            Incidentally, it is unfair that the Russian people, who suffered during the war are significantly stronger than the Jewish people, do not receive a penny from Germany.

            Well, you would have looked through history ..... Actually, it's called "reparations". Those. removal of property from the defeated country.

            It is clear that the reparations did not cover the losses of the USSR in the war, neither material, nor even human. But there were reparations, and considerable.

            In 1989, I personally worked on a hydraulic broaching machine from 1934 exported from Germany from reparations. And I was even shown a filed place where there was a fascist cross.

            Plus, in the 90s, prisoners of concentration camps definitely received compensation (in deutsche marks). My sister-in-law personally received this money from my sister. And they were paid precisely by GERMANY. This is in the 90s.

            I won’t tell you the amount. Never interested. But she certainly wasn't very big.
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      2. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 15 November 2014 22: 04
        0
        Fabio Capella
        1. FACKtoREAL
          FACKtoREAL 15 November 2014 22: 24
          +1
          in any way under our "Gazmyas" in time to make replacements CANNOT! negative
        2. shuhartred
          shuhartred 16 November 2014 00: 01
          0
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          Fabio Capella

          Shaw, did you blow it?
    2. Revolver
      Revolver 15 November 2014 19: 00
      +15
      Quote: venzim
      Latvia is a distorting mirror of humanity, "Chernobyl" of Europe and humanity

      Yandex, on request "Latvian bayonets", issues, in many versions, the following:
      "Soviet power rests on Jewish brains, Latvian bayonets and Russian fools "- such a saying existed in Russia in the first years after the revolution. There was then another saying among the common people:" Do not look for an executioner, but look for a Latvian. "

      But will the sickness of Latvia pay reparations to Russia for 70 years of communist rule?
      1. sgazeev
        sgazeev 15 November 2014 21: 32
        +1
        Quote: Nagan
        Quote: venzim
        Latvia is a distorting mirror of humanity, "Chernobyl" of Europe and humanity

        Yandex, on request "Latvian bayonets", issues, in many versions, the following:
        "Soviet power rests on Jewish brains, Latvian bayonets and Russian fools "- such a saying existed in Russia in the first years after the revolution. There was then another saying among the common people:" Do not look for an executioner, but look for a Latvian. "

        But will the sickness of Latvia pay reparations to Russia for 70 years of communist rule?

        For the Latvian riflemen during the "war communism". fool
      2. Setrac
        Setrac 16 November 2014 01: 04
        0
        Quote: Nagan
        But will the sickness of Latvia pay reparations to Russia for 70 years of communist rule?

        Claims to establish communist power are against the Jews. Of the seven members of the first congress of the RSDLP, four were Jews.
    3. Giant thought
      Giant thought 15 November 2014 19: 05
      +7
      A donut hole for anyone who wants to receive reparations from Russia for their stay in the USSR.
      1. Per se.
        Per se. 15 November 2014 20: 43
        +3
        Quote: Thought Giant
        A donut hole for anyone who wants to receive reparations from Russia for their stay in the USSR.
        If we talk about some kind of "reparations" for the former republics of the USSR, it is Russia that should receive reparations for the construction of factories and plants in these republics, the development of medicine, science, culture (some did not even have their own written language), for the territories transferred to these republics ... Moreover, Russia paid for all the debts of the Soviet Union.
      2. ya.seliwerstov2013
        ya.seliwerstov2013 15 November 2014 22: 54
        +1
        We damn it built factories and factories, gave technology, still use it. What are the payments? Let them say thanks that they felt like people, as part of the Great Country. Now, what are they like? Puppets, damn it!
    4. Civil
      Civil 15 November 2014 19: 08
      -21
      Isn't the Russian empire colonial?
      1. Barboskin
        Barboskin 15 November 2014 19: 15
        +17
        Russia did not have colonies, unlike the west, any annexed lands became part of the state, and residents were citizens of Russia. Therefore, Russia was an empire, and Britain was a kingdom. Since the colonies are not part of the state and their inhabitants do not have equal rights with the colonialists.
        1. Civil
          Civil 15 November 2014 21: 40
          -17
          Russia did not have colonies, unlike the west, any annexed lands became part of the state, and residents were citizens of Russia

          And were the serfs also citizens? And the Tatars were equal to the Great Russians? And the Yakuts?
          1. Setrac
            Setrac 16 November 2014 01: 07
            +3
            Quote: Civil
            And the Tatars were equal to the Great Russians? And the Yakuts?

            The Tatars were definitely equal to the Russians, and the Yakuts, and some nations, rodents, for example, were much more equal than the Russians.
      2. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 15 November 2014 21: 27
        +3
        You should at least read on Wikipedia what colonialism and the colonies are before you slap something wise.
    5. vodolaz
      vodolaz 15 November 2014 19: 11
      +11
      Yes, the Balts have generally forgotten how their Swedes spread rot and how the Russian Empire bought them. They never even had their own countries. Yes, and now one parody.
    6. siberalt
      siberalt 15 November 2014 19: 56
      +2
      There would be a precedent. Then India and Afghanistan should be connected.
    7. sgazeev
      sgazeev 15 November 2014 21: 30
      +1
      Quote: venzim
      Latvia is a distorting mirror of humanity, "Chernobyl" of Europe and humanity
      fool
    8. Shiva83483
      Shiva83483 16 November 2014 14: 05
      -1
      Labuses are flawed people, by definition ..
  2. DRA-88
    DRA-88 15 November 2014 18: 28
    +19
    They laundered, cleaned Chukhontsev, taught Central Asia and Transcaucasia to write and taught to read, and now literacy requires money? You, gentlemen, comrades, are you to us forever !!!
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 15 November 2014 20: 05
      +7
      All these post-Soviet Chukhons who require compensation should first leave all the cities rebuilt during the years of Soviet power and not use roads, electric power transmission lines, water pipes and other buildings!
      Build yours first, from scratch, raise the whole farm, and then try to demand!
    2. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 15 November 2014 20: 14
      0
      Quote: DRA-88
      , write all of Central Asia and the Caucasus

      To write and to write (standing) wassat
    3. Denis fj
      Denis fj 15 November 2014 20: 20
      +1
      Quote: DRA-88
      They laundered, cleaned Chukhontsev, taught Central Asia and Transcaucasia to write and taught to read, and now literacy requires money? You, gentlemen, comrades, are you to us forever !!!


      they shed blood defending their property and sovereignty.

      “We want reparations for the blood we shed and the land taken from us.
    4. Argyn
      Argyn 16 November 2014 20: 18
      -1
      It was skillful to write and read SA even when Cyril and Mythodi taught you the mind of reason, were and is cleaner than yours because we wash more often. We owe you nothing. For a long time history was able to write and read into the account to help. Does your meager knowledge say more, friendship of peoples? Hypocrisy from your lips, if that’s how you treat everyone who is not Urus, it clarifies everything. It would be all without you, but we will not talk about an alternative story. What would our grandfathers, Kazakhs, Russians, Tatars, Kyrgyz people say, many peoples living and fighting against Nazism in the ruins of the USSR about people like you? Unworthy. We will not have anything in common with people like you, for hostility is being sown by people like you, personally I and my relatives don’t need anything from you. And your insults of the peoples who lived in the USSR and shed blood for it is beyond ignorance.
      1. Argyn
        Argyn 16 November 2014 20: 24
        -1
        And by the way, the Balts are asking you for reparations, but your neighbors who are friendly to you are ungrateful, you are pouring mud, still ask to be poor. Or lack of mind or hypocrisy?
      2. Karbofost
        Karbofost 17 November 2014 19: 06
        0
        Learn to write in Russian, then explain what you need here. This is a Russian site and writing illiterate is not welcome here. And what do you wash more often, so do not get dirty. You live in yurts about bathrooms, akyns tell you in songs. You comprehended a letter before everyone else, such tales of exclusivity seem to be in fashion with everyone in anti-Russian exuberant heads. Here the ancient Ukrainians dug up the Black Sea, and you probably poured mountains. And who is worthy, and who is not worthy of time will show.
  3. Demetry
    Demetry 15 November 2014 18: 28
    +7
    The lawsuit was sent to a London court in 2007. Kenyans demand 59,75 compensation from the UK government billion pounds


    just below.

    In June 2013, it managed to get paid to Kenyans. £ 19,9 million sterling (23,04 million euros). Although this is only a third of the amount claimed,


    Question: "Did the author study arithmetic?"
    1. meriem1
      meriem1 15 November 2014 19: 08
      -1
      And what is wrong with arithmetic ??? almost 20 from almost 60 is a third. And a pound weighs more than a euro. What is the problem? pound-euro 0.79 .. two weeks ago 0.76-0.77. now plumper. the numbers are almost zero.
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      2. Silkway0026
        Silkway0026 15 November 2014 21: 51
        +5
        koo koo? there are billions of lawsuit, and here millions of compensation.
  4. kavad
    kavad 15 November 2014 18: 34
    0
    What naive!
    1. PPL
      PPL 15 November 2014 19: 05
      +1
      Quote: kavad
      What naive!

      What is naivety? Claim compensation for deprivation - naivety? fool
      The article is not so much about Latvians and Russia (there is nothing to discuss here - there is no such topic), but about the atrocities that the conquerors did in the colonies. And here the issue of compensation should be brought to its logical conclusion. You have to pay for everything!
      1. kavad
        kavad 16 November 2014 09: 49
        -1
        It is naive to think that something will break off for them. - I about it.
        And you can demand even until blue in the face! The result is important. And here I strongly doubt it! This time.
        And two - If it works, then a bad precedent may appear.
        Today is England Boram, and tomorrow is Russia Basmach?
        And the day after tomorrow the Baltic mongrels? How many billions did they give us ?!
        1. PPL
          PPL 16 November 2014 12: 11
          -1
          Quote: kavad
          It is naive to think that something will break off for them. - I about it.
          And you can demand even until blue in the face! The result is important. And here I strongly doubt it! This time.
          And two - If it works, then a bad precedent may appear.
          Today is England Boram, and tomorrow is Russia Basmach?
          And the day after tomorrow the Baltic mongrels? How many billions did they give us ?!

          If you do not demand, it means that they agreed with the existing situation! This is normal?
          As for the "Basmachs" and "Balts" - these are not colonies, but full republics within the union of Soviet republics. If there is no difference for you, then there is nothing further to talk about. soldier
          1. kavad
            kavad 18 November 2014 11: 13
            -1
            Pf! Colonies, republics ... It's a play on words. The PEOPLE suffered in the first place! And in the composition of which - the tenth thing. Those. the British fought against the Boers in the colony - reparations to them, the Soviets fought against the Basmachism in a "full republic" - they will manage. Yes, I agree, in fact they were partisans against the Soviets, but they entered the USSR not through a peaceful referendum! The Red Army first conquered the Khiva Khanate, and then the Bukhara Emirate, turning them into Autonomous Socialist Republics. Yes, almost no shooting. But she won!
            What about Kokand? I'm talking about Turkestan autonomy, which was based on the principle of a parliamentary republic. Legal proceedings and religious freedom were established, a parliament was created, consisting of half local, half Russian, when suddenly 11 trains arriving from Moscow filled with Red Army soldiers and Dashnaks arrived from Moscow. Following them, the troops, who figured out with Bukhara and Khiva, are drawn to the borders of Autonomy. The result is the 2000-year-old Kokand shot by cannons, the annihilation of all non-reds, and the proclamation of the TACSR in the place of the Autonomy as part of the RSFSR.
            What's this? Voluntary joining ?!
            And the Baltics? In 1920, the RSFSR recognized them as new states. And at 40m "voluntarily" asked to return? Oh well! After the Soviet ultimatum on the use of force in case of disobedience, within a few days in all three countries, the "Soviet contingent" was increased, which significantly outnumbered the local armies and took control of the territories of the countries.
            Well, the “elected” governments of the Baltic states “asked” to accept their republics into the USSR. As a consolation, they left the old rulers, and they threw Lithuania and the Belarusian territories.
            Everything is purely voluntary! Fundamental difference from vile insidious Englishmen!
            But in fact, all the difference is whether they are part of the state or not. Although the British Empire believed that its survival was in colonial expansion and the gradual unification of the whole world under the flag of Britain.
            So I just see the difference. It's just that this difference is much smaller than it seems to you! Since both the accession was forceful, and not voluntary.

            What about the Chukchi? And them voluntarily? The Chukchi war with the Russian troops lasted for almost 150 years, with big breaks and peace talks. Moreover, at a certain stage, the Chukchi even won victories. By the way, their self-name is
            ԓygooravetԓyen, which means real people. Not a single nation in Chukchi folklore, with the exception of the Russians and the Chukchi themselves, is actually named people. And in the old Russian documents they were called "ferocious chukchi". Even in the pre-Russian era, they managed to intimidate the peoples around them!
            It was the Chukchi lawlessness that led the Koryaks, Itelmens and Yukagirs to accept Russian citizenship and go on campaigns with the Chukchi along with the Russians.
            Let us begin to pay reparations to them. They also suffered!
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 15 November 2014 18: 39
    +7
    We need to help the Indians of America properly file a lawsuit against the American authorities for the occupation, laughing then the Saudi princes of the Indians will earn money polisher! fellow
  6. mamont5
    mamont5 15 November 2014 18: 41
    +5
    "This is a precedent that has caused panic in the West, and has inspired developing countries to continue the struggle to pay colonial reparations."

    Yeah, England will go bankrupt if ALL of its former colonies show the bill. Territories in Africa, Asia, North America. And the rest of the colonialists will have to tight, including and the USA.
    1. Basarev
      Basarev 15 November 2014 23: 14
      0
      During the Civil War, during the period of intervention, all this collection was gloriously distinguished in Russia. Losses and losses were tremendous. So we also have something to present to the enlightened west.
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  7. Patriot.ru.
    Patriot.ru. 15 November 2014 18: 56
    0
    What the hell is the bill. Here if they show the club. Then they pay (for everything)
  8. meriem1
    meriem1 15 November 2014 18: 58
    +3
    And what the Latvians want there is not clear. In Latvia, like a Latvian, at that time there was only (sorry) horseradish and soul. So much poured into its (Latvia) industrialization. There is not 300 milli dm and it smells !!! Let them return back, as for investors and with interest. Then, at the time of the adoption of this document, Latvia was a subject of the USSR. So. that let them smoke aside.
  9. sergey261180
    sergey261180 15 November 2014 19: 07
    +3
    Supreme Leader Herero Quaima Riruaco said: “We want reparations for the blood we shed and the land and livestock taken from us. I urge the German people and the church to exert pressure on the German government to pay reparations to us. ” 13 years have passed since then. Namibian plaintiffs received nothing from Germany.
    Fools! Do circumcision urgently and grow paisas! And so - do not get a shish! laughing
  10. sv68
    sv68 15 November 2014 19: 12
    +2
    I already offered to give the Latvians a trillion dollar bill and five minutes for them to exchange it! fool if you do not have time wassat then with them another trillion bucks wassat Well, there are fines along the way because their forest ri fought against us. fool
  11. pexotinec
    pexotinec 15 November 2014 19: 13
    +1
    Does the Baltic require? Yes, these sprats still owe us, all their life in the USSR they were subsidized and lived like in chocolate, and half of the country fed them. If we present, then they will have to become part of Russia
  12. news
    news 15 November 2014 19: 14
    +1
    these western creatures there at the summit 20 koi came to Putin. such hell ... you won’t scare us.
  13. Des10
    Des10 15 November 2014 19: 14
    +1
    compensation of 59,75 billion pounds for committed и In June 2013, it was able to achieve the payment of Kenyan 19,9 million pounds (23,04 million euros). Although this is only a third of the amount claimed, - probably not a billion, typo.
    Colonial "debts" - another question wassat , and now the small number of white people in the United States, and French citizens (Afro) - dominate the news.
    1. sergey261180
      sergey261180 15 November 2014 19: 31
      0
      Quote: Des10
      Colonial "debt" is another question, and now the small number of the white population of the United States, and French citizens (Afro) - dominate the news.

      Blacks get twice shorter laughing
  14. Federal
    Federal 15 November 2014 19: 33
    +6
    This is a precedent that caused panic in the West, and inspired developing countries to continue the struggle for the payment of colonial reparations.

    The USSR did not engage in genocide and persecution of the indigenous population. Over the past 23 years, Russia has never occupied foreign lands, if there are complaints against the USSR, then bring them to the address, Russia is here under what matters. The USSR is the earlier cohabitation of 15 republics, so gather everyone together and present your stupid claims for at least a trillion dollars.
    But real Americans generally look like this.
  15. Talgat
    Talgat 15 November 2014 19: 49
    0
    it is necessary to stupidly delay nothing to answer not to pay not to give - and there in 10-15 years the Eurasian Union will get stronger - and most importantly, the allied China will rise to its full height. With the countries of Latin America, Iran, Syria and others, such a powerful bloc is formed - that it will become senseless to demand something. Another thing is how can we build relations with the new "big brother" China? We will be weak and scattered - and although the Chinese are friends - they will begin to "strain"
    It's good to become "equal" equal partners with them - for this we all have to somehow integrate, of course
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 15 November 2014 20: 55
      +2
      Quote: Talgat
      allied now China

      He was allied under Stalin. And now he, in the best case for Russia, is a temporary companion, and since Stalin’s death, and for the foreseeable future, he is a likely adversary. However, in places and at times not probable but real. Daman must not be forgotten.
  16. avia12005
    avia12005 15 November 2014 20: 08
    +4
    We are interested in beer here, Germany, after 1945 and the USSR, paid off reparations. And Spain, Italy, Croatia, France - = - no. They also fought the Führer together. Is it time to shake them ???
    1. Sergey Krymsky
      Sergey Krymsky 15 November 2014 22: 07
      +2
      I watched and listened to a movie at work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWONcZrU-WE about the Reich dungeons. Look from the 23rd minute I thought it seemed (at work), at home I watched and listened to it for half an hour and quietly ohHuel. For it turns out "soyuznichki" went not so much to help us as to save the Nazis.
  17. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 15 November 2014 20: 11
    0
    And hr..n with a goose neck, these uninhabited wretched Chukhons do not want to receive, let them first answer for those atrocities of punitive battalions (Latvian arrows) that during the civil war they completely destroyed the inhabitants of villages and villages on the territory of Russia.
  18. konvalval
    konvalval 15 November 2014 20: 16
    +1
    And I think so from everyone who wants to receive a reparation to demand compensation for what they received from Russia in the Soviet Union.
  19. Aleksander
    Aleksander 15 November 2014 20: 42
    0
    This is a precedent that caused panic in the West, and inspired developing countries to continue the struggle for the payment of colonial reparations.


    But apart from Africa, the "enlightened" Europeans plundered ALL other continents. And their today's paradise is plundered from all over the centuries. And if they return at least a tenth of the spoils, they will become beggars and disappear. And, in an amicable way, it should be so ...
  20. Tanechka-clever
    Tanechka-clever 15 November 2014 20: 57
    +1
    The German "... troops almost completely exterminated the Herero people ... The Namibian plaintiffs received nothing from Germany ..."

    "The same Germany has been regularly paying reparations to victims of the Holocaust for decades, and without any court decisions, voluntarily ... Since 1951 ... from the FRG government $ 70 billion. In 2014, the amount of payments ... will amount to $ 185 million, in 2015 -m - 266 million, in 2016 - 273 million, in 2017 - 280 million.

    In fact, this tribute that the Germans today pay for the loss of their sovereignty in 1945 to their master.
    And there is nothing surprising. The weak always pays STRONG AND HARD. A strong one dictates his conditions. And today, Jews are both WINNERS and a VICTIM of World War II, and everyone else is at their discretion.
    Today, Jews control the financial world, and the resolution of this crisis lies in the military sphere, because Jews at all times resolved such issues only through conflict.
    An example is Palestine, which they have actually enslaved with international support.
    Jews know how to demand ...
    Jewish autonomy in Crimea is one of the projects that the Soviet authorities carried out in search of the best policy option for the Jewish population of the USSR. It was carried out in the 1920s-1930s. An attempt to resume it in 1944 at the initiative of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee was rejected by Stalin. National autonomy for Jews was created in the Far East.

    The Jewish Autonomous Region is a constituent entity of the Russian Federation, and is part of the Far Eastern Federal District.
    The population of the region according to Rosstat is 170 people. (377).
    Jews make up 1,0% of the population of the region (1628 people).
    Jews never loved the Far East and did not live there, and so it's time to return the name to the indigenous people ..
  21. Tribuns
    Tribuns 15 November 2014 20: 58
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    A few words to the Balts "barking" at Russia:

    Chukhons became outside of Russia,
    And they became NATO, they are nice ...
    Slander Holy Russia
    And our Soviet Union ...
    They are the "litter" of the USA ...
    The EU took it "into the yard" ...
  22. GUS
    GUS 15 November 2014 21: 18
    +1
    Quote: Nagan
    Quote: venzim
    Latvia is a distorting mirror of humanity, "Chernobyl" of Europe and humanity

    Yandex, on request "Latvian bayonets", issues, in many versions, the following:
    "Soviet power rests on Jewish brains, Latvian bayonets and Russian fools "- such a saying existed in Russia in the first years after the revolution. There was then another saying among the common people:" Do not look for an executioner, but look for a Latvian. "

    But will the sickness of Latvia pay reparations to Russia for 70 years of communist rule?


    And at the same time, the United Kingdom, the USA, France, Japan, for the intervention, stolen ships and vessels, exported timber, oil, ore, coal, metal bullion, bread and other food products, stolen works of art and much, much more .. .
  23. Tambov Wolf
    Tambov Wolf 15 November 2014 22: 20
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    I wonder what kind of reparations we are carrying? Russia will forgive Ukraine a debt of $ 3 billion. This news was posted on Rambler. We forgive Mr. President again? Well, probably our "comrades and colleagues."
  24. 1goose3
    1goose3 15 November 2014 22: 33
    +1
    in September 2014, Riga officially announced its claims against Russia in the amount of 300 billion euros.

    Cheaper, for 0,1% of this amount, to return this territory, let's call the Riga district, in the bosom of the Pskov region.
    1. FACKtoREAL
      FACKtoREAL 15 November 2014 22: 52
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      It is cheaper to return, but to restore the Latvian industry and fishing will cost MUCH MORE!
  25. pest
    pest 15 November 2014 23: 06
    -1
    Quote: 1goose3
    in September 2014, Riga officially announced its claims against Russia in the amount of 300 billion euros.

    Cheaper, for 0,1% of this amount, to return this territory, let's call the Riga district, in the bosom of the Pskov region.

    If their claim is that Russia does not take 300 billion euros from them for helping mentally retarded peoples, then let them live. And if there are other requirements, then please, Kashshchenko clinic opens the door for you.
  26. calocha
    calocha 15 November 2014 23: 13
    +1
    Europeans WILL NOT GIVE ANYTHING TO ANYTHING! Only naive people can believe in such a thing! Rather, Europeans will set African countries against each other, in extreme cases they will bring FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY on their bombs and after that they will recover for the spent gunpowder and kerosene, bullets, biological and chemical weapons.
  27. Aandrewsir
    Aandrewsir 15 November 2014 23: 27
    +2
    I didn't read the full article ... What is a rig? What can they boast about in their history? A slave past? Have they ever been on their own? Dictate your will to others? Did you make your own decisions independent of anyone? NO!!! These are hereditary SLAVES! Accustomed to licking the ass of a strong! Completely unworthy creatures! Their servile place in the hallway! Let them plow for the owner! They took advantage of our temporary weakness and changed the Master. Think the blacks of Mary are kinder? They are wrong!
    1. Karbofost
      Karbofost 16 November 2014 06: 40
      -1
      They know very well that they won’t get anything, but you have to yap once again at the command of the owner. And on the other hand, it’s already high for them, he barked and didn’t get it on the head, even the owners stroked it. As they were corrupt creatures, so they remained. Cats are trash.
  28. Sergey Loskutov
    Sergey Loskutov 16 November 2014 00: 17
    +3
    Good evening.
    The theme of reparations, especially for actions committed dozens or even hundreds of years ago, is basically not a desire to compensate for lost or restore some kind of social justice. The basis of such requirements is the desire to get a certain amount of money or other property, that is, to get something without doing anything. Naturally, the initiator of such processes is not suddenly the sight of the clever and wiser descendants of blacks, taken as a result of the slave trade. The authors of the idea are certain groups of lawyers who have found a new way to siphon money from wealthy structures.
    Of course, you cannot approve of the slave trade or genocide. But after a considerable time has passed, it is difficult to restore both specific "victims" of their heirs (the question is in which generation), as well as to assess the size of property claims. Should the descendants of "exploiters" be held accountable for the acts of their ancestors? From whom to collect reparations?
    It is immoral to extract profits from anthropometric data. It is necessary to work and earn, and not to take away and redistribute. Reparations will create another injustice.
    1. Aleksander
      Aleksander 16 November 2014 23: 55
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      Quote: Sergey Loskutov
      The basis of such requirements is the desire to receive a certain amount of money or other property, that is, to get something without doing anything


      If you are robbed, then you have no right to demand compensation, because "Such requirements are based on the desire to receive a certain amount of money or other property, that is, to receive something without doing anything."
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  29. Denis
    Denis 16 November 2014 01: 34
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    Particularly active in demanding private reparations for colonialism, South Africa, whose government encourages human rights organizationsspecializing in such matters
    Kirdyk, ... then them, not money. These trepachki can ruin anything
    If you demand it, then with them. South Africa was a country with nuclear weapons, but remained with a vuvuzela. Who about ... l?
  30. Barakuda
    Barakuda 16 November 2014 06: 00
    0
    And Syria, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc. silent !? God grant Russia will be in place!
  31. Karbofost
    Karbofost 16 November 2014 06: 32
    -1
    When were these pro-Baltic babies free? They were always ruled by the Danes, Swedes, Germans and other Western riffraff, and the real Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians were in attendance, such as - bring, give, went to h.r. Here, even compensation is required from these geyropeytsy or indemnity, as it will be convenient for them. laughing wassat bully
  32. GRF
    GRF 16 November 2014 15: 10
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    Riga ... advice is free ... demand compensation from the EU while you are there ...
  33. urrawpot
    urrawpot 17 November 2014 12: 34
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    Quote: Argyn
    It was skillful to write and read SA even when Cyril and Mythodi taught you the mind of reason, were and is cleaner than yours because we wash more often. We owe you nothing. For a long time history was able to write and read into the account to help. Does your meager knowledge say more, friendship of peoples? Hypocrisy from your lips, if that’s how you treat everyone who is not Urus, it clarifies everything.


    You would have taught the story, Cyril and Methodius, a pair of Christian ghouls who fitted, or rather cut off, the existing GREAT RUSSIAN LANGUAGE to a convenient Bible translation. You got the titles of saints and were such.
    Well, about cleanliness. In Russia until now, if they build a house for themselves, they will definitely build a bathhouse nearby. THERE WAS ALWAYS and there is historical evidence for this. Read at least about Europe from the time of Grozny and what they wrote about our bathhouse!
    In general, I would tell you about YOUR SA and about Kazakhstan, which appeared on the map under the USSR and the Kazakh nation, but there is no desire to get dirty.