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“The standoff of Putin’s Russia” (M. McFaul’s article in the NY Times, full translation)

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“The standoff of Putin’s Russia” (M. McFaul’s article in the NY Times, full translation)The decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to annex Crimea ended the era that began after the end of the Cold War in Europe. From the last years of Gorbachev-Reagan, this era was determined by the zigzags of cooperation and disputes between Russia and the West, but its main meaning was always that Russia gradually joined the international order. This is no longer.

Our new era is defined by ideological clashes, a nationalist upsurge and territorial seizure — an era to some extent similar to the tragic European periods of confrontation in the 20 century. And yet there are important differences - and an understanding of these differences will be crucial to the success of American foreign policy in the coming decades.

We did not seek this confrontation. A new era has crept up to us, because we have not completely won the cold war. Communism has disappeared, the Soviet Union has disappeared, Russian power has diminished. But the collapse of the Soviet system did not lead to a smooth transition to democracy and market relations within Russia, or the integration of Russia into the West.

Some Russians have advanced further than others on a huge agenda of revolutionary changes that led to the results: the relatively peaceful (so far) collapse of the Soviet empire, which has become richer than ever before. stories, Russian society, greater protection of private rights and episodically functioning democratic institutions.

But the simultaneous introduction of democracy, economic depression and the loss of the empire led to a reverse counter-revolutionary reaction - longing for the old order and discontent with the conditions of the end of the cold war.

Proponents of this view did not always constitute a majority in Russia. The coming to power of the advocate of this ideology, Vladimir Putin, was not inevitable. Even Vladimir Putin’s own views have changed over time, hesitating between nostalgia for the old order and a realistic understanding of the need to move forward for Russia.

And when he chose the pro-Western liberal, Dmitry Medvedev as 2008 as his successor, Russia's internal transformation accelerated the pace. Although the invasion of Georgia in 2008 isolated Russia for some time, in the end its integration into the world order was given a significant impetus.

In the first years of my work in the government, I witnessed the mutually beneficial cooperation between President Medvedev and President Obama: a new treaty on strategic offensive arms, new sanctions against Iran, new supply routes through Russia for our soldiers in Afghanistan, and Russia's membership in the WTO. These results of the "reset" promoted several US vital national interests. It seemed that the American policy after the end of the Cold War to engage and integrate, equally practiced by democratic and republican administrations, is working again.

When Vladimir Putin became president at 2012, this impulse slowed down again and then stopped. He returned when tens of thousands of Russians protested against rigged elections and, in a broader sense, against an unaccountable government. If the majority of Russians praised Putin for his actions during the first two terms, from 2000 to 2008, for restoring the state and growing the economy, some (not all) wanted more from his third term, and he did not have a clear answer for them .

Mr. Putin was especially angry at the young, educated and wealthy protesters in Moscow, who did not appreciate (from his point of view) that he made them rich. So he turned back, setting a limit on independent behavior, so reminiscent of Soviet days. He attacked independent media outlets, arrested demonstrators and demanded that the rich go home. In addition to autocracy, Vladimir Putin needed the enemy — the United States — to strengthen his legitimacy. His propagandists started creating clips about the immoral methods of American imperialism and the alleged plans to overthrow the Putin government. As an ambassador in Moscow, I often appeared in these works of art in the lead role.

The shrill anti-Americanism of the Russian leaders, taken up by state-controlled television, achieved a fantastic supply with the annexation of Putin by the Crimea. He made it clear that he is confronting the West, no longer feels restricted by international law and is not afraid to reconsider international order with the help of force.

Mr Putin made a strategic turn. Guided by our past lessons learned from the conflict with Moscow, the United States must also build its policy through deterrence and commitment.

The parallels with the ideologically rooted conflicts of the last century are striking. The revisionist autocratic leader stirred up this new confrontation. We did not start it, nor did Russia, only Mr. Putin himself did it. It was not by chance that before the invasion of the Crimea, he weakened democratic institutions in Russia over the past two years, and then completely switched to the closure of independent media during the seizure of Ukrainian lands.

In addition, as in the past century, the struggle between autocracy and democracy has returned to Europe. Democratic institutions have not fully taken root in Russia, and this struggle has not stopped. But now democratic societies must recognize Putin’s rule as autocratic and lead an intellectual and legal struggle against him with the same energy that we had in Europe against anti-democratic governments in the past.

And as before, the Kremlin has ways of undermining democratic governments and countries with the help of old tools — armed forces, money, the media, secret police and energy carriers.
These common features recommend certain strategic steps. Most importantly, Ukraine must succeed as a democratic, state-driven market economy. First on the list of its reforms should be energy efficiency and diversification, as well as military and anti-corruption reforms. Other important states of the region, such as Moldova and Georgia, also need urgent support.

In addition, as in the 20 century, states on our side must be assured of security guarantees. NATO has already advanced in this matter, but these efforts should be supported by placing more military equipment in the border states, greater efforts to train and integrate forces, and reduce the dependence of NATO member countries on Russian energy resources.

As before, the Kremlin regime must be isolated: the strategy of changing its behavior through integration and rhetoric is over. There should be no more membership in the G8, accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and ABM negotiations. Instead, sanctions should be applied, including against organizations and propagandists, state-owned enterprises, bankers associated with the Kremlin, all those who act as an instrument of Mr. Putin’s compulsory power. On the other hand, individuals and companies not affiliated with the government should be supported, especially those who are trying to withdraw assets or emigrate from Russia.

Finally, as during World War II and the Cold War, the United States and our allies can cooperate with Mr. Putin when our vital interests overlap. But this obligation should be understood as strictly transactional, and not as a means to keep Russia in the field of accepted international norms and values. This is how he will see this commitment. You should also do us.

At the same time, many important differences distinguish this new confrontation in Europe from the Cold War or the era between wars. Most help us. Some do nothing. On the one hand, unlike communism or even fascism, Putinism is not attractive outside of Russia. Even in Russia, brave civil society leaders still challenge autocracy, war, and nationalist fervor; they have mobilized tens of thousands against Mr. Putin’s interference, while a large but quiet part of society will simply mourn the advent of this new era.

In my last job, I met these quiet skeptics — in government, business and society. Citizens rally around the flags of the country during crises, and propaganda works. But Putin’s nationalism is fueled mainly by oil revenues and non-Soviet anti-Americanism. It will be difficult to continue to frighten Russians with the American environment and domestic intervention, they are too clever for that.

Secondly, Russia’s Mr. Putin has no real allies. We must keep this state of affairs. Dividing Chinese from Moscow revisionism is especially important, it will help preserve independent states in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Another difference is that Russia's military power is only a shadow of Soviet power. A new global conflict is unlikely. But the Russian military can still threaten the border states, so Europeans should strengthen their defenses, and Western governments and companies should stop providing assistance for the military modernization of Russia.

Another difference is that during the last confrontation the Internet did not exist. Attempts by the Kremlin to cut off its citizens from independent information take place, but the revolution in communications means that modern Russians will not be cut off like their grandparents.

The greater impact of the world provides Russians with information for comparative analysis to reflect on their internal situation. It is a powerful tool that should be cherished through the system of educational exchanges, the system of equal dialogues and the possibilities of connecting the Russian private sector and its international partners.

But there are two significant differences that weaken our position. First, the United States does not have the moral authority that was in the world in the last century. As an ambassador, it was difficult for me to defend our obligations to sovereignty and international law, answering the question of the Russians: “What about Iraq?”. Some existing practices of American democracy also do not inspire observers abroad. To win in this new conflict, we must restore the idea of ​​the United States as a model.

Secondly, we are experiencing disunity in international affairs. After two wars, it was inevitable. As we retreat, Russia is coming. Leaders in Congress and the White House should work together to signal our readiness to lead a free world in this struggle.

The United States, along with Russians wishing to live in a prosperous and democratic Russia, will win this new European conflict. Over the past century, democracies have consolidated at a marked pace, while autocracies continued to fall. Especially in educated, wealthy, urban societies, such as in Russia, democracy is ultimately established. A democratic Russia will not always define interests as it is now, but it will become a more stable partner along with other democratic states.

We cannot say how long the current autocratic government will tolerate in Russia. But a sober, realistic strategy to counter this new threat will help reduce the tragic era that we have just entered.
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  1. Sakhalininsk
    Sakhalininsk April 27 2015 04: 57
    +27
    Another stream of consciousness from a stinky cesspool. I hope this creature will someday repeat the path of the US ambassador to Libya.
    1. domokl
      domokl April 27 2015 05: 29
      +10
      laughing Normally, he commented like that. It’s true in Zolotarian ... They are Zolotari.
      Only this type is also one of Abama’s main advisers on Russia. And with such advisers, Russia has nothing to fear. It will be advised that in the United States they will lose their minds.
      1. Kostyar
        Kostyar April 27 2015 14: 34
        +2
        Yes you go ..... dreamer zaokeЯnsky !!!
    2. Finches
      Finches April 27 2015 06: 02
      +14
      The article shows that the dude is very worried that under his strict guidance the Bolotny Maidan did not take place in Moscow! So to speak, he did not justify the high confidence of the American people ...!
      And who is to blame? Of course, almost like in Syutkin’s song:
      "" Of course, Vova, Vova, Vova,
      Well, who doesn’t know him,
      Vova, Vova, Vova -
      Supreme from Moscow! "!"

      laughing
    3. starshina78
      starshina78 April 27 2015 09: 27
      +3
      A stream of lies, Russophobia, the slander of Putin, and other misconceptions. This is what McFaul’s article essentially represents. Yes, and what to expect from America!
      1. Aleksander
        Aleksander April 27 2015 12: 21
        +3
        [quote = starshina78] The stream of lies, Russophobia, the slander of Putin, and other mess. This is what McFaul’s article essentially represents. Yes, and what to expect from America! [/ Quote]


        No no it's a plan warfare with Russia and its justification (through and through false and stupid) and its methods:
        [Quote]individuals and companies not affiliated with the government should be supported, especially those trying withdraw assets or emigrate from Russia. [/ Quote]
        -This is a direct diversion and a call to the bandits to steal and flee with a promise to cover them!
        [Quote]This is a powerful tool that needs to be cherished through a system of educational exchanges, a system of equal dialogues and the possibilities of connecting the Russian private sector and its international partners[Quote]
        -And the ally indicated is "the private sector and the rich."
        According to the ABM, the already lying fig leaf about Iran has been thrown back, the environment with military equipment is intensifying, they want to isolate from China, etc.
        This article is about the ongoing war with Russia ....
    4. Max_Bauder
      Max_Bauder April 27 2015 09: 30
      +3
      Guys, here are two texts from the article for you, change the word democracy to the American system, and democratic to American, and everything will become clear.

      ... It is no coincidence that before the invasion of Crimea, he weakened over the past two years democratic institutions in Russia, and then completely turned to the closure of independent media during the seizure of Ukrainian lands.
      In addition to that, as in the last century, the struggle between autocracy and democracy returned to Europe. Democratic Institutions completely did not take root in Russia, and this struggle did not stop. But now democratic societies must recognize Putin’s rule as autocratic and lead the intellectual and legal struggle against him with the same energy that we opposed in Europe anti-democratic governments in the old days.
      And as before, the Kremlin has ways to undermine democratic governments and countries with the help of old tools - the armed forces, money, the media, secret police and energy.
      These similarities recommend specific strategic steps. Most importantly, Ukraine must succeed as a democratic, ...(key phrase)

      ... the United States, together with Russians who want to live in a prosperous and democratic Russiawill win this new European conflict. Over the last century democracy consolidated at a noticeable pace, and autocracies continued to fall. Especially in educated, wealthy, urban societies, such as in Russia, democracyultimately claimed. Democratic Russia will not always determine interests as it is now, but will become a more stable partner along with other democracies ...


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    6. siberalt
      siberalt April 27 2015 11: 04
      +1
      McFaul had a real bummer in Moscow. That's why he was recalled. It is he who yearns for the failure of the white ribbon coup and the end of the Cold War. But whoever started it said nothing. Although the "Moscow business trip" straightened his brains a little. At least in the fact that he spoke publicly about the recognition of the Crimea as Russian by the fact of history. hi
    7. GRAMARI111
      GRAMARI111 April 27 2015 11: 42
      +1
      Order McFaul!
  2. andrei332809
    andrei332809 April 27 2015 05: 02
    +5
    the quiet part of society will simply mourn the onset of this new era.

    could not stand his stay in Russia, nonsense incurred by his journalists to idiocy fool
    1. Constructor1
      Constructor1 April 27 2015 05: 23
      +7
      HI-HI .. the campaign was started by counter-propagandists ... well, for those 2500 Eureks.
      It’s a very smooth article, and the United States is so white and fluffy - they wag its tail. am
      1. meriem1
        meriem1 April 27 2015 05: 41
        +2
        Do not wag))) wave. And the counter-propaganda is not terrible for people with a stable psyche. And stupid you can see that there is the United States. He does not see only the blind.
  3. domokl
    domokl April 27 2015 05: 03
    +10
    I wonder how you can live long enough in Russia and not understand it at all? What is it? The political order of those who move the author or stupidity?
    What are the inconsistencies? 1. Putin is supported by the majority of the population of Russia. 2. Russia is self-sufficient and can independently provide for itself. No one will now cooperate simply because they will offer it to us. 3. the same money from the West, they can’t organize anything substantial.
    A lot of controversial in the article.
    The author’s call for isolation of Russia is already being carried out. And what do we see? And we see that the stick is about two ends. For the United States, as for Canada, for example, their end didn’t hit on the hands so much, but for Europe? It calls primarily on Europeans to fight. But here the ends are at least the same. And the force of action receives exactly the same opposition.
    In short, the Americans sent the wrong person to Russia. Dumb and short-sighted. Hence the constant lumps of Abama, with such consultants.
    1. science fiction writer
      science fiction writer April 27 2015 06: 12
      +2
      In short, the Americans sent the wrong person to Russia. Dumb and short-sighted. Hence the constant lumps at Abama, with such consultants.

      They have no other, since the USA industry has not let smart for a long time.
      It is disgusting that we are kept for idiots. hi
    2. Trogvar
      Trogvar April 27 2015 07: 22
      +1
      Quote: domokl
      The author calls primarily on Europeans to fight.
      usual policy ..
      Quote: domokl
      Dumb and short-sighted

      but here you can and disagree .. to push two of his opponents of which one thinks that he is an ALLY .. foreheads .. and finding out who any stronger to finish off both .. what is short-sighted here .. Great Roman Empire: "Divide and conquer" is still the law in force.
    3. Belgorod
      Belgorod April 27 2015 08: 08
      +1
      In short, the Americans sent the wrong person to Russia. Dumb and short-sighted

      But it seems there are no others. And it pleases
  4. WERSTA.
    WERSTA. April 27 2015 05: 04
    +5
    "Blind" poking in other people's brains? Without analyzing the actions of US politicians, McFaul gives out political dung, similar to reality, for internal consumption. When the states staged a pogrom throughout the Middle East and North Africa, claiming that this is a battle for democracy in their understanding we must still realize that Russia is always abhorrent to the violent "democracy that they mold for others. Politicians like McFaul can only get ordinary citizens to reject all their claims based on a long-term belief in their exclusiveness.
  5. alexander07
    alexander07 April 27 2015 05: 07
    +1
    THEY ARE LIVING IN ANOTHER DIMENSION !!!?
    1. EvgNik
      EvgNik April 27 2015 05: 45
      +4
      Absolutely true: they live in a dimension where one state - SSHVZ - the United States of the entire Earth. Where all the provinces work for the United States, the most "democratic" part of humanity.
  6. proletariat1974
    proletariat1974 April 27 2015 05: 10
    +1
    yes it's just propaganda
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS April 28 2015 00: 10
      +1
      Quote: proletarian1974
      yes it's just propaganda

      very inept propaganda and the subsequent throwing into the vastness of the Russian Internet ... he especially laughed at the fact that it turns out that the Kremlin "is trying to cut the people's access to the Internet" ... The Psaki case lives on good
  7. builder
    builder April 27 2015 05: 16
    0
    It is disgusting to read, it is not clear that the article has more dullness or hypocrisy.
    1. jktu66
      jktu66 April 27 2015 16: 01
      0
      it is not clear that the article is more stupid or hypocrisy.
      This is a well-thought-out command: "hey him!" For the world jackal
  8. alexboy
    alexboy April 27 2015 05: 16
    0
    Lying 3.14ndo scum
    1. wasjasibirjac
      wasjasibirjac April 27 2015 05: 46
      +5
      well why lying is pretty honest
      We did not seek this confrontation. A new era has crept up to us because we did not completely win the cold war. Communism has disappeared, the Soviet Union has disappeared, Russian power has declined. But the collapse of the Soviet system did not lead to a smooth transition to democracy and market relations within Russia, or Russia's integration into the West.
      In the first years of my work in the government, I witnessed a mutually beneficial cooperation between President Medvedev and President Obama: a new START treaty, new sanctions against Iran, new supply routes through Russia for our soldiers in Afghanistan and Russia's membership in the WTO. These “reset” results promoted several American vital national interests. After the end of the Cold War, American policy of integration and integration, equally practiced by the democratic and republican administrations, seemed to work again.

      those. as long as Russia, the Russian government followed American policy and did not defend its state interests, as long as Russia had a "democracy" and it was "good" from the point of view of the United States. as soon as Russia declared that it had its own interests and tried to defend them, the government became "autocratic" and we all became "bad."
      Yes, these gentlemen send the forest.
  9. ImPerts
    ImPerts April 27 2015 05: 26
    0
    New international order?
    The problem of McFaul and others like them is in the exact wording and lack of realism.
    The substitution of meaning is a constant of the American way of life and of the "international" order imposed by them.
    We are all democrats, but some are more than!
    And this more than gives them the right not only to establish the rules of the game, but also to change them in the course of the play.
    And there is more democracy in Russia than in the countries of the "golden billion".
    Where has it been seen so that with state money one can spread rot on one’s own country, not to mention the state?
  10. pravednik
    pravednik April 27 2015 05: 28
    0
    I have never read such stupid, delusional articles. Without knowing the Russian character, the author writes all kinds of garbage. And those who lick their asses to Westerners, he considers all of Russia. But they are NOT RUSSIAN, they are chiri on the people of Russia. It is not for nothing that the proverb says: The family has its black sheep. These freaks are the liberals.
    1. as150505
      as150505 April 27 2015 08: 43
      0
      Zadornov's words "Well Dumbeeeeeeeee"
  11. noWAR
    noWAR April 27 2015 05: 29
    0
    And I put the article plus laughing why not laugh in the morning from the near, judging by the style of presentation and even by the written one, Mr. because of a puddle, a representative of a “chosen” nation (it will not be said with the children).
    1. andruha70
      andruha70 April 27 2015 06: 03
      +3
      And I put the article plus
      I also plus wink this is not an article, this is a "pest!" schA I will comment on his pearls.
      A new era has crept up to us ...
      Arctic fox - crept not noticeably lol
      Some Russians have moved beyond the rest on a huge agenda of revolutionary change
      Well, yes, someone, in a scarf "got entangled", someone, on the bridge - "stumbled, someone sewed mittens.
      pro-Western liberal Dmitry Medvedev
      "handed over" the poor fellow, with all the "guts" fool
      These “reset” results promoted several American vital national interests.
      and here - and his own, "chosen" - also "passed" lol much more can be commented on, but ... mcfol, he ... such mcfol
    2. jktu66
      jktu66 April 27 2015 16: 04
      0
      And I put the article laughing, why not laugh in the morning from the near, judging by the writing style and the written one, Mr. because of the puddle, the representative of the “chosen” nation (it will not be said with the children).
      The article is not for Russians, but for gay people and other vassals, calling for a crusade
  12. admrall
    admrall April 27 2015 05: 34
    0
    How and what can this creature with down eyes write something else?
  13. maximka
    maximka April 27 2015 05: 35
    0
    it seems to me that this more and more serves as an indirect confirmation of string theory about the presence of many other parallel universes
  14. 3axap
    3axap April 27 2015 05: 36
    +1
    And so the article was painted red. WE know that this is an enemy. Here someone laid out his thoughts about us and our president. Now he is a sworn enemy of Russia and we will not forget about it. hi
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  16. Blondy
    Blondy April 27 2015 05: 40
    +1
    A new era has crept up on us because we have not completely won the Cold War. Communism has disappeared, the Soviet Union has disappeared, Russian power has declined. But the collapse of the Soviet system did not lead to a smooth transition to democracy and market relations within Russia, or Russia's integration into the West.

    I think that the different attitude towards democracy among Americans and Russians is determined by the fundamental difference between American democracy and Russian democracy, which consists in the fact that, with respect to personal freedom, the right to choose, human rights and universal values, the democratic United States robbed the whole world. Without the possibility of global robbery, the Russian Democrats, under the same words, began to rob their people and plunder their country. It seems to me that this particular feature of Russian democracy has shaped its attitude among the overwhelming majority of the Russian people towards the so-called liberal democratic values, which are not even formulated in words, but are laid down on the level of emotions, sensations and feelings.
    1. Igarr
      Igarr April 27 2015 15: 18
      +1
      Yes, actually ... in terms of democracy ...
      bury me under the baseboard, but if the economy and social institutions of the country playfully reduce to NO any rallies of Bolotnaya, any Rain and Echo of Moscow, any Akhedzhakovs and Makarevichs - this will be the greatest success of democracy.
      Think about it - the State Department, Soros, all this gang of watering cans are getting out of their way (so that the snakes begin to envy), money is poured into the Russian goof-eaters in barrels and airship steamers ... and the Russian people spit on all these attempts and say - .. We don’t need the Turkish coast, we don’t need someone else’s land ... ", and so everything is fine with us, without any bulk-ordering, without any of these mongrels and other tobacco.
      A social package - in full measure, a salary - at least throw half away, loans - you have to fight back from banks, health - just to get past the doctor, otherwise it will ruin ... with a Thai massage in the Canary Islands. Vote .. yeah, damn it, I didn’t get out of bed, as the commission dragged along with a truck urn for the elections. These social elevators are sick of it, I’m only driving from floor to floor, tongue then yesterday he was the General Director of Russian Railways, today in the Board of Directors of Gazprom.
      If this were the case in Russia, do you think this pretzel would begin to spread like a nightingale about democracy?
      ...
      I would! Definitely.
      ...
      Because to all these imperfections Russia is across the wool.
      Communism, imperialism, cannibalism, voyeurism, pohrenizm - everything will always be bad for them. Here.
      One sixth of the land, Russia, has such wealth that they never dreamed of.
      And until Russia collapses, one cannot reach these riches. Uncontrollably.
      ...
      And the whole circus.
  17. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 27 2015 05: 53
    0
    Russia gradually joined the international order. No more of this.

    When the new president of Russia understood what this order could lead to, he made the right choice between a weak, vassal country and a strong, independent Russia, defending its interests. And from an American, what to take - "exceptional" and thinks his own way.
  18. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 April 27 2015 06: 09
    0
    I would send it without bread, but!, I will refrain, still correct, I will teach life.


    But there are two significant
    differences that weaken our
    position. Firstly, the US does not
    that moral authority
    who was in the world in the past
    century. As ambassador, it was hard for me
    protect our obligations
    before sovereignty and
    international law, responding
    to the Russian question: “How about
    Iraq? ” Some existing
    practice of american democracy
    also not inspiring
    observers abroad. To
    to win this new conflict
    we must restore
    view of the USA as
    models.

    here in this place I really want to show a composition of ten fingers!

    Secondly, we are worried
    disunity in international
    affairs. After two wars, it was
    inevitably. Since we
    retreating, Russia is approaching.
    Well, you’re insolent master, you cut everything down and we are restoring, from there to us there is more trust.

    Leaders in Congress and the White House
    must collaborate to
    signal our
    willingness to lead a free world in
    this fight.

    And here it is worth reading between the lines
    that is, to enslave the free world and all slaves dutifully will be America’s puppets.

    The United States along with
    Russians wishing to live in
    prosperous and democratic
    Russia will win this new
    European conflict. Behind
    last century of democracy
    consolidated conspicuous
    pace, and autocracies continued
    fall. Especially in educated,
    wealthy, urban societies,
    such as in Russia, democracy, in
    ultimately claimed.
    Democratic Russia is not always
    will determine interests in the way
    now but will become more
    stable partner along with
    other democratic
    States.
    Whose partner? America? you hell American, under the word partner you see Slave, no, thank you, we will not hold such a position of the Lord.
  19. Cube123
    Cube123 April 27 2015 06: 12
    0
    A typical pattern of thinking "What about us?"

    It is very reminiscent of a spider's resentment against a fly caught in its net. "Why is she fluttering and stopping me from enjoying my lunch? I spent so much energy building the network, and she ..." bully
  20. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 April 27 2015 06: 18
    0
    I would send it without bread, but!, I will refrain, still correct, I will teach life.


    But there are two significant
    differences that weaken our
    position. Firstly, the US does not
    that moral authority
    who was in the world in the past
    century.

    What authority? on blood and death!? on the enslavement and humiliation of the weak !? and is it authority !? authority built on coercion and fear !?

    As ambassador, it was hard for me
    protect our obligations
    before sovereignty and
    international law

    What right? decide for everyone who will eat and live !? Who should and most of them !? and this right to stick your nose into our affairs and indicating how we live !? yes yes America's right, but not our choice !!

    answering a Russian question: “How about
    Iraq? ” Some existing
    practice of american democracy
    also not inspiring
    observers abroad. To
    to win this new conflict
    we must restore
    view of the USA as
    models.

    here in this place I really want to show a composition of ten fingers!

    Secondly, we are worried
    disunity in international
    affairs. After two wars, it was
    inevitably. Since we
    retreating, Russia is approaching.
    Well, you’re insolent master, you cut everything down and we are restoring, from there to us there is more trust.

    Leaders in Congress and the White House
    must collaborate to
    signal our
    willingness to lead a free world in
    this fight.

    And here it is worth reading between the lines
    that is, to enslave the free world and all slaves dutifully will be America’s puppets.

    The United States along with
    Russians wishing to live in
    prosperous and democratic
    Russia will win this new
    European conflict. Behind
    last century of democracy
    consolidated conspicuous
    pace, and autocracies continued
    fall. Especially in educated,
    wealthy, urban societies,
    such as in Russia, democracy, in
    ultimately claimed.
    Democratic Russia is not always
    will determine interests in the way
    now but will become more
    stable partner along with
    other democratic
    States.
    Whose partner? America? you hell American, under the word partner you see Slave, no, thank you, we will not hold such a position of the Lord.
  21. Wedmak
    Wedmak April 27 2015 07: 03
    0
    E-mine. I read half, my brain did not perceive anything. Some water with cucumbers in some places divorced by frank lies.
  22. Dimy4
    Dimy4 April 27 2015 07: 29
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    But the collapse of the Soviet system did not lead to a smooth transition to democracy ...

    Read to the complete collapse and division of Russia into delicious sweets for Western companies.
  23. Trogvar
    Trogvar April 27 2015 07: 33
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    "The United States, along with Russians who want to live in a prosperous and democratic Russia, will win this new European conflict."
    Well, he already divided us into pro-American lambs and goats .. and even expressed the hope that he was about to win .. in the EUROPEAN conflict ??? conflict in Geyrope ?? who with whom ??? and what has the prosperous "democracy" forgotten there ??
    and then there, in the text of the stronghold of democracy, Georgia and Moldova ... this is not the kind of Moldova they tried but were able to find on the world map under some of the Bushes ?? Isn’t it that Moldova that is ready to sell Romania with giblets? though Romania is also not really needed, there are enough of their problems. Yes, and unresolved territorial conflicts .. there is both here and there. that's just how to sleep now, when at any moment tens of thousands of migrant workers with Moldovan passports are transformed into special operations troops. Horror ... Thank you McFall, save, warn.
  24. Russia
    Russia April 27 2015 07: 48
    +1
    Nonsense of gray McFaul! "Excluded" would have completely and the world would have sighed!
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  26. fomkin
    fomkin April 27 2015 08: 21
    +1
    And if something like that?
  27. Svetlana
    Svetlana April 27 2015 08: 53
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    Democratic Russia will not always determine interests as it is now, but will become a more stable partner along with other democratic states.
    We cannot say how long the current autocratic government will tolerate in Russia. But a sober, realistic strategy to counter this new threat will help reduce the tragic era that we have just entered.

    Wouldn't you, Uncle McFaul, go through the forest with your democracy ?! We will somehow sort it out ourselves with our "current autocratic government." Stick your democracy up your ass and keep your filthy snout out of Russian affairs.
  28. Jurkovs
    Jurkovs April 27 2015 08: 54
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    He failed the case entrusted to him, now he is acquitted. Even trying to make money on it, purely American.
  29. andrew42
    andrew42 April 27 2015 08: 55
    +1
    Mr. McFaul might well be called a fool. It does not seem that he understands his role as a cardboard disposable doll in the hands of the “chosen” statesmen and the world's liquidocratic octopus. People like McFaul believe in Stars and Stripes as a beacon of good throughout the world. Usually Americans who have worked in Russia, somehow personally progress, at least do not pose as unafraid idiots - idealists from deiocracy. But this Mr. no harsh quest for the future. As he was a cardboard dork, he remained. It's not meant to be. Here, even 10 higher educations and doctoral degrees will not help. Not given. Poor fellow McFaul came close to the conclusion, but recoiled from it like from the plague and did not dare to voice it. Let's negotiate for the unfortunate, namely: Russia and the peoples have received a fair dose of this most deceitful Zionized democracy. Now any stories about the happy order "in American style" look like popular paradise pictures from the books of the "New Testament" - they cause nothing but disgust. In the eyes of the overwhelming majority of the inhabitants of Russia, the country of McFaul fell into the very image of the "chief bourgeois" according to Gaidar (not to be remembered by nightfall). The point is not in Gaidar-Golikov, but in the fact that any Russian, at least somehow interested in the fate of his country and his family, regardless of beliefs and religion, realized: the enemy will not let live, and treaties with the masters of the States are an attempt to conclude peace with the Terminator. The stupidity of Obama's puppeteers is that by announcing Russia as "threat No. 1", they finally approved Mowgli's healthy reaction for a long time: "I have been told for so long that I am a Human that at last I myself believed it." And therefore McFaul's babble is ridiculous and pathetic. The best the US leadership can do is return to the doctrine of isolationism. But the problem is that the "American cow" has been sucked and milked by parasites by 90%, and they do not intend to reanimate it.
  30. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin April 27 2015 09: 04
    +1
    We cannot say how long the current autocratic government will tolerate in Russia. But a sober, realistic strategy to counter this new threat will help reduce the tragic era that we have just entered.
    We will tolerate just as much until the greenfinch collapses, omericosia does not in fact turn into some kind of Canada or Zeeland, and small Britain into Iceland. When we are sure that our internal showdowns do not bother anyone anymore and everyone is simply not up to them.
    Then we ask those who have democratized the people's good in these 25 years.
  31. Stanislas
    Stanislas April 27 2015 09: 06
    +1
    the relatively peaceful (so far) collapse of the Soviet empire
    In parentheses he put an indication of the incompleteness of the process ("for now" is a promise or a target indication to the "partners": is it necessary to finally resolve the Soviet question by any means?). After the announcement of the invasion of Georgia in 2008, I didn't want to read any further: I am not his partner, I am not obliged to read, and the morning is good ...
  32. sova15
    sova15 April 27 2015 09: 09
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    Everything is simpler, I rephrase a little. The dog will always bark when the caravan moves forward.
  33. Stinger
    Stinger April 27 2015 09: 22
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    As we retreat, Russia is approaching.
    Interesting observation. Already close to the NATO bases moved! If only this Obamov’s fosterling wrote about Putin’s aggression, which forced the peaceful states to withdraw from the ABM treaty! And then I want to build democracy through sanctions, that’s the point.
    the United States does not have the moral authority that was in the world in the last century.
    The credibility was great! Especially in Korea and Vietnam.
    Unfortunately, this American manner of strangling everyone under the sweet talk of democracy is not exterminated.
  34. mikh-korsakov
    mikh-korsakov April 27 2015 09: 32
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    I thought this article was reminiscent of the remarks of a home manager who was fired for poor janitorial work. Similarity: McFaul was removed because, according to his owners, he "allowed" the second coming of Putin. so he justifies himself, they say, how pleasant it was for him to work with an iPhone, how well I taught him to defend universal human values. This article is also a lesson to Medvedev. if he only bothers to read it. From there he was praised, which means he loosened up, love for new gadgets is understandable and forgivable for a teenager or young man, but when a statesman loves them, it means that he has jelly in his head.
  35. zoknyay82
    zoknyay82 April 27 2015 09: 34
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    ... "In the early years of my work in government, I witnessed" ...
    Oh how. This village was in the Medvedev government.
  36. flSergius
    flSergius April 27 2015 10: 27
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    A good article confirms that Putin in most cases acts correctly. good
  37. jetfors_84
    jetfors_84 April 27 2015 10: 56
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    But the collapse of the Soviet system did not lead to a smooth transition to democracy and market relations within Russia, or Russia's integration into the West.

    Does this mean that we did not become a colony of America like others?
  38. NordUral
    NordUral April 27 2015 11: 03
    +1
    Some Russians moved further than the rest on a huge agenda of revolutionary changes that led to results: relatively peaceful (while) the collapse of the Soviet empire, richer than ever in its history, Russian society, greater protection of private rights and occasionally functioning democratic institutions.

    Yes, ex-ambassador, you understand our life well ...
    In general, do not worry so much for us. We will deal with our problems ourselves, in a democratic way. As with the liberals you planted everywhere. Both in the government, and in the opposition paid by you.
  39. Osya Bender
    Osya Bender April 27 2015 11: 24
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    If the hypocrisy of amers is conventionally converted into a radioactive retgen-clock, then all life on the planet would perish. This loser-ambassador from the main terrorist state on the planet is looking for allies in Russia, such as the Vlasovites and Banderaites had among the Nazis.
  40. htlernjh
    htlernjh April 27 2015 11: 28
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    Many of those who suffer from "democratic times in the Russian Federation" should remember:
    1. The entire democratic model is being promoted by the United States with only one purpose: this model allows Americans to more conveniently rob the gapeous people. It is from here that unemployment benefits in the USA at $ 1200 and pensions at $ 1500 grow. and for 400 dollars. just like that for food coupons for low-income Americans (so as not to rebel). Otherwise, at whose expense would such a holiday be in the USA. Only for ours, only for ours. The law of conservation of energy everyone remembers? If somewhere has disappeared (the USSR and the socialist camp), then somewhere has arrived (the USA and cap.countries).
    2. I advise all Russian shit to refresh memory and remember how much we received in 1992-99.? That's right ...: 500 000 rub. or 83 dollars. or at the modern rate of 4316 rubles. You just think what open spaces the Dramocratic way of development in the Russian Federation opens for us !!!
  41. Standard
    Standard April 27 2015 13: 23
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    “... individuals and companies not affiliated with the government should be supported, especially those who are trying to withdraw assets or emigrate from Russia.
    ...
    Democratic Russia will not always define interests as it does now, but it will become a more stable partner along with other democracies. "

    Fascinating notions of "democracy" in Russia.
    That's really "chatterbox - a godsend ..."
  42. CONTROL
    CONTROL April 27 2015 14: 12
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    ... well ...
    You can’t lie like that! yet - a government official!
  43. pet8766
    pet8766 April 27 2015 16: 19
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    "The United States, along with Russians who want to live in a prosperous and democratic Russia, will win this new European conflict." A HOLE for you, g ... ambassador, from a donut, not SHARAPOV !!!!!!!
  44. faterdom
    faterdom April 27 2015 23: 28
    +1
    And this psakopodobny was the ambassador of America in Russia. I would have kept Washington's pay from him for this period in place of Washington - he did not understand ANYTHING about Russia!
  45. Mih
    Mih April 28 2015 01: 21
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    The decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin about the annexation of Crimea ended the era. Crimea is ours. Fucking Kokloanshgly can not understand. The death of light cavalry did not impress them? And how glad I am when Russian artillery shot the British. This is balm for me. How I would like to participate in this execution !!!! What the fuck ... Oh my dear Augustine, times have changed. Changed, but not for me. For me, you are enemies. You will be enemies to me in life. soldier
  46. holgert
    holgert April 28 2015 12: 02
    +1
    How THEY hate us --- simply and humanly !!!!!