That in the time of Russia, that under Ivan the Terrible, that under the Romanovs, that under the USSR, that now the ideology is essentially the same. We are constantly collecting land lost under the rule of either narrow-minded people or outright traitors. In the territory under control, under different flags and in different ways, they tried to build a strong state, a just society. We are special, we are different, we are a separate unique civilization. "Moscow is the third Rome, the fourth is not to be," and the point. When this was forgotten, troubles and revolutions began, we lost land and population in order to start everything from the beginning.
Great historical year - the cycle of Russia lasts for decades and centuries. When we are weak, fragmented and weak-willed, this is February and -30 ° C. Wait, everything will change soon, because Russia is the best example of the law of thermal expansion, and winter is not eternal.
And now we have spring, Russian spring. Of course, with frost, with gusts of thorny westerly wind, with thunderclouds somewhere in the south, with magnetic storms on our southwestern outskirts. But all this on the scale of our history is only an eructation of winter, which is not able to restrain the tread of the Russian spring.
The military power of our country has repeatedly baffled many, ranging from ancient foreign wise men to American supercomputers. Steppe nomads, crusaders, Carls, Napoleons, and Hitlers noted reckless courage and boldness, fatalism, the amazing resilience of the Russian soldier.
My father is sure that the whole thing is in Orthodoxy and its influence on our mentality. I do not argue with him, but I am sure that the matter is also in our not very gentle climate, since in the history did not notice a single case of serious military defeats from aggressors living in milder weather conditions and at a comparable level of science and technology. Only the Mongols at one time inflicted a total defeat on our ancestors, since they came from such an ass of the world that even our severe frosts did not impress the invaders.
Our “fight” whale never failed Russia, and if the other two were just as “cool”, the map of the country would include the entire planet with its surroundings. And we usually endure military defeats from ourselves, during unrest and internal strife, when the “ideological whale” once again picks up some measure or as a result of trivial treachery.
Our economy is always lagging behind, and always catching up with someone. Many say that Russia has always lived through the export of raw materials. Previously, it was hemp and flax, now oil and gas. Let anyone else try to convince others that the presence of natural resources is bad, for such a “divorce” only under Yeltsin could have been told. Another thing is that whenever we, using our own resources, open spaces and a talented population, try to qualitatively transform our country, we apparently become quite vulnerable. Enemies are attacking ideology, which leads to confusion, or military invasion, which INEVITABLY ends with the need to feed and rebuild the invaders. So that's a cunning plan.
It so happened that 15 years ago, all three whales of our statehood were more like dried vobla (this is exactly the ideology that was sharply blown away, and then the other two), and Russia on such “strong” supports, raking both sides, cheerfully went to the bottom .
Let us not now talk about the role of the individual in history, but we all understand by whom Russia not only did not collapse, but such notions as national pride, greatness of the country, and confidence in the future have returned to our life. Recall, a little earlier, the word "ideology" was almost banned.
The army was revived from non-existence. New weapons and equipment look spectacular and effective. Ossetia, Crimea, Syria ... This toothy whale turned out.
In modern Russia, the “economic kitenish” against the background of its counterparts is clearly too small. Although in our country it was moved from the beginning that a sword was forged first, and then only a plow. It was possible, of course, and vice versa, but the ruins of careless cities, from ancient to Tripoli and Sirte, tell us that we are doing everything correctly.
What does not kill, then makes us stronger. The events of August 2008 only accelerated the development of our army and the military industrial complex. They staged a bloody butt in Ukraine, tried to “stir up” the Maidan in Moscow, cause a split in society, and achieved the opposite — the people fully supported the power. Thanks for waking up.
Now the sanctions ... The West has already done everything to revive the Russian army, patriotism has returned. Now, thanks to the sanctions, we eat for the most part ours, try to build more, not relying on "partners." I hope that the difficult economic situation will force the "collective Chubais" out of high offices, driving decent and smart people there.
Now here is Syria, our drying and dead thugs in the desert ...
Americans are doing everything to glorify our army, our weapons. Over the year with more than their own bombings, they did not advance at all to the DECLARED goals in this country, and in a few days ours caused serious damage to the unofficial US infantry and disrupted the sale of "scorched" oil.
LIH is a favorite brainchild of Western intelligence agencies, and in order to protect this sprout of future chaos already on a global scale, outside they blinded the “shell” of some “moderate” and “opposition” “fighters with the dictator Asad”, and inside the egg itself is an Iblis state.
And here comes the Russian hero and (this arrives), and this egg, forgive, pinches. Squealed most of all from Washington, so it is his. It remains only to stick a needle into the egg, and the skin that wasting over the buck will not survive this. But a needle is not bombs, not rockets, and not "Russian tomahawks" even, but true. The truth is about who created and supports evil, who in the end is evil, and who opposes it.
Successful actions of Russian troops will undoubtedly raise the prestige of Russia all over the world. Particularly cynical comrades may ask that, they say, we have suffered from this prestige, not just once or twice, military losses and exorbitant expenses, but someone else has cut the coupons. I am sure that this operation will at least be repulsed.
Our help to Syria is not only helping an ally, destroying the enemy "in a strange land with little blood", but also a smart advertising campaign of the domestic military-industrial complex. It may well be that the defense industry will become the high-tech engine of our economy that will pull it up.
If our expedition succeeds (and the hysteria of the “partners” just says that we are doing everything correctly), the sanctions policy of the West will look quite awkward. Europe may well need the Syrian experience and the help of Russia already inside the EU borders - the refugees are painfully similar to the invading army. Even if everything is not so dramatic, the next generation of politicians in many European countries will definitely not support the pressure on Russia - the defender, moreover, to their own detriment.
Another caveat: if (when) our military bases, with the full approval of local authorities, stand on the site of the former ISIL, then the KSA and other sheikhs will be much more compliant in the matter of pricing oil and oil products. I think that with the entry of Russia into the war, plans to build "enemy gas pipelines" through the territory of Syria can be safely thrown into the dustbin.
Turkey will also lose its oil from terrorists, and with great enthusiasm it will participate in joint energy projects with Russia. Although while the Turks are filling their price, it may well be that it will be easier to supply gas through the territory of Ukraine’s friendly Ukraine. You know, somehow everything changes too quickly, nothing can be ruled out.
To stop us, NATO terrorists, called "partners," can begin supplying their most modern weapons to ISIS terrorists. For example, with the help of the “attack” on the “capital” of the Iblis state followed by the “unexpected” defeat of the “moderate”. This can make life difficult for the SAA, but not for us.
I am more concerned about the coordinated actions of ISIS and the Americans in Afghanistan. In Central Asia alone aviation you won’t fight back - there is little hope for local armies. In any case, this is a common problem of Moscow, Tehran and Beijing, and we are destined to solve it together. Surely there are similar agreements between the security forces of the three countries, because the "move by Afghanistan" among our enemies was easy to read and there was a solution to the problem.
Finally, one question: what will Russia do if the Black Sea straits overlap Turkey? Under any pretext, under the pressure of "senior comrade." NATO countries wanted to spit on any treaties, there was no supply of ammunition, equipment, personnel, etc., and everything, the mission failed.
Turkey and its president are painfully nervous about our actions in Syria - to see, a lot of things are losing. I’m not at all surprised if Erdogan takes such a step. Then either goodbye Syria, or "carry out a package of measures to rename Istanbul back to Constantinople." Both options have nowhere worse, because they mean a big war, but, I hope, the strength of our VKS and the Caspian flotilla showed the severity of the situation even to the most dull.
The battle for Syria will be long and difficult. In the event of a defeat, our "sovereign whales" will again be blown away, all three, and the discussion of the physical survival of Russia is already under way, but victory opens up brilliant prospects in politics, economics, and security. Only now the Syrians feel sorry, they hardly dreamed of arranging a fight ring from their country for the world heavyweights, they are not Ukrainians.