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Is Russia the “New Sheriff” of the Middle East?

Last week, the head of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina said that next year would be a turning point in terms of changes in inflation indicators in Russia. According to Nabiullina, inflation will be halved. This opinion is shared by some Western economists, including experts. Barclays Capital Daniel Hewitt. According to Hewitt, inflation in Russia is on a falling trajectory and by the end of the year could fall to about 7-8%, which will enable the Central Bank to once again go to a reduction in the key rate. Speaking at the Russia Calling! Economic Forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that "the peak of the economic crisis has passed," and the Russian economy has "adapted itself to the new conditions."

Has the peak been passed or not, and how true are the statements that next year’s inflation will be twice as low as the current figures? These are all the questions that only 2016 itself will give a real answer, and therefore it’s hardly worth considering . But Vladimir Putin’s statement that the Russian economy has adapted to the new conditions, and it is worth paying attention to specific “new conditions”.

The main “new condition” that has the most significant impact on the Russian economy is not sanctions at all, as some Western “partners” are trying to present. This condition is new oil prices, which have left behind such a thing as “fat oil years.” Under the “fat years”, naturally, we mean the period of time when the price of an oil barrel cost more than two times higher than the current price.
Petrodollars flowed into the economy, however, the fact remains that for some "fantastic" reasons, this huge influx of funds could not start the mechanisms of more or less tangible growth. With prices in 110-120 dollars per barrel, Russia's GDP, if I may say so, “grew” by 1,5% ... As they say: where is the money, Zin? .. “Kubyshka” did not eat everything, defense spending, of course, also, and therefore the question of the “effective spending” of the oil manna that had fallen down in previous years (the very “fat” years) seemed to hang in the air ...

If $ 110 per barrel was not enough for effective economic growth, then due to the unchanged composition of the so-called “economic block of the government”, $ 45-55 will not be enough for the same goals, and is no longer enough. Here, as they say, either “change girls” or take drastic steps that can change the price of oil. Perhaps there are alternatives, but for their implementation, again, the situation may be reduced to the need to "change girls."

“Girls”, as we all see, do not change, which means that the version with the number 2 is working - that is, cardinal measures.

Many economic experts agree that a sufficiently long decline in oil prices with a relatively long holding of the price of a barrel “at the bottom” is a thing that cannot be described by objective economic laws. If so, then keeping oil prices at a very low level, despite the fact that already dozens of American “shale” companies have declared bankruptcy, is largely artificially done. Is there any evidence for this thesis? As confirmation, you can bring information about the affairs of Saudi.

According to the expert of the energy market Buna Pickens, expressed on CNBC, Saudi Arabia is “pulling” an unbearable burden in the form of current oil prices. Pickens (by the way, in 2002, the first expert to forecast oil prices soaring above 100 dollars per barrel), states that the deficit-free budget of Saudi Arabia starts from around 80 dollars, and therefore, if the current quotes are maintained, the CA budget will suffer significantly more Russian, since the Saudi economy planted on oil is much stronger than the Russian. According to the IMF, the degree of fullness of the CA budget from oil sales reaches 90%. And the budget of Saudi Arabia in recent years was made up on the basis of the estimated oil price at the level of 104 dollars per barrel. Not 40 ... Not 50 ...

Is Russia the “New Sheriff” of the Middle East?

According to the western economist, the Saudis are like those mice that cried and injected, but continued to gnaw the cactus - in the sense that it is theoretically advantageous for them to reduce production volumes so that oil prices go up, but, you know, they do not. The only thing that frankly stops Riyadh is Iran, which, after the lifting of Western sanctions, according to the SA, is able to fill a Saudi oil site, if the state reduces its production volumes.

Arguments Pickens confirmed by the IMF, which issued a forecast for the economy of Saudi Arabia, which Riyadh obviously makes you wonder. According to this forecast, Riyadh will get a budget deficit of as much as 2015% of GDP in 20 - more than 120 billion dollars! This is an absolute record of all recent years for the Saudis. Yes - Saudi Arabia has a giant sovereign fund (in 2014, it was about 700 billion dollars), but only for 9 months of the current year it lost about 100 billion!

In this regard, the frequent face-to-face meetings between representatives of the Saudi dynasty and the Russian president and negotiations on the line of economic departments and ministries of foreign affairs are not only a specific discussion of the military component in Syria. Saudi Arabia is clearly trying to find out from the Kremlin and details about Iran’s readiness or non-readiness to “fill” the world with its own oil. It can be assumed that the monarchs from Riyadh are extremely interested in answering this question, and therefore are looking for opportunities to discuss the situation with representatives of the Russian authorities. Well, not Iran’s Saudi Arabia would be such a delicate thing to be interested in ... In Riyadh, they still think that it’s not comfy to contact with Tehran on economic issues (and on any other issues) ...

Well, not comme il faut, so not comme il faut, Iran responds, and joins the anti-terrorist coalition in Russia in Syria, which is one of the most important arguments in convincing Riyadh of its doubtfulness, given the warm support of "moderate al-Nusrah" , steps.

By the way, the above-mentioned Boon Pickens states that the actions of Russia and its partners in the antiterrorist coalition turn the Russian Federation into a “new sheriff of the Middle East,” who regains influence in one of the key regions of the world from an energy point of view. Does such statements mean that these are the most drastic measures that Russia decided to take to kill several birds with one stone? Including the "hare", which can be called the protection of Russian economic interests on the distant approaches? .. Quite, completely.
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  1. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 15 October 2015 05: 48 New
    Russia, of course, will not be a sheriff of the Middle East, but do we need it?
    But about the "girls to change"? Nobody is going to change them, on the contrary, the costs of their maintenance are growing, which causes irritation, to put it mildly. From those who pay for the maintenance, they are going to pull more and more, about which our "economic luminaries" notify from the screens with a tragic expression on their faces ... Who would ask them themselves, "where is the money Zin ???"
    1. dsi
      dsi 15 October 2015 05: 54 New
      Russia, of course, will not be a sheriff of the Middle East, but do we need it?

      I have to! The former has lost confidence. Justice is priceless ...
      1. MIKHAN
        MIKHAN 15 October 2015 06: 18 New
        The sheriff does not sound right ... Here is a more accurate name for the "beholder"! The Arabs need an eye and an eye, the United States dismissed them, killing each other for nothing! At the same time, they are robbing brazenly.
        1. inkass_98
          inkass_98 15 October 2015 06: 49 New
          Quote: MIKHAN
          The sheriff doesn't sound right ..

          Sheriff / sharif is Persian for noble. Why not be noble, a worthy title, KMK.
        2. 44 World
          44 World 15 October 2015 09: 51 New
          sheriff's tasks:
          1 not to allow all sorts of gangsters did not sell cheap oil
          2 fulfilling paragraph 1 to advertise your cool weapon
          3 to sell their cool weapons to rich and not so regional powers
          4 supporting certain countries in the region to prevent the construction of a gas pipeline to Europe
          5 and do it all under international law
    2. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 15 October 2015 06: 16 New
      If for effective economic growth was not enough and $ 110 per barrel, due to the unchanged composition of the so-called “economic bloc of the government” $ 45-55 will definitely not be enough for the same purposes, and it’s not enough.
      But who was in charge of the economy when oil refineries flowed like a river !? and now, when pressed, of course, 45-55 will not be enough! Yes, even with such global costs (I don’t touch the defense), like the Olympics and championships, and with global theft ...
      1. saturn.mmm
        saturn.mmm 15 October 2015 07: 56 New
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        and now, when pressed, of course, 45-55 will not be enough!

        The next five years, oil will be in the range of $ 50, and then the development of technology can lower the price much lower, Russia needs industrialization and a scientific revolution, otherwise you might be left out. Yes, and a low price always stimulates production, it's time to get off the needle, maybe it is better to spend the forces that are spent on holding the oil market on the development of production and education?
        1. sa-ag
          sa-ag 15 October 2015 08: 23 New
          Quote: saturn.mmm
          Yes, and low price always stimulates production

          It is not oil prices that stimulate production, but investments in industry, but as Mr. Kostin, head of VTB, said that investments in small and medium-sized businesses are bad loans, in general, the picture does not change
          1. taram taramych
            taram taramych 15 October 2015 09: 47 New
            Quote: sa-ag
            Stimulating production is not the price of oil,
            Quote: sa-ag
            investment in industry
            although the latter is important. A favorable tax and legal policy is the incentive without which the development of production is impossible.
          2. mark2
            mark2 15 October 2015 19: 22 New
            Explain to me dumb how investment, read our loans, stimulate production? Those. I take a loan and for some period of time I work to pay off debt. This period I do not really develop, but only work out the debt plus interest. And what is the development? And if I can’t pay, I’m refinancing and the wheel has gone in a new circle?
            In Russia, grandmas are excessive. This is evident even without an armed gaze. This is the bridge across the strait, this is the cosmodrome, this is rearmament, this is the bombing in Syria, this is the railway around Ukraine, this is the development of the Kuril Islands and the Far East, Chechnya dues and social programs and pensions. Even more money spins past the country's budget. Maybe enough to pretend to be poor, orphaned and wretched? Maybe you need to start looking for reserves within your economy? and?
            And then they are used to taking loans in the west and hanging a corporate mastiff on a state one. Rosneft and Gazprom, the largest taxpayers, even sound funny, ours all took loans for development in the West)))) And then where did your income go? For parachutes, gold, chic corporate parties, multi-million dollar salaries to top managers, yachts, villas?
        2. anip
          anip 15 October 2015 09: 27 New
          Quote: saturn.mmm
          Yes, and a low price always stimulates production, it's time to get off the needle, maybe it is better to spend the forces that are spent on holding the oil market on the development of production and education?

          Yes, they have neither the mind nor, most importantly, the desire to engage in production. All that Okoloputin leaders are capable of is to raise prices within the country, sell raw materials abroad (and they really cannot sell them), and write off debts to all countries.
          1. your1970
            your1970 15 October 2015 15: 22 New
            Watermelons were selling in my neighborhood 15 and then by 12rubles per kilo, purchased at 1 RUBLE 20 KOPEK per kilo. We sold more than 10 tons per week (12 * 10 000 = 120 000) - purchase cost (1,2 * 10 000 = 12 000) - the cost of diesel is approximately 5000rub - 10 000rub just in case = 93 rub NET INCOMEfor a week - almost 1000% of profit ...
            Apparently their GDP also makes prices rise up ....

            "Capital ... avoids noise and abuse and has a fearful nature. This is true, but it is not the whole truth. Capital fears a lack of profit or too little profit, as nature fears emptiness. But once there is enough profit, capital becomes bold. Provide 10 %, and capital agrees to any use, at 20% it becomes animated, at 50% it is positively ready to break its head, at 100% it violates all human laws, at 300% there is no such crime that it would not risk, at least on pain of the gallows. If noise and abuse are profitable, capital will contribute to both. Proof: smuggling and slave trade. "
            - 19th Century English Publicist Thomas Joseph Dunning (1799-1873)
        3. Vadim237
          Vadim237 15 October 2015 09: 27 New
          Russia needs the development of small and medium-sized businesses, and everything else will follow.
          1. marlin1203
            marlin1203 15 October 2015 09: 40 New
            There are a number of countries that manage to live richly and calmly without oil and gas. They somehow it turns out ...
          2. Felix1
            Felix1 15 October 2015 09: 53 New
            And agriculture, and you need to start yesterday.
          3. Firstvanguard
            Firstvanguard 15 October 2015 17: 30 New
            Quote: Vadim237
            Russia needs the development of small and medium-sized businesses, and everything else will follow.

            Yeah. Small and medium-sized businesses will develop heavy industry, machine-tool industry, the element base for electronics, fundamental science, and, in the meantime, there’s a lot of small things there.
            Still have one? Together blow repeat
            1. mark2
              mark2 15 October 2015 20: 31 New
              I also wrote about this above before I read your comment. Plus for unity of opinion
          4. mark2
            mark2 15 October 2015 20: 30 New
            Rave! When I hear the hopes of our leaders for small and medium-sized businesses, it makes me laugh. Small and medium-sized businesses - so that people would not be hungry. Small and medium-sized businesses can feed themselves and a couple more cripples. But it will never lead to the development of a country as a power, as a superpower. Only Large enterprises, corporations and the state itself can become the engines of the country's development. Only they have the necessary surplus funds to invest in the development of science at a fundamental level, and then transfer the results of research to the applied plane. Only their products can become a well-known brand. So everything needs to be developed. And the state should not be removed. The market itself cannot decide anything. Only the government knows where, what we have and where what is missing and what is not at all and needs to be developed or created.
            Small and medium-sized businesses cannot move the development of the country. but to employ those who are not in business may well.
            If the government hopes to solve the problem of unemployment with the help of small business, this can help, and if it wants to reach the level of comprehensively developed powers - one small and medium business - it will not be enough.
        4. Bekas1967
          Bekas1967 15 October 2015 09: 52 New
          Maximum in a year under 80 !!!!
      2. demel2
        demel2 15 October 2015 17: 04 New
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        Yes, with global theft ...

        But this is the most important item of expenses, the Olympics and championships and were not around.
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  3. venaya
    venaya 15 October 2015 05: 50 New
    Is Russia the “New Sheriff” of the Middle East?
    the actions of Russia and its partners in the anti-terrorist coalition are turning the Russian Federation into a “new sheriff of the Middle East”

    I do not presume to answer for everyone, only I personally see that indeed, Russia's position in the Middle East is the most balanced.
    1. tungus
      tungus 15 October 2015 07: 46 New
      It is not a matter of "balance". The East does not recognize "balanced", "tolerance", "multi-vector". In the East, only strength is respected. It happened so historically, such is the mentality and cultural characteristics of this region.
      Russia's actions on BV show the presence of force. And US actions in fact show weakness.
      What do the elites of the East see today? The United States, being "looking" at the BV, having unleashed a bunch of wars and sowing chaos, got stuck in this chaos themselves.
      US politics began to teem with contradictions. They support Turkey in the fight against Syria, but at the same time support the Kurds and call them their allies.
      They are allies of the Saudis, but at the same time in fact provide weapons and money to IS. And the "Islamic State" (an organization banned in Russia) is a project of Qatar, directed, among other things, against Saudi Arabia.
      At the same time, the United States also supports the Alkaeda (Jabhat al-Nusra), an organization funded by the Saud and directed against Qatar. They call alqaida "moderate rebels".
      And among other things, the United States began negotiations with Iran, which is like a bone in the throat of both Saudi and Qatari.
      In general, cognitive dissonance ...
      And then Russia came. She directly and clearly stated that only Assad is legitimate in Syria, and those who do not agree will be subjected to a total purge. And Iraq may be next in line for "cleansing".
      At the same time, Russia did not give a damn about the opinion of the United States and their "coalition" and the United States showed weakness - they allowed it in their "own" region, where they were, as it were, "overseers", to do as they please. And all the leaders of the East saw and appreciated this. And having seen and appreciated, they made a pilgrimage to Moscow, to negotiate with renewed vigor in the region.

      In general, based on our actions and the actions of the United States, which are not fools at all and also understand all of the above, one gets the impression of some kind of agreement between Russia and the states. One gets the impression that the states themselves are transferring control of Russia's BV. Why and why is the question. But transmit. Seamlessly, without hype, but consistently and purposefully.
      1. gladcu2
        gladcu2 15 October 2015 19: 02 New

        At the expense of the agreement, such a suspicion has long been. Even 2 years ago, events are taking place that lead to strange questions.
  4. Armored optimist
    Armored optimist 15 October 2015 05: 55 New
    Russia just needs it. Superpower status requires. And this status, including, is converted into income. They are not visible to everyone, they cannot be counted in rubles or dollars, but they are and will be. And do not liberalistically whine about money.
    Do you need liberals to have Russia have the same status as country 404? Then the economy will be the same. Only strength is valued in the world. Either you are on top, or lie down under the strong. There is no third.
    1. VK
      VK 15 October 2015 06: 36 New
      There is a third option, but there are very few such countries,
      who have their own independent policies and do not fall under anyone,
      for example, Brazil, India, and many more countries, even the same Turkey, although a member of NATO, but does not completely fall under the United States.
      With skillful leadership, Ukraine could be like that.
      And I would be friends with Western countries and supported mutually beneficial relations with Russia, this is called to have national interests, which the current nurse does not have with this leadership.
      1. sa-ag
        sa-ag 15 October 2015 08: 25 New
        Quote: VK
        There is a third option, but there are very few such countries,
        who have their own independent policies and do not fall under anyone,
        e.g. Brazil

        Indeed? And why is it that Brazil not so long ago entered into such a defensive alliance with the United States, although before that it had not declared anything as such, it was independent
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        2. VK
          VK 16 October 2015 20: 38 New
          International relations are tricky. But they did not join the sanctions. If you look at the map, the NATO countries imposed sanctions against Russia by 98%.
          Brazil did not fall completely under the USA, i.e. It has its own national interests, and I said this. And Turkey and the United States in general are in the same military bloc, but under the USA they do not fall 100%, such as Ukrainians or Baltic states.
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  5. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 15 October 2015 06: 14 New
    Control of the Middle East is a troublesome, but profitable business. It just seems to me that in spite of this, let the oil prices jump up to at least 300 tanks, the girls need to be changed. And these shoot.
  6. Rav075
    Rav075 15 October 2015 06: 20 New
    It is necessary for the Saudis to end, to avenge the financial crisis in the USSR. soldier
    1. Alexl
      Alexl 15 October 2015 09: 26 New
      The financial crisis in the USSR was caused by Brezhnev’s circle, which decided that it would be easier to drive oil to rise sharply in price in the mid-70s for export than to develop its own economy.
      1. aleks 62 next
        aleks 62 next 15 October 2015 16: 18 New
        .... The financial crisis in the USSR was generated by the Brezhnev circle ...

        .....Are you sure about that????? belay ..... If you don’t have your thoughts, then don’t grind nonsense .... Directly on Gaidarovsky ..... lol
        1. mark2
          mark2 15 October 2015 20: 54 New
          sure. and stories about the power of the USSR are just a myth. The USSR was mighty but only in the military sphere. It would be mighty in the economic, if less fed freeloaders from fraternal regimes. He was preparing to fight with all of NATO. one against all. and was blown away after falling oil prices.
          So that they do not tell you in nostalgic articles about the USSR, but he bought grain abroad, and took meat and loans in the same place, and Russia paid these debts. Now Russia does not give us meat imports and loans)) And so it breaks our ingenious ministers from the oligarchy. Investment breakdown has also been added to oil breakdown)
  7. Grbear
    Grbear 15 October 2015 06: 24 New
    The sheriff is not a sheriff, but Russia solves many tasks related to its security. So it will be where she needs to. Amen. hi
  8. parusnik
    parusnik 15 October 2015 06: 28 New
    Saudi Arabia has a gigantic sovereign fund (in 2014 it amounted to about 700 billion dollars), but in only 9 months of this year it lost about 100 billion! .... A trifle, but nice ..
  9. Lumumba
    Lumumba 15 October 2015 06: 41 New
    Where in Russia can honest and incorruptible officials come from? Out of nowhere. It is useless to change them; in their place they will come even more greedy and hungry for money. There are very few people who really care for the people here, mostly grabbers and thieves.

    Actually, right now I’ll probably run into minuses, but what are the people, such are its officials. After all, an official is a person like us all. With its shortcomings, complexes, schools of education growing from childhood, banal greed, pride. All of us are subject to these sins to a greater or lesser extent, there are no angels among us, let us be honest.

    So where in such a society can "good, right" officials come from, instead of "bad, wrong"? They have nowhere to come from. And the president understands this very well. And he also understands that the only way to break the system is to change more than one or even two generations. We ourselves must change, become an example for our children. Then good officials will appear. From the people.

    But every day I see at school aggressive debs, interfering with the educational process, on which marginal parents scored. I see drunk mothers who have dirty hungry children. And much more.

    We should not start with mass executions, but with an effective state program to work with dysfunctional families and their children. With forced sterilization of marginalized.
    1. anip
      anip 15 October 2015 09: 30 New
      That is, they spoke, they spoke, but they finished with the need for a state program.
      But Putin has nothing to do with it. Although he understands something there.
    2. Tatar 174
      Tatar 174 15 October 2015 09: 52 New
      Quote: Lumumba
      Where in Russia can honest and incorruptible officials come from? Out of nowhere.

      In vain you are so, if only to take the people from VO, there are very good analysts and specialists and thoughts, and so is the whole of Rasea. It’s just that nobody will take and promote them, but those who now stand at the feeders will advance their, necessary and obedient. That’s the trouble. They come to power now as a feeding trough, to which they were allowed to approach, and not as great, responsible, hard, but also honorable work for the benefit of the people and the country.
      1. Warrior05
        Warrior05 15 October 2015 11: 09 New
        Unfortunately, while a person is not at the feeding trough, he is glad for the country. And as soon as he approaches (climbs the ladder of the official), as if they are changing, he begins to solve his problems. Where does patriotism go?
        As in a joke, when an official is asked where the budget money has gone and what was he thinking about? And he thought, "Damn, I live once." That's the whole essence ... of an official
        1. your1970
          your1970 15 October 2015 15: 39 New
          as soon as you climb the stairs, the drafts begin to blow and the higher they blow the more ... ©
          Even such a trifle as the fact that we are sitting in today after lunch - and in parallel in the Far East we are already reading tomorrow in the morning .. Even this must be taken into account, a video conference is held around the country in 12 in Moscow - in the Far East, the authorities sit at night and wait (and also the heads of departments, computer specialists, etc.). What a working day after that the sleepers have correctly no.
          And also fin / flows, blat, connections, stupid people (there is another word !!!) including with big stars, and then down the list .....
      2. gladcu2
        gladcu2 15 October 2015 20: 01 New

        Only those who want to have this power, including not in an ordinary way, are themselves elected to power. Power is a responsible matter, but calling to account is difficult. Therefore, all thieves there with pleasure and rushing. Democracy, your mother.

        A similar phenomenon, an international thing. And even stable countries established cannot get rid of corruption.
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  11. Vityok
    Vityok 15 October 2015 06: 49 New
    You will chase two hares, you will not catch a single one ... Russia does not need to shoot several "hares" with one shot, but to get one necessary "hare", and you can cook different dishes - any taste. The most important "dish" must meet the taste of Russia! Security related, economic and political.
  12. Zomanus
    Zomanus 15 October 2015 07: 06 New
    I won’t say anything about looking at the whole Middle East,
    but you definitely need to keep your clearing in Syria.
    And for this, you will definitely have to take Syria under your protection.
  13. vovan50
    vovan50 15 October 2015 07: 28 New
    Quote: Lumumba
    So where in such a society can "good, right" officials come from, instead of "bad, wrong"? They have nowhere to come from.

    Here we come to the core of the basics, to the root of all problems. To education. This means that the entire people and the younger generation in particular must be educated. And we are doing something in this direction and is it being done at all? TV has the largest audience and what is on TV? Except for "Besogon", almost nothing. Where are the relevant feature films? Where is the experience of the USSR, when there were october, pioneers, Komsomol members? And where is our state ideology? What are we building, what are we striving for, what do we want for our children and grandchildren? I am silent about religion, because it not so much unites as separates. Do those who are in power, cultural and religious figures understand this?
    1. Alexl
      Alexl 15 October 2015 09: 29 New
      Quote: vovan50
      Quote: Lumumba
      So where in such a society can "good, right" officials come from, instead of "bad, wrong"? They have nowhere to come from.

      Where is the experience of the USSR, when there were October people, pioneers, Komsomol members? And where is our state ideology? What are we building, what are we striving for, what do we want for our children and grandchildren?

      And what did this experience of the USSR lead to? Who grew up these pioneers and Komsomol members? And where is the USSR itself?
      1. A-Sim
        A-Sim 15 October 2015 10: 49 New
        The USSR won, having stood against ALL European packs in the Great Patriotic War.
    2. anip
      anip 15 October 2015 09: 31 New
      Quote: vovan50
      I am silent about religion, because it does not so much unite as disunite. Do those in power, cultural and religious figures understand this?

      Do you think you don’t understand? They understand, therefore, do everything to ensure that the people are divided and bring up .... de, due to which ratings grow, you know-who.
    3. demel2
      demel2 15 October 2015 17: 26 New
      Quote: vovan50
      When were the October Party, pioneers, Komsomol members?

      I apologize, but was it not from these October Komsomol members that the Vasilievs, Khoroshavins, and others of whom there were a number of somnas hatched. Can it be something else?
    4. gladcu2
      gladcu2 15 October 2015 20: 08 New

      There is such a thing. Education, of course, is the right thing. But there is an unstable and unpredictable thing. So to speak, the struggle of opposites.

      Without truth there can be no lie, without evil there can be no good. Ideal will never be.

      If you have something that hurts, it means that you are alive. :)
  14. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 October 2015 07: 31 New
    Including the "hare", which can be called protection of Russian economic interests on distant approaches?.

    Moreover, the area is energetic. Without this component, naturally, in combination with others, it is not worthwhile to get involved in acute situations abroad.
  15. sa-ag
    sa-ag 15 October 2015 07: 41 New
    "... Speaking at the Russia Calling! Economic forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that" the peak of the economic crisis has passed, "and the Russian economy has" adapted to new conditions. "

    Goldman Sachs said that the world economy has entered the third wave of the crisis and that the bottom cannot be seen even with an echo sounder, so the question arises, who is cunning here, given the fact that some said that oil would not cost less than $ 60 per barrel
  16. sl22277
    sl22277 15 October 2015 07: 42 New
    Well, the word Sheriff is sarcasm. But this is one of the main arguments: Russia will establish itself as the main "security provider" in the Middle East. This position is expensive in the most literal sense, since the main trade routes of the planet intersect in the Middle East and the main sources of hydrocarbons are located there. "
  17. sa-ag
    sa-ag 15 October 2015 07: 58 New
    The Russian Federation is going to extinguish this fire in BV with money? Because, as the USSR, it cannot offer ideologies, well, I’ve probably heard about the fortress and the donkey with gold
  18. Wolka
    Wolka 15 October 2015 08: 10 New
    and why not, so be it, a holy place does not happen empty, but you have to fight for it ...
  19. dojjdik
    dojjdik 15 October 2015 08: 22 New
    propagandists have invented a kind of "needle" that does not exist - our subsoil, including oil, will always be ours; and let the Jews plunder the Saudi liquefied gas until the Persians blocked the strait; whoever would not like us to mothball our press - this will not happen
  20. Robert Nevsky
    Robert Nevsky 15 October 2015 08: 31 New
    Ear ... sounds good! Russia sheriff !!! soldier
  21. Alexey1
    Alexey1 15 October 2015 09: 04 New
    I think the oil price will continue to decline when Iran joins in. When the price approaches the level of 20, there will be a reason to change the "girls" in the government, it is not for nothing that Iran was supported from the release of sanctions. Perhaps after that our economy will become sovereign.
  22. Felix1
    Felix1 15 October 2015 09: 28 New
    where the author dug up this Boone Pickens. By the way, the Saudis entered the European oil market, Poland buys oil at a big discount, the first tanker arrived in Gdansk yesterday, the Russian oil industry responded and expressed some concern about the loss of markets, and the author describes this somehow, but it’s worse for them (the Saudis). and a new player in the European market of Russia is not at hand. so I think so.
  23. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 15 October 2015 10: 31 New
    Happiness is not so much in raising incomes as in improving the rationality of their use
  24. Hens
    Hens 15 October 2015 11: 38 New
    Vova in the furnace.
  25. solidus
    solidus 15 October 2015 11: 42 New
    Coming soon to the cinema.
    1. sa-ag
      sa-ag 15 October 2015 12: 33 New
      Quote: solidus
      Coming soon to the cinema.

      look at all screens of the country:
      "... MOSCOW, October 14 - RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, XNUMXst degree for his great contribution to the socio-economic development of the Russian Federation, the corresponding decree was published on the official Internet portal of legal information on Wednesday.

      "For outstanding services to the state, a great contribution to the socio-economic development of the Russian Federation, to award the Order of Merit to the Fatherland, I degree, Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev - Prime Minister of the Russian Federation," the decree says.
  26. ermolai
    ermolai 15 October 2015 16: 40 New
    Quote: Vadim237
    Russia needs the development of small and medium-sized businesses, and everything else will follow.

    Russia needs a law on confiscation of property and accounts from all relatives and a firing squad for embezzlers! for negligent bureaucrats forced labor, and the rest will follow.
  27. serg2108
    serg2108 15 October 2015 23: 21 New
    that's how much you can mess with these Saudis! ... it is necessary to arrange color revolutions for all the monarchies of the Persian Gulf ...
    In Yemen, they should arrange Afghanistan to the fullest so that they would begin to withdraw their resources (reserves) from the west ... well, they’ll probably blow up a couple of tankers at the exit from the Persian Gulf (a group of some regular mess would take over) this show and there’s oil 200 $
    and propaganda to them inside the country and throughout the world that they are satellites of the United States and can’t do anything, redirect all oppressed Arabs and Muslims to fight the throne of the Saudis ... through Iran and some NGOs ...
    have fun lol
  28. Xsanchez
    Xsanchez 15 October 2015 23: 49 New
    Have you heard about the Cubans? Breshet or what?