In general, the banality of banality, but the year 2015 th really turned out to be difficult ...
Of course, the event of the year number one for Russia (and for the whole world, perhaps, too) is the beginning of the Russian counter-terrorist operation in Syria. This event was preceded by the speech of Vladimir Putin at the jubilee 70-th UN General Assembly. It was during this speech that the Russian president called on all interested countries of the world to form a single coalition that would really fight international terrorism. Fight real! That is, it is to hit precisely terrorist groups, and not to “overshoot”, striking blows either at wedding processions, or at aqueducts, or at excavators and hospitals. Vladimir Putin compared the new coalition that can be created internationally with the anti-Hitler coalition that eventually defeated Nazism, and on the basis of which a stable system of the global world order was built and sustained.
Did the "partners" heed these calls from the Russian president? As is well known, the proposal was not accepted, and the so-called fight against LIH in the performance of the aforementioned “partners” was reduced to the formation of numerous parties, including parties headed by the United States or Saudi Arabia, for which the fight against terrorism is exactly the same. yourself hands. Here they seem to be chopping, but, you know, they miss ...
When the Russian president announced that the Syrian authorities had turned to Russia for help in the fight against the many-headed terrorist hydra, the UN had strained, obviously believing that Moscow would not respond to Damascus requests. But Moscow decided. And already on September 30, the first air bombs rained down on the heads of terrorist thugs, who decided that Jupiter (that is, the “most exclusive state on Earth”) was allowed to derail Syria, siphoning all the resources out of it, killing civilians and, eventually, changing power. And what was the surprise of the thugs and their main sponsors themselves, when according to their lairs the aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces, housed at the Hmeymim airbase, began to strike.
As soon as the first bombs and guided missiles with Su-24M, Su-25CM and Su-34, often covered with Su-30CM fighters, reached their targets, the terrorists suddenly turned into “moderate oppositionists”, starting to shave beards in avralnom mode and sparkling with cracked from Syrian sands with heels, to seek refuge from the old Erdogan. Seek shelter, then from the patrimony of Erdogan, having healed and having learned it, go back with new forces.
Erdogan ... This name, perhaps, was the name of the year with a minus sign for Russia. 24 in November appeared on the air information, which literally shocked the country - in the sky over Syria, Turkish fighters shot down a Russian front bomber. For the fate of the pilots watched literally the whole country. And a few hours after the treacherous strike in the back by the Turks (namely, the blow was described in Moscow), the country learned that the pilot of the Russian “Drying”, Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Peshkov died, and his body was in the hands of the Turkomans and militants of the Turkish group “Gray Wolves”. And then the country learned about the death of a marine Alexander Pozychnich, who participated in the search and rescue operation conducted in the north of Syria. The Su-24M navigator Konstantin Murakhtin as a result of that very operation was rescued and taken to Hmeimim airbase. In an interview, Captain Murakhtin said that he has a dream - to avenge his deceased commander.
However, both Oleg Peshkov and Alexander Pozynich, who were posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Russia and the Order of Courage, respectively, have already taken revenge on all of Russia. Yes - nobody started declaring war on Turkey, but they didn’t sit out either. Long-range and strategic planes were lifted into the air aviationwho for the first time in their stories dealt a real, not educational, blow to real, not educational goals. The territory onto which the plane crashed was turned, so to speak, into a zone 100% free from terrorists with the help of Caliber cruise missiles, FABs, KABs and other elements of Russian retaliation. They beat not only from airplanes. Bila Caspian flotilla, beat the submarine "Rostov-on-Don."
Another direction of the Russian response is the topic of contact between the Turkish elite and the igilovites sensitive for Erdogan. Overnight, the world found out that Turkey itself, which declared its commitment to the fight against terrorism, is, in fact, one of its main sponsors, acquiring oil, stolen by militants from Syria and Iraq. The Russian Ministry of Defense presented numerous photo and video evidence of how endless columns of fuel trucks and trucks equipped with additional tanks and barrels carry stolen oil across the Turkish border to processing plants and ports.
And one of the negative events of the year for Russia is connected precisely with the consequences of this kind of oil smuggling. The event is a record drop in oil prices since 2004. At first, a barrel of oil went down below 60, then below 50, then completely sank to the gray-green candy wrappers in 35. Could this have had almost no effect on the fullness of the Russian budget? Theoretically, it could. Practically - definitely not. And there is no first of all because the economic sector of the Russian government is so attached to the fact that oil is trading at a hundred or above a hundred dollars per barrel, that any other perspective, and even more so reality, for economic “geeks” is a real shock. True, in certain circles it is said that among the economic "gurus" of Russia who are in power there are those for whom low budget revenues are the goal of working under the guise of officials raiding the country ... And if the goal is fulfilled, then why in such a case, to take some steps to transfer the economy to the mobilization plane, driving it away from the speculative format? Moreover, in the case of the mobilization version of the financial system, the economic “gurus” will really have to: a) work, b) work for the good of the country and its people. And they need it, because they are already well fed by taxpayers and not only ...
The event of the year for Russia is the tragedy over Sinai. On October 31, the plane of Kogalymavia Airlines, which was flying from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt to St. Petersburg, crashed into pieces in the air, fell in the desert area of the Sinai Peninsula. And if the version that the tragedy could have occurred due to technical problems with A321, the FSB director Alexander Bortnikov several days later reported to President Vladimir Putin that the accident was caused by an act of terrorism was more active than others. According to the director of the FSB, an explosive device worked on board the aircraft - up to 1 kg in TNT equivalent. After this statement, the Russian authorities, deciding to reduce the risks for the Russians, ordered a phased evacuation of Russian citizens from Egypt. About a month later, Russian tourists were strongly advised not to go on holiday to Turkey.
As you can see, autumn was very rich in high-profile events, only most of them, unfortunately, were with a negative tone.
What happened in 2015 earlier?
February 27 - The murder of Boris Nemtsov on the Big Moskvoretsky bridge. For the liberal camarilla, which by that moment had lost at least some chance of consolidation, the death of Nemtsov was almost a gift. And the photos in newspapers and TV shots are generally a symphony: “the victim of the regime Boris Nemtsov on the pavement against the backdrop of the Moscow Kremlin”. These photos are literally for several weeks hung in the top of world publications. And the photo with the US ambassador at the scene of the murder of Nemtsov became almost an icon for the so-called irreconcilable. However, as it turned out in the end, Boris Nemtsov could not consolidate the "non-survivable and irreconcilable" after his death. Perhaps, because every “irreconcilable” doesn’t like very much when the cookie on duty from the same John Tefft doesn’t go to him ...
The events of the year certainly include the blockade of the Crimea, which Ukrainian thugs in the face of professional Crimean Tatars Dzhemilev, Chubarov and Islyamov decided to arrange in contact with pravosek, first blocking the roads to the peninsula, and then committing a terrorist attack, undermining power lines. As a result, it’s fit to say thanks to Islyamov the Crimeans, because it was after the explosion of the power line towers that the work on building the energy bridge was intensified. Two threads of the energy artery connecting the Kuban with the Crimean peninsula, put into operation even a little earlier than the planned dates.
Oh yes! No matter how we forget about the Minsk Agreements ... Although it is quite possible to forget about them, as Mr. Poroshenko, for example, did. But we are not some kind of “powdered”, and therefore we will recall all the same. In February, a real political marathon was held in the Belarusian capital with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as the heads of France, Germany and Ukraine. As a result of protracted negotiations and drunk coffee buckets, a document was born that prescribed Kiev on one side and Donbas republics on the other to settle the daunting situation. What really? In fact, the agreements expire, and in Kiev they are still thinking about how to arrange a blitzkrieg and put several thousand more residents of the Donbas region into the land in the name of the precepts of the Washington sect.
In fact, none of the points was fully implemented by Kiev, but it was announced by a big peremogy that Ukraine would not pay its debts to Russia. 3 billion Yatsenyuk himself allowed not to transfer to Russia, and although he was actually ottraskan for a causal place in the Rada one of the people's deputies (albeit on another occasion), in the end received the approval of the IMF. They say, steal, Senya, then - everything, okay, bro! .. Salute out of the water and selective mate in honor of the "peremoga" was noted by the Minister of Internal Affairs Avakov, who called the main Georgian "democrat" of Ukraine Saakashvili "artist", "guest performer" and God knows who else ... Meanwhile, somewhere under arrest, such Maidan activists as Mosiychuk and Korban were kicking Avakov, Yatsenyuk, Saakashvili and the chocolate king.
April 2015. Sound shots in Kiev. A famous Ukrainian writer, publicist Oles Buzin was killed at his entrance on Degtyaryovskaya Street. Literally one day before the murder, Olesya’s personal data was published on the infamous website “Peacemaker”, created by the people's deputy Gerashchenko, as it turned out, not without the help of the American special services. The site eventually closed down, but later the same Gerashchenko, stating that Ukraine and ISIL are “brothers of reason”, offered to publish in open access information about the Russian military participating in the antiterrorist operation in Syria.
July 2015. The biggest tragedy in the Russian army for the last time was the death of 24 paratrooper soldiers as a result of the collapse of the Omsk barracks. Young strong guys were victims of a crime related to the desire of certain people to make a profit for themselves, saving on safety and elementary calculations.
The 2015 year is the year that will be remembered by the event with a clearly positive color: January 1 The 2015 agreement entered into force on the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union, which apart from Russia included Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan - a conglomerate with 5 economy in the world, having huge prospects if you have the will and well thought out decisions.
Hopefully, we meet the year 2016! Hoping that he will be brighter and more positive for Russia is naive. But as they say in the famous advertising: Why? But what if?..
Happy New Year!