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Foreign results of the year

This year, the circular geopolitical storyline, through which the tragic omen of modern times runs as a red thread, began in France. And it ended there. In January, Islamist terrorists launched a series of attacks - from attacking the editorial office of the weekly Charlie Hebdo to taking hostages in Paris, and in November they committed new bloody atrocities in Paris that killed 130 people. France was also in the middle of the world events of the year: she had to terminate the Mistral contract with Russia. The Cold War is another red thread that goes through the entire 2015 year.

Episode One. "Allah akbar" in Paris. The attack of Islamist bearded men on the Charlie Hebdo editorial 7 in January was the first in a chain of terrorist attacks in France. Al-Qaeda and IG militants claimed responsibility for attacking the magazine’s editors.

The satirical weekly “Charlie Hebdo” has repeatedly published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. In 2013, the magazine drew a whole comic about a prophet. The terrorists who attacked the magazine shouted: “We have avenged the prophet!” The soldiers of Allah chose France for their fearsome action because this state “participates in the war against Islam and oppressed countries”. So said one of the militants.

Inside the editorial building, the terrorists came with the help of the publication's employee, the artist Corinne Ray. She went out to go to her kindergarten for her daughter, and saw a couple of militants in camouflage at the entrance. “Their French was flawless, they claimed that from al-Qaeda,” she later told reporters. They began to threaten, and Corinne entered the code. Then the bearded men burst in and shouted “Allah Akbar” and opened fire.

The next day, January 8, a terrorist opened fire in Montrouge (south of Paris): he shot a police officer and injured a road service officer. The next day armed with an automatic weapons Amedy Coulibaly seized a kosher grocery store in Paris, near the Bois de Vincennes. Coulibaly declared that he is a warrior of the “Islamic State”. By the end of the day 9 January "warrior" eliminated the special forces.

A few days later, journalist attorney Richard Malka said that the cartoons of Mohammed and jokes about religion would appear in the issue of Charlie Hebdo, which will be released in a million copies. Thus, the magazine does not intend to retreat from its line.

The reaction of the world community to the behavior of caricaturists and a series of terrorist attacks, which began with the murders of employees of Charlie Hebdo, was mixed.

In memory of the victims of Islamist terror in France, there was a massive Sunday rally: at least 3,7 million people took to the streets, honoring the memory of the victims and speaking in support of freedom of speech.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the Paris march in memory of the victims. In the message of the UN press service, it was noted that the Secretary General was “deeply moved” by the demonstration personnel of “global solidarity”.

Russia gave a much more restrained assessment of the events.

Protopriest Vsevolod Chaplin said that the fight against terror does not mean solidarity with blasphemy: “There is no need to fight terror, there is no justification for terror, but this does not mean that you need to identify with provocative blasphemy and provocative blasphemy or with insult of one or another person, and that’s also took place in famous caricatures ... "

The head of the Duma’s international affairs committee, Alexei Pushkov, said that the attacks in Paris are a heinous crime, but freedom of speech must coexist with responsibility for what was said.

The representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Markin, compared the Paris terrorist attack with events in the Donbas. “What is happening in the Donbas and what happened in Paris is equally tragic, but the reaction of the West is predictably different,” wrote Markin on Twitter.

The reaction of the West to the events in Yemen, which were very similar to those in Ukraine, turned out to be “predictable”.

Episode Two. The war in Yemen. In March, the President of Yemen, Hadi, fled from the capital of Sana'a to his native city, Aden. There he stated that his own words about resigning did not mean anything, since they were spoken under pressure from insurgent Shiite Hussite militants. As it turned out, these words of the former ruler meant little: the rebels defeated the military forces that the president had gathered and launched an offensive. Hadi had to flee Yemen, noticing traces, which was very reminiscent of Mr. Yanukovych’s shameful flight from Ukraine in the 2014 year.

March 26 began a foreign invasion of Yemen: Saudi Arabia and its local allies decided to support Hadi. Saudi air force bombed Aden and the Houthit bases. Saudis were supported by the League of Arab States, the United States, Great Britain, France, Turkey, Sudan, Egypt. Iran and Russia opposed military intervention.

There are double standards: after all, with regard to Ukraine, the United States and its allies acted exactly the opposite, promoting a coup and demanding that President Yanukovych not use force against the “democratic opposition” that organized the “euromaidan”.

It became clear that the paths of the West and Russia diverge more and more. This was confirmed by the next event of world significance - the parade in Moscow, dedicated to the seventieth anniversary of the victory over the fascist invaders. Representatives of the West at the parade chose not to appear.

Episode Three. They have not come. On the 70 anniversary of the Great Victory, not all invited guests arrived. A little more than three dozen heads of state arrived at the celebration of 9 May. The leaders of the CIS countries, China, India, South Africa and a number of other countries arrived. But the West tried to ignore the triumph on the occasion of the Victory in a special way - without attaching great importance to it. For example, Britain was represented at the parade by the grandson of Winston Churchill, only foreign ministers from Italy and France arrived, for Germany it was ... an ambassador in Moscow. Angela Merkel deigned to fly "later", 10 May. And after arriving, she told the world that Moscow’s actions had thrown back relations between Russia and the West. “The criminal annexation of the Crimea, which violates international law, and the armed conflict in the east of Ukraine have seriously undermined our relations,” said Frau Chancellor.

“The Obama administration has put tough pressure on a number of European countries so that their leaders refuse to go to Moscow. This is the US line. The rest is rhetoric, ”wrote Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, on Twitter.

French journalist and writer Pierre Lorrain expressed regret that the celebrations on the occasion of the anniversary of the Victory did not unite the participants in the rout of the Third Reich: “The absence of Western leaders to some extent contradicts the celebration of the 70 anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany. It is not just like that. This is a very important event, which we, for our part, also celebrated in Europe, in the USA. But the unification of this celebration did not happen. And this, of course, is regrettable. ”

Some French and British newspapers published 9 in May 2015, with materials in which journalists directly wrote: Western politicians offended the Russians, not finding the time to recall the tens of millions who died in the war.

In their own way, they “celebrated” Victory Day in Western Ukraine, on the territory where, apparently, “Europeanism” is especially evident. 9 May in Lviv Iosif Sitnik, a deputy of the regional council and a native of the nationalist party "Svoboda", tore the St. George ribbon from a pensioner and crushed it.

Western political disregard for Russia continued in June at the G7 summit.

Episode Four. Without Russia. The G-7 Summit was held on 7 and June 8 in Bavaria, in Elmau. Of course, without Russia: in 2014, it was excluded from the “big ones” due to the “annexation of the Crimea” and the Ukrainian crisis. And here is strange: Russia was not invited to the summit, but the conversation turned up every now and then to Moscow.

Even before the official start of the meeting, Mr. Obama, having devoured a Bavarian beer and breeze it, told the audience about the “Russian aggression”.

On behalf of the European Union, and at the same time on behalf of “b. Seven, ”was made by the main person in the European Council, Donald Tusk. According to him, the G-7 wants to return Vladimir Putin to the table. And he immediately recovered: no, Moscow “will not be invited for as long as it behaves aggressively towards Ukraine and other countries.”

What kind of "other countries" this is, Mr. Tusk did not specify. Probably, Poland and the unfortunate Baltic republics, which almost every day transmit reports from the “Russian front” and consider the bombers in the blue Latvian sky.

Following Tusk spoke Briton David Cameron. He said that Europe should maintain unity and continue to punish Russia with sanctions - because of the Ukrainian crisis.

Beer with pretzels served the summit guests to the locals. Obama and Merkel were treated to a frothy drink to the sounds of alpine horns. Having treated herself, Frau Chancellor admitted to Barack Hussein that the arrival of an American guest in Germany was a great joy for her and for the Bavarians. Sipping a beer, she told the American that "we share common values."

After the summit, the policy of the "cold war" by Western leaders was unanimously continued. Puppets from the White House continued to do everything to preserve the confrontation between the European Union and Russia, despite the tangible economic damage caused by prohibitive policies of Berlin, Paris and other "sanctioners" who danced in Elmau under the alpine horns. Die, but let the Russian become worse!

However, in the next item on the geopolitical agenda, the West nevertheless became closer with Russia.

Episode five. Iran and the "six". On the night of July 14, an agreement was reached between Iran and the "six" of international mediators to regulate Tehran’s nuclear program. Politicians dubbed the agreement "historical". As noted by the media, the July talks marked the adoption of a plan, the implementation of which will allow the UN to lift financial sanctions from Iran.

“We have achieved what the whole world hoped for. Universal commitment to order allowed us to hold hands to make the world even safer. This is a historic day, since we have created the conditions for building trust and opening a new chapter in our relations, ”said Federica Mogherini, the head of European diplomacy.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that the settlement was possible thanks to the efforts of specialists from Russia: “It’s important to say that three years ago we managed to bring these negotiations out of a deaf impasse thanks to the concept of phasedness and reciprocity proposed by Russian specialists when an agreement in which every step of Iran to meet the demands of the world community would be accompanied by reciprocal steps by the “six” and the UN to relax the sanctions pressure right up to Foot lifting of sanctions. "

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that the agreement reached is "a significant step from the prospect of the proliferation of nuclear weapons to transparency and cooperation."

Having dealt with the nuclear crisis, in the same July, European politicians began talking about a refugee crisis. However, if the “nuclear” crisis was over, then the migration crisis has just begun.

Episode Six. Migration crisis in Europe. The commitment to “democracy” and the support of the “Arab spring” of the United States and the states of Europe in North Africa and the Middle East led to political and economic instability in a number of regions. Destruction, impoverishment, terrorism, civil wars, religious, tribal and interethnic strife led to an unprecedented flow of migrants rushing to Europe.

20 July European politicians approved the decision to accept thousands of refugees and illegal immigrants in the EU countries 55. And that was just the beginning. The numbers changed very quickly.

At the end of October, Angela Merkel said at an emergency summit in Brussels that she expects a million refugees in 2015 year alone in Germany.

According to the December data of the International Organization for Migration, the number of refugees who arrived in Europe this year has already reached 1.006.500 people.

The democratic “spring”, openly encouraged by the West, led to the invasion of migrants to Europe, which historians now call the biggest migration crisis from World War II.

20 July 2015, another significant event occurred, which should be attributed to the historical.

Episode seven. Cuba smiles at America. On this day, the United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations that broke off more than half a century ago. On July 20, the Embassy of Cuba opened in Washington, and the US Embassy opened in Havana.

Analysts believe that the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba will allow President Obama to not only strengthen the position of the Democratic Party in the upcoming presidential elections next year, but also to go down in history. Political scientists admit that the leading motive of the White House administration was the desire to pull the votes of the Cuban electorate in the United States to the side of the Democrats. Finally, it was suggested that Washington also set a geopolitical goal: to weaken the traditional ties of Havana with Moscow.

Havana made big political concessions to Washington. Unlike his brother Fidel, Comrade Raul Castro is set on rapprochement with America and carrying out market reforms on the island. The Cuban authorities have assured Washington that they will not prevent Cuban citizens from visiting the American Embassy. The camp at Guantanamo will not be closed, despite Obama’s long-running campaign promises. US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter confirmed that the Pentagon does not have plans to close the Guantanamo base.

“The Obama administration did the right thing to restore the relationship long before the end of the Castro brothers regime, which is inevitable. The United States will play an important role in the de-communization and privatization of Cuba, ”said Ariel Cohen, director of the Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (Washington), told Vzglyad.

It seems that the Americans did right on a Russian proverb: they harnessed for a long time, but quickly drove off. In the Cuban press the phrase “democratic reforms” flashed. Familiar, yes?

Meanwhile, in France, the “democratic” policy has gone so far that it has overtaken the capitalist economy.

Episode eight. How to make money on "Mistral". In August 2015, Francois Hollande and Vladimir Putin reached a final agreement to terminate the contract for the supply of two Mistral-type helicopter carriers (signed in 2011). Recall that the French had to transfer the ship “Vladivostok” to Russia in November 2014, but they were prevented by the EU imposing sanctions against Moscow. The contract was thus breached by the French side.

In early November, it became known that France reimbursed Russian enterprises for the construction of helicopter carriers, and the money was returned to the budget. This was announced by the head of Rosoboronexport, Anatoly Isaikin. He also recalled that Rosoboronexport is concluding contracts in hard currency.

The contract with France was concluded in the euro, and since then the ruble exchange rate in Russia has changed a lot. Therefore, Moscow was able to earn on termination of the contract. Of course, not in the euro, but in inflationary rubles, but for a thin budget because of the fall in oil prices, this is a help.

August was replaced by September; the Cold War opponents have become a bit closer due to the UN and Putin’s speech.

Episode Nine. 70 Session of the UN General Assembly. In September 2015, the anniversary session of the UN General Assembly started. Vladimir Putin, in his speech, called on the international community to create an international antiterrorist coalition.

The Russian president said that not to involve the Syrian army in the fight against the "Islamic state" is a "huge mistake", since Syrian troops are the only force that "bravely, face to face" fights against terrorist fighters. The Russian president also criticized the West: after all, he is arming the "moderate" opposition in Syria, who then go over to the IG.

Obama in his address to the General Assembly noted that the United States is ready to cooperate with Russia and Iran to ensure the removal of Assad from power and the organization of the "transition period". Obama believes that Syria should not return "to the pre-war status quo."

By the way, at the suggestion of journalists, the “symbol” of the session was the handshake of Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin: the first stretched out his hand, and the second thought for a moment whether it was worth shaking it?

As a result, the famous Senator McCain said that Obama’s “unnecessary” meeting with Putin played into the hands of the Russian president, and the potential presidential candidate, billionaire Trump, said that Putin was “nicer” than even he, Trump.

And then began the operation of Russia in Syria. The case followed the word.

However, the West reacted to this operation coolly.

Episode tenth. Word and deed. September 30, Russian aviation launched an air operation with striking at the positions of "IG" in Syria. The operation was completely legal and began at the request of official Damascus for military support.

The first exact blows to the positions of the militants and the demonstration by Russia of their weapons and military power made a great impression on the East and the West. The press did not have time to publish the statements of major politicians and experts.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, for example, brought to the attention of the international community that Washington no longer intends to demand the immediate resignation of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The eminent British expert John Bradley, the author of several books on the problems of the Middle East, acknowledged that the most "sensible" plan for resolving the conflict in Syria is not at all the White House, but Moscow. Marine Le Pen spoke in Paris: she believes that France should join Russia in solving the Syrian problem.

Seeing the general positive attitude towards the actions of Russia in Syria, the world "puppeteers" in the White House were worried. By December, the attitude of the Western media has changed almost to the opposite. Journalists began to write about the fact that the strikes of Russian aviation in Syria were “useless”, while human rights activists, along with Turkey, which shot down the Russian aircraft earlier, began to broadcast about civilians and children killed by the Russian military.

Here, for example, is a quote from the British newspaper The Guardian: “... Russian aviation inflicted new air strikes that resulted in at least 600 Syrian civilians, including 70 people killed in the city, killing at least Idlibe.

David Lesh wrote in Foreign Policy that “Putin’s intervention in Syria will end in something akin to the Egyptian Pyrrhic victory of 1957 of the year or the sudden increase in Soviet influence at the end of 1950’s, which was accompanied by a sharp increase in foreign policy problems. It will take another half a century, and historians will probably call the Russian actions in Syria in 2015 the beginning of the end of Putinism, as the landing of Egyptian troops in 1957 was the beginning of the end of Nasserism. ”

Of course, Washington is not going to lose its status as a world hegemon. Therefore, the reports of “human rights organizations” and similar materials in the press will continue. Neither the West nor Turkey will recognize the prominent role of Russia in the fight against IG, for such recognition would be tantamount to political defeat.

However, other Western countries would still like to converge with Russia.

Episode eleventh and last. Return to Paris. And again we are transferred to the long-suffering Paris.

In this city, the Islamists launched a new series of attacks in the late evening on November 13. 130 dead and more 350 injured. Responsibility for the attacks took all the same "Islamic State".

The radicals staged several bloody attacks: explosions near the Stade de France stadium, the killing of visitors to several restaurants, the slaughter in the Bataklan concert hall. The November attacks were the largest in terms of the number of victims in the entire history of France, analysts say. The authorities imposed a state of emergency in the country.

Representatives of the "Islamic State" in the network called the killings "September French 11."

President Hollande in a speech before parliamentarians spoke about the need to unite the efforts of all countries, including Russia, in the fight against "IG". After this speech, international experts talked about the fact that the Paris attacks would lead to a change in the West’s attitude towards Russia's policy towards Syria.

By the end of the year it became clear: there will be no change. The United States will not allow the championship of Russia in anything, even in the fight against terrorism. Moreover, the White House hints that the situation in Syria will turn out to be a “new Afghanistan” for Moscow. If we consider this point of view seriously (otherwise it is impossible), it will become clear: Syria has become a center of confrontation, where the interests of Russia and the West have clashed.
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  1. Rezident007
    Rezident007 31 December 2015 06: 52
    "Rough age - rough manners"))) Happy New Year!
    1. Shick
      Shick 31 December 2015 06: 58
      The year was difficult, 2016 will be even more difficult ..
      Patience to all in the New Year and most importantly health to you men and your families !!! Holiday greetings!!!
      1. GOR_XVII
        GOR_XVII 31 December 2015 09: 15
        For more than half a century that I have lived in this world, I do not remember that in our country or in the world everything was calm and everything was in chocolate. There was no such thing.
        Russia has been, is and will be with our hardworking and talented people. We will, as always, overcome difficulties and move forward.
        As a famous character said: "Everything that comes. And music is eternal!"
        Happy New Year!
        1. gladcu2
          gladcu2 4 January 2016 19: 16

          You said it right.

          But you know that the most unusual and interesting ....

          People in the Russian Federation still think in Soviet standards when the country and people are united. But in the courtyard of vicious capitalism. Morality under capitalism, each for itself and for itself. However, people continue to think about the country.

          So morality could not change.
    2. Lepila
      Lepila 2 January 2016 12: 11
      I will remember 2015 as the year that the enlightened West surrendered to the Iranian Islamic fascists, when Iran received the green light for possessing nuclear weapons. And most importantly: in 2015, a Ukrainian nationalist gave birth to two pretty Zhidobandera !!!
  2. kebeskin
    kebeskin 31 December 2015 06: 52
    I would like to congratulate all military personnel and military reviewers on the New Year 2016 !!!
    I wish you military and political success, as well as overcoming economic difficulties.

    Well, at the end of the year, Tse Europe is rolling into a "dupu", a difficult situation in the world has come. Let's hope that everything will be resolved with favorable consequences for us.
    1. Aleksander
      Aleksander 31 December 2015 07: 41
      Quote: kebeskin
      We hope that everything will be resolved with favorable consequences for us.

      It seems that the more modern nuclear missiles Russia produces, the more prosperous the times will be.
      Happy New Year! hi
      1. tokens3
        tokens3 1 January 2016 21: 20
        The main result is the collapse of US dominance in the world. The weighty word remains with China. And sooner or later, the word in Chinese will be heard by the world. Zhdems.
        But the fact that the United States does not shine anymore to hold so many military bases in the world is for sure.
        And volleys of calibers in 2015 were to match the new, hitherto unknown-Russian symphony!
        Actually from the godforsaken Caspian Sea (as if from a dense forest) the news "flew".
        Alive Russia. And will live.
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  3. venaya
    venaya 31 December 2015 07: 04
    Puppeteers from the White House continued to do everything to maintain the confrontation between the European Union and Russia. US will not allow the primacy of Russia in anything, even in the fight against terrorism
    We will die, but let the Russian become worse!

    Yes, this year was extremely eventful. It’s even difficult to single out any one event, a whole series of endless, very important events that determine our difficult future events in the international arena. What will prepare us for the new year - for now, we will guess, but at the same time hope that the main problems can be resolved. For example, to finish the Syrian epic, which is really possible, and pretty quickly, judging by the latest news from there. How to develop the remaining questions - while guessing is really difficult, let's hope for significant progress in these areas.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 31 December 2015 07: 14
    Hope only on your people, your sun.
    All this "abroad" let it live out its own age. And emigrants will help her in this. The dust settles and only dirt remains!
  5. Aleksander
    Aleksander 31 December 2015 07: 37
    Good, quality article. Thanks to the author Oleg Chuvakin for his interesting work in the past year and look forward to the same in the next. Happy New Year to the author and success to him! yes hi
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 31 December 2015 07: 42
    2015 showed that there was no more swine attitude of the West towards Russia. In one glass, everything: lies, falsifications, unfounded claims, blatant rudeness and further down the list. I hope that in the new year the West will receive everything that it deserves.
    1. Ebundey Mukhryuev
      Ebundey Mukhryuev 1 January 2016 18: 52
      There have been years and even decades that the West "treated" us worse, and even more godless lies. ... and you, that they wanted their love? Why would? The West is mercantile - it respects only power and money. And even then - they will not love, but RESPECT - WILL BE !!!
  7. parusnik
    parusnik 31 December 2015 07: 45
    And still it’s worth a drink .. Europe’s sunset has already passed, let's drink for its twilight! Holiday greetings! drinks
    The author of further creative success!
    1. gladcu2
      gladcu2 4 January 2016 20: 05

      Do not drink for negative things. Europe has become a colony. Therefore, it has no right to pursue its policy.
      The people of Europe cannot express their opinion through suffrage. It seems that governments are formally elected. And therefore, the people of Europe cannot be responsible for the actions of a group of individuals expressing corporate interests.

      Bad of course, but as it is and better not expected.
  8. evgeny1979
    evgeny1979 31 December 2015 07: 52
    Happy all! And about the results, they all crap one's pants there, softly speaking !!!
  9. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 31 December 2015 07: 53
    Oleg, the twelfth episode is not the last one, but the extreme one - the "sworn friends" will still show themselves "in all their glory"! And to all of us, so that the Holiday really turns out to be a holiday, and that Russia will survive its enemies for many centuries! Happy New Year!
  10. Cap.Morgan
    Cap.Morgan 31 December 2015 07: 58
    Firstly, Europe is not the same.
    All her cooperation with us comes down to the purchase of oil and gas. So they will continue to buy them, they will not go anywhere.
    Technological innovations can be bought or stolen. The main thing is to introduce them. So here we do not need Europe.
    America may not let us into the club of great powers at any time. The American economy is seriously ill. Debt 18 trillion. A huge expensive army. The people, once showing a model of industriousness, and now living sated and lazy .... dollar bubbles, money emission, the end of the shale revolution ...
  11. pts-m
    pts-m 31 December 2015 08: 25
    In the article, everything is laid out on the shelves. But the most important thing in my opinion ... why impose themselves on the gayropean and Pendos communities, all the same this pack will bite its teeth, as if reminding them that they are the owners in the "house". Another waste of dough on the maintenance of these dog communes is useless. It will be cheaper to communicate with these "communes" via Skype, if, of course, they want to communicate. And they will want it, since business cannot exist only on subsidies from the states. And the sales markets are all filled to capacity. And it is high time for the West to take off the bandage with the abbreviation ... the urine ruin ...
  12. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 31 December 2015 08: 38
    An interesting question is: When will Europe finally wake up and be able to overcome its fear and get out of US control and send all its occupation troops back? When will they be ashamed of their worthless current role? If this does not happen, then the EU, as independent countries and sovereign units, will not. Or is it gone? So what's next? For slaughter like a herd of stupid and stupid lambs or further in a cage, like in a zoo? Well, Russia is power and the truth is on our side!
  13. lis-ik
    lis-ik 31 December 2015 08: 50
    To all participants and visitors to the site of the Military Review of health, patience, good luck in business, happiness in the family in the upcoming New Year!
  14. Dimy4
    Dimy4 31 December 2015 09: 09
    ... on behalf of “b. sevens "...

    The mother was told the truth, the expression "B. SEVEN" gives a correct description to the members of this organization.
    Happy New Year to all!
  15. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 31 December 2015 09: 31
    In the coming "year of the monkey" you involuntarily sympathize with Darwin: he could not have known that thanks to the priceless dollar, as well as servility, lack of spirituality and the American dream of overconsumption, humans will gradually turn into primates ...
  16. Belousov
    Belousov 31 December 2015 09: 33
    Everything is correctly described. But there will definitely be an episode of 12, 13, 14 and so on until they trample Russia. Given the constant miscalculations of leadership in domestic politics (or these are not miscalculations, but the purposeful collapse of medicine, education, the destruction of the titular nation, etc.) this can not be expected for so long, alas ...
    1. anfil
      anfil 31 December 2015 10: 00
      Quote: Belousov
      Everything is correctly described. But there will definitely be an episode of 12, 13, 14 and so on until they trample Russia. Given the constant miscalculations of leadership in domestic politics (or these are not miscalculations, but the purposeful collapse of medicine, education, the destruction of the titular nation, etc.) this can not be expected for so long, alas ...

      I will advise you to live with a sense of humor and everything will be fine.

  17. anfil
    anfil 31 December 2015 09: 52
    It turns out that Santa is not omnipotent like our Santa Claus.

  18. 1536
    1536 31 December 2015 11: 31
    In my opinion, the disappointing result of the year that the United States finally began to identify with Obama, and Obama with the United States. Even in the most cruel years of World War II, we did not confuse Hitler with the German people! There has always been a watershed, as they say.
  19. L. A. A.
    L. A. A. 31 December 2015 11: 36
    In 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all states of the country.
  20. Kibl
    Kibl 31 December 2015 13: 08
    Come on, all these conversations that the year was difficult ..... That the first time, it always has been and will be, and there are many reasons for that. Life is generally a complicated thing, and the main problem on Earth is the existence of a country like the USA, not if it were on the world map, many wars and conflicts could have been avoided! Hello everyone and Happy New Year! Hooray, comrades!
  21. TVM - 75
    TVM - 75 31 December 2015 13: 16
    Despite the difficulties, 2015 showed that the West is a colony of the USA, that these are degenerating associations of homosexuals and prostitutes, that everything alive and healthy is alien to them. 2015 is a year of pride for our country, for its direct and honest policy, for the human attitude towards people. And even if there are still those in the country who have "well, a lot of money", there is hope that honesty, competence and patriotism will rule within the country. Happy New Year to all! All happiness, health and well-being! drinks
  22. datur
    datur 31 December 2015 20: 03
    EPISOTE - RUSSIA - RUSSIA WAS, IS, AND WILL BE !!!!! wink wink
  23. 31rus
    31rus 31 December 2015 20: 51
    Happy New Year! Wish yourself and more!
  24. Domino45
    Domino45 31 December 2015 21: 15
    And let in all situations we will be GOOD !!!
  25. cap
    cap 31 December 2015 21: 16
    The most important thing in my opinion is that, for all its internal contradictions, it was not possible to drive it into a political or economic angle. In spite of everything, the economy got a push and began to develop. The military-industrial complex, as always, acts as a locomotive. its essence. This essence lies in the rejection of Russia as an equal partner, with emphasis on sanctions that prevent dialogue on an equal footing, emphasizing the leading role of the United States in the world. The formation of new political and economic alliances that ignore US priority in global processes, refusal of payments in US dollars between the two countries, is a direct challenge to the hegemony of one of the most powerful economies in the world.
    Hence the enormous responsibility of the political leadership of Russia to the new allies and its people. A whole layer of events in 2015 alone.
    Without making any predictions, we can assume the intensification of the confrontation in the next 2016.
    Everything said in the article is logically correct arrangement and analysis as much as possible in the magazine presentation. What always distinguished the author. Thank you very much.
    Happy New Year everyone !
    Peace, happiness and good luck. drinks
  26. PValery53
    PValery53 1 January 2016 07: 55
    Happy New Year! VITALY's New Year's political cartoons are, as always, relevant, ironic, but good-natured, and the style of performance evokes a kind smile. With the rough language of the poster, he “fights” skillfully!
  27. nikolaij.w.78
    nikolaij.w.78 1 January 2016 13: 10
    Obama after death returned from the next world. He goes into his favorite bar, orders a beer, asks the waiter at the counter:
    Well, how are you here without me?
    All right.
    Well, is Iraq even ours?
    Bulgaria? Serbia?
    And Ukraine?
    Yes. All of Europe has long been ours.
    Well done! How much is beer for me?
    3 rubles 25 kopecks.
  28. Awega
    Awega 1 January 2016 15: 32
    Happy New Year dear forum users!
  29. wandlitz
    wandlitz 1 January 2016 18: 42
    Happy New Year !!!

  30. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 2 January 2016 16: 37
    When heading to a currency exchange, remember: it’s not you buying a piece of America, this is America buying you.
  31. ros44
    ros44 2 January 2016 19: 58
    Quote: Lepila
    . And most importantly: in 2015, a Ukrainian nationalist gave birth to two pretty Zhidobandera !!!

    So you have to write on the Zhidobandera censor, there are a lot of yours.
  32. Gulo
    Gulo 2 January 2016 20: 40
    The novelist and philosopher Andre Vlchek wrote about this very well in the French edition of Agora Vox: “The huge country has repeatedly rebuffed the most powerful forces of evil, which were becoming a threat to the very existence of our planet ... Russia is not just“ waging wars. ”Its struggle for the survival of mankind - nothing more than a work of art, poetry, symphony. " And the new system "Caliber-NK" is a wonderful tool.
  33. Oleg7700
    Oleg7700 2 January 2016 23: 08
    Today, January 2, the north of Israel, the vicinity of the ski resort on Mount Hermon ... Happy New Year!
      PHANTOM-AS 2 January 2016 23: 34
      Quote: Oleg7700
      Today, January 2, the north of Israel, the vicinity of the ski resort on Mount Hermon ... Happy New Year!

      Why doesn’t Israel hold the winter Olympics? request
      Weakies wink
      And we can in Sochi, it’s a bit heavy, but an encore fellow we can still winked
      Happy New Year! drinks
      1. padded jacket
        padded jacket 2 January 2016 23: 55
        Quote: PHANTOM-AS
        Why doesn’t Israel hold the winter Olympics?

        Who will give him the opportunity to host the Olympics? On the territory of this "state" there is a civil war, especially since Israel itself within its current borders is illegal and is not recognized by any country in the world.
        1. Baxban
          Baxban 3 January 2016 04: 55
          Quote: quilted jacket
          Who will give him the opportunity to host the Olympics? On the territory of this "state" there is a civil war, especially since Israel itself within its current borders is illegal and is not recognized by any country in the world.

          yeah, they forgot to ask the quilted jacket, especially about the "legal"
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  36. Oleg7700
    Oleg7700 3 January 2016 01: 02
    tomorrow there will be something in that direction ...
  37. Oleg7700
    Oleg7700 3 January 2016 01: 11
    The capital of the North, Haifa, New Year ... smile
  38. Korsar4
    Korsar4 4 January 2016 18: 19
    Not an easy year. Domestically, and 2016 threatens to be difficult. In 2015, Europe continued to fundamentally change, and not only due to the saturation of migrants. Wait and see. But we live in an interesting time. Happy New Year!