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The stranglehold of sanctions is delayed

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The US Treasury Department introduced new sanctions against Russia. 34 was extended to the extended list of individuals and legal entities, including subsidiaries abroad of VTB and Sberbank. Concerns “Aviapriborostroenie”, “Oboronprom”, “Rosoboronexport”, “Yandex.Money”, the wine-making company “Massandra”, Yalta Film Studio and other companies also turned out to be undesirable to Washington.


As the "BBC"The US Treasury Department has published a list of Russian companies against which sanctions are being imposed because of the conflict in the east of Ukraine.

The expanded list includes VTB24, subsidiaries of Sberbank abroad, the company, the Yandex.Money payment system (75% of whose shares belong to Sberbank). The black list included companies and banks operating in the Crimea, as well as those related to the current defendants in the previous list: Krayinvestbank, Inresbank (connected to the SMP bank of the Rotenberg brothers), Mosoblbank, Technopromexport, Volgogradneftemash and others.

The Russian Helicopters holding company, the United Engine Corporation, the Tekhnodinamika holding, and the High-Precision Complexes NPO came under sanctions.

The sanctions also pleased the representatives of the “republics” in the east of Ukraine, including Vladislav Deynego and Alexander Kofman.

(A long list of sanctions anyone can see, for example, on the website "Arguments and Facts".)

“It is extremely important that Russia take the steps necessary to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk agreements and ensure a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Ukraine,” "Vedomosti" Statement by the Director of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), US Department of the Treasury, John Smith.

However, the devil is not so bad as he is painted.

The September 2014 sanctions against Sberbank applied to Sberbank-controlled companies with a share of direct and indirect ownership of 50 or more percent. This was said to Vedomosti by the press service of Sberbank. Therefore, the inclusion in the sanctions lists of controlled companies belonging to the Sberbank Group does not change the scope and legal force applicable to Sberbank sanctions.

As for VTB, the press service of the bank said that the sectoral sanctions of the United States will not affect customer service: “Firstly, the sanctions relate solely to raising funds by Russian state banks abroad. The business model of "VTB 24" is determined by the independent funding and versatility of the product line. VTB 24 attracts funds exclusively on the Russian market. Secondly, all accounts of our clients are located in the territory of the Russian Federation, no restrictions can be applied to them. The same applies to plastic cards: no restrictions on their use are introduced in the Russian Federation or abroad and will not be introduced ”.

By the way, the journalists of the newspaper Vedomosti came up with an exact title for their material: “The new sanctions against Russia turned out to be old.”

Why does the United States extend sanctions in such a strange way?

By expanding the blacklist, Washington is showing determination. The White House intends to seek Russia's respect for the sovereignty of Ukraine, said the US Treasury Department. Washington sees no reason to whip up the situation in expanding the sanctions list. “This is a normal process, as legal entities find ways to circumvent the restrictions and try to get out of the sanctions. In order to increase the effectiveness of our (restrictive) measures, we periodically need to clarify the list in order to preserve the effectiveness of these measures ", - cite "Vesti" the press secretary of the US Embassy in Russia, William Stevens.

According to the press secretary, the new list is a way to strengthen the implementation of measures taken earlier.

The Kremlin has already commented on the “normal process,” which was reported at the American embassy.

The Kremlin called the decision of the US Treasury Department unfriendly and destructive. “This is a continuation of the line that has a devastating impact on bilateral relations,” the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, quotes. "Lenta.ru".

Peskov said that Moscow would respond to this step: “Of course, based on the principle of reciprocity, the Russian side will first analyze these decisions, and then proposals for possible countermeasures will accumulate.”

Earlier, 1 December 2015, the Council of the European Union decided to extend the sanctions against Russia until July 31 2016. This decision entered into force on December 22. True, some European diplomats do not rule out that the sanctions were extended in full for the last time: some EU states want to start a dialogue with Russia on countering terrorism, including in Syria, where the Russians inflict airstrikes on IG positions.

However, the position of Europe is not independent. Europe looks into the mouth of the overseas hegemon. And he adheres to the concept of “containment” of Russia adopted last year.

The dynamics in relations between the United States and Russia is observed only in the Syrian issue, says Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the Duma committee on international affairs.

“Nothing fundamental has changed in US foreign policy. There is a movement in Syria, there is nothing outside Syria, ”the deputy quotes Interfax-Azerbaijan.

But a special point of view. Vladimir Zharikhin, deputy director of the Institute of CIS Countries, member of the Council for National Strategy, says that the reaction of Russian officials to American news shows a lack of understanding of the American political mentality.

“Not all of our leaders understand that the United States towards Russia does not pursue a“ package ”policy. Washington is ready to cooperate with Moscow where it is profitable for it, but at the same time it does not carry out any exchange. This is a principled position of the United States ", - explained Zharikhin Reedus.

Someone in Moscow expected that Russia's participation in the Syrian antiterrorist coalition in Syria would lead to Kremlin getting “bonuses” in Ukraine? If so, then these people are "seriously miscalculated."

And this disappointment, Zharikhin notes, explains the inadequate response of other Moscow politicians. For example, the first deputy head of the “Fair Russia” faction in the State Duma, Mikhail Yemelyanov, suggested hitting the Pepsi and Coca-Cola business: raising excise taxes on the sale of sweet carbonated drinks.

This is from the series "in the garden of an elder, and in Kiev, uncle," said Zharikhin. After all, cooperation in the fight against IG is in the interests of both Russia and the United States. But does this have to do with sanctions? Moscow simply cannot understand, the analyst believes that sanctions were imposed for other reasons. And these reasons did not disappear, even if the White House and the Kremlin found a common language in another region.

Introducing the “old” sanctions, we add, Washington shows Russia directly: 1) The Ukrainian crisis remains an unsolved problem - in the sense in which the White House is the solution; 2) Americans object to “forcing the situation”, not wanting to disperse from Moscow where there has been at least some kind of rapprochement and where Moscow partially solves the problems of American security, destroying the terrorists and turning the hatred of the rest upon themselves; 3) The United States will not tolerate any Russian influence in the Donbas and will not back down on the idea of ​​“returning Crimea” to Ukraine.

A complete rejection of sanctions while preserving Crimea for Russia is possible, I suppose, in fifty years. That was the time it took the American rulers to lift the embargo from Cuba.

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  1. Enot-poloskun
    Enot-poloskun 29 December 2015 06: 45 New
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    Sanctions, sanctions ... Yes to sneeze on them! New Years is soon!

    Year of new hopes and achievements! So win!
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 29 December 2015 07: 07 New
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      Quote: Enot-poloskun
      Sanctions, sanctions ... Yes to sneeze on them!

      What a rare koment in our time, although you can later blame Medvedev for everything lol
      Quote: Enot-poloskun
      Year of new hopes and achievements!

      Or the very year when the world flies into the abyss.
      1. Victor Demchenko
        Victor Demchenko 29 December 2015 07: 53 New
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        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Or the very year when the world flies into the abyss.

        what I don’t understand ... are you vanging Sanya? if so, then prove it to the studio. though...
        request
        judging by the actions of our powers that be, the kirdyk will come very soon ... what
        1. AFS
          AFS 29 December 2015 08: 22 New
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          Quote: Victor Demchenko
          judging by the actions of our powers that be, the kirdyk will come very soon ...

          Following Russia, Belarus refused to leave the free trade zone with Ukraine.
          Who knows, is it true or a duck?
          1. rudolff
            rudolff 29 December 2015 09: 16 New
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            True or false, but: Verkhovna Rada deputy from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, Irina Gerashchenko, on Thursday, December 24 at a parliamentary meeting, thanked Belarus, Armenia and Kazakhstan on behalf of official Kiev for waiving the sanctions against Ukraine that Russia introduced on January 1 .
            “We want to thank our friends from this rostrum - Belarus, Armenia and Kazakhstan, who did not support the economic war against Ukraine. Thank!" - said Gerashchenko.
          2. Kite
            Kite 29 December 2015 10: 52 New
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            Quote: AFS
            Who knows, is it true or a duck?

            Does Belarus and the EU have an agreement on a free trade zone? That's all the truth to you will be in this answer. Dill is about to enter the FTA with the EU, Belarus has already been with Dill in the FTA, i.e. now Belarusian goods can be sent to the EU duty-free through ukrostan? But this will not work, they will not let the Europeans. If in one direction from the EU through y ..... to Belarus, then Lukashenko himself will stand up with a machine gun at the border. But he knows how easy it is to relabel goods, you can’t deceive him with such a crap that goods from Ukraine are of origin.
          3. zloybond
            zloybond 29 December 2015 10: 58 New
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            I would rather read the news that the US ambassador is packing his bags. it's time to go home to him.
      2. tomket
        tomket 29 December 2015 10: 34 New
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        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        What a rare koment in our time, although you can later blame Medvedev for everything

        Medvedev can be blamed for the main thing. Instead of strengthening the country, he is looking for those who will feed the country instead of the West. And this is his main crime.
      3. bandabas
        bandabas 29 December 2015 15: 45 New
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        Why blame it? All clear. The Government, the Duma, the Federation Council are useless. These are those who destroy the country in their wallet. Let's not talk about the bad, everyone with a Happy New Year. Urrraaa! :)
    2. Hon
      Hon 29 December 2015 07: 59 New
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      Sanctions, yes, but the price of oil does not please at all
      1. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 29 December 2015 08: 13 New
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        Quote: Hon
        Sanctions, yes, but the price of oil does not please at all

        Let's go and hang ourselves together because of low oil prices. Do not follow the oil quotes and you will be happy. I do not think that citizens of the same prosperous Kuwait or absolutely unsuccessful Angola, whose GDP is much more connected with oil revenues, are watching with such tension the fall in prices for "black gold" as the citizens of the Russian Federation.
        1. Cap.Morgan
          Cap.Morgan 29 December 2015 09: 03 New
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          Only a few million live in Kuwait. If you divide the national wealth into the few descendants of the camel drivers, it will still turn out well. And oil production is carried out by pumping out oil lakes - oil lies very shallow.
          Angola is even more fun - you don’t need to work - bananas grow on their own, you don’t need to dress - the same bananas are a great source of natural clothing in the form of loincloths, and there are a lot of diamonds, diamonds in the bowels are no less than oil ...
          But most importantly, they do not set themselves geopolitical tasks and they were never in the top three or five of the advanced countries of the world ... but we were. And still we will!
          Therefore, oil is important to us. Rockets need to be built, planes and ships. Oil is money and money again.
          1. Ami du peuple
            Ami du peuple 29 December 2015 10: 10 New
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            Quote: Cap.Morgan
            Oil is money and money again.

            A lot of text, but not in the subject of my comment smile I had in mind that an ordinary citizen should not bother with global macroeconomic problems - it is more beneficial for health. Remember this prayer: "Lord, give me reason and peace of mind to accept that which I cannot change, courage to change what I can, and wisdom to distinguish one from the other."? The price of oil refers to those factors that in no way depend on you or on me.
            1. Hon
              Hon 30 December 2015 13: 16 New
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              Quote: Ami du peuple
              I had in mind that an ordinary citizen should not bother with global macroeconomic problems

              we see this macroeconomics every day in stores
          2. Corsair
            Corsair 29 December 2015 14: 33 New
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            Quote: Cap.Morgan
            Therefore, oil is important to us. Rockets need to be built, planes and ships. Oil is money and money again.

            laughing And grain is money, and fish is money, and weapons from metal extracted from us are also money. How many years already bother with the resources of the first order of processing and still have not made a mind? It is necessary to switch to deep processing for a long time already and sell the final products, but we drive the raw materials in the old fashioned way and buy products at exorbitant prices.
            They transferred everything into money - there is no state ideology (it is prohibited by law), morality - there are no short and long-term development plans for the country, the government and gentlemen live on the principle of stretching for another year (before the election, until retirement, before raising their brother / brother-in-law / son in law).
            And here I and millions of the same want to know: where are we going - what are the plans, what should we expect at all? What will our children do except for consumption .. and?
            sad Sorry to boil.
            1. Alexy
              Alexy 29 December 2015 14: 53 New
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              Everything is correct. Of oil, too much can be done.
        2. Hon
          Hon 30 December 2015 13: 14 New
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          Quote: Ami du peuple
          Do not follow the oil quotes and you will be happy.

          It’s hard not to keep track of when these quotes are reflected in the price tags.
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 29 December 2015 11: 30 New
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        I do not care about oil prices at all, the main thing is that there are many orders for repairs and parts - this is the main thing, and the crisis in six years, maybe in four, will end.
      3. gladcu2
        gladcu2 29 December 2015 15: 42 New
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        Hon

        The price of oil is not sanctioned. They claim that these are the consequences of the global economic downturn.

        But sanctions are a product aimed at the disintegration of the Russian Federation from the global economy, which is much worse than deprivations associated directly with the lack of necessary goods.

        Goods can be produced at home. Sooner or later. But integrating back into the global economy will be more difficult, but necessary.
        So Russia's integration into the global economy provides diplomatic leverage for dialogue between countries.
        1. Corsair
          Corsair 29 December 2015 17: 55 New
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          Quote: gladcu2
          So Russia's integration into the global economy provides diplomatic leverage for dialogue between countries.

          belay What are the leverage on the market? If you don’t want to sell, let’s say goodbye, we can crush it with gas for Europe doesn’t have enough alternative sources, as soon as they find a replacement, they will send us far and for a long time, they will only send goods for sale to us.
          Sanctions are a dirty competition for markets, they hit Voentorg and friends of GDP.
          Other markets leave - use your health.

          ps Although it is very similar to the soft version of the attempt to collapse the USSR - to strangle industry, create shortages, inflation, further unemployment, strikes - the "new rulers" with promises of a bright future.
          1. gladcu2
            gladcu2 29 December 2015 20: 13 New
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            corsair

            The USSR did not care about external levers of influence. This is a fairy tale about cheaper oil for people who do not know how to think critically.

            The USSR was a self-sufficient country. With a closed internal turnover system. A similar system can be created in Russia, but this is tantamount to a complete boycott, which I really did not want. Since the next step will be a world war all against Russia.
            1. Corsair
              Corsair 30 December 2015 10: 25 New
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              Quote: gladcu2
              The USSR was a self-sufficient country. With a closed internal turnover system. A similar system can be created in Russia, but this is tantamount to a complete boycott, which I really did not want. Since the next step will be a world war all against Russia.

              It was true, but still not closed - the USSR traded well with half the world at the same time (India, China and a bunch of others), though with someone on credit.
        2. Hon
          Hon 30 December 2015 13: 18 New
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          Quote: gladcu2
          The price of oil is not sanctioned. They claim that these are the consequences of the global economic downturn.

          it is claimed by chance not by those who said that below 80 the price can not go down? what is the recession in the global economy? The Saudis openly state that they intentionally lower prices.
      4. Felix2
        Felix2 30 December 2015 06: 28 New
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        and it makes me happy, because gasoline has fallen in price by $ 1.4 per gallon, and who knows why gasoline is getting more expensive in Russia with cheaper oil? 7
        1. Corsair
          Corsair 30 December 2015 10: 32 New
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          Quote: Felix2
          and it makes me happy, because gasoline has fallen in price by $ 1.4 per gallon, and who knows why gasoline is getting more expensive in Russia with cheaper oil? 7

          1. Because we have its extraction and transportation is several times more expensive than anywhere else in the world.
          2. Oil companies are trying to keep their profits or reduce losses by changing prices.
          3. Intermediaries (sometimes there are several) selling gasoline also invest their risks and want to eat different tsatskas as well.
          4. For some reason, credit rates are tied to the dollar, so that currency fraud is not carried out, etc. (xs ... financiers should explain this - with what?)
          5. Bourgeois (shareholders of all the above companies) want to live well and eat not bread and butter, but also caviar and preferably not different eggplant and red, give them sturgeon and cognac XO
    3. vovanpain
      vovanpain 29 December 2015 09: 48 New
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      Quote: Enot-poloskun
      3) The United States will not tolerate any Russian influence in the Donbas and will not abandon the idea of ​​“returning Crimea” to Ukraine.

      Could show mattresses and abruptly, but
      1. Platonich
        Platonich 29 December 2015 11: 00 New
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        Che hesitated to unzip his fly ???
    4. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 29 December 2015 11: 14 New
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      The Russian Helicopters holding company, the United Engine Corporation, the Tekhnodinamika holding, and the High-Precision Complexes NPO came under sanctions.

      Well

      And do not give the Pentagon ordered helicopters for Afghanistan, titanium for Boeing and engines for missiles - the plants are under sanctions!
      1. Felix2
        Felix2 30 December 2015 07: 02 New
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        And what, stay generally with horseradish.
        Is there more titanium anywhere? And pensions, salaries to doctors, teachers where to get. And where to arrange workers from titanium mines?
        Strange logic.
    5. Altona
      Altona 29 December 2015 15: 16 New
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      Quote: Enot-poloskun
      Sanctions, sanctions ... Yes to sneeze on them! New Years is soon!

      -----------------
      That which was introduced against us is generally garbage. These are the hysteria of the Sechin-Rotenbergs. Here they would introduce like Iran, to the full extent - the arrest of gold and foreign exchange reserves, a ban on the export of hydrocarbons, a ban on foreign trade, and by little things there, a ban on arms exports to Iran, for technology exports. And then the panic fanned. They themselves ditched their real sector 10 years ago. It is necessary to deal with economics, and not to consider sanctions with oil.
      1. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 29 December 2015 15: 51 New
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        Quote: Altona
        , in full, the arrest of gold and foreign exchange reserves, a ban on the export of hydrocarbons, a ban on foreign trade, well, the little things there, a ban on the export of arms to Iran, on the export of technology

        But there is a bad suspicion that we are being cherished for the "sweet" thing .. I also thought about this more than once, while sanctions simply complicate the life of the Kremlin, but they do not include the kill offs yet ..
      2. Rumata
        Rumata 29 December 2015 21: 51 New
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        Quote: Altona
        Quote: Enot-poloskun
        Sanctions, sanctions ... Yes to sneeze on them! New Years is soon!

        -----------------
        That which was introduced against us is generally garbage. These are the hysteria of the Sechin-Rotenbergs. Here they would introduce like Iran, to the full extent - the arrest of gold and foreign exchange reserves, a ban on the export of hydrocarbons, a ban on foreign trade, and by little things there, a ban on arms exports to Iran, for technology exports. And then the panic fanned. They themselves ditched their real sector 10 years ago. It is necessary to deal with economics, and not to consider sanctions with oil.

        It is enough to introduce an embargo on agricultural products. Russia grows enough chicken, but eggs are bought in Germany. According to various sources, 80-90% of seed production is western, like fertilizers, as well as many feeds. The insemination material for cows is also mostly European and the list goes on.
        It's me that these sanctions are more intimidating than collapsing the economy, they would like to collapse, they would have been done long ago. Muscle Political Games ...
    6. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 29 December 2015 17: 51 New
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      The goal is to undermine the competitor’s economy and fight against objectionable governments



      Yes, this is a war of survival. Unequal struggle. All reasons are just reasons. The most important, but not announced sanctions are the deliberate collapse of the oil market. It seems to me that in this war we included our penultimate reserve - an increase in the Fed rate and export of Amer crude oil.
    7. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 29 December 2015 17: 53 New
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      Introducing the "old" sanctions, we add on our own, Washington directly shows Russia: 1) the Ukrainian crisis




      And then the Ukrainian crisis? There is no Ukrainian crisis in Cuba or Iran. Or Venezuela when Chavez came to power. Jackson-Venik Amendment, “Magnitsky List” - What Does Ukraine Have To Do With It?
      The goal is to undermine the competitor’s economy and fight against objectionable governments, and there can be any reason. We must accept this normally - always, as soon as an independent, national policy is pursued, in their own interests and to their detriment, they will use sanctions. Well, that is their right.
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 29 December 2015 06: 45 New
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    However, the devil is not so bad as he is painted.


    We will speak frankly ...
    pressure on our country with the help of sanctions will continue further ... it has become the norm for the United States ... and anybody’s authority may be the reason for it in the direction of BULK.
    I am amazed at the impudence with which WASHINGTON, being several thousand km from our borders, is trying to dictate his will to us ... just amazing impudence.
    All US policy towards RUSSIA is subordinated to one goal: to impose its will on us and, as a result, turn our country into an obedient vassal and a cash cow.


    Do not be this.
    1. Glot
      Glot 29 December 2015 06: 54 New
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      I am amazed at the impudence with which WASHINGTON, being several thousand km from our borders, is trying to dictate his will to us ... just amazing impudence.


      And they dictate their will to the whole world, and they deeply spit on the fact that someone somewhere considers this arrogance. Though everyone they bend over will think so, they spit. Because they bend, and not them. request
      And you can shout to the blue what they are reptiles and stuff, they are bending their line around the world, doing what is beneficial to them.
      It's a shame, but annoying, such a situation. And its change is not expected.
      1. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 29 December 2015 16: 15 New
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        Quote: Glot
        And its change is not expected.

        And even the Yellowstone Volcano will not help us .. laughing
      2. Kent0001
        Kent0001 29 December 2015 21: 10 New
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        You’re right, colleague .... and they have a printing press again, and we live in a financial system that they thought out .......
  3. Kos_kalinki9
    Kos_kalinki9 29 December 2015 06: 51 New
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    My God! Yes, all our life we ​​have received "gifts" from mattresses. Now sanctions, previously there was an amendment to Jacks Vanik (1974-2012), only 38 years old. Horseradish radish is not sweeter. Cancel these sanctions, come up with something else. We are already guilty for the states that we exist. "Partners" all the same.
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 29 December 2015 08: 19 New
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      Quote: Kos_kalinki9
      We are guilty for the states that we already exist.

      We are guilty of owning 1/9 of the Earth’s land, on which one fifth of the world's resources are located. "Our Western partners" consider this wrong and are doing their best to eliminate such "injustice."
      1. twviewer
        twviewer 29 December 2015 09: 07 New
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        Quote: Ami du peuple
        We are guilty of owning 1/9 of the Earth’s land, on which one fifth of the world's resources are located. "Our Western partners" consider this wrong and are doing their best to eliminate such "injustice."

        firstly 1 \ 6, and secondly: why are we living so poorly? really partners are to blame ??
        1. Ami du peuple
          Ami du peuple 29 December 2015 09: 59 New
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          Quote: twviewer
          firstly 1 \ 6, and secondly: why are we living so poorly? really partners are to blame ??

          You probably studied well in the Soviet school, if you remember the 1/6 figure. Only, after the collapse of the USSR, the country's territory decreased slightly. As for the "partners to blame" - do not distort, about their fault, in our current economic situation, I did not say a word. Although you personally, apparently, it would be better if these "partners" establish external control over Russia. Then you will surely heal richly.
          1. twviewer
            twviewer 29 December 2015 18: 30 New
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            Quote: Ami du peuple
            It’s probably better for you personally if these “partners” install

            I personally have seen both partners in the coffin. And external management has long been established, this alone explains the current purchase of American securities.
            1. Ami du peuple
              Ami du peuple 30 December 2015 02: 35 New
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              Quote: twviewer
              And external management has long been established, this alone explains the current purchase of American securities.

              Tell the Chinese. Those, according to your logic, have long been under total external control, once they share the first or second place in the world among holders of US debt obligations. Where does the PDA only look? what
              For reference: Russia is in the middle of the second ten among similar US lenders. I foresee the question of comparing the Chinese and Russian economies. So, China’s GDP exceeds Russia’s five times, and China’s investments in US Treasuries are 15 times higher. How do you like the proportion?
              1. twviewer
                twviewer 30 December 2015 05: 52 New
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                Quote: Ami du peuple
                Tell the Chinese. Those, according to your logic, have long been under total external control, once they share the first or second place in the world among holders of US debt obligations. Where does the PDA only look? what

                the Chinese stimulate demand, look at their trade balance with the SGA, and we stimulate the shackles laughing
                1. twviewer
                  twviewer 30 December 2015 07: 05 New
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                  Quote: Ami du peuple
                  For reference: Russia is in the middle of the second ten among similar US lenders. I foresee the question of comparing the Chinese and Russian economies. So, China’s GDP exceeds Russia’s five times, and China’s investments in US Treasuries are 15 times higher. How do you like the proportion?

                  Speaking of GDP: in 2014, ours differs from the Chinese by almost 10 times, and it would be nice to recall the structure of GDP - most of which are services, compare the cost of services in countries, and you will understand that your campaign for GDP in this case is meaningless. fellow
        2. Rezident007
          Rezident007 29 December 2015 13: 52 New
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          Quote: twviewer
          Quote: Ami du peuple
          We are guilty of owning 1/9 of the Earth’s land, on which one fifth of the world's resources are located. "Our Western partners" consider this wrong and are doing their best to eliminate such "injustice."

          firstly 1 \ 6, and secondly: why are we living so poorly? really partners are to blame ??

          FACT: In Russia, only 15-20% of its entire territory is suitable for living. The rest of the territory is not suitable for living and its use.
          1. Corsair
            Corsair 29 December 2015 14: 42 New
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            Quote: Resident007
            FACT: In Russia, only 15-20% of its entire territory is suitable for living. The rest of the territory is not suitable for living and its use.

            laughing And who cares when the sharing of resources goes? they don’t want to live here. Thatcher back in the 80s, proposed to leave 15 million souls in Russia for infrastructure staff.
            I noticed that the more comfortable (rich in living creatures, the sun, warmth and other factors) the place of residence, the more cautious the little man.
            All the same, the harsh climate and place of residence strongly tempers the character and improves the genes, the natural (human) factor also works here.
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            2. Rezident007
              Rezident007 29 December 2015 17: 15 New
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              Quote: Corsair
              Quote: Resident007
              FACT: In Russia, only 15-20% of its entire territory is suitable for living. The rest of the territory is not suitable for living and its use.

              laughing And who cares when the sharing of resources goes? they don’t want to live here. Thatcher back in the 80s, proposed to leave 15 million souls in Russia for infrastructure staff.
              I noticed that the more comfortable (rich in living creatures, the sun, warmth and other factors) the place of residence, the more cautious the little man.
              All the same, the harsh climate and place of residence strongly tempers the character and improves the genes, the natural (human) factor also works here.

              Добре
        3. afdjhbn67
          afdjhbn67 29 December 2015 15: 53 New
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          Quote: twviewer
          firstly 1 \ 6,

          I’ll be the third .. laughing - 1 \ 5 (1 \ 6 - USSR)
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 December 2015 06: 54 New
    +6
    I think that the Kremlin did not count on any relief in sanctions after the start of our VKS operation in Syria. As usual, they hoped for some kind of honesty and justice on the part of the American and European "partners." But probably it's time to forget about decency and justice from the West. How many times have already been burned on this. And the sanctions are not in the first for us and now have adapted to them.
    1. 31rus
      31rus 29 December 2015 07: 22 New
      +2
      Dear in the Kremlin, in response they will invest even more in the US economy, then it will be the same as with Ukraine, we will not see money and securities
  5. samarin1969
    samarin1969 29 December 2015 07: 14 New
    +4
    "Washington is ready to cooperate with Moscow where it is profitable, but at the same time does not carry out any exchange." -the bottom line.
  6. Dimy4
    Dimy4 29 December 2015 07: 15 New
    +2
    But sanctions are not imposed on RDs.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 29 December 2015 07: 43 New
      +8
      Quote: Dimy4
      But sanctions are not imposed on RDs.

      And without them they cannot reach space. To the moon they can, but not to space wassat
      1. Silkway0026
        Silkway0026 29 December 2015 07: 59 New
        +1
        I wish we knew what nishtyaks promised us at that time, so that we were silent? There are many speculations, but I have not seen specifically confirmed material ...
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 29 December 2015 11: 32 New
        0
        They buy rdshki for one segment of missiles - and there are a lot of rocket engines and missiles in the USA.
  7. 31rus
    31rus 29 December 2015 07: 20 New
    +2
    Dear, we must thank the United States for the sanctions, maybe we can finally solve the issue of raw and credit dependence, import substitution will work, even in critical areas, this must be used, but if for the most part, this is all rubbish
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 29 December 2015 07: 44 New
      +3
      Quote: 31rus
      , maybe finally we will really solve the issue of raw materials, credit dependence,

      Do you know how to do this in a couple of years?
    2. Hon
      Hon 29 December 2015 08: 01 New
      0
      Already ran to decide
    3. Zeppelin ml.
      Zeppelin ml. 29 December 2015 08: 16 New
      0
      Quote: 31rus
      Dear, you have to thank the United States for the sanctions

      yes bent already in a grateful bow.
      Quote: 31rus
      maybe finally decide

      Or maybe not.
      Quote: 31rus
      commodity, credit addiction

      Well, with credit, of course. But what do you mean by raw materials dependence?
      Quote: 31rus
      Well, if on a large scale, all this is nonsense
      Funny code) Why comment then?
    4. c3r
      c3r 29 December 2015 10: 32 New
      +2
      Yeah and Chubais, we will create a Russian on-the-background, in a Chinese factory at the price of an iPhone.
      1. vadimtt
        vadimtt 29 December 2015 10: 43 New
        +2
        I’ll fix it a bit, at the price of two iPhones ...
  8. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 29 December 2015 07: 21 New
    -3
    The tighter the sanctions, the tighter we are, without a trace of good, among the ovs apparently s.ka began to bend over Russia.
    1. Zeppelin ml.
      Zeppelin ml. 29 December 2015 08: 18 New
      -3
      Quote: Dmitry Potapov
      The stronger the sanctions, the stronger we

      who is "we" and in what place is "stronger"?
  9. parusnik
    parusnik 29 December 2015 07: 28 New
    12
    The White House intends to seek from Russia respect for the sovereignty of Ukraine... Don’t tell my slippers ... Gentlemen from the USA, to be more precise: The White House intends to seek from Russia respect for US sovereignty over Ukraine ....
  10. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 29 December 2015 07: 31 New
    +2
    The country with the richest in resources and intellect is preoccupied with the "Terrible cry of the hegemon" - as I understand the sanctions? Yes, striped-eared would not go .... Celebrate your Christmas, and so, for a couple of years. During this time, we’ll fix it right now.
  11. Victor Demchenko
    Victor Demchenko 29 December 2015 08: 01 New
    +6
    and after that: even our partners, who without quotes, Kazakhstan and Belarus have not yet left the FTZ with Ukraine, and apparently they will not quit, but here the question arises: maybe this is not quite an alliance, which is the CIS? maybe it’s time for us to review some aspects of the relationship? and to Belarus I have a lot of questions in general arise during the course of our lives, that the father’s behavior reminds me very much of Yanukovych ...
    1. sisa29
      sisa29 29 December 2015 08: 44 New
      +3
      It’s good if the dog is a friend and not a friend is a dog.
      1. Silkway0026
        Silkway0026 30 December 2015 22: 45 New
        +1
        And I would change Father. Sits, infection, on the neck and fools around, independent at someone else's expense.
  12. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 29 December 2015 08: 28 New
    +2
    ◦ A good wife, a good home ... What else does a person need to meet old age ?!
    1. looker-on
      looker-on 29 December 2015 09: 18 New
      +3
      I think for most, the lack of the same house
  13. Dave36
    Dave36 29 December 2015 08: 30 New
    +2
    the noose is delayed slowly but surely ...
  14. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 29 December 2015 08: 34 New
    -7
    Is it weak for our authorities to declare America a terrorist, fascist state and aggressor and take appropriate measures?
    The way while 7-10 years without space will live.
    1. Zeppelin ml.
      Zeppelin ml. 29 December 2015 08: 54 New
      +5
      Quote: Volzhanin
      The way while 7-10 years without space will live.

      that is, in your opinion, in order to separate the superpower from space, it’s enough not to sell it the RD-180?
      Do you believe in Rogozin tales?
  15. ibu355yandex.ru
    ibu355yandex.ru 29 December 2015 08: 35 New
    +4
    It is time to stop moaning sanctions. It is necessary to take a sober look to assess the current situation in the world and continue to live in the realities of the existing reality. We are enemies number 1 for the Anglo-Saxons until, God forbid, in Russia new Gorbachevs or Yeltsins come to power. Well, with your own mind, no matter how painfully painful it is, in your own country, according to your laws and regulations, without regard to what our "partners and colleagues" will say. Yes they went, burning sun !!!
    1. Zeppelin ml.
      Zeppelin ml. 29 December 2015 09: 02 New
      +1
      Quote: ibu355yandex.ru
      Necessary sober up look at the current situation in the world

      laughing if there is such an analogy, then it would be necessary to evaluate the condition of the liver and the motor-motor function. And remember where the nest egg is.
      You are the slogan "Russia rises from its knees!" replaced by "Russia is coming out of hard drinking!"? Patriots won't like it laughing
  16. Cap.Morgan
    Cap.Morgan 29 December 2015 08: 49 New
    +3
    Russia in Syria defended its position and helped its ally, weakening the position of the United States and Turkey. In fact, it was possible to take control of the entire airspace of the territory.
    Whether the United States will meet Russia in the situation in Ukraine is not so important. But in this case, the Americans must immediately provide significant assistance to their Ukrainian vassal. However, we do not see loans, nor technologies - nothing that the horses of the Maidan had hoped for.
    1. Platonich
      Platonich 29 December 2015 11: 11 New
      +2
      Oh, how much we weakened them, it’s even scary for us to raise our economy by 0,000000001%! We gave them this !!!!!!!!!!
      1. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 29 December 2015 15: 58 New
        0
        Quote: Platonitch
        0,000000001%! This is what we gave them !!!!!!!!!!

        This happened because Medvedev sneezed at that time ..
    2. Kent0001
      Kent0001 29 December 2015 21: 19 New
      0
      In order for us to spoil horses from the Maidan, technologies are not needed. And they are given exactly enough money so that only they will not die of hunger.
  17. wei
    wei 29 December 2015 09: 04 New
    +1
    Understand the following
    first sanctions are directed against the people of Russia, even if oil is at least $ 10 and ham is $ 1000 and is forbidden, breakfast (those with whom they are struggling) will have ham and their lives will be the same, everyone knows this (including in the USA)
    second in the “war” the ruble, the dollar will defeat the dollar, because “we” want this dollar, but they do not want the ruble. While we will use it in the calculations, the situation will not change. The only thing that can be done is to trade using the currencies of the countries with which you are trading, you can start from China, because wherever you look from underpants to smartphones, everywhere it is.
    currency advertising should be removed as an alternative, the price of kWh and m3 of water (let people ask housing and communal services workers why the price is one in quotes and the other in the payment)
  18. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 29 December 2015 09: 50 New
    +8
    -Dad, vodka has risen in price, will you drink less now?
    -No, daughter, you’ll eat less now!

    Do not be naive. Our elite both lived and will live. And she will drag the stranglehold around our neck, saying that they are patriots, and our hard life is all the machinations of foreign bourgeoisie. They will be the last ones to limit themselves in something.
    1. c3r
      c3r 29 December 2015 10: 40 New
      0
      Yes, yes, a revolution! And the storm will break, and let the cleansing wind come, and the whole abomination of the old world will be able, and let the new one appear ..... And we will make you the supreme ruler. ..first you steal into a comfortable life, and then maybe you will lead! hi
      1. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 29 December 2015 16: 00 New
        +1
        Quote: c3r
        you start to stole a comfortable life, and then you can also lead

        So for 15 years, my mother has stolen, do not worry, but everything is not in order ..
  19. gelezo47
    gelezo47 29 December 2015 09: 56 New
    0
    Here it is clear that the sanctions will not be lifted.
    And to hell with them! ... lol
    1. Platonich
      Platonich 29 December 2015 11: 06 New
      +1
      For some reason, basically horseradish is obtained for us !!!
  20. Gomel
    Gomel 29 December 2015 10: 45 New
    +1
    A complete rejection of sanctions while preserving Crimea for Russia is possible, I suppose, in fifty years. That was the time it took the American rulers to lift the embargo from Cuba.


    Well, here Oleg missed ... so far the United States only declares the lifting of sanctions from Cuba. There are no special shifts. The Obama administration then looked for major foreign policy success and tried to impose (as it knows) through the world media that they had achieved it, simultaneously setting up conditions for Cuba that it would certainly not / would not want to fulfill. So far, the process has frozen again.
    In the process of announcing to the world the success of the United States with Cuba, in parallel (well, they’re used to it), the Americans set the conditions for Raul K. and his government, and were gently sent. In the USA, they thought that the lifting of sanctions is more necessary for Cuba (this is true) and therefore they will go to any conditions. Any conditions, as it turned out, were unacceptable, the whole fervor of the Americans was blown away, although some internal success (among the Latinos in the USA, right up to the elections) was achieved, of course, out of habit, they tried to threaten, but here they were no longer understood by the Cuban immigrants and the rest of the Latin diaspora in USA...
    As a result, 6 September 2014 years, USA once again extended trade embargo against Cuba ...
    So even after 50 years (if the US still survives and will at least represent something of itself) they [the USA] will cling to sanctions against Russia. And will they continue to be supported (like sanctions against Cuba) by Israel, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau (if by that time they would not be under water yet, and I. would not be washed off by the next intifada ...)?

    P / s / In 50 years the EU will not be up to sanctions
  21. Platonich
    Platonich 29 December 2015 11: 04 New
    0
    Most interesting: Lavrov "asked" Kerry to Ukraine to follow the Minsk agreements. Does this mean Ukraine 51 states of perdosia or what? Here we are in diplomacy (ambassador Chernomordin in Ukraine).
  22. Dam
    Dam 29 December 2015 11: 54 New
    +7
    We are not afraid of sanctions, but the fifth column of liberals in power, right up to the highest echelons. The dumb tax system is terrible, which dramatically increases the managing superstructure of the enterprise, makes it impossible to pay taxes honestly and makes the businessman a hostage to corrupt cops.
  23. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 29 December 2015 12: 37 New
    0
    The stranglehold of sanctions is delayed

    What a noose, is the author joking? A year ago, Putin explained that sanctions do not affect. Even the slogan was funny - "don’t tell my Iskander," that everyone has already forgotten what? Or maybe Putin made a mistake and sanctions affect, and this is not funny at all? It can’t be, Putin is never mistaken.
    1. Kombrig
      Kombrig 30 December 2015 02: 29 New
      0
      Quote: chunga-changa
      What a noose, is the author joking? A year ago, Putin explained that sanctions do not affect. Even the slogan was funny - "don’t tell my Iskander," that everyone has already forgotten what? Or maybe Putin made a mistake and sanctions affect, and this is not funny at all? It can’t be, Putin is never mistaken.


      Perhaps you were joking like that? Over the past year, with the previous volumes of work and prices, my purchasing power has fallen by almost half. Whether we want it or not, but we are heavily dependent on the dollar and sanctions, and the matter is not jamon and oysters ... I am ready to steadfastly bear the hardships and hardships of American mischief, and even support my government, but I must see a clear goal and plans for realizing this goal ... but for now the government is pouring general phrases into our ears and not of any specifics ... And if there is a war now, economic, hybrid or ideological, then we are just infantry of this war, at least we should know why fighting. for the homeland or for the next nishtyachki for those in power ...
  24. stopkran
    stopkran 29 December 2015 12: 39 New
    +1
    The Americans by their stupidity force the introduction of a “new oprichnina” into the Russian Federation, which is not at all in their interests!

    Andrey Fursov. A new oprichnina is coming
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvNUssFd1xs
  25. Dynamic systems
    Dynamic systems 29 December 2015 12: 46 New
    0
    It is necessary to close all sorts of eateries like MsDonalds, to ban the import of Pepsi, Cola and other brands, due to dangerous contents for health, etc. and stop selling engines for NASA ....
    1. Rumata
      Rumata 29 December 2015 22: 05 New
      +2
      Quote: Dynamic Systems
      It is necessary to close all sorts of eateries like MsDonalds, to ban the import of Pepsi, Cola and other brands, due to dangerous contents for health, etc. and stop selling engines for NASA ....

      Paradoxically, McDonald's is beneficial to the Russian economy. There is a completely internal cycle, that is, they produce from products bought on the territory of the Russian Federation, and bring in the very minimum, by the way the authorities never denied this. The question for you is why close a company that pays taxes, creates hundreds of thousands of jobs, buys from domestic manufacturers? Just because the Americans own it? Retaliatory sanctions should last hit the population and farmers. This is how to close the Lada because it is not entirely Russian, although the best-selling car in Russia and a huge number of jobs.
  26. Ajent cho
    Ajent cho 29 December 2015 12: 49 New
    0
    The stranglehold of sanctions is delayed
    Come on, kids, tell us something else about collaboration and collaboration laughing
  27. VladimS
    VladimS 29 December 2015 13: 20 New
    +1
    Here it is clear that the sanctions will not be lifted.
    And to hell with them! ...


    What a noose, is the author joking? A year ago, Putin explained that sanctions do not affect


    If they influence, it is very slightly.
    Stronger and significantly has on our budget, and from that on everything else,
    reduction in oil prices. And if its value remained in the region of $ 80-90,
    many would only smile at their sanctions.
    1. Kent0001
      Kent0001 29 December 2015 21: 25 New
      0
      So yes, but oil is not 80 or 90, but 36 cards ....
  28. Dwarfik
    Dwarfik 29 December 2015 13: 46 New
    0
    Once they introduce new sanctions and expand the old ones, then the process of abandoning the buck is in full swing, the speed of which begins to scare the mattress.
  29. Приговор
    Приговор 29 December 2015 14: 05 New
    +1
    Until America ceases to be a "hegemon", it will harm us. Therefore, you need to help her stop being.
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  31. mikh-korsakov
    mikh-korsakov 29 December 2015 14: 43 New
    +1
    If someone is upset when they know the price of oil and the dollar, my advice is that you don’t need to think about it, it’s harmful to health, and none of us can do anything about it. I stopped - and the pressure returned to normal. With the ruble exchange rate, Russia toiled frequently. Remember Dostoevsky. Ms. Khokhlakova did not give a rate of the credit ruble to sleep. So she was a stupid woman (in other words, d ...). Do not be like. As for the response to the sanctions. here I am a skeptic. I quote: "Peskov said that Moscow would respond to this step: “Of course, based on the principle of reciprocity, the Russian side will first analyze these decisions and then suggestions on possible countermeasures will be accumulated”. I think that the statement itself will be the answer to the sanctions, I don’t know how Russia can really respond to our economy.
    1. _my opinion
      _my opinion 29 December 2015 15: 19 New
      +2
      Quote: mikh-korsakov
      If someone is upset when they know the price of oil and the dollar, my advice is that you don’t need to think about it, it’s harmful to health, and none of us can do anything about it. I stopped - and the pressure returned to normal. With the ruble exchange rate, Russia toiled frequently. Remember Dostoevsky. Ms. Khokhlakova did not give a rate of the credit ruble to sleep. So she was a stupid woman (in other words, d ...). Do not be like. As for the response to the sanctions. here I am a skeptic. I quote: "Peskov said that Moscow would respond to this step: “Of course, based on the principle of reciprocity, the Russian side will first analyze these decisions and then suggestions on possible countermeasures will be accumulated”. I think that the statement itself will be the answer to the sanctions, I don’t know how Russia can really respond to our economy.

      probably the best response to sanctions would be to improve life in Russia.
  32. _my opinion
    _my opinion 29 December 2015 15: 16 New
    0
    The White House intends to seek from Russia respect for the sovereignty of Ukraine, the US Treasury Department said.

    What kind of sovereignty of the vassals of the white house can be discussed? and where does the US finance min?
  33. Flat5160
    Flat5160 29 December 2015 15: 35 New
    +2
    What is a noose? Russia could not be spurred on without it. And then you just need to rebuild, you need to rebuild ... And then the sanctions and really need to rebuild the economy, now let's see how long we will harness and whether to go fast!
  34. Normal ok
    Normal ok 29 December 2015 15: 41 New
    +2
    Quote: Enot-poloskun
    Sanctions, sanctions ... Yes to sneeze on them! New Years is soon!

    Year of new hopes and achievements! So win!


    Yes, you are a storyteller, my friend laughing
    Here's what the pros say:

    http://tv.rbc.ru/archive/vittel/567c33349a79479cea08fec8
    and further:
    http://tv.rbc.ru/archive/vittel/567c37489a79479cea08fecb
  35. trantor
    trantor 29 December 2015 15: 44 New
    +1
    No need to explain anything. Sanctions were, are and will always be while we exist. But let diplomats and politicians be outraged - they have such a job.
  36. mordoviarm
    mordoviarm 29 December 2015 16: 08 New
    +1
    As I understand it, according to Zharikhin, it turns out that if we are sanctioned, the Kremlin does not understand the mentality of the Amers, but if they are, then this is what is needed?
  37. Lexus
    Lexus 29 December 2015 23: 37 New
    0
    The author himself does not understand the mentality of amers. They crush any competitor - "nothing personal, this is business." Russia is the only country guaranteed to destroy America. Tough pragmatists - they will spit in their face, rub off and will smile if necessary for business.
    After EBN, the mattresses calmed down - you just have to wait and our strategic nuclear forces themselves will rot. And here on you.,. Boreas and other poplars calibrated.
    So they sniffed the border, sanctions from the bulldozer and the price of oil drop.
    There are either sanctions or bananas to grow.
  38. Chak
    Chak 30 December 2015 00: 11 New
    0
    As for the sanctions against Sberbank ... Maybe, finally, Gref will close his "daughter" in Khokhlostan and will no longer sponsor (credit) the ATO and other Bandera.
  39. Obolensky
    Obolensky 30 December 2015 00: 27 New
    0
    I just can’t understand one thing. With which drunk hedgehog suddenly one of the ministries of a country suddenly impudently imposes some bans on individuals and legal entities in another country? In our world, that, the US Treasury is the main and only body that has the right (!) To impose some bans ?! Let them do what they want in their own country! They want - they prohibit the activities of our organizations, do not work with them, etc. But where does all the other countries have to do with it? What right do they have to tell someone else what to do? Here is what interests me! And all these sanctions-manktsy did not rest against my horn! And if news is made of this, I believe that it is not right. For example, let the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Sakha impose sanctions on some banks or cow plantations in the USA. Yes, the United States wanted to spit on it, even in news feeds, if it is shown, it is only as humor! What awesome hangover all the time shouting - sanctions, sanctions! - Yes, and to hell with them. They imposed. We will impose in response. And what for to discuss it? So let them lay nearby. I just do not understand in the same way our government, which continues to clatter with them and does not kill them, Americans, those areas where they have their own interest. Hack a couple of times and you look, they will be smarter. And then they choose. We will impose sanctions on this, but we will not impose on it, because here our interest. And it turns out we warm. And what for?
  40. kapitan92
    kapitan92 30 December 2015 00: 30 New
    +4
    Quote: Kite
    Quote: AFS
    Who knows, is it true or a duck?

    Does Belarus and the EU have an agreement on a free trade zone? That's all the truth to you will be in this answer. Dill is about to enter the FTA with the EU, Belarus has already been with Dill in the FTA, i.e. now Belarusian goods can be sent to the EU duty-free through ukrostan? But this will not work, they will not let the Europeans. If in one direction from the EU through y ..... to Belarus, then Lukashenko himself will stand up with a machine gun at the border. But he knows how easy it is to relabel goods, you can’t deceive him with such a crap that goods from Ukraine are of origin.

    .... Ukraine hopes to penetrate the Russian market with the help of Belarus
    Belarus again went against the policy of Russia towards Ukraine: Minsk decided to maintain a free trade zone with Kiev, which Moscow closes. For a number of Ukrainian enterprises, the “Belarusian path to Russia” may be the only means of survival - how will this ultimately affect the Russian market? ....
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  43. 72jora72
    72jora72 30 December 2015 00: 41 New
    0
    Yes, they suck from an elderly hedgehog with their own sanctions. Everything that does not kill us makes us stronger. And in general, Happy New Year to you !! drinks