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The whole truth about sanctions against Russia (The National Interest, USA)

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The whole truth about sanctions against Russia (The National Interest, USA)



Western sanctions could not deliver a “crushing blow” to Russia, however, in the near future, they are not likely to be lifted.

The extension of the EU sanctions and the expansion of the US sanctions against Russia have shown that these restrictive measures will not be lifted in the foreseeable future. Whatever difficulties the Russian economy faced, the sanctions of the West could not deal a “crushing” blow that would force the Kremlin to significantly change its policy. These sanctions, apparently, were not aimed at destroying the Russian economy, which is too large and important for the world to manage without it. These sanctions were imposed in order to warn Russia against such foreign policy actions that the West does not approve. Meanwhile, these restrictions forced the Russian leadership and elite to embark on a confrontation, reminding them that in order to defend their independent positions in the international arena, Russia must be ready and able to withstand international pressure, especially in the economic sphere.

After the introduction of Western sanctions against Russia, it became obvious that these measures were not as tough as they could be - and this was all reason. Consider sanctions against the energy sector of the Russian economy: among other things, they were aimed at restricting financing options for Russian energy companies, which ultimately should have blocked the implementation of complex projects to develop offshore oil and gas fields in the Arctic and other regions. These aspects play an extremely important role in the strategic planning of Russian companies, but the sanctions imposed did not cause significant harm to their current activities. The reason is simple: Russian companies, according to various estimates, supply one third of the oil and natural gas consumed by the European Union. In such a situation, any immediate or destructive sanctions against these Russian companies are extremely unlikely.

At the same time, with the rapid fall in oil prices, it is impossible to deny the fact that the sanctions have caused significant damage to the strategic prospects of Russian energy companies, and put quite considerable pressure on the Russian economy, which is still heavily dependent on energy exports - although to a lesser extent than before. Moreover, after the extension and expansion of the sanctions by the United States and the European Union, it became clear that this pressure will continue in the near future.

Just a few months ago, some Russian and foreign politicians believed that the fragile truce established in eastern Ukraine, as well as the dissatisfaction of Western companies that suffered serious losses because of the sanctions, would force the West - at least the European Union - to weaken restrictive measures against the Russian economy . Here we should recall the October negotiations of the “Norman Four” in Paris, which, in fact, confirmed the extension of the implementation of the Minsk agreements for the 2016 year. Meanwhile, the leadership of the unrecognized Luhansk and Donetsk people's republics in the east of Ukraine postponed the elections, laying the foundation for their holding within the framework of the Ukrainian legal field. The latter should be a major step towards a complete truce. However, expanding or extending sanctions against Russia, the European Union and the United States did not take into account the improvement and stabilization of the situation in the east of Ukraine.

And this should not surprise anyone: the political elite of Europe and the USA gave the sanctions such political significance that these restrictions became irreversible - at least, in the absence of significant concessions from Russia. Since Moscow does not demonstrate its readiness to change its decision, for example, on the issue of Crimea, we should not expect the lifting of Western sanctions against Russia in the near future.

This means that for the Kremlin, sanctions have become a constant factor in the decision-making process, which aggravates the country's internal and external problems. One of these problems was the question of whether Russia has faithful allies that can help it cope with the consequences of economic sanctions. Now it has become obvious that, on the one hand, even Russia's business partners in Europe cannot help it get rid of sanctions. In the last months of 2015, we saw Germany trying to continue the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project, while maintaining the effect of anti-Russian sanctions. Italy, which lost Russian gas due to the abandonment of the South Stream project after the start of the crisis in relations between Russia and the West, sharply condemned Germany’s actions - but to no avail.

On the other hand, it is still unclear how much support Moscow will receive from Beijing in various matters. It is obvious that China needs Russian natural gas and oil, but how far can this cooperation go? Moscow will still have to decide on the diversification of its partners in Asia: if China becomes the main buyer of Russian energy resources in the region, and cooperation with European countries begins to decline, can Beijing dictate its terms of cooperation to Moscow?

In domestic politics, Western sanctions increased pressure on the Kremlin, forcing it to act on many fronts at once. For many years, Russian businessmen, officials and experts have been discussing the issue of investments necessary to modernize the Russian energy sector. However, in the context of high oil prices, there was no need to modernize it: why bother to bother you once more, if you can get high profits anyway? Today, oil prices have plummeted, and Western sanctions, which include a ban on the export to Russia of services, equipment and technologies for the energy sector, will not be lifted in the near future. Only in November, 2014, after the introduction of Western sanctions, the Russian government was forced to approve a plan of measures aimed at reducing the dependence of the Russian energy sector on technology imports. The government took this step after many years of discussion and the general recognition that these measures have long been belated. Would the political leadership of the country decide on such measures without economic sanctions from the West? In December 2015, the issue of supporting the domestic production of parts required for the development of offshore fields was still under discussion. The United States and the European Union may at any time expand the list of services, equipment and technology prohibited for export. That is why Russian energy companies, with the support of the government of the country, must act immediately to obtain the necessary technologies (perhaps in cooperation with companies from Asia) and use them to modernize the industry.

Moreover, most of the sectors that Russia will have to modernize in order for its economy to start growing can also become a victim of Western sanctions at any time. Are they ready to withstand such pressure? Do Russian companies in these sectors have sufficiently reliable partners in Asia who are ready to provide them with technology and services if they suddenly find themselves under the influence of Western restrictions?

Here a broader question arises: is the Russian economy capable of withstanding the West’s future reaction to perhaps the Kremlin’s more aggressive foreign policy? In the 21 century, it is simply impossible to build a strong economy and provide the people with a decent standard of living in conditions of international isolation. The Kremlin is aware of this: during a meeting with representatives of big business, President Vladimir Putin said: "In order to expand the possibilities of domestic business, we must actively develop economic ties with other countries." However, this goal will be quite difficult to achieve in conditions of continuing economic pressure from the West, which is likely to continue in the foreseeable future.

Can any curious student of the faculty of international relations still doubt the real reasons for the sanctions - disagreements over Ukraine, or Western concerns about Russia's more aggressive foreign policy and its desire to become a full-fledged center of power and influence in international relations? In fact, the approach to examining the reasons for the imposition of sanctions, suggesting such a choice, is no longer relevant: the fact that Russia requires the West to recognize its position on Ukraine indicates that we are already dealing with a confident and aggressive Russia.

After Russia declared its right to a decisive foreign policy, its economy found itself in a much more complicated international environment. She still manages to avoid total collapse, and Russian society is apparently ready to endure even more difficult economic conditions for the sake of a more ambitious foreign policy: at least 59% of Russians support the foreign policy of the Russian authorities. However, this endurance test will continue for at least the next year. Therefore, the Kremlin has no choice but to continue to take the measures necessary for the formation of the economy, the corresponding country, which claims to be the world leader in international relations.
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  1. RUSOIVAN
    RUSOIVAN 7 January 2016 12: 36 New
    +2
    You won’t strangle this song, you won’t kill it: Russian economy!)
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      1. NIKNN
        NIKNN 7 January 2016 12: 45 New
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        Russia must be ready and able to withstand international pressure, especially in the economic sphere.

        Can not argue request
        disagreements over Ukraine, or Western concerns about a more aggressive foreign policy of Russia and its desire to become a full-fledged center of power and influence in international relations?

        Everything is simpler, there would be no Ukraine, there would be another reason. The goal is to destroy Russia, which was directly and repeatedly stated from high tribunes ... request
        1. vadson
          vadson 7 January 2016 13: 58 New
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          already even across the ocean they openly say that in order to survive Russia it is necessary to develop the economy only to the iPhone and the rest of the parasites as to a giraffe - it does not reach.
          even in his eyes - all God's dew. the impression is that Lavrov’s two words about the Cabinet were spoken
          1. Platonich
            Platonich 8 January 2016 06: 01 New
            +1
            Yes, Mishunchik needs to be changed for a long time! And look into the bags around the eyes!
            1. gladcu2
              gladcu2 8 January 2016 20: 06 New
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              Platonich

              Look guys, you can start socialism 2. Socialism in Russia will undoubtedly tear a couple of dozen countries on the planet, like an Aussie heating pad. But is it necessary to step on the same rake?

              Socialism is an economic system that is ten orders of magnitude superior to capitalism. It is unconditional and contradict this statement vseravno that part against the wind. Stupid.

              Now I will explain why the return to socialism is a jump on the rake.

              The first one. There will be an international war.
              The second one. War will not solve the problems of systemic crises and the development of world chaos.

              Now about the principles embedded in the chain of thought.
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        2. Jack-b
          Jack-b 7 January 2016 16: 54 New
          +5
          Quote: NIKNN
          Everything is simpler, there would be no Ukraine, there would be another reason. The goal is to destroy Russia, which was directly and repeatedly stated from high tribunes.

          There was no "Ukraine", it was "found" specially for this.
          1. gladcu2
            gladcu2 8 January 2016 20: 16 New
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            The principles of the world.


            There was a village 2000 years ago. 200 people.
            Robbers came. Half were killed, ruined. After half a year, it repeated.
            The villagers hired security for the upkeep.
            Thus, the foundations of society were laid, which grew into states.

            One of the wise or cunning, the rulers began to print money in exchange for a gold coin, having eloquent wealth twice. Organized the banking system.

            Four hundred years ago, they lied and decided to organize independent states.

            Someone cunning or wise decided to introduce an international currency for international commodity exchange.

            To do this, in one of the largest states created a large bank. They seized control of the country from the government and forced or forced, using circumstances (petrodollar), to use only this currency for international settlement.
            1. gladcu2
              gladcu2 8 January 2016 20: 29 New
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              Naturally began to print fake money.

              But the states whose mission was to protect citizens from external and internal influences decided to oppose robbery.

              Russian empire

              First World War. Most of the planet is in ruin.
              There is a revolution in Russia. The Bolsheviks take power. The Bolsheviks are a mixture of Trotskyists and Communists. Communists firmly remove the Trotskyists. Stalin launches socialism.

              Socialism is an economic system. In which the efficiency of economic growth is extremely maximum and unlimited.

              Briefly.
              Under socialism, there are no costly components for luxury and status. Which on average make up from 25 to 75% as a burden on the shoulders of the population of industry and the state.

              The World Bank launches a parallel project. Hitler, with the help of the national socialist project and the World Bank loans, creates a serious argument.

              Second World War. USSR won. True, the World Bank, which funded both opponents won, too.
              1. gladcu2
                gladcu2 8 January 2016 21: 03 New
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                The USSR and the USA created atomic bombs.

                These bombs guarantee the sovereignty of states.
                Cold war The USSR is being destroyed from the outside.

                Russia is a member of the World Bank, integrates into the global economy. The country is in a fever as a result of breaking and changing generally accepted stereotypes, i.e. moral values.

                Someone is bringing GDP to the arena. I speak with full respect to an extraordinary person.

                GDP is given into the hands of a huge country and the task is to bring the world in order in which there would be high stability and systematic progress of humanity.

                What GDP does is in line with the demands of the World Bank. He is trying to reorganize the system with which it is necessary to remove parasites. These are stock speculation, securities trading. Well, other things that can interfere with development. For the value of money is not in the quantity of securities or gold. The value of money in providing commodity mass.

                Now, having assessed the situation in the world from the point of view of these considerations, you will be able to understand for yourself why the GDP is in no hurry to nationalized the Central Bank and launch socialism 2.
      2. Ingvar 72
        Ingvar 72 7 January 2016 13: 05 New
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        Quote: MIKHALYCHXNNX
        God bless us!

        Mikhalych, the photo is not appropriate. I will not troll, posting his picture in a pile. laughing People like GDP are supra-religious, and they go to church for PR.
        As for the economy - in reality, our economy is ruled by several oligarchic clans, and the GDP is watching (my opinion). Otherwise, its impotence in domestic politics is difficult to explain.
        Recently I dug a good video, Glazyev from the 14th minute -
        1. MIKHALYCH1
          MIKHALYCH1 7 January 2016 13: 23 New
          +4
          Quote: Ingvar 72
          People like GDP are supra-religious, and they go to church for PR.

          Judge by yourself ..? You should humiliate and vulgarize everything ... I don’t go to church, but I believe! Putin also believes, sure! hi
          1. vadson
            vadson 7 January 2016 13: 59 New
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            Quote: MIKHALYCHXNNX
            Quote: Ingvar 72
            People like GDP are supra-religious, and they go to church for PR.

            Judge by yourself ..? You should humiliate and vulgarize everything ... I don’t go to church, but I believe! Putin also believes, sure! hi

            The main thing to believe :-) :-) :-) :-)
            Merry Christmas!
            1. SRC P-15
              SRC P-15 7 January 2016 14: 32 New
              +8
              Therefore, the Kremlin has no choice but to continue to take the measures necessary to the formation of the economy relevant country, which claims to be a world leader in international relations.

              The Kremlin needs to take measures not to form, but to reform the economy!
          2. Ingvar 72
            Ingvar 72 7 January 2016 14: 23 New
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            Quote: MIKHALYCHXNNX
            Judge by yourself ..?

            Not all. I also believe in God, and I don’t go to church either. But what Putin believes in, I'm not sure. Putin is not a hereditary king, brought up in childhood in Orthodox traditions, he is the fruit of atheistic education. I vividly remember Yeltsin, who was baptized in an Orthodox church, and in reality gave the whole country to the Jewish people. And these people are still in the government, and at key positions. They continue to suck the juices of our country with you.
            People at the helm often mimic their own interests, especially in matters of religion. This fact has been proven historically.
            So let's not have any illusions about Putin’s faith. hi
            P.S. Have you watched the video?
          3. ver_
            ver_ 7 January 2016 14: 31 New
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            ... do not consider Putin an idiot ... The church is a spiritual authority and has always been used in this regard .. John Caliph = Ivan Kalita = Yaroslav Vsevolodovich = Yaroslav the Wise = Khan Batya (holy father) = Khan Batu founded the Vatican for a reason nothing to do. He executed Prince Chernigov for refusing the faith of his ancestors (he refused to bow to the bushes representing the Holy Grove ..) For his refusal of the faith of his ancestors, his brother Andrei was overtaken and destroyed. Nevsky complied with his father’s order ..
          4. TұrKBөrӨ
            TұrKBөrӨ 7 January 2016 15: 19 New
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            Marshal received such exclamations? Did you watch the video? Everything was sober and to the point. Patriotov prepared the authorities in order to sit on the ground as long as possible, a certain line of defense.
            1. Ingvar 72
              Ingvar 72 7 January 2016 15: 58 New
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              Quote: ТұрКБөрӨ
              Marshal for such exclamations received?

              Who are you going to?
              Quote: ТұрКБөрӨ
              ? Did you watch the video? Everything is sober and to the point

              I agree.
              Quote: ТұрКБөрӨ
              .Patriotov prepared the authorities in order to sit on the ground as long as possible, a certain line of defense.

              And here the fun begins. Do you understand what you write? What power trained patriots? This? Tell Kvachkova, amuse the prisoner for Christmas!
              Russia’s happiness is that all good things are happening here not because of, but contrary to! And the authorities write this down to their achievements. They didn’t pay attention to how often officials report upstairs, saying that so many square meters of housing were built? At the same time, having previously stripped away from the builder kickbacks for the allocation of land, for the connection of communications. Which subsequently leads to an increase in the cost of square. meter of housing. And this despite the fact that almost all housing construction projects are carried out on a unit basis, i.e. on the money of the owners.
              Take off the pink glasses.
              1. avia1991
                avia1991 8 January 2016 01: 15 New
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                Quote: Ingvar 72
                Russia’s happiness is that all good things are happening here not because of, but contrary to!

                Absolutely! good
                Greetings Igor hi
                Quote: Ingvar 72
                how often do officials report upstairs, they say built so many square meters of housing?
                The most incomprehensible: it’s NOT THEY who are carrying out the construction! The budget, as a rule, is not invested at all in such events. - with the exception of objects of joint construction with the federals. And the apartments built now just stand empty - people are not able to purchase them. One acquaintance was desperately trying to sell an apartment bought in a mortgage, as a result he threw it off, after 8 months, and having lost almost 800 thousand from his own funds (30%).
                Quote: Ingvar 72
                But what Putin believes in, I'm not sure.
                And Putin believes in a "market economy that is capable of" self-regulation. "
          5. Wheel
            Wheel 7 January 2016 15: 31 New
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            Quote: MIKHALYCHXNNX
            . I don’t go to church, but I believe!

            By the way, the average inhabitant of our country does not go to church, did not read the Bible, but just in case, he was baptized by his grandmother and wears a cross. His religious views are expressed in the vague phrase "probably, there is something like that." He respects the achievements of science, but dimly hopes that after death there will be something better than nonexistence. With all this, usually without much difficulty calls himself a believer.(c) / Lurk /
            1. Saratoga833
              Saratoga833 7 January 2016 16: 48 New
              +2
              Faith begins where knowledge ends. The more knowledge, the less faith in the Almighty. And vice versa. After all, we know extremely little about the world around us and compensate for the lack of knowledge by faith in God (Christ, Allah, Shiva).
              1. BARKHAN
                BARKHAN 7 January 2016 18: 56 New
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                Quote: Saratoga833
                Faith begins where knowledge ends. The more knowledge, the less faith in the Almighty. And vice versa. After all, we know extremely little about the world around us and compensate for the lack of knowledge by faith in God (Christ, Allah, Shiva).

                Well, yes, but aren't you doing the same thing now? laughing You talk about the infinite, owning limited information. Atheists always remind me of fleas arguing over who owns the dog.
                And I'm wondering what you have more knowledge? Any person is "powerful" as part of civilization. But it is worth settling him in the wilderness and in 90% of cases he will not even invent fire.
                And believe me, a person very quickly, under certain circumstances, can slide into the Stone Age ... And only the spiritual can prevent each other from eating ...
                Regards hi
                1. Ingvar 72
                  Ingvar 72 7 January 2016 20: 12 New
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                  Quote: Barkhan
                  . And only the spiritual can prevent each other from eating ...

                  Exactly! But some decided to privatize the human right to spirituality and faith in God.
                  1. BARKHAN
                    BARKHAN 7 January 2016 23: 40 New
                    +4
                    Quote: Ingvar 72
                    Quote: Barkhan
                    . And only the spiritual can prevent each other from eating ...

                    Exactly! But some decided to privatize the human right to spirituality and faith in God.

                    Compulsion to faith is the biggest mistake and sin. It is not for nothing that they say in Russia: "A slave is not a pilgrim."
                    And you need to separate two concepts ... Believe in the existence of God and live according to His commandments ... Satanists also "believe" in God, only now they are consciously on the other side of the "front line".
                    The main thing that the Creator speaks of is freedom of choice ... You can believe in God, or you can come from cattle (and still not proven).
                    And in general, I did not see that in Russia someone was forcibly driven into the Church.
                    Dear Saratoga833, I would not in your place speak on behalf of Putin about his faith ...
                    The apostle Paul was a persecutor of Christians. And he believed, and suffered for the faith, and preached Christ. The robber on the cross also escaped, at the last moment believing. Why can't Putin believe?
                    1. Wheel
                      Wheel 8 January 2016 00: 57 New
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                      Quote: Barkhan
                      And you need to separate two concepts ... Believe in the existence of God and live according to the commandments

                      These commandments have been given to you ...
                      Find at least one tribe on Earth
                      killing
                      - commit adultery
                      -lgs
                      steal
                      -Do not honor the elders
                      1. BARKHAN
                        BARKHAN 8 January 2016 09: 22 New
                        +3
                        Something tells me that all these points are performed by the tribe " laughing Bandera "
                      2. Manul
                        Manul 8 January 2016 11: 41 New
                        +1
                        Quote: Wheel

                        Find at least one tribe on Earth
                        killing
                        - commit adultery
                        -lgs
                        steal
                        -Do not honor the elders

                        Applicable to other tribes - any number.
                2. Wheel
                  Wheel 8 January 2016 00: 51 New
                  +5
                  Quote: Barkhan
                  . And only the spiritual can prevent each other from eating ...
                  You're wrong.
                  Only the instinct of self-preservation and expediency do not allow each other to eat.
                  How much blood was shed under the banners of Christianity and Islam ...
                  Spirituality, damn it ...
                  All kinds of soulless pagan Indians, Australian aborigines, African blacks are just saints in comparison with highly spiritual Christians and Muslims.
                  1. BARKHAN
                    BARKHAN 8 January 2016 09: 38 New
                    +1
                    Quote: Wheel
                    Quote: Barkhan
                    . And only the spiritual can prevent each other from eating ...
                    You're wrong.
                    Only the instinct of self-preservation and expediency do not allow each other to eat.
                    How much blood was shed under the banners of Christianity and Islam ...
                    Spirituality, damn it ...
                    All kinds of soulless pagan Indians, Australian aborigines, African blacks are just saints in comparison with highly spiritual Christians and Muslims.


                    Perhaps the "dads and imams" called the flock to the massacre ... but not CHRIST !!!
                    If you want to know about Christianity, read the Bible.
                    Well, about the holy Indians and natives stupidly guzzling each other can write only an uneducated person ...
                    For example, the campaigns of the conquistadors are described step by step. Read what the Spaniards saw at the "holy Indians" .... Thousands of human sacrifices, priests dressed in clothes made of human skin, ritual eating of the corpses of victims, idols painted with human blood ... well, as they should have to understand this devout Spaniards? Come on, the Spaniards, but how would the Russian soldiers understand this now, having entered such an area? Yes, they would have rolled out all the abomination! ...
                    Well, and most importantly. Why, after the Spaniards, the Indians still live. But after the atheists and bandits in North America, not so much.
                  2. 2С5
                    2С5 9 January 2016 17: 49 New
                    0
                    ... although they are savages and cannibals
              2. ver_
                ver_ 8 January 2016 07: 44 New
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                ..Christ is not God ..he is the son of God .. The Emperor was called God on earth .. Christ = Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky, who ruled Troy (the capital of the empire) for 3 years, and so "successfully" that he was overthrown from the throne by the Radiant Archangel (Satan) (head of security). In those days, courtiers were called angels. He was betrayed by his wife, nee Kuchkova .. His relatives sentenced him to crucifixion .. His mother Maria - a virgin - she was Caesarean - could not give birth ... He is a half-breed, so the Jews "planted" the cult of Christ ..
          6. Saratoga833
            Saratoga833 7 January 2016 16: 41 New
            +6
            Quote: MIKHALYCHXNNX
            Putin also believes, sure!

            I will never believe that a person of his (Putin's) age with a formed worldview suddenly changes! He adhered to communist ideals all his life and suddenly, for no reason, became a believer? I think that his visit to the church is nothing more than a PR!
            1. vvv-73
              vvv-73 7 January 2016 18: 30 New
              +6
              Well, in general, it happens. Especially closer to old age. They sin all their lives, and when time begins to come, sins are grasped. It also happens that a person has a shock in life - then he can also sharply believe. There are a lot of cases.
            2. Wheel
              Wheel 8 January 2016 00: 59 New
              +3
              Quote: Saratoga833
              Adhered to communist ideals all his life
              Are you sure about that?
              For me, so fit is another one.
              Nose down the breeze ...
            3. ver_
              ver_ 8 January 2016 07: 20 New
              0
              ... to the article about the birds - under the Tsar, the Patriarch was on the monetary allowance of the state and was equated with the rank of Governor-General, the sovereigns of the land and peasants unsubscribed to the Church .. We'll see even deeper: all the monasteries were fortresses and monks were mostly middle-aged warriors - who knew a lot about military craft and successfully repelled attacks, besides prayers in monasteries, science developed, intelligence and counterintelligence (the secret of confession) were an integral part .. All sections of society were under close attention. ....
              1. Boos
                Boos 8 January 2016 13: 11 New
                +2
                Under the tsar, there was no patriarch; there was a metropolitan of All Russia.
        2. 34 region
          34 region 7 January 2016 14: 32 New
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          Good movie. Rights and Prokhanov and Zyuganov. Glazyev well done. Possesses strategic thinking. Understands the essence of ongoing processes. No presidential candidates? I think there is. Shoigu, Lavrov, Churkin, Glazyev. Few candidates?
          1. Ingvar 72
            Ingvar 72 7 January 2016 15: 41 New
            +6
            Quote: Region 34
            I think there is. Shoigu, Lavrov, Churkin, Glazyev. Few candidates?

            In general, they are right, in particular they are not. Don't think linearly. Shoigu and Lavrov are part of the SAME government that everyone is unhappy with. Shoigu is an ambitious and good performer, but his essence is still in the past. When he was the head of the Emergencies Ministry, he "slightly" stained his hands. I will not even list the facts, the internet is full. Perhaps he "reformed" (Stalin was not at first a saint). Churkin generally DIPLOMAT with
            Big letter, but he is not a politician, much less a leader. Glazyev says everything is correct, but I don’t know how to proceed. The structure of TRUE power is multipolar and thought out ten moves ahead in different scenarios. Someone is used in the dark, someone with an understanding of their role. I don’t think that Glazyev would be an unaccounted factor (Did you read O. Markeev’s “Unaccounted factor”?) Of true rulers. Although I completely agree on the theses put forward by him.
            Yours faithfully, hi
            1. avia1991
              avia1991 8 January 2016 01: 22 New
              0
              Quote: Ingvar 72
              Don't think linearly

              How's that? what
              I have always believed that non-linear thinking is good .. Versatile, imaginative, "multi-vector" .. Can you explain to an amateur? lol
          2. asiat_61
            asiat_61 7 January 2016 16: 07 New
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            Let me ask a question: why don’t they want to hear them? Putin himself admitted his liberalism, Naibulin is the best banker of all time and people, since 1998 has already passed. The best economists of the Russian Academy of Sciences are standing behind Glazyev. When we start moving? The author correctly says, We need our own economy.
            1. Ingvar 72
              Ingvar 72 7 January 2016 20: 14 New
              +4
              Quote: asiat_61
              The author correctly says, We need our own economy.

              Question - who will give a kick for speed?
              1. avia1991
                avia1991 8 January 2016 01: 27 New
                +1
                Quote: Ingvar 72
                Question - who will give a kick for speed?

                There is hope that the West will not go nostril, and our ghouls will still have to scratch it wassat : otherwise, due to the inability to ensure the supply of raw materials (modernization of oil production will stall), they will begin to lose their own income - and this is unacceptable for them!
                Although their thick-skinnedness is striking, of course:
                In December 2015, the issue of supporting the domestic production of parts necessary for the development of offshore fields was still under discussion.
                belay
              2. ver_
                ver_ 8 January 2016 07: 52 New
                -2
                ... only time "9 pregnant women cannot give one child" to the mountain "in a month ..
        3. Wheel
          Wheel 7 January 2016 15: 35 New
          -1
          Quote: Ingvar 72
          As for the economy - in reality, our economy is ruled by several oligarchic clans, and the GDP is watching (my opinion). Otherwise, its impotence in domestic politics is difficult to explain.
          Recently I dug a good video, Glazyev from the 14th minute -

          You do not need to be Glazyev to describe the situation in the Russian economy, it is enough to have a head on his shoulders.

          Shl. "Orthodox socialism" is cool!
          To what kind of twists does consciousness not reach ... laughing
          1. Ingvar 72
            Ingvar 72 7 January 2016 16: 12 New
            +1
            Quote: Wheel
            To what kind of twists does consciousness not reach ...

            Especially after the holidays ... wassat drinks
        4. lazma3
          lazma3 8 January 2016 03: 02 New
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          GDP doesn’t do anything for the sake of PR. It doesn’t need it. Unlike some who write for the sake of PR any x-nu. Yes, and put your opinion about the clans and the watcher in one significant place. Before writing such vomit, show the evidence .
        5. Etric
          Etric 8 January 2016 18: 33 New
          -2
          and read in more detail what he offers. After his proposals, we will not even storm, and a complete hurricane in the economy will happen. Let them make their business prosperous from scratch, then we will believe.
      3. Skif83
        Skif83 7 January 2016 13: 11 New
        +3
        Well, the photo is definitely not the Spirit of Russia!
        But in general ..., hope for God and row to the shore! laughing
      4. todhunter
        todhunter 7 January 2016 13: 30 New
        +3
        MIKHALYCH1! And you noticed that for many years our president has been meeting all the great holidays of Easter, Christmas, not with the government and the highest church hierarchs in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, but with the people in the outback. Is this not a clear sign to the Russians with whom our president is actually, and a clear distance from the government and the Duma?
        1. MIKHALYCH1
          MIKHALYCH1 7 January 2016 13: 42 New
          15
          Quote: todhunter
          MIKHALYCH1! And you noticed that for many years our president has been meeting all the great holidays of Easter, Christmas, not with the government and the highest church hierarchs in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, but with the people in the outback. Is this not a clear sign to the Russians with whom our president is actually, and a clear distance from the government and the Duma?

          It has always been like this in Russia ... You need to rule Russia alone! Otherwise, turmoil and collapse ... It has always been so, a country too huge and you can only trust yourself! hi
        2. yuriy55
          yuriy55 7 January 2016 15: 12 New
          +4
          Quote: todhunter
          obvious distancing from the government and the Duma?


          Explicit distancing is when Peter I moved the capital from Moscow to St. Petersburg ... When Putin leaves Moscow (option No. 2 - remove someone from Moscow ...) then we will call it distancing ... So far, there is a need for privacy ... yes
        3. avia1991
          avia1991 8 January 2016 01: 30 New
          +1
          Quote: todhunter
          Is this not a clear sign to the Russians with whom our president is actually, and a clear distance from the government and the Duma?

          If this were so - the iPhone would have felled in the Kolyma open spaces for a long time ... and without any iPhones! wassat
        4. ver_
          ver_ 8 January 2016 07: 27 New
          0
          ... the president, first of all, the politician ... for no reason, and the boil does not come off ..
      5. kartalovkolya
        kartalovkolya 7 January 2016 14: 26 New
        10
        It's not hard, but it's more expensive to go to the West! Enough of the "alcoholic" government that almost destroyed the country! And do not forget the words of the classic about Russia: "You cannot understand Russia with your mind, you cannot measure it with a common yardstick ... etc. in the text," the "ssanctionists" chose the wrong yardstick. , if Russia turns its shoulders, you will immediately become "ktsionists"!
    2. SSR
      SSR 7 January 2016 12: 51 New
      +3
      Quote: RUSOIVAN
      You won’t strangle this song, you won’t kill it: Russian economy!)

      In fact, the key word in my opinion is that the government of the Russian Federation considers sanctions as a constant value (though it is hard to believe) and then we should expect that the government will turn its attention to the problems of small, medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs.
      The repressive nature of the tax, pension and other services is pretty tired, people also understand in whose interests the decisions of the Central Bank and others are being made ..... If your friendship stops over and over again pulling up its very enlarged business, let it pull more capable and not pouring money from friend through the government .... Each according to his ability.
      1. dmi.pris
        dmi.pris 7 January 2016 13: 12 New
        +2
        Why is it hard to believe that the sanctions will last for a long time? I think for the next ten years for sure .. The repressive nature of the tax and so on tired ...? And you are not tired of the swagger of corruption and the boundless selfishness of these departments is the main brake on the economy .. And if you stopped "pulling "your stall, so go to the plant to work. To each according to his ability ...
      2. avt
        avt 7 January 2016 13: 36 New
        +9
        Quote: SSR
        In fact, the key word in my opinion is that the Russian government considers sanctions as a constant

        Well, considering it right.
        Quote: SSR
        and then we should expect that the government will turn its attention to the problems of small, medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs.

        So I am not delighted with the command of the LADY, well, all this gathering of the "Gaidarov Witnesses" sect, but why their mantras about "small business" and "middle class" are thoughtless! ??? Moreover, NOBODY from this sect of economists never bothered to deduce at least some parameters of this very "low-middle-class business class"
        Quote: SSR
        The repressive nature of the tax, pension and other services is pretty tired

        laughing Aha - the Old Testament tax collectors, to whom Matthew belonged, were greeted with songs and dances with joy.
        Quote: SSR
        , people also understand in whose interests the decisions of the Central Bank are made

        "People" who is this? wassat And in general, these "understandings" are ambiguous. If you bother to work not with the spinal cord, but with the brain, you will see that despite the connection to the "world financial system", which began with the reform of Pavlov's "dog" to $, there is a strangulation of banks-garbage dumpsters for cashing and offshoring. Of course not as we would like, but "we are not 37 years old" request, again, the main point of the sanctions is to disconnect the financial system of Russia from the possibility of refinancing, hence all this leapfrog with currency - you stupidly pay off loans to Western banks, collected at a small percentage, but in foreign currency. But the fact that
        Quote: SSR
        If your friendship ceases to pull your very enlarged business over and over again, let it draw more capable and not infusion of funds from a friend through the government ....

        There is no need for songs about the "all-regulating market" again from the "Gaidarov witnesses" - everywhere, all over the world, this happens. "Haliburton" Vice President of USA Cheney with the war in Iraq you feel. Capitalism is in the yard and there is no such crime, according to the classics, to which the capitalist will not go for the sake of 300% profit. Ours are no worse and no better.
        1. SSR
          SSR 7 January 2016 14: 11 New
          +9
          1. Before you "bother" someone, take the time to work yourself not with the spinal cord
          It’s a pity I’m writing from the phone, I would answer much more exhaustively for all your cheers.
          At the expense of the criteria.

          The main federal law of the Russian Federation, which sets out the framework criteria for classifying legal or physical as the small business sector in the Russian Federation, was adopted on July 24, 2007 and is called Federal Law 209-FZ "On Support of Small and Medium Business in the Russian Federation." In accordance with this law, in Russia the main criteria for classifying a small business are the number of employees of an enterprise and revenue. For example, a firm employing less than 15 people is considered a micro-enterprise, from 16 to 100 people - a small enterprise, and firms with more than 100 employees become medium-sized businesses. According to the financial criteria defined by the law, a company with an annual turnover of less than 60 million rubles belongs to micro-enterprises, from 60 to 400 million rubles - to small ones, and more than 400 million rubles - to medium-sized enterprises.

          Source: http://small-business.web-3.ru/basics/small/
          © Portal Web-3.Ru
          2. Where did you get and concluded that somewhere I said something about everything that regulates the market? Leave a gag for yourself.
          And what about offshore dollars? To small business?
          I’m specifically talking about the fact that if you work completely in white and pay the entire salary to white, then the tax burden on the company is 48%; I mean that instead of the promised export duties, corporate agreements are arranged (Manturov’s February promises) I work with many enterprises, starting from MMK , NLMK and ending with networkers and IT companies and have experience working with an international organization and have the opportunity to compare some mechanisms and principles of work.
          1. avt
            avt 7 January 2016 15: 34 New
            +3
            Quote: SSR
            At the expense of the criteria.

            So be it.
            Quote: SSR
            . Where did you get and concluded that somewhere I said something about everything that regulates the market?

            Hence
            Quote: SSR
            . If your friendship ceases to pull your very enlarged business over and over again, let it draw more capable and not infusion of funds from a friend through the government ....

            It is under such a chant that business is squeezed out when the old team can no longer hold it, having lost its power levers. Want some examples? "Our house Gazprom", "Rosneft" and the same notorious "Yukos"
            Quote: SSR
            And what about offshore dollars? To small business?

            To his family, but for the most part to cashing in and dump before being withdrawn to offshore. At least this was the case during the times of Yukos, which was the most transparent in “special economic zones” such as Kalmykia and Ingushetia, with the opening of small, mini and micro firms that worked at a “loss” with subsequent closure up to the introduction of criminal liability for Pounds presenting their passports for registration in a sane and irresponsible state, or even simply with the loss of a passport and "their name was legion."
            Quote: SSR
            about instead of the promised export duties, arrange corporations

            Well, as I said above, they’re holding everything that can make it possible to withdraw money abroad, and since the feed base naturally narrows in this case - a stronger one with an administrative resource will row every penny for himself - crazy money has run out, scrubbed off the bunks and not only yours .
          2. dmi.pris
            dmi.pris 7 January 2016 15: 54 New
            +1
            Well, work, and do not cry about the oppression of the pensioner, firefighter, and all that ... An article on sanctions is my opinion, this will be for a long time .. And it will be in our good, because the need to ensure the viability of the state will force to develop YOUR production (even under the government of the iPhone) .Economy was ruined by the decisions of Yeltsin and Co. on the free access of goods to our market, even under sanctions this flow did not stop. Yes, there were problems with investments and banking operations. You are a businessman, if you want and are able to invest, there are plenty of places.
            Quote: SSR
            1. Before you "bother" someone, take the time to work yourself not with the spinal cord
            It’s a pity I’m writing from the phone, I would answer much more exhaustively for all your cheers.
            At the expense of the criteria.

            The main federal law of the Russian Federation, which sets out the framework criteria for classifying legal or physical as the small business sector in the Russian Federation, was adopted on July 24, 2007 and is called Federal Law 209-FZ "On Support of Small and Medium Business in the Russian Federation." In accordance with this law, in Russia the main criteria for classifying a small business are the number of employees of an enterprise and revenue. For example, a firm employing less than 15 people is considered a micro-enterprise, from 16 to 100 people - a small enterprise, and firms with more than 100 employees become medium-sized businesses. According to the financial criteria defined by the law, a company with an annual turnover of less than 60 million rubles belongs to micro-enterprises, from 60 to 400 million rubles - to small ones, and more than 400 million rubles - to medium-sized enterprises.

            Source: http://small-business.web-3.ru/basics/small/
            © Portal Web-3.Ru
            2. Where did you get and concluded that somewhere I said something about everything that regulates the market? Leave a gag for yourself.
            And what about offshore dollars? To small business?
            I’m specifically talking about the fact that if you work completely in white and pay the entire salary to white, then the tax burden on the company is 48%; I mean that instead of the promised export duties, corporate agreements are arranged (Manturov’s February promises) I work with many enterprises, starting from MMK , NLMK and ending with networkers and IT companies and have experience working with an international organization and have the opportunity to compare some mechanisms and principles of work.
            1. SSR
              SSR 7 January 2016 23: 12 New
              +6
              Quote: dmi.pris
              Well, work, and do not cry about the oppression of the pension, firefighter and all that ...

              You do not "tell me" about work, all of you are our "such". Do you know that if there is any debt to these authorities, your accounts in the Bank are blocked until payment (in some cases, double? "Tariff") and only after that you can pay the bills? If you don't know, then move the sofa away from the TV.
              Quote: asiat_61
              In my opinion, it is not the desire or the ability of our government to do anything that is covered by sanctions, the price of oil, the crisis. It is easier to explain everything with objective reasons.

              Just +
              Quote: avt
              To his family, but for the most part to cashing in and dump before being withdrawn to offshore. At least that was the case during the Yukos times

              This is tryndets how you lagged behind ... what do you think ... "Plato" after what "innovations" were introduced?
              Yes, and then they began to abolish the transport tax .. yes, do you know that you pay excise tax on every purchase of fuel? )) about 7 rubles? )) Putin decided on the triple tax and removed the Transport tax and left "Plato" to Rotenberg))
              Guys ... there is not only ORT. )))
              Quote: avt
              and since the feed base naturally narrows in this case - a stronger one with an administrative resource will row every penny for itself - easy money ran out, scrubbed over the gimbal and not only mine.

              It’s yours to the left ... Someone feeds the cattle and then shears, but here they don’t let the cattle feed, they gave only their own (admin resource) and now .. only the administration of Dubna should private and small over 38.000.000 and successfully dynamite over 10 years ... and the main chief ... damn ... it's really easier to talk with those who have tried "pineapple" than to explain something to people like ...
              Quote: dmi.pris
              And you are not tired of swagger corruption and limitless the selfishness of these departments is the main brake on the economy .. And if you stopped "pulling" your stall, so go to the factory to work.

              That's where the full ...)) connoisseur of human souls)))
          3. Teplohod
            Teplohod 7 January 2016 23: 13 New
            +6
            48% - according to the Divine :) So they charge more on supposedly unreal deals, which also should remain after serving the sentence. Everywhere you look, there are patriots everywhere: patriots of the country, their cause, etc. etc., but when it comes to capital, self-interest and the ability to improve their living conditions, so many immediately forget about patriotism and are ready who to kill and who to plant, and do not care about another person. I met exceptions, but there is a corresponding and laconic toast for them: - "So let's drink to good people, there are so few of them left!"
            1. SSR
              SSR 7 January 2016 23: 43 New
              +3
              Quote: Teplohod
              48% - according to the Divine :) So they charge more on supposedly unreal deals, which also should remain after serving the sentence. Everywhere you look, there are patriots everywhere: patriots of the country, their cause, etc. etc., but when it comes to capital, self-interest and the ability to improve their living conditions, so many immediately forget about patriotism and are ready who to kill and who to plant, and do not care about another person. I met exceptions, but there is a corresponding and laconic toast for them: - "So let's drink to good people, there are so few of them left!"

              Ha ha ha! Fat plus you!
              For the sofa, I will separately note it))) if the contract contains a penalty clause as "in case of delay, blah blah must pay a penalty in the amount of"))) the tax machine considers this to be revenue and you woodpeckers count how much in this case the company's revenue with a penalty of 0.1% each day. Banks smoke on the sidelines))) and only if it is described that it may require compensation in the amount of ..... Then another conlencore))) but really touches people who go to the checkout for a lesson and do not know how their employers tear their pants on the bottom) )) recently two Danone factories closed. I feel sorry for the people who lost their jobs there ... But I never feel sorry for their owners with a 400% margin.
      3. asiat_61
        asiat_61 7 January 2016 16: 19 New
        +5
        In my opinion, it is not the desire or the ability of our government to do anything that is covered by sanctions, the price of oil, the crisis. It is easier to explain everything with objective reasons.
    3. vovanpain
      vovanpain 7 January 2016 12: 53 New
      22
      These sanctions, apparently, were not aimed at destroying the Russian economy, which is too large and important for the world to do without it. These sanctions were introduced in order to warn Russia against such foreign policy actions that the West does not approve of.

      Ha, and if I go to the toilet, what should I ask for approval from the West? Yes, Russia has always lived under various sanctions, except for the alkan EBN. But then, besides a bunch of scoundrels of privatizers, there was a whole nation, not a friend Bill, and not a friend of Boris. get up on your knees, but to hell with you creatures in full mouth.
      1. vlad66
        vlad66 7 January 2016 13: 15 New
        16
        laughing fellow wassat
        Quote: vovanpain
        . Think on your knees, let’s get the hell out of you creature.

        Let all-crawlers, lovers of jamon and parmesans, kneel down. Well, on January 11th we will go there where there is nothing, to work for non-working factories and enterprises. fellow wink laughing
      2. Vadya718
        Vadya718 7 January 2016 13: 19 New
        +3
        Support!
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    5. seti
      seti 7 January 2016 13: 03 New
      13
      And it's a no brainer that sanctions are, in translation, containment. Strong Russia is needed by the people of Russia, but not as "developed democratic" countries. The West liked us only twice after the Revolution of 17 and during the collapse of the Soviet Union in 91 ... Well, they did it before Putin came in 2000. How they bite their elbows that they missed this moment. And now they are trying to strangle us. Yes, that's just enough from the tape ..? And if we contrive and in the teeth. With a boot. Not democratically but painful and weighty.
    6. Samaritan
      Samaritan 7 January 2016 13: 08 New
      0
      A simple example:
      Finns and Baltic states travel to the Russian Federation for gasoline and purchases, prices are 2 times lower!
      1. Ingvar 72
        Ingvar 72 7 January 2016 21: 23 New
        +6
        Quote: Samaritan
        Finns and Baltic states travel to the Russian Federation for gasoline and purchases, prices are 2 times lower!
        How many times s \ n in the Russian Federation below?
        1. avia1991
          avia1991 9 January 2016 01: 33 New
          +1
          Quote: Ingvar 72
          How many times s \ n in the Russian Federation below?

          Igor, these tsifiri are not interested in liberals wink
          The main thing is to show how WE live well!
    7. Skif83
      Skif83 7 January 2016 13: 10 New
      +8
      You won’t strangle Russia, you won’t kill it!
      And the economy is easy, for example, Gaidar miscarriages, Chubais of all stripes, etc.
      They killed the second world economy.

      Another thing is that sanctions, or rather their consequences, are more the work of just the Gaidars!
      After all, they put the economy under the dollar, they stupidly follow the recommendations of the IMF, etc. They made the economy raw!
    8. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 7 January 2016 14: 46 New
      +1
      I re-read an article more reminiscent of a prayer. Prayer for the extension of sanctions. The theme of the longevity of sanctions against Russia is repeated SEVEN times!
      The more confidence that support for sanctions in Europe disappears, the more often in the USA they repeat that they will not be lifted. Meanwhile, with Boeing, due to which sanctions were imposed, there has been no clarity for 1,5 years.
      I think that the policy of sanctions against Russia will be canceled in parallel with rising oil prices, because the importance of the Russian market in this situation will grow.
    9. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 7 January 2016 14: 48 New
      +7
      I believe that Russia needs to either develop technologies that were previously acquired in the West, or in cooperation with South Korea, Brazil, China, etc. countries. There is no other way - the West is increasingly becoming the enemy of Russia, no matter the reasons that gave rise to its position. And, I believe that it’s not Crimea, not even Ukraine - all this is sewn with white thread .., - perhaps Brzezinski is right: the West has come to stop the technological and intellectual Europe from uniting with Russia's resources. The states do not need such powerful competitors, and other conditions, when Europe is ready to take the visor, submit to the US dictatorship, may not happen again!
      1. yuriy55
        yuriy55 7 January 2016 15: 26 New
        +2
        Quote: Denis Obukhov
        I believe that Russia needs ...


        First of all, Russia needs unity and harmony. National unity ... And the president - unity with the majority, for whom he is also a guarantor, a guarantee of the opportunity for citizens to live, love, raise children with faith in a stable future. The guarantor that all our work is only for the personal good and for the good of our own country ...

        So, whoever wants to, let him take the visor according to the glands, and in Russia, which has nevertheless decided on its allies, to deal closely with economics and economic security, eliminating from this noble occupation of mediocrity and grabbers.
        soldier
    10. marlin1203
      marlin1203 7 January 2016 17: 32 New
      0
      The key message is "economic sanctions in conditions of international isolation." If the sanctions were not going well, then our Western "partners" did something about isolation ... and without this component the whole scheme loses its meaning.
    11. SAXA.SHURA
      SAXA.SHURA 7 January 2016 19: 57 New
      -1
      Hey political analyst, why aren’t you the president of the United States ???
  2. tomket
    tomket 7 January 2016 12: 41 New
    -13
    Quote: RUSOIVAN
    You won’t strangle this song, you won’t kill it: Russian economy!)

    You can not kill what is not)))).
    1. 222222
      222222 7 January 2016 13: 29 New
      +9
      tomket (2) RU Today, 12:41 PM New .... what's new ??. old .F-14 ..
      You can not kill what is not)))). "" The truth. Will always break through. "" "" Lyndon LaRouche: Gorbachev and Chubais prepared by British intelligence "". And little and no less laughing
    2. SeregaBoss
      SeregaBoss 7 January 2016 13: 30 New
      -4
      Strange, but do you scrape on the porch to pay for the Internet? Is an economically capable population saving you? Or do you use a freebie in the macro-dining Wifi?
    3. yuriy55
      yuriy55 7 January 2016 15: 31 New
      +3
      Quote: tomket
      Quote: RUSOIVAN
      You won’t strangle this song, you won’t kill it: Russian economy!)


      You cannot kill what is not)))).


      But it is necessary to kill those who see in a dream that she was gone ...
  3. lis-ik
    lis-ik 7 January 2016 12: 43 New
    +3
    After the imposition of Western sanctions against Russia, it became apparent that these measures are not as stringent as they could be - and there were good reasons for this.

    Gentlemen, comrades, but what are you shooting at, because for many in the government this is such a convenient trench, and you are like a sickle ....
  4. venaya
    venaya 7 January 2016 12: 44 New
    +7
    these restrictive measures will not be lifted in the foreseeable future

    Only the complete submission of Russia to the west will be able to save us from sanctions.
    Do we just need it? They will never leave us alone, therefore it is advisable to rely only on our own strengths to the maximum extent.
  5. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 7 January 2016 12: 45 New
    +1
    Russia requires the West to recognize its position in Ukraine, which indicates that we are already dealing with a confident and aggressive Russia.
    Well here! We had to drink - to finally get it!
  6. Altona
    Altona 7 January 2016 12: 46 New
    16
    After all, Putin will have to switch to internal problems. You probably won't get off with just denying or nodding your head. And it is time to restrain "friends" of their "equidistant" ones and reduce their appetites. And then, like a crisis, money goes either to banks for "additional capitalization" or to state corporations for "debt restructuring" or "optimization", in which jobs are still cut and the social situation worsens ...
    1. Wheel
      Wheel 7 January 2016 16: 30 New
      +5
      Quote: Altona
      After all, Putin will have to switch to internal problems. You probably won't get off with just denying or nodding your head. And it is time to restrain "friends" of their "equidistant" ones and reduce their appetites. And then, like a crisis, money goes either to banks for "additional capitalization" or to state corporations for "debt restructuring" or "optimization", in which jobs are still cut and the social situation worsens ...

      No, he won’t have to switch to internal problems.
      The method of replacing internal problems with external ones is still working flawlessly.
      First "krymnash", then Novorossiya, then Syria ... what's next?
      1. Ingvar 72
        Ingvar 72 7 January 2016 20: 24 New
        +4
        Quote: Wheel
        The method of replacing internal problems with external ones is still working flawlessly.

        BeautifulG! goodThe blind do not see, the deaf do not hear! drinks
  7. tomket
    tomket 7 January 2016 12: 47 New
    26
    The whole truth is that Western sanctions are directed mainly against our banking sector. Actually, they are not obliged to refinance our banking sector. We did not declare an economic blockade, they do not lie with us in the trade wars. The cries of Ulyukaev and Siluanov about the overwhelming burden of sanctions, well, excuse me, where it subtly breaks. If you yourself do not want to fill your economy with long cheap credit, then why is the West obliged to do this? And it is completely incomprehensible why, instead of strengthening and developing its dependent sectors, Medvedev is looking for those who will feed instead of the West. But it is completely incomprehensible how Putin is satisfied with such a government?
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 7 January 2016 15: 43 New
      +2
      Quote: tomket
      ... And it is completely incomprehensible What is Putin comfortable with with such a government?


      Why Putin? It suits the State Duma, which only broadcasts about its "worries about the public welfare" but never goes against the proposed candidacy of the Prime Minister ...

      Article 111

      1. The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation is appointed by the President of the Russian Federation with the consent of the State Duma.

      2. A proposal for the candidacy of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation shall be submitted no later than two weeks after the newly elected President of the Russian Federation takes office or after the resignation of the Government of the Russian Federation or within a week from the day the State Duma rejects the candidacy.

      3. The State Duma considers the candidacy of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation submitted by the President of the Russian Federation within a week from the date of the proposal for candidacy.

      4. After a three-time rejection of the nominations of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation by the State Duma, the President of the Russian Federation appoints the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, dissolves the State Duma and calls new elections.

      Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation on the interpretation of the provisions of paragraph 4 of Article 111
      Article 112

      1. The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, no later than one week after the appointment, shall submit proposals to the President of the Russian Federation on the structure of federal executive bodies.

      2. The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation proposes to the President of the Russian Federation candidates for the posts of Deputy Prime Ministers of the Government of the Russian Federation and.


      So, Medvedev and others like him, a product of the creativity of "Edra" ... what
  8. Mercenary
    Mercenary 7 January 2016 12: 48 New
    +7
    These rot .. dame from geytsropy and usa you will not please! Hence the conclusion - Is it worth it to please at all? It’s time to live your own mind; besides, he IS with Russia!
  9. HAM
    HAM 7 January 2016 12: 51 New
    +1
    If it were not for Ukraine, something else would have been invented, two, and even more so three, bears in one den (planet) cramped, in addition to everything, one of the "bears" is arrogant and aggressive beyond measure.
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 7 January 2016 12: 52 New
    +7
    I once read that one $ + to the price of oil on the exchange is one billion $ minus investments in the economy. Now we are paying for Kudrin’s economic policy over the past 15 years, when high oil prices allowed us not to think about the economy and build ambitious projects. Well so if now the government does not turn to industry, we will repeat the fate of the USSR, better late than never!
    1. tomket
      tomket 7 January 2016 12: 58 New
      +1
      Quote: APASUS
      Now we are paying for Kudrin’s economic policy in recent years 15

      You wait a moment for such phrases to be scattered))) Rumor has it that Kudrin will return and burst into the government on a white horse. And so to speak with a high deign of GDP.
      1. MIKHALYCH1
        MIKHALYCH1 7 January 2016 13: 03 New
        +3
        Quote: tomket
        Quote: APASUS
        Now we are paying for Kudrin’s economic policy in recent years 15

        You wait a moment for such phrases to be scattered))) Rumor has it that Kudrin will return and burst into the government on a white horse. And so to speak with a high deign of GDP.

        Bulk with Kasparov on a donkey ...)))) They will also push their elbows ... laughing
      2. BARKHAN
        BARKHAN 7 January 2016 19: 17 New
        +3
        Quote: tomket
        Quote: APASUS
        Now we are paying for Kudrin’s economic policy in recent years 15

        You wait a moment for such phrases to be scattered))) Rumor has it that Kudrin will return and burst into the government on a white horse. And so to speak with a high deign of GDP.

        This really will be a satire of humor ... Well, how then will Putin explain this to the people? Can the Minister of Defense also be a Chubais for the beauty of the landscape ...
        1. tomket
          tomket 8 January 2016 00: 42 New
          +3
          Quote: Barkhan
          .Well, how then will Putin explain this to the people?

          How much have Putin and the People explained to you about Vasilyeva, Serdyukov, and Seagull from the latter?
    2. yuriy55
      yuriy55 7 January 2016 15: 51 New
      +2
      Quote: APASUS
      Well, if now the government does not turn to industry, we will repeat the fate of the USSR, better late than never!


      What period are you talking about now? From 1917 to 1953 or from 1991 to 1993 ?!

      Yes ... The government, oddly enough, faces precisely the industry, the banks ... where the deductions from the budget come from, and back to those who have to be fed from this budget (except for the ones you love, naturally !!! yes )
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 7 January 2016 23: 19 New
        0
        Quote: yuriy55
        what period? From 1917 to 1953 or from 1991 to 1993?! Yes ... The government, oddly enough, faces exactly the industry, the banks ... where the deductions to the budget come from, and back to those of you have to feed this budget (except for your loved ones, naturally !!!)

        I’m talking about the period where industry gives the main gross product and is the basis of the tax base, and not about where the government likes only reports. This period best describes the period from 1945 - 1960
  11. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 7 January 2016 12: 53 New
    +5
    Name of the author is interesting - Nikolay Pakhomov, it would seem - his own, but broadcasts to us from a distant far.
    From the signature under the article - He is also an expert at the Russian Council on Foreign Affairs. Because we do not have this office, it is clear that it is located across the seas, over the valleys, behind the hills. Hence, a certain percentage of confidence in the author and the material.
    1. TVM - 75
      TVM - 75 7 January 2016 13: 20 New
      0
      The author tries to portray objectivity, but mattress shows through everything.
    2. BARKHAN
      BARKHAN 7 January 2016 19: 23 New
      +2
      But the key word is "expert." Judging by my epaulettes, I am "general" ... but this does not mean that I drive divisions on the battlefield laughing
      On the other hand, if a housewife says smart things, you should listen to her. what
  12. Hauptam
    Hauptam 7 January 2016 12: 56 New
    +8
    Is it time to answer the sanctions for the present. Reduce the% rate and nationalize the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
  13. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 7 January 2016 12: 57 New
    +6
    Well, yes, the bifurcation point (when events can go one way or another, roughly speaking, a fork) has been passed, now the bull terriers from the West will not unclench their teeth. They will keep it to the last. Nothing. And not so worried. So far, even the belts do not need to be tightened too much. And oil - well, the sooner our "economists" in the government understand that there will be no more oil at acceptable prices, the sooner the correct development of the Russian economy will begin.
    1. Vladimir 1964
      Vladimir 1964 7 January 2016 13: 14 New
      +6
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      And oil - well, the sooner our "economists" in the government understand that there will be no more oil at acceptable prices, the sooner the correct development of the Russian economy will begin.


      A good thought, Eugene, one thing is bad, it (this thought) in its global, and state, interests and volumes cannot fit in the heads of our government. She does not have enough space there. What was the free place in my head, before the sanctions, now I’m occupied with worries for my good abroad.
      Sorry, colleague, for sarcasm. hi
      1. Saratoga833
        Saratoga833 7 January 2016 17: 17 New
        +3
        Quote: Vladimir 1964
        sorry, colleague, for sarcasm.

        This is not sarcasm, but the true truth!
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    1. Vladimir 1964
      Vladimir 1964 7 January 2016 13: 19 New
      +3
      Quote: Ros 56
      there are no pockets in the coffin, work for the country.


      The whole point, it seems to me, is that our bullshit does not know about "pockets in the coffin". belay
      Romantic You, of course, Yuri, but still support you. hi
    2. clidon
      clidon 7 January 2016 13: 23 New
      +1
      Moreover, it should concern everyone, from the janitor to the president, the higher the position, the stronger the punishment.

      It is necessary that all good people come together and kill all the bad!
  15. Rom14
    Rom14 7 January 2016 13: 01 New
    +3
    Sanctions, this is certainly a huge incentive for the development of the State, Industrialization of Russia, the restoration of light industry, and. economy, exemption from the dollar! Of course, who has dollars in foreign banks now has days of anxiety, but not for Russia ... Prolong Bama sanctions! And then the people of Russia will have hope for a good apartment, gas for every home (!), Work with a decent salary, free medicine and education, asphalt roads ... In general, EVERYTHING that you now have thanks to Russia.
    1. clidon
      clidon 7 January 2016 13: 56 New
      -3
      To develop a state, demand and capacity are needed. Domestic demand is falling (the population has less money), as if the external one is not waiting with open arms - the Chinese and other Asians are still much more interesting there.
      Capacities can be increased, obtained with the help of investments. The state may have investments (they have just been withdrawn from the reserve for the last year and a half, but all of course), internal loans (we have a crisis and the amount of money inside the country is falling, and risks are correspondingly growing) and external. External, as you know, there are cheaper western ones (we won’t get anything for sanctions) and more expensive Asian ones, where it’s just a fever.
      Import substitution is so far a burden on the economy and will give its economic advantages someday. And not everywhere and not always naturally. This is rather a political bonus than an economic one.

      Plus one thing - the population is impoverished and is ready to work for lower pay, the final cost of production is falling. It would be the only key to success, all poor countries would ride limousines long ago.

      It is better to carry out industrialization, not in the regime of an economic storm and sanctions. This is a very bad time. But kuzhi go away.
  16. bashkort
    bashkort 7 January 2016 13: 01 New
    +3
    After reading the article, I personally have only one conclusion, and I have written about this more than once: it is necessary to diversify the Russian economy as soon as possible, if we continue to sit on the "oil needle", it will be quite easy to influence us.
    1. MIKHALYCH1
      MIKHALYCH1 7 January 2016 13: 09 New
      0
      Quote: bashkort
      if we continue to sit on the "oil needle", then it will be quite easy to influence us.

      Yes, we’re trying to get off ... We (Russia) have already been shown what will happen .. (but we will not give up and will not kneel ..) We are turning east and north!
      1. yuriy55
        yuriy55 7 January 2016 16: 02 New
        0
        Quote: MIKHALYCHXNNX
        Yes, sort of trying to get off ... We (Russia) have already been shown what will happen ..

        Yes, it seems to have already shown ... In the days of the USSR ... No? Can the rake be removed from the hallway? Or appoint a daily intake of pill number 6, those who have poor memory? ... wink
      2. BARKHAN
        BARKHAN 7 January 2016 19: 32 New
        +1
        Well, if you look, then there have always been sanctions against Russia. In one form or another. If a neighbor on the landing has taken offense at you for something and doesn’t want to lend ... this is no reason to lose heart or even hang himself ... You just have to be self-sufficient.
        And it’s even good that the sheep’s skins were slipping away from these jackals right now, because they are stupid! But if they smiled at us, lulling us for another 10 years ... surrounding us with bases and missiles, removing our allies, and finishing our economy. ..That would be like a frog in slowly heated water ...
  17. soldier
    soldier 7 January 2016 13: 03 New
    +8
    The Russian government does not work for the Russian people, it serves the American and European peoples. Crumbs fall from the sale of oil and gas to Russia, everything floats away to European banks.
    1. edeligor
      edeligor 7 January 2016 13: 24 New
      +5
      Quote: Private
      It serves the American and European peoples.

      In principle, I agree, only our government serves, for a long time, not the people, but 1% of the population called oligarchs, with a place of "permanent" (read temporary) based on Rublevka, and keeps the kinders in the Anglo-Saxon part of the world. Accordingly, all the material resources milked from our depths go not to the peoples (this is the second time, unlike ours), but to the Gods named Rothschilds and Rockefellers!
      PS It seems that the GDP with the Qaev team and other Shkudrins turned out to be near the line of no return. The country has a classic revolutionary situation according to Lenin. Hello minus one! Orthodox Merry Christmas !!! smile
  18. SklochPensioner
    SklochPensioner 7 January 2016 13: 10 New
    +2
    The author led him all the way, led to some kind of thought ... The unfinished thoughts of a finished diplomat?
    Conclusion: "Therefore, the Kremlin has no choice but to continue to take the measures necessary to form the economy ..."
    Oh, no!
    Article Plus, however, set smile
  19. Batia
    Batia 7 January 2016 13: 13 New
    +2
    Yes, they go with their sanctions, etc. I can't imagine what you can do with me, what I would say - "Velcom USA!" Sanctions, yes, we are an army!
  20. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 7 January 2016 13: 19 New
    +2
    It is IMPOSSIBLE to refuse the chosen political course for sovereignty in matters of Russian politics and interests ... we must go further ... engage in ideological promotion of ideas within the country (especially young people cannot be given away) ... look for those ... who can be partners ... and move on according to the interests of Russia ...
  21. avva2012
    avva2012 7 January 2016 13: 28 New
    +1
    Consider the sanctions against the energy sector of the Russian economy: among other things, they were aimed at limiting financing options for Russian energy companies, which ultimately should have blocked the implementation of complex projects for the development of offshore oil and gas fields in the Arctic and other regions.

    On the photo. the ears of the photographer are visible. The Arctic, with its resources. Who would doubt that.
    On the other hand, it is still unclear how much support Moscow will receive from Beijing in various matters. It is obvious that China needs Russian natural gas and oil, but how far can this cooperation go? Moscow will still have to decide on the diversification of its partners in Asia: if China becomes the main buyer of Russian energy resources in the region, and cooperation with European countries begins to decline, can Beijing dictate its terms of cooperation to Moscow?

    this. how to dictate? Beijing, without our energy resources in a few years, will suffocate so much. We China need more than us. Is China going to continue to exist on coal? I understand that there are many Chinese, but in this way, the population is reduced, it seems to me an overkill?
  22. Vladimir 1964
    Vladimir 1964 7 January 2016 13: 28 New
    +5
    And I liked the article, it is clear that it is written with a Western "accent", but otherwise a person living there permanently and will not write, especially since, judging by individual phraseological phrases, this is a translation from English.
    The very essence of the article, given that it was written for the western man in the street, is absolutely pro-Russian and somewhat patriotic. Again, colleagues, the mentality is different in the West; they do not understand our internal media at all. It was not for nothing that they created a quite successful RT project, where our news and positions are presented at an acceptable level and language for the western man in the street.
    Well, such an opinion, colleagues. hi
    1. MIKHALYCH1
      MIKHALYCH1 7 January 2016 13: 47 New
      +1
      Quote: Vladimir 1964
      And I liked the article, it is clear that it is written with a Western "accent", but otherwise a person living there permanently and will not write, especially since, judging by individual phraseological phrases, this is a translation from English.
      The very essence of the article, given that it was written for the western man in the street, is absolutely pro-Russian and somewhat patriotic. Again, colleagues, the mentality is different in the West; they do not understand our internal media at all. It was not for nothing that they created a quite successful RT project, where our news and positions are presented at an acceptable level and language for the western man in the street.
      Well, such an opinion, colleagues. hi

      That's right, you accentuated ... I agree with you! hi
  23. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 7 January 2016 13: 46 New
    +3
    In the 21st century, it is simply impossible to build a strong economy and provide the population with a decent standard of living in conditions of international isolation.


    In a country as large and rich as Russia, this is theoretically possible. Unfortunately, for this it will be necessary to conduct a correct economic policy (which in real life, as everyone can see, is impossible) and start, at least, by identifying everything "overworked"oligarchs.
  24. Tusv
    Tusv 7 January 2016 13: 55 New
    +1
    Someone is still trying to tear our economy. Yes pah on them. Mantras alone. And the chakras then fade. Purely for reference. If Russia dies, without any nuclear weapons, 3/4 of the world's population will be in terrible poverty. Do we need this? Yes, the West itself will not allow this. Well, we’ll accept the golden billion as assistants to the younger janitor. Do not count on more. For Russia will die with the planet
  25. Worohilow
    Worohilow 7 January 2016 13: 55 New
    0
    We must, we will stand, we will master the utopia !!. Who? How? Once again in poverty and despondency, here comes the master, the master will judge us laughing
  26. jovanni
    jovanni 7 January 2016 14: 46 New
    +3
    Therefore, the Kremlin has no choice but to continue to take the measures necessary to form an economy appropriate to a country that claims to be a world leader in international relations.

    And rightly so!
  27. Alexandr2637
    Alexandr2637 7 January 2016 14: 48 New
    +4
    Quote: Hauptam
    Is it time to answer the sanctions for the present. Reduce the% rate and nationalize the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

    And it's high time! And ALL energy resources sold to the West exclusively for gold and rubles.
    And be sure to turn to your people and economy face, not ass.
  28. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 7 January 2016 15: 36 New
    +4
    I want to live up to the time when the Americans will be forced to lift the sanctions against us, but we are not ours. Maybe you don’t say a hat for Senka? And I think that who does not set the bar a little higher than his capabilities, he will never achieve anything.
  29. v.yegorov
    v.yegorov 7 January 2016 15: 42 New
    +4
    Our government just needs to understand that the West is our eternal enemy, and not what
    not a partner, he can be a partner only occasionally and situationally, when their
    Eurodom roof is on fire. And behind the gracious smiles hiding centuries of hatred and
    contempt for the barbarians of the East, friendliness here and does not smell. Kipling is right.
  30. Ros 56
    Ros 56 7 January 2016 15: 49 New
    +4
    Gentlemen, moderators, you made a complaint to me about the expression in the comment., And removed my comment. But, what did you think reading it is your own business, and in the commentary there was not a single indecent word, and the expression "going to x ..", you need to read "up the hill", and you do not need to attribute violations of the rules to me.
    1. Tambov Wolf
      Tambov Wolf 7 January 2016 16: 40 New
      +5
      Dear, I was banned for almost a month with the answer given - "take a rest", without any explanation. Apparently I did not like the comment towards the moderators. You can no longer write Russian words, and soon we will write "glory to you relatives" and "Sholem Aleichem". show one "Hava nagila" and dance "Seven forty". It was not for nothing that Solntseliky in a kippah near the wailing wall lit up in the first years of his reign. I would not be surprised if they shoot Russian for the word.
  31. arsenks
    arsenks 7 January 2016 16: 22 New
    +7
    Patience and labor will grind everything ...
  32. Ros 56
    Ros 56 7 January 2016 16: 24 New
    +5
    Quote: Ingvar 72
    Recently I dug a good video, Glazyev from the 14th minute -


    Yeah. It's time to do the second in the seventeenth year, this is another confirmation of my words that corruption must be equated with treason to the motherland.
  33. Alexandr2637
    Alexandr2637 7 January 2016 16: 34 New
    +2
    Quote: v.yegorov
    And hiding behind kind smiles

    .... grin of the beast ...
  34. Alfizik
    Alfizik 7 January 2016 17: 48 New
    +1
    A stupid ("endurance test") and arrogant ("aggressive Russia") "analyst". Torn away from the country - lost his soul. We are not a test of endurance, we are an impetus to a rush to sovereignty and progress. And thanks for the kick, gentlemen democrats! As they say in Russia - lousy. Is the West smarter than others? In no case! He is more mechanistic, soulless and spiritless, and this is already detrimental. Damage to self-awareness and self-esteem.
    We passed the endurance test more than once and with success, but will the West have enough endurance in the near future, not predicted? We received a lesson from lies, demagogy and inconsideracy from the West. Do not stumble anymore!
  35. Al_oriso
    Al_oriso 7 January 2016 18: 02 New
    +1
    The issue of sanctions is no longer relevant. The relevant question is: what will we do if the sanctions are suddenly lifted?
  36. grigoriy
    grigoriy 7 January 2016 18: 45 New
    +4
    The main enemies of Russia are presumptuous dignitaries .. if all of them are transplanted with confiscation, such a currency reserve is released that two or even three economies such as the Russian one can be raised
  37. Vadim12
    Vadim12 7 January 2016 19: 11 New
    +2
    There is some truth: to be considered great, you must be able to produce modern equipment and electronics. There is raw material, you need a good kick, and everything will work out.
  38. yuriy55
    yuriy55 7 January 2016 19: 36 New
    +4
    Most interesting, what is so disastrous for Russia in European sanctions?

    What are the sanctions:http://www.aif.ru/dontknows/actual/1159761

    citizens of EU countries and European companies are prohibited from conducting transactions with the securities of these companies for a circulation period of more than 30 days;

    companies are prohibited from operations with accounts in European banks, investment advice, portfolio investment management and the organization of the placement of securities.

    EU citizens and European companies are prohibited from providing services for the development and production of oil in the deep water, in the Arctic and in shale deposits;

    supplies of European dual-use technologies, which can be used both in the civilian and in the defense industry, technologies and equipment necessary for the development of offshore fields, as well as access to capital markets, are prohibited.

    That is, in other words, we were offered to use internal resources and loans of our financial organizations in the development of our native Russian economy ... Yes, this is just a chance ... A chance to get rid of many hundreds of hundreds of banks (how they all manage to exist comfortably with such a limited budget?), from enterprises that built their activities not on the production of specific goods, but on the manipulation of foreign exchange ... But you never know? Will our "Calibers" fly worse if there are no imported parts? Or is it better that these imported elements will turn the work of thousands of people and billions of dollars into dust at the most crucial moment? (a series of drops of launch vehicles with equipment ... was it?)

    Accepted and made conclusions. Now it's time to draw organizational conclusions. To drive away people with a "pimply conscience" from managing the state with a dirty broomstick, economic managers who maneuver and maneuver, but cannot in any way fish out (to where they belong: on bunks ...) Let's welcome people who simply did not notice these sanctions, perhaps they are among us. Those who have always hoped only for their own strength and did not complain that they "lack" European values ​​...
  39. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem 7 January 2016 19: 55 New
    +3
    The purpose of the West is the destruction of Russia as a state, the destruction or distortion of the history and identity of our people. At the level of feelings, we have already decided, we understand the danger, we simply cannot always formulate it. But at the same time, inside ourselves, we have a sense of rightness .. which gives us strength.
    Py.Sy. By the way, the fact that the Russians are the most drinkers is a myth. And in general, this has not happened before. And now they are even proud of the fact that they can drink how much .. this is one example of a change in self-awareness.
  40. cap
    cap 7 January 2016 23: 28 New
    0
    "Western sanctions have not been able to deliver a 'crushing blow' to Russia, but in the near future they, most likely, will not be lifted."
    This is written by the author who receives a salary in the USA, but here is what the Germans write about sanctions;
    "Help! Russian tourists don't come anymore"
    According to WirtschaftsWoche Online, the German economy this year does not count about 275 million euros. “The consumer activity of Russian tourists is very high,” says Wolfgang Fischer, managing director of the marketing agency
    This year in Germany there are much fewer Russian tourists. The German economy has lost more than 250 million euros. Three industries were particularly affected.
    Retail - minus 125 million euros
    Medical tourism - minus 50 million euros
    Hotels - minus 100 million euros
    Original publication: Russische Touristen: Hilfe, die Russen kommen nicht mehr
    Posted on 18/12/2015
    Let’s see how events will develop this year. The Germans, with a peculiar pedantry, calculated the losses and the question does not hang in the air.
    After all, these are jobs mainly for Germans, not migrants who pull their bags at train stations and climb under their skirts and demand human treatment. The logistics of the Russia-Germany tourist business is mainly tied to immigrants from the former USSR. These "comrades" will not get into their pockets for a word. We swam, we know. What Ms. Merkel will answer them. The Germans are not Poles, take them out and put them in. They will not listen long about Ukraine .Own shirt is closer to the body.
    That something like this. hi
  41. vmo
    vmo 8 January 2016 11: 12 New
    0
    Faith begins where knowledge ends. The more knowledge, the less faith in the Almighty.

    Golden words, but you need to believe in the power of Russia and raise the economy, it’s undeniable, hi if only less "some very literate" do not interfere.
  42. DPN
    DPN 8 January 2016 20: 27 New
    0
    [quote = Ingvar 72] As for the economy - in reality, our economy is ruled by several oligarchic clans, and the GDP is the beholder (my opinion). Otherwise, it is difficult to explain his impotence in domestic politics.

    So it IS, it doesn’t surrender its own, and it doesn’t work out to wet Sartira either, but the pension of 6500 rubles in the social state-Russia turns out.
    Of course there is no doubt it is better than a drunkard - ebn.
  43. Shurik70
    Shurik70 8 January 2016 22: 16 New
    +1
    It's funny, but these sanctions and low oil prices reduce Russia's dependence on NATO.
    You need to rely ONLY on yourself.
    Yes, it is difficult. But they themselves got into it, instead of developing their own country, developing foreign enterprises.
    So I welcome sanctions against Russia and low oil prices.
    But cheap oil will kill the western economy!
    At least the Saudis, these financiers of terrorism - will surely kill.
    It's time.
    So cheers sanctions!
    http://ria.ru/economy/20160108/1356289713.html
  44. Awaz
    Awaz 8 January 2016 22: 58 New
    0
    pressure on Russia began long before Ukraine. Therefore, mantras about this will only go for the sky consumer. The main reason, nevertheless, was precisely the growing power of Russia and the fact that the population supported the course not only of imperial ambitions, but because people really began to live humanly.
    There are smart lines in the article about the fact that the authorities made many mistakes because of laziness and high oil prices, but besides oil, some other industries also developed. And not just the defense industry.
    But there would be no huge debts - sanctions most likely would not have been imposed. The main blow, nevertheless, was the money, and here the West successfully hit the serious problem of the Russian economy.