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Putin's complex (The Asian Age, India)

Putin's complex (The Asian Age, India)

How the leaders of Western countries throw mud at Russian President Vladimir Putin is more than just a coincidence. First, an English judge ruled that, according to indirect evidence, the murder of former Russian intelligence officer and deserter Alexander Litvinenko, who accepted British citizenship - two Russian agents poured radioactive polonium into his tea at a London hotel - it was “probably” approved by Putin. Litvinenko criticized Putin and passed away 22 a day after drinking the tea.

Secondly, British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in time with the conclusion that the United Kingdom will maintain "a certain kind of relationship with them (the Russians)" because of the crisis in Syria, but London approaches them "with a clear look and a cold heart." Then, US Treasury Department official Adam Szubin made a rude accusation, saying that President Putin appears to have been corrupt for many years.

Although the response of Russia that this accusation was “pure fiction” was expected, it was extremely unusual to hear similar statements from the prime minister of a large Western country addressed to another leader, the head of the former superpower. And since the public statement by an American Finance Ministry official was not refuted, it was done with the “blessing” of Washington.

An obvious question arises: why all this demonization of Putin? Yes, Ukraine has become a stumbling block between Russia and the West. After the rise of the anti-Russian movement in western Ukraine, Russia helps the separatist rebels in the eastern part of the country and eventually seized the Crimea peninsula, which has brought sanctions on Moscow that are still in effect. During Soviet times, Crimea was donated to Ukraine by the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.

Relations between the West and Russia went through many stages, but after the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, which was preceded by the Gorbachev era of “perestroika” and “glasnost”, the West hoisted the banner of victory. The former communist countries of Eastern Europe were hastily included in the European Economic Community (today's European Union), and Western European countries set their sights on a more tasty and ripe fruit, Ukraine, a large territory adjoining the Russian Federation and closely related to it with religious, linguistic and related points of view. The West did not draw a proper lesson from the events in Georgia and Moldova, during which the Kremlin showed that it was ready to fight for its regional interests.

The actions of the West were based on the conviction that after defeat in the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia would not stand on its feet and become a submissive student of Western liberal democracy. Indeed, Boris Yeltsin's clownish antics and his servile behavior towards Washington and Western Europe reinforced this opinion.

Perhaps their romantic joke with the United States was played by their romanticizing of the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the “evil empire”. Americans, including people in the administration, were tempted by the prospect of reshaping the world in their own way. Armada of venture capital investors and philanthropists from the United States rushed in Yeltsin Russia to build castles in the air. Most often, these dreams flew away. And every time the West believed that Russia was lying on its shoulder blades, Putin’s successor to Yeltsin answered him in a tough manner. Washington did not reckon with the fact that the Kremlin did not quite accept its “demotion” from among the superpowers.

I recall the intoxicating atmosphere of Yeltsin's time, which contrasted sharply with the one that prevailed during my work as a foreign correspondent in the Soviet era. The venue was the annual meeting of the Institute of the International Press, a kind of unquestioned authority of the free press of the West. Despite his poor health, Yeltsin spoke at the event, and all the participants agreed that he was a good, cheerful guy. There was a lot of legends about the huge state that Yeltsin and his family had made, which people enthusiastically discussed. Of course, at that time official Washington was not going to suspect anyone at all.

On the contrary, Western media not only generously assess Putin’s fortune - it is 200 billion US dollars according to Americans ’calculations - but also cite a report by a US official who says that Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich gave Putin a £ 10 million Yacht. It also says that the yacht is supposedly served for money from the Russian state budget. These statements are very doubtful in many respects, considering that the closest allies and friends of the United States around the world are by no means famous for embodying virtue and honesty.

The question remains open about the new campaign of the West in the image of Putin ominous corrupt. The answer is that the West is disappointed with its contacts with Moscow. Russia is experiencing difficult times because of falling oil prices and increasing Western sanctions, but it joined military intervention in the Syrian civil war in order to gain a major role in determining its outcome. Putin is not ready to bring remorse and sprinkle ashes on his head after the end of the Cold War.

It is clear that Washington will have to back down and initiate a conversation with Putin if the Americans want to help resolve international problems. For several reasons, Syria is the most vital of them, including because of the influx of refugees to the shores of the EU, undermining the very essence of the triumph of European integration represented by the EU.

Of course, many American scientists hold more realistic views. They offer Kiev to find the strength and courage to grant autonomy to the eastern regions in accordance with the second Minsk Agreement now, while Moscow in its position demonstrates greater flexibility in terms of retaining the region. Secondly, although the absorption of the Crimea violates the inviolability of national borders, no one expects the return of the peninsula to Ukraine. This absorption must be taken calmly, given exceptional circumstances.

Ironically, Syria could be the magic wand that would take the West away from the brink of a new confrontation with Moscow. Russia's entry into the Syrian conflict has already strengthened the position of President Assad in bargaining at the negotiating table. It's time to negotiate peace.
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  1. Lanista
    Lanista 3 February 2016 12: 23 New
    Putin's complex

    You know, we have a lot of different complexes. There are all kinds of anti-tank systems, air defense systems ...

    As a matter of fact, the article is glad that the situation in India is soberly assessed.
    1. Baikonur
      Baikonur 3 February 2016 12: 29 New
      Still happy that not only in India! over in France, for example, a cool film show about Ukraine was shown (indirectly, this is also true of Putin, (that the West speaking about him is dirty, that Putin is to blame for Ukraine - he is lying! And the USA shit has floated into the open)), in Germany normal, understanding, and in the states ...
      why all this demonization of Putin?
      Because the leaders of the United States flocks and their henchmen increasingly see that in their countries, normal people have their own ratings at the sewer level compared to Putin’s mountain ratings!
      1. CONTROL
        CONTROL 3 February 2016 12: 47 New
        Quote: Baikonur
        in Germany there are many normal, understanding, and in the states ...

        In the States, Michael Moore shot something! ... He was either beaten, arrested or wanted to be judged ... They haven’t decided yet!
        ... and so far - some kind of prize was given - for the best journalistic film-maker ...
        1. Sid.74
          3 February 2016 13: 19 New
          Quote: CONTROL
          In the States - Michael Moore was filming something!

          "Where to Invade Next", that's how Michael Moore's film is called. I haven't found it yet, which is a pity. The premiere in Russia in 2016. The title is promising ... here is the trailer.
          1. NIKNN
            NIKNN 3 February 2016 21: 49 New
            the murder of a former Russian intelligence officer and deserter Alexander Litvinenkowho accepted British citizenship

            Not murder, but liquidation of a competently and professionally completed task (I am proud of our specialists) ..., in intelligence (this is world practice), they always did (do and will do) with traitors ... angry
            1. Dewa1s
              Dewa1s 4 February 2016 11: 16 New
              elimination - this is when he killed himself in the bathroom, hanging himself on a scarf.
              A booth with polonium from hundreds of cameras is a circus of some kind.
    2. Enot-poloskun
      Enot-poloskun 3 February 2016 12: 29 New
      And also "Poplar", "Ash" and "Buki" are growing here!
    3. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 3 February 2016 12: 32 New
      Quote: Lanista
      happy that India soberly assesses the situation

      And what do we need that India? She always tried to maintain neutrality, and will continue to try. The main thing is that it does not go over to the side of the collective West. Although it is unlikely.
      This passage amused:
      British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives with the conclusion that the United Kingdom will maintain a “certain kind of relationship with them (Russians)” because of the Syrian crisis, but London is approaching them “With a clear look and a cold heart”

      "With a cold heart," you say? But Putin (like an old Chekist) has a hot heart, but his mind is cold. So who will win, cold-blooded reptilians?
    4. shark
      shark 3 February 2016 12: 34 New
      All the complexes you listed can be safely called Putin's complexes. And God forbid, the Anglo-Saxon viper, to see how Putin is complex.
      1. bhdir1946
        bhdir1946 3 February 2016 12: 49 New
        Putin is the President of the Russian Federation, only the people of Russia can discuss (?) And give an assessment! And the rest need to take a shower and rinse their mouth, after such verbal diarrhea.
    5. subbtin.725
      subbtin.725 3 February 2016 12: 42 New
      Quote: Lanista
      Putin's complex
      You know, we have a lot of different complexes. There are all kinds of anti-tank systems, air defense systems ...

      Question to the American:
      - Why don’t you like Russians so much?
      -You understand, they have a lot of complexes ...
      - Well, and for what reason are they the most complex?
      -You don’t understand me .., anti-aircraft missile systems ..
    6. Blondy
      Blondy 3 February 2016 13: 27 New
      Kuzhugetich, and not weakly, what kind of particularly harmful weapon hardware to call "Putin's complex"?
      1. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 3 February 2016 14: 42 New
        Quote: Blondy
        Kuzhugetich, and not weakly, what kind of particularly harmful weapon hardware to call "Putin's complex"?

        There is already, the first combat use of "Caliber" just in time for Putin's birthday was timed bully In general, the name of the new weapons and military systems is assigned by the head of the department of advanced weapons systems of the Moscow Region. The minister only claims. Although, if you ask .. Let's ask? laughing
  2. vdovinab
    vdovinab 3 February 2016 12: 33 New
    The photo is cool! And the article is continuous verbiage.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 3 February 2016 12: 37 New
    Hit the GDP is not the first and certainly not the last. But no matter how the West tries to slander Russia and the president (which generally goes beyond international decency), he (the West) will ultimately still have to agree on many issues with Moscow - i.e. GDP. Therefore, with their arrivals they dig a hole for themselves.
  4. DMoroz
    DMoroz 3 February 2016 12: 38 New
    It seems that after reading the whole opinion remains positive but there is a fly in the ointment -
    "... After the rise of the anti-Russian movement in western Ukraine, Russia is helping the rebels-separatists in the eastern part of the country and eventually captured Crimean peninsula..."
    Precipitation, however. RT needs to work more with an explanatory plan for India, otherwise such journalists can develop a certain idea for their audience
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 5 February 2016 21: 47 New
      West swaps white with black.
      Separatists are those who seized power with arms and are developing a civil war in their country.
      And what about those who fight with them?
      The east of Ukraine is the legitimate authority of Ukraine.
  5. Jurkovs
    Jurkovs 3 February 2016 12: 38 New
    Russia cannot afford the luxury of having a weak President for another thirty years.
    1. fzr1000
      fzr1000 3 February 2016 15: 51 New
      What are thirty years old? Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Medvedev, the limit of weakness for a hundred profuca. And Putin could have been much tougher.
  6. ser-pov
    ser-pov 3 February 2016 12: 39 New
    There will be no agreement! Gady is dragging time ... They are going to deceive again, I hope we will not buy ...
    1. bhdir1946
      bhdir1946 3 February 2016 13: 01 New
      They will never agree with the position of Russia on any issue. And relations must be built diplomatically verified, but knowing that they are "probable" and "potential" adversary. In conditions of economic and political crises in many states, their counteractions will be more sophisticated and widespread. Therefore, the Economy countries, the Military Doctrine based on it needs to be clarified taking into account the upcoming realities, and today
  7. Colonel
    Colonel 3 February 2016 12: 39 New
    leader of a former superpower

    India, yes, the "former superpower" of the Mughal era. As for Russia, I would not use the definition of "former". Take McCain, for example. Why would this honorable bereavement come out with anger because of the "former" superpower? He even canceled rocket engines for NASA. Obama, again, took up the dumbbells. I have nothing against S. Nihal Singha, but ....
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 3 February 2016 12: 39 New
    It is not necessary to agree on peace, but on the relationship between us when peace comes. And peace will come only when ISIS is defeated completely and irrevocably, despite the howls of Erdogan and those who support him, including the states. And no talk of a ceasefire, the Minsk agreements will be enough. It would be great to conclude a ceasefire agreement with Hitler during the Yalta Conference in 44.

    PS By the way, only corpses have a cold heart.
  9. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 3 February 2016 12: 40 New
    Litvinenko criticized Putin and passed away 22 days after drinking tea.
    It is necessary to bring to foreign critics that criticizing Putin is deadly! laughing
    CONTROL 3 February 2016 12: 55 New
    ... poured polonium into tea?
    Yes, no, they planted cucumbers in his salad! The most poisonous vegetable - everyone who consumed it died! and who continues to eat will die without fail ... Not immediately, of course, gradually ... throughout life ... Is it logical ?!
    In fact, everything is simple - the West is losing! And he is trying to recoup in such ways - by lying "on long legs", by luring "into peace negotiations" ... does he not agree? Yes, he is a villain, a militarist, an obscurantist, a corrupt official, and ... and ... then I'll come up with it! And now - I'll run to prepare and arm the peacekeeping contingent in Syria ... otherwise it will be divided without me!
    1. Riv
      Riv 3 February 2016 13: 25 New
      So whoever drank the water, too, everyone died ... And the water with cucumbers kills, probably more reliably.
  11. Stinger
    Stinger 3 February 2016 13: 01 New
    The obvious question arises: why all this demonization of Putin?

    And what can they oppose to him? A test tube at the UN? Already crap. "Human rights"? They have been shit for a long time. Remaining "Sad Demon, the spirit of exile"
  12. sisa29
    sisa29 3 February 2016 13: 33 New
    Americans are a nation of merchants that’s transferring everything for money. But if they would have turned on their brains and answered such a question, why do the billions of the owner of 1/6 of the world?
  13. givigor71
    givigor71 3 February 2016 14: 19 New
  14. Max_Bauder
    Max_Bauder 3 February 2016 14: 21 New
    The United States has long been "squinting" at Iran, that's where they want it after Assad.
  15. 1536
    1536 3 February 2016 19: 07 New
    Well, if we assume the opposite, i.e. the fact that relying on the psychology of people who know that if the West scolds the Russian leader, then he is leading the country on the right course? Correct? What, then, about the downshifters, which are still at the helm, government decisions on the absence of any decisions, rates, taxes, etc.? Capital export, finally, and "new privatization"?
    How not to miss this "game by contradiction". And who is next to the President, who can you rely on, besides the Minister of Defense, in the future?
  16. shura7782
    shura7782 3 February 2016 21: 31 New
    Quote: 1536
    How not to miss this "game by contradiction". And who is next to the President, who can you rely on, besides the Minister of Defense, in the future?

    This is the problem with GDP. He needs not only devotees and executives. We need a knowledgeable and able MAN - FANTAN who sees ten moves in front.
    In wrapped up, but still. winked