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The media recorded the era of the new cold war

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Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Russian Prime Minister D. Medvedev stated the "slide" of the West towards a new cold war with Russia. “It remains unfriendly and closed, according to our estimates, the political line of NATO towards Russia. It can be said even more sharply: we slipped into the days of the new cold war, ”Mr. Medvedev said. The American press believes that the premier’s “cold” theses were initially approved by President Putin.


The media recorded the era of the new cold war


Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev noted the onset of the new cold war between NATO and Russia, reports Interfax.

According to Medvedev, the assessment of international relations, made by President Putin at the Munich 2007 Conference of the Year, turned out to be even less pessimistic than the current picture. In those days, Putin talked about ideological stereotypes and double standards. “Let’s ask the question: didn’t we exaggerate the colors too much at that time? - said Medvedev. - Maybe our estimates were too pessimistic? Unfortunately, I must state that the picture today is even more serious. The development of 2007, the year turned out to be much more dramatic. "

The Russian prime minister marked the "break" of communications between Western Europe and Russia.

“In this sense, our intensive dialogue on the future architecture of Euro-Atlantic security, on global stability, on regional threats is now particularly needed. I consider it abnormal that in many areas it almost completely broke off, Medvedev quotes. TASS. - Almost everyone recognizes the problem of communication - both in Western Europe and in Russia. Paralyzed mechanisms that allowed the timely removal of mutual concerns. Moreover, we have lost the culture of mutual arms control, although for a long time it was she who served as the basis for building confidence. One by one, partnership initiatives are dying out, which cost us a lot of strength. In fact, the draft European Security Treaty has been frozen. The idea of ​​creating a committee on foreign policy and security, which I personally discussed once with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Meseberg, has not been implemented. It remains unfriendly and closed, according to our estimates, the political line of NATO towards Russia. ”

“We can also say sharper: we slipped, in fact, during the new cold war,” the prime minister concluded. - Almost every day we are declared the most terrible threat for NATO as a whole, now separately for Europe, then for America and other countries (colleague Mr. Stoltenberg also just demonstrated this), they make scary films in which Russians start a nuclear war. In general, I sometimes think: do we live in 2016 or in 1962? ”

The major Western press could not ignore Medvedev's statement about the new Cold War.

Los Angeles Times put the article under the heading "Russian premier: 'We have slid into ... a new Cold War'".

On the other hand, the special correspondent of the publication Mansur Murolev (Mansur Mirovalev) showed the theses of D. Medvedev, voiced by the Munich Security Conference. If Medvedev mentioned the "unfriendly" political line of NATO, the Los Angeles Times journalist pointed to the "accession" of the Crimea, Russia's support for Bashar Assad and the struggle of Moscow against the Syrian "rebels".

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev revived the “ghost” of the new cold war on Saturday last week. Medvedev compared the current tensions between Russia and the West with the Cuban 1962 missile crisis of the year, which brought the world to the brink of nuclear war, the journalist writes.

According to the reporter, relations between Russia and the West resemble a “downward spiral”. Why? Moscow in the 2014 year annexed the Crimea and supported military operations in the east of Ukraine. In response, the West introduced a series of economic sanctions against Russia. Tensions grew even more when Moscow supported Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, including conducting bombings of “Western-backed rebel groups,” the author notes.

If US Secretary of State John Kerry thinks that “the cold war is long over,” although there is still a need to “defend freedom and fight for peace,” then NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is much more “tough”.

“We have seen a tougher Russia, Russia, which destabilizes the European order and threatens security,” he said. - But NATO does not seek confrontation, we do not want a new cold war. At the same time, our answer must be firm. ”

Calling for a dialogue with Russia, Stoltenberg immediately added that NATO was conducting the most serious collective defense in the last decades. And this will serve as a "powerful signal" to deter "any aggression or intimidation." Further, Stoltenberg stated the onset of the “new reality”.

Strangely enough, the journalist notes, it was Munich that became the place of the “fiery” Putin’s speech from 2007, which is now interpreted as “Moscow’s attempt to renew the cold-war rhetoric and regain the status of a superpower.” In fact, Putin accused the West of creating a "unipolar world", and NATO accused of "approaching" the borders of Russia.

And now Medvedev says that the communications of Russia and NATO on security issues are “cut short”.

Meanwhile, the correspondent continues, the United States and the Syrian opposition accuse Russia of bombing the positions of so-called “moderate groups” of rebels supported by the West. Russia responds by saying that it is guided by the position of the "Islamic State".

Russia, the author notes, “categorically” supports the Assad regime and rejects the proposals of the West and the Sunni Arab states wishing to remove Assad from power.

Not relieved and tensions in matters of the Ukrainian crisis.

Mr Kerry called on Russia to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine, making it clear that otherwise Moscow would live with sanctions. “Russia has a simple choice: fully implement the Minsk agreements or continue to face economically dangerous pressure of sanctions,” he said.

Sanctions, along with a sharp fall in oil prices, have driven the Russian economy into recession, the journalist recalled. The recession is “exacerbated by corruption and an increase in military spending.” “A powerful anti-Western campaign,” he notes, in the Kremlin-controlled media still retains Putin’s rating on the “significantly higher 80%” indicator.

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There are two polar points of view: 1) the new round of the Cold War is completely on the conscience of the Kremlin, since Moscow “annexed” the Crimea and supported Assad, bombing “moderate rebels” in Syria; 2) NATO’s political line towards Russia remains "unfriendly and closed." And it has been such since the time when NATO surrounded Russia with new military bases. According to NATO officials, their organization does not seek confrontation and does not want a new cold war.

In a word, she found a scythe on a stone.

The parties say the opposite and do not hear each other. Moscow through Medvedev’s mouth calls for a dialogue “on the future architecture of Euro-Atlantic security,” and Washington is demanding “de-escalation” from Moscow, directly hinting that the planet has one owner and it is not registered in the Kremlin. If there is no “de-escalation,” that is, games by the American rules, then Russia will have to live with sanctions. Simply put, with the cold war.

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  1. itr
    itr 16 February 2016 06: 09
    +2
    If we introduce our economists to Indian, then we are a respected author who will work seven days a week for 12 hours a meal!
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 16 February 2016 06: 19
    +3
    "NATO's political line towards Russia remains" unfriendly and closed. "And it has been such since the time when NATO surrounded Russia with new military bases. According to the assurances of NATO members, their organization does not seek confrontation and does not want a new cold war."
    The Cold War didn’t end or wane. This is the Americans by their standards saw that we fell and jumped Victory, Victory! Orders, awards. Winners. And we get up and will be even stronger. There will be no temptations and hassle.
  3. with
    with 16 February 2016 06: 28
    +1
    Well done, Dmitry Anatolyevich!
    He showed the kids from NATO that the elimination of Putin does not eliminate Russia.
  4. Mangel olys
    Mangel olys 16 February 2016 06: 36
    +1
    Something the media intensified, increasingly showing Medvedev’s voyages. Maybe a re-castling is being prepared, and Dumin is a distraction?
    1. Volzhanin
      Volzhanin 16 February 2016 08: 20
      +1
      Believe it yourself? Who will vote for this character? The whole country is laughing at him, and his face and tongue are also pretty annoying.
      Unreal!
  5. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 16 February 2016 06: 38
    +4
    Was Medvedev given a tennis racket on the head that he suddenly began to behave correctly, or did Putin promise to take the iPhone and put it in a corner?
    1. 31rus
      31rus 16 February 2016 07: 11
      0
      Dear, this is the old concept of "cold war", now it is more likely "hybrid", and this is not yesterday, but for a long time, two centers of power, that's the result, either negotiate and live while causing the greatest harm to each other, or fight until it turns out neither peace nor war, it can last a long time, or it may end with the re-election of the president, we have become too dependent on each other, planet Earth has become close for ambitions
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 16 February 2016 07: 30
    +4
    The whole dialogue between the West and Russia is in the style of: Rus, give up! We promise good treatment of prisoners, medical care for the wounded .. and the second part .. Whoever serves the great American empire, who wants to eat a tasty hamburger, and who does not, he will to hang on a long trinket ..
    1. sa-ag
      sa-ag 16 February 2016 07: 41
      +2
      Quote: parusnik
      The whole dialogue between the West and Russia is in the style of: Rus, give up! We promise good treatment of prisoners, medical care for the wounded .. and the second part .. Whoever serves the great American empire, who wants to eat a tasty hamburger, and who does not, he will to hang on a long trinket ..

      No, there are not opponents here, but partners, so the "American hamburger" and so "eat"
      1. castle
        castle 16 February 2016 12: 20
        -1
        Don't like it, don't eat it. There's no point in sticking politics into food. "Today he wears ADIDAS, tomorrow he will sell his homeland" - the slogan from 1980. Is it patriotic to eat "second fresh sturgeon"?
  7. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 16 February 2016 08: 18
    +1
    Business something. Turn off dirty gas and oil, in parallel blocking supplies from the BV.
    Let them enjoy oil shale and wind generators. The mattress in space will stop flying for 5-10 years. In the meantime, we will be raising the economy with the new government, as the old one will not be able to work in the new conditions because of stupidity and will itself run into the desire to preserve its skin.
    1. castle
      castle 16 February 2016 12: 30
      -2
      My friend, what dimension do you live in? Gas and oil flow not only from Russia, and the consumption of these products is less and less from year to year. And the "mattress" flies into space on its own private traders. And all US strategic missiles fly only on their own engines. RD-180s are taken only because of the low price, although they have their own motors, but they are expensive. Apollo there, different, to the Moon and Shuttles on their engines launched.
      1. 16112014nk
        16112014nk 16 February 2016 14: 51
        +1
        Americans on the moon. With their motors.
        The minus is not mine.
  8. Belousov
    Belousov 16 February 2016 08: 50
    0
    What are you clinging to Medvedev? He was given the text, he read it. In fact, psaki local spill. And if Putin wants to appoint him president again, then he doesn’t care that everyone laughs at him, we still have Churov. Another thing is worrying - if the government pursues an openly anti-Russian and anti-Russian policy, and Putin says that he supports the activities of such a government, then draw your own conclusions, as they say. And do not sing songs about foreign policy here. A relatively successful foreign policy does not negate the obligation to engage in domestic politics. And here we have a complete seam.
    1. Mangel olys
      Mangel olys 16 February 2016 09: 06
      +1
      Quote: Belousov
      A relatively successful foreign policy does not abolish the obligation to engage in domestic politics.

      "Those who are smart enough not to get into politics are punished by being ruled by people who are dumber than themselves."
      Plato
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 16 February 2016 10: 24
      0
      What is anti-Russian politics, specifically?
  9. TROG
    TROG 16 February 2016 12: 08
    0
    Something Medvedev has become a lot everywhere - not good.
    1. castle
      castle 16 February 2016 12: 33
      -1
      Some time ago, bears at fairs of a cygan were driven on a chain. And now who in Russia is a beekeeper?
  10. iouris
    iouris 16 February 2016 13: 00
    0
    The Cold War is a form of peaceful coexistence of two antagonistic world systems: the world socialist system led by the USSR and the world capitalist system led by the United States.
    There is no world socialist system, it is absorbed, so there can be no cold war.
    A new world order is being formed: the political map of the world is being redrawn.
  11. Diviz
    Diviz 16 February 2016 16: 37
    0
    Poroshenko as an agent ^ alcoholic ^ behaves.
  12. Kolyan
    Kolyan 16 February 2016 20: 42
    0
    Generally correct foreign policy