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World turned upside down? Smile travel

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Looking through the world press, video reports from various countries, documentaries, I caught myself thinking that something had changed. Something elusive, but existing. This feeling arises when you see a long-known place, but ... you see a completely new place.


Once, in the distant Soviet times, I was surprised at the strange, from our Soviet point of view, behavior of Europeans and Americans. They ... smiled! Just smiled outside. Not at a concert, not at a meeting with your beloved or friend. They just smiled at each other, the sun, the rain, everything. It even seemed to me that they talk about a tragedy with a smile.

A sort of world of happy people. No, I, of course, saw homeless people, alcoholics, and criminals. They did not smile. But this is not the people. This is more likely, readers forgive me for incorrect comparison, the scum of the people. Unsuccessful result of natural selection.

Asians did not smile. Africans did not smile. Even Hispanics did not smile. And the Europeans smiled. And the Americans smiled.

Only over time it dawned on me that they are smiling, not because they are accustomed. You know, professional smile subservient. A smile that costs an extra cent. No, they really smiled because they felt good.

Why we did not smile, I know. Remember the constant struggle? In the countryside - the battle for the harvest. We did not know how to simply collect what we grew up. In the city - a five-year plan in four years! In the beginning they took elevated plans, and then they over-fulfilled them. There was no time for smiles. It was a struggle for life. And we liked her. We were part of that fight.

It was the same in any Asian country, in any African country. Even in developed Japan, people did not laugh. They worked hard! And the Europeans were laughing.

I understood the reason for this excitement. They lived in a stable world. They did not “beat” at work, but simply worked. They knew that the money earned could live well. They knew that tomorrow would be better than today. They knew that the state was created so that they could live well.

The rest of the world struggled. Someone for a piece of bread for dinner, someone for the harvest, someone for the freedom of their country. Everybody fought. Fought, but could not win. 20 developed countries "ate" the lion's share of the global product. The rest of the battered crumbs.

Now I will express a blasphemous thought for many readers. The collapse of the USSR did not lead to the victory of the United States and Europe. Not to the destruction of the world system of organization of states. The collapse of the USSR forced the states that we once "fed" to think about the system itself. Is it correct? Why does someone have, not really straining, and someone does not?

To blame entire nations or even continents for laziness is stupid. All the more stupid. Especially considering that the majority of scientists and engineers in the USA and Europe came from "lazy" countries.

Someone, like the "oppressed" Poles, Balts and other former "members of the Department of Internal Affairs", simply "laid down" under the new owner. Accepted the terms of the game. Others, like the Chinese, have modernized the ideology for the modern world. Still others hid. But everyone, except the first category, realized that no one but them wanted to improve their life in their countries. Salvation of drowning people is the business of drowning people!

And the state began to grow. The Chinese suddenly became China. Russian - Russia. Indians - India. Brazilians - Brazil. Many countries have become states. And states, like in Europe and the USA, should take care of their citizens.

Not much work yet. But the main thing happened. It turned out what most feared "fed." States began to demand for their products the money that it really costs. Do not ask, and demand. And refuse to sell if the price does not suit the seller.

The West, of course, understands that the world is changing. And it does not change in favor of the EU and the USA.

It turned out that eating tasty and sleeping on featherbeds is no longer so simple. One wage for such a living is no longer enough. People are beginning to demand that governments return to a comfortable life. The chairs of the premiers and chancellors, the presidents and the crowned heads begin to rock.

And when people demand, he does not smile. There is a completely different grimace on his face. And in the hands are no longer flowers for the woman he loves, but a brick or a stick.

But the smiles came from those who previously did not know that he knows how to smile. I see smiling Indians. I see smiling Pakistanis. I see smiling Syrians. And on my street, I see you. And also smiling.

Smiling and proud for their country. How beautiful it was to watch the Chinese parade. Or Indian, where the tank scared the most courageous president of the most powerful country. How beautiful to watch our parade.

As it turned out, this feeling is not just me. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at a meeting with representatives of non-profit organizations 1 June, expressed exactly the same idea. Beg to quote message Tass.

"We are witnessing very large changes in the international arena," he said. "Russia is part of the global world, and it is changing literally before our eyes."

According to the minister, new centers of growth and influence appear, especially the Asia-Pacific region.

“We also observe such an unusual phenomenon as the transformation of Europe into a region that projects not traditional well-being, but instability outside,” Lavrov emphasized.

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  1. dmi.pris
    dmi.pris 3 June 2016 12: 30
    +5
    Yes, the world will not be unipolar anymore!
    1. cniza
      cniza 3 June 2016 12: 40
      +4

      “We also observe such an unusual phenomenon as the transformation of Europe into a region that projects not traditional well-being, but instability outside,” Lavrov emphasized.


      And this is only the beginning, what will be scary to imagine further ... The USA is wreaking havoc everywhere.
    2. The comment was deleted.
    3. gray smeet
      gray smeet 3 June 2016 12: 42
      +14
      The collapse of the USSR did not lead to a victory for the United States and Europe. Not to the destruction of the world system of organization of states. The collapse of the USSR forced the states that we once "fed" to think about the system itself. Is it correct? Why does someone have it, not really straining, and someone does not?


      I will add to the article - Did you notice that the collapse of the USSR led and is leading to a reduction in social gains among ordinary people around the world (including ours) - an increase in retirement years, an increase in working hours per week, a cut in social benefits, no already free medicine, free general education - just look what is happening in France, Greece, Germany .... The USSR asked "fashion" in these matters.
    4. CORNET
      CORNET 3 June 2016 12: 44
      +11
      Quote: dmi.pris
      Yes, the world will not be unipolar anymore!

      And maybe it will be ...! Truth and justice may be the essence of what Russia is trying to explain to the world! The essence of the global economy is that .... (many probably felt it for themselves ..))))) It's simple ... But it’s impossible!
      1. Corporal Valera
        Corporal Valera 3 June 2016 12: 51
        +14
        Why we did not smile, I know.

        What kind of template? They smiled and laughed no less than others. The author may not have looked there? They smiled until the 90s came, with universal bitterness and thoughts on how to feed a family.
      2. sashppppp
        sashppppp 3 June 2016 20: 45
        +1
        In order to teach the justice of others, it is necessary to achieve it in your own country! And we, unfortunately, are far from that!
      3. sashppppp
        sashppppp 3 June 2016 20: 45
        +1
        In order to teach the justice of others, it is necessary to achieve it in your own country! And we, unfortunately, are far from that!
    5. russkiy redut
      russkiy redut 3 June 2016 13: 52
      +2
      Thanks to the author of the article for positive thoughts!
      1. zennon
        zennon 3 June 2016 15: 10
        +2
        Quote: russkiy redut
        Thanks to the author of the article for positive thoughts!

        Yes, some nonsense!
        Even in developed Japan, people did not laugh. They worked hard! And the Europeans laughed.

        That is, Europe is not developed and they didn’t work? Yes, those who don’t know, forgive me, but how the Germans plow, to us like heaven!
        20 developed countries "ate" the lion's share of the world product. The rest got crumbs.

        They earned their welfare! For the same Germans, the pension begins at the age of 65 for both men and women! And to get it, you must have 40 years of experience! A similar situation in other European countries. And my cousin retired at 55, buried her husband who was 60. And she lived 93 years and ... didn’t blow! She lived alone in a three-room apartment in Moscow, she had no children, she received a pension for decades. She didn’t hit a finger. Beauty! How can we shall we be rich with such a system?
        Especially considering that most of the scientists and engineers in the US and Europe were from "lazy" countries.

        They have never been! This is a myth, especially for Europe. So there are many experts involved, but by no means the majority! In Europe, there can be internal emigration. The French can work in Italy, and the Pole in England. It's easy. The stupid, biased article is worthless pretending to be an analyst. Minus.
    6. SPACE
      SPACE 3 June 2016 14: 19
      -2
      Quote: dmi.pris
      Yes, the world will not be unipolar anymore!

      There will also be one who offers a better, fairer way of life, a new concept of universal development and security, that will become the new leader of the world. Everything indicates that it will be Russia.
  2. CORNET
    CORNET 3 June 2016 12: 35
    +4
    We are back, gentlemen ..... And God forbid you are on our way, stand up again! Russia your mother will not joke ...
    1. vovanpain
      vovanpain 3 June 2016 12: 53
      +18
      Quote: CORNET
      Russia your mother will not joke ...

      That's right! yes
      1. CORNET
        CORNET 3 June 2016 14: 52
        +2
        Russia is your mother ..... Stand! Well, there are terrible mats !!!!!

        There were a lot of guys ..!
  3. DenZ
    DenZ 3 June 2016 12: 36
    0
    As for smiles, it is very correctly noticed. Indeed it was and is.
    1. 1rl141
      1rl141 3 June 2016 13: 25
      +4
      Once upon a time, I was told that, they say, such people in Europe are happy, they walk, they smile. Everyone is glad to each other. To this I replied that they were either cheerful idiots or lackeys. It's not for nothing that we have a saying "Laughter for no reason is a sign of foolishness"
  4. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 3 June 2016 12: 37
    +1
    The Germans and I need to smile at each other, the rest, in which case we’ll grind the stuffing ...
    ... if they don’t smile at us.
  5. Army soldier2
    Army soldier2 3 June 2016 12: 38
    +4
    Yes, the "golden billion" is dumb - changes are coming anyway. It is unlikely that they will succeed in 10 years also brazenly "devour" the whole world.
    Catherine the Great is credited with the following words: "Russia is not even a state. Russia is the universe."
    We must remain ourselves. This is the guarantee of our victory!
  6. Irokez
    Irokez 3 June 2016 12: 39
    +7
    I understood the reason for this excitement. They lived in a stable world. They did not “beat” at work, but simply worked. They knew that the money earned could live well. They knew that tomorrow would be better than today. They knew that the state was created so that they could live well.

    I also thought so when I was little, and as I grew up I realized that they were cheating. And synthetic smiles for the image and gingerbread with a beautiful life according to the principle "You lie to him and do with him what you want." And everything is for all the elect, so that all the elect would vote for them and elect them, and to this tune they (these elect) bought the whole world. Everything is not sincere and in our time it is necessary to meet with a smile, but to see off on business. Smiling in the face, they shoot in the back.
    But as I often say: - "It cannot be good all the time as well as bad all the time." And the first will be the last and the last will be the first.
    Yes, the world is changing and always changing, and this must be remembered and foreseen.
  7. Mikado
    Mikado 3 June 2016 12: 40
    0
    Nice to read! hi And I will add about us separately. As Afanasy Nikitin wrote: "And God preserve the Russian Land! In the whole world there is no land like it!"
  8. 2224460
    2224460 3 June 2016 12: 44
    +1
    20 developed countries "ate" the lion's share of the world product. The rest got crumbs.
    But they were fed to their fill with fairy tales about "crap", and after all, they "hawala" with a bang, the Georgians fed the jumpers in line, and the Moldovans all gathered in a fairy tale, for a well-fed life. Therefore, as in that song "As long as fools live in the world ..., and then you yourself know who will feed on it.
  9. Pinkie F.
    Pinkie F. 3 June 2016 12: 54
    0
    the author poured this puddle of syrup? Is this pulp designed for children?
  10. Million
    Million 3 June 2016 12: 55
    +4
    In our province, in Soviet times, smiled more often than now.
  11. DREDD
    DREDD 3 June 2016 12: 55
    0
    As long as there is a binding of all the banks of the world to a single center located in the USA, there can be no talk of any coup in the world. In my opinion, the rise of all the countries listed in the article is carried out under the strict control of the top TNCs and it is unlikely that they will allow these countries to go beyond what is permitted.
  12. igordok
    igordok 3 June 2016 12: 56
    +8
    Yesterday I got it. It turned out in the topic http://dmgusev.livejournal.com/1007460.html
    Why didn’t the Russian astronaut smile?
    On an American site today everyone is discussing this photo and wondering why the Russians are always so serious. Liked some comments:

    1. Russian Captain Evidence is already here: in Russia, smiles should be sincere. We do not smile out of politeness, a smile is a sign of real friendliness.

    (Russian captain here: in Russia, smiles should be sincere. We don't smile out of politeness, smile is a sign of real friendliness)

    2. "Smech bez prichiny - priznak durachiny." = Laughter without a reason is a symptom of idiocy.

    3. Because they don’t fill the heads of their children with shit, as we all do, we know perfectly well the shit this world is in, and happiness is just an illusion!

    (because they are not feed bullshit since childrens like all of us and they know how fucked up this world is, hapiness is ilusion)

    4. Because Mother Russia does not give birth to happy children, Mother Russia gives birth to effective (prepared) children!

    (Because Mother Russia doesn't make happy children, Mother Russia makes efficient children.)

    5. Because he sits next to an American and an Italian. I would have such a face too!

    (Cause he is sitting near US and Italy .. I would also do such a face)
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 3 June 2016 13: 19
      +2
      Quote: igordok
      Yesterday I got it. It turned out in the topic http://dmgusev.livejournal.com/1007460.html
      Why didn’t the Russian astronaut smile?
      On an American site today everyone is discussing this photo and wondering why the Russians are always so serious. Liked some comments:

      1. Russian Captain Evidence is already here: in Russia, smiles should be sincere. We do not smile out of politeness, a smile is a sign of real friendliness.

      (Russian captain here: in Russia, smiles should be sincere. We don't smile out of politeness, smile is a sign of real friendliness)

      2. "Smech bez prichiny - priznak durachiny." = Laughter without a reason is a symptom of idiocy.

      3. Because they don’t fill the heads of their children with shit, as we all do, we know perfectly well the shit this world is in, and happiness is just an illusion!

      (because they are not feed bullshit since childrens like all of us and they know how fucked up this world is, hapiness is ilusion)

      4. Because Mother Russia does not give birth to happy children, Mother Russia gives birth to effective (prepared) children!

      (Because Mother Russia doesn't make happy children, Mother Russia makes efficient children.)

      5. Because he sits next to an American and an Italian. I would have such a face too!

      (Cause he is sitting near US and Italy .. I would also do such a face)

      It is strange that no one commented on the type - "Thoughts of a Russian: I will kill everyone, I will remain alone." Are they really getting smarter?
      1. Riv
        Riv 3 June 2016 14: 06
        -2
        Why, why? .. I wanted a pot - that's why.
      2. 1rl141
        1rl141 4 June 2016 10: 47
        0
        Quote: Vasyan1971
        It is strange that no one commented on the type - "Thoughts of a Russian: I will kill everyone, I will remain alone." Are they really getting smarter?


        Let me comment on your thoughts?
        American thoughts:
        - Wow! Ieeehhuuuu! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! They took me into space! Girlfriends die of envy!
        Thoughts of the Italian:
        "Mamma mission! I'm flying into space! It's good that I hid a bottle of beer." Enough for the rest of the flight. We’ll stir up something with the American, the wife catches a horse-radish!
        Russian thoughts:
        - To drink ... Again with these idiots to fly ... There is no one to drink ... There is no one to talk to ... We couldn’t give normal guys our team .. You will have to work yourself, and close these doves in the cabin and scrap to tie ... So that they won’t push anything .. When will our Russian senility end already?
    2. Bayonet
      Bayonet 4 June 2016 16: 42
      0
      Quote: igordok
      Why didn’t the Russian astronaut smile?
  13. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 3 June 2016 12: 57
    0
    We definitely have more smiling people. In Europe, I have not seen much smiling (Czech Republic, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands). People are plowing, there is enough overtime, for "black cash" he earns money, just give me. Common people live HARD. Probably like everywhere else. The author is a plus. good
    1. Pinkie F.
      Pinkie F. 3 June 2016 13: 01
      +3
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      In Europe, I did not see much smiles (Czech Republic, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands).

      nonsense. Complete.
  14. vanavatny
    vanavatny 3 June 2016 13: 10
    +2
    that's for example why these two are smiling i understand laughing for the rest of our government, as before: laughter for no reason is a sign of a lack of a coherent goal and knowledge of how to implement it. but about Europe, the author is right: slaz - your power has ended and you cannot believe in the thousand-year-old Amer’s Reich either. All sincere smiles and good mood, well, patience drinks love
  15. Pitot
    Pitot 3 June 2016 13: 12
    0
    Rotten little article. The author to the wall. Udot.
  16. efimich41
    efimich41 3 June 2016 13: 13
    0
    The West, of course, understands that the world is changing. And it does not change in favor of the EU and the USA.

    Enough to keep parasites at our expense. All workers should receive decent remuneration for their work to meet all their needs, including family support.
    1. Pinkie F.
      Pinkie F. 3 June 2016 13: 17
      0
      Quote: efimich41
      All workers should receive decent remuneration for their work to meet all their needs, including family support.

      thanks, Cap.
  17. Sergei64
    Sergei64 3 June 2016 13: 14
    0
    It is clear that Europe is not laughing "not to be fat to be alive" they sense that they will soon be kirdyk. The prophecies are beginning to come true.
    1. Pinkie F.
      Pinkie F. 3 June 2016 13: 21
      0
      Quote: Sergei64
      Prophecies then begin to come true.

      what kind?
      Quote: Sergei64
      Clear business Europe is not laughing

      the pepper is clear. Of course, I understand that a smile is an attribute of a paroxysm of pleasure, but constantly wearing it on your face is, you know, a sign and ... tism
    2. Bayonet
      Bayonet 4 June 2016 07: 06
      0
      Quote: Sergei64
      It is clear that Europe is not laughing "not to be fat to be alive" they sense that they will soon be kirdyk.

      Yeah, Europe rots ... That's where happiness, judging by a happy smile smile
  18. Arkan
    Arkan 3 June 2016 13: 27
    0
    “We also observe such an unusual phenomenon as the transformation of Europe into a region that projects not traditional well-being, but instability outside,” Lavrov emphasized.


    It was Sergei Viktorovich who pricked the Europeans so subtly and diplomatically, because they have always been a generator of instability in the world, but not at home. Otherwise, they are Europe, just do not beg to live without means. Now the world is changing and the benefits for the snickering Europeans are more expensive and there are already not enough "cookies" for all.
  19. 1rl141
    1rl141 3 June 2016 13: 35
    +2
    I remembered.
    In the mid-80s, I had a colleague. In the rank of captain. Did he already reach the age limit and was he considering leaving or still serving? And then one day, after another joke at the meeting, I would even say dibilism, my colleague Slava said:
    - No. I will not quit. In a civilian world people pay money for such jokes, and we have a circus every day for free.
    So, on the way to work (service), we did not smile, because we were preparing specifically to neigh. And after work they could no longer smile. There was no strength anymore. Because how much can you laugh?
  20. Alexey Makarych
    Alexey Makarych 3 June 2016 13: 47
    +3
    Quote: gray smeet
    I will add to the article - Did you notice that the collapse of the USSR led and is leading to a reduction in social gains among ordinary people around the world (including ours) - an increase in retirement years, an increase in working hours per week, a cut in social benefits, no already free medicine, free general education - just look what is happening in France, Greece, Germany .... The USSR asked "fashion" in these matters.

    The USSR did not set fashion, but created standards of social protection, which the governments of the capitalist countries had to try to adhere to, so as not to cause social upheavals (up to revolutions) on their territory. Now the USSR is gone, there is no money either (that is, there is no extra money for employers for workers, and for states - for social protection) and social services. standards are slowly "blown away" - to the level that was before the USSR ... (as it was before the USSR - it's not difficult to find out, I think)
    1. EvgNik
      EvgNik 3 June 2016 15: 49
      +2
      Quote: Alexey Makarych
      The USSR did not set fashion, but created standards of social protection, which the governments of the Kapstran countries were forced to adhere to.

      Absolutely true. The very first thing that M did ... the eccentric who privatized our plant - destroyed the factory clinic and factory dispensary. Sons work in such an enterprise, where there is a polyclinic, and they give preferential trips to sanatoriums and resorts (and with children). But this is now a rarity.
  21. Oznob
    Oznob 3 June 2016 14: 12
    +3
    Our astronaut has the face of a bati who returned with small ones from vacation. Death fluttered there with the foolish. wassat
  22. HAM
    HAM 3 June 2016 14: 23
    0
    "Laughter for no reason is a sign of foolishness" is a Russian proverb.
  23. EvgNik
    EvgNik 3 June 2016 15: 21
    +4
    A western smile is not a sign of fun or a good mood, just smiling is tolerant.
    But the Russian smile is worth a lot - it is a smile for friends, relatives, just for a good or pleasant person. And walking down the street with a smile of an idiot on his face - so the very first traffic police will pick up for alcohol testing.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 3 June 2016 20: 04
      +2
      A smile is a biological sign of a good mood.
      And then - depending on national cultures - this biological
      symptom or develop, or suppress.
    2. Bayonet
      Bayonet 4 June 2016 07: 08
      0
      Quote: EvgNik
      A western smile is not a sign of fun or a good mood, just smiling is tolerant.

      Looking at gloomy faces is more pleasant? request
  24. Red_Hamer
    Red_Hamer 3 June 2016 16: 07
    +1
    I don't know, it was the smiling faces of people (and sincere, kind smiles) that I remember just the USSR! Maybe I'm wrong, but I have such a memory! But what brought with it "perestroika, and then the dashing and glamorous decades", apart from a sickening aftertaste, causes nothing at all, but again, this is my personal opinion.
    1. EvgNik
      EvgNik 3 June 2016 16: 53
      -1
      Quote: Red_Hamer
      Maybe I'm wrong, but I have such a memory!

      Everything is normal, Igor, perestroika, in addition to the nausea reflex, does not cause anything in a normal person. And, yes, there are Novorussians who survived this perestroika (much to our regret). They are in euphoria, both from themselves and from their accomplishments.
    2. unsinkable
      unsinkable 3 June 2016 23: 18
      -1
      Quote: Red_Hamer
      , it was the smiling faces of people (and sincere smiles, kind) that I remembered just the USSR!

      What were you smiling at in the USSR? Before the collapse. What was the West smiling at? To utter senility and chaos. God save Russia from insincere smiles.