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Weapon - not only the most knowledgeable and high-tech, but also the most politically profitable product in the world. Its sale itself strengthens the position of the exporting country in the international arena.

The author categorically disagrees with the theses extremely prevalent in our country that in 90 Russia “knelt” and “crawled” before the West. First, the leadership of the Russian Federation received from the predecessors of the departed USSR such an economic catastrophe that the country's foreign policy opportunities were close to zero (especially in conjunction with extremely low oil prices and the collapse of the general armed forces of the USSR), which is now for some reason forgotten. In fact, under Yeltsin, Moscow behaved much more independently in the international arena than its possibilities at that time objectively allowed. Secondly, both the country's leadership and a very large part of its population at that time were in a state of, in the language of lawyers, “conscientious delusion”. There was a sincere conviction that by dropping the power of the CPSU, we became part of the “civilized world,” by which only the West was meant. It was believed that now he will receive us with open arms, after which Russia will become either the “vice-president of the world” under the “president of the USA”, or the third pillar of the “Greater West” along with the USA and the EU.

Europe is a relic of the past

Already in the second half of 90, illusions about this were largely passed away, even under Yeltsin, we managed to quarrel very strongly with the West (primarily on the soil of Yugoslavia and Chechnya). After a quarter of a century after the collapse of the USSR, it is abundantly clear that the West will not accept us "in itself" under any conditions, even on its own and in parts. Friendship with the United States on an equal basis is absolutely impossible, because for Washington, with its military and economic power and fanatical messianic ideology, there are no equal in principle (maybe this situation will change once, but not during our lifetimes). As for Europe, the recent Brexit confirmed the obvious: striving now in the EU is about the same as applying for membership in the CPSU 15 August 1991 of the year. Why this trouble happened to Europe is a separate issue, but only complete and absolute outsiders like Moldova, Albania and Ukraine can break there now. Therefore, by the way, Moscow’s efforts to tear Europe away from the United States are quite meaningless. First, the more we push it, the more it clings to Washington, for that is ours, and Moscow is a stranger. Secondly, the current Europe is completely safe as an adversary, but also as useless as an ally.

The “turn to the East” repeatedly proclaimed by Moscow would be a very correct vector if the declarations corresponded to real aspirations. Until now, unfortunately, all these “turns”, including the current one, were carried out exclusively in the context of quarrels with the West and in fact were a call for that “to come to their senses”. He, as mentioned above, is not going to "think again". Turning to the East is necessary not because we quarreled with the West, but because the first is the future, and the second (especially Europe) is a “leaving nature”. Alas, there are big doubts that the Kremlin is aware of this.

The turn to the East, which is no less important, should in no way imply a surrender to China. The last two years have fully confirmed that the objective observer was perfectly well understood before: “strategic partnership” and “unprecedentedly good relations” of Moscow and Beijing are nothing more than propaganda rhetoric. Neither in politics (in particular - in the Crimea, Ukraine and Syria), nor in the economy, Moscow received any support from Beijing, since this does not correspond to the interests of the PRC. They coincide with ours only on a very narrow circle of issues, and the further, the more it will be. Global powers, now it is the United States, China and the Russian Federation, can be friends only situationally on individual issues, in general, their relations are by definition competitive and good, if not hostile. It is necessary to get rid of Chinese illusions no less decisively than Western ones.

The relationship between Washington and Beijing is, of course, very different from the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. Today, America and China are very strongly connected economically (trade between the USA and the USSR was almost zero), while there is no ideological confrontation between them. Chinese "communism" is an absolute fiction, real capitalism in the PRC is much tougher than in any European country. However, the global political, economic and military competition between these countries in any case will only increase, simply because this is the essence of the relations of global powers. That is what Moscow should use.

At the same time, it is necessary to completely and permanently abandon the idea of ​​being friends with the USA / China against China / USA, for such a friendship will inevitably and rather soon result in a US / China war against China / USA until the last Russian. We need to become a “third force”, aware that in terms of economic power, at least for a very long time we will not be able to compare with either the United States or China, but in military terms we are not inferior to either one or the other now. Accordingly, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and our military-industrial complex are the main competitive advantages of the country in the current situation. They need to be further strengthened and used as actively as possible in a variety of ways. Military power and the willingness to use it, as well as the production of modern weapons for themselves and potential allies should be the basis of Russian foreign policy. There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, especially given the fact that the most high-tech and science-intensive products are precisely weapons and military equipment. Yes, and from a purely economic point of view, there is not a single example of how happiness came from a reduction in military spending to any country. This, in particular, shows the experience of Russia itself, as well as neighboring Ukraine. Moreover, the reduction of military expenditures deals a very strong blow to the social sphere, since tens of millions of people are associated with the Armed Forces and the defense industry. Therefore, any proposals that we have about the need for such sequesters are either complete incompetence, or frank insanity, or conscious work against the country. Military spending is the last thing to save. And the first (in our case) is corruption and mega-projects like FM-2018.

India is our helmsman

More military spendingIt has already been said that in the post-Soviet space only CSTO members (“mistaken horse”) can be our allies, and problems may arise with some of them. As for foreign countries, if we want to become a “third force”, we need to create a real strategic alliance with the “fourth force”, that is, with India, the closest candidate for the role of another global power (there are no more such countries in the world now). To do this, there is almost everything ("In a healthy Delhi - a healthy mind"). It is only necessary to stop imposing on India friendship with China, and clearly designate relations with it as completely independent and absolutely exclusive, without any senseless "triangles" and similar BRICS. Another peacefully important strategic ally of Russia could be a united Korea, liberated from American and Chinese influence. Moscow should work most actively to ensure that such a country emerges, seeking the final exit of Pyongyang from the influence of Beijing and the pursuit of a more moderate foreign policy, while explaining to Seoul the benefits of the parity option of unification. Alas, Moscow not only does not take advantage of its good relations with both Koreas (“Democratic Pyongyang versus totalitarian Seoul”), but makes a grave mistake by playing along with the American-Chinese plot against Pyongyang and voting in the UN Security Council for sanctions against the DPRK.

In the most complicated region of the Near and Middle East, our closest ally is, of course, Syria. Only in its present position, it is not an ally, but a client, while, unfortunately, it is still not fully aware that its very existence depends on Moscow. Proceeding from the objective long-term interests and goals of Russia and the countries of the region, it is first of all necessary to be friends with Iran and Israel. Oddly enough, so far it is possible, despite the fact that Tehran and Jerusalem ferociously hate each other. Unfortunately, this irrational Iranian-Israeli hatred harms these countries themselves and interferes with Russia. But the interests and goals of Turkey and the majority of the Arabian monarchies (especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar) are diametrically opposed to the Russian, and there is no reason to expect changes. Therefore, any flirting with Ankara, Riyadh and Doha is at best useless, at worst - extremely dangerous. Of course, the current moral capitulation of Ankara to Moscow can make someone feel a sense of national pride, but this fundamental divergence of interests has not disappeared, and we will receive another “knife in the back” from the Turks. Moreover, the more humiliating the temporary capitulation of Erdogan, due to his internal political and economic problems, the harder he will answer us later, when he feels that the situation has been corrected for him. This option is absolutely inevitable, you must be aware of this in full. You also need to keep in mind that the command of the Turkish Armed Forces did not allow intervention in Syria, which Erdogan demanded. After the attempted coup, the army command will be completely replaced, after which the Turkish president may want to “tie the army” with blood in the war against Damascus and the Kurds, that is, de facto for the Islamic Caliphate and An-Nusru. The likelihood of such a development is very high. For Russia, the only acceptable option for ending the war in Syria is the full return of the country under Assad’s control with the provision of real autonomy to the Kurds. Any other option will be a defeat for us, in this we also need to be fully aware.

As for Africa and Latin America, the situation on these continents does not directly affect the security of Russia (at least in the medium term), we have almost no interest in the resources of these countries (we have enough), especially there are no technologies we need. At the same time, both of these continents have already become a field of fierce competition between China and the West, and Beijing clearly has the initiative. This is especially noticeable in Africa ("Hegemon on the region").

Clowns will scatter

Russia needs to approach these regions extremely pragmatically. In particular, this means that in no case can you get any clients here. It must be remembered that not so much military spending as a gigantic foreign clientele undermined the economy of the USSR. The current Syria is an obvious exception, its maintenance “afloat” will cost Moscow at least an order of magnitude cheaper than clearing up the consequences of the collapse of Assad and the seizure of the country by radical Islamists. The same applies to Abkhazia and South Ossetia, they are cheaper to maintain than to pass. We still have absolutely no reason to save someone else and keep it up today. Moreover, there is no need, in response to the wretched clowning staged by NATO in Eastern Europe under the slogan “containment of Russia,” to organize a similar show (obviously extremely costly and, most importantly, pointless) in Latin America. The friendship of Moscow with the “Latinos” against the “gringos” (“The guys from the backyard”) brings us almost exclusively moral satisfaction. Fortunately, Moscow has not yet shown any desire to create military bases in Latin America.

On the other hand, “the old friendship does not rust,” but the weapon is very rust, especially in a tropical climate. Russia is simply obliged to use the factor of Soviet ties with the countries of Africa and Latin America, if it can bring today's benefits. In the vast majority of countries of these continents, military equipment is very outdated, a large part of it has completely lost combat effectiveness. For them, even the very large reserves of Soviet weapons that we still have will be very useful, and even modern, manufactured by the national defense industry - just a dream. Some countries in Africa and Latin America have already begun to embody it. A good example is Algeria (“Immunity from the“ spring ”).

In addition, from a certain point, many African countries may stop liking the replacement of old (western) imperialism with a new, Chinese one. The PRC, of ​​course, is not going to legally take over the countries of Africa (and in the future - Latin America), but their resources are pumping out no less predatory than the former Western colonizers, while completely forgetting about the environment and using their own, rather than local labor. After a while, many Asians, Africans and “Latins” will want to see the “third force”. Therefore, we need to become her in deeds, in no way going at the same time to a direct confrontation with either the “first” or the “second” forces, but by no means adjusting to either of them.
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  1. The comment was deleted.
  2. +2
    August 10 2016
    Russia is a world power, not a regional power, as the United States considers it. Therefore, it’s necessary, the big warlock, a lot of swimming, but ultimately you have to be pragmatic.
    1. +1
      August 10 2016
      We read the latest news from news feeds ....

      Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation PREVENTS IN CRIMEA ATTACKS PREPARED BY THE EXPLORATION OF THE DEFENSE OF UKRAINE - DEPARTMENT

      RIA Novosti http://ria.ru/incidents/20160810/1474038278.html#ixzz4GvuENUIn

      FSB LIQUIDATED THE CRIMINAL AGENCY NETWORK OF INTELLIGENCE OF MO UKRAINE, FACES FROM THE NUMBER OF CITIZENS OF UKRAINE AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, ASSISTED IN THE PREPARATION OF TERRORISMS ARE DETAINED - FSB
      RIA NEWS


      RIA Novosti http://ria.ru/incidents/20160810/1474038203.html#ixzz4GvuMPOyO


      RIA NEWS. ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS OF PREVENTED TERRORISTS IN CRIMEA IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE GUR OF THE UKRAINE, HE IS DETAINED AND GIVES CONFESSIONAL INDICATIONS - FSB RF

      RIA Novosti http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20160810/1474038527.html#ixzz4GvuuFr00
      1. +7
        August 10 2016
        Greetings gray smeet hi
        Well done "Not brothers", a good reason, if not for life-giving p ... from the Russian Federation, then certainly for squeezing me ... and other limbs to the country of victorious insanity ... We will look at the reaction of the Kremlin, FSB such news just like that does not broadcast on the media ...

        P.S. Erdogan came to DEAR FRIEND VLADIMIR, the Poles recognized the Volyn massacre as genocide of the Polish population, the British prime minister also wants to visit the "Aggressor", the Americans are in a fever of the pre-election race within the states and puzzle over how to save their "Aleppo fosterlings" in Syria ... Who will help Waltzman now, who will help Groisman from the former "sworn brothers"? ..
        1. +4
          August 10 2016
          Greetings, Now we are free!

          The plot is twisted in such a way that not one science fiction writer will come up with ...
          1. +5
            August 10 2016
            Quote: gray smeet

            The plot is twisted in such a way that not one science fiction writer will come up with ...



            It is necessary to twist in real life, so that all sorts of Wishlist never arise again.
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          3. +2
            August 10 2016
            Quote: gray smeet
            The plot is twisted so that not one science fiction writer can come up with.

            Apparently predictions about the Putin game come true. Replaying the Anglo-Saxons Kremlin on their own field.
            As for armaments and arms sales ... projects such as Victory Park and the Army Games have been very effective in attracting customers. And the operation in Syria is very effective in advertising our weapons.
      2. +3
        August 10 2016
        Quote: gray smeet
        We read the latest news from news feeds ....

        Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation PREVENTS IN CRIMEA ATTACKS PREPARED BY THE EXPLORATION OF THE DEFENSE OF UKRAINE - DEPARTMENT

        RIA Novosti http://ria.ru/incidents/20160810/1474038278.html#ixzz4GvuENUIn

        FSB LIQUIDATED THE CRIMINAL AGENCY NETWORK OF INTELLIGENCE OF MO UKRAINE, FACES FROM THE NUMBER OF CITIZENS OF UKRAINE AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, ASSISTED IN THE PREPARATION OF TERRORISMS ARE DETAINED - FSB
        RIA NEWS


        RIA Novosti http://ria.ru/incidents/20160810/1474038203.html#ixzz4GvuMPOyO


        RIA NEWS. ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS OF PREVENTED TERRORISTS IN CRIMEA IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE GUR OF THE UKRAINE, HE IS DETAINED AND GIVES CONFESSIONAL INDICATIONS - FSB RF

        RIA Novosti http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20160810/1474038527.html#ixzz4GvuuFr00


        It is necessary to decide with Ukraine. They, led by their rulers, will not calm down ...
        Mines, logging Belomorkanals will fix our "brothers"
        1. -1
          August 10 2016
          Quote: Donhapa
          It is necessary to decide with Ukraine. They, led by their rulers, will not calm down ...
          Mines, logging Belomorkanals will fix our "brothers"

          So already decided. You don’t seem to need it (subsidies and all that have finally dropped the yoke).
          Rulers change frequently. And little will change from the president. Revenge is not going anywhere. I will not forget anything (both good and bad), and young people are even more categorical in this matter. Ukraine will live in revenge and do a lot for this. However, this does not bother you much.
          Is in the north few of our work under the contract? smile
          heaped up business with Ukraine (they lost a purely loyal or neutral country turning into an enemy --- I did not expect this).
          With Ukraine there is no solution at all! As it was not originally. But situationally not suitable. And if you think - by force, it will spill into a meat grinder and a continuous bloody porridge.
          1. +7
            August 11 2016
            Quote: Retvizan
            So already decided. You don’t seem to need it (subsidies and all that have finally dropped the yoke).

            Yes, actually it’s not like, but it’s not necessary for us, neither Europe, nor the USA, this suitcase without a handle-Ukraine, there’s just a bargaining on who to drag it in, something you don’t want to see. fellow
            Quote: Retvizan
            Revenge is not going anywhere. I will not forget anything (both good and bad), and young people are even more categorical in this matter. Ukraine will live in revenge and do a lot for this. However, this does not bother you much.

            Imagine not worrying. Scared a hedgehog with a bare backside. laughing
            Quote: Retvizan
            Is in the north few of our work under the contract?

            A lot of. Yes And they work well. good And the Russian anthem before work. They perform even better. good
            Quote: Retvizan
            heaped up business with Ukraine (lost a purely loyal or neutral country turning into an enemy --- I did not expect this)

            Both on, does Russia drive you into the Maidan? requestDon’t make my cat laugh. laughing
            Quote: Retvizan
            And if you think - forcibly, it will spill into a meat grinder and a continuous bloody porridge.

            Yes, you need someone who hurts. wink Will lap with you, you yourself, to kill the whole world for fun, haven’t you gotten tired yet? The strongest, fellow army of Europe. wassat laughing fellow
          2. 0
            August 14 2016
            Yes, that's what the "Bandera" propaganda of the Kiev junta does to the people! It is necessary to be so b-a-r-a-n-a-a-m-and to talk nonsense that Russia is to blame for the lack of brains of our former brothers! Insanity is not curable, but infectious like the flu ...! Prof. Preobrazhensky in "Heart of a Dog": "... devastation is not in closets, but in heads ..."!
  3. +5
    August 10 2016
    .... Currently, in the struggle for markets, and especially for the arms market, all means are good, but you need to abuse them as little as possible. On the whole, you should agree with the author of the article, especially with the idea of ​​becoming = third force =, of course, just like that, and not otherwise.
  4. -3
    August 10 2016
    It is necessary to produce! To sell? Often it is doubtful to the same Saudis even at an expensive price. Increase in export increases the number of new samples for yourself? Or maybe to do the opposite? Well, Okhotolyub’s comment, deleted a very controversial moder .. This is his opinion, why not discuss .. Go right away.
  5. +6
    August 10 2016
    Weapons are not only the most high-tech and high-tech, but also the most politically profitable goods in the world.

    Europe is a relic of the past


    Author! when you start with controversial thoughts, justify it! otherwise it’s possible to start a harmonious theory from the Martian invasion.

    Give the facts why Europe is a relic, and weapons are the most high-tech and high-tech and most politically profitable goods in the world.
    1. +2
      August 10 2016
      weapons are the most high-tech and high-tech and most politically profitable goods in the world.


      so, for seed, for example, Germany:

      Krauss-Maffei Wegmann -> produces Leopard, Puma, Boxer ... -> turnover of 800 million euros
      Adidas -> sportswear and sports. equipment -> turnover 15000 million euros
      Bayer -> pharmacology, chemistry -> turnover of 46000 million euros

      and now let's argue which product is more profitable, knowledge-intensive and better forms the image of Germany in the world: leopard tank, adidas or aspirin sneakers?
  6. +6
    August 10 2016
    Alexander Khramchikhin, you have a mess in your head. You talk about one thing and immediately contradict yourself.
    In one thing, you are right, "Russia needs to approach these regions extremely pragmatically."
    So many LETTERS, and the essence in one sentence. LITERARY LIBERASTS have succeeded in this.
  7. +2
    August 10 2016
    the idea of ​​a third force is quite reasonable. You should not count on a good uncle. Alexander-3 already said everything: We have only two reliable friends: the Russian army and the Russian fleet!
  8. 0
    August 10 2016
    Most of all I liked the banknote of 5000 rubles, these would be the ones to put into circulation.
    1. -3
      August 10 2016
      Maybe the tank will appear on the new 10000 bill.
  9. +1
    August 10 2016
    The author strongly disagrees with the extremely widespread thesis that Russia “knelt” and “crawled” before the West in the 90s. First, the leadership of the Russian Federation received such an economic disaster from its predecessors from the departed USSR that the country's foreign policy capabilities were close to zero
    The article is minus ... some kind of vinaigrette, from the assumptions, see the root and did not bring everything into one bowl ...
  10. 0
    August 10 2016
    Chinese "communism" is an absolute fiction, real capitalism in the PRC is much tougher than in any European country

    This is not entirely true. There is rather communism in people's heads. For the PRC society, whether poor or rich, is investing its resources in the state. Here, for example, take our elite, which capital is trying to take over the hill. There, the elite is investing their capital in the country. for several decades already. Ordinary citizens work together for the sake of their country, and not just for the sake of earning.
    1. cap
      +3
      August 10 2016
      Quote: SPB.RU
      There, the elite has been investing their capital in the country for several decades, just as ordinary citizens work together for their country, and not just for the sake of earning.


      Everything is correct when you consider that the tax service and the prison are in the same building.
      We would, and it would be just like in China.)))
      In China, not everything is so simple. They do not publish their statistics.
      More precisely, they publish as they need.
      Cities were built in which no one lives. Just nobody buys for various reasons.
      The crisis of overproduction is a historical fact. During the crisis, China is losing markets, demand is falling, keeping a huge number of employees of government agencies including the army is not an easy task.
      No one knows how this will end.
      The Chinese can’t bring order to the roads, but mark world-class hegemons.
  11. +5
    August 10 2016
    Quote: xant
    the idea of ​​a third force is quite reasonable. You should not count on a good uncle. Alexander-3 already said everything: We have only two reliable friends: the Russian army and the Russian fleet!

    The most interesting thing is that the army twice betrayed the country, the first time in 17 when the majority of the army, which swore allegiance to the king, went over to the side of the revolutionaries, and the soldiers in the trenches of the first world refused to obey the orders of officers. And the second time in 1991, our valiant soldiers gave The oath to the Soviet Union was supported by the anti-people regime of Yeltsin, and did not defend the USSR and communist ideology. It turns out that in less than 100 years, our army managed to betray the country twice, it turns out that the Russian army is unreliable structure capable of violating the oath and bringing to power vague characters, but this is not eat well wink
    1. +1
      August 10 2016
      But did the Army bring EBn to power? Didn’t the crowd screaming Yeltsin reign in Moscow and St. Petersburg?
      Isn’t it a heap as a result of stolen, but in 90, screaming about the changes as a result tore the country?
      Something you are sick to healthy .. the Russian army has no experience of military coups, and we do not need it.
      1. +4
        August 10 2016
        I think in the Russian Empire and in the USSR not downs worked in the armed forces and special services, but smart people who perfectly saw and understood what was happening in the country. However, not military special services did not intentionally prevent the collapse of the Russian Empire and the USSR, but rather contributed to this, allowing Gorbachev to come to power, and then Yeltsin. A shortage of food products was specially created in the USSR, propaganda about a good life in the West was in full swing, and so on, all this was done with the tacit consent of our special services to set people against the government and the party, whatever you say at the right time in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the crowds shouting Yeltsin at the kingdom. wink Not one coup in any state is possible if the army does not go over to the side of the rebels
        1. +1
          August 10 2016
          Quote: Yak28
          .In the USSR, a shortage of food was specially created, propaganda was well underway about a wonderful life in the West, and so on, all this was done with the tacit consent

          We’ll stop at this phrase, What has been done with the direct consent of Gorbachev and Co., and then completed with full consent and under a ton of vodka by Yeltsin.
          Whether the special services participated in this, more likely than not, because since the time of Khrushchev, special people have been controlled and put there by their little people.
          The second Gorbachev, and then Yeltsin to power, who brought the Army, or crowds of raving in the second case in Moscow? To look for the guilty in the Army, it’s simpler than a turnip, it’s much more serious not to realize that these, themselves, all those who first Orald Borisku to the kingdom, and then slipped in orderly rows to the cemetery ... without Boriska, this is a fact .. unfortunately.
          So we are not so far and far in assessing that situation, sculpt in vain minus.
          1. +3
            August 10 2016
            We were all good. Who rolled out the bugs, who was simply afraid of everything, but the majority, as always, and in the whole world, didn’t care. And the army and navy ... I recall Sevastopol in August of that ill-fated 91st. Sailors officers on the beach, where we then foolishly were resting from Leningrad. I remember their embittered and bewildered faces (ours were no better, I think). Nobody understood anything, but they had orders and they carried them out. So we all pissed off the Union, regrettably. But maybe there is still a chance to return a fair state, but it hurts too little. Too many people like this situation. These socialism is not needed. But they don’t understand that there will be no socialism, there will be none, with time ...
            1. 0
              August 11 2016
              Exactly. Exactly so.
        2. -3
          August 10 2016
          Quote: Yak28
          Not one coup in any state is possible if the army does not go over to the side of the rebels

          A recent example of Turkey suggests the opposite.
          1. 0
            August 11 2016
            The recent example of Turkey speaks of only one thing, in the Turkish army since the time of Ataturk, the passion for military coups is in the blood, I exaggerate, but this is a fact, see the number of coups carried out by the Turkish military "20th century) - everything fits neatly in favor of the third force, the United States.
  12. +5
    August 10 2016
    Bold and far from unambiguous material.
    The statement about freedom under EBNe was especially impressive when 200 advisers from the State Department controlled our sovereignty, and the seven-bankers frankly robbed the country and ordered laws for themselves!
    The author strongly disagrees with the extremely widespread thesis that Russia “knelt” and “crawled” before the West in the 90s. In fact, under Yeltsin, Moscow behaved much more independently in the international arena than its then possibilities objectively allowed.
    Especially if we recall the Sakhalin-2 agreement, when TNK pumped our oil, and we still had to pay them extra for this when we were sharing production!
    There is nothing to say: "freedom" is good!
  13. +1
    August 10 2016
    For the beginning of the article I almost put a minus. Of course, the author has the right to his opinion. But facts and eyes suggest otherwise, we snuggled up.
    1. +2
      August 10 2016
      I don’t know who "we" are ... I personally have never grovelled. And there are millions of them. The conversation is about the power, a significant part of it, the very liberal one with all the slops that follow from there ...
      1. 0
        August 10 2016
        Quote: Abbra
        I personally have never groveled.

        Your opponent was snitching. You are clearly talking about different poses.
  14. +2
    August 10 2016
    Thoughts in the article are sensible, but:
    1) India is extremely far from a World Power. There are too many contradictions in it, in the absence of technology.
    When did you hear about any significant economic, technological or other successes in India?
    2) To unite Korea is probably one of the most difficult tasks due to the fact that it is ALWAYS 2 completely different worlds. Internal differences and graters are one thing, another thing is that one will have to enter into confrontation with two other powers.
    3) Arms trade: this should be done, but it should be done on the basis of strict contracts and prepayment, and not as an alliance - on loan in installments on the terms "then someday you will pay back".
    4) I absolutely agree on the Turks. jackals are still those. always been our enemies. you definitely should not expect good from them.
    I wrote earlier, I will write again: while there is an opportunity, we need to put a maximum of Erdogan at the very throat, so that he could not do left or right without our knowledge and approval. He is a hostage to the situation, we helped him save his ass and point.
  15. 0
    August 10 2016
    The problem is that India is already in a tough conflict with China, they have serious territorial disputes and the PRC fully supports Pakistan's blood enemy. But India has no problems with the United States, so it will somehow get involved in the anti-Chinese coalition.
    1. +1
      August 10 2016
      Quote: BlackMokona
      But India has no problems with the United States, so it will somehow get involved in the anti-Chinese coalition.

      Not everything is so simple, and it’s important for the Chinese to keep the United States as the main economic partner and place of investment, and the United States is important as China as the place of investment and just as the main supplier. Therefore, politicians can swear at them, but businessmen are more closely connected than the iron chain. But with India, ties with the United States are not so strong.
      1. 0
        August 11 2016
        Just because of rising wages in the PRC, American industry began to flow from there to other countries, and thereby the value of India will grow. Especially for India, the United States already ranks second in exports, after the EU
  16. +4
    August 10 2016
    Quote: vlad_vlad
    Krauss-Maffei Wegmann -> produces Leopard, Puma, Boxer ... -> turnover of 800 million euros
    Adidas -> sportswear and sports. equipment -> turnover 15000 million euros
    Bayer -> pharmacology, chemistry -> turnover of 46000 million euros

    Well, the author says that in Russia there is neither a Baer nor an adidas. But there is a production of weapons and this is a global brand of both Kalashnikov and Su and MiG. So they need to be sold. Moreover, few can produce the same aircraft.
  17. Riv
    +2
    August 10 2016
    The author has primitive ideas about the economy. Literally at the level of Starcraft. Loaded gas and crystals, received a military plant. In fact, everything is not so simple.

    Case from practice. The Chinese pump stood on the alkali supply line. Out of order a couple of months after launch. A month later, the dying duplicate, also Chinese. They put a Soviet-made pump, one thousand nine hundred shaggy year of release. It works, although the seal is constantly flowing and it is impossible to eliminate the leak in principle. Then they bought an American pump. It works, does not flow, pumps better than the Soviet one. That is, where two Chinese died, the American and ours hold on.

    What follows from the example? And the fact that Chinese industry now for the most part works on its own. They simply have pumps there: they broke down, they put a new one. Let at least three pieces a year break. Well, they break. And where in Russia, or in the United States, two pumps are enough, in China ten are needed. And so with almost all industrial equipment. Gates, cranes, other small things - everything behaves the same. This is actually natural. The consequences of the extensive development of the economy. Once upon a time, our T-34s broke like Chinese pumps. But we passed this stage a long time ago, the States were even earlier, and China just got into it.

    So China does not pose any particular threat to the United States and will not pose another twenty years. But Russia - yes. Approximately the same as at the end of the 19th century Germany represented for Britain.
    1. 0
      August 10 2016
      "China just got into it." /////

      China is already leaving this stage. As was the case with Japan, then with South Korea:
      first copies of poor quality, then copies are normal, then their development
      poor quality, then their own world-class development.
      1. Riv
        0
        August 11 2016
        Everything would be so simple ... You, too, have Starcraft level submissions. I threw the resources into the forge and in five minutes the units became better. In fact, if you copied someone's technology, then you will work on it. Upgrade options are extremely limited. If a plant for the production of chloroform by the alcohol method is built, then it will be necessary to drive ethanol into it and chloroform will turn out to be expensive, or to build something more modern, for example methane synthesis.

        The Chinese prefer to "drive". The economy is socialist, matter is primary. The product is a priori of lower quality, but there is a lot of it. The plan is being implemented, everyone is happy. And the fact that two-headed Chinese are born - so who counts them?
  18. -2
    August 10 2016
    Where did you get enough of a handful of lying authors today?
    The author strongly disagrees with the extremely widespread thesis that Russia “knelt” and “crawled” before the West in the 90s. First, the leadership of the Russian Federation received such an economic catastrophe from its predecessors from the departed USSR that the country's foreign policy capabilities were close to zero (especially in combination with extremely low oil prices and the collapse of the general USSR armed forces), which is now somehow forgotten.

    This is a blatant lie! And the one who was in his right mind at the time knows this. Especially about the "decisive" contribution of low oil prices, given that small share of it in the country's budget.
    Especially against the background of real events.
  19. 0
    August 10 2016
    Quote: Berkut752
    So many LETTERS, and the essence in one sentence. LITERARY LIBERASTS have succeeded in this.

    The author seems to be from these non-liberal liberals. Such a mess in his head, how can you live with it?
  20. 0
    August 10 2016
    The buildup of military spending puts a burden on other industries. And the military-industrial complex does not give such returns as give other more mundane industries.
    In addition, these are people, no matter what technique they invent - they still remain the same people subject to influences of emotions and physiological needs. All the same, they will be consumed primarily not military developments.
    For a long time already, it is not the military-industrial complex that steers progress, but an ordinary consumer! And the impact on the average consumer is more important than tanks and aircraft! You can invest in the army or you can invest in control technology and your enemy’s army will work for your goals.
    I'm afraid the budget of the Russian Federation is not rubber. And it is unnecessary to overload him with a race like the USSR (where someone had torn) the army does not save from many situations. She is needed, but she should not be overestimated.
    the most powerful weapon is the economy. Technologies for sustainable growth. Qualified specialist / money-backed consumer!

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