Russia Under Putin Is Fragile Enough To Break-up

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Russia Under Putin Is Fragile Enough To Break-up
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Western countries consider Russia under President Vladimir Putin as an expansionist nation trying to reclaim its Soviet-era glory. On the other hand, Russian authorities have accused the West of trying to break Russia up into pieces. But Russia may be at the risk of crumbling into pieces even without any Western interference, reports The Economist.

Putin has reversed federalism in Russia

The Soviet Union collapsed because it had overstretched itself and run out of money. The local leaders saw no benefit in being part of a bankrupt nation. Many regions such as Tatarstan, Siberia and Ural had declared their “sovereignty” at the time. But the then Russian President Boris Yeltsin promised these regions “as much sovereignty as they could swallow” in exchange for staying with the Russian Federation.

However, Vladimir Putin has reversed federalism in Russia, turning it into a centralized state. He has imposed “presidential” representatives for each region, eliminated regional elections, and changed the way tax revenues are distributed in Moscow’s favor. In short, Russia of today is like a Khanate where local representatives have been given a license to rule by the chief Khan in the Kremlin.

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The primary job of the Kremlin-appointed presidential representatives is to bring votes for Vladimir Putin. In exchange, they are granted freedom to rule the way they want, plus a share of oil revenues. Vyacheslav Volodin, Putin’s deputy chief of staff, recently said, “No Putin, no Russia.” If Putin goes out and Russia runs out of money, Chechnya would be the first to break off, says The Economist.

Russia’s collapse will be the worst nightmare of the West

The Russian economy is in dire shape ever since Western countries imposed economic sanctions over its annexation of Crimea. The exit of Chechnya will have a huge impact on neighboring Dagestan. It could be followed by Tatarstan declaring itself an independent Khanate. Siberia could revive its own sovereignty, while the Ural could form a republic.

The collapse of Russia will be the worst nightmare of Western countries. Who will control Russia’s vast nuclear arsenal? Even though Moscow would remain the command center, it would be very difficult to secure nuclear weapons and missiles spread across the Russian Federation. Russian politicians are already worried about a possible disintegration. That’s why Moscow recently imposed a law that makes “incitement of any action undermining Russia’s own territorial integrity” a criminal offense.

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  1. FUN FACT. Good friend of mine just came from Russia after spedning a month there. Boy those pics she showed me paints a very different picture, Alasni. They were eating good, took a trip up north and went fishing a hunting. No one was starving, no riots, no cops being shot daily, no black lives matter, no racist cops, no crappy welfare lines, nope none of that.
    You idiots love to hate Russia and China for whatever reason.
    Say what you will but theres something called reality. And the reality is Russia will be fine and is handling their business. USA on the other hand is eating a shit sandwich right about now. China is going to be the new leader of the world and just like that Roman empire you mentioned, the USA will and is losing its influence all over the world. Times up buddy.
    Have a great day.

  2. “Bet they would disagree with your statement. whats that??”

    – No one cares. Job cuts are matter of fact. Job cuts in the fifties, job cuts in the sixties… job cuts today. And the Ruble is STILL measured in dollars for a reason.

    “19 Trillion and counting we owe..”

    – First… you aren’t American. Second, our debt to GDP ratio is only 102%. EVERY advanced economy has a gdp to debt ratio of at least 55% (refer to India’s 49%). Russia, with a ratio of only 13% places it squarely in the “Developing Nation” category.

    Your ineptness and lack of education is quite typical of the servile Russian nazee.

    “YUP, USA is on top of the world.”

    – Yes we are, Horst. Deal with it. :-)

  3. ardvarc
    “…Wow! Any discussion at all regarding Russia’s territorial integrity is now a criminal offense? …”

    Previously you had posted the below which you have now edited to as above.
    “…by dictating their leadership, and their politics, and controlling their economies…”

    The reason you edited your post is because it was opposite of the actual facts regarding Russia and its neighbours.

    All discussionss regarding Russia should be encouraged as well as those of the bankrupt Neoconservative countries, US, UK, France and EU in general etc.

    What you will not be able to hide is when you post misinformation and false statements.

  4. you’re sure about that? Texas was stolen from Mexico, along with other parts of US South West. Yep, Mexicans are reclaiming their historical territory and guess what – they hate gringos

  5. Not at all, I’m pointing out that the Chinese are reclaiming their historical territory (for MILLENNIA until STALIN annexed it after WWII). You then brought up that Mexicans are doing the same, even though the US BOUGHT its territories from Mexico, (see the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo), and America is a melting pot built of immigrants, where hispanics and all others are parts. Russia, not so much.

  6. You are the stinking dog, not me! I’m in the good ole US and I love it! I pay my taxes and get to talk freely about brainwashed idiots like you! LOL

  7. Economics. Why build them here when they are so cheap to buy from russia? Now with all the trouble between russia and the west, I’m sure that the US will come up with viable alternatives.

  8. “Xenophobia has long been characteristic of Russia” as you yourself are demonstating right now, fool. windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2015/07/there-is-no-racism-in-russia-just-as.html

  9. “Just what has Obama done to merit your wild accusations? “. If so, why not then for Obama not suggesting a world talk with Russia, through the UN mechanism perhaps, on the world problems, on the new principles of the world order, it seems a time has come for this, if we do not want to end up in the world war with all our misunderstanding. Of course, this step will be sensible only if both (or several) sides will make honest confessions of their wrongs.

  10. “And to Putin the only nationalism that matters at all, is his own”. Russian nationalism is an impossible thing, you are crazy. You simply confuse the emerging Russian inspiration to play an active role in the world (because so many years after peaceful and voluntary braekup of USSR she has lived under pressure of inferiority complex) for nationalism. By Crimea Russia convinced the world that the West cannot do anything just as it likes, it must respect other countries’ interests too.

  11. Of course, US cannot bomb Russia as it bombed Livia, Iraq, Yugoslavia (who were bombed by its own grand decision, not by international law), but it can do it by many concealed subversive actions all over the world, by surrounding Russia with military bases. There is a rising force in the person of Russia who has first started to put an end to the self-dominance of the US, started a struggle for a fair world. Thank God for that.

  12. “Perhaps you mean with words? Yes, Putin is very sensitive to words he
    doesn’t like. Russian journalists who write them tend to get killed. And
    for sure Americans writers have criticised Putin. That’s true. It’s
    called Freedom of Speech, and you can be damned sure it’s what we shall
    continue to say whenever we damned want. We don’t live in Russia you
    see, so we do not need to be afraid of a two bit little tyrant who would
    control what we think and say. Thank God for that.” Yes, it is such a freedom of speech that we will never know the role of the US behind Maidan, behind the Ukrainian, coup, Odessa Trade Union house set to fire with people alive, starting war in Donbuss, instigating Minsk agreements viloations, hiding information on Malasia Boeing crash, intentions to set up military base in Crimea, so many color revolutions, Guantanamo tortures, and even behind Nemtsov killing so on and so on.

  13. Well then “Nate”, you’ve answered your own (stupid) question as you were trying the ol’ Kremlin trick of deflecting from Russia’s shortcomings by attacking the USA. Funny how that works, eh?

  14. ardvarc

    So far you have failed to post any link to substantiate your version of the “UN figures”.

    The part you have failed to understand is your link of worldometers has false statisics:

    The website link you posted has:
    1. Falsified figures for 2005 to 2012.
    2. It lacks the 2013 figure of +0.2% growth.
    3. Falsified figure for 2014 at -0.26% when in fact it was close to +0.2%.

    Fact 2014
    Google the Forbes news article:
    Russia Just Recorded Its First Natural Population Growth Since The Collapse of The Soviet Union

    Fact 2013:
    Google Russia Population 2013:
    +0.2% population growth.

  15. I see, “falsified” figures from the UN? You don’t like those numbers, so they must be “falsified”…..lol

    I will accept that the UN’s numbers do not include the annexation of the Crimean population which is a little over two million. Most nations do not recognize that throwback to WW II behavior. From Putin’s perspective, there is a Crimea bump. So sorry. The long term trend is still down, like most of the rest of Europe.

  16. ardvarc

    I am posting the below without links as with links it has to pass moderation.
    The real fact is Russia’s population has been growing since 2005.

    The website link you posted has:
    1. Falsified figures for 2005 to 2012.
    2. It lacks the 2013 figure of +0.2% growth.
    3. Falsified figure for 2014 at -0.26% when in fact it was close to +0.2%.

    Fact 2014
    Google the Forbes news article:
    Russia Just Recorded Its First Natural Population Growth Since The Collapse of The Soviet Union

    Fact 2013:
    Google Russia Population 2013:
    +0.2% population growth.

  17. Russia’s population will be its major advantage in the future.

    The future will be dominated by robotics, by 2050, 33% of jobs in London will be done by robots making a large swathe of population redundant.

    It will be the same in all Neoconservative controlled countries, expect riots, looting and mayhem in the USA, Canada, and EU.

  18. ardvarc

    Just like everyting you write is false or fantasy the real fact is Russia’s populatiom has been growing since 2005.

    The website you posted has falsified figures for 2005 to 2012, it lacks the 2013 figure of +0.2% growth. It has posted a false figure for 2014 at -0.26% when in fact it was close to +0.2%.
    Your source with falsified figures:
    http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/russia-population/

    Fact 2014
    Russia Just Recorded Its First Natural Population Growth Since The Collapse of The Soviet Union
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/markadomanis/2014/02/07/russia-just-recorded-its-first-natural-population-growth-since-the-collapse-of-the-soviet-union/

    Fact 2013:
    +0.2% population growth.
    https://www.google.co.uk/#q=Russia+Population+growth

  19. ardvarc
    “….Even when I send you the sources you refuse to use them…”

    It seems like you do not know how to read or understand English, you are writing nonsense until you post the url / hyperlink / web link.

  20. A whole group of countries summed up in just eight words. What a genius you are “truth seeker”. Ever meet a real live European?

  21. Even when I send you the sources you refuse to use them. Then you answer with myopic emphasis on inconsequential differences in the numbers. Russia’s population is going down, not up. In 35 years the UN is saying to 121 million compared to today’s 141 million. And compared to the EU, this should be no surprise, as most nations will also experience a declining birth rate. …as they have for many years.

    This should be no big deal. It is to you who have made it so, because you don’t like what it implies. Russia is neither the population giant nor the economic giant, Putin’s personal psychology requires to feel good about himself. You don’t like these facts so you lash out, just as Putin’s propaganda machine has trained you to do. Like one of Pavlov’s dogs you bark without any need to confront reality.

  22. You need a link? Look it up on the net. The UN has been very good with pop numbers of Cinina, India, the U.S., Brasil, and Indonesia. I’ve followed them for a long time and their numbers match what we have today. Russia is #9. And we are only talking 35 years into the future.

    Now of course, we can get hit by a comet, and those numbers will change radically, but the chances are very, very high that won’t happen.

    All you’ve done is repeat a simple truism, “You can’t predict the future”. Well we can predict it, we will all die, and all of climate science has been working hard in predicting the consequences of continued global emissions. Science can’t predict that either? How far are you willing to take this? Perhaps we should take “predict” out of the dictionary…then we can all go back to tea leaves….lol

  23. ardvarc

    Once again you have failed to post a single link because everything you post is fantasy and opposite of the facts, be it about the leadership of Russia’s neighbours or Russia’s economy.

    All 2050 population forecasts for Russia are speculative, no one knows the future.

    Just the way your previous figure of 110 million has been upped to 121 million, your next figure will be increased upwards to 132 million, 143 million. 154 million, etc.

  24. Vikas Shukla, is stated as having an “…MBA in finance and a deep interest in tech, science and politics…” has managed to write this “fantasy story” which is opposite of the actual facts as at today: “…Russia Under Putin Is Fragile Enough To Break-up…”

  25. ardvarc

    All 2050 population forecasts for Russia are speculative, no one knows the future.

    Once again you have failed to post one single link to back up your fantasy other than claim Russia’s 2050 population will now be 121 million, previously you claimed it would be 110 million.

    Also, all, repeat ALL your opinions you have written on this “fantasy story” are opposite of the actual facts: “…Russia Under Putin Is Fragile Enough To Break-up…”

  26. What I meant was that we never seem to export anything but death and destruction compared to China who catches bees in another way. We sell arms, train troops, sign trade deals to exploit as we send troops in to protect those deals. How many Chinese troops are there protecting Chinese workers and their contracts in Africa and Afghanistan? They are mining in Afghanistan for precious metals. They have a different way of building relationships except for the island building issue and Taiwan. But Taiwan may come around as they could benefit from increased trade with China.

  27. And where are yours? 121 million by 2050 is by the UN Population division as released by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Aside from the possible Crimea bump, Russia’s population continues to fall. There are others I’ve seen which are even lower. This is the highest 2050 projection I can find.

  28. I just checked, Russia’s population is projected at 121 million by 2050. Actually, my source, among several, is released from the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs. World-o-meters collects its data from the UN Population Division. From other sources, the number varies, of course, a little. I have seen the 2050 number as low as 110 million. But whichever one is perfectly correct, clearly, Russia’s population is not rising. It’s falling.

  29. Not surprising that you are uninfluenced by the facts. Not even interested, and don’t want to know. Reminds me of Putin’s veto of the UN investigation into the Malaysian Airliner shoot down.

  30. ardvarc
    “…by dictating their leadership, and their politics, and controlling their economies…”

    It is the Neoconservatives who dictate the leadership and politicians of US, UK, France, Canada, etc.

    Without exception the Neoconservative have bankrupted the economies of the countries they control.

    The US National Debt will top $20 trillion in 2016 an increase in debt by 87 percent, or $9.34 trillion in the last 8 years. The USA has the highest current account deficit in the world:
    United States -$385,800,000,000 2014 est.

    Russia has the world’s 12th largest current account surplus:
    Russia +$51,970,000,000 current account surplus 2014 est.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2187rank.html

    All the Neoconservative controlled war mongering countries have the world’s highest current account deficits:

    185 France -$33,900,000,000 2014 est.
    187 Australia -$37,000,000,000 2014 est.
    190 Canada -$50,800,000,000 2014 est.
    192 United Kingdom -$117,900,000,000 2014 est.
    193 United States -$385,800,000,000 2014 est.

  31. ardvarc
    “…actually declining to around 115 million by 2050…”

    You are writing nonsense until you produce facts to back up your opinion.

  32. I see nothing ironic about that, I mean building roads and training soldiers are two different things. I am not even sure that makes sense -_-

  33. What is this fantasy about a Europe so incapable, that it must seek help from Russia? Today the EU is actually fairly united on most issues. Its economy is 12 times larger than Russia’s. People are flocking to the EU as the land of opportunity. Most of them are good people who want to improve their lives….including the sons and daughters of the richest Russians.

  34. Just what has Obama done to merit your wild accusations? Worked to make peace with Iran? Got out of Iraq? Made peace with Cuba? Worked together with Europe? Kept fairly peaceful dialogue with China and Vietnam?

    Where’s the beef with this? There’s nothing aggressive here. You are just swinging wildly to cover Putin’s overt aggressions and threats from Ukraine to the Baltics. This bad behavior is coming from an irrationally nationalistic Russia. And to Putin the only nationalism that matters at all, is his own..

  35. BRICS won’t be able to form a bank anytime soon because Russia and China can’t even get along long enough to make one.

    We went into Iraq because some German Muslim told us they were hiding weapons of mass destruction.

    We went into lybia for humanitarian reason because ghadaffi was an and the oil that doesn’t need to be refines.

    Also did you actually believe he was going to unite Africa?

  36. Angry? Not really. It’s far away from the USA. But I will make the observation, that the first chance they got, in the early 90s, the old soviet republics, all decided to leave the USSR. Along with the east European nations, the old soviet world collapsed of its own weight.

    Now to an old soviet like Putin, seeing this was in his own words, “the greatest tragedy of the 20th century”. However, for these newly free nations, it was not a tragedy at all. To all these countries, it was a whole new world and an opportunity to forge new relationships with many nations, outside the old closed stable of soviet domination.

    Good for them! If Putin wants to return to that old world, he should expect resistance. Really now, it’s enough to make a man angry.

  37. The “US attack” on Russia? By who? I haven’t noticed any headlines about bombings or missile firings. How could I have missed it?

    Perhaps you mean with words? Yes, Putin is very sensitive to words he doesn’t like. Russian journalists who write them tend to get killed. And for sure Americans writers have criticised Putin. That’s true. It’s called Freedom of Speech, and you can be damned sure it’s what we shall continue to say whenever we damned want. We don’t live in Russia you see, so we do not need to be afraid of a two bit little tyrant who would control what we think and say. Thank God for that.

  38. But you are. You post nothing but propaganda, lies and nonsense.

    Hope the 30 rubles you get per post are worth it. Might be able to buy some beets and make borsch this weekend!

  39. How would you explain the US attack of any country, of any person it wants? It is a sense of what – of superiority? The rule should be international law and not US law. Please don’t try to belittle Russia. Russia may and can have her say in the international arena, whether you wish it or not. I am sure Russian struggle against the US arrogant domination will win appeal of other countries to support her.

  40. Russia does not impose on them (Russia is not able to do it any more and does not want to). Russia is just friends with them. I do not think you can understand their feelings towards Russia. One of them is a feeling of trust in time of difficulty. They hate the idea of big brother just like you, but they are not so mad as to reject human values. And what’s wrong in this union, we are connected territorially and spiritually and by common values, only because you say “No!” There is no official seal of this union but notwithstanding it does exist. We are ready any minute to come to each other’s help. And instead of accepting it, you are angry with it.

  41. Eurasian Union? What does that mean? A return to a federation of former Soviet republics into the “big brother” fantasy Putin has determined to be essential for Russian identity?

    Russia has so much development to do for itself before it should try to dictate the path for their neighbors.

  42. And what would that mean? To return to a world where neighbor attacks neighbor to satisfy their own sense of nationalism and self worth?

  43. It seems that whenever a country talks about going off the dollar we go to war. Saddam Hussein was going to and Omar Gaddafi. Gaddafi wanted to unite Africa and form their own currency.BRICS is still talking about it. Hell, there was even talk of a new currency here for awhile with the US, Canada, and Mexico forming a new government and trashing our Constitution that thankfully proved untrue. Sure, it’s all speculation and rumor, but isn’t the whole point of the IMF to go global with a one world currency AND government?

  44. “We’ve played this game once, and we know how it works”. You know, the western game that’s being played now with the whole world looks so suspiciously identical to Stalin game, to Soviet game that if we trust your own words we should say you will never win. Really, instead of sinking into sweet delusions and conceits of your own self, wouldn’t it be better and high time too to change the rules of the world game?

  45. You are speaking under a kind of delusion too. For you there is no natural basis for the Eurasian Union. But it does exist and is rooted, in its pure form it is independent of Stalin, of Putin, independent of US and EU because it is in the root. For peoples living here you cannot make better suggestions than suggestions that they are making themselves for themselves (no enforcement here, you are crazy if you think so). Your fighting this union will be a great mistake and a crime too.

  46. Roman, you re completely and totally full of chit ! hey i get it you7 are a paid to lie Russian but why do your Russians always tell the huge unbelievable lies ! try smaller lies something remotely believable

  47. I was making a statement, Troll Number 2, not making an argument. Seems you missed that distinction in Grammar School back in the day. Read a grammar book. You´d be surprised what you missed out. HA HA HA HA !!!!!!!!

  48. randy, you still live with Stalin and cold war YOU need to grow up. My country is not the same as the USSR. We really apreciate friendship and never leave in the lurch our friends. Only one example, as you call it “incident at Pristina airport”,thirty Russian armoured vehicles carrying 250 Russian troops came to help our friends Serbs. It was in 1999 when Russia were almost under external rule of western politics. God damn politics but I’m proud of my people. 250 brave Russians came to their friends Serbs to stand with them against Albanian barbarians and their godfathers in NATO. That’s it.

  49. You discovered “freedom” in the total surveillance police state that is US today? Congratulations, what a bright kid you are

  50. Sure, sure the US banana republic will just keep increasing its astronomical debts into infinity and nothing will ever happen to it. Smarter people than you are fleeing the US sensing the catastrophe ahead – just check the Escape from America Magazine (online)

  51. I have travelled Russia recently and seen how the people are struggling. Forget Moscow that is not the real Russia it is mainly for the elite that can live there due to favours and corruption

  52. roman, it takes two to make friends and your country doesn’t want to be friends. Look at how you have treated some of the very few friends you had like Georgia Moldova and Ukraine. You have invaded them killed their people taken their land ! That is Russian friendship and you wonder why no wants to be a friend to Russia now.

    When the Soviets fell there was the west and US with their hands out in friendship. The west offered help and gave help and what have you Russians done , You spit in the west eye and blame them for your problems that you made for yourselves! Your country needs to grow up and learn what friendship actually is

  53. NATO exists because Stalin did not bring his troops home after WW II. He stayed, forcefully removed all political opposition, put in his own political clones, and called it “brotherhood”. Eastern Europe didn’t buy it, and finally threw their Soviet puppet masters out. That experiment failed, and now Putin is trying to put it in re-run mode. It will fail again. If Russians think they will EVER convince Europe and America they are right, and they are wrong, they are living a delusion. We’ve played this game once, and we know how it works. We’ll win again.

  54. This psychologic weakness can well exist. The western self-content and arrogance, however, is immeasurably higher, to a dangerous degree. Putin is not a determining factor, only Russia in itself is a determining factor, only a voluntary EAEU is a determining factor. Our economy depends on us, you will not be able to stifle us with your sanctions however you may try. We are for natural unions, not for US-imposed ones. We are not for expansion, and if you understand it as expansion, then it is the expansion of equity of peoples in the world. We have Arctic possession by international law. Resources of the world of course should belong to the world, we never forget this and keep it in mine, but it’s not time for this now, and it lies far ahead in the future, first there should be a change of mind, of world-look of whole world community before this process can set in. With the US bombing any nation it wants, spreading its military bases all over the world and jamming Russia, the time for this is far from being ripe. But it can be said that Russia declaring multipolarity of the world has in fact setting the world on a path towards the world unity.

  55. Wow! Any discussion at all regarding Russia’s territorial integrity is now a criminal offense? Putin must be concerned about the possibility at least.

    He can’t change history however, even as he wants to expand Russia’s sovereignty into the arctic. Russia population of 140 million is actually declining to around 115 million by 2050. Putin’s economy is shrinking, and is less than 1/20th of the US and EU combined. It’s also declining.

    Putin, the soviet old man, wants Russia to be the “big brother” to his eastern European neighbors, by dictating their leadership, and their politics, and controlling their economies. Putin better start taking a hard look at his OWN country. His propaganda aside, and his military expenditures aside, it’s just not doing very well.

  56. both this article and my post are about Russia, not about Ukraine – why you push your Ukraine into discussion is beyond me…

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  58. This is an opinion of a person filled up with the free western press and wont make even a weak attempt at an insight on their own – the parrots of the free western media!

  59. What a poor opinion! said by people who cannot see farther than the vicinity of their nose (Russian idiom). You should look at Chechnya in a world perspective, in a perspective of God and Devil struggle, in a perspective of Devil’s design against God. Not to speak long, Chechnya and all the the Caucasus is a black hole, where inspirations of Devil through the mountains are very strong, because the Caucasus is a physical reflection of the enormous underworld dwellings of very evil beings. That Russia can keep the Caucasus in peace is a great benefit and value for the whole world and every individual, for you and me personally. Otherwise, there could be unleashed such horrors where ISIS is only a mere trifle of disaster. The better and greater part of the Caucasus, if you dont happen to know, agrees with Russia, and makes many signs of supporting Russia with all sincerity, they as all other Russians cannot accept the soulless standard of the West. They feel Russian help in resisting evil emanations of their area except a very little number of Caucasian militants.

  60. “How can you be any of those things and be so stupid? ”

    That is the thing – I can’t! Don’t you get it. It is YOU that is stupid, IdiotBot™ troll. Gosh, these Ukrainians are really dumb.

  61. HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    How can you be any of those things and be so stupid? And, more importantly, you cannot be making that much posting all these comments. I’ve seen the articles on how much you trolls are paid.

  62. Actually my life is nothing like yours. And don’t forget that I am smart, young, handsome and rich and you are dumb, old, ugly and poor. That matters believe me, IdiotBot™ troll.

  63. Moscow has not only the RT source but also Sputnik news. Both these news channels are spreading like a wild fire in Europe and all around the world and also America. Because most peoples started to compare the news articles and make their own opinion like me. Al jazeera is also an alternative news agency started by Islamic states and this also getting very famous. Intelligent and some peoples only know which news is true and which is false. After comparing many articles i say RT, SPUTNIK, Al jazeera, wikileaks, edward snowden and centre for globalresearch are true.

    Other western news jounalism is much false and provides only fake or biased news articles … and BBC also losing its media stream which is very sad situation.

    Believe it or not, In america itself there are about 40% of supportersisely after the sanctions to RT & SPUTNIK. Putin is acting very wisely after the sanctions and the whole world supports / praises him for the action done by him courageously. And bringing back russia from the adverse situation from external forces. In yesterdays news, IMF has praised russia for bringing back its banking system from the verge of collapse.

    Obama has brought up US only another $4 trillion debt to the country. Raising it to $ 18.5 trillion debt. He has brougt up jobs but if another financial crisis comes due to dollar and Us politics again all jobs will go away.

    Asian peoples and russian peoples will survive the crash as they are savings oriented. But not US and european peoples.

    Please learn To analyze which is better and which is worst. And peoples must go towards better one which is true and which is peaceful. When we need to survive, we need the helping hand of others. If we destroy others, we will be left alone without anything.

    Bye !!

  64. Roman as well all Russia breathe with some good presentiment for the new Russia, for the new world in whose invitation to birth Russia will play a foremost role. Putin is not chief in the process, he will go, but the new trend will stay. He can only either quicken the trend (then he will be great, a hero) or slow it down (then he will be cursed. but I think his role is something in the middle, he is a hard worker to put the first brick although a bit in a skewed way). And the West is so preoccupied with its superiority, to a stupidity, as to be totally unable to sense these feelings of Russia, not to say the new trend. You may say whatever about the future of Russia but since you are senseless, that cannot be trusted, your guess is far amiss. There is design of God to anything happening in the world and to such a phenomenon as Russia too. Intuitively we can say that God’s design in Russia cannot be really just its break-up, it’s something better and higher. Russia spreads over long distances both from east to west and from north to south. Why? What did God intend by this? Some philosophers say God’s design was for Russia to be in touch with every possible culture in the world, to be receptive to all cultures and to be filled with them, thus making a way towards their union, making one world combining all the variety of peoples, animals and other the so-called inanimate nature (which in reality is as alive as you and me). For me there is much more logic in this view than in all your death predictions.

  65. Congrats on your ability to copy and paste Wikipedia! Your Kremlin Propaganda Office ™ overlords have taught you well!

  66. Sir, you are forgetting one thing. I also know the financial crisis 2008 is created to sustain China and other developing countries. But it backfired against US and EU is the worst sufferer. ow russia has turned towards Asian countries and Bringing back relation between russia and USA is a long journey. And USA and other western countries started isolating towards Russia. And also Asian, South asian, latin american, central asian, some of middle east countries started restricting the US dollar trade, the world bank – IMF and started mutual trade aggrements between them.

    What i say is … if you support the Obama, clinton or bush foriegn policies and back them up. Another financial crisis oncoming is for sure!! Experts have warned us that this crisis will be much more catastrophic than 1930 or 2008 ones.

    Pardon request to US peoples ..again i say .. please support Mr. Bernie sanders in 2016 elections and he is the only very good person who will bring the middle east war to halt, provide free education to US students and he is respecting family values of each US citizens. Many US citizens do not know about him but the good development he has brought for VERMONT region is simply superb. And he will follow up the same style of development throughout US. With experts voice, He has promised to bring back atleast 20 million jobs to US land in the speeches which he has conducted till now in many US Regions.

    Please do not support hillary clinton, donald trump and jeb bush as these peoples will not be loyal to all middle class or higher middle class or poor peoples but only to explicitly rich peoples who hold more than $10 million dollars in their life. And again provoke middle east war, TTIP, TPP& TiSA trade deals and bring the whole world to povery condition. Do you guys want these things to happen? Peoples who wwants good governance in future US region will normally support BERNIE SANDERS !!

  67. Richard, while it is still true that the western nations are still richer, but you are sailing on the Titanic. West is not still richer because of what they are doing today, but because of what they done in the past!!!!!! And the gap between the supper rich America and others are rapidly closing! So if you want to serenade America, that serenade belong to your forefathers coz TODAYS America produces only turmoil an lot of debt!

  68. It’s better to stop to treat Russia as weak, regional power (Obunda said). We woke up and ready for independent actions and counter measures. We make the rules not you. We’re play with currency rate in our own interest (non rival import compare to the Russian products), we develop our agricultural, industrial, military sectors (according to the statistics, Google will help you to check). And after that do you really think that my country is doomed to collapse? Stupid rednecks in your western governments in order to please Obunda are ready to war with Russia. That’s real sad. We have to be friends! Wake up, Americans!

  69. Its a fact that China is banging hot white chicks in the East of Russia, just go to your VK pages for those regions and see, they’re making Chinese babies, and those Chinese babies are eligible for Chinese citizenship. The Chinese have been buying up land, resources and factories and getting rich shipping in Chinese goods, while the men are drinking themselves to quick deaths, Russian chicks are hooking up with responsible Chinese guys. And China LOVES Ukraine. They’ve given $3bil in grants for Ukraine to find alternative sources of natural gas (a face slap to Russia) and signing contracts left and right. Ukraine is one of the largest markets and is “the breakbasket of China” feeding over 300 million Chinese, something Russia can’t do because their soil is CRAP. http://www.dw.com/en/sierens-china-ukraine-is-chinas-breadbasket/a-18621316

  70. ann we know you are one of putin’s paid to lie girl scouts but come on why do you russians always come back with the little school girl But so and so did such and such! time for Russia to grow up and take responsibility for its mistakes and stop trying to blame everyone else for them

  71. partial translation, lol it was way long lol
    To the point

    Konstantin Borovoy

    My friends, I have to say to you with all my big heart.

    It appears so. I got in a personal different “well-wishers”, the same
    85% of guardians and podderzhateley protecting Putin and because I say more
    just a few sentences.

    1. Russia an aggressor country and such is its history since the days of Ivan the Terrible.

    2. The Soviet Union collapsed because nobody believed in and did not want to sit under
    Moscow’s rule. They were held by force. As the power was gone, it was found that all
    This whorish “brotherhood of peoples”, never existed.

    3. Fold back the USSR under any sauce, and it will not be possible, I
    it is quite open about it, will simply naiaktivneyshim way interfere.
    Because you can forget and not even start. Any former republic or
    because the Soviet satellite and runs into NATO, because they do not know how
    fence from you, my dear, cut off. So they took all that stink that
    It comes from the Kremlin last at least 100 years.

    4. No Russian nuclear weapons and various hysterics about it potsreot
    that they show someone gruel, not afraid. I want to remind,
    that any tendency, at least to the nuclear button – Russia will not be in
    30 minutes. Without talking, clarified and breeding secular
    rounds. All clear? But to destroy the whole world you do nothing nah
    You can not offer. And therefore keep themselves to sing the praises.
    The whole world is well aware that in reality you represent –
    backward-wild Papuans third world with pretensions to greatness. Languid
    evening with your participation in the world has long ended.

    5. Ukraine leads a completely legitimate and just war for their
    territorial integrity, dignity and the right to self-determination. Not
    know whether the model of western Ukraine a country with a strong economy,
    but it will be an independent country. And the Crimea back to win not one
    will be. Do you know why – because in one way or another, or give the Crimea
    back or somehow settle the dispute at the expense of compensation.
    Russia did not keep. While let him play, he spends the hole 200
    billion dollars and it is important inflates cheeks – the end is inevitable. It’s a question of time.

    6. Putin and his clique – quite skillful schemers, KGBshniki, former
    Communists, expropriators of another’s property, and is still present and the executioners
    killer. I’ll tell you what they really have never been and will not be –
    builders normal country and the economy. All the achievements of Putin – is
    Fortunately for his antediluvian world economy situation with consumption
    oil and gas. She clearly is changing. Because miracles
    ended or end. When and how to jerk jerk do not know. But
    necessarily explode. Doubts? Quickly leaf through history and recall
    reposed in the Lord of the USSR.

    7. No, no one is interested in Russia. It takes the very latest
    place in the interests of normal people. Why – because this country does
    It does not offer itself to the world. It is a large empty space somewhere in the
    the extreme north of the bears and vodka.

    8. Majestic in Russia, its culture, economy, the achievements, the people –
    no. Maybe there were some episodes of breakouts and terrible cost, were
    individual writers and musicians, scientists and discoveries. But it’s episodes
    very long and gray history. You can brag about all life and Yuri Gagarin
    Leo Tolstoy, the architecture of St. Basil’s Cathedral, and Kiev cutlet
    National restaurant. But that’s the past. Distant. And the world needs to greatness
    makeup every day, now. And no one is to blame, that the greatness of the country
    Nowadays it measured tricked iPhones and cars, and not
    cries about spirituality at Lake Seliger.

  72. flat, i have been to your country. Russia does not have the money to repair what it has let fall into rubble ! You can say what you want but the truth is not what you speak. Putin and his buddies have taken hundreds of billions of your money for themselves . They try to build up your out dated military and have no money for much else . Your country is eating into its reserves lol it is funny that those reserves are in US dollars. Look at the your new cosmodrome, , so much money from the project was stolen that the workers were not paid and Putin had to order collage students to help finish it . Look at the billions in the contract for the bridge to Crimea a contract Putin gave to one of his buddies who’s company has never built a bridge lol Billions that have been paid for a bridge that will never be built ! More of the Russian peoples money that should have gone to infrastructure but instead went into one of Putin’s buddies pocket! Your country should have spent money on expanding its economy and building and repairing infrastructure but it just used that money to further enrich a very few at the top

    You can believe what ever you wish but the truth and you are not on a first name basis

  73. I´m not making an argument Troll Number 2. I´m making a statement. I guess you missed that distinction in Grammar class back in the day.

  74. The new Russia is following the commissars and czars policy before them – of russificatin in Ukraine – neither Famine nor war hasn’t destroyed Ukraine or the Ukrainian language long derided by Russia -and Russians -Ukraine under pro- Moscow an pro West governents – remember Yuschenko have maintained schooling in Russian language schooling – yet 80% of Ukraine id’s themselves as Ukrainians – and Russian speaking Ukrainians are fighting the invaders in the East- funny the language issue is a real non- issue -for most Ukrainans are bi- lingual- before the green men in Crimea- 25% of Ukraine wante to join NATO – now it is 60% thanks Vlad for uniting Ukraine

  75. Sorry, Randy, you are wrong. Infrastructure- schools, hospitals, etc are all being refurbished, built anew, etc. I smile broadly in support of Putin every time i drive by a new project. and we are 1150 kms(750 miles) from Moscow.
    Just yesterday, an asphalt parking lot was built 5 meters from the house. (5 story, 60 flats, 180-200 people.) before, it was just a driveway, old concrete… where we parked was muddy. Improvements like this constantly appear. possibly it is a city ordinance as almost every house has had a new asphalt skirt added.
    but believe what you want…

  76. Dick dove also said that putting buy rating several banks would help with their performance, and it was a completed bomb, it got so bad for the banks that he had to issue a mea culpa. You have to learn that prediction are just predictions.

    And what gave you the idea that you got change currency when joining another bank. Plus the Chinese don’t even want their yuan to be traded freely anyway because the the Chinese government will lose control over macroeconomic policy.

    And nobody sure don’t want to use the euro because that thing lost like 50% of its value.

  77. They denominated the dollar because a stronger dollar makes a emerging economy more vulnerable, however to say they downright abandoning it is stupid

  78. Yeah I definitely can see that world, right after other economies that relied on the american economy collapses (especially china’s) and all the other terrorist rise up

  79. JAKE the Russian troll is so in-love with his god (Nazileader) Putin he can’t get over his nutjob. Putin nuthugger! lol
    Btw, tell me please where I can get my payment! I was not informed posting pro-CIA gimmicks has pay! lol

  80. ” 19 Trillion and counting we owe”

    – Essentially to ourselves. I love how you morons continue to quote that number without ever understanding what it actually means.

    The US has a debt to gdp ratio of only 102%. Russia, ont he other hand, has a PPP LESS THAN GREECE BY ALL INDICES, and a debt to gdp ratio of 13% placing it squarely in the developing nation category (compare to India’s 49.5%).

    Yup… claiming the US is AS bad as you servile Russian morons is ludicrous at best.

  81. After the collapse of USSR Chechnya is one prime example of a crack on this tall brick wall they say is formidable and great… with mother Russia’s. Don’t count on Kremlin’s bogus paid trolls filling the net of Putin’s glorious (Hitler-like) fascist regime. Too bad, Putin is bound to repeat the mistakes of the past.

  82. EU LOVER (Russian troll)
    You should know that Moscow’s got one news source, RT run exclusively but Russia’s (KGB) Putin government, ironically speaking lol

  83. Fascism has its drawback behind its psychosocial scheme under Information manipulation and disinformation over dysfunctional society such as North Korea, Russia, Iran and China where fascism is paramount. Read the article above and know the drawback of fascism.

  84. Look US is rapidly nearing its National Bankruptcy greek style (with 18TRILLION OF DEBT GROWING AT ABOUT $33,000 PER SECOND) when in a year or two this happens Texas will secede at once, then Vermont, Alaska and the whole contraption will fall apart

  85. Apoc
    Well, you’re the dummy that keeps jumping to Putin-run RT news! The world sees it as it is but you so in-love with Putin’s nuts keeps licking it all day long! The West need no idiots like you telling us we can’t explore other ideas, or listen to minorities inside Moscow! This is the free world where freedom of speech is a right! You go back to concentration camps where you come from and shove your face of your delusions and pretend you got freedom from there! But at this point this is how freedom of the press is like where anyone can share their insights and opinions without a bullet flying over your head to silence you! You don’t want this article? Then go back to Moscow and keep licking Putin’s nuts for all we care!

  86. Apoc
    No, you’re the idiot here! Nobody lets the housing market crash in 2008, its an inevitable consequences of previous presidents decisions, like for example Clinton from giving China economic free-trade opening up the floodgates for capitalists to abandon (US) ship and jump to China’s cheap human resources! Guess what the end result is…. collapse of US economy while leaving almost every item on Walmart with a “Made in China” tag. You don’t have to blame the bankers and politicians on this, you’re the one who voted them in office stupid. And if you’re a Democrat you should know you did this!

    Back to the article above, if youd look at the trend and where Russia is leading itself into? What goes around comes around, repeating the mistakes of the past. Putin is doing the same old thing USSR did.
    See the whole picture now?

    You should wake up idiot and start using your head.

  87. Just without federal Ministry of Emergency Situations, unsure how it is called in English, which manages critical events e.g. fires, floods, earthquakes etc. by coming on planes an helicopters to rescue the people and infrastructure all across Russia their Siberian well-being is somewhat less dependable. I know what I am talking about. My relative worked at that call center there.

  88. Nobody Pays me Sir. Basically, I am a Engineering research student. I am also a Greatest news reader. Daily spend around 2 to 3 hrs a Day Grazing around these Articles. I am reading almost all Famous Web journalism like “The Economist, IBT, WP, WSJ, Business Insider, Newyork Times, Huffington Post, TIME, FT, BBC, Deutsche Welle, CNN, CNBC, RT, Sputnik, Al Jazeera, Centre for Global Research.ca, Wikileaks .. etc etc” which i spend in my free times.

    I regularly find All Western especially US Fake Propagandas are much extreme (The Economist, IBT, WP, WSJ, Business Insider, Newyork Times, Huffington Post, TIME, CNN, CNBC)

    But European Journalism is not that much extreme Fake Ones …. (FT, BBC, Deutsche Welle which i read) but i read 1 to 2 fake articles everyday.

    RT, Sputnik, Aljazeera, Wikileaks and Global Research … i follow up much more time on these .. because i think that i am reading normal news everyday.

    You know one thing, Sir ….. Wikileaks, Global Research and Edward Snowden newsposts comes Firstly in these Articles than in BBC or FT. This is what influenced me to Followup these Articles. And also for receiving news on Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, BRICS / SCO news etc. which i follow up from these articles much.

  89. Apoc
    The way you elaborate your point it seems the ball is you hitting a brick wall where you won’t bounce, but gets whacked flat on it.

    Remember USSR tried to do this same stupid thing that Putin is right now, overstretching its might leaving the country in financial mess… HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF DICKWIT! That is the point. There is a ticking bomb at the middle of Putin’s nuts, no China will be there to catch him, no savior to reverse the economic trend that is spiraling downward to the bottom. You’re the one drinking Moscow’s cool-aid dickwit! Go drink your Vodka while it lasts.

  90. Apoc
    Wow, you’re so smart… Like you barely touched the surface! Lol Well look who’s talking! Care to grasp any relevance over things I have stated? You barely touch anything freak and I am not embarrassed seeing the future collapse of Russia repeating USSR’s past! And you think you’re so smart lmao!

    On the other news Mr. Apoc barely gets anything out of his empty head! lol

  91. It’s Quantum physics. These news organs are dealing in SCIENCE, and it’s frightening. They are manipulating the people’s consciousness through distraction, thereby attempting to collapse the waves of probability in THEIR (the bad guys’) favor. Wish I could go on to this.

    And I don’t want to sound “New Age,” but this stuff is REAL SCIENCE. What needs to be done is that we not only IGNORE this garbage, but we also have the strength and courage to create, within our own minds (and with 100% conviction) the FACT (not the “belief,” but the FACT) that NOTHING they do will manipulate us to global annihilation. This is what they’re wishing for, for some STRANGE reason that others smarter than me are explaining.

    I don’t know about conspiracy theory. But I know that the media is operating under SCIENTIFIC orders regarding the attempt to DISTRACT us, using FEAR, which shuts us down and increase the probability of THEIR success in achieving their insane goals. Now, people are free, of course, to dismiss everything I’ve said, that’s fine. All I can say is that, IGNORE THEIR DISTRACTIONS. Ignore them, seriously. Go on about your business, UNLESS you have the capability of rounding all the bad guys up and SHOOTING THEM!!

    And if you can’t DO that, then why waste your time in FEAR? I’m not addressing this to you, Apoc, I’m addressing it to WHOEVER. I can see, Apoc, that you are aware of what’s going on. I’m just elaborating.

    These news organs: Value Walk, International Business, and a couple of other ones, are trying to push the world to annihilation, and I have NO idea why. You’d have to read the stuff of researchers to get some idea of why they’re pursuing this madness.

    IGNORE IT, PEIOPLE!!! Either that, or somehow figure out how to boot these bandits out.

  92. Is this why Putin is invading Ukraine? To foment Russian nationalism to the point of chauvinism against others thereby creating internal unity? What a dangerous leader; what a dangerous country.

  93. We are the idiots, and people like Richard don’t think so, because… well… they are also the idiots!

    Not only are we idiots for letting the housing crash happen in 2008… but we are the idiots of all idiots because 95% of Americans don’t even realize it was a scam run by the bankers and politicians!

  94. If you bounce a ball against a brick wall there is also a possibility that it will pass through it… but nobody is actually stupid enough to expect it will happen!

    Get your head out of your a$$!

  95. Stop swallowing the kool aid! You’re embarrassing yourself! How a human being can be led around by their nose to the point that dogs and cats look intelligent is unfathomable!

  96. At what point does the overloaded anti-Russian propaganda start to register with the majority of Americans? My country embarrasses the f$%* out of me at this point! Our media is leveled to target an audience of complete imbeciles!

  97. You also I believe say “chickens counted in the Fall” and Fall is coming soon. We will be watching NFL while you will wallpaper your bathroom with useless rubles.

  98. No, the chances of breaking up is on the horizon. Look at the end result of Russia’s continued economic meltdown? You seemed to have forgotten how Russia is vying China’s support yet with how things are shaping up Russia will end up standing alone while EU is already shifting its natural gas dependency on other sources away from Russia. Soon China and Russia will hit the bottom. I MEAN THE BOTTOM! There’s no escaping this, Russia will eventually find itself in a vulnerable state waiting for someone to tip the scale.

  99. All Russians will move inside Moscow Ring Road eventually. You will loose everything you have. Your planes don’t fly (see new almost every day), missiles don’t take off (see Sevastopol parade) and most men can’t even maintain an erection due to vodka consumption (talk to frustrated Russian women)

  100. Russia break up? LOL… well I guess maybe Chechnya could want independence if Kadyrov is removed, but that’s a very very small part of Russia. I’d say Russia’s main threat isn’t from a break up, it’s from China buying up and slowly colonizing Siberia. This, combined with Russian low fertility, means that in 20-30 years Siberia will be populated with a Chinese majority. Then there is a real possibility of a China-Russia conflict. But that is a long way away, at least one generation.

  101. The current World Bank baseline for Russia
    outlook, however, sees the national poverty
    rate increasing from 10.8
    percent in 2013 to 14.2 percent in 2015 and 2016. Poverty is expected to
    increase because real disposable income and consumption will decline. This
    would be the first significant increase in poverty rates since the 1998-1999
    crisis.

  102. Ann
    But the possibility is there, that is the point! The chances that Russia disintegrating under Putin is a lucrative idea if given in a worse scenario which is not impossible, the total meltdown of Russia’s economy? Remember Chechnya? Multiply that 10x… Result? Russia breaking apart in multiple states. And you can thank EU’s economic sanctions along with falling oil prices and CIA operatives working underground stirring discontent with Russia’s fascist people.

  103. Putin approval rate is almost that of Nikolai Chaushesku in Romania back in the day. Worked great for him one Christmas morning…

  104. NOT bother me in the least . The U. S. , has plenty of resources WITHOUT Siberia , it does NOT
    NEED Siberia , but, what is Russia , without Siberia ?
    Not even a ” gas station ” !

  105. Ok .. I will ask you a thing.

    Let us say We are not the Idiots !! And We are Very Richer and More Powerful than Other Countries. Then

    1. Why the Financial Crisis Happened in 1990 and 2008 if we are not the Idiots ??

    2. Why do we need to Manipulate the Ratings for our Investment Flow inside if we are not the idiots? Why can’t we move it in a Smart Way??

    3. Why many asian countries in the World are against USA and EU for our Military Actions and Sanction Limitations??

    4. And Why do we need to take Military Action on Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen and Ukraine ?? Why do we need to Support them with Military Armaments ?? If we want to bring up Peace in a country as a Powerful Nation .. we need to take up all peace moves as like Minsk Aggrements in 21st Century !!

    5. Why All the news appearing in our Western Countries are based on one Views ?? How could the good intelligent peoples can able to Find our Propaganda as False one??

    If we are not the Idiots. Answer These.

  106. You’re correct, but it is a combination of things with price of oil being the most important. They are one trick pony and the trick is not working for the moment.

  107. western idiots?? how can we be idiots when we are vastly more powerful and richer than the rest of the world?
    this article isn’t biased at all. you just don’t agree with it

  108. And aren’t you just beside yourself knowing that if any country manages to get Siberia – it will be China and the US will just have to sit by and watch all those resources go to China instead of Europe.

  109. ” Still nothing ” ? Well , we’ll wait a little bit more and see where the ” rubble ” finally sinks to and how many MORE millions of Russians join the BELOW poverty ranks !
    By then of course , China should make her move to re claim Siberia and the Far East !

  110. They did!! They embezzled all of Russia’s industry and yjr Rights tp Russia’s Natural Resources through the sham :private” no-bid sale using corrupt and dual Israeli citizens financed through Western and Israeli through a “private” Swiss bank aligned with Israeli and Western corporations. They paid pennies on the dollar, had no competition while the drunk corrupt Yeltsin looked the other way and disappeared from sight. The Western aligned operatives made it so that these dual citizen oligarchs who stole Russia’s wealth paid zero taxes and Russia went bankrupt in 1998. People starved, children were abandoned, alcoholism soared. The Western corporations, and oligarchs got filthy rich. It took a few years after the election of Putin to stop this raping and pillaging of Russia while its citizens actually think their country is wealthy because of its government,

  111. Russian rockets are not that reliable either.

    =======

    but there are no any better in the world – americans fly on russian ones to Space station…also USA buy russian-made RD-180 rocket engines in Russia – why is that?

  112. Russia can’t even make decent automobiles

    =======
    Ford, Toyota, Nissan etc. are now made in Russia – are you saying thiose are bad cars?

  113. ” Russia ” dissolved the former USSR by it’s own will ” ? Because ” other nations ” were ” sucking Russian
    resources ” ?
    Russia has a ” healthy economy ” ?
    Now , WHO is talking stupid ?

  114. No, it is not owed by the US government at all. Lots is owned by the private citizens who own the federal reserve bank which is not a government entity at all. And just because it is private american citizens. does that mean it does not have to be paid back and that the federal reserve bank is going to forgive the debt? Actually I think Japan owns more debt than China now too,

  115. Lets hope this rotten land is broken up, which I believe is a very good chance of happening. After pootin, which dictator will rise up again? It ain’t gonna happen, this is Russia’s last attempt at creating a communist empire once again.

    It will fail, all of Putin’s decisions will come back to haunt all of russia in the future and their children will suffer for it!

  116. And americans just don’t notice the opposite – of how the borders of of many areas are now under scrutiny because the US is in decline, and getting desperate.

  117. And just imagine that India, and Pakistan are now more than just thinking about joining the SCO – they actually did. Next will be Iran I suppose. US aggression has pushed Russia and China together and now with India, Pakistan and Iran will join.

  118. BIASED ARTICLE !! I just feel ashamed of how an Indian Works for US
    Propaganda !! :P So Sad !!

    The Present Situation is “Russia is Gearing up for industrialization
    and its on Going … Starting from Agriculture, Electronics, ECE, ICT, IT,
    Telecom, Banking, Aviation, Shipbuilding, Space Technology, Automotive, Nuclear
    Technology !! apart from Energy -Oil and Gas. Putin is the God for Russia ….
    For 15 years in his picture, Russia has came out of poverty and Developing as
    BRICS nation. Now Massive Industrialization Stimulation going on which is not –
    dependent on many Western Products or Technologies. Now almost 90 % of Russians
    and Pro Soviet Peoples are approving his Actions !! Russia is also increasing
    up its military and replacing Old Soviet Military products with New one.

    >>BRICS, SCO, EEU, LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA, SOUTH EAST ASIA, MIDDLE EAST
    are increasing their ties with Russia now and Most of the countries started
    Avoiding Dollar in their Mutual Trade and to End the Dollar and EURO Hegemony
    !!

    >>China just created AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank),
    BRICS has created NDB (New Development Bank), EEU is creating up its Eurasian
    Union Bank and SCO is about to create its SCO Bank. All these are created for
    stepping Away from US and EU dependance (and are alternative to World Bank,
    IMF, ADB and ECB) and will finally create thhe unions own currency for trading
    and not in US dollars and EURO. Also all banks creating their own Big Big
    Rating agencies to step away from big financial institutions of the west !! All
    these created to Avoid and prevent any dependance from the Western idiots !!

    Even the French MPs has gone to Crimea and Saw that the Crimea Peoples are
    very happy to be a Part of Russia and as Russian citizens !! Now German MPs,
    Italian MPs are going to Crimea to really See the Situation !! And Donbass
    people want to be part of Russia and not Ukraine. Ukraine Suffering for almost
    1.5 years under the hands of Poroshenko, US and EU Neocons !! Now Ukraine
    heading up for Poverty line / Default.

    PEOPLES !! WAKE UP !! Do not Believe these following “WESTERN
    PROPAGANDA” from the Famous journalism Websites like The Economist, WSJ,
    Business Insider, Newyork Times, Huffington Post, TIME, FT, BBC, Deutsche
    Welle, CNN, CNBC … as these Journals are Working for U.S. Neocons, U.S. Govt
    Peoples, CIA, NSA, EU etc. They want all U.S., EU, Canada, OZ, Newzealand and
    almost all English newsreaders to read this news and Believe it. It is the
    Worst Strategy they Follow up For Creating Seperatism, Extremism and Terrorism
    in Other countries. …. If they keep on doing these fake propaganda and
    Military Actions on Other Countries Finally All Western Countries end up in
    Poverty line for sure by 2040 !! Because all the countries who is playing these
    role Banks are about to Collapse and running in Deficit on loans.

  119. Schwerepunkt wrote : “We can dream, can’t we? I don’t think it would be a catastrophe

    ======

    even drowning of Russia in the ocean with demise of all its population will not be a catastrophe FOR YOU – in fact it would be your happy day….not something new from your country, Schwerpunkt…

  120. HMCS wrote : “Are you implying that appointing governors is like

    ========

    HMCS, you took his words for truth, but he lied – governors in Russia were appointed in 2002-2012 but since 2012 they are elected by popular vote…

  121. Russia is the only “federation” where the governors are appointed by the “federal” government.

    ========

    exept they are not appointed by federal government…there was a period when they indeed were apointed in 2002-2012, but it was in the past….

  122. What, the USSR existed in a vacuum and didn’t come FROM Russia?

    ======

    come from???…originally it was a union of russia, ukraine, belarus and transcaucasian federation…communism came from germany, that is obvious if to read history and to learn who were Marx and Engels… but to ask where from USSR came from is the same as to ask where from USA came from?…or where from Spain came from?…or where from European Union came from?….what a silly question…

  123. Think wrote : “Haha, Russia doesn’t even make its own computer chips
    :
    =========

    2 seconds of googling show that it is not so :

    “Moscow Center of SPARC Technologies (MCST) has announced it’s now taking
    orders for its Russian-made microprocessors from domestic computer and
    server manufacturers. The chip, called Elbrus-4C, was fully designed and
    developed in MCST’s Moscow labs. It’s claimed to be the most high-tech
    processor ever built in Russia, and is comparable with Intel Corp’s Core
    i3 and Intel Core i5 processors.”

  124. This is just your Defect !! You go away from Russia and tell others about your Country !! Then others will think you are Stupid !! :P :P

  125. You’re so pathetic in your way to insult Russia and Russians so looks like you have mental problems rooted from your childhood. I hope western medecine will help you and you’ll be OK.

  126. @ Randy: Who said .. Go to Russia and See it with your own Eyes. If you
    cannot able to Digest some good news … just suicide yourself !!

  127. BIASED ARTICLE !! I just feel ashamed of how an Indian Works for US Propaganda !! :P So Sad !!

    The
    Present Situation is “Russia is Gearing up for industrialization and
    its on Going … Starting from Agriculture, Electronics, ECE, ICT, IT,
    Telecom, Banking, Aviation, Shipbuilding, Space Technology, Automotive,
    Nuclear Technology !! apart from Energy -Oil and Gas. Putin is the God
    for Russia …. For 15 years in his picture, Russia has came out of
    poverty and Developing as BRICS nation. Now Massive Industrialization
    Stimulation going on which is not – dependent on many Western Products
    or Technologies. Now almost 90 % of Russians and Pro Soviet Peoples are
    approving his Actions !! Russia is also increasing up its military and
    replacing Old Soviet Military products with New one.

    >>BRICS,
    SCO, EEU, LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA, SOUTH EAST ASIA, MIDDLE EAST are
    increasing their ties with Russia now and Most of the countries started
    Avoiding Dollar in their Mutual Trade and to End the Dollar and EURO
    Hegemony !!

    >>China just created AIIB (Asian Infrastructure
    Investment Bank), BRICS has created NDB (New Development Bank), EEU is
    creating up its Eurasian Union Bank and SCO is about to create its SCO
    Bank. All these are created for stepping Away from US and EU dependance
    (and are alternative to World Bank, IMF, ADB and ECB) and will finally
    create thhe unions own currency for trading and not in US dollars and
    EURO. Also all banks creating their own Big Big Rating agencies to step
    away from big financial institutions of the west !! All these created to
    Avoid and prevent any dependance from the Western idiots !!

    Even
    the French MPs has gone to Crimea and Saw that the Crimea Peoples are
    very happy to be a Part of Russia and as Russian citizens !! Now German
    MPs, Italian MPs are going to Crimea to really See the Situation !! And
    Donbass people want to be part of Russia and not Ukraine. Ukraine
    Suffering for almost 1.5 years under the hands of Poroshenko, US and EU
    Neocons !! Now Ukraine heading up for Poverty line / Default.

    PEOPLES
    !! WAKE UP !! Do not Believe these following “WESTERN PROPAGANDA” from
    the Famous journalism Websites like The Economist, WSJ, Business
    Insider, Newyork Times, Huffington Post, TIME, FT, BBC, Deutsche Welle,
    CNN, CNBC … as these Journals are Working for U.S. Neocons, U.S. Govt
    Peoples, CIA, NSA, EU etc. They want all U.S., EU, Canada, OZ,
    Newzealand and almost all English newsreaders to read this news and
    Believe it. It is the Worst Strategy they Follow up For Creating
    Seperatism, Extremism and Terrorism in Other countries. …. If they
    keep on doing these fake propaganda and Military Actions on Other
    Countries Finally All Western Countries end up in Poverty line for sure
    by 2040 !! Because all the countries who is playing these role Banks are
    about to Collapse and running in Deficit on loans.

  128. Just before Few Months ago . .I just heard Goldman Sachs have been Penalized with $ 200 million by the US Treasury Departments for Correcting the Ratings of US economy to AAA+ !! :P :P Then within one year 2008 Crisis Happened !!

    Liars !! US Economy is Always BBB- or junk Status … I have not seen a Corrupted country in the world like US !! :P :P

  129. xenthalelaeos wrote : “Note, hovever, that non-Russian populations are usually minorities in most of these republics

    ========

    well, not USUALLY and not in MOST republics, but IN SOME OF THOSE republics indeed locals (indegenous ethnic group) are minority (like in mentioned by me Jewish autonomy for example), but in majority of ethnic republics local ethnic groups are majority – in Dagestan russian population is only 2%, in some republics it is 50/50 and russians in those republics themselves are obliged to study local languages at schools, etc… – but what does it mean ? – it means that rights of indigenous ethnic groups are respected and guaranteered by Constituion in Russian Federation even in case if they (aboriginals) are minority now in their ethnic republic.

  130. But China Makes its own Computer Chips and Computer Chips Production Facility is being Set up in Far East Russia you idiot !!

    I agree presently Russia is dependent on Oil and Gas !! but Starting from
    2019. I will directly say that Russia will compete WEST in Every
    Technology and becomes not only dependent on Oil resources !!

  131. Russia is Militarily Strong. And a More nuclear Weaponized Country in the World. Then how do you think China is Gonna take military Action in this 21st Century ??

    US and EU are the only countries who without permission of Entry into Other countries going to Other Countries and Spoiling up their Peace.

  132. Mark wrote :”please tell us how many schools teach in Ukrainian for the 6-7 million Ukrainians in Russia— the answer ….. less than 5 in Ukraine 25% of the schoolsare taught in Russian- even under the fascists in Kyiv-

    ======

    it is because Ukraine is NOT ethnic republic within Russian Federation – Ukraine prefered to proclaim independance in 1991 – if they stayed as one country with Russia, then they would have the same number of schoools teaching Ukrainian on their territory as for example Chechnya or Tatarstan with their chechen and tatar schools – that is EACH AND EVERY school on their territory !!!! – some of those only teach local ethnic language, in others tuition is on local language – it is a matter of choice of parents of kids…As for Ukraine and its russian-language schools – it is not concession for Russians – many ukrainians themselves don’t speak their own language …but in Crimea (which is now Russia) local schools have the right to provide tuition in Ukrainian if majority of parents chose so, but in Crimea 97% of population are russian-speakers (russian is their first language), so just several schools provide tuition in Ukrainian – and now try to demand tuition in first-nations languages in schools of USA – lol !!!
    In UK – in Scotland you can use local language because Scotland is autonomy, but you can’t demand tuition in Urdu or Hindi in public schools in London despite there are millions of Pakistani brits in UK – that is difference of local autonomy (autonomous statehood – ethnic republic) to just group of people or immigrants of that or another ethnicity scattered all across the country – but you do understand all those thigns, you simply decided to troll a bit here, right?

  133. No i am not paid by anybody. I am a student from India. I am a great
    news reader. I read different types of news and Compare and tell the
    world, which one is correct and which one is Wrong. !!

    Again ill tell you … Don’t get Faked up by US, EU propaganda .. They are fooling you guys !!

  134. You also Dream on Loser .. When another Economic Crisis gonna come due to Debt ridden USA EU Principles …. Ill will see at that time how You will suffer !!

  135. Guest wrote : “Most are

    ====

    oh, so you are just trolling….most of 12% is more then 9 million people – so 9 million people are inprisoned every month in Russia on political charges?…go away, troll.

  136. You mean the churches they are taking over city parks in the face of protest by the local population… those churches? To the Russian troll factory:

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  137. @ Randy: Who said .. Go to Russia and See it with your own Eyes. If you cannot able to Digest some good news … just suicide yourself !!

  138. No i am not paid by anybody. I am a student from India. I am a great news reader. I read different types of news and Compare and tell the world, which one is correct and which one is Wrong. !!

    Again ill tell you … Don’t get Faked up by US, EU propaganda .. They are fooling you guys !!

  139. Dream on loser, the Chinese are simply reclaiming Outer Manchuria which the Russians annexed from them when they were at their weakest, just as they did to their other “brothers” Ukraine by stealing Crimea (and like they previous times they stole it, they will leave it again). Russians have very short memories, like typical alcoholics, but China’ memory is long. They remember the “northern barbarians” (that’s what the Chinese call you by the way) and the Rape of Harbin (look it up), they remember the humiliation of Russian occupiers voting to steal their territory, and the treachery of Russia refusing to help them while the Japanese were committing war crimes against them. The Chinese remember, and are financially, genetically and culturally reclaiming the areas Russia stole from them. Like I said, dream on loser.

  140. Now it may not be. After Economic Sanction Our Asian people started to Understand the hegemonies of the WEST !! In future, say during 2025, China is the Super Power. Chinese Renminbi is the Future currency. Please don’t talk about dollar and US economy to me. You guys are getting fooled up by your neocon peoples.

    Wake up idiot !! Start comparing the news and propagandas of Western News and RT Sputnik and Aljazeera … You will understand for sure !! But you need to spend your time !!

  141. What path would you suggest for Russia? I am afraid the only path you wish is her eventual break-up? That’s a horrible wish, which I believe will lead you to failure.

  142. But China Makes its own Computer Chips and Computer Chips Production Facility is being Set up in Far East Russia you idiot !!

    I agree presently Russia is dependent on Oil and Gas !! but Starting from 2019. I will directly say that Russia will compete WEST in Every Technology and becomes not only dependent on Oil resources !!

  143. US, UK and EU hegemony will Fall Surely. I can able to see that future !!

    When BRICS, SCO and EEU nations catch up their power …. I am desperately sure that US , UK and EU will literally gets dissolved into Small Countries !! Still i can able to see this Future !!

  144. Surely America will Fall Apart !! When another Economic Crisis comes. We all are going to see How US is Falling Apart !! Ha ha ha !!

  145. You agree to Yugoslavia split-up. Why not for Ukraine too? The more so, that the land of Donbuss and Lugansk has always been the land of Russians who have been living there for centuries.

  146. Do you say “if you have the guts” because Russia is now a third world craphole filled with thugs? No need to worry, I’ve been multiple times, St Petersburg, Moscow, all the way to Kazan, and to be honest, Belarus is cleaner and less full of scammers. And if you’ve been to Russia, you well know that the thinking and poverty levels of that nation vary from region to region and city to city, so quit flaunting your ignorance.

  147. Because without Economics, a nation won’t function. Do you know another Stock Market Crash is Gonna Come in 2018 to 2025 !! Its because of US debt grossing 18.5 Trillion Dollars and US economy is normally a Bubble Economy, Depends only on Stock Markets. Without investment in US soil It will get Defaulted up. And US do not have Reserves like China could go bankrupt very easily. And Asian Countries are Savings Based Economies. They will have money when an economy gets defaulted !! When Asian countries boost up their incoming investments US & EU will lose everything in Future !!

    Prepare to Face these Challenges !! Start Saving up Money buddy !! Because i know for sure that US govt won’t help you in Bad times !!

  148. they keep saying sanctions are destroying Russia’s economy ! While sanctions are hurting Russia’s economy their economy was headed into the toilet before any sanctions. Putin’s policies have been hurting their economy for years and sanctions are just making it worse .
    Even Russia’s friends what few there are , are beginning to distance themselves as they see Russia’s economy getting worse and Putin’s BS getting bigger

  149. Whatever upheavals, Russia has never changed or betrayed her soul. Some Russian philosophers say that the core characteristic of Russia is being saint, in ancient writings Russia is called Saint Russ. Dostoyevsky said that Russian mission is the world brotherhood. If we look around we’ll have to agree that Russia is still distinct from other countries by its godliness and conscience-sensitivity. So this role in the world seems to be truly hers.

  150. That’s our problem and we’ll solve it without your help, thanks. You could critisize us only in case of the truth. There is no truth in this article and you admitted this, isnt it?

  151. Because when Russia wants to develop .. it has to throw out all the Western Shadows out of Russia and EEU !! Now Russia is developing as a full member of BRICS, EEU and SCO !! also helping under developed nations for their development !!

  152. lol guys while western media may lie and or bend the truth they do so of their own free will, unlike your Russian media that is completely state controlled

  153. lol balz , sure your country dissolved the USSR lololol after Poland started the run !Your economy was headed into the toilet before sanctions lol you could say the west is now working with Putin ! to finish the destruction of your economy

  154. Raj saying it doesn’t make it true.. Russia spends what little money it has on military and pie on the sky projects lol due to corruption the workers on the new cosmodrom were not being paid ! BRICS is a joke the only one with any money is China. Brics 45 % of the worlds population 22 percent of the worlds wealth lol Rating agency LMAO so Russia can give itself false high ratings lol hey it is only big is someone uses it and no one is using it !try your BS on your fellow Russians they’ll believe most anything

  155. BIASED ARTICLE !! I just feel ashamed of how an Indian Works for US Propaganda !! :P So Sad !!

    The Present Situation is “Russia is Gearing up for industrialization and its on Going … Starting from Agriculture, Electronics, ECE, ICT, IT, Telecom, Banking, Aviation, Shipbuilding, Space Technology, Automotive, Nuclear Technology !! apart from Energy -Oil and Gas. Putin is the God for Russia …. For 15 years in his picture, Russia has came out of poverty and Developing as BRICS nation. Now Massive Industrialization Stimulation going on which is not – dependent on many Western Products or Technologies. Now almost 90 % of Russians and Pro Soviet Peoples are approving his Actions and still increasing Day by day !! Russia is also increasing up its military and replacing Old Soviet Military products with New one.

    >>BRICS, SCO, EEU, LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA, SOUTH EAST ASIA, MIDDLE EAST are increasing their ties with Russia now and Most of the countries started Avoiding Dollar in their Mutual Trade and to End the Dollar and EURO Hegemony !!

    >>China just created AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank), BRICS has created NDB (New Development Bank), EEU is creating up its Eurasian Union Bank and SCO is about to create its SCO Bank. All these are created for stepping Away from US and EU dependance (and are alternative to World Bank, IMF, ADB and ECB) and will finally create thhe unions own currency for trading and not in US dollars and EURO. Also all banks creating their own Big Big Rating agencies to step away from big financial institutions of the west !! All these created to Avoid and prevent any dependance from the Western idiots !!

    Even the French MPs has gone to Crimea and Saw that the Crimea Peoples are very happy to be a Part of Russia and as Russian citizens !! Now German MPs, Italian MPs are going to Crimea to really See the Situation !! And Donbass people want to be part of Russia and not Ukraine. Ukraine Suffering for almost 1.5 years under the hands of Poroshenko, US and EU Neocons !! Now Ukraine heading up for Poverty line / Default.

    PEOPLES !! WAKE UP !! Do not Believe these following “WESTERN PROPAGANDA” from the Famous journalism Websites like The Economist, WSJ, Business Insider, Newyork Times, Huffington Post, TIME, FT, BBC, Deutsche Welle, CNN, CNBC … as these Journals are Working for U.S. Neocons, U.S. Govt Peoples, CIA, NSA, EU etc. They want all U.S., EU, Canada, OZ, Newzealand and almost all English newsreaders to read this news and Believe it. It is the Worst Strategy they Follow up For Creating Seperatism, Extremism and Terrorism in Other countries. …. If they keep on doing these fake propaganda and Military Actions on Other Countries Finally All Western Countries end up in Poverty line for sure by 2040 !! Because all the countries who is playing these role Banks are about to Collapse and running in Deficit on loans.

  156. What infrastructure What little Russia has is mostly from the Soviet era , It is one of Putin’s huge problems he doesn’t invest in basics

  157. Soviet union doesn’t lead a Good Governance but Vladimir Putin Makes a good Governance !!

    Don’t Get Faked up by Believing these Propaganda !!

  158. Putin is developing infrastructure widely in ALL of Russia. I don’t mean a trans-Siberian highway and high speed rail to Beijing. What Putin is doing is building “social projects”. Buildings that benefit ALL people. Schools, hospitals, kindergartens, pediatric clinics, centers for performing arts, sports facilities, stadiums, and more. Look at Kez, (10,000 people in the middle of nowhere). Google ??? and click on images. These social projects are in addition to Orthodox Churches Putin is also building nationwide.

  159. Dont Worry .. This is also one of the FAKE / BIASED Article by NEOCONS !!

    BIASED ARTICLE !! I just feel ashamed of how an Indian Works for US Propaganda !! :P So Sad !!

    The
    Present Situation is “Russia is Gearing up for industrialization and
    its on Going … Starting from Agriculture, Electronics, ECE, ICT, IT,
    Telecom, Banking, Aviation, Shipbuilding, Space Technology, Automotive,
    Nuclear Technology !! apart from Energy -Oil and Gas. Putin is the God
    for Russia …. For 15 years in his picture, Russia has came out of
    poverty and Developing as BRICS nation. Now Massive Industrialization
    Stimulation going on which is not – dependent on many Western Products
    or Technologies. Now almost 90 % of Russians and Pro Soviet Peoples are
    approving his Actions !! Russia is also increasing up its military and
    replacing Old Soviet Military products with New one.

    >>BRICS,
    SCO, EEU, LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA, SOUTH EAST ASIA, MIDDLE EAST are
    increasing their ties with Russia now and Most of the countries started
    Avoiding Dollar in their Mutual Trade and to End the Dollar and EURO
    Hegemony !!

    >>China just created AIIB (Asian
    Infrastructure Investment Bank), BRICS has created NDB (New Development
    Bank), EEU is creating up its Eurasian Union Bank and SCO is about to
    create its SCO Bank. All these are created for stepping Away from US and
    EU dependance (and are alternative to World Bank, IMF, ADB and ECB) and
    will finally create thhe unions own currency for trading and not in US
    dollars and EURO. Also all banks creating their own Big Big Rating
    agencies to step away from big financial institutions of the west !! All
    these created to Avoid and prevent any dependance from the Western
    idiots !!

    Even the French MPs has gone to Crimea and Saw
    that the Crimea Peoples are very happy to be a Part of Russia and as
    Russian citizens !! Now German MPs, Italian MPs are going to Crimea to
    really See the Situation !! And Donbass people want to be part of Russia
    and not Ukraine. Ukraine Suffering for almost 1.5 years under the hands
    of Poroshenko, US and EU Neocons !! Now Ukraine heading up for Poverty
    line / Default.

    PEOPLES !! WAKE UP !! Do not Believe
    these following “WESTERN PROPAGANDA” from the Famous journalism
    Websites like The Economist, WSJ, Business Insider, Newyork Times,
    Huffington Post, TIME, FT, BBC, Deutsche Welle, CNN, CNBC … as these
    Journals are Working for U.S. Neocons, U.S. Govt Peoples, CIA, NSA, EU
    etc. They want all U.S., EU, Canada, OZ, Newzealand and almost all
    English newsreaders to read this news and Believe it. It is the Worst
    Strategy they Follow up For Creating Seperatism, Extremism and Terrorism
    in Other countries. …. If they keep on doing these fake propaganda
    and Military Actions on Other Countries Finally All Western Countries
    end up in Poverty line for sure by 2040 !! Because all the countries who
    is playing these role Banks are about to Collapse and running in
    Deficit on loans.

  160. BIASED ARTICLE !! I just feel ashamed of how an Indian Works for US Propaganda !! :P So Sad !!

    The Present Situation is “Russia is Gearing up for industrialization and its on Going … Starting from Agriculture, Electronics, ECE, ICT, IT, Telecom, Banking, Aviation, Shipbuilding, Space Technology, Automotive, Nuclear Technology !! apart from Energy -Oil and Gas. Putin is the God for Russia …. For 15 years in his picture, Russia has came out of poverty and Developing as BRICS nation. Now Massive Industrialization Stimulation going on which is not – dependent on many Western Products or Technologies. Now almost 90 % of Russians and Pro Soviet Peoples are approving his Actions !! Russia is also increasing up its military and replacing Old Soviet Military products with New one.

    >>BRICS, SCO, EEU, LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA, SOUTH EAST ASIA, MIDDLE EAST are increasing their ties with Russia now and Most of the countries started Avoiding Dollar in their Mutual Trade and to End the Dollar and EURO Hegemony !!

    >>China just created AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank), BRICS has created NDB (New Development Bank), EEU is creating up its Eurasian Union Bank and SCO is about to create its SCO Bank. All these are created for stepping Away from US and EU dependance (and are alternative to World Bank, IMF, ADB and ECB) and will finally create thhe unions own currency for trading and not in US dollars and EURO. Also all banks creating their own Big Big Rating agencies to step away from big financial institutions of the west !! All these created to Avoid and prevent any dependance from the Western idiots !!

    Even the French MPs has gone to Crimea and Saw that the Crimea Peoples are very happy to be a Part of Russia and as Russian citizens !! Now German MPs, Italian MPs are going to Crimea to really See the Situation !! And Donbass people want to be part of Russia and not Ukraine. Ukraine Suffering for almost 1.5 years under the hands of Poroshenko, US and EU Neocons !! Now Ukraine heading up for Poverty line / Default.

    PEOPLES !! WAKE UP !! Do not Believe these following “WESTERN PROPAGANDA” from the Famous journalism Websites like The Economist, WSJ, Business Insider, Newyork Times, Huffington Post, TIME, FT, BBC, Deutsche Welle, CNN, CNBC … as these Journals are Working for U.S. Neocons, U.S. Govt Peoples, CIA, NSA, EU etc. They want all U.S., EU, Canada, OZ, Newzealand and almost all English newsreaders to read this news and Believe it. It is the Worst Strategy they Follow up For Creating Seperatism, Extremism and Terrorism in Other countries. …. If they keep on doing these fake propaganda and Military Actions on Other Countries Finally All Western Countries end up in Poverty line for sure by 2040 !! Because all the countries who is playing these role Banks are about to Collapse and running in Deficit on loans.

  161. In Russian they say you are walking somewhere near and around the truth but sorrily not reaching it. You turn over your proof from feet to head. You are worried about our borders why not worry about US despising any borders and spreading its military bases all over the world. And Russia is naturally made alert by this. She has raised herself in full height to counter-beat this American posture as the most dangerous thing to the world. Our civilization, our culture does not want to be crushed under the heavy foot of American civilization which we do recognize but not at the score of our destruction. So we Euroasians (which you flatter yourselves to call rebuilding USSR, but that’s false) will decidedly support great Russia in this. We want balance, truth and equity of all peoples in the world and not domineering of some best peoples over not some so good peoples. And you may calculate your dollar this way or that, you may beat us with your dollar this way or that but that will not help you.
    By the way, Crimea and other places that Russia has taken under her protection were first figuratively invaded by US and only then Russia responded, if the US had not interfered with these territories strategically important for Eurasian civilization Russia would have never supported their separatism (their separatism to have their own choice in the way of life).

  162. Don’t worry. Nobody here watches government run RT News. And please, if you don’t want Western news don’t troll around, no one asks you to read and post comments here, go back to Siberia where you come from!

  163. Nu zachem tak? Mi mirniye lyudi..Nado umno s terpeniem kak dyadya Volodya, ONI Iz nutri unichtojutsya, narod Im UJE new verit, a ETO samoye strashnoye

  164. BIASED ARTICLE !! I just feel ashamed of how an Indian Works for US Propaganda !! :P So Sad !!

    The Present Situation is “Russia is Gearing up for industrialization and its on Going … Starting from Agriculture, Electronics, ECE, ICT, IT, Telecom, Banking, Aviation, Shipbuilding, Space Technology, Automotive, Nuclear Technology !! apart from Energy -Oil and Gas. Putin is the God for Russia …. For 15 years in his picture, Russia has came out of poverty and Developing as BRICS nation. Now Massive Industrialization Stimulation going on which is not – dependent on many Western Products or Technologies. Now almost 90 % of Russians and Pro Soviet Peoples are approving his Actions !! Russia is also increasing up its military and replacing Old Soviet Military products with New one.

    >>BRICS, SCO, EEU, LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA, SOUTH EAST ASIA, MIDDLE EAST are increasing their ties with Russia now and Most of the countries started Avoiding Dollar in their Mutual Trade and to End the Dollar and EURO Hegemony !!

    >>China just created AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank), BRICS has created NDB (New Development Bank), EEU is creating up its Eurasian Union Bank and SCO is about to create its SCO Bank. All these are created for stepping Away from US and EU dependance (and are alternative to World Bank, IMF, ADB and ECB) and will finally create thhe unions own currency for trading and not in US dollars and EURO. Also all banks creating their own Big Big Rating agencies to step away from big financial institutions of the west !! All these created to Avoid and prevent any dependance from the Western idiots !!

    Even the French MPs has gone to Crimea and Saw that the Crimea Peoples are very happy to be a Part of Russia and as Russian citizens !! Now German MPs, Italian MPs are going to Crimea to really See the Situation !! And Donbass people want to be part of Russia and not Ukraine. Ukraine Suffering for almost 1.5 years under the hands of Poroshenko, US and EU Neocons !! Now Ukraine heading up for Poverty line / Default.

    PEOPLES !! WAKE UP !! Do not Believe these following “WESTERN PROPAGANDA” from the Famous journalism Websites like The Economist, WSJ, Business Insider, Newyork Times, Huffington Post, TIME, FT, BBC, Deutsche Welle, CNN, CNBC … as these Journals are Working for U.S. Neocons, U.S. Govt Peoples, CIA, NSA, EU etc. They want all U.S., EU, Canada, OZ, Newzealand and almost all English newsreaders to read this news and Believe it. It is the Worst Strategy they Follow up For Creating Seperatism, Extremism and Terrorism in Other countries. …. If they keep on doing these fake propaganda and Military Actions on Other Countries Finally All Western Countries end up in Poverty line for sure by 2040 !! Because all the countries who is playing these role Banks are about to Collapse and running in Deficit on loans.

  165. Wow so there is no world without u.s.??Aaaa “what world would be?” I don’t know. . Peaceful, tyrant free, terror free. The way it was before u.s.

  166. Hey, good one! And four – FOUR – exclamation points! You obviously mean business. Way to put him in his place. A very persuasive, well thought out argument. I’m sure Ryan will think twice about posting after facing your wrath.

  167. You forget to mention that Ukraine, federation or not, (that is really not important in this case) appoints the governors as well.

  168. Yet another stupid article by ValueWalk, without any touch with reality. Russia dissolved former USSR by its own will, to get rid of balast of other nations sucking Russian resources. Now Russia is in healthy economic condition with unlimited natural resources, and $ 3 trillion economy. US should forget about dream to devide Russia to 7 independent countries, Russia can defend itself.

  169. Oh, that’s nice. If you have guts pls come to Russia and I will explain you the difference between you and chop. Hey, guys, I bet you wont find any difference!

  170. 1. Yes, I am sitting in St Petersburg

    “St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2013 census estimate, the population was 249,688,[2]making St. Petersburg the 4th most populous city in the state of Florida and the largest city in Florida that is not a county seat[3](the city of Clearwater is the county seat). St. Petersburg is the second largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa, composed of roughly 2.8 million residents,[4] making it the second largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in the state. It is also a popular vacation destination for both American and foreign tourists.”

    2. No, I am not paid.
    3. I am not Kremlin bot, but you definitely are IdiotBot™ troll.

    Now you have the truth and I really hope it will set you free. Ah, scratch that, it doesn’t apply to idiots.

  171. More lies from the West about Russia. And who is this “Vikas Shukla” individual anyway? He’s not even an American!

  172. “Oil,gas,diamonds,nickel,gold” yeah I’m sure all those resources are doing wunders for the Russian economy right?

  173. @bremidon:disqus I really apreciate your opinion. Would I advise you to open your mind? I dont think that China is our friend and never will be. Every nation is served only their own interests.

  174. You Russians said that once about the former Soviet Union’s satellite states in Eastern Europe. Now their all in NATO or desperately want to join. You know what? Vladimir Putin makes the best recruiter that NATO ever had. Now the Swedes and the Finns are seriously thinking of joining. Thanks Vlad.

  175. “Russia fought for its independence from the USSR”??? What, the USSR existed in a vacuum and didn’t come FROM Russia?

  176. Anyone with a little Russian language skill could tell the difference between a katsap from Vladivostok and a vatnik from St Pete’s….

  177. The thing about the US though is that it thrives off multiculturalism, so I wouldn’t really can the illegal immigrant issue a serious problem.

  178. Spasibo Romka,, poshli oni vse na xuy, poka yest PUTIN vo glave RUSSII.. ani vse mogut sosats..zlie imperialisticheskie shakali

  179. Obviously you have no idea of the effect that other countries abandoning the dollar for another currency could do to us. Imagine if you will even Bit Coin catching on. Perhaps you need to go read some books on Monetary Economics.

    “Generally speaking, it is not believed by the vast majority that the American dollar will be overthrown,” Dick Bove, vice president of equity research at Rafferty Capital Markets, said in a note. “But it will be, and this defrocking may occur in as short a period as five to 10 years.”

    Bove uses several metrics to make his point, focusing on the dollar as a percentage of total world money supply.That total has plunged from nearly 90 percent in 1952 to closer to 15 percent now. He also notes that the Chinese yuan, the yen and the euro each have a greater share of that total.

  180. Yeah. They always get that look on their face, like my little nephew when he’s trying to figure out how I got his nose. (thanks BBT :) )

  181. “And those ethnic Russians are fighting to get back to Mother Russia”

    They can all go back to Russia for all i care but why do they have to go through Ukraine to get back to Russia?

  182. Change your name from admiral to something else..because I really would hate to insult somebody with such an honorable rank,,, who’s SUCH A BRAINWASHED HEAD UP HIS Azzz delusional ape

  183. The funny thing is that noone really cared or even thought about *your* borders until now. Through Putin’s aggression and your acquiescience, that situation is changing. Soon your country *will* be surrounded by hostile militaries. Won’t it be nice when the rhetorical paranoia is actually based on fact rather than fantasy?

    But perhaps you think China is your new BFF. What do you think China is going to do when it realizes that Russia is too weak to defend itself and has no more friends? Say goodbye to everything east of Moscow.

    I don’t want any of this to happen to you. But if you don’t wake up soon, that is exactly the reality that you will face.

  184. Who gives a crap nations join the Chinese bank, its not really a big deal unless they impose restrictions on US trade which they wouldn’t because that would be incredibly stupid.

  185. I am not American. Everybody basically hates you Russian fools as much a they do, so I don’t blame you for being confused. Now go drink a bottle of vodka you stupid Russian ape.

  186. Putin is failing on that front too. If secession failed during the Civil War what makes you believe Putin can succeed today? The southern states may still be racists and Texas will always be red with rednecks. That doesn’t mean they want to be red with Soviet commies with Pootie in charge..

  187. This is something americans know nothing about. They have little history, no culture, no unifying beliefs, nothing to bind or join them.

  188. Remember, these KremlinBot™ trolls get paid per post, not for quality. Just quantity.

    Why, he probably earned 500 rubles for all his highly intelligent comments!

  189. Um, you have that completely backwards.

    It’s Russia that is trying to program its society into believing ugly things about the West, especially the US, none of which are true.

    But then again, you already know that.

  190. You’ve been saying that for 1.5 years and still nothing. Have you considered that you might be listening to and believing pure BS?

  191. Novorussia was part of the Russian empire for centuries too. And those ethnic Russians are fighting to get back to Mother Russia.

  192. Really? So, get a fock out from Russia, mind your own business. As for Crimea and eastern Ukraine I wanna mention that all these territores were and are under our control and no one could dictate us what to do with them. You could call them Ukraine, Transdniestria whatever. You came to our borders with rocket systems not us.

  193. The Lie that you Putinbots are so fond of is the US indebtedness to China which you love to manipulate but never give accurate figures on. The US debt to China is $1.224 Trillion dollars as of February 2015. China owns roughly one-fifth of the $6.1 trillion held by foreign countries. The rest of the $18 trillion debt is owned by either the American people, or by the U.S. government itself.

  194. I laughed when I learned about the UK sponsoring and funding a group of perhaps 5 operatives calling themselves “Free Siberia” pretending there is massive discontent in Siberia. Siberia is wild, sparsely populated with a ferocious climate. And these UK bozo’s are so desperate to get their hands on Russia energy resources they even try to spread discontent into Siberia, which has been part of Russia since 1589.. to steal its resources for themselves. And the West just doesn’t seem to understand that Russia knows what they are up to and unites more strongly against the West.

  195. The west doesn’t care about Russia’s breaking up. What it doesn’t want to see happen is Russia trying to occupy nations that declared themselves free after the breakup of the USSR. Get out of the Crimea and eastern Ukraine and your problems will be solved, no more sanctions. Try to occupy and oppress nations forced into the old Soviet Union and Russia has problems. If a nation wants to freely join your country, fine. Invade them, occupy them kick out their citizens. Bring in Russians and hold new elections where surprise surprise the rigged results are pro Russian. Well, then you have just created problems for yourself. Don’t try and blame the west, you brought it upon yourself.

  196. Perhaps I should have said the Russian Empire of whatever form it has taken throughout history. Now we see Putin in the midst of his “NovoRossiya” project. Another bid for empire that will yield the same results. Fracture.

  197. 24 years ago Russia separated from USSR as it was dismantled. Right now, however, apart from a couple of southern muslim-dominated regions that most Russians would want gone anyway, there is nothing more to separate. The current Russia, having some ethnic minorities, of course, is very culturally homogeneous. If you take a random person from St. Petersburg and Vladivostok, you wouldn’t be able to tell which part of Russia either one is from. And with this level of common cultural background, it simply doesn’t even cross most Russian’s minds that separation is possible. Most are proud to live in a country this large.

  198. Vladimir Putin says that he wants to spend the equivalent of $400 Billion to modernize the Russian military. Vladirmir Putin doesn’t have $400 Billion dollars. Russia’s economy is in junk status. Output from country’s state-owned gas gigant Gazprom has collapsed by 19pc over the past year as demand shrivels in Europe. A report by Sberbank warned that Gazprom’s revenues are likely to drop by almost a third to $106bn this year from $146bn in 2014. Gazprom alone generates a tenth of Russian GDP and a fifth of all budget revenues. The economy has contracted by 4.9pc over the past year.

    Core inflation is running at 16.7pc and real incomes have fallen by 8.4pc over the past year. “Russia is going to be in a very difficult fiscal situation by 2017,” said Lubomir Mitov from Unicredit. “By the end of next year there won’t be any money left in the oil reserve fund and there is a humongous deficit in the pension fund. They are running a budget deficit of 3.7pc of GDP but without developed capital markets Russia can’t really afford to run a deficit at all. The regions in the far east are basically bankrupt. Russian companies have to refinance $86bn in foreign currency debt in the second half of this year (but the country is cut off from global capital markets so rely on the central bank). The official reserves have dropped from $524bn to $361bn (possibly $340bn). Russia’s oil output could fall 8pc by the end of next year (no investment). The real problem is that Russia’s economy is going nowhere; the ruble was 23/dollar in 2008, now it is 57.

  199. Russia has had 2 major social/political upheavals and changes of philosophies of government in the last 100 years because of the basic flaw in the Russian body politic and that is Russian’s unwillingness to solve their problems democratically, instead they turn to men like Vladimir Putin and he promises order and prosperity and for a while it may seem like he’s delivering but it’s all a sham because they can’t keep it up as Russia is seeing right now. Trading liberty for order and prosperity doesn’t work because in the end you lose all three. I guess Russia will have to find that out the hard way one more time

  200. “Maybe you think that Russia will be collapsed as USSR? If “yes”, so there is nothing to talk about”

    Oh yes there is. Read my post above.

  201. I remember when the Soviet Union broke up. There was a clear and present danger at that time of Russian nuclear weapons that ended up on the territory of the newly freed nations of the former Soviet Union might fall into the hands of terrorist and god know what else as the Center of the Russian state had collapsed upon it’s own rotten foundations. The United States had to pay to decommission Russian nuclear weapons and the reactors on derelict Russian nuclear submarines because they were to broke to do it themselves. That’s the problem with Russia. The traditional petty despotism that Russia has always been keeps it weak although they can’t see it. They think that authoritarianism and central rule of a Czar, Dictator, ect. make Russia strong but just the opposite is true so now Russia is headed for yet another meltdown. The old parable of “Those who don’t remember the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them” maybe Russia’s sad epitaph.

  202. Russia fought for its independence from the USSR and gained it in 1991. The USSR could not stand without Russia, but Russia remained united then, now and before.

  203. What happened 24 years ago? Maybe you think that Russia will be collapsed as USSR? If “yes”, so there is nothing to talk about.

  204. The Soviet Union collapsed because it had overstretched itself and run out of money.

    Sounds like a plan here doesn’t it? In reality we are not far from that same scenario. The dollar will fall if too many countries join China’s bank. And denial is NOT just a river in Egypt.

  205. US has been sending their NGO’s over to Russia to effect “regime change”, to spy on them and to split up the country ever since the USSR broke up in 1991. Still has not worked and has only acted to unite Russian more strongly against the West as a perceived enemy. They recently enacted laws to rid themselves of the Western NGO’s too. Nothing unites better than having a common enemy. Looks to me the one who is a rock without the ability to complete a though is you along with the author who has submitted a possibility that has no facts to base itself upon.

  206. Maybe Vikas Shukla is a good at MBA and finance but he is good for nothing in geopolitics. Sad to read this unprofessional article.

  207. I’ve already seen it happen once. All the ingredients of another Russian nightmare are being mixed up yet again. Vladimir Putin is leading Russia down that pathetic yet, well worn path to failure. Sad

  208. Dear fellow westerners, as resident of Russia (one and undivided) I wanna say to all of you that you will be waiting till the end of time. So, don’t waste your precious time for dreaming about break-up of my country.

  209. Brush up on your inside joke knowledge, it’s 146%.

    Jokes aside, while the exact number may be debatable, he does have a genuine overwhelming support. It’s just a part of the culture.

  210. The Lie that you Putinbots are fond of is the US indebtedness to China which you love to manipulate but never give accurate figures on. The US debt to China is $1.224 Trillion dollars as of February 2015. China owns roughly one-fifth of the $6.1 trillion held by foreign countries. The rest of the $18 trillion debt is owned by either the American people, or by the U.S. government itself.

  211. I’ve already seen Russia fall apart once already and the process towards the next political, social, and economic meltdown in Russia have already commenced one more time. How come you Russians refuse to learn the lessens even from your own history?

  212. I’ve already seen Russia fall apart once even in my own lifetime and it looks like their well on their way to another political, social, economic meltdown. This country refuses to learn the lessens from it’s own history and perpetually repeats the same mistakes over and over again. despotism, dictatorship etc. etc. Pathetic.

  213. Why all this hate for Putin ? Because Russia is richest country in the world & unlike
    Yeltsin, Putin stops them to loot Russia ! & Who are ”They” ? They are the gang
    who looted USA & now they want loot also Russia ! To loot Russia ! This is all about it
    & all the rest are pretext… Their Media applying ”Mass Perception Management” on Americans to demonize Putin & Russia….but no news about ”Bankrupt” USA’s economy…
    USA’s GDP : $17,4 Trillion…
    USA’s National Debt : $18,5 Trillion !
    Helloo ??
    btw, Gurdjieff was right saying that all people are ”Sleeping” & they are not ”Awake” !
    & who is Gurdjieff ? Go to you tube…

  214. The only one to suffer would be Putin and his henchmen! The West would be just fine! The nukes are a non-issue to motivate Putin’s power as a guarantor of piece and stability!

  215. The details of the political structure can probably be googled. As for the political situations, there is a couple small regions in the south that may present trouble if feces hit the fan. There is also a couple of central regions with significant tatar populations (30-40%) one of which the author outlined. What he might not know, however, is that they are very loyal to Moscow politically.

    As for the rest, people all across the country share a common culture and environment that, jokes aside, simply puts any real threat of separatism out of question for the vast majority. The main idea is “why would we possibly want to split the country if we are all one people”.

  216. Yep, no one can imaging US crumbling into pieces, but you never know, with all the illegal immigrants, you might as well call a different country

  217. Only brainless idiot can write such comments. By the way, in the middle of 80s no one could even imagine that Soviet Union could crumble into pieces within just several years.

  218. I am especially amused about alleged Siberia separatism. I have been there many more times than Vikas Shukla, I guess. Don’t even want to waste words.

  219. I would, but we both know that only you have facts, everything else is opinion and propaganda. Up to this point I have given you the benefit of the doubt. Since there is no point talking to a rock, it is time for me to end this charade. Not sure why you guys do this since you are neither going to learn anything, nor are you going to convince anyone of anything if you aren’t reasonable, and you definitely aren’t reasonable.

  220. George’s point is that ethnic Russians are extremely proud, arrogant and elitist –they are a lot like many Americans except that the Americans are actually producing something. Another difference is that Americans are naive and hopeful while Russians are cynical and fatalistic (which explains why Russians drink so much and die so young). Westerners think that no one else is better than them and they may be right but Russians think that they are better than everyone else and they are definitely wrong. Ukraine prefer to follow the West rather than Putin’s “Russian World” for these and other reasons.

  221. You know, a nuke is a nuke is a nuke. And Russia has some bad ones. Military equals? I say that nuclear weapons are a trump card. And I do not believe that either side has the ability to stop them all. Russia is at parity, if not more so, over the West. Economiically, not quite. But time will tell.

  222. I always wanted to visit Russia but “something” always came up regarding the country. Seriously doubt that “Americanskis” would be welcome these days.

  223. What is your name?Where are you from? How long have you been working in St.Petersburg? It’s obvious you are a Russian dog, from Russia…You’re not fooling anyone

  224. That’s the US’s government desires, they’re probably fomenting revolt/discontent as we speak, like they did with Ukraine. Divide them, and you’ll conquered them!

  225. Because 99% percent of Ukrainians speek RUSSIAN, A LOT OF UKRAINIANS DON’T EVEN KNOW HOw TO SPEEK UKRAINIAN…. THE FRIGGIN NAME OF THE COUNTRY IS IN RUSSIAN.. Go check first to understand Russias position…U KRAINA, U KRAINI..MEANS FOR ALL YOU ILLITERATE DEGENERATES, IN ENGLISH ” AT THE BORDER,..AT THE EDGE…. Of what?? Russia, and other country’s .. It’s part of this, part of that.. CRETINOS…. WHAT THE FUQ U.S. IS DOING THERE? ???????????

  226. Of course you lie, little bud. You just do it unconsciously as an idiot. Anyway, after this post it is official now: You ARE an idiot! And I call you an idiot, because… You are an idiot. Just a piece of friendly advice as a psychiatrist to his patient: Calm down. I can visualize the saliva going down your chin and this bulging vein on your forehead. You are going to have a stroke, clown. Better alive idiot than dead idiot, right?

  227. Are you implying that appointing governors is like ‘blowing off heads’ but forcing to adapt gay marriage,Obamacare etc.. is like’pinching someone in the cheek’ ?
    Something tells me there is a reason why Kiev don’t like ‘federalization’. Let me see: Donbass – heavy concentration of industry,coal and other minerals. Something rest of Ukraine does not have. Most of it belongs to Ukraine’s richest man and no doubt others aiming to get a piece. Except Yanukovitch, all Ukrainian oligarchs are doing just fine. Wasn’t the goal of so-called ‘revolution’ to get rid of them, huh?

  228. 78 % of russians in the Far East. 85 % – in Siberia. 80 % – on Ural. 66 % – on Volga. 83 % – on South. 85 % in North-west. 89 % in Central Russia. Only in North Caucasus – 30 %.

  229. Considering amount of money ‘someone land’ needed just to brake even – you just posted nonsense. Not to mention that ‘someone land’ (Crimea) was Russian until Khrushev gave it to Ukraine.

  230. Yeah, that’s why opposition to Russian government mainly located in the capital.
    Gotta love Internet – anyone who never traveled beyond local mall is an expert on other countries.

  231. Wow, any 12 year old can be a journalist these days. Although I suspect a 12 year old would be better because they’d be more honest.

  232. The article only identifies authors wet dreams. In simple words the article is nothing more than another piece of BS intended for clueless reader living in the bubble of ignorance.

  233. I don’t lie for money because I have dignity and a conscience. If Putin paid you to act like a dog and start barking on the internet and demonstrate to the world that you have the mentality of a dog you would do it for a dog house and some dog food. You see dogs have no sense of right or wrong. they are always blindly loyal to their master whether he is evil or a righteous man. You are acting like Putins’s dog and will bark and try to ward off anyone who speaks against his destruction of Ruussia. Where you come from to lie and cheat is a way of life. You label me an idiot because where you come from if you don’t sell your soul to the Devil for a bowl of dog food you will be imprisoned, starve or beaten. hat is the old Putin KGB value system that you respectfully follow as an enslaved mindless idiot.

  234. Huh? What are you comparing? Boy you completely lack the sense of perspective. You are comparing pinching someone in the cheek to blowing their head off.

  235. Russia also has massive immigration. But they come to the US to sponge off the freebies the government gives themoff the backs of the workers through the corrupt vote buying scheme that defines the US. In Russia they go for work under work permits.

  236. Russia is the only “federation” where the governors are appointed by the “federal” government…:)
    How funny of Russia to lecture Ukraine on “federalism”… It’s worse than a blind one trying to walk someone across the street…

  237. Rockets require more advanced technology than autos do nor are US made automobiles reliable either. Just ask anyone who has ever owned one….

  238. Putin will purge himself like an enema and the Russian people will flush him down the toilet. He is barking like a dog at the world and his bark is worse than his bite. If he started an all out war, he won’t succeed. He is a lame duck. They are draining their military budget trying to continue their take over of Ukraine what to speak of his threats to the entire European and U.S. nation. He hasn’t got the common sense to realize that controlling Ukraine isn’t worth starting a nuclear war over. If that is so what would he gain? More than likely Russian people would experience a fallout and millions would suffer and die. He is a disgruntled dog like child who can’t get what he wants. If China stays neutral on what Putin is doing then that means they disapprove but they don’t want to get involved. They have enough tension with them bullying all their little neighbors.

  239. well the article correctly identifies the only real problem of a russian breakup. nukes. if not for those nukes it could only be a good thing when an empire falls apart.

  240. As a result of low oil prices and a falling ruble, combined with the always constant corruption, Russia will be a third world country for the forseeable future. And China has serious economic problems and is in no shape to bail out Russia, even if they wanted to, which they don’t. I don’t think Putin really wants war with anyone and he has some reasons to behave as the beligerent tyrant. This article provides a balance view of what is going on, in my opinion. http://observer.com/2015/08/can-the-united-states-stop-a-war-with-russia/

  241. “How much does Putin pay you to troll out lies and crap to create more blind loyal loyalty supporting his tyrannical dictatorship? ”
    Am I to understand that you are making an idiot out of yourself for free? WOW. That makes you a very big idiot then.

  242. I don’t think so troll. I have friends in Russia and they live in fear of Putin if they express any disloyalty to his tyrannical regime. They told me even before the west imposed sanctions, the RUSSIAN PEOPLE WERE SUFFERING IN THEIR ECONOMY AND PUTIN DID NOTHING TO RESOLVE IT. If he wanted to invade a free country like Ukraine it was a bad time because Russian people couldn’t handle a worse economy then they already had. Now Putin is able to flip the blame on the west when he failed to help the Russian economy that was already facing a dire crisis. Putin threw more salt on the wounds the Russian people already had while he walks around with his head up his ass as the richest most villainous dictator in the world. He doesn’t want to move Russia forward because it is evident by his bad actions it is being forced back into communistic country that failed the Russian peoples well being. If Putin doesn’t start a nuclear war then there might be a chance f Putin being forced out of his poor rule on the next election if he doesn’t force people to vote for him through intimidation and fear and fixing the election by deceptive means

  243. We can dream, can’t we? I don’t think it would be a catastrophe — except for the military-industrial-mafioso complex that is Putin’s Russia.

  244. Every country in the world is rotten to the core. Corruption and greed rules. Doesn’t matter if its Russia or the US. History shows that ALL empires fail. ALWAYS. One day some crazy nut will push the button and that will be the end of this world as we know it.

  245. The first syllable of your name “GAS” fits your comment. You are full of hot air or GAS. How much does Putin pay you to troll out lies and crap to create more blind loyal loyalty supporting his tyrannical dictatorship? probably enough to buy a bottle of Vodka so you could drown away your sense of poverty and your guilt of disloyalty to the welfare of the Russian people. SO now you have sold your soul to the son of the Devil. A man who neither human or animal who threatens to destroy the world with a nuclear war.

  246. Yes, a breakup of Russia would be a nightmare. It is ironic that Putin accuses the west of plotting a breakup when he is the one who is taking actions that are more likely to cause it. In truth I think it is not a very probable outcome, but not impossible.

  247. See – US is desperate to destabilze and break up Russia. They get so frustrated with their failure that has united Russia and Siberia into an even stronger love and unity. Your comment is exactly what you try to tell the Siberians. In the meantime the US wealth gap grows larger and larger everyday…..

  248. You do have a point irregardless of the brainwashed americans. Russia has been around for centuries while the US rose and in 2 centuries is already in decline.

  249. The truth has a much smaller chance of bubbling to the surface since the microphone is expensive and controlled by private interests advancing their interests.

  250. How about US tries to insert US friendly government into Ukraine and many willing to die to see ties with Mother Russia realized instead of Western vassalage. Crimea wanted to be part of Russia so strongly 97% voted to join with it. Now let’s say it was just a farce because reality doesn’t fit your agenda.

  251. And it is interesting that all the western countries independently have an unfavorable opinion of Russia. Why is that?

  252. Right! And they believe the satelite pictures showing the Ukrainian fighter plane shooting down the civilian airliner. HA HA HA

  253. Who (what) is Ethnic Russian in your understanding? How is BLACK people or LATINOS are linled to the Russian minorities?

  254. Won’t make comments on your looser hatred shut, even so ……I mean look at your face,..nobody would let you even park skateboard. .. why don’t you come over too, I’ll park you right on the Carlo’s favorite side of grill

  255. We can only hope there is truth and foresight here . Russia does appear to be following in the foot steps of its beloved USSR ? I just hope they hurry up and get there before WW3 not after

  256. You mean Putin stole them & put the Russian owners in prison. That’s how Putin attained his 70 billion. He did the same in Crimea. That’s how the Mafia operates.

  257. I think Russia has far less interest in the happenings within the US that the US has in Russia. Russia respects the sovereignty of a foreign country whereas the US interferes in every way it can to advance US interests within foreign countries.

  258. Yeah, but a totally uninformed opinion is not worth much. Visit Russia someday. You’ll enjoy it, and you’ll no longer feel the need to post nonsense.

  259. Wrong. I hear that the ethnic russians really look down on the rest of the minorities. Look how they make fun of black people and call them monkeys.

  260. No country can seriously survive without a sense of unity. This country fought a vicious war to keep the South from seceding. Why do you expect Russia, which already has suffered one disastrous partitioning, to accept any move to break itself up?

  261. Ours is even worse than Russia’s. The difference is that Russians are better educated and can recognize propaganda. The US cannot.

  262. I dedicated my life to this country. I spent five years showing Ex-Soviet states how to have a democracy and why it is better for them. And I am a pro-Russian troll or a traitor??? I took an oath to defend our constitution foreign and abroad and I take that oath very seriously.

  263. Oh, Dear Sweet Vodka Soaked Honeybun, the US is NOT trying to break up Russia. Most definitely not. You DO know that only a year or two ago, a Russian “academic” (LOL) was predicting that the US would be split up into five separate countries by now, right? Don’t be so sensitive. Google it.

  264. LOL – the NED, Soros Foundation, Ford Foundation and every single US NGO has 1 purpose in Russia – destabilize it and get their hands on its resources. If Russia was not as well endowed the West would have nothing to do with it. West wants Russia as a vassal State will take it any way they can.

  265. Well, you DO have to account for a completely prostituted media and polling methods. We have ours too, but ours is not universally prostituted to power, as it is in Mother Putin Russia.

  266. Yes I do. Ukraine is in a very dangerous position and that is when you have a supper majority of ideals in very specific geographical sections that are divided. The former president was voted in with a majority of the vote even if he was a friend of Putin. Also Ukraine has always been a country of corruption and still is. The only difference is that this president is Pro-Europe.

  267. please tell us how many schools teach in Ukrainian for the 6-7 million Ukrainians in Russia— the answer ….. less than 5
    in Ukraine 25% of the schoolsare taught in Russian- even under the fascists in Kyiv——

  268. You are mistaken. Washington ruling elites do desire to break up and destroy Russia and have been doing all they can to bring about Russia’s destruction for many decades.

  269. The Soviet Union destroyed itself. Now Russia is doing the same thing. Spending money it doesn’t have buying weapons it doesn’t need.

  270. Mother Russia is painful to see her oil is now dirt cheap and her gold lost its value in half , down and down every day .

  271. Not right. And you think wrong about “the asian looking “russians”. Russian is not ethnic but state of mind.Got it?

  272. You DO understand, don’t you, that the internet and modern media demand constant content, no matter its bullshit content, right? The idea that one should “blame” American media or Russian media is ridiculous. It IS obvious that the truth has a much better chance of bubbling to the surface in American media though, because we do not murder our journalists, mothers of children, on the sidewalk as Russians do.

  273. Russia can’t even make decent automobiles. In Cuba the 1950s american cars are still running. The Ladas have been breaking down and are unreliable.

  274. And please do not make yourself look like a total idiot and say I am Russian or Pro-Russian because I am pretty sure you could not be more wrong. Last time I left Russia I was expelled after they tied me with what I was doing in the Baltic’s. I just have values of allowing people to have personal freedoms and not having a government tell you what to do and think. With that being said if you look at where we are today here in the states how are we any different that what is going on in Russia?

  275. THe US belongs to whites, yellows , blacks , Latinos, Muslims and everybody . It does not belong to a single group . The US constitution does not favor anybody over others.. If you come to USA, you will never want to come back just for your own personal freedom and independence sake .

  276. I believe the fact is that no one in America either desires the break up of Russia, or has spent even ten seconds thinking or worrying about it. This is Iranian “Death to America” manipulation with a Russian accent, period.

  277. Putin’s protection? The people of Siberia are being exploited so that Moscow could get rich. The wealth is not being distributed fairly from what I hear.

  278. Soviet Union was formed by extending the Russian hand of friendship, full of candy and flowers, to neighboring countries – Right? LOL

  279. Ukraine is a democracy, They revolted because they are not pro Russian. Their former president was planted by Putin and bribed with millions for his own selfish personal comfort. Don’t you remember seeing the Ukrainian people invade his estate where they found unbelievable wealth in his home while the Ukrainian people were struggling in a poor economy.

  280. The ethnic russians are mainly in the western part of the country, right? I don’t think that the asian looking “russians” consider themselves russian. Many different ethnic groups in russia, but only a fraction are true “russians”. Russia will break up in my opinion.

  281. You do not grow “stronger” when you take two giant mill stones and place them in your pockets for a thousand mile trek.

  282. The only way to get rid of Putin is to have him executed because what would the Kremlin say to the people if they forced him into retirement suddenly? Would they tell the Russians they allowed a nut case to ruin the Russian economy even before the sanctions were imposed? the people wouldn’t trust anyone in the political arena then.

  283. Yes I have spent a lot of time in Moscow and Eastern Europe. Also you might look at the fact the only part of that 12% that openly speaks out is very centralized in certain areas where they have a history of being very liberal.

  284. Putin already ordered the deaths of almost a hundred journalists who spilled the truth about Putin through the Media. Some are quitting because they don’t want to have any part of lying to the Russian people to support a revival of communism in Russia. It failed before. Who the hell in Russia would want it back except a mad man like Putin. He is haunted by Hitler’s ghost and possessed.

  285. Really? I would love for any bit of an intellectual counter. It is sad that I have not only a law degree but multiple PHDs. I worked in DC for over a decade and guest lecture for graduate students all the time. I am not saying I agree with what Russia is doing but it is very predictable and it is a counter to our ideas. Every area we are in conflict with at the moment is a regime that is pushing like a pendulum and the farther we go one way they will go just as far the other way and a little more to prove a point. This effect is also why almost every two term president except for Reagan to Bush the WH has changed to the other party and the president that follows pushing the envelope more and more.

  286. CIA Admits Involvement in Chile – The CIA is acknowledging for the first time the extent of its deep involvement in Chile, where it dealt with coup-plotters, false propagandists and assassins.
    The agency planned to post a declassified report required by Congress on its Web site today that admits CIA support for the 1970 kidnapping of Chile’s top general for refusing to use the Army to prevent the country’s congress from confirming the election of socialist Salvador Allende as president. The kidnapping failed, but Gen. Rene Schneider was shot and died two days later, the day Allende’s election was confirmed.

  287. I think your negative opinion about how American’s feel about Russia is stereotyping all Americans to be guilty of prejudice against Russians. Russia is appreciated but a tyrannical dictator Putin is trying to enslave Russian people like they were once before with no human rights and a poor economy. I studied in college about all the contributions Russians made in science. Once they gave up their failed communist ideology they had an opportunity to grow and become more unified in the world. Before all these sanctions were imposed Putin and his cronies failed to fix the declining economy. He just made it worse for the people to invade Ukraine. now the world will not tolerate violation of international law. He is trying to do what China is doing pushing everyone around. It won’t work. We have established a unified world through the United Nations. we have agreements to unify the world and not create tension and separatism that leads to war. U.N. is not a resolution all the time because members such as Putin, and Xi Jin Ping refuse to follow internationally agreed regulations that they are expected to follow. A few hundred Russian journalists have been murdered by Putin’s regime because they revealed to the people the truth about Putin and his two faced attitude, Putin controls the media. He is their God. So the Russians are ill informed about what is going on in the world due to massive media brainwashing. Out of fear for their lives the Russian people will not tell anyone they are anti Putin. No matter who is at fault, they can see their economy in a disaster because the majority of the world refuses to allow Putin to try and revive the old evil communism and try and do has Adolf Hitler once did. He just felt like claiming all of Europe. Putin is doing the same. I have Russian blood in me and I pray to God to save the people. He did nothing to help the Russian people and he is running out of options. He owns a billion dollar estate and is one of the richest men in the world. He is a power monger who is creating instability and threatening a nuclear war to destroy this earth. That is a bad decision. what he needs is support from U.S. and Europe to keep Russia alive because if he starts a war Russia will suffer first because e is surrounded by Europe who probably have nukes already pointed down Putin’s throat. He would be better to eat humble pie and back the hell off or put a gun to his head and pull the trigger rather than face international humiliation. That’s old KGB tradition. When you fail you are obligated to commit suicide. If you go outside Moscow you will see the terrible conditions in Russia. And Putin keeps trying to blame U.S. and Europe for his failure.

  288. What does Hitler and WWII have to do with current world events? The West doesn’t threaten Russia, Russia threatens the West. They want to be treated as our equals, but they are not our equals. (military or economic) That’s the truth that that little man can’t stomach.

  289. We can start with Iran “CIA admits role in 1953 Iranian coup declassified documents describe in detail how US – with British help – engineered coup against Mohammad Mosaddeq”. Look it up for yourself.

  290. Yeah, the West is desperate. Each and every democratic country bordering Russia wants to join NATO. Russia depends on the sale of its natural resources as it manufactures nothing but weapons. When you get hungry eat a bullet

  291. Yep those question marks are a sure indication, not the fact that Russian’s now have the most unfavorable opinion of the West ever and have aligned with China in their disgust of the West. That means absolutely NOTHING – its the use of question marks that is of importance.

  292. Russian billionaires got greedy, so the people elected someone to stand up to their corruption and theft… so they all went to the UK where they remain.

  293. John Raphael wrote : “Largest approval rating according to a state owned and controlled media.

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    those ratings are conducted by western media and western agencies like Pew…

  294. DMK wrote :”if they speak against him they will go to jail.

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    why then those 12% of population are not in jail, but openly speak about their NO to Putin each and every month when polls are conducted? You do understand that what you are saying is nonsense, don’t you?

  295. Adolf Hitler did not
    listen to his country-fellow and the creator of the Second Reich, Otto
    von Bismarck. Bismarck wrote: “Even the most favorable outcome of the
    war will never lead to the decomposition of the main forces of Russia,
    which is based on millions of faithful Russians … The latter, even if
    they become separated as a result of international treaties, they will
    quickly re-connect with each other, as the particles of the cut piece of
    mercury. This indestructible State of the Russian nation is strong for
    its climate, territories and its simplicity, as well as for the need to
    defend its borders constantly. This State, even after complete
    destruction, will turn into a revengeful enemy.”

  296. “Even
    the most favorable outcome of the war will never lead to the
    decomposition of the main forces of Russia, which is based on millions
    of faithful Russians … The latter, even if they become separated as a
    result of international treaties, they will quickly re-connect with each
    other, as the particles of the cut piece of mercury. This
    indestructible State of the Russian nation is strong for its climate,
    territories and its simplicity, as well as for the need to defend its
    borders constantly. This State, even after complete destruction, will
    turn into a revengeful enemy.” – See more at:
    http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/22-06-2012/121456-russia_war-0/#sthash.KEmIXZDr.dpuf

  297. “Even
    the most favorable outcome of the war will never lead to the
    decomposition of the main forces of Russia, which is based on millions
    of faithful Russians … The latter, even if they become separated as a
    result of international treaties, they will quickly re-connect with each
    other, as the particles of the cut piece of mercury. This
    indestructible State of the Russian nation is strong for its climate,
    territories and its simplicity, as well as for the need to defend its
    borders constantly. This State, even after complete destruction, will
    turn into a revengeful enemy.” – See more at:
    http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/22-06-2012/121456-russia_war-0/#sthash.KEmIXZDr.dpuf
    “Even
    the most favorable outcome of the war will never lead to the
    decomposition of the main forces of Russia, which is based on millions
    of faithful Russians … The latter, even if they become separated as a
    result of international treaties, they will quickly re-connect with each
    other, as the particles of the cut piece of mercury. This
    indestructible State of the Russian nation is strong for its climate,
    territories and its simplicity, as well as for the need to defend its
    borders constantly. This State, even after complete destruction, will
    turn into a revengeful enemy.” – See more at:
    http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/22-06-2012/121456-russia_war-0/#sthash.KEmIXZDr.dpuf

  298. The Russian Billionaires got greedy for land. They had their economy rolling, Making big money. They had every thing going right, until they started grabbing someone land. now look.

  299. I mean, without factoring in the culture of the country, the meaning of the polls is skewed. I’m not calling the polls incorrect. I think that a vast majority of Russians support Putin. They truly if not incorrectly believe the west is out to get them (though silly articles like this don’t help). That doesn’t mean they support the rest of the government. And Putin can’t be everything no matter how hard he tries. Worse still is that such high ratings infer a semi irrational expectation that the man Putin will eventually not be able to live up to. On the otherhand, split figures in the west are generally a healthy thing as the course of the nation tacks back and forth with the will of the people. It’s not perfect, and there are worrying trends, but collapse is not close to eminent.

  300. You still don’t get it. And, from my experience, the more question marks someone uses, the lower their mental capacity seems to be.

  301. With the desire of Crimea and Donbass to join with Russia, it looks to me like Russia is growing stronger and larger… not more fragile. Logical.

  302. I don’t think Russia should collapse, and I don’t like it when people call for it or the collapse of any country. What it does to its own people are its concern. They are the ones who have to live with it so it is up to them.

  303. How about looking at what the poll numbers reflect instead of just saying “it aint so”. Perhaps the numbers are higher than reported?????

  304. Sounds like the West is getting desperate now that it’s dishonest opportunist manipulators are getting kicked out. I laugh at the West salivating over Siberia, and the UK supported “Free Siberia” (I kid you not) movement will be experiencing constipation. Hey West – think of all that oil, gas. diamonds. nickle, gold…. staying in Russia under Putin’s protection for the Russian people. Makes you green….

  305. This says it all. You appear to lack the faculties to look deeper than poll numbers as to what causes them. I’m not trying to convince you. If you had that ability, you would have already used it.

  306. Russia is federation of dosens of ethnic republics (some of those muslim, others christian, 3 budhist (Tuva, Kalmyk and Buryat republics), several mixed and one (the most specific) is called Jewish autonomous oblast (look Birobidzhan in wiki) – the only one autonomous Jewish republic in the world – and the second (after Israel) Jewish region with jewish state instituions, local parlament, local Government etc. and autonomous statehood guarantered by Constituion of Russian Federation – hardly there is 1 % of people in the west who know that – Western propaganda is deliberatelly distorting facts about Russia…In USA all local amerIndian ethnic groups were genocided in 19th century – so there are no ethnic republics in USA – in Russia local ethnic groups have its autonomous republics, Parlaments, Governments, local languages taught at school along with Russian,- they have their TV and press on local languages, their national libraries and univercities, theatres, sport clubs etc…

  307. Logical – since I cannot deduce that having a high approval rate is a good thing for the unity of a country. The lower the approval rate the more unified a country is. Nice logic there in the ole USA.

  308. Putin is reported to have a 89% approval rate with the remaining 11% thinking he is not hateful and aggressive enough toward the West… and somehow the US media suggests Russia is going to break-up. Did the US always produce poor of thinkers?

  309. Why is it that the more the US tries to break up Russia, the more united, closer and stronger they become while the USA starts to fragment? Russia seems to recognize ridiculous propaganda like this article while USA idiots are so easily fooled.

  310. good post, rodgerolsen – Russia is one of the most difficult (to govern) countries in the world – the west doesn’t understand that…

  311. What collapse? I am against this article, but I don’t see your comment as bringing anything but additional animosity making you just as bad.

  312. Wishful thinking by the US Government. Putin and Russia are solid and The collapse of the West is happening as we speak.

  313. In the 1990’s there was a chance that Russia would break apart. It is not put together as tightly as the US. Here we have the advantage that our ancestors simply murdered everyone who might object later to their lands being taken. People who have experienced genocide are rarely troublesome. Russia is a conglomeration of territories and small countries conquered over the centuries. There are almost 100 languages spoken by almost that number of ethnic groups. Its a group of states (oblasts), city states and semi-independent republics.
    At one point Putin had to cancel the direct election of regional governors due to the danger that a popular local governor might have the urge to be a popular local leader of his own country. The danger of breakup seems to have passed, but it is a hard country to govern.

  314. A collapse of Russia would be horrible. Russia has an incredible culture which the west fails to appreciate due to their government.

  315. What a crazy concept, I hope that if this did happen, the West would finally actually try and help the remnants, I have a lot of respect for the Russian peoples, not so much their Gov just like I dislike the US gov. I know that the Russians have the tech and capacity to make a good country, I just hope that it will eventually align it’s self with the west vs the real enemy of this new century, which is China.

  316. I have no doubt that the people of Russia have little idea of the danger they are in, party to, and ultimately partly responsible for. However, articles like this make me wonder. How irresponsible is a media that would publish such provocative pieces such as this. If RT published such an article about the U.S., we would rightfully call it propaganda. They could have just as much truthful material to work from such as the divide of liberals and ultra conservatives, the race issues, the immigration issues and the national debt. The state of the world and the danger we are in are real. We don’t need either side drumming up additional animosity, there is too much already. Nothing is going to get better in the near term. But we need to keep ice on it to keep it from spiraling out of control in the meantime. When Russia acts irresponsibly, it is our job to counter with additional responsibility. The lives of everyone depend on it. Putin will be gone soon enough, no need to try destabizing Russia, it will only bring worse results.

  317. Russia is rich in natural resources and nukes, it is not going anywhere anytime soon. The West can only dream of another collapse.

  318. No it is the largest approval rating based out of fear if they speak against him they will go to jail. Putin sees a western threat behind everything. Why shouldn’t he since we have shown the world that is what we are all about and if they don’t like it we will try to start a revolution in their country to change the regime. We have done that all over the world so why would we stop now?

  319. Largest approval rating according to a state owned and controlled media. What else would expect poll results to show from a media that is told what to report by Putin’s government? wake up! Of course your probably just a paid internet Kremlin troll aren’t you?

  320. Russia breaking up would be the worst thing that could happen. As bad as Putin is he is by far the less of two evils. This fails to touch on the fact only a few parts of Russia would ever have the ability to stand on it’s own not only economically but also with the infrastructure. This also fails to go tot he fact Russia as a whole has always had very different regions, just like we do here in the US, that have pride in being Russian through the good and bad.

  321. huh…huh…He has the highest approval rating of any leader in the past 50 years in Russia..and Russians are going to break free like the N.Koreans did from the Communist dictator..sounds like alot of pipe dreaming….

  322. If Russia is ‘fragile’ enough to break up then it is fragile enough to break in. If it was ‘fragile’ enough to break in, then why have the neocons, even though they tried there best, failed to break in.

  323. Thanks for the laughs tonight Gaspikae. Time for me to go feed my family and then play some tennis with our daughters, all five of them :-) I hope you have a great day in Russia, earn some Rubles, help an old lady and smile at her. It should make you feel good about yourself. My husband tries his best to do just that on all of our visits back to Russia and my city.

  324. No it is real. There is no denying that. The reason they are there to begin with is because the west decided we didn’t want to pro-Russian government in power there so we caused a change in their government when in reality it was a legal election and we had no right to interfere with their government. It is actions like that which led to the fighting and the takeover of Crimea and later to the Eastern part of the country. If we would have stayed out of their politics in the beginning then nothing like this would be going on. It is actions like that which make them have so much fear and why they have the idea the west is out to get them. It is called human nature.

  325. …So Russians in Ukraine is propaganda? tell that to the x-hundered Ukrainians who died in this made up conflict. i am sure that once they get word of this they will all drop their weapons and Kumbaya will be heard throughout the land as Russians and Ukrainians hold hands in peace and harmony.

  326. Russia will not “Break Up” at best they might replace Putin or retire him, but break up would imply they would form some other system of government. Russia just did break up from the Soviet Union and they are not going to break up into several smaller countries- the Russian people are not “That” stupid as to throw away trillions of dollars worth of lands their ancestors fought and died for. Just what part of Russia would break up? Most all the Russians that are over over 40 years old still remember the strict loss of freedoms under the Soviets and they are quite happy with their still to this day new found freedoms. Most Russians can leave the country anytime they want or afford. So the only break up would be in replacing Putin and most probably would mean someone very much like him.

  327. I also probably know more about software then you do. My sisters, Russian, and I own a datacenter together, thanks to our American husbands, and guess what? We had to block all of Russia’s ip number ranges on our servers because of Russian scammers, spammers, spoofers and pfishers and ddos attacks on our servers coming out of Russia. WORSE corruption than the Chinese.

  328. Sorry punk I’m not a nurse, I’m a surgeon. I was also trained a couple years ago in SRS. Sexual Reassignment Surgery..that means I can change your gender identity to a woman and I’ll do it at no charge for the practice lol.

  329. The biggest part of what I am saying is that the progressive side is nothing but a bunch of hypocrites that say one thing and do another.
    The other part is we were the ones that broke the original agreement first when the west and Russia agreed that we would not allow any of the border republics join NATO but we did. If we could honor our past agreements we might not be at this situation. We seem to fail to understand their culture and that the farther we push one way they will counter with going juut as far the other.

  330. “Latter”, moron. Sorry, but I’m going to stop being nice since you’re doing the same.

    Oh, I’m well aware of your attempt to twist my words. It was a great try, but fruitless in the end. All you’ve proven is your childish demeanor. And it seems you still don’t understand my meaning from before, which is fine. You seem to have more success when you’re arguing rape. Maybe go back to that.

  331. I always write about the subject. You never do that. You are a bot that repeats one and the same stuff on every forum you can put your Ukrainian hands on. Don’t bother to tell me your story that you are Russian. I’ve heard this line hundreds of times too. You need fast change of the software.

  332. I understand better than you do. Since you didn’t realize that I purposely twisted your meaning. Knowing language is a good thing. Not being smart is not. Work on the later.

  333. “A key part to being liberal is being accepting of other people who might think, act, or look different and accepting them for what they are.”
    So you think Obama should just look the other way when Russia invades Georgia, Ukraine and anyone else they feel like invading? That is never going to happen.

  334. You’re the bot for Putin. I’m not from Kiev but do think it’s a beautiful city nor am I from Ukraine, but, not that far from Ukraine in the city of Staryj Oskol. But, I do support Ukraine and not Putin’s killing fields in Ukraine.

  335. How true! That’s what I was trying to say for a long time but said it much better! I’ll keep a copy of your post for future reference!!! Oh, you only forgot to mention (foreign owned) “American Media” as a part of a conspiracy!

  336. I don’t think you have a great grasp of English grammar. That’s okay, I’m not making fun of you for that, but you’ve misunderstood the meaning of my comment. Just letting you know.

  337. You are encouraging me to keep up with this conversation:

    “Go back to focusing on your conversation about rape.”

    Seems you are the sick one.

  338. But Russia isn’t the bogie man that we Americans have been taught by the Great False Church of CBN. Their prediction of a nuclear Russia or Iran starting war is more likely some kid in his basement with an agenda building the first strike missile. In fact a few years ago the media caught some 15 year old kid that built a mini working replica of a nuclear power plant. Or was it a bomb? Invention, innovation and discovery means more kids will know how to build bombs even atomic ones and they may clone radiation or move it the next stage. All it takes is a geiger counter, and live near the right mountains and you know kids they will improvise. The next nuclear attack could very well be some psycho that figures out how they separate 1/2 life particles with a new system and then alter the short life to longer and stronger. A unibomber kind of guy is my guess.

  339. all this “Russian village” crap is so yesterday! use ur imagination for f.k’s sake! (if u have it)
    oh and besides u just complimented Russia saying they have internet in villages but then again it’s hard for u to realize that lol

  340. So much of what the west thinks of Russia is propaganda. The same goes for what a lot of Russians think of us. If both sides could just understand and accept the other’s point of view and show respect then we would not be where we are now.

    Last I checked we had a liberal president in office who is not acting like one. A key part to being liberal is being accepting of other people who might think, act, or look different and accepting them for what they are. Here in the west we fail in that retrospect so much that we seem to always think we know what is best and everyone must think like us or they are wrong. Somehow we have gone back to being an all controlling imperialistic society that will scream from the rooftops that exactly what we are doing is what we are fighting. We need to stop being such hypocrites.

  341. Correct, the only job you could find is lying for Putin and the Kremlin. Your momma must have kicked you out of the house at an early age and you landed on your head.

  342. It will be a long, slow, non-stop grinding down process for Russia from here on in. There is no going back. The country is finished, and they know it.

  343. I’m originally from Russia and the US government does NOT lie to the American people like Putin lies to the Russian people. You have no clue about the US other than what you read in the Kremlin propaganda playbook.

  344. The headline sounds like America under OBAMA and the Socialist/Liberal/Communist/Progressive/Marxist DEMOCRATS! Damn.. maybe Iran getting nukes isn’t such a bad thing!

  345. “There is no longer any question that the United (sic) States of America will break up. The only question is, will it happen before Putin say: Break up! or after that.

  346. Russia breaking up is a western pipe dream. The Russians are more united and patriotic than ever. The West’s attempts to screw with Russia and break it up, only unites it more.

  347. It is no longer a question whether the “Russian” “Federation” (sic) will break up. The only question is, will it happen before, or after, Putin is purged?

  348. And there is one more prophesy that Obama will make. The beast will be given another 42 months to rule; or a 3rd term. Only 2 ways Obama’s failed and ungodly direction can get a 3rd term. 1. A biblical level disaster- world war, global earthquake or an asteroid with global consequences. the 2nd would be if Obama passed away near the Nov 2016 election and Joe Biden became a one termer that would be under intense pressure to maintain all of Obama’s new laws. And number one would probably require Obama to make one more prophesy “The beast will rain nuclear fire on Earth.” a nuclear attack would cinch his 3rd term.

  349. The only thing I’ve said about rape is that “it seems a bit strong” to use that term. You’re the one carrying on a long conversation about it. Seems you’re the sick one.

  350. Look at that you met one now. Get out of your hotel room when your down here and open your eyes and you might find that almost NO ONE here wants that.

  351. Instead of relying on main stream controlled media for your world outlook, look into multiple alternate sources, check the facts and come to your own conclusions. If you do this you will soon be able to see how we are totally lied to.

  352. Not from Texas but go there twice a year on business. Haven’t met one yet who would not like to see Texas break away from US.

  353. Book of Revelation prophesy “The 7 Headed beast aka the Anti-Christ would rise up from the sea.” and Obama “hails” from Hawaii; not more sea than that. The 2 seven headed beast would be “Red.” and Obama is a red Irish and a red communist. The 7 heads are 1. Black man 2. White man 3. Muslim 4. Christian by the False Church 5. Communist 6. World Liberal 7, Idolatry and Vanity- with 6 heads he must have a “Regulator” head or a control head. One of his heads was wounded and healed according to the bible and in his first election there were claims by some homosexuals that Obama was gay ; and like a miracle those voices were silenced or healed. The beast will conquer the saints- for the first time in history great and established Christian churches jumped ship and abandoned established values and agreed to gay marriage. Even Pope Francis spoke in liberal tones about abortion, gay marriage and communism. And Francis supports Obama in global warming.

  354. Interesting. You are the one that stated that the rape is appropriate

    “Bear Fugger Jones Chris • 36 minutes ago

    …but appropriate…”

    and that makes ME sick. WOW.

  355. “Russia Under Putin Is Fragile Enough To Break-up”

    Russia will ‘break-up’ even as Russia garners more real estate – Crimea, Abkhazia, South Ossetia? lol

    And exactly who are going to effect this break-up, IMAGINARY?
    Another eastward invasion from the warmongers emanating from the European Peninsula? lol

    The fact that Vlad the Vanquisher has almost total support of his citizens, can only mean that Yeltsin’s drunken misdeed of allowing Chechnya some kind of autonomy is just not the way to go!

    If this silly Shukla is of India, then he should be more concerned about retrieving Pakistan & Bangladesh from India’s own break-up! lol

  356. Russia has already broken up one time. There is no “mother Russia” anymore and it’s a known fact Siberia wants out of Russia and away from Putin and his criminal government.

  357. i think Americans should worry more about billionaires buying their government and let the Russian people take care of Putin

  358. Regime change in Russia is what the rulers of our country want. Stop with the propaganda, it aint gonna happen. The lower oil prices go the more popular Putin is at home…good job…idiots.

  359. That Texan line is getting old and used by most all the trolls. How about impressing us with a new and different line to entertain us with so we won’t be bored reading that bs line everyday.

  360. A small snake by the name of Afghan was attacked by two great and powerful snakes, one named Soviet and the other called America. Little Afghan was a fierce fighter and succeeded in swallowing up both big snakes. Then she spit them both back out as she didn’t eat their kind of meat. First she spit out Soviet who immediately went home and died. And then she spit out America who even as we write is near death. America did leave some hatchlings of baby snakes behind but they are weak and useless. So today Afghan the very small snake survives while the two great and powerful snakes are gone.

    Based on the story of Moses with a small snake of slaves that also ate and killed two great snakes of Egypt.

    But the point is what appears in front of you isn’t always what you see in the rear view mirror. From the ashes of Soviets death came Russia and from the ashes of America of the old rose Obama’s new world order. In the old America we were taught by right wing Christian values that Russia or the Muslims would be the coming Anti-Christ but if as the bible says is true that the Anti-Christ will have power over all the world,be the most powerful country and command many countries to his way, then it must be only America. The US is still the strongest military,has more allies in the UN/NATO/EU and that makes the probability higher that Obama is the one world ruler that was predicted to come. Even the Catholic Church sees it that way as they appointed Peter the Roman aka Pope Francis and fulfilled Saint Malachy’s 500 year old prophesy that the last pope would be a peter.

  361. Isn’t it amazing, you know about the Russians than the Russians. The internet is great, we have all kinds of specialist here.

  362. Russians already learned the ‘breakup’ lesson, when so called ‘Westerners’ tried to buy up everything in Russia, from aluminum mines to Siberian virgins for pennies. Putin pieced them back together. If you want to talk about a country breaking up, ask a Texan.

  363. Bear , when did you last took your medication? It is not wise to skip even an hour of taking your medicin, and your sounds pretty much like you h”ve skipped taking your prescription now for over a week. Your are hallucinating. Take your drugs.

  364. US government – regretfully – turned into a horrible
    monster, especially since “winning” Cold War in 1991. Outright criminal abroad,
    repressive and arrogant at home, controlled and manipulated by blood-thirsty
    neo-cons and military-security lobbyists – sucking off whatever is left of our taxpayers’
    money. What is ahead for us, mere people? Election is a farce to maintain a
    window-dressing of democracy for DemoPublican ruling regime. Corporate media is
    in bed with the government, any independent voices either ignored or suppressed
    / ridiculed. We are openly being spied on; our Congress is groveling in front
    of AIPAC swearing alliance to Israel, not us. The world hates us for this
    hypocrisy. Imperial Congress and POTUS are busy lecturing/bullying/sanctioning
    other countries while our country – left without funds for reviving our economy
    after being wiped off funds by various lobbying industries, especially
    merchants of death. No light ahead,
    none. How sad.

  365. The big three, China, the US and Russia are not going to break up, they are also not going to go to war with each other at least not directly because they know any such war would be impossible to win.

  366. Ask the shell workers and the workers that got cut from Dow Chem. Bet they would disagree with your statement. whats that?? 19 Trillion and counting we owe.. YUP, USA is on top of the world.

  367. Kind of a weird thing for the President of the United States to say in an article about the Russian economy and political structure.

  368. This smells like propaganda and wishful thinking. Of course, there is plenty of pro-Russian propaganda around. After reading this, be sure to visit rt.com, sputniknews.com, thesaker.is, and http://www.telesurtv.net/english/ to hear the other side’s point of view. The truth is somewhere in between :)

  369. But let’s not forget the fictional character of this article. So, why not rape. It is as much of a nonsense as is the whole article.

  370. Wow, one comment and I’m a troll? I think you jumped the gun there a bit buddy. However, as people who don’t know much typically resort to the “troll” comment very early on in a conversation, it’s good to know what kind of person you are.

  371. More lies and disinformation from the Western mainstream news media……a veritable joke……..quite the opposite is true!!!
    Looks like the writer’s country maybe overly ripe for partition!!

  372. ask the people on unemployment LOL!!!!! I have a room mate that just went to Russia and unlike what they put on the news, Russians are not doing that bad at all. Your just a stupid sheep.
    I bet you think ISIS is are friends also, right you stupid twat????

  373. Shukla and his sponsors the West hawks are trying to restore the conditions of the
    1917s in Russia and after when the non-Russian bolsheviks and dedicated mass murders
    Lenin (a German spy), Trotsky, Stalin (a half/savage from Georgia), Beria,
    Yagoda, Kaganovich, Bukharin, Rykov, Sverdlov, Zinoviev, Kamenev,…rulled
    Russia. At present they have their successors in Russia… Russia be aware!

  374. “USA is in no better shape.”

    – LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

    Keep telling yourself that, one day you might actually believe it too.

  375. Just like the sheep in the USA like to be enslaved by Washington DC.. USA is in no better shape. Jobs being cut everywhere is not a sign of progress, buddy.

  376. What a load of BS!!!!!! Stop it already, USA. You are making yourself look stupid now. USA is more fragile than Russia. If any country is going to break up and have a revolution, it will be the USA.

  377. The fragmentation of Russia has been a subject of conversation for a long time, but it could not happen without the Russian people’s consent. And so far, they prefer being enslaved by Moscow.

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