"If NATO troops entered the Crimea, they would put up attack systems there, and then Russia would be squeezed out of the Black Sea region," he explained. "This is really squeezing Russia out of this very important region of the world, for which so many Russian people have died over many centuries," the president said in his televised call-in show
Many readers of internationally famous publications believe that the world political favorite is Vladimir Putin, while Obama and Merkel received only 2% and 4% of approval. And that comes after Vladimir Putin was recognized as the most influential politician of the world according to Forbes and a Person of the Year according to Time
One can say that there are two ways for the situation to develop. The first one is peaceful, relatively peaceful. If the junta does not dare to start a war, then Donetsk, with difficulty, will hold a referendum on independence and desire to live in the united but federal Ukraine. Apparently, the referendum will be held in Lugansk as well
The Crimean Parliament adopted the new constitution of the republic. All 88 deputies present in the auditorium voted for the constitution. The approval of the Constitution of the Crimea by Russian central authorities is not required. According to the Constitution, the Republic of Crimea is a legal and democratic state within the Russian Federation
In May 2014, presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus will sign an agreement on the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union. The name of the new joint currency has been supposedly coordinated - altyn. The new currency is likely to be introduced not later than in 2025. Kazakh president believes the dollar is an illegal currency
Russian imports of military hardware in 2013 reached 15.7 billion dollars. By early 2014, the order backlog reached $40 billion. Yet, most payments are made in dollars, which means that the American system benefits from the Russian trade. Wouldn't it be logical for Russia to abandon the widespread support of the dollar in light of sanctions?
On Thursday, April a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be hosted in Moscow. The agenda includes issues of regional and international security. The meeting will take place almost immediately after the meeting of foreign ministers of NATO member countries
The appearance of the national payment system in Russia is a matter of time. Sberbank CEO promised that the NPS based on the universal electronic card would appear in the country within the next 6 months. Will the Russians finally get a convenient and technically simple system? Will other major players in the banking sector agree to invest in it?
The West continues to analyze the events of the last few weeks and tries to understand what will happen next. Some in the U.S. believe the U.S. administration and president himself are wrong when they talk about the isolation of Russia. In fact, Vladimir Putin has laid the foundation for the creation of an alternative to the transatlantic alliance
We have experienced unprecedented pressure from the West and continue to experience it. There is an ongoing blackmail, psychological pressure. There are attempts to isolate Russia and turn it into a pariah country. This was clearly stated by US president Barack Obama. This Nobel Peace Prize winner collects units under his banner to isolate Russia...
Many Western experts believe that the Ukrainian crisis has given a new impetus to the existence of NATO. Prior to the events in Ukraine, political scientists tried to understand what the alliance would do in the future. Now Washington and Brussels seem to have decided on the semantics - "containment of Russia."
The year 2013 was quite a successful year for the Russian foreign policy. This has to do primarily with the fact that we managed to reduce the risks, the crisis, in the sense that there has been no armed open clash in Syria. It was Russia that had an impact on the Syrian leadership that convinced them to choose chemical disarmament
Since the beginning of 2014, Russia has sold weapons in the amount of two billion dollars. According to the results of 2013, Russia sold weapons worth the total of $15.7 billion. Russia was among the world's largest arms suppliers from 2009 to 2013. Russia accounts for 27% of global arms exports. The USA takes the lead with 29%