Russia is no longer in a humiliating economic position and solves its problems on its own. This viewpoint on the developments in Russia is provided in a commentary of The Sunday Telegraph. It says that Russia is dealing with its problems in a calm and non-hasty manner and, despite the persisting difficulties, is moving forward. As a confirmation of that, the commentary points, in particular, to some improvements in the living standards of Russians, the change of the outlook of Russian cities, and also to the fact that Russia continues to keep advanced positions in the field of space technologies and hardware, in which it cooperates successfully with Western partners. As The Sunday Telegraph goes on to say, Russia continues to possess the necessary potential to become, if necessary, together with other states, a counterbalance to the USA, which is trying to use its influence in the world to push through its own interests. The fact that precisely this policy is conducted by the Bush administration is evidenced by the results of the first three months of its stay in office, the commentary says. In particular, Washington has got embroiled into a diplomatic conflict with China and, in actual fact, has turned its back to Russia. In this connection, the Sunday Telegraph says that Mr. Bush is not right, if he thinks that Russia has lost its power and is inactive.
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