Corruption is in order of magnitude higher in third world countries - African, India etc than it is in Europe. In fact corruption keeps them poor.
Who told you that?
Look at the US... the MIC runs the pentagon and congress and the senate... money and jobs talk... it is not even political they bribe both sides and it is all official... they call it a lobby group but it is blatant bribery.
What keeps the third world poor is because of the deal they have gotten from the west... they have no concept of land ownership so first they steal land... for some native a dollar is a lot of money so give them a dollar for the fist sized diamond they find in a mine they will likely spend their entire lives working in for a dollar a week and a dollar bonus if they find a really big diamond... the mine owner takes those diamonds to London and gets them cut for a few thousand dollars and has million dollar cut diamonds to sell to rich westerners... not a cent goes back to the third world people who live where the mine is or work in the mines for less than any westerner would even consider working for... the west rapes the third world and stifles development so they can keep the cheap raw resources and labour that is so valuable to their economy and big companies... and don't be fooled... it has nothing to do with skin colour... they don't care if it is a black man in a mine in africa or a white Russian guy in a mine in the urals... and they don't give a shit if you live or die.
Corruption does not keep them poor... unfair trade practises by the west keep them poor and under developed because they stifle development just like they are currently doing openly with Russia and China... they even make up excuses to impose political sanctions on Russia... and it is all to stop Russia from developing economically so it is less likely to become more of a military threat to the US.
If Russia continues to deal with these corrupt states, sooner than later Russia will become as much corrupt as these African, Asian countries.
I agree 100% but you have it all ass backwards... Russia will become as corrupt and as evil as the west if it continues to play the west at the wests game because you will get sick of being on the losing side and eventually start doing to them what they have been doing to you all these centuries.
Russias only real hope is to realise that dealing with rich customers doesn't mean big profits for Russia... the west didn't get rich and powerful by being generous or being nice or fair. Russia can trade on an equal basis with Africa and Asia and central and south america and both Russia and the countries it trades with can develop and grow and become more powerful... and the west is scared to death... China is already doing this and is very successful... recently May went to Africa offering loans for investments and criticised Chinas offer to build power stations and roads claiming China was threatening Africa with a mountain of debt they will never pay their way out of... the west should know all about that... that is what the IMF was for.
The fact was the Chinese were offering fair trade and to build infrastructure in Africa and it was the UK offering debt... the west lives on debt... that is the basis of the wealth of the west... that and basically raping the known world of resources and very low prices...
They envy Russia, not necessarily hate.
No... it is hate... it is racial... a US offical called Clapper or Crapper or something said, and this was reported widely in the US media, that Russians are genetically disposed to being bad... they can't help it... they just do bad things to people.
If he had said that about Asians or black people or gay people he would have lost his job, but he said it about Russians and everyone just nodded...
Forget the west Russia... you can actually do much better...
When I see Russians sucking up to the west I think of abused women in hospital after being beaten by husbands or boyfriends saying they fell down the stairs again... if only they weren't so clumsy... but he loves me and he said he is sorry and he will never do it again... gets to the point where you have to say the guy needs to be shot... but so does the woman for letting him do that over and over again...
European culture is more or less the same. But imagine African, Hindu etc. Morally bankrupt, intellectually pauper. There is no common ground with rich Russian culture.
Wow... that is actually very European of you to dismiss the cultures of an entire continent and say it has no value... the main problem of the west was that while it started out pinching things from other cultures... like basic maths for a start... that eventually it starts to see itself as the centre of the universe and just a little more civilised than anyone else... but look to America to see where that is headed... gay black and asian females getting positions on government boards because there were too many white men there... it doesn't matter that they don't know what they are doing... by adding diversity you are making things better right?
The Borg likely started out as a bit of cybernetic augmentation too...
For example, is giving to a family member a job in in preference to others in a non family business or state organisation corruption or not? Depends where you are.
You mean like Hilary Clinton getting a job in the US government when Bill was President, or all the Trumps now working in the US government?
In October 2016, it was reported that Saab, among other manufacturers, had been sent an informal request-for-information query, resuming a new competition for a single-engine fighter to replace the Indian Air Force's Soviet-built MiG-21 and MiG-27 aircraft. Saab had already submitted an "unsolicited bid".
I am totally biased, but if the job is to replace the MiG-21 in the short range interceptor role and the MiG-27 in the short range strike role then the relatively cheap MiG-29M2 would be perfect and could probably be produced in India right now... they already made MiG-29s there anyway, and there would be future growth potential with systems and equipment developed for the MiG-35.
But, no, lets add a completely new type that has no commonality with anything they have ever operated before...