franco wrote:"Apart from the army and navy": Finnish media announced the emergence of a third ally for Russia
The demonstration of military power is extremely important for Moscow. Russian politicians want to achieve great power status for their country, recognized by other states. But Russia's share in the world economy is only about 3%, according to the Finnish TV and radio company Yle.
One does not aspire to something as a country in terms of power. Either a country is a great power or it isn't. That the west wrote
off Russia as a great power is its own idiocy and not Russia's failure. Russia never stopped being a great power even during the 1990s.
Also, Russia is a superpower today. In military terms this is without question. But it is even valid in economic terms. Having the
pool of energy and resources that it has makes it a natural economic superpower. The economy is not a function of "financial industry"
and consumer trash production. Energy alone is a critical product even if it is treated as cheap. Without energy there is no economy,
but a solid economy can exist without speculative financial instruments an tens of millions of tons of plastic trash generation. BTW,
even that plastic trash is directly linked to oil and natural gas for its very mass and not just the energy it takes to produce it.
In this regard, the great-power aspirations of Russians rest mainly on how militarily strong Russia is seen in the world. And we must pay tribute, over the past decade, it has been seriously rearmed.
More BS. Russia has been digging itself out of the hole created by comprador Yeltsin. Being a great power with a vast pool of resources that make
its enemies drool, Russia needs to protect itself. The implicit assumption being pushed by the author is that Russia should spend this money on imports
or tranny toilet upgrades. This shows that the author is a liberastoid.
Now Russia's arms spending is being cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But they are still among the largest in the world, even though they make up less than 10% of the money the US spends on defense. At the same time, it is important for Moscow not only to develop new weapons, but also to create images - the image and perception of Russia's military power by others.
Who is this clown, he writes at the level of a 7 year old without a clue. Russia's military spending cannot be compared without PPP adjustment.
The Russian military and economy do not operate on US dollars. Even if the PPP adjustment for the consumer sector (groceries, etc.) is a factor
of two, for the military sector it is around six. So Russia actually spends 60% of the budget of the USA on its military and the 40% difference
can easily be accounted for by the fact that Russia does not have 800 military bases around the world. Military bases are a locus for corruption.
Does this bonehead think Russia is merely a rotten facade, much like his closet hero Hitler?
In 2018, Russian leader Vladimir Putin shocked the world by threatening an "invincible superweapon" - the Avangard hypersonic unit for ICBMs and other weapons systems. Since then, Russia has kept the planet in suspense, regularly recalling its military potential. This was last done on Putin's birthday, when the Russian military announced that they had successfully tested the Zircon anti-ship hypersonic missiles.
How to spin Russia defending itself against the US scheme to neutralize its nuclear arsenal (a guarantor of peace in our time) with the breaking of the
ABM treaty and attempt to encircle Russia with ABM systems. Putin never
said that the Avangaard was an "invincible superweapon" that
is the author putting words in his mouth. The Avangaard is the logical response to keep nuclear balance by defeating the US ABM scheme. The
"invincible ABM supershield" dreamed of by the USA has failed as a project to neutralize Russia's defense.
According to Professor Hiski Haukkala, reflected in the new book "The Big Game Returns", the Russian military doctrine pays great attention to information impact, since it can be used to influence the situation and make decisions. Even with a simple declaration of its military superiority, Moscow frees its hands. Therefore, the Russians in every possible way emphasize their military power, since this is important in solving foreign policy problems.
Drivel. How is Russia supposed to defend itself without "information impact" on its self-asserted enemies. If Russia did not announce hypersonic
missile tests, then the retard politicians who run NATzO would assume it was a soft pushover and would launch a war. Russia has 1000 years
of history as proof that the west never stops its drang nach osten, so Russia is fully justified in developing its defense and making sure its enemies
know. The style of writing of this author reminds me of the drivel common in during the Cold War. The same cookie cutter smear.
Every year in Russia, Victory Day is celebrated more and more solemnly and more monuments appear. The St. George ribbon became a symbol of Russian pride, and patriotic symbols began to be used everywhere. The state does everything it can to ensure that citizens admire the military power of their country. This is reflected in opinion polls, according to which Russians trust the army, Putin and the special services the most.
More smear and this time aimed at the Russian people. Victory Day is for remembrance like is common for the Holocaust. Those two events
are linked you Nazi loving Finnish asswipe. It makes sense for you to denigrate Russians remembering the genocidal invasion of the Nazis since
you were Nazi allies and ran death camps in Karelia. Russian Victory Day is not a national pride in the military day, liar. And the quoting of
polls supporting Putin are a total non sequitur for the claim being laid out in this paragraph.
Russia has only two allies - its army and navy - Emperor Alexander III once said.
As the Finnish media write, these words for Russians have not lost their relevance now. But given technical progress, the Russians now trust, in addition to the Ground Forces and the Navy, also the Aerospace Forces and the hypersonic missile component, calling them a third ally.
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