Russians Pay Less Tax Than You - And Other Surprising (?) Facts
- Russians Pay 13% (flat rate) Income tax
- Oil and Gas attribute 16% of GDP
- Oil/Gas contribute about 27% of Government budget
- Unfortunately, there is a recession due to sanctions (I would add in global economy as well)
- Budget Surplus so far of $40B this year
- Second in world for immigration
- Population still increasing (read that this year it is roughly 146M people now)
- No massive capital Outflow. Majority is companies paying foreign debt off.
- Gov Debt only 13.4% of GDP
- Other political stuff
Definitely a good look over.
This is the best thing about Russia.. and that i really more like..
IS that Russia is a 100% politically independent Super Power.. and that in just 5 years or less
will become also 100% economically independent of US and Europe. Not many nations can say
that. If Russia pull it off and manage to sell to CHina in just 5 years as much energy as they sell to Europe ,then Russia will be the first truly 100% Independent self sufficient nation in the
Independent Military and space power already and Politically independent too , and only seeking to gain now an economic Independence from west.. which they can pretty much achieve. When you have such freedom , anything is possible.. Give away lands for free ,
Free social services in food ,water ,electricity and healthcare and education.
While maintaining its capitalism for the billionaires. It will be like the most free place in the world.
Away of US NSA spying, away of GM food , away of Torture and police brutality and develop so much the country ,that Russians will have no need to travel outside ,and have fun just visiting
their own continent nation.
This is what is fun about Russia its freedom allows the Government to experiment with any
kind of Government they want.. just recently there was reports of politicians in duman requesting Russia government to invite the Romanov still living families to return officially to Russia and give them a castle in Crimea or a castle in Russia for they to live..
Similar to UK that have a Queen and all that stuff..
And because people trust in their government vast majority . (Putin rating last poll was 89% support) . Some were even suggesting the return of a monarchy .Albeit was not supported by many the idea.. still the fact that people consider the idea shows the level of Independence and freedom Russia have is enough for people to consider to Re-invent or Remake the Imperial Russia times but with more freedom and democracy than in the past..
Russia needs to start more than an arms race.. a race to moon and mars..with humans landing and try to be first there ,not with movies but for real..
This is really important because it will be a Huge Influence , for Europeans , they will want to
be closer to Russian Business and technology and they will start to break away from their destructive relations with Americans exceptionalism.. that see them as vassal states. and not as sovereign nations. This support (to split from Americans) and make alliance with Russia in Europe already exist .. in left wing parties.. which is a major first step ,that Russia is doing things right. In Germany and France for example.. you have important leaders asking for leaving NATO.. Such kind of support to Russia did not exist in Soviet Times. So is remarkable now Modern Russia under its new capitalism/open market business system have managed to
get influence in Europe , not enough to turn the tide..but enough to worry Americans about
Russia Rise to Power and business attractiveness for European companies.
(using max steel image for illustration)
The future of Russia is on space..
This is the Vision Russia needs to have..
Investing heavily there is what will create an industrial revolution.. the excitement of building
spaceship for human travel to other planes.. is the kind of motivation Russia needs to create
an Industrial Revolution ,like the one turned UK into a world Empire overnight. Albeit This does not means Russia will do the same mistakes of conquering other nations and turning other countries into puppet states.. but that their influence will be the same ..as the most important
power in the world. For Technology and Progress. Once Russia can become a real Alternative
to Americans.and or Europe. you will see migration towards Russia..from the west. and Russia becoming a Magnet for best world scientist.. students ,artist ,musicians and sports people.
This is not wishful thinking is Already Happening
at a very low level.. specially in Sports..like in Sochi ,that you saw South Koreans and Americans participating under the Russian flag.. but also in Science..
Investing in Space is not because there is anything spectacular to do outhere in space..(not in this generation with today technology).. other than the challenge in traveling first to other planes and seeing new things.. Is important because it encourage /motivates more than anything people to become Engineers and Scientist and invent new things. Is a really good motivator. Because of the prestige.
Aside that it will be a HUGE MEGA Success if Russia manage to master moon travels in a profitable way ,for tourism.. can anyone imagine that..
There will be thousands and thousands of Millionaires including the ones that wants to destroy Russia, waiting for years their turn to travel to the moon as tourist.. Space tickets will be sold like hotcakes.. even it every ticket cost 200 millions $dollars per seat. and it will allow Russia to get a new income and doing
something that is really cool ,really Fun and very prestigious. they will be paid for doing
they really like.. and best of all ,will allow Russia to raise its world image as world leader in
technology and space.