Hannibal Barca wrote:There are the equals of Musk, Jobs etc in Russia.
Antonov, Tupolev, Mikhoyan, Kalashnikov etc.
Unfortunately Russia doesn't produce them anymore more and they should find a way to work this out.
You are just making that up based on nothing. Soviet general directors were Communist Party created
celebrities. Attributing all innovation and skill to them alone is idiotic. Almaz-Antey is doing very well
even if there is no celebrity for you to extoll. Sukhoi is also on a roll but where is its Elon Musk analogue?
Since there is none that must mean, following your "logic", that there is no innovation and productivity.
Im sure Almaz Antey is doing Awesome ,SUkhoi even more , and i will say those companies are superior to any air defense company or COmbat jets in the west or entire world.Thats really good for Russia security and future sales.
The problem is however is the poor influence the civilian Business Russia government promotes ,vs the Business western countries and americans promote.
Putin said he wants Russia to be the #1 Exporter of healthy food. alright AND?
If money is the same ,Russians will still prefer to work in a Mcdonals with air conditioner over agriculture in the land doing hard work and getting dirty.
Russia government needs to create an ideal environment for civilian business to proliferate,
and business that Russians will truly celebrate to work or be part. Because if Russia do not do it , their western partners will do it. and you will have Russian society , money being equal ,preferring to work in american business than Russian. This will only encourage Russian talent
to leave to the west and seek a better opportunities in a more future looking nations. over a past looking one like Russia is.
So if Americans business wins the hearts of Russians ,in their own territory , then the kremlin is promoting American culture over the Russian one. Why not then , create a modern culture ,with modern business that will fight back the western influence?
Being the #1 wheat exporter in the world and #1 healthy food exporters ,while is good for the economy is not going to help Russia to end its military confrontation with the west. Because Europeans will compare American business vs Russian ones and will see Russia is NOT an alternative to American Business at all. not even close. So then Russia will have to waste a lot of money of Russia GDP on its military ,and in nukes and tanks to counter its own poor influence with the west. Now Findland wants to join NATO , for sure Americans told them , that if dont join , Findland business will be blocked from American and European ones and its allies like Japan. ie. blocked from the modern world. So this is how Russia create its economic problems
, by refusing to compete with American modern Business
. then Russia becomes ignored ,when Americans tell other countries to choose which side will join.
It looks like Putin believe that as long Russia economy is leading in agriculture (or selling energy to china) ,and make a lot of money ,that all will be good again. but thats not the case. It will still have Americans provoking conflicts in many places that will force Russia to interfere ,
and weaken its economy and those wars will create social unrest.this is not mentioning the possibility of a full scale world war too . this is all because Russia have done so poorly into influence its most powerful enemies into stop fighting Russia and instead become an ally or at very least earn their respect. But creating tank parks , selling more wheat than anyone is not going to impress any one in the western most developed nations. it will only provoke Jokes
and disrespect in Russia.
If Putin really wants to create a super economy , it needs to pay attention to business
that will really influence its society ,even more than western business ,and it needs to leave the soviet glorious days behind and reinvent Russia into the new century ,into a totally new modern nation with modern. The pivot to Asia is not going to do much for Russia. BRICS a total failure.
Russia cannot get away from its American problem ,until it does 2 things. he either fight Americans in a war and defeat them or he competes with American business and lead. There is no other way. Reasons why Putin needs to look at Space ,and take it very very seriously ,even more than sports , and he will do even better if start creating an IT revolution in Russia , with
a Russian internet to compete with the american one , and create Computers /processors that competes or defeat the western ones, and look very seriously at the entertainment industry too.
All those things helps to create and promote a new culture and a new economy.
It is American popular business what helps Americans creates a world empire , at the same time
Russia lack of popular business ,for society ,what makes Russia to have so poor influence in the world and allow itself to be isolated from the major economies in the west.
If Putin had any clue of how bad he is leading Russia economic development.
he will reverse totally its priorities and policies. Made it easy for business to start in Russia.
And promote the nation into the world as leader is something that really matter for consumer society.
Few example of awesome things will be if Russia.
1)Began to create a major space revolution ,and aim to become the first and only
space tourism nation in the world around earth or to orbit the moon. To dominate space
traveling and do it with elegance with a space plane.
2)Create a new Internet not controlled by Americans ,very cheap if not free , that will cover
All Asia and Europe. an alternative to American internet.
3)Create major competition for Microsoft and Intel /Amd. Become a leader in processors
computer and graphics.
4)Entertainment promote gaming industry. This is very popular today. And gaming industry
today , helps also the music industry and the movie industry too. ie. Successful games ,promotes movies based on those games and musical artist too.
5)Smartphones.. buy back Yotaphone 2 from CHina . that was really bad decision to allow
it to leave.
6) and automobile industry.. to design a new sport car that will be sold worldwide. they allowed Marrussia to crash. and car with a lot of future
7)and the money Russia spend in financing soviet pensioners abroad ,to be used instead to modernize Russia Roads and transportation system and promote tourism. etc.
All this things are totally possible for Russia , Putin only needs to stop
the waste of Russian people money in useless things.
250 billions dollars!!! will cost a second train to CHina.
Imagine what kind of business or development Russia can do with such huge money?
enough to build all Sochi olympics again ,in 5 other cities in RUssia.
Then $10 billion Russia using to host FIFA 2018 ,could have been better used to
create a new IT revolution with its new processors and OS that competes with Intel and microsoft.$52 billions in Sochi.. could have been better for Russia only spend half of that money
in Sochi and the other half in space.
There is a lot of money Russia waste , like no other nation does. and Russia could have
the influential economy it needs in the world ,to really counter Americans influence.
if only it knew how important is to have business that can influence society in a very