Tingsay wrote:Vann still thinks it's Putin's fault when a space rocket fails, when an engine is unreliable, or when a computer is sub-optimal.
Vann, Russia is still in "rebuild" mode. You start with the basics and work your way up.
90's was a blackhole, utter collapse due to ussr, nothing happened in Russia for a decade. 2000s was cleaning up the rubble, 2010 is the true rebuild phase.
Reposting dino's list:
Mineral fuels including oil: US$173.3 billion (48.5% of total exports)
Iron, steel: $18.8 billion (5.3%)
Gems, precious metals: $11 billion (3.1%)
Machinery including computers: $8.5 billion (2.4%)
Wood: $7.9 billion (2.2%)
Cereals: $7.5 billion (2.1%)
Fertilizers: $7.2 billion (2%)
Aluminum: $6.7 billion (1.9%)
Copper: $4.7 billion (1.3%)
Electrical machinery, equipment: $4.3 billion (1.2%)
As you can see, Russia is slowly getting from commodity-driven economy to self-sufficiency.
Can anyone of you understand for once.. that Russia problems.. in the world..
cannot be solved by having an stable economy alone????
If we lived in a world ,that is fair ,that every nation respect each other ,a world of peace.. then it will not matter which way a nation economy works.. as long there is a profit.. then you have a profit. But in the real world
we live , there is an undeclared war already going against Russia . and Putin can't continue ignoring this.
Every time putin says he will reduce in half Russia space budget..or that will invest heavily in Russia infrastructure or that will finance veterans from Israel or Baltics ,or that will be investing more in sport..build more stadiums or build more trains , He is IGNORING the western popular business leadership ,ignoring NASA more ambitious program ,ignoring Intel and american electronics industry,ignoring American very popular IT industry ,and entertainment industry. , Not Countering it.. Putin instead look at US ,full determined to destroy Russia and what the moron does? Look to the east for enhancing relations with asian nations.... this is an example of IGNORING a problem... Someone wants to kill you..and fire bullets at your house , you need to stop him.. you can't say.. oh well ,, lets paint the house more prettier maybe that way they will not want to kill us..lets make a party in the house.. to promote friendship.. this is what he did with the olympics.. did Russia earned any friendship with Americans and EU after hosting so many olympics and wasting $65 billions dollars ?
is Russia safer now after Sochi and World cup 2018 ? 65$ fucking billions wasted.. will have been better
he invested them in the militarization of space.. mass producing their stealth planes , or speed the production of submarines , that is if the idiot is so scared to counter American popular civilian business, at least will had a more powerful military.
So selling potatoes or bananas or seeking to host more olympics will NOT convince Americans to abandon their cold war , against Russia. Russia have a huge problem in influence with the west.. and this is the reason why they want
to destroy Russia.. as i said before Every nation can be influenced.. and Americans /Europe are not an exception to this.. they only respect Leadership and nothing else.. Russia needs to counter the Americans leadership in the world in their popular business if it wants to break this domination of US over the world.. having a "Stable economy" ,when the enemy is preparing to deploying missiles at your borders armed with nuclear warheads is meaningless. all your progress can be reversed in minutes when a war start. So hosting more olympics ,building more parks ,breaking records in wheat production will not Inspire the west to STOP its hostilities against Russia... INFLUENCE.. If Russia had that.. Influence it will have disbanded NATO and the American system long long time ago.. and such Influence is only achieved by making Russia as a real alternative to American business. . American have internet... so Russia needs to create a better one.. Americans lands in mars ? Russia needs to do it first.. Americans leads in Personal COmputers and software .. then Russia needs to competes with that.. not just computers for military ,but to replace US semiconductor industry totally.. Is amazing no one see this.. Russia have an influential crisis. and whenever you engage in a discussion with any pro American people in the west.. why US is better than Russia.. the very first thing they will tell you..
is what does Russia sells ? what does Russia produce in the world that anyone needs? the answer is NOTHING..
The perception is always the same.. United States means progress for the west.. and Russia for the west means
a backward looking nation.. yes the west is very important.. is from the west that the sabotage to Russia economy comes..and the security of Russia is threatened.. from the west.. and so Russia can't ignore the west.. it needs to defeat it in a war and force them to peace.. or.. defeat them in their own leading civilian business. i think the later is better.. that Russia put an end to US domination in leading popular business.