Russia has transitioned from an importer of polymer goods to a producer. Thanks to the absurd economic distortions introduced
by Yeltsin's regime and a stupid tax policy that did not discount taxes on raw inputs, Russia was exporting raw inputs to the west
and then importing value added production. So Russia was feeding the west. Now Russia has not only dramatically reduced imports
of critical polymers (polypropylene and polyethylene) but has developed an export capacity.
In spite of all the problems, the key is that the vector of development is in the right direction. Stupid tax policies and economic
limitations in Russia are coming down. That has NATzO's panties in a bunch. They are seeing that the plan for Russia to
fall apart has totally failed and now they are scrambling to establish an new cold war of "containment". But this time around
they have to "contain" economic hyperpower China. China and Russia together can and will outweigh NATzO. The developing
world is also gaining more and more autonomy as their banana republic status fades and more wealth is generated internally.
This is a long term process, but a looming crisis for the imperialist collective known as NATzO. The good old days of colonial
rackets are coming to an end.