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Russia on the Rise - with Putin, a strong leader

 

Putin's amazing "Soft Power speech" (July 2012)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnHjw5cOUkE

 

Putin wants to move away from old "hard line" tactics, and increase Russia's "soft power" abroad.

 

That means winning respect for Russian "spiritual and intellectual" acheivements, and working

through international organisations, where Russia's power is already ON THE RISE

 

This was a pro-business, anti-NWO speech, (here's: Another anti-NWO speech) and does help to explain the truth-telling thrust of Russia Today

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Compare this speech to the war-monging horsefeathers coming from Israel and Netanyahu

 

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LINK to here :: http://tinyurl.com/GEI-Russia

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RU:RTS / Russian Trading System (RTS) Index ... update : Daily-6mos

 

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This was a pro-business, anti-NWO speech, and does help to explain the truth-telling thrust of Russia Today

 

Don't know if you keep tabs on Jim Rogers, he's been making noises on Russia for the first time in the last few months.

 

http://www.jimrogers1.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/jim-rogers-you-should-invest-in-russia.html

 

http://www.jimrogers1.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/jim-rogers-shorting-jpmorgan-excited.html

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Least you know where you are with Netanyahu :D

Yeah, you either give him money, or troops to fight his battles,

or you are on his enemies list.

And he doesn't mind killing people in false flags to induce you to help him.

Obama has seen through him, which is one of the better things he has done as president.

 

I am wondering what Obama really thinks about Putin's Russia. This overheard bit suggests he might be closer than he looks:

 

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Vladimir Putin: foreign meddling in Russia's affairs is unacceptable – video

 

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎

Russian president Vladimir Putin warns against foreign meddling in Russian politics on Wednesday, in his first state of the nation speech since returning for a new six-year term in the Kremlin in May. Putin, who last year accused the US of encouraging opposition protests and claimed foreign governments spend money to seek to influence elections, said Russians receiving money from abroad should be barred from politics

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A sound idea, that should be introduced in the US too!

Right now, foreigners can easily and legally channel money to US politicians

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PUTIN AND ERDOGAN

 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, sits down as Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks on before a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday. Putin visits Turkey on a one-day trip expected to focus on economic issues as well as differing views over how to resolve the Syrian conflict. (AP Photo/Tolga Bozoglu, Pool)

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Putin to support ban on US adoption of Russian orphans

Irish Times - ‎12 minutes ago‎

Vladimir Putin will support plans to stop American families from adopting Russian orphans, in retaliation against an “unfriendly” human rights law passed in the US.

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A Better Year? : Russia in the global context

Despite being on a slower growth track in 2012, with the growth rate much below its 6-8% average in the boom years,“Russia will be amongst the fastest growing economies in Europe in 2013,” according to Ben Aris. The 3.5% GDP growth the country produced in 2012 is Russia’s maximum potential at a time of difficult access to international debt markets and slack foreign direct investment, Aris added. “However, there is a chance that Russia will surprise on the up side if the reform program the Kremlin has put in place starts to deliver some successes. All this assumes that there is no financial train wreck in Western Europe, which is not impossible,” the expert concluded.

 

“The Misha Bear” will indeed be unable to remain completely immune to the crises in the EU and the USA, Bogenrief agreed. That’s simply because the country is the third largest trading partner of the EU and the EU the biggest trading partner of Russia, the ACM Partners expert explained. However, remaining the world’s largest energy exporter, growing at a comparatively robust pace of nearly 4% in 2012 and having its public debt at about 9.6% of its GDP, when in some of European countries it’s above 100% of its annual gross domestic product, “Russia will truly emerge as a financial and political force to be reckoned with in 2013,” says Bogenrief.

Ivan Tchakarov, the chief economist for Russia and CIS at Renaissance Capital, also joined the club of optimists, saying that given “a very modest positive GDP growth in Europe next year, or least not another recession as in 2012… 2013 should be a better year for Russia.”

With the oil prices expected to stand at about $110/bbl, and inflation at 7% in 2013, Russia is set to grow about 4% during the year, Renaissance Capital expert forecasts.

 

The alternative estimation by Chris Weafer, chief strategist at Sberbank CIB, projects a more modest economic growth of 3.5% in 2013, with Urals crude standing at the average of $100/bbl and inflation being at about 6%.

In any case, all major projections for the Russian economy developing in the future are based on robust oil prices, but the widely discussed and essential for Russia’s reverse from energy dependence has kicked off, says Weafer.

 

“The contributors to economic growth since 2008 have mainly come from outside of extractive industries. So this trend is moving in the right direction and needs to be expanded at a faster pace before the threat of a fiscal and confidence crisis returns if, e.g. the price of oil was to collapse”

The new points of growth for Russia could be in infrastructure, aviation or consumer services, believes Tchakarov. Other potential industries include agriculture, food and Pharmaceuticals as part of the drive to cut imports, as well as tourism and leisure, adds Weafer. Adding value to the final products in some extractive industries, rather than exporting the basic raw products is another huge growth potential for the Russian economy, the Sberbank CIB expert concluded.

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/source: http://rt.com/busine...onomy-2013-997/

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The new points of growth for Russia could be in infrastructure, aviation or consumer services, believes Tchakarov.

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/source: http://rt.com/busine...onomy-2013-997/

 

 

"Consumer services" in this context means no-doc/low-doc loans for consumption/buying goods on credit. If you travel to any major Russian city nowadays, you'll be astonished at amount of loan companies adverts on TV, on the street, in printed media, etc. Some adverts go as far as "a loan in 5 mins with pasport (personal ID) only"

It's not going to end well :unsure:

Apart from govt or govt-controlled companies, no one is investing in infrastructure projects or buying Russian-made civil aircraft.

And there is no money in the budget for infrastructure (apart from Sochi 2014 Olympics) or civil aviation, period.

The only bright spot is weapons exports - 14BUSD in 2012, 2nd place after US.

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The only bright spot is weapons exports - 14BUSD in 2012, 2nd place after US.

 

 

In the US, for some young people, the only job they can get is in the Armed forces - what a bad sign.

I hope it is better than that in Russia. At least they are self-sufficient in Oil.

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In the US, for some young people, the only job they can get is in the Armed forces - what a bad sign.

I hope it is better than that in Russia. At least they are self-sufficient in Oil.

 

Not really. Youth unemployment in Russia is 30.7% (Oct 2012 http://www.gks.ru/bgd/regl/b12_01/IssWWW.exe/Stg/d10/3-2.htm , link in Russian).

"Youth" means 25 y.o. and less.

Military service is frowned upon/not prestigious in Russia, even with recently reduced 12mo compulsory term.

Russian MoD' contractors' policy is to hire people with experience/who already served in the military so this is not the way to earn the living for Russian youth either.

Being "self-sufficient in oil" does not preclude entire small towns from freezing in the winter due to centralized heating/hot water cutoffs because of non-payment.

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Interesting comments...

 

Do you live in Russia, Matroskin?

If so, can you say which city?

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From a new thread:

 

What would cause you to leave your country... And give up your passport?

 

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Putin Promotes Russia as Tax Haven - Gives Depardieu Citizenship...

 

Published on Jan 8, 2013

 

Aleksandr Buzgalin: Putin shows he is a right-wing neo-liberal politician as he promotes Russia as a paradise for the rich

 

FLAT TAX:

Russia has a Flat Tax of 13%

 

... Maybe Edgar Cayce was right...

 

"Russia will be the hope of the world."

 

Putin has a very favorable birthday for being a great world leader (haha)

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UPDATE 2-Russia c.bank to keep buying gold - Ulyukayev

Reuters UK - 3 Hours ago

12:57pm GMT * Gold now makes up nearly 10 pct of foreign reserves * Russia the world's 4th-largest reserve holder * CBR views paper assets as risky - Ulyukayev * Ulyukayev has accused Japan of monetary

 

"The government wants to bolster its ability to withstand economic shocks, and will transfer $30 billion in surplus revenues from last year to its fiscal Reserve Fund, meaning that the central bank's reserves will grow."

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Putin's War on Corruption

Putin Vows to Kill Off Corruption

 

Topic: Q&A Session with Vladimir Putin (2013)

 

MOSCOW, April 25 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged on Thursday to continue the Kremlin’s much-vaunted campaign against corruption.

 

Putin said that corruption on an everyday level is particularly pervasive in Russia and "presents a threat to society."

 

“We will fight against it no less stubbornly than against inflation. We will kill it off,” he added, speaking at a live Q&A session with the Russian public.

 

The Transparency International global watchdog estimated the cost of corruption in Russia at $300 billion in 2012, placing Russia 133rd out of 174 countries in its Corruption Perceptions Index last year.

 

Putin also defended the investigation into a high-profile case of suspected fraud totaling over 13 billion rubles ($433 million) at the Defense Ministry. The case saw the dismissal of Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, who has been questioned, but not charged, by investigators.

 

“The investigation is objective, and will be seen through to the end,” Putin said.

 

The Kremlin campaign against corruption saw parliament approve in its third and final reading on Wednesday a law that bans state officials, lawmakers and judges from keeping their money in foreign bank accounts.

 

“[if people] want to work for the state, then they should transfer their money here – no one will take it away from them,” Putin said, adding that foreign bank accounts make people “dependent” on the government in the country where the money is kept.

 

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/more: http://en.rian.ru/ru...Corruption.html

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Tough Measures

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For the record, in 2008 a law was passed requiring public servants and their families to submit income declarations. In 2011 the law was amended to include top-managers of the Central Bank, State Pension Fund, mandatory health and social insurance funds, state-controlled corporations’ bosses as well as members of parliament. In addition to filing income declarations they have to report their major spending in accordance with the new legislation passed earlier this year.

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President Vladimir V. Putin signed two edicts that outline procedures for spending and income declaration submissions by public servants, their spouses and underage children. These documents follow the logic of the anticorruption laws that have been passed by the parliament and the bills still pending approval.

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The new legislation dictates that officials or their families who make purchases exceeding their households’ three-year incomes must submit a special form to report these acquisitions. The purchased property may include land, real estate, vehicles or securities, according to the new law on adequacy of civil servants’ incomes and spending, which was passed in early 2013. Furthermore, one of the presidential edicts obliges them to report the sources of the money used for the purchases within 15 days after receiving a corresponding notification.

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/more: http://rbth.asia/politics/2013/04/08/vladimir_putin_sent_a_signal_to_corruptionists_45911.html

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Hey, both the US and China could benefit from laws like this!

The UK too, I suppose.

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WHAT DOES PUTIN OWN? - It seems the answer is available ...

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In today's SCMP, there's an article entitled: "Putin's War on Corruption", and it does list his income and his major assets, and those of his wife.

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Earnings------ : HK$ 1.40 million = US$ ??

Property------ : A flat of 77 sq.m., and a 1,500 sq.m plot of land

Vehicles------- : Russian Lada Niva, two classic Volga cars

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How about Medvedev, the Prime Minister?

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Earnings------ : HK$ 1.42 million = US$ ??

Property------ : A flat of 370 sq.m., and a 4,700 sq.m leased plot of land

Vehicles------- : Two Soviet-era cars, and his wife owns a Volkswagen Golf

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some favorable comments from YouTube / here

 

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Matthew Edgley

I love Vladimir Putin, he is a man grounded in principle and not in vice or corruption like our Western politicians, his loyalty belongs to Russia and its people and his actions time and again testify to that truth. I hope he keeps Russia strong and prosperous long into the future. The world needs more men like him.

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92margy

Mighty Putin will NEVER back down from the threats being post by the British or Obama , He knows what he is doing. He will NEVER leave Russia on her own. when the time will come everyone shall know that.

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RU:RTS / Russian Trading System (RTS) Index ... update : Daily-6mos

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Latest: Just above important support ? : w/ more lines

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I was in St Petersburg last summer. The guide who escorted us on an excursion was talking about Russia and she seemed genuinely happy with the changes that have happened under Putin. She described how life has improved considerably and what little I have seen of St Petersburg has been to the good. At least they have completed a new cruise terminal and it's much, much better than having to dock in their industrial area along with the rust buckets.

 

Russia went through its Financial Collapse - the US (and Europe?) still has that to look forward to.

 

If we are lucky, we will emerge with strong leaders, who are true patriots, rather than puppets - like now.

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Today’s summit between Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin comes at an opportune moment but may founder on the old problem of the Kuril Islands, which Japan still wants back.

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (r.) shakes hands with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow. Many new circumstances are driving Moscow and Tokyo to take a fresh look at one another, despite the debate that has raged since the end of World War II about the rightful ownership of the Kuril Islands. Kirill Kudryavtsev/Reuters

 

The two wrestled for hours with the problem that has stymied Russian and Japanese leaders for almost 70 years: how to find a mutually acceptable and hopefully profitable way to finally end World War II.

 

“The leaders of both countries agreed that the situation where, 67 years after the conclusion of [World War II], we have still been unable to conclude a bilateral peace treaty, looks abnormal,” said a joint statement at the meeting’s end Monday.

 

“We have ordered our foreign ministries to intensify contacts with an aim to developing a mutually acceptable plan. This will prioritize two parallel processes: discussion of the main subjects of the peace agreement and, simultaneously, ways to actively promote improvements across the full range of Russian-Japanese relations,” it said..

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Ben Fulford :

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The Israeli government has also become the laughing stock of the world for having repeated for well over 20 years now that “Iran is one or two months away from getting a nuclear bomb.”.

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...celebrates Japanese independence this year from secret Zionist rule...

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The new move to strengthen relations with Russia is a good sign of that. The countries signed a peace agreement back in 1956 in which Russia agreed to return 2 of 4 disputed islands. The Japanese were forced to renege on this by the Zionists as part of a campaign to keep their Japanese colony isolated from its neighbours. Prime Minister Abe and President Putin have now announced they will work towards a peace treaty based on that previous agreement. That is why Russia and Japan have now agreed to go ahead and radically improve economic relations in the Far East. They have also agreed that, since they both share borders with China, they have a common interest in making sure China does not become a bully in the future.

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.... http://jhaines6.word...-april-30-2013/

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Russia went through its Financial Collapse - the US (and Europe?) still has that to look forward to.

 

Really? Cut the price of oil & gas and see just how strong Russia is :rolleyes:

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