Dienas grauds

[..] What is the relationship between Russia and the former Soviet Union?
All countries resemble their past, to an extent. There are similarities in terms of the authoritarian system, the essential corruption of the elite and suchlike, but I think this is a country that has gone through some quite dramatic changes. First of all, it’s not ideological. The Soviet Union, however half-heartedly and haphazardly, did at least pretend that it had some grand global vision. But Russia is very much in a process of transition: it is moving, very slowly admittedly, into a more western pattern that is familiar to us. Therefore, what we’re seeing is not so much the growth pains of a new Russia as much as the dying pains of the Soviet Union.[..]

What are Putin’s key motivations?
They are essentially emotional. One of them is for his own security and, most importantly, legacy. It’s striking the extent to which he is trying to build his place within the grand march of Russian history. This is also a battle for respect. Time and again, what comes up is that Russia wants to be treated as a great power. And that is really the challenge, because in any objective terms Russia is not a great power.[..] But my view is that history is not on Putin’s side. On the whole, ordinary Russian people, but also the Russian elite, do not want to be in some ideological crusade against the west. I am ultimately optimistic about Russia’s trajectory. [..]

M. Galeotti

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vēl labs raksts par RU un PU

6 thoughts on “Dienas grauds

  1. Labs. “on the left we have people who believe sentimentally that Russia is some kind of socialist country, when in many ways it’s almost a rapacious caricature of late capitalism.” – mums nez kāpēc sevišķi aktuāli.

    • Man patīk domāt, ka jebkurš daudz maz gudrs cilvēks kurš saprot ekonomikas datus zin ka mūsdienu Krievijā nav nekā kas viņus rakturotu kā ”sociālistus”. Tur reāli valda Oligarhi un visas iespējamās economikas sfēras ir tikušas monopolizētas (pateicoties tiem pašiem Oligarhiem), tāds ļoti skarbs kapitālisms kam nav pat īsti salīdzinājuma Rietumu pasaulē. Varbūt vienīgi ASV 19. gadsimta beigās/20. gadsimta sākumā, kad super bagātajiem industriju milžiem (visi slavenie Rockefelleri un tā tālak) bija vairāk varas kā pašai ASV federālalai valdībai. Krievijā tā tagad ir realitāte , Al-capone sēž kremlī un viņa puikas saimnieko pa visu valsts ekonomiku

        • Aprakstītais velk uz kārtējo “hitrij plan Putina”, jo nav ievērots KISS princips 🙂 Var jau būt ka nestandarta ORBAT domāts divīziju pumpurošanai, bet why? Nu sanāks no vienas kārtīgas divīzijas trīs kroplās, kāds no tālabums? Mana varsija – motostrēlnieku divīzijās (pie RU rietumu robežas) notiek tas pats, kas notiek GDK, t.i., vienību triecienspējas palielināšana piešķirot vairāk tankus (kuri kā reiz RU vēl ir). Tas liecina par to ka RU militārā vadība gatavojas pārvarēt pretinieka aizsardzības, neko vairāk, neko mažāk. Savukārt RU agresivie plāni atkarājas no politiskās izdevības, ko kremlis plāno sagaidīt vai izveidot. Vienkārši armija saņēma WARNORD un rīkojas attiecīgi, būs vai nebūs tas ir cits stāsts.

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