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Yeah, with that level of analysis I feel pretty safe here in Russia. Comparing GDPs per capita? Well, keep doing that, because I don't have to pay a fucking 500 thousand dollars for a cardboard house with plastic siding here in Russia and pay a 100 bucks to visit a doctor for prescription and then pay another 100 for a freaking pack of antibiotics. I remember when my American friend brought some state-of-the-art C-pro antibiotic, expensive as shit and was telling me how modern it was. I took him to the nearest drug store in Barnaul, Siberia and showed the same crappy Cyprolete drug for 1,5 bucks a pack. Americans are so brainwashed, really.
Kievan Rus is a product of Soviet historians who were basically told to name it like this by General Secretars with Ukrainian origins. Never in any historical document will you see Kievan Rus. It did not exist. And Rus (Russia) did.
Ullo-Ragnar Telliskivi Actually those 20,000 Russians were already stationed in Crimea by TREATY, since the Russian Black Sea fleet is stationed there...and Crimea has ALWAYS been part of Russia...it was "gifted" to Ukraine by Nikita Kruschev when the Soviet Union was still the evil empire...
what school did you go to?!
Just business nothing ideological. Sates attempts to supply Europe with LNG and do anything to destabilize situation with Russia. They had provoked situation in Ukraine to create "casus belli" to put pressure on Russia and make them take actions. If States was failed with Vietnam just try to imagine how they do with Russia? We need resolve this geopolitical situation by diplomacy as fast as we can.
Annexation of Crimea huh... forgot that this was in response to the West spending billions to fund nazis in Ukraine... turn off the gas? Why would we? Even when war with Georgia starts orchestrated by the West the gas wasn’t turned off... keep to facts and not opinions
This is a poor video, the facts are loose and Russia has a warm water port. Its called Kaliningrad which is an enclave nestled inbetween Poland and Lithuania. This is a remnant of the USSR when after WW2 during the Potsdam conference it was agreed the Russians took it off the Germans. This port was ever so important for Russia due to it being their warmest port on the baltic sea and was extremely important during the cold war.
When the fall of thhe USSR happened, because Kaliningrad was officially part of the Russian SSR it is stall part of Russia today.
On a Geo strategic Level Russia had no choice than to secure Crimea and her Naval base. Russia is surrounded by Nato and tries to keep a buffer.
its so sad that People dont work together instead of threaten each other with military Potential.
Imagine what could be done.
Im from Germany and i recognized anti Russian Propaganda since years in western Media, also the Countries of the Nato Alliance get forced to
increase their military Budget on a high Scale.
furthermore there is high activity of Troops and Material Deployment in the Baltic States, Poland ,Romania etc. there is also the so called anti Missile Shield being builded in eastern european States .
Officially directed against the "Iranian Threat" others say it has the Potential to end the Nuclear Balance between Russia and the West
and make a Victory in a nuclear War possible.
Stop that Insanity the People want Peace !!!
Lets work together and build up a better World
You cleverly fail to state that there was a referendum in Crimea where over 90% of the people voted for the return of Crimea to Russia.
Also I have to this day not seen any video evidence of russian tanks and troops invading Ukraine.
No matter how much CNN pushes this narrative it does not make it true of you don't supply proof. Perpetuating this over ants over dies buoy make it true. This is why even the President has called CNN fake news.
It makes me wonder how much of your video is not based on facts either but instead is mere speculation.
Controversy surrounds the 2014 referendum - "On February 27, amidst tensions in the region during the Ukrainian revolution, the Supreme Council of Crimea voted to hold a referendum on the status of Crimea on May 25. Olha Sulnikova, head of information and analysis department of parliament, reported on the phone from inside the parliamentary building that 61 of the registered 64 deputies had voted for the referendum resolution and 55 for the resolution to dismiss the government.
Interfax-Ukraine reported that, "it is impossible to find out whether all the 64 members of the 100-member legislature who were registered as present, when the two decisions were voted on or whether someone else used the plastic voting cards of some of them" because due to the armed occupation of parliament it was unclear how many members of parliament were present."
"According to article 73 of the 1996 Constitution of Ukraine and article 3 of the 2012 Ukrainian law "On all-Ukrainian referendum", territorial changes can only be approved via a referendum where all the citizens of Ukraine are allowed to vote, including those that do not reside in Crimea. The Central Election Commission of Ukraine also stated that there are no judicial possibilities, according to the legislation of Ukraine, to initiate such changes."" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimean_status_referendum,_2014
"- Её ВВП на душу населения приблизительно таковой будто у Маврикии, Гренады, и Турции. И это опять, по последней мере отчасти, продиктовано географией." АХАХАХАХАХАХАХАХАХАХ, Они хотя бы знают что существует коррупция? я не говорю что это всё из-за коррупции, однако блять по большей части будто-один таки из-за наших депутатов и коррупции, по другому отчего у учителей заработная плата по 14.000руб, а у депутатов 300.000руб?
трибунал - это маленький бюрократ. Взятки он просит с таких будто ты, по тому, что такие будто ты их дают. А если коллективно на этих арбитров нажать, то наверное её (коррупции) меньше станет. То кушать, взаимная вина.
Ну если ты берёшь коррупцию в низах (взятка гаишнику и т.д.) - этак это проблема к обычным людям (таким будто мы). Если брать на верхах ... этак здесь трудно найти - там где больше средств, там больше и крадут, однако может быть если перечесть на долю роли на человека, то в различных странах будет по различному. Смотрел сатиру южноамериканскую про ядерное орудие США, этак там генерал в казино играл поддельными фишками (этот красть и заниматься коррупцией не будет). Так же слышал, что в Афган на инфраструктур потрачено 10 млрд баксов, а инфраструктуры этак и дудки .
Так про какую коррупцию ты говоришь? Где ты лично сталкивался с коррупцией?
I resisted a long time commenting on this, but from the comments, I feel I need to not keep my opinion bottled up any longer, so I will comment.
Russia needs a warm water port, as is portrayed in this video. Crimea is a warm water port, and has been a major port for the "soviet union" for a long time - they built everything there - it belongs to them.
When the "soviet union" fell, Russia lost all of the "border states" that used to protect them from the invading hordes that have always wanted to take them over.
In the 1980's, the Soviet Union made a war against Afghanistan. This war was to stop the import of heroin into their country.
The NATO countries wanted heroin in the soviet union, so they opposed the efforts of the "Russian" military.
Russia, today is not the former Soviet Union it was. Even the Government is not what it was.
The import of heroin into Russia is not the battle Russia faces today. The battle Russia faces today is the extreme Marxist based "all acceptance" immigration crisis that western Europe is being inundated with, and the invasion of its' southern borders of the invasion of islam.
Russia, still wants a warm water port, bar all religion, and the transformation of the Continent of Europe into the caliphate of Eurabia.
Russia, will do what ever it takes to get warm water ports in: Turkey; Syria; China; Cuba; and eventually - Iran.
Did you know that Russia has almost half the GDP of Germany? And the German Government is almost TWICE the hatred of Capitalism as Russia? Think about that. Who is the enemy?
The economic statistics used here are bunkum. It's GDP per capita (PPP) that should be used to compare countries, not raw GDP per capita. Using PPP (purchasing power parity) adjusts for differences in buying power.
In PPP, Russia has closer to $27,000, which is well over three times as much.
"Sea of Japan" is a controversial statement for South and North Korean side and only half of its area is controlled by Japan. Cant agree with your explain on that section. Informative video though~ thanks!
Another bullshit video. Murmansk is a warm water port(2nd WW all support were going trough Murmans), Sevastopol on Crimea and Kaliningrad are warm port too. In between Russia has connection to all important countries over land(so railroad)=EU, Middle east,China etc...
And one thing more, Russia has no geography problem is the largest country on the world with resources, water,wood and everything..
The primary stimulus for my comment are the comments of others about the significance of Murmansk as a strategic port. The U.S. Navy is decorative? Very bizarre idea. Both Russia and the U.S. have plenty of weapons that they cannot use. But do not believe that this leaves the US as a "paper tiger." As for the readiness TODAY of the Russian Army en masse, check again the rate of alcoholism in your country. China's economy and military are in face weaker than you are led to believe. Notice how they avoid military conflict and must constantly hand-polish their fragile Ponzi-like economy, which I call "kindergarten capitalism."
Exporting over the see was always the cheapest option. Another thing is NATO is not a WAR capable, Their Navy is kind an expensive decoration. Another thing Russians know what is misery and war, so they are ready. But may be you are spoiled American what watch too much TV, spoiled with materialism and luxury than u can't see it. Russians fought the Ottoman Empire, Napoleon, Swedish, Nazis, Austrian Hungarian empire and they always won!
At the end of the day they no need export anything, they are self efficient
Hitler chose Russia's oilfields rather than invading Moscow, and there were loads of German-friendly partisans in Russia's south at the time (remnants of previously welcomed German settlers from 19th c). But Hitler's timing was faulty in that front.
Hitler was very close to conquer Russia. He just didnt expect the fight would last till winter, so the Wehrmacht wasnt prepaired for it. They were already near Moscow. Russia was lucky. But we can be happy that Hitler failed there. But it shows one thing: Hitler fought on 2 fronts. And still Germany was stronger than the whole soviet union.
US forces weren't present in Europe along one of the two fronts until mid-1944. (As in WW1, the US waited around until Europe's belligerents beat themselves up before engaging militarily.) Germany flexed its muscles for a while, but Hitler was inflexible about his Barbarossa implementation and ultimately came up short.
hello I am from georgia and you have a mistake here in video... not only latvia estonia and lithuania but also georgia is not a CIS member and is associated member of EU an nato aspirant member ))))))))))) FIX that info!!!
I think that Germany keeps "good relations" for other reasons. I made some Research and found out that Germany gets only 10% of it's energy from gas. Moreover, only around 40% of this gas is from Russia.
265 million in the Chinese Ladies Army they alone could take over the world if it was not for weapons of mass destruction giant hydrogen bombs and now scaler weapons using the weather and nano particulate as a catalyst
Lol 889 y. + Russia , u'r dumbass . (Russia was founded in 1991 ) . So u confuse and mix Kuiv Rus' and Russia . Rus'≠Russia !!!! That's foreign youtubers problem , that they don't know slavic history and try to discuss it .
Nice video, how ever when it come to talk about Russian life style and earning a small amount of money comparing to others country, it's not accurate. Since they life style are much better than western. The psychology of life from both side are very different.
Let me give you an example:
Western ( Canada for my example: 1 family, paying rend, mortgage, or others debts and have 3 kids.)
Both parent need to work, 40hours + per week. And probably some of kids will need to pay for they school by them self , working at a part time job.
In Russia, it's not unusual to see a family of 5 , living already in payed home or soon in 5 years. FAther work full time, and mother probably part time and taking care of kids. Kids once growth, don't have to fully pay for school, so they can keep a normal life style.
Also, many doesn't want to work to much, since they rent it's already paid, and can take more time for day own stuff.
Most of them travel, it's not unusual to see people making 10k/moths and others living on the edge, like french teacher, and be very very happy.
In western world, everything is calculated by cash, in slavian, it's not this case.
For those who want to take the country from Siberian side... good luck :)
Interesting but I have a few questions:
What is the average earnings for the "european" russians?
2:35 How can they have manpower without resources, I mean which resources were you referring to there?
4:00 Only certain parts of the country are important to conquer in this way though and their own army is not that big?
5:10 How is the access worse than Alaska's though?
9:45 What about potential for solar and wind power, district heating and geothermal heating in Russia?
Do you know what is a geography problem? The fact that three large cities are in a land locked desert known as Nevada! The only water source, the Colorado River, flows away from the state or province or district or whatever! That river is on the border of Nevada, and Reno, Carson, and Las Vegas are in the middle of that province where there's nothing but desert! Not only do the urban planners of those cities know nothing about geography, they don't know how to read a fucking map! Geography requires more than just reading a map, you have to understand how certain trends in the landscape affect the population, for instance. But these urban planners don't even know how to read a fucking map! It's there on the map that the place is a complete desert. And guess what? If I tell any American that, they will be shocked. They're the craziest people on the planet! As for America, they have more than a geography problem, it has a mental problem!
Russia has gone to space and is taking over the galaxy since it can not go to sea so easily.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out over time.
I am surprised that with such vast resources that people would not be much much richer. Isn't communism gone there? Don't people need to work to survive now?
you completely fell back to propaganda and contradict reality on the issue of ukraine
there was no "more and more europeanization", they rejected a treaty with the EU as it was completely one-sided
through the entire history of their elections they always voted the same, the voting maps are clear on this
and it's hardly an annexation when you have a vote on it by the ones being "annexed" after their elected president in kiev was couped illegally
nice job distorting the facts you dumbass pentagon shill
Russian annexed the Crimea. Russian already had a long-term lease with Ukraine for its naval base. What changed in Putin's mind? He took a gamble, and so far the world's retaliatory economic sanctions are truly hurting Russia's economy. Now, if he can compromise Turkey, he might be truly doing something historic.
Finland is not very dependent on natural gas as it only covers about 10% of its energy needs. For cost purposes, Finland is expanding its domestic gas distribution network but it is also planning LNG import terminals to reduce dependency on the Russian feed source. Estonia is doing the same I think and planning interconnection with Finland.
Finland does not need a lot of natural gas, so Russian political influence due to gas is largely irrelevant. Of course Finnish politicians have traditionally been afraid of Russia, even hysterically. But it is not related to natural gas ...
I'd say Europe would never sign up for US gas because of the cost. The political turmoil exists there to keep the sheep(us) busy.
However, when the business comes to the real bucks, you'd be surprised how little political agenda is being includeded when it comes to decision making.
The biggest enemy of russians is their own government, who oppressed and robbed them for centuries, be it monarchsit, communist or present - post-communist, dictatorial KGB government. Russian people have developed a mindset of slaves and obediently follow what their masters in Kremlin tell them. People in Russia don't want to take responsibility for their destinies, they just blindly follow. That's why the population is so poor, despite vast territories and abundant resources that Russia has ot offer. If you look up the number of billionaires that lives in Russia today, you would be surprised, how a nation with such low GDP per capita has so many ridiculously rich people. Instead of taking action and try to establish truly democratic government for themselves, russian people are trying to oppose west, believing that it's the western world to blame for all the miseries.
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