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Russian President Vladimir Putin has been inaugurated will announce a new government shortly. The new cabinet is expected to be a ‘Stavka’ or a war cabinet.
This was inevitable with harsh US sanctions, the spy charade in England and the ongoing confrontation between the western block and Russia in Syria.
Four years ago former a Russian military officer and a columnist, exposed what constituted red lines between NATO and Russia in Ukraine, Georgia, Finland, Sweden, “unfriendly actions of Lithuania and Poland” not leaving aside the Arctic, an “almost the ideal of all available bases for launching a first strike, writes a celebrated international correspondent.
But Syria today is where all things come to a head he writes “Any attack on Russian assets or personnel will be met with a devastating response”.
This is serious stuff after Russia announced as yet unmatched missile technology which threatens the US’s world dominance.
As maters exist, Putin has reportedly allocated US$66.3 billion for his military versus NATO’s $201 billion, and the US’s $610 billion.
But Russia remains unafraid with Russian analysts talking about close coordination between the “Russian security apparatus and the Russian military-industrial complex” .
The western electronic media has referred to the US- Russia bickering as an all-out war between “autocracy and democracy” and it may well be.
Objective analysts go beyond this and see a battle within Russia as between the Eurasian lobby which backs Putin wholly and Russian Prime Minister Medvedev global visionaries.
The Eurasian lobby is for New Silk Roads and a Eurasian Economic Union while Medvedev’s supporters want “Russia to be accepted by the West as an equal partner”.
The Russian economy is for the larger part in the hands of Medvedev’s backers it is claimed and, Putin’s Eurasians reportedly see this as “the biggest threat to a stable, nationalist system”.
Putin is now honing in on building a “Greater Eurasia”, which hopes to sideline the US and its allies as it seeks to strengthen the Shanghai Cooperation Organization SCO.
With this objective in clear view 71 nations met in Crimea for an International Economic Forum.
To its West, Russia has begun with building a billion-dollar international airport and the 19 kilometer Crimean Bridge. To its East, there is the SCO with China as its principal partner and, there are a number of similar alignments ongoing with other countries, with Putin defying America.