How in the West can turn off Russian industry

The other day an extremely unpleasant topic has surfaced in the Russian media. It turned out that back in 2012, before the imposition of Western sanctions, the Austrian supplier company was able to forcibly and remotely, via satellite, disconnect the compressor equipment previously sold to Gazprom. This incident raises a lot of burning issues.




The plot of the case is as follows. The domestic gas monopolist bought powerful compressors from the famous Austrian company LMF. Moreover, the state-owned Gazprom for some reason purchased equipment through its subsidiary and not directly, but from a certain Russian supplier, that is, an intermediary. Further in this story, vague assumptions are made that the “negligent daughter” might mess up something with payments there, which is why the Austrians punished her by remotely shutting down the sold, but not fully paid, compressors.

All this happened seven years ago, long before the deterioration of relations with the West. What can this episode of the economic relations of Gazprom testify to?

Today's “Russian liberals” scolding the USSR for the bias he had in the economy. Priority was given during the Cold War to Group A enterprises that produced machine tools, tools, and industrial materials. Plus, significant assistance was provided to foreign “friendly regimes”. Group B enterprises were funded on a residual basis. Because many lusted for a Japanese cassette player, American jeans, inflatable chewing gum and 150 varieties of sausages.

Of course, there was nothing good for a simple layman in this scenario. But with the collapse of the USSR and the loss in the Cold War, another misfortune came. Market economy, free enterprise, crowded store shelves, free travel abroad. Of course, great. Here are just a fee for 150 varieties of sausage was great. Otherwise, as a raw materials appendage, no one sees the young Russian Federation within the framework of the American-centered globalist system. In the West, neither Russian machine tools, nor civilian liners, nor anything else high-tech are needed. Oil, gas, metals, timber - this is welcome. They sold, received dollars, brought them immediately abroad.

As a result, over the decades since the collapse of the USSR, thousands of industrial enterprises have been closed in our country.
Frankly, many factories that are functioning or are even being rebuilt are aimed at servicing the export of resources. For example, the wonderful Zvezda shipyard in Primorye has the main goal of increasing the sale of hydrocarbons abroad. Things are going well with metallurgical manufacturers of pipes for numerous gas pipelines.

But now we have trouble with the machines. And not only with them. How many imported components and other equipment are used, which, as it turns out, can we remotely disconnect if necessary, turning into a pile of dead iron? By the way, Austrian compressors are also used by Surgutneftegas and Lukoil.

Western sanctions hit the leading enterprises of the commodity sectors, on which our economy stands, banning the sale of equipment and of technologies. If you believe the federal media, then "to shreds" they did not tear us. However, more pessimistic assessments are expressed behind the scenes. So far, everything rests on the existing equipment, but over time it will begin to develop its resource, and there will be nothing to update it. Moreover, this can happen approximately by 2023-2025.

If by that time full import substitution does not occur, the extraction and export of resources will begin to fall, and with them foreign exchange earnings. Related enterprises will immediately have problems, and the federal budget will not have enough funds to fulfill its social obligations. The situation in the country will not be the most fun by 2024, when the next term of presidency of Vladimir Putin ends and a certain “transit of power” is planned. Think about it.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 21 October 2019 12: 25
    -2
    Yes, I can’t wait for Putin to leave! He creates this whole mess with his government and managers. So that later there was an impression of indispensability. What is one area of ​​the economy where we have no dependence on someone, from zero to mass production? Moreover, they voluntarily drove themselves into this dependence. In general, the Serdyukovs rule.
    1. Cetron Offline Cetron
      Cetron (Peteris) 21 October 2019 13: 09
      +6
      Was it better with EBN?
    2. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 21 October 2019 13: 18
      -4
      What is one area of ​​the economy where we have no dependence on someone, from zero to mass production?

      Personally, I can imagine ... how our economy and industry could collapse in the early 20s of our millennium ...
      - It will be exactly the same as ... like ... like ... the dam break near Krasnoyarsk ... that happened the other day ... Of course ... the scale will be different ... but the principle is the same .. - Everything allegedly "happened by itself" ...
      - You can give other "illustrative examples" .., but this one will do ...
    3. Zhenya Gurdjieff (Zhenya Gurdjieff) 21 October 2019 21: 00
      +5
      Yes, I can’t wait for Putin to leave!

      What kind of fools you * are, you don’t see the main thing - in any situation it will not be better for ordinary people, this is not a struggle for prosperity and a better future, this is geopolitics * ... sorry for you.
    4. Aleksey Glotov Offline Aleksey Glotov
      Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) 22 October 2019 07: 52
      0
      Yeah, dreaming ... now Putin will take it and leave the galley ... he has such a load on his shoulders that it’s only with the galley that you can leave.
    5. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 22 October 2019 11: 18
      +4
      The foundation of this mess was laid by the liberals during the tyrant and alcoholic Yeltsin, when all of Russia's national interests were sold for a penny, and large city-forming enterprises and firms were privatized in Chubais for a penny and transferred to the property or under the management of the newly-arrived oligarchs and foreigners - who bought by cheap large blocking stakes in these enterprises and firms, and many of these enterprises are defense, strategically important for Russia's national security.
  2. Victor N Offline Victor N
    Victor N (Victor n) 21 October 2019 13: 29
    +9
    Well, the author found another reason to reproach ..... (who?). Only the most ignorant ignoramus will immediately blame the President for everything. More advanced blame the government, oligarchs, managers, capitalism as a whole .... But famously few are capable of. Because how can each of us be guilty: we work somewhere, but maybe not where we need to? Or we do not what we need.
    I’m using a Chinese computer, not a domestic one. The TV is Korean. Shoes - German, Italian wine .... I myself did not grow coffee or bananas, but I consume them. I will receive a premium - I will buy Riga sprats, but not Kerch or Mamon. I can’t even offer anything for import substitution. And to manage a project to develop the production of products instead of imported - is not capable of being poor ...
    But then I am categorically against all kinds of business managers, officials and the Russian Guard.
    Are there many who do not look like me? Only honestly!
  3. Nikolay_a_m Offline Nikolay_a_m
    Nikolay_a_m (Nikolai) 21 October 2019 16: 45
    +4
    And now, biting Snickers, I wait, when the corpse of my enemy swims, in the hope of not slowing down and dancing on the ruins of a raw country.
    What is the problem. They control their technology, they do not want to give the patented technology to us, but they give it to the Chinese, categorically against the pirated production here, but look through the fingers at the Chinese. They shot themselves in the foot with sanctions, and you shout that you will block everything in Russia and shoot yourself in the head.
    Do not forget, they are more capitalists than ours, and for a capitalist, money is above all.
    Well, turned it off, paid - turned it on, make money together further and wait. We won the American election. Nothing, we fly into space together. Business something.
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 21 October 2019 16: 48
    0
    Do you know what term our owners came up with in case of an industrial accident? "Personal carelessness". And then: "Determine the punishment by going to work." That's right - if you're smart, why aren't you rich?
  5. Nikolay_a_m Offline Nikolay_a_m
    Nikolay_a_m (Nikolai) 21 October 2019 17: 01
    -1
    It is necessary to correct. You’ll remove from your consciousness that you are a slave, and there are only masters around, you look - you will realize yourself and your life will become better. And everything else is a family or its absence, life, in a word.
    And I kept wondering what was the psychological problem of the liberals, the Communists and others like them. We will destroy the old world ... ..
    1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 22 October 2019 23: 27
      +2
      With the current system, self-realization can only be in a brothel ... well, you understand ...
  6. Screw Offline Screw
    Screw (Gennady) 21 October 2019 22: 11
    +1
    For some reason, not scary. Left-handed flea shoe. And for the remote shutdown of gas pipeline equipment on the basis of third-party sanctions (the third superfluous - the rule without exception!) - this looks like terrorism, or worse - an indirect declaration of war. Where does Pligin V.N. look in the Duma ?
  7. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 22 October 2019 07: 58
    +2
    Quote: Victor N
    Well, the author found another reason to reproach ..... (who?). Only the most ignorant ignoramus will immediately blame the President for everything.

    Highlight a quote where I personally reproached Putin.
  8. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 22 October 2019 08: 00
    +3
    Quote: Victor N
    I can’t even offer anything for import substitution. And to manage a project to develop the production of products instead of imported - is not capable of being poor ...
    But then I am categorically against all kinds of business managers, officials and the Russian Guard.
    Are there many who do not look like me? Only honestly!

    Ready to lead Gazprom for half the salary of Miller. I guarantee that it will be at least no worse. wink
    1. Victor N Offline Victor N
      Victor N (Victor n) 22 October 2019 11: 40
      -1
      You personally did not blame Putin, but with what readiness the commentators admit his guilt! This is no accident.
      As for your consent to replace Miller: all employment offices are inundated with applications for placement in Gazprom, including for the position of a cleaning woman (with two higher educations), so ..... Do not overestimate self-esteem. And there is a problem with managers.
      1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
        sgrabik (Sergei) 22 October 2019 12: 20
        +1
        We have a really huge problem with managers, they have produced extremely many, their number is many times higher than the real need for them, all the more so since there are only a few effective ones, and the rest could have done much more successfully with some other business.
    2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 22 October 2019 23: 32
      0
      Sergey, ready to get up to the machine gun ...
  9. Gene Fomkin Offline Gene Fomkin
    Gene Fomkin (Gene Fomkin) 22 October 2019 14: 23
    +1
    We heard a jingle, but don’t know where it is.
  10. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 22 October 2019 20: 49
    +1
    Instead of discussing the article and making suggestions or additions, most rushed to discuss my comment. And as usual, instead of arguments and evidence, one rudeness. Putin normally manages to "rule" the army and special services, and therefore the pros are in charge of these departments. I have almost no complaints about them. But why don't we have our own computers, our own shoes, our own electronics? Is 20 years of reign not enough for all this to appear in our country? Further. You say there are queues for work at Gazprom and there are many people who want to steer? So it only says that everyone can manage Gazprom this way. You don't need brains for this. It is enough not to have a conscience.
  11. Yuri Nemov Offline Yuri Nemov
    Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 23 October 2019 09: 14
    0
    The author decided to remember the Soviet economy with a kind word. Indeed, the most "advanced" Soviet economy required a choice: either food and clothing - (enterprise B), or defense - (enterprise A). But the "decaying" West somehow managed to eat its fill and spend more on defense than the USSR. Both A and B developed there in capitalism. But in Soviet socialism, one had to choose either sausage or rockets.
  12. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 23 October 2019 10: 36
    +3
    Quote: Victor N
    You personally did not blame Putin, but with what readiness the commentators admit his guilt! This is no accident.
    As for your consent to replace Miller: all employment offices are inundated with applications for placement in Gazprom, including for the position of a cleaning woman (with two higher educations), so ..... Do not overestimate self-esteem. And there is a problem with managers.

    I have two higher educations and experience in state. and mun. organs. With self-esteem all the rules. Believe me, no worse than Miller. wink
  13. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 23 October 2019 10: 38
    +3
    Quote: Yuri Nemov
    The author decided to remember the Soviet economy with a kind word. Indeed, the most "advanced" Soviet economy required a choice: either food and clothing - (enterprise B), or defense - (enterprise A). But the "decaying" West somehow managed to eat its fill and spend more on defense than the USSR. Both A and B developed there in capitalism. But in Soviet socialism, one had to choose either sausage or rockets.

    But only at whose expense did they develop under capitalism? Is it not due to the robbery of half the globe in favor of several countries? And who robbed the USSR?
  14. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 23 October 2019 10: 38
    +1
    Quote: steel maker
    So this only says that everyone can lead Gazprom this way. For this, brains are not needed. Enough to have no conscience.

    Well said.
  15. Victor N Offline Victor N
    Victor N (Victor n) 23 October 2019 11: 15
    +1
    We have what we have. EACH of us is free to open and develop any production. But there are few such entrepreneurs. Even those who have enough money are not in a hurry to invest them in production, but keep them in banks - their own and those of others. Why?
    But because our modern society does not encourage entrepreneurs, rather, even condemns. This is a dangerous disease of public morality, the consequences of which are described in the article.
    Not indifferent to the fate of the country is to look for the symptoms of this disease in yourself.
    It is necessary to stop the epidemic until the country's economy has completely collapsed.
  16. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 23 October 2019 11: 16
    +2
    Inadequate !!
    What did they think ??
    1) You need to steal less
    2) All sophisticated equipment is now serviced by programmers. Including remotely.
    So defaulters and crooks may well be turned off.
    3) No new industrialization is visible, although the price of oil from 20 bucks with a terrible EBN was up to 100.
    So, import substitution is another failed project ....