How re-privatization in Russia will end

While President Putin is courageously confronting the West, the government he has appointed, consisting entirely of liberals, is preparing for an “ambitious” sale of the remnants of state property that Oleg Deripaska will not lie in the end will come under the control of Western business leaders. How is this possible in principle in a country that has entered the Cold War 2?

The privatization of the nineties according to Chubais gave rise to a huge social stratification and a whole class of oligarchs, whose “selfish” interests, to put it mildly, do not always coincide with the national interests of Russia. Then this was done to "drive nails into the lid of the tomb of communism." The transition of the most tidbits of state property to “fat two thousandths” continued under the slogan of the arrival of the notorious “effective managers”. The current stage takes place under the motto "reducing the role of the state in the economy"And, apparently, will be final for us. In every sense of the word.

It is noteworthy that Deputy Prime Minister Anton Siluanov stated the need for “more ambitious privatization” not somewhere, but in Washington, when communicating with foreign investors on the sidelines of a meeting with representatives of the IMF and the World Bank. Those asked why privatization plans are now "so low." What Siluanov nodded according to:

They asked why we had such low privatization plans. The privatization program needs to be made more ambitious, here I agreed.

After such revelations, I don’t feel like poking my finger at Ukraine, which, at the request of the IMF, is ready to privatize its black soil, and call it one “colony of the West”. Why does all this extremely dubious economic activity raise so many questions for the government and the head of state who appointed it?

At first, it seems that for five years now the next version of the Cold War has been going on, and American bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons fly around the country's borders. Dozens of NATO military maneuvers are held around Kaliningrad. All this requires the mobilization of the economy and its rearrangement on a war footing. But instead, they continue to tell us tales of "effective private owners" that will appear when the role of the state in the economy decreases.

What I want to notice about this. If gentlemen liberals in the government so believe in the life-giving power of private business, then let them create the conditions for its appearance. That's when it really appears, and the private sector becomes significant, the role of the state in the economy will naturally decrease. Instead, they are deceiving us, declaring the need for privatization of the public sector, banally replacing concepts.

Secondly, liberals in power are "head over heels" to the population with tales of fabulous money that will save the budget from selling off the remnants of state-owned enterprises. But this is cunning, because the funds will be received once, after which they will be mastered. And that’s all. Being in state ownership, production and other assets generate profit on a regular basis. By the way, our budget is now in surplus, the NWF is bursting with money. But liberals do not “clinically” imagine other uses of these drugs, apart from withdrawing abroad.

Thirdly, a legitimate question arises, to whom and on what conditions will state property be obtained? In a more “modest”, even before a trip to Washington, privatization plan, Transneft, Rostelecom, Sovcomflot, Rosseti, RusHydro were included. In the "ambitious", presumably, the list will be wider. The state’s share in them will decrease to 50%, in some to 25% and even to 0%. How can this look in practice?

It will be naive to believe that someone will be allowed to such tidbits, except for an extremely narrow circle of well-known people. Further, supporters of the liberal approach would argue that it’s okay, because the state will save from 25% to 50%. But in our realities, this is even worse, explains journalist Sergei Ezhov:

This is the most negative scenario: companies will continue to receive support from the authorities, gaining non-competitive advantages in the market, and the beneficiaries will policy become private individuals who lay their hands on the bulk of the profits.

Indeed, modern “privatizers” have become smarter. They prefer to have actual control over enterprises, keeping the state’s block of shares and shifting to them the entire burden of costs from their “effective management”. It turns out such a tangible “gap” on the federal budget.

As for those enterprises that will 100% go into the hands of "private individuals", their fate is completely unenviable. It is enough to recall the "Rusal" of Oleg Deripaska. The US aluminum giant was able to “squeeze” even an oligarch close to the Kremlin. What can we say about any other owner of an interesting asset, who usually prefers to live with his family in the West, where there are bank accounts and elite real estate? They will take everything at a reasonable price.

So it remains to think how this is possible with our Cold War-2.
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  1. Alexander Ra Offline Alexander Ra
    Alexander Ra (Alexander) 26 October 2019 13: 19
    A translation from Latin explains how privatization will end. Privation - deprivation. The people of the country are made deprived. The Chubais-Siluanovs and all the presidents put the 3rd article of the Constitution far away - the people are silent, not reminiscent. NATO members are flying nearby and getting ready - transferring our property to a foreign jurisdiction will give them the right to once send troops to “protect” their new property. Need a revision of privatization. Its anti-people’s results must be recognized as criminal and invalid.
    1. Conn Offline Conn
      Conn (Conn) 27 October 2019 20: 56
      Thanks to the brilliant leader Putin for our happy present!
    2. Victor N Offline Victor N
      Victor N (Victor n) 28 October 2019 12: 31
      And what will happen to the orthodox if the audit is carried out, but the corpus delicti is not found? It seems that they will have to appoint criminals themselves based on purely personal preferences. It was already .....
  2. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 26 October 2019 13: 56
    Despite my negativity to the regime, privatization is understandable - the state (regime) is lazy, expensive, has no time, etc. to maintain and manage enterprises, it is much easier and more profitable for them to collect taxes from them, having given all the management to private business, which is justified somewhere, and somewhere, alas, the betrayal and sabotage of momentary benefits of certain groups * of Kremlin towers * are visible. The trouble with the country is that there is no one to choose instead of the GDP and its * strange * team in the White House.
  3. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 26 October 2019 17: 09
    They will sell and give along with serfs. In general, it seems that this power and its struggle with the West are purely fantastic to you. They are doing everything so that in no case will the people rebel. So these cartoon wars between the USA and Russia do. All around are his own, but his people are the enemy.
  4. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 26 October 2019 18: 19
    Quote: Eduard Aplombov
    ... privatization is understandable - the state (regime) is too lazy, expensive, no time, etc. to maintain and manage enterprises; it is much easier and more profitable for them to collect taxes from them, having given all the management to private business

    Do we need it?
    1. marciz Offline marciz
      marciz (Stas) 27 October 2019 04: 45
      Well, and what all people who care about the fate of the former USSR can do, there is no alternative party for all the former republics, there is no center for unification to return to an adequate life, at least there are no propaganda tools against everything that we do, and you leaders.
      1. Victor N Offline Victor N
        Victor N (Victor n) 28 October 2019 12: 38
        Well, if everything you mentioned is not there, then maybe it is not necessary? On the "propaganda tool" you write - what else? Justify, prove convincingly - if you can.
        1. marciz Offline marciz
          marciz (Stas) 28 October 2019 15: 37
          Well, for example, the collapse of their own food production and the massive purchase of food abroad. This is an extremely inadequate decision, saying that management or fools or spies are pests.
          Well, how the wars are being waged now - but as the West and its puppets want, we only ape them and sometimes successfully. And then one fine New Year X you go to a market in which, mainly, owners alien to our society, the elements will sell you the same tangerines, oranges, bananas to the New Year's table and no one will guarantee that they will not be on holiday pumped up with some poison or infection, customs, like all regulatory authorities, are corrupt at hour X, just a bribe will be more.
          And here is the result - almost the whole country in one day, to put it mildly, fell ill.
          Not to mention that some products simply harm us.
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 26 October 2019 19: 37
    Can you first have to report for the first privatization? 1-1,5% of GDP per year, and so for 20 years in a row! But Putin has nothing to do with it !?
  6. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 26 October 2019 19: 57
    What a good king, what bad boyars ...
  7. Oleg Kalugin Offline Oleg Kalugin
    Oleg Kalugin (Oleg Kalugin) 27 October 2019 16: 25
    Everything will pass and everything will come again ... We can at least tear ourselves up, and they do not care ... I saw how they still sold Soviet regiments (military units with equipment) in the post-Soviet era and no one even uttered, so do not strain in vain in attempts funny ...
    Although no, one commander and battalion commander uttered ... But this is a long history ...
  8. Dzafdet Offline Dzafdet
    Dzafdet (Sergei) 27 October 2019 19: 33
    They can’t cope with Naftogaz. And here they’ll be crushed. One or two ...
  9. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 October 2019 19: 54
    While the patriot Putin courageously calls himself a liberal and a democrat, and appoints an oligarchic liberal government .... what can one be surprised ????
    What did you think ???
  10. Victor N Offline Victor N
    Victor N (Victor n) 28 October 2019 12: 25
    "Horror story" based on just one ambiguous phrase. It is worth analyzing - what did Deripaska physically lose? And the categorical rejection of privatization based on previous dogmas is unconvincing.
    If we talk about state management of the economy, we first need to imagine where the competent managers come from, which NEVER was in abundance.
    A very interesting topic is closely related to all this: why do the "rich" withdraw money from Russia? After all, not on the basis of innate meanness?
  11. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 29 October 2019 16: 37
    Quote: Victor N
    And the categorical rejection of privatization, based on previous dogmas, is unconvincing.

    This is just your opinion. If you compare with the opinions of other readers, you are in the minority.
    1. Victor N Offline Victor N
      Victor N (Victor n) 29 October 2019 17: 22
      I hope someone thinks. Recent economic history is still poorly understood. Some still do not understand that the socialist economy has collapsed naturally.
      1. Alexander Ra Offline Alexander Ra
        Alexander Ra (Alexander) 4 November 2019 09: 31
        Quote: Victor N
        recent economic history is still little studied.

        But never an illiterate sheep knows the biological history of the wolf well.
        All living things once "fall apart". Do you think capitalism is eternal and universal?
  12. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 1 November 2019 08: 43
    - Deficiency of pitchforks and axes !!!