"Discontent is growing": the Chinese called Russia's weaknesses

The close relationship between China and Russia, as well as the sympathy of the Chinese for their northern neighbor, have made Russian issues one of the most popular topics in the Chinese media.

One of the largest Chinese portals, Sohu, published a material whose author outlined his vision of the weaknesses of modern Russia, one of the three strongest states in the world.

According to the Chinese journalist, Russia has four such places: population, difficulties in managing a multinational state, economic problems and the “difficult” international situation.

The article notes that for a country whose size reaches 17,7 million square kilometers, a population of 140 million is "not by status." At the same time, the author understands that this problem is caused by losses in the Second World War and a decrease in the population after the collapse of the USSR.

Also, the author sees the weakness of our country in that it is inhabited by 194 nationalities, many of which have a weak sense of their cultural connection with Russia and practice a religion different from dominant Orthodoxy, which carries hidden threats.

In addition, Russia is pressured by the "mono-directional" economy and the country's geographical position, which not only makes the extraction of energy resources too costly, but also complicates access to international trade routes.

Under the difficult international situation, the author of the material means pressure from the United States and the lack of positive emotions in Eastern Europe related to Russia, as well as the growing discontent of many allies in the Middle East who believe that Moscow does not support them enough.
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  1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 18 November 2019 10: 58
    According to the Chinese journalist, Russia has four such places:

    There is only one such place, this is the impoverishment of Russians, and this is in the richest country on the planet Earth. And most importantly, the government is not doing anything, not even trying (I think they don’t know what to do). They made an oasis in the middle of the desert, an oasis of economic prosperity. Moscow is in the midst of economic devastation and poverty throughout the country. Probably because they themselves live in Moscow, although everyone has real estate all over the world, huge bills (what is acquired by back-breaking labor), the kids study and live there, so if anything (we live like on a volcano) there is where to run away from human anger. But the talking shop on the "zombie box" on all channels:

    The Russian economy is growing by leaps and bounds.
    1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
      Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 18 November 2019 12: 09
      As an indicator - even under Yeltsin, Russia in space was at the level of ....
      And now, some loot projects are replaced by others, the directorate’s salary in space is level, and success is not enough ...
    2. maiman61 Offline maiman61
      maiman61 (Yuri) 18 November 2019 15: 42
      Interesting! As soon as something is successful, then immediately Putin is good, as a failure, then the "government". Or maybe it's enough to blame everything on some governments. There is a president and he is ONE responsible for everything.
  2. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 18 November 2019 13: 12
    I would add one more weakness: excessive credulity to China, which is not an ally, but a leech, sucking energy and technology.
  3. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 18 November 2019 18: 31
    A couple of the most important, probably out of modesty, were not indicated.
  4. marciz Offline marciz
    marciz (Stas) 19 November 2019 00: 00
    Demography! Well, say "thank you" to the fat cops who are still covering the sale of drugs !!!
    1. xilia72 Offline xilia72
      xilia72 (xantos) 19 November 2019 20: 01
      "Fat cops" would be powerless if the majority of the Russian people were Orthodox.