Independent: Russia is about to face the biggest test in Syria


The Russian army is one of the pillars of preserving the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, the British online publication The Independent is confident. However, despite military successes, the Russian and Syrian authorities in the near future may face a much more difficult task - solving economic problems and providing the country's population with food.


Экономическая devastation can entail and political effects. The Syrians will no longer be sure that Bashar al-Assad and the Ba'ath Party are the right choice. The provision of food to citizens may come into question, so the socio-economic problems for the Syrian government are now much more acute than the situation in Idlib.

Before the war, one dollar was worth 48 Syrian pounds, now the ratio is 1 to 1200. In addition, Syrians cannot take their money from the banks of neighboring Lebanon, since the local currency has also fallen in price - now they give 3000 Lebanese pounds for one dollar, instead of 1500 for another six months back.

In this regard, the question arises - can Russia save the Syrian economy in the same way as it saves power in the country by force of arms? After all, it’s one thing to deploy fighters and bombers at a military airfield, and another thing is to pump billions of rubles into the Syrian infrastructure destroyed by the war. At stake is the economic survival of Syria, which could be the biggest test of the strength of relations between Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad.
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  1. Bulanov Offline
    Bulanov (Vladimir) April 17 2020 11: 23
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    How much is Syrian pound worth one ruble? You can try to introduce the ruble in Syria for trade with the Russian Federation in the form of a pilot project. By the way, Syrian olive oil and other products not growing here are very much awaited in the Russian Federation. In response, you can send grain and agricultural machinery.
    1. businessv Offline
      businessv (Vadim) April 17 2020 15: 46
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      Quote: Bulanov
      In response, you can send grain and agricultural machinery.

      Grain is possible, but agricultural machinery will have to be purchased first!
      1. Ser sash Offline
        Ser sash (Ser Sash) April 18 2020 17: 48
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        Does Russia produce agricultural machinery?
  2. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) April 17 2020 12: 04
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    Another substitution of concepts. To help destroy the terrorists is one thing, and to save the economy themselves. Syria is not a federal unit of the Russian Federation.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 17 2020 13: 18
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    And, again, someone said something empty over the hill, and our mouths were opened ....
    Wouldn’t Kommersant or profile what to retell ....
  4. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 17 2020 14: 08
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    Independent: Russia is about to face the biggest test in Syria

    Well, yes ... the way it is ... - It's just not clear ...- what is this "moment of truth" ??? ...- Why is "about to face the biggest test in Syria" ???
    - Russia has already faced this ... as 5 years ago when it began to "support" Assad "militarily ..."
    And for all five years Russia has kept Syria ... - And now it continues to contain ...
    - And today it’s pretty pointless to “count Syrian pounds to rubles" ... a rather late idea ...
    -Personally, I wrote many, many, many times that Russia needs to completely rebuild Syria ...- And how can you create a state in the sand; which doesn’t have its own - no oil, no gas (everything has remained "undeveloped"), and stress can soon begin with fresh water ??? - On what to create the economy of Syria ??? - In vegetable oil, that is, in olive ...- as some here advise ... - Yes, it's just "nonsense in vegetable oil" (pun intended) ...
    It only remains that ... what ... what to accept Syria as part of Russia; on the terms of "broad federal autonomy" ...
    - Or ... or just leave Syria, getting Syrian curses in the back ...
    - Personally, I see no other way ...
    1. businessv Offline
      businessv (Vadim) April 17 2020 15: 52
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      Quote: gorenina91
      - Russia has already faced this ... as 5 years ago when it began to "support" Assad "militarily ..."
      And for all five years Russia has kept Syria ... - And now it continues to contain ...

      Irina, hello! I always admire your passages in Syria - they have so much naivety that I do not even dare to be your opponent in this matter. Only one request to you - no need to talk about what is poorly versed and everything will be in order! love
      1. gorenina91 Offline
        gorenina91 (Irina) April 17 2020 16: 54
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        - I always admire your passages in Syria - they have so much naivety that I do not even dare to be your opponent in this matter

        - At the moment, I personally admire "your courage", in which you position yourself and remain in your narcissism ...
        - What is your courage ??? - And the fact is that there are so many “mental miserables” on the site .. that they express such primitivism that it becomes embarrassing for them ... -What you’re just starting to wonder, did the adult write it ...
        - But you do not make a claim to them in any way (obviously, you’re just afraid) ...- Or do you agree with everything that everything is stated except for me ??? -Only with me you do not agree ??? - Probably it is ...- since you are so easy to contact me ... -You are directly full of courage ...
        1. businessv Offline
          businessv (Vadim) April 17 2020 23: 40
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          Quote: gorenina91
          - At the moment, I personally admire "your courage", in which you position yourself and remain in your narcissism ...

          Excuse me generously, I was wrong about you! You, apparently, are naive not only in relation to Syria, but also in relation to everything that surrounds you and who. And in your assessments you are not entirely adequate, in my opinion. Although, judging by the minuses, not only mine. Do not bother, please answer me, this is definitely superfluous! Good luck in your verbal delights! hi
        2. sgrabik Offline
          sgrabik (Sergei) April 18 2020 16: 33
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          Irina, your verbiage and narcissism, expressed in arrogant statements, got far not only one Vadim. You very often do not even have a clue about many topics of discussion, for example, about military aspects, the adequacy of comparing weapons and capabilities of our army and the military-industrial complex of Russia. It is seen with the naked eye that you are absolutely zero in these matters, but nevertheless you get into an active discussion of all these topics and thereby often make yourself completely ignorant. Maybe it's time to calm down and become more restrained !!!
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  5. businessv Offline
    businessv (Vadim) April 17 2020 15: 47
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    Quote: Vladimir_Voronov
    Syria is not a federal unit of the Russian Federation.

    Interestingly, the one who put the cons thinks that Syria is the federal unit of the Russian Federation ?! smile
    1. cmonman Offline
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) April 17 2020 17: 15
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      ... and save the economy - yourself. Syria is not a federal unit of the Russian Federation.

      Even as a "federal" !!!
      March 23, 2020 Shoigu in Syria:

      https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2892809.html

      ... Shoigu discussed with Assad the restoration of the Syrian economy.

      So you have to pay for the “brotherhood of nations” in rubles, and then, as always, forgive the debt ... laughing
      1. Zenon Zenon Offline
        Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) April 17 2020 17: 21
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        And where is it written that Russia will invest in the economy? Help from specialists, humanitarian aid? So all civilized countries do this, unlike mattresses that can only be stolen and taken away by force (if they know that they will not roll into lobeshnik, otherwise they are dumb - an example to this is the DPRK).
        1. gorenina91 Offline
          gorenina91 (Irina) April 17 2020 18: 16
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          And where is it written that Russia will invest in the economy? Help from specialists, humanitarian aid? So do all civilized countries.

          - What kind of nonsense are you talking about, probably already old people ???
          - Humanitarian aid is by itself ... - But you cannot stretch it out on humanitarian aid for five years ... - This is the real nonsense that you are bearing here ... - Your favorite word ...
          - And answer, the lover of the word "nonsense" ...- what is the fueling technique in Syria ...- trucks, tractors, armored personnel carriers, tanks, mobile construction vehicles, other cars ... ??? - And where does the fuel for many thousands of diesel power plants come from ??? - Where does electricity come from for many hospitals, hospitals, bakeries, civilian facilities ??? Where does it come from ??? - Indeed, in Syria today there is no oil and gas ...- Hydrocarbons all remained under the Americans, Turks, barmaley ...
          - And who provides refueling ??? - Who provides the supply of electricity, who provides the operation of mechanisms, water supply ??? - All fuel, all fueling is provided by Russia ... \
          - Who in general today and all 5 years provides at least some weak semblance of work, the existence of Syrian production ???
          - Remember, an old lover of the word "nonsense" ... - all this has been provided by Russia for 5 years ...- All the so-called "economy" of Syria rests on Russia ...
          - And today Russia is not only "investing in the Syrian economy" ...- but simply "contains the entire Syrian economy" ...
          - You yourself do not carry nonsense here ...- if you have no idea what you are trying to talk about ...
          1. Zenon Zenon Offline
            Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) April 17 2020 18: 24
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            Smiled)) Write ischo, I like to read hysterical nonsense)))
            PS And about your ChSV - a sheet of the silly text above, direct to that document.

            You yourself do not carry nonsense here ...- if you have no idea what you are trying to talk about ...

            My post was a response to the specific link cmonman squeezed. However, you, while continuing to consider yourself the most knowledgeable about the whole person, quickly slipped into accusations and insults))) For this you get the cons that you whine about in your posts)))
            1. gorenina91 Offline
              gorenina91 (Irina) April 17 2020 18: 27
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              - Well, since there is nothing more to say ... - for you, and this will do ...
              1. Zenon Zenon Offline
                Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) April 17 2020 18: 35
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                Pf ... Remind me?

                Conduct a polemic with a person who, in all seriousness, issues such pearls ....:

                do not respect yourself ... People who propose to turn the truth (axiom) on their own and sincerely wonder why the majority does not (AXIOM - the initial position of the theory, accepted without evidence) - even a psychiatrist will not help.
                PS Use less narcotic things, gorenina91, you see - there will be less minuses to your nonsense, which you write here.
        2. cmonman Offline
          cmonman (Garik Mokin) April 17 2020 18: 49
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          And where is it written that Russia will invest in the economy?

          You need to read between the lines. The construction of hospitals / schools / mosques is humanitarian aid, but at the expense of Russia. Or a debt written off. I'm not talking about attack helicopters (in the next article ...)
          1. gorenina91 Offline
            gorenina91 (Irina) April 17 2020 19: 45
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            You need to read between the lines. The construction of hospitals / schools / mosques is humanitarian aid, but at the expense of Russia. Or a debt written off. I'm not talking about attack helicopters (in the next article ...)

            - Yes, of course ... - absolutely objective reasoning ...
            And here some people think (they are trying to argue that this is really so); that "manna from heaven" fell on Syria for 5 years ... -almost the whole country was occupied by barmaleys; then they began to free her from them; There was an ongoing war, and in addition to humanitarian aid, Syria also had fuel, grain, all kinds of equipment, electricity, medicines, doctors and a dignity. experts ... - And all this came from somewhere ...
            And where did they come from ...- these "experts" do not want to explain ... - And when they start to interpret them, they consider this to be "nonsense" ... - That's all their "explanation" ...
            - My plus to you ... - you are objective ...
            1. Zenon Zenon Offline
              Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) April 17 2020 19: 55
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              Yes, of course ... - absolutely objective reasoning ...

              Here's what I like about your delirium - it's


              laughing Keep up the good work of entertaining site readers. laughing
            2. cmonman Offline
              cmonman (Garik Mokin) April 18 2020 02: 25
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              My plus to you ... - you are objective ...

              Mutually...!
              But I advise you without fanaticism - no one has ever persuaded anyone, and even on the site of blindly / deaf patriots ... drinks
      2. sgrabik Offline
        sgrabik (Sergei) April 18 2020 16: 43
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        And what does this prove? We are conducting a military operation in Syria, so who else but Shoigu should most often appear there. Before you write such nonsense and drag in similar analogies, it would be nice to turn on your brains first.
      3. 123 Offline
        123 (123) April 18 2020 19: 26
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        So you have to pay for the “brotherhood of nations” in rubles, and then, as always, forgive the debt ...

        And you can donate $ 3 billion for free (apparently, the problem with rubles request), simply for democracy and for the right to be called an ally. laughing

        “We provide Israel with more than 3 billion dollars a year. This is due to the fact that they are an important ally in the region and the only democracy in the Middle East.

        https://www.golos-ameriki.ru/a/omar-us-israel-help/5049090.html
    2. gorenina91 Offline
      gorenina91 (Irina) April 17 2020 17: 19
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      - Interestingly, the one who put the cons ...

      - Minuses??? - And what are the cons ??? In any car, room, and even on the street ... wherever you can install a primitive electronic device "to be triggered" .., i.e. it will work and give out impulse results (Impulse transient function) ... on the actions of a specific object, subject ... - at least animated, at least a mechanism ...
      - And such a rather primitive little scheme in such a primitive device ...- will work quite smoothly ...
      - Why am I all this ??? - And to the fact that I do not have time in person I will print a comment and publish it ...- like here ... like here ...- I immediately immediately have at least 5 minuses ... -Well, and scream ...
      - Or I have so many “fans”, koi ... - they are waiting without waiting for “my way out” to express their “enthusiasm” ...
      - Directly manic attention ... -Yes .., there’s no laughing matter ... -Well, bye ...- Hahah ...; but how will it be further .... unknown ...
      1. Zenon Zenon Offline
        Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) April 17 2020 17: 29
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        I immediately instantly have as many as 5 minuses

        Directly manic attention

        You have an overestimated ChSV, about which I have already spoken. Cons - this is an assessment of the nonsense that you write here, + an assessment of your person in particular.
  6. bratchanin3 Offline
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) April 18 2020 15: 16
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    It will be necessary for the local Arabs in Syria to start all over again, forgetting about their accumulations, rejoicing that they were still alive. They fought and raged for nine years, the state was destroyed to the ground -

    Having removed the head, they do not cry through the hair.
  7. Ser sash Offline
    Ser sash (Ser Sash) April 18 2020 17: 51
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    On oil smuggling, then IG could live for five years, and Syria will not be able to official production?
    1. 123 Offline
      123 (123) April 18 2020 19: 31
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      The Syrian state is not ISIS, the costs are different. I doubt that the barmaley included in the budget medicine with education or infrastructure costs. And besides smuggling, neighboring sheiks threw bread at the caviar, I suppose, and not only them.
    2. Dear sofa expert. April 19 2020 23: 22
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      Syria’s strength is not even in its own oil. Strength - in a geographical location. This is a transport hub.
  8. Dear sofa expert. April 19 2020 23: 19
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    The issue of restoring the Syrian economy is, in principle, not entirely correct. Paul of Europe is in line for the right to participate in the restoration of this country. At the same time, everyone is looking at the Kremlin with hope - will he allow or take this opportunity for himself. Seeing this solely as costs, and not vice versa - investments and the opportunity to receive dividends - is short-sighted. As the hero of the famous novel Rhett Butler said:

    Big money can be earned only in two cases: when the state collapses, and when the state is born.