Siberia for $ 3 trillion: US ideas to buy territories outraged Russians

For a century, Washington is not indifferent to the natural wealth of Russia. At the beginning of the twentieth century, after the collapse of the Russian Empire, the United States took part in interventions against young Soviet Russia, and at the end of the century they planned to buy Siberia altogether.

The idea of ​​acquiring Siberia was widely discussed and covered in the media of the United States and Europe in the early 1990s. The mighty Soviet Union was gone, and modern Russia was still weak. Therefore, the Americans were not very shy and then behaved as unceremoniously and busily as they are now in relation to Greenland.

In 1992, an American scientist, senior political Advisor to the US Institute for World Politics, Walter Russell Mead, presented to the White House a project to buy Siberia from Russia. In 1994, Mead published an article “Let's Buy Siberia” (Geografic Questions “Geography Issues”), in which he explained to the public why the United States needs Siberia and what it is important for every ordinary American. He argued that Washington should buy "everything that lies east of the Ural Mountains."

The approximate cost of the Russian region was calculated. According to the calculations of the Americans, Siberia, with all its resources and infrastructure, cost about $ 3 trillion, i.e. $ 1 thousand per acre (0,4 hectares). Moreover, no one was going to give money right away. It was planned to allocate them portionwise. That is, the Americans wanted to buy Siberia by installments, annually paying Moscow $ 200 billion. Russians were obliged to spend half of this amount on the purchase of American goods.

Purchased Siberia was proposed to be divided into 7 states. At the same time, “Russian-speaking Slavs”, 90% of Siberians, were to obtain US citizenship and the right to use their native language. As for the "non-Russian minority" of Siberia, it was planned to do with it the same way as with the indigenous inhabitants of the USA - the Indians.

The Russian segment of the Internet reacted differently to such ideas from the United States.

The impudence of the Americans is no limit. Then give them Alaska, then Greenland, then Siberia. They think that everything and everyone can be bought for money. Okay, we sold them Alaska ourselves, although, to be honest, they forced us to do it. But Siberia? Knowing Yeltsin and his whole gang, they could very well have sold. If not all that part for sure!

- indignant a certain Larisa G.

I apologize, but haven't I already bought everything? TOPs (territory of advanced development - ed.), Banking sector. The so-called assets and liabilities of the oligarchy legally in the area of ​​Anglo-Saxon law

- considers Mikhail Motyrev.

RUSAL has already been bought, and with it several hydropower stations in Siberia. Through the TOR, they will buy up everything they want, and our government, headed by Putin, will gladly help them in this matter

- Victor Golubev echoes him.

Yes ... In the 90s, they could derban as they wanted. The country was on the verge of collapse, a parade of sovereignty. "Take as much democracy as you can swallow." All of this could end very sadly

- writes one of the readers of a major Russian publication.

Just like Hitler! He also wanted, but in a different way. America is like Satan: he buys souls, and these are countries

- Vera Tsyglyaeva made an analogy.

They were late with Siberia ... Specifically, with the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug (Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - approx.ed). There is no work, only the shift method in foreign companies. The local population lives in poverty. Ob dirtied. Firewood for stoves is “golden”. Sadly ...

- writes a certain Svetlana Mingaleva.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 16 June 2020 11: 48
    Siberia for $ 3 trillion: US ideas to buy territories outraged Russians

    - Well, and what, American Jewish world capital has long "eaten" the insides of the United States ... - there is only one shell left ... inside which endless Negro wars began ... - It looks like the Americans are going to turn their whole country into a lost Detroit...
    - Both the Jewish American capital and the entire American white electorate (the rich, middle and "lower working" classes) will now need a whole huge country with a suitable availability of natural resources, minerals, a huge living territorial space ... to move there ... to Permanent residence ...
    - Here Russia is suitable for all of them for this in all respects ...
    - Of course ... - the representatives of the American financial capital themselves (with all their numerous related family) and the wealthy of a lower rank; upon arrival in Russia, they will not go to Siberia ... - But they will organize (for these 3 trillion dollars) the mass resettlement of millions of Russians and their own (the lower American working class) "deep into the Siberian ores" ... - That's it ... - Of course - we are talking exclusively about white Americans ... - That's what the Americans need to buy a huge part of Russian territory ...
    - Well, all blacks, Latinos and other colored people will remain in America ...- continue to smash and burn cities and turn them into a solid Detroit ...
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 16 June 2020 13: 47
      Tell me, Irina, and than after all that has been said by you, are Americans better than the Chinese, with whom they scare us intensely? The Chinese have power under the Communists, whose ideas sympathize with the majority of the population of the Russian Federation.
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 16 June 2020 16: 12
        - You can't wash the Russians out of "Chinese genetics" ... - this is an irreversible process ...
        - Hundreds of peoples over the past centuries were converted to Chinese and completely lost their appearance, identity, and identity ... - That's it - and this is forever ... - Who and who they were; how did they look ...- what was their eye color, hair color, what was their culture ??? - There are only legends about fair-haired and blue-eyed people of high stature, not of a Mongoloid appearance; completely different in culture, language, way of life, etc ...
        - This is personally. I bring a small example ...
        - And what about the Americans ??? - If, as I said ...- and the white Americans will come; then ... then the second generation of these Americans will speak the purest Russian language; and the third generation ... - they will simply become Russian ... - they simply cannot be distinguished ...
        - Well .. but about the Chinese .....- personally, I don’t even want to talk ...
        - Many simply do not know the Chinese; did not encounter them and have no idea who the Chinese are ... - They saw the Chinese in their European Russian cities, where the Chinese "try not to make much noise" ... - that's what the Russians get the impression of "cultural" and "peace-loving "Chinese ...
        - Yes, I do not want to even talk about them ... - understand and think for yourself; if you are not Chinese ...
      2. Accidentally Offline Accidentally
        Accidentally 18 June 2020 10: 08
        And where did you see the Communists in the PRC, go to the landfill and see how they are disposed of.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 16 June 2020 13: 05
    Ponty is all. Everything has been sold for a long time. What PR Putin, it would be better to list what generally belongs to Russia and the people! Then we’ll talk and argue !!
    1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 16 June 2020 20: 52
      What to talk about and argue with emo communism?
      It is just as useless as communicating with the beetle bearers in bloomers.
    2. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 16 June 2020 21: 04
      Correctly. Announce the entire list, please!
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 16 June 2020 14: 29
    And, replace the amers with Russians in the text, and everything will remain true (remember Alaska and Russian settlements).
    And I only saw 90 such cards from the 10s. Each yellow newspaper, ours or USA, published its coloring book with thoughtful reasoning ...

    Remember Lube with the song. Immediately on 15 painted articles with "expert" opinions pulls, IMHO.

    But in fact, Yeltsin "straightened" the border once, like after Pushcha (for this they are honored by the authorities), and the Great 1 times at least ...
  4. Stanislav Logunov (Stanislav Logunov) 16 June 2020 19: 38
    Maybe for $ 3000 trillion? ) You will bring a lot of money from the moon. )
  5. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 16 June 2020 21: 02
    Why does the USA need additional territories, especially Russian ones? They would now have to save their state. After all, everything may collapse soon.
  6. Egor 7b7 Offline Egor 7b7
    Egor 7b7 17 June 2020 09: 14
    Quote: gorenina91
    Siberia for $ 3 trillion: US ideas to buy territories outraged Russians

    - Well, all blacks, Latinos and other colored people will remain in America ...- continue to smash and burn cities and turn them into a solid Detroit ...

    You should write fairy tales, there would be no price. A kind of modern Lindgren.
  7. Warrior Offline Warrior
    Warrior 17 June 2020 21: 25
    It’s ridiculous ... Americans print dollars unmeasured and they are not provided with anything, and Siberia is material wealth ....
    They decided that the Russian fools, and they can be deceived, but failed, as it turned out with Alaska.
  8. Natalia Dimitrova (Natalya Dimitrova) 18 June 2020 09: 18
    Question of the day, and what has not yet been sold to the United States, the British and others? What remains of the citizens of the country, formerly a powerful and large USSR?