FT: Moscow already pays high price for friendship with Beijing


Russia cannot afford many years of confrontation with the West, writes the British business newspaper Financial Times.


According to the publication, Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to stop "shaking his fists" towards the West, and it is necessary to "brush off the web of the Cold War" and admit that the threat to Russian power comes from China. Moscow should stop considering NATO as an enemy and take a close look at the assertiveness of Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

The newspaper notes that until this time the external policy The Russian leader was more tactical than strategic. Putin most of all wants Washington to recognize an equal adversary in Moscow and begin to respect it, as it was before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He was allegedly “hurt” by a statement by former US President Barack Obama that the role of Russia in the world was reduced to a “regional power”.

In this case, economic and strategic realities did not develop as Moscow would have liked. Therefore, Putin sacrificed strategic interests and agreed to the role of "junior partner" of China. And now the Kremlin is waiting for the re-election of Donald Trump to the United States, so that the owner of the White House will destroy NATO from within.

FT believes that on the one hand, the existing Moscow-Beijing axis is perfectly justified. Both countries reject Washington’s post-war world order and do not share Western values. At the same time, China received from Russia a reliable rear and uninterrupted supply of resources. So he can challenge US hegemony.

But for Russia, the benefits of such an unequal partnership are not so obvious. Putin, of course, got a comrade in arms against Western liberalism, but the Chinese Belt and Road initiative reduces Russian influence in Central Asia, and Beijing’s attempts to take advantage of the Northern Sea Route harm Russia's interests in the Arctic. This is the price. So Putin should spend time on a “strategic inventory”.
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  1. Don36 Offline
    Don36 (Don36) 25 June 2020 19: 07
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    Friendship with the Anglo-Saxons of Russia cost as much as World War II, so England would be quieter and start repenting for sins!
  2. Ky Ky Offline
    Ky Ky 25 June 2020 19: 17
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    Or maybe we’ll start raking things up at home ?? What China is for us, what is the USA for us, and others ... We have ourselves - it is time to establish our life and conditions. Stop living in the past and dreaming about the future. Life is right here. If you have a great present - there is every chance that the future will be great. )
  3. beeper Offline
    beeper 25 June 2020 19: 26
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    The mistake of all the vocal "forecasters" is that they do not think Russian! yes
    And yet, regarding the “masterpiece” message of FT;

    Moscow must stop considering NATO as an enemy

    Moscow NEEDS NOTHING!
  4. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 25 June 2020 20: 18
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    FT believes that on the one hand, the existing Moscow-Beijing axis is perfectly justified. Both countries reject Washington’s post-war world order and do not share Western values. At the same time, China received from Russia a reliable rear and uninterrupted supply of resources. So he can challenge US hegemony.

    Do not share Western values? Yes, they simply have no other choice. It is necessary to think about your economy and it is desirable separately from the "exceptional". For a dollar, they give 70 rubles, but it's time to give in the face. Sharpshooters overseas candy wrappers are printed in cubic meters, like Popandopala in Robin.
    The problem with public debt, no one is buying? It doesn’t matter, there is the Fed. Mortgage "bubble" again inflated? No problem. There is the Fed. Is the economy up? It doesn’t matter, let’s print as much as necessary.
    From March 15 to May 21, they bought up 2 trillion of treasury and mortgage-backed securities and continue to buy them.
    In April-May, 2,9 trillion were printed under coronavirus.
    In two months, just 5 trillion were added to the computer. Here is such a casino. winked

    https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/clarida20200521a.htm
    1. Observer2014 Offline
      Observer2014 25 June 2020 20: 22
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      It is necessary to think about your economy and it is desirable separately from the "exceptional". For a dollar, they give 70 rubles, but it's time to give in the face.

      This is how you will probably give in the face? There is already a direct desire to hear your personal opinion about pension reform in Russia. laughing
      1. 123 Offline
        123 (123) 25 June 2020 20: 23
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        Why are you worried? If every day under a safe, a pension is not needed.
        1. Observer2014 Offline
          Observer2014 25 June 2020 20: 25
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          Quote: 123
          Why are you worried? If every day under a safe, a pension is not needed.

          And you for mine, your shafe? Willing to hear your personal opinion about pension reform in Russia. laughing
          1. 123 Offline
            123 (123) 25 June 2020 20: 26
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            And the same as you for my pension. hi
            1. Observer2014 Offline
              Observer2014 25 June 2020 20: 28
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              Quote: 123
              And the same as you for my pension. hi

              laughing Well, thank God that is yours. For ours. For the general. hi In Russia, all the troubles are common. In addition to money. yes
      2. Observer2014 Offline
        Observer2014 25 June 2020 20: 45
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        Quote: Observer2014
        It is necessary to think about your economy and it is desirable separately from the "exceptional". For a dollar, they give 70 rubles, but it's time to give in the face.

        This is how you will probably give in the face? There is already a direct desire to hear your personal opinion about the pension reform in Russia. laughing

        Put the fourth letter "C". laughing wink

        about pension reform in Russia.
  5. gorenina91 Online
    gorenina91 (Irina) 26 June 2020 07: 05
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    FT: Moscow already pays high price for friendship with Beijing

    - Yes, Russia "is already paying a high price for friendship with Beijing"; already paid (swelled) colossal space assets in this "friendship" ..; but the worst price ... Russia’s price will soon be paid ... - And this will be a real national disaster for Russia ...
    - Well, for now ...- Russia is quietly sitting on a chain near China, fulfilling all its whims and waiting for the Fas !!! command ... - And for Russia ... in fact, there’s no difference ...- with whom to fight and who to confront ... - The main thing for Russia is to be close to China, to promote it with all our strength and to use bones for the sake of its Chinese well-being ...
    1. Ivan Semenov Offline
      Ivan Semenov (Ivan Semenov) 26 June 2020 13: 12
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      Irishka, is there anything else in your head besides bile?
      1. gorenina91 Online
        gorenina91 (Irina) 26 June 2020 13: 32
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        - Ivashka, about bile and everything about you is clear ... - You just have no idea ... - where is the gall bladder ... - but it is somehow excusable ...
        But the fact that you ... squint against the interests of Russia ... is already unforgivable ...
        - Or are you the representative of that people, who was going to appropriate with a glanders what is next to their neighbors ...... - Once upon a time, during the events on Damansky, my relatives already showed "to those who wish" ...- where the "crayfish hibernate" ... - But today, something has begun to be forgotten ... - but we can recall ... - Hahah ...