Strategic Culture: Saying Goodbye to Europe, Russia Will Make a Mistake


Russia's relations with the collective West have always been difficult - there were times of friendship (the struggle against Nazism - the common enemy of all mankind) and enmity (the Cold War), but now the ties between Moscow and Washington, as the main spokesman for the Western policy, are heavily overshadowed by mutual distrust and sanctions. London and Brussels accuse Russia of all mortal sins, not the least of which is the "poisoning" of the Skripals and Navalny. Unsurprisingly, the Kremlin has doubts about the advisability of further political ties with Europe. Experts from Strategic Culture discuss the difficult relations between Russia and the West.


Russia would like to understand whether it is generally possible to deal with the European Union under such conditions

- said recently at a meeting of the Valdai Club, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov.

Thus, the Russian authorities do not want to be a vassal of Western countries and do not recognize their role as the supreme judge - every time in Europe, charges are brought against Moscow (Nemtsov, MH17 liner, Litvinenko, Magnitsky, Politkovskaya, etc.) and guilty verdicts are passed without evidence.

Russia is to blame for its existence. And anyone who doubts is declared a Putin troll spreading disinformation

- concludes Strategic Culture, based on the canvas of recent events.

It is not surprising that the Russian Federation would like to put an end to such insults and slander. However, a break with Washington, according to experts, will cost Moscow very dearly - regardless of who wins the presidential campaign, the United States, as the most powerful country, will remain the main world power. London may be lost to Moscow, but Russia continues to interact with Paris, Berlin and Rome.

Moscow may hope that normalization of relations with some of the largest European powers is possible in the foreseeable future. Therefore, it would be a bad move to cut all ties with them.

- note the analysts of the edition, saying that “parting” with Europe would be a mistake for Russia.
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  1. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) 6 November 2020 09: 54
    +5
    Russia needs to stop constraining itself with all the conventions that harm its interests.
    Now, if the Baltic States and Poland are pursuing a Russophobic policy, then we must boldly begin the total strangulation of these Russophobic savages in all spheres of their lives. Along the way, accusing the entire EU of cave Russophobia (they are also EU members).
    (True, the "elite" of the Russian Federation will have to say goodbye to their property outside Russia, since the normal elite of Russia lives in the interests of only Russia).
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 9 November 2020 14: 09
      0
      Most of the EU countries are former allies of Hitler and NATO members. What should Russia tell them in this case? - Hello, how glad we are to see you !?
  2. steelmaker Online steelmaker
    steelmaker 6 November 2020 10: 12
    +3
    By saying goodbye to Europe, Russia will make a mistake.

    Russia is to blame for its existence.

    Two such different statements, but Russia is still to blame. If I am not respected, why should I respect? If our government defended the interests of Russia, it would have severed relations long ago with such disrespect. And so? They insult us, but Lavrov only threatens. Even fans understand that it's all about family and business.
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 6 November 2020 10: 20
    +2
    Reminds of an immortal cartoon about Carlson:



    Geyropka's performance does not sound funny.
  4. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 6 November 2020 10: 34
    +1
    We will correct it later - by telling the Euro-Arabs - Salam Aleikum ...
  5. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 6 November 2020 10: 40
    +4
    Respect those who respect themselves, and this must be the starting point, both in human relations and in foreign policy relations with the collective quasi "democratic" colonialist West! winked
    The unilateral concessions of the Russian authorities, humiliated attempts to "negotiate" and bereft of silence, as well as the usually belated "diplomatic response" to sad "N-hassle" (to obvious infringements and sweeping accusations-insults!), Only provoke an escalation of aggression on the part of the malicious "common people" and their inflated podzabornye mongrels! request
    IMHO, takskat-my personal Russian view from abroad (I do not argue, perhaps the Russians, from within, the West-dependent position and "kakbychegonevyshlizm" of the Kremlin is seen differently ?!).
  6. Tektor Offline Tektor
    Tektor (Tektor) 6 November 2020 14: 24
    +2
    In their opinion, it was necessary to continue to "cooperate" with Hitler after June 22, 1945?
    1. DeGreen Offline DeGreen
      DeGreen 6 November 2020 19: 38
      0
      41. Fix
  7. cmonman Offline cmonman
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 6 November 2020 22: 07
    -4
    For Russians - how Russia looks from Europe in its actions:
    2014, Crimea. Europe sees Russian troops in Crimea, but Russia will "insist." Half a year later, Putin said - "it has come."
    2014, flight MH17. Europe believed Ukraine, now the trial is underway. The charge will be against Russia, too much evidence. Material reports of Russia - “not-we”, “rocket-not-ours”, “-we-have-none”
    The murder of Nemtsov, Politkovskaya, Magnitsky in Russia (the critics of the Kremlin) - no one sat down.
    The murder of Litvinenko, the attempted assassination of the Skripals and Navalny - "will come," are dumb, "onises", "wrong-metabolism", flat feet, in short ...
    Did Navalny donate 1/2 liter of blood in a Russian hospital, and the doctors diagnosed “improper metabolism”?
    You frankly scoff at the evidence of the European investigation, and after your cunning you want respect?
    You have nothing to do in Europe. Your friends are in North Korea, Belarus, Syria ...
  8. Berkham Ali-Tyan (Berkham Ali-Tyan) 7 November 2020 06: 23
    +2
    Quote: cmonman
    For Russians - how Russia looks from Europe in its actions:
    2014, Crimea. Europe sees Russian troops in Crimea, but Russia will "insist." Half a year later, Putin said - "it has come."
    2014, flight MH17. Europe believed Ukraine, now the trial is underway. The charge will be against Russia, too much evidence. Material reports of Russia - “not-we”, “rocket-not-ours”, “-we-have-none”
    The murder of Nemtsov, Politkovskaya, Magnitsky in Russia (the critics of the Kremlin) - no one sat down.
    The murder of Litvinenko, the attempted assassination of the Skripals and Navalny - "will come," are dumb, "onises", "wrong-metabolism", flat feet, in short ...
    Did Navalny donate 1/2 liter of blood in a Russian hospital, and the doctors diagnosed “improper metabolism”?
    You frankly scoff at the evidence of the European investigation, and after your cunning you want respect?
    You have nothing to do in Europe. Your friends are in North Korea, Belarus, Syria ...

    - As far as I understand, the substitution of concepts has become a mandatory attribute of Western civilization. In Russian speaking, ordinary disgusting and bestiality. If you take this for granted, you can safely ignore all the comments from the pro (pa) dophiles - there is little clever in them, just empty gibberish.
  9. DeGreen Offline DeGreen
    DeGreen 7 November 2020 13: 11
    +1
    Without saying goodbye to Europe, Russia will do a big foolishness
  10. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 7 November 2020 13: 24
    +4
    It would be profitable for the Russian Federation to cooperate with the EU if the EU took into account the opinion and interests of the Russian Federation, but the EU decided to let the opinion and interests of the Russian Federation go down the toilet, and in this situation the Russian Federation does not need Europe. The Russian Federation needs a partnership with the EU, and not slavish dependence on the likes of Russophobic types and servants of the United States in Europe.
  11. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 13 November 2020 04: 00
    +1
    Peter the Great opened a window to Europe, and it's time to put armored shutters on this window.