West paved the way for personal sanctions against Putin


Russia's relations with the West have reached a fundamentally new negative level. President Putin and all of the country's top leadership are banned from attending the Olympic Games and sporting events for the next two years. It would seem, well, what's wrong with that, Vladimir Vladimirovich won't sit for a little while in the company with Dmitry Anatolyevich on the podium? Unfortunately, everything is much more serious.


The reason was the problem of the use of doping by Russian athletes. The open secret is that everyone is “cheating” for the sake of achieving the highest result, but only those “who are needed” are caught. And the task was to humiliate the domestic big sport in order to erase from the minds of ordinary people those positive shifts that could occur after the successful 2014 Olympics in Sochi and the World Cup for Russia, when hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world were able to see with their own eyes that “ Mordor "is not so terrible as it is painted.

They did their dirty deed and the revelations of the defector Grigory Rodchenkov, who, for his "barrel of jam and a box of cookies", begged the Americans about everything about the inner cuisine of Russian big sports. The United States squeezed the maximum out of his revelations by adopting the so-called "Rodchenkov Act", which completely unties their hands in pursuing objectionable sports officials. On suspicion of involvement in a "doping conspiracy" alone, the American Themis will now be able to fine one million dollars or imprison a citizen of any country on the territory of any state for up to 1 years, if he is associated with sports competitions where athletes from the United States play. Not bad, considering the length of Washington's arms?

But even this is not the main thing. Now Russia's relations with the West have been transferred to a fundamentally different plane.

At first, elite sport has always been an arena in which great powers informally find out among themselves who is stronger. Better sweat, pain, and tears of joy or disappointment in international competition than war. Athletes are the pride of the country, a symbol of its prestige. Now Russian big sport has been wiped out in doping scandals, its image has been spoiled, and the country's top leadership is not even allowed to the stands. This is a real humiliation.

Secondly, for the first time, the personal responsibility of President Putin for external policies countries. Until now, Russia, with its vertical of power, sharpened for a personalist regime of management, existed, as it were, separately, and Vladimir Vladimirovich himself, as it were, separately. Now the sports arbitration court in Lausanne has de facto recorded the personal responsibility of the head of state for the Russian sports system and everything that happens in it. And this will also have serious consequences.

After Crimea and Donbass, the United States and its allied Western countries introduced sanctions that affected the inner circle of President Putin, but not himself. Now the first, but very important step has been taken, which may be followed by others. You don't have to go far to see in what direction restrictive measures might develop. So, after the very ambiguous election results in friendly Belarus and the repressions that followed, European sanctions were personally imposed on President Alexander Lukashenko and 14 others:

The sanctions provide for the freezing in the EU of the financial assets of persons and organizations on the list, and a ban on the issuance of visas to the EU countries for the people indicated in it.

We do not know whether there are any asset accounts there or not, but now the West may start looking for them. And if you set a goal, you can find the "Newbie" even where he was not originally there. It is no secret that relations between Vladimir Putin and the top officials of the US Democratic Party are not very simple. After Joe Biden's victory and the Democrats' revenge, one should expect an increase in sanctions pressure on the Kremlin. It is possible that sports officials in Lausanne acted within this renewed paradigm. If this is the case, then it is not surprising that our prominent systemic liberal Anatoly Chubais was hastily transferred from “effective managers” to international negotiators. But either he is not yet coping with the task at hand, or the partners in the negotiation process are raising the stakes.
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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 19 December 2020 15: 10
    +9
    Sport is a business, and athletes are a commodity. The honor of the country and CSKA are upheld by blacks ... these athletes wanted to spit on the country and the flag. They will appear under the white rag and under the stars and stripes. The main thing is money and personal achievements.
    The Novosibirsk Center "Vector", said that it has successfully tested an HIV vaccine. And the show with jumping and running meat is not interesting ... As well as any Eurovision with singing meat. The Olympians will make money on the new sports car even without the president.
    Fears about international negotiators ... The administration of US President Donald Trump has notified Congress that it intends to close the last two remaining US Consulates General in Russia.
    There is no room to talk. Only in Moscow will the embassy remain.
    1. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
      ODRAP (Alexey) 19 December 2020 19: 20
      .
      Isn't that the same "Vector" where the gas cylinder exploded before the start of the epidemic?
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 December 2020 15: 41
    -3
    he made a point to the Americans about the inner cuisine of Russian big sports.

    That is, the hysteria passed, and the Russian Federation acknowledged the violations and fraud, but was again caught.

    Why be surprised if Rodchenkov's friend Mutko immediately went up for promotion.
    1. Short Offline Short
      Short (Brief) 19 December 2020 18: 43
      +5
      Rodchenkov was bought by the Americans long before the Sochi Olympics and for a lot of money he became an informant and a witness, having fled to the states. The blow of the special services of the $ SHA is calculated exactly, because the whole world will believe the head of RUSAD, no matter what nonsense he says about the state doping system in Russia. This kind of venal rubbish grown by capitalist relations in the country is not uncommon, ready to sell both his own mother and fatherland for 30 pieces of silver.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 December 2020 19: 16
        -3
        Bought, not bought, pah on him.
        The main thing is completely different.

        1) Mutko was promoted
        2) Doping and substitutions are officially recognized. And they were hysterical loudly, but they admitted it quietly.
        3) The officials were afraid to file with the court, the athletes sued themselves. And they won, which is strange.
        4) They promised not to dope for stupid more, but again and again they got caught. Apparently, all sports waches were optimized ...
        5) None of the officials seriously denied Rodchenkov and others. They got scared.
        On the contrary, they repent and thanked, repent and thanked ...
      2. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
        ODRAP (Alexey) 19 December 2020 19: 21
        -8
        So this is tsereu, put it in test tubes? belay
  3. begemot20091 Offline begemot20091
    begemot20091 (begemot20091) 19 December 2020 16: 47
    +11
    Quote: Just Cat
    Sport is a business, and athletes are a commodity. The honor of the country and CSKA are upheld by blacks ... these athletes wanted to spit on the country and the flag. They will appear under the white rag and under the stars and stripes. The main thing is money and personal achievements.
    The Novosibirsk Center "Vector", said that it has successfully tested an HIV vaccine. And the show with jumping and running meat is not interesting ... As well as any Eurovision with singing meat. The Olympians will make money on the new sports car even without the president.

    And if they do not work, they will run to the finish line under white panties. The main thing = not to work. Sports is work, it's high time to forget. Sport is a show, agreements, money and sawing. I do not care how assholes for hundreds of thousands of dollars smear in an empty net and fall on the "lawn" as if they had been kicked in the balls. They eat vodka like geldings, chemistry too. And I'm glad these bums were cut off. For one maintenance of an eminent club in every school in the country, you can build a gym. Children will be healthier And ... there will be no one in the phone - there will be no such frostbitten ones like Dziuba
    1. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
      ODRAP (Alexey) 19 December 2020 19: 23
      -7
      Do not be offended by the current, okay? Well, honestly ...
      I read your comment about sports, you are a show .... read the nickname ..... And then I smiled so ... winked
  4. Dear sofa expert. 19 December 2020 19: 07
    +1
    Author, please reset the link to your statement:

    President Putin and all of the country's top leadership are banned from attending the Olympic Games and sporting events for the next two years.

    Thank you in advance if that.
    1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 19 December 2020 21: 58
      0
      I'm not an author, but finding it yourself is not an option?

      https://russian.rt.com/sport/news/814185-cas-putin-sorevnovaniya-zapret
      1. Dear sofa expert. 19 December 2020 22: 41
        +2
        I'm not an author, but finding it yourself is not an option?

        And the author himself was speechless?
        I searched, but did not find it in this interpretation. So thanks for that too.
        The Western press writes a little differently. In particular:

        ..sports functionaries and representatives from the Russian government, in spite of the 2-year sanctions, can attend the competition (literally: sit in the stands) if there is an official invitation from the country where the competition is held ..

        I believe that this is a very important detail, which for some reason is missing, both in this article and in your link.
        1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
          Marzhecki (Sergei) 20 December 2020 09: 15
          -2
          Quote: Dear sofa expert.
          I'm not an author, but finding it yourself is not an option?

          And the author himself was speechless?

          The author writes directly an article in which he illuminates the issue as much as possible, as he sees it himself. In search of additional information on a topic, those interested can use Google or Yandex.
          I have an obligation to the editors to respond to the best 2-3 comments. I do this, but I do not have the opportunity to conduct multi-page discussions with everyone. I don't have as much free time as I would like myself.
          1. Dear sofa expert. 20 December 2020 12: 41
            +2
            I have an obligation to the editors to respond to the best 2-3 comments.

            That is, I got into these "2-3", it flatters me.)

            I just know how to use Google, so I obviously had more accurate and objective information than you presented it here (a little, one-sided). And it didn't bother me to ask you my question, and, in turn, to clearly answer it to Mr. Kirillovich, who answered for you, and by the way, no less busy on this resource. For which, I thanked him in general.

            But now, by the way, you have wasted your precious time on me in vain, because I have not received an answer from YOU to the question itself.

            And the question was the most commonplace. The usual, so to speak, "feet back", reader to author.
        2. Uneven Offline Uneven
          Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 20 December 2020 16: 30
          -2
          What an "important" one! Now the issue of admission to viewing sports events by the President of Russia will be decided by the leaders of foreign countries. And permission will be given on the basis of whether Putin did enough good for these countries during the reporting period ...
  5. Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 19 December 2020 19: 12
    -6
    Whether there are any asset accounts or not, we do not know

    "Panama Papers · Secret Keeper"

    https://www.occrp.org/ru/panamapapers/the-secret-caretaker/
  6. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 19 December 2020 19: 57
    +4
    Sanctions on top officials of the state will severely restrict diplomatic and all other relations, and therefore not in the interests of the US-EU
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 19 December 2020 22: 10
      -5
      The interest there is simple - "Russia" has no place on this planet ...
      1. Dear sofa expert. 20 December 2020 20: 55
        +2
        The interest there is simple - "Russia" has no place on this planet ...

        Well, to this nonsense, Putin has already answered:

        Why is there a need for such a world in which there will be no Russia?
  7. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 19 December 2020 21: 09
    -2
    West paved the way for personal sanctions against Putin

    Well, why should the state and citizens wipe themselves off? Putin and Lavrov themselves built such a policy. So let them sip a full spoon!
  8. sat3691 Offline sat3691
    sat3691 (Alexander Tezikov) 19 December 2020 22: 07
    +2
    .. The author did not read the decision of the CAS. How can you understand such a court decision.? It is forbidden for Putin, the prime minister and officials to attend the events, But if they were invited by the receiving party, then it is possible. Moreover, to any official. Putin, will he go there as a tourist ??? the receiving side will invite them, place them and give them security. Either the inscription should be "neutral athlete" 'It is also possible "Russia" But in smaller letters, Or -without a flag, but the colors of the uniform allow a combination of the colors of the Tricolor ... I think the court understands the absurdity of the charges, but so that they themselves are not arrested for the rape of the maids, they take such semi-politicized half-hearted decisions
    1. Marzhecki Online Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 20 December 2020 09: 16
      -3
      Quote: sat3691
      .The author did not read the decision of the CAS. How can you understand such a court decision.? It is forbidden for Putin, the prime minister and officials to attend the events, But if they were invited by the receiving party, then it is possible. Moreover, to any official. Putin, will he go there as a tourist ???

      Who will invite them now?
      1. Dear sofa expert. 20 December 2020 12: 57
        0
        Who will invite them now?

        Well, for the "winter" (2022) China will definitely invite. And on the "Japanese" ... there will be more complicated policy "wada", there are already whole "islands" at stake.)
        Considering that for Russia, they will not become a subject of bargaining, the Japanese can of course get it down, but they can, and vice versa, have a chance to try. Let's wait and see. Well, there is one more relevant factor. As the saying goes: The crown, apparently, and this time, will put everything in its place. And there even 2 years of "punishment" will pass. Amers will again have to invent some new "bullshit" against Russia.
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  10. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 20 December 2020 10: 11
    +1
    Direct sanctions on him have already been announced and swearing is being chanted in stadiums, and Georgians have publicly promised on TV to urinate on the grave. And all "God's dew". And Ukraine is a brotherly country and hospitable Georgian people and I wish success to the Romanian President of Moldova. And tomatoes for the killed ambassadors and pilots in Turkey and Azerbaijan. Russia (Putin) chose shame in the dilemma of war or shame. Get both. Why not recognize Donbass and Transnistria? Hundreds of thousands of Russian citizens live there. These regions have potential and will not be stones on the neck. Transnistria has been living in incredible conditions of economic blockade for 30 years already, and what do you think everything is bad there? Good roads, well-equipped cities, clean, pleasant social atmosphere. In Tiraspol, a giant, imperial motive, Catherine's Park with St. Petersburg lawns and fountains was built. And this is all under the blockade. You can guess how it will be in the Russian Federation. I am sure that the entire district (within a radius of 500 km.) Will strive there. And so the revival of Russia (Novorossiya) will begin.
  11. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 20 December 2020 14: 25
    +1
    Putin needs to impose retaliatory sanctions, but not against Western leaders, but the next consignments of their products, which we can manufacture ourselves and, most importantly, pumped their grandmothers to the West against their entourage. It's time for them to set extremely harsh conditions or to deprive them of their assets entirely.
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 21 December 2020 16: 38
      0
      Right! Ban Coca-Cola and sell Baikal and Lemonade!
      And if Putin does not go to someone else's Olympics, then no one will definitely attack Russia, they will be afraid to get it in a sly face. Remember 08.08.08 ...
  12. AlexisCrow Offline AlexisCrow
    AlexisCrow 21 December 2020 04: 41
    +3
    You need to make your own Olympics, your own world competitions and cups, your own sports committee, your own anti-doping agency. Let them come to compete with us, and do not care about the international committee. We can arrange a sports event and high-quality prizes, while our competitions can become more prestigious.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 22 December 2020 15: 39
      +1
      Of course, there is a hybrid war and sports have been entered there, most of the participants in international sports are doping, (otherwise such results cannot be achieved) only the Russian Federation is punished ... And the second question, which V.V. For Putin, the sanctions, in plain sight have shown very different personalities under the name of Vladimir Putin over the past 10 years, you can simply get lost, so who ...