The British described Russia three decades later


Exactly thirty years ago, the Soviet Union collapsed. The inhabitants of the new Russia were full of hopes for the development of the country, but many expectations did not come true and became disappointments. The British edition of The Independent ventured to make a forecast for the next thirty years, talking about the future of the Russian Federation.


According to the British, climatic changes can lead to the development of the northern territories of Russia. In this case, the Northern Sea Route will receive a new impetus, which will lead to accelerated trade turnover, the development of local infrastructure and more productive agriculture. World policy decarbonization will also affect the Russian Federation, and the country will be forced to reduce its dependence on hydrocarbons or increase their sales to Asian countries. If Russia achieves carbon neutrality by 2060, the country could turn into an exemplary "green" the economy new format.

However, such an economy will be served by fewer and fewer people - British experts believe that in thirty years the population of Russia may decrease to 121 million people. At the same time, a significant proportion of the population will be active elderly people (from 60 to 70 years old) and, in general, a healthier and more active population than during the existence of the USSR.

But despite the increasing concern of people about their health and the growth of consumption, there are still a lot of those in the Russian Federation who are nostalgic for the bygone Soviet era. Moreover, the number of young people of leftist views is increasing. In the future, this may lead to the formation of a party with a social democratic direction.

At the same time, Russian conservatism and adherence to traditional values ​​(church, rejection of same-sex marriage, etc.) cannot be disregarded. However, in the future the situation may slowly but surely change, and in thirty years Russians will be less conservative. But in general, Russian identity will not become weaker, and in combination with its geographic location, Russia will remain a force that the whole world will have to reckon with.

Changes may also affect the state administration system. So, from the practice of transmitting directives from top to bottom, the Russian Federation may well move to a management system from the bottom up, when the subjects of the federation have a large amount of authority. In this case, Russia can become a country with a more developed industry and agrarian complex, and the wealth of the Russian Federation will grow in regions.

When assessing the future of Russia, external factors should not be discarded, and one of the most important of them is China. In the event of a destabilization of the situation in the PRC, unrest may break out on the eastern borders of the Russian Federation. To avoid possible conflicts in the east and west, Moscow may conclude a number of mutually beneficial territorial and economic agreements with neighboring states.

Overall, Russia can become both a prosperous state with a European standard of living, and a disorderly quagmire ruled by corrupt officials and competing interests, and in which nothing works.

- British analysts conclude.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 27 December 2021 16: 20
    +3
    The global policy of decarbonization will affect the Russian Federation, and the country will be forced to reduce its dependence on hydrocarbons

    Is this during a six-month Polar night? Do you offer solar panels?
    1. Mantrid Machina Offline Mantrid Machina
      Mantrid Machina (Mantrid Machina) 28 December 2021 02: 55
      +1
      No wind turbines or tidal power plants. Why is all this when mentioning green energy immediately cling to solar panels? Yes, in the Stavropol Territory it is quite possible and windmills are constantly blowing there. Compact nuclear power plants should not be discounted either
  2. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) 27 December 2021 16: 54
    +4
    I liked the last sentence the most. That is, they don’t know anything, they don’t understand anything, maybe the Martians will come to us, or maybe dinosaurs will come out of the ground. Either buying a hat with earflaps and learning to play the balalaika, or taking a walk along Chertanovo in extreme tourism.
    Well, for a couple of thousand years nothing has changed - on all the maps we were incomprehensible, large and cold, with the inscription "people can be found here, but there are more bears."
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 27 December 2021 18: 05
    +6
    British scientists winked Holy impartiality laughing
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  5. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter 27 December 2021 21: 34
    +1
    British scientists have almost no analogues in the world.

    People’s healer Praying Mantis with dry, like grass, hands began to touch Pinocchio.
    “One of two things,” he whispered, “either the patient is alive or he is dead. If he is alive, he will remain alive or he will not remain alive. If he is dead, he can be revived or not revived.

    laughing good
  6. Obama Barack Offline Obama Barack
    Obama Barack (Obama Barack) 27 December 2021 21: 36
    +1
    Oh, these fairy tales! Oh, these storytellers!
  7. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 28 December 2021 02: 06
    +2
    British they are so British! Well, at least they don't bury and that's good
  8. The British envy us. Fiercely envy. Because they understand that, based on the Russian spirit and mind, the present territory, fossils, geography, Russia in 30 years will be a paradise on Earth.
  9. Alexanderdother Offline Alexanderdother
    Alexanderdother (Alexander) 28 December 2021 14: 56
    +1
    Lomonosov was finally translated into English ???
  10. Aleksey St.Petersburg (Aleksey St.Petersburg) 11 February 2022 13: 40
    +1
    It is interesting to read the forecasts of the British only from the side of what they wish us, because we know that they have been against us for almost 300 years. Everything up to the conditional "but" can not even be read, we read after but, reduce the population, worked actively up to 60-70 (!), Northern territories. one involuntarily recalls Hitler's plan to leave 20 million Russians to work in the northern territories, where no one else wants to work. Well, they are going to achieve containment through a new policy of hydrocarbon units.

    For 300 years, Russians have learned to read between the lines what the British want us to do. And it’s time for us to stop lisping with them and be touched by gentlemen, there are no gentlemen in politics to us there. If not for them, there would be no revolutions in our country, and Constantinople would not be renamed. And the British will answer for this, because they continue to actively ask for it.