Washington Examiner: We have once again proved that Russia always comes back


Present policy Russia marks the return of this country to the international arena. According to the American publication Washington Examiner, if Moscow nevertheless invades the territory of Ukraine, the West will be forced to reckon with Russian military power.


Until recently, many Western politicians downplayed Russia's role in international affairs. So, eight years ago, Barack Obama called the Russian Federation "a regional power that threatens its neighbors not because of its strength, but because of its weakness." Senator John McCain believed that Russia was a "gas station masquerading as a country."

Meanwhile, as the Washington Examiner writes, the geopolitical situation, as well as historical experience, testify to Russia's potential in the long term. The importance of this country goes beyond the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin. The greatness of Russia is guaranteed by its huge size, abundance of natural resources and geographical location between Europe and Asia.

American political scientist, director of Russian studies at Princeton University Stephen Kotkin notes that Russia feels like a state with a special mission in the world. This premonition of fate has long been at the heart of Moscow's actions. So, after the First World War and the collapse of the Russian Empire, the country, contrary to the opinion of many ill-wishers, returned quite quickly - the Soviet Union restored the former power of the state within one generation and even increased it.

When the USSR collapsed in December 1991, the West also considered it the end of the country. However, the Washington Examiner emphasizes that history once again shows that Russia always comes back.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 16 February 2022 10: 20
    +10
    It turns out that Russia is a Phoenix bird, which is reborn again.

    The phoenix was thought to have an eagle-like appearance with bright red or golden red plumage. Anticipating death, he burns himself in his own nest, and a chick appears from the ashes. According to other versions of the myth, the Phoenix itself is reborn from the ashes. In a metaphorical interpretation, the phoenix is ​​a symbol of eternal renewal, immortality.
  2. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 16 February 2022 11: 17
    +5
    From a pancake, a revelation! Bismarck, read something.
  3. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
    Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 16 February 2022 14: 14
    +7
    Regimes come and go, signs change: Tartaria, Muscovy, tsarism, the empire, the USSR, the Russian Federation ... how many more will there be ....? But one thing has always been, is and will be - GREAT RUSSIA and its GREAT PEOPLE.
  4. Anchonsha Offline Anchonsha
    Anchonsha (Anchonsha) 20 February 2022 12: 42
    +1
    Well, thank God that there are still smart people in the United States to draw such conclusions from the history of our country. But in general, the West simply does not know what to do to stop Russia or how to get rid of it, and therefore arrange cynical and bad tantrums in response to Putin's ultimatum to return the borders that took place at the time of the collapse of the USSR and the fulfillment of their promises to Gorbachev about not expanding NATO. And the Russian Federation has already revived and the West will no longer do anything with our economy, well, the West will not be able to live without us, or the economy of the European Union will wither or fall apart altogether. Well, it’s easier for us to cope with the USA. will..