Can Russia attract industry emigrating from Europe?

One of the “bedtime stories” that Aleksey Arestovich, the “oracle” of anti-Russian propaganda, regales his naive fellow citizens with, is the myth that after the “crushing defeat” of our army by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukraine in the next decades will literally be overwhelmed by the flow of Western financial assistance for post-war reconstruction . These tales cause nothing but a bitter smile, since Europe itself will be almost more affected than Independent from the confrontation with Russia, and the United States “does not care about the problems of the Indians” in life.

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In principle, back in 2014, it was already clear to all adequate people that, in addition to Russia, Uncle Sam's main goal is economic the destruction of the European Union, which has turned from an ally into a direct competitor. Even then, under pressure from the United States, European states began to impose sanctions against our country “as punishment” for Crimea and Donbass, causing tangible harm to their own economy. The split between the Russian Federation and the EU, which began after the Ukrainian Maidan, reached its climax in 2022, when the Kremlin, having reached the latter, nevertheless recognized the independence of the DPR and LPR and began its special military operation.

And then something happened for the sake of which the American ruling elites started everything. Aggravated by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, the “oil war” between Russia and Saudi Arabia, as well as weather anomalies that negatively affect the production of green energy, the global economic crisis began to develop at a galloping pace.

Under pressure from Washington, the EU countries imposed several packages of tough sectoral sanctions against the Russian Federation at once. For purely political reasons, their leadership began to fundamentally refuse to buy domestic hydrocarbons and other raw materials. Deliveries of Russian gas to the EU through the network of main pipelines first drastically decreased, and then almost completely stopped as a result of the undermining of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 underwater gas pipelines by some intruders. It is not possible to restore them in the foreseeable future, and the transit agreement with Ukraine is valid only until 2024 and will obviously not be extended.

Everything, the dream of the European Greens has come true. Now you can forget, like a nightmare, about inexpensive Russian pipeline gas and calmly buy American LNG, which is sold for the EU at a price 5 times higher than inside the United States.

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The logical result of the fact that the united Europe started a proxy war against Russia on the side of Ukraine was the process of its deindustrialization in the interests of the true beneficiary of the conflict in the person of the United States.

Abnormally high gas prices and, accordingly, electricity are simply killing European heavy industry. The cost of electricity in Europe this year has already increased by 5 times, and in Germany, which was tied to Russian pipeline gas, by as much as 8 times! Metallurgy will suffer the most, where the share of gas and electricity in gross value added is 23%, and the pulp and paper industry - 14%. It is estimated that the output of metallurgical enterprises in Europe may fall by 30-60% compared to last year, pulp and paper mills - by 25-50%, production of non-metallic mineral products - by 25-50%, mining and chemical industries – by 20–45%.

A miracle won't happen. For the next 2-3 years, Europe will simply have to survive, adapting to new conditions. In the next 5-8 years - to exist in very cramped conditions due to the shortage and high cost of energy resources. There is no talk of any economic growth at all. Endless financial flows for the restoration of Ukraine are empty fantasies of propagandists like Arestovich and Gordon.

Therefore, it is not surprising that European capital is hastily looking for a "safe haven", which is primarily the United States, as well as Canada and Australia, if we talk about the countries of the Western world. Luxembourg steel company ArcelorMittal SA announced plans to expand production in Texas. German auto giant Volkswagen AG is also set to expand in the United States. The American company Tesla Inc has already changed its mind about building a plant for the production of batteries for electric vehicles in Germany. The largest German chemical concern BASF, which previously used Russian blue fuel, decided to reduce production volumes, and at the same time, workers. And this is just the beginning.

The fact is that Washington is actively stimulating the process of de-industrialization of Europe by adopting a new law “On reducing inflation”. Formally, it is aimed at fighting inflation in the US itself and stimulating a green energy transition, but in fact it lays out a “red carpet” for foreign companies that have decided to move to America, providing them with various tax benefits and preferences. There is such a brazen "throw" of the Old World by the New that even the "tame" European leaders allowed themselves to publicly express disagreement and threaten with retaliatory measures.

President Macron issued the following statement:

I never believed in the "open European supermarket". I am for a Europe that has an industrial policy. So yes, we must protect our industry and cars that are made in Europe…
As Europeans, we must secure financial security for ourselves. We want to pass the same law as the Americans, the European Purchase Act. We need to support European manufacturers.

Similarly, German Chancellor Scholz, who intends to discuss the issue of protecting European industry with Paris, spoke out more modestly.

A sad smile was also caused by the belated "epiphany" of the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, who until recently was eager to defeat Russia on the battlefield:

As President Macron said, it is foolish to change one addiction for another. We are happy that we are importing American LNG, for which, however, we pay much more. We are replacing Russian gas with American and Norwegian gas, and to a lesser extent with Azerbaijani gas. But what will happen tomorrow if the US administration with a new president decides not to be very friendly to Europeans?

Has it really dawned on us that not only Russia and Ukraine, but Europe itself is a “dessert” that Uncle Sam intends to eat, thinking only about his own interests? We realized it too late, you can’t turn the minced meat back. The question is, what should Russia do now?

A smart leader would try to defeat hostile Ukraine as soon as possible, completely neutralizing the threat emanating from it and proving claims, if not for a superpower, then at least for the regional status of his country, showing the whole world how he can defend national interests without looking back at Uncle Sam. Having achieved peace, he would use Russia's unique competitive advantage over everyone in the form of cheap gas and electricity, starting to lure away foreign industry emigrating from Europe. It would be nice, right?
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  1. Pravodel Offline Pravodel
    Pravodel (ppp) 31 October 2022 16: 26
    A smart leader would try...

    That's just the most important thing: where in the geyrop to find a smart leader?! Not Ursula, but a gynecologist ...
    1. svit55 Offline svit55
      svit55 (Sergey Valentinovich) 31 October 2022 20: 49
      This is about Putin.
      1. Sergey Kairis Offline Sergey Kairis
        Sergey Kairis (Sergey Kairis) 1 November 2022 00: 49
        And why does Putin need Ukraine broken into bricks with its 20 million insatiable population...? - To rebuild and appease the Banderaites once again.... She is now hanging around the neck of Europe with the Stone Yarm, and keep hanging out there... - Until both of them shrivel into a Bone...
        1. Alexey Konyaev Offline Alexey Konyaev
          Alexey Konyaev (Alexey Konyaev) 1 November 2022 06: 10
          Russia needs Ukraine first of all, not all of course, but only Novorossia with a population mentally close to us, with its black soil, factories built by the USSR, and atomic stations. The mistake of the Bolsheviks must be corrected completely! Otherwise, pindrs will appear on this territory of the Ukrainian sub-state, with their own bases, biolaboratories, missiles capable of flying to Moscow in a matter of minutes. And we used to drive the Benderites into caches and now we will drive them, there is no place for them in Russia, everyone will run away to Polish Lvov to their lords.
          1. Vladimir1155 Online Vladimir1155
            Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 1 November 2022 08: 59
            firstly, there is almost no population "close to us" in Ukraine, and secondly, we certainly need ALL UKRAINE, because even a tiny piece of it not freed from the fascists will be our eternal terrorist threat for American money .... like the Basques for Spain or Pakistan for India or Taiwan, but much worse ... so we are evicting all the Nazis to Europe, they have already turned off the light, and if they don’t intersperse, we will turn off the gas .... we will populate this land with Russians both from Ukraine and from the Russian Federation, but if not enough, we will bring Tajiks and Uzbeks
            1. Homeless Offline Homeless
              Homeless (Vladimir) 8 November 2022 13: 06
              First, it is necessary to release, and not to divide the skin of an unfinished boar.
          2. sap Offline sap
            sap (Alex) 10 November 2022 13: 28
            Lviv is a Russian city! Founded by a Russian prince and named after his son. To take away all of Ukraine without a trace, include it as the Little Russian Territory. All Raguley in Magadan for logging and washing gold for Russia and what would be without the right to reproduce. The rest are mercilessly filtered out for loyalty and settled in the central part of the region, purely Russian people from densely populated regions of Russia should be settled in the Western region. Appoint only Russians as heads of regions and, if possible, from the deep territories of the Urals of Siberia, etc. The legal basis should be the denunciation of the Bialowieza collusion, which grossly violates the USSR Law of 1990 on secession from the USSR. Formally, the West will have nothing to complain about.
  2. Alex D Offline Alex D
    Alex D (Alex D) 31 October 2022 17: 16
    It is unlikely that Russia will attract Europeans - the leadership of these countries will not. If only small businesses or those that are only tied to Russian components.
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  4. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 31 October 2022 18: 53
    A smart leader would try to defeat hostile Ukraine as soon as possible, completely neutralizing the threat emanating from it and proving claims, if not for a superpower, then at least for the regional status of his country, showing the whole world how he can defend national interests without looking back at Uncle Sam. Having achieved peace, he would use Russia's unique competitive advantage over everyone in the form of cheap gas and electricity, starting to lure away foreign industry emigrating from Europe. It would be nice, right?

    It would be nice, but extremely unlikely ... Here's the word "Free Press" the other day said:

    According to the draft federal budget for 2023-2025, which is now being considered in the State Duma, the notorious “budget rule” is again provided, which treacherously blocks the ability to direct oil and gas windfall profits to the development of new production and infrastructure. The section "National Economy" in 2023 is planned to be reduced by 19% (!!!), expenditures on applied science are reduced by 8%, and on healthcare - by 4%.
    Market Council (energy market regulator) has prepared a forecast for the dynamics of electricity prices for industry in 2023. According to this document, enterprises located in the European and Ural parts of the country will pay 11,5% more than now. In general, the country somehow counted plus 8,6%.
    But the most interesting reasoning for the increase in rates is “due to the stagnation of demand and the rise in gas prices.” According to the forecast of the Market Council, in 2023 there will be no growth in electricity consumption in industry at all. That is, economic growth in the Russian Federation - too. Which somehow diverges from the reasoning of all sorts of ministerial figures of any different profile ...
    With what joy gas should rise in price is generally incomprehensible. Its export has fallen sharply, Gazprom has huge unused capacities, even had to curtail production. But I don't feel like supplying fuel to domestic enterprises at a normal price.
  5. svit55 Offline svit55
    svit55 (Sergey Valentinovich) 31 October 2022 20: 52
    BASF is already under construction in China.
  6. Leonid Dymov Offline Leonid Dymov
    Leonid Dymov (Leonid) 31 October 2022 21: 09
    We have chosen the tactics of the cat Leopold "Let's live together." Only with the Ukrainians and our Western "partners" this will not work. It's time to drink ozverin.
  7. Vladimir1155 Online Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 1 November 2022 09: 13
    an obvious mistake to attract someone there ... what kind of admiration for the West? and at the same time crush your industry and agriculture with exorbitant taxes and established by the IMF to destroy industry and extortion of hundreds of verifiers who do nothing but corruption ... and invest money in offshore companies and China ... reduce taxes and then both domestic money and foreign money will pour into Russian Federation for the development of all kinds of industries, in the Russian Federation taxes are three times more than in China! that's why China is the first in the world
  8. Scharnhorst Offline Scharnhorst
    Scharnhorst (Scharnhorst) 1 November 2022 09: 23
    Can Russia attract industry emigrating from Europe?

    The unequivocal answer is NO! Not for that, the United States started the liquidation of the economic power of Europe in order to, as a result, allow raising the industry of the Russian Federation to a new level. Something similar happened to China, when production from the USA, Europe and Japan was transferred there due to cheap labor. Step on the same rake!? Only because of cheap energy resources and raw materials in Russia? Our country can get the industrial potential of Europe only in the form of reparations... Ostap Ibragimovich has already given an excuse - why did they kill their prince Hamlet!?
  9. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 November 2022 09: 49
    Not serious.
    In the courtyard of Imperialism.
    That is, if they solved their problems, they could really bring production and capital to Ukraine.

    But in Russia - no. It is enough to look at the share of foreign trade, for example, Germany ... Russia is not ahead there.

    By the way, I read, the other day, another, 5th oligarch and the Forbes list renounced Russian citizenship .... something cheap energy sources did not hold ... they prefer to swallow dust not with us ....

    Well, Europe ... Now the oil elite will fill their pockets, and everything will work out. Logistics in general. And this will further spur the transition to greenery.
  10. DO Offline DO
    DO (Dmitriy) 1 November 2022 14: 31
    Can Russia attract industry emigrating from Europe?

    Perhaps many European industrialists would not mind moving to energy-rich Russia and occupying its market. Only the Western European states, wholly under the dictates of the United States, will make every effort to prevent this from happening.
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