Russia's Path: Europe, Asia or Eurasia?


Russia occupies more than 30% of the area of ​​the largest continent on the planet - Eurasia. If we talk about parts of the world, then the Russian Federation is located in Europe and Asia. At the same time, approximately 75% (including the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions) of the territory falls on Asia, and 80% of the population lives in Europe. Given these features, it has always been difficult for the country to choose a development vector.


Window to Europe


The Russian reformer and the first Emperor Peter I was the first to dare to make a choice. The assessment of his reforms is still ambiguous. But let's dwell on what is obvious - Peter Alekseevich sought to put Russia on a par with the leading Western powers. Unwittingly, the ruler gave rise to a myth - they say, Russia copied everything from Europe. However, even such blind adherence to European traditions did not make Russia “one of its own” in this part of the world. The Russian Empire has always been treated with apprehension, wariness, and openness (up to a certain point) was considered a weakness.

Old Europe never knew how to stop in time. Suffice it to recall the ideology of multiculturalism, which European countries tried to follow in the last century. The main idea is policy was that people should be treated equally despite their ethnic differences. But as a result, the European way of life turned out to be alien to visitors from Asia or Africa. They were not ready to adopt habits, traditions, customs. Germany can be cited as an example. Multiculturalism led to the fact that by the end of the XNUMXth century, every fourth Turk in Germany did not know German, and every second practically did not communicate with the Germans.

In the 60s and 70s, the so-called sexual revolution began in Europe. Sexual relations have ceased to be a taboo topic, as a result of which, by the beginning of the XNUMXst century, same-sex marriages were legalized in many European countries, and sex change is in the order of things.

Russia, while accepting some of their values, did not forget about its own. This is partly why we failed to become a full member of the "European club".

Heading for Asia


After it finally became clear that Russia was not welcome in Europe, the country decided to reorient itself towards Asia. The geographical position allows, and there is experience since the days of the Soviet Union. It turned out that serials, films and cartoons are produced not only in the West, the Chinese language is quite within the power of a schoolchild to master, and some Asian states are not opposed to establishing economic cooperation.

What we are now witnessing is a profound restructuring of our internal structure of the economy, traffic flows, supply chains and all possible economic ties; reorientation to Asia - India, China, Vietnam. South Korea, by the way, also to some extent joined many anti-Russian statements, but the economic interest will take its toll, and they will cooperate with us

- said the head of the Russian State Duma Committee on the financial market Anatoly Aksakov on the air of Duma TV.

There is another way. It must be assumed that after some time Russia will choose the Eurasian direction. All of a sudden, the “seeing light” European countries will realize that it is not economically feasible to dance to the tune of Washington (it is obvious that the imposed sanctions affect ordinary Europeans and Americans in different ways), and, as practice shows, it is better to have good relations with neighbors. The only question is time - how much more Brussels needs to understand the common truths. Or, according to tradition, Europe simply cannot stop already?

The American Dream


But is it worth it, when discussing the path of Russia, to be limited only to Asia, Europe, or together - Eurasia? After all, there are other continents on Earth. For example, North America. Russia, on the other hand, was able to mark itself on American soil. There are probably no those who do not sigh that Alaska once belonged to the Russian Empire.

And then there was California. So, 80 kilometers north of San Francisco, on the coast of Northern California, is the former Russian settlement of Fort Ross. It was founded in 1812 by the Russian-American company for fishing and fur trade, but at the same time the colony was unprofitable throughout its existence. It is not surprising that the settlement was decided to be sold in 1839. Two years later, this was done. The buyer turned out to be John Sutter, a Mexican of Swiss origin. The amount of the transaction is 42 silver rubles. There was a certain agreement according to which, in payment of the debt, the new owner should supply wheat to Alaska. But Sutter underpaid as much as 857 thousand rubles.

About the "debt" in 2014, after the return of Crimea to Russia, recalled Mikhail Degtyarev (the current governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, and at that time - a State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party). In his opinion, taking into account the debt, the agreement on the sale of the lands of the Russian settlement, concluded back in the XNUMXth century, was not fulfilled by the buyer. Therefore, from a legal point of view, all subsequent transactions for the resale and division of the site are illegal. Thus, Degtyarev hinted that Russia has every right to consider the territory in the very heart of California still its own.

And, apparently, justice really should soon prevail.

USA... Of course, it's a pity for their people, but it so happens historically that America may soon be divided into several parts. Several states will declare sovereignty. Most likely, Alaska and California will return to the Russian Federation

- Artur Tsybikov, deputy supreme shaman of Russia, shared his forecast for the near future. His video message on Thursday, January 5, was published by the Mash Telegram channel.

Therefore, most likely, it will be necessary to foresee the American path of Russia's development. Moreover, cultural and economic ties with the states located in the region are only getting stronger. In Saratov, they are preparing to erect a monument to Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, Argentina has applied to join the BRICS, trade with Mexico is growing from year to year, and in Nicaragua they are not shy about responding to the “collective West” in a rather harsh form to attempts to interfere in relations with Moscow.
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  1. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
    ivan2022 (ivan2022) 6 January 2023 09: 34
    +1
    The most surprising thing is that Russia historically cannot develop independently. Without a "choice of directions".

    But only as the last carriage of either a European or Asian train. Or even Euro-Asian.

    And as soon as such an attempt was made in the USSR, it immediately turned out that the state itself "was not done as it should" ....
    1. Jstas Offline Jstas
      Jstas (jstas) 7 January 2023 13: 26
      -1
      The last shop near the wagon toilet...
      For the bourgeois money does not smell!
  2. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 6 January 2023 09: 48
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    Boris Godunov was the first to dare to make a choice. began to actively adopt European experience. Yes, but the "brothers" of the Cossacks with the Poles decided to arrange a Maidan in Moscow.
  3. Vox_Populi Online Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 6 January 2023 12: 33
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    Artur Tsybikov, deputy supreme shaman of Russia, shared his forecast for the near future

    All such statements by unofficial and official persons are ordinary trolling, so there is nothing to seriously discuss here ...
  4. Shuev Offline Shuev
    Shuev (Shuisky) 6 January 2023 16: 47
    +1
    The way of Russia

    Inhabited Island - Promised Land
  5. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 6 January 2023 20: 39
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    Any country, like a tree, grows on its roots and does not know how to walk.
    Therefore, talking about the "vector" of movement is a projection of the vector of our dissatisfaction with ourselves onto the spatial coordinate system:

    anywhere - just to get away

    (feature film "Siberiada" by Mikhalkov-Konchalosky).

    "Roots" will not let the country go anywhere. Not only that, they will make unreasonable any of their breaks. They are not on the map at all. The root system of the country is the potential of possible political, economic and cultural ties and the experience of their use accumulated over the centuries. All completely - with near and far countries.
    Therefore, it is meaningless to talk about the choice of "vector". This is a political speculation that creates for the people the appearance of correcting the "mistake" and choosing (finally) the "right path".
    In fact, all areas are equally important. These are the possibilities of the country, the "palette" of its everyday choice.
    Instead of these throwing from "vector" to "vector", we need to finally do the cleaning and furnishing of our house, remove the power that drags the country into the abyss and return the country to the power of the people.
    Having an effective people's state with vectors, we will somehow figure it out in working order
    1. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
      ivan2022 (ivan2022) 8 January 2023 13: 00
      +1
      We have everything to reach any heights.....

      /L. I. Brezhnev /

      Under my command, you became rich in order to.... live in labor and contentment.... But you are all swindlers and are unlikely to leave your craft..

      /AND. S. Pushkin, "Dubrovsky"/

      Russia is controlled directly by God, otherwise it cannot be explained how it exists at all

      /X. minich/
  6. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 13 January 2023 14: 54
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    Yes, the Russian coat of arms, a two-headed eagle, looking both east and west. so the policy should be appropriate, a bridge between east and west, between Europe and Asia. Such an exceptional position provides a number of advantages, collecting the best from both the east and the west. You just need to skillfully use it. While in Rus', the compradors traded in the wealth of the bowels and plundered what they received, no longer worrying about anything. Perhaps the NWO and the state of war of the state will remove a bunch of thieves from such state policy, or rather the absence of Russian state policy, will lead the patriots of Russia and the state itself to prosperity, for which all conditions are available ..
  7. RUR Offline RUR
    RUR 13 January 2023 23: 32
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    Muscovy, Russia is not even the Old World, since it does not exist on maps of Europe until the beginning of the 16th century, Polish scientists mapped it, (Filyushkin, Alexander - How Russia became Asia for Europe), the inhabitants of the Horde and post-Horde Muscovy themselves did not know how to draw maps , respectively, in this 16th century of European history without Muscovy it was only in the last millennium 500 years, the difference in the level of Europe and Muscovy of development was huge, therefore almost everything was borrowed from Europe - arts (music and musical instruments, painting, samples of literature, etc. ), science and scientific institutions (secular schools and universities), engineering and technology, military affairs, language, fashion and many customs were Europeanized
    Filyushkin, Alexander (How Russia became Asia for Europe) believes that the absence of Muscovy on the Maps is the work of the evil and treacherous Poles, but Muscovy is not on the German maps either, and the Germans carried on a brisk trade with Novgorod. Russia is an eastern country, of course, but not yet Asia, although it can probably become an Asian country
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