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Russia Riding Roughshod over Europe: 2050

According to a New Price Waterhouse Report, Europe Will Serve a Rough Master In the year 2050, according to a brand new Price Waterhouse PDF report, Europe will be Russia’s bitch. The projections are tentative, largely linear, and do not … Continue reading

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“We just die out as flies, and nobody remembers us.”

People who truly love a country will face up to its problems, rather than turning their backs and denying the fatal trends that eat away at a nation’s heart. Demographic decline affects all of the developed world, including Europe, the … Continue reading

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Here at the End of All Things

A Massive Transformation of Two Empires that Will End One World Order and Make Way for a New One to Come The United States of Stagnant Corruption The United States of America is tentatively stepping back from an interminable gray … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two National Economies: Central vs. Distributed

Russia’s Economy Is Focused on the Core According to the latest available data from the Federal State Statistical Service, the Central Federal District accounts for 35 percent of the entire Russian economy. Located in this district, Moscow alone accounts for … Continue reading

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Imbalance Leads to Instability Leads to War

Weakness Feeds into Imbalance in Positive Feedback Loop Warning: For reasons mentioned in passing below — and for other reasons not mentioned — everything the would-be superpower tries to do to project strength, is simply making it weaker in every … Continue reading

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Multiple Paths to Russia’s Decline

Russia’s decline extends through most of its infrastructure, from its demography to its schools, health system, roads, housing, electrical power grid, to its economy and financial infrastructure. Conditions have declined so far that Russian officials fear that something as small … Continue reading

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A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge to Who Knows Where? The prospects for Russia’s new bridge from the mainland to Crimea are unclear. In order to pay for the grand connecting link, Russia will have to forego much-needed bridge construction and repair elsewhere in … Continue reading

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Forget the Bread: Circuses and Wars are What Putin Offers

“Two things only the people anxiously desire — bread and circuses.” The government kept the Roman populace happy by distributing free food and staging huge spectacles. __ Dictionary.com Putin has taken a similar approach to placating the Russian people, with … Continue reading

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Once a Purveyor of Hope . . . Now a Bringer of Pain and Fear

We could be talking about “President Hope and Change Obama,” who has single-handedly set back US national and international relations and opportunities decades. But there is another former “president of hope” on the world stage who has transformed his country … Continue reading

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To Make Russia Better One Must First See it As it Really Is

41% of Russians say they do not have enough money to buy food and clothing, only 50% of water is potable and large parts of the food chain are tainted — and there is no accountability to be found anywhere. … Continue reading

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Mexico and Russia in Virtual Dead Heat in IMF GDP Rankings

Russia and Mexico: Not Usually Considered as Geopolitical Equals Rank Country/Economy GDP Nominal (billions of $) 2016 share 2017 2018 1 United States 18,558.130 25.081 19,285 20,145 2 China 11,383.030 15.384 12,263 13,338 3 Japan 4,412.600 5.963 4,514 4,562 4 … Continue reading

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A New Wave of HIV Emerges From an Unexpected Quarter

While Sub-Saharan Africa still has the highest number of people living with HIV – more than 24 million – it is Eastern Europe and central Asia that registered the greatest increase in the number of new cases. __ http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/russia-lack-hiv-prevention-fuels-rise-new-infections-1571155 A … Continue reading

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Trying to Finance a First Class Military with a Third Class Economy

In USD terms, Russia’s economy is smaller than Italy’s, smaller than Canada’s, smaller than Australia’s, smaller than California’s. None of those nations (or states in the case of California) attempts to build and maintain a world-bullying sized military, but it … Continue reading

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ISIS Cyber Caliphate Operates Out of the Kremlin

According to German experts, the so-called Islamic State is unable to carry out complex hack attacks. According to Der Spiegel, the truth is that Kremlin’s hackers are behind the cyber-caliphate. __ Der Spiegel Claims Russia Responsible FSB, GRU, and SVR … Continue reading

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Demographic Change: The World You Think You Know is Being Overturned

Economic Foundations are Eroding Beneath Your Feet Young people have more dopamine, more testosterone, more vim and vigour. It is the natural life drives and ambitions of the young and middle-aged in high-IQ societies that drives the economic engines of … Continue reading

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Russian Pharmaceutical Production and Sales Drop Amid Economic Crisis

Drug Production and Sales are Down; Abortions and Mortality are Up The manufacture and purchase of medicinal drugs are down sharply over the past two years, as spending priorities are shifted away from health care, over to more crucial issues … Continue reading

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The Hollowing Giant: Autophagy in the former USSR

autophagy: self-digestion; eating oneself Corrupt institutions and governments divert resources away from productive projects and enterprises, toward powerful insiders in government, and well-connected family, business, and criminal interests. This results in a “hollowing out” of the competence and productivity of … Continue reading

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Drug Czar Linked to Smugglers and Drug Trafficking

‘These people are useless for society so it’s better to sacrifice them and let them die.’ _ Unnamed Drug Enforcement Officials There is a direct link between HIV and habitual intravenous drug use. In countries with high rates of intravenous … Continue reading

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Total Power Blackout; Systematic Destruction of Hospitals

Total Power Blackout Syria has suffered a massive power blackout across the country due to “unknown reasons”, state media said. __ BBC If official Syrian sources cite “unknown reasons” for a disaster, you know that the reasons are known but … Continue reading

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The Only Way to Prevent Russia’s Disintegration

The Centre Cannot Hold The situation is fundamentally different than in the 1990s. Then people were willing to put up with shortages because those had been a fact of life for most of their existences. Now, people who had gotten … Continue reading

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We Should Have Seen This Coming

“Russian authorities have been consistently claiming during the past several months that the economic crisis in Russia has bottomed out,” the paper states. “However, a brief analysis of the raw data from the Russian economy, and the most realistic patterns … Continue reading

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Russian Government Prepares for Hardship, Decline, Unrest

Did No Russian Die in Recent Years? The only way that the latest Russian government figures about increases in life expectancy can be true is if one assumes that not one of them died in recent years, an obvious absurdity … Continue reading

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Do You Love Me, Little Serfer Girl?

… rich landowners were given a free reign to treat their workers as they wished. Many were cruel masters who operated in the knowledge that the peasants had little choice but to carry on in their employ, or leave and … Continue reading

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Russia Has Nothing to Worry About

Russian officials are announcing that Russia has finally seen the worst of its recession, and that now the economy is set to grow again. And none too soon, because — to take auto sales as an example — things were … Continue reading

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Collapse of an Unstable Russian Federation

Mr Putin brought into motion forces that thrive on war and nationalism. These are not the forces of imperial expansion—Russia lacks the dynamism, resources and vision that empire-building requires. They are forces of chaos and disorganisation. __ Beyond Putin More … Continue reading

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