Why doesn't Russia respond to Western sanctions?
Posted in the Chicago Forum
#1 May 7, 2014
Why doesn't Russia respond to Western sanctions?
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would not impose sanctions against the United States and the European Union. Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry promised to take stepы in response to the sanctions that would painfully echo in Washington. Nevertheless, no such step has been taken yet. Why?
Commenting on yet another portion of sanctions from the U.S. and the EU, Vladimir Putin said there was no need for Russia to respond with sanctions in return.
At the end of April, when Washington and Brussels announced another round of sanctions to be introduced against several Russian citizens and companies, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow would not leave the move without a response: "We have never concealed the fact that there are possibilities for such a response, and the set of measures that could be taken is large enough." He stressed out that "the response would painfully echo in Washington."
However, Russia does not seem to be in a hurry to hurt Washington.
"Why do we need to respond stupidly to stupidity?" the head of the Department for Applied Political Science at the Financial University of the Government of the Russian Federation, Konstantin Simonov said.
According to him, "Russia can respond indeed - Western companies work in Russia actively." "In fact, the dependence on Russia is quite strong, many are not even aware of this dependence. This includes the consumption of Russian products and investment in Russia," the expert said in an interview with Pravda.Ru.
"The list of things, with which we can cause damage to Western companies is a very extensive one. The question is, why do we have to do it? If we introduce restrictions on the presence of foreign companies in Russia, then it will affect us as well. The Europeans, when they impose sanctions, must be aware of the fact that it will affect their own consumers. It is impossible to do anything else in the situation when Russian and European economies are so intertwined. Many in Europe are against these sanctions, because they are only possible at the expense of self-restraint," said Konstantin Simonov.
"Our position on Ukraine and the Crimea is clear and unambiguous. We do not believe that we violated international law and that we should be subject to sanctions. We will prove our rightness in a different way," the head of the Department for General Politics of the Higher School of Economics, Leonid Polyakov said in an interview with Pravda.Ru.
"I think that we should not get involved in this game. It seems to me that those, who threaten us with sanctions and use them, will eventually come to their senses and realize that this is a pointless and counterproductive endeavour. I think this is what our position is based on, and it will ultimately give positive results," says the analyst.
#2 May 8, 2014
Opposition to the united states is a good thing.
#3 May 10, 2014
Russia is in an "alternative modernity" mode. It has the "Will to Power" and we and Europe can not stop it. Number one is they want to wipe out the decadent, decaying, immoral, rotting corpse of marxist/liberalism. I said, yep, I'm up with that!
Alexander Dugin, political philosopher of Vladimr Putin:
#4 May 10, 2014
One of the worst violations, of our marxist/liberal government in power, is that it destroys our Western culture and civilization - as all Marxist governments. Students in the schools today are so empty of their true heritage and its ideals and even Judeo-Christian values and norms. Obama is systematically wiping it out of our minds.
"At last, liberalism [democracies], in the sense of the emphasis on the individual above and even against that of the nation, actually endangers the individual by undermining the stability of the society which gives him identity, values, purpose and meaning, the social, cultural and biological nexus to which he owes his very being." - See more at: http://www.4pt.su/en/content/decay-modern-soc...
- Alain de Benoist
#5 May 10, 2014
ahhh ya moron ya gotta put down the coloring books, crayons and ya gotta read world & russian history.
Da russians have been invaded by the huns, the swiss , the french and germans since the year 1,100.
so naturally they are paranoid and frankly some in russia long for return to the days of the russian empire control over eastern Europe.
the russians are chess players which means they are long term and strategic thinkers while the morons in the white house, state department and congress cant 't even master checkers or marbles and can't even think in any terms longer than the next election which is why america is in such a mess.
you can't guide or drive a car to the other coast by watching the hood ya gotta look far ahead down the road and ya can't guide a country by looking to the next election cycle.
in fact some would argue they moron in the white house lost his marbles long ago. worst occupant of the white house we never had.
certainly not presidential
#6 May 12, 2014
When Obama shakes his head you can hear the rocks bang together. He probably hears thunder between his ears and can't think.
Since: Oct 12
#7 May 14, 2014
Putin baits the West...Knowing that President Obama is too smart to fall for it.....
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