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    Quote Originally Posted by geolocator View Post
    At the moment. But Russia can rebuild its economy in 10-15 years, to go without Ukraine. It already makes it because of the sitting-on-the-fence.
    Every outcome will be equally acceptable. We have only pure geopolitics and Ukrainains who loose their high-tech, if they we'll be granted a place in the gods of EU. This is a choice of theirs.
    Not just economically and technologically. Demographics and geography are the driving factors.

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    Not strictly military, but since it is next step to controlled fusion: Siberian warmed a thermonuclear plasma physics to a record 4.5 million degrees


    Quote Originally Posted by DjoleCliff View Post
    Putin is the best president Russia had since Peter the Great
    agreed 100% If he was p****ssie poor performing one, the West would praise him as a democratic leader

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamming_Python View Post
    Tell that to Putin
    I do not need to, he has been pursuing this this for some time. The basic differences with Korea is:
    1 US supported Korea and not fought against them
    2 and yes ~15 years of difference when Russia started own way

    "From 2010 to 2012 university staff has grown to more than three times, grown a share of publications MSU scientists in the total number of Russian publications, scientific ideas and developments do not remain on paper, and come to life"

    In Korea this started in first half of 90's...


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    Korea is a far smaller country, with a far higher population density and without such an abundance of natural resource wealth that much of its economy and population are tied to directly or indirectly.
    You take a country like Japan - and you will see that they are resource-poor too.

    Basically, we can certainly take lessons from them, just as we can take lessons from say Singapore - but none of their conditions match our own, not even close.

    Russia should develop its own optimal strategy. Stalin's mass-industrialisation in the 30s or the USSR's industrial buildup in the 50s-60s in particular are good models; they just need to be reworked for a capitalist system. But the basic idea sounds right - they took the country from an agricultural to an industrial one, and right now we need to take it from an industrial or industrial-resource model to a post-industrial model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamB View Post
    Demographics and geography are the driving factors.
    Not too critical at the moment too. Ukraine is a very problem country in many respects and has little commodities. I know that neocons in the U.S. traditionally overestimated a role of Ukraine for Russia. It seems to mostly grow from Zbigniew Brzezinski's Polish origin. This is a cultivated myth like about Chineses invading Russian Far East

    I mean that it's very desirable, but is not an unsolvable problem.

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    Seriously do you guys want this thread closed too?

    stop going off topic

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    Peter Butovsky Program Mi-38 helicopter

    http://vpk.name/news/101721_petr_but...leta_mi38.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinJ View Post
    Peter Butovsky Program Mi-38 helicopter

    http://vpk.name/news/101721_petr_but...leta_mi38.html
    Shaky future indeed. Off of the same blog, awesome read about how the Swedes tested our armour:
    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/683526.html

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    Russia Sends First Fighter Jets to Belarus Base

    http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20131...arus-Base.html

    On a side note, since RIA Novosti (one my favorite source for news) is closing, what are other recommended sources that frequently cover military news development? Besides vpk.
    Last edited by Void121412; 12-09-2013 at 11:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Void121412 View Post
    Russia Sends First Fighter Jets to Belarus Base

    http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20131...arus-Base.html

    On a side note, since RIA Novosti (one my favorite source for news) is closing, what are other recommended sources that frequently cover military news development? Besides vpk.
    None. Putin's taken them all over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Void121412 View Post
    On a side note, since RIA Novosti (one my favorite source for news) is closing, what are other recommended sources that frequently cover military news development? Besides vpk.
    Yeah wtf is up with them screwing with RIA. It was pretty much the most competent news agency we had. Damn politics of it all.

    On topic: Somebody was asking about T-72B3's in the army, well a new batch just got delivered to the south http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/44627/

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    Well that's unfortunate. Hopefully Rossiya Segodnya will at the very least be on par when reporting military news in the future. Anyway...

    Russia Activates Aerospace Defense Radar Aimed at Europe

    http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20131...at-Europe.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Void121412 View Post
    Russia Sends First Fighter Jets to Belarus Base

    http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20131...arus-Base.html

    On a side note, since RIA Novosti (one my favorite source for news) is closing, what are other recommended sources that frequently cover military news development? Besides vpk.
    It's not exactly closing, it's reorganizing. The succersor will be called "Россия сегодня" - "Russia today". Dunno what relation to existing "Russia Today" it will have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anduriel View Post
    It's not exactly closing, it's reorganizing. The succersor will be called "Россия сегодня" - "Russia today". Dunno what relation to existing "Russia Today" it will have.
    Yes, it will be in the same building as RIAN.... However i think they should kept at least name of the agency.

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