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Foreign economic policy with a Russian bias

In its time, the Russian state saw not one "reform king". With full justification for them can be attributed to the current head of Russia - V. V. Putin.

How it all began...

The beginning of a new, second millennium for the Russian Federation was marked by the unexpected appearance on the government Olympus of a new political figure - V. V. Putin.

With the coming to power of Vladimir Putin , Russia 's foreign policy has undergone serious changes. Even in his youth, the future president wrote a paper titled "Natural Resources of Russia as a Means for Achieving Foreign Policy Objectives." It is the skillful management of natural resources that has been placed at the forefront of its economic and political activities.

In his activities as head of state, the president of the Russian Federation takes into account the mistakes made by his predecessors. Unlike them, in case of a fall in oil and gas prices, Putin created a stabilization fund, which at the moment exceeded half a trillion dollars. In parallel with this, using high prices for hydrocarbons, Russia was able to pay off most of its external debts and with all debts of the former USSR. Absence of debts, the presence of the Stop-gap, high prices for oil and gas - this is what characterizes Putin's foreign economic policy today. These indicators have strengthened the country's weight in the international arena.

He made himself respect ...

The reforms and reforms carried out by Vladimir Vladimirovich, to some extent, can be called revolutionary. Thanks to them, the foreign economic policy of the state reached a fundamentally new level. First of all, the state corporation Gazprom was turned by Putin into a real gas club for the disobedient. With its help, the president achieves beneficial relations for the country with the former union republics and not only.

Ironically, the main allies of the new Russia in Europe were the richest countries - Germany, France, Italy. Putin has very close personal business relationships with their leaders. In order to obtain a free and independent gas transit to Europe, Russia is conducting a very costly construction of the Nord Stream gas pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The Blue Stream, which connects Russia and Turkey along the Black Sea bottom, has already been built. And the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline is planned to South Europe and the Balkans. All this is done to deprive the transit potential of Ukraine and Belarus. And given the needs of these countries in Russian gas, such foreign economic policy allows achieving another important goal of President Putin - the re-creation of the former USSR, albeit in a new form and under a new name, but with Moscow's former imperial ambitions. The integration processes in the post-Soviet space are gradually returning to Russia the status of a world superpower.

In opposition to NATO, Russia is creating a military-political alliance of the CSTO - the Collective Security Treaty Organization. In parallel, the leaders of Russia and China form the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, an influential Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which contributes to an increase in the share of Russian products on the world market. The foreign economic policy of the state conducted in this way unequivocally proves to world leaders that Russia has long ceased to be weak and defenseless, as in the era of the collapse of the USSR and total confusion. Now the opinion of the country on more and more issues is being listened to more and more, the growth of respect is increasing every year, especially since, in the presence of the Stop-Fund, it approached the crisis of 2008 more than the countries of the European Union and the United States.

Wise foreign economic policy allows Putin to return all that was lost by his predecessors - Gorbachev and Yeltsin. Cleverly allocating budgetary funds allowed to allocate a record amount - 20 trillion rubles - for the period until 2020 for a radical modernization and strengthening of the Russian army.

Not all presidential advisers are so far-sighted. For this step Putin was criticized by many, beginning with his colleague, ex-finance minister A. Kudrin. But to whom, as if not to the former officer of the Soviet secret services, to know that in the modern world they are considered not so much with the rich as with the strong ones. Therefore, the foreign economic policy of the state is carried out by Putin along a multi-vector, multi-purpose path. And this path should lead Russia to further integration of the post-Soviet space, to increase the economic and, consequently, the political capital of the country in Europe, to make worthy competition for the US in the struggle for world leadership.

What the future is preparing for us ...

Most recently, parliamentary elections took place in Russia. The majority of the State Duma consists of members of "United Russia", Putin's party. It is clear that the deputies will support all the ideas and initiatives of their leader, especially since the Duma is elected for a period of 5 years, and the president himself - for his first six-year term. And it is natural that Russia's foreign economic policy will develop according to the planned plan. And the opposition, living mainly on Western grants, is left with nothing but endless rallies on Bolotnaya Square, the prospect of them. Sakharov and other places where she will be allowed to do this by the all-powerful president of all Russia.

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