2008 Rossia Crisis
As we have said in the previous article, the most responsible part of the " Chequisist " elite of Putin was somewhat concerned about the future only when the " orange revolution " in Georgia was followed by the same revolutions in Ukraine and then in Kirgisia. However, these " signals " were not too serious. What, pray, fear, if Russia ' s debts are falling, gold reserves grow, wages and pensions, too, to riot, on a large scale, with no one.
In the meantime, the Russian energy carriers are at a price, Europe's on them, so to speak, on a full programme. Export revenues are correctly filled with treasury and allow for the importation of all necessary. We agreed before Russia has a special economic path: it is an energy super-Power.
When did our power really bother? At a time when Europe, which is deeply dependent on our gas supply (and therefore much more “friendlier” Russia than the United States) has become increasingly demanding that Moscow comply with the requirements of the EU Energy Charter (in particular to compel Russia to sell free piping facilities at auctions) and to ratify the Transit Protocol to the Charter (in particular to give independent companies access to Russian gas pipeline networks abroad). Thus, Russia was required to comply with European regulations on the supply and sale of gas and to agree to lose much of the export earnings.
And then the signals that it's time to see the future not only in pink paints went one by one.
Of course, in Russia as a whole, and especially in the nearby elite circles, there was no unnoticed appearance in March 2006 in the key American foreign policy journal foreign Affairs, which explained that Russian nuclear capabilities were rapidly ageing and weak. And that the U.S. will soon be able to strike a victory nuclear strike in Russia without threatening its territory.
This news is hardly an accident, in the American press, and then in the European press, there was a growing volume of publications with the Putin accusations of de facto abolition of democracy in Russia. Further, these accusations have been supplemented by allegations that the entire Russian business and the entire Russian power are criminals. Like the Russian billionaires from the Forbsa list, the quarrying stack yachts in Nice, and Russian officials walking with families in Antala or London, all of them have acquired their status by illegal means.