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Putin accuses West of trying to 'dismember and plunder' Russia in ranting speech

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“We are now fighting for the freedom of not only Russia, but the whole world,” Putin said 

That’s a joke, right?

Russian authorities have intensified their crackdown on dissent

That’s not a joke.

7 ( +14 / -7 )

Ah yes, the West is trying to make up for its strategic lack of Bortch.

The Russians make nothing but junk and all their resources are freely available on the open market.

Mini-me tried to bully the West. (So far) the West has stood firm. So like all bullies that get stood up to, he blathers and whines.

5 ( +12 / -7 )

Putin is destroying Russia, not the "west". Putin loves plunder, provided he is doing it. If Russia doesn't want to collapse, they need to do a few things.

pull out of Ukraine and Georgia

Stop invading other countries

Remove Putin from office and send him to Siberia for some long-term personal reflection of his life mistakes and training on how to be a better human.
4 ( +11 / -7 )

Not only is Puny delusional, so is his speech writer.

3 ( +10 / -7 )

The West has been doing everything undermining Russia and sabotaging Russia's interest since the breakup of Soviet Union. Especially Boris Yeltsin's nine years rule, he and Gorbachev were traitors the worst of all times in Russia history.

Russia needs to look at the real and study everything about political tactics from China and Chinese leaders of how to greet the western money and technologies but aware their backstabbing. Why China is so rich and powerful that the westerners so fearing of Chinese? Because we knows their core mentality and we are more cunning than anyone!

-7 ( +7 / -14 )

Relax, Elephant, you guys will get most of the Soviet Far East.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Excellent speech Mister Putin..

When Putin talks, the world listens..

-10 ( +5 / -15 )

TokyoLiving

Excellent speech Mister Putin..

When Putin talks, the world listens..

More like the world laughs.

8 ( +15 / -7 )

Putin losing his invasion into Ukraine and his private army head turning on him and mutinying.

Trump losing court case after court case and his cohorts turning on him by taking plea deals.

As a result. both ranting and raving on stage like the lunatics they are.

The similarities between these two just continues.

2 ( +10 / -8 )

Estimated EU GDP growth this year is 0.6%.

Estimated Russian GDP growth this year is 2.2%.

We were told our "clever" sanctions would bankrupt Russia. However, it looks like the EU is losing.

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

Number of battery powered buses in Berlin 475.

Number of battery powered buses in Moscow 1000.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Proxy - now do GDP per capita and let us know what you come up with.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

Number of battery powered buses in Berlin 475.

Number of battery powered buses in Moscow 1000.

per capita?

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@UChosePoorly

Excellent topic. The citizens of Russia are far richer, far wealthier, have far more opportunities, have far more access to food, housing and comfort and have far better prospects than at any time in history.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

Estimated EU GDP growth this year is 0.6%.

Estimated Russian GDP growth this year is 2.2%.

We were told our "clever" sanctions would bankrupt Russia. However, it looks like the EU is losing.

Incorrect across the board.

"We expect that for Europe as a whole 2023 growth will be 1.3 % (3.5 in 2022), picking up to 1.5% next year."

https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2023/10/18/sp-laura-papi-remarks-at-budapest-economic-forum

"Russian GDP was a -2.1 for 2022, 2.2 forecasted for 2023, and 1.1 forecasted for 2024."

https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/imf-lowers-russia-2024-gdp-growth-forecast-11-2023-10-10/#:~:text=Oct%2010%20(Reuters)%20%2D%20Russia's,growth%20of%202.2%25%20this%20year.

Russian total GDP for 2023: $1.86 trillion. EU total GDP for 2023: $18.25 trillion

Russia's economy is a mere 10% of the EU's.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Proxy - no need to be slippery, friend. You know I was talking about a comparison between RF and EU, not about Russia and their even poorer past.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

An existential battle; couldn't be more accurate - just look at the contrary reactions to the military operation in Ukraine as opposed to the Iraq-Afghanistan wars and the general destabilization of the middle east by NATO for the last 20 plus years. The sanctions are completely hypocritical. And no sanctions for Israel which the global south can see as a contemporary double standard (instead they get arms).

On Ukraine you need to turn the map around and view it from RF's perspective; the most strategic territory is under their control - Crimea, the Azov coast and the Donbas land corridor with the Russian speaking population that connects it all together. Fair to predict the focus from here on will be to gradually expand that.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

The sanctions are completely hypocritical. And no sanctions for Israel which the global south can see as a contemporary double standard (instead they get arms).

tbf, some countries are sending arms to Russia too.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Russia still afloat at least normal life of Russians were unharmed by Western sanctions was because us, the Chinese helping them everything to secure the Russian economy. China has helped Russia to neutralize the Ukrainian aggression of East Ukraine, we sent bulldozers and excavation machineries to help digging trenches and underground bunkers, anti- tank trenches. NATO's aggression of Russia must be stopped !

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Excellent topic. The citizens of Russia are far richer, far wealthier, have far more opportunities, have far more access to food, housing and comfort and have far better prospects than at any time in history.

Even IF this were true (it’s not), the per capita standard of living in Russia across the board is at a standard Western European citizen’s crossed decades ago.

And when one gets out of Moscow, the difference only gets bigger.

I guess we could just look at net migration….

Oops………

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Russia continues to disgrace itself as long as this fascist thug remains in power.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

proxyToday 09:49 am JST

Estimated EU GDP growth this year is 0.6%.

Estimated Russian GDP growth this year is 2.2%.

We were told our "clever" sanctions would bankrupt Russia. However, it looks like the EU is losing.

Estimated Russian GDP per capita: 35,310

Estimated EU GDP per capita: 56,970

And the EU isn't wasting all of its money on weapons.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

elephant200Today 08:45 am JST

The West has been doing everything undermining Russia and sabotaging Russia's interest since the breakup of Soviet Union. Especially Boris Yeltsin's nine years rule, he and Gorbachev were traitors the worst of all times in Russia history.

Seems like Russia has a lot of traitors that end up leading it. How long until Pootie Poot is listed as one of them?

NATO's aggression of Russia must be stopped !

Still Putin's War.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

In Russia, there is ranting speech but no free speech.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

elephant200

NATO's aggression of Russia must be stopped !

There is no aggression from NATO toward Russia.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

elephant200Today 08:45 am JST

Russia needs to look at the real and study everything about political tactics from China and Chinese leaders of how to greet the western money and technologies but aware their backstabbing. Why China is so rich and powerful that the westerners so fearing of Chinese? Because we knows their core mentality and we are more cunning than anyone!

That's just another way of saying nobody beats the Chinese at stealing.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Russia still afloat at least normal life of Russians were unharmed by Western sanctions was because us, the Chinese helping them everything to secure the Russian economy. China has helped Russia to neutralize the Ukrainian aggression of East Ukraine, we sent bulldozers and excavation machineries to help digging trenches and underground bunkers, anti- tank trenches. NATO's aggression of Russia must be stopped !

Indeed - Putin has cemented Russia's status as a vassal state to China - which now has a larger population, larger economy, and larger and more modern military than Russia...

China is just waiting for Russia to collapse and fragment, then it will swoop in and claim all of Russia's oil fields for themselves...

5 ( +7 / -2 )

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