The main goal for 2012: to put together power, Military Review

Russia and its citizens are not waiting for a very simple year filled with a mass of events with a plus and a minus. Therefore, we again have lost our country (and one we do not have), the most important thing is that we are in 2012 — is to continue to restore the "Great Russia", which includes not only Russia but also White Russia, Little Russia, Kazakhstan. Together we are a force that can stand up in the storm of the global crisis and to take its rightful (and perhaps the leading place) in the future, the new world order.

In 2011, Russia has made some important steps towards the restoration of a great power:

— There is a development of the Customs Union, established in 2010. April 1, 2011 on the border of Russia and Belarus canceled transport control, he moved to the outer contour of the boundaries of TS. July 1, 2011 abolished customs borders of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan. October 19, 2011 in St. Petersburg, at a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) announced accession of Kyrgyzstan to the Customs Union.
According to experts, the creation of the Customs Union has a positive stimulus to the economy of the three countries and their GDP in 2015 through the creation of this alliance could grow by 15%. Russia will get from the creation of an additional vehicle to $ 400 billion, Kazakhstan and Belarus to 16 billion dollars. In addition, the union may be extended, the interest shown in it for several countries — Tajikistan, Moldova, Syria.

The Customs Union is becoming the foundation for the expansion of integration. In early 2012, based on it will create a Common Economic Space. In October 2011 an agreement was signed to establish a free trade zone within the Commonwealth of Independent States. And in the course of the EurAsEC summit in October 2011, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced the creation of a Eurasian Union. It has been suggested that it will set up the passport, visa and currency unions.

— The process of development of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Stated that the countries of the Organization would not accommodate extra-regional powers, military bases on its territory, without the consent of the other members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. In addition, the joint statement was issued that the deployment of the U.S. missile defense system without considering the interests of the CSTO is detrimental to strategic stability in Europe. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said that Bishkek does not need the presence of the U.S. military base "Manas". U.S. military presence in Kyrgyzstan could drag the country into another war: "If the Iranians in the event of further deterioration of the Americans fired missiles at TSC (Transit Center), and she gets to Bishkek?" — Said Atambayev. Therefore, the agreement on the presence of the Americans in Kyrgyzstan after 2014 will not be sustained. This is actually a blow to the U.S. military presence in the Middle East and Central Asia.

This year, the decision to equip the troops of the Collective Rapid Reaction Force (RRF) on the basis of Russian weapons. In the next few years they will get new means of communication, security, etc. In September, the CSTO collective forces held large-scale military exercises "Center-2011". They were involved units of the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, only about 12 thousand soldiers.

— Within the framework adopted by the State Armament Program 2020, the renovation and development of the Navy will be allocated about $ 5 trillion. rubles. Russian Fleet promise of 100 new warships to 2020. Among them will be 4 helicopter, nuclear and diesel submarines, frigates, corvettes and other ships. Implemented the program of modernization and upgrading of ships, for example, nuclear submarines of Project 949A "Antaeus".

— As part of the LG 2011-2020 is updated production base defense-industrial complex, it will be invested over $ 3 trillion. rubles. For example, a lot of work on the upgrade of conduct of "Zelenodol plant. Bitter. " According to its general director Renata Mistahova, in 2011, fully completed the first stages of design work of modernization of workshops related to shipbuilding, purchased for 210 million new machines — lines for processing, cutting, bending metal. This will allow the plant to 12 million tons of annual processing of metal for 35 thousand tons. The plant has orders to 2016, in 2012, going to start the construction of a totally new design for the plant — the patrol ship (frigate) 1st rank displacement of about 3 tons.

— In 2011, announced the change of military benefits. Military and financial innovations will improve the financial situation does not only military personnel, military retirees, but also their families. In 2012, the pay in the army to increase more than 2.5 times, and payments to retirees — by about 60% compared to 2011. Pensions will increase to retirees of all power structures, provided the annual indexation of these payments. At the first stage of the reform will raise the salary of the Russian Armed Forces and Interior Ministry troops, with 2013 other security agencies.

— Russia has started to dump U.S. Treasuries. Russia started to withdraw capital from treasury securities of the United States. From October 2010 to September 2011 the volume of treasuries (U.S. government bonds) has almost halved — from 176.3 billion U.S. dollars to 94.6 billion dollars. In September, Russia has reduced the amount of U.S. bonds by another $ 2.5 billion.

— At the same time the Central Bank of Russia is stepping up the share of gold in its international reserves, as of October 1, 2011 stocks of the precious metal reserves of the Russian Federation amounted to 852.14 tons. Gold reserves in Russia is currently ranked 7th in the world and is a leader among the Central Purchasing precious metal. This is very important given the situation in the world, there is a possibility that some regions will return to the gold standard, after the collapse of the dollar system.

— In April 2011, the powers of BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, have signed a cooperation agreement financial state organizations, it provides for the mutual provision of credit in local currencies.

In June 2011, the Central Bank of Russia and the People’s Bank of China signed an agreement on settlements and payments in rubles and yuan in trade relations between the two countries. Russia and China have a long time discussing the move, in November 2010 on the Shanghai Stock Exchange started trading currency pair "Chinese Yuan — Russian ruble" and a month later a similar auction began on Russia’s MICEX.

— At the end of 2011 began to pass into rubles, paying for energy, Ukraine. This step makes the Russian currency more competitive.

— The question of industrialization — 2, is gradually taking shape, it is stated that the economy should contribute up to 43 trillion in 2015. rubles.

— Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan in 2011 survived the first strike, the first attempt to organize mass rallies, "color" revolution. U.S. does not want the revival of the "Great Russia", its main geopolitical rival in the world. Therefore, it is necessary to take into account errors and prevent the repetition of the events in Russia, 1917, 1991, and support their allies.

Author Alexander Samsonov

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