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Bridges to India

Marshal Bulganin and Premier Khrushchev visited Bangalore, India in the 1950s and planted two tall trees there with great pomp and ceremony, to signify the growing solidarity between India and the USSR. It is said the Bulganin tree started growing at a slant right away and toppled over a few years later (to be replanted discreetly in a less prominent space). Apparently, a few years after that, the Khrushchev tree also toppled over. Source: liders....


Russian Foreign Policy Finding New Bearings

... of the last two sections of the memorandum in question. Russian Foreign Policy Achievements Russia’s foreign policy in the past decade was successful by and large and quite masterful at times. It largely matched the world challenges. A stagnant economy was the weak link. Foreign policy has compensated for that weakness so far. But this resource is now close to exhaustion. The country has regained its military potential at a qualitatively new level and at still tolerable costs. The expansion ...


Current situation similar to one the Soviet Union experienced in 1986

... roughly the same situation with falling oil prices, superimposed on the anti-alcohol campaign, which deprived the budget of its second most crucial source of income. In 1986, the Soviet government subdued the crisis by borrowing from foreign sources. The USSR entered the crisis with a balanced economy, but it only took four years for the government to collapse, even though within two years the country started experiencing economic growth. The USSR had virtually no reserves and it was a much more rigid economic system. RBTH: Economists have ...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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