Comments on: Vladimir Putin’s Russia is treading water in a sea of red ink http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/18/vladimir-putins-russia-is-treading-water-in-a-sea-of-red-ink/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: deancollinsnyc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/18/vladimir-putins-russia-is-treading-water-in-a-sea-of-red-ink/#comment-620984 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:03:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38805#comment-620984 lol so Russia spent $35b on its economy…..uhm how much has the reserve bank spent propping up the USA economy again….?

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/18/vladimir-putins-russia-is-treading-water-in-a-sea-of-red-ink/#comment-604328 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38805#comment-604328 Putin is not a business-friendly President. Obama has led his economy upward since Bush. Putin has led his economy downward.

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By: pbgd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/18/vladimir-putins-russia-is-treading-water-in-a-sea-of-red-ink/#comment-575743 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:54:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38805#comment-575743 Military adventurism is costly. All those soldiers want to eat but produce nothing. And the low oil price hurts countries that produce little to export except oil and gas. Russia’s GDP is the smallest of the four BRIC developing nations, smaller even than Italy’s.

The Soviets were not defeated in war, they just collapsed because they built up the military and neglected the economy. Trained by the Soviets, Putin repeats the same mistakes.

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By: SeattleOracle http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/18/vladimir-putins-russia-is-treading-water-in-a-sea-of-red-ink/#comment-575539 Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:09:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38805#comment-575539 I hope Western readers review the comments. If you do, then can see the Putin propaganda machine at work. It’s fascinating to me to see the posts below. English speaking Russians must be a growth industry in Russia at the moment. Too bad for them though. Russia was on such a good track, painful yes, but they were heading toward freedom, representative government, and codification of all the inalienable rights we in the West take for granted. Imagine now the carnage and pain the Russian people will endure to undue all the bad acts of Putin and his corrupt oligarchs. It just makes you sad for the Russian people, very sad.

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By: gentalman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/18/vladimir-putins-russia-is-treading-water-in-a-sea-of-red-ink/#comment-553215 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:21:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38805#comment-553215 Such propaganda article has no place in todays world of connectivity.People who read Reuters atleast are not that ignorant.The know facts and figures also.Look at comments here!

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/18/vladimir-putins-russia-is-treading-water-in-a-sea-of-red-ink/#comment-552979 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:02:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38805#comment-552979 Russia is in decline. Largest country in the world by area, and their economy is now smaller than Italy’s. The GDP per capita in Russia has slipped to a level below that of Czech Republic or Slovenia. This is a according to World Bank 2014 data. Investors are pulling out.

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By: Moties001 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/18/vladimir-putins-russia-is-treading-water-in-a-sea-of-red-ink/#comment-548251 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:40:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38805#comment-548251 Another article that is just blatant propaganda. The comment by Thoma re the Russian people removing Putin just shows how the anti Putin propaganda is working in the US. The Russian people trust him more than any other leader for an awful long time. But more importantly do they really believe that removing Putin would change the stance of the real power behind the throne in Russia anymore than in America. Figure heads are figure heads the world over.

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By: Useakme45 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/18/vladimir-putins-russia-is-treading-water-in-a-sea-of-red-ink/#comment-547715 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:51:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38805#comment-547715 Typical anti-Russian article propaganda article. No doubt they are going through tough times but these stories are so one sided and being posted on a daily and weekly basis. The US is $18 trillion in debt and keep raising the debt ceiling but I don’t see too many stories on that – and that’s a WAY more serious problem. I have an idea, how about posting a positive story about Russia for once. There’s lots of positive stories out there. We don’t need to keep demonizing Putin all the time. It’s getting really old.

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By: vincasvilnius http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/18/vladimir-putins-russia-is-treading-water-in-a-sea-of-red-ink/#comment-545240 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:14:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38805#comment-545240 “Have you looked at the US debt to GDP lately?”

The US and Russian economies are structured completely differently. For one thing, the US economy is by far more diversified, hence less affected by fluctuating gas prices. The size of Russia’s economy is similar to that of Italy or Brazil, so comparing the economies is quite difficult. Larger economies can have larger debt to GDP ratios.

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By: havryliv http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/03/18/vladimir-putins-russia-is-treading-water-in-a-sea-of-red-ink/#comment-540533 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:51:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=38805#comment-540533 The West holds all the cards to stop Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Serious sanctions instead of the puny ones currently applied. And secondly, giving Ukraine defensive military assistance.

If only the U.S. and Europe had the foresight and backbone.

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