Comments on: A whiff of panic in the Kremlin as Russia’s economy sinks further http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/04/a-whiff-of-panic-in-the-kremlin-as-economy-sinks-further/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: PalmerGranite http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/04/a-whiff-of-panic-in-the-kremlin-as-economy-sinks-further/#comment-1128046 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 20:06:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46155#comment-1128046 Time Cures All Loons

The generals claim things are grave,
The Mideast and Ukraine we must save,
But soon we’ll be scootin,
Around Vladimir Putin,
Like the czars he’ll just spin in his grave.

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By: alexlaverick http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/04/a-whiff-of-panic-in-the-kremlin-as-economy-sinks-further/#comment-1127967 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:02:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46155#comment-1127967 Putin is the king of Chaos. Everywhere he goes he leaves dysfunction or death or destruction behind him.
A pathetic little man who no one will stand up to because he has nukes.
I feel bad for the Russian people who continue to suffer the corruption and greed of these monsters who end up as their leaders.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/04/a-whiff-of-panic-in-the-kremlin-as-economy-sinks-further/#comment-1127878 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:26:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46155#comment-1127878 Putin is irrelevant. He had a chance to make Russia great.

Instead, he has tanked the economy and engaged in petty border skirmishes with places like Ukraine. And for what? He wants Chernobyl back?

Irrelevant. Incompetent. Fading.

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By: slavaukarini http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/04/a-whiff-of-panic-in-the-kremlin-as-economy-sinks-further/#comment-1127811 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:56:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46155#comment-1127811 DSVF

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By: Doug3732 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/04/a-whiff-of-panic-in-the-kremlin-as-economy-sinks-further/#comment-1127807 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:36:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46155#comment-1127807 Maybe Putin and his oligarch cronies could float the country a low interest loan? Think of the irony of them loaning all that looted wealth back to the Russian state.

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By: zim.wolfe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/04/a-whiff-of-panic-in-the-kremlin-as-economy-sinks-further/#comment-1127794 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:25:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46155#comment-1127794 The problem is deeper then what is reported. If they continue to do multi-year agreements at these low prices Russia will be not be able to get out of this hole they are in even if a recover occurs that oil is already promised to China. the oil that is excess can be sold at a higher price but there is more competition as the price increases.

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By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/04/a-whiff-of-panic-in-the-kremlin-as-economy-sinks-further/#comment-1127772 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:05:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46155#comment-1127772 I like their odds, if this were a simple matter of economics and balance of payments.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/04/a-whiff-of-panic-in-the-kremlin-as-economy-sinks-further/#comment-1127741 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:06:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46155#comment-1127741 Investors are pulling out of Russia. For a reason.

Putin is swatting at flies and taking his hands off the wheel. He is a baby.

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By: dalitis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/04/a-whiff-of-panic-in-the-kremlin-as-economy-sinks-further/#comment-1127709 Sun, 07 Feb 2016 14:11:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46155#comment-1127709 If two years of recession is the price of defending Mother Russia from the hybrid war waged against her by the entire NATO-GCC complex (and their proxies) then the Russians will happily pay that price.

The low oil price cannot be maintained for much longer, since marginal producers (mostly in North America, as well as western majors around the globe) won’t be able to remotely maintain production.

The war in Syria is going beautifully, with Western outlets in successive hysterical fits over their “concerns” over “civilians” and “refugees”. The article claiming that Putin asked Assad to step down is beyond inane. Russia would rather have a nuclear war than letting NATO-GCC topple Assad.

The benefits that Russia would accrue with a victory over NATO-GCC in Syria are gargantuan. Securing a tight grip over the European gas market, plus a powerful foothold in the Middle East, stretching from Syria to Iran. With Europe’s indigenous production of gas already in terminal decline, the turn of the tide is getting closer and closer.

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By: 0800 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/04/a-whiff-of-panic-in-the-kremlin-as-economy-sinks-further/#comment-1127708 Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:40:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46155#comment-1127708 There is a serious shortage of money to support a large number of nations, including all of the great powers, in the manner to which they have become accustomed. It is unlikely that a hoped-for surge in oil prices will solve the problem. Generally accepted accounting procedures would reveal that the U.S. and other nations are bankrupt and living off of bogus bookkeeping methods. Whether this will make nations hesitant to engage in sabre rattling and foreign adventures is problematic. One can only hope.

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