Wednesday, September 7, 2022

TASS — Putin reveals why Russia’s future lies in the Far East and Arctic

Both the Far East and the Arctic Region not only have key resources, but also access to rapidly developing regions of the globe, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF).

"As far as we are concerned, the Far East and the Arctic are definitely the most important regions for Russia’s future. Not only do they have resources there, but it also offers access to areas of the world proactively developing and at a very good pace. We actually started building up the Far East not due to any sort of special military operation in Donbass, this was done long before that. It is a strategic choice based on the global economy’s development trends, and, accordingly, the emergence of new centers of power in the world," the president said. According to Putin, you have to "keep up with the trends" and work to develop contacts with other regions of the world.…

The large gains over this century will come from developing areas — Asia, especially including Central and Southeast Asia (Indonesia), Africa, and Latin America. This is a reflection of growing multipolarity (decolonizataion).

TASS (Russian state media)
Putin reveals why Russia’s future lies in the Far East and Arctic

Russia will stop supplying all energy products to Europe if the EU and its Western allies impose price caps on Russian oil and natural gas, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
Hard ball.

Putin Threatens Complete Energy Cut Off To West If Price Caps Are Imposed
Charles Kennedy


Sputnik International (Russian state-sponsored media)
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Peter Pan said...

Most of Russia's population is in the west - as is the wealth.

The resources of the far east are of benefit to China, Japan and South Korea. Russians living in the far east are in a hinterland; we could compare their plight with Canadians living in Nunavut. The money received for primary resource exports flows back to Moscow.

Russia's far east is an internal colony.

Tom Hickey said...

This is likely to change with multipolarity, Russia moving away from the West, and the rise of Asia, especially Central Asia. There is a lot of focus on this now. Russia is repositioning.

Peter Pan said...

An underpopulated region can never decolonize themselves. Barring an influx of immigrants, the Russian far east is at the mercy of politics played out in Moscow.

Multipolarity means there are new regional bosses. Exploitation will continue because that is how the system works. Larger economies dominate smaller ones.

Decolonizaton requires autarky. A world comprised of largely self-sufficient states would have fair trade, not free trade. Protectionism would be seen as a development tool.

Matt Franko said...

Yeah the Arctic is a great vacation destination…,

Matt Franko said...

When I think of the good life I think of the Arctic…,

Matt Franko said...

Who needs Black Sea bass and greens washed down with a Sauvignon blanc when you can have bloody sea lion blubber washed down with melted snow….

mike norman said...

Putin ought to focus on Ukraine, where his military is getting its ass kicked. Time for Putin to go.