Nov 12, 2009

Say What?

In his State of the Union address on November 12, President Dmitri Medvedev announced that Russia will regain its former superpower status by adopting new ideas. This requires a break from the Soviet past: "Oil and gas industry complexes, which provide the lion's share of budget income, nuclear weapons that guarantee our security, industrial and housing facilities - this all was made mostly by Soviet specialists."

And so, moving on to some totally new bases for power and cooperation, Russia is going to build new oil and gas industry infrastructure (just take a peek at the Arctic Strategy through the year 2020) and, instead of relying on Soviet-era nuclear weapons, construct 30 new ground and sea-launched ballistic missiles, three nuclear submarines, and other modern military weaponry (including inflatatanks). Man, I'm so glad we're moving "вперёд"...


Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

An old banner over the Moscow Ring Road used to read "Вперёд к коммунизму."

The Moscow Ring Road.


Another relevant picture:
Иллюстрация к статье Дмитрия Медведева