What is Russia Up to: November 27th, 2008!

Looks like Russia has been busy this week. To start with:

PM Putin to get tough on monopolies

The government will use anti-monopoly laws to improve competition in Russian business. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin discussed an action plan with Russian entrepreneurs. He called for tougher penalties – singling out the natural monopolies.

While Putin continues to terrorize the big boys in Russia a:

Crazy grandma hijacks off-road car

A pensioner has hijacked an off-road vehicle in Russia’s Republic of Karelia. The owner of the Hyundai Santa Fe was near his car when all of a sudden a 57-year-old woman jumped in and drove off.

So while a Babushka was stealing a car a interview of a well known professor in Russia stirred some Western peoples attitudes.

Professor Igor Panarin: When America fell to pieces the shouting was outrageous

As early as autumn 2009 the economic crisis may lead to a civil war in the USA and then to its division into parts. Igor Panarin, doctor of political science, dean of the foreign affairs department at the Diplomacy Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, presented this forecast ten years ago. At that time his forecasts seemed unrealistic, but now many of them are coming true.

During the car theft and American bashing, Toyota is crossing their fingers and hoping that Russia still buys cars at the furious pace that they are buying them at:

Toyota counts on Russia as sales wilt

The world’s biggest automaker, Toyota, which recently lost its AAA rating from Fitch is counting on Russia to save its global business from operating at a loss.

Now while Toyota and other car manufacturers are dreaming of a profit we do not have to dream if we have enough missiles in the world, Russia has made sure they have up to date ballistic missiles so that they can launch up to date nuclear weapons:

New missile can beat any defence system

Russia’s military has tested a new-generation of intercontinental nuclear ballistic rocket. Defence sources say the RS-24, capable of carrying multiple independent warheads, can penetrate any defence system.

Speaking of Military: Looks like Ukraine and Georgia are have NATO issues…

Ukraine and Georgia will wait a long time to join NATO’

It is unlikely Ukraine and Georgia’s admission to NATO will be fast-tracked, says Russia’s envoy to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin. He was commenting on the latest US attempts to bring Kiev and Tbilisi closer to joining the alliance.

Russia seems to keep the fires stirring and they always seem to have fun doing it…

Kyle & Svet

PS: Medvedev is running all around Latin America making good friends and selling Gazprom. He also has made a visa free deal with Brazil! (Pretty cool huh)

PSS: Happy Thanksgiving world from Windows to Russia!

comments always welcome.