As long as European businessmen suffer from entered against Russia punishment, their American competitors conclude With Russia a fresh lucrative contract, writes the German printed illustrated edition.
"in those cases when it is important for the American economy, Western superpower does break in a new cold war With Russia," - said the writer.
in a normal situation it would be the news: a Texas Company Bell signed a contract With the Ekaterinburg Ural works of civil aviation. Russian company included in the Corporation " rostec ", headed by Trustee Vladimir Putin, Sergei Chemezov, Spiegel writes next.
anyway at the present time, relations between the West And Russia " far from good ". No less, Chemezov And his Firm included in the sanctions lists of the USA. But the American manufacturer Bell helicopters, it seems, doesn't care, stresses the magazine.
From the position of correspondent Spiegel, the news about this deal seems to be a confirmation of the information to which the President of Russia resorted at the end of December: he said that trade between the U.S. And Russia increased, and between Russia And Germany decreased.
"Putin knows that the majority of EU countries, such as Greece, Slovakia, Austria And Hungary, are skeptical about the sanctions, And the majority of German businessmen doubt that they make sense And that they have the opportunity to benefit," says Spiegel.
for example, the German company SAP software is not wanted for political reasons to upgrade to their Russian customers to the latest versions. Authorized engineering plants in Europe, for their part, complain that American competitors walk in their punishment.
"The Americans had a strong pressure on Europe, demanding to impose severe punishment. It should be noted that they have expanded trade With Russia in the past year, " informs Frank Schauff, CEO Association of European businesses (AEB) in the Russian capital.
From the perspective of Schauff, Washington With this ease has imposed a punishment, because the share of U.S. trade With Russia is only 3, 7% of the total volume of their trade With other countries. And if in the first two months of the year the volume of foreign trade of the EU With Russia has decreased by thirty percent, the trade turnover between the US And Russia decreased by only 6 %.
"American punishment has affected those industries where the U.S. And have not been too active in the trading relationship - for example, the production of military products ", - commented the head of the American chamber of Commerce in Russia Alexis Rodzianko.
correspondents Spiegel And mention about other Russian-American deals: last year, the Boeing Company And manufacturer of titanium AVISMA has extended a cooperation agreement until 2022. In January the Firm "Energomash" has signed an agreement With the American manufacturer of spacecraft And launch vehicles Orbital Sciences to manufacture 60 engines for the Antares rocket.
German large organizations, for their part, are now under the " double pressure ": on the one hand, they have to fight With the punishment of the EU, and return - to deal With the reorientation of Russia to the East.
for example, as said magazine Spiegel authorized the organization of Siemens, the contract between Russia And China on the construction of high-speed rail line between Moscow And Kazan to the conflict in Ukraine could be captured by the Germans. Now they about it have " only dream of ".