Occupying a large part of the globe Russia has Such influence in the world which does not have the majority of the country, whether you Like It or not, writes Forbes reporter mark Adomanis.
Yesterday, the wall Street Journal wrote that " the President of the Russian Federation occupied a Central place at the conference G20 ", and even The Economist, often taking the skeptical position with regard to Russia, admitted that " faced with a common threat from Islamic terrorism, Russia and the West have the opportunity to become closer, if not shoulder to shoulder." Other media also expressed the same view, the journalist writes. So, is the following story: in the aftermath of the Ukrainian fall of Russia was as if not only isolated the U.S. and the countries of Central Europe (Poland, Baltic States, Etc.), but also the traditional partners of the Russian Federation in the EU - Germany, Italy and France. Moscow was an international pariah, without support from anyone. And for the last few months, the combination of circumstances again brought the Russian Federation in cooperation with the West. Russia, it turns out, no longer isolated, but, really, Russia was never truly isolated.
"on economic and demographic indicators, Russia is a large country, exciting the most part of the globe. It is the world's largest exporter of energy resources, the second largest manufacturer of weapons and a large market for European organizations. Whether you like It or not, Russia matters, and the value that have not the majority of the country ", - the journalist writes.
He stressed that the West ought to realize this case at the present time - because At this point in time, the rapprochement with Russia is being built on "weak footing" (mostly in the battle with IG), it is Possible that it will not last very long." It may well be that some sort of campaign NATO-Russia for the past year or 2 will lead to results, which will mark " defeat ISIS ". Then the relationship between Russia and the West, will, in all probability, to deteriorate again. When This happens, the story jumps back to Russian " isolation ", - the journalist writes. He emphasizes that in fact the process of "isolation" will not work, because " the quality of relations between Russia and the West do not define its international significance ".
"regardless of whether you like the Russian Federation or hate, she will play an important role in the world economy and diplomacy." Isolation " this is a big and powerful country as Russia, is impossible ", - concludes the journalist.