Zurück in die russische Zukunft

MOSKAU – Strategische Vision war noch nie ein russisches Markenzeichen und auch im Jahr 2012 war davon absolut nichts zu erkennen. Russlands riesiges Territorium scheint seiner Führung weiterhin den Blick für die Notwendigkeit einer Zukunftsplanung zu verstellen. Zudem ist man überzeugt, dass die scheinbar unerschöpflichen Bodenschätze es dem Land ermöglichen, jede Unwägbarkeit zu bewältigen.

Aus diesem Grund geht Russland stets unvorbereitet in die Zukunft. Ebenso wie die russische Staatsführung es in der Vergangenheit versäumte, sich auf den Fall des Kommunismus vorzubereiten, zeigt die heutige Schwäche der russischen Wirtschaft, dass man auch für die kommenden Jahrzehnte schlecht gerüstet ist, die von erschöpften Ressourcen, schwindenden Bevölkerungszahlen und einem sich verkleinernden Staatsgebiet geprägt sein werden.

Wladimir Putins diesjährige Rückkehr in das Präsidentenamt markiert einen neuen Tiefpunkt im Hinblick auf eine strategische Vision Russlands. Schließlich ist die Vergangenheit die einzige Zukunft, die Putin für das Land jemals anstrebte.

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