Голосование Украины: судьба России

СТОКГОЛЬМ - Когда украинские избиратели придут на избирательные участки 26 октября, будет решаться не только судьба их страны, но и будущее значительной части Европы. Проще говоря: будущее Украины будет решать будущее России, а будущее России будет иметь существенное влияние на будущее Европы.

Более чем два десятилетия назад, когда рухнул Советский Союз, а Украина решила за независимость, то многие ожидали, что страна будет процветать быстрее, чем Россия в ближайшие годы. Но события сложились не так.

В течение первого десятилетия нового века, Россия процветала от совместного действия старой нефтегазовой отрасли, которую приватизация в 1990-х годах сделала более эффективной, и высоких цен на нефть. Разворот востребованной диверсификации экономики, и сокращение «модернизации» до незначительного лозунга, не вызывало непосредственное беспокойство.

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