Recently Vladimir Putin announced a defense program to upgrade the Russian Federation's defense systems, a 10-year program. Promptly after that, three missiles were launched from a Russian Federation submarine. This was called a test. This was done to show that Russian Federation submarines can fire missiles. That’s nothing new!
Technologically speaking, the Russian Federation cannot really menace anyone at this time. The Russian Federation lags behind the United States of America and the People's Republic of China. The United States of America remains technologically ahead of all other military organizations in the world. However, at the same time, the People’s Republic of China is a super power. The People’s Republic of China is not interested in world domination or war.
The Russian Federation headed by Vladimir Putin is more of a totalitarian state than anything else. The people only know what they are told by Russian media controlled by Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Putin recently told his people that they were fighting Nazis in Ukraine. Currently the Russian Federation is barely keeping its head above water, so to speak, financially. The ruble is at an all-time low. International investment in the Russian Federation continues to dry up!
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I believe there is a very real possibility Vladimir Putin will undo the Russian economy by military spending, thus creating another economic implosion of the Russian Federation in the near future. I believe that the inner circle of the Kremlin in Moscow may make changes to the government when that happens. Just as quickly as Vladimir Putin burst on to the international scene, he may fall into obscurity. Beware Vlad: Nothing lasts forever!
Dana L. Stern Sr.