This Is How Putin's Advisor Sees The Ukraine Crisis Playing Out

Tyler Durden's picture

Vladimir Putin's chief "integration" advisor, Sergei Glazyev, has been regularly featured on these pages in the past (see Putin Advisor Threatens With Dumping US Treasurys, Abandoning Dollar If US Proceeds With Sanctions and Putin Advisor Proposes "Anti-Dollar Alliance" To Halt US Aggression Abroad for two examples). So now that the Ukraine situation has once again escalated, this time with both sides openly engaged in trade war and many suggesting all-out war just over the horizon, how does Putin's advisor see the Ukraine conflict playing out?

For the answer we go to Bloomberg:

Putin has sought to lure Ukraine and its more than 40 million people into the alliance to build a trading bloc to rival the EU. Yanukovych pursued closer ties with the customs union and pulled out of an association agreement with the EU before his ouster in February. His successor, President Petro Poroshenko, signed the free-trade accord with the 28-nation bloc in June.


Russia can’t go it alone against the U.S. and must create an “anti-war coalition” to check the “aggressor,” Glazyev said.


The point of a series of regional wars organized by the Americans, especially today’s catastrophe in Ukraine, centers on the U.S. securing control over all of north Eurasia” to bolster “its position against China,” Glazyev said. “That’s how the U.S. military and oligarchs are trying to maintain leadership in the global competition with China.”


The effort will backfire, said Glazyev, who spoke before a round of retaliatory steps announced by Russia yesterday banning food and agricultural products for one year from the U.S., the EU, Norway, Canada and Australia. The U.S.-led “economic war” against Russia will ricochet, leaving the EU to pay the steepest costs in the conflict, he said.


The trading bloc stands to lose about 1 trillion euros ($1.3 trillion), an estimate he says includes the possible bankruptcy of several European banks and companies toppled after the cutoff in financial and economic ties. An energy crisis in Europe will bring a sharp spike in prices and a loss of competitiveness for European producers. Meanwhile, Turkish, Chinese and east Asian nations will fill the void left by the departure of their European rivals from the Russian market.


The fallout will cost 250 billion euros for Germany alone while pushing the three Baltic states to the brink of an “economic catastrophe,” he said. Lithuania and Latvia will lose the equivalent of half of their entire economic output, and the cost for Estonia will reach 50 percent more than its gross domestic product, Glazyev said.

Where does that leave Russia?

“Task no. 1 is to block those threats to economic security that are now coming from the U.S., neutralize them by reducing the dependence of our external economic activity on the mercy of American politicians, whose aggressiveness threatens the entire world,” he said.

Glazyev's conclusion:

To further insulate its economy, Russia should abandon the use of the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency, according to Glazyev. Russia, which international reserves are the world’s fifth-biggest, needs to diversify its holdings to include China’s yuan, India’s rupee and Brazil’s real.  “If a country aspires to reserve status for its currency, it should behave properly, and that isn’t the case today,” Glazyev said.

And this is how Putin sees the world. De-escalation? Good luck.

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Implied Violins's picture

Just gave you a -1. Don't take it personally as this is just a test to see if it actually sticks...

conscious being's picture

Re. Does it work or not?

I noticed, on some platforms, when you migrate off of a page, uncommitted votes you have made are lost. An edit or comment seems to cause a commit. So, if the last thing you do on a page is leave a comment, any votes you have 'pending' will be saved.

MontgomeryScott's picture

The Arabics actually invented the modern binary system, you know.

They came up with the concept of 'ZERO' (which was until this time unknown to the dregs of the unwashed unbelievers who had come up with this concept; who had managed to survive without the child molester and polygamist Mohammed from time immemorial {before about 400 A.D.}).

IN FACT, because of the incorporation of the 'ZERO' idea, the 'NUMBER LINE', and the 2-D graph (representing LOSSES and PROFITS) became a STANDARD of 'mathematical education' throughout the 'civilized world'.

(WHAT was the name of the 'prohpet' who started the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints? Brigham Young, or something? 'GOLDEN SCROLLS'? SWIRE? Have a Coke and a SMILE?)

I CANNOT BELIEVE that the guy above me (you) only got 8 minuses and also got 9 plusses,


SERIOUSLY: A pic of a skull with fresh blood and a couple or three letters that cryptically give some Satanic power to your presumed 'knowlewdge' cannot begin to derail the comments, 'Anarchy 99'.


Keyser's picture

So all your concerned about is whether you up / down votes? Rather shallow, no?

MontgomeryScott's picture

While the birds circled over your head and you were distracted by their beauty, you seemed to have missed the bus that is just about to run you over.

IN REPLY TO (in case you are too obtuse, which seems to be apparent):

Anarchy 99

Vote up!

10 Vote down!


I cannot believe the guy above you got 16 plusses, 

conscious being's picture

Montgomery, it is weak to upvote yourself. You will go blind.

bunzbunzbunz's picture

Muh Raf. While I have complete respect and interest in all religions, so long as they do no harm to others - I have been told by a seemingly moderate Muslim individual that the Institution of Islam has the goal of taking over as many areas and people as possible. Are you saying that if I look in Muslim texts, writings, and beliefs, I would not find anything inciting any sort or religious takeover? Is there nothing about convert or be killed? 

BigJim's picture

'There is no compulsion in religion' - the Koran.

You can find bloodthirsty passages in the Koran... though all the internet quotes I've investigated have removed the accompanying injunctions to only wage war on people who have attacked Muslims or stolen their land.... almost as if the websites pushing them have an agenda.

The Bible is full of God telling to smite people. So if we're to criticise Islam for not being the 'religion of peace' we should bear in mind these criticisms apply to Christianity and Judaism, too.

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

"Institution of Islam has the goal of taking over as many areas and people as possible".

And christianity has not had this goal from the outset. Has anyone heard of the Catholic church, has anyone heard of christian missionaries.

We are incapable of objective thought, in general, but specifically on a religious front. Christians don't mind missionaries butting their noses into other countries and cultures business because in their mind christianity is right. In their mind this is not taking over people and areas, it is saving them. Just as the islamic nut cases think. Sure the marketing is different between the different cults but the end game is the same. POWER. CONTROL. WEALTH.

bunzbunzbunz's picture

Oh, I know very well that Christianty, Judaism, Buddhism, etc... all have corruption and interpretably violent ideologies. I was just trying to pry it out of someone that appeared to have aligned with a specific ideology. I find that once someone "believes in something" or has "faith" they have closed their mind. And argument against their belief becomes pointless and ignored. "Faith" or the refusal to change one's mind may be one of the biggest weaknesses of humans. "Faith" is what causes war and violence. "Faith" is the only reason someone would hurt another person. Whether it is faith in a god or faith that they drive better than other people or faith that their government is trustworthy, or faith that their government is NOT trustworthy. All of these are opinions that cannot be proven, therefore requiring faith to hold as "truth". And all of these things lead to violence.

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

You've cut to the heart of the issue, FAITH. What you have correctly identified as the root of the problem you will get half the audience of this forum jumping up and down defending. Faith is the very foundation of their belief system, yet you and I realise that the entire concept is deeply flawed. I'd argue that faith is the construct of a lazy mind at best and gullible at worst. It is at least fascinating how humans can have absolutely diametrically opposed views.

omniversling's picture

I'd just like to point out that faith, like hope, is a personal domain, and both (for myself at least) are very useful tools for (my) survival. Like forgiveness, they signal the omniverse, which I believe responds. The mind being a magnet (quantum mechanics 101), faith (without dogma, ie independent of religious co-option) and hope are the last but foundational outpost fortresses in the barbaric sweep of human history I'm now witness to. Without both we are lost IMHO.

I refuse to despair that what the planet is experiencing may be terminal, though Fuku, geo-engineering, HAARP, atmospheric methane saturation, GMO, synthetic biology, Nukes/bio-hazard/Direct Energy Weaponry, 'transhumanism' and nano tech guarantee that the post evolutionary era that we now inhabit will be very different to what I was taught in the '60s that 'the bright new future' would be. 


It's why I abhor violence, and believe that's the principle reason that our heads are crammed so full of it via media/games/the atrocity exhibition. It colonises our minds, saturates our internal visual reference libraries, and recallibrates normalcy bias in favour of MIC agendas (to simplify the point).


Seek joy and beauty as antidote. Seek the flower in the prison yard. Remain positive and resiliant. Stay strong, courageous, helpful in the service of community and basic human needs. I surrender to the need to maintain faith and hope, not as a participant of any dogma or religion, but as human being devoted to the survival of the best of human achievement, art, culture, science and  the best of human qualities, including, but not limited to: Intelligence, Courage, Endurance, Persistance, Empathy, Compassion, Hope, Faith, Forgiveness.


Charles The Hammer Martel's picture

Whenever I read some lame carp like this about how peaceful Islam really is and how I'm a bigot and Islam has a history of peace and all they want is their peaceful side and we can have ours blah blah bullshit, all I can think of is one very interesting word.... TAQIYYA. Feel free to look it up, you savage violent child rapist worshipping douche. When Christians and Jews and Buddhists and atheists and Hindus start detonating themselves and beheading people in the name of their faith on a consistent and mass scale you can come back to zerohedge with some semblance of legitimacy. Until then, I will always have more up votes than you.

BigJim's picture

Taqiyya (according to wiipedia)

"In some branches of Islam, taqiyya ???? (alternative spellings taqiyeh, taqiya, taqiyah, tuqyah) is a form of religious dissimulation,[1] or a legal dispensation whereby a believing individual can deny his faith or commit otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts while they are at risk of significant persecution.[2]

This practice was emphasized in Shi'a Islam whereby adherents may conceal their religion when they are under threat, persecution, or compulsion.[3] Taqiyya was developed to protect Shi'ites who were usually in minority and under pressure. In the Shi'a view, taqiyya is lawful in situations where there is overwhelming danger of loss of life or property and where no danger to religion would occur thereby.[1]"

And your point was what, exactly?

When Christians and Jews and Buddhists and atheists and Hindus start detonating themselves and beheading people in the name of their faith on a consistent and mass scale you can come back to zerohedge with some semblance of legitimacy.

Ah yes, the obsession with Muslims using themselves as delivery mechanisms for explosives, rather then the far more civilised method of dropping a 1000 lb laser-guided bomb on a UN shelter filled with sleeping children.

As for researching words, I suggest you look up another interesting word... GOYIM.

WhackoWarner's picture

All religions suck.  Sorry if that is not a very elegant comment.  But it stands true.

No matter  which garbage you brainwash your humanity into.  All organized attempts at spiritual behavior are doomed.  Controlled by sociopaths/pschopaths and motivated by greed.  Every organized religion will condone genocide.

Prove me wrong.

Charles The Hammer Martel's picture

Show me a scenario since 2001 where Christians are committing genocide in the name of Jesus?

bunzbunzbunz's picture

The caveat of the year 2001 proves his point. That is sad. How about you show me an example of anyone committing any genocide in the last 12 nanoseconds??? That has the same merit as your demand. Christians have developed less noticable manners of trying to rid the world of those they hold inferior. 

But here's a recent example. The genocide of hundreds of thousands of people, mainly Muslims, primarily by Serbian Orthodox Christians in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the 1990s.

Manthong's picture

Aw, heck.. get me a little nine-year-old-girl, a camel, a few wives, some slaves and six hundred stupid and weak tribesman to behead and I can be a prophet, too.

MontgomeryScott's picture


The discussion was regarding the Zero Hedge post "This Is How Putin's Advisor Sees The Ukraine Crisis Playing Out".


Would the gods of Mesech and Tubol please come out and respond to this? HAM seems to be slightly 'derailed'. He seems to think that more 'UPVOTES' is in some way 'MORE IMPORTANT' over in the 'blogosphere' of his madness. SHEM? JAPETH? Are you out there?

Your brother HAM is really starting to TWEAK:

"Until then, I will always have more up votes than you."

Delusions of granduer, or something. 

24 weeks one day, now. A STAUNCH FOLLOWER on the Hedge, I see.

Keyser's picture

What a snoid... Look it up... 

teslaberry's picture

the counterbalancing forces of inward looking nationalism, and outword imperial tolerance and power seeking 'transnationalims' ultimately both serve the same purpose of empowering those who are in power. 


in less powerful states, those in power are more focussed internally and nationalism and 'intolerance' serves their ends more. when more powerful states seek to conquer the world, the transnational culture of tolerance is embraced as chaos and destruction abroad are hidden from the domestic civilian population , while simultaneous 'cultural exchange' occurs in the encouragement of 'exploratory' tourism and expatriotism is encouraged from the domestic into the foreign conquered territory as well as opening up immigration of the poor and desperate to move and aspire form the lowest wrungs of the domestic homeland ; "immigration" of 'refugees" . 


this cycle is often lauded by revisionist convervative historians who talk about the benefits of the creative destructiveness of empires that 'open up' closed nations and create cultural and idea/technological exchange. 


it's not really and 'either' 'or' issue of nationalism versus transnationalism. the question is who is on the giving end, and who receiving. 


when it comes to the muslim world, one hand the west, russia AND the chinese are all fucking them up. however, at the same time, they are all benefiting from 'modernization' to a large extent that people don't talk about. the price they pay for importing the high tech gadgets we send them , is that they also wind up importing our culture, to a very limited extent, AND our weapons----which makes them subjects to our planned divide and conquer strategies. 


the end result is that when the west crumbles-----and the the ararbic-islamic-persian cultures complain more---eventually the west will try and destroy them. the endgame for the western transition from transnationalist multi-globalism is obviously a repeat of the natzi holocaust for their inborn minority populations. instead of the millions of jews this time in history, the role of minority outsider will now be the middle eastern and african and northafrican immigrants to europe. 

about 8% of europe, are these people, even less really. and the vast majority are already consoolidated living in very specific urban territories. they will be rounded up like cattle by the europeans. 

when that inevitably occurs, both the russians, chinese, and many other nations including  israel will use the opporutnity to do their own ethnic housecleaning , as the west descends into a dark period. 


if you don't think this kind of historical cycle will occur, please explain what alternative cycle you see playing out. a transnationalist or transeuropean cycle seems possible if you believe that europe can stay together while at the same time making peace with russia. that seems AWFULLY unlikley. 

it is in russias interest for europe to break apart. and if europe finds a method of staying together , it will need all the help it can get from a major player. if not russia, than america. and we all know america demands world war 3 support from europe, so how do you see europe fighting world war 3 without supressing dissenting minorities? do you really think the arabs and africans of europe will support mass bombing of the middle east and iran? and china?and maybe russia? and the destruction and seizing of any african assets?


come now.

digitalindustry's picture



Vote rigging though "on-line influence" is simple and effective - but only to the degree that it can influence the information direction.

where ever i go "on-line influence" follows, the most important thing people can do is :

1. recognize it

2. call it out

The effect is to influence the "viewers" not the active people in the community, so silence is the enemy.

As i'm from the cryptocurrency community (lately) everyone is pretty much "aware", with cryptocurrency the policy of "influence" is to in most cases try to effectively steer the decentralized community (towards destruction)

Its very ineffective on smaller educated communities, (so essentially useless on ZH)

however on a larger "Lego" community like for example "Reddit" "influence" is "supreme" but this also causes a paradox, because decentralized or "multidimensional " information always flows to the most efficient paths, the basic result:

Reddit is a fairly useless spot for "information" and will effectively be "bypassed" in future.



ajax's picture



"Putin has sought to lure Ukraine and its more than 40 million people into the alliance to build a trading bloc to rival the EU. Yanukovych pursued closer ties with the customs union and pulled out of an association agreement with the EU before his ouster in February."

Yanukovych fled the scene after he saw this:

To Paris?


Right-on Left-off's picture

I'm sure this is a public copy of a true 'Tweeted' communiqué.  Not like the phony tweet today of Putin wanting to de-escalate.

Obozo's personal copy will arrive Saturday via hand carried, two day, express delivery.

stilletto's picture

The tweet said Putin wanted talks between Kiev and the East to resolve the situation. This has been what putin has said for 6 months. The tweet just restated the Russian position asking for talks. Its Washington, EU and KIev that refuse talks and have launched a war!

Winston Churchill's picture

Indeed, in its latter days the Rothchildes controlled the British Empire,and  killed the host,

then moved on to the USA. The current host is now on its last legs, the parasite is

surely embedded in another already.

Time to kill the parasite once and for all.

813kml's picture

Doubtful, but I guess anything's possible.

Sudden Debt's picture

Azians are better followers. Here, everybody now thinks they're king. You can't fully control a population like that.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

This is why Amerika must continue war of drugs because until every teenager is fully prescription of prozac and ritalin, Bankster class is still struggle to control entire population.

Keyser's picture

I'm still trying to figure out what TPTB will do once they have us "under control"... Humans as a species are tribal, territorial and do not take well to others invading our territory... Under control indicates subjugated, which unless they are going to wipe out 4/5 of the population I don't see how they will control revolution at every turn... 

bunzbunzbunz's picture

The idea, I think is not to invade, change, disrupt, or anything. I think the idea of "TPTB" is that the richest of people, or really even just those that are comfortable, will want money to flow up. They want people 'below them' to do more work than them, yet collect more benefits.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Well they created Drug Lords in the War on Drugs, but the profit just happen to flow to the big banks. Then they Inflame the Entire Middle East and even as far as Pakistan and Afghanistan with the "Crusade" GWT. somewhere along the way they decided it was going to be a "Dirty War". Their Allies apparently inherited from English & French Empires are Crony Capitalist Royal Families with randomly drawn borders maybe based on languages or rivers or deserts. Then like the Opium Wars the banking, trading, and financing is big enough to cement relationships and military alliances with these hand picked kings.

But we leave the borders open despite the evidence of WMD in the Former USSR which may have been stolen, and all the more simple big weapons that we supply or teach to our "temporary help"

Manthong's picture

.the disruption will come from a completely unanticipated source.

..the PTB will be sideswiped.

conscious being's picture

Look around America Keyser. With certain exceptions, we are under control. Zombie spaced out nation.

barre-de-rire's picture

i am rereading 1984 for the response, this is fucking insanity. i would go rebel personnally.

MontgomeryScott's picture



"This is why Amerika must continue war of drugs because until every teenager is fully prescription of prozac and ritalin, Bankster class is still struggle to control entire population."

Boris not fathoming, obvliously misiunderstand 'Nancy RAYGUN' war on drugs. Governor Clinton not to misunderstanding did natural powerbroker politics letting Kabal flights allowing airspace to Mina for furtherence of cashflow while in 1980's fog of power-brokering chess moves (also having many women besides myopic and loose wife. Chelsea was freak accident.). Wife of Bill had issues (after being kicked off Nixon Prosecution Team for being whore and proven slut and of disbarrment); and in Barry Seal this woman confided deep regrets. IRS became involved, and tax revenue drop in 1980's are issue. Barry Seal end up dead, and CIA not complicit. Air America become Evergreen Aviation; and now spray sky with 'supertanker'.

Hard now to speak in continual 'current tense'.

The REVENUES ('taxes') that were 'lost' in the '80's are of the 'UTMOST CONCERN' to the current generation of pharmecutical companies (and the tax-extracting co-dependent 'branches of government' that rely on this income to pay the interests on their 'national debts').


Where have you BEEN, Boris? The general consensus is that you have been missed, over at ZH.

Sudden Debt's picture

Oh, it's still run from London but their new host is indeed Azia.

Manthong's picture

please to continue giving us good comments from the Ursidae perspective. 

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Hastings 1066. Feudalism 1.0

We now have Feudalism 2.0.beta. Beta testing near you going on.

2.0 to be released after The Big Reset.

Chandos's picture

«the new host is China... »'s been in the works for quite some time...

Interesting link, though decidedly one sided:


tumblemore's picture

"the new host is China.."


The *planned* new host is China. If the plug is pulled too soon they will be caught in mid transmission - hence the current psycho behavior.



conscious being's picture

I think that due to Bo Xilai's wife poisoning the couples English financial fixer, leading to Bo's security guy running to the US embassy, leading to exposure, ?eading to Bo jailed and the fall of his mentor, Zhou, the Banksters lost their beard in China.

albanian's picture

Yes You are right ,and that other it is Europe!!!!

The_Dude's picture sure seems to me that they (US/TPTB) are creating situations/cover/hoax to push everyone away from the dollar to prepare for the controlled demo....building 7 anyone? 

TeethVillage88s's picture

US Society used to have this Show that traveled a circuit in the USA. It was a Chautauqua and partly showed American Values.

I picture Tents, Chair, a Stage,... maybe a banquet table that the US is putting on for Europe and other banking partners. If EU leaves the US Dollar where does it go, where is the safe haven?

No one likes the answer so far. But I see about 10 stories about Spying in Germany's Der Spiegel, along with projection of 25,000 in job loses due to Sanctions, and Higher Energy Prices coming. Russia is a natural trading partner for Germany & Europe.

USA is just the one that Guards the Trade Routes on the Ocean, is Financial Super Power, has many trading relationships, holds their gold, ensures they have Resources, and provides some currency stability.

But yeah, I can see deliberate war, deliberate downward pressure on wages, deliberate picking of Industry Winners/Economic Winners, and no solution for the poor except to let them suffer recessions and depressions.

TPTB seem to be fascist, but we used to have the fascist symbol on our Dime, the Roman Goddess with Mercuries Helmet, and the Fasces on the back. And what about all the symbolism, Heraldry in the military, on currency & coin, and in our Capital Buildings and Monuments?
Winged Liberty Head ("Mercury") (US Dime 1916–1945)

ajax's picture



I have an Indian head penny...

TeethVillage88s's picture

Given the fact that our leaders had all the privileges and education and special networks in Yale, Princeton, Harvard, within the special class of Bankers and Public Servants...

And given that they don't do things randomly, but plan them all out...

And given that the best way to buy cheap and take over resources, wealth, gold, oil, is to get two sides to fight each other over it...

And given that an Idiot could see the Iraqi War was Fraud from the Beginning, that the 2008 Financial Crisis was inevitable, that the 2008 Bailout was obviously a give away with no controls or punishments, and that nothing has been done to correct the Financial System, Strengthen US Jobs or Industry, that Globalism is bad for USA, and that both Mexico & the Middle East & Russia/Ukraine are all going in the wrong Direction.... But no one is DC is Saying it like it is...

TPTB Planned all this out to be like this. And DC is all bought and paid for including Obama.

Shouldn't you consider a few Conspiracies are Facts?
Isn't it a Conspiracy that the US Constitution is no Longer the Law of the Land or Even USED by Law Officers & Courts?