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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basho's picture

another red line lol

no one seems to be taking the ussa warnings seriously these days.

i don't get the feeling that RU conducts foreign policy according to nudelman

messystateofaffairs's picture

That is one smart advisor Putin has. Obama on the other hand wouldn't know how to recognize a good advisor if it crawled up his ass and died.

general ambivalent's picture

The difference is that Putin's government is real. Obama is not in the government. He's not the naked king, he's the naked jester. That's what psyops in plain sight suggests to me at least.

JohninMK's picture

Putin is in power for as long as he wants to be. No leader in the Western world can say that.

22winmag's picture

Hasn't more than one done exactly that?

Platypus's picture

Really folks !?! Are you guys that naive to believe Obama to be the problem? Remember how Obama was supposed to be the "solution" for the Bush problem. Just like Bush was supposed to be the solurion to the Clinton's problem. Do you guys really believe that  if for some reason Obama gets out the next person wil be any better? Do you really believe that Putin or any other Russian politician is any better than the ones we have here? Do you guys believe that Yellen is better than Bernanke or Greenspan? Do you guys believe that if the FED gets abolished the next institution to take its place will be any better? The assholes are running this world since the begining and it will be just like this till the end.

Karaio's picture

As well put the Saker: 


There is a basic rule that every Russian kid learns in school, in street fights, in the military or elsewhere: never promise and never threaten - just act. Unlike Western politicians who have spent months threatening penalties, all Russians did was say, vaguely, that they reserve the right answer. And then, BANG! 


In this context is that you should read this article. 



22winmag's picture

The globalist demon cats from hell are about to learn something... just because you sling some mud at the wall doesn't mean it's going to stick.


The NWO is a dying, cornered animal that's about to be put out of it's misery... as soon as the good guys in the world finally take action.

Runs-With_Toast's picture

Its such a cliche but seems true. Every mess I look into I see the hand of a Jew

The Answer Is 42's picture

Who finances ISIS? Reports are that they have $20 billion's worth of assets. This cannot poosibly be spoils. Nobody gets so big so fast without some major money backing. Mainstream media have never asked this question.

ajax's picture



Perhaps some ISIS soldiers on bivouac outside Baghdad came across some pallets marked "Property of U.S. Federal Reserve"...

daedon's picture

ALL terrorism is state sponsored. Look a Vicky Nuland's budget, 5B$ and she still fucked up.

LostandFound's picture

If you recall, reports were that ISIS had raided one of the banks in the North of Iraq and became the richest terrorists in the world!

You couldnt make this shit up

nah's picture

Russia wins cold war

SemperFudge's picture

Americans who are rooting for Russia to prevail over America can: (1) buy a one-way ticket to Russia and experience for themselves all of the wonderful opportunities Russia has to offer a recent American ex-pat, and (2) suck my nuts.

I don't care for Obama but Putin has nothing better to offer the Ukrainians. The only reason Ukraine was able to be taken over from within is because of how much people hated that corrupt symbol of Russian oligarchy/plutocracy Yanukovych. Even the CIA could never have done what they did unless a solid percentage of the Ukrainian people were willing to sacrifice themselves to topple that corrupt buffoon who called himself a "leader." People who actually think Putin is a great leader have no idea how good they have things in America, especially compared to a country like Russia.

And what's so great about Russia? The higher levels of wealth inequality? The bans on naughty words in film and art? The never-ending winters?

A friend of mine is Russian and went to Moscow University. He gave up a good job just to get the fuck out of there and start life in LA, of all places.

I'm not rooting for Putin. I suspect many here wouldn't either if it didn't mean simultaneously gaining some "anti-Obama" cred here on the interwebs. America is the better country, and in case you can't tell, Russia hasn't exactly stepped away from its totalitarian, "communist" past, either. Rather, Putin seeks to reinvigorate it. Many of you who are praising Putin's "strength" are really just praising totalitarian qualities in a leader, which is idiotic, to say the least.

Obama can't act the same way as Putin or else all of BRICS would start whining about how big, bad America is pushing them around again. Putin, on the other hand, just like North Korea, can say and do a fair amount of crazy bullshit like taking over Crimea because his whole 1/8th of the American economy (a.k.a. Russia) doesn't have as many responsibilities as America. Also, Russia likes to play tough, but remind me again -- who has military bases along whose border again? Yeah, that's what I thought. Russia is a sliver of what it used to be prior to the Soviet Union's collapse.

Go America. Russia was purging dissidents by the millions a few decades ago and at the pace they're going in a few more decades they'll be purging millions more. No doubt at the hands of a "strong" Putin-like leader, of course.

shovelhead's picture

Go America...


There it went.

daedon's picture

"Wall street and the Bolshevik revolution" you think the Russians enjoyed it ? Coming to an American town near you soon.

It won't be the K G B, it'll be the D H S.

therevolutionwas's picture

If you think the US CIA was in the Ukraine for anything resembling humanitarian purposes you are wilfully blind.  We understand that Ukraine is an economic basket case.  We understand that Russia is not the greatest country in the world, but we should be offering guidance, not threats at their borders.  What the heck are we doing thousands of miles away from our borders?  It is not our concern.  Russia was not threatening Ukraine.  Russia is not threatening us!  The US is the one way the hell over there sticking their nose into Ukraines business.  Why?  Oil? Gas? Concern for the average Joe Ukrainian?  The CIA created the political mess in an allready messed up Ukraine.  The US should know better.  You should feel shame for the US and sympathy for a former soviet nation that is trying to get it right.

LostandFound's picture

Putin has threatened the US dollar, this is the repurcussions, same as its always been.

Only Russia and China's military stand in the way of the US government globalist agenda.

I just hope the dollar crashes before war breaks out, but i fear my hopes are fading.

tumblemore's picture

America is being destroyed by the Wall St. banking mafia.





basho's picture

well, your sentences are complete. too bad that they lack content.

LostandFound's picture

You forgot the /s tag??

The US has created the biggest currency war in history, we are all in a race to the bottom

The US has created a global NSA agency spying on everything and everyone

The US has created a manipulated stock market by bailing out the biggest banks and making them bigger and more corrupt

The US has exported military chaos to the entire world through Israel, Syria and Ukraine

The US is trying to monopolise the global food supply by its Monsanto arm

The US has the largest pharmaceuticals in the world and chooses health measures which are curable and which are not curable and patented

The US is a totalitarian police state with armed vehicles going through the streets on the main city

The US through its DHS has accumulated bullets in its millions and is preparing for civil rest.

Now repeat after me Sir.....'I am more free than a Russian'

JohninMK's picture

The big difference is that a Russian citizen knows exactly what his position in society is and how the State might treat him if push comes to shove.

The US citizen has not got a clue, still thinking that the Government will 'look after him'. It will but not in the way he is thinking.

ajax's picture



@SemperFudge, I posted this already but in case you missed it these women hear you loud and clear:

SemperFudge's picture

Thanks for the link, Ajax. Women as a group were/are particularly brutalized in Ukraine, as those protests and the statistics on violence, prostitution and sex trafficking demonstrate. I would say Yanukovych deserves to have his face pissed on by all those Femen protestors except for the off-chance he might actually enjoy it.

acetinker's picture

I quit reading when the author sourced Bloomberg.  Fuck me, really?

acetinker's picture

I quit reading when the author sourced Bloomberg.  Fuck me, really?

acetinker's picture

I was about to delete the dupe, but upon further reflection, I decided to let 'em ride.

Karaio's picture


How much you earn at $ by commenting here? 

I'm sure it is not in shekel. 

Talk between two guys like you are doing a respectable blog like this is to assume that everyone here is stupid. 

There go fifty-two years old, dial-up conversations with people long strain. 

This bullshit trying to change the course of a conversation in a post, I'm college educated, I am of the age that Echelon was being still connected with coaxial cables involving subsea lines and computers with telephone connection in axial copper wires. 


No hard feelings after all, you are young, need to pay your college. 


SemperFudge's picture

By the time I went to college I already knew how to write in complete sentences.

ToNYC's picture

They show their hand with every clumsy move, leaving the rest to coalesce.

Karaio's picture

Our species got here because of food, water and metals. 

A two metals served as the basis of exchange. 

That's it. 

The first bunch of Putin was about food. 

The second can be on water (disclose more about how water is in the world for example). 

The third beating, so I have almost certesa, will be on coal, not gold as everyone thinks. 

You just makes good steel with a good coke, coal and a good, decent iron ore without vulgarity. 

The best iron ore is in Brazil, the only two deposits of niobium are in Brazil - there is no niobium stainless steel. 

The Apollo capsules only withstood the temperature of re-entry because of the high rate of Niobium who had in the shells. 

Look at the periodic table of chemical to how many degrees the iron melts, and how many degrees niobium melts. 

Well, Brazil is part of the BRICS. 

The Russians are excellent metallurgical Russian rocket engines are fused in Russia and sold to the USA. 

You know that joke: 

The guy charges 100 to tighten a nut, which will pay claims, the guy puts on the receipt - 0.1 to tighten a nut, 99.9 to know which nut tightening. 

Well, it is. 


* Note: I am happy today, 23 years of marriage, just take a Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

Farqued Up's picture

Careful, 23 was the magic number when my first marriage turned to emancipation.

syntaxterror's picture

Sorry, Russia and 'Murika are two of the top bullshit artists on earth. Not buying anything either of them say in public.

Unfortunaltey, no more wikileaks to provide stolen state dept. transcripts with the "real" story.

Karaio's picture



Where is Mordechai? 


I can not translate a linguistic expression as "Uai". 


This would, for example, when an automobile crashes: 


- Val, hit the car. ... 




-Uai, There is no money in the account. ... 


Mordechai is easier to explain, is all petulant Jew who gets into blogs, every guy is coming out of NY feeling that your nose smells more than the others. 


Mordechai's usually not stinky fart, drink perfume. 


No way I'm a racist, I'm just stating some types that I saw. 


Most think so: - I am the tasty, the rest is dross, I was born to dominate. 


Forgot that there gallows, rope and goodwill of citizens who do not like war. 


I'm not religious but I suggest reading the Old Testament, counting how many were killed in the pen, is written there. 


All believe that religion is, is not, registration is killed in wars. 


History repeats itself. 




: - /

theyjustcantstop's picture

with the internet, the 50% of americans that should be seeking the truth, about what americas govt. is doing on a global scope with your tax-dollars, and your children in the military, while their undermining, and weakening america, probably less than 1/2  do.

the only real good news i here sparreringly in the msm is the other 50% that was ok voting for free tax-dollars are waking up and finding themselves not the political favorites any longer, the strife of finding fairness in america, and their free tax-dollars, are now illegals, and lgbt groups, and it's not setting well.

with nuland, and nato reps. on tape, throwing the eu under the bus, with no denials, whats the people of the eu, and their leaders thinking.

america, and the eu are going to find themselves in the same position, fighting ww111, finacial, ( civil war ), and a fatwa simatainiosly.


luckystars's picture

*Ring Ring* "I want all to head to China, America is finished. Pronto! ..... you got it?"

luckystars's picture

77 Million in fake US currency printed by Israel

The joy of friendships

Karaio's picture

Let's face it: 

Semper _ *****. 

You went to college but did not say whether or earns at $ dinar to comment here. 

Write in Portuguese, and put into English. 


I am the third marriage, first marriage lasted a year and a half, the second two years and a half (I have two kids in college of Civil Engineering). 

The third marriage'm celebrating today, just give a fuck, are 23 years of marriage, the missus is asleep. 

I tell my colleagues that marriage should be like commercial lease with a term of 5 years, after five years of the two dislike, the contract is broken. 



Regarding the BRICS: 

Yes, they can and should support Putin and China in regard to food. 

No genetically modified organisms. 

The big difference between Brazil and the United States is that we do not kill all the natives of the land (the Indians).  

Are all represented here, not in pots museum, much less giving name to weapons or weapons. 

Yes, I'm angry remembering what the Government of the United States of America has done shit with us in Latin America. 


Who gets NEVER, repeat, NEVER forget.

Karaio's picture

-The Ideas rule the world. 


In some years this blog will probably be written in Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, or any other Bantu language that can be translated. 


English hojeriza suffer just as the Nazis or Ukrainian Jews who speak Yiddish has towards those who speak Russian or Arabic. 


The interesting thing is that all ideas will understand without a single presupposed language. 


Interestingly, it has already begun. 



barre-de-rire's picture

so...problem is washington.... murican blog... so... what the fuck you doin here to write stuff, get guns, gogogogo, hop hop hop

viedoklis_lv's picture

I wonder - why zerohedge has zero articles about Putine regime control over internet - that if you are a blogger that has about 3000 visits a day, you have to register your self as a media and than media law applies on you, or that there is a agency that can block any site that it likes without any court or anything - pure censorship, or if you appear in 2 protest rallies that has not been authorised by Putine regime than you recieve 5 years in prison, etc.

Why no articles about Putine regime bad sides?


And you now.. there is a joke around this region where we live near our "dear friend" - Russia wants peace - a peace of Moldova, a peace of Georgia, a peace of Ukraine.

Jano's picture

Why do you care about Mr. Putin? He seems to be your enemy, just ignore him, then.

I am from Slovakia, hence Slav, I admire Russians, I love them, as I love the american people.

I hate american deep state (because it impacts me heavily and makes all troubles on the whole planet) and I have no problem with Mr. Putin, as he dos not meddle in the internal politics here.

What is Mr. Putin doing in his country is his business.

If you need a comaprison, look at US domestic policy and teror, which was sparket by 9/11 FF.

Look at NSA and then dare to mention Russia, some 100 miles far away from NSA.

Look at KK at Guantanamo. It is silly to write it, but you seem to see on ly with one eye.

viedoklis_lv's picture

"What is Mr. Putin doing in his country is his business."

Russia is not his bussines, but he wanted to be that way.

Jano's picture

whose business is Russia?


Dual citizens, like Garik Weinstein, Chodorkovski, Nemcov, Nudelman?

Does Mr. Putin have 87% approval at home?

viedoklis_lv's picture

And Bush rating was 90% starting war, so what does it tell you? I suppose Hitler also had good rating at home during first phases if war.

Karaio's picture


When the separation happened velvet remember my father's comment: Slovaks produce food, the Czechs are industrialized and will get screwed in competition with the rest of Europe. 

My father died two years ago, spoke Polish, German, French, English, writing in Greek and Latin, unfortunately I do not have 10% of his culture. 

I like your comment. 

As said earlier, no matter the language, translation errors Google, what matters are the ideas. 

Greetings from Brazil.