Putin's Chief 'Integration' Advisor Warns "Transition Has Always Come About Through War"

Tyler Durden's picture

When we last met Sergei Glazyev, Vladimir Putin's chief 'integration' adviser (who has been regularly featured on these pages in the past (see Putin Adviser Threatens With Dumping US Treasurys, Abandoning Dollar If US Proceeds With Sanctions and Putin Adviser Proposes "Anti-Dollar Alliance" To Halt US Aggression Abroad for two examples) he explained "how the U.S. military and oligarchs are trying to maintain leadership in the global competition with China."

Arguably the best informed man in Russia, his perspective seems important to grasp as he considers:

"The world today is going through a year of overlapping cyclical crises. This is a period when the global economy is changing as the structure that has driven economic growth for 30 years has exhausted itself. The world needs to transition to a new system and transition has always come about through war...




The last elections to the European Parliament showed that all European citizens are not fooled by the fals pro-American, anti-Russian propaganda... and by the constant stream of lies.




In order to avoid the constant threat of foreign asset confiscation, we need to build our own sovereign monetray macro-economic policy."

Full must-watch dialogue below:


h/t The Vineyard of the Saker

As Glazyev concluded previously:

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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SoberOne's picture

Unreal how far we've come (or regressed...)

Man Who Was Thursday's picture

This guy is... so fucking articulate.

The Chief's picture

Very highly educated and obviously a man with sight. Contrast him with the likes of Nuland or Kerry...or, more appropriately, that creature Jarrett. For God's sake, these monsters have eliminated any scrutiny on their deeds by stealing the glasses from at least 2 generations of Americans. They killed education. Meanwhile, "behind the iron curtain", the people that we have been conditioned to hate and think of as stupid are better educated, articulate, and most importantly, CORRECT.

LetThemEatRand's picture

There are plenty of drunk, drug-addicted, stupid Russians too.  Americans want stupid fake leaders, so we have them.  The guys behind the scenes are quite smart.  This is either an oligarch war, or a carefully crafted propaganda campaign.  I don't want Putin ruling me any more than I want BernYellen deciding my fate.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Putin is a fucking thug shirtless former KGB centaur who wants to control with an iron fist and shady elections.  Sad that so many anti-government "folks" on this site see him in a positive light.   Too many people fall for the "enemy of my enemy" idea.  Yes, Putin stands up to the American oligarchs who now control our government (or at least it appears that way).  But that's as far as it goes.

Theta_Burn's picture

Kind of reminds me of..America

LetThemEatRand's picture

I'm not even convinced that the oligarchs behind Putin are any different from those who have taken over America.  Even if they are different, they are still oligarchs and have no interest in the freedom of their subjects.

Theta_Burn's picture

In the spirit of this thread and Sergei's interview, they are playing our oligarchs like fucking fiddles. not only that, they are right...

LetThemEatRand's picture

There are no corresponding oligarchs over there?  Even if you assume they are not complicit or the same, there are certainly oligarchs over in them there Russian hills.

Theta_Burn's picture

Never said there wasn't, and again, before any of this Ukraine/Crimea shit nobody complained about Russian business practices, or if there oligarchs are more devious that ours, watch that video again, the guy is 100% spot on.

Russian oligarchs never affected my way life, and never will.

Oldwood's picture

Putin appears very pro Russian. Who's side is Obama on? It sure doesn't feel like it is America. Polling kind of confirms this as well, but the sign of a true tyrant is the indifference to the opinion of his minions.

fonzannoon's picture

you just confirmed you have absolutely no fucking clue about russia, other than what you read here.

knukles's picture

You been sayin' all along that's how it'll "end" Tyler. 
You been sayin', all a long.

The Big Ching-aso's picture

War spelled backwards is Raw. Which is how most of our asses are gonna feel.

wee-weed up's picture

The pussy in the White House is going to get us all killed. Every tin-horned dictator smells his weakness and is licking their chops on what they can do to take advantage before Jan 2017...

Supafly's picture

He may be a pussy, but he's a delusional trigger happy pussy.  Cross his crazy ass and he makes your country safe.

holmes's picture

Prophetic: Holmes - Liberia - The Hope of the World

We'll both be right, someday.

smlbizman's picture

i call bullshit.....no flags with tassels...no secret service...no teleprompter...no 50 fat fucks in back of  him  sucking his dick.....wtf?...

Keyser's picture

Hmm, all these down-votes for LetThemEatRand... Makes me wonder if at least half the people on ZH are paying attention... 

Obviously there are some western imperialists lurking in the shadows... 


Aaaarghh's picture

LTER and Fonz are right. There is no choice to be made between Obama/Puppetmasters and the Putin and his cronies. WTF can we do other than watch our western leaders be made fools of. My hope is they all make friends, have dinner and dancing on the respective taxpayers in Davos, along with tptb, all oligarchs, israeli leadership and any other fuckers that need to be there, then nuke the place.....twice.

roadhazard's picture

Actually it's the Next pussy in the White House that is going to get us all killed.

barre-de-rire's picture

if usa elect hilary, i buy a boat & i gtfo to middle of atlantic.

Ignatius's picture

Strong presentation of the geo-political realities by Glaziev.

The Syndicate can't like this - they are naked.

The off-shoring of American Mfg. is proof enough that the US government is not acting in the best interests of even the US citizenry.

luckystars's picture

Americans aren't running this show, those in power are loyal to a foreign nation.


Lea's picture

Believing that a tiny country that's only existed since 1948 is running the whole US shebang is pure WASP paranoid dementia.

And I'm not even Jewish.


logicalman's picture

You need to read a lot more history.

And I'm not even a historian.

Toronto Kid's picture

You may need to provide the crayon explanation (coined on greaterfool.ca by an exasperated former Minister for Revenue Canada). The crayon explanation is an explanation so simplified that you may as well be writing it in crayon.

What I'm seeing in the West are steps taken by governments desperate to evade the unavoidable consequences of decades of fiscal mismanagement; bankruptcy. What I see from the East is a government who has already suffered through the consequences of bankruptcy and would rather not suffer through it again. The East has no intention of joining the West as the West suffers through bankruptcy.

Mr. Putin is an evil frakker, but despite his best efforts to remain an evil frakker, is making the best decisions he can to help his country. Can he be trusted? Hell no. He sits opposite Canada, and if y'alls current President ever gave indication that he'd look the other way, would happily take the northern half of Canada. This is why Obama's current dislike of Canada is so damn worrisome.

What do you see in Putin? I wouldn't mind you posting the crayon explanation, I also wouldn't mind you posting something a great deal more detailed; I want to know your opinion on the matter.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Not you too!  Putin is pro-Russian as Obama is pro-corporation.  The People are not part of the equation. 

tenpanhandle's picture

How can Putin rule you.  Is he over on our borders supporting La Raza?  At this point, Putin is no threat what-so-ever to you and I.  He is minding his own buisness.  On the contrary, there is no moral equivalency to what the US is doing to Russians and the rest of the world.  Your carefully crafted words smack of disinformation. 

LetThemEatRand's picture

My carefully crafted words?  So if I say that Putin is another fuckhead-oligarch-controlled douchebag that should be worshipped by not a single person who considers themselves libertarian or even remotely in favor of freedom, I'm carefully crafting my words?   

BobPaulson's picture

I agree with some of what you say but there are two other things which make US oligarchs more annonying 1) Hypocricy 2) They are more powerful. People seem to like Putin because he is a bit of an underdog on the world scene, even if he is a tyrant locally. People have become so tired of the the George Orwell world in the G7 that they seem like they would route for Mugabe if he took Uncle Scam down a notch.

LetThemEatRand's picture

My point is that they are all tyrants.  We should support none of them.

McMolotov's picture

Putin is simply "less wrong" about the Ukraine mess than the West. That's about as far as it goes.

Yes, it's fun to see our incompetent rulers exposed for what they are. I myself have enjoyed it quite a bit. Who doesn't like watching Barry and Co. squirm in humiliation? That said, people need to stop looking for leaders and start realizing we've reached this point specifically because we've allowed ourselves to be led to this point. That is to say, people have a tendency to look to others to show the way rather than deciding as individuals how to live their lives. History has shown that people apparently like to be told what to do, which is quite sad.

History has also shown fairly convincingly that the vast majority of those who are interested in leading others are complete assholes who are only interested in power. Something to think about.

ZH has plenty of faults, but it has helped me realize I'm a quasi-anarchist, and for that I'm thankful.


vast YES but not absolutely...

from Clockwork Angels 2012 RUSH 'The Anarchist'

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Terminus C's picture

This guy openly calls for centralized economic systems and the people here cheer him on because he says the US goverenment are an imperial extension of the British Empire.  He is correct about the imperialism but he essentially wants a highly centralized economy that meets the needs of the state, not the people, he specifically said the demands of the state.

The Russian government is not the friend of freedom loving people in the world.  They are, for now, the enemy of our enemy (assuming this is not political theatre a la 1984).

Lea's picture

"he essentially wants a highly centralized economy that meets the needs of the state, not the people, he specifically said the demands of the state."

No, that's not what he wants.

You don't get what he says because he's speaking from a view-point Americans have no cultural reference for - and I don't mean he's a Communist or anything of the sort. There are forms of statism you Anglo-saxons have simply no idea about. The closest you could come to understanding what on dear earth the guy is talking about would be the Marshall plan. Still very different, but it would give you a general idea of sorts.

Terminus C's picture

Umm, I have read a lot of Russian history.  Never, and I mean never, in Russian history has there ever been anything is their political systems that consider the rights of the average person.  So, good luck with your rose colored glasses but this guy is calling for dyed in the wool statism.

The Marshall plan was pure economic imperialism, which debt enslaved every nation that accepted it.  So yea, you made my point.

holmes's picture

If the Russian people want an economy run for the benefit of the State and not the people that is their business.

Putin is not trying to impose that system on the USA. Obozo has that job under control.

Terminus C's picture

Hey, I am fine with the Russians wanting what ever they want.  I don't want that shit here, we need to get rid of that type of thinking, not cheer it, wake the fuck up people.

edotabin's picture

Despite being on ZH, which I consider to be at the forefront of exposing the system and the shortcomings/abuses thereof, many appear to selectively apply the knowledge we have all gained. We cannot forget that the banking system is global and the exceptions to this rule are extremely few a this point.  You can count the countries that do not have a central bank on one hand.  Anyone on ZH should know this constitutes the foundation of how the world works. If you control money, you control absolutely everything. This means you control leaders as well.

Putin is proposing a new "alliance" which will offer an alternative to the USD and America. This can be viewed a couple of ways. One way to view this, for example,  is that America and Europe are solidly entrenched in the present system and it is almost unthinkable for them to switch.  By creating a new "alliance" this could be used to further integrate the BRICS while presenting it as the great savior against the Satan. Many shifts have been disguised by political means. As long as the BRICS bank operates on similar principles (fractional reserve/debt based), however,  it is not providing anything new. It only helps to further entrench the BRICS into consumerism and the grow, grow grow mentality that has ruled the west for so long. The west is awash with cars, planes, trains, TVs, cell phones and a long list of other consumer goods. How many more do we need? If we look at the BRICS, the have about 2.5-3 billion people that do not have all this stuff. Barring any new technologies and inventions that can enable growth in the west, it is logical to see capital gravitating east. That is where the "grow, grow, grow" is.

America has been forced to openly "enforce" the global model recently. By disguising it behind politics, it may fool many into willfully going along. Remember how happy everyone was with the European Common Market when it first came out? We all witnessed the the shift from benevolence to "power grab" mostly through debt. This isn't about Russia or America or China. Remember, individual nations be damned. Perhaps ( I repeat PERHAPS) this is a similar move disguised behind yet another political production. In any case, I think it is a bit more complex than PUTIN=Good and West=Bad

I hate to close this way but the way some people are acting is simply, well, simplistic. At this point,  Putin could fart and many would praise him for inventing the latest trend in perfume and that does not pass the smell test.


Ignatius's picture

Some good, coherent thoughts.

What 'we' get from Russia/Putin is, if not a solution, is atleast a competing debt/currency regime.  This is no 'savior complex', but a recognition of sanity - Russia doesn't have to continually lie to make its case, which I see as a plus. The West, of which I am a part, sees this struggle as an 'all or nothing' proposition and so plays the game to sweep the table.  I don't see where a one world regime/hegemonic institution benefits the masses.  On the contrary, I see it as an unchecked disaster.   The competition of regimes and ideas looked at globally, is a plus in my view.

edotabin's picture

Your reply is appreciated and I agree with your reasoning in the sense that they may be an "alternate play" within the confines of the same system.

There are just some very odd occurrences that seem to indicate we are being fed some claptrap.  For example, they close down four McDonald's yet Exxon Mobil is in Russia extracting this ever-precious oil etc. Just seems there is a lot of symbolism at play while the same old stuff is going on behind the scenes.

In any case, our messages are now about a day old so they are ancient history in Internet time. Doubt anyone will read this but thanks again for the exchange.


logicalman's picture

The best thing about ZH is the fact that you can pretty much say what you think.

If you are here for up arrows, you are in the wrong place.

At least you have the opportunity, if you say something that others dislike, to argue your point or refute that of others.

A rare thing in the world in which we are forced to live.

fockewulf190's picture

"History has also shown fairly convincingly that the vast majority of those who are interested in leading others are complete assholes who are only interested in power. Something to think about."

Checking Sergey Glazyev´s wiki-bio seems to show a long history of himself trying to gain such power...which ever way possible.  Interesting was his 2004 campaign:

"During the election, Glazyev portrayed himself as a champion of social justice and an opponent of political corruption, particularly in the form of the Russian oligarchs. He pledged to write the guarantee of a high standard of living into the constitution, provide universal health care and free public education to the masses, triple the minimum wage, protect the rights of trade unions, redistribute the wealth belonging to the oligarchs, and increase economic growth. He also promised to eradicate the notorious Russian Mafia, purge corrupt bureaucrats and members of the police force, and protect the country from terrorism. This platform proved to be moderately popular, and Glazyev received 2,826,641 votes, or 4.1%, third place out of a field of six.

Following the election, Rogozin, who had long sought to remove his rival from party power, succeeded in getting the party rank-and-file to vote Glazyev out as co-chairman, leaving Rogozin in control. This led to Glazyev and his supporters attempting to form their own party, called For a Decent Life, although this, too, suffered a setback when the Ministry of Justice refused to recognize the validity of the party.

Following a split between Rogozin and Sergei Baburin in 2005, Glazyev re-joined the Rodina faction and reconciled with his former political partner. After Rogozin was replaced as party leader by Aleksander Babakov in early 2006, Rodina merged with the Russian Party of Life and the Russian Pensioners' Party in 2006 to create a new party, Fair Russia.

Glazyev announced his retirement from politics in March 2007, and said that he did not intend to seek a further term in the Duma, arguing that Vladimir Putin's rule had crowded out all forms of political opposition and debate in the country.

In July 2012, Putin appointed Glazyev as presidential aide for the coordination of the work of federal agencies in developing the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia.[1]"


Looks like if you can´t beat ém, you might as well join ém. 


madmax1965's picture

Well said Mc!  I couldn't agree more!

tenpanhandle's picture

I am pointing out that it seems you are  are giving equal weight to the the flea that is on the elephants ass as to the elephant itself that has its enormous foot on yers and my neck as well as the entirety of the world.  The fucking flea is not the issue and to harp on the flea seems diversionary.

Slave's picture

Yeah, I'm guessing that Rand still hasn't unplugged the TV.