2025: A SECURE RUSSIA & NEW WORLD TAKE SHAPE
President Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoigu was feeling relatively relaxed. The years of his presidency so far had seen him negotiate the transition begun by his predecessor and good friend Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin better than he had ever dared hope.
He had felt the weight of the responsibility bequeathed him keenly, but now he had begun steadily to feel more assured than ever that the correct path had been taken. He had seen clearly in recent months that the new policies had bedded down extremely well.
The build-up of western elite opposition to Russia had increasingly emphasized and reemphasized the need to create the kind of robust economic systems and structures that had served well in the past. Not that these were designed to mirror any previous system or structure exactly, and most certainly not that of the Soviet Union. But the direction was certainly cast in the strong Russian bedrock that had created a stable society in the past, a bedrock that had always kept Russia in a well-defended posture, safe from foreign aggressors.
China had long been a convincing example of how robust a society and economy can be, free from outside aggression and pernicious influence. In time, as the intent of the West to exert overwhelming influence in Russia through whatever means it could became obvious, it was clear that the Chinese model, though not to be followed slavishly, was the direction of travel most assured to provide the defence required against a predatory West.
Putin’s advocacy for Shoigu had been accepted due to the certainty among the vast majority of Russians that it was the result of many years of intent observation. When Putin stated that Shoigu was the right man to take over the reigns of the presidency it resonated strongly among the Russian people and in the election period which followed it was clear by every poll that Russians trusted the opinion of Vladimir Putin much higher than any other and on the 25th of July 2023 Shoigu became president of the Russian Federation.
There were times in previous years when some thought good faith might eventually be shown the the elites of the West. There were periods of quiet when diplomacy appeared to be bearing fruit and these times provided hope to some. However, in the upper echelons of the Russian state a clear-eyed awareness of the ultimate plans of the West had been known for over two decades. The necessity to safeguard the Russian state and its people, culture, traditions and political requirements was of the highest priority. Subsequently a range of policies gradually insulated the federation from the attacks which it was known would not be ending but would only escalate with the years.
As with the Chinese model planning was moved increasingly to the centre while leaving entrepreneurs free to create thriving businesses. But also, as with China, corruption would not be tolerated within any business community or culture. Everything would be done for the Russian people and that meant insulating them from the economic attacks that were known to be in the pipeline emanating from the West. Creating an alternative to the SWIFT system, gradually cutting holdings of the dollar and euro, finding new trading partners and allies and diversifying its economy would be the way to insulate Russia from attack.
Shoigu had spent many hours with Putin discussing all this, both in Moscow and in their many one-to-one trips in the Siberian wilderness. He knew precisely what Putin and his closest advisers had determined was the only sure path to not only to a robust military defence for Russia but also an economic and social one. Nothing mattered to either man than the safeguarding of Russia and the Russian people and both were totally selfless in pursuit of the goal of a thriving Russia as totally immune to western aggression as it was possible to be.
Meetings with President Xi had resulted in a plethora of agreements that saw the two nations arm in arm regarding the most major aspects of both economic and foreign policy. Both nations had committed fully to use trade and investment as the way forward along with a commitment to finding common ground when dealing with other nations and especially so when nations were in conflict. There would be no reflection whatsoever of the strongarm tactics of the West and absolutely no attempt to impose any systems or values by force or any other means. Trade and investment with a constant emphasis on finding common ground had begun to create an entirely new geopolitical paradigm for the world.
As these plans progressed the West fell ever further into turmoil with ever more chaotic and wrong-headed solutions advocated within societies at a loss regarding how to cope with the world of anarchy and division they had created for themselves. Energy crisis followed energy crisis as climate change effects hit and a dysfunctional, atomized, anarchic and disorganized West became ever more intent on internal strife while engaging in irresponsible fingerpointing at the two nations forging successfully ahead, those of Russia and China.
It wasn’t how Shoigu and Xi wished it to be as they were very much hoping that western nations would be part of a global win-win economic scenario where an end could be brought to the seemingly endless wars that America and British exceptionalism engendered. However, such was the power of the group-thought concepts of superiority and so-called western liberal values held by western elites that it was clear they were simply and utterly incapable of any meaningful change to their disastrous approach.
Shoigu though, was relaxed in his confidence that the changes begun by Putin and continued by himself were at such a point that Russia was safe no matter what the West now attempted. With China as an ever-stronger ally and with the changes now completed within the financial restructuring plan and currency policy he could afford to let some of the burdens of office fall from his shoulders. His team was extremely effective and committed, fully cognizant of what was at stake and ready for every task remaining to ensure a protected Russia and an increasingly safer world at large.