POSSIBLE WAYS FORWARD FOR RUSSIA IN THE FACE OF CONTINUING WESTERN AGGRESSION
The first thing I'd advise the Russian Federation to do would be to cut the supply of natural gas to Europe completely for a period of two weeks as a preliminary warning to western powers that this will become permanent and all supply diverted to China if their attitude does not change in the meantime.
This should deliver a salutary lesson in realpolitik to America’s puppet states in Europe. If you wish to play hard ball, so be it. The issue we are fighting for in Ukraine is of supreme importance to us well above any other considerations, and certainly above any economic factors you clearly wish to impose upon us.
Ukraine WILL become a normal state again, ready to negotiate peace and liberty for its citizens, held under the thumb of both political and militaristic elites since the coup of 2014 in Kiev. Ukraine will see her fortunes rise to the degree that these elements are neutralised and eliminated. Russia has lost all patience with the untenable and unacceptable status quo held in place by western allies of Ukraine intent on replacing the president and system of governance of Russia thought the weaponized extremist elites within Ukraine.
Cutting the flow of vital natural gas to Europe will focus the minds of the elites there greatly as the effects of this termination hit their industrial output and supply to their populations. Clearly they need their arms twisted to treat the issues affecting Russian-Western seriously.
Secondly, a formal defensive alliance should be agreed and signed with China, both an economic, technological and military alliance that safeguards both nations and possibly others such as Iran and Syria from NATO attacks and the obvious aggressive intent shown by the western powers. An attack of any kind on one shall then be regarded as an attack on all and a coordinated response that delivers a proportionate effect in the West will be quickly agreed and applied.
As with the first option above this should have the effect of focusing the minds of the western power elites disabusing them of the idea that they can act as they please toward the Eurasian alliance with impunity.
Technologies to be transferred and upgraded across all alliance nations with strengths in one transferred to others while any weaknesses found or gaps in defensive strategies of infrastructure upgraded as soon as humanly possible to produce compatibility of use at the same standard across all alliance members.
In the economic field local currencies to be used throughout with the elimination of dollar transactions just as soon as possible without overly disrupting present arrangements. A movement to standardise credit arrangements across all allied nations to be rolled out with the Chinese Alipay and Russian Mir systems predominant. The massive resources accrued by the Chinese state to be used in greater part than now across alliance partners while maintaining support for the inroads to countries and cultures outwith the alliance, specifically in Africa and the near and far east.
Military technologies to be shared at all levels and software made compatible across all presently diverse systems to enable multi-partner use with ease. Multi-disciplinary projects to be initiated whereby all future military systems are made compatible in this multi-partner format of compatibility.
Ever-closer coordination across all Eurasian allies in the face of western aggression presenting a solidly uniform and fully robust face toward it with no possibility of the western powers dividing one ally from the others but maintaining a high level of trusted communication across all partners at all times.
Russia to remove all connections to western internet services in the medium term replacing them with its own in-house system. In the short term maintaining a ban upon the primary social media platforms that now exist in the West and steadily eliminating others as they are found to be problematic.
Russia to use the Chinese Cross-Border Interbank Payment System (CIPS) never returning to the West’s SWIFT system of financial transaction messaging. In the meantime trades to be carried out if necessary by the older methods preceding the advent of SWIFT.
Russia to further develop its economic defence systems by innovations ending reliance on western tools, products and services. This will take time to effect to its fullest extent but much progress, awareness, lessons and expertise have been gained since 2014 to mitigate the effect of western sanctions and to find new markets in the east.
Russia to become ever more self-reliant and self-sufficient across a range of products and services and maximum use to be made of access to partner expertise, services and products.
Russia to protect its culture and traditions in ever more effective ways leading to a closer approximation of the Chinese system of hybrid economic-political control systems whereby central control becomes the rule rather than the exception and thus mitigating against the possibility of infiltration of alien western political and social concepts.
My most radical suggestion would be for the United Russia party to work in ever closer relation to the Communist Party of Russia, the official opposition party within the Russian Federation. In so doing a more robust net of protection could be created against the infiltration of subversive western concepts and CIA operatives within the nation. This would have the main function however of allowing movement toward the Chinese model mentioned above. Working together against the common western enemy would ensure that no energy would be expended on divisive political goals stemming from partisan ambitions within both parties.
These are the main areas I would suggest that Russia should contemplate in seeking to immunize itself from future western attacks. By creating a solid bulwark of partnerships that delivers a robust wall of defence against the West behind which relationships across all major areas of mutual interest, economic benefit for populations and defensive military strength combine to ensure all western plans against them be thwarted.
Finally, to offset economic hardship among the Russian people due to the sanctions being placed upon Russia I would advise instituting a temporary basic income system to ameliorate the worst of the economic effects upon them.