Russia's collapse most likely in 2018, will result in a smaller Russia, about the size of Poland or Ukraine...
The United States with a 20 Trillion GDP economy will soon turn its eyes on Russia. Russia will fall quickly. Russia has 1 Trillion GDP economy. Economic stresses coming with new sanctions will collapse Russia into smaller states.
Some parts of Russia will become independent states, some parts with merge with EU, China, Japan and Alaska...
Obama says Russia can not change America. In his final news conference of the year, President Barack Obama emphasized that Russia cannot change or significantly weaken the U.S., adding that Russia is a smaller and weaker country.
He said Russia's economy "doesn't produce anything that anybody wants to buy," except oil, gas and arms. The only way Russia can affect the U.S., he said, is "if we lose track of who we are" and "abandon our values."
"Mr. Putin can weaken us just like he's trying to weaken Europe if we start buying into notions that it's OK to intimidate the press, or lock up dissidents or discriminate against people," he said.
When asked if he would specifically name Russian President Vladimir Putin as directly responsible for the election hacking, Obama said he wanted to give the intelligence community a chance to gather the information necessary. He added, however, that "not much happens in Russia without Vladimir Putin," reaffirming that the hacking happened at the highest levels of the Russian government.
Obama reaffirmed his message of political unity and bipartisanship, urging the country to reunite across party lines to defend itself against Russia and others.
"Our vulnerability to Russia or any other foreign power is directly related to how divided, partisan, dysfunctional our political process is," he said. "That's the thing that makes us vulnerable."
Russian nationalists see the their country in the future breaking into its constituent parts rather than enlarging at the expense of neighboring states. In some instances, such as the ones discussed in my previous post, the xenophobic worries of such nationalists focus on religious minorities, especially Muslims, as being too “foreign” for a mostly Orthodox Christian Russia. One Muslim formation, called Idel-Ural, shows up on several xenophobic maps, one of which is reproduced on the left. This map also forecasts the splitting off of the southern Urals, Siberia, the Far East, East Prussia, and northern European Russia, leaving the core of Medieval Russia under the label “Zalesie”. The label “Kazakia” on this map refers to the Cossacks, a social rather than ethnic group. While many Cossack formations are associated with southern Russian lands, Cossacks were also instrumental in Russia’s colonization of Siberia and the Far East; Lensky Cossacks, named after the Lena River in Central Siberia, are famous enough to have been referenced in the James Bond film GoldenEye.