Recently, a bombshell was delivered by Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a deputy of the State Duma lower house of parliament and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR). He proposed the former Soviet Union countries to unite in the Russian Confederation. The statement was posted on his social media account.
The economic crisis that hit almost all countries in the world has come to Russia, too. The lack of agreements between the OPEC+ countries provoked a collapse of oil prices. After that, the ruble fell, and now it is exceeded the barrier of 80 rubles per dollar.
In addition, the coronavirus outbreak has a significant impact. As a result, many countries have closed their borders, and a number of internal restrictive measures have been imposed. They also negatively affect people’s financial well-being.
In order to help small and medium-sized businesses stay afloat and residents receive state social support, the Russian government continues to discuss and adopt expansionary measures.
However, some suggestions are quite surprising. Recently, a bombshell was delivered by Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a deputy of the State Duma and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR). He proposed the former Soviet Union republics, which are independent states now, to unite in the Russian Confederation. The statement was posted on his social media account.
“The coronavirus has triggered an economic crisis,” said Vladimir Zhirinovsky. “We may save the Russian economy and make a quantum leap. In doing so, we need to nationalize the energy sector and the heavy industry.
“Additionally, it is time to negotiate with the former Soviet republics and unite in the Russian Confederation. It is time to unite with the ex Soviet republics. Members of the Confederation will have the maximum possible rights, and the established Union Center will deal with the issues of foreign policy, public relations, economy, energy industry and environment.
“I believe that today, it is the best opportunity to calm down the ex-Soviet Union countries and the Euro-Asian space as a whole. We also have to think about cooperating with Iran, Turkey, Syria and Iraq. The year of 2020 is timing for a breakthrough in political consolidation and the economy.”