The Russian President, who so Bravo started the military operation in Syria, whose determination and will so admired by many Western observers, got in trouble, says the commentator of the newspaper New York Times. A watershed battle between "the fridge" and "tv" in Russia – while leading "tv", experts from the Russian propaganda on the pages of žurnaluForeign policy. And at the end of discussion in the newspaper Washington Post on who effectively manages the money in the social sphere, the State, or fìlantropi? This discussion started because of the decision of the founder of the kompanìïFacebook pass on the majority of their wealth to charity.
Columnist New York Times Thomas Friedman feels zlovtìhu, because his prediction about Russia found fulfillment. He, unlike his colleagues, did not believe in some sort of "insanely crafty plan Putin" in Syria. He immediately understood that he just "crazy". The thing that got Putin in Syria in just two months has considerable losses: 224 a person on a plane from Egypt, which is more likely to be killed by militants from the "Islamic State". The death of a Russian pilot, after Turkish military shot down a Russian bomber, when he comes around to the territory of Turkey. As a result seriously undermined relations with Turkey, which supports its Syrian tribesmen, and the airfield Russians.
Meanwhile, the Crimean Tatars, who live on the peninsula, which Putin annexed in Ukraine, managed to block the supply of electricity on the peninsula. A Saudi Muslim leaders in October, announced by Russia, Iran and Syria of "holy war".
That is, as a result of the implementation of their "brilliant" plan Putin has hundreds of dead Russians, not hide, damaged relations with Turkey and the weakening of its position in Ukraine, stresses columnist New York Times. But he adds that in the West it is still not visible neither will, nor the real plan, as complete sirìjs′ku crisis weakens Europe and the weakness of the current American leadership.
Epohal′nu the battle in Russia between the "tv" and "fridge" WINS "tv", specialists in the field of Russian propaganda Peter Pomerantsev and Nathan Ǵemster on the pages of the magazine Foreign policy. In Russia, a shrinking economy, rising inflation, falling exchange rate of the ruble, reduced revenues, reduced spending on medicine, thus increasing confidence in the army, the Government and the President.
The fact that in Russia, despite the drop in living standards, a growing dissatisfaction with the rule of President Vladimir Putin, experts explain the exceptional efficiency of the Russian propaganda. But such complacency of Russians and reverse direction, based on the experience of democratic States – if people don't demand from their Government, they do not receive.
The efficiency of the Government, but in another aspect, meditates and Jeff Ǵou from the newspaper Washington Post. It is reported that the decision to Mark Cukerberǵa pass 99% of its shares in the company Facebook for charity, resulted in the restoration of the old debate about who best to dispose of the money to social needs, Government, or fìlantropi. The author emphasizes that the Cukerberǵa of their decisions have reported other wealthiest Americans, including mul′timìl′ârderi Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett. But for Europeans it is a strange desire, because in them the social issues takes care of the State.
Jeff Ǵou reminds that in America the role of private foundations in the social sphere is extremely large – four times higher than in other industrialized developed countries – and explain it so that Americans can choose-give them away to charity or the State, because they can write off their taxes for charitable contributions.
One of the biggest critics of the decision of the billionaires donate to social needs is a German Tycoon Peter Kramer, who believes that what makes us rich are inefficient and non-democratic. As for how to use their money, people do not vote.
On the other hand, private initiatives are very effective in international programs. The author cites the example of the Global Fund to combat HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This Fund delivered vaccines 250 million children across the world and managed to prevent an estimated 5 million deaths. The new philanthropists, Cukerberǵa and his wife, Chan, then they're going to concentrate on improving life in their own community: education, health, and relationships between people.