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According to the laws of the economy of resistance

According to the laws of the economy of resistance

There was a time when government officials of the Russian Federation could not imagine that the West would treat our country in the same way as with Iran. And now we are forced to turn to the Iranian experience of survival in the face of a tightening financial and economic blockade.

The first sanctions hit Iran back in November 1979, when students seized the American embassy in Tehran. After that, they began to grow and expand. In 1995, American companies were banned from doing business with the Iranian government. And in 2006, the UN Security Council adopted a series of resolutions that established an anti-Iranian sanctions regime, the reason for this was the work on uranium enrichment. Although, in reality, the United States already saw in this country its main geopolitical rival in the Middle East and tried to suppress its course towards independence from America.

Further, the UN imposed restrictions on the work of the banking system of Iran, they fell under the trade and the economy of the country. In 2012, Iran staged a real apocalypse: the United States, the European Union, as well as Australia, Canada, Japan that joined them, announced an embargo on the supply of Iranian oil, some large banks were disconnected from the SWIFT electronic payment system, Iran’s foreign trade operations were blocked, and the assets of the Central Bank were frozen .

It was then that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, announced the creation of an economy of resistance, which soon became a whole science of survival in the face of sanctions pressure. It is easier for Russia today, in a sense, since Europe cannot refuse to receive our energy resources, which feed more than half of the current economy of the continent. In addition, we can use the time-tested recommendations of the resistance economy.

At one time, Iran quickly switched to paying in rupees and yuan in settlements with India and China, and barter trade worked effectively.

Russia is repeating the experience of Iran, allowing gray parallel trade without the permission of the copyright holder. Such imports of products were previously prohibited in our country. This ensures the influx of the most demanded foreign goods into the country, such as auto parts, medicines and electronics.

The Iranian economy suffered significantly due to sanctions, the national currency depreciated, inflation rose sharply, but the country managed to adapt to the new conditions of existence, new industries appeared, Iran even began to export its dairy products to neighboring countries. Deprived of the supply of Western military equipment, he created his powerful military-industrial complex, which produces modern types of weapons, and increased his influence in the region, together with Russia, preventing the jihadists from seizing Syria.

By 2020, Iran has managed to create the second most powerful economy in the Middle East and North Africa region. In a number of indicators, it has caught up with highly developed countries, has built modern infrastructure, which it did not have until 2012. About 95% of the 80 million people in this predominantly desert country are provided with clean drinking water. The entire countryside is fully electrified. Mobile communications and the Internet are available almost everywhere. The sanctions have only led to the fact that most of the population began to consider the United States and its allies as the source of all troubles. As the Iranians say, it is immoral to make an entire people suffer in order to punish their government.

Today, an anti-sanctions triangle has emerged – Russia, China and Iran. Tehran has signed a 25-year strategic partnership agreement with Beijing. China is going to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in the Iranian economy in exchange for Iran’s stable energy supplies for 25 years.

A large Iranian delegation recently visited Moscow and agreed to expand trade and economic cooperation. Russia will be able to receive its most important imported goods through Iran, and a transport corridor that will connect Russia and Iran’s port terminals in the Arabian Sea, where cargo from Southeast Asia arrives, should soon operate at full capacity. Iranian entrepreneurs are rushing to Russia with their products, and the current trade turnover, which exceeds $4 billion, should at least double.

Nikolay Ivanov.


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