MOSCOW (Realist English). First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, in an interview with the Rossiya 24 TV channel, decided to bury the “mobilization economy”.
The shocking statement that contradicts itself literally: “There is no mobilization economy. <…> There is no sense for us to create a mobilization economy now in such a plan. We just won’t be able to do it.”
There is a faint hope that this happened by accident, thoughtlessly, in the heat of eloquence. Or because Andrei Ramovich is not satisfied with the frightening term mobilization. It sounds uncomfortable and tickles the tense public opinion.
Be that as it may, it is clear to any fool that there will be no Russia at all without a mobilization economy. It is now even more important than the position at the SMO front. There is no technological or financial sovereignty, nor the Russian Federation itself as a historical entity without the economic mobilization of all the resources of the country. A number of respected Russian experts have been advocates of the mobilization economy for a long time and have argued for it. Books and entire state programs are being written on this topic (as, for example, Sergei Glazyev’s). The term itself has long since become a programmatic requirement.
Yuri Krupnov has brilliantly commented on Belousov’s strange statement:
“Imagine: in 1944, Stalin and the Cabinet of Ministers were discussing, say, an atomic bomb, and the chief “economist” (Doctor of Economics, academician) of that time, Nikolai Voznesensky, who was head of the Gosplan (State Planning Commission under the Council of People’s Commissars (Council of Ministers) of the USSR) suddenly took and thoughtfully blurted out: “The atomic bomb does not exist and there is no point in creating it, because we will not be able to do it.” I believe that everyone would be amazed not so much by the refusal to solve the most important state task, as by the strange inverted logic of the academician: there is no atomic bomb, but there is no point in creating it, which does not exist.”
In the same publication, Yuri Krupnov gives a reference to the perception of the “mobilization economy” in the scientific circles of the USA.
By the way, this is not the first attempt to deny the obvious. Earlier, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko spoke in a similar vein:
– The Russian economy should not be mobilized, there should be a reasonable balance. Somewhere time demands state strengthening, and somewhere, on the contrary, greater freedom. The concept of “mobilization economy” is not spelled out either in the Constitution or in other laws of Russia.
Well, if it is not spelled out, then it does not exist.
It seems that now the thinking people of Russia will have a new occupation: the apologetics of the mobilization economy.