Threat to national security of Russia
Statement of the Central Committee of the
Communist Party of Russian Federation (CC CPRF)
Russia's position in the world is rapidly deteriorating. The foreign policy of President Putin and oligarchs who stand behind him threatens the very existence of the country. Reliable allies have been sold out. Russian bases in Vietnam and Cuba vital for our country's security have been closed. American soldiers have appeared in Central Asia and in Georgia. Soon US aircraft will land at the airfields of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The CIS and Russia have already been proclaimed the sphere of US vital interests. The strategic encirclement of Russia is being completed with the full consent of Mr Putin and his team. Russia's defence capability is being purposefully undermined. The policy of the Putin-Kasyanov regime makes it impossible to maintain combat readiness of the armed forces even at a minimum level. Under the pretext of its reduction, the army is being openly destroyed. The size of our army will soon go down to that of Turkey, which unlike the Russian Army, is equipped with modern weapons. Our army has not received new weapons for 10 years. The Navy is being destroyed. Today military pilots have no fuel for training, and the Navy — for sea exercises. For the first time in the history of Russia, officers' privileges earned for protecting the Motherland with their lives, have been taken away. The pride of our space research — the orbital station Mir — was drowned. In Baikonur the world's largest space engineering testing complex collapsed. The special services of the USA and their allies penetrate freely all corners of the country. They are trying to infiltrate their agents of influence into the power structures of Russia. Pro-American forces are openly seeking control over the Foreign Ministry, the army and security services. The present Russian leadership does not need either honest security services or a strong national army. They need mercenaries able to suppress any protest of the dispossessed people. Military "reform" moves in this direction. Here the interests of the ruling groups of Russia and the USA completely coincide. The West has no need to occupy our territory, as the Russian authorities prepare to sell land to foreigners. The USA has no need to bomb our factories, for the "reformers" have already strangled whole industries and continue to sell the rest of state property at miserable prices. America has no need to intimidate our people, as the Russian TV has become a weapon for moral decomposition of society and of psychological terror. The elections in our country have turned into a farce and are needed only to consolidate the rule of the anti-Russian forces. The planned sale of power stations and railroads will result in the loss of Russia's sovereignty. Washington has no need to push the Kremlin to new destructive "reforms". An extremely radical approach has prevailed there anyway. The class character of the Putin-Kasyanov regime serving a tiny layer of oligarchs who seized public property is quite obvious. And the servile attitude of the present residents of the Kremlin to Bush confirms their readiness to serve global financial and speculative capital. America does not hide its pursuit of world domination. But presently it is blocked by the existence of Russia with its powerful missile and nuclear potential. This is why Bush is so persistently "courting" Putin who is visibly turning into a dependent junior partner and is willingly encouraging US global ambitions. The treaty on the reduction of strategic potentials signed by Bush and Putin is a program for the unilateral nuclear disarmament of Russia. One thousand five hundred warheads, which Russia will be allowed to have, is exactly the number that the US Anti-Ballistic Missile system will be able to intercept. Destructive privatisation of Russian factories, which are still able to produce modern arms, is being prepared, while the scientific base of Russia's strategic defence has already been almost completely destroyed. At the same time US power is fast growing. The American military budget for 2003 will reach the astronomical figure of US$400 billion. The USA will retain almost intact their nuclear forces. Simultaneously they have started to develop their Anti-Ballistic missile system. American weapons will appear in space and they will then be directed at "unfriendly" countries and peoples. New systems of the precision weapon are being developed. The USA is determined to protect their interests by global domination of their armed forces. As a matter of fact America already conducts a war against the world, imposing its standards, and blackmailing peoples. The USA has proclaimed "pariah" states countries [that are] friendly to us such as Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Northern Korea and Syria, and is preparing to attack them. Russia is one of main targets of this war. The USA has publicly declared that Russia together with China and a number of other countries are still targeted by the American nuclear forces. The completely false partnership of the White House and the Kremlin in the struggle against "international terrorism" (as a rule sponsored by secret services) in no way reduces the animosities of the West towards our country. The military superiority of the USA is rapidly growing; the security of Russia is as rapidly deteriorating. Drastic weakening and eventual destruction of Russian nuclear forces will open way to unrestrained US state terrorism directed against the entire world. The planned admission to NATO of Baltic and East European countries presents a great danger to Russia. NATO armies will reach the borders of Russia. The tragedy of June 1941 again becomes possible. Nazi Germany's aggression against the USSR was preceded by the enslavement of Eastern Europe and invasion of heroic Yugoslavia. Today this scenario repeats itself, almost completely. Creation of the Russia-NATO Council is a deceit needed to deprive Russia of the will to challenge the new expansion of the Alliance to the East. In this "council" Russia will have no voice on any serious issue. At the same time NATO will get the right to interfere in the internal affairs of Russia. The unnatural union of Kremlin with NATO worsens our relations with China, India, Arab countries and the Muslim world. It alienates countries of Latin America and Africa. It creates preconditions for dragging Finland and other neutral states into NATO. Major decisions in the military-strategic area were made by the Kremlin without consulting brotherly Byelorussia. This contradicts the spirit and the letter of the treaty for the creation of the allied state. The total passiveness of Putin while facing an approaching catastrophe confirms the loss of state will, his inability to protect Russia's interests. We condemn the treaty on reduction of strategic potentials and the agreement on partnership with NATO as sharply weakening the security of Russia. Our security cannot be ensured without removal from power of the present ruling group. We demand the formation of a government of national interests capable of uniting people and taking the country out of the deep crisis. We call on all citizens of Russia to express their will on this issue, vital for each person, for each family. In the history of Russia, more than once there were times when it faced mortal danger: "Vague time" with Polish warlords in the Kremlin; Napoleon's invasion and Hitler's aggression. Each time Russia came out of the ordeals revived and stronger. In the 20th century the Soviet Union led by the Communist Party became the world power that ensured not only its own security but also the balance of forces in the world. Our banners are covered with unfading Victories. We believe in Russia. We are convinced that it will liberate itself from the yoke of global capital and its stooges, and will restore its role in the world.