So what does "modernise" mean?
According to the FT,
Modernisation requires far more than overhauling Russia’s creaking, resource-dominated economy. It means, above all else, replacing the arbitrary and often corrupt rule of the Kremlin and local bureaucracies with the rule of law, reinforced by the checks and balances of a modern democracy. Russia faces numerous handicaps in making that transition – in its history, its culture, its mind-boggling vastness. But with nominal output per capita topping $13,000 last year, it is at the level where many other countries have achieved it.
Steering the country to this point is, for all the repellent aspects of his system, Mr Putin’s undoubted achievement. “Putin 2.0” must move to the next stage. Russia needs an independent, well-trained judiciary; a functioning, competitive parliament; and free media. These, in turn, could boost protection of property rights and begin to combat corruption. That could encourage foreign investment and help small businesses, outside the extractive industries, to start to flourish. In economic policy, Mr Putin would be well advised to adopt the detailed “Strategy 2020” plan drawn up at his request by experts last year.
[source : Time for Putin 2.0, FT, 15/02/2012]
Medvedev, the FT's Golden Boy, appears to have disappeared. He was enchanted by the Lizards of London, and received cuddles and glowing praise from them.
But there does seem to be a distrust and fear of Putin. Russia's economy is significantly dependent on the exploitation of its natural resources (which NWO corporations such as BP and ExxonMobil eventually got their grubby hands on last year). But the economies of the UK and USA are significantly dependent on the exploitation of bailouts. We produce very little, except for weapons, which make us the biggest exporters and users of weaponry in the world. It is therefore a bit rich for the FT to plead with Putin to "modernise" by opening up Russia to foreign investment. All the FT and their ilk want is to destroy Russia like a plague of locusts, leaving Russia decimated.
It is upto Russians, not satanist, corrupt and bankrupt bankers in Wall Street and The City of London, to use Russian natural resources how they want. And if Russians want to "modernise" then they should do it their own way, not the Wall Street and City of London way.
I mean, look at us now. Bankrupt, austerity everywhere and a growing police state, which in the USA is looking very very evil.
We are told that NATO is assisting/driving the Arab Spring so that people can exercise their right to self-determination. In fact, the Arab Spring is a NED/NATO operation to, at the least, overthrow governments and install new dictators.
The NED has recently tried to block Putin's reelection. It appears that the FT has conceded that they failed and that Putin will be elected.