The battle on Russia is not over. It looks like Vladimir Putin has to deal with internal and external threats guided by the Western neoliberal establishment. From the article by Pepe Escobar at telesurtv.net :
The fight to the death in Moscow’s inner circles is really between the Eurasianists and the so-called Atlantic integrationists, a.k.a. the Western fifth column. The crux of the battle is arguably the Russian Central Bank and the Finance Ministry – where some key liberalcon monetarist players are remote-controlled by the usual suspects, the Masters of the Universe.
The same mechanism applies, geopolitically, to any side, in any latitude, which has linked its own fiat money to Western central banks. The Masters of the Universe always seek to exercise hegemony by manipulating usury and fiat money control.
So why President Putin does not fire the head of the Russian Central Bank, Elvira Nabiulina, and a great deal of his financial team - as they keep buying U.S. bonds and propping up the U.S. dollar instead of the ruble? What’s really being aggressed here if not Russian interests?
The key front though is the Russian economy; sooner or later there’s got to be a purge of the Russian Central Bank and the Finance Ministry, but Putin will only act when he has surefire internal support, and that’s far from given.
The Western plutocracy wants to fight back and regain the lost time. As mentioned in previous article:
“What we see in Ukraine is probably another failure of various think tanks, mostly from Washington, which they are funded, of course, by the international capital. It seems that, apart from the fact that they have underestimated Putin's abilities, they have also wrongly estimated that Russia had passed permanently in the neoliberal phase and would be ready to become an easy victim to promote their plans. According to these plans, the ultimate goal would be probably to dissolve the vast Russian territory in future and bring in power Western-friendly puppet regimes, in order not only to conquer the valuable resources, but also to impose permanently the neoliberal doctrine on 'unexplored' regions and populations.” (fa.ev/the-big-barrier-called-putin)
It appears that Putin tries now to sustain the balances in the inside front, in order to gain more time to decouple Russia from the Western economic system. The battle in 2016 will be wilder, as the Sino-Russian alliance will accelerate efforts to create an autonomous economic system before the US elections. Any GOP or Hillary Clinton in the US presidency will become the suitable tool to create more trouble for Russia internally and externally, provoking a dangerous warm conflict.
Recent moves by the Western banking elite mechanisms show that they attempt to break the Sino-Russian alliance and destroy any possibility towards the creation of a rival economic system, independent from dollar domination.
The greatest challenge for Putin now is to proceed faster to the radical reform of the Russian economy. A reform which must be driven not only by the need for independence from the Western economic system and monetary monopoly, but also by the need of the radical enhancement of the benefits for the Russian people.
Regardless of the internal balances that Putin has to preserve, the radical improvement of the lives of Russian people is of vital importance. Otherwise, the Western hyenas will exploit the public dissatisfaction in order to get rid of Putin for good and place another puppet in power to complete the work of the destruction of Russia.