"I have seen a popular joke on the Internet about Obama and his generals in the Pentagon debating on the best timing to attack Russia. They couldn't come to any agreement, so they decided to ask their allies.
The French said: " We do not know, but certainly not in the winter. This will end badly. "
The Germans responded: "We do not know, either, but definitely not in a summer. We have already tried."
Someone in Obama's war room had a brilliant idea to ask China, on the basis that China is developing and always has new ideas.
The Chinese answered: "The best time for this is right now. Russia is building the Power of Siberia pipeline, the North Stream Pipeline, Vostochny Cosmodrome Spaceport, the MegaProject bridge to Crimea; also Russian is upgrading the Trans-Siberian railroad with a new railway bridge across Lena River and the Amur-Yakutsk Mainline. Russia is also building new sports facilities for the World Cup and athletics, and has in development over 150 production projects in the Arctic ... Well, now they really need as many POWs as possible!"
So, now, even NATO members' generals have noticed something peculiar about Russia.
Made in Russia
According to the myth that is being peddled by Western media, Russia has an underdeveloped economy based on the exchange of raw mineral resources for glass beads... I mean Western produced hi-tech products. Any barber would tell you that even Asians can make iPhones, but Russians can't.
Let's look into it:
In 2016, High-Technology Manufacturing as a Percentage of GDP - 22.3%
The most hi-tech product in today's world is not an iPhone, but a nuclear submarine. Submarines contain a gigantic quantity of hi-tech parts, most of them are secret.
Today, Russia is the only country in the world that manufactures the IV generation of submarines.
[ 2:14] The fourth Yasen-class nuclear submarine Krasnoyarsk recently completed hydraulic pressure hull tests. The nuclear-powered Project 885 attack submarine is being built by the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk, Russia.
Total 5 submarines are being built, and 5 submarines SSBN Borei-A class nuclear-Powered submarines.
[2:50] The defense industry is looking into increasing the percentage of what they call "civilian products," and for that it invest huge amount of efforts and resources into training the new generation of highly skilled workers.
Quantorium children's techno-parks, also known as the new model of extra-curriculum education. Basically they are good old Soviet technological sections for children, only with more advanced with 3-D modeling and robo-tech. Needless to say that studies in the Quantorium techno-parks are absolutely free. Those parks are opening in many regions of the country.
ROBO development corporation from Saint Petersburg that provides leaning materials for Quantoriums and for middle schools also provides products for learning programming skills for schools in Finland.
[4:21] For the last four years the population of Russia is growing. The new system of education is being developing now for all those children.
 Russia restarts production of beryllium, which was lost in 1989. Instead, Russia has been buying beryllium from China and the US.
Breakthroughs in beryllium production technology could mean that Russia will be self-sufficient in supplies of one of the world's rarest and most valuable metals. Beryllium is primarily used in the manufacture of structural materials for high-speed aircraft, missiles, spacecraft and communication satellites and is also deployed in nuclear reactors as a reflector or moderator of neutrons.
By 2020 Russia is expected to take 1/3 of the world market of beryllium.
The RST27 vessels were designed by Marine Engineering Bureau to RS class: KM (*) Ice1 R2 AUT1-ICS VCS ECO-S OMBO Oil tanker (ESP). Detailed design was provided by Nizhny Novgorod based engineering firm Volga-Caspian Design Bureau.
The time-tested by the naval forces of Russia and Vietnam in various military events frigate Gepard 3.9 is gradually gaining credibility in the arms market of the Asian countries. As it became known to Realnoe Vremya, Rosoboronexport and the Zelenodolsk plant named after A. M. Gorky are completing the two-year negotiations with the Navy of Sri Lanka for the supply of patrol boats Gepard 5.1. Although it is about one vessel, this contract will reinforce the interest in the vessel of other South-Eastern countries - Malaysia, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bahrain.