Question: If Russia changed its political and military strategy, everything is subject to the laws of the Creator and especially to the law of free will. Thus in certain life situations it is possible to predict the behavior and actions of global political and financial groups, as well as the reaction of society in other countries. Can the ascended master us give a hypothetical forecast? What would change in the world if Russia step by step within three to seven years changed its international political and military strategy? For example, if Russia returned all its troops and individual armed units from abroad to Russia, closed all military bases on the territory of other countries, and returned all the disputed territories to Ukraine, the Baltic countries, Japan, etc. And if Russia ceases to provide military assistance to other countries and stop selling weapons abroad, stop interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, and instead focusing on the development of peaceful international economic relations, the economy within the country and the peaceful settlement of disputed world issues and conflicts, but at the same time, would retain its military or nuclear potential to return military aggression from other countries. How would the leading world powers the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, China and others, react in this case in relation to Russia? What political, economic and military picture of the world would we see?
Answer from ascended master Saint Germain through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2021 Webinar for Russia – Overcoming the Consciousness of Superiority and the Sense of Being Unwhole, Traumatized and Focused Outside Oneself.
Well my beloved, your question, in a sense, anticipates what we are going to talk about later in the conference, because this is indeed one of the topics we have planned to talk about.
But the short answer is that Russia would suddenly find itself in a completely different position.
Because what is happening right now is that many countries in the world feel that it is impossible to cooperate with Russia on an equal footing. In other words, if you have a country like Russia, that might seek to hack your country’s computer systems, influence elections, influence public opinion, that might fly its warplanes into your airspace without advance notice in violation of international law and in violation of treaties that Russia itself has signed, then other countries feel that they cannot cooperate with Russia, they cannot trust that Russia will not be aggressive towards them.
The simple reality is that you can go back to this old question: “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” In other words, what came first, Russia’s aggression towards other nations, or other nations’ aggression towards Russia. And it is a valid enough question to ask if you go further back in time. But what happened, especially after the Second World War in the West was, that many Western nations, especially in Europe, and the United States, made a strong commitment to avoid a third world war.
They did this by stepping up to a higher approach to each other, where they decided to treat each other equally according to democratic principles and rights, and to be trustworthy, so that others could trust your nation and you can trust other nations. This has created an international climate, it extends beyond Europe, but it has created an international climate where you have a group of nations that trust that they can cooperate, not only economically but also militarily and in other ways.
There is a trust that these nations will not mistreat each other, they will not deceive each other, they will not manipulate and they will not take aggressive actions against each other. This has created a climate of trust. And it is this climate of trust and cooperation that is the basis for the economic prosperity you see in these nations.
Now Russia, many Russians will be unable to comprehend what I’m saying, they will be unable to grasp this climate of trust. They will come up with all kinds of reasons why Russia cannot trust America or European nations, and why they have done this in the past and why they are doing this now and that is why Russia has to do what Russia is doing.
But again, which came first, the chicken or the egg. But does it matter which came first? What matters is what do you want to do from now on?
What the Western nations, and certainly all of the affluent nations want, is for Russia, to be part of the group of affluent modern nations that can all trust each other, and can cooperate on all kinds of issues, and they can grow in prosperity together.
So what would be the reaction from the world if the world saw that there was a change in Russia?
Well first there would be a huge sigh of relief. Then you would see that goodwill and cooperation would indeed be extended to Russia. And to the extent that Russia lived up to this trust as other nations do, then it will be treated as an equal among other nations.
The problem is that some among Russian leadership and some among the people do not want Russia to be treated as an equal, but wants Russia to be special. So you have to give up that desire to be special, in order to be part of the group of affluent, prosperous nations, it can be no other way. These nations have grown because they have cooperated, you cannot stand outside and have the same prosperity. It is impossible. This is another natural law.
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