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    A firm handshake // It was time for Vladimir Putin and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to meet in Bocharov Ruchey

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    On August 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin, at his Sochi residence, Bocharov Ruchei, met with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to clear up the disagreements that no doubt exist between the two leaders. And the special correspondent of Kommersant Andrey Kolesnikov believes that this will not be an easy path for both.

    Vladimir Putin did not meet Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at the Sochi airport. Bad sign? It is very similar, if you do not know, that Vladimir Putin does not meet anyone at the airport.

    Meanwhile, the vice-governor of the Krasnodar Territory, Alexander Ruppel, met the president of Kazakhstan (as he admitted later, on behalf of the governor Krasnodar Territory, Veniamin Kondratiev, who obviously had more important things to do that day than going to the airport) and Sochi Mayor Alexei Kopaygorodsky. And yet, it may have been too much: the president of a sovereign state, even if it did not recognize the independence of the LPR and DPR, could have been met more meaningfully.

    president. He had never been here before, which even looked strange: the leader of the CIS country, who had not been to Bocharov Ruchey, cannot be considered fully accepted among his comrades-in-arms, which are Vladimir Putin, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov (also not yet reached Sochi, but he is excused that he became president much later than the others) and other incredibly officials.

    Vladimir Putin and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev needed to meet. At least in order to clarify everything among themselves after the SPIEF-2022 (St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. – Kommersant).

    What an insulting word: “quasi” … I would simply say: “not enough …”. And even better: “proto …”, but this, apparently, is only a dream … And then: “quasi …”. No, maybe it’s right that the vice-governor at the airport met …

    And Vladimir Putin, obviously, wanted to finish. At one time, he rushed to save the quasi-statehood of Kazakhstan at night (and at that moment it was, and did not even seem to be exactly like that), and, of course, there was no need for gratitude, but, most likely, I wanted it. The impulse was, which is rare in politics of this level, sincere, albeit taking into account the difficult introductory ones: after all, it has not yet been publicly disclosed who was behind the overexcited protesters in the country.

    And inviting Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to a forum in St. Petersburg, Vladimir Putin may have counted, if not on the gratitude rooted in the head of the Kazakh president, then at least on the fact that he would not have to be expected to cause defiant behavior in public.

    But Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, perhaps, wanted to explain himself. After all, maybe he thought that he was a little excited, but the question was asked too head-on, and it was impossible to get away, although, it is possible, and I would like to …

    Kasym -Zhomart Tokayev generally demonstrates consistent intransigence (even as soon as he took the post of president, at the forum of interregional cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan in September 2021, he got involved in, one might say, a fierce dispute with the Russian president over the steppe tiger, which one of the heads of Kazakhstani regions promised to bring out from non-existence to a new level in modern conditions, and Vladimir Putin, after raising his hand to ask a question, specified how it can be brought out if it had all died out long ago?

    But still, Russia and Kazakhstan had planned common exercises, and in general, Kazakhstan took upon itself a considerable part of the Russian pain associated with sanctions, and most importantly, the joy associated with a parallel bypass of them, and now I would not want to give up on each other, as if nothing had ever happened. including in space,” Mr. Putin said.

    Yes, and Baikonur is Baikonur.

    : the Russian president correctly pronounced the name of his colleague from Kazakhstan the first time (as you know, it didn’t work at SPIEF-2022), and this alone should once and for all (especially if it continues like this) to reconcile Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev with the main Russian a reality in the form of Vladimir Putin.

    “I am glad to see you in good health,” the Kazakh president said, as if before that Vladimir Putin was sick with something and finally recovered.

    But no, he did not get sick and did not recover.

    Kassym-Jomart Tokayev listed the points of convergence (“Industrial cooperation now, to our satisfaction, achieves serious results … As you correctly noted, The dynamics of trade is positive… Last year, the volume of trade amounted to $24.5 billion. According to this indicator, Russia ranks first in our trade turnover… We actively cooperate on the main platforms in the United Nations…”).

    — This year Kazakhstan chairs the CIS, in October there will be a summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States. We very much count on your personal participation (yes, so, according to Kommersant‘s information, it will be. – A. K. ), especially since Russia plays an important role in the Commonwealth of Independent States (Important Until now it has been decisive.— A.K.). In general, in general, there is every reason to be satisfied with how our cooperation is developing, I agree with you in this regard.

    The President of Kazakhstan added:

    – We are united by a common border – the longest land border in the world (usually the border still separates. – A. K. ), by the way, a completely delimited border (if anything, the northern Kazakhstan is separated from Russia not just by a border, but by a delimited border.— A. K. ), added Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev. Of course, there is no future of our cooperation.

    Here he let it slip. In general, there were no grounds, for that matter, to talk about any pessimistic forecasts. Why talk about them? Only if you think about them.

    And, of course, he thinks.

    At least he takes them into account.

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