Russian Political Economy 2009 (Originally published on 6th October 2008)

Introduction: Russia, once a powerful component of the erstwhile Soviet Union is now an reemerging economic power in the world after the collapse of the communist regime in the Soviet Union. Russia rich with oil and nuclear weapons recently created a scare among the powerful nations of the Western Europe and the US when it invaded the bordering state of Georgia which also had separated from the Soviet Union. Though it has announced a cease fire with Georgia there are hardly any signs of improvement of relations between the two neighbouring nations. Ganesha tries to find out what is in store for Russia in the coming year.

Russia’s Chart (Flag hoisting event) DOB – 25th December 1991

TOB – 20:45

POB – Moscow


In this chart the  first thing that comes to one’s notice is that Ketu, a malefic planet, will be passing through the twelfth house of Russia’s chart, instigating it to go to war with Georgia. It is to be noted that the moment Ketu entered Cancer from Leo Russia went on  a war with Georgia.

Ketu, as we all know, has separative and some other strange characteristics. In this light, Ganesha feels that for the major part of the year Russia may have problems with her neighbours, the state of law and order within the country and public health at large.

1 Jan 2009 – 22 January 2009, During this period Russia may experience unusual  problems. There can be periods of confusion and the inability to clearly interpret the experiences and insights gained instinctively may prevail. At times, Russia may feel that she cannot quite manage to fit in  her neighbours as well as some other nations in her own scheme of things.

1 Jan 2009 – 27 January 2009,

This can be an excellent time for research and study. Russia may be very clear about her objectives and what she needs to do to reach them.

1 Jan 2009 – 1 February 2009,

Without a doubt this can be a difficult time because it has it its store explosive and volatile reactions, either by Russia or the other nations. The nation is more likely to experience altercations or armed attacks and/or accidents internally or externally.

1 Jan 2009 – 19 February 2009,

Music, the visual arts, painting, dance, theatre and fashion can all flourish during this period.

24 January 2009 – 1 February 2009,

This is one of the more testing times.  Advancement, in general, at this time seems slow or cumbersome and and it appears that everything that Russia may want to achieve   may take require a  far  greater  effort than usual. Any progress it may make will come at a heavier cost. Also, there can be temporary setbacks and possible financial constraints or worries. There can be heightened activity as regards the property market.

8 February 2009 – 7 March 2009,

Advancement will be painfully slow and there will be obstacles.  Other countries and circumstances outside of Russia’s control, may hinder her progress or prevent her from achieving her objectives. Even then, through the application of tenacity and determination she can accomplish a great deal that could be of lasting value,

14 February 2009 – 22 March 2009,

During this period Russia will make fundamental changes for the better and  they will transform its circumstances and conditions.

16 February 2009 – 24 May 2009,

This is one of the most eventful times that Russia is likely to undergo, and it also will be the one in which some aspects of  life in Russia will change because they are no longer viable and sustainable. Russia may undergo a process of inner change and transformation, complete with the purging of character traits it has outgrown. Russia will feel compelled to claim and assert her own power and authority. Consequently, she may experience power struggles but these may be a necessary part of the process of re-defining herself and establishing her autonomy. In certain circumstances this period can manifest as a crisis or turning point in the life of an important man in Russia. For instance, the people in power and authority may experience something like illness or problems at work.

19 February 2009 – 27 April 2009,

If Russia is not sufficiently analytical, then she may take  decisions  that could change the entire course of its future progress because this is not a good time to place her security at risk. Russia should guard against taking any action that may be dishonest or immoral, as this could lead her to a fall from grace. There may be instability in the populace.

20 February 2009 – 1 March 2009,

This should prove to be quite a good period for Russia. Her thinking will be positive and optimistic. It is an excellent time for making long-term plans and decisions. Business matters should go well and international contacts and contracts can be successfully established and gained. It is also an excellent time to smoothen  any communication difficulties she may have with other countries. Unemployment may go down in this period.

5 March 2009 – 5 May 2009,

During this period she may feel motivated to change her relationship with other countries as well as change laws for its  populace and if necessary, heal any long-standing hurts or difficulties with other countries. She may transform or change her domestic arrangements.

23 March 2009 – 28 April 2009,

Russia may feel generally quite in control of its own self and secure.

28 March 2009 – 8 April 2009,

This is an excellent period for business matters, negotiations and   starting new projects,  International relations can improve now and disputes can be sorted out.

9 April 2009 – 26 April 2009,

Difficulties are possible in International relationships . These could be caused by the influence of other nations or they could be created by its own administration. She may become  prone to estrangements and separations with neighbours or allies.

10 April 2009 – 30 May 2009,

There may be good technological developments.

12 April 2009 – 25 April 2009,

During this period Russia may have a pronounced desire to assert herself. She seems to have greater ambitions at this time and this could lead her to  cross swords with other people and consequently power plays within  may become commonplace. Those in positions of power, such  governmental authorities or even criminals could make things difficult internally as well as externally. In extreme circumstances, if Russia really over-estimates herself or displays excessive arrogance there is the danger of embargoes of various types and other punitive actions by International organizations. Also, there can be the tendency to become zealous or be obsessed with an idea, which can lead to arguments with other nations or cause her to lose sight of whom or what is more important in her scheme of things. Positively, she may demonstrate a capacity for leadership and organisation – an ability to step in and take charge of situations.

14 April 2009 – 19 June 2009,

This can be a good time for business and real estate, government expenditure may be under control. Money supply and liquidity will be tighter.

3 May 2009 – 23 May 2009,

Russia may receive some form of acknowledgment.

30 June 2009 – 20 September 2009,

There may be a high level of public and international unrest. Russia  may take  decisions now that could change the entire course of her future

7 July 2009 – 28 July 2009,

During this time Russia has the potential to make progress in her trade and industry as well as international affairs. By displaying a confident and optimistic attitude, she can attract the attention of those who can help her advance in trade and commerce.

23 July 2009 – 11 August 2009,

Russia’s energy sources may be in trouble. There could be  labour unrest here. Its growth and domestic peace may be at its lowest possible level.  There can be major mishaps and accidents.

3 August 2009 – 28 September 2009,

This is an excellent period for making changes in her work force and culture as well as labour laws.

6 August 2009 – 21 August 2009,

There could be unfathomable national and political calamities and crises.

17 August 2009 – 2 September 2009,

This can be an excellent time for her researchers. New findings may come out.

26 August 2009 – 11 September 2009,

There could be a better state of international peace and harmony at this time I.e. there can be a consolidation of existing unions, or the starting of new ones, which could become long lasting.

27 August 2009 – 14 September 2009, This is an excellent period for business matters, negotiations and for starting, especially, new energy projects, Relations with trade unions could improve,  international energy related issues may be solved now and disputes can be sorted out.

11 September 2009 – 27 September 2009,

Trade and industry will be in the top gear. People in authority or power will possibly be very supportive to all national and   International causes.

21 September 2009 – 1 Jan 2010,

A hyper-active period for International relations and policies. Russian diplomats may be in the high light and Russia’s relationships may be changing drastically here.

30 September 2009 – 3 October 2009,

During this transit Russia may make  bold attempts to transform something about herself; her political stance, her environment and natural resources or her relationship with another country or group of countries. Issues related to power and energy generation may be solved.

30 October 2009 – 1 Jan 2010,

During this period she will make fundamental changes in her thoughts and policies for the better which will transform her condition. Any kind of domestic unrest may be put to rest or at least serious major actions towards the same may be taken.

14 November 2009 – 17 December 2009,

Russia may make significant and destined connections with certain nations which will again be a major role player in Russia’s destiny.

27 November 2009 – 1 Jan 2010,

Russia’s people may feel quite low and weary, as if the weight of the world were upon them. Money position and liquidity may be tight, general health of the public may be under attack.

6 December 2009 – 1 Jan 2010,

Russians may win awards in sports and intellectual competitions.

Wishing Russia a Happy 2009

Ganesha’s Grace

Rikhav Khimasia


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