Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev
Russia’s president announced that Russia is committed to increasing its military spending :
(AP) MOSCOW — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday vehemently defended plans to increase the country’s military spending, dismissing criticism by an influential finance minister who quit after expressing frustration over the subject.
Alexei Kudrin’s resignation Monday followed the announcement of plans for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Medvedev to switch positions after next year’s elections. Kudrin said he would not stay as finance minister if Medvedev became prime minister because he disagreed with his military spending plan, among other issues. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/27/ap/europe/main20112051.shtml
Despite the views of its last finance minister, Russia has been repeatedly trying to become stronger and gain more influence and military cooperation throughout Asia (see also Russia Strengthening Ties to China and India, Russia Strengthening Ties to Pakistan, Russia Strenthening Military Ties with North Korea, and Russia’s Putin Still Working for Eurasian Union). The final time of the Gentiles is rapidly approaching (Luke 21:24).
The Bible indicates that in the end Russia (Jeremiah 50:41-42) apparently will help lead the Kings of the East (Revelation 16:12) against the end-time European Babylonian empire (Daniel 11:44; Jeremiah 50:9). These eastern kings also include China and many other oriental nations and probably will also include India. Many Asians will be part of the two hundred million man army against the European power that the Bible says will rise up (Revelation 9:13-20)–only Asia has enough the people to be able to put together such an army in modern times. Perhaps, I should mention for biblical skeptics that when John was inspired to write the Book of Revelation, there were not even 200,000,000 men on the earth at that time, hence the fact that such an army could be produced and supported in these end-times should show all that will consider the facts that Bible prophecy can be trusted.
Politically, the recent announcement that Vladimir Putin wants to regain the presidency is no surprise. Many of us have expected this since the election of Dmitry Medvedev as president, as right after that election in 2008 Putin was nominated by Medvedev to be Russia’s as prime minister (Putin became Prime Minister on May 8, 2008).
Also the military expenditure decision announced by Dmitry Medvedev is supportive of Putin’s position, so it seems, to me at least, that the decision of Alexei Kudrin to resign as finance minister, perhaps only pointed to that as an excuse to leave his job. Both Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev have long been committed to a stronger Russian military and have stated that they wanted it funded. Today’s announcement simply confirms this once again.
Biblical prophecy related to Russia will come to pass.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Russia: Its Origins and Prophesied Future Where do the Russians come from? What is prophesied for Russia? What will it do to the Europeans that supported the Beast in the end?
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach?
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2011, 2012, or 2013? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?