The course of possible events is easy to foresee. If Russia chooses some other way than the "way of gathering the Empire," the new powers or blocs of states will begin to take on the Heartland continental mission. In this case, the vastness of Russia will be the main strategic goal for those forces that declare themselves the new "citadel of Eurasia." This is completely inevitable, since control over the continent is inconceivable without control over the space of the "geographical axis of History." Either China will take a desperate rush to the North to Kazakhstan and Eastern Siberia, or Central Europe will move to the Western Russian lands of Ukraine, Belarus, Western Great Russia, or the Islamic bloc will try to integrate Central Asia, the Volga region and the Urals, as well as some territories of Southern Russia. This new continental integration cannot be avoided,since the geopolitical map of the planet itself resists its unipolar, atlantist orientation. In geopolitics, the sacred law "a holy place does not exist is empty" is quite competent. Moreover, the expansion into Russian lands by other Eurasian blocs is prompted not by "territorial egoism" or "Russophobia", but by the implacable logic of space and Russia's geopolitical passivity. In the area of continental strategy, it is foolish to expect other nations to stop territorial expansion into Russian lands only out of respect for the "originality of Russian culture." In this area, there are only territorial power impulses and positional advantages. Even the fact of hesitation in the matter of the immediate "gathering of the Empire" is already a sufficient challenge, a sufficient basis forso that alternative geopolitical Large Spaces move into Russian borders. Naturally, this will provoke a reaction of the Russians and entail a terrible and unpromising intra-Eurasian conflict; unpromising because it will not even have a theoretically positive solution, since in order to create non-Russian Eurasia it is necessary to completely destroy the Russian people, and this is not only difficult, but actually impossible, as history shows. On the other hand, such a conflict will pave the front line between neighboring states of a continental and anti-Atlantic orientation, and this will only strengthen the position of a third force, i.e. USA and their colleagues on mondialist projects. Lack of action is also a kind of action, and behind the delay in the "gathering of the Empire"(not to mention the possible abandonment of Russia's geopolitical expansion) inevitably, great Eurasian blood will follow. The events in the Balkans provide a terrible example of what can happen in Russia on an incomparably more grandiose scale.