Tag: historical parallel

Ever More Putin Associates Bear a Resemblance to Nazi Ones, Eidman Says

September 18, 2014

Staunton, September 18 – Many commentators in Moscow and the West see parallels between Vladimir Putin’s regime and Adolf Hitler’s Nazi one – its authoritarianism, its attacks on minorities and its pursuit of Lebensraum for “the Russian world.” But Igor Eidman takes the next step and draws specific parallels between Nazi figures and Russian ones. […]

Putin’s Economic Confrontation with West Will Destroy His Regime, Mitrokhin Says

August 11, 2014

Staunton, August 9 – Russia’s economy was already in trouble before the West imposed sanctions and in time these sanctions could have led to the collapse of the Putin regime. But the Russian president’s decision to respond to these sanctions with a total economic confrontation with the West” will significantly “speed up” this scenario, Vladimir […]

Putin Now Insuring Himself Against Nationalists Returning from Ukraine, Ikhlov Says

July 28, 2014

Staunton, July 28 – Vladimir Putin is ensuring himself ideologically against a nationalist challenge to himself if Russian militants fighting in Ukraine are forced to return to the Russian Federation where their popularity among many Russians, thanks to the Kremlin’s earlier ideological effort, remains extremely high, according to Yevgeny Ikhlov. The Moscow commentator says that […]