Tag: Hitler

Like Hitler, Putin Will Only Be Challenged By Elite After He Starts Losing

March 27, 2015

Staunton, March 26 — It is clear that Vladimir Putin has gone further in his confrontation with the West than many of those around him would prefer; but just as was the case with Adolf Hitler, they will threaten to oust him only when he begins to suffer defeat and his regime is at the […]

Weimar Analogy Ever More Applicable to Russia, Russian Analyst in Germany Says

December 3, 2014

Staunton, December 3 – Prophets, it is sometimes observed, are ignored twice: the first time when they make their predictions and the second when those predictions come true and the full consequences of what they had said could happen begin to appear.  That has happened to those who suggested in the 1990s that Russia was the […]

75 Years On Russia Again Engaged In a Winter War

December 1, 2014

Staunton, November 30 – Seventy-five years ago, Moscow launched what became known as the Winter War against Finland. It used much the same propaganda and tactics it is using against Ukraine now. It faced far greater resistance than its vast disproportion of forces had led it to believe. And thanks to that resistance, it achieved […]

Putin’s ‘New Society’ Very Dangerous but Not Fascist, ‘Russky Zhurnal’ Editor Says

November 2, 2014

Staunton, November 1 – The new society emerging in Russia under Vladimir Putin will be “a powerful and active one, anti-democratic, militarized, with its own ‘leader cult,’ and ‘political gnosticism’ but not comparable to the interwar regimes in Italy or Germany, according to Aleksandr Morozov, the editor in chief of Russky Zhurnal. And he argues […]

Not by Propaganda Alone – the Birth of a [Russian] Nation

October 20, 2014

Staunton, October 13 – Most commentaries on Russian attitudes since the Crimean Anschluss have focused on the role of the Kremlin’s propaganda apparatus in creating a new sense of Russian national identity. But Yevgeny Ikhlov argues that what is going on has deeper roots than that. In a commentary October 13, the Moscow commentator says […]

If Putin Isn’t Stopped in Ukraine, He Will Move against Baltic Countries, Piontkovsky Says

September 23, 2014

Staunton, September 20 – If the West does not stop Vladimir Putin’s campaign to subordinate Ukraine to Moscow, then the Kremlin leader will move against the Baltic countries even though that carries with it the direct threat of a military conflict with NATO, according to Andrey Piontkovsky. But if Putin and his concept of a […]

Is Strelkov the Ernst Rohm of Putin’s Russia?

September 12, 2014

Staunton, September 10 – Igor Strelkov, the former defense minister of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk Peoples Republic” and the ideological hero of many Russian nationalists, has called for the formation of an alliance between the left and the right to oppose a Maidan-style revolution to overthrow Vladimir Putin and promote democracy in the Russian Federation. His […]

‘When They Came for the Ukrainians …’ a Kazakh Updates Pastor Niemöller

September 9, 2014

Staunton, September 9 – Nurlan Turekhanov, a Kazakh designer, has updated German Pastor Martin Niemöller’s explanation for why Hitler was able to pick off one group after another and why groups whose members think they are beyond being victimized should not be so certain. In a poster that has gone viral in the Kazakh, Russian […]

Putin Threatens Modernity ‘No Less than Hitler Did,’ Skobov Says

August 25, 2014

Staunton, August 25 – The war that Vladimir Putin has unleashed in Ukraine is “only part of his global war” against modern civilization and as such is a challenge, however much unrecognized as yet, “no less dangerous than those made by Hitler” in the last century, according to Moscow commentator Aleksandr Skobov. In a Grani.ru […]

Putin has Turned the Clock Back to July 1938, Felshtinsky Says

August 7, 2014

Staunton, August 7 – During the Cold War, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists rated the level of danger of a nuclear war in terms of the number of minutes the clock was running before midnight. Now, Russian historian Yuri Feltshtinsky has told a Polish newspaper that Vladimir Putin has set the world’s clock back […]