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My thoughts on Putin seem to be coming true.

Discussion in 'Political Debates' started by Twilight Hue, May 18, 2021.

  1. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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  3. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Putin is certainly a product of the USSR so the OP makes sense to me. Stalin was a classic authoritarian dictator and Putin's behavior echoes that authoritarian impulse.

    I recently watched a show on the history of Russia's czars and think Stalin followed in their footsteps as Putin follows in Stalin's.
     
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    As an aside, Putin's grandfather was Stalin's chef (and also Lenin's).
     
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  5. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Yep. Not every Russian is happy about it.
     
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  7. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I watched the Russian military parade during the Communist China 75 anniversary's military parade. Putin was there at both parades incidentally.

    That's when my suspicions started that Putin was dreaming of the old USSR.
     
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    Maybe he cooked very good food. And without his cooking both would have been even better dictators (less humane)
     
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    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    That's something I didn't know.
     
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    You are not the only one thinking that. I remember wincing when Obama disparaged Russia as a "regional power", thinking that was an unnecessary jibe and could provoke a reaction. I really think that was the moment at which Putin decided that's enough humiliation, we're going to muscle our way back.
     
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