Soviet-born businessman Alexander Temerko, who once held a senior position in Boris Yeltsin’s administration, says Vladimir Putin has swallowed up myths about Russia’s legendary military might such as the defeat of the Mongols in World War II. 13th century or the defeat of Napoleon in 1812.
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Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin has become a slave to his own propaganda and his ignorance is leading to the destruction of Russia, it has been confirmed.
Soviet-born businessman Alexander Temerko – who once held a senior position in Boris Yeltsin’s administration – compared Putin’s so-called “special operations” in Ukraine to China’s invasion of Vietnam over 40 years. prior to.
Temerko said to Daily mail The similarities between the two wars are “uncanny,” and the March 1979 invasion of Vietnam has some lessons that the powerful would be a fool to ignore.
Yeltsin’s aide compared Putin to China’s leader at the time, Deng Xiaoping – but said that unlike Deng, Putin did not know when to quit.
“Now, look at the situation in Ukraine. The Russian army has abandoned all efforts to capture the capital Kyiv from a Ukrainian Army with extremely powerful motives.[…]
“However, Putin is not nearly as clever as Deng Xiaoping. He continues the war – and in so doing, remains a hostage to his own propaganda.”
Temerko – who says he is well versed in propaganda after growing up in Soviet Russia – says the state spin’s distinctive brand involves threads of glorious and defeated battlefield heroism tough enemies.
Among the fables he mentions are the Russian army’s expulsion of Napoleon from Moscow in 1812 and the defeat of the Mongols in the 13th century.
This state propaganda is still seen every year in Red Square – as soldiers march alongside giant rockets and military vehicles in an epic parade to mark the boss’ defeat. Adolf Hitler during World War II.
Putin has become a slave to this ideology and cannot see what Russia has become – an “aggressor and enemy”, he said.
And the “legendary” army that defeated Napoleon, the Mongols and other warrior nations – were in fact monstrous war criminals and brutal thugs.
According to Temerko, Russia has crossed an embarrassing line after the atrocities in Bucha and Mariupol.
Evidence of Putin’s failures and the devastation of the Russian state is slowly emerging, Temerko added.
He believes that can be seen when neutral countries – Sweden and Finland – ask for NATO membership, which in turn will turn the alliance’s borders against Russia.
Sanctions imposed by Western nations would also deplete Putin’s arsenal of war and quickly end it – while preventing Russia from waging a similar barbaric conflict in the future.
Overall, Temerko said that the invasion “reinforced” loyalty among Western nations.
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