Six powerful quotes from Anna Politkovskaya about Vladimir Putin

On 7 October 2006, the widely respected Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya, an outspoken critic of Putin’s government and propaganda, was murdered. The courageous Politkovskaya, who was not afraid to speak and write about the atrocities of the Russian president, was shot dead on his birthday…

On this anniversary of Vladimir Putin’s birthday we offer you six quotes from Anna Politkovskaya. They are based on her long-term observations of the Russian leader.

1. What reasons do I have to dislike Putin? There are many. For one, his artlessness, which is worse than theft. His cynicism and racism. His endless war and lies. The gassing at “Nord-Ost.” The corpses of innocent victims, accompanying his entire first term. Those are corpses which could have been avoided.

2. I often wonder if Putin is human at all, or a frozen or iron statue. I wonder and can’t find confirmation that he is a human being.

3. Putin, having accidentally received enormous power into his hands, administered it to catastrophic consequences for Russia. And I do not like him, because he does not like people. He can’t stand us. He despises us. He believes that we are a means him only, a means to achieve his own personal power goals. Therefore, he can do anything he wishes to us, plays with us as he pleases, destroys us, if he wishes. For him, we are nobody. And he, having accidentally scrambled to the top, is now a king and a god, whom everybody should worship and fear.

4. Putin has propped up his rule solely on the clay struts of the oligarchy – ordinary people did not find a place for themselves in this scheme. He is friends with some oligarchs, and fights with others, and it is this that we call supreme State Administration, when billionaires who have divided oil and gas reserves among themselves, have ultimate importance.

5. Why do I dislike Putin? For the years that pass by. This summer it will be five years since the second Chechen war was initiated for the sake of Putin’s first ascension to presidency, and it is still ongoing.

6. Putin’s style of politics displays deep personal resentment. Putin has many times publicly demonstrated that he fundamentally does not understand the purpose of a debate, especially a political debate. According to Putin, a discussion between a superior and his subordinates should not be possible.  

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  1. This is why Putin had her murdered, if she had been alive today, she would see the situation is now 10 times worse in Muscovy.

  2. Occasionally great people come out of Russia, such as Boris Nemtsov and of course Anna. So they were murdered. One or two are left, such as Gary Kasparov, who undoubtably would have suffered the same fate as his friend Boris, had he not left the terror state. Of course he can never return. Incidentally, Anna collaborated with Boris on a powerful documentary about putler’s activities in Georgia. Putler jackboot-lickers at Google-owned YouTube had it removed.
    Finnish Director Renny Harlin’s excellent movie about the invasion of Georgia: 5 Days of War, is currently available on YouTube. Andy Garcia was cast as Saakash. Please check it out:-

  3. In short, Putin is a mobster, rapist, thief, thug and a murderer. That’s why it’s such a shame that so many Western leaders go to bed with this piece of shitt.

    • He is KGB so everything to him is just an opportunity for him to empower himself. Lies are honorable, theft is justified, history is scorned, facts are malleable, laws subjective and democracy is a sign of weakness.

  4. The lady had cajones grande’ bigger than all the male limp wrists in Europe! Had the murdering midget nailed.

What is your opinion?