Putin says US threats smack of Soviet Union’s fatal mistakes

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the United States was wrong to think that it is “powerful enough” to get away with threatening other countries, a mistake, he said, that led to the downfall of the former Soviet Union.

Putin made the comments during a press briefing late on Friday as he spoke about U.S. sanctions against Moscow, according to Russia’s news agency TASS.

He was speaking just days before a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden whose cabinet in April imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market.

“We hear threats from the Congress, from other sources. It is all done within the context of the United States’ domestic political process,” Putin was quoted as saying.

“The people who do this, they probably assume that the United States has such economic, military and political might that it can get away with that. It is no big deal, that is what they think.”

Putin said such behaviour reminded him of the Soviet Union.

“The problem with empires is that they think they are powerful enough to make some mistakes. We will buy these (people), bully them, make a deal with them, give necklaces to them, threaten them with battleships. And this will solve all the problems. But problems accumulate. A moment comes when they cannot be solved anymore.”

Biden and Putin will meet in Geneva on June 16, the White House and the Kremlin have said, to discuss “the full range of pressing issues”, according to Washington.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/putin-says-us-threats-smack-soviet-unions-fatal-mistakes-2021-06-05/

6 comments

  • onlyfactsplease

    Pew-tin’s irrational comments leave no doubt about him losing touch with reality. You must be borderline insane to compare the United States with the Soviet Union in this context or in any other way or manner.

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    • The whole country is one giant nut house. Freud could write a dozen encylopeadias on Muscovy, and still only scratch the surface of the insanity going on. Add to that the paranoia and schizophrenia, I’m afraid Muscovy is a lost cause.

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    • Its really quite interesting, though absurd, when Putler tries to speak for the American people and separate them from their representative government. Some things he has never grown to understand. Our system is practically the opposite of theirs and I doubt either side fully understands the other.

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  • “Russian President Vladimir Putin said the United States was wrong to think that it is “powerful enough” to get away with threatening other countries, a mistake, he said, that led to the downfall of the former Soviet Union.”

    You mean like Russia keeps threatening weaker countries such as Ukraine and the Baltics? Whining about the US doing something that Russia has been doing for hundreds of years, just shows how weak they are. If these piddling little sanctions are hurting, real ones would have the same end result for Russia as the USSR.

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