In a new documentary film about Russia in the 1990s presented by the Russian state television, Vladimir Putin again denounces the destruction of the Soviet Union, blames it on the actions of the West and on Russians who cooperated with the West, and promises no mercy to those who served as this heinous “comprador“ element, Modest Kolerov says with approval.
Regretting that he doesn’t have time to discuss the film in its entirety, the Regnum editor says that its most important aspect is “the personal participation and personal testimony of Russian President Vladmir Putin. This must be analyzed in particular.” And Kolerov presents his summary of the Kremlin leader’s words.
“Putin categorically and sharply characterizes the destruction of the millennium-old Russian statehood in 1991 and does not find words of justification for the colonial, cold and comprador dependence of the powers in Russia then with Yeltsin at the head on the radically liberal and anti-Russian West and especially the United States,” Kolerov says.
Instead of resisting these Western attacks, the leadership of Russia “capitulated” before them; and “Putin clearly sees and says that the West dismembered Russia and put Russia on the brink of a bloody civil war,” [stress in the original] he continues. In so doing, “Putin sharply distances himself” from Yeltsin and his regime.
In this film, Putin avoids using the simple words which describe what he is talking about – “treason and betrayal” – but those words follow from what the Kremlin leader said because those animated by such things forced Russia to focus not on national greatness but simply on “elementary ‘survival’” [stress in the original].
“At the end of this two-hour film, its creators show pictures of the reunification of Crimea with Russia and the liberation of South Ossetia from the aggression of Georgia,” Kolerov says. “We understand very well that this list is open, and we await its continued expansion.”
“Putin clearly sees and says that the West dismembered Russia and put Russia on the brink of a bloody civil war,”
As usual Russian incompetence is blamed on the West. One of the reasons the USSR collapsed was because of Chornobyl. The West started to trust Muscovy, but after Gorbachov’s total denials about Chornobyl, all that trust disappeared as quickly as it came. Added to that, when oil plunged from $120 a barrel in 1980 to $24 a barrel in March 1986, this vital lifeline to external capital dried up.
“Putin categorically and sharply characterizes the destruction of the millennium-old Russian statehood in 1991…”
This SOB couldn’t even get one sentence out without lying. These people are so twisted it makes me believe the USSR never collapsed, it just changed its name after the neighbors left.
The West did not destroy the USSR, the lack of freedom and justice did. At one point the people had enough. Just like Ukraine. Again.
A psychopath with an inferiority complex the size of our universe is running The Russia for 21 years, and may be many more………………
Let him kill himself like his dreamboy Hitler did.
Reagan got the ball rolling to make the Soviet Union evaporate. God bless his soul!
The Soviet Union wanted to match Ronald Reagan’s increased defense spending … an arms race, if you will. The big problem was the very decrepit economy of the SU. It simply couldn’t keep up, and this caused it to virtually collapse from the increased burden. A look across the entire Soviet world, including the Warsaw Pact countries, illustrates clearly how run-down everything was. We still see the dilapidation to this very day across a huge swath of these states.
“We understand very well that this list is open, and we await its continued expansion.”
The collapse is closer than this moron realizes.