Putin: The West wants to prevent reconstruction of the USSR

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Putin and Solovyev, a shot from the "World Order" documentary 

2015/12/24 • News, Political News, Russia

The position of our Western partners, European and American ones, is not connected with protecting Ukraine’s interests, but with an attempt to prevent the reconstruction of the Soviet Union. – Vladimir Putin

On 20 December, a documentary entitled “The World Order” was released on the Russia 1 channel. An almost two-hour long geopolitical narrative is based on Putin’s interview to Vladimir Solovyev, combined with sketches on different issues of world politics, starting from the 911 terrorist attack to Ukraine’s EuroMaidan revolution.

“Considering Ukraine and former Soviet Union area, I am sure that the position of our Western partners, European and American ones, is not connected with protecting Ukraine’s interests, but with an attempt to prevent the reconstruction of the Soviet Union. And no one wants to believe us, that we do not have a goal to reconstruct the Soviet Union,” Russia’s president said during the interview with Solovyev.

Due to him, the West can’t sleep because it fears Russian and Ukrainian economies unitiand and becoming stronger.

“But even the hypothetical possibility of joining the efforts within the framework of current economical integrational processes which would without doubt make both Russia and Ukraine a more competitive in the world economy… even the hypothetical possibility of it doesn’t let our partners sleep well.”

Putin seemed so concerned about the faith of Ukrainian citizens, he even showed regrets that the upcoming visa free regime with the EU will allow Ukrainians migrate to work as nannies, gardeners, and construction workers.

“I think the main task is to not to let this unification happen… An absolute deindustrialization of Ukraine is happening. And what are they receiving instead? Maybe, they will give the right of visa free entrance to Europe. Maybe they will, maybe not. But this isn’t even a work permit, these aren’t work visas. Even if it were work visas, as for whom? Nannies, gardeners and construction workers? Is it the destiny of such a great country and an awesome nation as Ukrainians? Of course not!”

Other thesises of Putin’s interview were:

  • Terrorism can be defeated, but all countries should unite for that
  • Europe has refused to have an independent external politics
  • Russia is threatened by American tactical nuclear weapon in Europe
  • We need to fight the spread of nuclear weapon and stereotypes of the Cold War
  • Democratic values can’t be forced by “color revolutions”
  • Russia conducts honest and coherent politics in solving Syrian crisis
  • Coup d’etat can’t make life in the country better
  • Turks are a friendly nation to Russia

Read more: A guide to Putin’s 2015 Q&A press conference newspeak

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  • Joe Birch

    The de-industrialization of Ukraine – as Putin calls it – is not being caused by The West. The West is investing in and helping to rebuild Ukraine.

    The de-industrailization is caused by the Russian army who have invaded East Ukraine and stolen or destroyed the equipment and production assets in Ukraine’s industrial heartland.

  • Dagwood Bumstead

    Has it ever occurred to you, you stupid demented dwarf, that other countries of the FSU don’t WANT to be part of your USSR Mk. II? That they don’t WANT to be ruled by Stalin Mk. II i.e. you?
    The Baltics certainly don’t want to be part of your new USSR scheme, the first USSR was bad enough for them. Nor do the Ukrainians; they remember the Holodomor and Cheka/GPU/NKVD/KGB repression only too well. If they forget, the mass graves across the country such as Bykivnia near Kyiv will remind them.
    Dwarfstan has nothing positive to offer- unless you consider deportations, mass executions, man-made famine, suppression of language and culture and dictatorship positive. Furthermore, Dwarfstan is as corrupt as the Ukraine is- but most Ukrainians, unlike the Dwarfstanians, have had enough of the corruption and want to get rid of it. If Dwarfstanians want to wallow in their corrupt dictatorship, let them. Just don’t expect your neighbours to join you voluntarily. And even your aggression won’t stop the Ukraine from its path away from you and your rotten collapsing “empire”.
    Give up, dwarf. You can’t win.

  • Michel Cloarec

    The West does not give a damn about putin´s URSS
    , URSS collapsed itself without intervention from the West , so will the urss of putin´s (what is left) because the wise countries just did leave putin´s urss or can we call it the evil of rf

  • laker48

    It seems to me that Putin still lives in a parallel universe, but this is the last and the least problem of Ukraine. May he live and rule RuSSia long enough to crash and burn it without too many casualties. May God have mercy of real, enslaved for centuries Russia.

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      So far he’s doing a pretty good job of burning Dwarfstan down though unfortunately also doing damage to his neighbours, most notably Georgia and the Ukraine. His latest boycott of Ukrainian products wil do damage to both sides, as will his boycott of Turkish products which were intended to counter the boycott of EU products. So first Dwarfstanians could buy Turkish products which replaced EU and Ukrainian products, but now they can buy…… nothing.
      Oh well, I suppose it all makes sense to somebody.

      • laker48

        Concur!

  • OlenaG

    Sorry I could not stop choking on my own laughter at just how exactly opposite Putin has it. After all it WAS Putin that stated the collapse of the Soviet was the worst event of human history. Putin is an empty suit, an Emperor without cloths. He stands naked before the world for the tyrant he truly is that desires to be Tsar Putin. It is disgusting that there is a petition to the Russian Orthodox Church to have a prayer constructed so people can pray TO Putin as if though he is some savior or god (little g intentional). I am beginning to believe Russia and Russian is a cancer, a disease that needs to be eradicated from the surface of the planet so the rest of the planet can live in relative peace.

    • Dagwood Bumstead

      Fully concur. If the demented dwarf Tsar Vladimir the not-so-Great is oh so concerned about the wellbeing of the Ukraine, why did he send his troops in to seize the Crimea, and occupy and destroy the Donbas? Doesn’t that run counter to his concern for “the destiny of such a great country and an awesome nation as Ukrainians”?
      All this is contradicted by his previous statements and actions. Remember his remark to Georgie Peorgie Bush at a NATO meeting in 2008, when he said “the Ukraine is not a country and the Ukrainians not a people”. One also wonders what he thinks of Georgia and the Georgians, another country and people who have had enough of Moscow’s constant meddling in their country’s affairs.

  • Dirk Smith

    I must admit, it is fun to watch this mentally ill dinosaur talk and give speeches that equal Kim Jong Un. Not only has he failed on all counts, but he’s alienated 80-90% of the other nations on our planet. His karma, along with fascist ruSSia’s, will be long and very excruciating.

  • Nowhere Girl

    So does he want to rebuild the Soviet Union or not? He claims he doesn’t, but the rest seems to suggest he does.
    Putin’s RuSSia = Soviet Union II

  • Oknemfrod

    Hilarious. It’s akin to crystal honest Herr Goebbels interviewing exceedingly benevolent Herr Hitler with a bunch of movie clips interspersed in between.

  • Yoshua Zafoy

    The Wolfowitz Doctrine

    “Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.”

    Today two Slavic nations are locked in a deadly conflict that is killing Russia politically and economically. Russia is today experiencing a western “Divide and Rule”.

    It’s not about Soviet Union, it’s about any power that could be a global rival to the West.

    • laker48

      Nothing wrong with this approach. The Soviet Union has been history for 24 years now and the RuSSian Federation will be sooner or later. Dinosaurs didn’t die off overnight.

      • Yoshua Zafoy

        Perhaps there is nothing wrong with this approach, perhaps it’s even perfectly normal to defend our global dominance by taking out all rivals before they rise to challenge us. But we are not exactly honest about our interest in Ukraine.

        • laker48

          Who are “we”?

          • Yoshua Zafoy

            The West, led by the U.S.

          • Dagwood Bumstead

            As an independent sovereign state the Ukraine has the right to sign treaties and agreements with any state or organization it chooses. It certainly does NOT need Moscow’s permission to do so. So if Kyiv signs an Association Ageement with the EU it’s perfectly legitimate. Kyiv has no obligation to Dwarfstan whatsoever.
            Thanks to the dwarf’s incredible stupidity- his illegal invasion and annexation of the Crimea plus his war in the Donbas- he has ensured icy relations between Moscow and Kyiv for many years, perhaps forever, and eventual Ukrainian membership of NATO: the very thing he wanted to prevent.

          • Yoshua Zafoy

            Yes, a sovereign Ukraine is entitled to sign any treaty or agreement with the West.

            Russia had drawn an official “red line” for NATO’s expansion into Ukraine, which they have no legal right to do.

            The West knew what was at stake when the EU offered the EAA to Ukraine and didn’t accidentally sleepwalk into this conflict.

            The West wanted this conflict to happen to be able to isolate Russia politically and economically.

          • Quartermaster

            If Russia wished to assume its “rightful place” among the nations of the world, she could have done so, but not if its leadership wishes to act like gangsters. Russia has isolated herself politically and economically.

          • Quartermaster

            It would be different if the US was leading anyone. At the moment, it isn’t even leading itself.

      • Kirschwasser

        “Nothing wrong with this approach.”

        The “imperial peace” has always been HIGHLY controversial ever since the Romans popularized this practice nearly 2000 years ago:

        Pax Romana

        “More generically, the concept has been referred to as pax imperia, (sometimes spelled as pax imperium) meaning imperial peace, or—less literally—hegemonic peace.”

        It was only “peaceful” within the confines of the Roman Empire though…..outside the boundaries of the Roman Empire was an entirely different story.

        The Wolfowitz Doctrine is merely a modern adaptation of the original Pax Romana from the 2nd Century.

    • Murf

      Aside form the their unclear arsenal and fairly strong conventional force Russia was not a contender for dominance. In fact Russia’s growth was benefiting the West far more than its threat.
      China and India were of greater concern
      Besides who could have predicted that Putin would wreck the Russian economy trying to hold on to control of Ukraine?
      Still doesn’t make any sense.

      • Yoshua Zafoy

        China is a threat too, the Pivot to Asia or the TPP is meant to isolate China and The TTIP is meant to isolate Russia, together they will create an economic NATO, while the BRICS seems to be crumbling today.

        I guess that Russia underestimated the West and made some bad decisions. The world looked different two years ago with high oil prices and a hot Chinese economy.

        • Murf

          Vastly different.
          Putin forgot the old saying “wars begin when you choose but rarely end when you prefer.”
          When the price of oil collapsed he should have run, not walked, away from this Donbas mess and husbanded his resources till the price at least stabilized.
          He choose poorly.

  • Greg

    the only De-industrialization going on is in Russia!!!

  • gavi ál
    • Quartermaster

      You can copy and paste, but you appear to have no talent for real engagement on the issues. Propaganda will not work here as the truth is already known.

      • gavi ál

        American military bases is russian propaganda?

        • Quartermaster

          I didn’t say that. Look above below your other propaganda and see what I actually said. And, what you have posted in both places is simply propaganda, otherwise known as lies.