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EU: [Russia’s Prime Minister] Dmitry Medvedev channels Lenin as he condemns Cyprus bail-out terms
The Telegraph ^ | 3/25/2013 | Tom Parfitt, in Moscow

Posted on 03/26/2013 12:43:01 AM PDT by bruinbirdman

Dmitry Medvedev gave a taste of Moscow’s displeasure over the Cyprus rescue plan on Monday when he said “the stealing of what has already been stolen continues”.

Meeting deputies at his residence outside the city, Russia’s Prime Minister said there was a need to “understand what this story turns into in the long run, what the consequences for the international financial and monetary system will be - and thus, for our own interests as well.”

Mr Medvedev prefaced his comments by addressing Deputy Prime Minister, Igor Shuvalov, with the words: “Let us, Igor Ivanovich, talk about what’s happening with Cyprus. The stealing of the stolen is continuing there, I think.”

The seemingly clumsy phrase was in fact a sharp reference to a quote attributable to Vladimir Lenin, who used it to justify the confiscation of capitalists’ property.

“The old Bolshevik was right when he explained what Bolshevism was to the Cossack who’d asked him if it was true the Bolsheviks stole,” Lenin is said to have mused after the 1917 revolution. “‘Yes, [the Bolshevik] said. ‘We steal what has already been stolen.’”

That phrase, in turn, harked back to Karl Marx’s call in Das Kapital for “expropriation of the expropriators”.

It is not the first time Mr Medvedev has made such a reference. Last

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cyprus; europeanunion; germany; greece; israel; russia; turkey; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 03/26/2013 12:43:01 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

And yet he seems to condemn the move, which would indicate that while he’s quoting Lenin, he’s channeling Rockefeller.

If we want to hear Lenin being channeled these days, we have to tune in to the American White House.

Ironic, that.

2 posted on 03/26/2013 12:54:06 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: bruinbirdman
In other words

Karl Marx still lives in the heart of every EU Kleptocrat.

They justify their theft by stating they are just stealing what was stolen.

In Europe - Hey that Russian money we Germans stole was actually stolen mob money anyway.

Or in the US - The rich must pay their fair share.

3 posted on 03/26/2013 1:38:18 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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