Putin’s regime will never be a restoration of the Russian Empire, because that would mean restoring the Romanov dynasty and returning their property. Putin is not about to do that anymore than Hitler put the Kaiser back on the throne of Germany. Putin can’t even condemn the murderers of the Romanov Family because that would mean he would have to condemn the whole Soviet Union and Lenin himself. He would have to condemn his own loyal service to the evil Soviet tyranny which destroyed the Russian empire in the first place. He’ll never do that. Putin cannot be a Tsar because he has no noble blood. He’s a peasant. His grandfather was Lenin’s cook.
Putin cant even condemn the murderers of the Romanov Family because that would mean he would have to condemn the whole Soviet Union and Lenin himself.”
April 25, 2005...
Russias Putin: Soviet Collapse a Tragedy
By ALEX NICHOLSON
Associated Press Writer
MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin lamented the demise of the Soviet Union in some of his strongest language to date, saying in a nationally televised speech before parliament Monday that it was “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.”
In his annual address to lawmakers, top government officials and political leaders, Putin also sought to reassure skittish investors about Russias investment climate - just two days before a ruling in the tax evasion and fraud trial of oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
His statements on the collapse of the Soviet Union and its effects on Russians, at home and abroad, come as the country is awash in nostalgia just two weeks before the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe - a conflict Russians call the “Great Patriotic War.”
Putin, who served as a colonel in the KGB, has resurrected some communist symbols during his presidency, bringing back the music of the old Soviet anthem and the Soviet-style red banner as the militarys flag.
In the 50-minute address at the Kremlin, Putin avoided mentioning the need to work more closely with other former Soviet republics - in contrast to previous addresses ...”
“Putin said Stalin deserves statues in his honor as much as the late British lord protector, a ‘cunning fellow’ who “played a very ambiguous role in Britains history.”