Skip to comments.From Andropov to Putin: The Last Spasm of a Decrepit Dictatorship
Posted on 07/30/2014 12:42:39 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Years ago, the Soviet dissident Yuri Glazov, one of the most lucid interpreters of the Soviet experience, diagnosed Andropovs neo-Stalinism, more sophisticated but no less repressive than Leonid Brezhnevs, as the last gasp of the nomenklaturas squalid rule. The same can be said about Putinism, this latter-day incarnation of the Andropov model. ....
Putinism meant imposing a disguised dictatorship of the KGBs successor, the new/old secret police known as the FSB. The FSBs ethos is deeply rooted in the tradition which began with the Cheka and the entranced Polish-Russian Bolshevik, Feliks Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky. ....
Putins propaganda has gone once more into a state of hysteria, bearing a shocking resemblance to that of Slobodan Milosevic, especially that of the delirious Serbian television, during the wars of secession in former Yugoslavia. The lies are coming down in heavy waves, frantically and shamelessly. Brought up in the KGBs climate of fabrications, legends, and mystifications, Putin idolizes Andropov. What is currently happening in Russia is linked to perhaps the last great spasm of the totalitarian secret police. Stale and stifling, Putins world belongs to bygone times.
(Excerpt) Read more at frontpagemag.com ...
And we’re in the early spasms.
Oh. I thought this article was about Obama.
The KGB in fact.
As the article points out, the similarity between Hitler’s active pursuit, beginning in 1939, of the unification of all ethnic Germans under his rule and Putin’s active pursuit, beginning in 2008, of the unification of all ethnic Russians under his rule is ominous.