Khrushchev


Did you pay money to listen to Sergei Khrushchev?

Want to know a little bit more about him before you go listen?

From the Daily Beast, see link below for entire article:

Sergei Khrushchev sees Putin as a reformer in the mold of his father and comparable to Theodore Roosevelt, who busted up corporate monopolies in the United States in the early 20th century.

“The Putin era is an era of bringing Russia back to the order, destroying the oligarchy, and enforcing the role of the government,” he said.

Ukraine historically had no identity and was simply an amalgamation of farmers who lived on the Russian periphery and applied to join Russia in the mid-17th Century, and even then it was only Eastern Ukraine, said Khrushchev. Western Ukraine joined them in 1945, but there are still essentially two countries there living together, he said.

“When people talk about Ukraine, they talk about some competition between Russia and the West. But in reality it is two different sets of Ukrainians who now live in one country,” he said. “We have two different Ukraines.”

He blames the West for triggering the Ukrainian crisis by supporting protests on the Maidan and he said Putin has no designs on invading Eastern Ukraine unless the country descends into all out civil war, which is possible.

“It was not Putin who invaded Crimea and at the barrel of the gun just annexed it. No. It was the will of the people,” he said. “So my message is, don’t try to provoke Ukrainians to fight with each other. If there will be no civil war, Putin will not invade Ukraine.”

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