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Fresh update on "putin" discussed on All Things Considered

All Things Considered

01:05 min | 11 hrs ago

Fresh update on "putin" discussed on All Things Considered

"I don't know, except the urgency of the moment when that's how they're experiencing it is their wallet issues. Well, and I appreciate that. I understand that some people are having real trouble paying more at the gas pump paying more for food. But my responsibility is as an elected official is to talk about why the sacrifice is important. And so far, what I'm hearing from my constituents in New Hampshire is that they're willing to pay the price because they understand as I do. And I talk about this that our future, if we allow Vladimir Putin in Russia to win in Ukraine, our adversaries are watching that and what's that going to mean for China in the future and their interest in taking over Taiwan and other as parts of the South China Sea? What's it going to mean for Iran as it's looking at its ambitions in the Middle East at North Korea, we have security interest in what happens in Ukraine and what it means for the future of the United States. The interesting thing about the strategic concept that was approved at this summit is that it addresses the new threats from the 21st century. So right now we've got a conventional war in Ukraine. But as we look at the challenges that countries are facing going forward, it's disinformation. It's cyber threats. It's pandemics. And the challenge for NATO is to think about how it does business in a way that responds to those new threats. Well, somebody will also argue it's illiberal tendencies arising in formally democracies. Do that answer does not have to ask you. This is one of the other major stories was the testimony of a former Trump White House aide about his conduct leading up to during January 6th. You voted against impeachment saying that the house in your view hadn't even addressed the most serious issue, which was not what he did after, but his failure to contain it. Now that you have this additional testimony, does it change your thinking about it? No, it doesn't. You know, the concern that I had with the impeachment process was the timing in both cases and the due process. And so even and these hearings may be instructive to the Department of Justice, but ultimately this is something that needs to be settled with law enforcement, not the political bodies. What about you, senator shaheen, is there anything about that additional testimony that you find particularly compelling that you think should lead to further investigation? Well, I agree that if there's, I think further investigation is helpful if anything comes out of that if there are charges filed that's up to the Justice Department to determine. But is this additional testimony compelling in a way that perhaps you had not expected? There is information that has been disclosed that I wasn't aware of. And I think some of that information has been compelling. But the fundamental issue here is that we had a former president and his administration that tried to overthrow the government of the United States, and that is not acceptable. And we've got to help people understand and for many people, they believe the former president, because that's all they heard. So we've got to make sure that people understand what's really going on. And in that respect, I think these hearings are important. All right, we'll have to leave it there for now, senator tell us senator shaheen

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Steve Deace: Why Americans Aren't Watching Jan. 6 Hearings

The Dan Bongino Show

02:00 min | 1 d ago

Steve Deace: Why Americans Aren't Watching Jan. 6 Hearings

"Oh Dan brother I know that you're a former NYPD officer Secret Service agent and but this is adorable You're actually assuming that on any level this is about getting to the truth or justice You're still a recovering law enforcement officer I'm dry bro grasping I'm grasping at striking man It's the same reason you're right in your book Why thank you Your grasp of me can still save the culture and you've got hope I've got a little bit of hope I'm sorry go ahead I know I know I know There's a 12 step program for that somewhere I think But I mean this comes on the heels of you know there's this story that came out this week that in 2015 2016 hundred Biden was literally filming videos with himself and Russian escorts Prostitutes that are $10,000 a hit which probably would trace back to some Russian oligarchs and certainly maybe potential Putin and blackmail fodder Maybe that's why this prostitution ring might exist And if you look at the timeline of when this is alleged to have occurred this is right when they told us for three years that Putin had a tape of Trump and doing water sports with Russian prostitutes And that's to run and have him infiltrate our election process and be a Russian agent to steal an American presidential election at the same time they claimed that they claimed this narrative for three years It was actually true but Hunter Biden was doing it and self taping it while he was doing it I mean everything that they always doing they do Every single time And I think that's why a lot of Americans aren't watching it I have not watched a nanosecond of it You know I've got a cream rinse to try and there's lotions and other things I want to look at And chamomile tea selection Your wife purchased that you want to check out today without getting a Steve dance

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Trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner opens in Russian court

AP News Radio

01:00 min | 1 d ago

Trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner opens in Russian court

"To witnesses were heard at the start of the trial in Russia of WNBA star Britney griner griner has been held for four months accused of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for a Russian team The witnesses were an airport customs official and an unidentified witness Alexander boycott is her attorney I could only prove that we had two witnesses that with the customs And we expect the next hearing on 7th of July That's it Griner could face up to ten years in prison Dmitri paskov a spokesman for Russian president Vladimir Putin says I can only operate with facts and the facts say the famous athlete was detained with banned substances containing narcotic compounds Elizabeth rood is deputy chief of the U.S. mission in Russia The Russian Federation has wrongfully detained miss Reiner Wrongful detention is unacceptable wherever it occurs Roode says the U.S. is working at the highest levels to get griner and other detained Americans safely home I'm Ed

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 Russian missiles kill at least 18 in Ukraine's Odesa region

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 1 d ago

Russian missiles kill at least 18 in Ukraine's Odesa region

"Russian missile attacks on residential buildings in the Ukrainian port city of edessa have killed at least 18 people including two children a day after Russian forces withdrew from a strategic Black Sea island Video and still images released by the emergency service of Ukraine So widespread destruction and emergency workers in action Ukrainian news reports say the target of the missile attack was a multi story apartment block and a recreational area Later rescuers inside one of the ruin apartments clear rubble This comes after Russian forces pulled out from snake island on Thursday potentially easing the threat to edessa It was initially thought but Vladimir Putin's forces have kept up their push to encircle the last stronghold of resistance in the eastern province of

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Biden's Policies Is to Blame for High Oil Prices, Not Putin

Mark Levin

01:34 min | 2 d ago

Biden's Policies Is to Blame for High Oil Prices, Not Putin

"I mean we used to import about 5% of Putin's oil big deal But we became energy independent And so Biden says as long as the war is going on with Russia and Ukraine the price of gas will be high No as long as he has his foot on the throat of the oil industry the price will be high The oil industry is saying that it's Biden's policies the policies of his commie radicals at the EPA At the interior department at the energy department and everywhere else that is preventing them from doing what they need to do expanding Expanding refineries expanding drilling locations And so the Putin the butanoic then say effectively Ukraine's fault So Biden's blaming Putin and the pute noids are blaming the Ukrainians Why are we helping them Why are we giving them money Why are we supporting Because they're under attack They're an ally They're being destroyed Morons and on top of that Putin has said he has said in writing last year Intends to go through Ukraine and then what Eastern Europe The rest of Eastern Europe Good chunk of it anyway Duh

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Putin's 'Toxic Masculinity' to Blame for Ukraine War, Says Boris

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:40 min | 2 d ago

Putin's 'Toxic Masculinity' to Blame for Ukraine War, Says Boris

Karl Frisch Discusses Biden's Approval Ratings

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

01:48 min | 2 d ago

Karl Frisch Discusses Biden's Approval Ratings

"Political consultant cap on because I get what everybody's saying that Biden's approval ratings are not good, which I'm sorry. I put directly at the media's feet because he has an extraordinary list of accomplishments, best economy in 50 years. Michael mcfaul just said, it was not inevitable that NATO would be more united and expand as a result of Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Potus played a leading historic role in producing this new NATO bravo mister president. You don't see him get credit for that anywhere. Along with anything else that he is, I mean, he is, as we always said, he inherited a Civil War, essentially, the insurrection, right? One of my thinking of Spanish flu whatever COVID was. And The Great Depression. He inherited all of that from Trump. And I just, I guess I'm not surprised at his approval ratings call, but I guess what it's showing in state by state is it's not affecting fetterman was looking great, obviously Warnock is looking great now. I think you know what's interesting. Tim Ryan's real chance. It doesn't look like that. Something similar with Biden that there was with Trump, although Biden is more popular than Trump was. You know, we all scratched our heads when Trump lost but Republicans did okay in the congressional races. Or in a lot of the congressional races. And I think people can separate their views of different people. I think what Biden has going against him is not that he's unpopular. It's that there are some Democrats who are disappointed that more hasn't been done, right? Because they wanted not only a departure from Trump, they wanted everything they've been waiting for. And then reality it's with what Congress can get accomplished with the margins that it

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Putin: Other Leaders Are 'Disgusting' Fully Naked, Not Hot Like Me - The Daily Beast

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 2 d ago

Putin: Other Leaders Are 'Disgusting' Fully Naked, Not Hot Like Me - The Daily Beast

"Russian president Vladimir Putin is responding to western leaders who mocked him during the G 7 summit The comments came as the leaders were sitting down to talk British prime minister Boris Johnson joke the leader should take their clothes off Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau joked they could try to match Putin's naked torso pictures with A bare chested horseback riding display During a visit to Turkmenistan Putin responded He

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Gov. Kristi Noem: Dems Assume They Can Talk the Public Into Anything

The Dan Bongino Show

01:15 min | 3 d ago

Gov. Kristi Noem: Dems Assume They Can Talk the Public Into Anything

"They're usually smarter than this And the thing is is Jim sided to me my producer will be going over in the first hour this January 6th hearing Oh you got Paul came out today That's even worse for the Democrats So in other words they're doing the January 6th stuff the distractions the Putin price hike the blame game and none of its working You would think they'd be a little more tactically efficient and say eh time to switch the game plan up Yeah it just shows how dishonest they are And honestly this situation shows that the American public are in a bunch of dummies I mean they're paying attention And it's their everyday life and the Democrats are assuming that they can talk the American public into anything And I think after what we've seen the last two to three years the public is doing their homework now They're understanding exactly what's going on in Washington D.C. they're paying attention They're reading past the headlines and they are seeing hypocrisy for what it is So I'm grateful for that People get worried about our country I'm encouraged I'm inspired because we've got people paying attention that never were before They're showing up at meetings They're going to school boards They're going to local governments state legislators and weighing in on congressional issues that maybe two or three years ago they didn't care about today they do

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G-7 leaders united behind Ukraine, aim at Kremlin oil money

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 4 d ago

G-7 leaders united behind Ukraine, aim at Kremlin oil money

"Most of the world's most powerful economic nations are pledging their support for Ukraine The G 7 nations are the U.S. Germany France Italy the UK Canada and Japan They're promising to support Ukraine and its war against Russia for as long as it takes The host of the G 7 summit German Chancellor Olaf Schultz said we agree the president Putin must not win this war He said they'll continue to punish Putin and his regime economically and politically The G 7 leaders say they'll explore what can be done to limit Russia's income from oil sales and come that's financing its war in Ukraine They also agreed to a ban on imports of Russian gold and to increase aid to countries hit with food shortages because of the war I'm Rita foley

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Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 6 d ago

Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

"Russian missiles have shattered weeks of relative calm and Ukraine's capital I'm Ben Thomas with the latest Emergency workers battled flames in rescue civilians some apartment buildings in Kyiv Klitschko says one person was killed 6 injured It's maybe symbolic some more like aggressions He's got game with western leaders meeting in Europe bearing to reaffirm their support for Ukraine and condemnation of Russia President Biden speaking with German Chancellor Olaf scholz at the start of the G 7 meeting We have to stay together Yeah His Putin is counting on from the beginning And somehow NATO would and the G 7 would splinter and what we had And we're not going to Good message is that we all made it to stay united which offers you never expected I'm Ben Thomas

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Moscow plans to supply Belarus with missile system

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | Last week

Moscow plans to supply Belarus with missile system

"Russian president Vladimir Putin is promising neighboring Belarus which also borders Ukraine that Moscow will provide it with the new missile system I'm Ben Thomas with details At a meeting in St. Petersburg the president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko complained about the confrontational policies of Poland and Lithuania U.S. and NATO training flights and nuclear training and asked Putin to consider mirroring those efforts Putin demurred but told Lukashenko Russia would deliver a skander M short-range missile systems in the coming months Either ballistic or cruise missiles and carrying nuclear as well as conventional warheads I'm Ben Thomas

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Jerome Powell: Inflation Was High Before the Russia-Ukraine War

Mike Gallagher Podcast

00:58 sec | Last week

Jerome Powell: Inflation Was High Before the Russia-Ukraine War

"But I give you the fed chair. This is the chairman of the Federal Reserve. This is Biden's fed chair, Jerome Powell. Talking to Tennessee Republican senator Bill haggerty. Given how inflation is escalated over the past 18 months, would you say that the war in Ukraine is the primary driver of inflation in America? No, inflation was high before certainly before the war in Ukraine broke up. I'm glad to hear you say that the Biden administration seems to be intent on deflecting blame. And as recently as just this past Sunday, spread the misinformation that Putin's invasion of Ukraine is the biggest single driver of inflation. I'm glad you agree with me that that is not the truth. It is not the truth. Thank you, Federal Reserve chairman pal for confirming that the Biden administration is lying. They are lying. This isn't these aren't political campaigns. These are people's lives.

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Karine Jean-Pierre: Putin & Pandemic Are Reasons for High Gas Prices

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:01 min | Last week

Karine Jean-Pierre: Putin & Pandemic Are Reasons for High Gas Prices

"If you dispute what I'm saying about the Biden administration, claiming that Putin is responsible for gas prices and inflation, I give you The White House press secretary who speaks with one voice for the president of the United States just the other day, here is the official White House position on Putin, Ukraine, and our economy. Dealing with what the Americans are facing at the pump, which is high prices due to inflation due to the part of it is the pandemic, part of it is Putin's war on Ukraine and the Putin's tax hike. Pandemic, Putin, the mosquitos, the winter solstice. I mean, they're doing everything to try to convince you that their disastrous policies aren't directly responsible for wrecking the economy.

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Are Western Sanctions Hurting or Helping Russia?

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:48 min | Last week

Are Western Sanctions Hurting or Helping Russia?

"All at the United States and the west sanctions that have been imposed on Russia in the wake of the Ukraine war, having their desired effect. Well, the answer seems to be no. We can already feel that the sanctions are having some effect on us. And that is somewhat to be expected. A sanction, which is essentially a kind of denial of trade is something that's going to affect both parties. In the short term, it's going to hurt both parties in the longer term we're going to have to examine this a little more closely. But it's kind of like this. By and large, a transaction is beneficial to both parties. And we know that because if it wasn't, it wouldn't do it. So for example, if the Russians sell us oil, it's because it's in their interest to sell us the oil and it's in our interest to buy it. That's how the transaction occurs. So let's say we say we're not going to buy it. That means we're reducing the availability of oil on our side. That's going to push oil prices up. This is why Biden tries to blame Putin for the oil hike. But of course, Putin's not to blame. The United States is the one that imposed the sanctions. Russians didn't say, listen, because we're involved in Ukraine. We're not going to sell you any oil. The United States said, we refuse to buy it. So this was a decision that Biden took. This is not a decision that Putin took. All right. Now, on what about in the Russian side? Well, it's going to the short term hurt the Russians too for the obvious reason that they've got a product to sell. And now there's a smaller list of buyers who are willing to buy that product. In fact, not just in the United States, there are a number of other countries, European countries go, we're not going to buy Russian oil. So the Russians are going to have to find other buyers.

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What Does Biden Not Understand About Gas Prices?

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:12 min | Last week

What Does Biden Not Understand About Gas Prices?

Biden Blames Gas Station Owners for High Prices at the Pump

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:26 min | Last week

Biden Blames Gas Station Owners for High Prices at the Pump

"He goes on to, I love this. Cut number two. To the company's running gas stations and setting those prices at the pump. This is a time of war. Global peril, Ukraine, these are not normal times. Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you are paying for the product. Let's stop right there. It's the gas station owner's fault. He's not she's not supposed to make any money. They all company had not supposed to make any money. The price of oil in a worldwide market is driven by the supply, and the demand. People want to use gasoline. They want to go places. I'm in the way north. You got to drive, I'm up in Maine. That's where I am. I'm in Maine. And if you want to go anywhere in Maine, add an hour. I've learned that at an hour. And I've got great people that help me build this studio. Thank you, Ben. Thank you, Nick. Thank you, Troy. Thank everyone. Generalissimo came up here and got this thing done. And to get here, you can't get here from there. That's an old Yankee stain. Bert and I went out to Muskegon farm. And we were asked how to get to the winter first studio. You can't get there from here. The only bad thing about being here is Red Sox fans, New England Patriots fans and Celtics fans.

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Earthquake Kills More Than 1,000 People in Eastern Afghanistan

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

00:54 sec | Last week

Earthquake Kills More Than 1,000 People in Eastern Afghanistan

"Afghanistan isn't the biggest story of the day in terms of actual human impact is the massive earthquake that hit along the Pakistan border within Afghanistan, Paktika is the province in which it struck in more than a thousand are dead and the rule of 5 applies with every third world country, which is when they say a thousand people are dead, you can multiply that by 5 and you've begun to get the estimate. It's a pretty devastating earthquake. Your prayers and your donations will be solicited. National security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said in a statement the United States will be providing humanitarian aid, of course we will. We always do. Those poor people though are going to be at the mercy of the Taliban ministry of disasters or whatever they call it, they're not particularly good at this. They're good at war, and they've been very good at war for many, many decades, sort of. They've been good at guerrilla war.

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The AP Interview: Estonian PM says don't play down Russia

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | Last week

The AP Interview: Estonian PM says don't play down Russia

"Estonia's prime minister caio Carlos has told The Associated Press the west shouldn't underestimate Russia's military capabilities in Ukraine saying Moscow's in it for the long haul as the war enters its 5th month In addition to commenting on Russia's military commitment Carlos says in the interview the only thing that president Vladimir Putin hears from the global response to his aggression is that he can do this because no punishment will follow Every time every next time will be more with more human suffering than the last one was So I think for us it is important to not make that mistake again like we did in Crimea Donbass Georgia Kalu says Europe should ensure that those committing war crimes and attempted genocide in Ukraine are prosecuted I'm Charles De

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"putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:00 min | 2 weeks ago

"putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Always going to end up like this or were there things that might have been said to Vladimir Putin or demonstrated divided me a Putin that might have persuaded him down another course? Anybody in our ordinance? Well, first. Let me tell you about the relations between Russia and Montenegro. About ten years ago, we celebrated three centuries of diplomatic relations between Montenegro and Russia. I just want to point out that this relationship has historical significance, and we respect all our traditions. But we are not slaves to tradition. We use the hearts and minds of this generation to think about the situation. So we actually concluded that we have to restore independence in order to save ourselves. From the deadly hug and embrace of nationalistic Serbia. Which was personified in the policies of slobodan milosevic. And after restoring our independence, we want to choose the path of European inter Atlantic integration. What is very important is the fact that from our side, we were always absolutely open about our strategies and our goals. I talked to Vladimir Putin before, independence referendum, and after our independence referendum, and I clearly said to him that the restoration of independence is something that we want in order to enter the process of integration into both NATO and the European Union. As for the relations between east and west, this is a radical deterioration of the relationship. Remember at the beginning of this century and the millennium. Those relations actually seem to be pretty harmonious. But today we are in this situation which is not regular, which is irresponsible, and there's two neighbors we look at each other with rifles. Europe must defend its values in a very determined way. But in the long run, I think we have to contribute to healing the relations between Russia and Europe. It is not healthy to have any neighbors your enemy. And particularly if you have such a large neighbor. But that process of healing and cooperation will not be simple by any means. As I said, the advantage of NATO is that it is based on the shared system of values between Europe and the United States. When it comes to the relationship between Europe and Russia, the problem does not lie only on the fact that the systems of values are different. The problem lies in the fact that Russia has chosen this system of values to be its target. And Russia believes that it has to be destroyed. Let's have one quick follow-up question to that. And for obvious reasons it is interesting to speak to anybody who has any personal experience of president Putin and has had a relationship of any sort with president Putin, which is, was it inevitable that president Putin wanted to do this all along. If you think back to the times when.

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"putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:00 min | 2 weeks ago

"putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"And I think politically now I expect very much this what would happen next days is necessary to say to Ukrainians that they will be candidate for full pledge membership in the European Union because of course today to negotiate this membership is impossible. We have a war, but politically this declaration from EU is absolutely necessary, especially for Ukrainian morale. Because if we expect that Ukrainian will fight on behalf of us, for our common values, democracy, freedom, et cetera. In our region in Eastern Europe, we understand that they are fighting not only on behalf of us, to some extent they are fighting instead us. Because if Putin will go with his imperialistic policy, the father, so the next, maybe our Baltic states, maybe Poland so that is necessary to understand. And they need some support for Ukrainians is extremely important to know where is the goal? Where is this goal? I'm kidding sometimes that for European Union this is not a big problem because still we will have still the empty chair after UK. And you know after you pay to add only Ukraine, that's even by alphabet the same place, you know. But of course, the process is much more complicated. This process is not beginning now, because Ukrainians did a lot for preparation in the last years. And even now, during the war, in sense of some legislation, et cetera, I think even if well, that I will not tell you, because that's not very optimistic scenario for the end of the war. But in any case, I think the next weeks we should propose for Ukraine near this statues of candidate and if we will do it if European Union will do it, it will be really some historical decision. And maybe understanding that we have to work closer, more united, and more effective as before. That was the former president of Poland, Alexander cross netsky. You'll listen to the foreign desk with me Andrew Muller. My next guest is the president of Montenegro, Milo dukanovic. We first discussed.

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"putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:52 min | 2 weeks ago

"putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"So of course, it's a simplification, but more or less that is such type of thinking. Does it strike you then that there is a certain inevitability to what we're experiencing now that this was always going to happen or were there points over that 20 years span of which Putin, if perhaps this had been taken more seriously, might have been talked out of this or menaced out of this or somehow otherwise deterred from doing this? Well, I think this is not so that this scenario was determined. We had no chances to have different development of the situation. But of course, we don't have enough democratic forces, democratically in Russia. I'm sure that if in Russia and the end of 90s, yeltsin would decide that his successor will be not put in bad names off until it was quite serious debate in Kremlin, who should be successor of yeltsin. And the group of Democrats, I mentioned gadar former prime minister. It would be in powers, I think the situation would be absolutely different. The question is why the Democrats can not win the election in Russia. Why they can not be enough strong. Now, that's a problem. I think the main problem and I can quote putting again is a lack of civil society. I discussed this issue and it was very funny argument from putting sight well. We can not have civil society because we have not tradition of suicide. He said to him, look, if you will not start the process, you will never have tradition, because to create some tradition is necessary to have this start point to begin the process. That's the problem, lack of civil society, lack of serious, strong democratic forces. This propaganda which murat of Nobel Prize winner said that Russian propaganda that is like a radiation, even if you feel that you are enough strong not to accept this propaganda to some extent you are affected by this radiating propaganda. So this is very complex problem and frankly speaking, maybe Russia can not win the war. Of course, they will not, they will try not to lose the war. He says of some very spectacular defeat, but maybe this work can create some kind of reflection or some protests of the people but I'm not so sure that such scenarios possible and because normally such not successful wars change the history of Russia very much. But I'm not very optimistic. I think that this path of such nationalistic and in realistic development will be continued in Russia. And one to ask about your own country, Poland, have you been encouraged or pleased by its response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Poland, of course, along with Hungary, had kind of created for itself a reputation.

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"putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

03:23 min | 2 weeks ago

"putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Everywhere, social strife, animosity, and unpredictable utility which instilled fear in humanity, has collapsed. It has collapsed never to rise again. I am here to assure you. We shall not let it rise again in our land. So I think to the end of this few didn't exist, the Russia was too much involved in all domestic issues. Since Putin changed, probably not at the beginning of 21st century, but I'm sure that I tell you 2002 I had a long conversation with Putin, and he told me that he was a young president only two years in the office, and he told me that he has two main strategic goals. First is to rebuild great Russia, that it means that Ukraine is under full control of Russia. And second, to rebuild position of Russia and the international stage. And when I heard this, my first feeling was well. He's a young president. That's his nice dream. But after my dawn of the first revolution in Ukraine, when Ukraine showed that they want to go on the way, they want to go. Much more to the west, to the democracy. I understood that for Putin, that is no longer a dream, but this is a plan. And since thousands since 2014, after annexation of Crimea, I think that is more than planned. This is obsession. And everything what we see now, what we can observe now, this absolutely brutal war against aggression against Ukraine. That is an element of his obsession about Ukraine. That's interesting that you refer to that early conversation with him, he's talking about Ukraine even 20 years ago. When you spoke to him then, what was his justification for that? The same what we listened last time. Ukraine is a historical part of Russia. Ukrainians are not a nation, and Ukraine has no tradition and not reasons to be an independent state. That was the main main arguments why Ukraine can not exist as an independent state. So do you think this ambition of Putin has basically been hiding in plain sight for 20 years? Because when Russia invaded in February, even after all that build up, there was still quite a lot of surprise that Russia had actually gone ahead and done it. Well, but I tell you, of course, I'm a witness of that. So 2002, exactly 20 years ago in private apartments in crime line, you know, we had this, I don't know, it was four hours, 5 hours, conversation with dinner, et cetera. We spoke Russians what is no translator? Nothing. And I think it was he told me all these things quite openly. And that is not thinking of Putin. I think this is a thinking of many very many Russians. And I think Putin has a really serious support from the site of some academics, Professor of history, et cetera, et cetera because the idea of great Russia, I'm very much afraid it's not only part of this great Russia propaganda or some education that is sometimes in Russian DNA as well. That's something called the ordinary Russian understand that the position of Russia can be only great or nothing. And to be great is necessary to have Ukraine..

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"putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:48 min | 2 weeks ago

"putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"But my point was that I mean, previously, and this has been Russian policy for long, very nations with when we talk, and we saw them about whom we talk. I must prefer to talk myself and pour myself. And this is what I did, then obviously things have changed quite a lot and while I still appreciate that sometimes we agree among ourselves that somebody keeps contact and I'm sure there must be also the context which I'm not visible. I mean on public side. But I'm sure there are. So I mean, this indeed must go on, but that is, of course, a difference between keeping some level of contact taking temperature and organizing some meat on the brink of which we were, which is the stone of prime minister bravely fought against the not so long time ago. But when you spoke to him about Ukraine in particular, clearly the thought by 2019 of doing something dramatic and as he would have seen it decisive about Ukraine had occurred to him, did he communicate any sense of that. Any idea that he regarded Ukraine as something still to be resolved to Russia's satisfaction. Frankly, no, and I even think that his decision was quite haphazard even when he did it finally. Because after all, he didn't have resources to go all out. I mean, he took 70,000 to take over grozny. How can you take over the whole Ukraine by a 170,000? Something must have been wrong in the calculation and you know I know. I think I know what it was. Putin has never believed that people if they have been given a democratic opportunity or if they rise up and come together despite being under certain level of oppression like in Belarus, for example. But they actually have a will. Because you remember, in Belarus, people rose up against the Pacific, the elections, he said, this is west expanding. And I honestly believe that he really thinks this. For him, people upon. I mean, nations do not have a will. It's about west expanding swallow influence or him expanding fair influence. And therefore, he was deeply surprised that Ukraine and people actually do mind who is the president when they go and plant the crops in the spring. That was the former president of Estonia kirstie calli lite you're listening to the foreign desk on monocle 24. This is the foreign desk on monocle 24, our next guest is Alexander kuznetsky, the former president of Poland, a position he held for ten years from 1995 to 2005..

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"putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

04:15 min | 2 weeks ago

"putin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Very shortly before Russia attacked Ukraine in February, this broadcaster asked one NATO defense minister off the record, whether he thought this invasion was going to happen or not. The response was a philosophical shrug and the reply only one man knows and it is Vladimir Vladimir. As well as a useful reminder that the holders of high office are often just as flummoxed by events as the rest of us, it was an illustration of the astonishing extent to which the course of recent world history has been directed by the whim of an individual to extend his full name and title, president Vladimir Putin of Russia. It is obviously impossible to be entirely sure what is occurring in Putin's head. But it is possible to speak to people who have had at various stages of Putin's near court a century of power, the opportunity to ask him directly and from a position as a fellow head of government or state. During the foreign disks, recent visit to the globe sec 2022 Bratislava forum, we were able to ask former presidents of Poland and Estonia and the current president of Montenegro, what impression they had formed of Putin up close. We also spoke to a former Russian minister who served briefly under Putin. Was Putin's rule of Russia always going to end up like this. Are there any causes for optimism? And what's it like to interact with Vladimir Putin as a national leader?.

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"putin" Discussed on The Way (Audio Podcast)

The Way (Audio Podcast)

04:58 min | 3 months ago

"putin" Discussed on The Way (Audio Podcast)

"Well, and that is, and that is the whole thing of we as Christians, we try to use that. And I've seen non Christians use that too. It even Christians that, you know, they do something wrong and they're like, oh, don't judge lest you be judged, and we'll pull out the scriptures as a weapon against one another and to justify and to try to acquit ourselves of the evil that's in our heart. And in that sense, we're almost no different than Putin when but at the same time, it's like we all know what he's doing. In Ukraine is evil and he's really trying to really make heroes out of his army in a way by using scripture and that's just so it's so laughable to anybody who knows the heart of God and knows the scriptures and we need to be careful that we're not our own little Putin's by pulling out scripture to justify the wrongs we might do where the evil we might have in our heart and scripture is very clear that God has never respected her persons. That's right. And sin is sin, no matter who you are. And heaven and hell will be filled with people who made their own past and chose their own way, but either by the grace of God one way or by rejecting his grace and the other way. But there will be there will be kings and peasants in both places who have made their way there of their own free will. And this is one of those examples where you have to be humble about this kind of thing. Just because you are poor doesn't mean you get off and just because you're rich doesn't mean that you have special latitude. God has no favorites and he judges perfectly and very cautious. But the word of God is a double edged sword. But it was never meant to be self gratifying. It was never meant to be used in a way that gratifies us or leverages us against another. It was very meant for that and it never works that way. And if you use it that way, I guarantee you a Holy Spirit is going to give you a whopper. Absolutely. And you just mentioned something very interesting is that there's going to be a lot of people in hell that know the scriptures..

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"putin" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

06:57 min | 4 months ago

"putin" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"I had to be a and D dot com and use our promo code dinesh for 20% off, plus free shipping. Now, David's mom, mitzi lives down in the Rio Grande valley, pretty close to the border. And 30 minutes away and it was a birthday. And you went down there. And you saw some interesting things on the way. Yeah, yeah, so I drove down there, I don't like to tell people I'm going down there just because, you know, with my mom being elderly and being high risk and all those things. She has already had COVID, but I just go see her. So I don't go visit people, I don't do any of that. But anyway, all that to say, as I was driving down there, there's a section of highway 77 and it's king ranch, you know, on both sides. And it's very desolate, very, very desolate, but I noticed there were like every couple miles or so, there were these blue canisters. Big tubs that said agua. Agua is water in Spanish. And I thought, wow, I've never seen this before. It just kind of took me by surprise and I called you. And I said, I see these canisters. What the heck? Were you saying you called me you saw the first one and then you were like, I wonder if I'm gonna see more of these and what appears to be going on is the fact that the federal government, the border authorities, I'm being instructions of Biden. It's like, listen, we have these illegals, they're gonna come through, we're instead of sending them back or blocking them, we're gonna accommodate them, right? Isn't that amazing? It sounds like. I mean, we're not against you. Exactly. Obviously it's humane because these people are thirsty and everything. But it's almost like an open invitation. And I know it's an open invitation because my cousin from Venezuela told me so. He said that word on the street in Venezuela is that if you come through the Mexican border, you can get into America. So this is someone that is not political from America saying this. This is someone that is in Venezuela, and he's hearing word on the street on this. So I, you know, I completely believe him because it's just terrible. And this is related. It's probably a little bit happy or not. Yes. Fox News. Texas early voting data or leave voting data suggests Hispanic vote shift to the GOP continues. Now, I'll just give the data, but I'd like you to interpret it. So it turns out that there's a polling company, Ryan data and research. And they're matching the early turnout in the Republican primaries. To 2018, the comparing. Any dollar go county, the turnout is 65% of 2018, meaning already. And in Cameron county, 76%. Now compare this with the Democrats. So the democratic side Cameron county only 59% and hidalgo county 47%. So I think to me that suggests not just the volume, but the level of voter enthusiasm. Wow, absolutely. You know, my mom lives in Cameron county and so a Harlow engine. And the signs, the yard signs, the billboards, all Republican candidates. I've never seen this before. I was so excited to see this. Well, I mean, this is little telling because I remember when Trump was drawing all this support from Hispanics, you were concerned, it's only Trump. It is the personality of Trump and that this is not going to carry through to other Republican candidates, but it appears like it is. I think so. I think, you know, I think the reason is because I think Trump made them realize he articulated the values of a Republican. In a way that no one else ever had. And that's all that we needed to hear from him. So here's a guy, this guy's running for Texas land commissioner. So this is he goes, I've spent time in a lot of time in camera and he'll go and we'll see, and all the counties in the valley. This has been our menta, and he goes, and there's just been a very different vibe with Republican voters. And he says there's a new and different type of energy. And he goes, when is a Republican candidate I'm talking to him and I just asked him in the last 13 months, is anything better for you because the answer is no. So the looks like the message is getting through at the bottom. But I will say this. It's really important and I remember just growing up in the valley, we were forgotten, really, from Republican candidates. They didn't come down to the valley. I guess they thought why waste our time. If the valley is already a blue, blue area, we don't need to go down there. They're going to vote Democrat anyway. But see, Trump never did that. And I think that because of that, the people in the valley were able to know, you know what? I think I've been voting for the wrong party all this time and Reagan did that, and that's how I became a Republican. Because Reagan went down there. So don't be shy Republican candidates in Texas go down to the Rio Grande valley. Going right it off. Don't write them off. And the largest significance here is this. You know, the Democrats have certain kind of bedrock states, California, New York. And they've got those locked locked in. And what I mean is it's very difficult for Republican to win statewide in New York or in California. But Texas, which is the bedrock of the conservative side, is has been a little fragile. And the democratic hope in Texas is based upon the idea that as the ratio of Hispanics to non Hispanic whites increases, Texas will kind of inevitably slide into the democratic camp. I think it's thrilling. I think they're waking up and going, oh no, our plan is not working. I mean, you've had, I would say for as long as I've known you in long before, a kind of a heart of Venezuela, but you also had a heart for the Rio Grande valley. Of course. Yeah, that's half of my identity. Yes. Yes, absolutely. And as I've always told you, my dream was to turn the valley red. Right. Yeah. No, absolutely. So it looks like while your first dream, which is basically the rescue of Venezuela, and you want to show me Venezuela one day. And we don't know if that day will ever come, but at least on a different note, and they're in the Rio Grande valley. It looks like the Rio Grande valley, believe it or not, might help to secure and keep Texas red. If you suffer from aches and pains and make some things well, I would say that, but there was a lot..

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"putin" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

04:56 min | 4 months ago

"putin" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"I want to talk briefly a topic I don't normally cover in the podcast, which is Trump's finances. But the reason I'm covering it now is because the kind of legal investigation of Trump's finances, which is a two pronged effort, both prongs, by the way, being conducted inside of New York, the leftist democratic establishment of New York, which is to say the Manhattan district attorney on the one side and the New York attorney general letitia James, on the other. And both of them are trying to get Trump and they've been trying to get Trump, by the way, since day one, and the finance is just the latest effort to do that. And it looked like it was actually going pretty well for them because I saw a statement from Trump's accounting firm called mazars, and they were basically saying, you know, we're like washing our hands off of this. We're backing off. We're not claiming that all our statements here are reliable and I thought, wow, you know, it looks like. And Trump put out a statement himself, basically saying they have browbeaten my accounting firm, they've, you know, they just can't take it anymore and at a certain point they the number of subpoenas, the ongoing gimlet eye of the New York establishment, causes a private company to feel like, look, we have other clients, we have other things to do. We can not afford the stigmatization and so on. And so it looked like this was a bad news. This was a reversal for Trump. This was actually, this was going to stimulate further aggression by the New York authorities. But now I see in The New York Times, the two leading prosecutors leading the Manhattan district attorney investigation into Trump's finances have both resigned. And why have they resigned? Well, apparently they have resigned because they went to the Manhattan DA. And they said, this is a guy named Alvin Bragg. And they said, here's our evidence against Trump. And I've got to go. This is not going to fly. This is not much here. And so these two guys carry done in Mark Palmer and it's basically go, okay, well, we don't have enough for we're out of here. And so for a long time, it appeared like this all this stuff was cooking, by the way, the grand jury had been convened by the previous DA a guy named Cyrus Vance, but then Cyrus Vance said, I'm not going to run for reelection, but the grand jury was kind of meeting and hearing witnesses and hearing testimony. In fact, Trump's longtime accountant went before the grand jury and, you know, grand juries are basically a kind of initial preliminary jury that looks at the case. Now they're job is not to determine guilt or innocence, but sort of probable cause. Is there enough here to let this investigation go forward? And grand juries normally, they kind of have a low standard for going yeah, because it's sort of like, what's wrong with letting the investigation go forward, we don't know if it's going to actually lead to criminal charges it might. But it's a long way from actually proving those charges. So normally when prosecutors couldn't be in the grand jury, grand juries are going to be like, yeah, keep going. Keep going. But in this case, the grand jury appears to be sort of stalled. Nothing's really been happening for a while, and of course you've got reporters camping out outside the Manhattan courthouse to see what's going on with the grand jury and to their disappointment the answer is it's all quiet around here. Now, what's the issue with Trump? Well, it's actually a stupid petty and ridiculous issue. They're claiming that the Trump organization to get loans for the company inflated the value of its own assets, kind of like you want to get a loan, you say, I'll offer my house as collateral. They go, what's the house worth and you go, well, it's worth $2 million. And let's just say it's worth 1.5. So the idea is you inflated the value of your assets to be able to get the loan. Well, normally that would be, you know, that would be something that to worry about, except that Trump was dealing with highly sophisticated banks, and all these banks had their own appraisers and all their own appraisers went into Trump's finances and went into Trump's assets and go, yeah, we're satisfied that he's got the assets to justify the loans. So obviously it's like, this is a game that companies play in my assets award X, you say they're worthwhile, you argue about it. You decide what kind of loans you want to provide. But where's the public interest involved here? There really isn't any. The New York State attorney general, this is latisha James. She's investigating Trump for what? For exactly the same thing, except she doesn't have the power by the way to criminally charge Trump, so her ideas, I'll try to bring a civil case. So a civil case would be a case that's not aimed at putting Trump in jail. It's a case aimed at sort of trying to get monetary damages out of Trump or make Trump pay in a civil way for this, but all of this is just, it's just part a and part B of the witch hunt. And so that's the way to look at it. It's not a matter of even a valuating the particular detail of it. It is like, how's the witch hunt going? And the witch hunt from the point of view of the left seemed to be going pretty well, and now it's going well.

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"putin" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:57 min | 8 months ago

"putin" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"Tuesday, Lillian Shiva, a Russian opposition activist was arrested in the central city of ufa. Her offense, working for opposition leader Alexei Navalny, while his organization was still legal. She faces up to ten years in prison. The same day, Sergei zuyev, the 67 year old head of Russia's top liberal university was taken from house arrest to a prison cell. Mister zuyev had just had an operation for a serious heart condition. It was a move thought to be intended to force a false confession in a fabricated case. In Russia, more than 10% of the national budget is spent on internal security. But despite the rising number of arrests, people continue to stand up to president Vladimir Putin's increasingly repressive machine. Repression in Russia really has intensified over the past year. The watershed was the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and his subsequent arrest. And since then, repression really has grown in response to also growing discontent and protest. A cardi ostrovsky is The Economist's Russia editor. Independent media, human rights activists, journalists are being labeled foreign agents and universities are being purged. Now even a coming out by herself with a placard is not allowed either. But Vladimir Putin has been in power for many years, why is oppression in Russia increasing now? Yes, you're right. Patrick, so Putin has been in power for 21 years now and although he stayed in the same place with a short interlude as a prime minister, Russia itself has changed. And so have his means of hanging on to power. The three fundamental elements of his power of his rule were economic improvement propaganda and repressions. And their relative weight has really changed over the years. So the first, I would say 8 to ten years have been largely about economic development and growth. Things really started to change after the financial crisis in 2008 and particularly after Putin's return to power after that short interlude as prime minister. In 2011, 2012, Russia had the first big protests in large cities and mosques in Pittsburgh and Putin responded by rallying people around the flag. That was the time of the annexation of Crimea and the war in Ukraine. And that's when propaganda played much bigger role than anything else. By that time, the economy was starting to and so the propaganda came to the fall. And now in the past 5, 6 years, that euphoria that was generated by the annexation of Crimea has largely dissipated, not surprisingly because the economists started to just stagnate and the incomes have been going down. The other big factor was the spread of the Internet, particularly the broadband mobile Internet. Started to erode Putin's monopoly on information. So that was the point at which repression really has become the most important tool now of sustaining Putin in power. You mentioned Alexei Navalny earlier arcadi, what's the status of his opposition movement? On the one hand, the organization itself has been crushed, closed down, declared extremists. But the people who worked for it, the people who worked for Navalny were supported them, got his message, and his message was go out and do what you think you need to do. I don't need to tell you anymore. It's not some sort of a party structure. It's a network. And we can see how it works in the actions of his followers. The people who used to work for his original networks. Sarah collinson, my colleague who is a series producer for economist films, went out to Moscow this summer and she followed for several months. This extraordinary brave women as they went out to contain themselves, you can see this in a new feeling we're releasing today. And closely followed several young opposition figures over 5 months in the run up to the Duma elections in September. And the national story of escalating repressions is reflected in what happens to each of them. With chest Toy Story, the electric in Mormons, which is a port city in the northwest of Russia. She ran Alexia Navalny's anti corruption organizations headquarters in Mormons. When Navalny's organization was forced to shut down in April after being declared extremist by the authorities, violetta decided to stand as an independent opposition candidate in murmansk. He has knowledge to unify. Villa was never optimistic that she would win from the beginning and she faced pressure immediately after announcing she would stand. She was detained multiple times, her volunteers were detained on the streets. Her headquarters were broken into and vandalized, bullets were shot through the window. And I think she was psychologically prepared for that level of intimidation. But what came next surprised even her. To show she got a knock at the door and was physically handed a court order, which said that she needed to isolate in a COVID hospital, despite having tested negative for the virus. And it wasn't clear how long she was going to have to stay there. The authorities started to use COVID earlier this year as a tool for political reprisals. People were fined when they attended a rally for not wearing a mask. It completely stopped their campaign in its tracks. This, of course, prevented her from being able to submit her candidate registration documents. At a posture neural network. She actually started volunteering in the hospital because she was healthy. And confined to a room with lots of very ill people. She said a lot of people had pneumonia, a lot of people were old. She talked about finding it impossible to sleep because people were coughing so horribly all night. Campaign manager communicated with her by speaking through the window. She was on the third floor of the COVID hospital, so her campaign manager would shout up to her, so at least she could see her face on the third floor. But the turning point for her, she said was that the staff in the hospital started to ignore her and she started to feel like she needed to do something more radical. She declared hunger strike. Her hunger strike lasted 8 days. The letter talked about hunger strike being torture and she as it went on just became completely exhausted and eventually could no longer get out of bed. But the boy is divided for teachers. So on the 8th day of her hunger strike, she was suddenly allowed to take a COVID test, which came back negative and she was allowed to leave the hospital. And she found herself with a window to.

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"putin" Discussed on Politics: Meet Me in the Middle

Politics: Meet Me in the Middle

02:54 min | 1 year ago

"putin" Discussed on Politics: Meet Me in the Middle

"You know having a summit with putin gives him a platform but it also gave a platform for alexander valley reporters questions about navan only made putin uncomfortable. And you know president by that was one of the first things that he brought up so Come on putin was brilliant in how he diverted that question. When an american journalist asked him about his tactics of his opponent or or worse he masterfully deflected the question by claiming that the us does exactly the same thing. Bhai prosecuting the january six insurrectionists. I just thought that that was absolutely brilliant persuaded. To be honest. I thought putin in these kinds of settings is very good. He's always prepared. He is always forceful but at the same time. I saw nothing new in putin's performance. You know he's been doing this for twenty years. And i don't think he came off particularly well. This time around. I thought he was a little aggravated. And instead of making a defense about russia's position in the world every answer was an example of this kind of what aboutism sometimes in a way. That's helpful but often in a way that is a stretch for example the poisoning of your main political opponent in jailing on trumped up. Parole violation. Charges is hardly the same thing as trying to jail people who intervene to try to stop the peaceful transfer of power and the counting of ballots on style points. Putin is great on substance. Not so great. I don't think anybody was fooled. Not even the russian people were fooled but my attraction to it was the smoothness of his diverting the question because he's asked a really tough question. Should you be able to kill in jail your opponents to say here. Look what america does. He is very good in those settings. He's been doing it for a long time and he always comes prepared. He is very rarely caught off car. I'm just curious tim. What harm would it do. If the us realized that the way to putin's heart and in fact a relationship with russia is to do things that make putin look good inside russia to make him more popular to make him look like a success. To in fact be one of putin's tools to a continued rule in russia. What harm would do if we went down that path for one. This is really a question for the russian people to decide. And i would love to see the day when putin stands for election with a level playing field against his political opponents. He's not going to..

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"putin" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show

The Sean Hannity Show

04:05 min | 1 year ago

"putin" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show

"You believe. The united states is to these cyberattacks. Sean always good to be here. You know the. Us is pretty vulnerable. I do think it's important to note that we have been doing a lot. I mean the. Us government going all the way back to bush to has been focused on cybersecurity. The the level of emphasis has waxed and waned depending on geopolitical events domestic events etc. Certainly during covid for instance The focus on cybersecurity has has shifted or Wait a little bit and a matter of record that there was funding. That was bent for cybersecurity. Products in federal government was shifted over to cova response that we can make all day long whether that was right or wrong but it but it happened but to the question of whether the us vulnerable. Sure we're vulnerable. Does that mean we're the most vulnerable in the world. No i don't think so but it also means we can't protect everything at the same time and i think that's the question we really need to be asking right now. Which is you know you assume that russian criminal gangs whether operating either at the direction or the knowledge and benign consent of putin are conducting this latest wave of ransomware attacks. You'll houses benefit putin. I mean that that's the question that really needs to be asked in part because now you have. Us law enforcement intelligence agencies and others focusing on ransomware. And they're starting to shut down some gangs here and there which is good. But if you're a fan. Like i am in no dorsal joined narcos for instance watching you know. All the story of the drug kingpins in the eighties ever noticed the pattern or whatever one drug kingpin fell out of favour all the sudden. Crackdown upon by the colombian or the mexican. Whoever government suddenly got captured is putin trying to do the same thing here all of a sudden. He's got some gangs that he doesn't like once the us to do his dirty work for him or maybe be like the solar wind situation where he's going to send out all these fake messages about. Oh we're going to attack the election. There's gonna be all this information you know. There's no confidence in the election and then in reality. They didn't do very much there. They were too busy hacking the. Us government So you've got to worry about the problem of makarova's they call it. The the russian disinformation and misdirection campaigns. And you know. I feel reasonably confident. Our intelligence and law enforcement cuny's are paying attention to that but the rest of the media's gotta get on board and not just blindly assume that putin's out there to make a few million bucks from shutting down meet plain or gasoline pipeline. Because he thinks much bigger than that he was telling me he thinks billions and trillions not millions. All right quick break. We'll come back more. Brian finch and dr peter pri- on the other side eight hundred nine four one. Sean is our number. We'll get to your calls. Final half hour all right. Cancel culture woke this indoctrination schools. The mob is after any and all things conservative in any way and by the way that even applies to our friends at total twins books. These books are selling by the millions. Why because they reinforced values of american parents that they know their kids are not getting at school. They're amazing books and for kids toddlers through teenagers and anyway they look now. They're under attack. Why because they believe in entrepreneurship. Capitalism individual responsibility love america. Oh well think of the vapors anyway. Socialist magazine writing a lengthy hip piece attacking the tuttle. Twins books a heap of steaming carpet. Why because they teach freedom and liberty and responsibility. I guess wanna socialist attacks. You know you're doing something right. Millions of these books have been sold because parents love them. It is the antidote to the indoctrination. That is now institutionalized in so many of our schools your kids are gonna love it from toddler to two teenagers Just go to this website. Tuttle twins hannity dot com. That's t. u. T. t. l. e. twins hannity dot com right now and by the way they're running a sale you can get pre- workbooks as well that's titled twins hannity dot com.

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"putin" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show

The Sean Hannity Show

07:27 min | 1 year ago

"putin" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show

"Breathtaking rebecca now. A that putin putin is a hostile actor. He's evil in many ways. He's corrupt as hell but he's not stupid. And nora's president xi stupid and as evil of the iranian mullah's are. They're not stupid and the reality is they're studying this guy backwards and forwards. And they're going to. They're not going to be influenced by the media. That that ignores joe biden's cognitive weakness. I agree with you putin yes. He's all of those things that you just said but he also constantly reminds president biden That he is there not to be and this is something that actually what. I'm about to say that i heard on the Russian putin said that we're not the two lovers who are there to basically sway to each other infinite love where they are representing The interest of our countries. So there's no such thing as trust when it comes to putin he's highly trained for my kgb officer in you know how the russians viewed this summit to begin with They characterize it basically as an intelligence gathering opportunity. Russian deputy minister of foreign affairs. Gator said this. It is impossible to impose on your spy counterpart your own thought process and you interpretation of what he says but what you hear from him and the conclusions you make as a result of what the counter space spy says become food facade so he basically summed up. We're going in to quote unquote strengths than trust and mutual understanding which in russian intelligence parlance and you weigh in What that really means is a good intelligence gathering opportunity as a former intelligence officer for dia and russian-born native russian-speakers. This is what that lingo means. And scott go ahead and jump in a few comments on important point one question. I have scott is. He's now twice referred to answer questions. I'm going to get in trouble. Who can get in trouble by joe right exactly. I mean you're going to get detention. Joe you have to sit in the corner. You can not going to get your warming milk and sippy cup tonight. Or what and as you were saying as you were saying sean You're exactly right about again. The administration and the american left in the united states that they think that they're going to get a free pass from other countries leaders in other countries the same way that they get a free pass by promoting all various allies that they've put out in the united states and that's not true. In fact you know to quote another russian source. A russian think tank was writing a few days ago and they and what they were saying what was going to happen during the conference for example they wrote that joe biden will not push ukrainian topic because of certain corruption circumstances related to son. Now you gotta freeze frame. What you're saying here is there too corrupt to join nato but is zero experience on the guy that went on good morning america and was asked. What experience do you have. Energy in oil and gas none none none. I mean that's ukraine kazakhstan. That's the former first lady of Moscow so it's okay for one hundred do business with ukraine but but it's not okay for the us to do business with them. Unbelievable and twitter can kick off people who want to write about five. Biden's the crop dealings of the family but the bottom line is the russian. Chinese are very well aware of this and they use this and they used his knowledge as a way of suddenly intimidating by or the administration. Doing what they want. And why we we have to avoid these corrupting influences when we elect the president because it compromises their ability to keep us safe quick break. We'll come back more on the other side with our intel experts. Rebecca koffler and scott. You'll anger then we'll get to your calls. Eight hundred nine. Four one sean. Our number you want be a part of the program and we got a great hannity nine eastern tonight. Donald trump will be calling in among our many guests. Quick break right back. We'll continue all right. You've tried it all. It's not getting better. you don't sleep. Well which makes you irritable on edge all day then. There are other days when you just down. Nothing feels too good. Nothing feels right. It's not your fault. There's a lot going on around the world. Now if you're into natural healthy alternatives to pharmaceuticals you're gonna love cb distillery now. They are america's trusted source for all cbd products. And they created a breakthrough compound. It's called cb n now when you combine it with cbd interacts with our regulatory system responsible for sleep emotional response discomfort perception inflammation and even memory. Now the bottom line is this is a natural alternative and with over two million customers and money back guarantee and no prescription required while c. b. distillery. They're the people i trust just go to. Cb distillery dot com enter the promo code patriot. You get a huge introductory discount. Enter the promo code patriot. Not available idaho iowa or south dakota with our intelligence experts. Rebecca koffler scott. You'll anger let me go back to rebecca. Then i'll ask the same question. So when i was in singapore i was warned by top intelligence officials that that that the chinese in the case of singapore more helsinki more of the case the russians that it was not ninety nine percent it was one hundred percent likely that those intelligence agencies from these countries knew i had a relationship with donald trump and that they said to me i would be monitored every second i was there. Is that true rebecca. I would say a hundred and twenty percent sean. They said people that work in the hotel they will be spies. They said people he said. If you get a burner phone they'll find it. That's what i was being told. Russian intelligence is va tracks all of. Us you know sort of People who are connected all over the world not just in moscow but they watch very very closely because that's how they developed and nuanced understanding of the american psyche and also of the relationships between our Business and political leaders. All of that information is ultimately fed into the doctrine and into strategy that was developed based on putin's orders that is precisely why they launched the the tax cyber attacks. Because they understand that. We're not going to respond because we have demonstrated. Unwillingly.

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"putin" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show

The Sean Hannity Show

08:13 min | 1 year ago

"putin" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show

"Look. It's so embarrassing to i think. I think it's embarrassing. It's such a sign of weakness. That joe biden. The reality is his team probably politically probably in the best answers interest of the country. It's not good for joe to stand on a podium and have a joint press conference with vladimir putin who will publicly humiliate him. 'cause he's not up to the task the problem is is. They all knew that before he ever gotten this race. And it's only gotten worse not better over time. And that is now a a real clear present problem for the united states to say the least anyway appeared to be holding another one of his cheat. Sheet said some it with vladimir and he seemed to be hiding the notes from putin Putin's not stupid. He's evil but he's not stupid so hostile regime a hostile actor but again he's not stupid president cheese evil but he's not stupid same with the iranian mullah's. I don't trust any of them. As far as i can throw them and they have long assessed. Joe biden's cognitive issues long before this this shortened summit. It didn't go on as long as they said it was going to go on. And joe just doesn't have the mental alertness and capacity to stand next to putin do a joint presser and i think the other thing is. They was probably a great fear among his team. That joe would probably stick to the talking points that were probably even written before they left washington and say this happened. This happened and this happened. And this happened if it didn't happen Would he would be probably corrected immediately by vladimir putin. Who's listening to it. So they couldn't put joe in that position either. Because you know now we have to make every decision and and filter it through the prism of you know cognitive weaknesses There was a testy moment. Where biden got combative. With the cnn reporter caitlin collins and he wrapped up his press conference. Why why are you so competent. He'll change his behavior. Collins asked and here's what happened behavior mr president under the strip. I said we'll pay for the wall. Relaxed research world confident. Just dating back then give cast has not changed press conference housing civil our. He denied any involvement in cybercash. You advise use. This guy used to say of nick. So how does that help a constructed me as understand that if you don't understand that you're in the wrong business. I mean he's just a jackass. And i'm not really standing up for the cnn reporter. I mean that's how they treated trump every second every minute every hour of every day at one point we'll get to the slater biden. Actually say oh. I don't think putin tested me with cyber-attacks. I'm like how stupid are you. Of course these are rushing sanctioned attacks or else they wouldn't happen we'll get to this later in the program we have we. We have cyber experts. That will join us. You know these guys are watching all of this. And they're scared to death because they know that we have a a major national security vulnerability and now we got a president. That's in denial are commerce. Secretary is actually saying cyber attacks here to stay and they will intensify. That's not an answer to what is a real problem. I mean it's it's pretty unbelievable and it's now pretty clear why the press conference couldn't be held jointly which historically usually happens because the comparisons would be devastating but then he goes. Aol awol. he's gone. Joe is two and a half hours late yesterday. Still haven't gotten a reason for that missing in action moment anyway. He gives putin a clear field to attack. America on the world stage again and again and again putin at forty five minutes to beam. What was just nothing. But anti-american propaganda into homes and businesses all across the globe. This worked in his favour unobstructed. And not that. Joe would have stood up for us anyway. Not that he's capable of even standing up for us unobstructed by an opposing response. You know somebody made a comment. Well hannity you know. It sounds like you're not cheering for america said. No i'm i'm i feel awful that this is this is the mess that this country is in right now because weakness is not going to end. Well it's not going to be good for the united states. We the american people and it's not going to be good for the world either so not facing reality is not something that i'm capable of doing. You know you think about this. You know all of the three long years of trump russia collusion nothing but manufactured conspiracy theories one after another after another the unholy alliance. The democratic party the media mob big tech. It went on for years. And what do we find out what what was the reality of. It is the only people in two thousand sixteen that colluded with russia and by the way ukraine was the dnc and hillary clinton. They bought the russian. Disinformation dirty dossier. They they they leaked the dossier they wanted. America to believe that donald trump was compromised by putin and was at the ritz carlton in moscow with hookers peeing on his bed. That's the crap they peddled and this went on for three years and they and and we ever heard a correction. No nothing they ever going to correct the record never and then the big ukraine line. I couldn't believe my ears yesterday. I hear joe biden literally say ukraine is to corrupt join. Nato and i'm like hold on a second. We show two weeks ago. He had said. I'd never had any conversations with my son hunter about his foreign business dealings. Okay then we have joe on tape. You're not getting a billion. I should fire. The prosecutor was investigating zero experience hunter in the millions that he made and son of a b. They fired him. They ukraine wanted the billion dollars. That's a quid pro quo and how is it. Somebody with no experience gets millions of dollars magid if they last name with trump but then we got kazakhstan and their olive guards. Feeding money to one hundred. This has name. If you don't have experience and the only reason by your own recognition you have no experience. Oil energy gas or ukraine. Why do you think they chose. You won't know fathers in charge. Ukrainian possibly probably well. Yeah that's the reason it's called pay to play. It's called buying access. It has a name and it's the heart of corruption. But according to joe in the media nothing wrong ever happened. All joe denied ever talking to his son about any of his foreign business dealings now. We got pictures. We got evidence of joe as vice president having dinners with hunters foreign business associates and partners. I mean it is unbelievable corruption. You know the the idea that ukraine is too corrupt to join nato but it wasn't too.

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"putin" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"putin" Discussed on PRI's The World

"From his personal psychology he thing that some healy that position it would be extremely <unk> because dictatorships. Nobody can ensure he's propaganda lives lissi. Marta rose in is that true. I mean could putin's life be in danger if he leaves his rule in russia. We don't know for sure putin may have well been thinking about this early on when he extended protections to yeltsin jason and his family in the nineties. It seems that every action putin makes extremely calculated right like his favorite sport judo right like in judo. There's been speculation about what he might do. After his presidential term ends and twenty twenty four maybe in five years he'll resign and announce a successor one of his friends end or he could choose to somehow remove limits on the president post or remove it altogether so that he could stay in power longer as prime minister and remember marco well. He remains popular in russia so you showed us how the relationship between russia in the u._s. deteriorated since george w bush but trump speaks even more warmly family of putin than bush i am i mean isn't the relationship improving in some ways i think putin was hoping for that but he still doesn't really understand the united states and government airman here there are irreversible wounds with russia and even if trump can look past putin's human rights abuses and war crimes congress can't and that might be a detail that he overlooked as under illarionov told me it might be too late for putin to ever understand the west and vice versa the world's lucie modern roseanne. Thank you very much for this. Thanks marco. We've got a timeline of major events from putin's twenty years in power at the world dot o._r._g. A handwritten written sign on a bedsheet read sorry for the inconvenience we are fighting for the future of our.

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"putin" Discussed on Trumpcast

Trumpcast

04:09 min | 3 years ago

"putin" Discussed on Trumpcast

"And the way he understands corruption there and the mafia and the way he has described it, I think is really apt which is that basically Putin is not Putin himself putting the head of the Putin clan. And there's various clans constantly battling for resources and power in the capital on throughout Russia and as the head of the head clan. He's kind of like a blackjack dealer who keeps the various parties under control keeps one guy from winning too much. Another guy from losing too much and keeps everybody in the game for long enough. So that the house always wins. And I think that it's something that Americans don't really understand. They imagine a hierarchical system in part because of what Putin has put out there. The vertical of power, which is very real. Also, far more disorganized than we imagine and former clan based and with far more internet scene warfares than we imagine instinct about that is that very common experience in life is that as you get older, and as you come to have certain kinds of positions of the follow to some. You'll faulty you realize how much less commanding heights new imagine you've run for president of your high school glee club. And you think you can determine everything and suddenly realize constrain always from constituencies and in Bienvenidos tell you what to do. And I'm not sure that it's so different to be present of United States. Learn something about your high school. I have no seeing talent whatsoever. Club is utterly imaginary. But I think that's true of congressman. It's true of senators and at one, you know, when we look at Russia as you're saying, we imagining somebody who doesn't have those kinds of constraints who can have people killed who can make an unmake fortunes. And so we think of somebody who has deep sense of agency. But he's a top assistant. He gets to. What to do? But I guess another way of looking at it as that. Yeah. He's at the top of the system, but it gives them a lot of power and a lot of prerogatives, but he's still a part of a system, and he's actually incapable of changing system in any kind of where and if you tried to he would be toppled immediately. Where do you think you falls on the spectrum from actually sort of powerful to sort of being constrained on a combination of the two when it's always kind of an interplay between these two dynamics of having the immense power that you have as the head of an authoritarian system. But also as a hostage of a highly personalized system that you yourself created and one example of that is, you know, all the talk in Moscow now is what happens next Putin is now a year into his last constitutionally legal last term which runs out in twenty twenty four if he makes it to that milestone to twenty twenty four what happens next does he change the constitution and stay in power. Does he handed off to a handpicked successor? And who would that successor being which plan would he be from? And it would definitely be a heat. What happens if he dies tomorrow, you know, he has a heart attack or stroke, the way Stalin did and just drops dead. What happens or is he going to try to retire? Some of the rumors I heard on this last trip to Moscow where he's kind of tired, and he'd like to retire and enjoy his money, but can he and would anybody guarantee him safety and the use of the riches that he's plundered while in office and in a way, he should be skeptical of that. Because if I'm understanding this, right? He was the handpicked successor of Yeltsin and his crew and Vefah would we can trust Putin. He is going to be basically doing our bidding and tons out that he didn't right. Correct. On the other hand, he was very good successor Yeltsin, and he promised Yeltsin that he would not touch him. He guaranteed Yeltsin's physical safety, and he promised that he would never go after the plundered fortune that the. And family had amassed. And he to this day has kept his word. He has not gone after the Yeltsin family, though, he would have had ample reason to do. So. And the question is can he find such a successor for himself? There was the experiment would meet him from two thousand nine to two thousand twelve but failed allowed NATO to intervene in Libya, and that ended with a very public lynching of.

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"putin" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

12:50 min | 3 years ago

"putin" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Putin and you cheer for it's impossible when you read this you realize that he's up against a world that he didn't create and he's trying to solve it for his own advancement and his colleagues are trying to solve the same world. In fact, I don't see Putin as a warlord I see him as a chief of staff for somebody who doesn't quite exist. Kind of like the missing Sar. He's putting back together all of the property and all the king's men who fell apart in the eighty years of the Soviet state which had become the word is sclerotic leave it there, inactive dysfunctional Putin is constructing this and he's moving through till he gets to Yeltsin's administration. The second term this is in the late nineties, and Vladimir Putin sees as no one else does because he's right there. He becomes a very important assistant Yeltsin that the family is is inept, in fact, they've they've completely exhausted. Everybody's ability to make excuses for them. Was Yeltsin the only one who saw that was he the one who is in the best position to take advantage of the carrot. When when we're talking we're talking about whether Putin size. Yes. Putin see the dysfunction of the family and did he c-? He could take advantage of it. Yes. I think so I I he became the kind of right hand person to Yeltsin's daughter, and they used to sit together people report that they were always seen together. She would be his emissary and trying to get enemies to resign and so forth. So she she increasingly relied on Putin. You know, very sober person. Somebody who had some influence with her father together they would shape his decisions and the third person in that trio was bears off the oligarch at the time. So it's Tatyana Dyachenko. That's the daughter Boris Berezovsky. And then Putin again, he's in the Butler role. He's in the chiefs. Staff role. He's in the fixer all go to go to go to what they call him. Volodia go to Volodia he'll take care of it. That's right. That's right. He he'll fix it. And and by this time of checks, the mayor of ups and Petersburg had fled to Paris with Houghton help. And so there was that they that Putin didn't let down turn in Chuck, and he's not going to let us down. There's a real fear of imprisonment in this inner group of of of China, and Yeltsin real fear that people could rise up. So there was fear for their personal safety and for the future of their money. And of course, there's excuse very interested in that insecure in his own wealth as well talking about the money. There's a wonderful term for a state like Russia the rent here state classic rents here state. But I like another term that a colleague of yours admires. What is he calls? It a mobile. Capital flight. Yes, that's what it is everybody in Russia who has money is always aware that at any moment, they could show up at the door and you'll never get access to your money. So they keep moving it overseas. Wherever wherever they think, it's safest. Yeah. Mobile capital flight cast. Yeah. It's a great term. I think and and you know, the money is just flooding out of Russia, though, the whole time raw materials rare earth metals any anything that had a value abroad. The gold. Reserve just disappear. So everybody was involved in this. And and Putin was making it possible. He wasn't he. Yes, he was acquiring very good stereos. And yes, he liked to take vacations, and and apparently he and his wife were not on the best of terms patina. She was getting good jobs that brought money extra money into the family. But he was the the servant to the really rich. People who needed access to overseas accounts are needed people to cover up for them. Right. I don't think that Putin ever worked because they needed money. I think that she she worked because she was a connection to his business interests. Let's focus on Barra's off skate because Baranovsky now deceased under what you'd have to say cloudy circumstances said to have committed suicide by himself in a mansion in London without leaving a note. But there again, that's the mystery of Russia for the last thousand years Barisan ski regarded Putin. How? There's Ascii rebar regarded Putin first of all as his savior. He's sought. He came to the United States had a meeting with Strobe Talbott and said, there's this guy Putin he's going to continue privatization. He's he's very, you know, he's going to stabilize the country is going to work with a west and so forth at the same time within one week of Putin coming to power bears off is on record is saying what saying what have we done? We've let the back Colonel and within one week in two thousand. So he he he did not understand that Putin was playing a double game that he was saying that he would assure privatization and the wealth of the one hand while reassuring his own up and coming the guards that there was going to read it re be a redistribution of wealth away from the nineties all the cards to his own people. It's august. Nine hundred ninety nine by Yeltsin is incapable of managing the the disasters. The crises across Russia, especially Chechnya Chechnya remains unconquered. There's an incursion into Dagestan, which is all this is all Caucasus has has to do with the the rising of the Islamic the Islamist elephants in the Caucasus. But you can't see that clearly in one thousand nine hundred nine Putin takes command as prime minister to fight the Chechen war, and he makes promises to the American to the Russian people. Do they believe him? Oh, yeah. Absolutely. I mean, he wrote into power on a renewed Chechen war, and many people would say in the evidence is is presented in the book that that war was, you know, the tail wagging the dog that it was decided that in order to get themselves elected that they needed a small successful war. So one was purchased and Chechen leaders. I mean, there's corruption on all sides, right? Chechen leaders where obliging, and they they started this whole thing between August thirty first and September sixteenth. Correct. Me professor of I get this wrong. Five bombs. Go off several of them in sleeping residents around Moscow around the ring highway, hundreds of people die. That's blamed on Chechnya. You prevent you present evidence this very carefully worked through by journalists. Some of whom are no longer with us the demonstrate that this was a false flag operation run by the FSP or some version of the FSP. Right. I I I focus really on the one case of the bomb that didn't go off because there was one bomb in a city called Ryazan that didn't go off panicked and careful residents noticed trouble. And they ultimately were able to defuse the bomb. See what the bomb was made of they'd saw who brought the bomb. They even arrested tree FSP officials, and do we at this point have evidence that links that to Putin to the apparatus this was a lot of turmoil. This point Yeltsin was incapable was there a larger apparatus besides Putin could have run this. Well, I think what all one can say is that Putin was head of the F B when these operations had been implant that's pretty effective. Let's go to becoming acting president of December Russia's in a panic. Now, we had the the currency collapsed in ninety eight. And Putin, and Yeltsin is drinking noticeably in public, especially when visits Washington there are lots of excuses. The family is plundering there. Lots of there are lots of details here, but they're plundering the state their extravagant acting president December thirty first nineteen ninety nine and he's almost confessional. When he takes over this rain. He tells himself he calls Russia. The idea an alloy, what's he talking about? He's talking about this is an indecember. He he he gives a millennial address. And he's talking about the need for the ancient values of Russia. The desire for unity community, of course, ideas of the Russian soul, and so forth and orthodoxy to be mixed with western desire to be part of the west be modern modern, especially so you talking about an alloy there. He's not talking about democracy, though. No, he's talking about something. We don't have a name for it. Do we Karen I couldn't find one, and although they used the word democracy, and then they'll qualified a little bit just turn the page a little bit. Let's go to the election. It's March of two thousand at this point won't debate. Anybody he just is going to run on the idea of a unified state by state. I need to ask you, professor. He means a lot a much more powerful state than we've ever had in the United States is my reading is that fair. Oh, absolutely. You know, the the thing is. The Russian leaders they have a country, which is eleven time zones wide. So if we left New York today and flew we get to Indian and we'd still be in Russia. You know, it's a massive operation. And so they they have this belief that it can only be done through central control. We might actually completely disagree with that. But that's not their view that central control is critical in the problem of the nineties was the state was collapsing subject is February of two thousand right before Putin's elected Boers and Barisan ski will flee later that year. But there's an event in between that becomes important to understand. Why Putin will turn on the media? It's kursk. What happens professor? Well, in in Kursk, there was a a nuclear powered submarine that was hit by a torpedo. From its own misfire. This is a brand new submarine in the northern fleet in was being taken out for trials. Yes. Just launched a torpedo that the west had never seen. So I think it was very interesting experience exercise for everybody. And this submarine loaded with young men went to the bottom of the Barents Sea the northern most see while Putin was in his doctor in Sochi. Yes. He was in the south water skiing. So, you know, the imagery was couldn't have been worse, and it took him days to to realize that he needed to go back to Moscow to be in charge of of this crisis. I mean, it was a it was an example of the most unbelievable misstep on his part. But at the same time the opposition media was playing the contrast between these two events it really finished it for him. In terms of the media, right? They blamed the Dagestani as they blame the US. They blamed the minister of then blamed everybody, they they're very good at blame shifting and Putin. Looks to have acknowledged afterwards that he might have handled it better. He looks at almost well, not quite apologetic. But certainly he was learning on the job is that when he turns on the media after cars, right? I mean, I think it's very typical of Putin that his view is that if something goes wrong for him. It's the problem of PR. You know, it's not it's not anything fundamental. How could it be? You know? As he said when talking about Kursk, I I have the same command and control capability, and so cheap that I do in Moscow. But it looked at what he didn't focus on is. Why there was there was no rescue capability in the Russian fleet. Karen do wish the book is Putin's Cup talk. Kleptocracy who owns Russia.

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