The Stalinisation of Russia | Curio

The Stalinisation of Russia

9 mins | Mar 14, 2022

As it sinks in that he cannot win in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin is resorting to repression at home. The Economist reflects on why “when Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine, he dreamed of restoring the glory of the Russian empire. He has ended up restoring the terror of Josef Stalin. That is not only because he has unleashed the most violent act of unprovoked aggression in Europe since 1939, but also because, as a result, he is turning himself into a dictator at home — a 21st-century Stalin, resorting as never before to lies, violence and paranoia.”

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