Paul R. Gregory's writings on Russia, the world economy, and other matters that he finds of interest.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Putin Hasn't Lost Touch With 'His' Reality. Welcome To KGB Russia
Putin’s unchanging KGB script dates back to Stalin’s annihilations and deportation of whole nationalities in the 1930s and State Security head, Ivan Serov’s, razing of Eastern Europe. The model remains the same: Armored trucks and troops arrive out of nowhere, invited by some shadowy local organization. They take control of strategic facilities and communications, and announce a new regime elected by popular acclaim and cheered on by grateful residents organized by KGB operatives.