Vladimir Putin’s Terrifying Alternate History

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2024
From The Right
Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Kremlin via Reuters

By all accounts, Russian president Vladimir Putin is obsessed with history. That was apparent in Putin’s two-hour-long interview with former Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson.

Russia’s autocratic president spent the first hour dragging his interlocutor along a languid tour of Russia’s history, beginning at the first East Slavic state in 862 and continuing into the modern era, with many detours along the way. Just as he did at the outset of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Putin dwelled on Kyivan Rus, the Tartar Yoke, the Grand Duchy of Muscovy,...

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