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The Exchange: The myth of Putin

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 02:50

Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov explains to Jeffrey Goldfarb how President Vladimir Putin maintains popular support in Russia.

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We get a -- needs more aggressive. I'm more unpredictable he's foreign policy. Women did he do to one man dictatorship. The man who made it clear he would like to stay in -- for us he's life. Russian economy's weak and is getting weaker. But you know Russia is too -- and the military. -- or we is that nuclear weapons so when you combine all those factors. You understand that Putin has -- Nothing -- but it's sort of nationalist ideology and aggressive foreign policy to justify he's staying in -- for the Russian people. But -- the rest of the company's weakening and it's a little bit counterintuitive in terms of you know the rules falling inflation is up oil prices are coming down why is that why does that make him. More dangerous enough I think. Because he has no more arguments Russian people every dictator and needs to come up ways was -- feet. How old mythology. And he's already powerful almost fifty GX. Wants to stay there indefinitely so and -- Crimea eastern Ukraine and potentially other parts listen if you do and and a whole theme all -- Russian civilization of cozying you know the the decadent west did it was already -- -- And you know -- weak economy that makes more dangerous because. We get a car needs more aggressive. I'm more unpredictable he's foreign policy become. I think what can you give you credit for staying in parts along I mean income -- -- -- Russia we so many different groups. Running the country on the -- Boris Yeltsin outcome didn't. Taking it or the full control and eventually joining. Confuse people democracies. With -- how -- during come from the Yeltsin you don't want party dictatorship for an eventual 21 of the dictatorship. -- quote certain skills. Now as for his foreign policy. I don't -- as a specific strategy. I physically able to stay -- power and heat. You know reportedly stick what will push for people to attack actors or is it just a deep economic recession is -- -- -- a fact it was because people just propaganda. Which is successful now 24/7. Russian mass media. Has been telling stories about great Russia and about Putin -- be grateful to the invincible. Come to net. Would collect the Russian lands. But it's it's much from the surface and it's it -- -- leaked. What is important is the message of strikes that we -- there is essential people believed it. We believe that Russia must retreat not only from a secret but also a great idea because in the national previous must be respected. The strengths of the message and certain actions to demonstrate that the -- in Europe and America SE -- about pushing Russia back.

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The Exchange: The myth of Putin

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 02:50