A great euphoria followed the demise of the Soviet-Bear; Democracy & Capitalism worked and Russia would be its next great success story, or so it was hoped.
Western interests (piranha) flooded Russia and began to apportion and reposition its resources at will. Putin, an A-plus student of the West, with an intractable sense of national-reverence willing to repudiate at all costs the raping and pillaging of his Russia. The Russian recovery, from nearly 4 generations of Stalin’s brand of Marxism, is quite a remarkable statement of resolve. With its star pupil employing many of the tools once considered inseparable components of the American Ideal and he’s accomplished this without leveraging his Nations resources to western-plague.
Where did Putin go wrong? Simple: His unwillingness to leverage his Nations resource, to the western-plague, has been deemed unacceptable and that’s all there is to say about that!
Curtis C. Greco, Founder