Vladimir Putin, the President of the largest kleptocracy in the world is still actively invading Ukraine, through their eastern region, Donbas, in what is “one of the most heavily-militarized areas on Earth” (according to Vox). As of now, this war displaced more than 1.6 million people and killed more than 10,000.
The corrupt nature of Putin is simply undeniable. His fans are as blind as the German Church was to Hitler’s atrocities in the 20th-century. Anyone rightfully calling out Putin’s kleptocracy in Russia is the modern-day Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and should be championed as such. Garry Kasparov, Chess GM , and active critic of Putin, actually compares the seeming ambivalence of the West (NATO, and the UN) to Neville Chamberlain’s pacifism before the start of WW2. In Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped, Kasparov writes,
“The failure to defend Ukraine today is the failure of the Allies to defend Czechoslovakia in 1938.”
Putin, who Heidi Blake tastefully calls the “creature of the totalitarian Soviet security state” in her book From Russia With Blood has repeatedly killed dissenting politicians, journalists, campaigners, defectors, investigators, and critics (11–2). In Putin’s Russia, but even abroad (most notable of which is London and Oxfordshire), critics are gunned down on bridges, poisoned in the parks, hit by cars in the streets, thrown out of windows from their homes, and blown up. Putin has done it all since day one of his presidency.
The Genesis: The Bombing of Moscow
It started in 1999, where bombings in Moscow were blamed on Chechnyan rebels which provoked Putin to launch a horrific bomb-raid of the Chechen capital, killing tens of thousands of civilians. This act of war only solidified Putin’s popularity ratings with the Russian people because of the propagandizing machine Putin put in place. Today, it is known that these bombs in Moscow were planted by the FSB, which Putin put into…