Monday, September 17, 2012

The New Stalin...

Now that President Vladimir Putin has firmly aligned the government with the Russian Orthodox Church, he has moved on to create a new burden for the nation: A program to re-industrialize the country. Speaking on Aug. 31 to a Security Council meeting on the military-industrial complex, Putin said: “Over the past 30 years, our defense companies have missed out on several modernization cycles for a number of reasons — above all, chronic financing shortages. … In short, we will have to modernize the entire defense industry … and carry out the same kind of comprehensive and powerful modernization drive that was achieved in the 1930s.”
A frightening and well thought out editorial in the St. Petersburg Times by Alexander Golts.  Give it a read.

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