Domestic Politics Driving Putin Policy in Ukraine
March 2, 2014 - 11:40 am
Thankfully, from Putin’s point of view, he doesn’t have to deal with anti-war protestors:
The patriotic mood has caught on. For every dissenter wondering whether this is the worst thing Russia could do since it crushed opposition in Czechoslovakia in 1968, there are dozens more who say the West is fomenting violence.
Near Red Square and the Defense Ministry in Moscow on Sunday, a few hundred protesters waved banners calling for “No War”. Dozens were detained.
But their numbers could not match the thousands who turned out for a demonstration for the “defense of the Ukrainian people” in central Moscow.
“Fascism will not win,” the protesters chanted. “Crimea is Russia. We are for Russian unity.”
Still fighting the Nazis after all these years.