Kremlin: Brexit Is Like Soviet Breakup

Brussels 2016 = Moscow 1991?

The last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, previously said:

The most puzzling development in politics during the last decade is the apparent determination of Western European leaders to re-create the Soviet Union in Western Europe.

And in the wake of Brexit, today’s Kremlin said much the same thing:

It’s obvious that the U.K. is going through a “turbulent, confusing and unpredictable period,” Dmitry Peskov [Vladimir Putin’s spokesman] told reporters on a conference call Monday. Russia “has gone through the collapse of the Soviet Union and many generations clearly remember the period of the Soviet collapse, that period of uncertainty.”


The USSR was dissolved in December 1991, more than 18 months after Lithuania led the Baltic republics in declaring independence.

Given that the Soviet Union was anti-democratic and authoritarian, and that EU appears to be pushing to destroy the sovereignty of individual European nations, the analogy might not be that far off.

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  • Okolo

    Just another stupid article; the elites that created the EU are the same ones behind Brexit: a carefully designed change of events seeking the same goal (control of the masses).

    The elites know how to handle the ignorant and gullible masses.

    • ArtBell

      You may be correct. I was thinking Brexit would be the fall guy for the inevitable banking collapse.

    • Randa Jaza

      Thing is, this collapse will be so total it won’t matter who caused it.

      I beg to differ with you about the elites ~ they have lost control and this is just the first breaking point. So much more to come. The boat won’t be steadied by bailouts this time because I don’t think they can paper over this time.

      The pain is going to be severe, worse for the elites than they could ever imagine. Us common folk, we’re used to pain.