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.”

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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.