"It's time to fight back": German expert spoke about Putin's motto


There should be no more illusions in Russia about a Europe where Moscow was wrong. The “great turning point” has come, it is designed to show the head of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, that he was wrong about the West, considering it toothless. Thomas Jaeger, a professor at the University of Cologne, writes about this in his article for the German edition of Focus.


As a well-known political expert notes, the driving force behind Vladimir Putin's actions is a historic event that the Russian president calls "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the XNUMXth century", that is, the collapse of the Soviet Union. This geopolitical shift in world history was analyzed not only in the United States or China, but also in Russia itself, and not only to prevent it in the modern version, but also to reverse the consequences of the collapse.

Putin begins to win back the lost. And the fact that the leader of Russia has recently identified himself with Tsar Peter the Great only confirms this assumption.

Yager is sure.

The Soviet Union fell without serious resistance, and looking at Russian history, Putin may have concluded that the real reason for the collapse of the empire was a lack of will to use superior force. From here, obviously, comes an important task - protecting the integrity and strength of the country at any cost: that is why the use of military force and coercion has become quite logical for Putin, the expert believes.

From this point of view, the lesson of recent Russian-Soviet history is that in revolutions, wars and upheavals, those who used the most ruthless and brutal force won, and those who shied away from using it lost states.

- writes an expert.

According to Yager, nuclear weapons are the only means of force left to Russia. However, the hypothetical application or the onset of a critical moment for its application will mean that Russia has reached the peak of escalation and it is no longer possible to further increase the degree of confrontation.

In order to somehow justify the use of the most severe methods, both in internal and external policy, Putin adheres to the motto "it's time to fight back." In other words, such a slogan emphasizes the nature of the response to historical challenges. Although, of course, Yager himself directly hints that the Kremlin "always attacked" first in recent history.

In any case, the assertion that the preservation of the empire justifies any of its own sacrifices, as well as the suffering of other people and peoples, is firmly rooted in the Russian Federation, Yager believes. Unfortunately, this logic also applies to the current attempt to restore the Russian Empire, the expert concluded.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 24 June 2022 10: 56
    -8
    Putin, for the sake of friendship with the West, destroyed his industry, engineering, machine tool building, electronics. And they call it "that he was wrong about the West" ??? Serdyukov closed military schools with Putin's blessing. Now the generals are fighting on attack aircraft. And this is also a mistake? Isn't the ruler who compares himself with Peter the Great too many mistakes?
    1. All sorts of Chubais and Gaidars destroyed the Soviet industrial complex even before Putin, there is no need to slander
      1. ont65 Offline ont65
        ont65 (Oleg) 28 June 2022 00: 47
        0
        When this happened, Putin was at first in the wings of one of the bosses, and there he himself took part in the "restructuring" of the country in the way that its ideologists taught while sitting in the presidential administration. Together with the rest, the West functioned together according to the principle of our everything, and the communists-byaki disfigured the wonderful country of the king of the martyr and French rolls. All this was. And the veterans who are now being honored were vilified, and those sometimes looked for food at garbage cans. Putin, who has gone through different times, has enough different faces.
    2. opportunist Offline opportunist
      opportunist (dim) 25 June 2022 10: 12
      +1
      the pro-Western liberal lobby destroyed our economy and all those who took all their property abroad from the stolen state money
  2. Chukchi farm worker (Chukchi farm worker) 24 June 2022 11: 08
    +3
    This is not an expert, but a hat. Gained by ad, fools.
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 24 June 2022 11: 25
    +1
    The collapse of the Soviet Union was a geopolitical shift in world history, but its collapse confirmed the correctness of V.I. Lenin and the signs of a revolutionary situation he formulated.
    The collapse of the USSR prompted the PRC to rethink the theory of Marxism and the Soviet model, to return to the Leninist principles of building socialism in relation to its history, traditions, social structure, time and conditions.
    Many people regret the collapse of the USSR, especially people of the older generation, who did not receive any dividends from this and, in fact, turned out to be deceived in their expectations.
    The restoration of the USSR is impossible, and V.V. Putin has spoken about this thousands of times, and every time expert political scientists like this Jager appear who attribute their delusional fabrications to V.V. Putin.
    The restoration of the USSR is impossible because in each of the post-Soviet state formations the social system has changed, all proletarian institutions have been liquidated, and the proletariat itself has been declassed, a class of large owners has appeared, and people have become an ordinary commodity that is sold wholesale and retail, as in all “democratic” state formations of the West.
    The policy of the Russian Federation is similar to that of China in the sense that the Russian Federation is ready for mutually beneficial cooperation with all state entities, regardless of their state structure and form of government, which greatly distinguishes the Russian Federation from the USSR, where cooperation was part of international solidarity, fraternal assistance and the promotion of socialism. Now the Russian Federation has nothing to promote and it all comes down to money.
  4. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 24 June 2022 14: 19
    +2
    The “great turning point” has come, it is designed to show the head of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, that he was wrong about the West, considering it toothless.

    What kind of teeth can slaves have that lie completely under the Anglo-Saxons? Putin was mistaken in that until the last he hoped that the West would reciprocate, would respect Russia as Russia respected the West. But he was greatly mistaken in this. Everything else that this foreign author writes is complete crap that makes you sick.
  5. GIS Offline GIS
    GIS (Ildus) 24 June 2022 17: 07
    0
    According to Yager, nuclear weapons are the only means of force left to Russia. However, the hypothetical application or the onset of a critical moment for its application will mean that Russia has reached the peak of escalation and it is no longer possible to further increase the degree of confrontation.

    this is lasharraaa. cuts you to the root, chopping off only gas and oil, RV will force you into a sic pose, and chopping off EVERYTHING (from fertilizers to high-tech products) and then I don’t even know what you eat there, you will drink and sing ...
  6. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 24 June 2022 19: 32
    +1
    Putin is not Gorbachev. Softness and stupidity are over.
  7. etsaaa .... Putin simply re-sets the suit of Russia, and getting out from under the racks into raised ones is very difficult!
  8. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
    Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 25 June 2022 10: 29
    +3
    The West and Russia have a different mentality, and the moral outlook does not coincide, and although the religion is the same, the paths are different. And the West will always hate Russia to the bone.