Kyiv Post Classics Russia’s war against Ukraine Posted on May 9 at 7:11 am
Participants dance during the Victory waltz flashmob in Moscow on May 8, 2021, on the eve of Victory Day. – Russia will celebrate on May 9 the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany during World War II (Photo by Natalia KOLESNIKOVA / AFP)
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Russia is delving into a kind of neo-Orthodox kleptocratic fascism as it obsessively celebrates a victory over fascism that a different country achieved more than seven decades ago.
As things gradually become terrible, you often hear in Russia how people denounce the loss of freedom: we had our chance to build a Western-style democracy, but we were too complacent, we believed too easily that we did not there was a way back and we allowed Vladimir Putin to clean up Russian opposition politics and establish a dictatorship.