Does Russian President Putin Want To Restore The Soviet Union?

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RT: US believes Putin wants to restore Soviet Union – Blinken  

America’s top diplomat makes sweeping claim ahead of security negotiations  

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that Russia is eyeing restoration of the Soviet Union, which is, in his opinion, “unacceptable” and should be addressed. He offered no evidence to support his assertion. 

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that Russia is eyeing restoration of the Soviet Union, which is, in his opinion, “unacceptable” and should be addressed. In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Blinken was asked if he agreed with former secretary of defense Leon Panetta, who once said that Russian President Vladimir Putin was driven by a desire to restore the old USSR. 

I think that’s right, I think that’s one of President Putin’s objectives, and it is to re-exert a sphere of influence over countries that previously were part of the Soviet Union,” Blinken replied.  

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WNU Editor: President Putin may wish the restoration of the former Soviet Union, but he is not a dreamer. Even the people that I know in Russia who wish the former Soviet Union never broke up have accepted the fact that the Soviet Union will never come back. 

But it is more than that.

Among my own family/friends/and contacts in Russia (and I dare say most Russians) …. no one wants to accept these former Soviet states back into a hypothetical reconstituted Russian Federation. This includes Belarus and the Russian dominated regions in the Ukraine, Baltic states, and other border regions.