Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Putin Using Salami Tactics to Destroy Republics, Sabirov Says
Staunton, February 18 – The Kremlin is well aware that there would be mass protests if it sought to abolish the non-Russian republics all at once as LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky proposes; and consequently, Shamil Sabirov says, it has adopted a salami tactic approach one in which many will not see that each move is a step to the same end.
Non-Russians need to recognize how each of these moves fits into this overall plan and take steps to raise the costs to Moscow of taking any one of them, the Tatar analyst says. If they fail to do so, Vladimir Putin may succeed in destroying the republics at relatively low cost to him (idelreal.org/a/29777071.html). Read more