Times , Carr wrote to me at the home of Country Email List this person, whom she had never mentioned, instead of writing to my Oxford address. That was another one of her little jokes, I suppose, a way of saying, "My spies know Country Email List where you are." I would like to ask you now about some questions related to the current situation in Russia and, in particular, about the way in which the Soviet process is thought of in contemporary politics. Vladimir Putin usually defends some aspects of the ussr , but Country Email List despises the October Revolution (to the point that its 10 0th anniversary was not celebrated in 2017 ).
He seems to see the Revolution and Country Email List Lenin as generators of chaos and disintegration. Where would you place Putin ideologically and from your reading of Russian history? Putin once defined himself as a "pure and completely successful Country Email List product of Soviet patriotic education." Even with the dose of irony in the expression, there is a lot of truth in it. Of course, it is evident that on Lenin he departed quite a bit from what he was taught, but on Stalin he stayed on the same axis. In Country Email List order to have a perspective of Putin's ideas about the Russian.
Revolution, it is indeed convenient to Country Email List observe his opinions in the debates in the face of the celebrations of the centenary of the Revolution – celebrations that ultimately did not take place. In that context of 2017, Putin Country Email List said that for sure Lenin had done some good things, but that there were negative aspects that were very clearly remarkable for him. He defined him, plain and simple, as a destroyer of nations. In this context, he launched his favorite criticism of Lenin, considering as one of his Country Email List worst measures the granting of the right of secession to the republics of the ussr.