According to Putin, hatred for American, British, French, or German people “is the same form of racism as Russophobia and anti-Semitism”.
He described the west as having two entities. The traditional, primarily Christian west respects common and ancient roots. And another west – aggressive, cosmopolitan, neo-colonial, acting as an instrument of neo-liberal ideas. Putin undoubtedly sees the conflict in Ukraine as a significant struggle against the west… He even describes his forces as fighting the “entire western military machine” and blames the derailment of peace talks and sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines on the “Anglo-Saxons”.
On Thursday Putin spoke at the Valdai discussion club and goes on further to say no one can “sit out the coming storm”. By storm, he means a clash between those wanting a more just and multipolar world and others who want a one-world center of power for the world. The Russian president goes on to make a few key points in the speech, he claims “ruling the world is what the so-called west has
Staked in this game, which is certainly dangerous, bloody, and dirty. It denies the sovereignty of countries and peoples, their identity and uniqueness, and disregards any interests of other states. In their so-called “rules-based world order”. Only those making the “rules” have any say, while everyone else must simply obey. Further, he goes on to say the west has “no constructive ideas and positive development, they simply have nothing to offer the world except the preservation of their dominance”.
And “we are standing at a historic milestone, ahead of what is probably the most dangerous, unpredictable, and at the same time important decade since the end of World War II. The west is not able to single-handedly manage humanity, but desperately tries to do it, and most people of the world no longer want to put up with it”
When Putin was asked what a multipolar world should look like he replied “the future world order is being formed before our eyes. And in this world order, we must listen to everyone, take into account every point of view, every nation, society, culture, every system of worldviews, ideas, and religious beliefs, without imposing a single truth on anyone, and only on this basis, understanding our responsibility, the fate of our peoples and the planet, to build a symphony of human civilization.”
It seems at least Russia has gotten the memo of what the restoration plan is, now let’s see if they walk the walk.