By Tsarizm Staff | February 23, 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin thought he was rebuilding Russia’s military might as he aggressively sought to restore fear of Moscow during a decade of saber rattling and spending on conventional and nuclear modernization. In actuality, he simply awoke the sleeping giant. Now, Moscow is desperate to put the genie back in the bottle, but it can’t under President Trump and his policies of making America’s military great again. The Soviet Union collapsed under the weight of Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars” buildup; history may not be repeating itself but it could by rhyming.
As always, if you want to understand what the Kremlin is thinking, watch the Russian press and the propaganda will tell you all that you need to know. In this case, state media outlets are screaming for the START Treaty to be renewed…
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