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For years, Putin has fanned anti-NATO sentiment. As recently as two months ago, he was using it to rally voters around his candidacy for president. Over the last 15 years, Russian TV viewers have consumed hundreds of hours of anti-NATO “documentaries,” each complete with spooky music and a kooky story line.
Ulyanovsk’s Communists immediately demonstrated, chanting: “NATO Nyet!” A “NATO base” they said, will never be built in the birthplace of Lenin.
Gennady Zyuganov, leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, told the faithful that “the NATO base” near Ulyanovsk was “a gift from Putin to the USA for recognizing the elections.”
On April 7, a column of 1,000 protesters, largely communists and nationalists, marched through central Ulyanovsk, chanting “Russia Without NATO,” and waving signs reading: “No Russian Land For NATO,” and, in English: “NATO Go Home.”
Originally posted by emberscott
Russia gave them an airbase?That is rope.
Appears russia is going to try and catch them smuggling the opiates.
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
When was Putin not an elitist? I have never trusted the man....He has a look about him that just doesn't sit right with me.
If Putin acknowledges NATO then that means his a western pawn and the Serbs can forget that Putin will help them.