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The last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, previously said:

The most puzzling development in politics during the last decade is the apparent determination of Western European leaders to re-create the Soviet Union in Western Europe.

And in the wake of Brexit, today’s Kremlin said much the same thing:

It’s obvious that the U.K. is going through a “turbulent, confusing and unpredictable period,” Dmitry Peskov [Vladimir Putin’s spokesman] told reporters on a conference call Monday. Russia “has gone through the collapse of the Soviet Union and many generations clearly remember the period of the Soviet collapse, that period of uncertainty.”

 

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The USSR was dissolved in December 1991, more than 18 months after Lithuania led the Baltic republics in declaring independence.

Given that the Soviet Union was anti-democratic and authoritarian, and that EU appears to be pushing to destroy the sovereignty of individual European nations, the analogy might not be that far off.

First published here: http://j.mp/28ZnTDC

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