Monday, October 12, 2020

Russia’s Putin Praises ‘Ideological’ Links Between Democrats, Soviet Communism; Touts ‘common values’

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Russia’s Putin Praises ‘Ideological’ Links Between Democrats, Soviet Communism:
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he could work with Joe Biden in a new administration, citing common ground he shared with the Democrats over a shared embrace of Soviet ideology.
Bloomberg News reported that while Putin praised President Donald Trump for improving relations, he was prepared to work with Biden if he won the U.S. election.
He cited Biden’s support for new arms reduction treaties — such as the lopsided New START under President Barack Obama.
Putin added, approvingly, that Biden’s Democrats shared similar ideals to those Russia embraced under Soviet communism: --->READ MORE HERE
Putin touts ‘common values’ shared by Democrats and communists:
Democratic leaders in the United States have a bank of “common values” with the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“First, the Democratic Party is traditionally closer to the so-called liberal values, closer to Social Democratic ideas, if compared to Europe. And it was from the Social Democratic environment that the Communist Party evolved,” Putin said. “In other words, this can be seen as an ideological basis for developing contacts with the Democratic representative.”
Putin offered that perspective after reiterating his denial of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Yet, his comments about the putative affinity between U.S. Democrats and the heirs to the Soviet Union align with President Trump’s denunciation of the rising support for socialism among Democratic Party voters.
“It is a fact that African Americans constitute a stable electorate, one of the electorates of the Democratic Party,” Putin said. “Back in the 1930s, Communist International leaders wrote that both black and white workers had a common enemy — imperialism and capitalism ... So, this is something that can be seen, to a degree, as common values, if not a unifying agent for us. I am not afraid to say so. This is true.” --->READ MORE HERE

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