Greek expert called Putin's article reflection of the moral leadership of the Russian Federation
Article of Russian President Vladimir Putin about the Second world war directed against the unacceptable historical revisionism and Russophobia, it shows that Russia stands as the moral leader of Europe and the world, says the teacher of geopolitics at the University of Athens Kapodistrian Konstantinos Grivas. He also taught geopolitical analysis at the Military Academy of Greece.
Putin wrote an article about the Second world war. Publication in English is called "the Actual lessons of the 75th anniversary of the Second world war." In Russia article was published under the title "75 years of Victory: a shared responsibility before history and the future". The President of Russia has expressed his views on the Second world war, its causes and perception in the modern world. He also urged partners to preserve the historical truth based on facts, and discuss the events of the past critically and impartially.
"In my opinion, this article President Putin makes an incision geopolitical events of the XXI century. First of all, he reminds everyone that the power that defeated Nazi Germany and saved the world from Nazism, was primarily the Soviet Union. Everyone else had only a supporting role. This is an absolute fact that cannot be challenged," said Grivas RIA Novosti.
"President Putin condemned the unacceptable historical revisionism and the current anti-Russian policy and Russophobia, which prevail in many European countries, and eventually they retroactively "justify" the Nazis as the last "defenders" of Europe from "Russian threat". In other words, there is a risk that the Nazis will return to the forefront through academic salons," - said the expert.
According to him, President Putin also reminds Western readers about a fundamental cultural element of geopolitical identity of Russia.
"It is an element of self-sacrifice the Russian people. I must say that this element of sacrifice in the geopolitical identity of Russia, according to Professor Andrei Tsygankov is one of the key factors that led the Soviet Union to end the cold war, although in unfavorable conditions. Sacrificing himself, he saved the planet from nuclear nightmare," said Grivas.
The analyst believes that selfless and altruistic identity of the Russian people today plays another role.
"Geopolitically in a broken world when the West in General is in the vortex of a deep existential crisis and together with the United States are trapped in the informal civil war, selfless, altruistic and unifying element of the Russian people in Russia brings an enormous geopolitical advantage in the space of soft power, soft power. Russia becomes a beacon of ethnocentric forces around the world, in Europe and including the United States, and acts as a great opponent of the nihilistic forces of self-destruction and destruction prevailing in Western countries," says Grivas.
"Finally, Russia stands as the moral leader of Europe and the world", - concluded the expert.