Vladimir Putin compared with Pedro el Grande to justify the invasion of Ukraine

Russia records the 350th anniversary of the birth of the son of Pedro el Grande, who contributed to the rise of the empire in Europe, an image with which Putin compares, in contrast to the current moment of rupture between Russia and the Occupation, debating the conflict in Ukraine (AFP)
Russia records the 350th anniversary of the birth of the son of Pedro el Grande, who contributed to the rise of the empire in Europe, an image with which Putin compares, in contrast to the current moment of rupture between Russia and the Occupation, debating the conflict in Ukraine (AFP)

The head of the Russian regime, Vladimir Putinse comparó con el zar Pedro el Grandewhich in the initial XVIII guerreó against Sweden and occupy a part of its territoryasí como Finland and a part of Estonia y Latvia.

We want to visit an exhibition on the 350 yearbook of Pedro el Grande. Correspondingly, pero casi nada ha cambiado (…). Pedro el Grande libró la Gran Guerra del Norte durante 21 agos. The impression that lightning strikes Sweden is aloof. But I did not establish myself, I established myself”, Dijo Putin a group of young emprendedores en Moscow.

Cuando Pedro el Grande fundó St. Petersburg and the conviction in the new Russian capital, “ningún país europeo reconocía is a territory as pertenecienté to Russia. All the world reconciliation as part of Sweden”, Affirm Putin. ”But from time immemorial, the Slavs lived all over, junta and very small“, Por cual el zar”retomaba y reforzaba”Lo que era ruso, añadió.

Apparently, there is no retroactive and fortifying responsibility”, Subrayó, in an apparent allusion to the actual Russian offensive in Ukraine. ”Yes, we have moments in our history of countries where we all have to retrograde, but only to recover our future and advance”, Proclamó.

La derrota de Sweden in the Gran Guerra del Norte (1700-1721) convirtió a Russia in the first potential of the sea Baltico and one of the most important actors in European audiences.

Examples of “patriots”

Pedro I gobernó first as child and lion as emperor from 1682 until his death in 1725. Take a trip a europe que le hizo tomar conciencia del atrasos de Russia, modernize the empire and forced marches; reform the air, the State and the Church and create a navy of war. También construyó St. Petersburgthe imperial capital, which considers a “ventana abierta in Europe”.

Getting started with the continent declining with the current situation, de rupture between Moscow and west at the cause of the conflict in Ukraine. En St. Petersburgwhich lasted during the Soviet era Leningradotuvieron lugar the mayor part of the celebrations, with spectacles and conferences.

The figure of Pedro el Grande is also associated with a condenser that expands the fronts of Russia ya la de monarca fuerte that no permit ningún type oposión. “Pedro I can be an emblematic figure only for the members of a liberalism in Europe as well as for the members of a strong state”, Dijo a la AFP the historian Daniil Kotsubinski.

Members of the Ukrainian Caminar service service along the road near the city of Soledar, in the middle of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Donetsk region, Ukraine June 8, 2022 (Reuters)
Members of the Ukrainian Caminar service service along the road near the city of Soledar, in the middle of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Donetsk region, Ukraine June 8, 2022 (Reuters)

Putin describing the mercenaries, in a communication, as a “excepcional military figure”Y un“patriot“, Cuyas”gran escalation transformations contributes to the refinement of Russia’s international prestige and determines its success in the following steps:”.

“And Cerrar la ventana?”

Russian social networks llevaban d las llenas de memes that illustrated, on the lathe in the figure of Pedro el Grande, the dudas of a part of the population about the future of their relations with Occidente. “Pedro I abrió la ventana de Europa, Putin la va a cerrar”, Reza uno de ellos. Otro montage muestra al emperador diciendo: “Cierra la ventana de Europa, la vista es terrible”.

Peskovel portavoz de Putinassures the past tense that “nadie tiene intention to cerrar nada”. For the historian Boris Kipnissean cuales sean las circunstancias históricas, si abandonamamos el eje turzado por Pedro I podemos arruinar al país y al pueblo”. Según él, no hay duda: “Russia is a European country”.

To measure current voltages between Moscow and the European countries, Svetlana Stepanovaa 47-year-old petersburg who assists the parties, and a Vladimir Putin as a heir of the emperor. “Pedro I hizo de Russia a pot potential, Putin también quiere ver a gran Russia”, Affirm. “Eso es lo esencial”.

(With AFP information) .-

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