Article for the National Interest about the Second world war was necessary to Russian President Vladimir Putin to himself to explain his own thoughts. Such opinion on air of radio station “Echo of Moscow” was expressed by 20 June, the Russian political scientist Stanislav Belkovsky.
“In General, Vladimir Putin is quietly carrying on a conversation with himself. He explains his thesis himself. Because it often happens that, when you have a mind sitting some design to finally believe in, to give it complete and internally consistent view, it is necessary to put it on paper. It is Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin together with his speechwriters did,” said the analyst.
He believes that there is “no serious strategic and political exhaust the whole idea of it”.
“The Russian leader did not expect that this article will become a world hit. That’s why she’s published quite modest – in the National Interest, rather local publication, which is chaired by the Pro-Russian analyst Dmitri Simes, a leading program “the Big game” on Russian television, and in “the Russian newspaper”, that is the official government body,” Belkovsky explained.
Putin’s article on the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second world war was in National Interest June 18. The head of the Kremlin, in particular, it stated that the occupation of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia by the Soviet Union in 1940 was “legitimate”.