Like Caesar, like Putin: Russia’s propaganda approach

Putin’s Russia wants to be friends with anyone anti-American and anti-liberal.

Despite recurring allegations that Putin uses the old Soviet propaganda book in his PR-efforts to win support among the public in the West, he is radically different. His ideology is an absence of ideology. This would be unthinkable in the good old times of the Cold War.

Just like Julius Caesar who was rumored to be “every woman’s man and every man’s woman”, Putin is an equal opportunity man for anyone irrespective of their views. The only requirement for them is to be anti-American and anti-liberal.

This is why the range of Putin admirers spans from the alt-right white supremacists to the black-clad mask-wearing, stone-throwing leftist libertarians. Everyone sees in him what they want him to be to serve their agenda.

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