History haunts arguments about what Putin thinks, how much further he might go, and what should be done. Some commentators focus on how Putin sees himself in history. The Republican chairman of the US House of Representative’s Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers, told Meet the Press that “Mr. Putin…goes to bed at night thinking of Peter the Great and he wakes up thinking of Stalin.”
Mark Steinberg, author of A History of Russia, Eighth Edition, on how Putin sees history.
Image: Vladimir Putin by Antje Wildgrube. CC-BY-3.0-de via Wikimedia Commons.
History haunts arguments about what Putin thinks, how much further he might go, and what should be done. Some commentators focus on how Putin sees himself in history. The Republican chairman of the US House of Representative’s Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers, told Meet the Press that “Mr. Putin…goes to bed at night thinking of Peter the Great and he wakes up thinking of Stalin.”

Mark Steinberg, author of A History of Russia, Eighth Edition, on how Putin sees history.

Image: Vladimir Putin by Antje Wildgrube. CC-BY-3.0-de via Wikimedia Commons.