Worrying noises from the Kremlin

Apparently, the breakup of the USSR was the greatest geo-political catastrophe of the 20th century – something of a surprise on Anzac Day, 60 years after the liberation of the concentration camps. In an entirely related point, he’s also said that Russia “will decide for itself the pace, terms and conditions of moving towards democracy”, which has strong echoes of Pervez Musharraf (and every other political strongman in history).