Latynina: One Man’s Unipolar World

The latest from Yulia Latynina in the Moscow Times:

On the eve of his visit to Saudi Arabia, President Vladimir Putin told Arab news channel Al-Jazeera that Russia “no longer had any disagreements with Arab countries”; during last Saturday’s security conference in Munich, Putin criticized what he referred to as today’s “unipolar world,” which “bears nothing in common with democracy.” In short: With Iran and Syria we haven’t any disagreement, but with the United States — we have. This wasn’t news for the Russian media, but it must have come as a bit of a surprise for those at the Munich conference. Prior to this, the export version of the Kremlin’s ideology ran more along the lines of “our friend, George.” The modern world is not unipolar — it is free.

Complete article here.