6 Moves Putin’s Russia Could Make in Its Old Stomping Ground is a well-thought and deep geopolitical analysis, one of the many excellent analytical memes about where Putin’s imperial ambitions would take the world. The article brilliantly demonstrates the way of thinking and modus operandi of the Kremlin’s czar. Yet it falls short of saying the obvious truth – The Emperor Has No Clothes. Putin’s Russia is bankrupt. Political ambitions should be supported with funds, more so geopolitical.
Let us take, for example, Igor Dodon, a thug supported by Putin in current Moldova’s elections, one of many Putin’s marionettes on Kremlin’s payroll. Let us assume Dodon comes to power in Moldova thus expanding Putin’s zone of influence. Will this expansion bring any economic benefits to Russia? Quite the opposite, it will only increase the already too heavy burden on the Russian economy, tired of stoking multiple conflicts of all over the world. Destabilization hurts the Western world but it does not bring any money to Russia, which already reminds a drowning boat with too many leaks whose team is drilling new holes in the boat’s hull. And don’t give me please Genghis Khan’s analogy of being supported by poor yet strong motivated armed forces. Today’s Russian army is weak, incompetent and corrupt. Putin’s support lasts as long as money flows. One geopolitical adventure too many, and this straw house known as Putin’s Russia will collapse.