Putin on ideology – difference between Americans and Russians (Video)

Where does ideology end and culture begin? My view is that these concepts are used interchangeably by different people – and while I do not know Putin’s definition of ideology, I do think that America’s ideology is part of what forms it culture, as in Russia. In this clip, Putin covers an astounding amount of ground in 5 minutes; individualism/collectivism, the formation of the United States as a democracy, ethnic cleansing of native Americans, and the Stalin era of the Soviet regime. But the overall message, in my interpretation, is that Americans are selfish.

This is more of a philosophical view on things, for you to ponder over. Of course, the United States remains the only country to have ever utilised nuclear weapons, while pointing the finger at everyone else for being a dictator, and condemning histories that aren’t theirs (ie. Stalin vs. Genocide of Native Americans)

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Traditionally, a changing world order has been accompanied by either a large global conflict or a series of regional conflicts. Similarly, we are living through a time in which a unipolar world is reluctantly transforming into something new. One tool at the disposal of political elites is the manipulation of the media. This channel is geared at providing accurate translations of materials that are unlikely to air in Western mainstream media and hopefully, counter inaccurate views on Russia's foreign policy.