Putin seems to be taking tips in oratory from the Democrats. The New York Times reports:
President Vladimir V. Putin seemed to obliquely compare the foreign policy of the United States to the Third Reich in a speech on Wednesday commemorating the 62nd anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. [....]
"We do not have the right to forget the causes of any war, which must be sought in the mistakes and errors of peacetime," Mr. Putin said.
"Moreover, in our time, these threats are not diminishing," he said. "They are only transforming, changing their appearance. In these new threats, as during the time of the Third Reich, are the same contempt for human life and the same claims of exceptionality and diktat in the world."
The Kremlin press service declined to clarify the statement, saying Mr. Putin's spokesman was unavailable because of the holiday