Putin's speech, April 21, 2021

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Russia's Federal Assembly waiting for Putin's speech
Putin's speech 2018 on Russia's doomsday weapons
See also: Belarusian coup plot

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to Russia’s Federal Assembly. It was speculated that Putin will announce changes to Russia's Ukraine policy, pending approval of an emergency session of the Federation Council to be held on April 23rd (although some, including patriotic opposition figures, were sceptical).

In the end, the speech was mostly on domestic issues, such as post-covid support for families and businesses, and various domestic projects and initiatives. While there were some foreign policy items, such as coups being unacceptable, changes in the posture were rather subtle, and desire to not burn the bridges was emphasized, while warning was given not to cross (not specified) red lines. It ended with briefly reporting on increased readiness of the armed forces.

Speculation

See also Talk # What will Putin say?

Sources

Analysis

See also World Cup offensive on Donbass # 2021

The Jungle Book characters

  • List of The Jungle Book characters
    Sher Khan --tiger king- mentioned, positively
    Tabaqui, -"dish-licking Dog", jackal-mentioned, negatively
    Bandar-log , aka banderlogi (used to describe Ukrainian or Russian wrong-thinking masses), aka bandera /banderovtsy (Ukrainian 'nazi' followers of Stepan Bandera)---not mentioned, only Yanukovich is