When the Soviet Union belatedly began reinventing itself in the 1980s under Mikhail Gorbachev, the Western press was full of Russian buzzwords like Perestroika (reform) and Glasnost (openness) that explained the Kremlinâs worldview. With Vladimir Putin on the ascendance, and Russia dominating the headlines, itâs baffling that Kremlinologists have forgotten their Russian this time around.
Here areÂ 5 Russian words that explain Putinâs actions in 2017.
1. ÐºÐ¾Ð¼Ð¿ÑÐ¾Ð¼Ð°Ñ (Kompromat)
Kompromat is the Russian word for compromising information about public figures, and is Putinâs preferred poisoned dart against enemies of the state.
A former KGB officer versed in the dirty art of disinformation, he curried …read more
Source: European Voice