Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most recent speech justifying his actions in Crimea have one journalist finding striking resemblances to Adolf Hitler’s excuses for doing some annexing and invading himself:

This “mistake” by former Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin caused the starvation of millions of Ukrainians in 1932 and 1933.

Frightening, huh?

No one is accusing Putin of having the same kind of genocidal evil intent that Hitler had, but it’s rather disconcerting to see the same justifications used while he extends his sphere of influence.

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