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Putin and Hitler parallels wrong

I RATHER think Prince Charles's comparison between Putin and Hitler has more to do with our limited educational system, with its consistent focus on the late German leader.

Any close study of Russian history – and be sure that Mr Putin and his advisers have done this – will show greater parallels with the foreign policies of Catherine the Great.

Unlike the leaders he is most closely associated with by Western commentators, Mr Putin knows when to stop and sees the value of listening to his advisers. This was something Hitler would never do.


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