If Russia is in decline, why worry? Maybe, real worry is West's decline and that we manage things better? pic.twitter.com/WqG4uT5Pqt
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) October 22, 2016
“If Russia is in decline, why worry?” said the tweet. “Real worry is West’s decline.”
In the cartoon, Russia is depicted as a muscular happy bear, flexing over the camp that has a sign in the style of the “work will set you free” slogan over Auschwitz.
Elsewhere in Russian state propaganda, the Putin-controlled site RT.com has been feverishly pumping out anti-Clinton propaganda. A joint statement by 17 intelligence agencies has identified Russia as the likely source of recent theft of US documents, all of which appeared promptly on RT.
It’s no secret that Trump’s allies have close Kremlin ties, with advisors like Paul Manafort and Rick Gates working closely with the Putin government on a program that would secretly scan the eyeballs of subway commuters to monitor their movement. Manafort also helped install a Putin-controlled president in Ukraine.
Trump himself seems enamored of Putin’s style, lavishing him with praise throughout the campaign. He also suggested that Russia hack US intelligence (just a joke, his handlers later claimed) and said “If [Putin] says great things about me, I’m going to say great things about him … I’ve already said, he is really very much of a leader.”
Yeah, and look at what a marvelous country he leads! One where embassy officials feel perfectly comfortable depicting gays as pigs.